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OktoberForest Festival

South Carolina

Colorful trees surround a calm lake.
Table Rock State Park Colorful trees surround the lake at Table Rock State Park in South Carolina. © Scott Ritchie via Flickr Creative Commons

Overview

In celebration of the connections between healthy forests, clean drinking water and great-tasting beer, The Nature Conservancy is partnering with Birds Fly South Ale Project and Greenville Water to celebrate its annual OktoberForest Festival.

The Details

Visitors can listen to plucky bluegrass from live band “Two For The Road” and visit family-friendly, creative STEM activities at stations outside the brewery, including Greenville Water’s water distribution game, Save Our Saluda’s macroinvertebrate tank and Upstate Forever’s leaf-rubbing art project. 

NOTE: The festival is free and open to the public!

Why Beer?

One of beer’s most important ingredients isn’t one you’ll see listed on any taproom flavor profile: water. Ninety-five percent of beer is water, and the water’s clarity, softness, salinity and other factors can strongly impact beer’s taste. So where do we get fresh, high-quality drinking water? From healthy forests!

Our Partners

Other partners at this event include the U.S. Forest Service, the South Carolina Forestry Commission, Clemson University Fire Tigers, the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists, Trees Upstate, Friends of the Reedy River and Lake Conestee Nature Preserve.