It’s that time again! We are ‘painting the town red’ for our 16th Annual Red Rose Festival. Mark your calendars to meet us in Lancaster, SC on May 18th-21st. That’s right! The Red Rose Festival has turned into a 4-day event this year.

🌹Thursday, May 18th🌹

Lancaster’s Got Talent, a talent, and variety show will be hosted by @Good Samaritan Scholarship Foundation. The show will take place at @USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can only be purchased at the door. $15 for adults, $10 for Seniors, and $5 for students. Raffle items such as signed Clemson or Carolina footballs, custom jewelry, golf, and fishing packages, a day of beauty, and so much more will be raffled off for $10 a ticket. Got talent? Sign up today at

🌹Friday, May 19th🌹

Kick off the festival by meeting us in Downtown Lancaster beginning at 5:00 p.m. for tasty food vendors and live music.

The following bands will play Friday night
Whits End: 5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cliff Wheeler Band: 8:20 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

🌹Saturday, May 20th🌹

Continue the fun from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturday, May 20th right in the Heart of Downtown Lancaster, SC. Over 50 Craft and Business vendors will line the streets with wholesome and unique items just for you! Also, Downtown Businesses will be opened just for you. Food vendors will whip up tasty bites, perfect for everyone! The kid zone presented by @Duke Energy will provide an AMAZING time for all kids. Live music will play from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., please see the below list. When the clock strikes 10:00 p.m., fireworks will light the sky as we end the Red Rose Festival.

The following bands will play Saturday
Zack Teagen: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Red Rose Band (Brayden Phillips): 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Blush: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Earth, Wind, and Fire Tribute Band: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Red Rose Festival Car Show hosted by @Punky’s is back for another year! Come on out and enjoy the day listening to DJ David Berryhill while shopping around from onsite vendors. Have a unique car you want to show off? Be sure to register for the day from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Awards will be given to the Top 20: Best Modern Muscle, Best Original Classic, Best Truck, and Best in Show. There will be a $20 entry fee and a $25 fee for vendors.

We LOVE a good dog show! Do you think your pooch can walk away with the win? Your pooch can have the chance to win a prize if they enter the 2023 Red Rose Dog Show presented by @Nutramax. Registration will be held behind the Old Court House from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Please bring recent shot records. We can’t wait to see all of our furry friends!

The time has come for the annual Red Rose Photography Exhibit! This year, the Lancaster County Arts Council is looking for photos that celebrate the past, present, and future of Lancaster through architecture! The submission deadline is May 5th…so get your cameras ready! Prizes include $150 First Place, $100 Second Place, $50 Third Place, and $50 People’s Choice. Voting times will be announced soon. For more info, please visit…/red-rose-festival…

🌹Sunday, May 21st🌹

Unwind at the Cultural Arts Center with Charleston Symphony Concertmaster Yuri Bekker String Quartet 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought at…/charleston-symphony…/66…

*Applications for the 2023 Red Rose Festival have closed.

2023 Red Rose Craft and Business Vendor Application

2023 Red Rose Food Vendor Application