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Talk of the Town June 2024

Dear TR Friends,

I hope you are taking advantage of all the fun happenings in TR with our Saturday Farmers Market and concerts at Trailblazer Park. Also, check out the TR Farmers Market Mid-Week Market on Poinsett Hwy. near Chicora Alley for your fix of veggies and homemade goodies!

Our Public Works Department has been doing a great job keeping Main Street beautiful with a summer refresh of mulch and plants. They’re also updating Athens Playground and Park off Little Creek Road, so be sure to add that to your Park Hop list and stop by.

Hope everyone is staying cool and having fun this June! 

Brandy Amidon

Mayor of Travelers Rest

Travel + Leisure magazine names TR one of the Best Small Towns for a Summer Vacation

In the June digital issue of Travel + Leisure magazine, Travelers Rest was named one of the “15 Best Small U.S. Towns for a Summer Vacation“.

The article describes Travelers Rest as one of the most idyllic small towns in South Carolina naming popular restaurants like Topsoil, Monkey Wrench Smokehouse, and Tandem Crêperie & Coffeehouse. Read more

Blood Drive at Trailblazer Park

The American Red Cross will host a community blood drive Monday, June 17 from 11 am – 3 pm in Trailblazer Park.

Register online: American Red Cross, or call 800.Red Cross.

Schedule your Appointment Today!

Are Your Pets Included in Your Emergency Plan?

June is National Pet Prepardness Month! Your pets are important family members, so they should be included in your family’s emergency plan. We’ve gathered a few resources to help you complete your plan.

Learn how to prepare your pet for an emergency by visiting:

Download an informative brochure HERE

A Partnership to Beautify Downtown

The Mountain Laurel Garden Club has teamed up with the City to bring beautiful planters and hanging baskets to our Downtown. The first installation includes five wooden planters in the gazebo area. The planters and baskets will be updated seasonally by the Garden Club and maintained by our Public Works department.

TR Fire Department Visits Chick-fil-A

What an exciting day at Toddler Time in Chick-Fil-A! The City of Travelers Rest Fire Department showed families all the ins and outs of the fire truck – the kiddos (and parents) enjoyed it so much! To top off their time together, participants made a fun little fire truck craft. Learn more about how our Fire Department serves TR HERE.

Meet Planning Director, Jay Martin, RLA, ASLA

Jay joins us from Arbor Land Design, formally Arbor Engineering, where he was Senior Principal over Land Planning. He has an extensive background in landscape architecture, land planning, and recreational design. His previous work includes the Cancer Survivors Park in Greenville, the streetscape design of Main Street in Fountain Inn, and Otter Creek Waterpark in Taylors.

Jay is a Clemson University graduate with a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture. He is a Trustee of the Clemson Architectural Foundation, a Board Member with Trees Upstate, and serves with the Reedy River Water Quality Group. In his spare time, Jay enjoys officiating soccer for the SC High School League, spending time and traveling with Steffanie, his wife of 31 years, and running marathons. He enjoys spoiling Sadie James, his 9-month-old granddaughter, most of all.

Take the Family on a Park Hop!

Park Hop is a free, summer-long scavenger hunt that encourages children and families to discover local parks while searching for answers to clues within each park. The more parks you visit, the more prizes you will earn!

To download the app and learn more about this free program visit

June Concert Lineup

Food Trucks at 6 pm – Concerts start at 7 pm

The 2024 Music in the Park concert series continues with a great lineup of bands and genres.

June 1: The Fine Columbians

June 8: Hot as a Pepper

June 15: The Blues Deluxe Band

June 22: The Jimmy Wooten Band

June 29: Luke Deuce & the Wildcards

Follow us on Facebook for the food truck lineup at each event.

City Meetings

Council Committee Meeting

June 10 – 5:00 pm


City Council Meeting

June 20 – 6:00 pm


Planning Commission Meeting

The June Planning Commission meeting has been canceled

View the 2024 City Calendar

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Council Members welcome your comments and questions!

Mayor Brandy Amidon,

Grant Bumgarner

Kelly Byers

Shaniece Criss

Wayne McCall 

Catherine James

Sherry Marrah

Brantly Vest

Lisa Lane

City Council meetings are hosted in person in the Council Chambers

and live-streamed on the City’s YouTube channel.

Travelers Rest City Hall, 125 Trailblazer Drive, Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Questions? Call 864.834.8740 or email

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