The 27th Aiken Driving Club’s Fall Weekend Invitational will find the organization that has become a community fixture, showcasing the carriages evocative of another era on Saturday as they make their way through the clay roads of Aiken’s horse district.


The carriage drive will start at 1 p.m. from the Green Boundary parking area, and the processional of carriages will make its way around Meade Avenue, Grace Avenue and Two Notch Road, and will eventually end at the historic Winthrop Polo Field, said Diane Watson, Aiken Driving Club member and organizer of Saturday’s drive.


Winthrop Field will be the ideal locale for spectators to view the carriages, said Watson. The carriages will make several turns around Winthrop Field. A special guest will be riding in the carriage parade this year – the Aiken Land Conservancy’s executive director Katie Roth.


“The Aiken Land Conservancy has been very gracious in allowing us to use Winthrop Polo Field,” said Watson.