Fort Lawn Community Center 'Spring Thing'
Sharon Beam
P.O. Box 103
Fort Lawn, SC 29714
Phone: 872-4491
Fax: 872-4494

The  Spring Thing held each spring includes the annual hot dog and bake sale, car show, children's train ride, face painting, craft vendors and storytelling. Departure time for the train rides is 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets for all ages are $7.50. Limited seating available on the L&C train, tickets sold prior to event. All proceeds benefit the Fort Lawn Community Center.

Flopeye Fish Festival
Sallie Hudson
P.O. Box 453
Great Falls, SC 29055
Phone: 482-6029
Fax: 482-4243
Flopeye Fish Festival

The Flopeye Fish Festival is held each year in Great Falls and is Chester County’s longest running festival. The family-oriented festival traditionally brings thousands of visitors to the Catawba River town. Activities include fun for all ages with a street dance, entertainment, car show, carnival, roving entertainers, arts, crafts and food vendors. Food vendors include a large variety of foods, including fish. Local clubs and organizations participate, as well as vendors from all over the Southeast.

HILLarity Festival

Sarah Calwell

107 Gadsden Street

Chester, SC 29706
Phone: 581-0090

The City of Chester sponsors the Hilarity Festival each year on the third weekend of October.. The festival on the hill in the center of town offers a multi-cultural experience that involves all segments of the community. There is musical entertainment of all varieties, roving entertainers, food and craft vendors and other activities for children and adults.


The parade season  begins in January, with a parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a weekend celebration of the civil rights leader’s life.

The Christmas season is crowded with parades beginning with Great Fall's parade which is around Thanksgiving and is the first of the season.  Parades are held in Fort Lawn, Richburg, Chester and the last parade of the Christmas season is generally the Old Fashioned Christmas Parade in Lowrys. It features horses and farm tractors, many of the antiques still in working order.


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