It was a great weekend for visitors to Summerton, S.C. in Santee Cooper Country. It kicked off Friday night with Birdfest at Pineland Farm just outside the town. This Bluegrass Festival drew thousands of visitors and campers for an enjoyable weekend of music, BBQ cookouts, and family fun.
On Saturday, Summerton hosted the Annual Spring Fling Car Show in the town square. The car show is fun, informative and educational. Funds raised through the show are used to help Clarendon County families through the Community Angels Fund.
Finally, the Briggs vs. Elliott Festival was also held in Summerton this weekend. The historic Briggs v. Elliott court case led to the end of nationwide school segregation across the US. The parade and festival started at noon Saturday, followed by a worship service at the Historic Liberty Hill AME Church.
In the meantime, tens of thousands of visitors to the area were also out on Lake Marion and across Santee Cooper Country – fishing, hunting, camping, boating, hiking, biking, kayaking and much more. For more detail, check out the Summerton SC: Nature & Outdoor Recreation web site.