2022 Festivals To Enjoy This Fall Near Greenville, SC

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Wondering what fall festivals in Greenville, SC, there are to enjoy this year? Pumpkin spice, cornfields, fields full of sunflowers; all of these things are synonymous with fall! Another thing that the fall season ushers in is festivals!

Festivals celebrating apples, pumpkins, harvests, and all the other wonderful things that the fall months have to offer can be found at these gatherings. The wonderful thing about Fall festivals in and around Greenville is that they are outdoors (for the most part) so you can enjoy the beauty of the changing seasons!

Looking for more fall things to do in Greenville? Don’t miss our GIANT Fall Guide to Greenville, SC!

This list is provided for informational purposes, and events may change or be canceled at the last minute. Therefore, please be sure to confirm the status of an event before heading out.

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Euphoria – Eat, Sip, LIsten

2022 Fall Events In Greenville, SC

Upper SC State Fair

  • Where: 3804 Calhoun Memorial Highway, Easley
  • When: September 1-11, 2022
  • What: Traditional state fair style event
  • Admission: Varies

Hot Air Affair: Rising Above Cancer

  • Where: Williamston Municipal Center (Sunday events at Anderson Amphitheater)
  • When: Friday, September 2nd – Monday, September 5th, 2022
  • What: Hot air balloons, food vendors, kids zone, Sunday concert and fireworks, and more! (Vendors will only be on Friday evening and Saturday all day)
  • Admission: Free admission and parking

Indie Craft Parade

  • Where: Timmons Arena at Furman University
  • When: September 9th and 10th, 2022
  • What: Arts and Makers Pop-Up Shop and Mini-Markets
  • Admission: $8 general admission; $25 for First Dibs Party on Friday

Upstate Renaissance Faire w/ Medieval Market


  • Where: Downtown Greenville
  • When: September 15 – 18th, 2022
  • What: Food, Wine, and Music
  • Admission Cost: Varies

Most of the events of this popular foodie festival are sold out for the 2022 season.
These Euphoria events still have tickets available as of publication

By the Starlight | Songwriter’s Recipe | Live by the Vine | Party in the Park | The Cool Kids
Dill With It | Feast by the Field | In Pursuit of Hoppiness | Tie to the South | Cruciferous Cravings

South Greenville Fair

  • Where: 215 South East Main Street, Simpsonville. Simpsonville United Methodist Church
  • When: September 16-17th, 2022
  • What: Livestock shows, and a pageant
  • Admission: free

Sooie BBQ Festival

  • Where: Mauldin Cultural Center
  • When: September 16th & 17th, 2022
  • What: BBQ tastings & live music
  • Admission: $1-$10

AutumnFest at the Market

  • Where: Greenville State Farmers Market
  • When: September 23rd – 24th, 2022; 8 am – 6 pm
  • What: Large selection of flowers, plants, and home decor for purchase. There will be educational demonstrations and gardening tips available. Food trucks will be available to purchase food.
  • Admission: Free

Project Host BBQ Cook-off and Festival

  • Where: Fluor Field at the West End
  • When: September 23rd – 24th, 2022
  • What: BBQ competitions, music, KidsZone, and more.
  • Admission: Free entry; tickets for food and activities are available for purchase

Farm to Feast Festival

  • Where: Barefoot Acres SC, Fountain Inn
  • When: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • What: Open fire cooking demonstrations, live music, and more
  • Admission: $20 per person for general admission; $100 for VIP


  • Where: Greer City Park
  • When: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • What: Celebration of all things trains and rail safety. Food and drink available to purchase.
  • Admission: Free

Greer Arts and Eats Festival

Hispanic Heritage Festival

  • Where: Fluor Field
  • When: Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
  • What: Cultural entertainment, food, dancing, children’s activities, crafts
  • Admission: $5

Albino Skunk Music Festival

Spartanburg Soaring International Kite Festival

  • Where: Barnet Park, 248 E St John Street, Spartanburg
  • When: Saturday, October 8th, 2022, 11 am – 5 pm
  • What: Kite festival, bring your own kites, live music, food, and games
  • Admission: Free

Aunt Het Fall Festival & Car Show

  • Where: Downtown Fountain Inn
  • When: Saturday, October 8th, 2022
  • What: Vendors, arts & crafts, food, and classic cars
  • Admission: Free

Fall for Greenville

Pumpkinfest 2022

  • Where: Abiding Peace Academy
  • When: October 15th, 2022 from 10 am – 3 pm
  • What: Food, vendors, games, pumpkins
  • Admission: Free

OktoberForest Festival

  • Where: Birds Fly South Ale Project
  • When: October 16th, 2022 from 2 pm – 5 pm
  • What: STEAM activities for kids, pygmy goats to meet with, beer for the adults, and activity stations. The event is to raise awareness of the importance of conservation efforts for our forests.
  • Admission: Free

Fall Festival 2022!!

  • Where: Safe Haven & Educational Adventures
  • When: October 22th, 2022 from 11 am – 5 pm
  • What: One of only two chances to visit! Only open to the public twice a year. Enjoy fall activities among a variety of animals. There will be games, raffles, food, and more!
  • Admission: $5 wristband to pet animals; proceeds go to the facility’s animal rescue mission.

