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Friday, September 17, 2021
euphoria presented by Lexus
Sep 17 all-day
Downtown Greenville various locations

Save the date for euphoria 2020 – the 15th anniversary!

 

This highly anticipated weekend-long event includes exclusive tasting events, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live musical performances. Dedicated to excellence, Euphoria features domestic and international wines, celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and national recording artists.

 

Founded in 2006 by platinum-selling singer and songwriter Edwin McCain and restaurateur Carl Sobocinski, euphoria educates, entices, enlightens, and entertains.

 

Every September this long weekend event shines a spotlight on Greenville, South Carolina’s thriving Culinary and Arts Communities. Greenville, situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, stands out with its award-winning downtown, vast entertainment options and diverse population.

 

Supporting the community, proceeds from Euphoria fund Local Boys do Good, the 501 (c)(3) created to benefit local non-profit organizations. euphoria, a weekend destination event, impressed all with its passion for quality and value.

Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Carolina Shine Moonshine Experience
Sep 17 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

“Shine and Dine” on the railway! We cordially invite you to hop on board The Carolina Shine, GSMR’s All-Adult First Class Moonshine Car! We will be proudly serving hand crafted, triple-distilled, craft moonshine. Some of the smoothest tasting moonshine in the Carolinas!

Offered on the Nantahala Gorge excursion, this shine and dine experience begins in a renovated First Class train fleet car, The Carolina Shine. The interior features copper lined walls filled with the history of moonshining in North Carolina. Learn about the proud tradition that the Appalachians established when bootlegging was an acceptable way of life and local home brews were the best in town. Read about Swain County’s very own Major Redmond, the most famous mountain moonshine outlaw of the 19th century.

Once your appetite for knowledge is satisfied, enjoy sample tastings of flavors like Apple Pie, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, and Strawberry moonshine. If the samples are not enough, there will be plenty of Moonshine infused cocktails like Copper Cola or Moonshiner’s Mimosa available for purchase. GSMR is excited to feature multiple craft NC based distilleries to serve our guests only the best! Each jar is handcrafted and authentically infused with real fruit, the way moonshine was meant to be made. Passengers will also enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride with an attendant and a specialty boxed lunch. During the month of October. 9am and 2pm departures. 9am will feature the option of a delicious Sausage & Bacon Quiche or Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Casserole. The 2pm departure will be serving the popular BBQ meal.

Diesel $109.00 ($114.00 October) Not Permitted
Steam $119.00 ($126.00 October) Not Permitted
Locomotive Adult (21+ Only) Under 21

How to Purchase

You can purchase your tickets online or call our reservations department at (800) 872-4681. Or, you can purchase your tickets the day of in the Bryson City Depot. No matter how you purchase tickets, they’ll be waiting at will call.

54th Annual World Championship Chili Cook Off
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place

The International Chili Society (ICS) has announced that the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place will be the official event site for the 54th Annual World Championship Chili Cook-Off (WCCC) in Myrtle Beach, S.C. From September 17-19, 2021, WCCC event organizers will transform this central location on Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand into a chili lover’s paradise.

The event site will include numerous built-in activities such as a Family Fun Zone where guests can participate in family-friendly challenges; a relaxing beer garden that will offer an array of different craft and special brews; the main stage that will host a slew of activities, including a hot pepper eating contest and live music; and the ever-popular People’s Choice Chili Competition, which allows event attendees to sample and vote for numerous chili dishes.

WHO:

The World Championship Chili Cook-off

  • a 54-year-old cook-off, founded by automotive racing legend Carroll Shelby

  • now a full-fledged food fest and gracing the beaches of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the first time in September 2021

  • General Admission is FREE

  • Music, entertainment, show cars, outdoor fun

  • For only $15, attendees can taste any of the 500+ chili flavors and vote for their favorite!

  • VIP upgrades are available. See tickets.

Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Jesus the King AG
ArborEvenings
Sep 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The North Carolina Arboretum

Sip and stroll through the Arboretum’s gardens and experience our Wild Art outdoor sculpture showcase in the glow of the golden hour, all while listening to live music from a variety of local and regional artists! ArborEvenings runs Thursdays and most Fridays through October 1, 2021, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. ArborEvenings are not scheduled on the following Fridays: July 9, August 6, September 3 and 10.

There is no additional cost to attend ArborEvenings beyond our standard parking fee. As always, Arboretum Society members and their accompanying guests can enter for FREE (guests must be in member vehicles to receive free entry). Proceeds from ArborEvenings help support the The North Carolina Arboretum Society and further advance the Arboretum’s mission.

