Chapin Labor Day Festival & Parade

The 38th annual Chapin Labor Day Festival and Parade will be held September 2-4, 2017.

CHAPIN, SC — The weekend is Chapin's premier public event, with a number of family-friendly activities that promote community pride and also highlight what a great place Chapin is to live, work and play. More than 22,000 people come out during the course of the weekend to participate in the various activities which include:


Saturday, Sept. 2     New this year - Chapin Downtown Farmerís Market from 8:30 - 11 am on 100 block of Clark Street. The market features a variety of local growers and artisans, live music, food vendors and a health and wellness demonstration. Sponsored by Eat Smart Move More Lexington County and Farm Bureau Insurance.

Sunday, Sept. 3    Blues on Beaufort Street, a free community outdoor concert featuring Anthony Charles & the Blues Dolphins beginning at 7:00 pm. Sponsored by Chapin Liquor.

Monday, Sept. 4   Sponsored by Lexington Medical Center, the Chapin Labor Day Parade, which begins at 9:30 am, and features 100+ entries going down Chapin Road.  In addition to the annual parade, there is a street fair with vendors and concessions, a children's play area, a classic car show, book sale, arts and crafts, and local bands performing. Festival runs from 8 am - 2 pm.  Sponsored by Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative, The Shelby Raye Band will be performing live on the Beaufort Street stage beginning at 11 am.

There are entry forms for vendors, parade and talent contest located on the Town's website - - click on the Community tab (or use this hyperlink - And you can see updates on the Chapin Labor Day Festival Weekend Facebook and Twitter pages.


Dining and Lodging information   
There are a number dining options in Chapin - from barbeque, Mexican, burgers, and seafood to places with great salads, sandwiches and home-made pimento cheese. From casual bistros to fine dining at Timberlake Country Club, Chapin has something for everyone.

Nearby in Irmo and Columbia, there are a variety of hotels and lodging for all budgets. Visit the Greater Chapin Chamber of Commerce ( for more details on dining, shopping and lodging options. Or call 803-345-1100.


Volunteer / Work for Event
Many local civic and charitable organizations participate throughout the weekend as volunteers, parade participants, and food vendors. Arts & crafts vendors, small businesses and organizations are welcome to reserve a tent (10'x15') to share their wares, with fees ranging from $25 - $200 depending on type of vendor.

There are a number of volunteers needed to put on the festival so please contact Festival coordinator Karen Owens at Chapin Town Hall - email or 803-575-8039 for more details.

Sponsorship opportunities
The Chapin Labor Day Festival brings more than 22,000 people to our lakeside community each year. We have a program book for the weekend and those interesting in advertising can purchase full, half and quarter page ads to promote their business or cause. Please contact Festival coordinator Karen Owens at Chapin Town Hall - email or 803-575-8039 for more details.