Feel the thundering hooves of horses; smell the homemade bread baking; sample the fresh peaches and strawberries; view Civil War and living history; enjoy the songs of birds in our natural areas. Thoroughbred Country - We're Way More than Horses!
Thoroughbred Country offers a myriad of dining and entertainment options as well as things to see and do and accommodations which will make the perfect complement to Atlanta, Charleston and Myrtle Beach tours.
Discover our past as you scour civil war battle sites and view plantation homes that still retain all the grace and charm of yesteryear. Tour graceful Aiken and learn about its beginnings as a winter colony for wealthy northerners.
Quench your thirst with water from the Healing Springs near Blackville. Paddle the Edisto River, the longest, free-flowing, blackwater river in the United States. Discover natural beauty along the area’s highways and byways or in an elegant garden.
Stroll downtown districts and off the beaten path shops for world-renown artwork, locally thrown pottery, handmade crafts and other one-of-a kind treasures.
Like the country? Gospel? Bluegrass? Alternative? Rock? Well, then c’mon to Aiken for a weekend of all things music. Aiken City Limits is a city-wide music festival and you will find music on every street corner in Aiken. To learn more follow http://bit.ly/2yvInzl
As Michael makes its way through our area, this website is a good resource. Be safe all. https://scemd.org/
scemd.org The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is the coordinating agency responsible for the statewide emergency management program.
Come on, be a tourist in your own region at Aiken State Park. https://southcarolinaparks.com/aiken
This week in Thoroughbred Country SC. A full calendar of events can be found online www.TBredCountry.org/Calendar
Enjoy music? Join us for these performances of the Aiken Symphony Orchestra. www.TBredCountry.org/Calendar
Mark your calendar, here is the rescheduled date for Shoutfest 2018.
Sharing from our friends at the Jim Harrison Gallery.
You are invited to join them on Sunday, October 7 from 1 pm to 4 pm to meet their Featured Artist: Pamela Urban Moore. Her exhibit will be available for viewing at Jim Harrison Gallery from October 7-30. Call 1-800-793-5796 for more information.
Seeds Cafe, Farm and Market is one of our newest eateries. Come, taste the goodness. www.TBredCountry.org/Where-to-Eat
October is full of events in Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina. Come on, be a tourist in your own town. www.TBredCountry.org/Calendar
SRP Park - Clemson baseball will host Georgia Southern baseball on Saturday, October 13th at SRP Park. General public tickets are on sale now. Learn More Here: https://goo.gl/h8WRbw
Fall shopping in Thoroughbred Country, South Carolina. Pictured Main Street Garden & Gifts, Bamberg, SC. Mainstreetgarden Andgifts www.TBredCountry.org/shopping
Register now for the Gator Drift Paddle with Lower Savannah River Alliance. This is a trip you don't want to miss. http://www.tbredcountry.org/Calendar/item15587
Stories, Secrets & Sagas features Healing Springs in Blackville, SC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlP0gxAvyus
We invite you to enjoy Thoroughbred Country Sweets. www.TBredCountry.org/Where-to-Eat
Need ideas for the weekend? Our website has a full calendar of events. Come on, be a tourist in your own backyard. www.TBredCountry.org/Calendar
Saturdays - Aiken Trolley Tours fill up fast. Make your reservation today for a tour filled with history. http://www.tbredcountry.org/common/content.asp?CONTENT=6617&PAGE=364
Get ready for a night of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950's rock and roll with “One Night in Memphis” - a high energy concert that takes you back to December 4, 1956, the night when four of the biggest names in early rock and roll -- Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash – gathered together for an impromptu jam session at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis. https://apagonline.org/seasons/2018-2019/onenightinmemphis.html
Here's a look at the October 6th Bamberg County Chamber Paddle Trip. The first 2 miles of this trip will be on the North Fork and the next 9 miles is on the Edisto. Contact the Chamber today to reserve your free shuttle spot. Bamberg County Chamber of Commerce. www.TBredCountry.org/Calendar
Have you seen the new show, Sunstruck, at the DuPont Planetarium located on the USC Aiken campus? There are approximately one billion trillion stars in the known universe, but only one that has supported life on Earth for millennia, the sun. Shows Sept 29 at 7 & 9 pm. www.TBredCountry.org/Calendar
Enjoy wine & cheese? Tickets are still available for the annual Mid-Day Lions scholarship and educational fundraiser. There are some great items in their silent auction too. http://www.tbredcountry.org/Calendar/item15451
Circle Theatre of Barnwell guarantees laughs. Bad Auditions By Bad Actors remaining show dates are September 28 & 29 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at Evelyn's and online https://m.bpt.me/event/3596805. Advance Tickets available for $10 and at the door for $12. Circle Theatre of Barnwell
Stories, Secrets and Sagas features our Vertical Sundial in Barnwell SC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwsY01VFtXY&t=70s
Sharing from our partners at the Jim Harrison Gallery - There are very limited quantities of these signed prints available. Make plans to get yours today. https://jimharrison.com/
Polo season has arrived!
