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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.

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.

Ghosts and Legends


South Carolina is home to its share of ghosts and legends. Watch this video about the ghost haunting the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon in Charleston, SC.

Charles F. Bolden


Born in Columbia, SC, Charles F. Bolden, Jr. was the head of the NASA federal agency from July 2009 to January 2017. He is a retired US Marine major general and former NASA astronaut.

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.