The Flopeye Fish Festival is held on the Saturday of memorial weekend at 2534 James Baker Blvd, off Highway 21 north of Great Falls at the Industrial park.
Started in 1983 to promote the town and area of Great Falls, This is Chester County, SC longest running festival.
The Festival opens on Friday afternoon around 5:00 pm with music, entertainment, vendors, and carnival running late into the evening.
Saturday morning the Festivities will begin at 9:00 am and go until 5 pm. Admission is FREE.
If you’re curious as to where the name Flopeye originated, here is the story. More than 75 years ago, one of the local merchants, Andy Morrison, would sit in front of his general store, having a hard time keeping his prominent eye lids from flopping over his eyes. One of three ladies passing by, not having seen him before, blurted out who is that old flop-eyed man? Several by-standers heard her and news traveled fast over the grapevine to the Republic Cotton Mills president, Mr. Rob Mebane. Flopeye, a good name for that part of town, he said. The name, then, was promoted by mill management and took hold. People liked saying they had been to FLOPEYE. And they still do..