Incentive Programs

We know times are stressful and we are always working on programs to help you and your business be successful. Please share with us if you have ideas on how we can assist in trying to drive more traffic and sales— even when customers are not able to visit in person.

Façade & Signage Program

Sponsored by the Byerly Foundation, this program provides funding to be used by downtown businesses for replacement of exterior signage and repainting of building exteriors. This program provides up to 60% of costs not to exceed $1,000 unless pre-approval or special conditions warrant (i.e. large building with two facades and awnings or a corner building). To learn more or apply to the program visit this online form.

Outdoor Dining

Provided by the Hartsville Parking, Beautification & Business Improvement Commission, this incentive provides tables, chairs, umbrellas (navy, yellow, black) and stands to be set up outside of your restaurant or shop.

Business Beautification Program

Also provided by the Hartsville Parking, Beautification & Business Improvement Commission, this incentive provides items such as planters or window boxes, benches, chairs, joggling boards or other approved items of interest that may encourage shoppers to enjoy your business and venture inside.

Bailey Bill

The Bailey Bill is used by the city as an economic development tool that enables historically designated property owners to freeze property taxes for a set number of years. Once the property has been rehabilitated, the property taxes do not reflect the improved value. This tool encourages improvements to historic buildings to help offset increased rehabilitation costs that can be associated with historic properties.

Gift Certificates

We offer awesome gift certificates redeemable at tons of our partner businesses in Downtown Hartsville. Gift certificates can be ordered in any amount above $10.

Facade Grant Program

This grant program provides funding to be used by downtown districts for replacement of exterior signage and repainting of building exteriors. Funds will be provided for new signs and paint through an application and review process.

Farmers Markets

Your Hartsville Farmers Market is on every second Saturday Downtown on E Carolina Ave from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. and features local produce, craftsmen, non-profit organizations, and fun food!

Downtown Block Party

Main Street Hartsville’s Downtown Block Party series occurs in the spring and fall of each year on East College Avenue in your Downtown. Each of the events is on a Thursday evening and will begin at 6 p.m.

Click Here to See Upcoming Event Information

Follow our Facebook Page and our events calendar for the latest updates. Contact us if you want to volunteer.

All that candy gets expensive! Will you help fund the fun?

Beware! Mummies, bats, princesses pirates, superheroes and ghosts are about to creep our streets! Pack up the broomstick and bring your favorite little monster to free trick-or-treating among downtown Hartsville’s shops, restaurants and businesses.

Be sure to enter our Hocus Pocus Costume Contest or Strut Your Mutt Dog Costume Contest sponsored by SPC Credit Union in Centennial Park (5th + Carolina) at 5:30 pm for a chance to win wicked prizes!

Participation is FREE for Main Street Hartsville Partners and $25 for non-partners.

Payments may be made via PayPal or check payable to City of Hartsville. Mail checks to:

P.O. Drawer 2497
Hartsville, SC 29551

Scarecrow Contest

We’re hosting a Downtown Scarecrow Contest to go along with Treats on the Streets. Participation is free!

The scarecrows will be judged and prizes awarded during Treats on the Streets. Learn more and register (it’s free free!) for the contest here!