Local Events Scheduled For The Fall

Belton Events Scheduled Through the Winter:

Events and activities scheduled for Belton during the winter and early spring, emphasizing Belton’s slogan “A Historic Heart….with a new beat!” include:

  • Combo Kings:  Enjoy great music and dancing….and open to the public at the Listening Room on Main.  $10/person admission.  The doors open at the Listening Room at 6:30 and the band plays from 7:30 until 9:45  Wine, beer, soft drinks and water are sold for $4.  The band usually performs on Tuesday evenings.  See the separate post on the Combo Kings for their latest schedule. 
  • Artists’ Gathering, Belton Center for the Arts-Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 12:00.  Members of the Belton Center for the Arts are offered the opportunity to use the upstairs classroom at no charge.  Get inspiration or critique from other artists if you’d like, or just work independently.  Depending on interest, live models may be available occasionally.  Bring your own materials and no instruction is provided.  Email Mary Anne Porter at [email protected] if you are interested in attending.  No registration is required.
  • What’s Old Is New Again, Belton Area Museum-This exhibit looks at the popular trend of upcycling, or taking an old, unwanted item and making it into something new.  You’ll see artwork created from trash, as well as furniture pieces that have been given new life.  The exhibit also looks at how current trends in fashion and design are taking inspiration from old patterns.  The environmental impact of recycling is also explored.  The exhibit is free to attend and will be on display during regular museum hours through December 17.
  • Home School Days-The Chemistry of Plastics, Belton Area Museum-Thursday, September 22 at 10:00 am at the Historic Belton Depot for home schooled students ages 7 to 12.   There will be hands-on experiments to help students discover which plastics float, which are better insulators, and how these properties affect how plastics can be recycled and how they affect the environment when sent to landfills.  The cost is $2 per student.  Call the museum at 864-338-7400 to register.
  • 24th Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival Juried Art Show, Belton Center for the Arts-Opening reception Saturday, September 24.  The exhibit will continue during regular Center for the Arts hours through November 4.  To find detailed information about this exhibit (including how to enter, the juror, entry fee, and more) please visit www.BeltonCenterForTheArts.org/juried-art-show-2022.
  • Heritage Days, Belton Area Museum-Education Day (for 4th and 5th grade and home school students only) on Friday, September 30 and Standpipe Festival (open to the public) on Saturday, October 1 from 10:30 to 3:30.  See 13 traditional artisans, including a soap maker, goat farmer, traditional potter, African American sharecropper, bee keeper, zither maker, Native American crafter, telegraph operator, Gullah basket weaver, blacksmith, cooper, wagon train camp cook, and model T auto mechanic.  Relive the skills and traditions of the past as the artisans provide demonstrations to visitors.  Some will have their crafts for sale to the public.
  • Standpipe Festival, City of Belton-Saturday, October 1 On the Square in downtown Belton.  Enjoy entertainment, a car show, crafts, food and fireworks from 10:00 to 9:30.
  • 36th Chick-fil-A of Anderson Hall of Fame Classic, Belton Tennis Association-October 1 & 2.  Eight of the state’s top high school girls tennis teams will compete at the Belton Tennis Center and Leda Poore Park.  Teams competing include defending champion A. C. Flora, BHP, Chapin, Christ Church, Clinton, Greenville, Spartanburg and T. L. Hanna.
  • Ghost Walk, Belton Area Museum-Thursday, October 27.  Tours begin at 6:00 and continue every 15 minutes until 8:30.  Attendees will be taken on a walking tour around downtown Belton, with six stops at historic properties to hear ghost stories related to that locale.  The stories will be re-enacted by BHP drama students.  Cost is $10 per person in advance and $15 the night of the tours.  Reservations can be made by calling the museum at 864-338-7400.
  • Southern Conference Men’s & Women’s Fall Individual Championships, Belton Tennis Association-November 4-6.  Players from Southern Conference schools will compete for championships in singles and doubles.  Matches will be played at the Belton Tennis Center, Leda Poore Park and BHP High School.
  • Turkey Shoot, Belton Area Museum-Saturday, November 19 at Toney Creek Plantation.  Registration starts at 8:30 am.  Shooters of all ages can compete for a variety of wonderful prizes.  Don’t miss this great annual event!

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