Let the Land Say Amen is a two-day festival interpreting the history of Allison Creek and the Clay Hill Community. The festival is a project of SC Humanities. The 2017 festival will explore life in the Clay Hill Community during the middle to late 19th century and will take place on “Common Ground-Allison Creek” which includes the historic Allison Creek Presbyterian Church (built in 1854) and two historic cemeteries.
The festival will include children's games and activities, guided interpretive tours with vignettes, period music including banjo player and historian Bob Carlin, food and handcrafts. Festival goers will also be able to attend one of two free premier screenings of the documentary film: "Allison Creek: From the KKK to Liberia, One Church's Quest to Reconcile It's Self." On Sunday, May 7, weather permitting, there will be an outdoor worship service. At the end of the service, there will be an unveiling of a South Carolina State Historical Marker for Reverend Elias Hill, the leader of the 1871 Clay Hill Migration to Liberia whose homestead bordered Common Ground at Allison Creek. In total, 31 families departed for Liberia with 20 unique surnames. All the families with these surnames will be invited to the unveiling of the historical marker.