Spring Events 2022 for UpcountrySC

There is no better time to visit the Upcountry than when our area is bursting with flowers and sunshine. Here’s a roundup of Spring events to put on your calendar. 

Old Time Jam + Camping Weekend – April 15-16

Hagood Mill will be hosting an old-time jamming session on Friday. On Saturday see grain grinding at the Hagood Mill, living history demonstrators, the Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site, an artisan craft market and food concessions. Musical entertainment for Saturday includes Michele Turner and David White, the Tennessee Hillbillies and Pretty Little Goat’s Album Release Party.

Stone Soup Storytelling Festival – April 21-24

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.

Spring Fling Spartanburg – April 22-24

Spartanburg International Festival


Thousands of people converge on Downtown Spartanburg for a weekend of fun. Festival-goers can look forward to a professional bicycle race, lots of great shopping in the arts and crafts marketplace, savory food, tons of family-friendly activities, classic cars, and an extensive lineup of great entertainment.

Stump Jump – April 24

The Spartanburg Area Mountain Biking Association (SAMBA) is proud to present Race #1 of the USAC SC State Championship at Croft State Park in Spartanburg, SC.

Come for the racing, BBQ & outdoors. It’s free to spectators.

Italian Heritage Festival – April 30

For great food and fun, come join the festivities at the first annual Italian Heritage Festival, on Main Street in Fountain Inn.

Artisphere – May 6-8

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.

Pickens Azalea Festival – May 6-7

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

Skunk Music Fest – May 12-14

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!

You’ll find details on these and even more events on our calendar.


If you plan to visit the Upcountry, be sure to check out the UpcountrySC website to find many options for places to staydineshop, and explore.

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