Top 10 Reasons to Visit Euphoria Food Festival for Their 10th Anniversary

Euphoria Greenville takes place September 17 – 20th. Now, in it’s 10th year, festival co-founder and musician, Edwin McCain is back to perform. Here are 10 reasons you don’t want to miss this southern food festival.

10. Food Trucks
Traffic Jam as it is affectionally called, brings together many food trucks in a large outdoor space. Here you’ll find a variety of foods, with games like corn hole as well as live music.

9. Culinary Cookoff
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Spend some time at the Cooking Demonstrations. This Euphoria Greenville event is full of chefs and culinary stars sharing insights through seminars and culinary demonstrations, complemented with live musical performances.

8. Taste of the South

Make your way down to the Peace Center Amphitheatre. Downtown Greenville hotels are within walking distance of Euphoria events. Step into the gorgeous brick pavillion and fill up on delicious tastes from the many vendors. Then grab a beer or wine from the special selections and find a seat on the plush lawn and be serenaded as you sit under the stars.

7. Edwin McCain
He’s back to perform in some intimate venues!

6. Jazz Brunch
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From 10 am to 2pm, there are over 20 vendors serving up tasty food and of course, musicians with soothing jazz, while you sip on your custom made Bloody Mary. Besides the vendors, there’s also a buffet with lots of breakfast favorites like eggs and bacon, so you certainly won’t go hungry.

5. Chefs

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Author Lionel Vatinet can be found at numerous Euphoria events.

One of the best things about Euphoria is that talent, including chefs, is found wandering the different events. They don’t just do their seminar / demonstration and bolt. They like to stick around because they enjoy the event themselves.

4. Reedy River Falls

Walk across the bridge or enjoy the soothing sounds of the Reedy River

The gorgeous Reedy River is a peaceful setting, and just a short stroll from the food festival action, so take full advantage. If you’re lucky and move fast, you can snag one of the swings when they free up.

3. Wine Seminars

Master Sommelier Ron Edwards guides the class in a Rosé tasting

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They are only $35 a piece and are taught my master sommeliers. Did you know that there are just a handful of these guys in the world? This year the wine seminars focus on Single Varietals and Tour de France.

2. Wine Dinners
Euphoria Wine Dinners are some of the most popular events over the weekend. And they usually are all sold out weeks before the festival. Besides the impeccably paired wine and cuisine, the intimate gatherings allow guests to mingle with the well-known chef.

1. Sunday Supper


This culmination of a magical weekend brings chefs from all over to collaborate on a a dinner. The event is three hours long and believe me, you want to savor every moment of it.



Disclosure: Our weekend at Euphoria Food, Wine and Music Festival was complimentary, but the opinions expressed are my own.