Find Spartanburg events and things to do, including concerts, art walks, sporting events and nightlife entertainment. Be sure to also check out our outdoors guide for the Upstate and a listing of museums and galleries.

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Applications are now open for Artisphere 2023
Sep 29 all-day
online
Biltmore: Legends of Art & Innovation
Sep 29 – Nov 20 all-day
Biltmore

November 2021 – November 2022

Immerse yourself in our new exhibition series, Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore—featuring three different large-scale, multi-sensory experiences—created and produced by Grande Experiences using the very latest in immersive technology to illuminate the remarkable lives of Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci and their timeless masterpieces of art and design.

Each individual component of this year-long series offers fascinating ties to George Vanderbilt’s collection of treasures for his magnificent home on the grounds of Biltmore.

Biltmore: Legends of Art + Innovation
Sep 29 all-day
Biltmore Estate

Immerse yourself in Legends of Art & Innovation at Biltmore—featuring three
different large-scale, multi-sensory experiences—created and produced by Grande Experiences using the very latest in
immersive technology to illuminate the remarkable lives of Van Gogh, Monet, and Da Vinci and their timeless masterpieces of art
and design, Included with the cost of admission, Reservations required

Brevard Music Center Car Raffle
Sep 29 all-day
online w/ Brevard Music Center

Official 2022 Raffle RulesAudi Asheville

PROCEEDS

This raffle is a fundraising event, and all net proceeds benefit the Brevard Music Center (BMC). Brevard Music Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. EIN# 56-0729350

DRAWING

The drawing will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 3:00pm EDT. All mail, phone, and internet orders must be received by 11:59pm EDT on Monday, November 14, 2022.

TICKETS

The cost to purchase a single entry (“Ticket”) for the Raffle is $125 (U.S. Funds only) and is not tax deductible.

DETAILS

  1. By entering this raffle, entrants accept and agree to be bound by all the rules, limitations and restrictions set forth here and that their names and/or likenesses may be disclosed to and used by the news media and may otherwise be used by BMC for publicity purposes.
  2. The winner may choose a new 2022 Volvo, Subaru, or Hyundai prize vehicle from Hunter Automotive Group of Fletcher, NC with an MSRP up to $50,000.
  3. Vehicle choice will be subject to the current available inventory of the dealer. BMC reserves the right to substitute a Volvo, Subaru, or Hyundai model of equal value.
  4. The winner is responsible for all taxes, delivery costs, dealer fees, and any options he or she may choose above the vehicle’s manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) greater than $50,000.
  5. The gross winnings of the raffle will be reported to the federal and state tax authorities at the MSRP and the winner is responsible for income tax withholding prior to taking title to the prize.
  6. Individuals may purchase as many tickets as they wish; however, only 1,500 tickets will be sold.
  7. Participants must be 18 years old or older.
  8. BMC employees, faculty, and students 18 or older are eligible to participate.
  9. Winnings are not redeemable for cash.
  10. If a minimum of 600 tickets is not sold, all ticket holders will receive a full refund and the raffle will not occur.
  11. BMC does not make or provide any representation, guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, in connection with the car and accepts no liability or responsibility regarding the construction or condition of the car.

WINNINGS

Once the winner has selected a prize vehicle, the Dealer will notify BMC of the award vehicle’s MSRP. BMC will calculate the required federal income taxes due. The raffle winner is responsible for remitting the funds to BMC for the federal income tax. Brevard Music Center is required by law to report the base MSRP of the vehicle the winner chooses as gaming income to federal and state authorities and to withhold and deposit federal income taxes equal to 25% of the MSRP less the wager (raffle ticket). The winner’s payment of the federal taxes to BMC will be deposited with the US Federal Treasury and the winner will receive credit for the taxes remitted. In order for the dealer to release the winner’s vehicle, the winner will need to provide the following to BMC:

  1. A completed form W-9.
  2. Payment to BMC of the appropriate amount of federal tax withholding in cash or certified check.

Once both of these are received, BMC will authorize the dealer to release the vehicle. The winner will receive a Form W-2G by January 31, 2023 to use in preparing their 2022 income tax return.

Call for entry: SE Center for Photography
Sep 29 all-day
online w/ SE Center for Photography


© Jerry Park

THE MEMBERS SHOW

MEG GRIFFITHS, JUROR

The Members Show. It’s that time agin, the 2022-23 Members show. Anything goes, all subjects, any photo based imagery. Analog and digital manipulation in all its forms welcome. Monochrome or color, all subjects, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.

Our juror for the The Members Show is Meg Griffiths. Griffiths was born in Indiana and raised in Texas. She received two B.A.’s from the University of Texas in Cultural Anthropology and English Literature and earned her Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. She currently lives in Denton, Texas where she is an Assistant Professor and Area Head of Photography in the Department of Visual Art at Texas Woman’s University.

35-40 Selected images will hang in the SE Center’s main gallery space for approximately one month with the opportunity to be invited for a solo show at a later date. In addition, selected images are featured in the SE Center social media accounts (FB, IG, Twitter) and an archived, online slide show. A video walkthrough of each exhibition is also featured and archived.

