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Fall Harvest Festival In Pendleton SC - October 9, 2021

The Pendleton Fall Harvest Festival is always a fun family event. It is very casual and filled with great music, crafts and food!

Pendleton SC Fall Festival


It is great Fun in Pendleton!

We hope you will join us in Pendleton, SC for the 24th Fall Harvest Festival on the beautiful, historic square from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, October 9, 2021. . There will be craft and food vendors and great entertainment. It will be a wonderful event for the entire family.

The entertainment is always wonderful. There will be some chairs available but to be sure you have a seat, you will want to bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.

The food on the square and all around the square is wonderful so take your time and check them all out.

There will be a wide variety of vendors and lots of them - more than 80!

Come join us and see all our great Scarecrows! This year the Scarecrow Contest is sponsored by the Pendleton Area Business Council which is a part of the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce. We are excited about the new prizes and the new Artist Category. Be sure to check it out. You will be able to vote online a few days before the festival and then you can vote in person at the festival. There will be pictures of each of the scarecrows and you will be able to vote for your favorite in each category. The online votes will be added to the festival votes and winners announced toward the end of the festival.

The Vendor Application will become available around June. Be sure to call Town Hall if you would like to get on the email list to receive one. You will probably be able to download it off the town website as well.

The Entertainment Schedule will be posted here when it is finalized. It is always fun to see who will be on the stage this year!

Note: If you are interested in volunteering to help with this event, please call Town Hall at 864-646-9409.

Where is the Village Green in Pendleton, SC

Beautiful weather, Wonderful Crowd and Great Vendors

Pendleton Loves Fun, Creative Scarecrows

Pendleton Loves Fun, Creative Scarecrows

The Fall Harvest Festival is held on the historic Village Green in the quaint little village of Pendleton SC which was founded in 1790.

The Fall Harvest Festival is held on the historic Village Green in the quaint little village of Pendleton SC which was founded in 1790.

Celebrating 20 Years of Fall Harvest Festival in Pendleton SC

This festival has really grown over the last 20 years and just gets better and better every year. The one thing that has remained the same is the friendly, fun, family atmosphere! There is no place like it!

TJ Land and the Jolly Wingo Band - at the 14th annual Fall Harvest Festival in Pendleton SC

Charles Wood and Micah Hanks - performing at the 2012 Fall Harvest Festival in Pendleton SC

Pendleton Swingers performing at Fall Harvest Festival

Fun Old Fashioned Games at Fall Harvest Festival - Tug of War and More


Look for the Voting Booth and Cast your Vote for your Favorite in Each Category

The Scarecrow Contest is sponsored and organized by Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Scarecrow Contest is sponsored and organized by Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce.


2017 Scarecrow Contest

Our 2016 Pendleton Scarecrows

2015 Scarecrow Contest Video

Fun Video From Our 2012 Scarecrow Contest

2018 Fall Harvest Festival in Pendleton SC - October 6

Bring a chair and an appetite!

Bring a chair and an appetite!

Thank you for visiting - I hope you will leave a comment, too!

LadyDuck on September 27, 2013:

I would love to visit this fall festival.

cmadden on September 25, 2013:

We attended the Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square a couple weeks ago. I would love to visit Pendleton for this one as well!

anonymous on September 12, 2013:

An amazing presentation of an amazing community!

Treasures By Brenda from Canada on September 09, 2013:

It's definitely turning to fall here though some of the days are still quite warm.

Michey LM on September 07, 2013:

Nancy, I think Pendleton is the busiest town on East Cost... and you are in top of all events and advertise them brilliantly..

Shinichi Mine from Tokyo, Japan on August 25, 2013:

Fall is my favorite time of the year

LilyBird on August 25, 2013:

This sounds like fun! I'll have to see if they have a fall festival around here (I moved recently). Enjoy the festival!

RinchenChodron on August 22, 2013:

Looks like great fun!

Scott A McCray on July 14, 2013:

Haven't been to Pendleton in years - long ago I worked an outage at Oconee Plant.

anonymous on May 06, 2013:

I have enjoyed your festival several times and look forward to being a first-time craft vendor this year. Please send me needed information and fee or cost involved.

