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2018 Schuetzenfest ~ August 12th - 18th

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Our annual Schuetzenfest will take place on August 12th - 18th 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.

Brandon Elder, American Idol finalist

American Idol TV star, Brandon Elder, along with his band, will be participating in the parade and will hold a concert in town on Saturday night beginning at 8:00pm! Don't miss out!

Schuetzenfest 2010Ehrhardt, South Carolina – Home of the Schuetzenfest for 42 years!

We invite you to come and visit Ehrhardt for our Schuetzenfest on August 12th through 18th, 2018. 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 Singspiration and ending with Brandon Elder American Idol finalist! and his band giving a concert in Ehrhardt 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!

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2018 Schuetzenfest
Schedule of Events

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.


Sunday, August 12th

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

Monday, August 13th

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

Tuesday, August 14th

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

Thursday, August 16th

Live Auction
will be held at the Ehrhardt Auditorium at 7:00pm.
Come Early!

Friday, August 17th

Concessions & Street Vendors

Saturday, August 18th

Parade - 10:30am Main Street.
Parade Theme is "God Bless America"
and "Under the Blue Sky", a tribute to our military/armed forces.

Also featuring Brandon Elder, American Idol Star, and his band.

Trophies will be given out immediately after the Parade at
our new building on Main Street.

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

American Idol Star Brandon Elder will be performing in concert with his band, starting at 8:00pm, across from the Post Office. Word has it he might not be opposed to a fan picture and signature or two after the concert ;-).

Let's show these good people how we have fun in Ehrhardt!

Brandon Elder, American Idol star

Where is Ehrhardt? Click here for Directions.


T-Shirts and Schuetzenfest Memory Books will be for sale on the streets during the Schuetzenfest, as well as at the Town Hall, and The Enterprise Bank of South Carolina.

Bring your lawn chairs, relax and enjoy our 2018 Schuetzenfest!

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Bamberg Ehrhardt marching band
Bamberg-Ehrhardt's marching band will play our National Anthem this year.
Brandon Elder
Headlining at the 2018 Schuetzenfest is Brandon Elder, Americon Idol finalist
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.

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