Warfield & Company at Keller Williams Greenville Upstate is a different kind of real estate agency. Rob Warfield is a 3rd generation real estate agent, ‘born and raised’ in real estate and has spent over 15 years studying the real estate market conditions to better help serve you.

 Sarrin Warfield has been an event coordinator for 15 years and is now leveraging her operational skills to support W & Co., while stepping into the real estate world. 

We seek to know the market and to share knowledge with our buyers and sellers. We may be a small team, but our company has a big heart. 

Every month we publish new content that seeks to inform and educate our community.  Please reach out to us if you have any questions, requests, or comments.  We can better utilize this space with your input! 

 

 

Sept. 24, 2020

Weekly Events: September 25 - October 2, 2020

Weather Forecast for the Weekend



Friday: Rain, high of 74 & low of 64
Saturday: Partly Cloudy, high of 81 & low of 62
Sunday: Mostly Cloudy, high of 83 & low of 64

September 27, 2020
2020 Tacos ‘n Tequila Fiesta  
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
OLD CIGAR WAREHOUSE / $55
Tacos n’ Tequila brings in the area’s best restaurants and bars to bring you the best tacos and handcrafted Lunazul 100% Agave Tequila cocktails. The fiesta will be held in two sessions, noon to 3 p.m. and then 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., in order to limit the capacity and allow for social distancing.

Friday through Sundays, September 18 through December 20, 2020, 11 am – 5 pm
Outdoor Mini Markets: November 7, 21, and December 5, 2020

Indie Craft Parade: The Shop Edition
Where: 2909 Old Buncombe Road, Greenville, SC 29619
What: Arts and Makers Pop-Up Shop and Mini- Markets
Admission: $6
Indie Craft Parade website

Visit Your Local Farmer's Market 

Traveler’s Rest Farmers Market is at Trailblazer Park and starts on May 8th from 8:30 am – Noon. It’s a micro market and they will only allow 50 people at a time to shop. They are asking people not to touch anything and if possible, to shop their grocery guide beforehand to keep the market flowing as well as to bring your own sanitizer/masks. 

State Farmers Market is located in the same building as G & G Retail.  They will have local vendors on Saturdays selling anything from baked goods to plants to produce.  Open 8 am – 6 pm, Monday – Saturday.

Saturday Market Downtown Greenville is a favorite for many.  This is a seasonal market that will open on June 6, 2020 and happens every Saturday from 8:00 am – noon until late October.  In addition to produce there are a few booths that contain local artists’ items. 2020 will look different and will be rotating vendors – learn more here.

September 18, 2020 - October 4, 2020
Virtual Cinema - John Lewis: Good Trouble
Peace Center
"Excellent. A joyful, galvanizing portrait of a life radically and fully lived." – Entertainment Weekly
John Lewis: Good Trouble, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter (Trapped, Gideon's Army), chronicles John Robert Lewis’s 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform, and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family, and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957.
Run Time: 1hr 36 min
Rated PG
Dates: 
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Location: Peace Center
Address: 300 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
Price: $12

September 25, 2020
Fireforge Oktoberfest 2020: Social-Distanced Style!
Guten Tag! Enjoy a Socially-Distanced 3-Day Oktoberfest, September 25-27, 2020 at Fireforge. The Oktoberfest lager and other seasonal brews will be on tap, and the Fireforge kitchen is open all weekend with pretzels and festy fare. Fireforge will be pumpin’ some polka music throughout the biergarden & have live music Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as Mountain Top Polka Band returning to the biergarden on Sunday afternoon.

September 25, 2020
Tunes in Town
Come enjoy a relaxing Friday evening stroll down Main Street in Travelers Rest and hear some of the Upstate’s most talented jazz musicians perform! The outdoor format offers visitors a unique, safe dining experience during COVID-19.

September 25 - December 14
Upcountry History Museum
Guaranteeing Her Right...The 19th Amendment, Women and the Right to Vote
The campaign for women’s voting rights lasted more than seven decades. Considered the largest reform movement in United States history.
In honor of this monumental anniversary, the Upcountry History Museum will present Guaranteeing Her Right… The 19th Amendment, Women and the Right to Vote, an exhibition that celebrates the centennial of women’s suffrage by exploring the stories of women’s struggles to achieve full citizenship.  

 

September 30, 2020
Table 301 Virtual Cook-Along Dinner Series: Eddie Wiles
Eddie Wiles, NOSE DIVE
Virtual Cooking
RED CHILI-HONEY GLAZED PORK FLATIRON 
Red Chili-Honey Glazed Pork Flatiron, Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Sabzi, and Vegetable Yellow Basmati Rice
Optional Wine Add On: Château Musar "Jeune", Cinsault, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon 2018 ($19)
Presented By: Table 301 Catering & Kitchen
Location: Your kitchen
Address: Greenville, SC
Time: 6:30 pm
Price: $64. Order by Monday, Sep 28

Are you tired of making the same dinners every week? What if you could cook dishes from your favorite Table 301 chefs and restaurants at home? They've got you covered! Starting this August, Table 301 is launching a Virtual Table 301 Cook-Along Dinner Series. Think of this as a local version of a meal kit service - but with your favorite dishes from your favorite chefs live streaming how to prepare them.

During each cooking class you will prepare a full meal designed to serve 4 people including entree and side dishes. The sommelier will even offer an optional wine pairing to add on to your meal. They've also included a few hors d'oeuvres and dessert options (each sized to feed 4 people) to add to your menu, if you choose.

