Who says autumn says festivals – Family fun for the week of October 6

Looking for things to do in the Upstate? Fall is all about festivals, family events, and making memories. Take a look at this week’s events and discover much more at upstateparent.com. Throughout October, look for fall activities, family travel ideas, seasonal fun and more.

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Media Arts Education and Career Day, part of the 2023 Tryon International Film Festival, will take place October 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. The event is aimed at budding artists from 6th grade – adults. For registration and details, visit tryoninternationalfilmfestival.com.

From wires to waves: a study in history and communications is 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 6 at TR Makers Co. Recommended for ages 5-12. For more details, cost and registration, visit trmakersco.org/product/msall-f23-k2.

Zoo Tots: Not-So-Scary Spiders for ages 2 to 4, October 6 and 7 at the Greenville Zoo. For more details and registration, visit greenvillezoo.com.

Jurassic Quest will take place at Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville October 6-8. The event features realistic dinosaurs, interactive science and art activities including a fossil dig and real fossils, a “Triceratots” soft play area for the littlest explorers, bounce houses and inflatables. attractions, photo ops and much more. For tickets and details, visit Universe.com/events/jurassic-quest-harrahs-cherokee-center-asheville-asheville-nc-812-tickets-2F0Z8D.

Oktoberfest is at NOMA Square in Greenville on October 6-7. For more details, visit nomasquare.com.

A ghostly ephemeral workshop is from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. October 6 at A Cut Above Maker Space in Spartanburg. All ages are welcome. The cost is $16 per child. For registration and details, visit acutabovemakerspace.com.

Starry nights programs will take place October 6 at the Roper Mountain Science Center. “Legends of the Night Sky” is at 4:30 p.m., “Cosmic Colors” is at 6 p.m. and “Ultimate Universe” is at 7:30 p.m. Advance ticket purchase is required. For more details, visit cordermountain.org.

“Charlotte’s web” runs through October 8 at the South Carolina Children’s Theater. Recommended for grades 3 and up. For more details and tickets, visit scchildrenstheater.org/charlottes-web.

Denver Downs Fall Festival continues Thursday through Sunday through November 12 at Denver Downs Farm. For more details, visit www.denverdownsfarm.com.

Music in the woods is 2-4 p.m. Saturdays in October at Paris Mountain State Park. For more details, visit sudcarolinaparks.com/products/10003660.

Party will take place October 7-8 in Walnut Grove. Experience life in 1781 during the American Revolutionary War with live demonstrations of cooking, weaving, games and music. Tickets are valid for all weekend activities, including the Saturday evening Bluegrass Concert. Bracelets will be given for the return. Tickets at the door are $15 per adult and $10 per child. For more details, visit spartanburghistory.org/festifall.

The Tante Het festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 at Fountain Inn. The event includes a car show, children’s activities and much more. For more details, visit Fontaineinnchamber.org/aunt-het-festival.

Cook’s Station Fall Festival is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 7. The event includes live music, food samples and a tent sale. Visit thecooksstation.com.

Pumpkintown Fire Department Fall Festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at Table Rock Wesleyan Camp in Pickens. The event is a fundraiser for the Pumpkintown Fire Department. Buy from over 100 artisans. The event also includes food and entertainment. Get the details at facebook.com/events/1936737230036874.

Feast of the Krocs is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at Kroc Greenville. The event includes activities for all ages. Register online for the floating pumpkin patch. Admission is free but there are costs associated with some activities and vendors. For more details, visit krocgreenville.org/KrocGreenville/2023-kroc-fest.

Five Forks Veterinary Hospital Fall Festival and the anniversary celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on October 7. The event features free face painting and a bounce house, as well as local vendors, food trucks, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits mascot and more. An individual (must be present at Fall Fest) will receive an annual exam with basic vaccinations, annual blood tests, dental cleaning (extractions not included), and flea, tick, and heartworm prevention for their pet. Visit fiveforksanimalhospital.com And instagram.com/fiveforksanimalhospital.

A free, family-friendly Halloween party is at 11 a.m. Oct. 7 at Southernside Brewing. For more details, visit eventbrite.com/cc/nightmare-before-miracle-southernside-2597119.

The village launch market It is noon – 4 p.m. October 7 in West Greenville on Burdette Street and Pendleton Street. For more details, visit villagelaunch.org/village-launch-market.

Well the walkers is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October, except October 12, at the Bon Secours wellness arena. During the October 31 event, the community is also invited to “Walk with a Doc.” From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Dr. Andrea Smith of Bon Secours St. Francis Primary Care Downtown will be on hand to provide education on nutrition, preventive health and chronic disease management. She will be available to tour with anyone wishing to discuss the topic or ask related questions. The arena lobby will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for anyone who wants a climate-controlled space to exercise. Each loop around the concourse is a quarter mile. Well Walkers is a free event with no registration or advance notice required. Free parking for participants is provided in the arena’s VIP parking lot, located off Church Street. For more details, visit bonecoursarena.com.

Looking forward:

Bank of America goes for Greenville presented by Pepsi will take place October 13-15 in downtown Greenville. Save time and purchase tasting tickets in advance. The event includes children’s activities, food, music and more. Details are at autumnforgreenville.net.

Spartanburg Soaring International Kite Festival is October 14 at Barnet Park. For more details, visit chapmanculturalcenter.org/spartanburg-soaring.

A walk in autumn colors is at 9 a.m. Oct. 28 at Paris Mountain State Park. For more details and registration, visit sudcarolinaparks.com/products/10003183.


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