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Pendleton, SC Happenings

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Town of Pendleton, SC

Come join the fun in Pendleton!

Come join the fun in Pendleton!

Happenings Around Pendleton, SC

Pendleton SC is a small historic town nestled in the foothills of the Upstate. With a population inside the town limits of approximately 3,000 people, it is filled with charm and wonderful folks.

This page is intended to keep you informed of events and other news about Pendleton SC. Even though we are a small community, we have a lot going on as you can see by the listings. I hope that everyone will feel free to let me know of their event or news so I can add it to the list.

Note: I am just a community volunteer and do not work for the town of Pendleton. This is just something that I do on my own. If you need more information about an event, please call the number listed for that event. I just post what I am given. Thank you.

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Pendleton Fall Harvest Festival 2020 Has Been Canceled

Due to Covid-19, the festival has been canceled but the Scarecrow Contest will go on.

Please see the information and important dates below concerning the Scarecrow Contest!

2020 Scarecrow Contest

Get your creative juices flowing and lets make this the best Scarecrows ever!

Get your creative juices flowing and lets make this the best Scarecrows ever!

Pendleton SC Scarecrow Contest Rules and Application


Pendleton Area Business Association (PABA)

  • Pendleton Area Business Association
    Pendleton Area Business Association invites you to visit our wonderful town with quaint shops, great restaurants and lots of interesting history.

Join Friends of the Park


Pendleton Garden Club

Thank you, Pendleton Garden Club

Thank you to all the volunteers who have done such a beautiful job on the Masonic Courtyard and planters. Our town is beautiful

Interested in joining the Pendleton Garden Club?

For more information, call Davie Kirkley at 646-6291

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Dues: $20/year






Thank You Pendleton Garden Club - for the great work you do around our town

Pendeton Garden Club

Pendeton Garden Club

The Pendleton Garden Club does a lot of work around town but my favorite spot is the Masonic Courtyard. It looks so beautiful. Davie Kirkley and Lorett Hayes have really worked hard this spring making it look extra special.

Supper On Us, Pendleton


SOUP is now a separate 501 3 (c) charity! We congratulate SOUP on this important organizational step to ensure the longevity of this important and much needed community ministry. Donations to SOUP may now be sent to:

SOUP, Inc.

P.O. Box 683

Pendleton, SC 29670.

Clemson Little Theatre

Located in the Pendleton Playhouse

Clemson Little Theatre Website

The Clemson Little Theatre's standard show times for adult productions are 8:00 P.M. on Friday and Saturday; 3:00 P.M. on Sunday. Standard ticket prices are $15 for Adults ($17 for a musical); $7 for College Students (with ID) and Youths under 19 years.

Clemson Area Youth Theatre (CAYT)'s productions start at 7:30 P.M. on Friday and Saturday; 3:00 P.M. on Sunday. Standard Ticket prices are $10 for Adults; $7 for College Students (with ID) and $5 for Youths under 19 years.

Season tickets are $65 for Adults; $30 for College Students (with ID) and Youths under 19 years.

Please call the box office at 864-646-8100 for reservations. The Clemson Little Theatre is located at the Pendleton Playhouse, 214 South Mechanic Street in Pendleton, SC.

Submitted by: Barry G. Richards, Publicity Committee; cell: 864-723-4981

Reserve a Shelter at Veterans Park - Call Town Hall 646-9404


Imagine Anderson - Great information Video for Anderson Co

Let's make Anderson County the best it can be!

Trailer for the Documentary of Jane Edna Hunter's Life - starring local talent!

Read more about Jane Edna Hunter in this article that appeared in the Anderson Independent Dec 2011 in preparation for the big birthday celebration that was held last year.

PreSchool and AfterSchool Programs

Pendleton United Methodist Church



The PEEPS AFTERSCHOOL Program has openings for this coming school year. Call for more information.

Pendleton United Methodist Church Website

Scouting in Pendleton

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts

NOTE: It is our belief that all boys should have the opportunity to participate in Cub Scouts. Money is tight for everyone, and we do no want finances to be the reason that a boy is denied participating in our events. If you would like to be considered for financial assistance, please complete the FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE REQUEST and submit it to April at the next meeting. (Form can be found on the web-site, or available directly from April) We have resources at the Pack, Chartering Organization, and District Levels in which you may qualify for assistance.

