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.

Downtown Vibrancy Program

Sponsored by the Byerly Foundation and the Hartsville Parking, Beautification & Business Improvement Commission, this program provides funding to be used by downtown businesses for replacement of exterior signage or awnings, repainting building exteriors, outdoor dining, and other projects.

Our outdoor dinning incentive provides tables, chairs, umbrellas (navy, yellow, black) and stands to be set up outside of your restaurant or shop. The program may also provide 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.

To learn more or apply to the program visit this online form.

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.

Downtown Vibrancy Grant Program

Downtown Vibrancy Program

Sponsored by the Byerly Foundation and the Hartsville Parking, Beautification & Business Improvement Commission, this program provides funding to be used by downtown businesses for replacement of exterior signage or awnings, repainting building exteriors, outdoor dining, and other projects.

Our outdoor dinning incentive provides tables, chairs, umbrellas (navy, yellow, black) and stands to be set up outside of your restaurant or shop. The program may also provide 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.

Scarecrow Contest

Scarecrow Contest

We’re hosting a Downtown Scarecrow Contest and participation is free!

The scarecrows will be judged and prizes awarded at the end of the month. Learn more and register (it’s free free!) for the contest here!

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.