Why Is the Pee Dee Fall Plant and Flower Festival One of the Best?

Native flora plays a large part in the history of Eastern South Carolina. From tobacco crops to bright and vibrant flowers, our region is home to a collection of native botanical beauties. The
Pee Dee Fall Plant and Flower Festival is one of the best places to see a stunning showcase from local florists and designers.

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Your Guide to the Pee Dee Fall Plant and Flower Festival

1. The Beautiful Garden Showcases

The Pee Dee Fall Plant and Flower Festival is everything you could ever want in a garden showcase event. This annual celebration takes place at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market during the first weekend of October and provides residents and visitors a look into our region's rich botanical heritage. Walk the stalls of local vendors to view and purchase seasonal flowers, plants, decor, and other autumn-themed essentials to liven up your home. The beautiful collection of bright and cheery flora will put you in the spirit of fall! 

The festival starts at 8 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

2. Learn Tips and Tricks From Professionals

As you stroll through the many stalls lining the halls of the market, the vendors at the Pee Dee Fall Plant and Flower Festival can provide you with tips and knowledge on how to make the most of your autumnal decorating. Whether you want to take your home decorating to the next level for Thanksgiving or you need help picking out the perfect flower arrangement, you’ll find it at this Florence festival. 

3. Savor Local Fare

If you get hungry while enjoying the Pee Dee Fall Plant and Flower Festival, you don’t have to go far to find some Southern comfort food. Julia Belle’s Restaurant is right across the street from the market in the big red barn. This local restaurant serves up delicious Southern delights like Lowcountry boil, shrimp and grits, and buttermilk biscuits. They even put some modern twists on South Carolina favorites like barbecue egg rolls and crab cake sandwiches. It’s a fun and tasty way to savor tasty food in a great atmosphere.

two chairs under a pecan tree looking at Abingdon ManorPlan Your Fall Retreat

Whether you’re passing through on the way to your final destination or searching for a place to relax on a fall retreat, Abingdon Manor provides an incredible experience. Our beautiful and historic house has nine guest rooms with luxury amenities and comfortable furnishings. There are plenty of ways to explore our area, from antique shopping to museum hopping, but we always recommend ending your day with a reservation at our fine dining restaurant. We serve dinner every night at 7:30 and feature a nightly rotating menu. Trust us; you’ll want to come back for more! You can even enhance your stay with our specials and extra amenities.

Start planning your fall getaway today by booking your room at Abingdon Manor. We look forward to welcoming you to our Inn.