Greenville Events: euphoria, Family Yoga, BBQ Cook-Off and more

Festival season continues all month long, with events throughout the Upstate and beyond. Take a look at the very full family calendar in the September issue of Upstate Parent, in print and online at, and plan to make some memories together.

Mauldin BBQ Cook-Off

The Mauldin BBQ Cook-Off is on Sept. 16 and 17 at the Mauldin Cultural Center. The festival includes music, food, family fun and more. For details, visit

Starry Nights at Roper Mountain

Starry Nightsprograms are on Sept. 16 at Roper Mountain Science Center. “Magic Treehouse” is at 4:30 p.m., “Legends of the Night Sky” is at 6 p.m. and “Exploding Universe” is at 7:30 p.m. Advance ticket purchases are required. For details, visit

Autumn at Oz

Autumn at Oz Festival continues this weekend at Land of Oz in Beech Mountain, North Carolina. This “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” event includes live performances, food, the “Over The Rainbow” overlook that showcases a five-state view, refurbished set pieces and more. The event continues weekends through Sept. 25. For tickets visit

Auditions for “Cinderella”

Auditions for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” are 6 – 9 p.m. Sept. 16 and 12:15 – 5 p.m. Sept. 17, by appointment only, at South Carolina Children’s Theatre. For details and registration, visit

Waggin’ At The Waterpark

Waggin’ At The Waterpark – Otter Creekis 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at Otter Creek Waterpark. Bring your dog to play at the park. Registration is required in advance and online. Same day registration is not available. For details, visit

Zookeeping Kids at the Greenville Zoo

Zookeeping Kids – Rise and Shine, Porcupine for ages 8 – 11 is 10 a.m. – noon Sept. 17 at the Greenville Zoo. The cost is $20 each for members and $30 each for nonmembers. Experience what it is like to work at a zoo. For details and registration, visit

Yoga at Conestee Nature Preserve

Family yoga is at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17 at Conestee Nature Preserve. For details and registration, visit

14th Annual Flock to the Rock

14th Annual Flock to the Rock is 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18 at Chimney Rock State Park. The event includes live bird demos, guided walks, activities for kids and the annual hawk watch. Included with regular park admission. For details, visit


euphoriaconcludes Sept. 18 with Feast by the Field, including the Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown in partnership with Greenville County Schools. A small number of limited admission kids’ tickets will be available for Feast by the Field on Sunday only ($15) for anyone ages 4 – 20 who wants to watch the cooking competition. Ages 3 and younger get in free. No one under the age of 21 will be allowed inside Fluor Field during the event. Kids with limited access tickets will be admitted to District 356, right outside the stadium. For tickets and a full schedule, visit

Indoor walk at Bon Secours Wellness Arena

Beat the heat with an indoor walk from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in September at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. The ¼-mile concourse will be open and admission is free. Visit

Tell Me a Story Theatre

“Pete the Cat – I Love My White Shoes”– Tell Me a Story Theatre – is at 9:45 and 11 a.m. Sept. 20 in the lobby of South Carolina Children’s Theatre. Children ages pre-K to early elementary hear a favorite story read and acted out in a short (30 minutes or less) program. Parking fee is waived for this free event. For details, visit

Talk Like a Pirate Story Time

Talk Like a Pirate Story Time for ages 5 and younger is at 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Fountain Inn Library. Children may dress like pirates. Visit

Spartanburg Main Library

Music Sandwiched In: Ensemble Radieuse is at 12:15 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Spartanburg Main Library. For details, visit

Looking ahead:

South Carolina Children’s Theatre

“Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical!”is presented Sept. 23 – Oct. 9 at South Carolina Children’s Theatre. For tickets, visit

Fall Festival at Denver Downs Farm

Fall Festival at Denver Downs Farmopens Sept. 24 with a corn maze, pumpkins, music and more. The events continue through Nov. 13. For details, visit

Nantahala Outdoor Center

The Annual Guest Appreciation Festival is 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sept. 23 – 24 at Nantahala Outdoor Center. The weekend includes a local vendor village, a used goods sale, adventure and paddling activities, food and beverages, and music. Visit

Erin Entrada Kelly at Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction hosts Newbery Medal winning children's author Erin Entrada Kelly at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Kimberly Hampton Memorial Library in Easley. The event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of Kelly’s new book (“Surely Surely Marisol Rainey,” $16.99) at the event will be required to join the signing line. For details, visit

Women's Wilderness Weekend

Women's Wilderness Weekend is Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 at Nantahala Outdoor Center. Learn the fundamental basics for survival with a hands-on experience in the wilderness. Visit

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