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28th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival 
October 20th, 2007
in Downtown Loris

Annual Attendance: 25,000
Music:  Trent Tomlinson
How it all began...
In 1979 festival founder Singleton Bailey centered the 1st Loris Bog-Off Festival around an amateur chicken bog cooking contest. It seemed that everyone in town felt that they could cook the best pot of chicken bog. So from that day forward, for one year the winning contestant can claim the title of having the best tasting dish in town and take home $600 in prize money. Chicken bog is a Coastal South Carolina dish featuring a mixture of Rice, Chicken and Sausage.  Click here to see the ingredients of what goes into chicken bog. 
Pre-Festival Events

Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Pageant sponsored by the Loris Chamber of Commerce
Date: September 22,2007 at 6:00PM
Admission: $8.00

2007 Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Queens
Baby Miss- Olivia Christie Brown
Mini Miss - Abigail Grace Floyd
Wee Miss - Carolyn Renee Haithcock
Tiny Miss - Toni Lynne Bell
Little Miss - Courtnee Ann Faulk
Junior Miss - Ashley Nicole Ham
Young Miss - Megan West
Teen Miss - Alexis James
Queen - Brittney Ann Holmes
Ambassador - Savanna Rae Brown

Loris Bog-Off Festival Mayor For A Day Essay Contest
Entries will be excepted until October 12, 2007

Movie Night
October 15, 2007, 7:00 PM
Location: Graham Bros. Farm Supply Grass Lot(next to Medicine Shoppe)
Admission: Free
Movie: Night at the Museum
Bring your blankets and chairs
Food and drink will be available
Sponsored by Horry County Parks and Recreation and Loris Chamber of Commerce.

Game Night
October 16, 2007, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at Loris Center for Health and Fitness
Admission: $10.00
Spaghetti and BUNCO! Please come join us for a new game even if you have never played.
We will teach you the game.
Prizes include a weekend getaway.
Teams are not required.
Sponsored by Loris Healthcare System

Evening of Elegance - SOLD OUT! 
A Dinner and Social sponsored by Horry County State Bank
October 18, 2007 
Place:  Allsbrook Rankin Mishoe House
Admission: $35.00
Travel by train to the Allsbrook Rankin Mishoe House for an evening of fine dining and live entertainment by the Band of Oz. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. 
Festival Day 

Date: October 20 2007
Festivities begin at 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Admission: Free 
Chicken Bog Plates: $7.00
Information and Festival Souvenirs: Loris Chamber of Commerce Booth

Arts and Crafts Booths 
Display hours 9 AM - 5 PM
More than 180 Arts and Crafts Vendors from around the Southeast. 

Hot Air Balloon Ride
Sponsored by Woodland Valley
Contact the chamber office to register.

Children's Pavilion sponsored by BB&T
Free amusement rides. Petting Zoo and much more!
All children must stop by the BB&T booth for ride passes. 

Amateur Chicken Bog Cooking Contest  
Watch as the area's best chefs vie for a $500 cash prize and bragging rites for the best dish. 

New!! Peoples Choice Award

Please come by the Chamber booth to purchase your tickets to try the contestants' chicken bog and vote for your favorite.

Antique Tractor Display

Car Show
Contact the Loris Chamber of Commerce for more details.

Fireworks Extravaganza
Fireworks begin at 8:30 PM.


Trent Tomlinson

Loris Bog-Off Festival Concert sponsored by HTC 

Singer/songwriter Trent Tomlinson is one of those rare performers whose music is as straight-ahead and unpretentious as he is. "My songs," he says simply, "are real-life situations with kick-ass guitar." "It's 'open a beer, sit in a lawn chair, let's have a party' country," he says of his music. "At the same time, the songs are saying, 'I have the ability to love you, to understand,' and at the end of the day all that matters is Mama and Daddy and going to heaven. That pretty much sums everything up."Trent honed his music to perfection in countless demo studios over the years. "I've had five publishing deals," he says. "I've practically lived in the studio, creating and honing a sound of my own. And it turns out that five of the songs on the album record are actually my demos -- Lyric Street loved them so much as is that we just went in and re-sang and tweaked a little, instead of re-recording."

In fact, Trent was involved in every aspect of song selection and production on his album which is unusual for a new artist. That level of involvement is testament to his ability to turn the long hard road to stardom to his advantage. Although, he had written songs for Emerson Drive and Blue County, among others, Trent's career had amounted to a frustrating series of publishing deals until he had a breakthrough about two years ago. He was writing at Cal IV Entertainment, a Music City publishing company, when, "I kind of found myself," Trent says. "I basically admitted the truth about who I am and what I am, my demons and insecurities -- the ones that I run from on a day-to-day basis -- and began putting them into my songs."

Trent began his musical journey in Kennett, Missouri, which is also the home town of Sheryl Crow. His 6'8" father is a former basketball star who set scoring records at the University of Missouri and was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers before knee surgery knocked him out. He was also the basketball coach and biology teacher at Trent's high school, and a tough taskmaster.

Trent is, after all this time, in the enviable position of having life and music come together successfully. He has written a song for the new Sara Evans album, and his debut album, Country Is My Rock, is ratifying the path he's taken.

"For me, the hardest part was letting it all out," he says, "but that's become my way for dealing with my darker side. Writing songs and singing help me to understand it and move on. Hopefully, the reception Country Is My Rock is getting means that other people are getting something out of it too.

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