Scare up weekend fun with Boo in the Zoo, festivals, more
This weekend’s calendar is full of fall festivals, early trick-or-treating opportunities events, and other family-oriented events.
>> Boo in the Zoo presented by Banfield Pet Hospital will celebrate its 30th anniversary starting this weekend at Greenville Zoo. This family-friendly Halloween event is for children ages 12 and younger and features trick-or-treating, booths, an extinct species graveyard, a princess castle with characters and an un-haunted house. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone is invited to come in costume. Times are 5:30-8 p.m. Friday and 4-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more details, visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com/260/Boo-in-the-Zoo.
>> Autumn Harvest will be held 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the TD Saturday Market in downtown Greenville. The event will offer an assortment of seasonal produce, gourmet foods and colorful flowers from over 40 different market vendors. It will also be filled with special events for children, including trick-or-treating at all of the booths, cupcake walks and a Halloween costume contest at 11 a.m. Spuds & Sprouts will also be presented by Greenville Health System. For details, visit www.saturdaymarketlive.com/156/Autumn-Harvest.
>> If you’re looking for an old-fashioned fall festival to share with the kids, consider heading to Pendleton for its annual Fall Harvest Festival. Featuring old-fashioned children’s games, a scarecrow contest, crafts, food, and live entertainment, Fall Harvest Festival is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday on the town’s historic Village Green. For details, visit www.facebook.com/PendletonFallHarvestFestival.
>> A Fall Bazaar is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Disciples United Methodist Church in Greenville. The event includes children’s activities, a pumpkin patch, crafts, book signings and more. Call 864-297-0382 or visit www.mydisciples.org for more information. The church is located at 185 Riley Smith Drive.
>> Abiding Peace Lutheran Church and Academy in Simpsonville will hold a fall festival and school open house 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Family fun will include hay rides, bounces, face painting, story telling, scavenger hunt, hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, a bake sale and more. Pumpkins will also be for sale. Proceeds will go toward flood relief. The church is located at 401 Batesville Road in Simpsonville. For details, visit www.abidingpeaceluthean.org.
>> Kroctoberfest at Kroc Greenville is planned for 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday in Greenville. The free event is open to the community and will include trunk or treating at 6 p.m. and an outdoor movie that begins at 7 p.m. There will also be games, food and friendly competitions. For details, call 864-527-5948 or visit krocgreenville.org.
>> The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 2600 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, is sponsoring a Pumpkin Patch and a Family Fun Day on Saturday with games and activities with prizes, photo ops and baked goods. For more information, call 864-244-2836 or visit lcosgreenvillesc.org.
>> Redemption will celebrate 25 years of ministry with a fall festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. The event will feature food trucks and free carnival rides and be followed by a concert from 6 – 8 p.m. General admission to the festival is free. For more details, visit www.myredemption.cc/25th.
>> Garden Bros Circus will offer a last chance to see elephants live when it brings its big-top acts to the TD Convention Center Friday and Saturday. Featuring food, acrobats, animals and games, shows are at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets start at $8. Discount tickets are available at select retailers and online at www.GardenBrosCircus.com.
>> The Down Syndrome Family Alliance Buddy Walk is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Conestee Park. For more details, visit www.ds-stride.org/greenvillebuddywalk.
>> A fall festival will be held 2 – 7 p.m. Sunday at Taylors Mill, 250 Mill Street, Taylors. The event will feature a kids zone, food, vendors and music.
>> Harvestfest is 2 – 5 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Spartanburg. This free event includes games, inflatables, food, crafts, bingo and a cakewalk. Visit http://www.trinityspartanburg.org.
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