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Finally Friday on the Square

Final Friday of each month, April-Aug, 7-9pm - Live music, extended shopping hours and dinner specials.

2017 Schedule of music & Special events

April 28: Retro Vertigo & The Sip-N-Stroll

May 26: Jazz Night featuring ECity Jazz from Greenwood

June 30:Sweet Tea Soiree-Gospel night featuring the Powerful Singing Tornadoes

July 28: Country/Blue Grass night

August 18: Pep Rally – Beach night


This Month's Featured Music - Powerful Singing Tornadoes


The Powerful Singing Tornadoes have been spreading their soulful gospel sounds across the country for more than 40 years. Performing their original music, and the great standards of gospel, the Tornadoes send out a very personal message about Jesus Christ to their listeners. This group is based in Greenville, South Carolina and have visited hundreds of churches and venues across the United States.

Their Mission
We hope our music is a blessing to you. Please join us in concert when we are in your area. We are not just performing, we are doing ministry wherever we go. We hope to see lives changed and transformed for Jesus Christ. Our music includes inspirational messages to inspire, convict, and teach about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you would like more information
please contact us.


GHS Battlemud Laurens County Mud Run

The GHS Battlemud Laurens County Mud Run is a fun and dirty event featuring natural obstacles along a course at the Laurens Family Y. The event is a partnership with the Laurens Family Y and Main Street Laurens open to 4-person teams in both a competitive and non-competitive categories.

The 4th Annual GHS Battlemud Laurens County Mud Run will be the toughest two-miler but also the most fun! Begining on a Nature Trail, the course will be challenging and continue through large pipes under Anderson Drive and end back on the trails with a slip-n-slide type final obstacle! The course will include 20 challenging obstacles, many of which will be natural obstacles located on the property of the Family YMCA of Greater Laurens.

The teams are 4-person teams and must include at least one adult 18 years or older. The competitive teams aim to be the first to cross the finish line and want everyone to get out of their way! The non-competitive teams also aim to cross the finish line, but are out to have fun getting dirty! Awards will be given to the top 5 teams and the first team out will be at 9AM.

Register early, beacuse each participant will receive one free t-shirt, but the shirts are only guaranteed if you register before August 18, 2017.

Bring the kids and family along to cheer you on! A kids area with bounce houses and will be available as well as an opportunity for the kids to slip-n-slide after the race is over.

Proceeds from the GHS Battlemud Laurens County Mud Run will benefit the Family YMCA of Greater Laurens, Main Street Laurens and AMI Kids in their non-profit efforts to better our community. So, gather your closest friends and family members who enjoy a little friendly competition, while getting REALLY dirty at the same time, for this exciting and challenging event!

Registration information

To register online follow this link:


Early Registration ends on August 18, 2017.


2017 KCBS State Championship BBQ Cook Off

2002-03 Tourism & Travel Event of the Year, Presented By: PRTC
October 6 & 7, 2017

Free & Open to the public.

Squealin’ on the Square celebrates it 17th year of bringing family fun and delicious BBQ to the historic downtown. The first weekend of October each year sees the downtown square come alive with live music, arts & crafts, food and especially BBQ. The two day event kicks off on Friday and runs through 8PM on Saturday.

As a KCBS sanctioned event, Squealin’ on the Square is excited to participate in the new Palmetto BBQ Series SC BBQ Championship. This new competition series  will award the best BBQ Competitor in SC who has the highest cumulative points for participating in at least 4 of the 6 KCBS sanctioned events in SC. Squealin’ on the Square is the next to last KCBS event of the year for SC, so we are expecting a large turn-out of BBQ competition teams.

Squealin’ on the Square is presented by the non-profit, Main Street Laurens, as a way of raising funds to assist in their efforts to revitalize the Historic Downtown District. All proceeds from the event go back into the organization to help with projects such as facade grants for businesses, marketing of the downtown, decorative lighting in the downtown and implementation of the new Downtown Master Plan.

So, we encourage you to mark your calendars and join us for a good time, good food and good friends all while helping revitalize downtown Laurens!

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Friday, October 6
12p – 10p BBQ Sales
4p – 10p BBQ & Food Sales, Arts/Crafts
4p – 10p Amusement Rides Open (County Parking Lot)
5p – 7p MUSIC TBD
8p – 10p MUSIC TBD

Saturday, October 7
8a – 3p Antique Tractor & Engine Show (Ugliest Tractor Contest)
10a – 8p Amusement Rides Open (County Parking Lot)
9:30a – 8p BBQ & Food Sales, Arts/Crafts
10a – 6p Down on the Farm – Petting Zoo, Contests, Horse rides,
Fire trucks, Local Dance Teams
(Located Behind United Community Bank)
10a – 12p MUSIC TBD
10a – 2p Vintage Motorcycle Show (SunTrust parking lot)
12p Pickle Eating Contest (Main Stage Area)
12p Parade of Power
11a-3p Roving Entertainment (Bobo the Clown & Mascots)
11a – until Classic Car Cruise-in & Car Show
12:30 – 2:30p MUSIC TBD 
2:30p Hawg Calling Contest (Main Stage Area)
3p – 5p The MUSIC TBD
5-5:30p BBQ Awards Ceremony
5:30p Zaxby’s Insane Fireman’s Challenge 
 Wing Eating Contest (Main Stage Area)
6 – 8p MUSIC TBD
*Schedule is subject to change*