Storytelling Festival + Liars Competition

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Featuring Friday Night Ghost Stories

After an evening of frightful stories, enjoy a beautiful fall day listening to tall tales and deciding for yourself what is true!

Each October, the hills and hollers around the Hagood Mill Historic Site come alive with storytellers sharing the weird and wonderful, mountain funnies, memories of yesteryear, and tales of mystical places in Appalachia.

In addition to our fabulous storytellers, eight talented wordsmiths will have eight minutes each to tell their best, their boldest, their funniest and most outlandish lies to be crowned with the title of “Biggest Liar in South Carolina.”  Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second, and third place contestants.  If you have tall tales, fish stories, alternative facts, or bald-faced bits of balderdash and aren’t afraid to share them, make sure you register for one of the limited spaces!

Finally, we have a writing contest in our local schools.  Our winner in each age group, will be here to share their story.  Perhaps you’ll see a future storyteller here.

We love Hagood Mill! This is a great place to bring the family for a day of affordable fun! Enjoy live music, food, merchants, + more and I’m sure you will love it as much as we do!

Enjoy Demonstrations from Generations Past

Each third Saturday event offers live demonstrations and education for the entire family to enjoy throughout our historic site. From basket weaving to open hearth cooking, learn how generations before us lived and breathed.

Shop Local Merchants + Enjoy Great Eats

Enjoy a day of fun at our historic Hagood Mill while you shop local merchants, watch demonstrations, and relax on our beautiful 55+ acre site. Enjoy great eats from our local featured foodtrucks or shop our mercantile for one-of-a-kind treasures and gifts! 

Our fresh ground milled products are available for purchase or to pickup during third Saturday events for purchases made ahead of time on our website.

Donate to Help Us in Our Mission to Keep the Legacy of Upcountry Living Alive

Each donation goes to improve your visitor experience, toward the upkeep our attraction, and the continual maintenance of our historical property.

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