Nicknamed “the Garden City,” Orangeburg County has captivating natural beauty that separates it from the rest. From renowned gardens to its proximity to beautiful waterways, spending time outside in Orangeburg County is a breeze. With more than three dozen listings on the National Registry of Historic Places, Orangeburg has a little something for everyone. A wide assortment of annual festivals provide ample family-friendly entertainment and unique flavors of the community, like the Orangeburg County Fair, Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, and Taste of Orangeburg. Its location between the state’s capital, Columbia, and Charleston provides a logistical advantage to companies, bringing more business (and opportunity for talent) into the area.
There is no shortage of things to do in Orangeburg County, especially with its historical elements and captivating scenery. Stop by the Edisto Memorial Gardens for a tranquil afternoon, where you can find over 4,800 flowers, a butterfly garden, and plenty of children’s activities, plus the new Edisto Beer Garden in Orangeburg (opened in Summer 2023!). The Orangeburg Festival of Roses is not to be missed, as well as a slew of special and unique festivals the whole family can enjoy. The Grand American Coon Hunt kicks off the UKC calendar for the year and attracts visitors from across the country. For golf lovers, Hillcrest Golf Club is a must-visit and is rated one of the top municipal golf courses in the Carolinas. Looking for fun for the whole family? The Santee/Orangeburg Aquatic Center, and the Lake Edisto Park Project offer entertainment for all ages.
Searching for activities to keep your kids and young adults busy? Browse Orangeburg County’s recreation listings for sports, entertainment and more.
There are over 14,000 students in the Orangeburg County School District, and the local private school system offers an alternative option with nine schools dispersed throughout the county. A strong network of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), technical colleges, and community colleges are fostering the minds of next generation’s movers and shakers. Claflin University, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, and South Carolina State University attract and retain talent in the Region.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (Oct. 5, 2023 | South Carolina Department of Commerce) – West Fraser, one of the largest timber producers in North America, today announced it is growing its Newberry County sawmill operations with its third expansion in 10 years. The $17.7 million investment will create 30 new jobs. Founded by three brothers in 1955, West […]
ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. — Three of South Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will be involved in a nationwide project that has been awarded $10 million from the US Department of Energy. The Second life sMARt sysTems (SMART) project will work to solve the problem of the growing stockpile of electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries by […]