Cub Scouts Pack 94 meets every Tuesday evening at 7pm at the Pendleton United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome to come out and check us out. We are looking for anyone who may want to try out a Leadership role with Scouts between the ages of 7-11. If you know of a boy almost turning 7 and would like to try their hand at the Cub Scouts by all means come on out and take a look around. Feel free to email me anytime, Chris Slice -

See you Tuesday at the Pack meeting!

Pendleton Historic Foundation Needs Volunteers - Get Involved and Help Perserve Our Past

Pendleton Historic Foundation

Pendleton Historic Foundation

T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena

A multipurpose facility designed to promote the livestock industry, tradeshows, and more.

For the latest information, contact arena director Charles Williams at (864) 646-2717, or Cathy Putnam at (864) 646-2718.

Garrison Arena

Attention Seniors

Are you familiar with OLLI?

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Clemson University is a membership organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for mature adults to further their knowledge in both academic and recreational pursuits in a format that best suits their lifestyles. Although primarily attended by retirees, the classes are designed for any adult 50 years of age and better. There are no prerequisite educational requirements for attendance. There are no tests, no homework, and no final exams. Our courses are strictly for the joy of learning. You may contact us at OLLI or (864) 656-6912 or

Meals On Wheels Needs Drivers

Anderson County South Carolina

Pendleton is in need of drivers for

Meals On Wheels.

Share just 2 hours a week of your time

for a great community service.

If you would like to help out in this great

cause please contact me.

Leslie Stafford 225-0551

Senior Fellowship

Meets Thursdays 9:30 - noon at First Baptist Church

Senior Fellowship is a group of approximately 25 senior adults from the Pendleton and surrounding communities who meet every Thursday morning 9:30-noon at First Baptist Church in Pendleton. Their ages range from 50 to 88, with every age in between. Our group of senior adult men and women enjoy a coffee snack in the morning, followed by activities, devotional, fellowship, and lunch. We're growing every week and invite anyone age 50 or older to join us for a great time.

Anderson County Library Book Club



Your Comments Are Appreciated! - Share your thoughts, events, and news about Pendleton

Deborah Cantrell on November 11, 2019:

Discovered this page by accident. Great information. Thanks. on March 02, 2019:

Is Clemson have the old farm days at Woodburn this year?

Thanks for the good information.

Tina on November 24, 2018:

How come the calendar for events doesn't continue through November and December. The lighting of the tree the sale going on on the square today November 24 th

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on March 09, 2018:

We may be small but we stay busy. That's for sure!

Connie Rasbury on March 08, 2018:

So many wonderful events!

Nicholas Zerbst on January 27, 2017:

Happy Friday! My name is Nick and I'm a Human Resource Specialist at Waffle House. We're opening some restaurants in the area! We have a need for smiling faces to join our team. I was wondering if anyone knows any events that engage our residents about job opportunities in the area? I'd love to volunteer to speak at any event about finding a career, even if it's not Waffle House related.

-Residents interested in serving or cooking can apply here: ($9-13 an hour)

-Residents who have a 4 year degree and are interested in management can apply here: (about $50,000/year the first year, $100,000/year 6 years in with good performance)

Davie Kirkley on March 21, 2015:

Nancy, this is so great! Why in the world everyone in Pendleton doesn't go to these pages to keep up. They are wonderful! Teach me how to share this on the garden club page.

Prasad on February 04, 2015:

Great to see all the news from Pendleton. Thanks for updating it regularly....


KonaGirl from New York on May 01, 2013:

It sounds like Pendleton is quit the small town.

Bartukas on April 23, 2013:

Interesting lens :P

anonymous on March 12, 2013:

This is an amzing Community Page Nancy :)

Cara on February 23, 2013:

Pendleton sounds such a lovely town. There seems to be so much going! Great lens.

anonymous on February 09, 2013:

Hope everyone will come to the free Bluegrass Concert at Tri-County Technical College's Pendleton Campus after the Spring Jubilee on April 6. Visit for more info!

Onemargaret LM on September 24, 2012:

Sounds like a really nice place. Thank you for sharing.

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

We sure are looking forward to the Fall Harvest Festival and Historic House Tour. The Scarecrow Contest is going to be such fun!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on August 07, 2012:

@anonymous: Oh, you say the sweeeeetest thangs!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on August 07, 2012:

@mihgasper: that's right, we are never bored. We may be small but we definitely are not boring

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on August 07, 2012:

@Michey LM: Oh Thank you so much, Michey, for those kind words

Michey LM on August 07, 2012:

I come back to tell you how much I admire your love for your town, and in how many way you try to help events in this authentic Southern town.Your patriotism and the love of Pendleton are truly remarkable and define you with grace.

