Chapin Labor Day Festival & Parade

Mark your calendars for next year's festival - September 1-3, 2018!

2017 Labor Day Festival 



Thank you to everyone who came out to support our Chapin Labor Day Festival & Parade! What an awesome day we had! The crowds for the parade were bigger than ever.

Congratulations to our Parade Winners:

Best Business entry:   El Poblano Mexican Restaurant
Best Church entry:      Heart of Lake Murray - Decided Church
Best Non-Profit entry:  Children's Chance Paint the State
Best School entry:       Chapin High JROTC
Best Sports Team:       Chapin High School Football (JV & Varsity)
Honorable Mentions:   Exit Palmetto Realty
     Farm Boys BBQ
          Pirates of Lake Murray Cub Scout Troop 

Check out our 2017 Photo Gallery.  Thanks again to Ronnie Corn's Chapin Intermediate photography students for their great pictures!


Thank you to the great volunteers and staff who help put this event together:

Kari Pepper McKeone, Maureen Renzi, Renee Lowder, Dave Schimsa, John Siemers, Cynthia Knowles, Lindsay Rackliffe, Clyde Reaves, Hillarie Brush, Steve Wall, Derek Haig, American Legion Post 193, Rider and Auxiliary, Chapin Explorers, Chapin Police Department, Lexington County Sheriffs Department, Boy Scout Troop 870, Sheila Veach, Caleb Chastain, Chapin Chamber of Commerce, Anthony Andrade, Laura Culler, Andy Metts, Matt Cameron, John Walston, Inga Whelchel, Susan Wright, Debb Romanelli, Julie Hammond, Chris Clauson, Theresa Hiott, Karen Owens and Russell Wright.


Scheduled Events 


Saturday, September 2

Sunday, September 3


  • Concert on Beaufort Street featuring Anthony Charles and the Blues Dolphins Street party starts at 7 pm. Sponsored by Chapin Liquor.
  • Bring your lawn chairs, but no coolers allowed

Monday, September 4


  • Labor Day Parade begins at 9:30 am (Streets close at 9 am) at GIS parking lot (912 Chapin Road)
  • Classic Car Show in the Mt. Horeb parking lot of Beaufort Street Sponsored by Morgan & Associates Nationwide, Ellett Brothers and Zestos of Chapin. Presented by Columbia Classic Chevy Club.
  • Children's Carnival area  on Clark Street - Games and activities provided by Chapin Baptist Church Youth. Bouncy house by VIVE Church and Face Painting by Palmetto Party Faces. Sponsored by Publix and O'Leary Orthodontics
  • Live music on Beaufort Street stage featuring the Shelby Raye Band (next to Tipsy Toad Tavern) Sponsored by Mid-Carolina Electric Cooperative
  • Chapin Public Library Annual Book Sale - Community Room at Chapin Town Hall
  • AMROC Model Train Exhibit in the American Legion Post 193 Building
  • Vendors galore on Beaufort and Clark Streets and Lexington Avenue

Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors

2017 Labor Day  Festival Heart of Lake Murray image

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