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Collard Greens


Collard greens were designated as the official State Vegetable by Act Number 38 of 2011, as a result of efforts by Mary Grace Wingard, a third grader from Lexington, South Carolina. South Carolina ranks second in the nation in collard green production and Lexington County ranks first among counties in South Carolina in collard green production.

SC State Fair


The South Carolina State Fair has been at its location in Columbia since 1904. It was originally hosted by the State Agricultural Society of South Carolina, organized in 1839.



Pumpkintown in Pickens, SC was named after the field of pumpkins planted by settlers in the late 1700s. Every year they have a Pumpkin Festival to celebrate.