Lake City

Lake City first sprang from fields and farms of strawberries, beans, and tobacco; now, we have blossomed into a community for artisans and artists with a picturesque downtown and exciting events, all geared around our commitment to arts and culture. Make your art in Lake City and get a taste of one of South Carolina’s most charming communities!

Schedule your trip around ArtFields, a nine-day epic Southern competition and celebration in the heart of historic Lake City. You’ll find live music, dancing, Southern cuisine, and over $120,000 awarded in cash prizes to artists from all over the Southeast. Visit 40 venues — from boutiques to restaurants to world-class galleries — in town and cast your vote for your favorite work of art, and be sure to stop into the Smithsonian-certified Jones-Carter Gallery and the ArtFields Office Gallery, both of which are host to exciting exhibits year-round.

When old tobacco fields become world-class gardens, it’s definitely a must-see. Moore Farms Botanical Garden promotes research and education in horticulture, agriculture, and forestry while earning its reputation as one of the Southeast’s finest touring gardens. Plan ahead and sign up to attend a workshop, open house, or schedule a tour appointment for groups of ten or more. Lake City’s agricultural roots still run deep – taste it for yourself at a farm stop like Lee’s Fruit & Vegetables or Matthew’s Fruit Stand.

Take in all Lake City has to offer with just a stroll downtown – you’ll find shops, eateries, and unique places such as the Bean Market, a civic center and community gathering space in what was once the largest market of its kind in the world. Operated through the Community Museum Society, the Bean Market hosts wedding receptions, concerts, and community events. Be sure to check with local organizations dedicated to Lake City’s businesses, including the Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Merchants’ Association, for the latest in shopping and dining. You can also download the Lake City  Guide here and start planning your trip!

There are unique ways to experience Lake City – stay at Olive’s Bed and Breakfast, a historic farmhouse where you’ll feel right at home as you find simple pleasures and modern amenities, or at The Inn at the Crossroads, a newly opened boutique hotel on Main Street that’s host to past ArtFields winners and the Crossroads on Main, an upscale restaurant and bar.

Enjoy classic cuisine — from barbecue to baked goods to freshly caught seafood — at Lake City’s restaurants, including Baker’s Sweet Bakery and Bistro, Railway Bar and Grill, Ward’s Fish Market, Jarrito’s Family Mexican Restaurant, and more! You’ll find an amazing new spot every time you visit.

a'bloom Florals & Events

a’bloom Florals & Events

a’bloom Florals & Events, Inc. is a full-service event planning, rentals, decor and floral studio. Visit their studio for unique ...
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American Heritage Festival

American Heritage Festival

Grandparents' attics hold treasures. It's just a matter of finding them while clearing out all the boxes. Imagine Paul Graham's surprise ...
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ArtFields

ArtFields

ArtFields, the South's most engaging art competition and festival, turns what was once one of South Carolina’s most prosperous agricultural ...
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Baker's Sweets Bistro & Bakery

Baker’s Sweets Bistro & Bakery

Grab a cup of coffee with a delicious pastry from Baker's Sweets in Lake City. They also offer a tasty ...
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Barnett's Gas & Grill

Barnett’s Gas & Grill

Fill up your tank and your belly at Barnett's in Lake City. Serving breakfast and lunch, you'll find home-cooked favorites ...
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China King

China King

China King offers traditional Chinese cuisine. Try one of the tasty combos, chicken wings with fried rice or beef and ...
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Days Inn - Lake City

Days Inn – Lake City

The Days Inn is situated just .5 mile from the historic downtown area of Lake City, and offers a complimentary ...
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Fairview Framers & Antiques

Fairview Framers & Antiques

Fairview Framers & Antiques offers professional framing with over 300 frame samples and 200 mat colors, as well as a ...
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General Francis Marion by Alex Palkovich - Lake City Library

General Francis Marion by Alex Palkovich – Lake City Library

A half-scale statue of General Francis Marion on his horse is located in the Lake City Public Library. A similar ...
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Green Frog Social House

Green Frog Social House

Eat, drink and see live entertainment at Green Frog. This downtown Lake City pub features 10 craft beers and conventional ...
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Growing Up Green

Growing Up Green

The philosophy at Growing Up Green is to go green and protect the environment. One way to contribute to the ...
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Huddle House - Lake City

Huddle House – Lake City

Huddle House serves up good home-style food that’s made-to-order and served from the heart. Try a stack of pancakes with ...
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Inn at the Crossroads

