Upstate Events and Festivals

June 2015

Annual South Carolina Festival of Flowers, Greenwood, June 25th - 28th 

Annual Stump Jump XC Mountain Bike Race Spartanburg, June 28th

The Mighty Moo Festival, Cowpens, June 17th - 20th

Main Street Father's Day Car Show, Anderson, June 21st

Chautauqua Festival of Free Interactive Theater, Greenville, June 12th - 21st 

Greenville International Film Festival, Greenville, June 5th - 9th 

 Westminster Farmers Market,Westminster, June2nd - October 27th

SC Festival of Flowers, Greenwood, June 1rst-28th

Southern Music Festival, Greenwood, June 13th

Wedding Festival, Greenville June 16th

13th Annual Chili's Sizzlin' Showdown Golf Tournament, Greenwood, June 3rd


July 2015

Festival of Stars, Independence Celebration, Ninety Six, July 3rd-4th

Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue Festival, Greenville, July 4th

Festival of Discovery, Greenwood July 9th-11th

SC Peach Festival, Gaffney  July 10th-19th

Independencia de Columbia, Easley July 19th


August 2015

Williamston Spring Water Festival, Williamston, August 21st - 22nd 

Upper South Carolina State Fair, Easley, August 27th- September 7th

Spring Water Festival, Williamston, August 21-22

Pickens Summer Cruise-In and Music Festival,  Pickens, August 1rst


September 2015

54nd South Carolina Apple Festival, Westminster, September 11th - 12th 

3rd Annual Dacusville Farm Show - Dacusville, September 5th - 6th

Uniquely Union Festival - Union, September 11th - 12th 

Splashdown Festival, Clinton, September 25th-27th

Founders Day Festival Music, Pickens, September 14th

Rudy's 18th Annual Bluegrass Festival in the Woods, Belton, September 17th - 19th

Euphoria, Greenville, September 17th - 20th 

AutumnFest at the Market, Greenville,

National Hunting and Fishing Day at Duke's World of Energy, Seneca, September 26th

Pickens County's Seventeenth Annual Ole Time Fiddler's Convention with the Second Annual South Carolina State Fiddling Championship at Hagood Mill, Pickens, September 19th

City of Mauldin BBQ and Family Festival, Mauldin, September 25th-26th

Denver Downs Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Anderson,

Wofford College: Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival, Spartanburg,

Harvest Day Festival, Inman, September 26th

Due West Fall Festival, Due West, September  26th

Clinton Fall Festival, Clinton, September 25th -27th 

Farm Fresh Fair 2015, Fountain Inn, Septemeber 19th

Wedding Festival, Greenville September 22nd


October 2015

Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair, Fair Play, September 29- October 4th

Moonshiner's Reunion and Mountain Music Festival, Campobello,

Albino Skunk Music Fest, Greer, October 1rst- 3rd

FestiFall Friday Night Lantern Tours, Roebuck, October 3rd-4th

Upstate Revolutionary War Weekend, Gaffney, October 2nd- 7th

Squealin' on the Square, Laurens, October 2nd and 3rd

Greer Station Oktoberfest, Greer,

FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation, Roebuck,

Annual Aunt Het Family Fall Festival, Fountain Inn, October 3rd

Spartanburg International Festival, Spartanburg, October 3rd

Belton Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival, Belton, October 3rd

Anniversary of the Battle of Kings Mountain, Blacksburg, October 7th

Piedmont Interstate Fair, Spartanburg, October 12th - 18th

Fall for Greenville, Greenville, October 9th-11th

Balloons Over Anderson Hot Air Balloon Festival, Anderson, October 9th-11th

Annual Autumn Candlelight Tour, Ninety Six, October 10th

The 36th Annual Pumpkin Festival, Pickens,

Pumpkintown Pumpkin Festival, Pumpkintown, October 10th

Oktoberfest, Greenwood, October 15th

Euro Auto Festival, Greer, October 16th-17th

Walhalla Oktoberfest, Walhalla, October 16th-17th

Boo in the Zoo, Greenville, October 16th- 17th and October 23-25

Sugarfoot Festival, Honea Path,

Fall Harvest Festival in Pendleton, Pendleton, October 24th

Annual Hagood Mill Storytelling Festival, Pickens, October 17th

7th Annual Greenville Rec's Enchanted Tracks, Taylors, October 22-24

Travelers Rest: Art on the TRail, Travelers Rest, October 24th

Art'Oberfest, Abbeville, October 16th - 17th

28th Annual Greenville Museum Antiques Show,Greenville

Indian Summer Festival, Pacolet,

Annual Starburst Storytellers' Festival, Anderson,

Croft State Park's NEEWOLLAH Weekend, Spartanburg,

Parade of Quilts Quilt Show, Pickens,


November 2015

South Carolina Christmas Tree Association's Trees for Troops and Farm Locator  

Foothills Skills & Crafts  Show, Greenwood, November 1st

Kings Mountain Veterans Day Encampment, Blacksburg, November 8th - 9th

Gowensville Fall Festival, Gowensville, November 8th

City of Spartanburg Veterans Day Parade, November 11th

Union Veterans Day Parade, November 11th

City of Chesnee Veterans Day Parade, November 15th

Selugadu VII: A Native American Celebration, Hagood Mill, Pickens, November 15th

Artwalk Spartanburg, Spartanburg, November 20th

Liberty Holiday Bazaar, Liberty, November 22nd

Battle of Blackstock's Anniversary Celebration, November 23rd

Hollywild Animal Park Holiday Lights Safari, Wellford, November 15th - January 3rd
Hickory Tavern Fire Department Country Christmas, November 22nd

Buffalo Christmas Parade, November 30th

Christmas Tree Lighting in Cada Park, Chesnee,

Wofford Singers Christmas Concert, Date to be confirmed. 


