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.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Fall Foliage Photography Contest
Oct 9 @ 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park

Capture photos of your friends and family members enjoying the vivid hues of fall and enter them into our photo contest. We’ll use the winning entries on our website and Facebook album, and you’ll win some fun prizes. Photos must be taken within the Chimney Rock section of the Park.

No additional costs to enter.

The first-place winner will receive an overnight getaway to Hickory Nut Gorge with a stay at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa, two passes to the Park, brunch for two at the Historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

The contest’s second-place winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at the Old Rock Cafe and two tickets for a tour with Lake Lure Boat Tours.

Chimney Rock’s Facebook followers will select the People’s Choice Award winner. Followers will have a week to like and share their favorite photo from an album of Winter Photo Contest entries posted on the Park’s Facebook page at facebook.com/chimneyrockparknc. The People’s Choice Award Winner will receive two passes to the Park, lunch for two at Old Rock Cafe and their photo will be featured on the Park’s Facebook page.

Shutterbugs interested in capturing Mother Nature’s wintry beauty can do so by entering Friday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the Park’s winter hours.

All entries must be submitted to [email protected] or to the Parks’ Facebook page through Facebook messenger.

https://www.facebook.com/events/453143675217439/?event_time_id=453143728550767

107th Cherokee Indian Fair
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds

It’s over a century old. It’s a cornucopia of sights and sounds—a treat for all your senses. It’s a carnival and an agriculture show. It’s an art show and a game show. There’s food, music, and rides. It’s pure, unfiltered fair entertainment with that unmistakable Cherokee touch.

General admission is $10 per person at the ticket booth (gate), Tuesday through Saturday. Children ages 6 to 10 are $5 per person. Youth under 6 years old will be admitted for free. Enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and other federally recognized tribes will receive free admission with their enrollment card.

Tuesday: Parade Day (gates open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 11 p.m.)

Wednesday: Children’s Day (gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. and from noon until closing, youth 17 years old and younger are admitted for free and will get a wristband to enjoy complimentary rides)

Thursday: Elder’s Day (gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. and all Elder’s ages 59 and a half are admitted for free)

Friday: Veterans’ Day (gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. and all Veterans’ are admitted for free)

Saturday: Community Day (gates open at 9 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. and will feature a variety of traditional competitions for the communities to compete against one another for a chance to win cash prizes)

Book Banter
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Pickens County Library System

Join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am! Chat about what you’re reading, and hear what others are reading.

All are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2259385687636436/?event_time_id=2259385710969767

Story Time
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Joe's Place Bookstore

Let us entertain the kiddos with a story (or two) while you browse the books or enjoy a cup of coffee. Our story times are geared toward ages infant to six, but all are welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/353276458626290/?event_time_id=353276515292951

Toddler Time
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am

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West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806

Toddler Time Story Time (18 months – 3 years)

 

2019 Q4 Mystery Bookclub with Sisters in Crime
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Fiction Addiction

Sign up for our mystery bookclub, co-sponsored by our local chapter of Sisters in Crime. Cost includes all books being discussed that quarter. The club will meet at Fiction Addiction on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12pm-1pm. Each quarter will have a different moderator. Judy Buch will moderate the fourth quarter of 2019 and her selections are: Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler (October), The Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz (November), and Kill for Justice by Judy Buch (December). If you already own one of the books, we can sub out another book in our store of equal or lesser cost.

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm

Burntyard Vineyards Wine Tastings

Summit Wine Club

Wine Tastings Sunday – Thursday 12-6pm

Winery Tours 2 pm Daily

2695 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC 28792

The Flat Rock Playhouse Smoke on the Mountain
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm
Leiman Mainstage

Take a break from the frenzy of everyday life and enjoy Smoke on the Mountain, a wholesome celebration of faith, community, and Appalachian Music. Set in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina around 1938, Smoke on the Mountain brings to life a small-town musical revival featuring the traveling Sanders Family as they play the best of bluegrass, gospel, and hymns. Audiences will recognize beloved songs such as “Rock of Ages”, “The Church in the Wildwood”, “A Wonderful Time Up There,” and more as they are performed by talented actor-musicians. Running October 4th – 19th, Smoke on the Mountain, showcases the power of music to bring us all together and will have audiences singing along.

 

Director, Amy Jones, describes the experience as, “an entertaining and inspirational evening full of rousing gospel music played by the cast while also getting to know the unique dynamics of the Sanders family through their witnessing. The music is beautiful and heartfelt, and the characters are fleshed out in a very real and relatable way.”

