Sunday, October 7

Fair time! October 8-14

Monday, October 8th
Piedmont Interstate Fair Presents "Opening Day"
Family Fun Night * $15 Armbands Today
Gates Open from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pmRides Close at 11:00 pm
Community Stage - 7:00 pm
Miss Brittany Pridemore

Community Stage - 7:30 pm
The Young "Elvis"
by Matthew Spalding, Tribute Artist

Infield Pavilion - 6:30 pm
American Pro Wrestling

Music by Joey Banks
Every Night at the Food Court
  Nick's Kids Show
Boo Boo, The Circus Clown
Rockin' A Ranch Petting Zoo
Elephant Exhibit and Rides
Helicopter Rides
Monster Truck
"High Wheelers"
Pony Rides
Living Art Face Painting
Bungee Trampoline Jump
Gigantic Double Slide
NEW "Zip Line"
Coke Recycle Van
Monkey Business
Thomas The Train
**Farm Animal Barn**

Tuesday, October 9th Greatest Grandparent Day
$15 Armband Today
Gates Open from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Rides Close at 11:00 pm

Upper Barn - Junior Meat Goat Show - 6:00 pm

Community Stage - 6:15 pm
Greatest Grandparent Contest
Winners Announced

Community Stage - 7:00 pm
Miss Brittany Pridemore
Community Stage - 7:30 pm
The Young "ELVIS"
by Matthew Spalding, Tribute Artist

Music by Joey Banks
Every Night at the Food Court

Nick's Kids Show
Boo Boo, The Circus Clown
Rockin' A Ranch Petting Zoo
Elephant Exhibit and Rides
Helicopter Rides
Monster Truck
"High Wheelers"
Pony Rides
Living Art Face Painting
Bungee Trampoline Jump
Gigantic Double Slide
NEW "Zip Line"
Coke Recycle Van
Monkey Business
Thomas The Train
**Farm Animal Barn**
Wednesday, October 10thSENIOR CITIZENS DAY / EDUCATION DAYGates Open at 10:00 am for Tours of ExhibitsFREE  to Senior Citizens, Veterans, and School Groups
10:00 am - 12:00 noon - Magic by Buddy Farnan
10:30 am - Boo Boo, The Circus Clown
11:00 am - Nick's Kids Show
11:30 am - "ELVIS"

Special Guest All Day Wednesday
BARNEY FIFE straight from Mayberry
Great Fun For Everybody!
"Power Lunch at the Fair" Sponsored by the Spartanburg Area Chamber of CommerceFree Admission 11:00 am until 2:00 pmPurchase your favorite fair food and enjoy all the exhibit buildings!
Gates Reopen from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pmRides Close at 11:00 pm
Community Stage - 7:00 pm
Miss Brittany Pridemore
 
Community Stage - 7:30 pm
The Young "ELVIS"
by Matthew Spalding, Tribute Artist

Music by Joey Banks
Every Night at the Food Court
Nick's Kids Show
Boo Boo, The Circus Clown
Rockin' A Ranch Petting Zoo
Elephant Exhibit and Rides
Helicopter Rides
Monster Truck
"High Wheelers"
Pony Rides
Living Art Face Painting
Bungee Trampoline Jump
Gigantic Double Slide
NEW "Zip Line"
Coke Recycle Van
Monkey Business
Thomas The Train
**Farm Animal Barn**
Thursday, October 11th
"Jammin' with the Band" Night
Gates Open from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pmRides Close at 11:00 pm

Diaper Derby
6:30 pm - Commercial Building

Community Stage - 7:00 pm
Miss Brittany Pridemore

Community Stage - 7:30 pm  
The Young "ELVIS"
by Matthew Spalding, Tribute Artist
Community Stage - 9:00 pm
Scott Free Band and Friends
Infield Pavilion - 6:30 pm
American Pro Wrestling
Music by Joey Banks
Every Night at the Food Court
Nick's Kids Show
Boo Boo, The Circus Clown
Rockin' A Ranch Petting Zoo
Elephant Exhibit and Rides
Helicopter Rides
Monster Truck
"High Wheelers"
Pony Rides
Living Art Face Painting
Bungee Trampoline Jump
Gigantic Double Slide
NEW "Zip Line"
Monkey Business
Thomas The Train
**Farm Animal Barn**

Friday, October 12th
"Fiesta Night"Gates Open from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Rides Close at 11:00 pm
Community Stage - 7:00 pm
Miss Brittany Pridemore

Community Stage -  7:30 pm
The Young "ELVIS"
by Matthew Spalding, Tribute Artist

Community Stage - 9:00 pm
Scott Free Band with Friends

Infield Pavilion - 6:30 pm
American Pro Wrestling

Music by Joey Banks
Every Night at the Food Court
 Nick's Kids Show
Boo Boo, The Circus Clown
Rockin' A Ranch Petting Zoo
Elephant Exhibit and Rides
Helicopter Rides
Monster Truck
"High Wheelers"
Pony Rides
Living Art Face Painting
Bungee Trampoline Jump
Gigantic Double Slide
NEW "Zip Line"
Monkey Business
Thomas The Train
**Farm Animal Barn**
Saturday, October 13thCarolina Driveline "PIEDMONT PERFECT"  Car &Truck Show
All Day Fun With Something For Everyone!
Gates Open from 10:00 am until 10:00
pm
Rides Close at 11:00 pm
Community Stage - 12:00 pm until 5:30 pm - Local Talent
Community Stage - 1:00 pm - Canines For Veterans
Community Stage - 3:00 pm - Canines For Veterans
"Piedmont Perfect" Car & Truck Show 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
in front of the Grandstand

