The 9th annual Upstate Pride was held this past Saturday at Barnett Park in Downtown Spartanburg, South Carolina. Many people showed up to take part in the event which featured drag queens from Rupaul’s Drag Race as well as local talent Rylee Hunty, Pati O Furniture, Ridlee Havoc to just name a few. The after party this year was held at the Spartanburg Marriott instead of Club South 29. However Club South 29 still saw an influx of people who stood with the local LGBTQ night club. Some of this years sponsors were Denny’s, Michelin, Hub City Bees, and TD bank to name a few. They left the community guessing about next years festival by telling the crowd a little teaser about next year for the 10th annual Pride Festival and march.