5 Upstate Events to Prevent Labor Day Boredom
For many, Labor Day weekend signals the ushering in of Fall. However, Labor Day Weekend can be so much more than making sure you take every piece of white out of your wardrobe. More than another day tacked on to your standard weekend. More than another boring weekend with nothing to do. Here at In The Know, we refuse to have a boring weekend. That is why we present you with Five Upstate Events to Prevent Labor Day Boredom.
Bacon Labor Day
The name really says it all. Bacon, bacon, bacon, and oh yeah, bacon. On Sunday, September 3rd and Monday, September 4th you can get your fill of all things bacon at the 4th Annual Bacon Labor Day at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest (its first year at this location). With food, entertainment, rides, vendors, and games there will be something for everyone. This year they have even added more rides, vendors, and food to make Bacon Labor Day bigger and better than ever before. There are also signature events like the Labor Day car show, and the chance to win 50 pounds of bacon! Do you love bacon? Of course you do! To find out how to get your bacon on click here.
Dacusville Farm Show
If you’re on the market for some rustic Labor Day Weekend fun, then you’ll want to make the trek to Dacusville in Pickens County to attend the Farm Show (previously named Farm Days). This two-day event hosts a humongous antique market (it covers an entire field), so you can start living out our antique roadshow dreams. There will also be hayrides, a tractor parade, arts and crafts, demonstrations of antique engines, classic cars, and homemade ice cream (this is a huge selling point and I’m holding my breath hoping it’s peach). There will also be a Kids’ Zone full of fun activities for the younger crowd. Ring in fall in southern style at the Dacusville Farm Show. Find out more here.
Looking for a star-studded event that ends in fireworks? Then you are looking for Celebrate Anderson. Ringing in their 19th year, Celebrate Anderson is bringing more fun than ever before. There will be a family fun area that is advertised for those who are both young, and young at heart (curmudgeons need not apply). Food and drinks will be available for purchase, but entry into this event is completely free (yes, free). Country music star Sara Evans will be performing a free outdoor concert, and the night will be capped off with a patriotic display of fireworks. To join in the fun, click here.
Upper South Carolina State Fair
A true staple in the Upstate, the Upper South Carolina State Fair delivers the quintessential fair experience. Rides and games deliver thrills and fun, while fair food (aka fried dough covered in powdered sugar) delivers the flavors from your childhood you are craving. The midway is packed with attractions and shows that will wow you (and maybe even slightly disturb you, but hey, it is a fair). From pig races, to close encounters with dinosaurs, to rhinestone cowgirls, you’ll find it at the Upper South Carolina State Fair. Ready for the fair? Find out more here.
Groovin’ In The Park
If you want to spend your Labor Day Weekend getting your groove on, then head to Province for a fun-filled Sunday full of music. Groovin’ In The Park will feature food, drinks, your favorite local bands, and even a splash fountain for the kids. Live music will start at 4:30 pm and will go well into the evening. Lawn chairs are welcome, and dancing is encouraged. For more about Groovin’ in the Park, click here.
Brunch For A Cause
Here at In The Know, we are so happy to be a part of a community that loves to give back. Many local Upstate restaurants are banding together to bring you Brunch for a Cause. This event will include live music and a huge buffet style brunch (because brunch is our favorite pastime) featuring some of our local favorites like Jianna, Bacon Bros., Soby’s, Stella’s Southern Bistro, and many more. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross to help aid in the relief of Houston residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. For tickets and more information visit the Brunch for a Cause website here.