Life’s a Peach This Summer in South Carolina’s Old 96 District

This summer, we’re Feelin’ Peachy in the Old 96 District! Right now, the South is embracing the peach season. Did you know South Carolina is the 2nd largest state for peach production behind California? Yep, we like to say we’re the tastier peach state.

 

The Peach Capital of the World is right here in the Old 96 District’s Edgefield County. This region produces 60% of South Carolina’s peaches, with Titan Farms in Edgefield as the largest peach grower on the East Coast—they have over 6,200 acres of peaches in production. We’ve got a real passion for peaches.

 

Throughout the summer, this page  will show you where to eat a peach and how you can enjoy the season. You can also follow our Instagram or the hashtag #FeelinPeachy96 . We welcome everyone to use the hashtag for their own peachy moments and share your experiences in the SC counties of Laurens, Greenwood, Edgefield, Abbeville, and McCormick!

 

We’ll have ongoing lists of ways to have fun and fill your summer with good things; you’ll find deals, tours, tastes and enticing reasons to visit at each of these stops.

Festival-of-Flowers

FESTIVALS

 

The Old 96 District features a series of fun-filled festivals this summer season:

  • South Carolina Festival of Flowers, Greenwood, South Carolina
  • South Carolina Festival of Discovery, Greenwood, South Carolina
  • South Carolina Festival of Stars, Ninety Six, South Carolina
Markets-and-Stands

MARKETS & STANDS

 

As you travel the Old 96 District, stop for fresh peaches from the orchard, fruits and vegetables and hanging baskets. Here’s a list of favorites you don’t want to miss:

  • Cook’s Farm
  • Jackie’s Market
  • Sara’s Fresh Market
  • Titan Farm
  • Yonce Peach Farm
Sips-and-Samples

SIPS & SAMPLES

Sip and sample many of our local favorite establishments and their peach offerings.

PLACES TO STAY

 

The Old 96 District offers a variety of accommodations options for your stay.

  • Hotels
  • Bed and Breakfasts
  • Campgrounds
McCormick Gold Mine Tour-8

THINGS TO DO

 

Away from our festivals and peaches awaits a wonderful playground with lots to do.

  • Hiking and Biking
  • Fishing, Hunting & Boating
  • Breweries & Distilleries
  • Golf
  • Arts, Culture and History
Lake Recreation

SUMMER 2019 DEALS

 

Take advantage of one of our many summer package deals!  Save on lodging, as well stay and play trips in the Old 96 District.

OUR FAVORITE PEACH RECIPES

Create a stir in your kitchen when you take home peaches from Old 96!

 

Bubblin’ Hot Peach Cobbler

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups cut-up peaches with juice
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine sugar, butter and vanilla. Add flour then cinnamon. Grease baking pan with butter and place peaches on bottom. Cover with mixture of sugar, butter, flour, and milk. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees until brown. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Yum!

FUN PEACH FACTS!

  • All peaches are native to China, where the only wild peaches still grow today.
  • Documentation of the first cultivated peach was recorded in Chinese manuscripts as early as the 10th Century BC.
  • The peach is closely related to almonds, cherries and plums.
  • The size of a peach tree depends on the variety. It can reach 13 to 33 feet in height.
  • Flowers appear on the tree before leaves. They consist of 5 pink petals. Flowers are located individually or grouped in pairs.
  • Peaches are rich source of vitamin C, A and E. They also contain high amount of potassium, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus.

Get more #FeelinPeachy96 travel ideas from our Instagram feed. If you visit and have a peachy experience, use #FeelinPeachy96 when you post.