South Carolina Apple Festival

While there are many festivals and events scattered all over Oconee County throughout the year, there is none more well know throughout the state than the South Carolina Apple Festival that celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011. Beginning the day after Labor Day and running through the following weekend, the Apple Festival celebrates the beginning of apple harvest season in the largest apple-producing area in the state. Whether you enjoy whitewater rafting, shopping for arts and crafts, browsing antique shops, or just kicking back and listening to live mountain music, the Apple Festival offers something for the whole family. Most of the events are free and are planned with the entire family in mind.

Mayberry Comes To Westminster

When the Dogwoods and Azaleas are blooming and Spring is in the air, it's time for Mayberry Days in Westminster! Scheduled the first weekend in May, historic Main Street comes alive with faces, vehicles and characters known around the world from the 1960s television program "The Andy Griffith Show".  A cast of look-a-like tribute artists including Barney, Gomer, Goober, Floyd, Otis, Howard, Ernest T. Bass, Thelma Lou, Little Ernest T., Andelina and the gang mingle among festival visitors handing out "citations" and autographed photos.

Other Events

From Blue Grass Mountain Music to Jazz on the Alley, Square Dancing  to Clogging, Oktoberfest to Seneca Fest or Beer Fest to BBQ, there is always something happening throughout the year in Oconee. Here are just of a few of the events that have been celebrated for years past and years to come:

  • Oktoberfest
  • Jazz on the Alley
  • Seneca Fest
  • Square Dancing
  • Walhalla Civic Auditorium
  • Hillbilly Days
  • Heritage Fair
  • Silver Dollar Saloon
  • Long Creek Music Festival
  • Kraft Bierfest
  • Issaqueena’s Last Ride
  • Rally in the Valley