Please note: ArborEvenings will not be held in the event of rain. Please check the website or Facebook page by 3 p.m. for any cancellation announcements prior to attending. 

Beverage Service

Beer, Wine, and soft drinks will be for sale onsite at the Green Gardener’s Shed from 5:30 to 8:15 p.m. each night of the event. Outside alcohol is strictly prohibited, but guests are welcome to bring in water or a favorite non-alcoholic beverage.

Food Available for Pre-Order, Picnics Welcome

Although the Bent Creek Bistro will not be open during the event, we are pleased to share that they will be offering their delicious dining options at ArborEvenings via pre-order this year! Simply place your online order — including alcoholic beverages — up until 11 a.m. on the date you plan to attend, then pick up your order at the Baker Information Desk between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. (In the event of rain cancellation, pre-orders will be fully refunded.)

Guests are welcome to bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. However, outside alcohol is strictly prohibited.

ORDER AHEAD

Musician Schedule

Please note, scheduled performances are subject to change.

Know Before You Go

  • Parking fees will be collected at the gate upon arrival, and members must present valid card for free entry. Pre-registration is not required.
  • Restroom access will be available during ArborEvenings inside the Baker Visitor Center.
  • Guests are invited to explore A Life in the Wild, a breathtaking exhibition of photographs from Thomas D. Mangelsen; however, food and drink are not permitted inside the Exhibit Hall.
  • Leashed dogs are welcome at ArborEvenings, but are not permitted inside of  buildings.
  • To protect our lawn, blankets are not permitted at the event; however, guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs to set up in front of the musicians.
  • Due to existing event bookings, ArborEvenings will not take place on the following Fridays: July 9, August 6 and September 3 and 10.
Fresh Fridays at Hartness
Sep 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Grand Lawn at Hartness

The Hartness Grand Lawn will come alive with an open-air market, entertainment and activities for everyone to enjoy. Fresh Fridays at Hartness features a variety of local farmers, specialty artisans, live music and more.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information visit hartnessliving.com and follow @HartnessLiving on Instagram and Facebook.

Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays
Sep 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
NOMA Square

A band performing on the CPI Security Stage at Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays.

 

The music series will take place every Friday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at NOMA Square, beginning July 9 and ending September 24. Throughout the season, attendees can enjoy a wide range of local entertainment, including rock-n-roll, pop, R&B and jazz.

“Greenville Heritage FCU is excited to begin its ninth year as the title sponsor of the Main Street Fridays concert series,” said Alan Berry, president/CEO of Greenville Heritage FCU. “We are so happy that the City has successfully navigated the challenges presented by COVID-19 and has found a way to give our community 12 wonderful evenings of live music and family fun at NOMA Square on the Hyatt stage.”

Additional event partners include Spinx, KW Beverage and Michelob Ultra, the Hyatt Regency Greenville, Penske, iHeart Media & MY 102.5, WYFF 4, Community Journals, BreakThru Beverage Group and Signatures Apparel.

For a complete entertainment lineup, visit gvilleevents.com or follow the event on social media.

Saturday, September 18, 2021
euphoria presented by Lexus
Sep 18 all-day
Downtown Greenville various locations

Save the date for euphoria 2020 – the 15th anniversary!

 

This highly anticipated weekend-long event includes exclusive tasting events, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live musical performances. Dedicated to excellence, Euphoria features domestic and international wines, celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and national recording artists.

 

Founded in 2006 by platinum-selling singer and songwriter Edwin McCain and restaurateur Carl Sobocinski, euphoria educates, entices, enlightens, and entertains.

 

Every September this long weekend event shines a spotlight on Greenville, South Carolina’s thriving Culinary and Arts Communities. Greenville, situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, stands out with its award-winning downtown, vast entertainment options and diverse population.

 

Supporting the community, proceeds from Euphoria fund Local Boys do Good, the 501 (c)(3) created to benefit local non-profit organizations. euphoria, a weekend destination event, impressed all with its passion for quality and value.

Grab Brunch at River’s End
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
River’s End Restaurant

River's End Restaurant exterior

River’s End Restaurant is an iconic spot for locals and visitors to Bryson City. Enjoy spectacular views of the gorge, with paddlers passing through as they complete their Nantahala River Rafting trip. Stop in for year-round lunch and dinner, with weekend brunch during the summer season, and choose from a wide range of appetizing entrees, burgers, salads, pizza, and sandwiches. Hang out for a while and enjoy a large selection of signature cocktails, wine, and beer, including local favorites.

