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A witty, sharp portrayal that reveals Bette Davis not only as a riveting personality, but as the ultimate star in the Golden Age of Hollywood. You'll laugh - you'll be challenged - you'll have lots of questions. Are you ready for your close up with Bette Davis? Two FREE shows (Sat., Jan 31 & Sun., Feb 1, 2 pm at Wade Hampton HS, 100 Pine Knoll Dr, Greenville, 29609).
Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee
This springtime festival is a weekend of quality arts and crafts, antiques, a variety of musical entertainment, historic tours, bike rides, unique shops and restaurants.
Over 300 artisans vie for the coveted 100 spaces. Local and regional entertainers fill the air with music. Due to the festivals reputation for consistency and quality, thousands of people pour into historic Pendleton the first weekend in April. As patrons look at unique, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts from around the country, live entertainment fills the air with music and local food vendors tempt you with smells of delicious foods.
For more information, visit the Historic Pendleton Jubilee online.
South Carolina Chili Cook-Off
Come and enjoy arts and crafts and sales by local and regional artisans, informational booths by local businesses and services, homemade baked goods, canned foods, cookbooks and other items offered by local churches. While you ar here visit the SC Tennis Hall of fame, the railroad museum and art center. The chili cook off booths go all day long for you to sample.
Pickens Azalea Festival
The Pickens Azalea Festival is held in mid-April on Main Street in Pickens. This two-day event offers children's games, a complete variety of foods, arts and crafts, and live entertainment during the day. Bring your classic car and enter it in the Cruise In (no entry fee or application required). History comes alive with tours of the downtown, Hagood-Mauldin House and the Pickens County Museum. Admission is free. Visit Pickens Azalea Festival online for more information.
Anderson County Fair
The Great Anderson County Fair is an 11 day event just 9 miles from the KOA. There are rides for kids of all ages, a variety of free and pay concerts, unlimited ride times, exhibits which include antique tractors, RVs and other vendors, free shows including pig racing and a petting zoo and. of course, typical fair food!
City of Central Railroad Festival
Celebrate the city of Central's railroad heritage, featuring music and railroad festivities. The Railroad Festival features tours of the Central Railway Museum, local food, music and arts and crafts vendors. The museum features model train layouts including the only operational Standard Train layout in a public museum in the United States! Admission is free. Visit Central Railroad Festival for more information.
Spring Festival on the Square, Abbeville
The festival is held the first weekend in May on Abbeville's Historic Town Square. The festival features craft vendors, entertainment all day, food vendors, amusement rides for the young and "young at heart", an antique car show, a beautiful flower show and a special featured event each year. Are you looking for a Charming Southern Town, with the Southern Hospitality that will leave a warm memory?
Mayberry in Westminster
Sheriff Andy Griffith and Deputy Don Knotts look-a-likes, Aunt Bea and Goober look-a-likes, bring your costumes and enter the Look-a-like contest at the Mayberry in Walhalla festival! You can also enjoy music and food and crafts, an old car display, view the Mayberry parade or buy Mayberry merchandise. The City of Walhalla is located just 30 minutes from the campground.
Blue Ridge Fest, Pickens
This event is held in mid-May with all proceeds going to charity. Friday offers a car show and a night of beach music featuring Johnny Tillotson and Shirley Alston Reeves and the Swinging Medallions! Bring your old car or motorcycle and join in the festivities. Visit Blue Ridge online for more information.
Artisphere is a three-day event highlighting the arts in our area. Artisphere brings in patrons from all over the world for this spectacular arts festival. Artist Row presents 100 of the highest caliber visual artists from across the United States and beyond. Artist mediums include: ceramics, photography, glass, jewelry, metal works, printmaking, graphics, drawing, pastel, painting, mixed media, sculpture, woodwork, fiber, and furniture. Artisphere was voted a top 20 event in the Southeast.
Greenville Scottish Games
The colors, tastes, sights & sounds you will experience are all evocative of clan life in the wild Highlands of Scotland. The Championship Heavy Athletic competition is drawn from the warrior traditions at ancient clan gatherings, as is the Highland Dancing competition. The Southern Piping Championship will remind you vividly of how the Great Highland War Pipes were an integral part of every Scottish clan marching into battle. The crafts - from the weaving of tartans to the stained glass demonstrations - would have been all around you at a Gathering of the Clans from long ago. Visit Greenville Games online for more information.
Children visiting our Games will have their own miniature Scottish village, called Wee Scotland. They have their own crafts, athletic events, "mountains" to climb, & much more, all the while absorbing a bit of the culture. The Border Collie Trials and Great Scot! Young Writers Contest are very popular, too!
Summer Chautaqua Festival, Greenville
Greenville Chautauqua produces interactive educational theater performed by professional scholar/actors. Our audiences are taken on an astonishing Journey into the Past, where historic figures like Walt Disney, Mary Pickford, Orson Welles and others appear on stage, and the audience can question them. It's fun to talk back to history. Visit Greenville Chautauqua online for more information.
SC Festival of Flowers, Greenwood
This three-day event features arts and crafts, activities for kids, musical performances and, of course, flowers. Take a magical topiary tour through Greenwood. 39 topiaries are displayed around the town square and are based on Walt Disney World's Festival of Flowers showcased each year at Epcot.
On the evening before Independence Day, Clemsonfest provides the only opportunity to see a major fireworks display over beautiful Lake Hartwell. Join thousands of revelers for family fun in the early evening with games, food, and crafts. Later enjoy doing South Carolina's official dance, the Shag, to the best of hot beach groups or bluegrass music as the fireworks ring in the 4th.
Red, White and Blue, Greenville July 4, 2013
Greenville's official July 4th celebration including 75,000 of our closest friends enjoying music, food, drink, family activities, and of course...FIREWORKS!
Williamston Spring Water Festival
This arts and crafts festival is located in the town park where generations have gathered for the healing abilities of the spring water. Enjoy live entertainment and food, arts & crafts, a Health Fair,,children's activities, amusement,rides.,Spring Water 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Run, an antique car show and souvenirs. At the Water Festival, you'll find free admission and parking.
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!