Winnsboro kicks off Christmas on Sunday

WINNSBORO – The first Christmas parade of the season will be the Winnsboro parade this Sunday, Nov. 28. It will start at 5:15 p.m. with the theme, Winter Wonderland. Those who would like to participate can contact the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce at 803-635-4242 or email [email protected] for a registration form. To participate, entries […]

Area Christmas parades scheduled

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood, Ridgeway and Winnsboro Christmas parades return this year after they didn’t happen last year due to concerns over the pandemic. Winnsboro Parade The first of the three parades will be the Winnsboro parade on Sunday, Nov. 28. It will start at 5:15 p.m. with the theme, Winter Wonderland. Those who would like […]

Town hosts virtual tree lighting

WINNSBORO – Following the town council meeting Tuesday evening at the Armory, council members made their way to downtown Winnsboro for the lighting of the Town Christmas tree. In the biting night cold, they gathered around the tree with 10 or so other Fairfield County residents. As Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce President Gene Stephens […]

Fairfield readies for holiday events

WINNSBORO – While families may not be able to gather this holiday season, there are still lots of holiday events to be enjoyed in the county. Shop Small! Everyone knows to shop small on Saturday, Nov. 28, but this year, more than ever, it’s important to shop small every shopping day. Most local holiday events […]

Santa Came to Town

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County’s Christmas parade was capped in its traditional way – Santa atop a firetruck in his green ‘Christmas in Winnsboro’ sleigh.  The parade was highlighted with school floats, nativity scenes, dancers, the Fairfield Central marching band, local law enforcement, emergency personnel and local public officials. Following the parade, Winnsboro Town Councilman John […]

Triple Dog Dare you to see PTP’s ‘A Christmas Story’

WINNSBORO – If you don’t know what a triple dog dare is, you have much to learn from this iconic, nostalgic play by Philip Grecian, based on the movie of the same name. In it, we meet Ralphie Parker (Gus Woodman) a boy growing up in pre-WWII Indiana who wants an official Red Ryder Air […]

Fairfield County Chamber Party

Parades, tree lightings, markets, plays, shopping and more ahead

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – While shopping Fairfield stores is already in full swing, the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce is upping the game with its annual Shop Fairfield First program that starts Friday, Dec. 6.. Participating merchants in downtown Ridgeway and Winnsboro will receive signup slips to be filled out by the customer when making a […]

Shop Small on Saturday

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – While Black Friday kicks off the Christmas holidays in many towns, the magic day in Fairfield County is the next day – Shop Small Saturday. “After a big day of shopping the big stores on Black Friday, come back home to Winnsboro and Ridgeway for some really great shopping on Saturday in […]

Yumm!

WINNSBORO – The Blythewood-Ridgeway-Winnsboro Cookie Elves were busy in their cookie workshop (Norma Branham’s kitchen) last week, preparing trays of homemade cookies for seniors and shut-ins in the three communities. In matching aprons, Elves Phyllis Gutierrez, Norma Branham, Beth Collins, Norma Branham, Leah Branham, Beth Collins, Jan Gregory and Denise Jones met the Sunday before […]