 

October 1, 2020 - October 2, 2020
The Poets of Nashville Featuring Shannon LaBrie with Tia Sillers
The Poets of Nashville is a captivating acoustic show sharing the ‘life of a song’ through each songwriter’s personal story. From hit songs to a new song written the day before the show, each songwriter gives the audience a glimpse into the heart of Music City - a city built around songs!  
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Location: Genevieve's at Peace Center
Address: 300 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
Time: 8 pm
Price: $200 per table of 4

October 2, 2020 - October 4, 2020
Artisphere: The Virtual Experience will feature the work of more that 70 juried professional artists from across the country. Each artist will have multiple pieces for sale in an online marketplace, where patrons may browse and shop from a variety of art including pottery and jewelry. The Virtual Experience will also provide opportunities for the public to engage with artists, jurors and gallerists through Facebook and Instagram Life.
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Location: Online
Price: Free!

 

Have a wonderful week and we look forward to seeing you around Greenville! 

Posted in Community News
Sept. 18, 2020

Weekly Events: September 18 -25, 2020

 

Weather Forecast for the Weekend


Friday: Mostly sunny, high of 81 & low of 61
Saturday: Cloudy, high of 69 & low of 52
Sunday: Sunny, high of 69 & low of 49

 

Free Things to Do in Greenville

You don’t have to have a big budget to have a great time in Greenville, SC! Here are some free things to do—and some low-cost bonus ideas—to make the most of your trip to the area. 

 

Falls Park on the Reedy & The Liberty Bridge

Visit the “crown jewel” of downtown Greenville and gaze at the Reedy River Falls below from atop the Liberty Bridge, the only single-suspension bridge of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Stroll within the park’s 36 acres of gardens, greenspaces, and historic ruins of mills that once made their home on the Reedy. At certain times of the year, you can catch a free showing of a movie or a performance of one of Shakespeare’s famous plays in this downtown park.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

Grab an ice cream cone from Spill the Beans, adjacent to the Main Street entrance to the park, and enjoy sitting in the grass in one of the many open greenspaces throughout the park.
 

 

Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail

Frequently named one of the best urban trails in the country, the Swamp Rabbit Trail extends 22 miles and connects downtown Greenville to the city of Travelers Rest and beyond. With many trail entrances across Greenville you can hop on and off with ease. Favorite stops along the trail include Cleveland Park, Cancer Survivors Park, Falls Park on the Reedy, RiverPlace, Furman University’s Swan Lake, downtown Travelers Rest, and more.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

Rent bikes from a number of local shops, like Reedy Rides or the Swamp Rabbit Bike Shoppe, and cycle the trail. Rumor has it that most days, you could run into former Tour De France cyclist George Hincapie while he uses the trail to train.

 

Art in Public Places Self-Guided Tour

Art enthusiasts and casual art lovers alike will love strolling the streets of Greenville, taking in the pieces of art that have become a part of the city’s DNA since the inception of the program. The City of Greenville has a handy interactive online map of the public art locations. Some notable works you might see include “Rose Crystal Tower” by Dale Chihuly (shown here) and Yuri Tsuzuki’s “Transformation,” which includes hundreds of steel butterflies placed throughout downtown Greenville.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

While out exploring the city, you’ll notice tons of unique shops and boutiques to visit along the way. Stop in at Mast General Store and have a nostalgic candy treat from their many barrels of vintage-style candies—purchase a single piece or by the pound. (We know what our preference would be…)

 

Downtown Trolley & Heritage Green

Rest your feet and enjoy the ride! Greenville’s delightful red and blue trolleys motor up and down Main Street to carry passengers to many downtown destinations and Heritage Green. While at Heritage Green, head to the Greenville County Museum of Art (free admission) and check out the world’s largest collection of watercolors by Andrew Wyeth as well as a significant body of work by Jasper Johns. Also be sure to visit the South Carolina Room at the Greenville County Hughes Main Library. Staffed by experienced genealogists and historians, the SC Room features an extensive collection of genealogy and local history materials, many of which are searchable. While the archive’s focus is Upstate SC history, visitors will find hundreds of items related to the history of many other locations within the United States.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

For those traveling with children, while at Heritage Green The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is a must-see; well, a must place to play. This Smithsonian-affiliated museum is the 7th largest of its kind in the nation and boasts all kinds of learning activities for young ones, up to age 12. 

 

Free City Events

There are numerous free events happening all over Greenville all the time. In spring through early fall, Main Street at NOMA Square shuts down on both Thursday and Friday evenings for live music at Downtown Alive and Main Street Fridays. On Saturday mornings May-October (and once in December), Main Street is shut down for the TD Saturday Market. Make sure to check out our Events page to see all the local events going on during your visit.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

Greenville’s food trucks can be found serving up delicious street food at free city events, so be sure to grab a bite to eat from one of these mobile eateries while you are there. You can also take some cash with you to all of these events to purchase beverages, produce, local goods, and more.

 

Mice on Main Scavenger Hunt

Also part of the Art in Public Places initiative, the Mice on Main are 9 tiny bronze mice hidden along a section of Main Street for kids and kids-at-heart to discover. Inspired by the children's book Goodnight Moon, the mice were originally ideated as a local high-schooler's class project. Stop by the VisitGreenvilleSC Visitor Center in City Hall for your free copy of the Mice on Main clues or you can get them online.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

Pop into O.P. Taylor’s toy store and grab a copy of the book, Mice on Main, written by Linda Kelly and illustrated by mice sculptor, Zan Wells, as an adorable reminder of your experience.

