The Best Guide to Fountain Inn, SC

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Fountain Inn, SC is just on the outskirts of Greenville, and while it’s a small town, it has a lot to offer. There are restaurants, shops, a library, and some wonderful parks. You could honestly spend an entire day exploring this little town. There’s so much to do in Fountain Inn!

This article includes:
Things to Do in Fountain Inn, SC
Where to Eat in Fountain Inn
Seasonal Fun in Fountain Inn
What’s happening this weekend in Fountain Inn, SC?

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Things to Do in Fountain Inn, SC

Visit a Park

fountain inn parks

Find great places to play in our Guide to Fountain Inn Parks!

  • Cedar Falls Park has a great playground, a paved walking path, a historical site, and a waterfall, and is the perfect place to explore.
  • The Georgia Street Park has a small play area, basketball courts, and bike track. The bike track is designed for tricycles, scooters and small bikes. It loops all around the park and includes traffic signs and parking places.
  • The PD Terry City Park has ball fields, covered eating areas, and a really fun playground area. It is not far from Main Street. You could walk from Main Street to this park, but if you have younger children you will want to drive there.
  • The Fountain Inn Firecracker Disc Golf Course is located a short car ride away from Main Street. It wraps around Fountain Inn Elementary. It is a fun place for serious frisbee throwers and those just learning to toss a disc.
PD Terry City Park

Find a Unicorn at Hidden Pasture Farm

245 Little Virginia Road, Fountain Inn
Hidden Pasture Farm has an outdoor playground, and opportunities to meet a unicorn, ride a pony, and interact with farm animals.

Ponies at Hidden Pasture Farm

Let your littles play inside while you enjoy coffee at Village Play

113 S Main Street A, Fountain Inn
Village Play in Fountain Inn is the perfect indoor playground for kids ages 0-6 years old. Plus they sell coffee so mom and dad can grab some caffeine while the kids play.

Village Play

Look for the fountains

The fountains in Fountain Inn are favorites. You pass by one on the left just as you enter Fountain Inn on Main Street. It has a more Grecian feel. Just as you get past a group of shops and restaurants you will find a second fountain. It has a more contemporary feel. There’s even a little library there and the porch style swings.

day trip to fountain inn

Visit the library

311 N Main St, Fountain Inn
Take a little break and head indoors for some quiet time at the Fountain Inn Library! There’s a small children’s area, and the library hosts regular events for kids and teens.

Visit the Fountain Inn History Museum

102 Depot St, Fountain Inn
The Fountain Inn History Museum is a wonderful place to explore. The stage coach and railroad exhibits are popular. The museum is open Tuesday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm and Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm.

Cool off at a free splash pad

104 N Main St, Fountain Inn
Right off Main Street, the Fountain Inn splash pad is completely free and a great way to cool off in the summer months. 

Fountain Inn Splash Pad

Zipline and see some farm animals

181 Barefoot Acres Way, Fountain Inn
We haven’t been to Barefoot Acres yet, but there are cute farm animals AND ziplining?! Sounds like a blast.

Looking for more zip lining? Here are the best places to zip line near Greenville, SC.

Where to Eat in Fountain Inn, SC

Gio’s Pastry Shop, Caffee, and Italian Market

218 South Main Street – Unit A, Fountain Inn
Grab a sandwich, peruse the grocery store, and snag a pastry at this Italian grocery.

Gio's - Fountain Inn - Gluten free baked goods

Bobby’s BBQ

1301 N. Main Street, Fountain Inn
You’ll be treated like family when you walk in. Plus—the platters offer guests generous portions.

Fountain Inn Taproom 

101 N. Main St., Fountain Inn
The Fountain Inn Taproom has a large number of events throughout the year, including live music. They also offer a wide selection of beer and wine to go with your food.

STEAM Coffee

113 S Main Street A, Fountain Inn
Head to STEAM Coffee, a kid-friendly coffee shop in Fountain Inn, and try an entire flight of coffee. Read our review of STEAM Coffee!

steam coffee shop fountain inn

Candy and Chronicles

115 Main Street, Fountain Inn, SC
After grabbing coffee at STEAM, grab some sweets at Candy and Chronicles next door. Candy and Chronicles is a candy shop AND a bookstore!

Candy wall at Candy & Chronicles in Fountain Inn, SC

Seasonal Fun in Fountain Inn, SC

Attend the Italian American Heritage Festival

This festival occurs every April in Fountain Inn. With raffles, a corn hole tournament, spaghetti eating contest, and more, you’ll find something for everyone!

Celebrate Christmas in Fountain Inn

Fountain Inn, SC has several Christmas events and celebrations throughout December. Ride a horse drawn carriage, pet an animal at the petting zoo, watch the Christmas Parade, shop, and more.

Carriage ride in Fountain Inn SC
Carriage Ride. Photo provided by the City of Fountain Inn.

Watch Fireworks during the 4th of July

Fountain Inn hosts a Fireworks Spectacular every Independence Day. 

What’s happening this weekend in Fountain Inn, SC?

may 2024

No Events

june 2024

wed05jun10:00 amwed10:30 amStorytime @ Fountain Inn Branch10:00 am - 10:30 am(GMT-04:00) Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Library, 311 N Main St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644 Price:Free

sat08jun11:00 amsat1:00 pmTriple P Parenting Workshop: Developing Good Bedtime Routines11:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT-04:00) Disciples Fellowship Baptist Church, 105 Crestfield RoadPrice:Free

wed12jun10:00 amwed10:30 amStorytime @ Fountain Inn Branch10:00 am - 10:30 am(GMT-04:00) Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Library, 311 N Main St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644 Price:Free

wed12jun2:00 pmwed2:45 pmLEGO Club @ Fountain Inn Library2:00 pm - 2:45 pm(GMT-04:00) Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Library, 311 N Main St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644 Price:Free

sat15jun10:00 amsat3:00 pmFair at the Farm10:00 am - 3:00 pm(GMT-04:00) *Location details in descriptionPrice:TBA

wed26jun10:00 amwed10:30 amStorytime @ Fountain Inn Branch10:00 am - 10:30 am(GMT-04:00) Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Library, 311 N Main St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644 Price:Free

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Shannon Pruitt
About the Author
Shannon moved to the Upstate after college, and other than a brief few years in Florida, has stayed. A former teacher, she is now the mom of one beautiful girl and works from home as a writer, web designer, and brand strategist. She believes tacos don't have to be reserved for Tuesdays, shamelessly listens to crime podcasts, and fuels herself on a daily cup of coffee (or two). You can find her on Instagram @shannonroyalpruitt

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Doug Radzanowski
8 months ago

Some things not included:
Sanctified Hill Park (newly renovated)
Voodoo Brewery (try the Chicky Chicky Bang Bang with an Oh Mama)
The mini-Swamp Rabbit trail (trailheads on Hellams St. by the high school fields, the old Teacherage/Mt. Zion church, and Woodland Dr./Hellams).

8 months ago

Come to town and check out our Outlet & Boutique (homemade items, jelly, local honey, antiques, crafts) 104 North Main St, Fountain Inn