Back by popular demand is the Bethune Chicken Strut! This festival focuses on family fun with entertainment for all ages. Bring the family to the home of the Bethune Chicken Strut, for a weekend of family fun and entertainment. There will be rides, vendors, street dances, live music, and equine events providing fun for “kids” of all ages. The Bethune Chicken Strut is a non- profit organization. The proceeds from the festival are distributed throughout the Bethune Community to organizations such as; the Bethune Fire Department, the Bethune Rescue Squad, the Bethune Boy Scouts Post, and the Bethune Police Department. All activities are held in downtown Bethune and the Kershaw County Recreation Department of Bethune. One major highlight of the festival will be the beauty pageant, which will begin on Thursday evening with ages Newborn thru Nine years old. On Friday evening, it will continue with ages 10 thru 20. The events on Saturday will kick off with the parade consisting of all pageant winners. Other events include; a petting zoo, golf and softball tournaments, live music, street dancing, a 5K race, a poker run, a championship rodeo and an Antique Car Show.