William Leverne Smith from Hollister, MO on April 08, 2013:

I have always liked Fall Harvest Festivals best! Thanks for sharing yours! SquidAngel blessed! ;-)

Alisha Vargas from Reno, Nevada on February 25, 2013:

Very neat! Certainly looks like a fun festival, I wish we had a harvest festival here.

anonymous on February 22, 2013:

My husband and I have come for years to do the Ride for Raptors, and after the bike ride we loved to check out the Festival, see the raptors on exhibit, and get some good eats. Last year the ride was held separate from the Festival. I hope this year they are back together again, because we really enjoyed both--the bike ride in the beautiful countryside, and the Festival music, vendors, and Raptors exhibit. We live in Spartanburg, SC.

norma-holt on December 31, 2012:

A new blessing on this lovely lens and may you have a wonderful, successful and happy 2013. Hugs

TravelEase on October 23, 2012:

Fascinating pictures !

sailor_man on October 11, 2012:

as interesting read

CristianStan on October 10, 2012:

I've never been to Pendleton, but from the pictures, looks like there is a lot of fun during this festival!

ideadesigns on October 06, 2012:

If I lived anywhere near I certainly would go! Thanks for a beautiful informative lens. :)

anonymous on October 02, 2012:

I love fall festivals! Sounds like your town of Pendleton has a great festival indeed!

Gr8fulGirl on September 26, 2012:

Awww, I wish I could go! It looks like so much fun :o) Thanks for sharing all the great photos and info. Hope you have a blast! Blessings from Maui, Wendy

ohcaroline on September 25, 2012:

Great presentation on the fall festival. Looks like a lot of fun!

Markstuffnmore on September 25, 2012:

Looks like lots of fun!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 10, 2012:

This looks like a fun fall festival.

Lisa Auch from Scotland on September 04, 2012:

How fantastic, and such a wonderful community. Fantastic page dedicated to the fun of your towns fall festival

Diva2Mom on September 04, 2012:

Wow, I would love to live there one day too! The Fall festival, events, people, community are enough to make me decide to move there one day, haha...NC, where I live near the beach, is also beautiful. However, if I'd have to move again, that would definitely be something like Pendleton, SC! Thanks to you for beautifully featuring and introducing it to me! You did an excellent job! Beautiful lens indeed! God bless you, my dear friend!

Kay on September 01, 2012:

Wow, you have really done a nice job on this page. I want to go now! Blessed!

Fay Favored from USA on August 31, 2012:

This is an event that I wouldn't want to miss if I lived in SC. You make everything sound like so much fun. I really enjoy reading about Pendleton events.

Paula Atwell from Cleveland, OH on August 30, 2012:

One of these days, I will visit your town. How inspiring. :)

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on August 29, 2012:

@norma-holt: Thank you so much for this special blessing and feature.

norma-holt on August 27, 2012:

It must be fun living in Pendleton as your lenses speak of so much happiness and joy about it and are great to read and the pics are wonderful. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2. Hugs

Ann Hinds from So Cal on August 26, 2012:

I love all the information you provide on Pendleton and if I ever make it to SC, it is the first place to visit on my list. Blessed

Country Sunshine from Texas on August 25, 2012:

Your Fall Festival sounds like a great deal of fun! Great article with a lot of useful information. If I'm ever up your way in October, I'll be certain to attend.

anonymous on August 24, 2012:

Oh the Fall Festival in Pendleton just looks like so much fun! I love that Golden Eagle! Blessed!

BestRatedStuff on July 09, 2012:

This looks like so much fun, great day for the family.

FestivalGirl on June 22, 2012:

I need to visit Pendleton!

pawpaw911 on June 18, 2012:

Looks like that would be the time to visit Pendleton.

Miha Gasper from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU on May 27, 2012:

This sure looks like great fun!

uticketit on October 18, 2011:

I like your article, very useful and inspiring. thank you.

sushilkin lm on October 14, 2011:

Thanks for sharing nice stuff !

SaintFrantic on October 09, 2011:

Great story.Thanks for sharing

patinkc from Midwest on October 07, 2011:

Thanks for adding this lovely lens to my October Holidays lens!

dahlia369 on October 03, 2011:

Nicely done lens & great resource. ***Angel blessed*** :)

andreaberrios lm on September 29, 2011:

I live in Greenville,SC and I would love to go to this Festival, it looks like awesome fun!! Thank you for sharing, now I have to go and check it out.

gypsyman27 lm on September 23, 2011:

When I actually left home to work, I would attend fall festivals in places I've been. I always enjoyed the experience. My ambition is limited these days or this is something I'd actually have attempted to become a vendor of one thing or another. It wouldn't be the first time, and I live in southeastern Virginia. Enjoy the festival, you took me back with this page. See you around the galaxy....

sousababy on September 22, 2011:

Looks like a great deal of fun indeed. Thanks for sharing. Take good care, Rose

trainstorm on September 16, 2011:


AmberLBarnes on September 08, 2011:

Can't wait for this year's festival! We love it all!

