Anderson / Lake Hartwell KOA

200 Wham Road

Anderson, SC 29625

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Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee Photo

Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee

Apr 4 - 5, 2015

This springtime festival is a weekend of quality arts and crafts, antiques, a variety of musical entertainment, historic tours, bike rides, unique shops and restaurants.

Over 300 artisans vie for the coveted 100 spaces. Local and regional entertainers fill the air with music. Due to the festivals reputation for consistency and quality, thousands of people pour into historic Pendleton the first weekend in April. As patrons look at unique, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts from around the country, live entertainment fills the air with music and local food vendors tempt you with smells of delicious foods.

For more information, visit the Historic Pendleton Jubilee online.

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South Carolina Chili Cook-Off

Apr 11, 2015, 10am - 4pm
Belton, SC

Come and enjoy arts and crafts and sales by local and regional artisans, informational booths by local businesses and services, homemade baked goods, canned foods, cookbooks and other items offered by local churches. While you ar here visit the SC Tennis Hall of fame, the railroad museum and art center. The chili cook off booths go all day long for you to sample.

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Pickens Azalea Festival Photo

Pickens Azalea Festival

Apr 17 - 18, 2015

The Pickens Azalea Festival is held in mid-April on Main Street in Pickens. This two-day event offers children's games, a complete variety of foods, arts and crafts, and live entertainment during the day. Bring your classic car and enter it in the Cruise In (no entry fee or application required). History comes alive with tours of the downtown, Hagood-Mauldin House and the Pickens County Museum. Admission is free. Visit Pickens Azalea Festival online for more information.

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Anderson County Fair Photo

Anderson County Fair

Apr 23 - May 3, 2015

The Great Anderson County Fair is an 11 day event just 9 miles from the KOA. There are rides for kids of all ages, a variety of free and pay concerts, unlimited ride times, exhibits which include antique tractors, RVs and other vendors, free shows including pig racing and a petting zoo and. of course, typical fair food!

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City of Central Railroad Festival Photo

City of Central Railroad Festival

Apr 25, 2015, 10am - 5pm

Celebrate the city of Central's railroad heritage, featuring music and railroad festivities. The Railroad Festival features tours of the Central Railway Museum, local food, music and arts and crafts vendors. The museum features model train layouts including the only operational Standard Train layout in a public museum in the United States! Admission is free. Visit Central Railroad Festival for more information.

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Spring Festival on the Square, Abbeville Photo

Spring Festival on the Square, Abbeville

Apr 30 - May 2, 2015

The festival is held the first weekend in May on Abbeville's Historic Town Square. The festival features craft vendors, entertainment all day, food vendors, amusement rides for the young and "young at heart", an antique car show, a beautiful flower show and a special featured event each year. Are you looking for a Charming Southern Town, with the Southern Hospitality that will leave a warm memory?

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Mayberry in Westminster Photo

Mayberry in Westminster

May 1 - 2, 2015

Sheriff Andy Griffith and Deputy Don Knotts look-a-likes, Aunt Bea and Goober look-a-likes, bring your costumes and enter the Look-a-like contest at the Mayberry in Walhalla festival! You can also enjoy music and food and crafts, an old car display, view the Mayberry parade or buy Mayberry merchandise. The City of Walhalla is located just 30 minutes from the campground.

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Blue Ridge Fest, Pickens Photo

Blue Ridge Fest, Pickens

May 8, 2015

This event is held in mid-May with all proceeds going to charity. Friday offers a car show and a night of beach music featuring Johnny Tillotson and Shirley Alston Reeves and the Swinging Medallions! Bring your old car or motorcycle and join in the festivities. Visit Blue Ridge online for more information.

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Artisphere, Greenville Photo

Artisphere, Greenville

May 8 - 10, 2015

Artisphere is a three-day event highlighting the arts in our area. Artisphere brings in patrons from all over the world for this spectacular arts festival. Artist Row presents 100 of the highest caliber visual artists from across the United States and beyond. Artist mediums include: ceramics, photography, glass, jewelry, metal works, printmaking, graphics, drawing, pastel, painting, mixed media, sculpture, woodwork, fiber, and furniture. Artisphere was voted a top 20 event in the Southeast.

