The History of RenoFest: RenoFest was started in 1998 as a one day concert in Hartsville, SC. Since then, it has become a regional tradition and wonderful opportunity to welcome both the beginning of Springtime and the start of Americas bluegrass festival season. In January of 2006, RenoFest was honored by the SC Festival & Event Association with its most prestigious award, the State Event of the Year. RenoFest is reminiscent of the good old County Fair Days of yesterday as host of the South Carolinas only State Championship Bluegrass Band, Guitar and Banjo Contests. Additionally RenoFest offers concerts featuring Americas best bluegrass musicians. Unlike most states, South Carolina has but a few bluegrass festivals. Thanks to the vision and dedication of two Darlington County brothers, Russ and Rob Jordan, Hartsville, SC became home to the first RenoFest Bluegrass Festival in 1998. Through the Jordans' tireless efforts, and with assistance from Hartsville's Judi Elvington and Marty Driggers, on behalf of the Hartsville Downtown Development Association, RenoFest has grown into one of the best bluegrass festivals anywhere.