ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA
Wednesday September 30, 2015 through October 20, 2015
Fall is the perfect time of year to enjoy the outdoors and in South Carolina we have so much to explore. From the pride in our heritage to the inclusion of Oktoberfest in to our culture there is something for everyone, even the dog. Being bored is not an option with all that is going on around our area in October.
Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit http://spartanburgartwalk.com/.
Fridays – Bluegrass Jam Session at 5301 Dacusville Highway in Pumpkintown. For more information call (864) 898-3815 or visit http://www.drbanjo.com/classes/2012-03-gilbert-nelson-pumpkintown.php.
Second Saturdays – House Concerts at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.
Third Saturdays – Milling, Music, and Memories at the Hagood Mills Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.
Sundays – Sundays Unplugged at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.
Second Thursdays through December – Spoken Word Experience at the Callie and John Rainey Conference Room at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. Come meet with other spoken word poets and learn about their art. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.php?id=1567#sthash.Fb2ggU7H.dpbs.
Through November 1 – Spartanburg’s Music History at the Spartanburg History Museum in Spartanburg. Learn about the history of music in Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 596-3501 or visit http://www.spartanburghistory.org/exhibits/.
Second Wednesdays through October – Yappy Hour on NOMA Square in Greenville. Come enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and bring your dog. For more information call (864) 235-1234 or visit http://nomasquare.com/.
Through October 4 – Foothills Heritage Fair on Hayfield Road in Westminster. There will be livestock exhibits and judging; honey, baking, and canning competitions; a bulls, broncs, and barrels event, just to name a few. For more information call (864) 873-8369 or visit http://carolinafoothillsheritagefair.org/.
October 1 – Signature Chefs Auction at the Marriott at Renaissance Park in Spartanburg. Event allows participants to sample foods by some of the best chefs in the area while bidding on silent and live auction items. For more information call (864) 551-2646 or visit https://signaturechefs.marchofdimes.org/Event.aspx?EventId=17702.
October 1 – 3 – Albino Skunk Music Festival on Jordan Road in Greer. In addition to lots of live entertainment, there will be a beer garden, food trucks, kiddie land, and craft vendors. For more information call (864) 233-8430 or visit http://www.albinoskunk.com/.
October 1 – 3 – Moonshiners Reunion and Mountain Music Festival at Plum Hollow Farm on Rainbow Lake Road in Campobello. Enjoy a weekend filled with live entertainment and lots of good outdoor fun. (No moonshine is sold at this event!) For more information call (864) 680-0225 or visit http://www.moonshiners.com/.
October 1 – 4 – Harvest of Horrors at the Denver Down Farm on Denver Road in Anderson. Event includes a haunted hay ride, a haunted house, a tormented trail, and even a “Haunted Bates Motel”. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Harvestofhorror/.
October 2 – Historic Firearms Show at Walnut Grove Plantation in Roebuck. Event will include reenactors using authentic and replica historic firearms, and possibly learn more about that historic firearm you have and never knew anything about. For more information call (864) 596-3501 or visit http://www.spartanburghistory.org/calendar/2015/10/2/historic-firearms-show.
October 2 – 3 – Squealin’ on the Square in downtown Laurens. Event will include a BBQ cook-off, rides, a petting zoo, an antique tractor show and a classic car cruise in. For more information call (864) 984-2119 or visit http://www.mainstreetlaurens.org/archives/129.
October 2 – 4 – Symphony Tour of Homes in the North Main area of Greenville. Tour will include several new homes, as well as tours of several of the oldest homes in the area. For more information call (864) 370-0965 or visit http://www.guildgso.org/tour-of-homes/.
October 2 – 7 – Upstate Revolutionary War Weekend at multiple locations in the Gaffney area. There will be a variety of events to include historical tours, storytelling, and reenactments. For more information call (864) 596-3501 or visit http://rev-war-weekend.com/.
October 3 – Aunt Het Fall Festival in downtown Fountain Inn. Event will include a 5K and kids fun run, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and more. For more information call (864) 862-2586 or visit http://fountaininnchamber.org/web/events/annual-aunt-het-fall-festival.
