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 during your time 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: email@example.com
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.
As is often the case in small towns,dates for the mentioned festivities for 2014 are not completely available. Though most of these events are annual, scheduled dates are typically known closer to the events. I have noted the months they are held for most events.
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
Various works of art, displayed by local and area artists, can be viewed and purchased in this historic arts council house.
*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, Fayetteville Ave.,Bennettsville 843-479-5630
APRIL 10, 2014 - GLORY CRAMPTON - FROM BROADWAY TO ABBEY ROAD. Glory Crampton, distingushed Broadway soprano will perform at the Marlboro Civic Center in Bennettsville on Thursday, April 10 @ 7:30PM.She recently recorded a CD called Unusual Way with the National Symphony Orchestra in London. She is considered a "critic's darling" having performed in more than 30 separate musicals and musical productions. Tickets are $15.00. For more information, call the Civic Center 843-454-9496 during the 1-5PM box office hours.Visit Glory Crampton's website: glorycrampton.com
PEACH FESTIVAL - July 2014 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.
SATURDAY, MAY 17,2014 STRAWBERRY FESITVAL @ McLeod Farms.
SATURDAY,JULY 12,2014PEACH 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
REVIVE AFTER FIVE: To be held in July and August of 2014 (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 - June 6,7,8, 2014 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, NC. Both towns are within 15 miles of the Inn.
CHERAW, SOUTH CAROLINA EVENTS:
CHERAW ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL.
April 2015: March 28 & 29th. 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
Thursday, April 24, 2014
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. Saturday May,10, 2014. 843-537-2821 10:30AM - 3:30PM.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.
MAY - "ALL THAT JAZZ" CRITERIUM BIKE RACE (Date in May for 2014 to be announced)
Watch cyclist race through Cheraw's Historic District while enjoying the shopping, food, and entertainment activities in downtown. 843-537-8425.
CONCERT SERIES -(Various different bands)- Held at the Community Center in Cheraw, SC.:
August 21, 2014
For more details, phone 843-537-8425.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 17,18 & 19,2014 . 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.
CHERAW HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: Usually the 1st Sunday in December. Early 19th and 20th century homes display their holiday finery. This Christmas Season event may possibly expand former years events and begin in late November 2013 through early December 2013. Still in the planning process! 843-537-0544 for updates.
LAURINBURG,NORTH CAROLINA EVENTS:
THE STORYTELLING FESTIVAL OF CAROLINA -
April 11 & 12,2014. 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. 2014 Dates 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.