Anderson, SC (November 9, 2022) – Denver Downs pays tribute to the significance of Grandparents on their finale weekend for the 2022 Fall Festival Season.

Grandparent gets in free with paid grandchild on Saturday and Sunday. “We are so grateful to have had wonderful grandparents in our lives and want to honor other grandparents this weekend. We know many grandparents are on fixed incomes – so this can really help them to share a special time with their grandchildren and make memories that will last forever,” said Catherine Garrison, Co-Owner of Denver Downs.

 

While at the farm’s fall festival, families will enjoy the giant Mega Super Slide Mountain- a 250 foot double slide where you sit on an inner tube and slide down the mountain, a new addition for 2022. Denver Downs has also added another jumping pillow and set the two pillows into a large enclosed space with shaded seatings for parents. The smaller kids will enjoy a new play area with a climbing wall and slide plus covered sandbox. The zip line, 10-acre corn maze, ropes course, tube slide, farm animals, pig races, barnyard games, hay barn with swinging ropes, human foosball, racing tricycles, and endless cow train are also activities that are included for all day with admission.

Once again, Denver Downs Farm’s 10 acre corn maze is among the Top 10 corn mazes in the country in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice .

 

There are several concessions stands to get favorites such as BBQ sandwiches, hamburgers, chicken fingers, funnel cakes, kettle corn, shaved ice, lemonade, and kits to make s’mores by the bonfires. There will be live entertainment all weekend.

 

Weekend Schedule:

Friday, November 11,  Closed do to forecasted weather

Saturday, November 12, Open 10am-9pm

Pig Races 1pm, 3pm, & 5pm

Candy Cannon to follow Pig Races

2pm Easton Gowan on Stage

6pm Bonfires

6pm-8pm  Saturday Morning Cartoons on stage

 

Sunday, November 13, Open 10am – 6pm

2pm Trey Stephens performing on Main Stage

2pm & 4pm Pig Races and Candy Cannon

3pm Tiger Mascot Appearance

 

Clemson Day at the Maze on Sunday:

 

Denver Downs and the Anderson Area Clemson Club are hosting the annual Clemson Day at the Maze- Sunday, Nov 13 (rescheduled from October) from 10am-6pm. $2 of each Clemson student or alumni admission will be donated on their behalf to the Clemson Fund.

The Tiger Mascot will be at the farm at 3pm for photos with all guests to the farm.   Artist Steven Jordan, will be selling and signing his new Clemson Prints.
Catherine Garrison Davis and Elizabeth Garrison Rasor will be signing copies of “Night Night Little Tiger.”

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Media Inquiries: Please contact Catherine Davis 843-297-0140, Catherine@DenverDownsFarm.com

Also click here for more information – denverdownsfarm.com/media-center/

 

Catherine Garrison Davis

Special Events/ Owner

Denver Downs Farm

843-297-0140

WHAT: Denver Downs Farm in Anderson, SC will be open for all their farm fun on Monday, November 7th and Tuesday, November 8th as most schools are closed for Election Day. All barnyard activities, including the new Mega Slide, two jumping pillows, and enclosed area for small kids plus the double cow train, award-winning corn maze, low ropes course, and all the other attractions. Limited concessions are available and Denver Denver encourages families to bring picnics and spend the day enjoying the farm. Fall Festival at Denver Downs runs through Nov. 13, 2022.

 

Visuals available for media use are at http://denverdownsfarm.com/media-center/.

 

WHEN: Monday, November 7th and Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

 

WHERE: Denver Downs Farm, 1515 Denver Road, Anderson

 

TIME: 11 am – 5 pm Monday and Tuesday

 

CONTACT: Catherine Garrison 843-297-0140, Catherine@DenverDownsFarm.com

Catherine Garrison Davis

Special Events/ Owner

Denver Downs Farm

843-297-0140

Belton-Try your skill at bagging a turkey just in time for Thanksgiving at the eighth annual BAMA Turkey Shoot event to be held Nov. 19, from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm at the beautiful upland game preserve Toney Creek Plantation.

Hosted by the Belton Area Museum Association, the event is free to attend and family-friendly, with activities for all ages.  Registration begins at 8:30 AM.  The last shoot will be around 1 pm.

“This old-fashioned event has been updated with a modern twist,” said Abigail Burden, BAMA Executive Director.  “This event is accessible to everyone because we use shotguns and targets.  No live turkeys will be harmed in this contest.”

In the adult division (over 12), participants can purchase turkey targets for $5 and $10, depending on the value of the prize being shot for during the round.   There will be at least 10 shooting rounds throughout the day, some for adults and some for children.  Shotguns and ammunition will be provided for all participants or you can use your own gun after inspection.

In the children’s division, those 8 – 12 can purchase a turkey target too.  The target will be set up at a shorter distance for their rounds.

Winners for great prizes will compete in each round, so you can come and go throughout the day’s event.  There is no limit to the number of targets participants can purchase and a running board of top scorers will be posted continuously throughout the afternoon for a grand prize winner to be named.

