The festival will kick off Friday at 5 p.m. with a free gospel concert on the Cheraw Town Green and conclude Sunday with the Cheraw Rescue Squad's Classic and Antique Car Show on Market Street.
The festival schedule includes plenty of live entertainment Saturday and Sunday. Among the acts are Nashville Recording Artist Wendell Crowley, Fettucini Brothers (a comedy and juggling duo), bluesy southern rock band Regulator, Pantasia Steel Drum Band and Boo Boo the Clown.
All performances will take place on the main festival stage located on the grounds of the Cheraw Community Center.
Plenty of good food will also be available over the course of the weekend. Cheraw Masonic Lodge #15 will be hosting a ham and grits supper Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and a ham and grits breakfast the following morning from 6 to 9 a.m. Among the items being served will be center cut ham, eggs and grits. Tickets are $5.
First United Methodist Church of Cheraw will also host its annual barbecue Saturday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Other activities planned for Saturday include, a petting zoo and children's fair set up on Duvall Street, an arts and crafts show at the Cheraw Community Center and a Civil War Lantern Tour at Riverside Park beginning at 8:30 p.m.
Event organizers recommend that people get tickets to the Civil War Lantern Tours early Saturday. Tickets may be purchased as early as Saturday morning at Riverside Park at a cost of $5 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.
Among the events planned Sunday is a Confederate Church Service at Old St. David's Church beginning at 10 a.m. and more live entertainment throughout the day. Food vendors and craftsmen will also continue to have items for sale.