South Carolina Picture Project

Kingstree Pig Pickin’ Festival – Kingstree, South Carolina


South Carolina  |  SC Picture Project  |  Williamsburg County Photos  |  Kingstree Pig Pickin’ Festival


Edit This Page  |  Leave A Comment

Though the Kingstree Pig Pickin’ Festival is typically held annually the third weekend of October, the event has been postponed to the second weekend of November for 2016 due to damage from Hurricane Matthew.

If you like barbecue or just some old-fashioned fun, then mark your calendar for the third weekend of October and come visit Kingstree for the annual Pig Pickin’ Festival. Centered around a sumptuous barbecue cook-off featuring as many as 65 entries from South Carolina and beyond, the festival has expanded over the years to include a golf tournament, carnival rides, a parade, and the appearance of painted pigs around town. In recent years local merchants and other organizations have participated in creating swanky swine to draw attention to the festival and their own businesses. Below are a few painted pigs to introduce visitors to the Kingstree Pig Pickin’ Festival.

Kingstree Strong Pig

Linda Brown of Kingstree, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The above pig appeared after the devastating October floods of 2015. On October 7, 2015 The Black River crested at a record 22.5 feet as a result of the torrential rains. The Lamar Nathaniel Johnson Bridge temporarily closed along with hundreds of other bridges and roads throughout South Carolina. Around 1,000 Kingstree residents were under voluntary evacuation as the river continued to rise, even after the rains had stopped; several lost their homes. This pig serves as a reminder of the strength the people of Kingstree showed both during and after the event.

Kingstree Library Pig

Linda Brown of Kingstree, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

The pig seen above is certainly some pig, reading journal entries in front of the Williamsburg County Library. The 2015 flood made such an impact that even this little piggy wrote about it, saying, “It rained and rained and rained a lot!”

Kingstree Pig

Linda Brown of Kingstree, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Above is a dapper pig adorning Holt’s Gifts and Jewelry. The warm colors are a “tip of the top hat” to the season of autumn. Many of these pigs can be seen for weeks before and after the festival – and some are left out all year long.

Clemson Pig

Linda Brown of Kingstree, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Clemson fans will love the orange pig seen above. It stands outside the Drucker Medical Equipment building and cheers on the Tigers throughout football season. On the other hand, maybe it’s just trying to draw attention to another kind of animal during the barbecue contest!

Paisley Pig

Linda Brown of Kingstree, 2016 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Finally, the paisley pig pictured above aptly stands before the Paisley Pearl Boutique in downtown Kingstree. The stylish sow reflects the theme of the store and provides a cheery sight for shoppers taking a break from the Pig Pickin’ festivities.

Reflections on the Kingstree Pig Pickin’ Festival


Contributor Linda Brown shares: “Kingstree celebrates its annual Pig Pickin’ Festival the third weekend of October. In addition to the BBQ contests, golf tournament, carnival rides, food vendors, fireworks, and musical entertainment, several years ago, businesses and organizations began decorating and displaying these pigs. Some of them show up just during the festival or the month of October, while many of them are on display year round.”

Add your own reflections here.


Kingstree Pig Pickin’ Festival Info


Address: Main Street, Kingstree, SC 29556
GPS Coordinates: 33.663688,-79.830851


Kingstree Pig Pickin’ Festival Map




Kingstree Pig Pickin’ Festival – Add Info and More Photos


The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Kingstree Pig Pickin’ Festival, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


Please Share Your Thoughts!


The South Carolina Picture Project is a volunteer project which earns no profit. We work hard to ensure its accuracy, but if you see a mistake, please know that it is not intentional and that we are more than happy to update our information if it is incorrect. That said, our goal is to create something positive for our state, so please make your comments constructive if you would like them to be published. Thank you!







Kingstree Pig Pickin’ Festival - Related Entries


Fleming Jenkinson House

Kingstree Strong Pig

Kingstree
Kingstree
Kingstree


Williamsburg Cemetery

Kelley Memorial Hospital

Williamsburg Regional Hospital

Kingstree First Baptist Church

McCutchen Training Center

St. Ann Catholic Church




SC PICTURE PROJECT

Join Us on Facebook
Our 5 Goals
Our Contributors
Add Info
Add Pictures
Search for Pictures
Missing Landmarks

SC TOWNS & LANDMARKS

Abbeville ACE Basin Aiken Allendale Anderson Awendaw Bamberg Banks Barns & Farms Barnwell Batesburg-Leesville Beaches Beaufort Beech Island Belton Bennettsville Bishopville Blackville Bluffton Bridges Bygone Landmarks Camden Carnegie Libraries Cemeteries Charleston Charleston Navy Base Cheraw Chester Churches Clemson Clinton Clio Colleges Columbia Conway Cordesville Courthouses Darlington Denmark Dillon Donalds Easley Edgefield Edisto Elloree Fairfax Florence Folly Beach Forests and Nature Preserves Gaffney Garden City Beach Georgetown Glenn Springs Graniteville Greeleyville Greenville Greenwood Greer Hamburg Hampton Hartsville Hemingway Hilton Head Historical Photos Historic Houses Honea Path Hopkins Hunting Island Isle of Palms Jails James Island Johns Island Johnsonville Johnston Kiawah Island Kingstree Lake City Lake Marion Lakes Lancaster Landrum Latta Laurens Lexington Libraries Lighthouses Little River Manning Marion McClellanville McCormick Military Mills Moncks Corner Mountains Mount Carmel Mount Pleasant Mullins Murrells Inlet Myrtle Beach National Register Newberry Ninety Six North Augusta North Charleston North Myrtle Beach Orangeburg Pacolet Parks Pawleys Island Pendleton Pickens Piers Pinopolis Plantations Port Royal Post Offices Ravenel Restaurants Ridge Spring Ridgeway Rivers Roadside Oddities Robert Mills Rock Hill Rockville Rosenwald Schools Salters Saluda Savannah River Site SC Artists SC Heroes of the Alamo Schools Seneca Shrimp Boats Society Hill Spartanburg Sports Springs St. George St. Helena Island St. Matthews Stores Sullivan's Island Summerton Summerville Sumter Sunset Synagogues Town Clocks Trains & Depots Trees Trenton Turbeville Ulmer Union Wadmalaw Island Walhalla Walterboro Waterfalls Water Towers West Columbia Westminster Winnsboro Yemassee York

© 2017 SCIWAY.net, LLC All rights reserved.