Thursday's Harvest Market & Bluegrass Festival to feature costume parade, trick or treating

Thursday's Harvest Market & Bluegrass Festival to feature costume parade, trick or treating Photo: James Richardson/Travelers Rest Tribune

Event note: On Thurs., Oct. 26, the Travelers Rest Harvest Market and Bluegrass Festival will include a Halloween Parade (at 6:30 p.m.) and trick or treating through the farmers market pavilion (while supplies last) for costumed kids ages 12 and under.

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – Each Thursday evening throughout the month of October at Travelers Rest's Trailblazer Park, the venue hosts the annual Fall Harvest Market and Bluegrass Festival. The event, which runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., features live music at the amphitheatre and Travelers Rest Farmers Market vendors at the covered pavilion.

The bluegrass music is organized by the city of Travelers Rest. The market features everything from seasonal fruits and vegetables to fresh meat products, herbs, honey, eggs, cheese, jams and jellies, artisan breads and baked goods, local makers and vendors, and more. (Music schedule and vendor list below.)


Food vendors will be on site (schedule below), and craft beer and wine will be available.

The Travelers Rest Farmers Market will feature an onsite, refrigerated storage unit to keep your meat and fresh produce chilled while you shop and/or enjoy the music at the amphitheatre.

On Thurs., Oct. 26, the festival will feature a kids Halloween parade with candy.

Fall Bluegrass Festival & Harvest Market music schedule:

Oct. 5 – Electric City Blue
Oct. 12 – Backline Bluegrass
Oct. 19 – The Grassabilies
Oct. 26 – 5th String Band

Fall Bluegrass Festival & Harvest Market food vendor schedule:

Oct. 5 – Coastal Crust, Hungry Drover, Tandem, Streatery, The Chillwagon
Oct. 12 – Gravy Train, Coastal Crust, Streatery, Tandem, The Chillwagon
Oct. 19 – Coastal Crust, Tandem, The Chuck Truck, Streatery and Chillwagon.
Oct. 26 – Gravy Train, Coastal Crust, Hungry Drover, The Chillwagon


Scheduled vendors (each Thursday): A Dapper Sandlapper; Appalachian Spirit Folk Instruments; ARTSYBOB; Blaine Owens Photography; C. H. Dixon Pottery; Chocolate Artworks, Cool Mountain Farm; Creasman Farms; Energi Treats; Fraylick Farm; Great Harvest Bread Co.; Green Valley Farms; Herb and Earth Soap Co; Local Leaf; Modern Forestry Soy Candles; Morningside Fermenting; Ms Lillian’s Pies; Palmetto Pickup Wines; Paper, Twine, & Twigs; Pick and Preserve; Red Clay Soap; Rocky Bottom Mushrooms; Saint Basil Farm; Satterfield Farms; Skyland Farms; Southern Berkshire Farm; Susan Allison Designs; Swamp Rabbit Tees; T.C. Redesign; The Painted Folk; Those Pickle Ladies; Tiny House Big Farm; Travelers Rest High School FFA; Upcountry Provisions Bakery and Bistro; Wild Harvest Soap Co; and ZANEWERKS.

Trailblazer Park is located on Trailblazer Drive (formerly Wilhelm Winter St)., accessible by Highways 25 and 276 as well as the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail.

No pets, coolers or smoking are allowed at Trailblazer Park events.

For more information about Trailblazer Park, click here.

For more information about the Travelers Rest Farmers Market, click here.


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