October 3 – Chili Cook-Off at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest. Start off the fall season with some good chili. For more information call (864) 708-0888 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Greater-Travelers-Rest-Chamber-of-Commerce-Chili-Cook-Off-359738937408611/timeline/.
October 3 – Foraging, Cooking, and Preserving Wild Mushrooms at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens. Learn how to identify, cook, and preserve wild mushrooms found in South Carolina. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1232/foraging-cooking-and-preserving-wild-mushrooms-eliza-a-h-lord/.
October 3 – Greer Station Oktoberfest in downtown Greer. There will be German oompah bands, lots of German food, as well as German beers and wine. For more information call (864) 877-3131 or visit http://greerchamber.com/events/greer-station-oktoberfest/?cfv1=greer-station-oktoberfest.cfm&cfv2=&cfv3=&cfv4=&cfv5=&cfv6=&cfv7=&cfv8=&cfv9=.
October 3 – Historical Halloween Treats at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens. Learn how the Scotch-Irish, who brought Halloween to the Colonies, celebrated by making a traditional turnip lantern (not pumpkin), bobbed for apples, enjoy soul cakes, listen to eerie stories, and make Irish treats. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1233/historical-halloween-treats-with-eliza-a-h-lord/.
October 3 – Standpipe Heritage and Arts Festival in downtown Belton. This event will include live entertainment, historical tours, great food, kids activities, and much more. For more information call (864) 338-7773 or visit https://www.facebook.com/BeltonStandpipeHeritageAndArtsFestival.
October 3 – Wings & Wheels at Runway Park at the Greenville Municipal Airport. This is an automobile, aircraft, and motorcycle event and will include food, beverages, and live entertainment. For more information call (864) 270-6660 or visit http://www.greenvilledowntownairport.com/WingsandWheels.html.
October 3 – 4 – Battle of Kings Mountain Anniversary Encampment at Kings Mountain National Historic Site in Blacksburg. Living history enactors, both men and women, will be on hand to answer your questions about this annual event. For more information call (864) 936-7921 or visit http://www.nps.gov/kimo/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=317322-245777.
October 3 – 4 – Festifall at Walnut Grove Plantation in Roebuck. During this weekend, the Plantation comes to life as a real life Colonial Village with cooking, weaving, dancing, toy making, and much more. For more information call (64) 596-33501 or visit http://www.spartanburghistory.org/calendar/2015/10/3/festifall.
October 4 – Spirits of Independence Tour at the Cherokee County History and Art Museum in Gaffney. Enjoy a covered wagon tour of British soldier graves, Col. James Williams grave, the Dogwood monument, and two Revolutionary War exhibits. For more information call (864) 489-3988 or visit http://rev-war-weekend.com/gaffney-events/.
October 7 – Battle of Kings Mountain Anniversary Commemoration at Kings Mountain National Historic Site in Blacksburg. For more information call (864) 936-7921 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/747626525344049/.
October 7 – Sunset Yoga on NOMA Square. Come out and enjoy a relaxing workout while watching the sunset. Inclement weather location is Studio 220 inside the Hiatt. For more information visit http://nomasquare.com/.
October 9 – “Death by Design” at the Oconee Community Theatre in Secena. Enjoy an evening of entertainment by attending this mysterious and witty play set in the 1930’s. For more information call (864) 882-1910 or visit http://www.oconeetheatre.org/.
October 9 – Artober Fest at Upcountry Provisions in Travelers Rest. Enjoy an evening of artisan food, live entertainment, and handmade art, all to benefit the local Shriners Hospital. For more information call (864) 834-8433 or visit http://upcountryprovisions.com/artober-fest.
October 9 – 11 – Balloons Over Anderson at the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center in Anderson. See 25 beautiful hot air balloons fly throughout the weekend in five scheduled flights. There will also be tethered balloon rides, a ballooning exhibit, and more. For more information call (864) 221-0552 or visit www.balloonsoveranderson.org.
October 9 – 11 – St. Francis Fall For Greenville on Main Street in downtown Greenville. There will be more than 240 menu items from 40 local restaurants, 6 music stages, and of course, refreshments. For more information call (864) 467-2697 or visit http://www.fallforgreenville.net/.
