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Festival of Discovery brings BBQ, blues back to Greenwood

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GREENWOOD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Barbecue and blues music return to Greenwood on Thursday evening as the 17th annual South Carolina Festival of Discovery gets underway.

90 cook teams will compete in the Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition.  Main Street will be closed during the festival to allow the barbecue teams room to work.

New to the festival this year is Carolina Hash Celebration, officials said. The celebration will include several events featuring the famous barbecue style.

The festival wouldn’t be complete without the Blues Cruise.

"Blues and BBQ are a part of southern heritage and South Carolina tradition," said Greenwood Blues Cruise Artistic Director Gary Erwin. "The Blues Cruise is an eclectic mix of music in an intimate setting of Uptown Greenwood's outdoor stage and small pubs and restaurants."

Outdoor concerts will be performed at the CenturyLink Main Stage tent, the Buenavista Café, Upstairs at T.W. Boon's, Howard's on Main, Southern Soul on Main, Montague's Restaurant, El Maya Mexican Restaurant, The Mill House, Polo's Restaurant, Sundance Gallery, Flynn's on Maxwell, Buffalo Grill, and Inn on the Square.

The festival will also feature amusement rides, arts and crafts, and the annual Skins Hot Dog Eating Contest.  

Admission is free.

Click here to see the full schedule.

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