The Chester County BBQ Festival continues to be an annual tradition since 1978. The festival is held each year on the last Friday and Saturday of September. It features BBQ, live entertainment, fried treats, children’s activities, and vendors. The festival is the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce’s largest fundraising event and is made possible by a volunteer committee. There is no admission fee. All events center around the Chester County Courthouse lawn in downtown Henderson.

 

BBQ Festival Hours:

Friday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm

  • Monday, September 20
    • Henderson Hometown Heroes Parade sponsored by Freed-Hardeman University
      • Downtown Henderson – 6:00 PM. Free Event
  • Tuesday, September 21
    • Rise n’ Swine Community Breakfast sponsored by CC Lions Club & Besso’s Coffee
      • Henderson Church of Christ – 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM. $10
      • Plates will consist of tenderloin, biscuits, gravy, eggs, fruit, coffee and juice
  • Friday, September 24
    • 43rd Annual Chester County BBQ Festival presented by Centennial Bank
      • Downtown Henderson – 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
    • Notorious P.I.G. Talent Competition
      • Downtown Henderson – 7:00 PM
      • E&T Contacting Stage on the courthouse lawn
      • $25 entry fee – Youth and adult categories – Sign in begins at 6:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 25
    • 43rd Annual Chester County BBQ Festival presented by Centennial Bank
      • Downtown Henderson – 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
    • Pig Trot 5k/1-Mile sponsored by FirstBank
      • No Xcuse Fitness
      • Registration at 7:15 AM race begins at 8:00 AM
      • Entry fees are $40 for 5K and $25 for 1-Mile
    • Tea with a Princess sponsored by Southern Chic Spatique
      • 10:00 AM at the Sue Shelton White Park
      • $5 fee
      • Wear your favorite slippers, put on your pearls. Don’t forget your crown and your crown and your pretty princess gown!
    • Celebrity Oinkin’ Dunkin’ Booth sponsored by Centennial Bank
      • 10:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    • Swine n’ Shine Cruise-In sponsored by The Peoples Bank
      • Front Street Parking Lot
      • 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
      • Open to all cars, trucks, jeeps, and motorcycles

  • Celebrity Oinkin’ Dunkin’ Booth Participant Schedule
    • 10:30 AM
      Amy Wooley
    • 10:55 AM
      Wes McPeake
    • 11:20 AM
      Stacy Smith
    • 11:45 AM
      Susan Humphry
    • 12:10 AM
      Craig Casey
    • 12:35 AM
      Barry Hutcherson
    • 1:00 PM
      Mark Griffin
    • 1:25 PM
      Dr. Brian McCarver
    • 1:50 PM
      Leigh Pipkin
    • 2:15 PM
      Brandon Pipkin
    • 2:40 PM
      Bo Bates
    • 3:05 PM
      Mike Goff
    • 3:30 PM
      Jonathan Estes
    • 3:55 PM
      Troy Kilzer, II
    • 4:20 PM
      Gary Davidson
    • 4:55 PM
      Tim Crowe
    • 5:50 PM
      Joe Melaro
  • Friday, September 24th
    • 11:15 AM
      Hog Calling Competition
    • 11:30 AM
      FHU Chorale
    • 12:00 PM
      Kimberly Helton & Mary Katherine Walker
    • 12:30 PM
      Matthew Bobo
    • 1:00 PM
      Will X Evans
    • 2:00 PM
      Meagan Jordan
    • 3:00 PM
      American Hope Band
    • 4:00 PM
      Ben Clayton, Lexi Novak & Wesley King
    • 4:30 PM
      Emily Meaole
    • 5:00 PM
      Addison Sanders
    • 5:30 PM
      Kimberly Helton
    • 6:00 PM
      Vantage Bank
    • 7:00 PM
      Notorious P.I.G. Talent Competition
  • Saturday, September 25th
    • 10:00 AM
      Kimberly Helton’s School of Voice
    • 12:00 PM
      Vicki Dickson
    • 12:15 PM
      CCJHS Cheerleaders
    • 12:30 PM
      Ladies of God
    • 1:00 PM
      Bill Howard Tribute
    • 1:30 PM
      Charger’s Mut Strut Pet Parade
    • 2:00 PM
      CCHS Band
    • 2:30 PM
      Savanna Hinton
    • 3:00 PM
      Anna Faith Howell
    • 3:30 PM
      Karley Heinsohn
    • 4:00 PM
      Lakelin Lemmings
    • 4:30 PM
      Lakelin Lemmings & Hunt Pipkin
    • 5:00 PM
      Hunt Pipkin
    • 5:30 PM
      Cadence Weaver
    • 6:00 PM
      Lil’ Johnie Williams
    • 6:30 PM
      Boot Scooters
    • 7:00 PM
      Tim Young & Hot Wired Band

  • Chester County Farm Bureau
  • Cookies for Cancer
  • Henderson Stamping
  • Lofton Chevrolet
  • Lonnie Cobb Ford
  • McDonald’s
  • NEO Products Corporation
  • Teague Noles 45 Auto Mart
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • State Farm Insurance - Frank Bell
  • TLM Associates