 

NOMA Square & ONE City Plaza

Two of the most prominent open gathering spaces downtown, both NOMA Square and ONE City plaza are hubs of activity and offer things to do like free yoga classes, live music, dog-friendly "yappy" hours, and more.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

There are tons of shopping and dining options surrounding both plazas. Try a few chocolate confections at Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream, or maybe take home an interesting foodie souvenir from Oil & Vinegar. If you're hungry, grab a seat at Roost Restaurant. Feeling creative? Join  a candle-making class at Magnolia Scents by Design near NOMA. If you’re at ONE, you can grab a table outdoors for a meal at Sassafras Southern Bistro, Tupelo Honey, or Cantina 76, and later browse the clothing selections at Anthropologie.

 

Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum & Baseball Library, Gravesite & Memorial Park

Visit the museum dedicated to arguably one of the greatest baseball players to ever live. The museum is located in Joe’s actual home. It was moved from its original location to its current location (closed until further notice due to relocating the building again) and includes memorabilia and photos celebrating the life and career of Shoeless Joe. You can also visit the site of the ballpark where he played and was scouted for the Big Leagues, located in the former Brandon Mill complex. Jackson’s gravesite is located in Woodlawn Memorial Park and here you will see baseballs, bats, cleats, and other memorabilia that visitors have left to honor the legendary player.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

Get tickets for a baseball game at the mini Fenway Park known as Fluor Field at the West End, home of the Greenville Drive, the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

 

Runway Park at GMU & Military History Center of the Carolinas

Take the kids for an exciting aviation-themed outing to the playground at Runway Park. The playground includes “runways” and “taxiways” for play as well as other plane-themed play structures. One of the coolest parts of the experience are the park’s views of the planes at the Greenville Downtown Airport taking off and landing. Make a visit to the Military History Center of the Carolinas next door to check out their fascinating collection of military memorabilia, including a rare Model-T ambulance from World War I.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

While you’re there, visit the Runway Café and enjoy all kinds of aeronautical menu items like the “$100 Hamburger.” It’s not actually $100—it’s $11.99, but the name refers to the anecdote that small-plane pilots often look for any reason to take their plane out for a ride. They would often fly somewhere to enjoy a hamburger and then go home, hence resulting in hundreds of dollars in fuel costs alone!

 

Kilgore-Lewis House

Take a docent-led tour of an historic house built in 1838 with 3.5 acres of quaint gardens on a small beautiful lake that feels like a secret romantic hideaway.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

In the fall and winter, walk down the street to Bon Secours Wellness Arena for a Greenville Swamp Rabbits hockey game. The Swamp Rabbits are an ECHL affiliate of both the Carolina Hurricanes and Charlotte Checkers. There are year-round opportunities for concerts, sporting events, and other special events at “The Well” so check out the events that are happening during your visit.

 

City and County Parks and Gardens

Greenville County is home to numerous parks and greenspaces that are free to enjoy. For the kids, visit the Children’s Garden at Linky Stone Park, a unique garden that features interactive displays for young ones.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

In the warmer months, make sure to pay a visit to one of three Greenville County Waterparks. For dog-lovers, each year in the early fall, Discovery Island and Otter Creekwaterparks both host Waggin’ at the Waterpark⁠—events just for pups!

 

History Museum of Travelers Rest

This historic grocery store-turned museum houses artifacts and exhibits related to Travelers Rest and surrounding areas, highlighting the history of the town being a “resting place” for people traveling through the mountains to the coast and beyond.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

While in TR (as the locals call it), visit the downtown area and peruse the shops and dining in this quaint local town like Tandem Creperie and Coffeehouse and The Carolina Honey Bee Company. You can also head one block over to Upcountry Provisions Bakery and Bistro for freshly baked breads and other delicious and tempting baked goods. 

 

Lake Conestee Nature Preserve

Designated an “Important Bird Area of Global Significance” by the National Audubon Society, this nature preserve’s 400 acres of beautiful natural habitat is a true treat for any nature lover. Not only can you see birds here, but you can find numerous other species of animals like deer, raccoon, beaver, fox, river otter, and various other small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

Once each month, the preserve hosts fun, learning-based Knee-High Naturalists events led by local educators where kids will be able to do various activities like building fairy houses. Keep an eye out for these special events on our Events page.

 

BMW Zentrum Museum

Visit the only official BMW museum in North America where you’ll experience the past, present and future of the famed automotive brand. You’ll see rare and important vehicles in the story of BMW including one known as the “Bubblecar.”

Low-Cost Level-Up:

See for yourself how the Ultimate Driving Machine® is built by taking a guided factory tour of the BMW Manufacturing plant, the global producer of several BMW X models. And if you still didn’t get your fix of BMW history, visit the nearby BMW Car Club of America Museum. For the ultimate fan of the brand, check out the BMW Performance Center. While not low-cost, the experiences here are a must for anyone with a need for speed.

 

Poinsett Bridge & Campbell’s Covered Bridge

Feel like you have stepped back in time at these two historic bridges in northern Greenville County. The Poinsett Bridge is believed to be the oldest surviving bridge in the state. It is a 14-foot Gothic arch stone structure and stretches 130 feet over Little Gap Creek. Historians believe that is was designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument. Campbell’s Covered Bridge is the only remaining covered bridge in the state. The area around the bridge is available for guests to explore the foundations of the old grist mill and home site that were once there.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

Grab food for a picnic from one of many downtown eateries like Rick’s Deli & Market, Sully’s Steamers, or Rainer's Cafe to enjoy at either historic bridge.

