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A trip to Aiken means getting outdoors, experiencing history, meandering through beautiful parks and bustling shopping. As you explore Aiken you will notice a thriving downtown that has much to offer. Aiken hosts world-class events and festivals showcasing music, dance, outdoor concerts, food, history, and much more. In Aiken there's always something new to discover.

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Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, an avid shopper, or a history buff Aiken has more than enough to keep you on the go. See what Aiken has to offer!


Aiken Festivals & Events

Aiken festivals and events are certainly world class--from  prestigious equestrian events, to street festivals, to one-of-a-kind celebrations you won't find anywhere else!

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The Aiken Horse Show

Join us in celebrating a 103 year old Hitchcock Woods Tradition: The Centennial Aiken Horse Show in the Woods!

Whether you are an equestrian, outdoor enthusiast, history buff, local business, or simply appreciate rich new experiences - The Aiken Horse Show has something for you! Established by Mrs. Hitchcock in 1916, the Aiken Horse Show has retained its rustic charm and remains one of the foremost equestrian competitions in Aiken. Best of all this prestigious show takes place where it has for the last 103 years - in the middle of beautiful Hitchcock Woods!

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Aiken Spring Steeplechase

Gates open at 9:00 am. Vendors and concessions open at 10:00 am. Tent party starts at 11:00 am. Races start at 1:00 pm.

The tradition of Steeplechasing continues in Aiken with the 53rd renewal of the Aiken Spring Steeplechase. 

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Pacers and Polo

The 3rd leg of the Aiken Triple Crown. There will be an opening ceremony, 6-seven minute chukkers, a 20 minute intermission and an awards ceremony at the end of the match. A VIP tent and reserved front row parking available, along with general admission tickets. This match is being put on by the Aiken Polo Club in conjunction with USC Aiken and The Pacer Club. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and the event starts at 1:00 p.m.

RAIN DATE: Sunday, April 1, 2018

MATCH INFORMATION: There will be an opening ceremony, 6-seven minute chukkers, a 20-minute intermission and an awards ceremony at the end of the match.


VIP Tent Tickets may be purchased by calling the Office of Advancement at 803-641-3518 or 803-641-3334.

Tickets are $70 if purchased before Friday, March 16 ($85 after March 16).



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