What to know about food, parking and music

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The Bank of America Fall for Greenville Festival heads to downtown Greenville this weekend with plenty of live music, food and drink. Here’s what to know if you’re planning to go:

Festival times:

  • Thursday October 7: 5 pm-10pm
  • Friday October 8: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 9: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday October 10: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tasting tickets

“Taste Tickets” are Fall for Greenville’s motto for purchasing food, drink and attractions requiring admission. Tickets can be purchased online or on site and are sold in sheets of 10 for $ 5. Tickets are valid for the whole weekend. Food menu items range from three to 10 tickets.

Food selection

Forty five restaurants. Over 250 menu items. From breast tacos and pound cake to shrimp and oatmeal, there’s something for everyone. Check out this year’s interactive map here to plan your stops.

Beer and wine

Fall for Greenville will feature beer and wine selections throughout the festival site, including the Carolina Ale House Beer Garden, which will feature tasting cups at the designated tent, and Oak Street Health Wine Garden, which will feature over 50 wines to choose from. of. Samples and complete castings will be available. A $ 1 bracelet is required to purchase alcohol.

Cooking demonstrations

Local chefs will host cooking demonstrations at the Challenge Butter cooking scene throughout the weekend, where you can watch them show off their skills and learn recipes and tips. Demonstrations begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, starting with Chef Shawn Kelly of Fork & Plow.

Music

The festival kicks off Thursday evening with a special concert on the QuikTrip stage, located at the intersection of Main and Augusta streets. Vilai Harrington & the Hamptones, Tall Tall Trees and The Lone Bellow will perform, followed by dozens of local musicians and guest artists performing on seven stages throughout the weekend. Discover the full range here.

Getting There

Visitors can park at County Square, 301 University Ridge, and take the free downtown streetcar to the festival. The shuttles leave one hour before the festival and run one hour after.

Other downtown parking lots and garages include:

  • Garage Broad Street, 135 E. Broad St.
  • Garage Poinsett, 25 avenue W. McBee.
  • Church Street Garage, 320 N. Church St.
  • Richardson Street Garage, 66 Richardson Street
  • Shared garage, 60, place Beattie
  • Garage RiverPlace, 300 River Street
  • River Street Garage, 414 River Street
  • Garage Place de la Liberté, 65, place Beattie
  • South Spring Street Garage, 99 S. Brown Street.
  • North Laurens Street Bridge, 210 N. Laurens St.
  • Lot West End, 106 Augusta St.
  • ONE City Plaza Garage, 34 Richardson Street.
  • West Washington Street Bridge, 101 W. Washington St.

Activities for children

Kids can play in the T-Mobile Kids’ Zone on East Broad Street, which offers a variety of rides and activities for all ages, including:

  • Fun slide
  • Oscillations
  • City of toddlers
  • Wacky slide

The rides are open at the same times as the festival. Height restrictions apply to some rides and activities. Prices vary from two to eight tickets.

The baby care station, a private area that includes changing tables and rocking chairs, will be located in the parking lot next to the children’s area.

What is forbidden?

  • Smoking
  • Vaping
  • Outdoor alcohol
  • Garden chairs, blankets and coolers
  • Roller skates
  • Skateboards
  • Bikes and personal transport
  • Pets (service animals are allowed)
  • Open firearms

Macon Atkinson is the town watch reporter for The Greenville News. It is fueled by long runs and strong coffee. Follow her on Twitter @maconatkinson.

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