Tarra99 on October 15, 2010:

I soooooo want to come for a Bubba bake off! Blessed and featured here:

ulla_hennig on October 08, 2010:

This is another of your wonderful community lenses!

poutine on October 07, 2010:

Beautiful tribute to your town Fall Harvest Festival.Love to look at all those photos.

Sue Dixon from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK on September 29, 2010:

Your Pendleton lenses are a shining example of community lenses- I'm trying to follow some of your example! This festival looks great- blessed by a Squidangel today and added to my angel lens

Sue Dixon from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK on September 29, 2010:

Your Pendleton lenses are a shining example of community lenses- I'm trying to follow some of your example! This festival looks great- blessed by a Squidangel today and added to my angel lens

anonymous on September 26, 2010:

I could feel the fun in the air as I came in! That Bubba Bake Off is the coolest thing! Great pictures and wonderful love of your town shown here! Happy Fall Festival to all!

northamerica on September 20, 2010:

This outstanding page is now featured on my USA Food Festivals lens.

Deb Bryan from Chico California on September 20, 2010:

Fantastic Lens! I discovered it at the Pendleton SC Daily Paper (it was in the Live Twitter Feed). So glad I read your paper This lens is So Much Fun the even is sure to be a huge hit!

Joan4 on September 18, 2010:

Have fun at Fall Festival!

anonymous on September 17, 2010:

What a lovely event the Pendleton Fall Festival looks to be. And the weather looks like it will be perfect for an outdoor festival - over here we would be taking a risk!I love the way you use Squidoo to keep your community informed about what is going on Nancy :)

happynutritionist on September 14, 2010:

What wonderful fun this looks like...I love all the pictures. Wish it was closer...but we do have what they call an Autumn Lights Festival in our town, which is similar...and coming up soon. Have a wonderful time at your festival!

GrowWear on September 09, 2010:

Wow. You sure do make fall harvest festivals sound like fun, Nancy. I bet there's one no more fun than in your beloved hometown of Pendleton, SC.

HorseAndPony LM on August 24, 2010:

I love fall festivals and this one looks wonderful. We will be visiting a few new festivals in Colorado this year. I can't wait. Blessed!

Sherry Venegas from La Verne, CA on August 21, 2010:

I would love to be a vendor at this Harvest Festival. Looks like so much fun. The raptor reminds me of the Peregrines that nested on the 12 story building I used to work at. Haha the supervisors did not like that those birds got so much attention.

ElizabethJeanAl on August 16, 2010:

Fall festival are so much fun. It's a great opportunity to start the Christmas shopping.Thanks for Sharing,Lizzy

anonymous on August 11, 2010:

Terrific lens, Nancy. If folks don't want to visit with us in Pendleton after these great pics and info, then they REALLY don't know what they're missing!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on August 05, 2010:

@enslavedbyfaeries: Thank you so much! It has really been a special day!

enslavedbyfaeries on August 05, 2010:

I just stopped by to leave some Happy Birthday wishes for one of Squidoo's finest! :D

anonymous on July 09, 2010:

As usual, what a great lens, Nancy. The amount of time, effort, and creativity you bring to your terrific lens keeps everyone coming back for more! Thanks for all you do to let Pendleton's light shine bright!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on July 09, 2010:

@anonymous: It's the great leadership that makes the Fall Harvest Festival such a huge success!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on July 09, 2010:

@anonymous: That's right! Bring the kids and Ruthie will watch them for you! She's the best at making sure you see each and every activity!

anonymous on July 09, 2010:

Thanks to Nancy for another great lens about Pendleton!! The Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce and the Pendleton Area Council are proud to be the hosts of such a fine event. There is something for everyone at Fall Festival. Come out on October 9th and have fun with us on the green and make sure you bring the kids, it is a great festival for kids.

anonymous on July 09, 2010:

What a great lens! Fall Harvest Festival in Pendleton is only one of the things that make this little town of ours such a great place to live! Are of us who are involved in the Festival hope you'll come and enjoy the day with us, then come back for a visit!

Myrle-Beach-Photography on May 27, 2010:

This is a great lens. Very nice photos. If anyone is in the myrtle beach area, come check me out at Myrtle Beach Photography

poutine on April 26, 2010:

It looks like a great Fall Harvest Festival. The kind that I love to visit.Poutine

eccles1 on November 10, 2009:

What a great Fall Harvest Festival !! Happy Thanksgiving

Kiwisoutback from Massachusetts on October 16, 2009:

Looks like I just missed this event, but it looked like a lot of fun!

