Fall for Greenville starts with food, fun and music

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Many people from across the country filled the streets of downtown Greenville for Fall for Greenville.

The big street festival is going on all weekend.

You can hear the music and smell the food as the festival approaches.

“The fact that everyone is here this year. This is after two years of the pandemic, I’m so excited to see everyone going out and eating and drinking,” said Christina Roseyasi, a festival-goer.

Many children were playing in the streets or at the kiosks.

“I like to do all the rides,” Owen said.

“There’s a lot of cool stuff here. There’s a lot of cool stuff,” one girl said.

People enjoyed everything the 100+ tents had to offer.

“I’ve lived here for 53 years, and it’s one of the best things Greenville does,” said volunteer Melissa Young.

You can never go hungry while having fun, as there are more than 50 restaurants, and even a street full of food trucks.

“Food trucks with a presence in the food industry in Greenville. I mean there’s a lot of great food out there that isn’t necessarily going to be inside a brick and mortar. So it’s good to have trucks here,” said Cory Rutland of Local Pie Pizza Company.

There are six live music stages, a food stage and over 80 bands throughout the weekend.

“I love festivals like this because it gives me the opportunity to try lots of different things. New options,” Roseyasi said. “I think it’s a great way to keep us on the map. I feel like every time I check Facebook we get a new list of top 10 and top six places to travel.

The excitement is just beginning as the event will last until Sunday evening.

“Fall for Greenville is a great opportunity to get out and see the community. Like you can see great restaurants. You get to see rides. You can see stalls,” Max said. “It’s a very good experience if you just want to hang out and have fun.”

Even people from across the country stopped to explore.

“My first festival. I love it. I will recommend all my friends back home and just hang out,” said Monica Pillow, a visitor from Texas.

“I said okay, let me try, let me come over here and what do you know, like six to seven blocks away.” says Pillow. “It’s wonderful. It’s beautiful. All the food vendors here. Music in every corner.

7NEWS will have a tent full of goodies all weekend. It’s outside the 7NEWS studio on Main Street in downtown Greenville. Feel free to stop by during festival hours to meet some of the 7NEWS staff.

The festival will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday and run until 9 p.m. The event runs from noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday.