Highfields owner sets sights on pavilion to bring in multi-use events in Aiken

Building a pavilion on the nearly 60 acres of the Highfields Event Center would be the first step for owner Rick Cram in making the grounds a non-equestrian use facility.

“I want to try and make it (Highfields) a little bit more available; have an amenity that’s appealing to non-equestrian activity,” Cram said. “I’ve gotten a lot of requests over the years saying how pretty this place is; they want a wedding out here or any kind of small business gathering, reception, convention – but we need a facility to do that and house that many people.”

Highfields holds more than 30 events every year, which include the annual Aiken Spring Classic, and just last year, the first Aiken Music Fest. Read More….