This Weekend Brings Fun to the Upstate

family kid on sholders

There is plenty to choose from this weekend and here is a list of the major festivals and events going on several days this weekend below and find more on our community calendar here.

  • Abbeville Spring Festival: Runs Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. in downtown Abbeville.
  • Great Anderson County Fair: Runs through May 4 at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center, 3027 MLK Jr. Blvd. in Anderson. Hours of operation are Friday, 4-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – midnight; and Sunday 12:30-11 p.m.
  • Greer Family Fest: Runs Friday 6-10 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Greer City Park and in downtown Greer. The Marshall Tucker Bandperforms Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.
  • Mayberry Comes to Westminster Festival: Friday and Saturday in downtown Westminster
  • Piedmont Plant & Flower Festival: Runs Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Greenville State Farmers Market on Rutherford Road.
  • Spartanburg Spring Fling: Runs Friday from 5-11 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. in downtown Spartanburg.

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Source – FOX Carolina


Spotlight Subdivision of the Week – Chickasaw Point

chickasaw point

Chickasaw Point is located on the shores of Lake Hartwell. It is a large community with a gated entrance. Chickasaw Point offers a wide variety of affordable interior lot homes, there is also golf course front homes, and waterfront homes. Homes are custom built, traditional in design with many private wooded settings and golf course views..

Chickasaw Point is located in Oconee County close to GA/SC State Line. Seneca is 12 miles and Anderson 24 miles.

Chickasaw Point amenities include an Olympic sized swimming pool, tennis courts, golf course, beach/pavilion area, a large club house, boat/camper storage area, campgrounds and much more.

For more information visit on this great community visit thier website at

For listings of homes or lots available in Chickasaw Point click here.

Greenville Has It Going On This Weekend

Craft beer, fantastic live music and a gardening extravaganza, this weekend in Greenville has it all. 

Brewery 85 Market Launch at The Community Tap

Thomas Creek Brewery for the last 15 years has been Greenville’s only brewery.  Last year Quest Brewing Company opened their doors and Swamp Rabbit Brewery is scheduled to open its doors this spring, but last night the highly anticipated opening of Brewery 85 was the place to be.

Lovers of the growing Upstate craft beer community got their first taste of Brewery 85’s creations Thursday night at The Community Tap. With an official grand opening celebration scheduled for Feb. 1.  Kegs were be tapped at 5:30 pm for free tasting. It was the first opportunity to taste Brewery 85 fine creations.  They are located at 205 Wade Hampton Blvd.

Friday: Rusted Root at The Handlebar

Rusted Root is now in its 20th year of making their unique jam featuring African and Latin percussion with music that you just can’t sit still for. They are currently touring to promote their seventh album, “The Movement,” Rusted Root throwing down some serious jam atThe Handlebar Friday night.  An event not to be missed.

The opener Craig Sorrells Project starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $22 for this all ages show. (Those younger than 18 can attend, if accompanied by a parent).

Saturday: Gardening For Good Community Garden Symposium at Roper Mountain Science Center

Saturday morning offers a great event for those with the green thumb. Gardening for Good is a network of Greenville’s community gardens whose goal is to improve the health and quality of life of Upstate residents through gardening. Expanding the community garden movement through the city’s redevelopment efforts and they also educate the community on healthier eating choices.

Gardening For Good brings us its second annual Community Garden Conference. The event provides gardeners with valuable information to build more fruitful and ecological community gardens. The event will feature workshops, expert gardeners speakers, panel discussions and more.

The second annual Community Garden Symposium runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $25 and are available at

Source – Anderson Independent Mail

Holiday Cheer Is Here

christmas tree by fire

It’s December and there is plenty to do here in the Upstate to celebrate the holidays.  This time of the year is the perfect opportunity to have a fun with friends and family. The Upstate has many different opportunities to enjoy the holiday, but the best are some of the most classic.

Go see the lights of amazingly decorated houses in our area, put up you’re your own Christmas tree or even go cut down your very own Christmas tree. An all-time favorite is to attend a local Christmas parade where Santa is riding in a one-horse open sleigh these all ways allow us to connect with loved ones and create memories.

For anyone looking for something like that, here are a few ideas that will make it easier to find what you are looking for.  All you have to do is show up and be ready to have some fun.


One of the most traditional of all traditions is the Christmas parade. Over the next four days, there are no fewer than 10 parades in nearby cities and towns starting this weekend. Each will feature community organizations, civic groups and businesses on floats as well as plenty of fun for the kids and, of course, Santa rounding things out. Here is a list of when you can enjoy each parade this weekend.


10 a.m., Central Christmas Parade, downtown

10 a.m., Easley Christmas Parade, parking lot behind Easley First Baptist Church

10:30 a.m., Six Mile Christmas Parade, downtown

3 p.m., West Pelzer Christmas Parade, downtown

3:30 p.m. (parade), nightfall (lights), Belton Christmas Parade and Christmas Lights, downtown

5 p.m., Walhalla Christmas Parade, Main Street, downtown


3 p.m. (parade), 6 p.m. (holiday walk and tree lighting), Anderson Christmas Parade, holiday walk and tree lighting, downtown

3 p.m., Liberty Christmas Parade, Liberty football stadium

3 p.m., Pendleton Christmas Parade, downtown

4 p.m., Salem Christmas Parade, downtown


There are hundreds of homes that, every year, create amazing spectacles and produce astounding light displays But the Lights of Hope is definitely a destination you do not want to miss. The annual display of spectacular lights at Darwin Wright Park that lights the night each and every evening between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.

Each and every year, Darwin Wright Park opens to cars, buses and any other vehicle that can drive through from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The lights feature snowflakes, toys, reindeer and Santa himself among millions of lights and more than 100 different displays. There is also a North Pole where children and parents can enjoy hot beverages and visit with Santa for a bit to tell him what they want for Christmas.

The proceeds from the event specifically go to benefit local charities in Anderson County. Area organizations and civic groups also receive some of the proceeds.

Tickets are $8 per car, $10 per van and $20 for a bus. For more information, call 864.940.9371.

Downtown Anderson SC Thriving

Downtown Anderson SC Has Come Alive! With the addition of the Carolina Wren Park as well as Multiple Retail Shops, Bars, Restaurants, Quaint Inn And So Much More! If you have not been downtown recently you don’t know what you are missing! If you are looking for more information on events and happenings downtown visit their website at Come see why I call Anderson Home and Explore all That Anderson Has To Offer!

Come Explore!

Come Explore!

Lake Hartwell Information Anderson SC

If you are like thousands of others it’s getting warmer and lake living and enjoyment is on your mind! Lake Hartwell Offers Incredible Year Round Fun for you and the entire Family! Many people call this destination home year round while others have vacation and summer homes scattered around its shores. This 56,000 Acre man-made attraction with nearly 963 miles of shoreline host incredible fishing, boating and professional water events throughout the year! From Stunning Million Dollar Waterfront Masterpieces To Small Fishing Cabins Hartwell has it all for you to choose your perfect spot to call home or visit! Take your boat and see the sights or just ride till your heart’s content through Georgia and South Carolina! If you would like more information on properties For Sale on Lake Hartwell just get in touch!

Here is one featured listing that is rare to find for sure! 23.11 Acres with over 1000′ of shoreline! Verbal approval for 8-9 docks Ready for your private estate or development and just recently REDUCED! See all the details at the link below

23.11 Acres Hix Road, Anderson SC      Looking For Even More Information On Hartwell Check Here!  Army Corps Of Engineers Hartwell Lake

Rare Opportunity!

Rare Opportunity!





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