In River’s End Restaurant, every seat has a view of the river! Enjoy music by the river and views of paddlers passing through as they complete their Nantahala River Rafting trip. Join our waitlist online to reserve a table or order online and grab your meal to go, for a sunny lunch right by the river!

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Uncorked
Sep 18 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot

Passengers will enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride in our First Class cars with a private attendant and plush, well-appointed dining seating. A narrator will accompany the ride to present each pour to guests and share knowledge and history of the wines selected. Passengers on this specialty car will enjoy an exclusive sampling of cheeses and a surf and turf meal prepared fresh.

We have carefully selected our wine samples to accompany the meal. All passengers will receive a GSMR souvenir stemless wine glass, four samples of selected wine, and a dessert that’s perfect
for the season!

Uncorked is offered on the Nantahala Gorge Excursion departing on April 17, May 8, July 31, Aug 7, Sept 4 & Dec 31.

Tickets for this specialty experience is $139 per person (Adults 21+ only). Due to the exclusivity of this specialty car, tickets will be selling fast so make sure to reserve your seat today!

54th Annual World Championship Chili Cook Off
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place

The International Chili Society (ICS) has announced that the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place will be the official event site for the 54th Annual World Championship Chili Cook-Off (WCCC) in Myrtle Beach, S.C. From September 17-19, 2021, WCCC event organizers will transform this central location on Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand into a chili lover’s paradise.

The event site will include numerous built-in activities such as a Family Fun Zone where guests can participate in family-friendly challenges; a relaxing beer garden that will offer an array of different craft and special brews; the main stage that will host a slew of activities, including a hot pepper eating contest and live music; and the ever-popular People’s Choice Chili Competition, which allows event attendees to sample and vote for numerous chili dishes.

WHO:

The World Championship Chili Cook-off

  • a 54-year-old cook-off, founded by automotive racing legend Carroll Shelby

  • now a full-fledged food fest and gracing the beaches of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the first time in September 2021

  • General Admission is FREE

  • Music, entertainment, show cars, outdoor fun

  • For only $15, attendees can taste any of the 500+ chili flavors and vote for their favorite!

  • VIP upgrades are available. See tickets.

Greer Oktoberfest
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Downtown Greer, SC

Greer Fun presents Greer Oktoberfest.
Food, drink, dance, music. Come celebrate with us! September 18, 2021 – Noon – 9pm

For Details & Vendor Application visit
http://greeroktoberfest.com/

At the Chef’s Table Tour
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Table 301 Catering & Kitchen

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“At the Chef’s Table” Tour is exciting dining and cultural experience and that will take you to five exciting destinations—each with the opportunity to meet chefs and/or managers and dine at their tables.

From its wide-ranging variety of ethnic foods to its award-winning chefs and unique architecture environments, Greenville restaurant patrons have opportunities to enjoy delights that are traditionally only thought of in America’s big cities. Greenville Culinary Tours brings you to some of the city’s most renowned kitchens to sample dishes that will fill your food journals with stars and keep you coming back for more. Beyond the main course of delicious foods, patrons will also learn fascinating insights into Greenville’s rich history and background of the restaurants to be visited from local author and historian, John M. Nolan.

Beyond the memorable culinary experiences, you will also learn fascinating insights into Greenville’s rich history, culture and architecture as well.

Duration:

2.5-3 hours

Locations we visit:

• Nose Dive (Gastropub)

• Table301 Catering & Kitchen (Deli and Catering) *Saturday tours only

• The Lazy Goat (Mediterranean cuisine and tapas)

• Soby’s New South Cuisine (fine Southern cuisine)

• Passarelle Bistro (French inspired cuisine)

• Jianna (Modern Italian) *Tuesday tours only

Relia’s Lost Kitchen: New Belgium Beer Dinner
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm
Nantahala Outdoor Center

New Belgium Beer Dinner

Relia’s Lost Kitchen is a series of exclusive pop-up dinner events in honor of NOC founder Aurelia Kennedy and the original restaurant that nourished visitors from all over the globe.

Guests will enjoy a freshly prepared five-course dinner, with each course featuring a refreshing pairing of beer from New Belgium Brewing. Dine overlooking Relia’s Garden with the Nantahala River just below.

Tables will be set up to seat four guests at a time and guests are required to book in parties of four to maximize seating availability for this exclusive, socially distanced event. Doors will open at 6PM for the 6:30PM dinner service.

Sunday, September 19, 2021
euphoria presented by Lexus
Sep 19 all-day
Downtown Greenville various locations

Save the date for euphoria 2020 – the 15th anniversary!