Polo is back in Aiken this month as the Fall Tournaments begin at the Aiken Polo Club. Have you always wanted to give polo a try? Take a peek at our “Learn to Play Polo” package that includes a 2 night stay, 2 private polo lessons for one, and a cooked to order breakfast.
Do you have weekend plans? We are finishing September strong. Which events do you plan to attend? www.TBredCountry.org/Calendar
Saturday, Sept 22 - this weekend come to Twitty's Mud Bog for huge horsepower, fast mega trucks, mud racing and (5) classes of action. Great food too at the Ronald McDonald Benefit Bog. Action starts at noon in Ulmer, SC www.TBredCountry.org/Calendar
SC State Parks - With more than 80,000 acres of protected lands stretching from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the sand dunes of the Atlantic Ocean, South Carolina state parks protect some of the most inviting natural, cultural and recreational destinations in the country. https://southcarolinaparks.com/
southcarolinaparks.com With more than 80,000 acres of protected lands stretching from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the sand dunes of the Atlantic Ocean, South Carolina state parks protect some of the most inviting natural, cultural and recreational destinations in the country.
Happy Monday from Thoroughbred Country, SC. We are happy to see the sunshine. Photo credit Larry Price Photography. www.TBredCountry.org.
'Tis the season for hunting. Pictured Red Bluff Lodge, Allendale County, SC. http://www.tbredcountry.org/common/content.asp?CONTENT=4889&PAGE=364
Locally-grown produce is the best. www.TBredCountry.org
[09/14/18] Mark your calendars and plan to attend these events in Thoroughbred Country, SC. **Please note these events are subject to change due to Hurricane Florence.**
Paddle the South Fork of the blackwater Edisto River with the Bamberg County Chamber. http://www.tbredcountry.org/Calendar/item14899
Like to travel off-the-beaten path? Pictured Little Red Barn Pottery & Art Gallery, Barnwell, SC. www.TBredCountry.org
Check out the beauty of nature in Thoroughbred Country, SC. Lake Edgar Brown, Barnwell, SC. Photo credit Larry Price Photography. www.TBredCountry.org
Need some time at a cottage in the country? Pictured Wisteria Cottage, Blackville, SC. www.TBredCountry.org/Wheretostay
Like to fish? Thoroughbred Country SC has many fishing holes. www.TBredCountry.org.
Come outside and be a tourist in your own backyard. Pictured Barnwell State Park, Blackville, SC. http://www.tbredcountry.org/common/content.asp?CONTENT=4888&PAGE=364
The Aiken Symphony Orchestra pays homage to the man who gave us the music of West Side Story, On the Town, and Candide. In an era when some composers were waging an assault on jazz, George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F Major took the classical music world by storm. Pianist Xiayin wang, an artist of keen musicality and sweeping virtuosity, performs the concerto. For more info http://bit.ly/2Mz75J7
How about a drive-in movie at The Big Mo this weekend? http://www.tbredcountry.org/common/content.asp?CONTENT=4484&PAGE=364
We're happy to see Aiken's Makin' on this list of summer events. https://discoversouthcarolina.com/articles/make-the-most-of-summer-with-these-events-in-south-carolina
Feeling hungry? Did you know Thoroughbred Country South Carolina's website has a list of where to eat? http://www.tbredcountry.org/Where-to-Eat
The new 2018 Thoroughbred Country SC visitor guide is here. If you would like a copy, simply email us at Tourism@LSCOG.org. Don't want to wait, download now using this link - http://www.tbredcountry.org/2018-Guide.
September 15 - Historic Stable Experience at the Aiken Training Track. Walk in the hoof prints of racing immortals like Kelso, Swale, Pleasant Colony, Tom Fool, Gallorette, Shuvee and more. Space is limited. Email to reserve your spot - email@example.com. $30 per person. http://www.tbredcountry.org/Calendar/item15396
Fully restored 100-year-old home has three large bedrooms with full baths. Delicious breakfast served daily by the owner, local chef, Bruce Shipman.
Your 1st Stop in Aiken County, SC
We serve as the official tourism entity for the beautiful City of Aiken. Take a minute to see the charm and beauty that makes Aiken a place like no other!