- Rock Around the Clock (September or October): Fairfield’s most popular festival is Rock Around the Clock, when a variety of bands and entertainers “rock” around the oldest continuously running clock in the nation, built in 1833 and located in historic downtown Winnsboro. The two-day festival hosts activities for all ages, including a parade, a street dance, a showcase of classic cars and motorcycles from all over the southeast, a 5K run, plus train rides and a climbing wall for kids!
- Pig on the Ridge (November): The town of Ridgeway hosts its annual Pig on the Ridge BBQ Cookoff, where teams from all over the southeast compete for prize money, trophies, and “best BBQ” bragging rights. Folks from all around South Carolina and neighboring states come to enjoy a weekend of food, fun, and festivities.
- Arts on the Ridge (May): During this lovely weekend, residents and visitors enjoy visual, performing, and literary arts showcased through live shows, performances, demonstrations, book signings, and more.
- Wings & Wheels Air Festival (May): Come take flight during the annual Wings & Wheels Air Festival at the Fairfield County Airport in Winnsboro. Enjoy plane or helicopter rides (for a fee), or if you’d rather stay on the ground, enjoy a classic plane exhibit and skydiving demos. Not to mention, there’s great food, music, arts and craft vendors, face painting, and more.
*Image credit: Rock Around the Clock Festival