Tryon International Equestrian Center Presents Fall Festival Weekend on October 29-30

Oct 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Trick-or-treating, costume contests, free face painting and kids’ activities, live music, and world-class showjumping at Tryon International Equestrian Center’s 2016 Tryon Fall Series presented by Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District

For Immediate Release

Mill Spring, NC – October 26, 2016 – Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) is concluding its largest competition season of the year with a weekend’s worth of free, Halloween-inspired fun, live music, family entertainment and world-class showjumping on Saturday, October 29, and Sunday, October 30, to conclude the 2016 Tryon Fall Series presented by Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District.

“Saturday Night Lights,” Saturday, October 29
The final fall “Saturday Night Lights” features all of TIEC’s signature activities including free carousel rides, face painting, airbrush tattoos, performances by the Asheville Aerial Artists, pony rides, jugglers, and a magician, plus live music from pop/rock cover band Sound Investment. The evening culminates with the $130,000 Asheville/Greenville BMW Centers’ Grand Prix CSI 3* in the George H. Morris International Arena.

Additional Halloween-inspired activities include trick or treating along the vendor shops starting at 5 p.m., a kids’ costume contest in the gazebo next to Roger’s Diner at 6 p.m., and an adult costume contest at 11 p.m. at Campagna Italian Grill. Sign-up for the kids’ costume contest at the gazebo from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. TIEC gift cards will be given for “Cutest,” “Spookiest” and “Most Creative.” The kids’ contest is open to children ages infant through 13-years-old.

As an added bonus on Saturday, the public is invited to test drive a BMW Sports Activity Vehicle® from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. courtesy of BMW of Asheville and Century BMW of Greenville, S.C.

Click here to watch the TIEC “Saturday Night Lights” video.

Derby Days, Sunday, October 30
On Sunday, Oct. 30 TIEC is hosting its final Derby Days event of the year featuring the $25,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix with riders decked out in Halloween costumes. In addition to an encore of world-class showjumping, visitors will be treated to live music and a gourmet brunch overlooking the grand prix arena. Kids can come back for more trick or treating, free carousel rides, pumpkin painting and hayrides. For the adults who cannot attend on Saturday, another costume contest will be held at Campagna Italian Grill at 11 p.m.

While TIEC’s fall competition season is ending, several months of holiday and winter events are planned. Visitors are also encouraged to visit TIEC’s restaurants open year-round including Roger’s Diner, Legends Grille, Blue Ginger Sushi and Campagna Italian Grill.

For details on these events and more, visit or Like Tryon International Equestrian Center on Facebook to get the latest updates and info.

Admission to TIEC is free and open to the public. Parking is also free and plentiful.

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