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Things to do this weekend: Fairs, festivals, farm fun days and farmers markets

Fairs, festivals, farm fun days and farmers markets all are on tap across the Upstate this weekend. If you’re looking for things to do, check out these events offering something for the entire family.

Artisphere, Greenville – May 7-9

One of the largest arts festivals in South Carolina, Artisphere features 100 artists from across the nation exhibiting everything from abstract paintings and photographs to 3D media to live music and art performances. For more information, visit artisphere.org.

The Great Anderson County Fair, Anderson – May 6-16

Get ready for rides, fun and fair food. The Great Anderson County Fair is being held May 6-16 at Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center, 3027 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Anderson SC 29625. Click HERE for more information.

15th Annual Mac Arnold Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival, Fountain Inn – May 8

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The City of Fountain Inn is hosting this 15th annual event from 4-10 pm at 110 Depot Street. Enjoy live music by the Sóng Band, Zataban, Jamie Wright and Dr. Mac Arnold’s Blues. A variety of  food trucks will be on-site including Daddy’s Cookout, Southern Smoke BBQ, Chef on the Run LLC and Chocolate Artworks. For more information, click HERE.

Spring Farm Fun Day at Denver Downs Farm, Anderson – May 8 & May 15

Spring Farm Fun Days at Denver Downs Farm will be open 10 am until 5 pm on Saturday, May 8, and Saturday, May 15. Admission is $12 per person for ages three and up. Tickets are good all day and include more than 30 barnyard activities like the giant jumping pillow, haybales, ball zone, zip line, low ropes course, giant tricycles and dodgeball. The farm’s gem mine will be open at an additional cost. Tickets are available online or at the gate.

Anderson County Farmers Market Spring Craft Market, Anderson – May 8

Enjoy the Spring Craft Market at the Anderson County Farmers Market from 10 am until 2 pm where you’ll find produce, farm fresh eggs, local honey, homemade baked goods, artisan goat cheeses, fresh herbs, handmade jewelry, handcrafted soaps and lotions, handmade decor, gift and more. Anderson County Farmers Market, 402 N Murray Avenue, Anderson, South Carolina 29624. Follow the market on Facebook @AndersonCountyFarmersMarket.

Hub City Farmers Market, Spartanburg – May 8

Hub City Farmers Market, a producer-only farmers market that supports local farmers and educates the community on seasonal produce and nutrition, will be open on May 8 from 8 am until Noon. Visit the market at 498 Howard Street in Spartanburg and follow the market on Facebook @HubCityFM.

TD Bank Saturday Market, Greenville – May 8

The TD Saturday Market is open on Saturday, May 8, from 8 am to Noon on Main Street. The market runs May through October, featuring more than 75 vendors selling the season’s freshest produce and original, quality crafts. A central feature of the market is Lowe’s Foods Front Porch, offering live music, cooking demos and activities for kids. Visit saturdaymarketlive.com for details.

Travelers Rest Farmers Market, Travelers Rest – May 8

Travelers Rest Farmers Market is held 8:30 am – Noon on Saturdays May through September at Trailblazer Park, 235 Trailblazer Dr, Travelers Rest, SC 29690. The market features a variety of vendors including artisans, farmers and ranchers, and others offering items such as coffee, sweets, olive oils, soaps, dog treats and more. Follow Travelers Rest Farmers Market on Facebook for more information.

For more events and things to do this weekend, see the Livin’ Upstate Calendar of Events.

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