Now that summer is officially here, it is time to head outdoors for some family adventures. We have some great recommendations in the Greer, South Carolina area.
Swamp Rabbit Trail
If your family loves hiking, you should visit Swamp Rabbit Trail. It features over 20 miles of trails along the Reedy River. If you prefer biking, the trails are bike-friendly, too. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the whole day traveling along the trail.
Asia Garden at Furman University
This beautiful garden located along the lake at Furman University, showcases spectacular plants from both South Carolina and Asia.
Catch a glimpse of animals from all over the world at the Greenville Zoo. Whether you love watching the giraffes, lions, or exotic birds, there is something for the whole family at the zoo. Adult tickets cost $12, while kids admission is just $9.
Greer Farmers Market
Get some fresh air and some fresh produce at the Greer Farmers Market. During the summer months, the farmers market is held every Tuesday from 4:30 to 7:30 at the Greer City Park.
Whether you drive a Chevrolet Equinox or Silverado 1500, be sure to stop by Bradshaw Automotive for a thorough checkup before you hit the road.
While many people prefer warm weather for leisure activities, there are still many activities that you can engage in during the winter. For example, there are many things to do in Greer this time of year, from visiting local parks to driving around the countryside. Simply hop in your car and start exploring the area this winter season.
According to Trip Advisor, one of the top places to visit in Greer, SC is Greer City Park. While the weather is a bit chilly during the winter, there are still tons of things you can do outdoors. Additionally, Pelham Mill Park is another great place to visit. Pelham Mill Park has a dog park that’s great for walking your pets, and Greer City Park is itself a historical landmark that has walking trails for adults.
Winter weather and the holidays can cause a lot of stress, and some of you may still be trying to recover from the past few months. That’s why you should visit MG’s Grand Day Spa or Salutem Organic Massage for a relaxing massage or spa day. Stay out of the cold and let the stress melt away when you have your next spa day.
Finally, check out the BMW Performance Center near Greer. Even if you don’t have a BMW, you can take professional driving courses for teens, car control, performance driving, and more. You can tour the 64,000 sq ft facility or check out the 1.7 miles of paved tracks in various configurations. This performance center is great for any car lover.
These are just some of the few places to visit in Greer during the winter. Before you go, be sure to have your vehicle serviced at Bradshaw Automotive.
Want to make your car stand out for the Holiday season? Try one of these festive car decorations. They’re all inexpensive, easy to apply, and reusable for years of festive driving. You’ll be sure to bring jolly good spirit with you everywhere you go!
Reindeer Vehicle Costume
This is the classic Holiday-themed car costume. It’s fun, easy to put together, and it’s reusable. All you have to do is apply the reindeer nose (lighted versions are available, too) and the reindeer antlers to turn your car into a festive site each Holiday season.
Santa Window Cling
Santa doesn’t always have to travel via a reindeer-pulled sleigh. With the Santa window cling, you can bring santa with you in the back seat of your Buick from Bradshaw Automotive. If you don’t feel like driving a Santa mobile, other versions are also available, such as a snowman.
Large Wired Red Bow
You may not want to cover up the handsome grille of your Buick, but you may find that a dash of scarlet will actually enhance it during the Holiday season. This large red bow is easy to attach to your grille and can add a welcome dash of warm color to a dreary winter scene.
There are many reasons why the team at Bradshaw Automotive loves calling Greer, South Carolina our home. We love its proximity to gorgeous national forests like Chattahoochee National Forest and Pisgah National Forest, we love its friendly population, and this time of year we really love the Holiday spirit. One thing we always look forward to is the annual Greer Christmas Parade.
Each year, the Greer Christmas Parade chooses a theme for its celebrations. This year’s parade theme is “Christmas at the Movies.” Participants are encouraged to dress as the characters from classic Christmas films like “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Home Alone,” “Elf,” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
The 1.1-mile parade will start at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Participants such as local clubs, various organizations, and businesses will line up their festive floats. Marching bands, cheerleaders, and beauty queens will help to amp up the Holiday spirit. Bring the whole family and enjoy spotting your favorite, familiar, Christmas movie characters, like Snoopy, Rudolph, and the abominable snowman. The Greer Christmas Parade changes every year, but it always promises to be a new and exciting way to welcome in the Holiday season with family and friends. Get into the spirit of the season this year in Greer.
In just a few short weeks, families all across the country will be climbing into the car to head out on the annual Thanksgiving road trip. If this is what you have planned for your family this year, you will need some Thanksgiving road trip games to keep everyone occupied.
Plan ahead and let everyone pick out a few of their favorite songs to add to a playlist or burned CD before you leave. Then, each person has to sing along to their songs in their own special way—most dramatic, loudest, and so on.
Two truths and a lie.
Each person says three things about themselves, except one of them is a lie. Everyone else has to guess which one is the lie.
This game is good for younger kids. Everyone looks at road signs, license plates, billboards, etc. to find each letter of the alphabet in order.
This game is a good test of everyone’s memory. The first person starts out by saying, “I’m going on a picnic and I’m going to take…” and then they name something that starts with A. The next person says the same thing and then adds to the list with the next letter. If you can’t remember the list, you lose.
If your car is in need of attention before you hit the road, or it is time for something new, come visit us at Bradshaw Automotive.
So you’ve already decorated your home, finished the kids’ costumes, and loaded up on candy to hand out to excited trick or treaters. You forgot one thing though: a costume for your car! Don’t panic. Check out these easy car costume ideas to really step up your game this Halloween.
