The start of the Bank of America Fall for Greenville festival, presented by Pepsi, means a ton of food, drink and music options will be coming to downtown on Thursday, October 13.
The festival will be in full swing on Friday evening October 14, on and around Main Street, West and East Streets North to the West End, and it will continue until Sunday October 16.
Fall for Greenville is a free event for the public, but food, drink and some children’s activities must be purchased.
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If you’re planning on going, here’s what you need to know:
Fall in love with the Greenville Festival Hours
Thursday, Oct. 13: Launch Concert (CPI Security West End Stage) 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
How to use tickets to buy things in Fall for Greenville
Although entrance to the festival and entertainment is free, “Taste Tickets” are required to purchase food, drink and activities such as kiddie rides at the festival. Each ticket is the equivalent of $1. They are sold in sheets of five and will be on sale on street corners downtown.
Tickets are good throughout the 2022 festival.
As a promotion, tickets are offered at a reduced price until October 13. If you buy 10 sheets or $50 worth of tickets, you get one sheet, or $5, for free. These presale tickets can be purchased online at fallforgreenville.net, and also in person from October 10-13 at two locations:
- Discover Clemson: 1 N. Main St., Suite B, Greenville SC, 29601 – Weekdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Diamonds Direct: 1113 Woodruff Road, Greenville SC, 29607 – Weekdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Food in the fall for Greenville
More than 50 restaurants with over 250 dining options will be available at the festival, with items ranging in cost from two to eight tickets.
Shrimp and grits, Philly cheesesteak spring rolls, empanadas and assorted desserts will be among the highlights for all to enjoy.
Beer and wine at Fall for Greenville
The Carolina Ale House Beer Garden will host a range of craft beers with selections from over 25 on-site breweries offering various stouts, ales and more.
Additionally, a selection of more than 50 wines will be offered at the CenterWell Senior Primary Care Wine Garden, with selections ranging from Oregon’s Williamette Valley to Italy.
Those wishing to consume alcohol during the festival will need to purchase a $1 wristband.
Cooking demonstrations at Fall for Greenville
Food and art will intertwine at US Foods Culinary Stage for cooking demonstrations at the entrance to Falls Park over the weekend.
The Culinary Stage schedule will be announced on the festival website closer to the opening of Fall for Greenville.
Music at Fall for Greenville
Fall for Greenville will feature six performance scenes and will open with Chapel Hart leading the launch concert on Thursday night.
Valarie June will headline the festival on Sunday night on the Clemson Main Stage at 5 p.m.
Other bands to feature are The Vegabonds, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues, XperienceSoul and many more.
Fall parking for Greenville
Free parking is available at County Square, 301 University Ridge, where the Greelink Trolley will provide shuttle service to drop you off at the intersection of Augusta and Main streets.
All city-owned parking garages will host a $5 flat fee during the fall for Greenville.
Bike valet options are also available.
Children’s Activities at Fall for Greenville
The Visual Comfort & Co. Children’s Zone will be located on East Broad Street and will feature a climbing wall, speed slide, children’s Ferris wheel and more. Tickets will be required to purchase rides.
Items prohibited in Fall for Greenville
- Outside alcohol
- Garden chairs
- Roller skates
- Personal transportation
- Pets (service animals are allowed)
- open carry gun
– AJ Jackson covers arts, entertainment and more for The Greenville News and Anderson Independent Mail. Reach him by email at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @ajhappened.