Oct. 1, 2021
Never Miss A Thing!
Week of October 1-7, 2021
There are many exciting things happening in our amazing city. We hope you find this list helpful as you explore and enjoy Greenville.
Friday, October 1
Lady A | Fri., Oct. 1 | 7 p.m. | CCNB Amphitheatre, Simpsonville | $40+ | Catch country group Lady A on their “What A Song Can Do” tour, with special guests Carly Pearce, Niko Moon, and Tenille Arts.
Denver Downs Pumpkin Festival Weekend | Fri., Oct. 1-Sun., Oct. 2 | Times vary | Denver downs Farm, 1515 Denver Rd., Anderson, SC 29625 | $19 | Bring the whole family to Denver Downs Farm for the Pumpkin Festival, a weekend of events including a pumpkin pie eating contest, pumpkin princess pageant, pig races, live music and more.
Greer Arts & Eats Festival | Fri., Oct. 1-Sat.,Oct. 2 | Times vary | Downtown Greer | Free entry | This 2-day festival features food, local artisan vendors, craft beer stations, live entertainment and lots of other festivities including a 5k, 1 mile Fun Run, and interactive children’s craft activities.
Oktoberfest | Fri., Oct. 1-Sun., Oct. 3 | 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. | NOMA Square | Free entry | Celebrate fall with beer, live music, pretzels and other traditional German food, and of course, lederhosen.
Potted Potter | Fri., Oct. 1-Sun., Oct. 3 | Times vary | Gunter Theatre at The Peace Center | $55 | Grab your wand and cloak — this Olivier Award nominated Harry Potter parody show will have you laughing whether you’re a Potterhead or not.
Beetle Juiced Up Pop Up Bar | Fri., Oct. 1-Sun., Oct. 31 | Times vary | UP on the Roof | Free entry | Enjoy spooky cocktails and food all October at this pop up speakeasy at UP on the Roof.
Black Wealth Summit | Fri., Oct. 1-Sat., Oct 2 | Times vary | 45 West Orchard Park Dr. | $99+ | The 3rd Black Wealth Summit includes successful keynote speakers, a reception gala, panel discussions, and the opportunity to network and grow with Black professionals.
Greenville Triumph vs. Fort Lauderdale | Fri., Oct. 1 | 7 p.m. | Legacy Early College | $10+ | Catch a Greenville Triumph game with friends
Clemson Women’s Rugby Homecoming Game | Fri., Oct. 1 | 3:30 p.m. | Clemson University | Catch the Clemson women’s rugby team against University of Georgia at their Homecoming game.
Open Door Ministries 21st Church Anniversary | Fri., Oct. 1 | 7 p.m. | Abundant Life Church, 630 Farrs Bridge Rd. | Free | Celebrate 21 years of the Open Door Ministries Church with special guest preacher Apostle John Eckert.
World in Motion Photography Exhibition Opening | Fri., Oct. 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Southeast Center for Photography | Free | Join the SE Center for Photography for the opening night of the World in Motion exhibit, which will run through Oct. 30.
First Fridays Gallery Crawl | Fri., Oct. 1 | 6-9 p.m. | Locations vary | Navigate Greenville’s visual arts scene, as galleries and venues open their doors to the public – see participating galleries here. Ⓟ
Project Host Annual BBQ Cook-off and Festival | Fri., Oct. 1-Sat., Oct. 2 | Event times vary | St. Mary’s Catholic Church Green Space, 111 Hampton Ave. | Free | The annual event raises funds to support free meal and training programs. Enjoy starters, sides, and sweets, and the pork butt competition. Ⓟ
Riverside High School Spirit Week for Big Brothers Big Sisters | Fri, Oct. 1-Fri., Oct. 8 | Riverside High School, 794 Hammett Bridge Rd., Greer | $5-20 | The spirit week, which benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, includes several community events where profits + donations will be shared with the organization. Ⓟ
Fall escape to Asheville, NC, with Atelier Maison & Co.| Fri., Oct. 1-Sun., Oct. 3 | Times and locations vary | Free | Fall is in the air and it’s the perfect time to see Asheville. Check out Atelier Maison & Co.’s itinerary of local hot spots to keep you busy. Ⓟ
Saturday, October 2
WE Brunch | Sat., Oct. 2 | 1-4:30 p.m. | Commerce Club — Greenville, 55 Beattie Place | $60-$350 | About Her Business presents this opportunity to network, eat brunch, and sip mimosas with female entrepreneurs and businesswomen.
