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Sugarfoot Festival 10/20/2017 5:00 PM - 10/21/2017

Main Street will be turned into an old time country fair! Music and food, hayrides, games, fireworks and much more.

More info: http://www.honeapath.com/events.htm

 

 


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Walhalla Oktoberfest 10/20/2017 - 10/22/2017

Walhalla bids you "Guten Tag! (Good Day!)" You're invited to experience "Gemutlichkeit!!!" (good spirits, good Times, laughter and goodwill) at the Annual Walhalla Oktoberfest!

The Festival features crafts, lederhosen, and carnival rides, as well as fantastic food such as wurst and kraut, AND authentic German music and dancers. 

Oktoberfest begins every year in the afternoon on the third Friday of October and lasts the entire weekend, all day Saturday and Saturday night, closing
late Sunday afternoon.  More info: http://www.walhallaoktoberfest.com/

 

 


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Jazz on the Square-Spartanburg 10/20/2017 5:30 PM - 10/20/2017 8:00 PM

Concerts are 5:30 to 8 p.m. Fridays at the fountain in Morgan Square. A different group is featured every Friday in April and May and again in August and September.

Fans can bring a blanket or chair and listen to some of the area's best musicians.

The open venue and free admission provides the entire community an opportunity to enjoy Spartanburg’s beautiful surroundings while listening to great musicians.

Beverages are available for purchase. (Anyone wishing to purchase an alcoholic beverage must be 21 years of age and must show a valid ID.)

After the concert, stay in downtown and enjoy a great dinner from one of the many local restaurants!

More info: http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/jazz-on-the-square


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Jazz on the Alley 10/20/2017 6:30 PM - 10/20/2017 9:00 PM

 Jazz on the Alley is hosted by the City of Seneca and features live music on historic Ram Cat Alley.  It runs every Thursday 6:30-9pm from April through October.  It is a family-friendly event and is free of charge.  Bring lawn chairs and a snack or enjoy outdoor dining at one of the wonderful restaurants on Ram Cat Alley.

Learn more: http://www.seneca.sc.us/Events/JazzontheAlley.aspx


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5K Glow Run 10/21/2017 7:00 PM - 10/21/2017 10:00 PM
Pickens County Meals on Wheels is excited to announce we will be hosting a 5K Glow Run. The run will start on Hwy 93 Downtown Liberty in front of the McKissick Center and will end at the back of our building on Edgemont Avenue. The race has been listed with Go-GreenEvents.com where participants can pre-register and will receive a t-shirt with their packets if registered by October 15th. We will also be holding a “Glow Attire Contest” where participants are encouraged to be creative with their Glow attire and we will be awarding a 1st and 2nd place winners. Walkers will start the race at 7pm and runners will begin at 7:30. This will be a timed race and awards will be given to 1st and 2nd place runners. Post-race snacks will be provided as well as a cash bar along with disco music for a fun finish!
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Art on the Trail 10/21/2017 10:00 AM - 10/21/2017 4:00 PM

With over 80 fine artists and skilled craftsmen, Art on the Trail is one of the most exciting creative event in upper Greenville County! The curated Art Market is filled with beautifully designed works of art and numerous opportunities to connect ,?share and celebrate art. Fill your life with truly unique, handmade goods and meet the talented people behind them this October.

http://www.artonthetrail.com/


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Storytelling Festival at Hagood Mill 10/21/2017 10:00 AM - 10/21/2017 4:00 PM

Featuring some of the nation’s best old time story tellers sharing buits about all sorts of folks, funnies, cultures, and places. Admission is Free $5 Parking Fee

Each October, the hills and hollers around the Hagood Mill Historic Site in Pickens, South Carolina, come alive with storytellers sharing the weird and wonderful, mountain funnies, memories of yesteryear, and tales of mystical places in Appalachia. 

Back by popular demand, our host for this year’s shindig is author and storyteller Johnny Thomas Fowler. This veteran showman is guaranteed to delight listeners with his music, folklore, and a big helping of incredible stories to share with each and every one.

One of our featured performers on October 21 will be storyteller and award-winning street busker Abby the Spoon Lady from Asheville, North Carolina. Abby has gained fame on the national stage, being recognized as one of the top street buskers in America. Known for her extraordinary gift of wielding ordinary tablespoons, she creates the “clickity-clack” percussion beats and rhythms that have become part of the heart and soul of the ever-evolving culture in Asheville. Abby creates street art of the highest form. Come experience this for yourself. You will be glad you did.

 Other “tellers” taking the stage on October 21 include the “Princess of Possum Corner,” Millie Chaplin, from Harleyville, South Carolina, and the“Good Fairy,” of Asheville, Vixi Jil Glenn.

Millie Chaplin has always loved the spoken word. When she started telling stories she realized that fairy tales and folklore were the stories she loved the best.  Millie got her name, “Princess of Possum Corner,” from the place she grew up in the Lowcountry. The stories there are as plentiful as the possums. Some of her venues include Stone Soup, Newberry Opera House, Belton Museum Tradition Days, and Spoleto Children’s Festival.

Vixi Jil Glenn is from Asheville. Her family was one of the early pioneer families to settle in the region in the late 1700s. She is a Telling Member of the Jonesborough Storytelling Guild and past Vice President of the Asheville Storytelling Circle. She is a master teller of “Jack Tales,” learning first hand from Ted Hicks, a son of renowned Appalachian storyteller Ray Hicks of Banner Elk, North Carolina. Vixi has shared the stage with David Novak, Connie Regan Blake, and Michael Reno Harrell, as well as many other national storytellers.

A new feature in this year’s event is the highly anticipated “Liars Competition.” Eight talented wordsmiths will have seven minutes each to tell their best, their boldest, their funniest and most outlandish lies. Bring your tall tales, your best fish stories, your alternative facts and your boldest, most brazen, bald-faced bits of balderdash.

Come on down to the old mill on October 21 and witness stories skirting the edges of truth and belief. Contestants will battle it out for the grand and exalted title of the “Biggest Liar in South Carolina.” First, second, and third place contestants will receive cash prizes provided by David Joe Miller Presents, Stone Soup Storytelling Festival, and Hairytoe Productions.

For additional information, please contact Hagood Mill at (864) 898-2936 or check out our website at www.visitpickenscounty.com/calendar


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Euro Auto Festival 10/21/2017

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

The Euro Auto Festival is an automotive event that brings together European Car enthusiasts to display, celebrate and share special stories about the great car marques of Europe.  The Festival features a popular car show, an autocross, special exhibits, specialty merchants and a road rally for all participants.

The Euro Auto Festival was established to promote appreciation for vintage, classic and antique European vehicles. Each year sees entries from throughout the United States, Canada and England, with a full range of European cars on display, from classic to modern and everything in between.

More info: http://www.euroautofestival.com/about/


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Greer Station Oktoberfest 10/21/2017 12:00 Noon - 10/21/2017 10:00 PM

One of the most popular festivals in downtown Greer, the Greer State Bank Greer Station Oktoberfest presented by Warsteiner is coming up October 21! The festival features German oompah bands, lots of German foods, and of course, German beer!

Festival goers should expect their mouths to melt from the array of German foods and desserts that will be served. Foods will be sold anywhere from $1 to $5.

Not only is the Greer State Bank Greer Station Oktoberfest centered around German themes, it is embracing local artists and celebrating their creative works. Local artists will be displaying their creative pieces all day in downtown Greer. Festival organizers are encouraging people to come and support these artists and delight in each unique piece.

The official festival beer is provided by Warsteiner, Germany's largest privately owned brewery. Warsteiner will be featured at two locations within the festival – the corner of Randall and Trade Street and the corner of Victoria and Trade Street. 

http://greerchamber.com/events/greer-station-oktoberfest/?cfv1=greer-station-oktoberfest.cfm&cfv2=&cfv3=&cfv4=&cfv5=&cfv6=&cfv7=&cfv8=&cfv9=


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Carolina Brew HaHa 10/21/2017 2:00 PM - 10/21/2017 6:00 PM

There will be 35 breweries, live music and local food combining for the perfect fall afternoon for Upstate beer lovers. 

 For tickets, a full list of participating breweries and more information visit www.carolinabrewhaha.com.

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Jazz on the Alley 10/27/2017 6:30 PM - 10/27/2017 9:00 PM

 Jazz on the Alley is hosted by the City of Seneca and features live music on historic Ram Cat Alley.  It runs every Thursday 6:30-9pm from April through October.  It is a family-friendly event and is free of charge.  Bring lawn chairs and a snack or enjoy outdoor dining at one of the wonderful restaurants on Ram Cat Alley.

