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You’re in the right place for more information on all-things Spartanburg! Since our Insiders know the area better than anyone, let their expert suggestions guide you to the very best our growing county has to offer!

Highlights

We totally thought multiple craft breweries and our annual festivals would be enough to convince you to visit, but if you’re still looking for a sign it’s time to start planning your trip, you’ll probably find it in these recent highlights:

Support Local Spartanburg

In Spartanburg, we know good food. Melt-in-your-mouth, good-for-the soul food. While you can’t visit right now, you can still get an authentic taste of Spartanburg by ordering some of our favorite staples to be enjoyed

Feel the Need for Speed in Spartanburg

  Between BMW Manufacturing Co., family-friendly businesses, and the county’s deep and historical ties to stock car racing, Spartanburg is no stranger to automotive enthusiasm and racing passion. Spartanburg

Inside Spartanburg’s Craft Beer Scene

*sets down pint glass* *wipes away beer-foam mustache* Beer drinkers across Spartanburg County have never had it better. Spartanburg’s first craft brewery, RJ Rockers, has been churning out locally-made brews si

The Cottonwood Trail

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Cottonwood Trail

By Brad Wright, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. The heat radiates off the dark asphalt as I make my way down Andrews Farm Road. I feel like I’m running inside a convection oven. My pace has ...

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Nothing Could Be Finer: A Breakfast Tour of Spartanburg

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Nothing Could Be Finer: A Breakfast Tour of Spartanburg

By James Yeh, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. In her poem “Angels of the Love Affair,” Anne Sexton memorably writes, "Once I called breakfast the sexiest meal of the day.” Sex appeal ...

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If You’ve Never Been to Croft State Park…

Thursday, August 28, 2014

If You’ve Never Been to Croft State Park…

By Susan A. Sistare, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. Updated for accuracy in July 2019. When I told my brother, an avid mountain biker, that I was going to visit Croft State Park, he ...

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Back-to-Football Fever

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Back-to-Football Fever

By Jo Ann Mitchell Brasington, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. "When do we need to get ready for the Panthers Party?” "How much longer before we leave?” "Will we get to see Cam Newton, ...

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Panthers Come to Town

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Panthers Come to Town

By Laura Hendrix Corbin, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. It was a real-life Mean Joe Greene-Coca Cola moment. “Hey, kid,” I heard someone holler, and I turned to see then-Carolina Panthers ...

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Fishing Local Waters

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fishing Local Waters

By Brad Wright, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. When I was 6 years old I caught a 16-inch catfish off of my grandfather’s dock on the gulf coast of Florida. Although 25 years have passed ...

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