Greenville offers many exciting autumn events and festivals. Fall very well may be the best time to experience the charm of the city! From nature immersions to Oktoberfest, there’s an activity for everyone in Greenville this season. Check out what’s happening in and around the city and start making your autumn plans today.
Indie Craft Parade: The Shop Edition
Every weekend throughout the fall, explore a variety of pop-up arts and crafts shops that celebrate the creativity of Greenville. It’s the perfect place to get a jump start on your holiday shopping list and find gifts for your loved ones all while supporting over 130 local artists. From ceramics to paintings to jewelry, you’ll find something for everyone on your list.
Hike Paris Mountain
Take advantage of the cooler weather and see some spectacular fall foliage by taking a hike up Paris Mountain. Paris Mountain State Park is just a short drive away from downtown and offers great hiking and biking trails with views that can’t be beaten. The park also offers some of the best campsites in the state, so if you’re aching for a weekend in nature, consider making a reservation.
Virtual Beer Garden
Whether you prefer crisp lagers, bold, hoppy ales, or every type of beer under the sun, you have to check out the Mich Ultra Virtual Beer Garden. Every Tuesday or Thursday in October, the festival will host “Tap Takeovers.” This is your opportunity to learn more about South Carolina’s top-notch craft beer since you’ll hear from leaders of several different regional breweries. Find the full schedule here.
Fall for Greenville
Fall for Greenville is one of the most anticipated events for foodies every year. Over 45 restaurants and 250 menu items are put on display for indulgence and critique. And this year, they’re taking it virtual for the entire month of October. Attendees can attend free virtual concerts and participate in live cooking demonstrations.
GCA Fall Festival and Holiday Market
The Greenville Classical Academy hosts this fall and holiday market every November where you can tackle some holiday shopping, enjoy food from local vendors, and let the little ones participate in a variety of activities. Admission is free to enjoy the spirit of the season. Check the website for COVID-19 regulations in place.
Prost! Celebrate the harvest season with this traditional German festival dedicated to food, music, and beer. It may not be Bavaria, but Noma Square in Greenville is an excellent spot to honor German heritage. It happens in Greenville at the beginning of the month, but you can always support the amazing local breweries and restaurants that participate.
Boo in the Zoo
Bring the kids and your best costume to the Greenville Zoo! Trick or treat as you walk alongside the animals, enjoy fun Halloween decor, booths, and take a not-so-spooky stroll through Dragon Alley. This family-friendly event runs for several weekends in October and November. Tickets are available now.
Artisphere is the place for art aficionados and novices alike to see beautiful works of art, view panel discussions, and participate in live chats. This year, they created a virtual space for viewers and artists alike to enjoy the 300 unique festival pieces available for sale and view the portfolios of 70 festival artists’ work. Don’t just expect visual art, but also culinary and performing art presentations.
Enjoy the crisp autumn weather and get some exercise with your four-legged friend! If you’re an animal lover you have to participate in Greenville’s Mutt Strut, a two-mile walk/run through downtown that benefits the Greenville Humane Society. This year’s event is a virtual run, meaning you’ll be able to social distance while getting your medal mailed to you after you reach the finish line.
About 30-minutes outside of Greenville, you’ll find Stewart Farms. Fall is one of the best seasons to visit the farm. They offer wagon rides, a maze, and a pumpkin patch that will keep your family entertained. You’ll also be able to meet some cute farm animals, all while staying socially distant and wearing a mask that is required when social distancing is not possible.
Now that you have a taste of what Greenville has to offer in the fall, it’s time to find your perfect home where you can be close to these incredible events. Get in touch with The Parker Group today, and one of our experienced real estate agents can help you find the right place to call home in this great community.