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2019 Schuetzenfest ~ August 4th - 17th

Our annual Schuetzenfest will take place on August 4th - 17th in Ehrhardt, South Carolina.
There will be events at different locations during the week, and on Saturday morning, there will be a parade beginning at 10:30am. RIPTIDE BAND will be performing at the community center, ending the festival on a good note on Saurday night!


Schuetzenfest 2010Ehrhardt, South Carolina – Home of the Schuetzenfest for 43 years!

We invite you to come and visit Ehrhardt for our Schuetzenfest on August 4th through 17th, 2019. Also not to miss – there will be many activities leading up to our big weekend and we hope you'll join us for all of them! Below you will find our Events Schedule, starting with the Beauty Pageant and ending with Riptide Band performing in the new community center on Saturday night beginning at 8:00pm.

What is the history of the Schützenfest and where did it originate?

Ehrhardt, South Carolina, has been hosting our town festival since 1976. It was originally started because of the Bicentennial (1776-1976) – that year, the governor of SC challenged all small towns to celebrate our country's 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence with a series of celebrations across the country. Ehrhardt decided to take part in these celebrations, starting our festival at the kickoff of hunting season, and calling it the Schuetzenfest. The name of our festival comes from the traditional Schützenfest, or 'marksmen's (hunter's) festival', a very long-established folk festival in Germany. Since Ehrhardt was founded by Conrad Ehrhardt, a German immigrant, and many of Ehrhardt's citizens come from a German background, the name is fitting. Another reason? The area around Ehrhardt, South Carolina, is a hunter's paradise.

Ehrhardt proudly brings you this event not only as a tribute to our own German heritage, but also as a celebration of our country's freedom!

Mrs. Flucie
Flucie Sease, event chair

2018 queen
2018 Miss Schuetzenfest
Candace, Emory and Anne.

parade clowns
Family Fun.

Ginger Sease
Ginger Sease Godley, Taste
of Ehrhardt.

2019 Schuetzenfest
Schedule of Events

Sunday, August 4th

Schuetzenfest Beauty Pageant
will be held at the Ehrhardt Auditorium at 4:00pm.

Thursday, August 8th

Live Auction
will be held at the Ehrhardt Auditorium at 6:00pm.
Come Early!

Sunday, August 11th

will be held at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church at 6:00pm.
(1173 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Ehrhardt, SC 29081)

Monday, August 12th

will be held at Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church at 7:00pm.
(1173 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Ehrhardt, SC 29081)

Tuesday, August 13th

Taste of Ehrhardt
will be held at Ehrhardt Baptist Church at 7:00pm.
(427 Allen St., Ehrhardt, SC 29081)

Thursday, August 15th

Pet Show and Kid's Parade/Costume Contest
will be held at the new community center at 7:00pm.
(corner of hwys 601 and 64)

Saturday, August 17th

Parade* - 10:30am Main Street.

Street Vendors - during and after the parade all day

Children's Games - starting at noon after the parade at
the new community center.

Radio Coverage - live remote starting at 3:00 pm by Cat Country 105.3
Cat Country 105.3

Street Dance - Riptide Band will be entertaining starting at 8:00pm


*Trophies will be given out immediately after the Parade at
our community center on Main Street.

Contact Flucie Sease at 803-707-0999 or Kristi Sease at 803-747-6189 for info on parade or activities.

Where is Ehrhardt? Click here for Directions.


T-Shirts and Schuetzenfest Memory Books will be for sale. Bring your lawn chairs, relax and enjoy our 2019 Schuetzenfest!

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Riptide will be performing for a street dance at 8pm.
Mayor William Stanley
Mayor Stanley.

Betty Jane Miller Mrs. Miller, 2017 parade grand marshall.

Pansy and Mary Morrison
Pansy Clayton with Mary Morrison advertising on Channel 6 Augusta.
Ehrhardt Pharmacy
Ehrhardt Pharmacy, Donna and the late Pat Avant in the 2017 parade.

Town of Ehrhardt • 13704 Broxton Bridge Rd. • Ehrhardt SC 29081 • 803-267-5335

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