What you need to know about Fall for Greenville 2023.
 
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🎃 5 ways to celebrate Halloween
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Ghost tours put us in the Halloween spirit. | Photo via @greerheritagemuseum
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for fear. Whether you’re into frights and scares or prefer costume contests + candy, we’ve rounded up five ways to celebrate Halloween in the Upstate.

Get frightened on a ghost tour.

Greenville Ghost Tours | Multiple dates | Times vary | Rose Crystal Tower in Pedrick’s Garden at Falls Park | $25 | Whether you’re a believer or a skeptic, take a 90-minute walking tour of downtown Greenville with a certified paranormal investigator. If you’re 21+, check out the paranormal bar crawl.

Greer Station Ghost Tours | Multiple dates | Times vary | Greer Depot, 300 Randall St., Ste. D, Greer | $6+ | Choose from two tours full of Greer’s wild and frightening stories.

Trick-or-treat (or trunk-or-treat).

Prisma Health Boo at the Zoo | Multiple dates | 3-8 p.m. | Greenville Zoo, 150 Cleveland Park Dr. | $8-$14 | Dress up and trick-or-treat through the zoo + check out the extinct species graveyard.

Trick-or-treat at TCMU | Saturday, Oct. 28 | 9 a.m.-5p.m. | The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, 300 College St., Greenville | $6-$7 | Wind your way through the Children’s Museum in your best Halloween costume.

Pro tip: Check out Kidding Around Greenville’s list filled with trick-or-treat events across the Upstate.

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Southernside’s Halloween drink menu is all treats, no tricks. | Photo by GVLtoday

Visit the Nightmare before Miracle at Southernside Brewing Co. (and swing by one of its costume parties).

Family-friendly Halloween Party | Saturday, Oct. 21 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Southernside Brewing Co., 25 Delano Dr., Unit D, Greenville | Free entry | This costume party features entertainment for the kids (read: balloon twisting, face painting, and a bounce house) and drink specials for the grown ups.

Adults-only Halloween Party | Friday, Oct. 27 | 9 p.m.-1 a.m. | Southernside Brewing Co., 25 Delano Dr., Unit D, Greenville | Free entry | Dance the night away to live music, enjoy drink specials, and the best-dressed guests win prizes.
 
Asked
 
What’s the best Halloween candy?

A. Reese’s pumpkins
B. Candy corn
C. Caramel apples
D. Whatever kind is 50% off on November 1
 
 
Events
 
Thursday, Oct. 12
  • Bank of America Fall for Greenville | Thursday, Oct. 12-Sunday, Oct. 15 | Times vary | Main Street, Greenville | Free entry | Start the 2023 festival with the Thursday Night Kickoff Concert featuring music from The Abbey Elmore Band, David Ramirez, and Madeline Edwards.
  • Backroad Baptism Tour | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 7 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville | $41-$116 | Country music singers Chase Rice, Struggle Jennings, and Josh Adam Meyers join headliner Jelly Roll.
  • Cloudscapes by Laura Cleary Williams | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 6-9 p.m. | Good Art Co., 10 Central Ave., Greenville | Free | Enjoy a reception and talk for the first-ever exhibition at Greenville’s newest Gallery and Working Artist Studios.
  • AFTER ERAS: Swiftie Dance Night | Thursday, Oct. 12 | 7:30-11:30 p.m. | SIP Whiskey & Wine Bar, 103 N. Main St., Ste. 400, Greenville | $15-$20 | Relive your favorite memories from the Eras Tour and pregame the Eras Tour Movie at this dance party.
Friday, Oct. 13
  • Friday the 13th Bash | Friday, Oct. 13 | 9 p.m. | Southernside Brewing Co., 25 Delano Dr., Unit D, Greenville | Free entry | Sip on themed drink specials, jam to live music, and get frothy with a foam party — must be 21+.
Saturday, Oct. 14
  • Bicycle Film Festival | Saturday, Oct. 14 | 3 p.m. | Peace Center, 300 S. Main St., Greenville | $15-$25 | Calling all cyclists — enjoy two short film programs: Children’s Shorts and Bicycle Film Festival’s Select Shorts program.
Sunday, Oct. 15
Wednesday, October 18
  • Kaleidoscope Business Diversity Summit | Wed., Oct. 18 | 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Greenville Technical College - Center for Manufacturing Innovation, 575 Millennium Blvd., Greenville | $25.00 - $35.00 | Spend the day networking and listening to experts deliver business topics that can increase opportunities for your organization.*
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News Notes
 
Biz
  • BMW is making progress on Plant Woodruff — its new high-voltage battery assembly plant — and celebrated with a ceremonial beam signing. The one million-sqft manufacturing facility is expected to add 300+ jobs to the area. (Upstate Business Journal)
Fun Fact
  • Greenville will see ~45% totality during the annular solar eclipse, which will cross North, Central, and South America on Saturday, Oct. 14. During an annular solar eclipse, the size of the moon’s disk is slightly smaller than the apparent size of the sun’s disk, so the sun’s outer edge appears as a ring.
Plan Ahead
  • It’s almost turkey time, and Hester General Store dropped its pie menu. Pre-order your caramel apple, pumpkin spice, brown butter pecan, harvest moon, chicken, and turkey dinner pies. Plus, check out its new Thanksgiving dinner package featuring focaccia stuffing, turkey, green bean casserole, and a pie.
Seasonal
Eat
  • Before you head to Fall for Greenville, swing by Coffee Coffee (located inside Sum Bar at 307 E. Washington St.) for “Euro-American” bites from Peachy Pop-Up. Indulge in Erbazzone (read: greens + cheese pie) and Tahiti Apple Cream Puffs.
Asked
  • Birds Fly South served its last brew this week, and owners Lindsay and Shawn say they’re excited about their next chapter. While we’re sad to see one of our favorite breweries close, we want you to “Be the Broker” and let us know what you think should take over the space in Hampton Station.
Community
  • Looking to find your community this fall? Enter: The YMCA of Greenville. Membership grants you access to group exercise classes, personal training, youth sports, aquatics programs and more. Bonus: Join anytime this month to get your joining fee waived. Find a branch + get started.*
Celebrate
Wellness
  • Noticing hair changes? Root causes of hair thinning can change over time making it difficult to know where to begin. Learn more about how Nutrafol can help.*
 
 
Festival
 
Your 2023 guide to Fall for Greenville
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You can never have too many Taste Tickets. | Photo by Mike Lear
Bank of America Fall for Greenville’s downtown takeover begins today, Oct. 12 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 15.

By the numbers, this year’s event features 250+ menu offerings from 61 restaurants and food trucks and 88 entertainment performances.

Here’s what you can’t miss to help you plan your festival weekend:

The entertainment

In this year’s lineup, 85 of the acts are making their Fall for Greenville debut.

Beats on the Street

Presented by Main Event, this new interactive activation on Coffee Street features life-size yard games, football games streaming on a large screen, and DJ sets.

A 360 photo booth

Located in front of the Bank of America building at 355 S. Main St., you won’t want to miss this unique, 360 degree photo op.

Food Truck Row

Back for its second year, indulge in sweet and savory treats from 14 food trucks and trailers on West McBee Street.

Pro tip: Bookmark the music schedule, road closures, and explore this year’s vendors.
 
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The Wrap
 
Danielle Barilla in a purple lace shirt Today’s edition by:
Danielle
From the editor
This is not an exaggeration. I was the star of Thanksgiving 2022 by bringing the Salted Caramel Apple Pie from Hester General Store. We ordered the gluten-free version and it was the gone in the blink of an eye. I’ll be ordering multiple for Thanksgiving 2023.
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