 

Cherokee Foothills Scenic Hwy 11 & The Blue Ridge Escarpment

Take a drive up scenic Hwy 11 and enjoy the beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Escarpment and the region’s mountains and other natural assets. Take a look at some of the historic sites along the highway here. On your drive, make a pit stop at Caesars Head State Park to check out the iconic view from the overlook.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

Pack your walking shoes while visiting Caesars Head State Park to hike the trails and see the waterfalls. You can also browse the unique wares available at the gift shop.

 

South Carolina Botanical Garden

Located just a short drive away in Clemson, SC, the South Carolina Botanical Garden is a 295-acre set of gardens, trails, and a distinctive and nationally recognized nature-based sculpture collection. While there, you may also want to visit the Bob Campbell Geology Museum (it seriously rocks). Admission to the museum is free.

Low-Cost Level-Up:

Visit the Clemson University ’55 Exchange and indulge in a long-standing tradition of eating student-made Clemson Ice Cream from their original recipe.

Check out more exciting things to do in Greenville here. 

Posted in Community News
Sept. 11, 2020

Weekly Events: September 11 - 18, 2020


 

 

Weather Forecast for the Weekend


Friday: Sunny, high of 89 & low of 73
Saturday: Scattered thunderstorms, high of 78 & low of 70
Sunday: Scattered showers, high of 83 & low of 70

 

June 13 - October 23, 2020
Gallery Re-Opening
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
MÉLANGE, STUDIO AND GALLERY, THE SHOPPES AT GOWER, 1607 LAURENS RD, STE 109, GREENVILLE, SC 29607 / FREE
Come into the gallery to view and shop original art, artist-designed home and personal accessories, Commissions and Custom Portraiture. Light refreshments will be served Sat, June 13 and Tues, June 16. Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri: 11-6, Sat 11-2, Closed Sun and Mon

 

September 3 - 24, 2020  

Meals on Wheels of Greenville | Virtual Volunteer Orientation

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

ONLINE / FREE

Homebound individuals in our community need us now more than ever. Learn about the MOW mission and different ways that you and your friends or family can become involved in delivering #MoreThanMeals to those who need it the most. Register now for an online orientation. Event happens every Thursday from 9:30am – 10:00am.

 

September 12, 2020  

Child Freedom 5K

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

HARTNESS PRESERVE- 500 HARTNESS DRIVE / $20

The 2020 Child Freedom 5K will be held at Hartness Preserve on September 12th. Runners & walkers welcome. Precautions in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. 100% of entry fees go to rescue children from slavery & provide them with long-term care. Visit childfreedom.org/race to race or volunteer.

 

September 13 through 19, 2020  

Passport to Dance: Virtual Silent Auction & Gala

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

VIRTUAL EVENT / $0

This year’s annual fundraising event is taking on a virtual twist with a week-long virtual silent auction. The auction will include exciting international trips, gift baskets, a fab weekend getaway and other items benefiting the students of Int’l Ballet. The week will culminate with a virtual gala.

 

September 17, 2020

Move Up Talent Recruitment Virtual Lunch & Learn

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

ZOOM / FREE

Join the Upstate SC Alliance for this interactive webinar designed to show employers, staffing agency representatives and recruiters how the tools and assets on Move Upstate SC can be used to fill open positions.

 

September 17, 2020

Set Free 2020 Virtual Gala with Christian speaker Lisa Harper

7:30 PM - 8:15 PM

ONLINE / FREE

 

Join us online for Set Free’s Virtual Gala featuring renown Christian speaker, Lisa Harper. Learn more about the mission of Set Free and our efforts to rescue children from slavery, provide clean water, and plant churches in some of the poorest villages in the world. RSVP now for this FREE event!

Posted in Community News
Sept. 4, 2020

Weekly Events: September 4 - 11, 2020

 

 

Weather Forecast for the Weekend


Friday: Mostly Sunny, high of 92 & low of 72
Saturday: Partly Cloudy, high of 85 & low of 66

Sunday: Sunny, high of 85 & low of 62

 

 

June 13 - October 23, 2020
Gallery Re-Opening
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
MÉLANGE, STUDIO AND GALLERY, THE SHOPPES AT GOWER, 1607 LAURENS RD, STE 109, GREENVILLE, SC 29607 / FREE
Come into the gallery to view and shop original art, artist-designed home and personal accessories, Commissions and Custom Portraiture. Light refreshments will be served Sat, June 13 and Tues, June 16. Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri: 11-6, Sat 11-2, Closed Sun and Mon

 

July 10 - September 4, 2020  

Look: Works by Kelli Emig

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

CENTRE STAGE, 501 RIVER STREET, GREENVILLE, SC 29601 / FREE

On display at Centre Stage through September 4, 2020 and accessible virtually. This oil painting exhibit explores themes of dignity and beauty in the commonplace by showcasing a collection of various subjects comprised mainly of portraits but extending to nature themes.

 

September 3 - 24, 2020  

Meals on Wheels of Greenville | Virtual Volunteer Orientation

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

ONLINE / FREE

Homebound individuals in our community need us now more than ever. Learn about the MOW mission and different ways that you and your friends or family can become involved in delivering #MoreThanMeals to those who need it the most. Register now for an online orientation. Event happens every Thursday from 9:30am – 10:00am.

 

September 12, 2020  

Child Freedom 5K

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

HARTNESS PRESERVE- 500 HARTNESS DRIVE / $20

The 2020 Child Freedom 5K will be held at Hartness Preserve on September 12th. Runners & walkers welcome. Precautions in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. 100% of entry fees go to rescue children from slavery & provide them with long-term care. Visit childfreedom.org/race to race or volunteer.

