20+ Things to Do in September

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School’s back in session and the summer heat is starting to fade. Now that September has arrived there are some fall festivals to put on your list, plus apple picking, parks to visit, day trips to adventure and more! Check out our list of more than 30 fun things to do this September to add some fun to your family’s calendar.

September Things to Do in Spartanburg SC

Looking ahead? Here’s what’s going on in Spartanburg in October.

Pick Apples

Picking apples is a great way to spend a September day! Here’s our list of U-Pick Apple Orchards Near Spartanburg. Don’t forget to call the orchards or check social media before you head out to find out about orchard conditions and what varieties of apples are available for picking.

Fall Events and Festivals

SC Sunflower Festival at Little Cane Creek Farm, West Union, SC
Weekends August 29 through September 6, 2020
See exhibits of traditional and exotic sunflowers, photo stations, display gardens and more. Purchase your tickets online in advance. $20 per person 4 and up.

A Taste of Greece To-Go at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Spartanburg, September 18- 20th, 2020
Enjoy Greek Festival Food to-go

South Greenville Fair at Simpsonville City Park, September 18-19th, 2020
Events: Friday 18th: Dog Show 5:30 pm & Goat Show 6 pm. Saturday 19th: Rabbit Show 9 am, Dairy Show 9 am, Beef Show 1 pm

Drayton Mills Art Festival at Drayton Mills, September 12th, 2020
Enjoy Art, live music, and food from Dray: Bar + Grill from 10 am – 2 pm.

For more Fall Festivals, don’t miss our list of Spartanburgs Fall Festivals.

Spartanburg Library Events

Check out these virtual events from the Spartanburg library!

September 3rd, 2020 at 11 am: How Does Your Garden Grow? Dissect a flower, meet a hissing cockroach and more in this live zoom program from the Watershed Ecology Center 

September 1st, 15th and 29th, 2020 at 11 am: Baby and Toddler Virtual Story Time

September 11th and 22nd, 2020 at 11 am: Preschool Virtual Story Time

September 17th at 11 am: Critter Keeper Live online

September 22nd at 4:30 pm: Tween Book Club Register in advance. The first 15 registered receive a free copy of the book, A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Moore Ramée.

Plan a Day Trip

We love day trips at Kidding Around. Here’s a few of our newest day trip ideas:

Coffee Break

School has started and the days feel a little extra long this year. Take a break if you can and grab a cup of coffee with a friend. Here’s where our readers say you can find the Best Coffee in Spartanburg.

Learn Something New

There are a lot of educational things to do in the Upstate! From historic sites, to nature preserves, museums, bird watching and a hawk migration, September is a great time to get out and learn something new in Upstate, SC. Here’s our list of Educational Adventures in the Upstate.

Play Outdoors!

Do you know of a fun, family-friendly local event we missed? Let us know in the comments.

About the Author
Bethany Winston is the owner and editor-in-chief of Kidding Around Greenville & Kidding Around Spartanburg. She enjoys exploring parks, discovering local events, and meeting the people who make Spartanburg an amazing place to live. You can contact her directly at [email protected]

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