Belton Events Scheduled During the Summer & Fall:
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.
- Belton Farmers Market-Open every Saturday (rain or shine) 9:00 to 1:00 under the pavilion thru October 28. Located at 102 Blake Street (corner of North Main and Blake Streets). Seasonal produce, baked items, goats milk, handmade soap and crafts, dry goods, plants and other items. Focused on homegrown, homemade and healthy…the friendly farmers market that feels like home! Contact Donna Horn Putney at 864-622-9332 for more information.
- Artists’ Gathering Open Studio, 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. No registration is required.
- Student Studio, Belton Center for the Arts-Thursdays 3:30 to 5:00 for students ages 10 and up who are looking for private lessons to expand their artistic abilities. The curriculum follows South Carolina state standards and the instructor (Madison Ashley) works directly with students and their parents to ensure a class that accommodates introductory, intermediate and advance levels. The cost is $50/month plus a one-time $50 charge for supplies and materials. Students may begin the course at the beginning of any month or leave at the end of any month. The program will follow a 10 month (September through June) curriculum. Visit Beltoncenterforthearts.org/student-studio for a complete class syllabus and to register.
- Standpipe Sounds, City of Belton and The Belton Alliance-September 12. FREE entertainment by the Combo Kings On the Square with food trucks opening at 6:30 and entertainment from 7:00 to 9:00.
- On The Road, Belton Area Museum Association-This exhibit features items from the history of transportation, from old wagon wheels and horse and mule tack to airplane propellers and an airplane cockpit. See how humans have created different, faster ways to transport people and goods through the years and learn about ways transportation has impacted multiple aspects of our lives. The exhibit will remain open during regular museum hours through December 16.
- 25th Annual Belton Heritage and Arts Festival Juried Art Show, Belton Center for the Arts-Opening reception Saturday, September 23 6:30 to 9:00. Two Jurors, Jonothan and Angela Grauel from Charlotte, N. C., will be on hand for the exhibit. Over $3,500 in prizes will be awarded! The exhibit will remain on display during regular Center for the Arts hours through November 3. Go to www.BeltonCenterfortheArts.org/JAS.
- Hall of Fame Classic, Belton Tennis Association-High school girls tournament played on Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 at the Belton Tennis Center and Leda Poore Park. Championships will be determined in 5 singles and 2 doubles flights. Participating teams include AC Flora, Chapin, Christ Church, Clinton, Greenville, Spartanburg, TL Hanna and Belton-Honea Path. Christ Church is the defending team champion.
- Heritage Days at the Depot, Belton Area Museum Association-The museum is excited to host the 19th Annual Heritage Days with full in-person educational and public days. Students from Anderson County School District 2 will visit on Thursday, October 5 and home school groups on Friday, October 6. The students will be able to participate in hands-on instruction from a tradition potter, camp cook, black Southern storyteller, brick maker, stained glass maker, Native American silversmith, zither maker, seamstress, duck call maker, goat farmer, pirate, colonial apothecary/surgeon, and a Native American weapons maker. The artisans will return on Saturday, October 7 during the Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival from 10:30 until 3:30.
- Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival, City of Belton-36th annual…On The Square in beautiful downtown Belton, Saturday, October 7 starting at 11:00. The longest running fall festival in Anderson County with a variety of musicians, dancers, crafters, vintage car show, standpipe tours, fun food offerings, fire truck rides, historical tours, art exhibit, children’s activities, and a huge fireworks extravaganza at 8:30.
- Belton Fall Tennis Championships, Belton Tennis Association-October 13-15. This Level 6 USTA junior tournament will feature championships in singles and doubles for boys and girls in five age divisions…10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U. Matches will be played at the Belton Tennis Center, Leda Poore Park and Belton-Honea Path High School.
- Belton Center for the Arts Annual Membership Meeting-Refreshment will be served at 6:00 with the meeting running from 6:30 to 8:00 on October 24 open to all current members. An annual financial report will be presented and new board members and officers will be elected, followed by a time of questions and answers.
- Sixth Annual Ghost Walk, Belton Area Museum Association-Thursday, October 26 starting at 6:00. Stroll through downtown Belton while you hear spine-tingling stories attached to six properties. These are all brand new stories, sop it will be a new event, even for those who attend every year. The stories will be shared by BHP drama students in costume. Tours begin at 6:00 and will leave the Belton Depot every 5 minutes until 8:15. Presale tickets are available at the Belton Museum starting October 2…$15 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets will go up the day of the event, so be sure to purchase early!
- Turkey Shoot, Belton Area Museum Association-Saturday, November 18 at Toney Creek Plantation. Registration will begin at 8:30. A farmhouse breakfast will be served by Toney Creek Plantation for a minimal fee. the Mercantile will be providing barbeque plates for sale starting at 11:30. The event features shotguns and targets. Participants can purchase targets for chances to win a variety of prizes during the days. There will be some rounds for children ages 8 to 12. Shotguns and ammunition will be provided for all participants or you can use your own gun after inspection. Instruction in shooting is available, so even novice shooters are encouraged to participate. Winners will take home prizes like frozen turkeys, hams, sausage, hunting and other outdoor related items and dining gift certificates.