Learn more: http://www.seneca.sc.us/Events/JazzontheAlley.aspx


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Jazz on the Square-Spartanburg 10/27/2017 5:30 PM - 10/27/2017 8:00 PM

Concerts are 5:30 to 8 p.m. Fridays at the fountain in Morgan Square. A different group is featured every Friday in April and May and again in August and September.

Fans can bring a blanket or chair and listen to some of the area's best musicians.

The open venue and free admission provides the entire community an opportunity to enjoy Spartanburg’s beautiful surroundings while listening to great musicians.

Beverages are available for purchase. (Anyone wishing to purchase an alcoholic beverage must be 21 years of age and must show a valid ID.)

After the concert, stay in downtown and enjoy a great dinner from one of the many local restaurants!

More info: http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/jazz-on-the-square


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Halloween INN Our Town - Tent or Treat 10/28/2017 4:00 PM - 10/28/2017 8:00 PM
Halloween INN Our Town is a Trunk or Treat event that will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 4 PM - 8 PM. This event is sponsored by the City of Fountain Inn and local churches. There will be a costume contest, "spooky bus," candy, face painting, and other family friendly activities offered by the local businesses.
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Cowpens National Battlefield Living History Day 10/28/2017 10:00 AM - 10/28/2017 3:00 PM

Located behind the visitors center at the historic Cowpens Battlefield, come by for 18th century weapons firing demonstrations at 10:15, 11:15, 1:15, and 2:15. Free to all!

https://www.nps.gov/cowp/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=9C186A59-1DD8-B71B-0BAC54E1D5A3E622


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Reedy Reels Film Festival 11/4/2017 - 11/5/2017

Reedy Reels is an Independent Film Festival in Greenville, SC promoting the appreciation of the art of film-making while generating support for independent filmmakers in the Upstate. Learn more: http://www.reedyreels.com/ 


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Acoustic ConneXions-Folk Music 11/4/2017 7:30 PM - 11/4/2017 10:00 PM

Always a fan favorite so come out and enjoy a fun, sentimental journey through your musical memory with Alice Martel, Connie Lowe & Mike Crane. They play a diverse assortment of popular folk songs from the Everly Brothers, Peter, Paul & Mary, the Kingston Trio, The Rooftop singers and old country from the 60’s that you just don’t hear much of these days.


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American Pride - A Statler Brothers Tribute 11/10/2017 7:30 PM - 11/10/2017 10:00 PM
Relive the legendary Statler Brothers nostalgic Americana songs with the great quartet harmonies that the beloved country & gospel music that the groups has been associated with. American Pride brings back the songs, the memories & the authentic sounds of the most award winning act in the history of country music, the legendary Statler Brothers. Sponsored in Part by Your Oconee County Government & Blue Ridge Electric.
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Ice on Main 11/17/2017 - 1/16/2018

United Community Bank Ice on Main is an open-air ice skating rink located in the heart of downtown Greenville. Join us from November through January every year, as we celebrate the holiday season with one of America’s favorite winter traditions – ice skating!

http://iceonmain.com/


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Native American Celebration at Hagood Mill 11/18/2017 10:00 AM - 11/18/2017 4:00 PM
Showcasing customs, traditions, food, music, and dance from many different tribes including, but not limited to the Cherokee and Catawba. Details to follow. Admission is Free $5 Parking Fee
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Skating on the Square 11/18/2017 - 1/16/2018

COME SKATE WITH US!
Spartanburg’s open-air ice rink is in the heart of the City – on Morgan Square. Morgan Square is surrounded by Church Street, Dunbar, and West Main Streets. It is right in front of Wild Wing, located at 109 West Main Street.

Please check the website (http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/skating-on-the-square) for hours and details.


The cost for admission is $10 per person. This price includes the skate
rental. We accept cash, debit cards, and all major credit cards.


You can skate all day long if you want to! You can skate, leave, and come back
later in the day. If you don't know how to skate, don’t worry, you are
not alone. Many of our guests are first time skaters. We do have a staff
of skating instructors available for lessons.


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Holiday Ice 11/22/2017 - 1/7/2018

The spray plaza at Carolina Wren Park in Anderson converts to a synthetic ice rink for holiday fun. The synthetic ice allows visitors to enjoy the rink even on those warm days that Upcountry often has through the holiday season. It's outdoor ice skating for the whole family!

