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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:

Spartanburg: A Passion for Peaches

“If I had my little way, I’d eat peaches every day.” When you visit Spartanburg, you can really bring that song lyric to life. Spartanburg County has a passion for peaches, dating back a couple hundred years

Spartanburg’s Baseball Past, Present and Future

Spartanburg's baseball history is a long, proud tale that itself is a history of the sport. From 1963-1980, and again from 1986-1994, Spartanburg was the home of the Spartanburg Phillies, a minor league affiliate

New to the Spartanburg County Dining Scene

The dining scene of Spartanburg County is impressive. A diverse array of down-home favorites is joined by incredible international flavors and upscale, refined options that offer modern, photo-worthy dishes. Downtown

Showin Off at Glendale Shoals

Monday, October 14, 2013

Showin Off at Glendale Shoals

By Andrew Waters, HubCity Writers Project On a Wednesday afternoon in early fall I am getting a tour of the Glendale Shoals Preserve with Steve Patton and Fred Parrish. That’s a thing I’ve noticed about ...

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Being Pet-Friendly in Spartanburg

Monday, October 14, 2013

Being Pet-Friendly in Spartanburg

By Jeremy L. C. Jones, HubCity Writers Project We usually go to Spartanburg’s Rail Tails dog park early in the morning or late in the afternoon, but the absolute best time is just after dinner when the sun has ...

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Firing of the Muskets at Cowpens National Battlefield

Monday, October 14, 2013

Firing of the Muskets at Cowpens National Battlefield

By Jeremy L. C. Jones, HubCity Writers Project We took a drive up North I-85—moving a lot more quickly than we would’ve been back in mid-January of 1781 if we’d been part of Brigadier General Daniel Morgan’s ...

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Music Brings Us Together

Monday, September 16, 2013

Music Brings Us Together

I’ve heard Shane Pruitt jam at festivals, play gritty guitar blues in listening rooms, and get down and dirty at bars. He's a native son of Spartanburg, a city ConventionSouth magazine recently ranked among the South's...

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Spartanburg Area Football

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Spartanburg Area Football

By Jason Gilmer, HubCity Writers Project With 90 minutes until kickoff, fans are lined up at multiple gates waiting to storm in and reserve their spots on the concrete bleachers at Byrnes High School’s Nixon Field. ...

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Dottie’s Toffee

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dottie’s Toffee

By Betsy Teter, HubCity Writers Project. Updated for accuracy in June 2019. My introduction to Dottie’s Toffee came at a dinner party on Spartanburg’s eastside when one of the hostesses brought a plate of flat, ...

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