Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, & McCormick Counties
This fall, we think the perfect spot for you to enjoy the cooler temperatures and vibrant colors is right here in the Old 96 District of South Carolina. We have so many unexpected wonders, outdoor adventures, and small town gems for you to explore, and there has never been a better time to visit!

Come for the fall festivals and events, and make a weekend out of it by staying at one of our beautiful bed and breakfasts, hiking through the fall foliage in one of our six state parks, dining at one of our gourmet restaurants, and splurging in any number of our locally owned shops and boutiques!
Old 96 District's Most Haunted
Whether you're looking for a ghost or just a ghost story, the Old 96 District has an abundance of spooks to entertain.
Read our favorite local ghost stories here, and watch the video for the legend of the ghost who haunts the Abbeville Opera House. Which spot will you visit?
History by Candlelight

The Candlelight Tour is returning to Star Fort this fall! Head out to Ninety Six National Historic Site on October 15, 2022 for a unique guided tour where history comes to life. Tours will depart every 15 minutes beginning at 6:45pm, but reservations are required. You won't want to miss this experience!
Squealin' on the Square

Hurricanes might be cause for delay, but the show will go on! Originally scheduled for September 30-October 1st, 2022, the family-friendly Squealin' on the Square outdoor festival in Laurens, SC was canceled due to weather and has been rescheduled for this coming weekend October 7-8th, 2022. Don't miss it!
Old 96 District In the News

Check out this recent article from Only In Your State, which highlights the town of Due West in their list of '11 Small Towns In Rural South Carolina That Are Downright Delightful.' As they mention, Due West is unique from so many other rural towns because it was built around a church rather than a railroad station. From its formation around the end of the 18th century until today, we agree Due West is a "delightful" town to visit!
Have you been everywhere on this list?

  • Sharon Manor in Abbeville County, SC is southern hospitality at its finest! A stay at Sharon Manor will transport you to a simpler time and a slower way of life. Wake up to a fresh cup of in-house roasted coffee in one of their four private and uniquely themed suites.
  • At Three Star Vineyard in Edgefield, SC you can take a tour of the largest grower and shipper of muscadine and scuppernong grapes in South Carolina! Offering 8+ wine slushies and a non-alcoholic kids slushie daily, and a variety of fun events—from car shows to live music—Three Star is the perfect place to gather.
  • Aromas Uptown in Greenwood, SC is truly a local coffee shop at its best and the perfect warm, trendy spot for locals and travelers alike to catch up on work or catch up with friends over a delicious cup of joe. Aromas serves locally roasted coffee and a variety of syrups including some house-made flavors! Stop in to try one of their seasonal specials.
  • Stewart Farms in Laurens County, SC is the perfect place to kick off fall with your family! Enjoy a wagon ride, corn maze—and don’t forget to take home a mum and a few pumpkins and gourds. During select weekends in October, you can even take your turn through their (family-friendly) haunted corn maze and a nighttime wagon ride! Their 2022 fall season is all Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays September 24-October 30.
  • And finally, you don't want to miss Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve in McCormick County, SC which is home to fifteen rare and several endangered flowers and plants. The area's unique bedrock makes it one of only two places on earth the Miccosukee Gooseberry grows natively. The 1.9-mile hike is perfect for a crisp fall day!