Weekend events: Get out and enjoy the season
As temperatures continue to cool, families will find plenty of outdoor events to celebrate the new season.
Get Out Greenville is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at Conestee Park. The event, which celebrates all Greenville County has to offer to outdoor enthusiasts, will include outdoor activities, races, children’s activities and more. Visit http://greenvillerec.com/getoutgreenville.
The Aunt Het Festival is Saturday in downtown Fountain Inn. Food, children’s activities, a quilt show, a car show and more will bring historic Fountain Inn to life for this annual celebration. For more details, visit http://fountaininnchamber.org.
Dads, this one is for you. Participate in Dad-urday 8 – 11 a.m. Saturday at Swamp Rabbit Café. Bring the kids and play in the Swamp Garden. For more details, visit http://swamprabbitcafe.com.
If you don’t mind a short drive, Festfall is a two-day event that begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Walnut Grove Plantation. The event includes colonial lifestyle and battle demonstrations, music, family activities and more, set on the historic site located in Roebuck. For details, visit http://www.spartanburghistory.org.
Get ready for the season by stopping by one of the Upstate’s many pumpkin patches. St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Greenville’s annual pumpkin patch will remain open through Oct. 31. The church is located at 701 Cleveland Street, Greenville. The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour at 2600 Wade Hampton Boulevard in Greenville will sponsor a Pumpkin Patch Oct. 8 - Oct 31. In addition to pumpkins, they will have games and activities with prizes, photo ops and baked goods.
Only a short drive from both Greenville, Johnson Farms in Inman offers hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin patch, playground, pedal cars and gem mine on weekends. There’s also a concession store for buying fresh products. Visit www.JohnsonFarmsInman.com.
Each year, Fishers Orchard draws families to its Greer farm during its annual fall festival, which operates each Saturday through Oct. 31. Families can explore a corn maze, take a wagon ride, pick pumpkins and more. Visit www.Fishersorchard.com.
Mini Miracles Farm in Taylors opens a pumpkin patch and its farm each year to the public, and this year’s charity patch will be open through Oct. 22. Hay ride tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays, and there’s an animal education station where kids can get up close to pigs, sheep and other farm animals. In addition, there’s a children’s play area, grass maze, wooden train and tractor. Visit www.minimiraclesfarmsc.com.
For more events and resources, including a comprehensive list of all the trick-or-treating, trunk or treats, and fall festivals planned in October, at www.UpstateParent.com.