Explore family friendly events, theatres, galleries, concerts, nightlife, things to do, and more in the Greenville, SC and Upstate areas.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Fall Foliage Photography Contest
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Capture photos of your friends and family members enjoying the vivid hues of fall and enter them into our photo contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

No additional costs to enter.

The first-place winner will receive an overnight getaway to Hickory Nut Gorge with a stay at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, two passes to the Park, brunch for two at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

The contest’s second-place winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at the Old Rock Cafe and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

Chimney Rock’s Facebook followers will select the People’s Choice Award winner. Followers will have a week to like and share their favorite photo from an album of Winter Photo Contest entries posted on the Park’s Facebook page at facebook.com/chimneyrockparknc. The People’s Choice Award Winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at Old Rock Cafe and their photo will be featured on the Park’s Facebook page.

Shutterbugs interested in capturing Mother Nature’s wintry beauty can do so by entering Friday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Park’s winter hours.

All entries must be submitted to [email protected] or to the Parks’ Facebook page through Facebook messenger.


107th Cherokee Indian Fair
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

It’s over a century old. It’s a cornucopia of sights and sounds—a treat for all your senses. It’s a carnival and an agriculture show. It’s an art show and a game show. There’s food, music, and rides. It’s pure, unfiltered fair entertainment with that unmistakable Cherokee touch.

General admission is $10 per person at the ticket booth (gate), Tuesday through Saturday. Children ages 6 to 10 are $5 per person. Youth under 6 years old will be admitted for free. Enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and other federally recognized tribes will receive free admission with their enrollment card.

Tuesday: Parade Day (gates open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 11 p.m.)

Wednesday: Children’s Day (gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. and from noon until closing, youth 17 years old and younger are admitted for free and will get a wristband to enjoy complimentary rides)

Thursday: Elder’s Day (gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. and all Elder’s ages 59 and a half are admitted for free)

Friday: Veterans’ Day (gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. and all Veterans’ are admitted for free)

Saturday: Community Day (gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. and will feature a variety of traditional competitions for the communities to compete against one another for a chance to win cash prizes)

The Utley Collection of Brass Instruments
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Carolina Music Museum

The exhibit features selected pieces from one of the world’s finest collections of over 600 historic brass instruments from the Joe and Joella Utley Collection of Spartanburg, SC. In collaboration with the National Music Museum (NMM) in Vermillion, South Dakota, which will soon house the Utley Collection, Dr. Sabine Klaus, curator of the Utley Collection, worked closely with Tom Strange, Curator and Artistic Director of the Carolina Music Museum to prepare the exhibit.
Tuesday – Saturday 10-5 Sunday 1-5

Book Banter
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Pickens County Library System

Join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am! Chat about what you’re reading, and hear what others are reading.

All are welcome.


Story Time
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Joe's Place Bookstore

Let us entertain the kiddos with a story (or two) while you browse the books or enjoy a cup of coffee. Our story times are geared toward ages infant to six, but all are welcome.


2019 Q4 Mystery Bookclub with Sisters in Crime
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

Sign up for our mystery bookclub, co-sponsored by our local chapter of Sisters in Crime. Cost includes all books being discussed that quarter. The club will meet at Fiction Addiction on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12pm-1pm. Each quarter will have a different moderator. Judy Buch will moderate the fourth quarter of 2019 and her selections are: Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler (October), The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (November), and Kill for Justice by Judy Buch (December). If you already own one of the books, we can sub out another book in our store of equal or lesser cost.

Greenville Scavenger Hunt
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
220 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601, United States

Forget tourist-filled museums, make your own memories with a photo scavenger hunt tour in Greenville! On a Let’s Roam scavenger hunt, you and your team will work together to wander throughout Greenville, racking up points and laughs along the way. Greenville Adventure is the perfect small group activity for anyone looking to spend an enjoyable afternoon in Greenville.

Some of the more memorable landmarks you’ll see are: NOMA Square, Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville Drive Baseball Stadium, Baseball Library..

Let’s Roam scavenger hunts work great for outdoor team building games in Greenville too! Whether you work in Greenville or are just visiting, you are sure to learn some new facts about the city as well as your teammates on this creative corporate event! This is one of the happiest hours your team will spend together!

Fear not, maids of honor, these hunts are sure fire ideas for Greenville bachelorette parties! Bachelors and bachelorettes will both enjoy roaming around on their wedding-themed Greenville scavenger hunts. Why just bar hop when you and your team can jump for joy as you complete hilarious photo challenges and see the best that Greenville has to offer!

Looking to check out a different part of the city? Check out Downtown Asheville Scavenger Hunt, Classic City Culture & History, and Lap Around Charlotte as well!

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Follow the Blue Ridge Mountains and you’ll find one of South Carolina’s most picturesque cities. On this fun-filled Greenville scavenger hunt, explore the storied buildings, great green spaces and cultural institutions.Is there a waterfall in NOMA Square? Who left their sox in the baseball stadium? Find out on this scavenger hunt of Greenville!

The Flat Rock Playhouse Smoke on the Mountain
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm
Leiman Mainstage

Take a break from the frenzy of everyday life and enjoy Smoke on the Mountain, a wholesome celebration of faith, community, and Appalachian Music. Set in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina around 1938, Smoke on the Mountain brings to life a small-town musical revival featuring the traveling Sanders Family as they play the best of bluegrass, gospel, and hymns. Audiences will recognize beloved songs such as “Rock of Ages”, “The Church in the Wildwood”, “A Wonderful Time Up There,” and more as they are performed by talented actor-musicians. Running October 4th – 19th, Smoke on the Mountain, showcases the power of music to bring us all together and will have audiences singing along.


