Get ready for free parking, bike valet, seven stages with free concerts, 47 food vendors offering 250 menu items, and six interactive mobile tours, including the Duke’s Mayonnaise 100th Anniversary Taste Tour. These are some of the highlights of BB&T Fall for Greenville 2017, Oct. 13-15, announced this morning at a press conference.
The festival kicks off Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. with a free pre-event concert at the Peace Center Stage on the River. Outshyne will open the show, with Whiskey Meyers taking the stage at 8:30 p.m. Larkin’s on the River will have food for sale on site. Shows continue throughout the weekend at stages set up along Main Street.
It’s likely you aren’t familiar with all of the 75 acts performing, so for a pre-event crash course, look up the Spotify station “Fall for Greenville 2017” for a 41-song sampling.
Free parking will be available at the Broad Street Garage and County Square, where the trolley will pick up festival goers and drop off on South Main Street.
If biking downtown is your plan, hit up the Bike Valet on the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail under the Main Street Bridge Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Taste tickets, which are the only currency accepted at the 47 food vendors, can be pre-purchased online through Oct. 11, and at Soby’s on the Side or Dapper Ink through Oct. 13. Tickets are $5 for a sheet of eight and can be used for food, drinks, merchandise, and kids’ area rides. Pre-purchase $50 worth of sheets to receive one sheet free.
Volunteers are still needed for the weekend. Visit fallforgreenville.net for more information.