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South Carolina Apple Festival, Westminster
The Upcountrys salute to the apple, the SC Apple Festival celebrates the beginning of apple harvest season in Oconee County, the largest apple producing area in the state. The annual festival starts on the Tuesday after Labor Day and continues to the following Saturday. The week long activities include arts, crafts and food vendors, a Chattooga River Float, live entertainment by a variety of musicians and the annual Apple Festival IPRA sanctioned World Championship Rodeo, and much, much more. Most of the events are free and are planned with the family in mind.
Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair
Get ready for old-fashioned fun at the fair. The Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair in Fair Play. Livestock, rides and games, crafts, exhibits, clowns, antique tractors, farm equipment, loads of entertainment, and, of course, that delicious fair food. You can even bring your well-behaved dog to participate in the Pup Parade and Pagaent.
See dairy cows and beef cattle, goats and hogs, rabbits and goats, roosters and chickens. Watch lumberjacks throw their axes and cut and chop logs. There will be wagon rides, a hay maze, petting zoo and pony rides. A fireworks show caps off the final night.
For more information, visit Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair .
Belton Standpipe Festival
The Belton Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival is a festival celebrating the City of Belton and the Belton community. The excitement includes entertainment, games, rides, children's area, exhibitions and much more continuing throughout the day. An open car show is a main attraction of the festival. Cars range in type from a 1953 Corvette to a 1997 low-rider pick-up truck to a Model-T.
Entertainment on one stage will provide the crowd with great music that they can sing along to, dance to or just enjoy.
The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks finale.
Fall for Greenville
Discover a world of tempting tastes, sights and sounds, as mouthwatering aromas carry you along downtown Greenville's Main Street. With over 40 of Greenville's finest restaurants showcasing almost 200 menu items you can explore exciting new cuisine or indulge in one of your favorites.
From rock to country to jazz and blues, music lovers can enjoy a wide variety of free musical entertainment offered on six stages all weekend long!
Sample some of the finest wines from around the world in the Wine Tasting Area. A weekend long event, over 50 wines are available to taste! The popular destination also features musical entertainment on the Jazz and Blues Stage.
Enjoy tasting some of the best craft brews from around the region at the festivals Beer Garden. Fill up your cup and stick around for live music on the Carolina Ale House Stage.
Fall for Greenville is FREE to the public. For more information, visit Fall for Greenville .
Balloons Over Anderson
Come enjoy an old-fashioned, fun-filled weekend as hot air balloons take to the air at Balloons Over Anderson! Learn about ballooning at the History of Ballooning tent. Want to become a hot air balloon Pilot? We can help you with that as well! The Saturday evening balloon glow is a must see! All balloons will inflate at dusk to illuminate the night sky (weather permitting).
A Classic Car Cruise In will be lining up on Saturday for your trip down memory lane! Anyone with a classic vehicle is invited to show it off at the festival and is open to all makes and models.See Remote Control Airplane demonstrations. You will be amazed at the aircraft as well as the pilot's skill! The kids will be entertained with Thomas The Train and many other inflatables. What kid doesn't like jumping and sliding?You will enjoy DJ Damen Downs. Damen will entice you with his music and charm you with his enthusiasm!
Tucked into the mountainous foothills of the Northwestern Corner of South Carolina, Walhalla bids you "Guten Tag! (Good Day!)". You're invited to experience "Gemutlichkeit!" (good spirits, good Times, laughter and goodwill) at the Annual Walhalla Oktoberfest ! The festival features hot air balloons, skydivers, crafts, lederhosen, and carnival rides, as well as fantastic food such as wurst and kraut, AND authentic German music and dancers.
Pendleton Fall Harvest Festival
Celebrate the changing of the leaves with children's old-fashioned games, food, live music and quality arts and crafts on the historic Village Green of Pendleton, S.C. The "Bubba-Bake-Off" features local fellas showing off their most(ly) creative baking skills! This is an event that would make Betty Crocker proud and that will tickle you good! The Carolina Raptor Center brings their birds to the Festival and the day starts off with a Ride for the Raptors - an enjoyable bicycle ride to benefit the center.
The annual Roper Mountain Rotary Holiday Light Show opens on Thanksgiving night and runs through the end of December.
The Celebration of Lights is celebrated at the Upper SC State Fairgrounds near Easley with over one million lights which can be driven through. The Celebration of Lights is open nightly from Thanksgiving through Christmas Day. Admission is charged.
Anderson Lights of Hope is celebrated at Darwin Wright Park just off I-85 at exit 21. It is a 7/10 mile drive with over one million colored lights through both animated and stationary displays. The Lights of Hope is open nightly from Thanksgiving to Christmas Day. Admission is charged.