Town & Art Crawl

The TR Town & Art Crawl is a grassroots event series highlighting the southern charm of Travelers Rest and bringing together our local business and arts community. Always the 2nd Friday of the month during our Spring Series, April through June, and Fall Series, September through November, we will meet on Main Street in downtown Travelers Rest from 6p-9p. We’ll have local artists, live music performed at The Grove at Upcountry and a Kids Crawl area with art activities and games just for them.

Throughout the season, you’ll have an opportunity to vote for a couple of Town’s Best competitions like our Town’s Best Ice Cream and Town’s Best BBQ.  Each event will feature various highlights, stay tuned as we announce our details for the upcoming year.

If you are an artist, business, or volunteer interested in being a part of the event, please click the link to learn more about getting involved!

Register now for the World Record Attempt happening November 9th!

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Our Schedule

  • APRIL 13Local Treasures / Parks & Trails / Upcycled Earth Day Art
  • MAY 11Festival of Flowers / Mom’s Night / Sidewalk Chalk Art Show
  • JUNE 8NASCAR Roots / Touch-a-Truck with First Responders / Town’s Best Ice Cream
  • SEPTEMBER 14Celebrating Local Authors / Illustrators Exhibit / Devildog Pride
  • OCTOBER 12TR Legends & Stories / Pumpkin Chucking / Fall Art Show
  • NOVEMBER 9Music in the Streets / World Record Attempt / Town’s Best BBQ

Our Sponsors

Be sure to say thank you and to give a big high-five to our partners.  They’re full of community and fun and making things happen.

November 9th Crawl Happenings

It’s time to celebrate with music in the streets, a World Record attempt and Town’s Best BBQ! Mark your calendar and join us on Main Street in downtown Travelers Rest, SC from 6p-9p for live music, food, friends and 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. Jump to the Crawl Card details now. Happy Crawl Y’all

BE A PART OF THE WORLD RECORD! – We are kicking off the Crawl Friday night with a world record attempt for the most participants in a group instrument making lesson. You can come be a part of this record setting attempt as we all make a harmonicas and learn about the significance of this folk instrument in Piedmont blues music. Participation is free, but does require arriving between 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m., standing and a time commitment. (Please note the activity is appropriate for ages 10 and up.) World Record participants must register by Friday, November 9, at 12:00 noon. Click here to register yourself or your group!

TOWN’S BEST BBQ – The 2nd Annual Town’s Best BBQ tasting and voting takes place at the Crawl between 6p and 8:30p or till the BBQ is all gone. Tasting forks cost $2.00 and the public will determine the winner by voting on their choice for best BBQ. In the competition this year is Monkey Wrench Smokehouse, Shortfields, Farmhouse Tacos, Hare & Field, Moe & Joe’s BBQ, Chef Jenna Stone and Pit Master Jeff Nadolny. With seven choices in this competition, we hope you come hungry to vote! Winner will be announced at 8:45p. Find the Town’s Best BBQ tent on the street down by TR Makers Co and the White Rabbit Gallery.

Where to find Crawl Activities:

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

  • Live music from The Bright Family Band, bluegrass tune played 7-9p
  • Hands on activities for kids and Drum Percussion Studios
  • Local artists on Main Street!
  • Events @ RetroMarketplace

  • 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)

  • Listen to the sound of the Friday Night Jam Session, which begins around 7p.
  • Local artists on Main Street!
  • Events @ The Grove (Just down from Upcountry Provisions Bakery and Bistro)

  • Live music from Audrey Hamilton & McFarland will be on the stage at The Grove from 7p-9p. You can also try one of their wood-fired pizzas and sip on a beverage while enjoying the sights and sounds!
  • Events @ TRee House Cafe & Studio

  • Free to create! Come make art at the Cafe tonight with Kristen Coward.
  • Events on the Street between Poinsett and Center Streets (This part of the Crawl Route will be closed off to vehicle traffic from 4-10p.)

