Bank of America Fall for Greenville presented by Pepsi has announced plans for virtual experiences throughout the month of October. The festival, which will celebrate its 39th year Oct. 9-11, has also scheduled virtual events on those days.
The virtual offerings include free online concerts, cooking demonstrations presented by US Foods and content from six popular breweries.
“We are thrilled to have found new, engaging and creative ways to deliver an experience that is in line with what our community looks forward to every year,” said Fall for Greenville board chair Megan Finnern. “While the festival may look different this year, our mission remains the same in shining a spotlight on the restaurants, musicians and nonprofit organizations that make our community such a wonderful place to live, work and play.”
The schedule for the Virtual Experience weekend from Oct. 9-11 is as follows:
- Chef Bevins with US Foods culinary demonstration at 6 p.m.
- My Girl My Whiskey & Me at 7 p.m.
- Nikki Lane at 8 p.m.
- Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge & Ice Cream, How to make fudge demonstration at noon
- KW Beverage Virtual Happy Hour featuring Brewery 85, Catawba Brewing, Bold Rock Cidery, New Belgium Brewing, Steel Hands Brewing, Wicked Weed and Palmetto Brewing at 4 p.m.
- Chef Martin with US Foods BBQ demonstration at 5 p.m.
- Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues music at 6 p.m. and Q&A at 7:30 p.m.
- In the Kitchen with Chef Freidank from Table 301 Catering & Kitchen at 11 a.m.
- Greenville Jazz Collective at noon
- Chef Leamons with US Foods Fall for Favorites culinary demonstration at 4 p.m.
- Sharon Jones Tribute Band at 5 p.m.
Fall for Greenville’s website has also added a local musician support page with information about local bands and where to purchase their music. The festival also has a Spotify playlist, which features over 20 hours of music by festival bands from the past decade.
In addition to the Virtual Experience weekend offerings, beer aficionados may take part in the Mich Ultra Virtual Beer Garden every Tuesday and Thursday in October. The online content features Tap Takeovers from six popular breweries, including Brewery 85, Wicked Weed, Bold Rock Cidery and New Belgium Brewing. During these virtual events, viewers will be able to have their questions answered, see inside of each brewery and learn what is currently being brewed.
Around the area, Brewery 85’s FFG Festbier, which is the signature brew for the festival, will be available at select restaurants as part of the festival’s Taps on the Town. To find the beer, visit the festival website for a map showing where it’s on tap.
“The Fall for Greenville organizers have done a tremendous job of transforming this iconic local event to meet the challenges of our current environment,” said Bank of America Upstate SC Market president Stacy Brandon. “It’s truly inspiring to see how Greenville is coming together during this health and humanitarian crisis to continue to support our nonprofits through events like this one. We are so proud to partner with the city and Fall for Greenville to continue to deliver the local experiences people look forward to each year, while staying safe and socially distanced.”
Rounding out the changes to this year’s festival is the “A Taste of Our Town Digital Discount Book,” presented by Truist Culinary and Hospitality Innovation Center, which features 35 local restaurants and over 40 discounts, including buy one, get one free or half-off entrees, free appetizers and free desserts. Anyone who uses their digital discount book at more than half of the participating restaurants will be entered into a 2021 festival weekend grand prize giveaway. The winner will receive two festival T-shirts and $100 in Taste Tickets, parking vouchers and one night’s stay at the AC Hotel Greenville for the 2021 festival.
The digital discount book is $20, and all restaurant discounts are valid from Oct. 1, 2020 through Feb. 28, 2021. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the books will benefit five local nonprofit festival partners.
For more information on all digital offerings or to purchase the digital discount book, visit fallforgreenville.net.