Gourd morning, Greenville. 🎃 It’s finally fall — and to help you take full advantage of the festive season, we’ve compiled our Greenville fall bucket list, complete with 50+events and activities to try. 🍁
Sky Top Orchard | Now-end of Oct. (see their picking schedule here) | Flat Rock, NC | Because apple pie tastes a little bit better when you’ve picked the apples yourself. Just a ~45 min. drive from Greenville, Sky Top in Flat Rock, N.C. is one of several regional orchards. Their U-Pick season typically runs until the end of October.
Jurassic Farm Corn Maze | Sat., Sept. 19-Sun., Nov. 1 | Strawberry Hill USA, 3097 Highway 11 W., Chesnee | $8+ | Check out this Jurassic Park themed corn maze with the whole family.
Apple Cider Frozen Slurry from The Eighth State Brewing Company This slurry is bound to give you the “fall feels”. It’s masterfully mixed with apple cider, spiced rum, horchata rum cream, and Eighth State’s “I Hate the Name Game” carrot cake sour beer. Pumpkin pie crepefrom Tandem Creperie and Coffeehouse Other seasonal options at Tandem include the roasted roots crepe, apple crisp crepe, and a pumpkin pie latte. 🚘 Fall road trips
Raven Cliff Falls | ~1 hour from Greenville Located in Caesars Head State Park, Raven Cliff Falls is the highest waterfall in SC. The trail to the falls is a moderate 2.2 mile hike. The Blowing Rock | ~2 hours and 40 min. from Greenville One of our top picks for a panoramic view of fall foliage. The Blowing Rock is handicap accessible + the self-guided trail typically takes 15-25 min. Feeling festive yet? Click here or the button below for our full guide, with more recommendations in the above categories plus fall activities, festivals, haunted houses, Halloween parties + places to trick-or-treat.
It’s never too early to make plans – send this bucket list to all of your friends + start checking items off.
Weather ○ 76º | Sunny | 0% chance of rain ☀️
Biz ○ Upstate Business Journal put out a call for women-owned biz in our area + were delighted with the response. Their recently published article features 67 dynamic, female-ownedbusinesses found right here in the Upstate. See all the companies here. (Upstate Business Journal)
Active ○ We get emails from y’all all the time about the best places to have a picnic or parks + walking trails with stroller accessibility, so when we came across this handy dandy resource from the City of Greenville, we knew we had to share. Bookmark this link for a full list of all parks, trails, cemeteries, gardens + more within city limits. 🌳
TheBuy ○ Drift Float & Spa, Greenville’s first + only float spa, is celebrating its third anniversary by giving back to the community. Every day this week a different nonprofit will be featured on the spa’s social media and receive 30% of the day’s sales. Today’s nonprofit is the Meyer Center. Learn more here.
Cause ○ The Community Foundation of Greenville is distributing $400,000 to 20 nonprofits in Greenville County. Some deserving recipients you may recognize include Project Host, the Greenville Humane Society, and the Hispanic Alliance. To see the other 17 organizations receiving grants, click here. 💸 (Greenville Journal)
Edu ○ Tri-County Technical College has received a Child Care Access Means Parents In School grant valued at over $350,000 from the US Department of Education. The grant aims to increase college retention + completion rates for low-income student parents by providing them with access to affordable and flexible child care services.
Announced ○ The Greenville County Library System is now offering full-color mobile printing at all locations via PrinterOn. Community members will be able to print items like photos, business proposals, schoolwork, handouts, and more regardless of if they have a library card or not. Learn more here. 🖨️
Coronavirus ○ Visit SCDHEC’s website for full coronavirus data + stats, and herefor daily positive COVID-19 cases + related deaths in South Carolina.
Giveaway ○ Hey, did you miss the launch of our Golfer’s Dream Giveaway Package? Click here to enter so you don’t miss out winning up to $3,500+ in prizes, including new clubs, swag, lessons + more. 🏌
Greenvillian ○ Redd Martinof Taylors,whose program Sunday Dinner with a Twist provides hot meals and supplies to homeless families and individuals across the Upstate, is the September 2020 Community Hero of the ongoing community recognition series hosted by Greenville Federal Credit Union + Greenville News.Meet him here. Ⓟ
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Today marks 17 days until Halloween, and to help get you in the macabre mood, we created a #GVLtoday stencil of Greenville’s iconic Liberty Bridge at Falls Park for all of your pumpkin carving needs. So carve out some time, grab a gourd from a local pumpkin patch, and get creative.
The devilish details: 👻 Download + print the pumpkin carving stencil here. 👻 Use the template to carve the design. #ProTip: Use toothpicks or wire to secure smaller detail areas. 👻 Share pictures of your pumpkin via social by tagging @GVLtoday and #GVLtoday, or by emailing us. 👻 Keep an eye out – we may share your bOOtiful creation.
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Talk ○ COVID-19 Impact on Employees Webinar| Wed., Oct. 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Are you prepared for how COVID-19 impacts your employees? Discuss emergency paid leave, emergency family leave + other liabilities.
Biz ○ Lunch & Learn with SCRA | Wed., Oct. 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This lunch & learn hosted by Emmett Moore will discuss how to determine the value of your company + shine a light on the future in uncertain times.💡
Show ○ Bike Nite with The Jake Bartley Band | Wed., Oct. 14 | 7-10 p.m. | Harley-Davidson of Greenville, 30 Chrome Dr. | Free entry | Live music, cold beer, great food, and fabulous bikes all night long. 🏍️
Dish ○ Octoberfest at Stella’s| Wed., Oct. 14 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Stella’s Southern Brasserie, 340 Rocky Slope Rd., Ste. 100 | Free entry | Live music on the patio + German-inspired food and drink specials. 🥨
FeaturedEvent ○ RunRA, A Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Study | Open now, 50 participants max | Virtual | Free | Prisma Health and UofSC researchers are seeking patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis to be a part of a new study to improve communication between physicians and patients. If you are interested, you can complete this form for more details. Qualified participants will be compensated. Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
Nearly New Shop | Photo provided by the Junior League of Greenville
Located at 118 Greenacre Rd. + open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Nearly New Shopprovides an outlet for the Upstate community to purchase low-cost, quality clothing, furniture + household goods.
The Nearly New Shop is the Junior League of Greenville’s resale store, so every purchase supports their mission to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve the community. Read: You can shop + support your community at the same time. Ⓟ
Reader Larry K. recently emailed us with a question that we’re hoping one of you lovely readers might have an answer to –
“We bought the old Motor Boat Club on Saluda Lake in 2014, remodeled the 1939 existing building, and built a house. Why my wife didn’t want to live in the garage is beyond me…
Anyway, we were looking for anyone in Greenville that may have old photos from the 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s when this place was used for water skiing, swimming, canoeing, fishing, and snacking. We’ve looked at the Historical Society and the archives at the Library without any success.
Here’s a photo of the building today (after being painted to match the house we built in 2016). Motor Boat Club on the left.”
Do any of you have any old photos of this place for Larry?
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