Of the four seasons, there’s something special about the way fall engages the senses. The bright colors of the changing leaves, the smoky smells of fireplaces and nighttime bonfires, the tastes of hearty stews and other foods that are “too heavy” to eat during our long, hot summers, and the feel of cool air against one’s cheeks or a warm, slightly scratchy wool, the sounds of excited crowds during a tense game or lining the streets during a parade…here in Carolina, truly nothing could be finer!
It’s time to enjoy a full season of UPCOMING EVENTS:
- October 26-28: Palmetto Fall Championships
- October 27: Culinary Creations: A Journey into Healthy Eating at the Sumter County Library (educational series; through November 10)
- October 31: Mall-A-Ween at Sumter Mall
- November 2: Sip and Stroll hosted by Sumter Senior Services
- November 4: “Mutt Strut,” hosted by the Sumter SPCA
- November 9: Colin Quashie: “The Plantation (Plan-ta-Shun)” at the Sumter County Gallery of Art through January 11, 2013
- November 9: “Native Sun”: Fahamu Pecou at the Sumter County Gallery of Art through January 11, 2013
- November 9-10: Sumter Little Theatre Cabaret Night
- November 10-11: Heather McCoy Benefit Softball Tournament
- November 11: Sumter County Veteran’s Day Ceremony
- November 11: SC Roller Derby State Championship
- November 13-18: Friends of the Sumter County Library Book Sale
- November 14: 19th Annual Big Wednesday at USC Sumter
- November 15: Carolina Backcountry Oyster Roast at the Sumter County Museum
- November 17: Firefighters BBQ Challenge
- November 17: Fall Harvest Parade
- November 17: Eastern District Soccer Championships
- November 22: 30th Annual Turkey Trot 5K hosted by the Sumter Family YMCA
Of course, these are not all of the events going on in the Sumter community—and more are being added even as you read this! For more info, please call the Swan Lake Visitors Center at (803) 436-2640, 1-800-688-4748, or visit online at www.sumtertourism.com.
And welcome, Autumn! We’re so glad you’re here!