BREAKING: The area should be on high alert, as more Upstate Urban Legends have been spotted in the vicinity. We know how much you love hearing about supposed hauntings and activity around the Upstate and with Halloween coming up we figured it was the perfect time to share our newest findings. This is the Reckoning, Upstate Urban Legends – The Reckoning. Stay alert Upstaters.
Lights. Camera. Action! The Upstate is full of talent, but sometimes it lacks the glitz and glamour of other locations. That being said, there are probably more Upstate connections to Hollywood than you would think; in fact, each of the ten counties of the Upstate has their own claim to fame. Whether it’s an actor going on to be in a big name movie, or a classic film being shot in your town, find out about it in Upstate Did You Know Part 2: The Upstate Goes Hollywood.
When fall comes around, the Upstate comes to life. Who doesn’t love cooler weather, colorful leaves, and of course, all of the pumpkin spiced lattes imaginable? But fall is so much more than those things - it is a time to gather, experience, and fall in love with your local community all over again. So, we have scoured the Upstate to find all the best festivals for the upcoming months that you won’t want to miss out on. Keep checking back through November to stay up-to-date with the fun festivals and happenings that the Upstate has to offer.
September 2nd Celebrate Anderson, Anderson Anderson is kicking off September with their annual Celebrate Anderson event featuring…drum roll please…country artist Josh Turner! This free family-friendly event will have a kid’s play area, food, fireworks, live music and more! For more information, visit our Calendar of Everything here. Groovin in the Park, Spartanburg Kick…
It is that time of year again. Pumpkins and lederhosen abound as Oktoberfest celebrations roll out all over the Upstate. There is one particular Oktoberfest you are not going to want to miss, and that is the Oktoberfest at NOMA Square. Paulaner, which provides Germany’s #1 Oktoberfest beer, will be the featured beverage provider at NOMA Oktoberfest. In addition to their famous Oktoberfest brew, they will be offering Paulaner Munich Lager and Hefe-Weizen.
Whether you love it or you hate it, the inevitable is coming...the end of summer. For most, Labor Day Weekend is the official end of the summer (despite having a few weeks left). If it is true, and we are at the end of summer, you’re going to want it to go out with a bang. We’ve got you covered with the events you won’t want to miss. That’s right, you can fill Friday, Saturday, Sunday, AND Monday with fun. It’s The End of the Summer As We Know It: ITK’s Labor Day Guide 2018.
Tryon is horse country, but it is also Upstate adjacent. If you are visiting for the World Equestrian Games, you’ll be just a short drive away from everything the Upstate has to offer. From the food to the shopping, and all of the amazing experiences, you could spend a whole week exploring the Upstate. No matter how much time you have to wander, here is your guide to Horsin’ Around the Upstate.
Ask yourself, are you REALLY in the know? Yes, we all love this wonderful region we call home, but do we know that much about it? Fear not. We are here with an Upstate history lesson. There are ten counties in the Upstate, and we are bringing you ten facts so the next time someone asks you where Greenville got its name, you won’t look foolish as you scramble for the answer.
Did you know that there were more battles and skirmishes fought right here in South Carolina than in any other colony during the Revolutionary War? That’s right, South Carolina was PRETTY important in America’s independence. Even more, the Upstate is home to many of these sites, and you (yes, you) can visit them. So, whether you are a history buff, or are just looking to learn more about the Upstate, here are the Revolutionary War Sites in the Upstate.