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Fall Festivities in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

If you’re looking for some fun events and activities to get in the fall spirit, look no further than the Old 96 District of South Carolina. With the cooler temps and changing colors, we’ll set the fall scene for you to get away with your family, friends, or special someone. Mark your calendars with these upcoming events and start planning your fall getaway to the Old 96 District today! 

Stewart Farms in Enoree, SC is the perfect place to kick off fall with your family! Enjoy a wagon ride, themed corn maze—and don’t forget to take home a mum and a few pumpkins and gourds from this treasured Laurens County attraction. During select weekends in October, you can even take your turn through their (family-friendly) haunted corn maze and a nighttime wagon ride! Their 2023 fall season is all Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays September 23-October 29,2023. 

October 6-7, 2023 is Squealin on the Square in Laurens, SC. Come celebrate the 21st anniversary of this BBQ festival and make a weekend of it to hit all the vendors and enjoy all Laurens has to offer. In addition to the festival vendors and food trucks, local businesses will also be open all around the downtown square! 

Fall Farm Nights at Hickory Hill Farm are back for their 14th year of wagon rides, corn mazes, live music, and food trucks on select Tuesday nights throughout fall right here in Edgefield, SC! See their full schedule of performers and delicious eats on their website. Their live music will be different each week, so come multiple weeks for different shows! 

The downtown square in Abbeville, SC is the place you want to be October 20-21, 2023 for the Hogs and Hens Festival. Enjoy the enchanting and historical downtown of Abbeville while shopping a great selection of craft vendors, enjoying live music, and feasting on the best BBQ this side of the Mississippi. Don’t miss your chance to enter our Fall Festival Giveaway package here, which includes two nights in a local Bed and Breakfast during this festival and gift packages from several of the local restaurants and shops! 

Looking for a good ghost story this Halloween? Spookiness around the Old 96 District of South Carolina is not just a Halloween thing… it’s a year-round phenomenon. With so many local historic sites dating back to before even the Revolutionary War, the Old 96 District has quite a few reported haunts. Read some of our favorite Old 96 District Ghost Stories and if you’re feeling brave, visit Old Creek Road in Laurens, SC and let us know if you see the famous white apparition!

With all of these fun fall happenings and more, you’ll want to make a weekend out of your fall getaway to the Old 96 District by staying at one of our beautiful bed and breakfasts. Or, for those more adventurous, check out our many campgrounds!

Plan ahead and check out our foodie itinerary for your next trip to South Carolina’s Old 96 District for all the recommendations on where to eat and snack—for drinks, here’s a directory of local wineries, breweries, and distilleries! For outdoor enthusiasts, here is a recent blog feature highlighting some of the amazing local trails and state parks. Explore our website for more activities, historical sites, shopping, and more! 

What unexpected wonders will you discover? Charming small towns are a trademark of the Old 96 District, and with ongoing fall festivities, we’re excited to see what you find! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram; post your fall discoveries with the hashtag #VisitOld96SC for a chance to be featured.

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