The Greenville Oktoberfest kicks off this Wednesday at Noma Square and runs through Saturday. 

Schedule of Events: 

Opening Day Wednesday, Oct. 1st: 5pm-9pm – The ceremonial keg will be tapped! Entertainment by the Foothills Oompah Band.

• Oct. 2nd: 11am-9pm  Holzhackern Tyrolean Band will play from 5-9 p.m. and there will be a brats eating contest & a stein holding competition!

• Oct. 3rd: 11am-9pm  Channellheimmer Oompah Band plays from 5-9 p.m.

Oct. 4th: 11am-10p   Walhallah Bavarian Dancers will entertain from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Channellheimmer Oompah Band from 1:30-5:30 p.m.,  and Steubenville Tootlers from 6-10 p.m.

The Greer Oktoberfest also occurs this Saturday from 12-10 PM.

The Asheville Okbtoberfest runs from 1-4 this Saturday as well. 

The Walhalla Oktoberfest occurs October 17-18.

Parker-Binns Estates and Mountain Brook Vineyards

I've written previously about a number of different wineries nearby, including the Overmountain Vineyard and the Green Creek Winery. Near these two, there are two others that recently opened. The one closest to Overmountain is Mountain Brook Vineyard, a small winery (possibly the smallest you've ever seen) housed in an old two story house. Although it's small, they've won several awards in the short time they've been in business. 

Just a few miles from there is a really impressive winery called Parker-Binns Estates. It's a beautiful landscape with a small farm, flower garden and two wood fired ovens where the owners cook pizza for their guests. 


Wilkins House

So the Wilkins House has been saved and successfully moved to its new home on Elm St. 

Old location.

New Location. 

Mountain State Fair

The Mountain State Fair in Fletcher, NC is going on this week. Looks like it could be a lot of fun. From their website:

The NC Mountain State Fair celebrates the people, agriculture, art and tradition that make our region great.   Our mission is to create unique experiences at an exceptional value in a safe, clean environment that is accessible to all.September 5th - 14th, 2014

Half-Moon Outfitters Moonshiner Night Trail Race

Moonshiner Night Trail Race

Event Director Info:
Joel Koontz
Half-Moon Outfitters
1420 Laurens Road
Greenville, SC29607
email address
Next Weekend - 09/12/14

The Moonshiner 5k Night Race is being hosted by Half-Moon Outfitters on Friday September 12th at 8pm at Paris Mountain State Park.  The Moonshiner 5k will cover trails in Paris Mountain State Park.

All of the proceeds from the race will be donated to Paris Mountain State Park.