The rink is open weather permitting, 864-231-2232 to confirm.

http://downtownandersonsc.com/holidayice/


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Dickens of an Christmas 11/28/2017 6:00 PM - 11/28/2017 9:00 PM

It's a victorian holiday extravaganza every December when Downtown Spartanburg hosts Dickens of a Christmas.

With carolers dressed in victorian garb, live festive Christmas music, living window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, and of course the lighting of the Christmas tree at Denny's Plaza, you don't want to miss Spartanburg's signature yuletide celebration.

http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/events/dickens-of-a-christmas


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The Flashbacks-Oldies/Rock, Beach & Soul 12/1/2017 7:30 PM - 12/1/2017 10:00 PM

The Flashbacks specialize in playing 50's, 60's, 70's, Rock ‘N’ Roll…Beach & Soul. Their goal is to play music that is enjoyed by all ages & to make your experience a memorable one. A true “show’ band, their variety includes Motown, Shaggin’ Beach Classics, Soul, R&B, Oldies, songs by female vocal artists & more. Music in The Flashbacks playlist includes such artists as The Spinners, The Tams, Lou Rawls, The Drifters, The Catalinas, Barbara Lewis, the Temptations & Bruno Mars. Members of The Flashbacks have opened for artists such as; Chairmen of the Board, "Little Anthony" & the Imperials, Chubby Checker, Jerry Butler and The Mighty Tams.


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Holiday Market Simpsonville 12/2/2017 2:00 PM - 12/2/2017 8:00 PM

Inspired by the Christmas markets in Germany, the Simpsonville Holiday Market brings a loved tradition right here to the Golden Strip. Visitors will be able to stroll through Historic Downtown Simpsonville while sipping on cider, enjoying live music, local artisans, and more. Our city will be lit and decorated for the holiday season, bringing excitement and tradition. Local artisan and food vendors will be selling Holiday themed items, crafts, gifts, drinks, and more.

http://members.simpsonvillechamber.com/events/details/2017-holiday-market-on-main-street-52069


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Pianist Emile Pandolfi at Christmas 12/8/2017 7:30 PM - 12/8/2017 10:00 PM

Spend Christmas in Dixie with Pianist Emile Pandolfi as he returns to the WCA stage with his wonderful Christmas show! His brilliant musical performance, his charming sense of humor and his friendly personality make this a night of wonderful holiday treat for the whole family. Without a doubt, when you hear Emile Pandolfi play, you know that you are hearing one of today’s finest pianists.


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Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas at Hagood Mill 12/16/2017 12:00 Noon - 12/16/2017 3:00 PM
This is a day of musical heritage that evolved when Celtic strains merged with African-American rhythms to create bluegrass and old time mountain music Admission is Free $5 Parking Fee
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237th Anniversary of the Battle of Cowpens 1/13/2018 - 1/14/2018

Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, the park will host free activities including a wreath-laying, 18th century weapons firing and cavalry demonstrations, ranger-led battlefield walks, and author and historian talks.

Cowpens National Battlefield is a unit of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks Group within the National Park Service. The group mission is to protect, preserve, and interpret the significance of the decisive battles where America earned its freedom. For more information about activities at Cowpens National Battlefield, call (864) 461-2828 or visit the park’s webpage at www.nps.gov/cowp/. Follow us on Twitter @CowpensNB. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CowpensNationalBattlefield.

 


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Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Festival 4/21/2018 11:00 AM - 4/21/2018 5:00 PM
In addition to the professional kite flyers who wow the crowds with amazing aerial maneuvers, and the members of the Spartanburg Soaring! Kite Club, there is live music, great food trucks, and an art market. Kids can make and decorate their own kites, purchase a kite from the CCC, or bring a kite from home. The festival is free and open to all, including the many international kite flyers who have come from Europe, Asia, Canada, and across the United States to join the fun.
Chapman Cultural Center launched a community-wide initiatve in Spring 2014 called Spartanburg Soaring! to build civic pride, promote healthy outdoor play, and celebrate cultural diversity and creativity. Every year, the festival grows, so be sure to attend this year and make Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival the highest-flying event yet!
 

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Central Railroad Festival 4/28/2018 10:00 AM - 4/28/2018 5:00 PM

Join us in downtown Central for Trains, Trains, and more Trains! Enjoy Food, Craft Vendors, Kid's Games/Activities, Jack Roper's Magic Show, Music, and FREE Festival Activities!

Learn more: http://centralrrfestival.org/


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