Chester Downtown

Development Association

Chester, South Carolina

Photo Courtesy of Allison Welborn

Hey Y'all

Welcome to The  Chester Downtown Development Association

It is 2021 and we are excited to get back to normal, Hog on the Hill and Hilarity are on schedule for 2021.

We are a group of locals committed to drawing people to the downtown area of Chester, South Carolina.  Our small town is full of charm and offers and endless amount of opportunities.   We are committed to facilitating development projects that can be enjoyed by the community for years to come.

Photo Courtesy of Allison Welborn

Photo Courtesy of Allison Welborn



Every year in October we open up the streets of Historic Downtown Chester for much looked forward to event, Hillarity.  We kick off the weekend with a DJ and a dance party and Friday night.  Then on Saturday we start bright and early to make sure we have enough time for all the fun.  Food trucks with funnel cakes & other fair favorites line the streets.  Make sure to check out our local vendors selling all sorts of goods. This event is definitely kid friendly - we have bounce houses, face painting, games & more! A car show, donut eating contest, bingo, dunk booth, live music and so much more are a few other things that make this event so much fun!


Chester, South Carolina is nestled in between Columbia, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina.  Chester is a place full of history - but ready to take on the future.  Come visit us and see what makes Chester so special.

hog on the hill

It is 2021 and we are having Hog on the Hill. May 7th and 8th Friday night is Anything Butt BBQ and Saturday is The BBQ contest. We will have a drive thru to pick up BBQ along with other CDC recommended measures to protect against Covid 19. We kick off summer the best way we know how.. with our annual Hog on the Hill BBQ Contest. This is a South Carolina Barbeque Association sanctioned event. Hog on The Hill takes place the first weekend in may and brings cook teams from near and far for some of the best BBQ around. There is also entertainment and activities for the kids to go along with all the awesome food.