October 10 – Autumn Candlelight Tour at the Ninety Six National Historic Site in Ninety Six. Take a guided tour along the battlefield where reenactors will be portraying life and war in the 18th century. For more information call (864) 543-4068 or visit http://www.nps.gov/nisi/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?eventID=437328-245777.
October 12 – 18 – Piedmont Interstate Fair on Fairgrounds Road in Spartanburg. Enjoy fun rides, beautiful exhibits, fun contests, a talent show, delicious food, lots of animals, and live entertainment. For more information call (864) 582-7042 or visit http://piedmontinterstatefair.com/2014fair.html.
October 15 – 18 – Harvest of Horrors at the Denver Down Farm on Denver Road in Anderson. Event includes a haunted hay ride, a haunted house, a tormented trail, and even a “Haunted Bates Motel”. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Harvestofhorror/.
October 16 – Oktoberfest in Walhalla on Main Street in Walhalla. Enjoy crafts, German food, rides, and fireworks. For more information call (864) 638-2727 or visit http://www.walhallaoktoberfest.com/.
October 17 – Carrot Tops on Keowee at Hidden Cove on Lake Keowee. Enjoy live entertainment, food and drink, a carrot cake competition all while enjoying the beautiful fall weather. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/591001441040686/.
October 17 – 18 – Old Time Mountain Fair Days at Aunt Sue’s Country Corner on Country Creek Drive in Pickens County. Enjoy Bluegrass music, a turkey shoot, a Mountain Man competition, activities for the kids, and more. For more information call (864) 878-4366 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1158207244196443/.
Second Mondays – Family Climb Night at the Northside Recreation Center in Rock Hill. Bring the family and challenge yourself by climbing the rock wall. For more information call (803) 329-5633 or visit http://www.visitrockhillsc.com/events/northside-recreation-center-family-climb-nights-2015-12-14/.
Fourth Saturdays – Bluegrass Series at Haynes Auditorium in Batesburg-Leesville. For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.
Weekends through November 11 – Corn Maze at Pim Farms in Darlington. They also have a fairy tale trail. For more information call (803) 983-9073 or visit http://www.pimfarms.com/home.html.
First Fridays through October – First Fridays in Fort Mill at the Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill. Come out for good music and good food. For more information call (803) 547-5900 or visit http://firstfridayfortmill.com/.
Fourth Fridays through October – 4th Fridays on Main in downtown Sumter. Enjoy a variety of bands throughout the summer on the 4th Friday of every month. For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/fourth-fridays.aspx.
Tuesdays through October 20 – Clover Farmers Market at the Clover Community Center in Clover. Enjoy products from farmers, crafters and artisans. For more information call (803) 222-9495 or visit http://www.visitrockhillsc.com/events/town-of-clover-farmers-market-2014-06-17/.
Through October 4 – Sumter County Fair at the fairgrounds in Sumter. Come out and enjoy great fun, food, and shows. For more information call (803) 775-5200 or visit http://sumterfair.net/.
October 1 – 3 – Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival at the Wood Auditorium in Camden. Event will include artists such as Slam Allen of New York, Russell Batiste, Jr. of New Orleans, and Luckyman Beall of south Carolina to name a few. For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit www.fineartscenter.org.
October 2 – Barbecue, Blues, & Jazz at the Historic Harriet Barber House in Hopkins. Enjoy some great blues and jazz while enjoying some tasty barbecue. For more information call (803) 261-5596 or visit http://www.congareeswampfest.com/.
October 2 – “DECARLO” at First Fridays in Fort Mill at the Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill. This York County local was the lead singer for the legendary rock band “Boston”. For more information call (803) 547-5900 or visit http://firstfridayfortmill.com/.
October 2 – 4 – Fall Pee Dee Plant and Flower Festival at the Pee Dee State Farmers Market in Florence. Come purchase your fall plants and flowers at this event filled with a variety of plants to choose from. For more information call (803) 734-2210 or visit https://agriculture.sc.gov/divisions/agency-services/state-farmers-markets/plant-and-flower-festivals/.
October 3 – Oktoberfest at The Alley in downtown Aiken. Enjoy authentic German music, food, beer and wine. For more information call (803) 649-2221 or visit http://aikendda.us/.
