2017 KCBS State Championship BBQ Cook Off

2002-03 Tourism & Travel Event of the Year, Presented By: PRTC
October 6 & 7, 2017

Free & Open to the public.

Squealin’ on the Square celebrates it 17th year of bringing family fun and delicious BBQ to the historic downtown. The first weekend of October each year sees the downtown square come alive with live music, arts & crafts, food and especially BBQ. The two day event kicks off on Friday and runs through 8PM on Saturday.

As a KCBS sanctioned event, Squealin’ on the Square is excited to participate in the new Palmetto BBQ Series SC BBQ Championship. This new competition series  will award the best BBQ Competitor in SC who has the highest cumulative points for participating in at least 4 of the 6 KCBS sanctioned events in SC. Squealin’ on the Square is the next to last KCBS event of the year for SC, so we are expecting a large turn-out of BBQ competition teams.

Squealin’ on the Square is presented by the non-profit, Main Street Laurens, as a way of raising funds to assist in their efforts to revitalize the Historic Downtown District. All proceeds from the event go back into the organization to help with projects such as facade grants for businesses, marketing of the downtown, decorative lighting in the downtown and implementation of the new Downtown Master Plan.

So, we encourage you to mark your calendars and join us for a good time, good food and good friends all while helping revitalize downtown Laurens!

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Friday, October 6
12p – 10p BBQ Sales
4p – 10p BBQ & Food Sales, Arts/Crafts
4p – 10p Amusement Rides Open (County Parking Lot)
5p – 7p MUSIC TBD
8p – 10p MUSIC TBD

Saturday, October 7
8a – 3p Antique Tractor & Engine Show (Ugliest Tractor Contest)
10a – 8p Amusement Rides Open (County Parking Lot)
9:30a – 8p BBQ & Food Sales, Arts/Crafts
10a – 6p Down on the Farm – Petting Zoo, Contests, Horse rides,
Fire trucks, Local Dance Teams
(Located Behind United Community Bank)
10a – 12p MUSIC TBD
10a – 2p Vintage Motorcycle Show (SunTrust parking lot)
12p Pickle Eating Contest (Main Stage Area)
12p Parade of Power
11a-3p Roving Entertainment (Bobo the Clown & Mascots)
11a – until Classic Car Cruise-in & Car Show
12:30 – 2:30p MUSIC TBD 
2:30p Hawg Calling Contest (Main Stage Area)
3p – 5p The MUSIC TBD
5-5:30p BBQ Awards Ceremony
5:30p Zaxby’s Insane Fireman’s Challenge 
 Wing Eating Contest (Main Stage Area)
6 – 8p MUSIC TBD
*Schedule is subject to change*