Local Attractions
Local Attractions, like arts & entertainment, are organized by location.   Click on a location to open and see the listings.  The following website is also a good source of attractions in the Upstate:  Upcountrysc.com
Refer to the Grandparents Page for child-friendly entertainment and information.

Farmers Markets, U-Pick Farms & Orchards, CSA and Food Exchanges

Who doesn't want fresh, local tomatoes, peaches, berries and more?  While you may see a roadside farm stand here and there, they aren't easy to find and require some exploring.   Here are some options you may want to check out, including a new food exchange, CAFE.  (Note:  all of these options are posted permanently on Vineyards Connections under "Beyond the Gates" > "Local Attractions".)   This list is not comprehensive;  if you find a farm you want to add, please submit it via Contact Us.
Serving Pickens, Anderson & Oconee Counties
This new non-profit is focused on helping small, local farmers survive and get their produce to consumers.  How It Works:
1. The weekly order period begins each Friday at 9 pm.
2. Customers may place orders throughout the weekend until online ordering closes on Monday at noon.
3. Orders will be assembled and ready for pickup on Tuesday at one of five locations.
Annual Fee:  There is an annual fee of $20 per household for one calendar year.  You may try the service for 2 orders before officially becoming members.  The membership fee helps to offset the non-profit's overhead costs.
Food Prices:  Growers set their own prices
Payment:   Payment is done online via credit or debit card;  OR at pickup time with cash, check, credit or debit card.  They prefer credit or debit card.
Go to the CAFE website to learn more, try-it-out, and/or become a member.   ClemsonAreaFoodExchange.com
Here are several local Farmer's Markets:
Pickens Doodle Market
On select dates in June, July, August and September visit the Pickens Doodle Market at 219 Pendleton St. and purchase farm fresh goods like eggs and vegetables. Check www.cityofpickens.com under Events for dates.
Clemson at Patrick Square
Every Thursday afternoon from May through September from 3-6 pm.  The market will be closed on July 4th.
Easely at Downtown Easley
Every Saturday morning from 8 am to 12 pm.  
Greenville at Downtown Main Street
Every Saturday morning from the beginning of May until the end of October, two blocks of downtown Greenville's Main Street are transformed into a bustling farmer's market with over 75 vendors.
Pickens Flea Market at 1427 Walhalla Hwy
Every Wednesday from 4 am (!) to 2 pm.  Boasts the largest continuous shed - 1/4 mile - that wraps around the field of tables.   Everything from fish, to vegetables to treasures!
Traveler's Rest at Trailblazer Park
Every Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 12 pm.
(This is not a comprehensive list;  if you have a farm you have visited and want to add, please use Contact Us to send us the details.
Beechwood Farm
204 Bates Bridge Rd.
Marietta, SC (near Travelers Rest)
Strawberries in raised beds.  Vegetables
Eastatoe Community Farm
413 Eastatoee Community Road
(Just past the Twin Falls Road)
Sunset, SC 29685
Sam Whigham, Farm Manager
Greenbrier Farm
Sustainable, organic farm in Easley.  Has a CSA program.
766 Hester Store Rd.
Easley, SC
The Happy Berry
Blueberries, Blackberries, Grapes, Figs, Muscadines, Persimmons
510 Gap Hill Rd
Six Mile, SC
(Hwy 183, West of Hwy 133)
Happy Cow Creamery
Fresh Whole Milk, Buttermilk, Chocolate Milk, Strawberry Milk and other items
332 McKelvey Road
Pelzer, SC
Hunter Farms
Strawberries and strawberry plugs for planting
607 Jameson Road (just off  Hwy183)
Easley, SC 
Mushroom Mountain
200 Finley Road
Easley, SC
Split Creek Goat Dairy
Goat Milk, Cheese and Yogurt
3806 Centerville Road
Anderson, SC
Skytop Orchards
Sky Top Orchard is located above Flat Rock, NC on Pinnacle Mountain Road. Pinnacle Mountain Road is easily accessible from U.S. 225. Just watch for our big yellow Sky Top Orchard signs. 
Take Hwy 25 N to Exit 5.  At the bottom of the exit, turn left. You will be on 225N.  Go 1 1/2 mile and be on the lookout for bright yellow Sky Top signs.  Turn left onto Pinnacle Mountain Rd and proceed up the mountain.  Follow signs 1 mile to the orchard. 
The Cliffs Farm (Cliffs Club Members)
550 Beaver Dam Rd.
Marietta, SC

Greenville / Traveler's Rest

Bon Secours Arena                Check often for concerts, sports events etc.
650 N. Academy St., Greenville, SC 29601

BMW Zentrum Museum and Plant
I-85 at Exit 60, 
1400 Highway 101 S., Greer, SC 29651

Bob Jones Art Museum
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29614

Cafe and Then Some (Dinner Theater)
101 College St # 1A, Greenville, SC 29601

Carolina Music Museum   
A museum focused on keyboards, but also includes an intimate performance space and schedule
516 Buncombe Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Centre Stage
501 River St, Greenville, SC 29601

Farmer's Market of Greenville (Saturday)
Main Street and McBee, Greenville, SC 29601

Furman University Theater Arts
The Playhouse at Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613

