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Saturday, September 23, 2023
Applications open: 2024 Asheville Fringe Arts Festival
Sep 23 all-day
online w/ Asheville Fringe Arts


Do you have a boundary-pushing, innovative performance piece, short film or installation that you’re ready to share?

We will open applications for the film portion of the festival in fall 2023. Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway. Our application fee for films is $5.


We accept live performances from 5 to 60 minutes in length, plus installations and films. We’re open to other types of performance as well – let’s talk! Depending on its length, your piece may be grouped with another show, or scheduled as a Random Act of Fringe. RAFs are free and open to the public, and artists receive a stipend for their performance, rather than relying on door sales.

Typically each artist with a ticketed show gets 2 performances. But in 2024, we’re exploring the option of giving a few shows 3 performances, at select venues only. Our venues range from 20-80 person capacity.


A piece that is
5-15 minutes long

May be paired with another performance, or be selected as a free Random Act of Fringe.


A piece that is
20-40 minutes long

May be paired with another show.


A piece that is
45-60 minutes long

Ticketed theater-style show.


A piece that is
Site-specific (any length)

May be in an unusual location, or repeated many times. May be seen by as few as one person at a time.


A piece that is
Designed specifically for film.

May be of any genre & length. Could be combined with other films for a showcase or film night.
Submit on Film Freeway Fall 2023


We carefully review each and every submission. You’ll know by late October if your piece is selected. Should your piece get selected, there is a $35 participation fee.

Fall Language Classes 2023
Sep 23 – Dec 8 all-day
Upstate International

Upstate International is excited to once again offer our Language Classes this fall! Stimulate your brain by learning a new language or polish your current foreign language skills with UI’s affordable classes. We offer a diverse range of language choices to learn, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian, with more to be added in the weeks to come!

The 14-week fall semester will run from August 28th, 2023 to December 8th, 2023. Classes are either held at Upstate International or meet online via Zoom. Our language classes fall under two categories: regular or intensive. Regular classes meet 1x a week for 75 minutes and have a flat registration fee of $150. Intensive classes meet 2x a week for 90 minutes per class and have a flat registration fee of $450.

Please note: In order to participate in our classes, you must be a member of UI. Individual memberships are $75, and family memberships are $100. The fee covers a year of membership. Registration is completed online and payments can be made by credit/debit card, cash or check. You can register for membership and for classes at our website: https://upstateinternational.org/

Should you have any further questions, please email UI’s Programs and Events Coordinator, at [email protected]

We hope to see you in class!

Greenville BBQ Trail Tour
Sep 23 all-day
Various Locations Greenville SC

While Downtown Greenville’s familiar culinary scene has some great BBQ options, this tour will take you outside of the city center to the places locals know and love. These are the types of joints with smoke stacks sticking out of the rooftops and white smoke billowing out of the chimneys–smoking the meats right on the premises.

The Greenville BBQ Trail tour is your opportunity to try back-to-back tastings of what are considered by many to be among the top BBQ spots in the city.

Tours include:

• Insights into each restaurant’s cooking processes and techniques
• Information about each restaurant’s history and how they got started
• Interesting information about Greenville BBQ history
• A drive through old textile mill villages
• And, of course, a chance to try generous portions of smoked meats and delicious sides

Locations we visit:

• Bucky’s Bar-B-Q
• Henry’s Smokehouse
• Mike & Jeff’s BBQ

Greer Christmas Parade Registration is OPEN
Sep 23 all-day
Theme: Christmas in Candyland

Join the fun and decorate your entries to reflect a Candyland Christmas. Remember, Santa is ONLY on the last float in the parade! The Greer Christmas Parade route is 1.1 miles; beginning at Poinsett Street & Memorial Drive and ending at N. Main Street & Cunningham Drive.

$50 Non-Commercial/Organization/Non-Profit registration

$100 Commercial/Business registration

$750 Rent a float from Greer Relief

$825 Rent a float from Greer Relief with sound

CLICK HERE for available floats

ALL entries & fees must be received or postmarked by the day before Thanksgiving (November 23rd). Entries & fees received/postmarked after this date will be assessed the $50 late entry fee.

We will have several awards determined by our judges: Best Float Entry, Best Walking Entry, and Best Band. 2022 Best Float was Scruffy’s Auction House, 2022 Best Walking Entry was Ignite Dance, and 2022 Best Band was Eastside High School Band. They each get bragging rights & a free entry for the 2023 Greer Christmas Parade!

BACK AGAIN THIS YEAR!! We will be incorporating a toy drive INTO the parade. We are asking for new toys to be brought to the parade to help support the Greer Relief Christmas Morning Shoppe, click here for more information on the program.

Please forward this email to any individual, business, and organization interested in participating in the parade. If you have any questions you can email us at [email protected] or call (864) 334-3490.

