The 40th version of Fall for Greenville is upon us and no, you’re not crazy if you’re wondering why you can’t remember last year’s festival. COVID canceled it.
Which is probably why your mouth is watering at the thought of a beautiful weekend spent sampling the best that almost 50 of Greenville’s favorite restaurants and food trucks have to offer, powered by a soundtrack from about many live musical acts including the always-on-point Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues.
But it is a huge festival and planning is key. First, you’ll need the schedule:
- Thursday, Oct. 7: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 8: Noon – 10 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 9: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 10: Noon – 7 p.m.
Then, you’ll want to know where to go when you get there. This searchable, phone-friendly map will help with everything from where to park to where to buy tickets or find the nearest port-a-potty.
If you’re wondering whether strollers and wheelchairs are allowed, don’t — Fall for Greenville welcomes them. But don’t bring skateboards, roller skates, bikes or the like. Also, pets are not allowed. Service animals are.
For the foodies
As always, the festival uses a ticket system for all food and beverage transactions. Bottom line? 1 sheet of 10 tickets = $5.
To get a feel for how many tickets you’ll need:
- Food items: 2-12 tickets
- Kids’ rides: 2-8 tickets
- Draft beer: 10 tickets
- Craft beer: 12 tickets
- Wine: 10-12 tickets
- Pepsi products: 4 tickets
For the kids … or maybe the parents?
Parents, head to the T-Mobile Kids’ Area on East Broad Street to help your little ones work off some of that sugar.
You can also check out the Budweiser Clydesdales at South Main and West McBee.
Also for the parents …
For interactive types, use #fallforgreenville to join in the conversation. For trivia buffs, impress your friends with a few of these fast facts and figures.
Bank of America Fall for Greenville 2021 presented by Pepsi … by-the-numbers:
- Dates: Oct. 7-10
- Food vendors: 45
- Food trucks: 5
- Beer taps: 50+
- Musical acts: 75
- Live stages: 6
Did you know Fall for Greenville started out as a one-day event with just 14 vendors … including a Wendy’s? Neither did we, until Angie Prosser with the city of Greenville gave us her unique perspective on the festival she’s been part of since *gulp* 1985.