ARTS/FESTIVALS - Bennettsville, Cheraw, Laurinburg
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, or email: email@example.com
The Marlboro Area Arts Council
www.marlboroarts.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
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.
JULY 2014 (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
REVIVE AFTER FIVE: To be held in July and August of 2014 (Dates to be announced). Location: Bennettsville Community Center on Marlboro St. $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
JUBILEE ARTS FESTIVAL - 2014 date to be announced.
Many forms of the arts can be enjoyed at this annual arts fest. Fest is still in the planning stages for this years event. We will announce details at a later date. You can also contact the Marlboro Arts Council - 843-479-6982.
FALL FOR MARLBORO FESTIVAL:
Date to be announced for end of October 2014. Festival is from 3-6PM in downtown Bennettsville. You can walk from Breeden Inn! Admission is free, though there may be costs associated with some of the events.843-479-6982.
Food and Bake sale
Arts and crafts vendors
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 2014 dates 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 three day 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
2014 date 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 gardens, afternoon tea, art, and music in early May 2014. Date to be announced. 843-537-2821
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.
Cheraw,SC: JAZZIN' IN JULY - 2014 date to be announced. 6-8PM. Location: Theatre on the Green. Reception: Passed Hors d'oeuvres. Tickets - Cheraw Chamber 843-537-76891.
THE SOUTH CAROLINA ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 2014 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.
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 -
Dates for April,2014 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. 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.