Main Street Laurens

Christmas celebrations this week prior to Saturday parades

Christmas parades across the county are set for Saturday, Dec. 1, but the Christmas season begins even sooner as Main Street organizations in Clinton and Laurens hold their tree lighting ceremonies and highlight their downtown retail businesses. Main Street Clinton will begin its celebration of “A Family Christmas” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29,, with its…

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Main Street Laurens: Saturday market, Shag Doctorz next Friday

Laurens, SC – Main Street Laurens’ Downtown Farmer’s Market, sponsored by GHS, will return Friday with more vegetables and eggs, popcorn, local honey and a vendor who offers locally made chow-chow, according to Main Street Laurens director Jonathan Irick. The market opens form  8 a.m. to noon, but it’s better to come early for the best selection.…

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Battlemud LC offers wet weekend event

 Laurens, SC –  When the GHS Battlemud Laurens County planning committee decided to change its annual mud run from August to May, it was primarily because of the typically dry conditions in August, so with the ample rains this week, it seems the move was a good one.    “It would be so dry we…

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Busy spring options across county

Laurens, SC –  Laurens County has its share of residents who assume “there’s nothing to do here,” but the next few weekends of this spring show the opposite is true. Starting today with the Joanna Textile Festival, the upcoming days and weeks offer everything from dancing to sporting tournaments and although some are ticketed fundraisers, they…

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Main Street Laurens selected for a $5,000 community vibrancy grant

Laurens, SC – For the second time in just two years, Main Street Laurens has been selected for a $5,000 Hughes Investments Elevate Upstate Grants, community vibrancy grant funds which will go toward the city’s brand new Food Truck Plaza, behind Verdin’s Too at the corner of N. Harper and Laurens Streets in hopes that it will…

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BBQ and much more at weekend fest

This weekend’s Squealin’ on the Square marks the 17th annual event which brings thousands into Laurens for a chance to savor beef brisket, barbecue chicken or ribs created by masters of the craft, but there are always those visitors who love the opportunity to try something different – or in the case of young children…

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June 30 Finally Friday! rescheduled

The rains have cleared out this afternoon, but another threat of rain this evening prompted Main Street Laurens to reschedule tonight’s Finally Friday! and the “Sweet Tea Soiree,” both of which had been set for tonight, June 30. Main Street has rescheduled the Sweet Tea Soiree and the featured musicians and singers, soulful gospel group…

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