Chapin Town Hall

Mayor's Message


The past week has been filled with excitement as we eagerly prepare for the Town's largest annual event. It is an honor to present our citizens with the 40th Annual Chapin Labor Day Festival and Parade. The theme for this year's event is Sail Into Chapin. We invite you to Sail into Chapin and discover what we all love about this beautiful community.

The 40th Annual Parade promises to be an exciting one for the entire community. Led by our Grand Marshall Sonny Shealy riding with Cheif Zeigler the line up promises to be one that won't disappoint. Sonny Shealy is no stranger to our community. As a community local legend he has been described as the Eagles biggest fan. He holds a special place in our hearts. We are grateful for his participation and honored to have him as our 2019 Grand Marshall.

This event is free to our residents and the surrounding community thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. The longtime and continued support of Lexington Medical Center and Lexington County has made the event possible for several years. This year's event includes an exciting addition, with the support of Food Lion, we provided a tented eating area for the convenience and enjoyment of our attendees. We have several food vendors offering a variety of choices. In addition, we are adding several cool down stations thanks to the contributions of Squeegee Clean.

While you are here we encourage you to visit the 11th Annual Classic Car Cruise which takes place from 8:45-1:00 pm in the Mt. Horeb parking lot off Beaufort Street. This event wouldn't be possible without Palmetto Enclosures and Taylor's Automotive Service. A special thank you to our stage sponsors Chapin Liquor and Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative, as well as our other festival sponsors: Zesto's of Chapin, Nationwide, Vive Church, Charles Schwab and McDonalds.

I want to also acknowledge the contributions of all of the volunteers, local businesses, advertisers, civic organizations, churches, elected officials and public safety personnel that come together to make this event a success.  A schedule of events is listed below. We hope to see the entire community enjoying our annual festival.

Best regards,

Mayor David Knight

Upcoming Events

Farmers Market

Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market

The Chapin Downtown Farmer's Market is held the first Saturdays of the month from May through October. We have prepared food vendors, live music, and activities for kids.

Our next Farmer’s Market will be Saturday, September 7. The event will be held 9:30 am -1:00 pm sponsored by The Purple Martin and features a Kids Zone with bounce houses and face painting provided by Vive Church as well as live music. Come experience the best that Chapin has to offer.

Labor Day Festival

Chapin Labor Day Festival

Schedule of Events
Presented by Lexington Medical Center
Boots on Beaufort Street Outdoor concert next to Tipsy Toad Tavern (103 Beaufort Street) Street party begins at 6:00 PM, Noel Lindler and the Bankwalkers play at 7:00 PM. Sponsored by Chapin Liquor.
Sail Into Chapin Labor Day Parade at 9:30 AM. Line up begins at 7:00 AM in the Hire Right Parking lot, 917 Chapin Road (See map for route details) ends at St. Peter’s Church Road.
Tented Seating Area- Opens at 11:00 AM and provides a covered seating area for families and attendees to enjoy their lunch and the live music. Sponsored by Food Lion.
Live Music on Beaufort Street on the stage, music starts immediately after the parade. Featuring Emma Carter & the Blue Shades beginning at 11:00 AM. Sponsored by Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative.
Children’s Play Area- Featuring games, bouncy houses and other fun activities on Lexington Ave. Area includes free bounce houses, facepainting and balloon animals. Sponsored by Zesto's of Chapin, Nationwide, Vive Church, Charles Schwab and McDonalds.
Cool Down Stations- Cool off during the event by walking through specialized mister stations located throughout the festival. Sponsored by SqueeGee Clean.
11th Annual Classic Car Cruise- In- 8:45 AM -1:00 PM in Mt. Horeb parking lot off Beaufort Street featuring 40 trophies, Best in Show, Mayor’s Choice and People’s Choice, music, raffle and door prizes.  Sponsored by Palmetto Enclosures and Taylor's Automotive Service.
Chapin Branch Library Annual Book Sale- Chapin Town Hall Community Room, 157 NW Columbia Ave. sponsored by the Friends of the Chapin Branch Library to benefit our local branch until 2:30 PM.
AMROC Model Train Exhibit in the American Legion Post 193 building.

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