Yoga in the Woods | Sat., Oct. 2 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Silver Terra Nature Park, 1151 Melton Rd., Liberty, SC 29657 | $15 | Start your Saturday with yoga in nature at Silver Terra Nature Park, with tea to follow.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s | Sat., Oct. 2 | 8-10 a.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | Free | Join the Alzheimer’s Association in their fight against the disease at their fundraising walk.
RRC Car Show | Sat., Oct. 2 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Trailblazer Park, Travelers Rest | $25 | Ridge Runner Corvettes presents their 5th annual car show, featuring stunning vehicles, food, a raffle and 50/50, vendors, and live music.
Green the Black Church Summit | Sat., Oct. 2 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Dominion World Ministries | Free | Join South Carolina Interfaith Power & Light for a discussion on climate change and its relation to God, social justice, and the South Carolina community.
Unlocked Coffee Roasters 1st Anniversary | Sat., Oct. 2 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Unlocked Coffee Roasters | Free entry | Celebrate Unlocked Coffee Roasters 1st Anniversary with a limited edition coffee launch, new merchandise, and raffles.
Indigo Fest | Sat., Oct. 2 | 5 p.m. | The Radio Room | $10+ | Catch live performances by local indie and hip hop groups including 3:00AM, Curly Blue, Curfue, Lo Indigo, Quality Time and more.
Ballyhootenanny Fall Festival | Sat., Oct. 2-Sun., Oct. 3 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 2, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 3 |
Ballyhoo Petting Zoo, 849 Norris Rd., Anderson | $7+ | As if a regular trip to the petting zoo isn’t fun enough, the first annual Ballyhootenanny Fall Festival offers a chance to explore vendors including local businesses, crafters, and artists.
Gemstone Roundtable Brunch | Sat., Oct 2-Tues., Oct. 5 | Times vary | Llyn Strong Fine Art Jewelry | Free, registration required | Learn about gemstones and which gems fit you best with award winning jewelry designer Llyn Strong and Graduate Gemologist Sydney Strong.
Clemson Tigers vs. Boston College | Sat., Oct. 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Clemson Memorial Stadium | $80 | Get your tailgate on at Clemson’s Homecoming football game.
Piedmont Wood Carvers Club Show & Sale | Sat., Oct. 2 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin | Free entry | Explore unique works of wood carving art from over 50 vendors, carving demonstrations, and more artisan goods, plus food trucks.
Red Ribbon 5k | Sat., Oct. 2 | 8 a.m. | Sugar Creek Community Clubhouse #3, 119 Stonecrest Road, Greer | $25 18 and under, $35 19 and up | Run or walk this 5k for a cause with Just Say Something, and help support their goal of raising $15,000 for Youth Impact Sports and Parent Enriching programs to keep children healthy, safe, and drug free.
Get Out! Greenville: A Celebration of All Things Outdoors | Sat., Oct. 2 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center, 4232 SC-11, Marietta | Free | This free family friendly fall tradition for outdoor enthusiasts features hands-on fun including alpine tower, paddle pond, skateboard ramp, vendors, food trucks, bike races + more. Ⓟ
An evening of art for all: Launch party open to the public | Sat., Oct. 2 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Mélange Gallery, 1607 Laurens Rd. | Free | Enjoy abstract art from Briana Danyele + Jamie Dawson, plus Groovy Dawgs and The Booze Buggy in the parking lot with food and drinks for purchase. Ⓟ
Sunday, October 3
SC Comicon Jr | Sun., Oct. 3 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Greenville Convention Center | $10 | This smaller, one-day version of the SC comicon features pop culture vendors, artists, and creators for fun for all ages.
Redemption East Fall Festival | Sun., Oct. 3 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Greenville Convention Center | Free | Join Redemption East for a day of fun and free carnival rides at the Greenville Convention Center.
Girlology LIVE Something New About You | Sun, Oct. 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Parkside Pediatrics
525 Verdae Blvd | $50 | Puberty is messy and scary, but it doesn’t have to be—this class by Girlology encourages open discussion on topics from nutrition to emotions to internet safety, and more.
Say What Poetry Open Mic | Sun., Oct. 3 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Coffee Underground | $10 | Say What is back on Sundays at Coffee Underground with an open mic and a night filled with poetry and fun.
Mean Girls Drag Brunch | Sun., Oct. 3 | 11 a.m. | The L, Larkin’s Catering & Events | $40 | It’s October 3rd—celebrate with a “Mean Girls” themed drag show, mimosas, and delicious brunch options.
Step Up to The Plate | Sun., Oct. 3 | 2-6 p.m. | Fluor Field at the West End | Free | The Racial Equity and Economic Mobility Commission presents this opportunity to discuss and learn about racial equity in the community with guest speaker Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Associate Harvard Professor and author of “The Rise.”
