K E R S H A W  T A I L G A T E  F E S T I V A L

at Stevens Park

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

10 a.m. -3 p.m.

A Kershaw Community Partnership

Presented to you by the Town of Kershaw and KARE


October 5th, 2019

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Town of Kershaw and KARE are rebranding the Hog Jam to the Kershaw's Tailgate Fest!  This event is designed to have the spirit of appreciation of tailgating, a level of competition that makes the competitors raise their game and an expectation that everyone involved will have a good time. 

Compete - Participate or Sponsor


We encourage the community to compete in the Best-Looking Tailgate or the Tailgate Cook-off competition.  Entry fee is $25 for each contest and where you designate which local school gets your entry fees.  Best-Looking Tailgate will be based on spirit with votes from those attending the event. Tailgate Cook-off will be your est tailgate entree whether it's short ribs, steak, hamburger, wings etc.  Your entry will be judged on presentation, tenderness and taste.

Overall Best Looking Tailgate

Trophy - CASH - Prize Package

Tailgate Cook-Off

1st Place    Trophy - CASH - Prize Package

2nd Place   Trophy - CASH - Prize Package

3rd Place    Trophy - Cash - Prize Package



We encourage businesses, organizations and churches to come out and set up a table with either free promotional items, free treats and/or have a free raffle along with bringing a carnival type game or activity that attracts and engages with the community.  There is no fee but we do require a participation form.


We also encourage businesses and organizations to sponsors this event.  We have three levels of sponsorships; First Down $125, Field Goal $500 and Touchdown $1,000.




Bring 2-canned foods in exchange for a  meal


Car Show


Triple Play Band



Brenda Kay's

Chef Christie

Creighton's Creamery



Field Goal

Velcro Wall

Dual Basketball

Dunk Tank

Benefits teachers and coaches that sign up to be dunked!

Kids Combo Slide and Bouncy House

SCDNR will have one of their video simulators

NCHS Cheerleaders will be offering facepainting

AJHS & AJMS Dance Focus Group will be staffing the Duel Basketball and Bouncy House/Slide Combo!

This is a free family friendly event where everyone can come and enjoy themselves and where the community's businesses and organizations can engage with their community.

Schedule of Events

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Cookers & Participants will all need to be in their respective spaces by 9:30 a.m.

10 a.m.


11 a.m. - 2:30  p.m.

Triple Play Band


  • Book Mobile from the Kershaw Branch Library; will be providing a free book to each child while supplies last.

  • South Carolina DNR; will be there with one of their simulators!

  • Kershaw Heart & Soul; will be there gathering stories and have a great Halloween themed basket that will be raffled off!

  • OceanaGold; will be staffing the inflatable Field Goal activity;

  • Team Church; will be staffing the inflatable Velcro Wall activity and giving away velcro catch games;

2 p.m.

Judging of the Tailgate Cook-Off

Ballots will be stopped from taking and counted for Best Overall Tailgate

2:45 p.m.

Winners Announced



Where to Park:

  • Parking will be offsite at partnering churches and shuttles will be running on intervals.  Stay tuned for more information.

  • Golf carts will be allowed to come into the park but they MUST PARK between the community center parking lot and skate park.  Golf carts will not be allowed to be driven around within the Fall Festival.

No Pets allowed at this event; Service Animals are Welcome.

Thank you!  Hope to see y'all there!


The Town of Kershaw, KARE and Kershaw Heart & Soul would like to thank those sponsors who are making this event possible!!!

  • DUKE Energy; Touchdown Sponsor

  • Lynches River Electric Cooperative; Field Goal Sponsor

  • Servpro of Kershaw & Lancaster Counties; Field Goal Sponsor

  • First Palmetto Bank; First Down Sponsor

  • 521 Filling Station; sponsoring the Clemson vs. USC Popularity Raffle

  • OceanaGold; staffing the Field Goal activity and giving promotional items away

  • J&J Group, LLC; providing free samples of their product - Rufus Teague meat rub



Continue to check back as details are still being finalized and more information

will be available for this great community event!

Town of Kershaw

P.O. Box 145

113 S. Hampton Street

Kershaw, SC 29067

(803) 475-6065 

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