Game Night at Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm
Game Night at Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery
Oct 9 @ 4:00 pm
Game Night at Cleveland Park
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cleveland Park

Come join us for Game Night! Four times a year we are going to be playing board, tabletop, card, and video games at Cleveland Park.

Have a favorite game but need some people to play with? Bring it and we will help find players!

Have a game you’ve been dying to learn? Let us know and we will help people to teach it!

https://www.facebook.com/events/599631633836787/?event_time_id=599631647170119

Jack of the Wood :Old Time Mountain Music Jam
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm

Jack of the Wood : Old Time Mountain Music Jam

Every Wednesday!

Starts at 5 pm

Jack of the Wood

95 Patton ave

Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252.5445

http://www.jackofthewood.com/

unnatural history
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm

unnatural history

The works in Unnatural History are portals backwards or forwards (or sometimes both at once) in geologic time, offering visions from before, after, and during the tenancy of humankind. Dioramas of cast resin depicting bizarre plants and animate slime suggest a post-human period wherein nature reclaims the planet. Artificial geodes made of oil paint, latex, foam, and soil transport viewers into a distant future where industrial waste has become fossil evidence of human activity. Abstract wall sculptures use motor and crude oil as raw material in the depiction of the vast, intricate industrial landscapes of the near future, while wooden mosaics made of materials salvaged from hurricane-affected cities and reconstructed glass objects found on beaches suggest a possible utopian remedy to decline, decay, and disintegration. Overall, the exhibition underscores and illustrates the many ways in which the technological processes of mass mining, manufacturing, resource extraction, and large-scale industrial agriculture have altered not only the present, but also the future history of our planet.

For more information, contact our Exhibitions Coordinator + Designer, Ashleigh Shuler, at 864.582.7616 x 254 or email [email protected].

​This exhibition is generously sponsored by Bagwell Fence, SantoLubes, Kerin Hannah, Margaret + George Nixon, Sikanas Family Charitable Fund, and Susu + George Dean Johnson, Jr.

Beer Run with Wild Bill
Oct 9 @ 5:15 pm

Join Wild Bill every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. for a group run to and from the brewery. Run your buns off, reward yourself with a beer after.

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Beer Run with Wild Bill
Oct 9 @ 5:15 pm

Join Wild Bill every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. for a group run to and from the brewery. Run your buns off, reward yourself with a beer after.

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Highland Brewing Company : Woody Wood Wednesdays
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Highland Brewing Company :

Woody Wood Wednesdays

Location: Highland Brewing Tasting Room
When: Wednesdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tasting Room Hours: Open 4:00-8:00PM; Music 5:30-7:30PM (FREE)
Music Style: Rock/Soul/Funky Mountain Rock
Food Truck: Avery’s Hot Dogs

Woody Wood plays an acoustic show live in the tasting room at Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, NC.

Aaron Wood is quite the renaissance music man. He grew up steeped in the traditions of blues and folk music of North Carolina. His father has shared the stage with the likes of Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley and performed at The Grand Ole Opry, taking Aaron with him every chance he got. It didn’t take long before the music took hold, and he studied any kind of music he could get his fingers on.

One look at the long list of artists he has shared the stage with exemplifies his diversity and respect from his musical peers. From Jimmy Martin to Leon Russel, R.L. Burnside to Warren Haynes, Sara Evans to Carlos Santana, Aaron has played with and learned from some of those who have helped shaped music into what it is today.

Highland Brewing Company

12 Old Charlotte Hwy

Asheville, NC 28803

(828) 299-3370

http://www.highlandbrewing.com/

My Daddy Taught Me That: Men’s Discussion Group
Oct 9 @ 5:30 pm

A youth development program designed to support young males, ages 12-19, in Western North Carolina through advocacy, education, and mentoring.

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My Daddy Taught Me That meets twice a week – on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  We also have occasional outings and weekend events.  To volunteer or for more information on how you can be involved, email [email protected]

RJ Rockers Brewery Tour
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm

Tours of RJ Rockers Brewery every Wednesday!

226-A W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Tel: (864) 585-BEER | rjrockers.com

RJ Rockers Brewery Tour
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm

Tours of RJ Rockers Brewery every Wednesday!

226-A W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306

Tel: (864) 585-BEER | rjrockers.com

Community Dinner
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm
YWCA of Asheville

Gather with your community for a FREE tasty meal, lessons on healthy eating and information on Double Up Food Bucks (a new program through SNAP)! Community Dinners are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 – 7:30 pm. FREE childcare provided.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat online.

For more information, contact Leah Berger-Singer, Preventive Health Coordinator at (828) 254-7206 ext. 212 or [email protected]