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Orangeburg, also known as "The Garden City," is the principal city in and the county seat of Orangeburg County, South Carolina. The Edisto Memorial Gardens displays past and current award winning roses from the All-American Rose Selections. The Orangeburg Festival of Roses was first held in 1972. The festival includes such events as a river race, a basscatcher tournament, the Princess of Roses pageant, and various sports tournaments.
The IP Stanback Museum & Planetarium had its origin in the basement of the then South Carolina State College's library in the early 1970s. The Museum and Planetarium is located on the campus of South Carolina State University. The Museum's exhibition area is one of the largest in the state. Its forty-foot planetarium dome, located across the foyer adjacent to the galleries, has an auditorium capacity of eighty-two seats.
During the winter in Orangeburg, raccoon hunters from throughout the Southeast gather for the Grand American Coon Hunt. The hunt, which takes place each year in early January, is the largest field trial for coon dogs in the United States and is a qualifying event for the World Coon Hunt. Thousands of people come to the fairgrounds to see the dogs, exhibits and the sights and sounds of this one of a kind event.