  • World Record setting site! Register now to join in the World Record setting taking place tonight. We need everyone to help set the record of largest group instrument making lesson! We are making harmonicas. Participants arrive between 5:15-5:30p, World Record starts promptly at 6p!
  • Town’s Best BBQ – Grab a tasting fork for $2 and get to sample all 7 BBQ’s. We will count your votes and announce the winner at 8:45p.
    Make sure to get your votes (tasting) done between 6p-8:30p.
  • Live Music on the Main Stage includes: The Reggie Sullivan Band 5:15-7p, The Northwest Singers Ensemble 7-8p, Bedhead Boys 8-9p

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

  • Warm your hands by the fire thanks to PatioFlavor! Then pick up a free s’mores kit to eat after your BBQ tasting
  • Free Makers project at the TR Makers Co! You can also turn in your Crawl Cards here too.
  • Local artists on Main Street!
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    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!

    **NEW** Use Google Maps to find your way around the crawl. Click the star at the top of the map to view this map in your Google Maps.


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

    Greer Real Estate – Teaming up with Happy Ending Desserts to give FREE cake samples away Friday night at their office inside My Sister’s Store
    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 Makers Project for all ages -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
    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!

    Play along in the Find-and-Seek game, find 1 or all 4 of the rocks hidden along the Crawl Route. Clues for the location of these rocks will be available when you pick up your Crawl Card or if you visit our Facebook page after 5p on Friday night. 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, My Sister’s Store or at the Gazebo when you are done. Happy Finding!

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    Crawl Stops

    During the Crawl make sure you check out these amazing restaurants, unique boutiques and locally owned shops. Southern hospitality is not lost in this small town, make sure you greet everyone with a little “Happy Crawl Y’all” as you explore the town.

    • Anthropoloca Studio
      Bumbyee Flowers and Seasonal
      Charlie’s Southern Rustiques
      Copperhead Mountain Distillery
      Farmhouse Tacos
      FH Cigars
      Finnamore’s General Store & Mrkt Plc
      Gray Mare Antiques
      Greer Real Eastate
      Goose Feathers
    • Homebody
      Monkey Wrench Smokehouse
      My Sister’s Store Books and More
      Pace Running Shop
      Patio Flavor
      Pink Mama’s Ice Cream
      Rocket Surgery
      Sidewall Pizza Company
    • Silver Lily Boutique
      Sunrift Adventures
      The Cafe @ Williams Hardware
      The Grove at Upcountry Provisions
      The Whistle Stop at the American Cafe
      Travelers Rest Makers Company
      TRee House Cafe & Studio
      Upcountry Provisions Bakery and Bistro
      White Rabbit Gallery of Fine Art

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    Get Involved

    Are you, your business or non-profit group interested in being a part of the 2018 Crawl events? We would love to hear from you! Use the information below to get connected with us.

    Artist & Makers
    The TR Town & Art Crawl is a juried event series. All items presented and sold must be handcrafted by the artist applying or classified as vintage (20+ years old). We accept work in the following categories: Apparel, Artisanal Foods, Bath & Beauty, Home, Jewelry, Leather Crafts, Original Artwork, Papercrafts, Photography, Pottery and Vintage. Booth space is $30 per event and applications for a particular event may close if no more booth space is available. Click here to find the online Artist Application.

    This is a fantastic community event and we would love your help in making it even better! We have volunteer opportunities that occur before each event, during our events and after the event concludes. Use the form linked here to let us know how you can help.

    Business Supporter
    Business owners who want to be a part of the Crawl or find ways they can sponsor art and community events through this series should email us at We love helping businesses of all sizes to get exposure through the Crawl.

    Non-Profit and Student Groups
    We are so thankful for the non-profit and student groups that are represented in the Travelers Rest and Upstate area. If you are a group that would like to be a part of an upcoming event, please reach out! We would love to learn more about your groups mission and how we can get others involved from our community. Email us at today.

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