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Greenville and Upstate events: Fall festivals, musicals and celebrations

Greenville News 9/23/2022 Chris Worthy
Kindergarten students from Forest Acres Elementary School in Easley visited Denver Downs Oct. 21, 2014. The students enjoyed a variety of activities such as a jumping pillow, hay ride, straw barn play area, duck races and feeding animals. © Photos by Robert L. Bradley Kindergarten students from Forest Acres Elementary School in Easley visited Denver Downs Oct. 21, 2014. The students enjoyed a variety of activities such as a jumping pillow, hay ride, straw barn play area, duck races and feeding animals.

If you have a family calendar on your refrigerator (or an app), it’s time to start filling in some blanks. Fall means more here in the Upstate – more shows, more festivals, more fun. Take a look at this week’s roundup, and find much more in the September issue of Upstate Parent, in print and online at upstateparent.com.

Fall Festival at Denver Downs Farm

Fall Festival at Denver Downs Farmopens Sept. 24 with a corn maze, pumpkins, music and more. The events continue through Nov. 13. For details, visit denverdownsfarm.com.

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Family Fun Dayat the Upcountry History Museum

Family Fun Dayis Sept. 24 at the Upcountry History Museum. Families can enjoy game and craft stations, group story time, and more. The program is included with admission. For details, visit upcountryhistory.org.

100th anniversary of Shriners Children’s Hospitals 

The 100th anniversary of Shriners Children’s Hospitals will be celebrated at Shriners Children’s Greenville, South Carolina at 1 p.m. Sept. 24. The event is open to the public and will include children’s activities, a food truck and more. Shriners Children’s Greenville serves patients from Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. Learn more at shrinerschildrens.org/locations/greenville

“Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical!”

“Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical!”is presented Sept. 23 – Oct. 9 at South Carolina Children’s Theatre. For tickets, visit scchildrenstheatre.org/dont-let-the-pigeon-drive-the-bus-the-musical.

“I Wanna Rock!” at at the Mauldin Cultural Center

Mauldin Theatre Company presents “I Wanna Rock!”this weekend at the Mauldin Cultural Center. For tickets, visit mauldinculturalcenter.org.

Autumn at Oz Festival

Autumn at Oz Festivalcontinues this weekend at Land of Oz in Beech Mountain, North Carolina. This “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” event includes live performances, food, the “Over The Rainbow” overlook that showcases a five-state view, refurbished set pieces and more. The event continues weekends through Sept. 25. For tickets visit landofoznc.com.

Nantahala Outdoor Center

The Annual Guest Appreciation Festival is 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sept. 23 – 24 at Nantahala Outdoor Center. The weekend includes a local vendor village, a used goods sale, adventure and paddling activities, food and beverages, and music. Visit noc.com/events/gaf.

DuPont Forest Festival

The 2022 DuPont Forest Festival, presented by the Friends of DuPont Forest, is Sept. 24. Activities for all ages include family nature walks, kids’ and community yoga, a kids’ bike clinic and ride, face painting, Smokey Bear and more. For details, visit dupontforest.com/9999-2.

South Carolina Botanical Garden

Nature Center Open House: All About Birdsis 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. For details, visit clemson.edu/public/scbg.

Hunt Club Cabin Open House: Medicinal Plants is 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. For details, visit clemson.edu/public/scbg.

Harvest Day in Inman

Harvest Day is 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sept. 24 in Inman with entertainment, children’s activities, a tractor show and more. For details visit facebook.com/inman.chamber.

Indoor walk at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Beat the heat with an indoor walk from 9 a.m. – 1p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in September at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The ¼ mile concourse will be open and admission is free. Visit bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/well-walkers-7.  

Hispanic Heritage Craft at the Hughes Main Library

Hispanic Heritage Craft for ages 6 – 11 is at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Hughes Main Library. Create traditional Hojalata (tin art) and Papal Picado flags. Supplies provided. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

Fiction Addiction hosts author Erin Entrada Kelly

Fiction Addiction hosts Newbery Medal winning children's author Erin Entrada Kelly at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library in Easley. The event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of Kelly’s new book (“Surely Surely Marisol Rainey,” $16.99) at the event will be required to join the signing line. For details, visit fiction-addiction.com or facebook.com/events/591126049253997.

Family Craft Night at the Five Forks Branch Library

Family Craft Night:Out of this Worldis 5 – 7 p.m. (drop in) Sept. 29 at the Five Forks Branch Library. Visit greenvillelibrary.org.

Registration for YMCA fall sports

Registration for several fall sports is open at YMCA Greenville locations. For dates and details, visit ymcagreenville.org.

Looking ahead:

Greer Arts & Eats Festivalis Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 in downtown Greer and at Greer City Park. For details, visit greerartsandeats.com.

The Spartanburg International Festival is Oct. 1 at Barnet Park. Enjoy food, music, hands-on activities and more. For details, visit cityofspartanburg.org/international-festival. Fall for Greenville is Oct. 14 – 16 in downtown Greenville. Online ticket orders are available. For schedule and details, visit fallforgreenville.net

This article originally appeared on Greenville News: Greenville and Upstate events: Fall festivals, musicals and celebrations

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