 

This highly anticipated weekend-long event includes exclusive tasting events, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multi-course dinners and live musical performances. Dedicated to excellence, Euphoria features domestic and international wines, celebrity chefs, master sommeliers, and national recording artists.

 

Founded in 2006 by platinum-selling singer and songwriter Edwin McCain and restaurateur Carl Sobocinski, euphoria educates, entices, enlightens, and entertains.

 

Every September this long weekend event shines a spotlight on Greenville, South Carolina’s thriving Culinary and Arts Communities. Greenville, situated at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, stands out with its award-winning downtown, vast entertainment options and diverse population.

 

Supporting the community, proceeds from Euphoria fund Local Boys do Good, the 501 (c)(3) created to benefit local non-profit organizations. euphoria, a weekend destination event, impressed all with its passion for quality and value.

Grab Brunch at River’s End
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
River’s End Restaurant

River's End Restaurant exterior

River’s End Restaurant is an iconic spot for locals and visitors to Bryson City. Enjoy spectacular views of the gorge, with paddlers passing through as they complete their Nantahala River Rafting trip. Stop in for year-round lunch and dinner, with weekend brunch during the summer season, and choose from a wide range of appetizing entrees, burgers, salads, pizza, and sandwiches. Hang out for a while and enjoy a large selection of signature cocktails, wine, and beer, including local favorites.

In River’s End Restaurant, every seat has a view of the river! Enjoy music by the river and views of paddlers passing through as they complete their Nantahala River Rafting trip. Join our waitlist online to reserve a table or order online and grab your meal to go, for a sunny lunch right by the river!

Carolina Shine Moonshine Experience
Sep 19 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

“Shine and Dine” on the railway! We cordially invite you to hop on board The Carolina Shine, GSMR’s All-Adult First Class Moonshine Car! We will be proudly serving hand crafted, triple-distilled, craft moonshine. Some of the smoothest tasting moonshine in the Carolinas!

Offered on the Nantahala Gorge excursion, this shine and dine experience begins in a renovated First Class train fleet car, The Carolina Shine. The interior features copper lined walls filled with the history of moonshining in North Carolina. Learn about the proud tradition that the Appalachians established when bootlegging was an acceptable way of life and local home brews were the best in town. Read about Swain County’s very own Major Redmond, the most famous mountain moonshine outlaw of the 19th century.

Once your appetite for knowledge is satisfied, enjoy sample tastings of flavors like Apple Pie, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, and Strawberry moonshine. If the samples are not enough, there will be plenty of Moonshine infused cocktails like Copper Cola or Moonshiner’s Mimosa available for purchase. GSMR is excited to feature multiple craft NC based distilleries to serve our guests only the best! Each jar is handcrafted and authentically infused with real fruit, the way moonshine was meant to be made. Passengers will also enjoy a full service All-Adult First Class ride with an attendant and a specialty boxed lunch. During the month of October. 9am and 2pm departures. 9am will feature the option of a delicious Sausage & Bacon Quiche or Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Casserole. The 2pm departure will be serving the popular BBQ meal.

Diesel $109.00 ($114.00 October) Not Permitted
Steam $119.00 ($126.00 October) Not Permitted
Locomotive Adult (21+ Only) Under 21

How to Purchase

You can purchase your tickets online or call our reservations department at (800) 872-4681. Or, you can purchase your tickets the day of in the Bryson City Depot. No matter how you purchase tickets, they’ll be waiting at will call.

54th Annual World Championship Chili Cook Off
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place

The International Chili Society (ICS) has announced that the Burroughs and Chapin Pavilion Place will be the official event site for the 54th Annual World Championship Chili Cook-Off (WCCC) in Myrtle Beach, S.C. From September 17-19, 2021, WCCC event organizers will transform this central location on Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand into a chili lover’s paradise.

The event site will include numerous built-in activities such as a Family Fun Zone where guests can participate in family-friendly challenges; a relaxing beer garden that will offer an array of different craft and special brews; the main stage that will host a slew of activities, including a hot pepper eating contest and live music; and the ever-popular People’s Choice Chili Competition, which allows event attendees to sample and vote for numerous chili dishes.

WHO:

The World Championship Chili Cook-off

  • a 54-year-old cook-off, founded by automotive racing legend Carroll Shelby

  • now a full-fledged food fest and gracing the beaches of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the first time in September 2021

  • General Admission is FREE

  • Music, entertainment, show cars, outdoor fun

  • For only $15, attendees can taste any of the 500+ chili flavors and vote for their favorite!

  • VIP upgrades are available. See tickets.

Monday, September 20, 2021
Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance