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Recreation&Special Events
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Memorial Day ceremony
Each May, Gaffney holds a ceremony for the men and women who died in active military service.
plow Days tractor & Engine show
In late spring, Plow Days festivities include tractor pulls, hay rides, food and clothing vendors, and
antique engine displays.
the south carolina peach Festival
Each July, at the height of the peach season, the City of Gaffney hosts the state Peach Festival.
The wide range of activities includes a parade, a pageant, a golf tournament, an arts and crafts
fair, a car show, a road race, a barbecue cook-off, a talent show, a peach dessert contest, a dog
show, a peach-eating contest, a mud bog, wrestling, and stage entertainment. With such an array
of activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Information on the South Carolina Peach
Festival is available on line at scpeachfestival.net .
Founders Day
A commemoration of Michael Gaffney’s life and legacy with a wreath laying at the cemetery and
storytelling at the historic Gaffney Cabin.*
strut your Mutt
A pet costume contest and pet parade bring fun each October.*
Firefighter games
The Gaffney Fire Department hosts friendly competition in October in recognition of National
Fire Prevention Awareness month.
veterans Day parade
TheVeteran’s Day Parade is a yearly celebration of the veterans of Cherokee County.
Downtown christmas on limestone
Downtown Christmas on Limestone is an old-fashioned celebration of the Christmas season in
the historic commercial district.*
christmas parade
Christmas Parade through downtown Gaffney includes area marching bands, floats, politicians,
beauty queens, community organizations and Santa Claus.*
*Event is provided by the City of Gaffney.
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