Artisan Market & Sidewalk Sale | Sun., Oct. 3 | 1-5 p.m. | The Shops at Greenridge, 1125 Woodruff Rd Greenville | Free entry | Shop local goods from over 10 local vendors, including Dove Bake Studio, Ma’s Banana Bread, and Suburbia Dog Co.
The Artist Next Door Fall Show | Sun., Oct. 3 | 1-5:30 p.m. | 25 Pinehurst Dr. | Free | Local artist Sherrill Hill hosts 20 other local artists for The Artist Next Door Fall Show featuring paintings, pottery, photography + more.
Art Market and Sidewalk Sale | Sun., Oct. 3 | 1-5 p.m. | The Shops at Greenridge, 1125 Woodruff Rd. | Free | It’s officially time to shop for all the fall things. Join the Shops at Greenridge for a family-friendly outdoor art market featuring live music, local artisans, live music, and special deals + sales.
Monday, October 4
Wedding Education Summit | Mon., Oct. 4-Tues., Oct 5 | 10 a.m. Oct.4-9 p.m. Oct. 5 | $50+ | Zen, 924 S Main St. | Calling all wedding pros—network and learn with other members of the bridal business in the Upstate at this two-day summit.
Family Law Free Legal Clinic | Mon., Oct. 4 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Pickens County Library System, 304 Biltmore Rd, Easley | Free | The South Carolina Bar teamed up with Pickens County Public Library to present a lecture on family law by a volunteer attorney, followed by a Q&A session.
Xtreme HipHop Step N’ Twerk | Mon., Oct. 4 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Empowrment Zone, 775 Woodruff Rd. | $20 | Change up your glute and leg routine with this 2-hour beginner step and twerk class with Xtreme HipHop certified instructors LaRisa and LaTan.
Blue Moon Rising Paint Night | Mon., Oct. 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Painting With a Twist, 115 Pelham Rd. | $41-$47 | Paint a rising blue moon scene on wood or canvas at this BYOB class.
Phyllis Wheatley Community Center Strengthening Families Program | Mon., Oct. 4 | 6 p.m. | Phyllis Wheatley Community Center | Free | Learn techniques and tips for listening more, yelling less, and creating a healthy family relationship.
Giving for a Giver Blood Drive Week | Mon., Oct. 4-Mon., Oct. 11 | Times vary | Allen Tate Realtors at Greenville, Greer, Simpsonville, Seneca, and Easley/Powdersville | Free | Donate blood for Stephanie Martin, who has dedicated her life to helping autistic children through the Hope Foundation and was recently diagnosed with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Tuesday, October 5
Hadestown | Tues., Oct. 5-Sun., Oct. 10 | Times vary | The Peace Center | $39+ | Broadway is back—get a taste of it right here in Greenville with this Grammy and eight-time Tony award-winning musical at the Peace Center.
Greer Rotary Club Meeting | Tues., Oct. 5 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Blue Ridge Brewing, Greer | Free | Join the Rotary Club’s monthly meeting and learn about opportunities for networking, fun, fellowship, and community service.
Thankful Pumpkin Paint Night | Tues., Oct. 5 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Rotties 221 Biergarten, 228 S Main St., Woodruff | $40 | Grab a fall-loving friend and paint a Thankful Pumpkin on wood, and leave with your own handmade seasonal decor.
Sherry Tasting with Gonzalez Byass | Tues., Oct. 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | LaRue Fine Chocolate | $27 | Taste a selection of wines from Gonzalez Byass as you learn more about sherries.
Light in the Darkness Fundraiser | Tues., Oct. 5 | 6 p.m. | Taylors First Baptist Church, 200 W Main St, Taylors | Free | Join the Child Evangelism Fellowship of SC for their yearly Light in the Darkness event, with featured speaker, author Clayton King.
Greenville Memorial Hospital Hiring Event | Tues., Oct. 5 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Crowne Plaza Greenville | Free | Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital is hiring nurses and nursing-support positions — come share your talent and network at this in-person hiring event.
Wednesday, October 6
Paint Your Watershed | Wed., Oct. 6 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, registration required | Paint a mountain landscape and learn about the importance of watersheds in the Upstate with Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District.
October Real Estate Investors Meetup | Wed., Oct. 6 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Carolina Bauernhaus Greenville | Free | Join Modern Real Estate Consultant and It’s Greenville for their monthly meetup and discussion.
Gringos Cantina Trivia | Wed., Oct. 6 | 8-10 p.m. | Gringos Cantina | Free | Join Gringos Cantina for Team Trivia Night and compete for the chance to win prizes.
