Our City

Together We Grow

Westminster is located in rural Oconee County, SC at the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our city is best known as home to the South Carolina Apple Festival, commemorating Oconee County’s legacy as one of the strongest apple-producing regions in the country. Today, the Westminster area is home to miles of farmland and dozens of small and large farms.

More Than A Railroad Stop

Maintaining Our History in Westminster

The City of Westminster was founded in 1876 as a railroad stop. Our historic Railroad Depot was restored after a fire in 2007 to be the center of downtown life and a big part of what makes Westminster so unique.

We are proud to have over 100 original homes that maintain their late 1800s, turn-of-the-century architecture.

The General Store Museum of Westminster contains the contents of England’s General Merchandise Store that was originally purchased by the Westminster Area Historical Preservation Society. All of it was later donated to the Oconee Heritage Museum.

Overhead view of Westminster water tower and main street

Be Part of Westminster

Get Involved with Our City

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Annual Events in Westminster

There’s always something fun going on in Westminster! We love to come together to make these events special for visitors and residents alike!

SC Apple Festival

September 6-8, 2024
Come growing with us as we celebrate all things apple.

Music on Main

Monthly Spring & Summer Concerts
Experience outdoor concerts in our family-friendly Main Street setting. Check the calendar in Spring 2024!

SC Bigfoot Festival

October 11-12, 2024
Is Westminster the home to Bigfoot? Come to the Bigfoot Festival to find out.

Holiday Events

Festivities begin December 1 with the Tree Lighting on Main Street at 7PM, followed by the Christmas parade December 2 at 11AM. Click this image for more details!

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Be Part of What’s Going On

We hope to see you at our next event or activity. Check out our city calendar for details on all upcoming events.

Support Our Community

Local Business Highlights

Our city has a deep love for good Southern cooking. From grits and sausage biscuits to BBQ and farm-raised vegetables, consider your appetite satisfied.

  • Waters
    Excellent home-cooked meals
  • Puerto Nuevo
    Mexican food and Margaritas
  • Yousef’s
    Meat and three plates
  • Lucky Strike
    Burgers and fries
  • Brasstown BBQ
    Best BBQ in town, only open on Friday and Saturday evenings
  • Chattooga Belle Bistro
    Open for lunch from March – October with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge mountains
  • Farm Café
    Located on the farm with farm fresh meat and veggies. Saturday night’s special is always Low Country Boil!
  • Eva’s
    Classic southern country breakfast with “cat head” biscuits and a Sunday buffet.
  • Beef and Rib
  • Hardees
  • Subway

Our city is surrounded by farms, providing great options for fresh, local produce.

  • Farmers Market
    June through September
    Thursday evenings at Retreat Street Park
  • Foothills Heritage Market
    May through October

Magnolia Manor

This classic southern mansion in the heart of Westminster is the perfect spot to spend a few nights or host your wedding.

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You’ll find plenty to do in our historic downtown and the surrounding area. Westminster is right at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains so there is so much to explore outdoors.