South Carolina Poultry Festival
The South Carolina Poultry Festival is held annually on the second weekend of May. Since 1987, the festival has continued to grow and now draws over 100,000 people each year during this 3 day event. This wonderful family event has rides for small children and adults. On Saturday, many vendors line the streets of Main Street in the Leesville district to showcase and sale their crafts. The festival also consists of a parade, volleyball tournament, great food, 5K Run/Walk, fireworks display, music, and much more. To learn more about the festival, visit the South Carolina Poultry Festival website.
Peachtree 23 Yard Sale
Located on "The Ridge" in South Carolina, the Peachtree 23 Yard Sale event is a one-of-a-kind "stop and go experience" you don't want to miss!! Expanding 44 miles along SC Highway 23 - Batesburg-Leesville to Modoc, SC - running through 7 towns you will find everything from clothing, jewelry, furniture, household items, and much more. Also, along the route, you will find Farmers & Artist's Markets carrying fruit and vegetables in season, and local restaurants will be ready to nourish you when you need to re-fuel. Peachtree 23 occurs annually on the first Friday & Saturday in June. Each Town suspends yard sale permits for the event, but ask that you contact individual Town Halls to sign up.
For more information, please visit the Peachtree 23 website at www.Peachtree23.com or contact the Batesburg-Leesville Town Hall at (803) 532-4601.
National Night Out
National Night Out, a yearlong community building campaign, is designed to: (1) heighten crime prevention awareness, (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs, (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and (4) send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Along with traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, Batesburg-Leesville celebrates National Night Out, in conjunction with Lexington County Sherriff's Department, by hosting a block party at Leesville College Park. This event includes a cookout, fun activities for children of all ages , visits from local officials and law enforcement, safety fairs, and youth events.
Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
The Batesburg-Leesville Chamber of Commerce host an Annual Christmas Parade every December. In addition to the parade the annual Tree Lighting follows where activities include photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus, refreshments, marshmallow roasting and live entertainment.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Since 1991 the Town of Batesburg-Leesville has hosted a community Easter Egg Hunt at Leesville College Park. The event is held the week before Easter and features an egg hunt for ages six and under, games, activities, food and more.
Halloween on Main
Batesburg-Leesville's Halloween on Main event has grown of the past several years and is now one of the town's signature events. Incorporating the town's wide Main Street into a pedestrian friendly (no cars allowed) promenade with homes hosting trick or treaters while church's fill the grass median to provide more treats than tricks to all the "little monsters" at the family friendly event.