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Greenville Scottish Games Photo

Greenville Scottish Games

May 22 - 23, 2015

The colors, tastes, sights & sounds you will experience are all evocative of clan life in the wild Highlands of Scotland. The Championship Heavy Athletic competition is drawn from the warrior traditions at ancient clan gatherings, as is the Highland Dancing competition. The Southern Piping Championship will remind you vividly of how the Great Highland War Pipes were an integral part of every Scottish clan marching into battle. The crafts - from the weaving of tartans to the stained glass demonstrations - would have been all around you at a Gathering of the Clans from long ago. Visit Greenville Games online for more information.

Children visiting our Games will have their own miniature Scottish village, called Wee Scotland. They have their own crafts, athletic events, "mountains" to climb, & much more, all the while absorbing a bit of the culture. The Border Collie Trials and Great Scot! Young Writers Contest are very popular, too!

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Snowbirds Over Anderson Photo

Snowbirds Over Anderson

May 27, 2015

Stop at the local airport and see the Canadian Snowbirds, the Golden Knights Parachut Team, the A-10 East Coast Demo team, Gary Ward in his MX2 aerobatic plane, Greg Connell in his aerobatic biplane and Team RV, the world's largest aerobatic team. This airshow has not been to the Anderson area since 2009 so be sure not to miss it!

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Summer Chautaqua Festival, Greenville Photo

Summer Chautaqua Festival, Greenville

Jun 12 - 21, 2015

Greenville Chautauqua produces interactive educational theater performed by professional scholar/actors. Our audiences are taken on an astonishing Journey into the Past, where historic figures like Walt Disney, Mary Pickford, Orson Welles and others appear on stage, and the audience can question them. It's fun to talk back to history. Visit Greenville Chautauqua online for more information.

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Main Street Car Show Photo

Main Street Car Show

Jun 20, 2015

Downtown Anderson, Main St. Held each year on the Saturday before Father's Day in June, the Main Street Car Show is hosted by our local Main Street organization. Come see antique and unique cars and trucks, and take in Downtown shopping and dining while you are here.

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SC Festival of Flowers, Greenwood Photo

SC Festival of Flowers, Greenwood

Jun 25 - 27, 2015

This three-day event features arts and crafts, activities for kids, musical performances and, of course, flowers. Take a magical topiary tour through Greenwood. 39 topiaries are displayed around the town square and are based on Walt Disney World's Festival of Flowers showcased each year at Epcot.

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Clemsonfest, Clemson Photo

Clemsonfest, Clemson

Jul 3, 2015

On the evening before Independence Day, Clemsonfest provides the only opportunity to see a major fireworks display over beautiful Lake Hartwell. Join thousands of revelers for family fun in the early evening with games, food, and crafts. Later enjoy doing South Carolina's official dance, the Shag, to the best of hot beach groups or bluegrass music as the fireworks ring in the 4th.

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Clemsonfest, Clemson Photo

Clemsonfest, Clemson

Jul 3, 2015

On the evening before Independence Day, Clemsonfest provides the only opportunity to see a major fireworks display over beautiful Lake Hartwell. Join thousands of revelers for family fun in the early evening with games, food, and crafts. Later enjoy doing South Carolina's official dance, the Shag, to the best of hot beach groups or bluegrass music as the fireworks ring in the 4th.

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Red, White and Blue, Greenville July 4, 2013 Photo

Red, White and Blue, Greenville July 4, 2013

Jul 4, 2015

Greenville's official July 4th celebration including 75,000 of our closest friends enjoying music, food, drink, family activities, and of course...FIREWORKS!

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Williamston Spring Water Festival Photo

Williamston Spring Water Festival

Aug 21 - 22, 2015

This arts and crafts festival is located in the town park where generations have gathered for the healing abilities of the spring water. Enjoy live entertainment and food, arts & crafts, a Health Fair,,children's activities, amusement,rides.,Spring Water 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run, an antique car show and souvenirs. At the Water Festival, you'll find free admission and parking.

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South Carolina Apple Festival, Westminster Photo

South Carolina Apple Festival, Westminster

Sep 8 - 12, 2015

The Upcountrys salute to the apple, the SC Apple Festival celebrates the beginning of apple harvest season in Oconee County, the largest apple producing area in the state. The annual festival starts on the Tuesday after Labor Day and continues to the following Saturday. The week long activities include arts, crafts and food vendors, a Chattooga River Float, live entertainment by a variety of musicians and the annual Apple Festival IPRA sanctioned World Championship Rodeo, and much, much more. Most of the events are free and are planned with the family in mind.

