Scary! The 2017 Fall Window Display Contest Is Here!

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Pull out the pumpkins and grab a ghost, the 2017 Fall Window Display Contest is coming to Downtown Hartsville! The business with the best fall display will be awarded candy to give away during Treats on the Streets.

The contest runs from October 2 – 25 and judging will take place on October 25th. A winner will be announced that same day!

For more information contact Main Street Hartsville at or 843-383-3015.

Trick or Treat Yo’ Self to a $25 gift certificate for only $20

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We know you love shopping in Downtown Hartsville, and we want to make it even better. For a limited time, you can #TreatYoSelf to a discounted Main Street Hartsville Gift Certificate—get a $25 value certificate for only $20! Order and pay online; it’s that simple and you deserve it!

Trick or Treat Yo’ Self to a discounted Main Street Hartsville gift certificate!

The promotion is available Sep 18th – Oct 18th. Limit 10 per person. Gift certificates are valid for a year from the date of purchase.

I want to treat myself!

Fall for Hartsville 2017 poster

Fall For Hartsville at the Hartsville Farmers Market

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Come see why we are the small city with the big, healthy heart! Yoga demonstrations from Our Sacred Space Yoga, a Fitness Expo with Hartsville Parks & Rec, Free Blood Pressure Screenings from Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, Black Creek Arts doing kids’ crafts, Loop Da Ville at the YMCA, Hartsville Kiwanis offering Bike Safety & Helmet Info and Live Music! Click the event below for more information.


Fall for Hartsville

Support Treats on the Streets and Help Fund the Fun!

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Giving away candy costs merchants
more money every year.

Treats On The Streets has become a Hartsville tradition. Every year, more children and more families enjoy this free, safe, downtown event. Last year we had several thousand people enjoying the trick-or-treating at stores and businesses along East & West Carolina Avenue, 5th Street and East College Avenue. This year, we are trying to soften the expense to merchants by ordering candy in advance and in bulk. We are trying to raise $500.

Would you be willing to contribute $25 to help us reach our goal?

Or donate any amount you choose:

We still appreciate checks, too!

If you’d like, make checks payable to:

Hartsville Community Development Foundation / Main Street Hartsville
PO Drawer 2497
Hartsville SC 29551

Hartsville Celebrates Birthday of New GSSM Student

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There’s always a party in your Downtown!

Surprise! Hartsville’s Mayor, Mel Pennington, stopped by the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics this week to celebrate the 16th birthday of one of Hartsville’s newest residents with balloons and cupcakes!

GSSM has long been an integral part of the Downtown Hartsville community. We alway look forward to the return of Governor’s School students to our downtown, where they bring so much vibrancy to the fun atmosphere we share.


I am the mom of the girl that was on the receiving end of this. I am amazed that the Mayor’s office was so willing to help with my request to help make my daughter’s first birthday so far away from home a happy one. Bless you for your kindness! [Facebook] Tami Charlton Van Vleet

Coker Commissioners Paint the Town to Welcome Back Students

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Coker Commissioners painted the town blue & gold to welcome the Cobra class of 2021 to Hartsville!



Welcoming new students to downtown Hartsville? Game on! #Coker2021 #CokerPride

Miss Hartsville Visits the Hartsville Farmers Market

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The Miss America Organization is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the country, awarding millions of dollars each year. This past February, Catherine Wong was crowned Miss Hartsville 2017 where she was given a $500 academic scholarship and the opportunity to represent Hartsville at the 81st Annual Miss South Carolina Pageant. Miss America contestants contribute thousands of hours of community service annually and have raised over $15 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007. CMN Hospitals are the official philanthropy of the Miss America Organization and contestants spend countless hours during their reign volunteering and raising money for this charity. So far this year, Catherine has raised $262.00 and is ambitious to raise even more!

The greatest part of being Miss Hartsville is spending time with the Hartsville community and raising awareness about her Miss America Platform: Bridging the Education Gap Within SC Public Schools. Catherine believes being Miss Hartsville, Miss South Carolina, or Miss America are more than just a title. This organization is a movement of empowering young women all over the state and country to achieve their dreams, make the world a better place, and do good by providing quality scholarship assistance and honoring their commitment to helping others.

Please join Miss Hartsville 2017 one last time before she leaves for the Miss South Carolina Competition, at the Hartsville Famers Market this Saturday from 9AM to 1PM as she raises money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! She will be signing autographs, taking pictures, and collecting donations all day. Can’t come but still want to donate? Here’s your solution! Visit the link right here:

Come on by this Saturday and help make some miracles happen!

Downtown Gifts with Daditude

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There’s something unmistakable about a dad. Whether the one you call yours on Father’s Day is biological, adopted, or chosen, you likely know exactly what his favorite thing to do is or when his worst joke will come out. But for all the movie quotes you both know by heart, all the awkward family photos you’ve been in together, and all the embarrassing stories he tells at dinner parties…chances are you have no idea what to get him for Father’s Day. Like the rest of us.

Don’t worry, that’s where this Father’s Day Gift Guide comes in. Tell us where we could find your Dad on any given Saturday and we’ll tell you what Downtown Hartsville has to offer him.

