Area Attractions

Northwest Corner of South Carolina

The northwest corner of South Carolina is known as South Carolina's Freshwater Coast because of over 1,000 miles of shoreline on Lakes Keowee, Hartwell and Jocassee.

The area is a haven for fisherman, boaters, hikers, birdwatchers and nature lovers. Pictured above are Yellow Branch Falls and Lake Keowee. The area and Sunrise Farm were featured in the March/April 1995 issue of National Geographic Traveler, the May 1999 issue of Southern Living, the summer 2008 issue of Sandlapper Magazine, the Nov/Dec 2008 issue of Blue Ridge Country, and the July 2012 issue of Southern Living.

For South Carolina Upcountry vacation or relocation ideas, check out,,, Lake Jocassee and

Ongoing Events

2nd Saturdays — 3-5pm, Old Time Music Gathering, Oconee Heritage Center, Walhalla More Info

3rd Saturdays — "Music in the Mountains," Hagood Mill, Pickens, SC. For more information call 864.898.2936

3rd Saturday each month, 6:30pm, "Movie Night at the Museum", Oconee Heritage Center, Walhalla More Info

Last Tuesday each month, 7:00pm, "The Green Screen Movie Night", Oconee Heritage Center, Walhalla More Info

Thursdays 6-8pm — "Jazz on the Alley", 6:30-9pm, Ram Cat Alley, Seneca
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Fridays 7pm, Blue Grass Music, The Silver Dollar Music Hall, Long Creek, SC. Call 864.647.0188 More Info

3rd Saturday each month through October 15th 2011, 4-9pm, Classic Car Cruize-Ins, Seneca Family Restaurant, Seneca, SC Call 864.566.9599 .

Mid October, Annual Oktoberfest, Walhalla, SC More Info

Saturdays, 2-6 pm (April 14, May 12, June 9, 2012) Music on the Mountain, Table Rock Lodge, Pickens. More Info

Fridays, 8-10 pm (May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22, June 29, 2012) Blue Grass Music & Square Dancing, Oconee State Park, Mountain Rest. More Info

Local Arts & Theater Shows

Blue Ridge Arts Center More Info

Clemson University Brooks Center for the Performing Arts More Info

The Clemson Little Theatre More Info

Oconee Theater More Info

Walhalla Civic Auditorium More Info

Upcoming Events ~ Pendleton, SC ~ Pickens, SC ~ Seneca, SC ~ Salem, SC

March 16, 2013 10 am - 6 pm Bell Fest, Devils Fork State Park, Salem. Call 864.944.2639

March 16, 2013  3rd Annual City of Seneca Half Marathon & 5K, Seneca, SC  More Info

March 16, 2013  (9 am - 4 pm)  The 6th Annual KidsFest, Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center, Pickens, SC  More Info

March 23 10 am-6 pm Oconee Living Expo., Seneca High School

March 27, 2013  (3:30 - 6 pm)  Spring Tea Party, Historic Ballenger House, Seneca, SC  More Info

March 30 Old Farm Days at Ashtabula Plantation, Pendleton More Info

April 6-7 Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee, Village Green, Pendleton More Info

April 13, 10:30 am Springtime Sale & Plant Swap, The Backwoods Community Shoppe, Long Creek. More Info

April 18-21 Clemson Blues Festival More Info

April 19-20, 2013  29th Annual Pickens Azalea Festival, Pickens, SC  More Info

April 20, 2013, 10 am - 3 pm., Come Out & Play Day, Oconee State Park. More Info or 864.638.5353

April 26-27, 2013  Mayberry Days in Westminster, Westminster, SC  More Info

April 27, 10 am-6 pm Central Railroad Festival, Central

April 27 Issaqueena's Last Ride More Info

April 27 19th Century Clothing at Ashtabula, Pendleton More Info

April 28 Phili Cheney Civil War Singers at Woodburn, Pendleton More Info

May 5, 4-8 pm Farm to Table Dinner, Chattooga Belle Farm, Long Creek. More Info

May 10 16th Annual Blue Ridge Fest, Pickens More Info

May 10-11, 2013  Mayfest Art of Living 2013, Walhalla, SC  More Info

May 18 Armed Forces Day Celebration at Hagood Mill, Pickens More Info

May 23-25 Seneca Fest, Norton Tompson Park, Seneca More Info

June 8, 2013  Fun in the Sun, West Union, SC  More Info

July 4 Hillbilly Days, Mountain Rest More Info

August 24-September 7 52nd South Carolina Apple Festival, Westminster More Info

October 18-20, 2013  35th Annual Oktoberfest, Walhalla, SC  More Info