Positive K’s Comedy Experience | Wed., Oct. 6 | 8:30 p.m. | The Comedy Zone Greenville | $25-$35 | Join Positive K and fellow comedian guests Sunshine, Demakco, Weightball, and Sweet Baby Kita for a night of laughs at The Comedy Zone Greenville.
Sushi Making Class | Wed., Oct. 6 | 6-8 p.m. | The Cook’s Station | $60 | Learn to make three kinds of sushi rolls in this course and how to get the rice just right, plus sample saki.
Thursday, October 7
Fall for Greenville | Thurs., Oct. 7-Sun., Oct. 10 | Times vary | Downtown Greenville | Free entry | Fall for Greenville is back for its 40th year with a kickoff concert on October 2nd, followed by 3 days of live music, activities and rides for kids, and over 50 food, beer + wine vendors.
Art of Business | Thurs., Oct. 7 | 10-11 a.m. | Open Art Studios | Free | If you’re a local artist looking to connect with other creatives and expand your sales, this is for you.
Mountain Interstate Foreign Languages Conference | Thurs., Oct. 7-Sat., Oct. 9 | Times vary | Virtual | $35+ | Join the Mountain Interstate Foreign Languages Association via Zoom for 3 days of culturally and linguistically enriching workshops, speakers, discussions, social gatherings and more.
unWINEd Ladies Night | Thurs., Oct. 7 | 6-9 p.m. | Wild Hare Parlour | Free entry | Grab your girlfriends for a night of wine tasting, product sampling, snacks, and a chance to win raffle prizes at the Wild Hare Parlour.
Beef Tenderloin Demo/Tasting | Thurs., Oct. 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Truist Culinary & Hospitality Innovation Center at Greenville Technical College | $49 | Learn how professional butchers and chefs cut and trim an entire beef tenderloin to create delicious steaks, roasts, stew, and more, just in time for the holidays.
Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner | Thurs., Oct. 7 | 6-9 p.m. | Hub City Farmers Market Urban Farm, Spartanburg | $80+ | Support the Hub City Farmers Market with this 6-course dinner made with local seasonal ingredients and wine from Bond Street Wines.
Fall Bluegrass and Harvest Market | Every Thursday in October | 6-8 p.m. | Trailblazer Park, Travelers Rest | Free entry | Groove to live Bluegrass music as you get to know your neighbors with family-style dining — plus food trucks, local vendors, and more.
Friday, October 8
3 Doors Down | Fri., Oct. 8 | 8 p.m. | CCNB Amphitheatre, Simpsonville | $29+ | Experience 3 Doors Down live on “The Better Life 20th Anniversary Tour,” with special guest Koe Wetzel.
Coffee With Veterans & First Responders | Fri., Oct. 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Marriott, One Parkway E | Free | Connect and network with fellow veterans and first responders looking for new jobs, featuring speakers Anna Harris, Director of HR for North American Rescue, and Rick Silva Recruiting Manager for Interim HealthCare of the Upstate.
Triumph on the Greens Adaptive Golf Tournament | Fri., Oct. 8 | 9 a.m. | The Furman Golf Club | $30-$125 | This tournament provides adaptive equipment for golf-lovers with disabilities to enjoy a day of golf, friendly competition, breakfast and BBQ lunch.
Five Forks Brewing OktoBeerfest | Fri., Oct. 8-Sun., Oct. 10 | 5 p.m. Fri., Oct. 8-9 p.m., Sun., Oct. 10 | Five Forks Brewing | Free entry | Join Five Forks Brewing in a weekend of OktoBeerfest celebrations with live music by BellaNova Strings, food, and beer — don’t forget your best lederhosen.
Horrible Girl and the Hot Mess Farewell Show | Fri., Oct. 8 | 7:30-11 p.m. | The Radio Room | $10+ | Join Greenville-based pop-punk band Horrible Girl for their final show, featuring their good friends Dollar Signs, In Case of Emergency, and Radagascar.
Zoo Tots | Fri., Oct. 8-Sat., Oct. 9 | Times vary | The Greenville Zoo | $10 for members, $22 for non-members | Kids will read “The Three Little Pigs,” then practice their huffing and puffing skills as they build and destroy houses.
Tim Renner, Baritone & Daniel Overly, Piano | Fri., Oct. 8 | 4-5 p.m. | War Memorial Chapel at Bob Jones University | Free, donations encouraged | The Gingery-Mack Scholarship Fund hosts a free concert with vocalist Tim Renner, and pianist (+ Bob Jones University alumni) Daniel Overly.