October 3 – Oktoberfest in downtown Newberry. There will be lots of German cuisine, German and domestic biergartens, polka music and dancing, and much more. For more information call (803) 321-1015 or visit http://www.cityofnewberry.com/area-attractions/annual-events/oktoberfest.
October 3 – St. Mary’s Chocolate Festival at St. Mary’s Church in Aiken. There will be a chocolate challenge, a bake sale, food, and entertainment. For more information call (803) 649-2071 or visit http://www.stmaryschoolaiken.com/.
October 3 – Sassafras Festival at Sassafras Park in Burnettown. Event will include a carnival, a pageant, an antique car show, lots of food, entertainment, and more. For more information call (803) 593-2676 or visit http://www.burnettown.com/sassafras.htm.
October 3 – Swampfest at the Congaree at the Congaree National Park and Old Mount Moriah Church Yard in Hopkins. Enjoy a variety of activities at the beautiful Congaree National Park. For more information call (803) 261-5596 or visit http://www.congareeswampfest.com/.
October 3 – 4 – Gator Drift Paddle and Campout meeting at the Lower Savannah River Alliance Education Center on Burton’s Highway in Allendale. The trip will be 5 miles long and rental boats are available through local outfitters if needed. For more information call (803) 508-8071 or visit http://www.lowersavannahriveralliance.org/facilities.html.
October 5 – 11 – Orangeburg County Fair at the Fairgrounds in Orangeburg. This fair has changed and has new rides, new games, a variety of vendors and booths, entertainment, and of course lots of fair food! For more information call (803) 534-0358 or visit http://www.orangeburgcountyfair.org/,
October 7 – Under the Stars Jumper Night at the Stable View Farm in Aiken. For more information call (484) 356-3173 or visit http://eventful.com/aiken/events/underthestars-jumper-night-/E0-001-085672432-4@2015100715.
October 7 – 10 – U.S. Disc Golf Championship at Winthrop College in Rock Hill. For more information call (704) 724-1352 or visit http://usdgc.com/?page_id=188.
October 8 – Annual Wine Tasting at the Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken. Put on by the Mid-Day Lions Club, proceeds go to benefit scholarships for local youth. For more information call (803) 648-9141 or visit http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/aikenmiddaysc/.
October 9 – The Time Jumpers at the USC Lancaster Bundy Auditorium in Lancaster. Event will feature Vince Gill and Kenny Sears & Ranger Doug Green. For more information call (803) 289-1486 or visit http://www.lancastercitysc.com/performingarts.aspx.
October 10 – Arts & Antiques Festival in downtown Elloree. For more information call (803) 897-2277 or visit http://elloreesc.org/events/.
October 10 – Lee County Cotton Festival in downtown Bishopville. Enjoy a parade, arts and craft vendors, good food, live entertainment, and activities for the kids. For more information call (803) 483-2800 or visit https://www.facebook.com/CottonFestival.
October 10 – Bike with a Ranger at Lee State Park. This will be a 5 mile trip on the parks Loop Road, a dirt and gravel road that will take you through some of the parks most beautiful natural areas and allowing participants to drink from an artesian well. For more information call (803) 428-4988 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003126.
October 10 – Atomic City Festival on Main Street in New Ellenton. There will be live entertainment, food and refreshments, and fireworks to end the day.
For more information call (803) 652-2019.
October 11 – Old McCaskill’s Fall Farm Day at Old McCaskill’s Farm on Cantey Road in Rembert. Take a hay ride, pick a pumpkin, ride a horse, see a working saw mill and grits mill, play a game, listen to music, eat good food, and more. For more information call (803) 600-3980 or visit http://www.oldmccaskillfarm.com/.
October 11 – 18 – Rock Hill Rocks Open Tournament at the Rock Hill Tennis Center in Rock Hill. This Pro Circuit Event will match women from around the world. For more information call (803) 326-3842 or visit http://cityofrockhill.com/departments/parks-recreation-tourism/parks-facilities/rock-hill-tennis-center/rock-hill-rocks-open-tournament.
