Kyle here. While I’m a summer girl through and through (my birthday is Fourth of July weekend), fall is without a doubt my favorite season. Today, Thurs., Sept. 22, is the first day of Autumn, and there’s no better way to usher in the new season than by shopping local vendors + seasonal produce(pumpkins, anyone?) at AutumnFest at the Greenville State Farmers Market this Fri. + Sat.
Here are nine more events to check out this weekend (Fri., Sept. 23-Sun., Sept. 25):
AutumnFest at the Market | Fri., Sept. 23 + Sat., Sept. 24 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Greenville State Farmers Market, 1354 Rutherford Rd. | Free entry | Shop seasonal plants, flowers, pumpkins, gourds, and decor. 🍁
Fireforge Oktoberfest Weekend | Fri., Sept. 23-Sun., Sept. 25 | Hours vary | Free entry | Don your best lederhosen for a weekend of Fireforge craft beers + bites, stein hoisting, and live music — plus, take home a commemorative mug. 🍻
Friday Starry Night | Fri., Sept. 23 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Roper Mountain Science Center, 402 Roper Mountain Rd. | $6 | Catch a glimpse of the night sky and learn about what you’re seeing, including moon phases, constellations, and planets. 🌌
Bourbon + Bacon Fest | Fri., Sept. 23 | 6:30-11 p.m. | Cowboy Up, 701 Easley Bridge Rd. | $30+ | Sample bourbon with distilleries from across the country + local bites to benefit Upstate Carolina Adaptive Golf. 🥓
Farm to Feast Festival | Sat., Sept. 24 | 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | Barefoot Acres, 181 Barefoot Acres Way, Fountain Inn | $20 | Join Barefoot Acres, Growler Haus Fountain Inn, and a team of chefs for a day of music, barbecue, and cold beer. 🍖
Music in the Woods | Sat., Sept. 24 | 2-4 p.m. | Paris Mountain State Park, 2401 State Park Rd. | Free with park admission | Jam to the tunes of Southern singer + songwriter Dave Desmelik. 🎶
Fall Family Fest | Sun., Sept. 25 | 4-8 p.m. | Modal Coffee and Hostel, 813 Augusta St. | Free entry | Celebrate fall with live music, local vendors, beer, and Hester General Store pie. 🥧
Spinx 50th Anniversary Celebration | Sun., Sept. 25 | 12 p.m. | Thomas Creek Brewery, 2054 Piedmont Hwy. | Free entry | Toast to 50 years of Spinx with its new beer, ‘‘72 Brew” on tap + its fried chicken from The Spinx Cluk Truk. 🍗
Music Matinee | Sun., Sept. 25 | 4-8 p.m. | Carolina Bauernhaus Greenville, 556 Perry Ave., Ste. B118 | Free entry | Listen to live music by Soul Intent Band and enjoy 16 beers + ciders on tap, wine, and bites like bratwurst. 🌭
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