A great car costume doesn’t have to be complicated in order to be spooky. If your car has a trunk, craft teeth out of paper or cardboard and attach them to transform your vehicle into a scary monster with a ferocious bite.
Halloween is all about being someone else for a night. While the Buick Encore is the model of refinement and sophistication, a pair of oversized glasses makes this smart SUV hilariously nerdy.
If you’re on a time crunch, no car costume is simpler than attaching some headlamp eyelashes. Throw these on a Chevrolet Equinox for a funny, flirty car costume.
Fashion carriage wheels to fit over your vehicles wheel openings and end up with a rustic car costume perfect for pickups. Slap four of these on a GMC Sierra to create a carriage for any Halloween princess or knight.
Who says dress up is for children? Rediscover the fun of playing pretend this Halloween with one of these car costume ideas. And for the perfect car to dress up, stop by Bradshaw Automotive today!
At Bradshaw Automotive, we love being located in Greer, SC. We’re close to the beach, close to the mountains, and surrounded by nice folks. Plus, there’s always something going on in the area, like the upcoming Oktoberfest Festival in Greer, SC.
The popular annual Countybank Greer Station Oktoberfest will be held this year on October 21, 2017. It’s everything that any experienced festival attendee would expect from a solid Oktoberfest—deliciously bubbly German beer, a mouth-watering menu of German foods and desserts, and fun live entertainment. Pick up a beer from Warsteiner, Germany’s largest privately-owned brewery, and then fill up on fresh pretzels, bratwursts, kettle corn, Black forest cake, and much more. With that in mind, be sure to come hungry!
The Greer, SC festival will feature a performance by German oompah bands, but it will also showcase non-German artwork from local artists. You’ll find local vendors selling anything from handmade jewelry to oil paintings and photography. It’s the perfect setting to get an early start on your Christmas shopping and support the local community at the same time.
The Oktoberfest in Greer, SC is sure to be an excellent time as always. Become a sponsor, volunteer, or just head over with friends and family for a fun day of food, art, and plenty of culture.
There are dozens, if not hundreds, of local festivals that take place throughout South Carolina every year. This year’s Railfest in Greer looks to be one of the most unique and exciting of them all. The festival puts an emphasis on trains and rail safety. Even if you aren’t a huge fan of trains, the 2017 Railfest in Greer is bound to be a blast!
The Second Annual Railfest takes place at Greer City Park on Saturday, September 30th. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free to all who wish to attend. During the festival, Operation Livesaver will put on rail safety presentations.
Train enthusiasts and transportation lovers will enjoy the sheer sight of trackless trains, model trains, and much more. The local rail police and museums will even have interactive displays suited for fans both young and old
Videos about locomotive history will offer a closer look at one of the world’s earlier forms of transportation. As though that isn’t reason enough to attend, kids and adults alike can win prizes that include train rides and model trains,
We’re all about transportation here at Bradshaw Automotive, so we hope to see you at the 2017 Railfest this September!
June is officially designated as National Camping Month. That means it’s about time to head to the great outdoors. There are a number of things you should pack in your new Chevy SUV, and we’ve put together a list of camping tips to help you make the most of your experience outdoors.
First, according to the Boy Scouts Guide, every camper should at least pack the bare essentials. This includes the following:
Swiss Army Knife
Clean Water (64 oz/person per day) or water purification tablets
You won’t make it far without water or bug spray, and a first-aid kit is essential for anyone who plans on spending time outdoors.
What food should you pack? If you drive an SUV or crossover, you can probably pack a few coolers—one for meat or other raw food and one for fruits and veggies. Bananas and apples, hot dogs, and grilled cheese all make for great campfire meals.
In lieu of a traditional tent, you might also consider SUV tents. You can easily prop open the back of your car, put the seats down, and make a comfortable shelter for you to spend the weekend in. If possible, you should also bring an air mattress to make sleeping more comfortable (though some simply prefer a hammock covered in a mosquito net).
These are some of the basics to pack for camping. Above all else, remember to read up on “Leave No Trace” principles. These refer to practices like putting out the fire properly, taking any garbage with you, and leaving flora and fauna untouched. Before you leave, stop by Bradshaw Automotive to make sure your car or SUV is ready for the trip.
Living in Greer can make you feel lucky for a number of reasons. It’s a beautiful town populated by folks who know exactly what it a neighborly spirit means. This place also knows how to bring people together in a fun and wholesome way.
Speaking of which, we here at Bradshaw Automotive wanted to make you aware of some exciting Spring community events happening in Greer, SC.
Greer Family Fest – May 5-6
Heading into its 33rd year, the Greer Family Fest just keeps getting better and better. Sponsored by Perlham Medical Center, this festival features something for everyone. There’s tons of kiddie rides and games as well as great fair food, not to mention live music on two stages.
Food Truck Rollout – May 26
Located at the Greer City Park, the Food Truck Rollout involves a lot more than food trucks. That’s not to say that they won’t be there, so bring your appetite! There’s also live music and tailgating games (cornhole, anyone?).
Moonlight Movies – June 1-July 27
Starting on the first of June and going through July 27th, the Moonlight Movies series serves up a family-friendly flick at the Greer City Park Amphitheater every Thursday night. The 2017 lineup has yet to be announced but if last year’s selection are any indication (Minions, The Good Dinosaur), this year is bound to be just as fun!