Celebrate the Best that Our Town has to Offer at Fall For Greenville

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Are you looking for the best outdoor festival in Greenville? Fall For Greenville is an annual tradition and a celebration of our city that you don’t want to miss! Local mom Kristina gives us the details you need to plan a visit to this year’s annual Fall For Greenville!

The 2023 Fall for Greenville event starts October 13th, 2023, and runs through October 15th, 2023. There is also a kick-off concert on October 12th, 2023 if you’re too excited to wait!

Greenville has focused a significant amount of time and energy on making the small city a paradise for people who love to eat good food. And who doesn’t love good food?

Fall for Greenville is not only one of the region’s hottest food festivals but also one of the nation’s best fall festivals, according to Country Living. Cheers to that!

Want to check out more fall festivals? Here is our list of Fall Festivals near Greenville.

Looking for parking? Here’s our Guide to Parking in Downtown Greenville.

Food and Beverages at Fall for Greenville

Fall for Greenville is so remarkable because it’s a fantastic opportunity to try out several of the area’s best restaurants without completely emptying your wallet. Have you heard that the shrimp and grits are to die for at Soby’s? Then give it a try with a small plate. Or, try a small plate of brisket nachos from Universal Joint.

Over 40 restaurants are participating this year, including places like Roost, Larkins, Smoke on the Water, Mellow Mushroom, and Soby’s.

Adult beverages are also widely represented in the Beer Garden and the Wine Garden, which traditionally features 24 different breweries and dozens of craft beers. So enjoy some good tunes along with the brews. Beers will be available along with many other options to quench the thirst of festival-goers.

Cooking Demos & Competitions at Fall for Greenville

Fall for Greenville traditionally hosts several area chefs for cooking demonstrations to dish out their secrets in the kitchen.

If you have a reality TV show food cooking addiction, be sure to check out the competitions at Fall for Greenville. Professional chefs and food critics will pick the best entrée from participating restaurants in the U.S. Foods Silver Spoon competition. In the U.S. Foods Sugary Spoon competition, judges will choose the best dessert menu item.

The Fall for Greenville Kids Area

The Fall for Greenville Kids’ Area is open the same hours as the festival and features rides like a fun slide, swings, a wacky slide, and toddler town. Tickets are required for all the rides for the kids and range from 1 – 5 tickets. Tickets cost $1 per ticket and are located at East Broad Street.

Next to the kids’ area will be the Baby Care Station, a private changing room, and rocking chairs.

Tickets Are For Food, Beverage, and Rides at Fall for Greenville

Buy sheets of tickets when you get to the festival and use them for beverages, food, and rides. Tickets are $5 for a sheet of 5 taste tickets and can be used all weekend. If you buy your tickets in advance (buy them online Fall for Greenville Taste Tickets) and purchase at least ten sheets, you will receive one free sheet of ticekts. Cash and credit cards are both accepted at the venues.

Here’s a list of how many tickets you usually need for certain things (subject to change) Beer: 5 Tickets

  • Beer: 5 Tickets
  • Carolina Ale House Beer Garden: 7 Tickets
  • Wine: 5 Tickets
  • CenterWell Senior Primary Care Wine Garden: 7 Tickets
  • Pepsi Products: 2 Tickets
  • Kids’ Rides: 1 – 5 Tickets
  • Food Menu Items: 1 – 8 Tickets

Fall for Greenville kicks off with a concert on the CPI Security West End Stage at the intersection of Main Street and Augusta Street.

The rest of the festival runs from Friday through Sunday. Alcohol sales cut off a half-hour before the festival ends each day. Here is a map of Fall for Greenville.

Getting Around at Fall for Greenville

Parking options are available throughout Greenville, but you can park at County Square (301 University Ridge) and take the free downtown trolley. It runs an hour before the festival starts and ends an hour after closing.

Strollers and wheelchairs are permitted at the event, but none are for rent. From experience, if you can carry your younger children in baby carriers, it is easier than trying to navigate through the crowds with a stroller. Pets aren’t allowed (but service animals are), and neither are lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, bikes, or skateboards. Fall for Greenville will go on rain or shine!

2023 Fall For Greenville Festival Info

  • Where: Downtown Greenville
  • When:
    • October 12th | Kick-Off concert 5 pm – 10 pm
      October 13th | 12 pm – 10 pm
      October 14th | 11 am – 9 pm
      October 15th | 12 pm – 7 pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Fall For Greenville FAQ

Are you excited about Fall for Greenville?

About the Author
Kristina Hernandez is a mom of two girls, freelance writer and photographer. Originally from New Jersey, she is in love with the Upstate and could not imagine raising her kids anywhere else. She enjoys hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, camping, cooking, and exploring all that Greenville has to offer. And she really loves baby goats. Follow her on Instagram at @scadventurer.

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