National Public Lands Fee Free Day
Sep 23 all-day
National Public Lands

Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2023, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2023. Please check operating status at this park and others before traveling as holidays and local weather or safety conditions can affect hours of operation.

OneSpartanburg Beautiful mini-grants
Sep 23 all-day

Do you, your neighborhood group, or other community organization have a beautification project you’d like to tackle? Apply for a Keep OneSpartanburg Beautiful Community Beautification Mini-Grant before Sept. 30 and help improve Spartanburg County’s environment. The work of our community’s Keep America Beautiful affiliate is directly tied to the OneSpartanburg Vision Plan.

Open Doors Artist Registration
Sep 23 all-day
The Greenville BBQ Trail Tour
Sep 23 all-day
The Greenville BBQ Trail Tour
A plate of barbeque and side dishes.

Greenville’s BBQ scene has been gaining more and more national attention, and it was most notably ranked a Top 10 BBQ City in America by Yahoo.com.

While downtown Greenville’s familiar culinary scene has some great BBQ options, this tour will take you outside of the city center to the places locals know and love. These are the types of joints with smoke stacks sticking out of the rooftops and white smoke billowing out of the chimneys — smoking the meats right on the premises.

The Greenville BBQ Trail Tour, presented by Greenville History Tours, is your opportunity to try back-to-back tastings of what are considered by many to be among the top BBQ spots in the city.

The tours include insights into each restaurant’s cooking processes and techniques, information about each restaurant’s history, interesting information about the city’s BBQ history, a drive through old textile mill villages, and of course generous portions of smoked meats and delicious sides.

The tours usually take place on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 12:45 am and meet at City Hall. Tickets are $55 per person.

Visit greenvillehistorytours.com/greenville-culinary-tours/bbq-trail/ or call (864) 567-3940 for additional information.

Triple Tree Fly-In
Sep 23 – Sep 24 all-day
Triple Tree Aerodrome

The annual Triple Tree Fly-In has turned into a “can’t miss” event on everyone’s Fly-In Calendar. Aviators from across the globe anxiously await for the Fall to make the annual pilgrimage to our manicured 7,000-foot grass runway to experience one of the fastest-growing general aviation events in the country.

During our 2022 Fly-In, we had over 800 airplanes visit throughout the week from 43 states nationwide. During that week, the Triple Tree Aerodrome had over 1,700 aircraft movements and a record 804 movements on Saturday. These statistics made the Triple Tree Aerodrome one of the busiest airports in South Carolina (for that week).

NONE of this could happen without your support! Despite all the growth, we still hold true to our core values of Fun, Fellowship, and Hospitality. Please mark your calendars for September 18-24, 2023 for our 16th annual Triple Tree Fly-In. See you soon!

U.S. Kids Golf Greenville Fall Tour
Sep 23 all-day
Club at Brookstone

Welcoming girls and boys ages 5-18! Participants have the opportunity to earn medals for 1st-5th place at each event, as well as an End of Season award. Parent and grandparent caddies allowed. Opportunity to qualify for state, regional, world and teen world championships. From first tournament to the world championships!

UNCA Women’s Tennis: Emily McNall Classic
Sep 23 all-day
The Asheville Racquet Club

Asheville Women's Tennis Reveals Fall 2023 Schedule

Upstate Running Club Youth Team
Sep 23 – Nov 25 all-day
Greenville Sc
“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”

Upstate Running Club Youth Team (2023)

$001/01  11/2512:00AM EST9:00AM ESTRegistration ends October 1, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

3k & 1 Mile Cross Country Race KICKOFF! – Feb 26th

$002/265:00PM EST6:00PM ESTRegistration ends February 26, 2023 at 11:59pm EST

Track Meet – 3/26

$003/265:00PM EDT6:00PM EDTRegistration ends March 25, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Country Mile 5k – 4/2

$004/029:00AM EDT10:00AM EDTRegistration ends April 1, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Bell Lap Endurance Run 5k & 1 Mile – 4/16

$004/169:00AM EDT10:00AM EDTRegistration ends April 15, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Track Meet – 4/30

$004/305:00PM EDT6:00PM EDTRegistration ends April 30, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Track Meet – 5/28

$005/285:00PM EDT6:00PM EDTRegistration ends May 27, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Track Meet – 6/25

$006/255:00PM EDT6:00PM EDTRegistration ends June 24, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Track Meet – 7/23

$007/235:00PM EDT6:00PM EDTRegistration ends July 22, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Track Meet – 8/27

$008/275:00PM EDT6:00PM EDTRegistration ends August 26, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Cross Country Race at Preserve – 9/24

$009/245:00PM EDT6:00PM EDTRegistration ends September 23, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Cross Country Race at Preserve = 10/29

$010/295:00PM EDT6:00PM EDTRegistration ends October 28, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT

Footlocker Championship – 11/25

$011/258:00AM EST6:00PM ESTRegistration ends November 24, 2023 at 11:59pm EST
Volunteer: Greer Community Garden
Sep 23 @ 7:00 am
Greer Community Garden


Water our garden plot at the Greer Community Garden located at 218 West Road, Greer, SC. Our plots are 13,19,25,31. Coming from the parking lot, they will be the last 4 plots to the far left of the first section.

