Calendar of Events
February 6, 2017
Hunt Week Gala
This fundraiser is a privately hosted cocktail party exclusively for subscribing members of all local hunt clubs.
March 31 - April 2, 2017
The 101st Annual Aiken Horse Show
The 101st Annual Aiken Horse Show is held at the legendary show ring in the Hitchcock Woods. Founded by Louise Hitchcock in 1916, the Aiken Horse Show is one of the most elegant and historic affairs in Aiken’s lively sporting calendar. This prestigious and popular event attracts equestrians in many disciplines and loyal spectators from the Southeast. For ticket and other information, visit http://www.aikenhorseshow.org.
April 22, 2017
Each year, the Hitchcock Woods Foundation participates in the City of Aiken’s public celebration and observation of Earth Day. For more information, visit the City’s website at www.aiken.net.
September 22, 2017
Festival of the Woods
The Festival of the Woods is a new annual event to celebrate the wide range of pedestrian uses and stewardship of the Hitchcock Woods. The event features a ticketed dinner with a guest speaker. Please visit our Festival of the Woods page for more information.
November 23, 2017
Blessing of the Hounds
The annual Blessing of the Hounds immediately precedes Aiken Hounds’ formal Opening Meet. The Blessing is held on Thanksgiving Day at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Gate in the Woods. This traditional ceremony and beloved tradition lasts about 30 minutes and the public is welcome. There is no parking at the South Boundary entrance, but attendees may park downtown. One should allow 30 minutes to walk from Laurens Street to Memorial Gate. No motorized vehicles or dogs are permitted in the Woods for this event. There is no charge.