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One-on-one time with the chefs at Sunday Supper.
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Betty Davis Eyes Kim Carnes wows the crowd at the Peace Center at Taste of the South
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Guitarist Derek Bronson at the Sunday Jazz Brunch
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Sunday Supper in the Wyche Pavilion
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Craft Beer expert Ale Sharpton and beer panel at the Sunday Brunch
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Jazz great Mark Rapp at the Songwriter's Recipe
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Restaurant Eugene Chef Linton Hopkins alongside Chef David Guas at Breakwater in Greenville
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Tupelo Honey Cafe at the Taste of the South
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There's always music and food.
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Downtown Greenville at the food truck gathering
Do you feel that cool breeze meandering among the trees, the one you thought didn't exist as you tried to navigate through another Southern summer? Does the slightest aroma of a wood burning fire send you in search of a long stick and some chocolates, mallows and graham crackers? Yes, finally, the season that gives us all permission to slow down and enjoy the pleasures that elude us all year.
My favorite time of year, fall, where my calendar is jam-packed and contentment is my constant state. Maybe it's the apples or the honey or the weekend getaways. Quite possibly it's the fried pies or the boiled peanuts. No matter what, you can find it all in one place - and those singular places are everywhere. In every small town, big town, hole in the wall, any place that can figure out what kind of festival that will bring outsiders and make them insiders. From pumpkins to cotton to skillets to endless BBQ cookoffs, there's a festival with your name on it. Fall is descending, friends, and if you haven't figured out your festival weekends yet, it's time you did.
I will confess, not every festival is a winner, but this one is on many levels. If you haven't experienced Euphoria in Greenville, S.C., this is your year. Not only have I gorged on some of the best food and drink found anywhere in the United States, I have become a seasoned visitor to a downtown area that thrives on homegrown perfection and making people feel at home. A main street that is home to over 60 restaurants, all local I might add. A mecca for infinite world flavors plus James Beard award winning chefs, this vibrant small town is one of the best kept secrets in the East.
At Euphoria, you'll get a taste of it all. Click here and come along with us during some of our weekend adventures during Euphoria. We'll share how you can find out more information, too.
Let your eyes convince you that this is one festival that's worth taking a second look.
Judy and Len Garrison are at home in Farmington, Georgia, just on the outskirts of Dawg country - better known as Athens. Len, an IT manager for a major Atlanta company, and Judy, an editor, author and travel writer, invite you to travel along with them as they explore the best of the South. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit their website at Seeing Southern, and follow them on Twitter at @judyhgarrison and @seeing_southern. Don't forget to like them on Facebook.