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Friday, September 22, 2023
Upstate Running Club Youth Team
Sep 22 – 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
Pumpkin Patch
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thompson Family Farms

Thompson Family Farms has expanded to include pumpkins this fall season, in addition to a sunflower maze and other fall crops. With over 3 acres of planted pumpkins, visitors are able to pick their own variety out of the field or select from our assortment of pre-picked pumpkins, while taking in the gorgeous fall mountain views. The farm is open to the public 10am-7pm Thursday, Friday, and Saturday beginning September 21 and throughout the entire month of October.

Nantahala Gorge Excursion
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad


Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Great Smoky Mountains while traveling along the Tennessee and Nantahala (nan-tuh-HAY-luh) River. The historic trellis bridge Fontana Trestle takes you across Fontana Lake and into the beautiful Nantahala Gorge. Onboard dining is available in First Class Seating and selecting from our  First Class Dinning menu options OR you can pre-purchase a box lunch option to make this an amazing unique moving dining experience. Arrive at our layover destination in the heart of the Nantahala Gorge for a one-hour layover where you can relax by the river or enjoy sightseeing!


30m before departure Boarding begins at Bryson City Depot
See schedule for departure time Depart Bryson City, NC
1h 45m Reach top of the line
2h 00m Begin return
2h 30m—3h 30m Layover
3h 30m Depart Layover
4h 30m Arrive at Bryson City Depot
Time from Departure Activity
Swamp Rabbit Trail Tour
Sep 22 @ 2:30 pm
Reedy Rides

The Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 22-mile multi-use (walking and bicycling) greenway that traverses along the Reedy River, an old railroad corridor and City parks to connect Travelers Rest with the city of Greenville, South Carolina.

From our location, you can venture south on the trail through Greenville’s many parks. The Swamp Rabbit links up with Falls Park on the Reedy, Cancer Survivors Park and down into Cleveland Park. Heading north, you’ll see how the trail has transformed from an old railbed to a thriving trail with many breweries and eateries, as you head toward Furman University (7 miles) and Travelers Rest (1 miles).

K-2nd Acting Class
Sep 22 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm
Playhouse Jr. Education Center

Does your little kid have a big imagination and lots of energy? Then this class exploring the fundamentals of theatre is just for them! During this 8-week class, students will explore favorite storybook characters and bring them to life through acting and creative and imagination play. This high-energy class will celebrate your young artist’s creativity, develop skills in improvisation, public speaking, and expression, and release creative energy in a meaningful way. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times! We will end the semester with a taped video performance that will be emailed out to all families!

Food Truck Rollouts
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Greer City Park

Bring your blankets or chairs and join us for a fun night of great food and live music at Greer City Park! Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Greer Relief & Resources Agency, Inc. Valid ID is required to purchase alcohol. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited.

Middle School Acting Class
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm
Playhouse Jr. Education Center

In this 8-week semester, young artists will learn to create dynamic relationships through theatre games, improvisation, and scene work. With an emphasis on ensemble storytelling, character creation, physicality, and voice and speech, students will leave feeling more collaborative, creative, and confident making bold choices on stage and in life. No prior experience is necessary, only an open mind! With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times. We will end the semester with a taped video performance that will be emailed out to all families!

3rd-5th Acting Class
Sep 22 @ 5:45 pm – Oct 25 @ 6:45 pm
Playhouse Jr. Education Center

This 8-week class is designed for curious young performers eager to explore the “FUN”-damentals of acting. Through high-energy theatre games, improvisation, pantomime, storytelling, and ensemble-based activities, students will hone their theatre skills, build meaningful connections with other young artists, and discover their creative potential! With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times. We will end the semester with a taped video performance that will be emailed out to all families!

3rd-5th Musical Theatre Class
Sep 22 @ 5:45 pm – Oct 24 @ 6:45 pm
Playhouse Jr. Education Center

In this 8-week session discover the fun and fundamentals of musical theatre technique by integrating acting, singing, and simple choreography in the development of a Broadway repertoire. Students will learn proper vocal technique, story-telling through song, musical theatre-style choreography, and how to work within an ensemble. With new material every semester, this class can (and should) be taken multiple times. We will end the semester with a taped video performance that will be emailed out to all families!

Project Host BBQ Cook-Off
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fluor Field

Competition brings out the best in us, right? But a BBQ competition might just bring out the very best in us! Join us Friday, September 22 for the Anything Butt Contest and enjoy appetizers, sides, and desserts prepared by our cookers along with live entertainment, while the little ones enjoy the Kids Zone!

