Camden, South Carolina Chapter

Battle of Camden BBQ Festival

Fundraiser to Support the
 May 18-19, 2018





The Battle of Camden BBQ Festival, a barbeque contest to benefit the Camden Jaycees’ Annual Stocking Fund, will take place on May 18th and May 19th of 2018 at 222 Broad Street in Historic Camden, South Carolina.  The event will include a Chicken Wing Competition on Friday Night, barbeque from some of the finest BBQ Competitors in the Southeast on Saturday, delicious food and drink from local vendors, and live music both days. There will also be a Mac ‘N’ Cheese competition featuring local restaurants and vendors with the winner decided by the general public and carrying home the Golden Noodle trophy!

This is a Battle with a Purpose: The festival is hosted by the Camden Jaycees, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of the most disadvantaged citizens in Kershaw County by providing meals and toys to families during the Christmas season. This past December, the Camden Jaycees delivered toys and clothes to over 270 children and food to 198 families.

Calling All Cooks

First, take a look at the SCBA Guidelines & Rules.  Then, please submit the following application along with an entry fee in the amount of $250 payable to the Camden Jaycees to PO Drawer 10, Camden, SC 29021. Participation is limited to the first 25 teams.  The BBQ Festival committee reserves the right to reject any entry; If your entry is not accepted, the entry fee will be fully refunded.

If you have questions regarding your application, please contact Michael Wright at 803-432-4391 or

Become a Sponsor

This inaugural event brings a new and exciting event to Camden and the greater Kershaw County community. The Battle of Camden presents some of the finest BBQ competitors from the Southeast in this South Carolina Barbeque Association affiliated event. Friday night will feature a wing competition with local first responders serving as judges while the BBQ will be served hot off the smokers beginning Saturday morning. Tastings and libations will be offered with live entertainment both days! This will be a family friendly event both adults and kids will enjoy. Do not miss the opportunity to support a great cause!

The deadline to register is March 2, 2018 – please click here to view the corporate sponsor form

The Camden Jaycees is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and your donation to this organization may qualify for a tax deduction in accordance with Federal and State tax laws. Please consult your tax advisor for eligibility.

Thank you Sponsors!

Become a Vendor

Food and Commercial Vendors – $75 for both days | Craft and Art Vendors – $50 for both days

Please submit the following vendor application along with the appropriate fee payable to Camden Jaycees to PO Drawer 10 Camden, SC 29021.

Additionally, you must complete the Temporary Vendor Event Business License Form (even if you are an existing, licensed business in Camden) attached to the vendor application and send directly to the City of Camden with the applicable fee. If you are an existing business licensed in Camden, you do not have to pay the fee, but must still submit the license form.

Deadline for Registration as a Vendor is April 30, 2018.



Individual Tickets will be sold for sampling chicken wings, BBQ, and mac ‘n’ cheese; $1 per Sampling Ticket; $10 for 12 Sampling Tickets. Come early–samples will go quick!