The Scouted Calendar: September 2018

September always feel like the start of a new year, thanks to the back-to-school vibe and shift in seasons. Adding to the excitement is a full slate of events taking place in our Scouted cities. From a four-day-long food, wine, and music festival in Greenville, South Carolina, to a world-class polo classic in Hunt Country, Virginia, to a not-to-be-missed wildlife art auction in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, here’s what we’re looking forward to next month.

Columbus, Ohio

A music fest for a great cause, the A&F Challenge will take place on Friday, September 7, benefitting SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global network of camps and programs for children with serious illnesses as well as their families. Culminating in a concert featuring headliners Fitz and the Tantrums, the event also offers local food from a variety of vendors, a family-friendly camp experience, and a 5K and fun run. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Columbus here.}

Fort Worth, Texas

A free event open to the community, Party on the Porch returns to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art on Saturday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. With hometown artists providing live music, local food trucks, lighting effects, and lawn games, plus free gallery tours, it’s a perfect way to spend an early fall evening. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Fort Worth here.}

Greenville, South Carolina

Featuring food, wine, and music, euphoria is a four-day-long feast for the senses. The destination event, which will take place September 20th through 23rd, includes tastings, cooking demonstrations, wine seminars, multi-course dinners, and live music, with proceeds benefiting local non-profit organizations. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Greenville here.}

Hunt Country, Virginia

Bringing together world-class polo play, top-notch dining and libations, and fun spectator activities, the National Sporting Library & Museum’s 8th Annual Polo Classic comes to Middleburg on Sunday, September 9. Later in the month, the Lucky 7 Gala & Gaming Benefit Evening for Sprout Therapeutic Riding & Education Center will feature delicious fare, a live band, a casino experience, and an auction of extravagant prizes. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Hunt Country here.}

Huntsville, Alabama

From Friday, September 28th through Sunday, September 30th, Huntsville, Alabama, hosts the 5th annual Big Spring Crush, bringing together more than 150 wines from all over the world, plus activities including wine-stomping, Friday night winemaker dinners, a cheese and chocolate wine pairing event, Sunday jazz brunch, and more. Food trucks and live music will round out the festival, which will take place in Big Spring Park East downtown. {For local recommendations for what to do and see in Huntsville, follow TSG Huntsville on Instagram.}

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The National Museum of Wildlife Art’s largest and longest running fundraiser, Western Visions®, presents its annual show and sale via a variety of events in September, including a jewelry and artisan luncheon; paintings, sculptures, and sketch show and sale; artist party; and final show and sale featuring works by the country’s leading wildlife artists. See a full list of the Western Visions programs here. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Jackson Hole here.}

Nashville, Tennessee

A celebration of all things dog, the Dog Day Festival—Nashville’s longest running canine celebration—will take place on Saturday, September 15th at the Parthenon Lawn at Centennial Park. All proceeds will benefit the Nashville Humane Association, and activities include a costume contest, doggy parade, pet portraits, training classes, demonstrations, and more. There will also be opportunities to meet adoptable dogs looking for forever homes. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Nashville here.}