October 13 – 17 – Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair at the Fairgrounds in Florence. Enjoy amusement rides, a magic show, Lady Houdini, a Banana Derby, pig races, lots of good food, vendors, and more. For more information visit http://www.ecafair.com/eca/index.asp.
October 15 – 18 and 22 – 25 – “Agnes of God” at the Sumter Little Theatre in Sumter. Find out if the nun murdered her newborn and if not, who did in the theatrical mystery. For more information call (803) 775-2150 or visit http://www.sumterlittletheatre.com/2015-16-season.html.
October 15 – Oktoberfest on Oregon Avenue in Greenwood. Enjoy German food and refreshments while listening to The Producers. For more information visit http://www.uptowngreenwood.com/events/oktoberfest.
October 16 – Serving Up Soup for the Arts at Barnwell Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall in Barnwell. Purchase a soup lunch to support arts in the Barnwell County area. For more information call (803) 300-7915 or visit http://www.barnwellarts.com/serving_up_soup_for_the_arts.
October 17 – TriSumter Triathlon at the City of Sumter Aquatics Center. This is a USAT sanctioned event. For more information call (803) 774-3998 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/aquatics-trisumter-triathlon.aspx.
October 17 – Clover Fall Festival at Longshots Farm on Warren Road in Clover. Event will include helicopter rides, hay rides, a costume contest, antique cars and tractors, a craft fair, lots of food and much more! For more information call (866) 531-4222 or visit http://www.countryharmonyevents.com/special-events-2/.
October 17 – Spirits and Stories: Brattonsville by Twilight at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells. There will be harvest demonstrations, hands on activities, wagon rides, and then led by candlelight on a tour of the historic site by costumed interpreters to learn if ghosts still haunt the site, and finish the evening with music and a campfire. For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/1767/.
October 17 – An Evening in the 1800’s with Kim Poovey at the Aiken County Historical Museum. Come see this famous author, story teller and historian from Beaufort portray several historical women in period attire as well as provide educational information about the period in general for more information call (803) 641-0650 or visit http://www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org/an-evening-in-the-1800s.html.
October 17 – 18 – Colonial Times: A Day to Remember at the Living History Park in North Augusta. Even includes reenactments, living exhibits, and demonstrations. For more information call (803) or visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/coltimes.html.
Mondays – Coastal Kayaking at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet. Enjoy some salt water kayaking on the marsh of this beautiful State Park. For more information call (843) 235-8755 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002638.
Tuesdays and Thursdays – Saturdays – Bulls Island Ferry Service and Eco Tour, starting at Garris Landing in Awendaw. Bulls Island is part of the Cape Romaine National Wildlife Refuge and can only be accessed by boat or by ferry. For more information call (843) 881-4582 or visit http://www.bullsislandferry.com/.
Tuesdays through Sundays – Guided Tours at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site on James Island. Enjoy a tour of the last of 17 antebellum plantations on James Island. For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1447/McLeod-Plantation-Historic-Site.
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – Myrtle’s Market at Mr. Joe White Avenue at Oak Street in Myrtle Beach. This local market is the place to get fresh produce for your vacation. For more information call (843) 918-4906 or visit http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/market.html.
Third Saturdays – Craft Show at the Bi-Lo Palmetto Pavilion in Mount Pleasant. Event includes crafts by local artisans. For more information call (843) 884-0163 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ECCG3rdSaturdays.
Third Saturdays – Cannon Firings at Charles Towne Landing in Charleston. Come experience the firing of a 17th century cannon. For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/files/State%20Parks%20Files/CTL/CTL_3Sat_Cannon.pdf.
Tuesday through Sunday – Guided Tours of the McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston. This is a 60 acre plantation with one of the best intact examples of slaves quarters. For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit http://www.mcleodplantation.org/.
Through November – “Henrietta, the Largest Wooden Sailing Ship Ever Built in South Carolina” at the Horry County Museum in Conway. Learn about the construction of this amazing ship and the enormous resources it took for its construction. For more information call (843) 915-5320 or visit http://www.horrycountymuseum.org/news/henrietta-the-largest-wooden-sailing-ship-ever-built-in-south-carolina/.