Director, Amy Jones, describes the experience as, “an entertaining and inspirational evening full of rousing gospel music played by the cast while also getting to know the unique dynamics of the Sanders family through their witnessing. The music is beautiful and heartfelt, and the characters are fleshed out in a very real and relatable way.”

Game Night at Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm
Tangled Web Game Night at Cleveland Park
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cleveland Park

Thanks to our friends at The Tangled Web we are happy to announce our first Game Night!

Come join us for Game Night! Four times a year we are going to be playing board, tabletop, card, and video games at Cleveland Park.

This game night is open to the public of all ages! Come out and test out a variety of different board games, card games and Role Playing Games! We will have D&D, Keyforge, Magic Demos, Miniature Painting demos, board games ranging from Ticket to Ride to Settlers of Catan and much more! This event is free to the public! Come out and support your local gaming community and have fun trying some new games! Spread the word!


unnatural history
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm

unnatural history

The works in Unnatural History are portals backwards or forwards (or sometimes both at once) in geologic time, offering visions from before, after, and during the tenancy of humankind. Dioramas of cast resin depicting bizarre plants and animate slime suggest a post-human period wherein nature reclaims the planet. Artificial geodes made of oil paint, latex, foam, and soil transport viewers into a distant future where industrial waste has become fossil evidence of human activity. Abstract wall sculptures use motor and crude oil as raw material in the depiction of the vast, intricate industrial landscapes of the near future, while wooden mosaics made of materials salvaged from hurricane-affected cities and reconstructed glass objects found on beaches suggest a possible utopian remedy to decline, decay, and disintegration. Overall, the exhibition underscores and illustrates the many ways in which the technological processes of mass mining, manufacturing, resource extraction, and large-scale industrial agriculture have altered not only the present, but also the future history of our planet.

For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator + Designer, Ashleigh Shuler, at 864.582.7616 x 254 or email [email protected].

​This exhibition is generously sponsored by Bagwell Fence, SantoLubes, Kerin Hannah, Margaret + George Nixon, Sikanas Family Charitable Fund, and Susu + George Dean Johnson, Jr.

Beer Run with Wild Bill
Oct 9 @ 5:15 pm

Join Wild Bill every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. for a group run to and from the brewery. Run your buns off, reward yourself with a beer after.

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RJ Rockers Brewery Tour
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm

Tours of RJ Rockers Brewery every Wednesday!

226-A W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Tel: (864) 585-BEER | rjrockers.com

Community Dinner
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm
YWCA of Asheville

Gather with your community for a FREE tasty meal, lessons on healthy eating and information on Double Up Food Bucks (a new program through SNAP)! Community Dinners are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 – 7:30 pm. FREE childcare provided.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat online.

For more information, contact Leah Berger-Singer, Preventive Health Coordinator at (828) 254-7206 ext. 212 or [email protected]

Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminar
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Spartanburg Regional

This free class covers detailed information about Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and LapBand weight loss surgeries. Learn more and register at http://bit.ly/weightlossMGC


¡InterActive TriskaTrivia!
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Triskelion Brewing Company

¡TriskaTrivia! is Evolving!

It is now ¡InterActive TriskaTrivia!

Instead of one theme for the entire night, each round will have it’s own topic/theme… and you get to decide what it is!!!

In between each round, we will vote on a selection of topics, and the next round will be based on the one with the most votes! So… that means, the more people on your team, the more votes you get… and you’ll steer what direction the questions take.

Don’t like sports? Vote for Classic Movies… Don’t like movies? Vote for Comic Books or World Geography…

Top two teams still get Triskelion Gift Certificates (ie Glorious Prizes)…

You can still only have up to 6 people on your team…

There are still six rounds with ten questions each, and there is still a Very Hard Questions round… the only difference is that you get to decide what the topics are…

We start at 7pm promplty and proceed to rapid fire questions that usually last until 8:30…

Come on out and test yer brainz!!!


Homeless Period Project Packing Party
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery

Join CC&B and Homeless Period Project of Spartanburg for a “Packing Party” where we will collect feminine hygiene products and assemble period kits for local women in need.

Imagine choosing between buying tampons or buying dinner.
There are thousands of women and girls across our state who are struggling to meet even their most basic needs. Help us restore dignity to women and girls in our community. The HPP works with local schools and organization to distribute the items to directly connect to the women in our area.

If you cannot attend the event, we will be collecting items at the end of September until the event. When you bring a donation, you will receive a discount on your first pint!
Needed Items: Tampons, Pads, Panty Liners, & Feminine Wipes (preferably individually wrapped).


Ping Pong Tournament
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Organic Cat Café & Music Lounge

Join us for our weekly Ping Pong Tournament and test your skills to see if you have what it takes to win the prize! (2 MEOW Passes = 4 admissions to the cafe including 4 drinks, $40 value).

We need at least 4 participants for the tournament to take place.


Poetry Night at the Bauern
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery & Winery

Do you have a way with words?

Starting this week, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7:30pm will be Poetry night at the Bauern.

All types of spoken word are welcome and encouraged!


Song Writers’ Showcase
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
M. Judson Booksellers

Bring your guitar, ukulele, banjo or just lyrics, and join us at M. Judson for a night of original music! Every month we will have a spotlight different local songwriter and have an open mic. The only rule is to leave the covers at home. This is for original writing only. We want to hear your stories! Whether you’re in the spotlight or in the audience, you’re guaranteed to have great night filled with music and community.