Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Apple Harvest Festival in Waynesville, NC

Noted as one of the “10 Best Fall Harvest festivals in the Nation”, get ready to enjoy all the Annual Apple Festival has to offer! This one-day celebration highlights Haywood County of North Carolina’s agricultural heritage of the Fall season and will be held Saturday, October 21st from 19am to 5pm. It is also the… Read more »

Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen

Katharine Hepburn: a true icon of the stage and classic American cinema. With a career that stretched over six decades, Katharine has delighted a large audience and continues to do so to this day. To add an element to your “Kate” compulsion, you can view the exhibit at the Upcountry History Museum of “Katharine Hepburn:… Read more »

October 14th – Pumpkintown’s Pumpkin Festival!

It is that time of year again as the temperature cools off and pumpkin everything is here! Before the “pumpkin spice” craze, the Pumpkintown Pumpkin Festival was here in Upstate South Carolina. Held at the Oolenoy Community House, this festival has been a staple of the season for many years. Although the town of Pumpkintown… Read more »

Pendelton Fall Harvest Festival

Looking for something fun to do during this beautiful Autumn season in the Upstate with your family?  How about the Pendelton Fall Harvest Festival? The historic and charming Village Green of Pendelton will be the host for the 19th Fall Harvest Festival.  From 10am to 5pm on Saturday, October 14th you can stroll along the… Read more »

Get Ready for the Fall Foliage!

We live in one of the most sought after places when it comes to the Autumn season. Once the leaves begin to change into their vibrant colors, we see numerous visitors to the upstate of South Carolina and to the Western North Carolina region. A great resource for anyone interested in catching the best views… Read more »

Euphoria Greenville Next Week!

Next week is the start of Euphoria Greenville, which is a multi-day event that features food, wine and live music. This much anticipated long weekend starts Thursday, September 21st and last through Sunday, September 24th. Proceeds from Euphoria go back to the community by helping to fund Local Boys Do Good, a local non-profit. As… Read more »

Rush Hour

Trip and Judy Agerton had successful careers in Atlanta, but neither enjoyed the bumper-to-bumper drive home. “Now we take a cruise on the lake many evenings,” Trip said. “We drop anchor, uncork a bottle of wine, and watch the sun setting behind the mountains. We named the boat ‘Our Rush Hour’.” The Agertons searched all… Read more »

Perdeaux Fruit Farm

Further down Scenic Highway 11 you will come across one of South Carolina’s wonderful fruit farms. The Perdeaux Fruit Farm offers over 12 types of fruit with more than 100 varieties! They have your staples, such as apples and pears, but also carry other scrumptious fruit such as persimmons and muscadines but be sure to… Read more »

Jack Nicklaus Signature Course of The Reserve at Lake Keowee – ACSP Certified

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) for Golf Courses is an environmental certification program that aids golf courses in protecting the natural heritage of the game as well as the environment surrounding the course.  Since the beginning in 1991, now more than 2,300 golf courses in the United States are members and therefore provided with… Read more »

Update for Lake Keowee Dock Owners

There is no denying that Lake Keowee has brought enjoyment to countless people over the years. It is a pristine lake with crystal clear water! This lake is also home to a wide variety of fish and wildlife. With the beauty and wildlife in mind, Duke Energy and the Keowee-Toxaway Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) are… Read more »

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