Submissions Now Open

Submissions Close 10/2/22

Exhibition Opens 12/2/22

Check Out Upstate Resources: TATT youtube
Sep 29 all-day
online
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Class
Sep 29 – Oct 10 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Three people carrying a person in a stretcher

BECOME AN E.M.T.

If you’re ready to get started in an exciting and rewarding career that doesn’t require years of higher education, you may be interested in our Emergency Medical Technician Course at SOLO Southeast. Sign up for our September course before the registration closes!

EMTs play a vital role in both public safety and healthcare by caring for and transporting sick and injured people during emergencies. Our intensive EMT program is designed to offer students a streamlined pathway into the world of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The course is fast-paced and taught by our accredited and highly experienced instructors. If learning more about anatomy, patient assessment, life-saving medical interventions, and pre-hospital patient care click on the link above to learn more.

Earn your EMT in 3 weeks!

SOLO Southeast’s intensive EMT program is designed to offer students a streamlined pathway into the world of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The course is fast-paced and taught by our highly experienced instructors. Students learn anatomy, patient assessment, life-saving medical interventions, and pre-hospital patient care.

Hawk Watch
Sep 29 all-day
Grandfather Mountain
A red-tailed hawk soaring over Grandfather Mountain

All throughout September, guests are invited to join the mountain’s naturalists as they count and celebrate the annual spectacle of fall raptor migration. Participants can observe the migration daily at Linville Peak, across the Mile High Swinging Bridge, weather permitting. Included with admission.

Learn-Speak-Connect with Foreign Language Classes at Upstate International
Sep 29 – Dec 28 all-day
Online and in-person

Registration is OPEN for our winter Foreign Language Classes.

Learn~Speak~Connect with classes at Upstate International. DON’T DELAY: Classes fill up quickly!

Classes begin the week of January 3rd and will be completed by February 25th, then followed by our spring semester. Upstate International offers both once/week regular and twice/week intensive classes, online and in-house. English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. Check the schedule for details. Click here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eiwswdx0d921b8c1&llr=4w9vvofab&showPage=true.

Moonlight Mountaintop Zip Line Tour
Sep 29 all-day
Nantahala Outdoor Center

Zip line lights on the Moonlight Mountaintop Zip Line Tour trip

Nantahala Outdoor Center’s premier Mountaintop Zip Line Tour takes the heart-pounding intensity up a notch when it’s under the night time sky! On dates near a full moon, NOC offers limited trips on this stunning Moonlight Mountaintop Zip Line Tour.

Zip under the night sky while taking in the sights and sounds of the calm Blue Ridge Mountains. NOC’s expert aerial guides use glow sticks to signal you, and you use glow sticks to paint the night sky. This adventure truly feels magical.

NOC’s Moonlight Mountaintop Zip Line Tour consists of two-miles of mountaintop-to-mountaintop zip lines, culminating in the heart-pounding 1/2 mile Mega Zip underneath the stars – silhouetting stunning 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Highlights

  • NOC’s Moonlight Mountaintop Zip Line is an unparalleled experience of mountaintop-to-mountaintop zips under a full moon.
  • Glow sticks are used by Aerial Guides to signal you forward through the course.
  • Participants use glow sticks to paint the star-filled sky.
  • The 1/2 Mile Mega Zip is the true gem of the trip – offering silhouetted 360-degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the starry night sky.

What to Expect

Please check-in for your trip 30 minutes prior to your reservation at the Adventure Deck. All guests should have prior zip lining experience. Once being fitted for equipment, guests will shuttle to a ground school where they will receive instructions on how to use glow sticks to signal with the Aerial Guides. Guests will be required to demonstrate proficiency in zip lining including breaking.

Remnants
Sep 29 – Sep 30 all-day
Woodbine Studio & Gallery

Remnants – Quilts, Mixed Media, and Oil paintings
Artist’s Reception 6-9 pm

Kellie Legrand
Leslie Hart
Meredith B. Skinner

September is #HungerActionMonth
Sep 29 all-day
Greer Relief

Last month, 386 neighbors were fed through our food pantry. We cannot thank YOU, our volunteers and donors, enough for all the help and care you provide for our community. Keeping our pantry stocked, organized, and ready for food orders would not be possible without YOU. Thank you! If you want to take action against hunger, you can view our food pantry volunteer opportunities here.

Golf for Relief

Help make our biggest fundraiser of the year a success! Golf for Relief is back at Cherokee Valley Golf Course and Club. We need help taking photos, driving the beverage carts, and more. Sign-up HERE.

Volunteer Opportunities

Golf for Relief

Golf for Relief is right around the corner! The tournament is September 26th at Cherokee Valley Course & Club. We are seeking volunteers to help make our biggest fundraiser a success. Register HERE.

Creation Station @ Greer Arts and Eats Festival

Calling all artists and art enthusiasts. We are participating in the Greer Arts & Eats Festival by hosting a Kids Creation Station craft booth, Booths will be open 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Our assigned craft are: scratch art & glitter crowns. Register to help here.