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 and outdoor themed prizes like CWP class passes, decoys and calls, ammo, shooting range passes,  camping equipment,  promotional items, and dining gift certificates. 

“Instruction in shooting is available from linesmen Jody Ivester,  Philip Darby, and Jarod Haggard, so even novice shooters are encouraged to participate,” 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 $10.  Toney Creek Plantation will begin serving at 8:30 AM.

 

At 12 Noon, the Mercantile will be offering barbecue plates that will also include slaw, beans, chips, slice of pie, and drinks, all for $15 per plate.  Advanced reservations for plates are being sold now by calling 864-338-7400.

The eighth annual BAMA Turkey Shoot event is being sponsored by Waste Connections, Vulcan, SouthState Bank, National Wild Turkey Federation, Jarod Haggard/Concealed Weapons Class, Upstate Gun and  Pawn, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Anderson County, B and B Pawn, Ace Hardware of Williamston and Honea Path, Ingles Market, Food Lion, and McCall’s Produce.  All proceeds benefit the Belton Area Museum Association in support of their educational and cultural programming.

“Like” the Belton Area Museum Association on Facebook and check out the newest events and information.  You can also find us at www.beltonmuseum.com.

Please call Abigail Burden, BAMA Executive Director, at 338-7400 for more information.

Toney Creek Plantation is located at 155 Toney Creek Road, just off Hwy 247, in Belton.  Follow the signs to the clubhouse.

See you at the Turkey Shoot!

WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WATSON VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER HAS PARTNERED WITH LA UNICA SUPERMARKETS TO LOCATE WITHIN OUR SHOPPING CENTER WITH A FULL-SERVICE SUPERMARKET IN 25,000 SQUARE FEET. THE FAMILY OWNED SUPERMARKET, ESTABLISHED IN 2001, NOW HAS FIVE LOCATIONS EXISTING IN GREENVILLE, TAYLORS, CHARLOTTE, AND SPARTANBURG WITH ANDERSON BEING THEIR SIXTH LOCATION. THEY EMPLOYEE APPROXIMATELY 200 EMPLOYEES AND ESTIMATE THE ANDERSON LOCATION WILL CREATE APPROXIMATELY 50 JOBS. THE STORE WILL OFFER A WIDE SELECTION OF GROCERY ITEMS ALONG WITH INTERNATIONALLY IMPORTED PRODUCE, FRESHLY CUT MEAT, AND INSTORE DINING OPTIONS. WE EXPECT THE STORE TO OPEN IN THE SPRING OF 2023.

 

OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS WATSON VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER HAS BEEN GOING THROUGH A TRANSFORMATION TO OFFER MORE SERVICES TO OUR CUSTOMERS. THIS IS ONE MORE STEP IN OUR REDEVELOPMENT TO ENHANCE A LONG-STANDING SHOPPING CENTER SERVING THE RESIDENTS OF HOMELAND PARK AND ALL OF SOUTH ANDERSON COUNTY. WE WANT TO THANK COUNCILMAN MR. GLENN DAVIS FOR HIS CONTINUED SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE IN BRINGING THE LA UNICA SUPERMARKET TO REALTY AND OUR CONTINUED EFFORTS IN REDEVELOPING WATSON VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER.

 

 

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Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Fishing National Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors Honored as a 2022 Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism
in Sports Destination Management

Anderson, SC Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, has announced the 2022 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing a more-than-welcome boost of over $2.42 billion to the national economy over the past year.

Among the winners was the Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Fishing National Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors produced in cooperation with Bassmaster and Visit Anderson.

The Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School Fishing National Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors accounted for more than 6,100 room nights in Anderson County and marked the first time this Championship event had taken place outside of the state of Tennessee.

All winners of awards have been recognized in a special feature published in the November/December 2022 issue of Sports Destination Management. The entire article with full details on the winners listed below can also be found online.

Read Now: Article on Champions of Economic Impact

About Visit Anderson:  Visit Anderson is the official destination marketing organization for Anderson, South Carolina. The mission of Visit Anderson is to grow the economy of Anderson County by fostering sustainable tourism economic development and effectively marketing Anderson County and Lake Hartwell to increase visitation and improve the quality of life for the residents of Anderson County. For more information go to VisitAnderson.com.

About Sports Destination Management: Sports Destination Management is written for the largest audience of sports event managers and tournament directors in the sports tourism market and maintains a focus on the important issues surrounding event location decisions and event management. With content from experts and thought leaders, SDM provides in-depth coverage of sports event planning and execution through incisive and relevant articles as well as insightful, real-world case studies showcasing best practices and successful event production.

In addition to the publication, SDM offers extensive digital resources through www.sportsdestinations.com and the e-newsletter SDM Blitz, both providing decision support tools for organizers to ensure successful events at all levels of play.

