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2012 Schuetzenfest ~ August 19th - 25th

Miss Schuetzenfest Pageant 2012 will take place July 28th at the Ehrhardt Auditorium at 7pm. Applications can be picked up or dropped off at Ehrhardt Motors Lots 1 & 2, Dollar Days, Ehrhardt Town Hall, Home Federal or Trantham's Tax in Bamberg. Deadline for application is Monday July 23rd.

Farewell to our 2011 Schuetzenfest Queens!

To view past queens and more 2011 pageant photos, click here!

Wee Miss Schuetzenfest 2011

Little Miss Schuezenfest Young Miss 2011 Teen Miss Schuetzenfest2011 Miss Schuetzenfest 2011
Wee Miss Schuetzenfest
Emily Anne Heape
Little Miss Schuetzenfest
Morgan Green
Young Miss Schuetzenfest Kendall Morgan Perry
Teen Miss Schuetzenfest
Caleigh Dawson Sanders
Miss Schuetzenfest
Lauren Brooke Perry

Schuetzenfest 2010Ehrhardt, South Carolina – Home of the Schuetzenfest for 36 years!

We invite you to come and visit Ehrhardt for our Schuetzenfest on August 19th through 25th, 2012. 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 past Events Schedule, starting with the Miss Schuetzenfest Pageant and ending with our Street Dances on Saturday night. Stay tuned for the new events schedule!

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 – that year, everyone was celebrating our country's 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and there was 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!

2011 Schuetzenfest Schedule of Events

2011 Schuetzenfest Memory Book
Schuetzenfest Memory Books are on sale at Dollar Days
and The Enterprise Bank.
Flucie Sease, event chair with Watermelon Fest Queen 2010
Flucie Sease, event chair

Mrs. Myrtie Rahn and Donna Jo
Mrs. Myrtie Rahn & Donna.

James Everette HIers family
Family Fun.

Susan Kearse Clayton, 1981 Schuetzenfest Queen
2010 parade, former queen

Little sweetheart
Let the festivities begin!

Boys playing at Schuetzenfest
Kids playing in the park.

August 6th

Miss Schuetzenfest Beauty Pageant
will be held at the Ehrhardt Auditorium at 7:00pm.
Deadline for entries is August 1st. Practice is Thurs. Aug. 4th@ 6:00 pm.

August 12th

Live Auction by Frank Rentz, well-known auctioneer,
will be held at the Ehrhardt Auditorium at 7:00pm.
Come Early! Special Line Entertainment at 6:00pm

August 14th

will be held at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church at 7:00pm.
(2330 Ehrhardt Rd., Ehrhardt, SC 29081)

August 15th

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

August 16th

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

August 19th

Concessions & Rides: Palmetto Amusements of N. Augusta, Mechanical & Inflatable rides Friday & All Day Saturday. - 5:00 - 7:00pm

Registration for Boone & Crockett Antler Scoring Contest - 5:00 - 7:00pm

Street Dance featuring Palmetto Group Entertainment, Troy Smoak, DJ - 8:00 - 12:00pm across from Post Office. The group specializes in Shag, Country, Oldies and Texas Line Dancing with the two-step.

DJ King Jett with Jeffrey Bamberg - 8:00 - 12:00pm in front of Carolina Gin

August 20th

5K Camo Run/Walk - 7:30am

Parade - 10:30am Main Street.
Parade Theme is "36 Years of Schuetzenfest History"
(Introduction of Dignitaries and Queens and presentation of
Trophies and Awards by Mayor William Stanley across from Post
Office immediately following parade.)

Lauren Brickle - Singer, 12:00am Main Street

V.I.P. Luncheon - 12:30am at Ehrhardt Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

AJA JV and Varsity cheerleaders - Entertainment, 12:30am Main Street

The Brown Brothers and Christian Band - 1:00pm Main Street

Jimmy Still Southern Gospel Show of Bamberg - 2:00pm
across from Post Office

Relay Races for Kids (4 - 8), Teens (9 -13) and Adults - 4:00 - 6:00pm
(Pre-register with Kristi Sease Branham (803) 267-3297,
Lisa Lane (803) 837-0956 or Tori Carter (803) 267-3191)

Judging and Prizes for Boone & Crockett Antler Scoring Contest - 4-5pm Main Street

Street Dance with Night Vision band - 8:00 - 12:00pm
across from Post Office

DJ King Jett with Jeffrey Bamberg - 8:00 - 12:00pm in front of Carolina Gin

* Palmetto Amusements Rides Friday and Saturday

Where is Ehrhardt? Click here for Directions.


T-Shirts are on sale at Dollar Days.

Schuetzenfest Memory Books will be on sale at
Dollar Days and The Enterprise Bank.

Bring your lawn chairs and relax and enjoy our 2011 Schuetzenfest!

South Carolina Events
(Schuetzenfest is on's August events page)

South Carolina Information Highway

 A small article for the Schuetzenfest is featured in
South Carolina Living Magazine's August issue (circulation 1,000,000).

South Carolina Living Magazine

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Click for printable .pdf file of 2011 Events Schedule

Schuetzenfest T-Shirts
Schuetzenfest T-Shirts are on sale at Dollar Days.
Mayor William Stanley
Mayor Stanley.

Chassereaus in 2010 Street fun.

2010 VIP luncheon V.I.P Luncheon 2010.

Family in the Park.

Sack Races at the 2005 Schuetzenfest
Sack race!

fun on the rides
Fun on the rides!

Kathryn and Rhonda and daughters
Past queens w/ daughters

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