Become a RENEW Educator

We are looking for RENEW Class Instructors and Facilitators. Our RENEW program allows for community members to attend free classes and earn rewards that can be used in our monthly pop-up thrift store or towards our Christmas program. We are seeking English and Spanish instructors. Email [email protected] for more information.

FoodShare Volunteer
Mill Village Farms’ FoodShare Greenville is a fresh food box program in partnership with FoodShareSC that is working to make it easier for families in our community to enjoy fresh fruits & vegetables. Volunteers are needed to welcome FoodShare participants, distribute boxes, complete order forms, etc. Sign-up for this opportunity here.
Food Pantry
**Wednesday Morning Volunteer Urgently Needed**
Come help process donations, make food orders, and keep the pantry organized! Choose when you can help HERE.
Donation Needs
** We are currently running low on most food pantry items. Please help spread awareness that we are in need.**

Food Pantry

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Mashed Potatoes

Soup

Pasta

Cereal/Breakfast Items

Household Items

**Laundry Detergent

**Dish Detergent

Toothpaste

Deoderant

Any Cleaning Supplies!

If you can’t donate in person, consider using our Amazon Wishlist:
Amazon Wishlist
Double Your Donation: September to Honor Childhood Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease Awareness w/ The Blood Connection
Sep 29 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
The Blood Connection-Spartanburg

Those who donate with The Blood Connection, the non-profit community blood center, are directly impacting the lives of people in this community; people like children battling cancer, or a neighbor suffering from Sickle Cell Disease.  Those people rely on community blood donors every day to ensure lifesaving blood products needed for treatments are available in local hospitals.  That is why TBC is partnering with local and national organizations to shed light on Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Sickle Cell Awareness Month.

 

Both causes have a close tie to blood centers, as blood products are vital for the treatment and management of these diseases.  TBC’s September campaign will give community members an opportunity to double their donation by donating blood to the community and donating their reward points to organizations that support childhood cancer and sickle cell patients.

TBC is also looking for organizations, companies, and groups to host blood drives to benefit these causes.
Blood drive coordinators can pick local chapters and organizations, and TBC will make a monetary donation
per donor. To speak with a TBC representative about hosting a blood drive in September, go to
thebloodconnection.org/host and fill out the form.

Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries Administration and Emergency Assistance
Grandad’s Apples ‘N Such Apple Orchard, Weekend Faily Fun Activities, and Country Store + Bakery
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Grandad’s Apples

Visit Grandad’s for the day and enjoy a variety of family fun activities on a 100-acre family farm and apple orchard located in Hendersonville NC near Asheville.  Select pre-picked apples fresh off the trees daily from our bins or enjoy you-pick on select weekends. Starting in late September, in Grandad’s pumpkin patch you will find pumpkins and jack o’lanterns in every size and shape. At Grandad’s Barn and Country Store, you will find a great selection of fall harvest decorations, apple peelers, apple bakers, and other apple gifts. Come by our bakery where we have hot cider donuts all day along with apple pies, cookies, hot cider, apple cider slushies, and many other apple goodies to eat!

Greenville State Farmers Market
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Greenville State Farmers Market

The Greenville State Farmers Market includes retail sheds and farmer stalls that offer a wide variety of locally grown products and specialty goods. Both quality and variety are standards for the volume of products offered for sale at the Greenville State Farmers Market. Market operations continue Monday – Saturday all year long, ceasing for only two holidays: Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Find information about upcoming events and what’s in season at our market’s Facebook page.

 

Office Hours

Monday – Friday  •  7:30 am – 4 pm
Closed on State Holidays

 

Retail Hours

Monday – Saturday  •  8 am – 6 pm
Admission and parking are free
Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Banco de Comida I Food Pantry
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
United Ministries
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Food Pantry Donation Needs
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Greer Relief
Donation Needs
** We are currently running low on most food pantry items. Please help spread awareness that we are in need.**

Food Pantry

Peanut Butter & Jelly

Mashed Potatoes

Soup

Pasta

Cereal/Breakfast Items

Household Items

**Laundry Detergent

**Paper Towels & Toilet Paper

**Diapers (sizes 3, 4, 5, 6)

Toothpaste

Deodorant

Any Cleaning Supplies!

If you can’t donate in person, consider using our Amazon Wishlist:
Amazon Wishlist
Bellews Market
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Bellews Market
Bellews Market

Open Year Round Large Selection. We have been in business for over 30 years supporting our local farmers and selling their produce. With over 40 farmers we have a wide selection of Farm Fresh fruits and vegetables. We offer a wide selection of pickles, relishes, jellies, jams, fresh baked cakes and traditional pound cakes.

Contemporary Print Collective: Unmasked
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Art can provide an important intellectual and emotional outlet when the artist and the audience face personal and social challenges. After 2 years of an anemic social environment due to a challenging global crisis, privatization has trumped community in many respects. This process has been visually hallmarked by face coverings, which, while vital to public health, also represent the suppression of social interaction contributing to emotional isolation. In Unmasked, printmakers reintroduce themselves to society through self-portraits. Participants were asked to create a self-portrait that is recognizable yet not necessarily realistic. These portraits range in print media, from relief prints of woodcut and linoleum to intaglio and lithography.