Upstate Events and Festivals

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October 2015

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

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, Spartanburg, October 1st  

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

Sweet Dreams Scare House, Anderson, October 2nd-4th, 9th-11th,16th-18th, 23rd-31st

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

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

Shakespeare Festival, Anderson, October 2nd-4th and 9th-11th

Greer Station Oktoberfest, Greer, October 3rd

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

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

Spartanburg International Festival, Spartanburg, October 3rd

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

Founders Day Music Festival, Pickens, Ocotber 3rd

Travelers Rest Chamber of Commerce 4th Annual Chilli Cookoff, Traverlers Rest, October 3rd

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

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

Pumpkin Festival Weekend, Anderson, October 11th-12th

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

Oktoberfest, Greenwood, October 15th

Little Big Town: The Pain Killer Tour, Greenville, October 16th

Euro Auto Festival, Greer, October 17th

Walhalla Oktoberfest, Walhalla, October 16th-17th

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

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

Katt Williams Comedy Show, Greenville, October 17th

Annual Hagood Mill Storytelling Festival, Pickens, October 17th

Oktoberfest Business Expo 2015, Spartanburg, October 20th

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

Sugarfoot Festival, Honea Path,  October 23rd-24th 

SpartOberfest, Spartanburg, October 23rd-24th

Fall Harvest Festival in Pendleton, Pendleton, October 24th

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

Anderson County Halloween Boograss Bash, Anderson, October 29th-31st

Happy Halloween in Honea Path, Honea Path,  October 31st

28th Annual Greenville Museum Antiques Show,Greenville,

Indian Summer Festival, Pacolet,October 17th

Annual Starburst Storytellers' Festival, Anderson,


November 2015

Foothills Skills & Crafts  Show, Greenwood, November 7th

Open Studios, Greenville, November 7th-8th

Mercy Me: Greater Than Tour, Greenville, November 8th

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

City of Spartanburg Veterans Day Parade, Spartanburg, November 11th

Union Veterans Day Parade, Union, November 11th

Gowensville Fall Festival, Gowensville, November 14th 

City of Chesnee Veterans Day Parade, ChesneeNovember 15th

Hollywild Animal Park Holiday Lights Safari, Wellford, November 15th - January 3rd 

Artwalk Spartanburg, Spartanburg, November 20th

Holly Jolly Christmas Fair, Anderson, November 20th-22nd

Selugadu VII: A Native American Celebration, Hagood Mill, Pickens, November 21 

Liberty Holiday Bazaar, Liberty, November 22nd

Hickory Tavern Fire Department Country Christmas, November 22nd  

Battle of Blackstock's Anniversary Celebration, November 23rd

Anderson Lights of Hope,  Anderson, November 26th-December 25th  

Holiday Lighsts, Greenville, November 26th-December 30th

Buffalo Christmas Parade, November 30th

Christmas Tree Lighting in Cada Park, Chesnee,

Wofford Singers Christmas Concert, Spartanburg


December 2015

Anderson Lights of Hope,  Anderson, November 26th-December 25th 

A Dickens of a Christmas, Spartanburg, December 1st 

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

Travelers Rest Christmas Tree Lighting, Travelers Rest, December 3rd

Holiday Fair, Greenville, December 3rd-5th

Greer Christmas Tree Lighting, Greer December 4th 

City of Mauldin Christmas Tree Lighting, Mauldin, December 4th 

Grand Illumination, Easley, December 4th and 6th

Mauldin Christmas Weekend, Mauldin, December 4th-6th 

Breakfast with Santa, Greer,  December 5th 

Indie Craft parade Holiday Fair, Greenville December 5th

Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade, Greenville December 5th

Easley Christmas Parade, Easley, December 5th and 6th

Greer Christmas Parade, Greer, December 6th 

Travelers Rest Christmas Parade, Travelers Rest, December 12th

Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas, Pickens December 19th 

Roper Mountain Holiday Lights, Greenville, November 26th- December 30th

City of Clemson Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christmas Parade, Clemson,

Fountain Inn Spirit of Christmas Past Christmas Parade, Fountain Inn
Belton Holiday Market, Belton
Westminster Christmas Parade,Westminster
Converse College Annual Lessons and Carols, Spartanburg,

Downtown Anderson Tree Lighting, Anderson

Light Up Inman, Inman

Blacksburg Christmas Parade, Blacksburg

Laurens County VA (Veterans Affairs) Lights of Honor (Laurens), Laurens

Christmas in Easley Weekend, Easley

Christmas at Presbyterian College, Clinton,

Christmas on Campus, Limestone College, Gaffney

 Jonesville Christmas Parade, Jonesville

City of Belton Christmas Parade, Belton,

Christmas at Ashtabula Plantation, Pendleton,

Laurens Christmas Parade, Laurens

Town of Ninety-Six Christmas Parade, Ninety-Six

Walhalla's Christmas Parade, Walhalla

Gray Court Christmas Parade, Gray Court

Six Mile Christmas Parade, Six Mile

Central Christmas Parade, Central

Lockhart Christmas Parade, Lockhart

Greenwood Christmas Parade, Greenwood

Christmas at the City of Greer, Greer

Liberty Christmas Parade, Liberty

Christmas Season High Tea at the Historic Ballenger House, Seneca,

City of Anderson Christmas Parade, Anderson

West Union Christmas Parade, Union

Landrum Christmas Parade, Landrum

City of Pickens Christmas Parade,

Bailey Manor Community Festival of Trees Kickoff,  Clinton,

Lyman Christmas Parade,  Lyman

City of Travelers Rest Christmas Parade

Gaffney Christmas Parade, Gaffney,

Carlisle Christmas Parade,

GAIHN (Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network) Carriage Rides,Greenville

Reidville Christmas Parade, Reidville

Norris Christmas Parade,

Slater-Marietta Christmas Parade, Slater-Marietta

Pacolet Christmas Parade, Pacolet

Woodruff Christmas Parade, Wooldruff

Chesnee Christmas Parade, Chesnee

A Yuletide Celebration & Celtic Christmas Concert, Pickens,


January 2016

Wedding Festival, Greenville January 3rd

Restaurant Week Greenville, Greenville, January 7th-17th

Wedding Festival, Anderdon January 9th  

Greenville New Run Downtown, January 16th

Wedding Festival, Spartanburg January 23rd

Wedding Festival, Greenville January  30th

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


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

TD Bank Reedy River Run, Greenville March 4th-5th

SCCT 20th Annual Character Breakfast Celebration, Greenville, March 12th 

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