Carolina Crawlin 4X4 Rock Climbing DemoFree Rides - First Come, First Serve Basis

Community Stage - 7:00 pm
Miss Brittany Pridemore

 
Community Stage -7:30 pm
The Young "ELVIS"
by Matthew Spalding, Tribute Artist

Music by Joey Banks
Every Night at the Food Court 

Nick's Kids Show
Boo Boo, The Circus Clown
Rockin' A Ranch Petting Zoo
Elephant Exhibit and Rides
Helicopter Rides
Monster Truck
"High Wheelers"
Pony Rides
Living Art Face Painting
Bungee Trampoline Jump
Gigantic Double Slide
NEW "Zip Line"
Monkey Business
Thomas The Train
**Farm Animal Barn**

Sunday, October 14th"Two Till Two" Day
$2.00 Admission to Everyone until 2:00 pm
  The public is invited to one hour of  $2 admission
on Sunday compliments of  the Piedmont Interstate Fair
Gates Open from 1:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Rides Close at 11:00 pm
Carolina Crawlin 4X4 Rock Climbing Demo
Free Rides - First Come, First Serve Basis

Community Stage - 1
:00 pm untill 5:00 pm - Local Talent

Community Stage - 7:00 pm
Miss Brittany Pridemore

Community Stage - 7:30 pm
The Young "ELVIS"
by Matthew Spalding, Tribute Artist

Music by Joey Banks
Every Night at the Food Court
 
Nick's Kids Show
Boo Boo, The Circus Clown
Rockin' A Ranch Petting Zoo
Elephant Exhibit and Rides
Helicopter Rides
Monster Truck
"High Wheelers"
Pony Rides
Living Art Face Painting
Bungee Trampoline Jump
Gigantic Double Slide
NEW "Zip Line"
Monkey Business
Thomas The Train
**Farm Animal Barn**








* FUN *

* FRIES *

* FREAK OUT *




* ART *

* APPLES *

* ANIMALS *



* ICEES *

* ICE CREAM *

*INFIELD FLYING*


* RIDES *

* RIBBONS *

*REAL LAUGHTER*
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Thursday, October 4

Upstate Revolutionary War Weekend


Friday, October 5
Walnut Grove Plantation, Roebuck, SC
Lantern Tours, 6 - 9 pm
Walk by lantern light to hear soldiers, women and Native Americans talk about America's war for independence. Visit the family cemetery
Admission $5 - Ages 4 & up

Saturday, October 6th
Walnut Grove Plantation - Roebuck, SC
Festifall, 10 am - 5 pm
Daily Re-enactment of "Bloody Bill" Cunningham's Raid at noon. Hourly demos, musket fire & drills, cavalry, music, authors and more
Admission $9 - Adults / $5 - Ages 6 to 17

Kings Mountain National Military Park - Blacksburg, SC
Battle of Kings Mountain Anniversary, 10 am - 8 pm
Join Living History Interpreters for the 232nd anniversary encampment. Learn about the men and women who fought in the battle. A variety of events will be held throughout the day,
including musket and rifle demonstrations as well as children's militia drills. Encampments
close to the public at 5pm. Lantern tours of the battlefield will be held from 7 - 8pm. Living history interpreters will tell about the night after the battle using actual accounts from participants of the battle. Reservations are required, please call 864-936-7921 to make reservations.
Admission: Free

Cowpens National Battlefield - Chesnee, SC
The Night Before Kings Mountain, 6:00pm - 8:00 pm
Cowpens National Battlefield, in conjunction with the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, present a drama about the few days that preceded the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780.
Admission: Free

Sunday, October 7th
Kings Mountain National Military Park - Blacksburg, SC
Battle of Kings Mountain Anniversary, 10 am - 5 pm
Join us as we honor those who fell in the Battle of Kings Mountain. Wreath laying ceremony at US Monument will be held at 11:00 am. Overmountain Victory Trail Marchers will arrive at 3:00 pm followed by keynote address. A variety of events will be held throughout the day,
including musket and rifle demonstrations as well as children's militia drills.
Admission: Free

Walnut Grove Plantation - Roebuck, SC
Festifall, 10 am - 4 pm
Daily Re-enactment of "Bloody Bill" Cunningham's Raid at 1 pm. Hourly demos, musket fire & drills, cavalry, music, authors and more
Admission $9 - Adults / $5 - Ages 6 to 17

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Thursday, September 27

Inman Harvest Day


Mud Run at USC Upstate


Teams of 4 will compete in a challenging but fun 5k run with multiple obstacles winding through woods and fields, over walls, and in and out of mud pits. Your support benefits the Glenn Springs Academy, a home for at-risk boys can recapture their childhood.

