Aiken’s Makin 2011

This past weekend, about 30,000 shoppers came to downtown Aiken, South Carolina for the annual Aiken's Makin arts and craft show.  More than 200 vendors and exhibitors were on hand with plenty of arts, crafts, and food.  This year marked the 35 Anniverary of this popular event.  In past years, vendors…

St. Mary’s Chocolate Festival 2010

Saturday, the 22nd Annual St. Mary's Chocolate Festival was held in Aiken. The event is a fund raiser for Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic School. The school grounds were covered with activities for all ages. There were carnival games, flowers, pumpkins, paint ball, live entertainment, a rock climbing wall,…

Aiken’s Makin 2010

Last weekend, Aiken was brimming with people and crafts at the 2010 Aiken's Makin Festival. There were arts and crafts of all kinds. Plenty of food of all kinds was available for your enjoyment. And did I mention food. My personal favorite ice cream. Lots to do and see for…

Carolina Ballon Fest 36!

This weekend was the 36th Annual Carolina Ballon Fest, held at Statesville, North Carolina airport. Despite rains in the morning and high winds most of the afternoon, the ballons were able to launch about 4:30 or 5:00 and came back later at dusk for the ballon glow.