January 1, 2021 – First Day Hike

Happy New Year! Start your New Year’s resolution out on the right foot and hit a state park trail. Hike the 1.25 mile nature trail and along the way stop and learn about nature topics related to the park. This walk promises to be invigorating to the mind and body! Contact (803-943-5051)

April, 2021 – Little Buddies Fishing Program

Free event at Lake Warren State Park for children 15 and under (must be accompanied by an adult) to promote the fun of fishing. Lunch provided and awards ceremony to follow. Begins at 7:30 a.m. Contact (803) 943-5051

May, 2021 – Furman May Festival

Hosted by the Town of Furman. Communities from throughout the area gather for the Parade, Vendors, Softball Tournament, Gospel Concert, Street Dance and good old Southern food. Highlight of the festival is plaiting of the maypole by the youth in the town.

May, 2021 – Gifford June Festival

Hosted by the Town of Gifford. Similar to a huge family reunion of friends and neighbors, this festival held annually recognizes the day when residents first learned of the Emancipation Proclamation. Events include Softball Tournament, Gospel Concert, Parade, Arts and Crafts and lots of food. Contact (803) 625-2712

June, 2021 – 79th Annual Watermelon Festival

Join the family fun by participating in South Carolina’s oldest continuing festival. Events include Youth Parade, Children’s Day, Taste of Hampton, Pet Show, 5K Run, Watermelon Eating Contest, Watermelon Judging Contest, Arts and Crafts, Street Dance, Parade that stretches from Varnville to Hampton and much more. www.hcmelonfest.org

September, 2021 – Yemassee Shrimp Festival

Hosted by the Town of Yemassee. Event highlights are Lighted Boat Parade, Mud Run, Talent Show, Beauty Pageant, Arts and Crafts, entertainment and much more. Shrimp cooked to perfection is in abundance. Contact (843) 589-2565

September, 2021 – Estill Fall Festival

The annual Estill Fall Festival features many events, including a Gospel Program, Talent Show, Fashion Show, Senior Fun Day, Street Dance, Parade and many more attractions. Contact (803) 625-3243

December, 2021 – Hometown Christmas Celebration

Sponsored by the Hampton County Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. Celebration that features holiday spirit, activities for children and a visit with Santa. Contact 803-914-2143.