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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!

Festivals & Events
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Aiken’s Makin’

A two-day arts  and crafts event in beautiful downtown Aiken featuring handmade craft exhibits, food and performing artists.

Join us for the 44th Annual Aiken's Makin'! Vendors show everything from pottery, wood-crafts, furniture, baskets, stained glass, quilts, clothing, needlecrafts, toys, jewelry, ceramics, art and many other items. Food is also a major part of this event. Applications for crafters and food vendors are now available.

Aiken's Makin' -  Friday, September 11, 9am - 6 pm; Saturday, September 12, 9am - 5pm.

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Aiken Horse Show

Join us in celebrating a 104 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 104 years - in the middle of beautiful Hitchcock Woods!

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Wear your most festive German attire, and join us for the 8th Annual Oktoberfest! This cultural event will be celebrating Oktoberfest with authentic German beer, German food, and The Foothills Oompah Band! Like watching college football on Saturday nights? Not to worry! The games will be broadcast on the big screen for everyone to see. Bring your pets, your family, and your appetite to this fun fall festival. For more information, click here.

Stein Hoisting! Sign up to become the 2020 Stein Hoisting Champion and WIN a free giant glass stein of the official beer of Aiken Oktoberfest from Sam Adams and Sam Adams Oktoberfest SWAG!!!!


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