Spartanburg Creative Tastes
Entry admission is free. Prices for restaurant “taste” portions range from $1.00 - $6.00. Prices for cookbooks and other items in the Made in Spartanburg area will be set by the individual vendors. The ATM will be on Main Street near the Stroller Cookbook Market.
More than 20 menu items from various Spartanburg restaurants offer tastes of not just locally favorite dishes, but also the global influences that are part of the City’s growing diversity. There are the always favorite crab cakes and the more adventurous can get a taste of dishes such as lemon grass chicken and lamp chops.
Sponsored by the Spartanburg Youth Council, the Lemonade Stand is designed to be a fun, child- and youth-friendly section of this festival. The Lemonade Stand will include interactive hands-on food preparation for young children. The Mayor’s Service Board and Youth Voices are partnering to bring fun recipes, bingo and nutritional information.
Other activities include children creating their own chef hats, decorating cookies and making edible necklaces. Face painting, games and prizes will be offered. Lemonade will be for sale with all proceeds benefiting the Mayor’s Service Board and Youth Voices. A sidewalk chalk art contest will take place with judging held at 7:30 p.m. Children between the ages 3 to 18 years old are welcomed to participate.
Wine Tasting/Beer Purchase/Wristbands
Adults, 21 years of age or older, may pay $1.00 for a wristband. This is required for anyone purchasing wine and/or beer. Sponsored by Carriage House Wines, over 60 different wines from around the world will be available for purchase by the glass from 3:00 – 9:00. For $10.00, a wine tasting of all these wines will be featured from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Local brewery RJ Rockers will also be located at Carriage House Wines and will be offering its beer for sale.
Stroller Cookbook Market
Located in front of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal on W. Main St., this area features local cookbooks from the newspaper’s own Stroller cookbook to the Junior League of Spartanburg. Prices range from $1 to $20.
Made In Spartanburg
Featuring local food produce and kitchen products for sale, visitors will also be able to learn about home improvement techniques.
The Flavor of Art Market
HUB-BUB is sponsoring local and regional painters, potters, photographers, jewelry makers and textile artists. Their wares are available for purchase and will be in the parking lot next to Carriage House Wines.
Ezell Street Food Court
4:00-4:30 Matthew Knights Williams
4:45-5:45 Fayssoux McLean and Brandon Turner
6:00-7:00 Kyle and Tad
7:15-8:00 Marc Higgins
8:15-9:00 Daryle Ryce
Music Main Street Stage
4:00 – 6:00 Enforcers
6:30 – 8:45 Low Blow Jazz
Art by the People
ArtCycle artist Sean Pace invites the public to make art utilizing his creation, “The Lowest Common Demonstrator,” during Spartanburg Creative Tastes. This duel person interactive art piece consists of two bikes, a large wood mixing chamber and eleven #10 paint cans full of various paint colors to create different works of art on canvases provided.
Parking and Street Closures
Free parking is available at the Magnolia St. garage, City Hall parking lots on Broad St., Event Rentals on W. Main St., and any other nearby public parking places.
Streets that will be closed from 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning, September 5th until Sunday, September 6th are: W. Main St. from Daniel Morgan Ave. to Magnolia St.; Spring St. from Broad St. to St. John St.; Ezell St. from Spring St. to Daniel Morgan Ave..; and Ezell St. from Daniel Morgan Ave. to W. Main St. See attached handout for more details.