Get Out Your Phone. You Should Follow these Greenville Instagrams.

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Instagram is a great way to connect with the Upstate Community. You can find events, deals, and fun information. Here are several awesome local Instagram accounts you should be following.

Instagram accounts you need to follow

Kids and Family Fun

Be sure to follow us (@kidaroundsc) for lots of ideas of fun places and things to do with your kids.

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate (@tcmupstate). Follow them for information on upcoming events, exhibits, camps, and volunteer profiles.

Climb Upstate (@climbupstate) The Upstate’s largest indoor rock climbing facility posts pictures of camps, classes and adventurous climbers.

Color Clay Cafe (@colorclaycafe). This paint your own pottery studio posts project ideas, and special events such as story times, holiday specials and parties.

Greenville Library (@greenvillelibrary) Find out about reading programs, events, what’s new at the libraries, or discover a new book to read.

Greenville Zoo (@greenvillezoo and @greenvillezoofoundation). Adorable animals pictures, upcoming events and more.

Greenville Drive (@greenvillerive). Greenville’s minor league baseball team.

Greenville Swamp Rabbits (@swamprabbits). Greenville’s minor league hockey team.

Greenville County Museum of Art (@gcma_sc). Featured artists, exhibits, classes and workshops are featured in this colorful account.

Mountain Play Lodge (@mountainplaylodge) This fun, indoor play place near Asheville posts about hours, sales and events such as birthday parties.

Read Up Greenville (@readupgreenville) posts book suggestions, author readings and signings and mostly about their annual YA and Middle Grade book celebration.

Roper Mountain Science Center (@ropermountain) Follow RMSC for information on upcoming educational opportunities such as STEM fest and Butterfly adventure.

South Carolina Children’s Theater (@sc_childrenstheater) posts photos and video clips of performances, classes and camps.

Spartanburg Art Museum (@spartanburgartmuseum) A lot of interesting things happen at this museum. Follow them to see some to their fascinating exhibits.

Spartanburg Libraries (@spartanburglibraries) Find out about clubs, events, classes and children’s activities.

Tweetsie Railroad (@tweetsierr). Check out pictures of all the fun at this historic amusement park in North Carolina.

Upcountry History Museum (@upcountrymuseum). Read facts and information about current and upcoming exhibits. They also often post what’s for sale in the gift shop.

Farmers Markets

Find out about local vendors, products, performers, special events and more.

Greenville Farmers Market (@gvillesatmarket)

Travelers Rest Farmers Market (@trfarmersmarket)

Greer Farmers Market (@greer_farmers_market)

Taylors Farmers Market (@taylorsfarmersmarket)

Spartanburg Farmers Market (@hubcityfm)

Around Town

From community events, festivals, meals, new openings, and more, these accounts will let you know what’s happening around town.
Greenville360 (@greenville360). A fun look at people, places and events around the Upstate.

Greenville Today (@gvltoday) The best of everything happening in Greenville.

Greenville Special Events (@gvilleevents). Follow to find out about all the outdoor events and concerts in Greenville.

Greer Station (@greerstation) shares information about all that happens in Historic Greer, including live music performances, local restaurants and shops, races and festivals.

iOn Greenville (@iongreenville). Another great account for keeping up on all that’s happening around Greenville.)

It’s Greenville (@itsgreenville) features the people and places who make Greenville special.

Off the Grid Greenville (@offthegridgreenville). Discover more local favorites such as Art & Light Gallery, Green Brier Farms and the Albino Skunk Music Festival.

Taylors Mill (@taylorsmill). A lot is happening at Taylors Mill lately, including art studios, the farmers market, weddings, and festivals.

Travelers Rest Here (@travelersresthere). Did you know TR has a Cornhole Derby? And a Town & Art Crawl? I found about those by following this account.

Village of West Greenville (@villagewgvl) highlights the more than 30 shops, galleries, artists and restaurants in the village.

VisitGreenvilleSC (@visitgreenvillesc), Visit Travelers Rest (@visittravelersrest) and Visit Spartanburg (@visitspartanburg) highlight local events, places, people and more.

Local Shops, Restaurants and Food Trucks

This is just a small sample–many local shops have Instagram accounts. Follow your favorites for deals, sales, and events.


Billiam Jeans (@billiamjeans) sells hand crafted, custom jeans and belts.

The Greenville Shop (@thegreenvilleshop) sells super cute shirts, mugs and more to show your love for Greenville.

Joe’s Place Bookstore (@joesplacebookstore). Look for updates on the bookstore’s big move, as well as story times, children’s events, and live music and trivia nights.

M. Judson Books (@mjudsonbooks) posts weekly story times and events, book suggestions, fun gift ideas and tasty treats from their op-up suppers.

The Petite Parade (@thepetiteparade) often posts about new arrivals.

Pigtails and Crewcuts (@pigtailsgreenville). Find out about weekly deals, special events, what’s new in the shop and even get cute haircut ideas.

Piney Mountain Bike Lounge (@pineymtnbikelounge). Check out their account for weekly schedules of food trucks, biking inventory and events.