Through November 1 – National Sculpture Society Awards Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. Enjoy viewing the works of masters among rising starts. For more information call (843) 235-6000 or visit http://www.brookgreen.org/exhibitions.html.
Weekends in October – Myrtle Maze and Pumpkin Patch at the Legare Farms on Johns Island. Pick a pumpkin, take a hay ride, ride a horse, make a scarecrow, mine for gems, pet a farm animals, walk through the mini maze, and test yourself in the 10 acre Wax Myrtle maze. For more information call (843) 559-0788 or visit http://legarefarms.com/pages/pumpkin-patch-maze-2014.
Fourth Thursdays through October – Carolina Dreams Car Club Cruise-In at the Shelter Cove Towne Center on Hilton Head Island. Event will include awards, a 50/50 raffle, and will be a short distance from some of the areas best restaurants. For more information call (843) 757-3019 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/2015/10/22/carolina-dreamers-car-club-cruise-in.
Through October 31 – Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at the Spring Gulley Farms in Andrews. There will be hayrides, active play and sensory learning experiences for children, a mountain of hay for the kids to slide down, a chance for them to practice roping a cow, and much more. For more information call (843) 860-0655 or visit https://www.facebook.com/SpringGulleyFarms.
Through October 17 – Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art at multiple locations in the Pawleys Island area. Event will include street painting, live music, a wine and food gala, and much more. For more information call (843) 626-8911 or visit http://pawleysmusic.com/.
Through October 4 – Moja Arts Festival at multiple locations in Charleston. Event will include visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, just to name a few. For more information call (843) 724-7305 or visit http://www.charlestonarts.org/about-cultural-affairs-charleston/festivals-and-special-events/moja-arts-festival/.
October 1 – 3 – Gopher Hill Festival in downtown Ridgeland. Event will include a golf tournament, a parade, a pet show, a tub race, a baking contest, a talent show, and much more. For more information call (843) 258-4008 or visit http://www.gopherhillfestival.org/.
October 1 – 17 – Pawley’s Island Festival of Music and Art at a variety of locations on Pawley’s Island. Experience a variety of visual and performing arts, to include a gala, at this enjoyable annual event. For more information call (843) 626-6452 or visit http://pawleysmusic.com/.
October 1 – 25 – Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens in the historic district of Charleston. Enjoy first-hand the rich culture of Charleston through up close and personal visits to some of the area’s most beautiful homes and gardens. For more information call (800) 514-3849 or visit http://www.thefalltours.org/.
October 1 – December 31 – Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island at the Coastal Discovery Museum on the Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island. For more information call (843) 681-9100 or visit http://hhipublicart.org/.
October 2 – 3 – Smoke on the Beach at the Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy a variety of BBQ’s (20 cookers in all) smoked by the Shriners, as well as an evening of “Everything Butt” the evening before the competition and plenty of refreshments. For more information call (843) 971-0131 or visit http://www.myrtlebeachseamist.com/packages/special-event-packages/smoke-on-the-beach-bbq.aspx.
October 2 – 3 – Oktoberfest on the Boardwalk on Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. There will be bands, lots of great food, Beer Gardens, arts, and much more. For more information call (843) 712-2618 or visit http://myrtlebeachdowntown.com/festivals-details?id=20.
October 2 – 3 – Shrimp Festival at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. Enjoy a variety of shrimp related products made by local restaurants (be sure to vote for your favorite), compete in the shrimp heading or peeling (children) competition, or adopt a shrimp for the Rotary Club shrimp race. For more information call (843) 525—6644 or visit http://mainstreetbeaufort.com/beaufort-shrimp-festival/.
October 2 – 4 – Greek Fall Festival at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity on Race Street in downtown Charleston. Enjoy great food, beverages, entertainment, as well as a number of vendors to shop with. There will be shuttle bus rides from the Lockwood parking area. For more information visit http://www.charlestongreekfestival.com/.
October 3 – Race for Freedom 5K Race/Walk at the Lakeside Canopy Tent at Wannamaker Park in North Charleston. Come support and help raise the funds to build a shelter for victims of sexual trafficking. For more information visit http://go-greenevents.com/event/id/4656.
