Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Downtown Greenville Holiday Events

Ready for holiday fun? Downtown Greenville comes ALIVE during the holiday season! So let’s plan our your holiday schedule! The biggest event of the area has to be The Poinsettia Christmas Parade. It’s the grand kick-off for all things Christmas! For over 75 years, this parade has been wonderful spotlight for local talent.  There will… Read more »

Winter Lights at North Carolina Arboretum

Starting in November 17th and lasting until New Year’s Day will be the return of the popular Winter Lights event in Asheville, North Carolina! Held at the North Carolina Arboretum from 6-9 PM daily, this holiday event is an open-air format which allows you to immerse yourself in the wonder and magic of Christmas in… Read more »

Tamassee DAR School’s BBQ Cookoff

Looking for a way to get a great meal plus the added bonus of knowing you are helping a great cause?  Then put the Tamassee DAR School’s BBQ Cookoff for November 6th on your calendar!  There will be several BBQ contestants hoping to win the bragging rights of first place for 2021.  Lunch plates will… Read more »

Upcountry History Museum Exhibit: War Dogs

The Upcountry History Museum located in Greenville, South Carolina not only has excellent permanent exhibits but also welcomes a variety of interesting changing exhibits.  Once of which centers around man’s best friend. Beginning October 30th, this local museum will be host to the exhibit “War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You”. … Read more »

2021 Autumn Color

Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina are blessed with many weeks of eye-catching Autumn color, drawing millions of sightseers down the Blue Ridge Parkway to marvel at the diverse hues.   Whether you are trekking along a mountain trail or driving down Scenic Highway 11, during the autumn months every mountain and foothill is… Read more »

The Battle of Kings Mountain

241 years ago, this region was experiencing a very different Autumn from ours today.  In May of 1780, a terrible siege occurred on Charleston which was notably one of the worst American defeats of the Revolutionary Way.  Led by British Commander-in-Chief, Henry Clinton, the British force of almost 13,000 trapped our willfully unequipped force of… Read more »

Lake Keowee Weddings

After the big question has been popped and the ring has been slid onto the finger, the planning is in full force. And nowhere in the Upstate are weddings more popular than on Lake Keowee.  Today we’ll be reviewing our favorite wedding venues that take advantage of the beautiful mountain views and vibrant emerald waters… Read more »

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