Furman Fridays

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We welcome you to Travelers Rest and want to help you make the most of your visit to our town so along with the Furman home football and basketball games, our merchants are pulling out the stops to help you kick off your weekend.

Below you’ll find links to our restaurants, shops, hotels, and great things to do during your visit. Dine streetside or on a rooftop, explore our quirky shops, stroll or bike the Swamp Rabbit Trail, and be amazed by the abundance of outdoor adventures and beautiful places to see. We are happy to have you join us to celebrate the fall season in TR. Find the Furman Fridays Schedule Below.


 Palmetto Proper 
164 S Main Street
Shop the latest trends in popular, top brands and grab a cup of fresh coffee paired with a delicious snack, all under one roof at Palmetto Proper in downtown Travelers Rest! Our convenient Main Street location features a gift shop with southern flare, full coffee & snack bar, event loft and an interactive indoor play space for young children. When searching for a gift for a friend or craving a gourmet frappe, visit Palmetto Proper! GO PALADINS! FURMAN STUDENTS RECEIVE 10% OFF! Offer excludes sale-priced items. Present school ID to receive discount. www.PalmettoProper.shop

 The Carolina Honey Bee Company
10 S. Main St
Buzz into the sweetest spot in Travelers Rest. We offer the highest quality premium honey produced right here in the western Carolinas. Local gifts and a variety of local honey products.



 TRee House Cafe & Studio
27 S Main Street
TRee House Cafe & Studio is a place for kids of all ages. We are a (breakfast and lunch all day) Art Cafe. We are a purchase and paint place. You purchase what you want to paint and we hook you up with the paints, aprons, and brushes. Drawing is free and so is wifi. Great place for a first date or meeting other students. Lots to talk about. Local art sold inside by kids and pros. We are open Wed-Sun 8-5pm. AND for you FU students…
**We offer Silent Student Super Study on some Sunday nights. Stay tuned, it’s a Serendipitous Secret… Send a message to cafe & let us know you’re interested. We do many buy one get one’s and fun Fridays throughout the year, so be sure to follow us on Instagram/FB


TR Makers Co
3 S Main Street
Calling all Paladin fans! Come shop with us on Furman Fridays and enjoy a 20% discount on any single item. To claim your sale price, simply mention the secret password, “Go Dins!” Shopping will be open on Furman Fridays from 3:00-7:00 pm. Additional special activities and hours will be posted on our website!

And for those who prefer to shop from home, visit our Furman Fridays webpage at TRMakersCo.org to receive the same 20% discount on any single item! (Paladins discount will only be available on Furman Fridays.) https://travelersrestsc.com/browse-stroll-sidewalk-market/


 The Whistle Stop
109 S. Main St
Welcome to the oldest restaurant in the Upstate–where the past is always present!! Live Music every weekend through October–at the only Outdoor Rooftop Dining Venue in Travelers Rest!! Three big-screen TVs; two full bars; two fireplaces; Express Caboose to serve the Swamp Rabbit Trail; trains galore; kid-friendly! DISCOUNT to ALL FURMAN STUDENTS! American Cuisine & Wood-fired Pizzas! Named by Trip Advisor as one of the top Restaurants in SC in 2017; 2018 & 2019! All aboard! Call 864-WHISTLE!

 Leopard Forest Coffee Company
403 N. Poinsett Hwy
Leopard Forest Coffee Company has been a mainstay of the Travelers Rest community since 2004, beginning with our first shop on Main Street. Providing freshly roasted specialty coffee, our cozy roastery and café is located just a small trek from the Swamp Rabbit Trail down the Poinsett Corridor. Our wholesale program is a popular option for cafes, shop, restaurants, and other organizations; making our coffee available throughout the Carolinas and the Southeast.

 The Tasting Room of Travelers Rest164 S. Main St Suite C
The Tasting Room of Travelers Rest is a wine shop and wine bar specializing in small production wines from all over the world. We also have a large selection of craft beer, indoor and outdoor seating, and live music every Wednesday & Thursday evenings. On Furman Fridays, wines by the glass will be $2 off to patrons wearing Furman apparel.


Pink Mama’s Ice Cream
11 S Main St
Local ice cream shop serving amazing scoops, sundaes, home made waffle cones and flavors. Show your Furman ID for a discount.


Plan your getaway at one of our great hotels or quaint Inns here.

All TR Restaurants

TR is known for its great restaurants and award-winning chefs. Click through to plan your dining experience

All TR Shops

From locally-owned shops to one of the largest outdoor outfitters in the state, you'll find friendly merchants, arts & crafts, antiques, and stylish boutiques in town.

Nearby Attractions

Explore the many points of interest that surround our area.

Swamp Rabbit Trail

A 22-mile bicycling and walking greenway connecting to the City of Greenville.


Sept 4 – NC AT&T
Sept 25 – Mercer
Oct 16 – Citadel
Oct 23 – ETSU
Nov 13 – VMI
Nov 25 – Tusculum
Dec 5 – College of Charleston
Dec 12 – Flagler
Jan 2 – Mercer
Jan 9 – VMI
Jan 16 – ETSU
Jan 30 – Chattanooga
Feb 6 – Wofford
Feb 13 – WCU
Feb 20 – Mercer