Inn at the Crossroads

The Inn at the Crossroads offers an upscale boutique hotel experience in the midst of the quaint downtown of Lake ...
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Jarrito's Family Mexican Restaurant

Jarrito’s Family Mexican Restaurant

Jarrito's Family Mexican Restaurant offers authentic Mexican cuisine. Stop by for tasty tacos, fresh fajitas, and jumbo margaritas. Jarrito's Family ...
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Main Street Mercantile

Main Street Mercantile

With an expertly curated collection of clothing, accessories and housewares, Main Street Mercantile is the spot to buy exceptional gifts ...
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Maryland Fried Chicken and The Shrimper - Lake City

Maryland Fried Chicken and The Shrimper – Lake City

This local seafood joint is a local staple in Lake City for Southern style seafood and fried chicken. Try the ...
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Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Moore Farms Botanical Garden

Moore Farms Botanical Garden is a dynamic garden spanning 50 acres near Lake City. The garden setting is informal and inviting, ...
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National Bean Market

National Bean Market

The Bean Market was the world's largest truck auction during Lake City's agricultural prime. Built in 1936 by the Public Works ...
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Olio Studio

Olio Studio

Olio Studio is a place where you can find your artistic side and learn a multitude of different art forms ...
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Hotel Images - Olives

Olive’s Bed & Breakfast

Olive's Bed & Breakfast, located in Lake City, is a family farmhouse built around 1919. At Olive's, you'll enjoy the ...
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Piggybacks BBQ & Catfish

Piggybacks BBQ & Catfish

A local favorite since 2010, Piggybacks BBQ & Catfish is an American restaurant featuring delicious seafood and barbecue with traditional, ...
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Quality Inn & Suites - Lake City

Quality Inn & Suites – Lake City

A continental breakfast is included with your stay at the Quality Inn & Suites of Lake City, and each room ...
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Sakura Fusion

Sakura Fusion

Dine in or take out your favorite Japanese and Chinese Cuisine from Sakura Fusion in Lake City. Hibachi, sushi, rice ...
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Security Inn & Suites - Lake City

Security Inn & Suites – Lake City

Security Inn & Suites is a smoke-free property in Lake City offering 21 of the area's largest rooms. Each room ...
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Seven Boutique

Seven Boutique

With brands that include Mud Pie, Slant, Charles River, Jane Marie, Natural Life & Julie Vos, Seven is a one-stop-shop ...
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Shade Tree Outfitters

Shade Tree Outfitters

Shade Tree Outfitters offers a variety of different items and gifts including several clothing lines, hunting & fishing supplies, sunshades, ...
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Sip Co. Wine & Beer

Sip Co. Wine & Beer

Sip Co. is Lake City's first retail beer and wine shop! They offer beer and wine to-go with a tasting ...
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So-Lace A Salon-Spa Boutique

So-Lace A Salon-Spa Boutique

So-Lace, an Elizabeth Langston Salon, is a salon spa. They offer clothing, outerwear, shoes and accessories. So-Lace A Salon-Spa Boutique ...
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The Clubhouse Grill

The Clubhouse Grill

Located inside the Lake City Country Club, The Clubhouse Grill serves delicious sandwiches, fresh salads, juicy steaks and cold drinks ...
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The Elegant Bee

The Elegant Bee

The Elegant Bee, located in Downtown Lake City, specializes in 18th and 19th century antiques with a mix of eclectic ...
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The Market Antiques & Interiors

The Market Antiques & Interiors

At The Market Antiques & Interiors, you'll find a selections of antique, mid-modern, vintage, and primitive furniture, crystal, chandeliers, and ...
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Top Notch Boutique

Top Notch Boutique

Buy, sell and trade vintage apparel, accessories and shoes at Top Notch Boutique in Lake City. Top Notch Boutique 103 ...
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TRAX Visual Art Center

TRAX Visual Art Center

TRAX Visual Arts Center encompasses 5,00 square feet of gallery space and sculpture garden. Exhibits feature various artists, many of ...
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Ward's Comfort & Style Shoes

Ward’s Comfort & Style Shoes

Offering ladies shoes, dresses, sportswear, hats, handbags, and accessories. They offer men's Florsheim shoes. Ward's Comfort & Style Shoes 104 ...
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Ward's Fish Market

Ward’s Fish Market

A traditional fish market, Ward's offers fresh caught fish and will even fry them up for you. The catfish is ...
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