Salley, South Carolina: Salley Chitlin' Strut FestivalSince 1966, this annual event on the Saturday after Thanksgiving cloaks the town with the aroma of fried hog intestines (chitterlings). Don't miss the Chitlin' beauty pageant, eating competition, dance-off, and hawg calling contest.
- 230 Pine Street NW, Salley, SC
- The town is located at the junction of SC 39 and SC 394 in Aiken County. Festival held at Dogwood St. NW and Pine St. NW.
- Saturday after Thanksgiving (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Salley Chitlin' Strut Festival
Large fans blow the smell of chitlins' cooking over the festival. Beware if you are a meat eater![Jennifer, 01/19/2014]
The Salley Chitlin' Strut is an annual festival held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The main focus of the festival is the preparation and consumption of large amounts of chitterlings, which are fried hog intestines. A parade, carnival rides, country music, arts and crafts and a Chitlin' Strut dance contest round out the festivities. The festival draws huge crowds each year. Folks have attended this festival from all over the United States and even foreign countries.[Christy, 06/14/2001]
Try the Chitlin Festival. Can't remember which month it falls in, but just make sure to stand upwind of the cooker.[Dave Flick, 11/01/1997]
This smelly Southern treat is also celebrated in late October in Clio, Alabama, at the Pork & Chitlin Festival