SC Upstate Thrills, Bicycle Stunt Shows, And Squealin On The Square!

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Log one more weekend of thrill-seeking fun before the autumn chill sets in when you book a thrilling weekend in the SC upstate. Have a porktastic time this weekend at two North Carolina festivals in Clayton and Lexington. The events are family friendly and include thrilling activities like dinosaur shows and dog agility competitions. VIP subscribers can start their Christmas shopping early when they use their free tickets to the Dickens Christmas Market in Myrtle Beach, SC. Finally — some supernatural shenanigans fitting for the spooky season.

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Information for the 2023 Clayton Harvest Festival

Squealin’ on the Square is presented by the non-profit, Main Street Laurens, as a way of raising funds to assist in their efforts to revitalize the Historic Downtown District.

Squealin' On The Square: Attend The 2023 Clayton Harvest Festival

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Clayton at the Harvest Festival. Experience local traditions, art, and music that showcase the heart and soul of the community. Enjoy live performances by talented artists, bands, and entertainers. The festival's lineup promises a diverse range of acts, ensuring there's something to suit every musical taste.  Engage in hands-on workshops and demonstrations. From DIY crafts to cooking classes featuring local ingredients, there are plenty of opportunities to learn and have fun. Check the website for the full schedule of events running October 26-29, 2023.

Lexington Barbecue Festival

Pig out on BBQ in Lexington this weekend!

We're Big On The Pig!

Take part in a celebration that unites all generations of Carolinians: the 39th annual Lexington Barbecue Festival! This free festival will feature more than 200 vendors, six stages of foot-stomping entertainment, impressive street performers, a children's area, a 50-Ton pig-themed sand sculpture, a car exhibition, a dinosaur exhibit, a bicycle stunt show, and more!

One of the most enthralling events at the Lexington Barbecue Festival this year is “Dare Devil Dogs: Thrilling K-9 Disc & Trick Show.” In half-hour performances, agility-trained dogs will show off their frisbee stunts!

Dickens Christmas Show and Marketplace in Myrtle Beach, SC

Find special gifts for everyone on your Christmas list at the Dickens Christmas Show November 9-12.

VIP Subscriber Offers

Contact Susie ([email protected]) to take advantage of these ticket offers…
  1. Renaissance Festival (Sep. 30 – Nov. 19, Huntersville, NC) – Up to 2 adult and 2 child passes
  2. Renaissance Festival VIP parking contest (Sep. 30 – Nov. 19, Huntersville, NC) – see the Carolina Traveler page on Facebook
  3. Dickens Christmas Show and Marketplace (Nov. 9-12, Myrtle Beach, SC) – Two passes
  4. Christmas Carousel marketplace (Nov. 24-26, Raleigh, NC) – Two passes
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Wildwater Chattooga in the SC upstate

The family that braves the waves together, stays together!

From Cemetery Island To The Devil's Kitchen…A Thrilling Weekend In The SC Upstate

Hoping to log a few more hours in the great Carolina outdoors before things get a little chilly? Check out our itinerary for a long weekend in the SC upstate, ideal for a thrill-seeking group of friends or family members.

Your adventure begins with scaling the craggy staircase of Devil's Kitchen at Caesar's Head State Park before jumping off cliffs on Lake Jocassee. Next, trek through the dark and foreboding Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel before paddling through the rapids of the Chattooga River. The SC upstate expedition ends with a hike across the secluded Cemetery Island, home to nearly 60 buried bodies of a single family.


Enjoy a jousting tournament at the Carolina Renaissance Festival

Enjoy a jousting tournament at the Carolina Renaissance Festival

Halloween Daze & Spooky Knights At The Carolina Renaissance Festival

Children are admitted free and can participate in a host of Halloween activities, including a costume contest, treasure hunt, and trick-or-treating spree. Enjoy other entertaining performances like a vaudeville dancing pig show, trivia, and fairy godmother songs and stories.
Carolina Traveler VIPs: Check your email for instructions on claiming your tickets! While supplies last, we're giving VIPs up to 4 tickets the the festival (2 adult and 2 child tickets) valued at $104! If you don't see the email in your inbox, check your spam or promotions tab. Want to get in on all the fun stuff as a Carolina Traveler VIP, like free tickets to some of the best fall festivals in North Carolina? It's easy, here's what you do:
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  4. Get tickets to fun stuff!
Asheville private tarot card reading

A tarot card reading is a fun way to get to know your partner better.

Get Supernatural With It: Book A Private Tarot Card Reading

It's the Halloween season, a time when supernatural occurrences are at an all-time high. Ideal for solo travelers, adventurous groups, or couples, this guided meditation and mystical tarot card reading in Asheville can create an opportunity to reflect, cultivate relationships, and have fun! Book the Asheville tarot card reading.

Looking for more information on SC Upstate things to do or autumn itineraries in North Carolina? Visit our Carolina Traveler Facebook page and website for all things seasonal in NC and SC.

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