Striped Bass Festival

In its 41st year, the Clarendon County Striped Bass Festival is “THE BIGGEST.” The Festival is a celebration of spring, a tribute to the beauty of our county, and a special salute to the Striped Bass, which put the Santee Cooper Lakes–Marion and Moultrie–and Clarendon County on the fishing map of the world.

The Striped Bass Festival is a fitting, fun way to bring together the citizens of our county and the many great visitors who attend each year.

Each April in Clarendon County, Mother Nature puts on a show that's hard to beat. Azalea, wisteria, iris, tulips, geranium, roses, gladiola and more are in full bloom, making Clarendon County a visual treasure.

The Striped Bass Festival complements the natural beauty of our area with a fishing tournament, dances, a parade, boating events and a host of other activities. The 2020 Striped Bass Festival Pageant date is Saturday, April 4th. Winners will be announced after the pageant.

The festival weekend will kick off on Friday, April 24, 2020, with a Street Dance and carnival rides.  Several vendors will be in the area with children's games and food.

The "Super Saturday" will begin on April 25th with a "Home Town" parade at 10:00 a.m. The parade will travel down Brooks Street and Boyce Street. After the parade, enjoy the craft, food and information vendors to purchase items, consume festival food and receive information about different organizations throughout the county.

The Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament on Saturday, April 25, 2020 will start at safelight at the John C. Land Landing and the weigh-in beginning at 3:00 pm.

The Striped Bass Festival Student Art Show will showcase masterpieces from children in all schools in Clarendon County.

For additional information, please contact the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce.

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Member Benefits

Member benefits

The mission of the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce is to champion business, strive for a healthy economy and better quality of life in our community.

The goals of the Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce are to develop, encourage, promote and support the commercial, professional, financial, industrial, general and not-for-profit business interests of Clarendon County; to promote the civic interests and the general welfare of the community and oppose those activities which might be detrimental to the community; and to encourage the participation of all Clarendon COunty area businesses as well as the community in the activities of the Chamber.

Increased Exposure

  • Groundbreaking for New Businesses
  • Ribbon Cutting for New Businesses
  • Networking Opportunities through Business After Hours
  • Listing on the Chamber Website

Increased Access

  • Access to Local Officials
  • Affiliation with the Santee Lynches Regional Council of Governments
  • Immediate Access to Community Calendar of Events
  • Access to Brochures and Display Racks


  • Awards Banquet
  • Annual Retreat
  • Various opportunities to fellowship with other Chamber Members

Health Insurance

  • More Insurance options through Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Chamber Investment

  • $200 - Business Representative
  • $100 - Associate Representative
  • $125 - Friend of the Chamber (Retiree)

Payment may be made by check, money order or credit card (Mastercard or Visa)


About The Chamber

About the Chamber

The Board of Directors is composed of the Executive Committee and 12 Board Members elected at large.  They serve in staggered terms of three years with new members being nominated by the Nominating Committee and elected annually.  

Jason Montgomery


Kimberly O. Johnson

Past President


Executive Director


Director of Tourism

Will Buyck

Board Member

George Summers

Board Member

Carrie Anna Strange

Board Member

Ceth Land

Board Member

Elizabeth DuRant

Board Member

Thad Kennedy

Board Member

Alonzo McDonald

Board Member

Joanne Eaddy

Board Member


Board Member

Derrick Fort

Board Member

Chris Lee

Board Member

Justin Marlowe

Board Member

Contact The Chamber of Commerce

Contact the Chamber

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Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce

19 North Brooks Street
Manning, SC 29102
p: 803.435.4405

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Welcome To The Clarendon County Chamber of Commerce

From the warm, sun-kissed shores of Lake Marion, to the colorful streets lined with dogwood and azaleas, to the quiet and mysterious woodlands bursting with wildlife, Clarendon County provides a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of big city life. 

Whether you are an outdoorsman looking for a challenging hunt or a retiree looking for a new home, Clarendon County has just what you may be seeking. So, sit back, kick your shoes off, have a tall glass of iced tea (sweet, of course) and spend some time with us ... 

Clarendon County has a population of 32,871 with a land area of 607 sq. mi. Our County Seat is Manning. 

We have several colleges within a 60 mile radius. Interstate-95 runs the entire length of the county. The nearest Commercial Airport is in Florence, SC and there is a Civil Airport located in Manning.