October 3 – Low Country Rockin’ the Pink Breast Cancer Walk at Red Cedar Elementary School in Bluffton. This is a 3 mile walk sponsored by the Bluffton Firefighters Auxiliary and will also include vendors, food, and a silent auction. For more information call (843) 757-2800 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1546823372205096/.
October 3 – Britfest at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach. Come view some of the most fabulous British made cars. For more information call (843) 651-7644 or visit http://grandstrandbritishcarclub.com/?page_id=738.
October 3 – Burgers and Brews Festival at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island. Come try a variety of burger bites to include burgers with BBQ, lamb, chicken, pork, shrimp, or even bologna and vote for your favorite. There will also be a beer garden, a big screen TV to watch football, a Kid’s Zone, and a concert to end the evening. For more information call (843) 682-7273 or visit http://www.islandreccenter.org/events/burgers-brew-festival.
October 3 – California Roots: The Carolina Sessions in downtown oceanfront in Myrtle Beach. Line-up will include 311, SOJA, Steel Pulse, and Stick Figure just to name a few. For more information call (843) 626-7444 or visit http://californiarootscarolina.com/.
October 3 – Cast Off Fishing Tournament at the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant. For more information call (843) 762-9946 or visit https://ccprc.com/2038/Cast-Off-Fishing-Tournaments.
October 3 – Fall Craft Show at the School Hall of the Nativity Church on Folly Road on James Island. There will be a variety of handmade items available. For more information visit http://www.islandcraftersguild.com/.
October 3 – 4 – Harvest Home Weekend Festival at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. Event will include hay rides, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, live entertainment, and good food. For more information call (843) 235-6000 or visit http://www.brookgreen.org/HarvestHome.html.
October 4 – Latin American Festival at Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston. Enjoy Salsa and Merengue music, authentic foods and crafts, For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://ccprc.com/1699/Latin-American-Festival.
October 6 – Taste of the Town at the Myrtle Beach Area Convention Center in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy tasting foods from over 50 restaurants in the area. For more information call (843) 448-5930 or visit http://totmb.com/.
October 10 – BaconFest at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach. Event will include tasting a variety of bacon inspired dishes, as well as enjoying entertainment, vendors, and beverage specials. For more information call (843) 357-8664 or visit http://www.nashfm1065.com/baconfest-october-10th-2015/.
October 10 – Blue Crab Festival at the Sewee Coastal Retreat Center in Awendaw. Enjoy great food, live entertainment, and a whole lot of fun. For more information call (843) 906-3981 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Awendaw-Blue-Crab-Festival-202954543065487/timeline/.
October 10 – Sweet Potato Festival in downtown Darlington. Event will include lots of food, craft and art vendors, a puppet show, and of course, Sweet Potato Pies! For more information call (843) 395-2940 or visit http://www.darlingtonsconline.com/attractions_and_leisure/sweet_potato_festival.php.
October 10 – Bridge2Bridge Run at the clock tower on Front Street in Georgetown. Event includes a 13.1, a 12K, and a 5K Walk/Run with entertainment and refreshments after the race. For more information call (843) 240-3451 or visit http://www.bridge2bridgerun.com/.
October 10 – Low Country Trail Half-Marathon and 5K at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island. Enjoy a run during the cool fall weather on this beautiful moss draped natural trail. For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1712/Lowcountry-Trail-Half-Marathon-5K.
October 10 – “Remember Pearl Harbor: December 7, 1941” film screening at the Horry County Museum. For more information call (843) 915-5320 or visit http://www.horrycountymuseum.org/events/.
October 10 – Blue Jay Festival in downtown Jefferson. Event will include a parade, a Cruz-In, a race, food, fun, and entertainment. For more information call (843) 658 -7800 or visit http://www.seejeffersonsc.com/bluejay-festival.html.
October 10 – Goose Creek Fall Festival at the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center on Goose Creek Boulevard in Goose Creek. There will be lots of food and fun for the entire family. For more information visit http://drewsineath.com/Fall-Festival-513.html.
October 10-11 – Art in the Park at Chapin Park in Myrtle Beach. Event will include some of the most beautiful and unique artwork from all over the east coast. For more information call (843) 446-3830 or visit http://www.artsyparksy.com/.