 

Things to do Labor Day Weekend in & near Greenville

1. Get Those Honeycrisp Apples this Labor Day Weekend

Most apple orchards are now open but they only have the coveted honeycrisp apples for a few weeks. Get ‘em while they are in season. Many of the orchards have playgrounds and amazing donuts, too. Bonus! Grandad’s Apples ‘N Such and SkyTop are two favorites. 

2. Plan a Day Trip 

Labor Day weekend is a great time to hit the road with family for some fun. We have plenty of ideas for day trips. Visit Kidding Around Greenville for a great list of day trips:

 

  • 10 Inexpensive Day Trips for Families

  • Isle of Palms is a Wonderful Beach near Charleston

  • Day Trips for Couples

  • The Quarry at Carrigan Farms

  • Eudora Farms

  • Mile Creek County Park
  • 
Mountain Sandy Beaches

 

3. Hit up a free splash pad

 

The one in downtown Greenville near the Lazy Goat and Papi’s Tacos, the new one at Fountain Inn, Tyger River Park, Barnet Park, and the Airport Park are all great choices. If you’d rather get wet in more natural surroundings, check out our list of 14+ Swimming Holes Near Greenville, also available on Kidding Around Greenville. Don’t forget all the gorgeous waterfalls within a couple hours of Greenville.

 

4. Hike to a Waterfall!

 

5. Simply Enjoy the Water.

 

For water adventures, try kayaking at Lake Jocassee, tubing in Helen, GA, at Bryson City in Deep Creek, or tubing at any of these places in the Upstate, NC, or GA.

 

6. Hike a Trail

 

  • Hooker Falls at Dupont State Forest
  • Paris Mountain State Park
  • Connestee Nature Park 

 

 

7. Plan the Ultimate Greenville Staycation

 

  • 
Visit Lyman, SC for a family day-trip.

  • Spend a Day in Pickens, SC

  • Take a Day-Trip to Greer, SC

  • Travelers Rest Makes the Perfect Summer Staycation

  • Plan a Day at Topgolf Greenville
Posted in Community News
Aug. 7, 2020

Weekly Events: August 7 - 14, 2020

 

Weather Forecast for the Weekend


Friday: Cloudy, high of 86 & low of 70
Saturday: Mostly Sunny, high of 91 & low of 70

Sunday: Sunny, high of 93 & low of 70

 

May 6 - August 31, 2020
GoFundMe Launches to Feed First Responders
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
POMEGRANATE ON MAIN, 618 SOUTH MAIN ST., GREENVILLE, SC 29601 / $5
Join Pomegranate on Main to feed first responders. With your help to pay or #POMItForward, the restaurant will safely prepare and deliver meals to those on the front lines serving our community at this difficult time for everyone. Every $5 donated will feed one responder! Thank you for your support.

 

June 13 - October 23, 2020
Gallery Re-Opening
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
MÉLANGE, STUDIO AND GALLERY, THE SHOPPES AT GOWER, 1607 LAURENS RD, STE 109, GREENVILLE, SC 29607 / FREE
Come into the gallery to view and shop original art, artist-designed home and personal accessories, Commissions and Custom Portraiture. Light refreshments will be served Sat, June 13 and Tues, June 16. Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri: 11-6, Sat 11-2, Closed Sun and Mon

June 25 - August 8, 2020 

Family Adventure at Asbury Hills Camp & Retreat Center

ASBURY HILLS CAMP & RETREAT CENTER, 150 ASBURY DRIVE CLEVELAND, SC 29635 / $600+

You & your family are invited to book your own Family Adventure at Asbury Hills this summer. At just $300/night per 4 member family (2 night minimum) you can spend time with your family in a safe place while still enjoying a camp atmosphere complete with a cabin for your family, meals, & activities.

 

Starts July 4, 2020 
Fisher’s Orchard is opening for U-pick peaches from 7 am to 8 pm.

 

July 10 - September 4, 2020
Look: Works by Kelli Emig
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CENTRE STAGE, 501 RIVER STREET, GREENVILLE, SC 29601 / FREE
On display at Centre Stage through September 4, 2020 and accessible virtually. This oil painting exhibit explores themes of dignity and beauty in the commonplace by showcasing a collection of various subjects comprised mainly of portraits but extending to nature themes.

 

August 3 – 7, 2020

Pepsi Party Pack

If your child is turning six in August (or turned six in July), don’t forget to pick up your free.

 

August 8, 2020

Teen Movie Night at Plate 108

6:30 – 9:30 pm, $5-40 depending on option Virtual option available.

August 6 - 22, 2020
Pop-Up Art Gallery featuring artists from NYC, Boston, & Chicago!
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
640 S. MAIN STREET, GREENVILLE, SC 29601
Allerton Gallery is a pop-up art gallery for the month of August. We are selling available works for purchase by artists from New York City, Boston and Chicago!
Stop by on Thursdays and Fridays from 4pm-8pm and on Saturdays 10am-2pm & 4pm-8pm.
This pop-up art gallery runs through August 22, 2020.

August 9, 2020
Family Movie Night
Town of Lyman at the Lyman Amphitheater
7:30 pm

 

Anytime!

Enjoy a virtual story time video anytime from the Greenville Library System. Videos are uploaded twice weekly to the Greenville Library’s You Tube page.

 

Enter the Virtual Percy Jackson Escape Room and challenge yourself to solve the clues. This escape room is designed for tweens and teens.

