Fall for Greenville board members today announced BB&T, one of the largest financial services companies in the U.S., as the 2017 and 2018 title sponsor of the festival scheduled for October in downtown Greenville. As part of the announcement, Fall for Greenville held Pop-Up Greenville, a first-time event featuring a free public concert and festival giveaways in ONE City Plaza.
“BB&T is pleased to support Fall for Greenville and provide the opportunity for others to experience all the wonderful events and activities offered by our community,” said Jon Chilton, BB&T Greenville Market President. “This is another way we fulfill our mission to help make the communities in which we work a better place to live and underscores our commitment to the Greenville area.”
This year’s festival will kick off Thursday night, October 12, with a free concert at the Peace Center Stage on the River and continue October 13-15 with Greenville’s premier local restaurants showcasing over 200 unique menu items. Throughout the weekend, festival-goers can also enjoy free concerts from over 70 popular national and local entertainers on six different stages. Additional festival attractions include the Carolina Ale House Beer Garden featuring a variety of craft brews; a Wine Garden where beverage professionals will be on-hand throughout the weekend to assist in matching fine wines to personal taste; culinary demonstrations on the Challenge Butter Culinary Stage; a Kids’ Area filled with children’s rides and activities; and interactive mobile tours.
Festival taste tickets can be pre-purchased online beginning August 4 and running through October 11. Tickets can be used throughout the festival weekend to purchase festival food and beverages, merchandise and rides in the Kids’ Area. No refunds will be given for purchased sales.
Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, BB&T Fall for Greenville continues to support the local community by partnering with local nonprofits. Over the past 10 years, the festival has donated over $500,000 to local charities.
Beginning in August, festival-goers can visit fallforgreenville.net to customize their schedule for the weekend. In addition, attendees are encouraged to stay connected with this year’s event by becoming a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/fallforgreenville and using the hashtag “#FFGVL” to join in the BB&T Fall for Greenville conversation over Twitter and Instagram.
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $220.5 billion in assets and market capitalization of $36.3 billion as of March 31, 2017. Building on a long tradition of excellence in community banking, BB&T offers a wide range of financial services including retail and commercial banking, investments, insurance, wealth management, asset management, mortgage, corporate banking, capital markets and specialized lending. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., BB&T operates over 2,100 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T was recognized as one of Forbes’ 2017 Best Banks in America and is consistently recognized for outstanding client service by Greenwich Associates for small business and middle market banking. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BBT.com.