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Hell Hole Swamp Festival 2024 

2024 Festival Dates: May 3-4

The Hell Hole Swamp Festival is held during the first full weekend of May. For those in the Lowcountry at that time, the event is quite memorable. The 2-day festival includes music, arts & crafts, mechanical bull, unique various contest and amusement rides both days.
The activities begin on Friday with amusement rides, a community "Picnic In The Park" potluck and music on the stage.

The festival includes unusual events by modern standards, including a spitting contest, a legs contest, arm wrestling, a parade, the Miss Hell Hole beauty pageant, and a race called the Hell Hole Gator Trot. The Hell Hole Gator Trot is the Lowcountry’s oldest 10k race. Winners of the race receive fake alligator heads as trophies and get to participate in the parade, held after the race.

The festival kicks off with a parade, the likes of which you just won't see in the big cities in our state. 

Each year some lucky strong arm takes home the trophy for the annual arm wrestling competition. Ladies, don't worry... they have one for you too.

The heritage of Hell Hole Swamp is evident in this annual festival that features some down-home music. The stage... is a front porch, of course. 

You'll also find arts and crafts, food trucks, and children's activities.

No backroads festival in South Carolina would be complete, of course, without a midway. It's not a huge carnival, but it works and the kids love it.



Get ready for the ultimate community event at the Hell Hole Swamp Festival. We are thrilled to announce our top-class music lineup this year, featuring Swamptooth and Trae Pierce & The T Stones. Join us on Saturday, May 4th, and enjoy Swamptooth's electrifying performance from 12 - 2:00 pm. Then let loose with the funky and soulful sounds of Trae Pierce & The T Stones from 3:00 - 6:00 pm. This is one community event you don't want to miss!


We are thrilled to announce that the Grammy Award-winning artist and bass player, Trae Pierce, is back by popular demand to lead a wild new musical experience known as Trae Pierce & the T-Stones (TPTS).  They will be live on stage from 3:00 - 6:00 PM and are sure to keep you moving the whole afternoon.
From his Florida home, this bass “monster” has hand-picked a vibrant young group of musicians with limitless energy and extreme talent, and together they have been tearing up dance floors throughout the United States with a genre-blending twist of rock rhythms that bring out the best in every beat. Defined by hard-edged rock mixed with hip-hop and pop, Trae Pierce & the T-Stones have developed a high-energy live show with a modern feel that recalls the unstoppable grooves of HipHopRockabillyFunk! 
Be sure to pack your cooler, your lawn chair and perhaps even your canopy, and join us for a day of fun in the sun.

Please take a moment to thank our 2024 Sponsors and Donors!

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