Our top event picks for October
A PUMPKIN PATCH is open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday and noon – 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 – 31 at Disciples United Methodist Church in Greenville. Call 864-297-0382 or visit www.mydisciples.org.
MUSIC IN THE WOODS is 2 – 4 p.m. Saturdays in October at Paris Mountain State Park. The event is free after adult admission, but donations are appreciated. Concert-goers are welcome to bring food, coolers and pets (on a leash). No smoking or alcohol. After parking in the main parking lot, walk down toward the Park Center building, following signs to the amphitheater on Mountain Creek Trail. For more information, call the park office at 864-244-5565.
“GRACE FOR PRESIDENT,” presented by the Spartanburg Youth Theatre, is Oct. 5 – 6 at the Chapman Cultural Center. Tickets are $15 each for adults and $10 each for ages 18 and younger. Group discounts are available. For tickets, visit www.chapmanculturalcenter.org or call 864-582-ARTS.
GET OUT GREENVILLE is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at Conestee Park. The event includes trail races, the CX Cup, music, an outdoor gear fashion show, demos, a children’s area and more. Visit greenvillerec.com/event/get-out-greenville.
SPARTANBURG’S INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL is 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Barnet Park. This year, the focus is on the Philippines. Get your passport stamped as you travel the Avenue of Nations and experience food and handcrafted items from around the world. Play games, sports and more. Admission is free. For details, visit spartanburginternationalfestival.com.
FALL FOR GREENVILLE is Oct. 12 – 14 in downtown Greenville. One of the largest free food and musical festivals in the Southeast, the event showcases more than 40 restaurants and 60 musical acts on five stages, as well as family entertainment and a children’s area. To buy food tickets in advance, visit www.fallforgreenville.net.
“THE UGLY DUCKLING” is presented by Lightwire Theater at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University. Tickets are $15 each for adults and $10 each for students. Lined with electroluminescent wire, the story plays out on stage through a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance. For tickets, visit www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks.
“ANASTASIA” is presented Oct. 23 – 28 at the Peace Center. For details and tickets, visit www.peacecenter.org.
DINE OUT FOR MOM, benefitting Let There Be Mom, is Oct. 25 at participating restaurants. For a full list or to volunteer, visit LetThereBeMom.org.
BOO IN THE ZOO is select weekends in October at the Greenville Zoo. In addition to trick-or-treating, fun-filled booths and Dragon Alley, this year’s event will feature the new Alice’s Fun House. Children must be accompanied by an adult and everyone is invited to come in costume. For details, visit www.greenvillezoo.com.