Greenville’s Ultimate Summer Day Trip Guide for the Best Summer Ever 

With school out, summer is a great time for family trips. But if you don’t have the time for multi-day trips or vacations, day trips are a fantastic alternative to enjoy the season, have fun together, and spend quality time with each other. 

Kidding Around Greenville pulled together some of their favorite summer day trip destinations here in this list, including the driving distance, admission if any, and why it’s so cool so you can plan it out for your family. They organized the list like this:

  • For the Outdoor Adventurer
  • For the Casual Nature Lover
  • For the Animal Enthusiast
  • For the Waterfall Chaser
  • For the Mountain Beach Bum

KAG listed only places that are open but please double check before you go just to make sure they are operating.

 

Also, they tried to make this list full of new things your family may not have done before or new ways to enjoy familiar places. We didn’t include high traffic destinations like DuPont Forest and Sliding Rock because there are so many other wonderful locations to enjoy without being on top of each other.

 

Posted in Community News
July 24, 2020

Weekly Events: July 24 - 31, 2020

Weekly Events in Greenville:
 July 24 - July 31

Weather Forecast for the Weekend


Friday: Scattered Thunderstorms, high of 92 & low of 73
Saturday: Scattered Thunderstorms, high of 91 & low of 72

Sunday: Scattered Thunderstorms, high of 92 & low of 73

 

June 25 - August 8, 2020 

Family Adventure at Asbury Hills Camp & Retreat Center

ASBURY HILLS CAMP & RETREAT CENTER, 150 ASBURY DRIVE CLEVELAND, SC 29635 / $600+

You & your family are invited to book your own Family Adventure at Asbury Hills this summer. At just $300/night per 4 member family (2 night minimum) you can spend time with your family in a safe place while still enjoying a camp atmosphere complete with a cabin for your family, meals, & activities.

July 1 - 30, 2020 

Flat Out Under Pressure

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

VIRTUAL / FREE

The 11th annual Flat Out Under Pressure, MAC’s 24 hour art-making competition was held on June 19th and 20th. This year, the event was implemented virtually so that participating artists remained safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the 8 winners + all of the participating works from July 1 – 31.

 

July 4, 2020

Fisher’s Orchard is opening for U-pick peaches from 7 am to 8 pm.

 

July 17 – 26, 2020

South Carolina Children’s Theatre’s Summer at the Dock.

This socially distant theatre experience takes place outdoors at SCCT’s loading dock stage. Bring your blanket or chairs. There are limited number of tickets that will be sold, so purchase ahead. $10 per ticket.

 

Anytime!

Enjoy a virtual story time video anytime from the Greenville Library System. Videos are uploaded twice weekly to the Greenville Library’s You Tube page.

Enter the Virtual Percy Jackson Escape Room and challenge yourself to solve the clues. This escape room is designed for tweens and teens.

 

Summer Treats

July is the perfect time for ice cream and snow cones. Find the best frozen treats in Greenville with our reader recommendations!

Where to Find the Best Snow Cones in Greenville

Discover the perfect cone and the Best Ice Cream in Greenville 

Search for a fabulous milkshake in our Greenville Milkshake Tour 

 

Greenville’s Ultimate Summer Day Trip Guide for the Best Summer Ever 

With school out, summer is a great time for family trips. But if you don’t have the time for multi-day trips or vacations, day trips are a fantastic alternative to enjoy the season, have fun together, and spend quality time with each other. 

Kidding Around Greenville pulled together some of their favorite summer day trip destinations here in this list, including the driving distance, admission if any, and why it’s so cool so you can plan it out for your family. They organized the list like this:

  • For the Outdoor Adventurer
  • For the Casual Nature Lover
  • For the Animal Enthusiast
  • For the Waterfall Chaser
  • For the Mountain Beach Bum

KAG listed only places that are open but please double check before you go just to make sure they are operating.

Also, they tried to make this list full of new things your family may not have done before or new ways to enjoy familiar places. We didn’t include high traffic destinations like DuPont Forest and Sliding Rock because there are so many other wonderful locations to enjoy without being on top of each other.

 

Posted in Community News
July 13, 2020

A WEDDING VENUE GUIDE: A Kick Start to Finding Your Perfect Space!

Written by Shelley Keim,

Planner & Designer of EVENTS with SHELLEY  

 

P R E P A R A T I O N

Before venue tours are even on the calendar make sure you have some big details on paper including;

budget, guest counts and vendor priority list.




BUDGET

Budget: Sometimes a hard conversation to have but financial contributions are an important detail to

gather before you dive into vendor meetings and contracts. With a lot based on your wedding wants

and needs, a full scale budget might break down to $200 to even $1000+ per person. Getting real on

what you have to plan with is a crucial first step.

Tip: If all this seems head spinning, booking a Full Service Planner to help you create a game plan is a

great approach to setting up realistic expectations for the wedding planning feat ahead.




GUESTS INVITED & GUESTS EXPECTED

Your budget will most likely be a big influence on the number of guests you should ideally host. As a

planner, I would advise to be ready to plan off the highest possible number in attendance. If you are

inviting 150 people, budgeting for 150 is suggested. While there is a 70% expected guideline, it’s always

better to see money stay in your bank account than scrambling 30 days out to cover un-anticipated

costs.

Tip: If the guest list is getting a bit out of control, going through and finding meaning in their invite could

be useful. If you would not buy this guest dinner or even cover their cup of coffee, they might need to

shift to the B list or be taken off completely.




