HISTORIC BENNETTSVILLE, SC CELL PHONE TOUR (Phone 843-309-3024): For a self-guided historic tour of 29 locations in Bennettsville's Historic District, you can visit Bennettsville's Visitor Center website: visitbennettsville.com to print the "A Walk Through History" brochure that includes all tour locations.
BREEDEN INN invites you to plan an overnight stay at the inn while visiting Bennettsville! We are #29 on the Cell Phone Tour. Give us a call 843-479-3665!
HISTORIC CHERAW, SC CELL PHONE TOUR
A self-guided cell phone tour that includes 25 tour stops and covers 250 years of history! Can tour anytime. Call 843-537-8420 for details.
Plan to include the ARTS during your stay at Breeden Inn. Our rates range from $120.-$180.+ 12% tax.
The following groups sponsor various art programs and performances throughout each calendar year:
The Marlboro Civic Center - 843-454-9496 - 106 Clyde St.,Bennettsville, marlborociviccenter.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Marlboro Area Arts Council
www.marlboroartscouncil.com or phone 843-479-6982.
303 East Market St., Bennettsville.
Both are conveniently located within walking distance of the Inn.
Dates and hours open vary.
As is often the case in small towns,dates for some mentioned festivities for 2016 may not yet be determined. Though most of these events are annual, scheduled dates are typically known closer to the events. We have noted the months they are held for some events.
PERFORMING ARTS SCHEDULE for 2016 is to be announced.
Three ART GALLERIES are located in Bennettsville:
*The Marlboro Area Arts Council, located in the historic Weatherly-Walker House c.1824
303 East Market St. 843-479-6982
*The Marlboro County Historical Museum c.1902 Call 843-479-5624 for varied hours.
123 S. Marlboro St. 843-479-5624
*The Alexa Kerr Gallery at the Marian Wright Edelman Library, 203 Fayetteville Ave.,Bennettsville,SC 843-479-5630
The Friends of the Library Book Sale is held in the Murchison School building located next to the Marian Wright Edelman Library, the 1st Saturday (some) most months and is an awesome book sale!
ANNUAL PEACH FESTIVAL - July 2016 date to be announced Location: McArthur Farms-1708 Hwy 38 South,Bennettsville. 843-479-3839. www.mcarthurfarm.com 12-4PM. Live beach music,peach recipe contest,homemade peach ice cream,deep fried peach pies and cobblers. Shagging,antique cars and plants for sale. Owner,Rebecca McArthur makes the word FUN come alive at this annual fest.
ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESITVAL @ McLeod Farms. May 2016 dates to be announced.
PEACH FESTIVAL @ McLeod Farms. Live entertainment,homemade peach ice cream and other desserts. On site museum. 51 varieties of peaches grown here! Highway 151 South,McBee,SC. 843-335-8335 10-4PM www.macspride.com
TASTE OF BENNETTSVILLE: Date for 2016 is to be announced.
REVIVE AFTER FIVE: To be held in July and August of 2016 (Dates to be announced). Location: Bennettsville Community Center on Marlboro St.in Bennettsville, SC. $5.00. Coolers welcome. Bring your own chairs or blankets so you can relax and enjoy live entertainment. Food vendors on site.843-479-3941 www.visitbennettsville.com
SUMMER FEST - Dates for the JUNE 2016 fest will be announced. Offers a weekend of fun, food, and entertainment.
Visit: marlborocountysummerfest.com for more details and scheduled events.
In addition to BENNETTSVILLE'S scheduled art events, various events can also be enjoyed in neighboring CHERAW, SC and LAURINBURG and HAMLET, NC. Towns are within 20 miles of the Inn.
CHERAW, SOUTH CAROLINA EVENTS:
CHERAW ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL: Dates for APRIL 2015 are to be announced.For more details call 843-537-8420.
Book your stay with us and experience the fun festivities our historic neighboring town has to offer during this eventfuldowntown festival.
The fun-filled weekend includes:
*A tea and book sale.
*All you can eat ham and grits supper and breakfast.
*Arts and craft show and celebration where over 100 crafters and artists display and demonstrate their art.
*Delicious Greek food, BBQ and numerous vendors are throughout town to satisfy your hunger.
*Trolley car rides are available to various downtown spots.
