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The Five Things you Don’t Want to Miss at Harvest Moon Festival

October 22, 2018 | Features

Blog by Spartanburg County Historical Association

November 3rd, 11 AM - 6 PM | Walnut Grove Plantation - 1200 Otts Shoals Rd, Roebuck, SC 29376

Focused on the evolution of farming, the Harvest Moon Festival returns to include over 30 demonstrators, artisans, storytellers, and vendors, local bands, and a selection of local fare for a festival promoting agriculture and the importance of eating healthy and local! The Spartanburg Historical Association is proud to host the festival at Walnut Grove Plantation, showing the historic property in a new light. 

Join us on November 3rd, 2018 as we take a step back to a simpler time. Check out these five activities you don’t want to miss! 


Live Music 

This year’s Harvest Moon Festival is proud to offer a full day of live music, featuring local bands and musicians! We welcome attendees to bring a lawn chair and picnic and stay for the whole day! MAD Music will kick off the event at 11:00am, playing classic southern rock and blues. Enjoy tunes from TJ Jeter during lunch, who has some of the best vocals around. Headlining the event that afternoon, Howl in The Valley will close the festival from 4:00pm – 6:00pm, which plays the best folk-rock in Spartanburg. 


The Spartan Spinners

The Spartan Spinners are excited to debut at Harvest Moon this year. The group is Spartanburg’s local square dancing association and will be offering a demonstration and tutorial from 1:30pm – 3:30pm under the pavilion. Make sure to check them out and spin your partner, round and round! 


The Craft Market 

Don’t’ miss out on over 25 craft vendors this year! Come prepared to get a head start on your Holiday shopping with local artisan products. There is such a wide range of vendors to check out, including personal care, wood working, homemade pastries, jewelry, and art! 


Hay Rides!

Take a step back in time with horse-drawn hayrides from Pariler Trucking Company. Rides are offered every hour beginning at 11:15 a.m. 


Cemetery Programming 

Winnie Walsh, "The Scribe of Death" will also join us from 1:00-3:00pm for a program on the most notable and peculiar obituaries she has collected in her time as a historian.  Winnie will make a presentation at 1:00pm and 2:00pm at the Cemetery including the history behind headstone markings and symbols that can be helpful identifiers in your own exploring!

Dr. Doyle Boggs will be stationed in the Moore Station Cemetery from 3:00-5:00pm sharing history of the Moore Family buried there, the Rev War soldiers and numerous fieldstone marked graves and general history from the time of the Moores.

Learn more about the Harvest Moon Festival


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