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

You are never bored in Pendleton:-)

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on May 27, 2012:

@anonymous: Oh Jean. You are the sweetest thang!

anonymous on May 27, 2012:

@Othercatt: Trust me.....we do appreciate her!

anonymous on March 28, 2012:

Great updates, Nancy. You are the best pom-pommer that Pendleton ever had!

Othercatt on February 03, 2012:

Oh my goodness! How do you keep up with all this? I hope the townspeople appreciate you!

Ann Hinds from So Cal on January 25, 2012:

This is a great way to use Squidoo to share the happenings in Pendleton and interesting to read as an outsider. Makes me want to hop in the car and head there.

VillaDejaBlue on January 06, 2012:

Nice lens.

jadehorseshoe on December 29, 2011:

Perfect Lens!

andreaberrios lm on October 26, 2011:

I'm from Greenville, not that far from Pendleton! Beautiful place and beautiful people! Blessed by an angel!

uticketit on October 18, 2011:

Thanks for Great post. I really like this article.

sushilkin lm on October 14, 2011:

Thanks for sharing nice,

trippste on August 01, 2011:

Awesome lens! So much great information about Pendleton!

Grandma-Marilyn on July 16, 2011:

Wow! I bet it is a lot of work keeping this caught up. Great lens.

kismetsc on July 16, 2011:

Wow, Nancy you live in South Carolina too! I am glad to have found another South Carolinian although I live in the Pee Dee. This is a great lens on current happenings in Pendleton.

Michey LM on May 12, 2011:

It is amazing, you keep adding on this lens and I think very few towns can muster so many events, happenings, so much pride and activities.Nancy you are the greatest, I admire you.

Michey LM on December 07, 2010:

Your pride and love of your town always impress me, so you have my blessing for being such a good example of dedication.

anonymous on November 11, 2010:

I heard that my niece Lyndsie Parker is supposed to sing in the PHS choir on the Fox Town Takeover and I want to say hello to her and all the people of Pendleton. I used to live in Anderson but now I live in Canberra, Australian Capitol Territory, Australia. Sure wish I could be there to help your town celebrate. I have fond memories of times spent around Pendleton and at Seneca dancing at the Chicken Shack. Best Wishes and I will attempt to watch you all online. Cheers, Kathy Evans

Bus Stop Toy Shop on October 29, 2010:

Wow! That's a comprehensive old list of things to do - when I manage to take that vacation ;) , I won't have a moment to spare!

Liz Mackay from United Kingdom on October 29, 2010:

Why do I live so far away?

anonymous on October 29, 2010:

Incredible what you have done with this page. Great job on a great lens.

LoKackl on August 26, 2010:

i see Pendleton Happenings is a mere 4 point off top 100 in local as I write this. Maybe this bit of Angel dust will do the old heave ho!

anonymous on March 22, 2010:

Oh My, OhMe! There is a lot happening in Pendleton, SC this spring! What a lovely place it seems to be and they are so lucky to have you as one of their fine residents!

ulla_hennig on February 23, 2010:

I am fascinated by this lens - the work you put into it and the way you use the possibilities of squidoo to present your town to your readers. I am sitting here in Berlin at my computer, reading the news about Pendleton - wow!

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on January 18, 2010:

Nancy, being only a one-year resident of Pendleton, I really appreciate having this lens to keep me informed about the events and 'happenings' in and around Pendleton. And your Pendleton Happenings Facebook Group is a fantastic place to both keep informed and let others know about events you need to get the word out about. You do a good community service here for and about Pendleton!

WhiteOak50 on October 22, 2009:

Congratulations on the big news!!

Sandy Mertens from Frozen Tundra on October 21, 2009:

Congratulations on The Anderson Independent Mail. Wow you really are the Queen! This is a fantastic lens. Love it!

Laniann on October 21, 2009:

Congratulations OhMe on The Anderson Independent Mail adding portions of your Pendleton Happings in the Hometowner section of the paper.

Patricia on October 21, 2009:

Great news! What an awesome town!

GrowWear on October 21, 2009:

Blessed by a SquidAngel. Congratulations for making Pendleton, SC a town that's loved all over the world. :)

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on October 15, 2009:

Always so interesting and informative to learn what's happening in Pendleton. This lens is such a great source for Pendleton residents and anyone planning a visit to Pendleton. Thanks for all you do keeping it current, Nancy.

