8 weekend events celebrate autumn in the Upstate
Families can continue celebrating fall with this weekend’s line-up of family-friendly events.
There’s a Dad-urday Playdate 8 – 11 a.m. Saturday at Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery, 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville. Dads can bring their kids to play in the Swamp Garden, and the café will be serving sausage biscuits. For information, call 864-255-3385.
The annual Fall Harvest Festival will be held 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at Roper Mountain Science Center. The Living History Farm will feature art, music and demonstrations of life in the 1800s. Hands-on-activities will be offered for all ages. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for children ages 4 – 12 and seniors, and free for children 3 and younger. For more information, visit www.RoperMountain.org.
The annual All Saints’ Bazaar will be held at 9 a.m. – noon Saturday at Christ Church Episcopal, 10 N. Church St., Greenville. Find holiday décor and gift items, Thanksgiving side dishes and casseroles, jams, preserves, baked goods, handmade crafts, knitted items, and a silent auction. All proceeds go to local charities.
You can visit the Upcountry History Museum – Furman University free starting at 10 a.m. Saturday as part of the museum’s Veterans’ Tribute Day. There will be special presentations, discussions and exhibits. For more information, visit http://www.upcountryhistory.org.
Create one-of-a-kind ornaments for the holidays with Karoline and John O’Rourke of Kakilaki StudioArts during an introduction to making fused glass class at 10:30 a.m. – noon or 1 – 3 p.m. Saturday Greenville County Museum of Art. This family workshop is $15 per person and each registration includes two ornaments. Recommended for children 5 and older, the program also includes materials. For more information, call 864-271-7570.
Greenville County Rec will host a USA Hockey’s National Try Hockey Free Day clinic 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Saturday for kids who’ve never played but are interested in ice hockey. Boys and girls ages 4 – 10 can sign up to see if hockey is a sport they’d be interested in playing. Sign up at the Pavilion front desk. Only the first 50 sign-ups will be admitted. For information, call 864-288-6470 or visit www.greenvillerec.com.
As-Sabeel Academy will present the 3rd annual International Festival noon – 5 p.m. Saturday at the UIC, 1601 Clement Road, Greer. Admission is $1 and includes a parade of nations, international booths, an ethnic bazar, children’s activities, Henna, face painting and traditional foods. Children 2 and younger and As-Sabeel Academy students will be admitted free. For information, visit www.sabeelacademy.com.
If you want to get an early start on Christmas by taking the kids to see Santa now, you’re in luck. Santa’s workshop is already up and running at Haywood Mall, with Santa ready for picture taking daily through Dec. 24. For a full list of hours, visit www.simon.com.
You can find more resources and events online at www.UpstateParent.com.