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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

St. Francis Fall for Greenville

St. Francis Fall for Greenville, South Carolina,  is one of the largest free admission food street festivals in the Southeast, attracting between 150,000 – 200,000 people from across the Upstate and beyond. 
The dynamic three-day festival – from October 14 to 16 – features a taste of Greenville from over 40 of Greenville’s finest restaurants and includes almost 200 menu items. This year marks the festival's 30th anniversary.

In addition to its diversity of food, St. Francis Fall for Greenville is also known for its free musical entertainment performed by local and regional musical talent on six different stages. Additional ancillary events include a variety of children’s activities, culinary demonstrations, wine tasting, a beer garden featuring 14 craft breweries, restaurant competitions and much more.

St. Francis Fall for Greenville is managed and produced by the Fall for Greenville Board of Directors in cooperation with the City of Greenville. Fall for Greenville, “A Taste of Our Town” food festival, originated on Sunday, October 17, 1982.  As Greenville’s longest running street festival, the over 1,800 volunteers and sponsors combine forces to assure that local residents and visitors of all ages have a fun and memorable experience.

St. Francis Fall for Greenville is a registered non-profit organization with a 501 (c) 3 status. Over the past five years, the festival has donated over $200,000 to local charities. In 2010, St. Francis Fall for Greenville donated its largest amount to date with $35,000 gifted to six local nonprofits.

For more information on Greenville visit www.greenvillesc.gov
For more information about top events in South Carolina take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in South Carolina.