If you were looking for a jam-packed weekend of events in York County. This is it. There are more than XX festivals and events going on, with something for everyone. We’ve broken down the highlights of all the events for you in one place.
Friday September 21st:
- Only in Old Town is back with Food Truck Friday at Fountain Park. Don’t miss out on the best food trucks in town, local beer, and some good music. It runs from 6-10 and is fun for the whole family. This Friday Radiojacks will be performing, don’t miss it.
- Scarowinds kicks off at your favorite theme park, or should we say “scream park”. The haunted attraction has more than 500 monsters ready to make you squirm as you get on your favorite rollercoasters at night. The event runs every evening on the weekends through October 28th.
- The Hawthornes with Funk Rush will be live at the Sylvia Theater in York. The concert runs from 9pm to midnight.
- The York County Quilter’s Guild kicks off their show on Friday from 9a.m. to 4p.m. This is at the events at Manchester and will have lots of family friendly events including a bake sale, demonstrations, and quilts for sale!
Saturday September 22nd:
- The 13th annual Piedmont Pottery & Pickin’ kicks off at 10am and runs till 4pm at Historic Brattonsville. This event features the Catawba Indian’s sacred tradition of pottery. There will be potters from all over the Piedmont region selling and demonstrating techniques. Come hungry there will also be barbecue and live music for you to enjoy.
- York County’s biggest craft beer festival runs this weekend. More than 50 breweries from North and South Carolina gathered at Fountain Park to celebrate beer! The event runs from 1-5. There will also be food trucks on site. You can get your tickets ahead of time here, or at Main Street Bottle Shop in downtown Rock Hill.
- Meet us at the river front for the 5th annual TAWBA fest. It runs from 2 to 9pm. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and the kids. There will be food, live music, and kids activities. Live music runs from 6 to 9pm. Get all the details here.
- Jump on a bike and learn about Historic Rock Hill. Learn about historic sites, photograph yourself or your team with local art and characters, and get to know your community all while supporting Historic Rock Hill. Teams or individuals can compete and costumes (especially team costumes) are welcome! The hunt starts at the historic White Home at 258 East White Street and will cross downtown Rock Hill, through historic neighborhoods and new Rock Hill landmarks. Ages 21 and older are welcome. Get tickets here.
- Blacks Peaches is holding their Red, White & Boo festival from 1 to 8pm. It’s a fall festival with a military tribute. There will be music, vendors, games, and food from Blacks Peaches. Don’t miss this great event in York.
- The Museum of Western York in Sharon is hosting an “Art Through the Ages” event from 10am to 3pm. When you visit the museum you will indulge your artistic nature with hand woven materials, specialty soaps, wood carvings, and much more. There will also be food for purchase from the Sharon Grill and Kona Ice.
- Fall Festival at The Barn at Iron Gate Farm in Clover. More than 100 vendors offering a wide selection of art, crafts, gift items, food and much more. Free admission, Secured parking $2.00 per vehicle. There will also be a vintage photo booth camper!
- Old Town Farmers Market at Legal Remedy. The extended fall famers market continues from 8am to noon at legal remedy. Find dozens of vendors that have meat, local produce, and so much more.
- The Great Pumpkin Fest also returns during the day at Carowinds. This Halloween attraction for the little ghosts and goblins runs from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. including a costume parade thrown by the world’s most famous beagle – Snoopy, foam zone, a fun hay bale maze and more! It’s kid-sized frights that every age will love and of course, all of your favorite rides. It’s all fun and no fear at the Carolinas’ premier Halloween event for kids. It will run Saturdays & Sundays from Sept. 15 through Oct. 28.
- Get outdoors on the Anne Springs Close Greenway for the Fall Wildflower Hike. Join naturalist, Elizabeth, and explore the stunning world of Fall wildflowers. Learn the names and some fun ways to remember some of our more common flowers! Hikers will meet at the Rush Pavilion (Lake Haigler Entrance). This hike is free for Greenway members, $5 entry fee for non-members.
Sunday September 23rd:
- Colorado Bluegrass & Gumbo Stomp at the Sylvia Theater. Come hear some amazing bluegrass musicians from Colorado and locals, and have a delicious bowl of Crab Gumbo from Dan The Pig Man! The music starts at 6pm.