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North Main on Saturday during the festival

North Main on Saturday during the festival

Kat Ableman

Kat Ableman

North Main on Saturday during the festival

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The annual Fall for Greenville festival has come to a close. This year, the weekend consisted of plenty more than the expected lively music, amazing food, and creative vendors.

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People looking at different food tents set up around town

After the Carolinas were struck by two large hurricanes less than two weeks apart, Greenville decided to take further action in helping out the rest of the state. Over the weekend, donation booths were set up to collect money to benefit rescue teams in Columbia and Charleston. Tents were also set up for law enforcement, EMT’s, and firefighters to come and get free food and beverages, on and off duty.

Fall for Greenville featured 38 restaurants and 60 musical groups over the course of three days. There were also culinary demonstrations, various competitions, and children’s play centers with amusement rides.

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Porch 40 during their performance

With over 150,000 people in attendance, Greenville pulled out a massive 2,000 person volunteer team to ensure the weekend ran smoothly. During the festival, 98% of hotel rooms were occupied in the Greenville city limits. The weekend clearly brought in massive crowds and huge benefits for the city and businesses in the area.

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About the Photographer
Kat Ableman, Photography Editor and Social Media Chair

This is Kat Ableman’s fourth year at Travelers Rest High School but her first on The Blue and Gold. She loves photography and wants to use her passion to expand in the newspaper community. Her hobbies include going to the gym, taking four hour naps, eating Mac and Cheese, and spending many hours watching “The Office.” She loves to giggle and make light in any situation.

 

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