Sometime in late summer, we realized that it had been way too long since Kimhead had seen Bimmer. So when she mentioned that she was available the second weekend in October, and wanted to go to her "favorite October festival in South Carolina," we decided to join her!
Fall for Greenville is a festival in downtown Greenville that we have been to before a time or two over the years. It is really a lot of fun, although it gets super crowded! They shut down Main Street and about 40 restaurants in town set up food booths. There's a beer garden area, 3 or 4 stages of music, a kid's area with rides. I was hesitant to go with Bimmer (since we hadn't been since she was born) but it turned out to be just fine.
The key was to get there early! We went right when they opened on Saturday morning and it worked out perfectly. We got tickets (which you use to buy the food) before there was any line and then took our time shopping in the local stores (downtown Greenville is so adorable) and then stopping for food whenever we saw something that looked yummy. Since I'm a picky eater, I knew it wouldn't be much that I would eat. I ended up getting things that I could share with Bimmer, so we had some shrimp hibachi from Mimi's Japanese Steakhouse, mac & cheese from Larkin's, and a salted caramel chocolate cupcake from The Chocolate Moose. Puff raved about his food from a Malaysian restaurant called Yap, and Kimhead was all about some BBQ from Smoke on the Water.
All told, it was a great day. We spent a few hours there, and that was enough. It was getting warm and Bimmer was ready to hit the road for a nap. I love that we have such a sweet little girl who is willing to just go with the flow and hang out with friends and let us introduce her to fun things like this!
P.S. Don't worry - lots more fall festival updates to come!