44th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival: A Culinary Delight and Celebration

Nestled in the heart of downtown Loris, the much-anticipated Loris Bog-Off Festival is back for its 44th year on October 21st, 2023, promising a day filled with flavors, festivities, and fun. Sponsored by the Loris Chamber of Commerce, this annual event has grown from its humble beginnings in 1980 to become a landmark festival, drawing residents from both Carolinas and beyond.

Photo courtesy: Myrtle Beach Sun News

A Culinary Journey

At the heart of the festival is the iconic chicken bog—a delectable southern dish made of chicken, rice, sausage, and a blend of spices. Over the years, many have added their unique twist to this classic recipe, making it a treat for the taste buds. If you’re not in the mood to whip up your own pot, fear not! Expert chefs will be on hand, serving up plates of this southern delicacy at pocket-friendly prices.

More Than Just Food

While the chicken bog cooking contest remains the star attraction, the festival has more to offer:

  • Vendors Galore: With over 200 vendors setting up shop, you can browse through a range of crafts, retail items, and more.
  • Entertainment: Two stages will come alive with performances from local dance schools, school choruses, and bands. Whether you’re into foot-tapping music or graceful dance, there’s something for everyone.
  • For the Little Ones: A dedicated children’s area ensures that the young have a blast too, with various activities and games.
  • Sweet Treats: Once you’ve had your fill of chicken bog, indulge your sweet tooth with a funnel cake or savor some homemade ice cream from the many food stalls.

A Grand Finale

As the day winds down, the skies of Loris will light up with a spectacular fireworks show. But the fun doesn’t stop there—a free concert featuring a national act will ensure the festivities continue into the night.

Join the Celebration

The Loris Bog-Off Festival is not just a culinary event; it’s a celebration of community and tradition. Sponsored by local businesses and eagerly awaited by over 35,000 attendees, it’s an experience you won’t want to miss. So, mark your calendars and join the crowd of festivalgoers on the third Saturday of October. It promises good food, great entertainment, and unforgettable memories.

Planning to Attend?

Great news! The Loris Bog-Off Festival now accepts online payments at https://lorischamber.com/loris-bog-off-festival-1 , making it easier than ever to participate in this grand event. See you there!