Upcoming Event
Event Name: Closed To The Public Blessing of the Hounds
Event Occurs: Once
Event Description: The annual Blessing of the Hounds is a must see for residents and visitors alike. Aiken Hounds is distinguished as having the oldest drag hunt in the nation. In a drag hunt, cloth saturated with fox scent is dragged across the terrain to create a trail for the hounds to follow. Mounted riders follow the pack. A local clergyman officiates the event each year. The ceremony pays homage to the various traditions of foxhunting, to the heritage of Aiken's historic hunt culture, and to the skilled hounds that make this sport so engaging. 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.
Event Class: Equestrian
Contact Person or Organization: The Hitchcock Woods Foundation
Website Address: https://www.hitchcockwoods.org/
Contact Phone: 803-642-0528
Contact Email: n/a
Start Date/Time: 11/25/2021 11:00 AM
End Date/Time: 11/25/2021
Directions: Memorial Gate in Hitchcock Woods
South Boundary Entrance
Aiken, SC 29801