Eugenia S. Hunt on October 06, 2009:

What a great place to grow up and how I miss it...especially since my visit in September!! It's a happy little town filled with wonderful memories for me! Thanks so much for bringing it to life the way you do in your lenses!

anonymous on August 31, 2009:

It was a delight to visit Pendleton once again through your lens. I do believe you have added a few things since I was here last. I was thinking that this is kind of a lensography of your Pendleton lens all in one nice place, a happy place for sure. I see its 70 F there today, kind of a cool day. I don't think we ever did get summer in Fargo this year, a teaser here and there. The weather pattern has been different to say the least, but I like it on the cool side for being outdoors. ~ Hope the Farmers Market is a lot of fun and I see Peeps is one I'll be checking out to see what you are up to. ~ Best wishes always!!!

anonymous on June 05, 2009:

I feel like I just visited Pendleton in person ! What a great lens and a great way to present it. I've only been to Charleston (Kiawah Island) for a few days vacation so don't know much else about the state of SC. The videos really do show what a great town you have there. I will lensroll yours with my Boy Scout lens. Greetings to Pack 94 & Troop 94 from Pack 4 & Troop 4 in Logan Township NJ ! We are a Scouting family and love to give Shout Outs to other Scouts!

Mountainside-Crochet on May 16, 2009:

Hello, OhMe. I'm now in NY State on my 4th family visit of my month-long trip throughout the midwest and east coast. So pleased to have this Pendleton Happenings lens to keep track of what is going on at home. I'm enjoying my visits, but beginning to get homesick for Pendleton, so appreciate being able to 'look in' now and then. Thanks for continuing to update this informative and interesting lens.

anonymous on May 09, 2009:

I was fascinated looking at all the things that go on in Pendleton seeing as I am fairly new here. I am originally from Manchester Connecticut where we had the Cheney Mills.....I also found out that Cheney Mills was on Cherry Street....can anyone give me some information, photos, town's historical society would be very interested in these things.. thanks for your help..Dolores

teamlane on April 23, 2009:

Blessed by a SquidAngel today! Colleen :o)

Mihaela Vrban from Croatia on April 19, 2009:

OhMy, OhMe! This is wonderful! I have never seen anyone on Squidoo spending so much time promoting her/his hometown. Hope it's not too late to bless this lens? :) Let's keep it on #1 place longer to show people how outstanding lenses look like!

jaye3000 on April 18, 2009:

I just love your lenses. Looks like a nice place with a lot to do. Maybe one day...

Michey LM on April 13, 2009:

Hi! OhMe everything you write about Pendleton is a reflection of your love for this town. I am miles away (New Jersey) but you convinced me that Pendleton has a beautiful community, very active, very real. The Easter Egg Hunt is so good, and I deeply appreciate your love for your town. We need more enthusiasts as you and Joan4.All the best for all my Squidoo friends on Pendleton.Michey

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on April 12, 2009:

Thank you for visiting here. Yes, Pendleton is a fun place to be and the Easter Egg Hunt was so neat.

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on April 12, 2009:

[in reply to GrowWear] Thank you so much MiMi. It was a fun morning. I am still learning how to operate my little Flip camera.

Barkely on April 12, 2009:

Looks like a fun place to be:-)

GrowWear on April 12, 2009:

That was so cool -- especially the little guys and gals and hearing those folks tell you that they visit this page!! Kudos!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on March 30, 2009:

[in reply to KathrynGrayson] You're the sweetesssssst thang there ever wuz.

KathrynGrayson on March 30, 2009:

I love Pendleton!!!! and my Aunt Nancy!!

Laniann on March 27, 2009:

Great April events - finding the perfect craft gift along with eating pie is a great way to spend your day. My highschool was the Bentley Bulldogs! 5 Stars for you.

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on March 07, 2009:

[in reply to KimGiancaterino] You are too funny. I am completely satisfied being a Self Appointed Promoter of Pendleton better known as a SAPP.

KimGiancaterino on March 07, 2009:

I hereby nominate you for Mayor of Pendleton!

Tiddledeewinks LM on March 02, 2009:

Great lens! I'd like to do karaoke in each of the 48 lower states, so if I get down to S.C., I'll know where to go.

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on February 28, 2009:

[in reply to ElizabethJeanAllen] I thought maybe you would come to Spring Jubilee. It will be loads of fun!

