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Ice Cream & Nascar – It’s the June Crawl, Y’all

Written by Kristin LaRoy


Let’s celebrate our roots in NASCAR while we kick off summer with an Ice Cream Competition and more!

Mark your calendar and join us on Main Street in downtown Travelers Rest from 6p-9 for live music, food, friends and so much more. Details on all our Crawl happening are below. Don’t forget to pick up your Crawl Card to help you travel around the Crawl route. Use the Crawl Card to take advantage of free events, food specials, shop discounts AND it can help you win $50.

TOWN’S BEST ICE CREAM – We need your help in picking this years Town’s Best Ice Cream. The competition between restaurants will take place at the Gazebo in downtown Travelers Rest right across from Gray Mare Antiques. You will have the opportunity to taste ice cream from Pink Mama’s, TRee House Cafe, Sidewall Pizza and more, then cast your vote for the winner. Tasting spoons are $2 and all the proceeds raised from this tasting will go back into the community through the services of the Foothills Family Resources. Voting will begin at 6 pm and continue until 8 pm or until all the ice cream has been sampled. Votes will be counted and our winner announced at 8:30!




Live Music at MONKEY WRENCH – Come relax on the green space at Monkey Wrench with live music from Lisa Stubbs and Niel Brooks of Mourning Dove. Monkey Wrench, formerly Martha’s Hardware, is located at 21 S Main Street. Their outdoor green space has lots of outdoor games and relaxed seating. If you haven’t been by yet, this is a great opportunity to check out this wonderful new restaurant!



CARS! CARS! CARS! – Get ready to see some race cars this Friday! We will have Marty Ward, David Darnell, Jamie Barbery, Jimmy Roberts and more parked along the Crawl route between 6 and 9. Come visit the drivers and take an up close look at their race cars and trucks. Plus you could come home with a signed Richard Petty polo shirt. Get a ticket for each $1 you donate to Victory Junction, we will draw a lucky winner at 8:30! Also visiting us this night will be the Travelers Rest Fire Truck, Police Humvee and US National Guard vehicle. There will be lots to see!

KIDS MATCHBOX RACE & FREE CAR – Come participate in the Greer Real Estate Matchbox 500! The first 100 kids will get a free Hot Wheels matchbox car to race down the track. Test your new cars skills on the wooden track in our informal races. This event is sponsored by Greer Real Estate.

NOTE ON PARKING – The TR United Methodist parking lot will be busy with the YMCA’s PB&J Kids Fun Run this evening. If you are in search of parking here are a couple of suggestions: Head to the free lot on Center St. between Sunrift Adventures and the Travelers Rest Library, use the gravel lot on Roe Rd. across from TR Oriental or hit up the on street parking along Main Street which starts at the Post Office and extends down to Whistle Stop. For more parking options, please check out the City of Travelers Rest page for suggestions.



Where to find Crawl Activities:

Events @ The Gazebo (Green space on Main Street in front of Gray Mare Antiques)

Kids take their chances racing in the Greer Real Estate Matchbox 500! The first 60 kids will get a free Hot Wheels matchbox car to race down the track. Test your new cars skills on the wooden track in our informal races. This event is sponsored by Greer Real Estate.

Vote for Town’s Best Ice Cream! Grab a tasting spoon, just $2 donation to the Foothills Family Resources, and taste ice cream from Pink Mama’s, TRee House Cafe, Sidewall Pizza and more. Cast your vote and help proclaim the winner of Town’s Best! Tasting begins at 6p and continues until 8p or all ice cream is sampled.

Kids tire game and obstacle with Gateway Baptist Church.

Local artists on Main Street!

Events @ RetroMarketplace

Meet race car drivers David Darnell and Jamie Barbery! They will be out with their cars and look forward to talking about their raceway experiences.

Local artists on Main Street! Including the work of jewelry maker Amie Kobler of Hey Moon.



Events @ Poinsett and Main (Front Lawn outside My Sister’s Store)

Touch-A-Truck with our First Responders and US Army National Guard. Come see the TR Fire Department Fire Truck, Police Humvee and the US Army National Guard!

Local artists on Main Street!

Listen to the sound of the Friday Night Jam Session, which begins around 7.



Events @ The Grove (Just down from Upcountry Provisions Bakery and Bistro)

Live music from LOZ will be on the stage at The Grove from 5-9. You can also try one of their wood-fired pizzas and sip on a beverage while listening!



Events @ TRee House Cafe & Studio

Free event on the patio of the Cafe.


Events @ Monkey Wrench

Live music from Mourning Dove will be out on the green space from 6-9. Come by, enjoy the tunes and try some of the best BBQ!

Events @ Arts Square (Parking Lot of TR Makers Co and White Rabbit Gallery)

Richard Petty signed shirt drawing! $1 per ticket gets you entered in the drawing.

Meet driver Marty Ward and take a closer look at his race car!

SuperDads get all the glory this month at the Superhero/Superfan photo booth sponsored by PatioFlavor. SlushieBuddies will be here too helping to celebrate these SuperDads!

Local Batman John will be out talking about the bat houses he has built over at Sunrift, educating others on how to build their own bat houses, and taking you over to see the bats night flight around 8:45.

Kids Art Activities inside TR Makers Co.

Local artists on Main Street!



Crawl Cards and Route Map

Don’t forget to pick up a Crawl Card before you get started Crawling at these three locations, the gazebo, My Sister’s Store or TR Makers Co. Use your Crawl Card to help you navigate the route, take advantage of the great deals listed below AND to help you play along in our find-and-seek game, which might win you $50!




Take advantage of these special deals exclusive for Crawl night. Don’t forget to show your Crawl Card at checkout to get your discount!

Massages for Mom Sponsored by Greer Real Estate – FREE for Moms to take advantage of these 6 minute mini massages on the front lawn of My Sister’s Store!

Plant a Flower for Mom Sponsored by PatioFlavor and Lepord Forest Coffeehouse at Arts Square – FREE for all, come plant a flower and decorate your pot for Mom

White Rabbit Gallery of Fine Art – FREE tour of the Gallery Artists and find out about the work of the Travelers Rest Artists Alliance

The Grove at Upcountry Provisions – FREE live music on The Grove Stage

My Sister’s Store – FREE to enjoy the sounds of the Friday Night Jam Session

TR Makers Co. – FREE make your own Flower Fascinator Hat -and – 20% off any regular price item over $10 (Sale items excluded)

TRee House Cafe & Studio – FREE Art Play at the Cafe

The Whistle Stop at The American – FREE live music and Dinner Specials all night

Boho Indigo TR – FREE gift with $10 purchase

RetroMarketplace – 20% off any regular price item over $10 (Sale items excluded)

Silver Lily Boutique – Extra 20% off all SALE items

Gray Mare Antiques – 10% off your entire purchase

Homebody – 10% off your entire purchase

Goose Feathers – 10% off all clothing

Charlie’s Southern Rustiques – 10% off any item



Find-and-Seek Game – Win $50!

Hidden around the Crawl route are 4 TR Crawl painted rocks. Use the clues we provide to find the rocks and stamp your Crawl Card. For each stamp you put on your Crawl Card you get an entry for your chance to win $50 in Crawl Gift Certificates. Don’t forget to pick up your Crawl Card to start playing along. Cards can be turned in to TR Makers Co or the information booth at the Gazebo when you are done.

Clues will be announced at 5:00pm on Friday, June 8th. Stay Tuned!

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