Fall Harvest Festival

  • Where: Judson Mill, Greenville
  • When: October 22, 2022
  • What: Harvest festival will kid’s craft section, a pumpkin painting contest, a costume parade, food, prizes, local makers and organizations, and much more. This is a family-friendly event.
  • Admission: Free

GCA Fall Festival & Holiday Market

  • Where: Greenville Classical Academy – 2519 Woodruff Road, Simpsonville
  • When: November 5th, 2022
  • What: Kid’s Activities ($5 fee), holiday shopping, and food trucks
  • Admission: Free (suggested donation)

Everything Outdoor Fest

  • Where: Historic Hopkins Farm, 3717 Fork Shoals Road, Simpsonville
  • When: November 4-6, 2022
  • What: Three-day festival with Kids Activities, Clinics, Demos, Live Music and Food Trucks
  • Admission: $10 adults, $5 kids ages 4-12, kids 3 and under free; weekend passes $25 adults/$12 kids. Ticket price covers experiences.

Don’t miss our Pumpkin Patch Guide, Corn Maze Guide, and List of U-Pick Apple Orchards Near Greenville

Check out our list of Fall Events In Spartanburg, South Carolina for more fun fall events!

Denver Downs Farm red barn

2022 Fall Events A Short Drive From The Upstate

Oktoberfest in Helen, GA

  • Where:1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA
  • When: Begins September 8th and runs until October 30th, 2022
  • What: German food, beer, a celebration of German culture, fun for all ages!
  • Admission: Entry is $8.00 Monday – Friday; $10.00 Saturday; Free on Sundays

Denver Downs Fall Festival

Mountain Monarch Festival

  • Where: Gorges State Park, Sapphire, NC
  • When: September 24, 2022
  • What: Celebration of the Monarch Butterfly. There will be music, keynote speakers, local vendors, food, and more! The event will be held rain or shine.
  • Admission: Free event

2022 Dupont Forest Festival

  • Where: Guion Farm Parking Area, Hendersonville, NC
  • When: September 24, 2022
  • What: Family-friendly celebration of the beauty of Dupont State Recreational Forest. There will be tons of activities related to hiking, outdoor recreation, and more! There will be a sandwich food truck, as well as an ice cream food truck.
  • Admission: Free event

Carolina Mountain Cheese Festival

  • Where: Oak & Grist Distilling Company, Black Mountain, NC (about 90 minutes from Greenville)
  • When: September 25, 2022
  • What: Cheese! The Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest is an annual festival that benefits the WNC Cheese Trail, which is a nonprofit whose entire existence revolves around spreading the word about the cheese made in Western NC.
  • Admission: Starts at $22.95 and tastings, classes, and tours are additional costs; ages 10+ require a ticket

Eliada Annual Fall Festival & Corn Maze

  • When: September 30th – October 30th; Weekends in October
  • Where: Asheville, NC
  • What: Hay rides, pumpkins for purchase, corn cannons, corn mazes, food trucks, and more!
  • Admission: $12.00

Belton Standpipe Heritage and Arts Festival

  • When: Saturday, October 1, 2022 11 am – 8:30 pm
  • Where: Belton, SC
  • What: Live music, children’s activities, local artisans, fireworks
  • Admission: Free

Ciderfest NC 2022

  • When: October 8, 2022
  • Where: Olivette Riverside Community & Farm, Asheville NC
  • What: Samples of over 20 local cideries, food, baked goods, Kids Zone, and more
  • Admission: $10 – $59
2021 SC state fair photo

South Carolina State Fair

  • Where: South Carolina State Fairgrounds
  • When: October 12th – 23rd, 2022
  • What: Traditional state fair with rides, and food vendors
  • Admission: $15 – $20

Squealin’ On the Square

  • Where: Downtown Laurens
  • When: September 30th – October 1st, 2022
  • What: Arts & Crafts, Live music, Kids activities, Tractor show, and BBQ
  • Admission: Free

Pendleton Fall Harvest Festival

  • Where: 105 Exchange Street, Pendleton
  • When: October 8th, 2022
  • What: Children’s games, Music, Scarecrows, Ghost tour, Crafts, and Food
  • Admission: Free

Asbury Hills Fall Festival

  • Where: Asbury Hills Camp, Cleveland, SC
  • When: October 15, 2022
  • What: Activities are available on a first come, first served basis including: archery, hayrides, rock climbing wall, face painting, Leap of Faith*, and more. *participants must be 11 years or older
  • Admission: Free but charge for lunch; $12 adult BBQ lunch, $6 child under 10 BBQ lunch

NC Mountain State Fair

  • Where: Western North Carolina Agricultural Center
  • When: September 9th-18th, 2022
  • What: Rides, food, agriculture, and art
  • Admission: $5 -$12; Under 5 admitted for free

Carolina Renaissance Festival

For more fall festivals and other events not listed here, check out our Events Calendar.

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Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom of two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures!

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3 years ago

What about the new fine art and fine craft show at the Greenville Convention Center on November 2-3rd. It is called Artisanville. Kids under 12 are FREE and there are discounted coupons on GROUPON. There will be live demo’s, many artists to talk to, live music, food, as well as drawings for free art and artisanville bucks to spend at the show.

Ron Stanley
8 months ago

SpartOberfest is Spartanburg’s Oktoberfest and this year was September 9-10. It featured 90 outdoor Christmas Market vendors, a 400+ capacity Festalle with live music, the 5-10K Pretzel Run, Kids Zone, great beer and food. Check the website, http://www.spartoberfest.com for next year’s dates.