SC is steeped in history. More battles were fought here during the Revolutionary War than were fought in any other state. The Battle of the Cowpens was a major turning point of the war.
The significance is not lost in the guided tours of the battlefield site (Apr. 28-Sept 22). The Anniversary Commemorations on Jan. 18 and 19 also highlight the battle. Even the "Grasshopper Run", a walk-run event sponsored by the Spartanburg Running Club pays tribute to the run for the two British cannons that were left behind as the forces retreated.
This fall (Oct. 5-7) a Revolutionary Weekend will feature special events (period reenactments) at Walnut Grove, a Spartanburg County Upstate Plantation Historical Site; Cowpens Battlefield, and King's Mountain State Park. History Buffs would get to connect with their past, and children could gain a greater perspective of the legacy of our country.
Authenticity is the primary focus, and the commercialism is very much on the back burner. It is an excellent place to gain historical perspective.