Mayfest, also known as the Bluffton Village Festival, is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year in Bluffton.
People from all around the area come to experience the excitement of this one-of-a-kind festival. Beginning nearly half a century ago, Mayfest has evolved into the ultimate celebration of community pride and joy, organized by The Rotary Club of Bluffton. A plethora of food vendors, artisans selling their unique creations and activities provided by local organizations will be on hand. This vibrant event truly embodies the spirit of Bluffton!
Are you ready to witness the greatest pie-eating contest of all time? Mayfest’s fun competition invites you to watch these brave souls take on delicious pies! Watch in awe as they try to get every last morsel of filling and crust. Who will emerge victorious with their stomachs full? Find out at our next pie-eating contest! Don’t miss out on the chance to see who will earn the title of Pie Eating Champion. Who will you cheer for? Sign up now and find out!
A fan favorite and one of the most entertaining parts of the festival is the Ugly Dog Competition. It’s a fun dog family-friendly event for pet lovers! With plenty of water stations, your furry friend will stay hydrated while you cheer them on. Just don’t forget to bring the necessary items to clean up after them – we want to keep the festival name just the way it is! The competition is all about having fun and we believe every dog that competes is the best in the world. Trust us, you won’t find an unattractive pup in Bluffton. So grab your pooch and come join the excitement! The start time will be announced soon.
About the Festival:
The town of Bluffton kicks off spring with a festival that has become the talk of the town – Mayfest! From humble beginnings in 1978, Babbie Guscio, the man who started Bluffton’s The Store, originated the Bluffton Village Festival. He wanted to expose the children of the Town of Bluffton to a variety of art and new cultures. Mayfest has grown into a mega-event that attracts visitors from all over the region.
With live music performances that will get you dancing, local delicacies that will excite your taste buds, and endless arts and crafts vendors, there’s something for everyone at Mayfest. Though it has evolved over the years, the festival’s heart still beats with the same sense of community and fun that it started with, firmly entrenching Mayfest as a beloved Bluffton tradition.
Bluffton Mayfest takes place on May 13th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Historic Downtown Bluffton. Most events will be held at Martin Family Park, Dubois Park, the Heyward House and Bridge Street. Free parking for the event will be at Red Cedar Elementary School. Admission is free for all.
For more information, please visit The Rotary Club of Bluffton.