GREENVILLE — “If you love great food and shopping you won’t want to miss Main Street Greenville’s November First Friday Event as we have activities for our Culinary Tour ticket holders and those who love to shop downtown,” said Main Street Greenville Executive Director April Brubaker. This event is sponsored by Village Green Health Campus which will also be downtown that evening at Four Twenty Three showcasing a selection of culinary samples and more.

Culinary Tour

The Culinary tour is a ticketed event, held on Friday, Nov. 3 which allows participants to eat and sip their way through the urban-spirited district. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore downtown dining locations and more. Hosting businesses are: A & B Coffee, Alchemy Cocktail Lounge, Beanz Buttercream Bakery and Eatery, Blue Lantern Tea, Montage Cafe, Sweet Annie’s Cabin, The Don’s Pizza, The Hive Collective, and The Merchant House Cafe in Four Twenty Three.

Tickets are $25 each and are available now at the Welcome Center, Beanz Buttercream Bakery & Eatery, and The Merchant House Cafe in Four Twenty Three. Can’t make it to one of these businesses but want to participate? Tickets can be reserved by sending an email to [email protected] and then sending in payment. There are only 100 tickets available for this event.

The Hunt for Golden Knives

The Hunt for Golden Knives activity taking place in participating retail establishments the night of Nov. 3 is for the shoppers! The golden knives will be hidden in participating establishments starting at 6 p.m. There will be a sign on the door of participating businesses letting shoppers know that they are participating in this fun activity! Shoppers will then look for the knife in the stores of their choice, hence only one winner per store, and once a shopper finds a knife they can’t go looking for knives in other stores so that it gives multiple shoppers the chance to win. Each business will be giving out its own prize; it could be product, gift card, or discount. Participating stores that have committed so far are Bread of Life, Expressions of Thyme, Four Twenty Three, Happily Ever Co., Refined-Purveyors of Fine Goods, Rustic Roots, Sweet Annie’s Cabin, and The Hive Collective.

Additional Activities

The Greenville Art Guild will be having its People’s Choice Art Show at the Art House Gallery on Third Street the evening of Nov. 3. The show will feature artwork from area fine artists and many pieces will be for sale.

Badges BBQ will also be set up on Third Street from 6 to 9 p.m. serving delicious smoke meats and sides. Seating will be provided for guests indoors at 336 E. Third St. — formerly Bumpers Bar/Peanut Barrel — and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club located in downtown Greenville. Plus Refined-Purveyors of Fine Goods will host a pop-up shop with Dumplings by Brooke.

First Friday events are presented by Main Street Greenville, a non-profit organization that supports downtown Greenville, through stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth. Learn more about the organization on their website,, or follow them on social media. You can contact them at [email protected] or 937-548-4998.