ElizabethJeanAl on February 23, 2009:

I WILL make it to Pendleton this summer!Lizzy

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on February 09, 2009:

[in reply to steveffeo] Thanks for visiting. We are a little over 100 miles from Columbia.

steveffeo lm on February 09, 2009:

Hi Nancy great lens I love S.C. I went to bootcamp at Ft. Jackson how far is Pendleton from Ft Jackson?

steveffeo lm on February 09, 2009:

Hi Nancy great lens I love S.C. I went to bootcamp at Ft. Jackson how far is Pendleton from Ft Jackson?

anonymous on February 07, 2009:

A very nice lens on Pendleton Happenings, informative and fun! You sure do put love into your lenses, Nancy! It shines though. - Thank you for visiting Gackle and for adding a link to this wonderful lens. I feel like you gave me your stamp of approval! :)- My security word is: 'megalove' how fitting!

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on February 02, 2009:

[in reply to Cherry Garrison] Glad you enjoyed them and I appreciated your contribution about Boscobel. Thank you.

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on February 02, 2009:

[in reply to Joan4] Oh I had such a great time. It just went by too fast. We will have to plan on doing it again real soon.

Joan4 on February 02, 2009:

Great video of our happy time at Split Creek Farm. Thank you! It was such a fun afternoon!

sittonbull on January 21, 2009:

Do you ever sleep? I don't know how you do it all... and even more amazing is how well you do it all! I know how much time this lens must take, and that's besides the time spent on the other 5 Pendleton lens and the Jubilee lens and and the Park lens... I'm just floored, amazed and in awe at the depth of your commitment and generosity to the town you love! Faved and of course 5*****

Nancy Tate Hellams (author) from Pendleton, SC on January 21, 2009:

[in reply to Diane] Thank you for your kind comments. I love to hear from the locals as well as other Squidoo lensmasters. Feedback such as yours lets me know if this is being read and appreciated.

anonymous on January 21, 2009:

This is a great way to find out what's going on in the area. I always enjoy the new additions and information about what's changed and what's new. Thanks also for including info on surrounding areas. It's a great way to stay "plugged in."

luvmyludwig lm on January 18, 2009:

welcome to the Squidoo Skidoo Group, glad you joined us!

anonymous on January 12, 2009:

What a great thing you are doing for the Town of Pendleton! You are the best.

Jeff Wendland from Kalamazoo, MI on January 05, 2009:

It looks like there is always something fun to do in Pendelton.

ElizabethJeanAl on January 03, 2009:

There's always something new going on in Pendleton.Lizzy

ElizabethJeanAl on December 23, 2008:

Have a wonderful Christmas from the Totally Awesome Lenses Group.Lizzy

Joan4 on December 21, 2008:

This lens is a perfect example of how a small town with no newspaper of its own - can keep in touch with the community! I love it!

anonymous on December 21, 2008:

pssst, be sure to let Miss Pitty Pat know that Rick snores! LOL - Kathy

mr-bullet on December 21, 2008:

Hey Nancy, just wanted to check out my new temporary home! * chuckle * - Rick

Bellezza-Decor from Canada on December 17, 2008:

What a lovely lens. Makes me think I should do one for my town - 5*!

anonymous on December 16, 2008:

cool lens ;) 5

christmasangel on December 14, 2008:

I hope I can make a great lens like this someday

anonymous on December 10, 2008:

I did enjoy the Amazing Grace song. She has a beautiful voice. Nice lens!!!!! Thanks!

KatherineClark on December 10, 2008:

Nancy, Sounds like a lovely hometown. Would love to visit SC one day soon. Thanks for all the great information. Very interesting lens.

Tobbie LM on December 02, 2008:

Caught your squidcast OhME, great lens, great community spirit. 5*****

marsha32 on December 01, 2008:

thanks for sharing both the informaton and the photos.

daidamia on November 25, 2008:

Sounds great to make this lens as being a small community.I appreciate your collection of listings.For more info have a look at my the afterschoolhelp blog

sheenapriyadarshini on October 31, 2008:

Thanks for sharing the information. Great lens

anonymous on October 20, 2008:

I loved the 2008 Fall Festival. You did a good job with your first youtube, Ohme. My favorite things about the festival were the amazing raptors, the wonderful plants, the FOOD, the music, the dancing, the weather, and of course Split Creek Farm products. Thanks for the great job you are doing for Pendleton. Remember the MTM Motto: LIVE OUT LOUD!!!

Joan4 on October 16, 2008:

Sandra Gantt is absolutely amazing! What beautiful talent!

ElizabethJeanAl on October 12, 2008:

Pendleton always has something going on. It sounds like a great town to live in.Lizzy

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