Fall Festivities

A full list of fun autumn events

Evan Smith
September 24, 2018 - 3:34 pm

In case the grey blanket of clouds hanging over Greenville isn’t indication enough, autumn is officially here. As the leaves change color and cozy sweaters are unboxed from the closet, the festivities of summer are finally cooling off.

But that doesn’t mean there won’t be a harvest bounty of events slated for the area this season.

Here’s a full list, compiled GVL Today, of what’s on the calendar for autumn 2018:

October 4 – 5: 14th Annual Blues and Jazz Festival

Old-school-style music festival featuring soul, jazz, and smooth percussion

October 4 – 6: Oktoberfest at NOMA Square

Biergarten, kegs, bratwurst – the full Oktoberfest experience

October 4 – 6: Albino Skunk Music Festival

Laid-back acoustic music meets campgrounds for a fun outdoor experience

October 6: Spartanburg International Festival

A global collection of culture, food, clothing, art, music and dance

October 10 – 21: South Carolina State Fair

It may be an hour and forty minutes outside of Greenville, but you’ll get the full state fair experience plus some autumn leaves and warm chili

October 12: Artoberfest

Stop by Travelers Rest for a good cause, supporting Shriners Hospital with a festival of art, music and food

October 12 – 14: BB&T Fall for Greenville

Beer, wine, chefs cooking for you, food vendors lining Main Street, and of course music – all right downtown

October 12 – 14: 33rd Annual Antiques, Fine Art and Design Weekend

More than twenty five art and antique dealers exhibiting their best wares

October 17: Harvest Festival at Eastside Family YMCA

Hay rides, hot dogs, campfires, carnival games and more – perfect for families

October 19: Fresh Friday

Stop by for yoga on the lawn, live music, corn hole and artisans’ wares

October 19: Forestry Friday

Arran Farms hosts on its 80-acre property food trucks, live music, and 50-70 local makers

October 19 – 21 + 26 – 28: Future Scholar Boo in the Zoo

Trick-or-treat stations and costumed characters gather about for a special Halloween-themed fun

October 20: Art on the Trail

Artists gather at Trailblazer Park to sell their best pieces beside food trucks

October 20 – 21: The NESS Fest

Wellness seminars, cooking demos, exercise classes, yoga and more for the city’s first health and lifestyle festival

October 26: Harvest Festival at the Caine Halter Family YMCA

S’mores while on a hay ride sound up your alley? Maybe a campfire and some pumpkin painting?  This event is great for the whole family

October 27: Hub City Brew Fest

Spartanburg’s premier beer festival, with all the best regional brewers in attendance

November 8 – 11: Highlands Food and Wine

Come to the mountains for food trucks, special wine tastings and dinners

November 10: Greenville Craft Beer Festival

 The big beer event where brewers gather to pour the frothy good stuff in the cool November weather – bring a coat or just wear a beer jacket!


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