Upstate Events and Festivals

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June 2015

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

Westminster Farmers Market,Westminster, June 2nd - October 27th

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

Friends of James Beard Farm Dinner, Simpsonville, June 7th   

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

Southern Music Festival, Greenwood, June 13th

Wedding Festival, Greenville, June 16th

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

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

Aviation Expo 2015, Greenwood, June 27th

Freedom Blast Fesival, Greer, June 27th

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


July 2015

Clemsonfest, Clemson, July 3rd

Slater-Marietta Moon Boom, Marietta, July 3rd

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

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

Love My Liberty Community Cookout, Liberty, July 4th

Honoring Our Heroes, Fountin Inn, July 4th

Red, White and Boom, Spartanburg, July 4th

Red White and Blue Shoes 5K, Greenville, July 4th 

City of Easley Annual Fourth of July Celebration, Easley, July 3rd-4th  

Festival of  Discovery, Greenwood, July 9th-11th

SC Peach Festival, Gaffney,  July 10th-19th

Blueberry Festival, Greenville, July 11th

Bastille Days Greenville, Greenville, July14th-18th

Harvest Hope Food Bank Extra Mile Hunger Run, Greenville, July 18th


August 2015

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

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

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


September 2015

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

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

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

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 

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

Farm Fresh Fair 2015, Fountain Inn, September 19th  

Wedding Festival, Greenville, September 22nd 

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

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

Splashdown Festival, Clinton, September 25th-27th 

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

Harvest Day Festival, Inman, September 26th

Due West Fall Festival, Due West, September  26th

Carolina Brew HaHa, Anderson, September 26th

Denver Downs Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Anderson,

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

AutumnFest at the Market, Greenville,  


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

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

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

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

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

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

Oktoberfest, Greenwood, October 15th

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

Walhalla Oktoberfest, Walhalla, October 16th-17th

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

Boo in the Zoo, Greenville, October 16th- 17th

Annual Hagood Mill Storytelling Festival, Pickens, October 17th

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

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

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

Fall Harvest Festival in Pendleton, Pendleton, October 24th

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

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,

Moonshiner's Reunion and Mountain Music Festival, Campobello,

The 36th Annual Pumpkin Festival, Pickens,  

FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation, Roebuck,  


November 2015

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

Foothills Skills & Crafts  Show, Greenwood, November 7th

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

City of Spartanburg Veterans Day Parade, November 11th

Union Veterans Day Parade, November 11th

Gowensville Fall Festival, Gowensville, November 14th 

City of Chesnee Veterans Day Parade, November 15th

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

Artwalk Spartanburg, Spartanburg, November 20th

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

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 

Greer Christmas Tree Lighting, Greer December 4th 

Breakfast with Santa, Greer,  December 5th 

Greer Christmas Parade, Greer, December 6th 

Ed Harrison Memorial Celtic Christmas, Pickens December 19th 

Roper Mountain Holiday Lights, Greenville,

St. Francis Holiday Festival of Trees, Greenville,

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,

City of Mauldin Christmas Tree Lighting, Mauldin

Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade, Greenville

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

Mauldin Christmas Parade, Mauldin

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

Wedding Festival, Anderdon January 9th  

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

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