*Civil War lantern tours are held on Saturday night.
*Civil War re-enactment.
*A Confederate church service will be conducted on Sunday at 10AM in Old St David's Church, built in 1770.
*A classic car show will also be held on Sunday.
*A tennis tournament will be held on both Saturday and Sunday.
A TASTE OF CHERAW
Dates for 2015 are to be announced.
This elegant evening is an annual event presented by the Greater Cheraw Chamber of Commerce and is a special way to taste the great cuisine found in Cheraw. Call 843-537-7681.
CHERAW GARDEN TOUR: Four Season's Garden Club presents: PORCHES,PATIOS AND PATHS GARDEN TOUR. Gardens,afternoon tea, art, and music. Garden tour dates for 2015 are to be announced. Call 843-537-2821 for more details. Cost is $12.00.Tickets can be purchased @ Kevin Leer's on Main - 140 Second St. in Cheraw, SC. The Rivers Edge Cafe will serve a special lunch that day. They are located on Second St. in Cheraw.
CONCERT SERIES -(Various bands)- Held at the Community Center in Cheraw, SC.: Dates for 2015 to be announced. For more details, phone 843-537-8425.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 2015 Dates to be announced. A Carolinas' Tribute to Jazz Legend DIZZY GILLESPIE
The birthday celebration honoring native Cheraw Jazz legend, Dizzy Gillespie and the music he pioneered.
Come for the weekend and don't miss a note!
Free bebop concerts series throughout the town, highlighted with restaurant crawls and Friday night's Theatre on the Green. Enjoy Saturday's Second Street Jazz ticketed events.
Visit http://www.scjazzfestival.com for event line-up or call 843-537-8420 ext. 12 or 843-537-8425.
BEBOPS & BITES: TASTINGS WITH JAZZ $10. 843-537-8425.
ST. DAVIDS SCHOOL HISTORICAL HOME AND CHURCH CHRISTMAS TOUR: Sunday, December 7, 2014 @ 2PM. Early 19th and 20th century homes display their holiday finery. 843-537-0544 for details.
LAURINBURG,NORTH CAROLINA EVENTS:
THE STORYTELLING FESTIVAL OF CAROLINA -
Dates for October 2015 are to be announced. 1st night is held at the Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast-131 S. Main St.Laurinburg,NC. Sat.events are at the Historic John Blue House in Laurinburg, NC (Only 15 miles north of the Inn).13040 X-Way Rd.,Laurinburg,NC.910-277-3599.
Numerous storytellers provide spellbinding entertainment. For more details & ticket info, Visit their website at: http://www.storyarts.info OR http://www.storytellingfestivalofcarolina.org
THE JOHN BLUE COTTON FESTIVAL
Visit http://www.johnbluecottonfestival.com for details. 2015 Dates for October 2015 to be announced. $4.00. 910-276-2496.
THE JOHN BLUE HOUSE & MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND COUNTY: 13040 X-Way Rd.,Laurinburg,NC. Call 910-276-2495 for hours as they vary. www.johnbluehouse.com
THE JOHN MCNEILL HOUSE
Home of poet-laureate John Charles McNeill 1874-1907. He was awarded NC's highest literary award, the Patterson Cup, presented to him by President Theodore Roosevelt. Hwy 401, Old Wire Rd & Sallie McNair Rd.,Wagram,NC. Call 910-277-3149 for varied hours.
RICHMOND TEMPERANCE HALL: Hwy 401,Old Wire Rd & Sallie McNair Rd. Call 910-277-3149 for varied hours.The Richmond Temperance & Literary Society was founded in 1853 with the purpose of elevating the moral and cultural life of the area. It was within these walls that society members publicly avowed abstinence from strong drink,debated public issues,and shared views of the literature of the age.
HAMLET DEPOT & MUSEUMS: 2 Main St., Hamlet, NC 910-582-0603. www.hamlethistoricdepot.org NATIONAL RAILROAD MUSEUM & HALL OF FAME, INC.: 120 East Spring St., Hamlet, NC. Hours: Sat & Sun 1-4PM. 910-280-9253 or 910-318-5225. Hamlet,NC was known as "The Hub of the Seaboard". "The Grab" Thrift Shop 910-582-3555,is operated 100% by volunteers and proceeds support the museums.