The best time to water is when the temperature is before 80° (in the morning before the sun is too high or in the late afternoon once it’s begun to set).

If you need anything, email Jenn [email protected]

Fountain Inn Farmers Market
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fountain Inn Farmers Market
Greenville State Farmers Market
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Greenville State Farmers Market


The Greenville State Farmers Market includes retail sheds and farmer stalls that offer a wide variety of locally grown products and specialty goods. Both quality and variety are standards for the volume of products offered for sale at the Greenville State Farmers Market. Market operations continue Monday – Saturday all year long, ceasing for only two holidays: Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Find information about upcoming events and what’s in season at our market’s Facebook page.


Office Hours

Monday – Friday  •  7:30 am – 4 pm
Closed on State Holidays


Retail Hours

Monday – Saturday  •  8 am – 6 pm
Admission and parking are free
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Hub City Farmers Market
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Northside Harvest Park

The longest running market in the Upstate.

Every Saturday, April-December @ 8am-12pm

Landrum Farmers Market
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Landrum Farmers Market
Nantahala Outdoor Center Guest Appreciation Festival
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Snag great deals from the Outfitter’s Store, the Guest Used Gear Marketplace, and shop handmade crafts and goods from local artisans. Play riverside games or participate in a race, grab a cold beverage and burger, and dance the evening away with live music.

The Used Boat sale will begin online a week before GAF! Used boats and gear will be available onsite at both the NOC Paddling School and the Outfitter’s Store so be sure to check them out when you visit!

Schedule of Activities

Friday, 9/15
8am GAF Demo Pre-boat sale Online sale starts at 8am. The sale at the NOC Outfitters Store starts at 9am
Friday, 9/22
8am Paddleports Apparel and Used Boats On Sale The Outfitters Store & the NOC Paddling School
12-7pm Used Gear Marketplace & Artisan Village River Left at NOC
5-8pm Live Music by Wyatt Esplain Riverside Stage
Saturday, 9/23
8am Used Boat & Apparel Sales The Outfitters Store & the NOC Paddling School
8am – 7pm Used Gear Marketplace & Artisan Village
10am-5pm Upper Nantahala / Cascades Release 300 CFS
12-3pm NRC Race Nantahala Slalom Course
12-3pm Macon Faces Kids Facepainting & Henna Free until 3pm!
12-3pm Magic Tom Balloon art & Magic
3pm-6pm Live Music by Christina Chandler Trio Riverside Stage
5pm Check Presentation to American Rivers Riverside Stage
7pm-10pm Live music by The Get Right Band Riverside Stage
Sunday, 9/24
8am Used Boat & Apparel Sales The Outfitters Store & the NOC Paddling School
10am-3pm Upper Nantahala / Cascades Release 425 CFS
3-5pm Upper Nantahala / Cascades Release 250 CFS


NRC Slalom Race

Come join us for a fun fall citizen’s slalom race on the Nantahala River! The race is open to paddlers of all ages and the course difficulty will be novice – intermediate.

The slalom course will start just above the NOC Founder’s Bridge and end upstream of the highway bridge. The course will consist of 18-20 slalom gates and will run through the 2013 Worlds Hole. Racers are encouraged to use slalom-specific or plastic “half-slice” boats and have at least class 2 river running skills.

Signup by emailing [email protected] or same day registration will be available Saturday morning by the NRC Trailer.  A start list and information will be provided by email.

Simpsonville Farmers Market
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Simpsonville Farmers Market

The Simpsonville Farmers Market is an open-air market held on in-season Saturdays in the heart of downtown Simpsonville. Our vendors are local farmers and artisans, and unlike others in the area we plan and run our own market each year. We feature an array of products from the expected seasonal fruits and vegetables, to eggs and artisan cheeses, locally roasted coffee, eggs and meat, health and beauty care, and much more. What was a small affair in 2010 has now grown into a celebrated market known locally for its high quality and variety.

There is a lot to choose from, so make sure you bring your reusable shopping bags!

TD Saturday Market
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
TD Saturday Market

On Saturday mornings from the beginning of May until the end of October, two blocks of downtown Greenville’s Main Street are transformed into a bustling farmers’ market. The market features over 75 vendors selling the season’s freshest produce and the area’s most original and high quality crafts.  Each week thousands of people flock to the TD Saturday Market for locally-sourced products where all food must be grown or produced within 100 miles of Greenville and crafters are highly-encouraged to use locally-sourced supplies.

There is something undeniably special about Greenville’s TD Saturday Market. We invite you to join us Saturday mornings to experience it for yourself!