To celebrate spring and the Festival of Eggs display, the World of Energy is excited to host its Spring Celebration from 10 a.m. until noon, Saturday, March 31 (Saturday before Easter). Egg hunts for toddlers and kids ages 4+, bounce houses, petting zoo, entertainment and more! Bring your egg baskets! Free and open to the public.
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 festival's 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. Saturday hours 10am-5pm; Sunday hours noon-5pm.
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 are 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.
This year the Festival will happen April 20-28 in various locations in the Upstate. The Pendleton Town Green will host Greenville's HOT AS A PEPPER band for the evening of classic rock n' roll, Six Mile will see the Americana duo BUFFALO BARFIELD and the country-rock ERIC SCOTT BAND, Hagood Mill brings the musical stylings of THE CAROUSERS and REMNANT ROGUES, while the Clemson University Garrison Arena host American's Favorite Party Band THE SWINGIN' MEDALLIONS for the benefit for Camp Sertoma for hearing impaired children. Many other bands are scheduled and will perform throughout the week. The Festival is a non-profit corporation staffed entirely by volunteers and annually returns thousands of dollars to local charitable organizations. For maps, schedules, and more information online visit www.clemsonmusicfest.org
Directions to the entire schedule of various venues is available at www.clemsonmusicfest.org
“When the Azaleas are blooming in Pickens, South Carolina the little town celebrates!”Our two day event begins with the cruise in Friday, April 20 at 7 p.m. and continues into Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. The festival offers amusements rides, free entertainment, and free parking! We can't wait to see you there!
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.
The Great Anderson County Fair is an 10 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!
Welcome to one of the premier charity events in Upstate South Carolina—Blue Ridge Fest. Celebrating its 21st Anniversary, Blue Ridge Fest combines great entertainment and a classic car cruise-in along with good food and the best hosts around. Hosted by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative employees, this annual fundraiser has donated more than $2.5 million throughout its first 20 years. This year, charities from the four-county area served by Blue Ridge will benefit from the event.
"Artisphere provides an ideal opportunity for highlighting Greenville's outstanding community of visual and performing artists" said Alan Ethridge, Metropolitan Arts Council Executive Director. Carefully selected through a juried process, Artist Row presents 120 of the highest caliber visual artists from across the United States and beyond. Artist mediums include: ceramics, photography, glass, jewelry, metalworks, printmaking, graphics, drawing, pastel, painting, mixed media, sculpture, woodwork, fiber, and furniture.
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.
Stop at the local airport and see the Canadian Snowbirds, an A-10 Thunderbolt, Scott Francis in his MXS aerobatic plane, the US Army Special Operations Command Black Daggars (parachutists), and an Army Aviation Demo Unit. The theme this year is a salute to Veterans of Operation Desert Storm and Enduring Freedom. Come early to look at the aircraft and talk to pilots and stay for the airshow at 1pm.
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!
Chautauqua is more than just a performance, it's a chance to watch history come alive. Debate the constitution with our forefathers, laugh out loud with Mark Twain, get arrested alongside Rosa Parks. Chautauqua is dedicated to telling stories, and having these histories heard. We invite you to be intellectually curious and to experience the culture, conversation, and critical thought behind these incredible histories.Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this ten-day – two-weekend festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family.30 shows performed in costume by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. And almost all the shows are FREE. Meet five courageous people – hear their stories – and ask them how they endured.
Come on over for live bluegrass bands under a shady 5000 sq ft pavilion, with arts & crafts, hickory-smoked BBQ, greased pig chase, horse-drawn wagon, sno-cones, costume contests, clogging contests, children's games, and more! Hillbilly Day was founded in 1959 and is a celebration of Appalachian mountain culture and crafts.Free admission. Parking donations accepted. Bring your own lawn chair for some traditional Appalachian music and family fun!
Labor Day weekend in Pickens County features a popular celebration of life “down on the farm” at the Robinson farm near the town of Dacusville, located approximately 25 minutes from the campground. The Farm Days features a steam engine, antique cars, wagon rides, country, bluegrass and gospel music, a peddle tractor pull, antique engines and tractors, both a saw and veneer mill, wheat threshing, country cooking, and the popular “Parade of Power” tractor parade. You can also get up close and personal with country critter at the farm animal petting zoo. Admission is charged.
"What an old fashioned country fair should be!" This is the upstate's premier agricultural fair. It features Livestock Shows, Antique Farm Demonstrations, Antique Tractor Parade, Canning, Baking and Honey Competitions, Wild West Show, Craft Vendors, Fair FOOD and much more!
Fair Admission (Carnival prices additional)
Adults: $5 Tues-Fri (Saturday $7)
Students: $3 Tues-Fri (Saturday $5)
Pre School: No Charge
Daily Discounts: Military: $3 each