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Spring Events 2021 for UpcountrySC

There is no better time to visit the Upcountry than when our area is bursting with flowers and sunshine. As COVID recedes, organizations have restarted their festivals and events, albeit with safety in mind and new protocols in place. Here’s a roundup of Spring events to put on your calendar. 

Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee – April 3-4

Over 300 artisans vie for the coveted 90 spaces available at the Pendleton Spring Jubilee. Local and regional entertainers fill the air with music as people visit historic Pendleton for the state’s oldest juried arts and crafts festival.

Pickens Azalea Festival – April 17

The Pickens Azalea Festival resembles a family reunion and features an antique car cruise, arts & crafts, games for children, and live music.

Stone Soup Storytelling Festival – April 23-25

The official Storytelling Festival of SC, the Stone Soup Storytelling Festival, features Tellers, New Voices from all over the USA, and a Liar’s Competition where you can compete along with an Amateur Hour for new tellers.

Artisphere – May 7-9

Safe, small, and socially-distanced Artisphere is coming back, and we couldn’t be more excited about the Return to the Arts! Carefully selected through a juried process, Artist Row presents 120 of the highest caliber visual artists from across the United States and beyond. Artist mediums include ceramics, photography, glass, jewelry, metalworks, printmaking, graphics, drawing, pastel, painting, mixed media, sculpture, woodwork, fiber, and furniture.

Liberty BBQ & Jeep Fest – May 8

This year’s Liberty BBQ & Jeep Festival will offer a wide variety of activities for the whole family: arts, crafts, children’s activities, displays from non-profit organizations, food, music, and entertainment. Don’t miss the Jeep Cruz-in and BBQ competition; a Certified South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event.

Skunk Music Fest – May 13-15

Originally founded as a bluegrass music festival, the Albino Skunk Music Fest now features all sorts of mostly acoustic music – including Americana, Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Alt. Country, Acoustic, Roots, and Bluegrass. Camping + music = a great weekend!

Plum Hollow Alternative Bluegrass Festival – May 27-29

The Plum Hollow Alternative Bluegrass Festival has over 50 acres of camping with Live bands each day. New Grass, Grunge Grass, Jazz Grass, Bluegrass Rock & Roll (and other grassy pastures not yet discovered) are all a part of Alternative Bluegrass.

Spartanburg International Festival

Visit the Upcountry

When you decide to visit the Upcountry, check out the UpcountrySC website, where you will find many events and options for places to stay, dine, shop, and explore.

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