Michey LM on October 16, 2009:

Nancy, you love for your town always impress me.The Wings of an Angel Bless this lensRegardsMichey

anonymous on October 13, 2009:

Looks like it was a wonderful time! Was thinking of you and your home-town during the festival. I got my Squid Angel Wings toady and want to bless this great lens for you Nancy. Really do love this and you!Susie

Lee Hansen from Vermont on October 12, 2009:

Pendleton and its Harvest Festival look to me like a great destination for a fall vacation trip. My only visit to SC was to Beaufort about 10 years ago and it was delightful. Pendleton is closer to my home - you've got me thinking about a southern fall vacation next year.

anonymous on October 12, 2009:

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anonymous on October 09, 2009:

Nancy, you are just AWESOME. You covered everything. Thanks!!!! I love it!!

anonymous on October 09, 2009:

Nancy, you are just AWESOME. You covered everything. Thanks!!!! I love it!!

Mountainside-Crochet on October 09, 2009:

Terrific lens, OhMe. Fall Harvest Festival in Pendleton was wonderful. This was my first year to participate as a vendor and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was very well organized and run and I was so pleased to be a part of it. Congratulations on being honored by Pendleton as such a wonderful "ambassador through Squidoo" for our lovely little town.

aidenw from USA on October 08, 2009:

Fall is my favorite time of the year and I love festivals. If I ever visit Pendleton I will surely visit the Fall Harvest Festival. Thanks for blessing my Texas Renaissance Festival lens.

Karicor on October 05, 2009:

Looks like a blast. SquidAngel Blessings for this wonderful lens! ^:)^

Rhonda Albom from New Zealand on October 04, 2009:

Looks like a great event and lots of fun!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on October 03, 2009:

It looks like a great day in Pendleton SC for the Fall Harvest Festival. Thank you to Jean Vegod and her committee for all the hard work they have done putting this event together. Hope to see you on the square!

Jennifer P Tanabe from Red Hook, NY on October 01, 2009:

Oh it looks great, and the weather is quite a bit warmer than where I live. Wish I could be there! Maybe one year ...

anonymous on September 22, 2009:

Hello Queen OhMe! You make all the fun in Pendleton even more fun with all the love you put into your lenses. The Bubba Bake Off is a must see--I loved the turtle cake! I would certainly love to see the presentation on the raptors--what magnificent birds. I like how you mention a fall color is available in the video cam--Clemson Orange does sound irresitable! It's a cloudy day with drizzle in the northland and I knew just where to come for a little sunshine when Susie told me this morning that you have a Pendleton Fall Festival lens--confidentialy, I think she's a fan of yours--shhhh. Blessings on your head!

anonymous on September 20, 2009:

I see its 77 degrees there today, we're at about 66 in Fargo. ~ Just wanted to stop by and wish you the best time at the festival in October. I'll come by after the doings and see your updates.Great lens Queen OhMe...OhMy! :) Going to post it on Fargo Local and World News for awhile.This is "good" news! Susie

Evelyn Saenz from Royalton on September 17, 2009:

Sounds like Pendleton is the place to be this fall.

hlkljgk from Western Mass on September 15, 2009:

i just love fall celebrations. enjoy pendleton's!

anonymous on September 09, 2009:

I am looking forward to being a vendor at the Fall Festival in Pendleton this year. My business is called The Chocolate Funny Farm I sell merchandise that celebrates the humor associated with chocolate...T Shirts, NIght Shirts and Aprons with humorous quotes about chocolate printed on them. My best selling T Shirt says " There's a skinny girl inside me screaming to get out, but I can always shut her up with chocolate." My T shirts will be on sale for $12 at this festival. I will also be introducing the Chocolate Fairy Treat Jar at this festival. She is a must for all chocoholics! Hope to see you there.

ElizabethJeanAl on August 30, 2009:

I love going to festivals. I wish I could make this one.Beautiful lens.Lizzy

Adrienne Jenkins on August 16, 2009:

That's my next treat to myself...a Flip Video. Cool.

Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on August 05, 2009:

Look like of fun time...wish I could come. Maybe some year :)

Linda Hoxie from Idaho on August 02, 2009:

What a fun looking place to visit! Great lens!

bdkz on July 31, 2009:

Very nice!

Kathryn Darden on July 30, 2009:

Lovely informative lens!

anonymous on July 28, 2009:

This is such a fun family event on Pendleton's beautiful Village Green! We hope everyone will come and spend the day with us!

JanieceTobey on July 21, 2009:

Looks like a lot of fun!!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on July 18, 2009:

[in reply to sandyspider] Oh yes, Sandy. I have my Key to the City proudly displayed in our den.

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