Festival of Trees at the Dorn Mill Complex, & “Home for the Holidays” in the Grist Mill

Festival of Trees at the Dorn Mill Complex, & “Home for the Holidays” in the Grist Mill When: 10a.m. – 8:00p.m. Friday, November 30,  Saturday, December 1, Friday, December 7 & Saturday, December 8 Where: The Dorn Mill Complex, 206 N. Main St. McCormick, SC 29835 The McCormick County Historic Commission proudly presents the Festival […]

Holiday Spirit Is Alive in SC Old 96 District

The Holiday Season Comes Alive in South Carolina Old 96 District The Christmas decorations have long been in the stores but in the South Carolina Old 96 District, the holiday season comes alive when December 1 arrives. Lots of fun activities and events will put you in the holiday spirit. There is something for the youngsters and […]

North Pole Express at the Railroad Historical Center – Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

What: The North Pole Express Where: The Railroad Historical Center in Uptown Greenwood When: Friday, Nov. 30 & Saturday, Dec. 1, 6pm-8pm Tickets : Children – $25 Adults – $10 Experience the magical journey on the North Pole Express with a trip to the Railroad Historical Center in Greenwood.  Children will hear the story of The Polar Express, visit with Santa, […]

Palmetto Wine Competition May 1 in Abbeville SC

A new and fun event will be held in the Old 96 District on May 1, 2018, when the first Palmetto Wine Competition is held. Dennis and Jenni Turner, who maintain the website WineryEscapades.com, are hosting the first Palmetto Wine Competition at The Belmont Inn in Abbeville, South Carolina. The competition promises to be a fun […]

Holiday Fun In SC Old 96 District

It is December, the month filled with holiday happenings and events centered around the Christmas season. In the Old 96 District of South Carolina, we have numerous events and activities you can enjoy that will put you in the Christmas spirit. Here is a brief listing: “Miracle on 34th Street” production, Greenwood, SC “Coney Island Christmas” […]

Visitor’s View of SC Old 96 District and Greenwood SC, Final Chapter!

And if you’re already out and about in your car, it’s worth visiting some of the region’s other sites. We did a quick stop by the Benjamin E. Mays House Museum, which celebrates the contributions of the man who was a spiritual mentor to Martin Luther King Jr. and who advised three presidents –Kennedy, Johnson […]

A Visitor’s View of SC Old 96 District and Greenwood SC, Part 1

We recently spent a weekend in South Carolina’s Old 96 District, and it was pretty much a perfect trip. I’ve been to the region before, but the only part of South Carolina my husband had ever explored was the coast … so the Old 96 was full of new adventures for us. Our home base […]

Experience the Revolutionary War – Old 96 District

In the early days of our nation, the original colonies, with the exception of port cities, were largely unsettled. As settlements grew more populated, the British government divided these unincorporated areas into districts.

Lots to See and Do Downtown Laurens, South Carolina

Downtown Laurens, South Carolina is a historic community with roots that go back to the mid-18th century. Five roads intersect that lead to a charming and vibrant public square that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While still proud of its history, downtown Laurens is not resting on its laurels and living in the past. The public square is a beehive of activity with more than 140,000 square feet of commercial space housing unique shops, corner cafes, fine dining, and popular pubs.

Enjoy Incredible Fishing in Lake Greenwood, Lake Russell and Lake Thurmond

South Carolina offers some of the best fishing in the country, which is because of the wonderful year-round weather that allows for perfect fishing conditions nearly everyday. The mild weather combined with so many fresh water fishing locations will give every fisherman the best vacation destination.