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Things to do this weekend: Greek festival, chili cookoff, car show and more

Food, Ferris wheels, farm fun and more are on tap this weekend around the Upstate. Here is a sampling of things to do for all ages and interests.

Greenville Greek Festival, Greenville – May 14-16

The community of Saint George Greek Orthodox Church in Greenville will present the 35th Annual Greenville Greek Food Festival Friday, Saturday, Sunday, May 14-16, with drive-thru and limited takeout only. Attendees can enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, with ordering and pick-up from the drive-thru located off Academy Street. No pre-orders will be accepted.

Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10am -8pm, and Sunday, 11am – 5pm. For more information, visit greekforaday.com.

South Carolina Chili Cookoff Championship, Belton – May 15 – 16

The South Carolina Chili Cookoff is a family-friendly event that qualifies the South Carolina contender for the International Chili Society’s World Finals. The cook-off includes live entertainment, children’s activities, arts and crafts vendors, special exhibits and chili tasting. For more information, visit SCChiliCookoff.com.

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Get Out and Play Day Mountain Roots Herb Festival, Pickens – May 14-15

Hagood Mill Historic Site in Pickens is celebrating the great outdoors with workshops, live music and a variety of outdoor recreational activities May 14 and 15. Get plants for your summer garden and learn about native and medicinal plants:

  • May 14, 7 – 10 pm. $10 per person. Evening concerts with Kismet Kind & Paper Kahnu. Concessions by Hagood Mill.
  • May 15, 10 am – 4 pm. Folklife Festival with live music by Amongst the Trees, Paper Kahnu, Rachel Vanslyke & Lauren Saks.

Visit hagoodmillhistoricsite.com for more information.

The Great Anderson County Fair, Anderson – May 14-16

Get ready for rides, fun and fair food. The Great Anderson County Fair continues this weekend at Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center, 3027 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Anderson SC 29625. Click HERE for more information.

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

Spring Farm Fun Day at Denver Downs Farm will be open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on 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.

Spring Express & Car Show, Iva – May 15

This festival in downtown Iva features food, arts and crafts, rides for kids and a classic car show with about 150 vintage vehicles from 9 am – 4 pm. For more information, follow @TownofIva on Facebook.

More more things to do this weekend, see our Calendar of Events.

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