By: Natalie M. Zeigler
City Manger

When talking about the growth of Hartsville, having too much to do is a good problem to have. October starts one of the busiest seasons in the city. There is a lot to look forward to this month.

Tomorrow—October 14—is the Fall for Hartsville Farmers Market. A portion of East Carolina Avenue will be blocked off starting at 9am for a combined event featuring produce vendors, artisan crafts, and Loop Da Vile. Next week, Thursday, October 19 at 6pm, the downtown development organization, Main Street Hartsville, will continue the Downtown Block Party series. This event will feature live music from Nouveaux Honkies. Free to the public, this happening on East College Avenue also features food and other fun activities. The next day, October 20, residents will also be participating in the Hartsville Community Golf Classic sponsored by the Hartsville Chamber of Commerce. The tournament begins at noon at the Hartsville Country Club on Golf Course Road.

We’ve now got a great deal more. The Yoga and Healing Arts Festival is October 21 at Burry Park. This free health event has happenings for the whole family with a yoga village, healing oasis, faeire garden, kids playzone, music healing arts and food. The 21st also kicks off the first night of The 39 Steps presented by the Hartsville Community Players at the Center Theater. This unique staging of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece and comedy will be performed that Saturday at 7pm, and again 3pm on Sunday, October 22.

Highlighting this October event season is the return of Main Street Hartsville’s “Treats on the Streets,” Thursday, October 26, 4:30pm – 6:30pm.  This annual evening of trick-or-treating among local shops, restaurants and businesses features contests, candy, fun and music. Participating organizations will line Carolina Avenue from Fourth Street to Sixth Street. Fifth Street, from Carolina to Home Avenues, and downtown College Avenue locations will also participate in the event.

Variety is the hallmark of an engaging and vivacious community. Hartsville’s calendar over the next couple of weeks shows that we have varied entertainment for all citizens and visitors. We want to see more to do in Hartsville because it is a reminder of all the great things this city has to offer.  For more news about monthly events, stop by The Key to Your Hartsville at 106 E. Carolina Avenue to pick up information rack cards.

Natalie Zeigler is the City Manager of Hartsville.

For more information, call City Hall at 843-383-3015 or email