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Orangeburg is located in Orangeburg County, of which it is the county seat. The city is situated south of Columbia between Bamberg and St. Matthews along Highway 301 near the North Fork Edisto River. Lake Marion is located just east.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 12,733, a decrease of 1,039 since 1990.

Orangeburg, named for William, the Prince of Orange, the son-in-law of King George, II, of England, was first settled in 1704 by an Indian trader, George Sterling.

The surrounding area offers opportunities for water recreation, hiking, hunting, fishing, golfing, and more. Orangeburg also offers an array of restaurants and accommodations.

There is also an Orangeburg, New York.

Art Horne Wetlands Park |
Science IP Stanback Museum and Planetarium | Location: PO Box 328, 1570 JC Calhoun Dr, Orangeburg South Carolina 29116 Telephone 803-534-6821

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Vidalia Onion Festival Vidalia GA April18-21 Cooking School, Miss and Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageants, Onion Maze, Onion Cook-off, Tasting Competition, The Onion Run, parades, carnival, rodeo, street dance, onion shootgun shoot, as well as a Dutch oven cooking demonstration.
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro SC April26-28 Rice Run-Walk, Dog Show, Open Car Show. Performance by Common Ground.
Sacred Heart Garden Festival Augusta GA April26-28 Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, GA will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its annual garden festival. Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the magnificent sacred heart cultural center.
Seafoodfest on the River Savannah GA May3-5 There is something for everyone as the price points and medium are wonderfully varied. Also make sure you check out the hot new stuff up and down River Street in over one hundred shops, restaurants and pubs!
Spoleto Festival Charleston SC May24-June9 Spoleto Festival has firmly established itself as one of the world’s major arts festivals and as one of the most significant arts organizations in the Southeast.
Effingham Oktoberfest Effingham GA September27-28 The Effingham Oktoberfest is supported and organized by the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. The Festival is free and open to the public and parking shuttles run continuously.