Walhalla, South Carolina is a town with rich heritage and the county seat of Oconee County in the upstate of South Carolina. In 1850, a group of immigrants from northern Germany arrived in Charleston and were unable to find land that suited their pocketbook or their idea of home. They formed the German Colonization Society led by General John A. Wagener and found what they were looking for here, in the garden of the Gods.
Today, Walhalla is a charming southern town with historical homes, churches, and the beautifully restored Walhalla Civic Auditorium where regional and local theater events are held. With antique shops, cafes, shops, and tree-lined streets, Walhalla is a delightful town to explore on foot.
Each October, Walhalla T honors our German heritage with the annual Oktoberfest. With events for children, families, and adults, Oktoberfest is a special time of fun for the whole community and the visitors who come from near and far.
Walhalla is located just minutes away from the wide variety of activities Oconee County and the surrounding areas have to offer, including an abundance of hiking and mountain biking trails, numerous waterfalls, Stumphouse Tunnel, the Chatooga River, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson University, and more.