It wouldn’t be summer in Greenville without the annual Gold Digger Day! This year’s festivities begin on July 17 and this year’s event marks its 58e year (COVID skipped a year).
The annual event kicks off at 8 a.m. with a breakfast of cookies and gravy at American Legion Hall (across from the post office) in Greenville. Mary’s German Grill food truck on Crescent Highway near Mohawk Gas and Trading serves German style pancakes for breakfast
The softball tournament also kicks off at this time at Greenville Park.
Street vendors in downtown Greenville start selling their wares at 8:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day.
Fans of the event are encouraged to get there early to find a prime location to watch the Gold Digger Day Parade and at 10 a.m. with floats commemorating Greenville’s history as well as people and businesses. Here Now.
Immediately after the parade the Greenville Methodist Church ice cream begins at 11 a.m. on the church lawn on Pine Street.
Bingo will take place at Greenville Town Hall at noon.
The Kids’ Gold Rush will start behind Evergreen Market at 11:45 a.m. (ages 2-12).
The Classic Car Show and Shine will be in the American Legion parking lot from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. it takes place in the shade of the trees.
There will be activities for the kids throughout the day starting at 11 a.m. in and around the American Legion building at 430 Main Street as well as a barbecue.
There’s also an all-day food court near the Way Station selling gyros, Thai food, Indian tacos, and other food items.
There is a quad raffle and a 50/50 raffle, which will take place in front of the Way Station. Participants in the Gold Digger Day event do not need to be present to win, but the draw is at 8 p.m.
To end the day in the sun, there’s the annual street dancing in front of the Way Station from 8 p.m. to midnight with Nor Cal’s Side FX Band.