The Hitchcock Woods Foundation hosts and participates in a variety of events annually;

February – Hunt Week Gala
March – The Historic Aiken Horse Show in the Woods
April – Earth Day
September – Festival of the Woods
October – Annual Science Education Enrichment Day (S.E.E.D)
November – The Blessing of the Hounds

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Blessing of the Hounds

November 22

Photo credit: Ginny Southworth

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.

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November 22

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