Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this Festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. Daily live shows and more are performed in costume by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. And most all the shows are FREE!

Step back in time and meet these brilliant Americans who stepped up to accept the challenges of their lifetimes.

All of them faced and accepted the incredible challenges of their times with resiliency and persistence. Their stories span the arts of war, politics, painting, social protest, and even deception. Hear their stories – ask them how their world changed – and why they accepted the gauntlet.

 

Steve Jobs – Pioneer in the Personal Computer Revolution – Portrayed by Jeremy Meier

Mary Shelley – Early Science Fiction Author of Frankenstein – Portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak

James Armistead Lafayette – Revolutionary War Double Agent – Portrayed by Stephen Seals

Nellie Bly – Pioneer in Investigative Journalism – Portrayed by Anne Pasquale

Robert Ripley – Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – Portrayed by Larry Bounds

 

Live performances will be held outdoors in the evenings and indoors during the day. Shows will be presented in Greenville and Spartanburg, SC; and Brevard, NC. Bring lawn seating for outdoor shows. Most indoor shows require prior registration.

 

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This Festival is funded in part by the Metropolitan Arts Council which receives funding from the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Co, Michelin NA, SEW Eurodrive, the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Rescue Plan, the Greenville City Accommodations Tax Fund and the generous Friends of Greenville Chautauqua.

 


June Festival Shows