PRIORITIES

There will be details that matter more than others. Talking through each vendor at the beginning to

figure out what you want, don’t want or are flexible on, will help make decisions easier as you come

across them. For instance, live music and a band is a must have for both you fiancé! When searching for

a reception space, consider the capacity for this large scale vendor.

Tip: Always cover needs before wants. Logical, right?! But it’s SO easy to get distracted and eager to dig

into the tiny fun stuff before the big tasks are accomplished. Considering your priority list you will put

together will help guide you on budget. Maybe you were enticed by the photo booth feature your DJ

offered to add to your package but you are not sure it’s in the budget. Add this fun amenity later when

total costs are clearer. Planning is a process.




VISION

With preparation complete, you are now on to finding that perfect event space! With budget, I would

make sure you are only touring spaces that fit the bill. And with your highest expected guest count, I

would make sure you can accommodate your vendor priority list, dinner and dancing. Researching

before you schedule a site visit will help know if the spaces meets the desired vision but not all websites

meet expectations so a walkthrough is important before you make it official.

Tip: If a wedding dress is already purchased, consider the gown style something to help you with the

look of the celebration. A sleek modern dress might look best in a banquet hall or club house where as

flowy and boho would be more suitable for the outdoors or an open air canvas tent.




Overall, getting the not so fun but necessary tasks down will allow you to enjoy your time seeing each

space knowing it could potentially be the one!




A FEW OF MY FAVORITE SPOTS FOR…

Downtown Chic High-rise ... Avenue Event Space

Southern Italian Oasis in TR … Hotel Domestique

A Creative’s Canvas … Southern Bleachery

Classic Traditional … The Cliffs Properties

Modern Mill … The Huguenot Loft

Riverside Romance … The Wyche Pavilion

Secret & Swanky … The Venue at Falls Park


To Learn more about EVENTS with SHELLEY, visit her website today!

Follow her on Instagram @eventswithshelley and Like her on Facebook @eventswithshelley.



Posted in Community News
July 10, 2020

Weekly Events: July 10 - July 17, 2020

 

Weekly Events in Greenville:
July 10 - July 17

Weather Forecast for the Weekend
Friday: Mostly sunny, high of 93 & low of 71
Saturday: Sunny, high of 93 & low of 70
Sunday: Mostly sunny, high of 93 & low of 70

June 25 - August 8, 2020

Family Adventure at Asbury Hills Camp & Retreat Center

ASBURY HILLS CAMP & RETREAT CENTER, 150 ASBURY DRIVE CLEVELAND, SC 29635 / $600+


You & your family are invited to book your own Family Adventure at Asbury Hills this summer. At just $300/night per 4 member family (2 night minimum) you can spend time with your family in a safe place while still enjoying a camp atmosphere complete with a cabin for your family, meals, & activities.

July 1 - July 31, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Flat Out Under Pressure

VIRTUAL / FREE


The 11th annual Flat Out Under Pressure, MAC’s 24 hour art-making competition was held on June 19th and 20th. This year, the event was implemented virtually so that participating artists remained safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the 8 winners + all of the participating works from July 1 – 31.


July 3 and 4, 2020
Fisher’s Orchard is opening for U-pick peaches from 7 am to 8 pm.

July 3 – August
Justus Orchards opens daily for blackberry picking, 8:30 am – 6 pm. $10/half gallon, $15/gallon

July 11

Reedy River Duck Derby

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

FACEBOOK / $0


Reedy River Duck Derby has gone virtual. Tune in on July 11th to see if your duck is a winner. Instead of having 10,000 ducks go down the Reedy River Falls, we will be announcing the winners via Facebook on July 11th, 2020 at 2:30pm. Make sure you’ve liked our Facebook page and have your post notifications turned on! 



July 14, 2020

Anderson University Transfer Virtual Open House

VIRTUAL / FREE


VOH for technical college students! Transfer credits from your technical college and earn a Bachelor’s degree 100% online or on-campus at Anderson University. Learn about our transfer programs and Q&A with faculty. Application fee waived for attendees! Join us on July 14th at 12:00 or 7:00 pm



July 12 - 17,2020

Wear Your Stripes #forRMHCC

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

N/A / FREE


Wear Your Stripes #forRMHCC is a week-long peer-to-peer fundraising campaign that brings the GVL community together in support of the RMHCC mission. Ambassadors will wear the iconic Ronald McDonald striped socks to raise funds and awareness for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Carolinas.



July 16, 2020
Movies in the Park
Toy Story 4 at Heritage Park, 7:30 pm

July 17 – 26, 2020
South Carolina Children’s Theatre’s Summer at the Dock. 
This socially distant theatre experience takes place outdoors at SCCT’s loading dock stage. Bring your blanket or chairs. There are limited number of tickets that will be sold, so purchase ahead. $10 per ticket.

July 20, 2020
Foodies For Futures – Virtual gourmet cooking fundraiser
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

VIRTUALLY FROM A CHILD'S HAVEN, 20 MARTIN DRIVE GREENVILLE, SC 29617 / $150


Join A Child’s Haven’s virtual Foodies For Futures fundraiser from the comfort of your own home! The event will feature Table 301’s Carl Sobocinski and Chef Rodney Freidank guiding you through cooking up your three-course meal for two. Once your meal is prepared, enjoy live performance from Edwin McCain.



Anytime! Enjoy a virtual story time video anytime from the Greenville Library System. Videos are uploaded twice weekly to the Greenville Library’s You Tube page.

Anytime! Enter the Virtual Percy Jackson Escape Room and challenge yourself to solve the clues. This escape room is designed for tweens and teens.

