Salley will come alive for 53rd annual Chitlin Strut this weekend
Residents have the chance to attend a one-of-a-kind festival this weekend at the 53rd annual Chitlin Strut this Saturday in Salley.
The Chitlin Strut is put on by the Chitlin Strut Committee and the festival takes place in downtown Salley at 230 Pine St. N.W.
The long-time festival revolves around the unique Southern dish called chitterlings, also known as chitlins.
Chitlins are a delicacy in the South by some and are either boiled or fried then served with bread, rice, apple cider vinegar or hot sauce.
The event was started by a mayor of Salley who came up with the idea to hold a festival to raise money; it was decided chitlins would be the central focus of the event. Over the years, the festival has become a tradition for many residents.
Chitlin plates will start being served to attendees at 8 a.m. Plates are $10, and will be served until the festival is over Saturday afternoon, according to officials.
Several other activities are also scheduled for this year’s Chitlin Strut, including a parade, a variety of food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, entertainment, a souvenir shop, a hog calling contest, strut dance contest and a beauty pageant.
This year’s Chitlin Strut is sponsored by the Aiken County Council, Aiken Electric Cooperative, Atlantic Broadband, Aunt Bessie’s, SCE&G and Security Federal Bank.
Sites are available in Salley for those interested in camping in the area for the Chitlin Strut. Anyone interested should call the Salley Town Hall at 803-258-3485.
For more information on the festival, visit chitlinstrut.com.
Want to go?
WHAT: 53rd annual Chitlin Strut
WHEN: 8 a.m. Saturday
WHERE: Downtown Salley, 230 Pine St. N.W.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit chitlinstrut.com.