The Academy is located on the southside of Spartanburg in a small community known as Glenn Springs. The mission is simple, but large – to help these boys successfully overcome a tragic past of abuse and neglect.  Over 25 boys call Glenn Springs Academy their home – a home that provides not only food and shelter but also a safe, stable, and structured life. A home that accelerates personal, social and academic well-being, and provides life skills for the future.
 
Where?
USC Upstate – Spartanburg, SC
The custom built trail will take a scenic route along Lawson’s Fork Creek in the uninhabited back section of campus.

When?
Saturday, October 20, 2012


Registration is open through Tuesday, October 16th.

1) Choose to run as a team of four or as an individual. 
Individual runners will start the race first, followed by groups of team runners. All participants must be at least 12 years old – under age 18 must have a guardian sign waiver.

2) Pick a team name (if applicable).
The more creative, the better!

3) Register online now.
At the time you register you will need to pay the registration dues of $160 (team) or $45 (individual) in full (plus processing fees). And register soon! Because registration fees increase to $190 (team) and $50 (individual) beginning October 10th. All money raised goes to support the mission of Glenn Springs Academy.

4) Mark your calendar.
October 20, 2012 – USC Upstate campus. First race starts at 10:30am with individuals going off first, followed by groups of teams starting around 11:30am. Your specific start time will be posted on the website prior to the race and available at packet pick up. The packet pick up, including race details, parking information t-shirts and more, will be available on Friday, October 19th, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, or the morning of the race starting at 8:00am. Participants will need to arrive an hour and a half prior to their start time. For additional questions, please review our frequently asked questions.

5) Like them on Facebook!
Go ahead – brag about your upcoming run – and put up a challenge for your friends! They’ll keep you up to date on the upcoming race details too! You can also contact us or post on our Facebook page to answer any questions you may have.

To learn more about Glenn Springs Academy, visit GlennSpringsAcademy.org or call 864-583-4367.

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Monday, September 10

Is couponing a challenge????

Couponing has gotten to be a bit more difficult, have you noticed?

Manufacturers coupons are not like they were even a year ago, when you could find several coupons that would double in several stores, and they didn't expire for months! Ahhh, yes!  The good old days.

Does that mean couponing is dead?  No.  Just more of a challenge.

Are good coupons still available?  Yes.  A few are, anyway.

What's a frugal mom (or dad) to do?  Best bet is to peruse the coupons in the paper and online (HERE) and clip/print what you know that you'll need/use.  Keep those with you.  I, Anje, have reverted to my old small accordion file.  I'm currently only clipping coupons for paper goods and facial cleansers.

Why?  For me, its easy.  I don't feel like the deals are as good as they once were and I don't want to spend the time I used to spend scouring for coupons that I'm not finding.  I clip what I know that I will use, I file them and keep them in my car, and I'm finished in far fewer minutes than I used to be.  That means I can spend more time with my family, and not my scissors and computer.

Do what works for you and feel good about it.  Shop stores like Aldi's and membership warehouses like Sam's, Costco and BJ's.  Figure your price per ounce and skip those 6oz boxes 'for only $1" - that's not a deal, it's a distraction.  It's great marketing on the manufacturer's part.  We don't really value the value of a dollar, so we might pick up fix or six of those small boxes.  Do the math.  Take price divided by ounces and don't overpay for the smaller, cuter packaging.

When dining out, be sure to view coupon sites like GROUPON, and EVERSAVE, and don't forget to check in HERE  (and earn a FREE $10 gift card when you sign up!) whenever you do any online shopping.  We don't have to pay top dollar for everything, but finding a coupon for everything may have become a thing of the past.

If you want to see a cure Do's and Don'ts of couponing today, check this out  HERE.
Happy scouring...and Saving!




Friday, August 24

Switch-a-roos consignment sale!


Switch-a-roos consignment sale is going on right now at the Spartanburg Auditorium! I put some of my daughter's things in the sale so I got to shop at Consignor night last night and I racked up! I got a play kitchen with food, a set of shaped number blocks, a booster seat with tray for Grandma's, 6 sleepers, 4 pair of pants, 4 shirts and 3 pair of shoes for $56! I can't buy the kitchen new at that price and it looks brand new! It is worth the trip there to look around but make sure to block out a while, there's a ton of things to go through! Make sure to bring a bag or rolling cart to help hold your things. They do have a holding area in the back for the big toy items though.

Open FREE to the Public
Friday, August 24th ....... 9am - 6pm
Saturday, August 25th ... 9am - 6pm
Sunday, August 26th... 12pm - 5pm *1/2 off day


Thursday, August 23

Walmart brings back layaway!


Did you see the article in Tuesday's paper? Walmart is bringing back their layaway program after high demand last year. I admit, I love layaway and now having a baby, I'm going to love it even more! This year the program will start a month earlier and will include small home appliances, select sporting goods, large exercise equipment, toys and electronics. The program will start September 16 and end December 14. Each item has to be at least $15 and the total layaway purchase must be at least $50.