Upcountry Provisions (@upcountryprovisions). This TR bakery not only makes yummy food, they host cool events such as Groovin at the Grove, and Kids Cooking Camp.

Urban Digs (@urbandigs) posts fun and unique gifts featuring local artisans.

Vann & Liv (@vannandliv and @vannandlivcapersplace). Find out what’s new and what’s on sale at these trendy children’s boutiques, as well as special events such as trunk shows, holiday celebrations and parties.

Restaurants, Coffee Shops etc.

Bex Cafe & Juice Bar (@bexcafeandjuicebar) posts pictures of some of their yummy food and drinks, including pressed juices and smoothies.

Farm Fresh Fast (@farm_fresh_fast). New restaurant that uses locally sourced produce and proteins to create out of this world flavors..FAST!

The Cafe at Williams Hardware (@cafeatwilliamshardware). Their Instagram is a great way to check out the daily menu.

Caviar and Bananas (@caviarbananasgville). My favorite photos are the bakery items, but you’ll also see lunch and breakfast items, specials and deals.

The Chocolate Moose (@thechocolatemoose) posts mouth-watering pictures of cupcakes, cake pops, brownies and whatever else they’re making each week.

Due South Coffee (@duesouthcoffee). Find out what they’ll be serving each day as places such as Mary’s Dumplings and Circa Donuts are often there.

Farmhouse Tacos (@farmhousetacos). There’s always something new on the menu at this new taco place in TR.

GB&D Golden Brown & Delicious (@eatgbnd). It seems like they’re always creating something different at this new restaurant in The Village of West Greenville.

Greenville History Tours (@greenvillehistorytours). Get ready to be hungry after seeing awesome photos from John Nolan’s Greenville culinary tours.

Methodical Coffee (@methodicalcoffee) posts artistic pictures of coffee and more.

Swamp Rabbit Cafe (@swamprabbitcafe). There’s always something going here, from community dinners and bike rides, cooking classes, flea markets, and as always baked goods, local farm-fresh produce and dairy products.

Tandem Creperie (@tandem_cc). Not just photos of heavenly crepes, but news, events, and other menu items.

The Village Grind (@thevillagegrind) posts artistic shots of that they offer.


Circa Donut (@circa_doughnut)

The Donut Experiment Greenville (@thedonutexperimentgreenville)

Swamp Fox Donuts (@swampfoxdonuts)

Downtown Deli and Donuts (@downtowndelianddonuts)

Food Trucks

Follow the accounts of some of the best food trucks in the area to see their weekly menus and locations.

Automatic Taco (@automatic_taco). Tacos, side and desserts.

The Chill Wagon (@thechillwagon). Ice cream and other yummy treats.

Coastal Crust Greenville (@coastalcrustgreenville). Specialty pizza.

Greenville’s Food Trucks (@gvlfoodtrucks). This is a new account that plans to have all local food trucks appearances in one calendar.

Keepin’ It Fresh (@keepinitfreshtruck_gvl). A variety of fresh, healthy meals.

Mary Dumpling (@marydumpling). Handmade Chinese dumplings.

The Nomadik Few (@thenomadikfew). Shaved ice.

Resident Dogs (@residentdogsgvl). Fancy-looking hot dogs.

Robino’s Food Truck (@robinostruck). Burgers, sandwiches, pasta and more.

Thoroughfare Food Truck (@thoroughfarefoodtruck) serves a rotating menu using locally sourced ingredients.

More Fun Accounts

Edible Upcountry (@edibleupcounty) is a great account to find out what’s cooking in Greenville.

Fete (@fetegreenville). Fun photos of events happening around Greenville.

Greenville News (@greenvillenews) posts photographs from the newspaper’s latest stories.

Historic Greenville (@historicgvl) posts photos, articles and stories celebrating the history of the Upstate.

Instagreenville (@instagreenville) posts photos of Greenville submitted by locals.

Follow Pups of Greenville (@pupsofgreenville) and Dogs of Greenville (@dogsofgreenville) for pictures of some of Greenville’s cutest residents.

People of Greenville (@peopleofgreenvillesc) and People of Spartanburg (@peopleofspartanburg) are relatively new accounts, that are basically local versions of Humans of New York.

Reedy Rip’it (@reedyripit) Greenville Drive’s #1 fan.

SC State Parks (@scstateparks) posts beautiful photos from South Carolina’s state parks.

Swamp Rabbit Trail (@swamprabbittrail) posts photos and news about this popular trail.

Pickle the Pig (@pickle.the.pig). You might have seen this adorable pig around town. With over 57,000 followers, this little guy has quite the personality.

Did we miss any? What are your favorite local Instagram accounts to follow?

Meet Kristen Alcock
Kristen Alcock is a stay at home mom who loves reading, crafting and having adventures with her three children. She is one of the Branch Ambassadors for Hike It Baby Greenville, and enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors with her family. A former teacher, she also blogs at Wild Rumpus School House.
About the Author
Kristen Alcock lives in Travelers Rest with her husband, three kids and two dogs. A former teacher turned homeschooler, she spends her days reading, writing, doing art projects and science experiments, hiking and having adventures with her family.

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