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On the Menu, Oct. 10, 2018

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Festival to offer hundreds of food options

BB&T Fall for Greenville presented by Pepsi returns to downtown Greenville this weekend. The annual event is designed to spotlight the city’s culinary scene.

The festival will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 11 with a free concert and continue throughout the weekend with signature tastes from 49 of Greenville’s restaurants and live music on six stages, according to a news release.

“For three days, we offer an incredible festival experience with signature offerings in food, wine and craft beer,” said Justin Pinckney, Fall for Greenville board chairman, in the release. “We welcome food and music enthusiasts from across the country to join us for one of the Southeast’s must-attend events of the year.”

There will be more than 250 menu offerings at the event, the release said. Additional highlights of the weekend include:

  • Food Truck Row on Coffee Street featuring signature cuisine from local food trucks.
  • Brewery 85 FFG Festbier, a signature brew for the festival.
  • The Challenge Butter Culinary Stage featuring the culinary talents of local chefs, including Husk Restaurant, Fork and Plough and Up on the Roof.
  • The Carolina Ale House Beer Garden serving up an assortment of over 50 craft beers. Souvenir sample cups will be available for purchase for those looking to enjoy smaller portions of beer offerings.

Greenlink will provide complimentary shuttle service during BB&T Fall for Greenville. Festival-goers can park at County Square and hop on the free downtown trolley. The trolley will drop off on South Main Street, near the festival entrance. For those who would like to bike into downtown Greenville for the festival, a Bike Valet sponsored by Bikeville will be available on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Bike Valet will be located on the Swamp Rabbit Trail under the Main Street Bridge.

Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, BB&T Fall for Greenville continues to support the local community by partnering with 12 local nonprofits this year. Over the past 15 years, the festival has donated more than $600,000 to local charities, according to the release.

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