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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March 2019

Annual Aiken Horse Show

March 29 - March 31
Photo credit: Shawn McMillan

The 103rd 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

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April 2019

Aiken Earth Day

April 20 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Walk in the Woods Back by popular demand, there will be two Walk-in-the-Woods opportunities during Earth Day Aiken.  One at 8:45am and the other at 10:30am. Pre-registration is required and can be completed at Each walk is limited to 25 people. The walk is about 2 miles, so wear comfortable, sturdy shoes. There will be a $5 charge per participant, but that price includes an EDA t-shirt and transportation to and from the Hitchcock Woods entrance.…

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September 2019

Festival of the Woods

September 20

The Festival of the Woods is an annual evening celebration of the history and natural resources of Hitchcock Woods.  The event features a guest speaker, dinner under the stars in Hitchcock Woods, a wine bar, live music and educational displays. 2019 Festival Guest Speaker 2019 Festival Featured Displays      

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