This year’s festival is being sponsored by the University of South Carolina Upstate in fantastic Spartanburg, SC. In addition to the Upstate Campus, we will have events at the Marriott on N. Church Street, Wofford College, Converse College and the Upstate downtown campus venue “The George”. Yes, we are spread out and here are a few tips to help you navigate the festival.


USCUpstate will be running free busses in a loop from The George (next door to the Marriott), Wofford College, Converse College, and the Upstate Campus. These busses will run all day and into the evening. A schedule will be posted on the web page and on Sched. (the app you can download to your phone) before the festival begins.  All you need to ride these buses is to have your festival nametag.

In addition there will be a shuttle running from the outlying hotels to the Upstate Campus every hour and these will also run following the evening performances at the Twitchell Theatre on the Converse Campus.

Spartanburg map Upstate, Wofford, Converse


Parking is available on all three campuses and at the Marriott. At registration please pick up a parking permit.  You will need to park in the lots indicated by the campuses.

USC Upstate – on North Campus Blvd. Upstate campus map

Wofford College – in the lot adjacent to eh Rosalind Salenger Richardson Center for the Arts.  Please note that Wofford is also only two blocks from the Marriott if you need to park in their conference center lot. Wofford_map

Converse College – Parking in Fairview Parking lot on North Fairview Avenue during the day and that lot as well as the Twitchell Lot in the evening. Converse Map

Spartanburg Marriott – free parking in the convention center parking lot.  Walking distance to the “George” 

Please remember we are the guests of these colleges and need to use the lots indicated as they are in full session while the festival takes place.


Walking map from the Marriott to the “George” ——>




Dining and Downtown

Below is a map of downtown Spartanburg, with lots of tasty restaurants for you to try!