About Due North Media:  A market leader for more than two decades, Due North Media, a division of Due North Consulting, Inc., is a niche business-to-business publisher providing media services to executives within specialized vertical markets impacting economic development including corporate site selection, business development, market-to-market events and sports tourism via publications, digital media, qualified list marketing and custom publishing.

Founded in 2001, Due North Consulting, Inc. has helped niche marketers obtain their goals for a decade and a half. The principals of the company have over 40 years of business-to-business advertising and marketing experience. It has been their mission to serve readers, clients and employees with integrity, humility and a continuing quest for the achievement of excellence.

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Media Contact: Neil Paul, Executive Director

Visit Anderson

Phone: 864.716.3660

neil@visitanderson.com

 

2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk Honored as a 2022 Champion of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism
in Sports Destination Management

Anderson, SCSports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, has announced the 2022 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing a more-than-welcome boost of over $2.42 billion to the national economy over the past year.

Among the winners was the 2022 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk produced in cooperation with Bassmaster, Visit Anderson, and VisitGreenvilleSC.

The 52nd Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk drew a record crowd of 154,932 fans for the three-day event.

All winners of awards have been recognized in a special feature published in the November/December 2022 issue of Sports Destination Management. The entire article with full details on the winners listed below can also be found online.

Read Now: Article on Champions of Economic Impact

About Visit Anderson:  Visit Anderson is the official destination marketing organization for Anderson, South Carolina. The mission of Visit Anderson is to grow the economy of Anderson County by fostering sustainable tourism economic development and effectively marketing Anderson County and Lake Hartwell to increase visitation and improve the quality of life for the residents of Anderson County. For more information go to VisitAnderson.com.

About Sports Destination Management: Sports Destination Management is written for the largest audience of sports event managers and tournament directors in the sports tourism market and maintains a focus on the important issues surrounding event location decisions and event management. With content from experts and thought leaders, SDM provides in-depth coverage of sports event planning and execution through incisive and relevant articles as well as insightful, real-world case studies showcasing best practices and successful event production.

In addition to the publication, SDM offers extensive digital resources through www.sportsdestinations.com and the e-newsletter SDM Blitz, both providing decision support tools for organizers to ensure successful events at all levels of play.

About Due North Media:  A market leader for more than two decades, Due North Media, a division of Due North Consulting, Inc., is a niche business-to-business publisher providing media services to executives within specialized vertical markets impacting economic development including corporate site selection, business development, market-to-market events and sports tourism via publications, digital media, qualified list marketing and custom publishing.

Founded in 2001, Due North Consulting, Inc. has helped niche marketers obtain their goals for a decade and a half. The principals of the company have over 40 years of business-to-business advertising and marketing experience. It has been their mission to serve readers, clients and employees with integrity, humility and a continuing quest for the achievement of excellence.

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Media Contact: Neil Paul, Executive Director

Visit Anderson

Phone: 864.716.3660

neil@visitanderson.com

 

Anderson County, the SC 10th Circuit Court, and their project partners have been awarded a $354,131 grant from the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, offered by the USDOJ through the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The funding will be used to establish the Anderson County Mental Health Court, which will be able to divert qualifying mentally ill offenders away from the criminal justice system and into appropriate treatment programs, thereby reserving prison space for violent criminals and others for whom incarceration is the only reasonable alternative.

 

“I am so excited to see this coming together”, said County Council District Two representative Glenn Davis. “Mental health disorders can affect people from all walks of life—especially our veterans. This is a much-needed resource that will provide real help and keep those with mental illness from becoming trapped in a never-ending cycle of entanglement with the criminal justice system.”

 

The primary program goal is to prepare, create, and implement a collaborative Mental Health Court program serving persons with diagnosed MHD or MHSUD who have come into contact with the criminal justice system. Data collected by the project partners indicate that more than 400 persons with a clinically-diagnosable mental illness pass through the Anderson County Detention Center each year. The program will not be available to those charged with felonies and/or any criminal conduct involving minors.

 

As an added program component, veterans will be given priority for program participation, in recognition of that group’s greater potential need for mental health services. According to a 2014 report prepared by the Journal of the American Medical Association, the rate of major depression is five times as high among soldiers as civilians; intermittent explosive disorder, which results in episodes of extreme anger, is six times as high; and post-traumatic stress disorder was nearly 15 times higher than among civilians.

 

The project will begin with a 12-month planning period as specified in the grant program’s regulations, followed by formal program implementation. The court will be based on existing operational infrastructure and supported by a Mental Health Court Program Coordinator working in tandem with a Program Clinician.

 

Project Partners:    

 

  • Anderson County
  • SC 10th Circuit Court
  • SC 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office
  • SC 10th Circuit Public Defender’s Office
  • Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Mental Health Center
  • Anderson County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
  • Upstate Warrior Solutions
  • Anderson County Veterans Affairs

 

Media Contact: Rusty Burns, County Administrator
  (864) 260-4031| rburns@andersoncountysc.org

 

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