From todays Sun News
al. It will be a sanctioned barbecue cook-off, among other things.
Called Beach, Boogie and Barbecue, the event is set for Sept. 2 at Valor Park at the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. Legislators officially recognized it with a resolution last week, sponsored by Rep. Billy Witherspoon, R-Conway.
Witherspoon said Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce President Brad Dean asked him to sponsor the resolution. The chamber is sponsoring the festival as a way to bring in people on a relatively quiet holiday weekend.
The chamber wanted the resolution to start getting some recognition for the festival, Witherspoon said.
"I'm happy to do it," Witherspoon said. He said he's a barbecue fan and has been known to cook up some of his own, too.
The event would become one of about 25 across the state sanctioned by the S.C. Barbeque Association.
The Shriners' Smoke on the Beach barbecue event will continue for April, but it is partnering with the new festival for its fall event.
Besides the pork cookery, there will be music, a car show and other events.