Chester Downtown

Development Association

Chester, South Carolina

A big thanks to our 2022 sponsors:    Roseburg Forest Products, Chester Sewer District, Lowrys Family Medicine, Hamilton, Delleney, Grier and Cotten, Chester Homecare, Spratt S&L

Hey Y'all

Welcome to The  Chester Downtown Development Association

It is 2022 and we are excited to get back to normal, 

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.

A special thanks to the friends who have supported us this year

KJ's Market and Wild Bee's bottle shop


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

We are so ready for 2022 May 13th and 14th Friday night is Anything Butt BBQ and Saturday is The BBQ contest.  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. 

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 on Saturday October 16 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, live music and so much more are a few other things that make this event so much fun!

Sunday we start off with food trucks and craft vendors from the day before and we have  Gospel singing on top the Hill