Greenville County Museum of Arts
420 College Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Greenville Library
25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville, 29601

Greenville Little Theatre
444 College Street, Greenville, 29601

The Warehouse Theater
37 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29601

Pickens / Easley / Liberia

Foothills Playhouse
201 South 5th St
Easley, SC 29640

Hagood Mill
1845 Grist Mill on the National Register of Historic Places
138 Hagood Mill Rd, Pickens, SC 29671

Hagood-Mauldin House
104 North Lewis Street, Pickens, South Carolina 29671

Pickens County Library (Village Branch in Pickens)
124 N. Catherine St., Pickens, SC 29671

Pickens County Museum of Art & History
307 Johnson St, Pickens, SC 29671

Pickens Flea Market
The Pickens County Flea market is one of the country’s largest outdoor venues you have to see to believe. Everything from outdoor plants, antiques and one of kind treasures can be found wandering the many tables at this enormous garage sale. You will have fun just looking and people watching. Located at 1427 Walhalla Highway SC183, Pickens, SC. The event happens each Wednesday starting in early AM. If you go – go early!
1427 Walhalla Hwy, Pickens, SC 29671

Pickens Azalea Festival
When the azaleas are blooming in Pickens, South Carolina the little town celebrates. For 30 years friends and family come back home for one of the largest family reunions in the Southeast, the Pickens Azalea Festival. Local artisans, crafters and tastes from across the Southeast, and musicians from across the nation. There is a 5k race and amusement rides and much more. The 2022 event is schedules for May 5th and 6th and generally the event is held in either mid April or early May
Downtown Pickens, SC

Holly Springs Center (Cultural Arts, Camps, Workshops)
120-B Holly Springs School Rd, Pickens, SC 29671

Soapstone Baptist Church
296 Liberia Road, Pickens, SC  29671
The Soapstone Church is within an African-American enclave located in Pickens County called Liberia (located  east of Pumpkintown). Liberia was settled at the end of the Civil War by 400-600 Freedmen who had been enslaved in Pickens and Oconee counties. In 1899, a church was constructed upon a small Soapstone mine from which the local Cherokee would fashion various vessels. Unfortunately, this structure was torched by the KKK in 1966 and replaced by the current building. Nearby the church is a one room schoolhouse and cemetery. Due to the dwindling number of Liberia residents, religious services are no longer held in the church.  In 2018, Clemson Professor Coggeshall and Liberia matriarch: Mable Owens Clarke(who is a descendent of the original settlers) published the book: Liberia, South Carolina- An African American Appalachian Community. All book proceeds are dedicated to the Liberia community.

Salem / Walhalla / Westminster / Seneca / Clemson

Joccassee Valley Brewing, Salem
Each week the good folks at Jocassee Valley Brewing bring music to the mountains. Open mic and musician jams on Thursday and Fridays leading to  full on musical groups on Friday and Saturday. The genres are wide ranging and bring a great musical experience to go with area brews and ciders. Food trucks are in full swing most every weekend. Stop by Jocassee Valley brewing, you will be glad you did.
Located on SC Highway 11 about a mile south of the Cliffs Falls entrance.

Jazz On the Alley, Ram Cat Alley, Seneca
Jazz on the Alley is hosted by the City of Seneca and features live music on historic Ram Cat Alley.  It runs every Thursday 6:30-9pm from April through October.  It is a family-friendly event and is free of charge.  Bring lawn chairs and a snack or enjoy outdoor dining at one of the wonderful restaurants on Ram Cat Alley.

Walhalla Civic Auditorium at the historic Walhalla Civic Auditorium
The Walhalla Performing Arts Center provides fantastic concerts and shows throughout the year. The facility is a converted school which has been renovated to a first class small venue for performers across the nation. There isn’t a bad seat in the house and its easy to get fairly priced tickets to everything from Rock and Roll to Country to Magic and more. Cick on their website below to see their schedule of concerts and shows.
101 E. North Broad St., Walhalla, SC 29691

Blue Ridge Arts Center (Art classes & shows)
111 East South 2nd St, Seneca, SC 29672

South Carolina Botanical Gardens (affiliated with Clemson University)
150 Discovery Ln, Clemson, SC 29634

Westminster Music Hall, 101 W. Main St.


Ashtabula Plantation
2725 Old Greenville Hwy (S.C.88), Central, SC 29630 (approx. 3 miles east of Pendleton Town Square)

Woodburn Plantation
130 History Ln, Pendleton, SC 29670

North Carolina - Brevard, Flat Rock, Biltmore

Brevard Music Center (Summer Institute and Festival)
Box Office
349 Andante Lane, Brevard, NC 28712

Biltmore Estate
1 Lodge St, Asheville, NC 28803

Carl Sandburg Home (National Historic Site)
1800 Little River Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Flat Rock Playhouse
2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC 28731

Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI)
A decommissioned NASA listening post. It is open to the public and maintains a schedule
of events
1 PARI Drive, Rosman, NC  28772

The Porter Center
Located on the Brevard College campus. In addition to hosting the college's events, during the Brevard Music Center's off-season, Porter Center hosts their "First Monday" concert series.
Brevard College, One Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712 | 1-828-884-8332