Spring Has Sprung in South Carolina’s Old 96 District



When it comes to celebrating and enjoying springtime in the Carolinas, it’s hard to top South Carolina’s Old 96 District. Conveniently located in the northwestern part of the Palmetto State, the Old 96 District is easy to reach from anywhere in the Carolinas and beyond.

Comprised of five counties (Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, and McCormick) and a half-dozen or so small towns, the Old 96 District has something for everyone when spring has sprung at Spring Discoveries in the Old 96 District, with lots of varied festivals, attractions, and small-town charm awaiting springtime visitors. 

Get Festive

When it comes to festivals, the Old 96 District knows how to celebrate spring. For a list of lots of options, including the full lineup at the Abbeville Opera House, head to the Old 96 District Calendar of Events.

To get the party started, Abbeville’s Spring Festival (a 40th anniversary celebration) runs May 7-14, with the “Main Weekend” May 12-14. The festival schedule includes opening ceremonies on May 7; a Mother’s Day gospel event (May 8); Food Truck Alley (May 9); educational outreach on May 10; and plenty of music, rides, crafts, and food during the Main Weekend. This year, there will also be a “40 Years of Memories” community photo exhibit.

Come June, the 55th South Carolina Festival of Flowers in Greenwood is slated to be one of the best yet, with their “Main Weekend” on June 10 and 11 including a juried arts and crafts show; Kidfest ’22; a 5K run and 1 mile fun run; a tennis tournament; a Topiaries, Tastings, & Tunes Wine Walk; and much more. In addition, there’s the Annual Ladies Luncheon (June 1), a Flag Day ceremony (June 12), the Bee Buzzin’ Bike Tour (June 18), special exhibits at The Museum starting June 2, and a 15 Year Anniversary Topiary Celebration (June 1-July 11).

Springtime is also a great time to get outdoors. The Old 96 District features six unique South Carolina state parks; a variety of nine- and 18-hole golf courses, including a classic layout at Hickory Knob State Resort Park; more than 250 miles of hiking and biking trails; and many other Old 96 District outdoor discoveries

Other Old 96 District opportunities this spring include: historic sitesfarm tours, a drive along the scenic byway of SC Highway 25, their three-day Foodie Itineraryfamily fun, lots of value-packed deals and packages, and so much more.

For more information about South Carolina’s Old 96 District, click here.

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