The countdown is on to Saturday's BellFest, the Upstate’s first and best celebration of Spring along the Blue Wall of the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment. Please share the good news with your friends! This event celebrates the flowering of our area’s most iconic wildflower, the Oconee Bell. There will be local music, local cloggers, food, activities for kids, local exhibitors and vendors, guest speakers, guided walks along the Oconee Bell Trail in Devils Fork State Park, and special boat tours on Lake Jocassee for a close-up look at the Bells in bloom along the shoreline. (The boat tours are a bonus for new or renewing members of the Friends of Jocassee (FOJ), who sponsor this wonderful event every year. It's our way of saying "thank you" for your support)  We have more than 35 vendors and exhibitors this year, so come prepared to buy original local art, woodcraft, baskets, and so much more! Learn about different aspects of what makes the Jocassee Gorges so very special. Best of all, those beautiful Oconee Bells are blooming! We expect this to be our best festival ever! We hope to see you on March 17! ~B&K

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Lake Jocassee Weather

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Humidity: 89%

Wind: 1.24 m/h

  • 17 Feb 2020

    Partly Cloudy 60°F 37°F

  • 18 Feb 2020

    Showers 57°F 49°F

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Phone: 864-280-5501

We depart from the main boat dock at Devils Fork State Park, Salem SC, 28676