December 2015

Anderson Lights of Hope,  November 27th - December 26th

Roper Mountain Holiday Lights, Greenville, November 27th - December 30th

St. Francis Holiday Festival of Trees, Greenville, December 1st - January 1st

A Dickens of a Christmas, Spartanburg, December 2nd

City of Clemson Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Parade, December 2nd

Fountain Inn Spirit of Christmas Past Christmas Parade, December 3rd

Belton Holiday Market, December 4th - 19th

Westminster Christmas Parade, December 4th

Converse College Annual Lessons and Carols, Spartanburg, December 4th

Downtown Anderson Tree Lighting, December 5th

Light Up Inman, December 5th

Greer Christmas Tree Lighting, December 5th

Blacksburg Christmas Parade, December 5th

Laurens County VA (Veterans Affairs) Lights of Honor (Laurens), December 5th

Christmas in Easley Weekend, December 5th - 6th

Christmas at Presbyterian College, Clinton, December 5th - 7th

Christmas on Campus, Limestone College, Gaffney, December 6th

City of Mauldin Christmas Tree Lighting, December 6th

Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade, Greenville, December 6th

Breakfast with Santa, Greer, December 6th

Jonesville Christmas Parade, December 6th

City of Belton Christmas Parade, December 6th

Christmas at Ashtabula Plantation, Pendleton, December 6th & 13th

Laurens Christmas Parade, December 6th 

Town of Ninety-Six Christmas Parade, December 6th

Mauldin Christmas Parade, December 6th

Walhalla's Christmas Parade, December 6th

Gray Court Christmas Parade, December 6th 

Six Mile Christmas Parade, December 7th 

Central Christmas Parade, December 7th

Lockhart Christmas Parade, December 7th

Greenwood Christmas Parade, December 7th

Christmas at the City of Greer, December 7th

Liberty Christmas Parade, December 7th

Greer Christmas Parade, December 7th

Christmas Season High Tea at the Historic Ballenger House, Seneca, December 7th

City of Anderson Christmas Parade, December 7th

West Union Christmas Parade, December 8th

Spartanburg Christmas Parade, December 9th

Landrum Christmas Parade, December 11th

City of Pickens Christmas Parade, December 12th

Bailey Manor Community Festival of Trees Kickoff,  Clinton, December 12th - January 5th

Lyman Christmas Parade, December 13th

City of Travelers Rest Christmas Parade December 13th

Gaffney Christmas Parade, Gaffney, December 13th

Carlisle Christmas Parade, December 13th

GAIHN (Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) Carriage Rides, December 13th,17th, 19th, 20th, 23rd 

Reidville Christmas Parade, December 13th

Union Christmas Parade, December 14th

Norris Christmas Parade, December 14th

Santa's Workshop at Ram Cat Alley, Seneca, December 14th 

Slater-Marietta Christmas Parade, December 14th

Pacolet Christmas Parade, December 14th

Woodruff Christmas Parade, December 14th

Chesnee Christmas Parade, December 14th

A Yuletide Celebration & Celtic Christmas Concert, Pickens, December 20th


January 2016

Young Appalachian Musicians' (YAM) Winter Jubilee, Pickens

Cowpens National Battlefield Celebration, Gaffney area

Ringin' in the New Year at Hagood Mill, Pickens

United Community Bank Ice on Main, Greenville

An Affair with Flair, Greenville

Wedding Festival, Greenville January 3rd and January 30th

Wedding Festival, Spartanburg January 23rd

Wedding Festival, Anderdon January 9th


February 2016

16th Annual Retrofest benefiting Piedmont Red Cross, Spartanburg

African-American Heritage Day, Pendleton

Chase Away the Blues, Greenville

Spartanburg Art Museum's Art & Antiques Show, Spartanburg


March 2016

Bridesmaid's Ball benefiting Upstate Homeless Coalition, Greenville

Return to the Green: Irish Cultural Festival, Greenville

Reedy River Run and Post-Race Party, Greenville

Hagood Mill's 6th Annual Kids Fest, Pickens

Saint Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration, Anderson

2nd Annual BellFest, Devils Fork

Reidville Days Spring Festival, Reidville

Clemson Literary Festival, Clemson

City of Greer International Festival: Greer Goes Global, Greer

Spartanburg Soaring! International Kite Festival, Spartanburg

International Festival at Clemson University, Clemson


April 2016

Spring Skunk Music Festival, Greer,  April 7-9th


May 2016