Welcome to the 37th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival

The Loris Bog-Off is a festival that began in 1980 as a Chicken Bog Cooking Contest and has evolved into a huge event attended by over 40,000 festival-goers. Chicken Bog is a delicious Southern dish that consists of chicken, rice, sausage and savory spices. After 36 years the cooking contest is still considered the focus of the day but is accompanied by more than 200 vendors, three stages, a car show, larger kid’s area and then ending the night with a free concert by national country music group Old Southern Moonshine Revival and a phenomenal fireworks show. The Loris Bog-Off Festival is sponsored by local businesses and anticipated by residents from both South and North Carolina.