Start the Holiday Season with December’s Town & Art Crawl

November 21, 2017

Ho! Ho! Ho! and a Merry Christmas. Deck the halls and shoot down the mistletoe. The holiday season is upon us and the town of Travelers Rest will be kicking off the Christmas season on the first day of December (Friday, December 1) with the last TR Town & Art Crawl of the year. Will …

Oysters and Outdoors: Second Annual Holiday Oyster Roast at The Grove

November 15, 2017

Seasons come and seasons go.  That sounds too much like a Hallmark greeting card, but the sentiment is true. The Grove has hosted and enjoyed a full and fulfilling season this year and, with winter approaching, it’s time to have a short hiatus on outdoor parties and celebrations. But not without a classic party and …

TR Fresh Water Sources – Reeds and Grapes 

November 5, 2017

If you are north of the center of Travelers Rest traveling along Hwy 276, you will quickly go past one of the reasons for this community to exist where it does. Forgotten in ways that say more about how modern conveniences have changed how we view natural resources, are two sources of water. Without these two …

Dare to Dime: A TR Campaign to End Styrofoam Use

October 31, 2017

Like so many others before it, this good idea was born through collaboration with a student and a teacher and a citizen. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead) At first it was a conversation about the use …

TR Town & Art Crawl: A Political Debate Like None Other

October 26, 2017

In what has become a wonderful TR tradition, we have loved being involved with this year’s TR Town & Art Crawl.     November 3 marks the next to last Town & Art Crawl of the season and it’s going to be great one. Come on out on November 3 on Friday night from 5 …

Celebrating Halloween in Travelers Rest

October 23, 2017

Boo! Halloween is right around the corner and we’ve got your Travelers Rest Here Guide to Halloween Fun.   Pumpkin Patch Get your pumpkins all week long for your Halloween gatherings – and for your front porch decorating. Pumpkins are sold in front of My Sister’s Store and proceeds are all going to missionaries with …

Art on the Trail: A Tradition of Art & Community

October 11, 2017

Which came first – the art or the trail? (It’s a rhetorical question, y’all, no need to pull out the research.) For the past six years the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance has put together a premier art festival right here in TR. The annual autumn event features the works of more than 70 artisans of …

Artober Fest Weekend: Don’t Miss It

October 5, 2017

Crisp evenings.  Cool weekends. It’s what we’ve been waiting for y’all. You can have the best of both worlds October 13 and 14 at The Grove. Upcountry Provisions has long been a faithful supporter and friend to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children and from their love and generosity was born a festival celebrating art and …

October Harvest Markets: We’re So Glad To See You

October 2, 2017

We welcome autumn. We celebrate it with open arms and corn stalks and scarecrows, giant mugs of coffee and pumpkin spiced lattes and pumpkin scented candles and pumpkin scented hair gel.  (That last one might be a pumpkin stretch – you tell me.) But when summer says goodbye, we lose a little part of a …

Beechwood Farm’s Third Annual Fall Fun Day

September 29, 2017

Pumpkins. A sunny day. A picturesque family farm. Cornfields. Sunflowers. Hayrides. The laughter of your kids. What’s autumn without a fall festival? For the past two years Beechwood Farms has been hosting a Fall Fun Day at their beautiful family farm. (You can visit the farm every Saturday in October for farm activities but October …

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