Take a journey through Elgin, South Carolina to sample the local produce and delicacies as well as bask in its refreshing rural landscapes, culminating in the legendary catfish stomp which Elgin is famous for. Covered with rugged rural countryside and some lightly developed areas, as well as a decent helping of good ol’ Southern hospitality, the White Pond here has been noted for its undisturbed nature. However, things really heat up on the first Saturday of December, when Elgin hosts the annual catfish stomp. Here you will get to sample some of the best catfish you’ve ever eaten and Elgin’s premier community event also includes a traditional parade with live music. Other wonderful attractions can also be found in surrounding areas, a short drive from the center of Elgin.
1. Kershaw County Farmers Market
The place to be on Saturday mornings, the Kershaw County Farmers Market invites visitors to enjoy fresh produce, free range meats, flowers, honey, plants, baked goods, local hormone-free dairy and eggs, unique homemade products and much more. Here you will get the freshest, tastiest produce and find original South Carolina grown tomatoes, peaches and squash.
Fruits are allowed to ripen fully in the field and are brought directly to consumers with no gassing to simulate ripening processes, lengthy storage and long distance shipping. Emphasizing locally grown produce, the market supports SC agriculture and shares the joys of family farming, encourages independent growers and provides an alternative to corporate food production.
Kershaw County Farmers Market
Address: 222 Broad St, Camden, SC 29020, USA
Website: Kershaw County Farmers Market
2. A Taste of the South
Authentic Southern treats such as gourmet pecans, nuts, chocolates and gift baskets will leave you with a distinct reminder of your journey through Elgin. Since 1990, A Taste of the South has been sharing the secrets that southerners have long enjoyed and cherished.
This Mom and Pop family operation has quickly grown into a corporation with several thousand square feet of manufacturing and warehousing and a team of dedicated employees prepared to bring customers the best the south has to offer. Orders are fulfilled through a variety of mediums including phone, fax, as well as online or by catalogue.
A Taste of the South
Address: 3827 Broad River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210, USA
Website: A Taste of the South
3. Old Mill Antique Mall
Located in the historic West Vista in the River District, just across the river from downtown Columbia and with an expanded sales floor, Old Mill Antique Mall truly is “Where the Bargains Are”. This quaint antique mall is where you can browse a vast collection of furniture, antiques, toys, glassware, tools and collectibles sourced from over 75 dealers at reasonable prices.
With a lovely ambiance and 2 great restaurants (Creekside and The Old Mill), this mall is also convenient to the traffic arteries and helpful, friendly staff that just seem to know exactly where everything is.
Old Mill Antique Mall
Address: 310 State St, West Columbia, SC 29169, USA
Website: Old Mill Antique Mall
4. Governor's Cup Road Race
A fun filled community event for the whole family, the Governor’s Cup Road Race is a half marathon. Whatever your pace, you will feel right at home with great food and live bands amid a scenic race course. The Team Challenge and Carolina Kid’s Race are also not to be missed.
Launched in 1973 and one of the oldest, continuously conducted road race events in the Southeast, this event has provided the opportunity for the top distance runners in South Carolina and the Southeast region to compete in a race that meets the highest standards of competition and event management. The Governor’s Cup also continuously attracts thousands of participants looking for a great way to improve their fitness and overall health.
Governor's Cup Road Race
Address: 29201 Columbia, USA
Website: Governor’s Cup Road Race
5. Woodcreek Farms
If a solid game of golf is more to your liking, head on down to Woodcreek Farms. A highly recommended private club and top rated course, which has been touted as one of the best and most challenging courses in the Midlands of South Carolina, Woodcreek Farms is well maintained and has an excellent layout suitable for seasoned golfers.
Here, the beauty of nature is unforced, life is less hurried and time virtually stands still. Acres and acres of natural beauty with green open spaces, miles of trails and more than a dozen lakes along with wide corridors of golf fairways, provide a space that catches the eyes and warms the heart.
Address: 1712 Woodcreek Farms Road Elgin, SC 29045, USA
Website: Woodcreek Farms
6. Elgin Catfish Stomp
Zach marching in the Elgin Catfish Stomp Parade ( and no, I don't know how it came to be named that!!)Posted by Jackie Buzzetti on Saturday, 1 December 2012
Just in time for the holidays, bask in Elgin’s festival to end all festivals. A parade, gospel singing, a carnival with rides and games for the children and catfish, catfish, catfish! The Catfish Stomp is held annually the first Saturday of every December.
Mouth watering catfish stew specially prepared by the Blaney Fire Department and local volunteer firemen takes center stage at the Elgin Catfish Stomp, alongside fried catfish with “all the fixin’s". What better way to end your journey through Elgin!
Elgin Catfish Stomp
Address: 1200 Rose St, Elgin, SC 29045, USA
Website: Elgin Catfish Stomp
Experience the legendary catfish stomp in Elgin, South Carolina
Elgin, South Carolina offers local produce and delicacies as well as refreshing rural landscapes and good ol’ Southern hospitality, culminating in the legendary catfish stomp which Elgin is famous for. Sample some of the best catfish you’ve ever eaten along with a traditional parade and other wonderful attractions that can be found in surrounding areas, a short drive from the center of Elgin.
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