Belton Events Scheduled During the Fall:
Events and activities scheduled for Belton through the end of the year, 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. Most events at the Listening Room start at 6:30. Wine, beer soft drinks and water are sold for $3. The band usually performs on Tuesday evenings. Door open at a 6:30 and the band plays from 7:30 to 9:30.
- 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 insttuction is provided. Email Mary Anne Porter at [email protected] if you are interested in attending. No registration is required.
- Handmade, Belton Area Museum Association-The Belton Area Museum Association in conjunction with All About Fabrics/Phoenix of Anderson presents a three-month exhibit entitled Handmade, beginning with an opening celebration on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 3 – 5 pm at the historic Belton train depot. At the celebration, there will be a pop up craft show featuring artisans and traditional crafters demonstrating their skills and sharing their wares. Patrons can browse handmade items for sale such as split oak baskets, wooden toys, turned bowls, stained glass, home baked sourdough bread, turkey calls, seasonal wreaths, leather crafts, metal signs, jewelry, soaps, and sugar scrubs. In addition to the crafters, the exhibit will be revealed for all to enjoy. Vintage and antique articles all made by hand are on display. From utilitarian to the most ornate, artifacts include quilts, tatted, knitted, and crocheted items, handmade lace, cobbled shoes, ironwork, silver, musical instruments, locally made furniture pieces, ceramics, millinery, Catawba pottery, puzzles, and more. Tools that help to make these items are also included in the exhibit. As a tie in activity to the exhibit, craft classes have been arranged with local artisans during the next three months. Check out the Belton Depot Facebook page or www.beltonmuseum.com for more information and to sign up for classes. A home school day is also planned for Sept. 25, at 10 AM. Cost is $3 per student and open to ages 7 – 12. Presented by All About Fabrics/Phoenix of Anderson with additional sponsorship by Anderson County ATAX and the City of Belton HTAX, the exhibit is free to visit. The exhibit is on display through December 14 during normal museum hours, Wednesday-Friday (9 – 2), Saturday (10-12), or by appointment. For more information or to arrange a tour, please contact Abigail Burden, executive director, at 338-7400.bama handmade posterbama handmade crafters schedule
- Holiday Market, Belton Center for the Arts-Opening night November 19 5:00 to 8:00. Open during regular Center for the Arts hours through December 13. Take care of your holiday shopping with unique, handmade gifts you won’t find anywhere else. On opening night enjoy a homemade bowl of vegetable soup with cornbread and kick start the Christmas season.
- Turkey Shoot, Belton Area Museum Association-Saturday, November 23. At the Fifth Annual BAMA Turkey Shoot, you can enjoy great food, tests of skill, good old-fashioned competition and possibly take home your Thanksgiving dinner! Come visit Toney Creek Plantation for target shooting at its best. The plantation is located out Hwy. 247, and sits on acreage owned by the same family for 200 years! Registration begins at 8:30 AM at the scenic upland hunting preserve. The last shoot will be around 1 pm. The event is free to attend, thanks to the presenting sponsor Sportsman’s Warehouse. “Young and old are invited to participate in this old-fashioned event,” said Abigail Burden, BAMA Executive Director.Participants can purchase turkey targets for $5 to $10 and engage in over 10 contests to win great prizes. Entrants will use shotguns to see who can hit a pellet closest to the center of the target. Ammo and guns will be provided or you may bring your own gun.There is no limit to the number of targets participants can purchase. Several great prizes are being offered per round, and winners will take home meat prizes such as turkeys, sausage, and hams and other hunting related prizes like CWP class passes, decoys and calls, shooting range items, Yeti buckets, a sportsman’s grill, a name-brand cooler, promotional items, and gift certificates. In the children’s division, those from 8 – 12 years of age can purchase a turkey target too. The targets will be set up at a shorter distance. “Even if you don’t want to participate in the turkey shoot, there are still lots of fun things to do at the event, including games and crafts for kids and food, of course,” stated Burden. The event will start off with a farmhouse breakfast. A full course meal consisting of biscuits, sausage, eggs, grits, and coffee/juice is available for purchase of $8. Toney Creek Plantation will begin serving at 8:30 AM. Mid-day the Mercantile of Belton will be serving up its famous hotdog plates. Beginning at 11:30 am, plates will be sold for $8.00 per person, consisting of two hot dogs, slaw, chips, southern pecan pie, bottled water, soft drink or tea.bama turkey shoot 19 poster
- Wine Down Women’s Night, Belton Center for the Arts-Tuesday, December 3, 6:00 to 8:30. Christmas time is almost here! Ladies, join a relaxing night painting large wooden designs to adorn your front door. All materials, wine and snacks will be provided. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. You must sign up by November 22.
- Belton Christmas Parade-Saturday, December 7 at 3:30. Contact Norma Hughes-Smith at 864-915-5074, [email protected] or complete the application at this link Christmas Parade 2019
- Christmas Tour of Homes, Belton Center for the Arts-Sunday, December 8 3:00 to 6:30. These homeowners have decked the halls! Experience the charm of Southern Christmas on this self-guided tour through four of Belton’s charming homes. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children and are available at the Belton Center for the Artsw and Indigo Custom Framing, 305 North Main Street in Anderson. Tickets will also be available on the site the day of the tour. The homes vary in age, size and style and include:
- Whitney & Joe Gleaves, 401 Brown Avenue
- Laurie & Billy Ragsdale, 1111 Blake Dairy Road
- Barry Treadwell, 2932 Shady Grove Road
- Betsy & Tommy Chapman, 312 Beeks Road
- Gingerbread House Decorating, Belton Center for the Arts-Wednesday, December 11 3:30 to 5:00. Children from 4 to 8 years old are invited for an afternoon decorating their very own gingerbread house. Snacks, materials and activities will be provided. Children may get messy, so please dress accordingly. Cost is $15/child and you must sign up in advance as gingerbread houses must be purchased ahead of time. Class space is limited, so sign up ASAP to ensure your child’s spot. Contact Kendall Lusk at 864-338-8556 or [email protected] to register.
- New Year’s Even Party with the Combo Kings, The Listening Room-Ring in the new year in downtown Belton on Tuesday, December 31. Doors open at 7:30. $40/person limited to 64 people. Drinks, pizza, snacks and party favors provided. Bring a dessert. Last song at 12:30. Tickets sold at the Listening Room or by calling Debbie Jones at 864-940-3107.
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