Winners of the Cook-Off will be announces on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. so get here early to sample all the offerings along with the judges. Live entertainment and the Kids Zone will be open!

The event is free with tickets for food samples and select activities sold at the gate.

Join us Friday for the Anything Butt Contest and enjoy appetizers, sides and desserts prepared by our cookers along with live entertainment, while the little ones enjoy the Kids Zone.

Winners of the Cook-off will be announced on Saturday at 1:30pm, so et here early to sample all of the offerings along with the judges. Kids Zone and live entertainment will be open. Please see the Project Host BBQ website for more.

Yoga with a View
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park
Cost: Includes Park admission: $35 Adult, $25 Annual Passholder. Advance registration required.
Tweetsie Railroad’s Family-Friendly Halloween Celebration: The Ghost Train
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm
Tweetsie Railroad

Theme Park Transforms from Wild West by Day to Ghost Train at Night

The spooktacular season of Tweetsie’s Ghost Train® Halloween Celebration, a popular fall family tradition, begins Friday, September 22, and continues every Friday and Saturday night through October 28.

Daytime guests can still enjoy all of Tweetsie’s Wild West adventures, rides and attractions. . . but when the sun goes down, the park gets a full makeover complete with costumed characters, decorations, music and Halloween-themed attractions.

Younger children will love the dance parties, trick-or-treat stations, themed photo opportunities, and the Palace Spooktacular Show.

Braver kids and adults will appreciate the scary night-time journey on the Ghost Train, walking through the hallowed halls of the Haunted House and exploring the murky Freaky Forest.

And, everyone will love the park’s most popular amusement rides after dark in the Creepy Carnival.

The park opens at 7:30 pm with the first train scheduled for 8:00 p.m. On October Saturday nights starting on the 14, 21, and 28, the park opens at 7:15 p.m. with the first train scheduled for 7:30 pm.

Tickets are $60 for adults, $40 for children (ages 3-12) and free for children age 2 and under. They are sold in advance for a designated night with a scheduled train ride departure time. A limited number of guests will be admitted each evening, so visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets well beforehand to avoid missing out on all of the spooky fun.

Saturday, September 23, 2023
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.

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!

Sep 23 all-day
online w/ Hub City RR Museum

VIRTUAL RAILFAN is live from the Hub City RR Museum in Spartanburg.

The Virtual Railfan cameras were installed on Tuesday, July 6th at the Hub City Railroad Museum. There is one camera looking north and one looking south. The Hub City RR Museum wants to thank the City of Spartanburg for allowing us to install the cameras, and to Virtual Railfan for the install. We have already seen over 300 railfans at one time watching the video feed.
Links to live feeds: [North Camera feed] [South Camera feed]

Carolina Railroad Heritage Association

CRHA LogoThe Carolina Railroad Heritage Association is a <501(c)(3)> not for profit local association of approximately eighty members who enjoy railroads and railroad history. The CRHA is currently meeting the third Friday of each month in Fountain Inn, SC at 7:00 pm. Programs at the meetings include presentations on historical and current railroads and are presented by members as well as outside speakers. Our activities include a photo contest, occasional field trips to local railroad sites, picnics and a December pot luck dinner. CRHA members volunteer at our museum and caboose in Spartanburg, SC. If you have an interest in railroads, contact Dave Winans at [email protected] for more information about the CRHA.

For membership, please download and print the membership application and follow the instructions.

Museum Hours:
Wed: 10am – 2pm
Sat: 10am – 2pm

Biltmore Estate: Ciao! From Italy Sculptural Postcard Display
Sep 23 @ 8:30 am
Biltmore Estate

Included with admission

Embark on a scenic journey across George Vanderbilt’s Italy with a large-scale outdoor display that combines brilliant botanical designs with authentic messages written by Vanderbilt himself.

Beautifully handcrafted of natural elements, each sculptural postcard depicts a location or landmark Vanderbilt visited more than a century ago. This captivating complement to Biltmore’s Italian Renaissance Alive exhibition reveals Vanderbilt’s passions for travel, culture, architecture, and art as well as his personal experience of such renowned Italian cities as Milan, Florence, Venice, Pisa, and Vatican City.

Adding to the charm and visual appeal of Ciao! From Italy—sure to be a hit among kids of all ages—is the G-scale model train that travels in and out of each postcard in this enlightening display!

Teen Science Cafe
Sep 23 @ 8:45 am – 4:00 pm
South Carolina Aquarium

Want to learn about the wonders of rivers? Are you curious about how our waterways connect? And have you ever wanted to fish, but didn’t know how? Come explore Givhans Ferry State Park, guided by a park ranger and Aquarium educators, and discover the endless aqua-tunities of the Edisto! We will fish for information to learn more about the freshwater river that surrounds our home and discuss our findings over pizza!