 

Posted in Community News
June 30, 2020

Warfield & Co June 2020 Market Report

 

SUMMER IS HERE.

I saw my first lightening bug last week! The sound of laughter and the smell of backyard grilling fills the air. Summer is officially here.  I don't know about you, but for me I have been a little out of sorts. Seasons blurred together - Winter crept into Spring and without the official end of school, I forgot what season we were in. (Not to mention that cold snap last week.)  The lightening bugs reconnected me with the joy of summer after all the uncertainty this Spring. I also made a summer fun bucket list.  One thing we have taken to is the Swamp Rabbit trail. We got his and hers bikes and a bike trailer for E & O. It is a great way to get outdoors, but stay safe. What are you excited about this summer? What will you put on your bucket list?

In the June newsletter, we will share our monthly market update, reconnect you with our CMA and Market Report services, share insights from our lending parters at Carolina Mortgage Professionals and I've also included a fun cocktail recipe and a list of places to watch fireworks this 4th.  As always, we are here for you. If there is additional information you would like to see included in our newsletter, please let us know. Simply respond to this email. This space is here to serve and support you!

Our best, 

Rob and Sarrin Warfield

Warfield & Co. at Keller Williams Greenville Upstate

 

MARKET REPORT

 

New Listings were down 24.5 percent to 1,524 and Pending Sales decreased 57.4 percent to 626.  Yes, the market has slowed a little, but that is expected in the midst of a pandemic.  It seems that Sellers are still slow to list thus listings are down.  That being said, if you are a seller, you are likely to have less competition in this market and it would be a great time to list. 

Prices moved higher as Average Sales Price was up 5.6 percent to $266,426. Days on Market decreased 3.5 percent to 59 days. 

Buyers have been quicker to return to the housing market in force than sellers, who have been showing a bit more reluctance to list their homes than is typical for this time of year. But trends are improving and as states and localities continue to moderate their COVID-19 policies, real estate activity is expected to continue to improve in the coming weeks.

As always, the changes in the market impact your home value.  For a free home valuation, 

Contact us TODAY! We've got you! 864.660.2040 or simply click the button below. 

 

For more information, read the full newsletter here

 

To receive our monthly market report, sign up here.

 

 

 

June 29, 2020

Greenville 4th of July Fireworks 2020

BABY YOU'RE A FIREWORK!

July 4, 2020 will likely look a little different this year, however there are still some events happening and Kidding Around Greenville came up with a few other fun ways to celebrate this special holiday. Please check original sources for current information and weather updates. 

 

Star Spangled Splash

July 3rd, 2020 at Shipwreck Cove

Enjoy swimming and having fun at this popular waterpark, finished with a fireworks display for just $10 per person. The event starts at 7 pm and ends at 10 pm.

 

4th of July Celebration at Pickens Amphitheater

July 4, 2020 in Pickens, SC

We have not confirmed this event is happening.

 

Lights on the Lake

July 3rd at 9 pm at Lake Greenville

Head over to Lake Greenville for fireworks, which start at 9:30 pm. If you plan to observe, they are asking for people to register via the online link.

 

Fourth of July Celebration at U.S. National Whitewater Center

July 3-4, 2020 (Starting at 9 am on 7/3)

This two-day Fourth of July Celebration includes several outdoor activities, yoga, live music, and fireworks display each evening that takes place over the whitewater river.

 

Fireworks Display in Hendersonville, NC

July 4, 2020 at 9:30 pm

See fireworks in Hendersonville, NC, about an hour north of Greenville. In keeping with social distancing, there will be no Music on Main concert. Display may be viewed from downtown Hendersonville and the south side of town near the intersection of Hwy. 225 South and Hwy. 176.

 

Wells Fargo Red, White, and Blue Festival

This event has been cancelled for 2020.

 

Salute To America by Holly Spring Fire and Rescue District

This event has been postponed for 2020.

 

July 4th Celebration in Fountain Inn

This event has been cancelled for 2020.

 

Greer Freedom Blast

This Event Has Been Canceled For 2020

 

Celebrate Simpsonville

This Event Has Been Canceled For 2020

 

Red, White, and Boom

The City Of Spartanburg Canceled This Event For 2020

 

Alternative Ways to Spend the Patriotic Holiday

 

Battlefield Hike at Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

The Revolutionary War battle at Musgrove Mill was an important turning point in the SC backcountry area. Visitors to the park can enjoy hiking trails, a waterfall, and learn the history of the mill.

Admission to the park:

•$3 adults

•$1.50 SC seniors

•$1 children age 6-15

•age 5 & younger free

•FREE with a South Carolina State Park Passport

 

Paris Mountain Scavenger Hunt

The first week in July, visitors to Paris Mountain State Park can pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at Park Center, and have fun searching around the Park Center porch for some red, white, and blue and some stars and stripes.

When completed, participants turn in the sheet at the Park Center desk, to be in a drawing to win a Paris Mountain State Park sling backpack. Included in park admission.

Admission to the park:

•$6 adults

•$3.75 SC seniors

•$3.50 children age 6-15

•age 5 & younger free

•FREE with a South Carolina State Park Passport

 

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

On July 3rd, guests of the railway will be treated to the Copper Basin firework show while seated outside of the train. The train will depart at 7:00 pm to enjoy the Fireworks display return to Blue Ridge by 11:00 pm. Bring your lawn chair and sit outside the train to view the show. Activities in downtown McCaysville/Copperhill when you arrive include food vendors and things to keep the kids entertained.

Tickets are $37 for children 12 and under and $54 for ages 13+

Posted in Community News