In an effort to encourage economic growth, we have developed a calendar of events designed to bring visitors into the town, with a particular focus on our downtown commercial district.

There are numerous special events held throughout the year, including Pork Fest and the  Elloree Trials, our annual horse racing event held each March.

We have an active business community within the town, and our merchants enjoy participating in the events we sponsor. Because of this, the majority of our special functions are held on downtown Cleveland Street, which is our core commercial district and the home of the Elloree Town Hall and the award-winning Elloree Heritage Museum.

2014 Events

March 8: Trash to Treasures

March 22: Elloree Trials

April 11 & 12: Pork Fest

July 4: Independence Day Program and Picnic

September 13: Trash to Treasures

October 11: Arts & Antiques Festival Sponsored by the Elloree Business Association

October 31: Trunk or Treat

December 13: Small Town Christmas
December 13: Elloree Business Association Christmas Parade


Upcoming events will be updated regularly on the Events page and will be added to our Calendar of Events on our home page.

For more information about any of our events, please contact us at the Town Hall at  (803) 897-2821 or via email at


The Town of Elloree is proud of the many events that we offer throughout the year for residents and visitors, as well as members of our business community. Listed below are a few of our upcoming events, as well as information about attending and/or participating in each. For additional information about our events, contact Town Hall at (803) 897-2821 or via email at

Pork Fest
April 11 & 12
Joe Miller Park

The town of Elloree will be hosting its annual Pork Fest on April 11th and 12th. This will be a two day event.

Pork Fest

On Friday evening beginning at 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm we will have the “Anything But Pork” cooking competition. Everyone is invited to participate in this competition. Judging will be by popular vote of the attendees.

Friday tickets for adults are $6.00 ($5.00 in advance), children under 10 $3.00 and kids under 6 eat free.

A trophy will be awarded the best Anything But Pork on Friday night. The Palmetto Jazz Band will be performing, so come and bring your lawn chairs and play to stay awhile with your friends.

On Saturday, the event begins at 9:00 am with the Elloree Heritage Museum Bake Sale (until 1:00 pm under the Gasque Shelter). Music with the Breezee Variety Band begins at 10:30 a.m. along with BBQ judging. Serving will begin at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are on the day of the event - Adults $7.00 Children $3:00 and kids under 6 are free. Advance tickets are sold for $6.00. Take out plates $8.00. BBQ only will also be available for purchase $8.00 a lb.

The Elloree Heritage Museum will sponsor a Cake Contest. The Cake contest is open to anyone in Elloree or surrounding areas. So if you love to bake cakes, please enter your favorite and you may win a Trophy. The cakes will be sold after the judging. The Museum will also offer bake goods for sale during both days of the event. Don’t forget to get dessert after the BBQ.

Pork Fest

The famous painted pig silent auction will also be happening once again. Place your bid for your favorite pig so you can buy it and take it home. This auction will start on Friday and run through Saturday with pigs awarded Saturday at 1:30 pm.
Proceeds from the pig auction will benefit Town beautification projects.

The application fee for the BBQ Cookoff is $100.00. BBQ teams will be cooking ˝ Hog.

We will award:

First Place Trophy and Cash prize of 70% of the purse

Second Place Trophy and Cash prize of 20% of the purse

Third Place Trophy and Cash prize of 10% of the purse

The more participants, the higher the Cash prize!
Please call Elloree Town Hall for more information.