Meet at South Carolina Aquarium at 9 a.m. for us to take a bus ride to Givhans Ferry State Park Givhans Ferry State Park. Sign in starts at 8:45 a.m., and pick up is at 4:00 p.m.

52nd Annual Girl Scout Day
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Grandfather Mountain

Girl Scouts are invited to join the park’s naturalists for a fun-filled learning adventure on Grandfather Mountain. Plus, all Girl Scouts and troop leaders are admitted free with proof of membership (all or part of a uniform or a troop roster with the leader’s name on it), and family members will receive discounted admission. Advance reservations for park admission are not required, meaning scouts, troop leaders and family members are welcome to arrive the day of the event without admission tickets already in hand. However, advance registration for many of the day’s programs is required. More details to come.

A schedule will be posted here closer to date.

Grandfather Mountain’s daily program schedule will also be in full swing! Find more details about these daily programs here.

National Public Lands Day: 6th annual DuPont Forest Festival
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
DuPont State Recreational Forest, Guion Access Area
On National Public Lands Day, Saturday September 23, 2023, Friends of DuPont Forest will host the 6th annual DuPont Forest Festival, an event celebrating the adventure and
The DuPont Forest Festival is a free, family friendly event open to the public. It is hosted by Friends of DuPont Forest and sponsored by Henderson County Tourism Development Authority.
The DuPont Forest Festival is a celebration of all the adventure and history found in DuPont State Forest.
We’ll have a mix of drop-in activities, demonstrations, group tours, and hikes, all perfect for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Our number one goal for the Forest Festival is to teach people to love the Forest. Along with having fun, the activities will weave in education about reducing impacts to the Forest, waterfall safety, trails that serve multiple types of recreationalists and Forest conservation. Each event will be led by an expert volunteer and representative from our partner organizations.
This year we are thrilled to partner with the iDaph Events and welcome the Tree Tops Trail Race.
Thomas Cemetery Hike with Patty Stahl
YAM Kids Yoga
Women’s Intermediate Ride- with Amanda Robertson
Women’s Beginner Gravel Ride- With Niki Celani
Wintergreen Falls Hike with Greenville Hiking Club
Co-Ed Intermediate Gravel Ride with Lindsey Hall
Co-Ed Beginner Single Track Ride with Michelle Deerlodge
Smoky Bear
Women’s Beginner Single Track Ride with Sydney
Intermediate Co-ed MTB Ride with Nate LaValla
Blue Wall Adventures Kids MTB clinic
Respect wildlife activity with Eagle’s Nest Foundation and the Outdoor Activity
Walk on the Wild Side Hike with Conserving Carolina
YAM All Levels Flow Yoga
Earth Walk with Earth Winds
Youth Ride
Trail Rod Presentation with Johnny Kelly
Respect Wildlife activity with Eagle’s Nest Foundation and the Outdoor Activity
Smoky Bear
Yoga and Meditation by Moonchild Farm
Blue Wall Adventures Kids MTB Clinic
Bike Clinic
Pet the miniature horses with Pisgah Trail Blazers
Pine cone craft and scavenger hunt with Jinx
Face Painting and Tattoos with Friends of Dupont Forest
Come see the Rocky the Hellbender with the North Carolina
Wildlife Resources Commission
View the Craft Gallery with Eagle’s Nest Camp
River Bingo and Leave No Trace Activity with Mills River Partnership
Dance and learn the 7 Leave No Trace principles with Ripple Forest Collective
Fly Fishing Demos with Headwaters Outfitters
Trail Rod Demo’s with Johnny Kelly
Discover the Healing Powers of Waterfalls with Waterfall Keepers of NC
Wood Carving with Piedmont Wood Carvers
Massage with YAM- Yoga and Massage
NC Forest Service
Leave No Trace
Friends of Dupont Forest·
DuPont Trail Crew
PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am
Bon Secours Wellness Arena

It’s Pirate Day in Adventure Bay and Ryder will need all paws on deck as he and the PAW Patrol discover a secret treasure map while on a mission to rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern.  It’s up to Chase, Marshall, Skye and all their heroic pirate pup friends to save the day and find the pirate treasure before Mayor Humdinger finds it first!


Purchase a VIP Package and become a VIP- Very Important Pup! The VIP package includes a premium seat and exclusive Photo Op with PAW Patrol characters after the show. Each adult & child (age 1 & up) in a group must have a VIP ticket.