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Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair Photo

Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair

Sep 29 - Oct 4, 2015

Get ready for old-fashioned fun at the fair. The Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair in Fair Play. Livestock, rides and games, crafts, exhibits, clowns, antique tractors, farm equipment, loads of entertainment, and, of course, that delicious fair food. You can even bring your well-behaved dog to participate in the Pup Parade and Pagaent.
See dairy cows and beef cattle, goats and hogs, rabbits and goats, roosters and chickens. Watch lumberjacks throw their axes and cut and chop logs. There will be wagon rides, a hay maze, petting zoo and pony rides. A fireworks show caps off the final night.
For more information, visit Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair .

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Belton Standpipe Festival Photo

Belton Standpipe Festival

Oct 3, 2015

The Belton Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival is a festival celebrating the City of Belton and the Belton community. The excitement includes entertainment, games, rides, children's area, exhibitions and much more continuing throughout the day. An open car show is a main attraction of the festival. Cars range in type from a 1953 Corvette to a 1997 low-rider pick-up truck to a Model-T.

Entertainment on one stage will provide the crowd with great music that they can sing along to, dance to or just enjoy.

The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks finale.

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Fall for Greenville

Oct 9 - 11, 2015

Discover a world of tempting tastes, sights and sounds, as mouthwatering aromas carry you along downtown Greenville's Main Street. With over 40 of Greenville's finest restaurants showcasing almost 200 menu items you can explore exciting new cuisine or indulge in one of your favorites.

From rock to country to jazz and blues, music lovers can enjoy a wide variety of free musical entertainment offered on six stages all weekend long!

Sample some of the finest wines from around the world in the Wine Tasting Area. A weekend long event, over 50 wines are available to taste! The popular destination also features musical entertainment on the Jazz and Blues Stage.
Enjoy tasting some of the best craft brews from around the region at the festivals Beer Garden. Fill up your cup and stick around for live music on the Carolina Ale House Stage.

Fall for Greenville is FREE to the public. For more information, visit Fall for Greenville .

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Balloons Over Anderson Photo

Balloons Over Anderson

Oct 9 - 11, 2015

Come enjoy an old-fashioned, fun-filled weekend as hot air balloons take to the air at Balloons Over Anderson! Learn about ballooning at the History of Ballooning tent. Want to become a hot air balloon Pilot? We can help you with that as well! The Saturday evening balloon glow is a must see! All balloons will inflate at dusk to illuminate the night sky (weather permitting).
A Classic Car Cruise In will be lining up on Saturday for your trip down memory lane! Anyone with a classic vehicle is invited to show it off at the festival and is open to all makes and models.See Remote Control Airplane demonstrations. You will be amazed at the aircraft as well as the pilot's skill! The kids will be entertained with Thomas The Train and many other inflatables. What kid doesn't like jumping and sliding?You will enjoy DJ Damen Downs. Damen will entice you with his music and charm you with his enthusiasm!

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Oktoberfest, Walhalla Photo

Oktoberfest, Walhalla

Oct 16 - 18, 2015

Tucked into the mountainous foothills of the Northwestern Corner of South Carolina, Walhalla bids you "Guten Tag! (Good Day!)". You're invited to experience "Gemutlichkeit!" (good spirits, good Times, laughter and goodwill) at the Annual Walhalla Oktoberfest ! The festival features hot air balloons, skydivers, crafts, lederhosen, and carnival rides, as well as fantastic food such as wurst and kraut, AND authentic German music and dancers.

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Pendleton Fall Harvest Festival Photo

Pendleton Fall Harvest Festival

Oct 23 - 24, 2015

Celebrate the changing of the leaves with children's old-fashioned games, food, live music and quality arts and crafts on the historic Village Green of Pendleton, S.C. The "Bubba-Bake-Off" features local fellas showing off their most(ly) creative baking skills! This is an event that would make Betty Crocker proud and that will tickle you good! The Carolina Raptor Center brings their birds to the Festival and the day starts off with a Ride for the Raptors - an enjoyable bicycle ride to benefit the center.

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Holiday Lights

Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2015

The annual Roper Mountain Rotary Holiday Light Show opens on Thanksgiving night and runs through the end of December.

The Celebration of Lights is celebrated at the Upper SC State Fairgrounds near Easley with over one million lights which can be driven through. The Celebration of Lights is open nightly from Thanksgiving through Christmas Day. Admission is charged.

Anderson Lights of Hope is celebrated at Darwin Wright Park just off I-85 at exit 21. It is a 7/10 mile drive with over one million colored lights through both animated and stationary displays. The Lights of Hope is open nightly from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day. Admission is charged.

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