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South Carolina Apple Festival

Westminster, SC 29693
Information For
Exhibitors, Vendors
To register as a arts & crafts exhibitor or food vendor for this year's Apple Festival click here.

Scenes from the 2011 Festival

Beginning the week following Labor Day and running through the next weekend, the South Carolina Apple Festival celebrates the beginning of apple harvest season in Oconee County, the largest apple-producing area in the state. The annual festival has drawn thousands of visitors to the Westminster area since its first appearance in 1961. See map.

In July 1961, a group of interested citizen gathered to discuss the beginning of the South Carolina Apple Festival. The proposal was enthusiastically and unanimously received and plan for the first festival were made.

The friendly folks in Westminster are eager to show the hospitality of Oconee County and treat all visitors as special guests. The festival has changed in many ways during the years, but the warmth and hospitality shown has remained unchanged.

Rafters on the Chattooga
Whether you enjoy whitewater rafting, shopping for arts and crafts, browsing antique shops, attending a world championship rodeo or just kicking back and listening to live musical entertainment, the Apple Festival offers something for everyone in the family. Most of the events are free and are planned with the entire family in mind.

Apple Festival Events

Entertainment for everyone in the family. For dates and times, see the current Schedule of Events update.

  • Chattooga River Float -- sponsored by Wildwater, Ltd.
  • Apple Baking Contest -- Westminster Baptist Church
  • World Championship Rodeo -- seven IPRA sanctioned events
  • Apple Festival Parades -- on Main Street
  • Arts & Crafts and Food Vendors -- at Depot parking lot
  • Live Entertainment -- throughout the weekend

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(864) 647-7223

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1998 Westminster Chamber of Commerce / P. O. Box 155 / Westminster SC 29693