If your Father is the wise head of the table that, on any given Saturday, can be found telling you what to read and “just finishing this spreadsheet” at the same time…

Indulge his sense of good-natured pride—stop by the masters of Chic Menswear, DeVane’s, to buy him special cuff links, an elegant tie, or (if you’re really in need of some brownie points), a blue suit for the meetings he needs to make a statement for.

  • Cufflinks at DeVane's
  • Trevor of Devane's Fashion
  • Jackets at DeVane's

He’s perhaps a coffee snob (no cream or sugar, you know the type), so peek into De Baz for a selection of fair-trade, pristine coffees from the finest coffee lands in the world.

  • Cashua Coffee


Then stop by Burry Bookstore, where the team there can help you find a book that Dad will grab his glasses to peruse approvingly on his next business trip—whether it be a historical fiction, a book on South Carolina’s agriculture, or the latest David Baldacci murder mystery.


If your Papa can be found strumming his guitar on the porch on a peaceful Saturday, humming…

One of the neatest gifts you can get him on the East coast is a hand-carved, hand-assembled guitar from Frets & Necks. The craftsmen there create these exquisite pieces by hand from piano wood and other sturdy, story-telling materials. They’re also doing a 15% promotion on all of their offerings—unique instruments, repairs on Dad’s own guitar, and lessons so you two can bond well past Father’s Day (just mention this blog post!).


After your sweet summer jam session on the porch, treat dad to a bourbon tasting at Retrofit, where he’ll fit right into the hipster vibe with a classy selection of fine bourbons and whiskies. And, depending on how hipster Dad thinks he is, grab him a pair of the most comfortable, en vogue sandals from the Hartsville Army-Navy store—but please, no socks.


If your Dad’s idea of a well-spent Saturday is outdoors, dirt under his nails, mulching…

No better place to start than at Gardner’s General Store, where the potted herbs and plants are sure to get his green thumb itching. They’ve got everything indoors to complete his gardening kit too, down to replenishment for the bird feeder, with some vestiges of gardening in the good ol’ days hanging from the ceiling.


Of course, he’ll need a hat if he’s outside all day (and what Dad doesn’t wear a hat?), so stop by the Hartsville Army-Navy store to choose from a selection of well-made toppers.

If he’s outdoorsy, chances are he has a beard (are we generalizing?), so check out Seersuckergypsy’s selection of locally made beard oils and accessories. And if he’d rather have someone else care for his manly scruff, you’re in luck: Hartsville’s most stylish barber, Brian at The Grooming Lounge, offers gift cards for its state of the art grooming services and, most recently, has expanded its services to offer facials…uh, excuse me, to offer longer grooming sessions that no one questions.


  • Items at Seersucker Gypsy


If your Pop is in football hibernation and can’t wait until his favorite Saturday rituals come back so he can sling himself into his favorite chair, cold beer in hand…

Make his Father’s Day tailgate-themed, so he makes it through the rough summer months before the blessed f-word is all he can say again. First, stop by Vintage and take-out a hand-selected six-pack of his favorites (mention this blog post for 20% off carry-out!). Next, head to Bizzell’s and put in an order with their delicious caterers, who will spoil him with southern classics.

If he doesn’t have one yet, grab a Ben-No-Mo from Seersuckergypsy so his cooler can stay off the muddy ground and closer to his hand.

Finally, give your dad an IOU for a Friday night at the sports bar so he can slowly emerge from his sports hibernation—luckily, we’ve got a great one in town at the LighterSide.


If your sweet Daddy is a classic Southern romantic, who still tears up at old love songs and gives the best bear hugs…

Give him a homegrown Father’s day, filled with the traditional kind of surprises. First, treat him to a brunch buffet on Mezzo Forte’s new outdoor patio—you’ll hit the southern classics and enjoy the music.

  • Sandwich at MezzoForte
  • Food at Mezzoforte


If he has served for his country, wrap him up some memorabilia from the Hartsville Army-Navy store, like a US Navy ball cap or a service award pin—it’s a small gift but a touching gesture that will make a big impact.

  • Pins and magnets at Hartsville Army-Navy
  • Items at Hartsville Army Navy


Stop by Gardner’s General Store to grab a fresh pound of butter and eggs, and when you get home, pull out his favorite dessert recipe. To keep the sweet surprise, whisk him and the family away to Sam Kendall’s for a delicious steak dinner before bringing him home to a house that smells of comfort.

No matter the Dad you are celebrating this June 18th, we’ve got so many ways for you to make him feel loved and appreciated. Our small town’s got a lot—and we will help your gift match his goofy, sappy, or just plain awkward Daditude.

Announcing the Ag+Art Tour Farm-to-Fork Dinner

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Announcing the Black Creek Arts Center for the Ag+Art Tour of Darlington County farm-to-fork kick-off dinner at Black Creek Arts on Wednesday May 31st from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.



  • Fresh Humus with cucumbers and carrots
  • Onion Tartlets


  • Grilled Marinated Chicken


  • Steamed Rice with Parsley butter
  • Mixed Cherry tomato Salad with Feta cheese


  • Brownies with Salted Caramel sauce and whipped cream
  • Lemon Squares


  • Tea,water
  • Beer, wine.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased securely online using the PayPal “Add to Cart” button below or by visiting the Black Creek Arts Council’s website. A PayPal account is not required to pay; any major credit or debit card can be used.