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Photos: Gilbert hosts food festival 'Spooktacular'

Halloween spirit and delicious aromas were in the air at Gilbert Community Park as the Foodees Food and Culture Festival returned to Lexington County for the second time this year with a three-day Spooktacular. more

New Brookland Tavern explains why it’s leaving West Columbia for Five Points

What was previously the longest continuously running music club in Lexington County will be moving across the Congaree River. more

Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Oct. 19

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Lexington farm looks to bring back heirloom pumpkin, once the local go-to for pies

The Dutch Fork pumpkin was once the preferred pumpkin for pies in South Carolina. And while that tradition has faded over time, one business is bringing it back to Lexington County. more

‘Using’ and the superstitions of Germanic immigrants to Lexington County

Besides the Lutheran religion and belief in superstitions, many of the Swiss-German and German immigrants brought with them to what would become Lexington County a belief in healing called “using” in English.  more

Lexington's Big Thursday keeps giving meaningful twist to Carolina-Clemson rivalry

The Carolina-Clemson rivalry captivates attention statewide each year. It’s also the crux of a perennial local fundraiser. more

Photos: Lexington County sheriff defends peanut eating crown at State Fair

A slight drizzle of rain didn’t hinder the Lexington County Blowfish’s 4th Annual Celebrity Boiled Peanut Eating Contest. more

Chapin Theatre supports breast cancer awareness with original play

Comedy with heart comes to the stage at the Chapin Theatre Company with the original play “Stilt Girl” written by Lou Clyde. The story gathers five uniquely different characters through … more

Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Oct. 12

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Photos: Gaston Collards & BBQ Festival highlighted titular Southern treats

The Gaston Collard & BBQ Festival brought both of those tasty Southern specialties and other attractions. more

Meet Me at the Rocket: 2023 highlights at the SC State Fair

The South Carolina State Fair is here, and many in Lexington County will make the short trip to Columbia to take advantage. more

Batesburg-Leesville invests in local arts festival

This year’s festival will host more than 25 local artisan and food vendors. Music will be performed by The Experiment and I-20 Horns. more

Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Oct. 5

Friday — Oct. 6 Fallapalooza (concert) The Icehouse Amphitheater (107 W. Main St.) celebrates the arrival of fall with a grunge heavy Fallapalooza event. Enjoy live music from Angry Chair: … more

Irmo theater cancels Nick Carter show. The Chronicle talked with him beforehand

The paper spoke with the Backstreet Boys singer under the condition that there would be no questions about recent sexual assault allegations made against him. more

Photos: Irmo Okra Strut rolls through 49th year

The Irmo Okra Strut, the town’s signature annual event was back in action Sept. 29-30. more

Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Sept. 28

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With 2023 festival looming, Irmo Okra Strut considers big changes for 50th anniversary

Irmo’s Okra Strut Festival, the town’s signature annual event, is back again this year to celebrate its 49th anniversary.  more

Photos: Clinton Sease Farm challenges you to conquer 8-acre corn maze

For nearly two decades a Lexington County farm has been bringing creative fun for local residents with its corn maze. more

#TinoTough: Community rallies around young baseball player diagnosed with cancer

A Lexington first grader is facing challenges unlike most kids his age, but he’s got help. more

Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Sept. 21

Thursday — Sept. 21 Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA (concert) If you’re a fan of the Swedish pop band ABBA, who sold millions of albums around the world, you won’t want … more

Photos: West Columbia draws big crowd for inaugural music festival

The city-backed Meeting Street Music Fest shut down its namesake corridor between State Street and Ninth Street. more

Lexington theater offers ‘unexpected interpretation’ of ‘Anne of Green Gables’

Village Square Theatre is putting a modern-day twist on a classic 19th century children’s novel. more

Chapin Art Trail, mural look to foster beauty, creativity in lakeside town

Chapin is artfully growing with a new downtown mural and an art trail, both unveiled during the town’s recent Labor Day festivities. more

Stay Here, Play Here: Lexington County events for the week of Sept. 14

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