Category Archives: Outdoor Adventures

Annual Bluegrass Festival

Elijah Clark Annual Bluegrass Festival:

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 5:30 PM – 10 PM from Sep 14, 2012 until Sep 16, 2012. Bring your lawn chairs to enjoy three days of food and bluegrass. Join us for a foot-stomping good time with lots of great music. Rain or shine. $5 parking. 706-359-3458 For more information:

End of Summer Lodging Special at Hickory Knob


One last FAMILY FUN Event before the school years gets into full swing!

If you can’t come for the entire weekend, pick your night to stay!


Summer Lodging Special

 Super Summer Savings on Hickory Knob Lodging!

Just $60 per night!

Lodge room or cabin accommodations

Valid through Labor Day!

For reservations call 800.491.1764 or visit

And be sure to mention code SUMMER12 for special summer rate.



Get Ready for Thunder Over Thurmond Week!




June 30 – July 7 [Main Event]

June 30

Dr. W. S. Mims Parade — 10 am,Main St.,McCormick,SC
(celebrating Mims Reunion Foundation)
Mark Roberts Band – 8p – 12 m,Plum Branch Yacht Club
Call PBYC for directions/more information 864-443-3000

July 3

Kayak Olympics Adventure & Moonlight Paddle
7pm – BakerCreekState Park
No experience required–concludes with moonlight ride
Pre-registration necessary — access

July 4

Decorated Boat Parade on LakeThurmond
10 am – 4 pm
Winners’ awards and Beach Party/Games/Food at Savannah Lakes Marina Beach – Access for complete details & boat registration

July 5

Ft. Gordon Concert Band & Color Guard

7pm McCormick,SC

Town Park behind MACK bldg–Salute to Local Veterans–to be Escorted by McCormick Co. Car Club; BBQ dinners available!

July 6 and 7

Town-wide YARD SALE, McCormick–8am, Rts. 28 & 378

Antique/Collectible Market 
9 am – 2 pm, Dorn Mill Site
$10 for inside vendor site, $5 outside (Dorn Mill only)
Saturday Only – Historic Gold Mine Park–10 am – 4 pm, Pan for Gold!

Saturday Only — Farmers’ Market, MACK Park, 4-8pm

July 6

Gospel Night — Dorn Boating Facility, 6 pm – 10 pm
Local & Professional Music Groups; $10 adm, 12 & older
$5 parking per vehicle. Bring chairs. Food vendors on site.


THUNDER OVER THURMOND – Dorn Boating Facility – Lake Thurmond

Performances by Jimmie Van Zant, The Fabulous Expressions,
and the LARGEST fireworks show in the SOUTHEAST
– 1:00pm Gates Open Buses Roll

– 4:30 – 5:15 Jake Jacobs (Blues Band)

– 5:15-6:00pm Sylvia Walker

– 6:00-6:15pm Brian Taylor-Edge 540 Monoplane

– 6:15-6:30pm Buck Roetman-Eagle Bi-plane

– 6:30-645pm Greg Connell-Pitts 12 Bi-plane

– 6:45-7:00pm Gary Ward – MX-2 Monoplane

– 7:00-7:30pm Silver Wings Jump Team/Hal Ewing C-45 jump plane

– 7:30-8:00pm Gary Ward Airshow

– 8:00-9:15pm Fabulous Expressions

– 9:15-9:30pm Wounded Warrior Tribute

– 9:30-9:45pm Dawn Tate (National Anthem)

– 9:45-10:30pm Fireworks

– 10:30-12:00pm Jimmy Van Zant Band (Alex Ortiz covering breaks) for tickets, more information