It's Apple Festival Time in Upstate SC

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The first sign of fall in the Upstate isn't necessarily the change of the leaves or even a change in the weather. It has so much more to do with Apples! The weekend following Labor Day is the 57th South Carolina Apple Festival, in Westminster, SC. Festivities. Oconee County is the largest apple-producing area in the state. 

What better way to celebrate fall, than a festival that has been an annual event since 1961? There are Apple Festival events happening all this week. Activities include; The Apple Festival Pageant, Golf Tournament at Chickasaw Point Golf Course, Chattooga River Float. On Thursday, Sept 6th the Starts the weekend off with the Apple Pie baking contest, Live Entertainment 5:30-8pm, Food, and vendors will be lining Main Street, near the depot, and the Mr. & Mrs. Apple Dumpling Pageant. Fridays events schedule has even more packed in, 11-7 Arts and Crafts, vendors, food, and rides, as well as live entertainment. Enjoy a quilt show, 5:00 Parade, Rotary Club Luncheon at the Methodist Church, and end the evening at 8:00 p.m. -- 29th ANNUAL WESTMINSTER IPRA Rodeo, tickets are $12 for adults, kids 6-12 $5, 5 and under are free. Saturdays schedule is 10:00-5pm with more of the same great fun with the added Classic Car Show at 10:00 am, and kids activities, vendors, food, and crafters. 


Here are the 2018 South Carolina Apple Festival Pageant winners:


Peoples Choice Queen - Waverly Speegle


Junior Miss - Queen Claire Smith

1st Runner-Up -  Jessie Kester

2nd Runner-Up  - Kylee Crooks


Teen Miss Queen - Neveah Woodson

1st Runner-Up - Baylee Sullivan

2nd Runner-Up - Brittany Hendricks


2018 Miss SC Apple Festival Queen - Carson Brackett

1st Runner-Up - Waverly Speegle

2nd - Kaitlyn Click

Enjoy the "Golden Corner" of SC and the 57th Annual South Carolina Apple Festival in Westminster, SC. Visit when planning your visit to the "Golden Corner" of SC. 

To see pictures from last years event.

Detailed events schedule


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Gwen Fowler-Brown

Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc
317 South Highway 11
West Union SC 29696
Serving Oconee County, from the banks of the Chattooga River to the shores of Jocassee, Hartwell & Keowee Lakes.


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William Feela
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Our Apple orchards are opening for the public now. Some great foods abound

Sep 04, 2018 08:44 AM #1
Sharon Tara
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We just picked apples this week and today I baked a delicious pie! Love this time of year!

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