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Great American Lobster Race

Newberry Street Festival Center / Aiken, SC
Be a part of Aiken's biggest annual reunion and party during 29th running of the Lobster Race. Proceeds from the Lobster Race are donated to programs for the mentally and physically challenged in Aiken County. Average annual attendance of approximately 12,000.

At the Gate - $10
Children under 6 - Free
Students - $ 5 with a student ID (over 18 years of age must show school ID to get student price)
T-shirts are $20, those wearing a 2014 Lobster Race T-shirt get in free.
Over 21 with ID: wrist band to purchase alcoholic beverages $1.00

South Aiken Baptist Christian School Carnival and Craft Show

980 Dougherty Rd. / Aiken, SC 29801
South Aiken Baptist Christian School’s PTF Carnival and Craft Show will be held at the school gym on the corner of Dougherty and Silver Bluff Roads in Aiken, SC. Come enjoy a day of fun, food, and entertainment! In addition to local crafters, there will be a bake sale, frozen casseroles for sale, hot dogs, sausage dogs, nachos, ice cream, popcorn, and cotton candy. There will be inflatables and games for kids of all ages!.
Crafters are Needed - The PTF is looking for crafters or vendors who would like to set up a booth at the carnival. Booths are available for $35.

For more information, please call South Aiken Baptist Christian School: Kim Jones, 803-648-7871,

Time to Care Family Fair

Augusta Common / Downtown Augusta, GA
It's time once again for the News12 Time to Care Family Fair!
It's a family friendly, fun-filled event and admission is free!
There will be food, rides, crafts, activities, entertainment and much more! Plus, meet your favorite News12 personalities.

Time to Care Family Fair is brought to you by News12 and the Time to Care partners - Academy Sports & Outdoors and your local Subways.

Aiken Family Expo / Taste of Home Cooking School / Community Yard Sale

USC-Aiken Convoaction Center / Aiken, SC
Aiken Family Expo. Fun for all ages (Friday 2pm-5pm; Saturday 9am - 3pm)
Taste of Home cooking School on Friday Night! 5:30pm - 8:30pm Every ticket purchase comes with complimentary ticket to Family Expo!
Community Yard Sale on Saturday Morning 7am- 11am.
Fun Activities for the kid in everyone! Enjoy interactive craft zones, Lego activities, pet fashion show and great prizes! Check out the SCDNR Heritage TOMO Trailer, live animals from the RPSEC and more!

Debbie Price, Aiken Standard, 803-644-2377 |