October 10 – 11 – Little River Shrimpfest on the Historic Waterfront in Little River. Event will include a children’s area, face painting, 2 stages of live music, approximately 150 vendors of all types, fresh local seafood prepared by local restaurants, as well as your normal festival fare. For more information call (843) 249-6604 or visit http://littlerivershrimpfest.org/.
October 10 – 11 – Oceanfront Merchants Association Oktoberfest in downtown Myrtle Beach. There will be 2 days of live bands, a beer garden, food and craft vendors, and a kids carnival, with Sunday including a Battle of the Bands. For more information call (843) 626-7444 or visit http://www.myrtlebeachdowntown.com/festivals-details?id=20.
October 11 – Low Country Blues Bash at the Bowens Island Restaurant in Charleston. Enjoy a variety of Blues bands/musicians, an oyster roast, and great fun to benefit the Alston Wilkes Society. For more information call (844) ASW-1962 or visit http://www.alstonwilkessociety.org/lowcountry-blues-bash.html.
October 11 – Kiawah Cup Beach Polo Invitational at the Sandcastle Community Center and Beach on Kiawah Island. Come out and enjoy this event for both amateurs and professional. For more information call (843) 768-9194 or visit http://www.kiawahcares.org/kiawah-cup-beach-polo-invitational/.
October 11 – Grand Strand Buddy Walk at Grand Park in Myrtle Beach. Event is to raise awareness of Downs Syndrome. For more information call (843) 424-4761 or visit https://www.facebook.com/grandstrandbw.
October 11 – 18 – Arts & Seafood Festival in the historic district in Bluffton. The event will showcase local harvested seafood, Low Country cuisine, as well as display culture of the area, live music, entertainment, and art. For more information call (843) 757-2583 or visit www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.
October 14 – The Zin Experience at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island. Event includes wines from local restaurants and distributors accompanied by hors d’oeuvres. For more information call (843) 301-9977 or visit http://www.iachh.org/.
October 15 – Tie One On at the Family Circle Stadium. There will be food/beverage trucks and live music in preparation of the Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure. For more information visit http://lowcountry.info-komen.org/site/PageServer?pagename=CHS_TR_tieoneon.
October 16 – 17 – Exchange Club Ghost Tours on Bay Street in Historic Beaufort. Take a carriage ride and hear about the ghosts that haunt this beautiful historic town. For more information call (843) 524-4350 or visit http://capabeaufort.org/events/ghost-tours/.
October 17 – Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival in downtown Loris. Event includes lots of arts and crafts, kids activities, a car show, live entertainment, of course chicken bog, and an ending fireworks show. For more information call (843) 756-6030 or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Loris-Bog-Off-Festival/153332898010072?sk=wall.
October 17 – Harvest Festival and Block Party in the Olde Village area on East Montague Avenue in North Charleston. Enjoy ghost stories, kids activities, an artist’s market, a costume contest, trick-or-treating and live entertainment. For more information call (843) 740-5854 or visit http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/Harvest-Festival.aspx.
October 17 – An Evening of the Arts at the Sea Pines Country Club on Hilton Head Island. Enjoy exquisite art, fine dining, and entertainment. For more information call (843) 686-3945 ext. 212 or visit http://isca-online.org/an-evening-of-the-arts.
October 17 – Artisan and Crafters Show at the Omar Shriners Convention Center in Mount Pleasant. There will be a large variety of artisans and crafts, as well as live entertainment, activities for the kids, and even a silent auction. For more information visit http://islandcraftersguild.com/CraftersGuildFlyerforOmar3.jpg.
October 17 – Dogtoberfest: Dogs, Dine, and Wine at the Freshfields Village near Kiawah Island. Bring your dog, in costume, for a contest, taste a variety of wines, enjoy food from a variety of food truck vendors, all while enjoying live entertainment. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/915862021817544/.
October 17 – 18 – Annual Wooden Boat Show in Historic downtown Georgetown. There will be wooden boat exhibits, wooden boatbuilding competitions, children’s model boatbuilding, maritime art, food and music. For more information call (843) 520-0111 or visit www.woodenboatshow.com.
October 18 – HALOS Oyster Roast at Harborside East in Mount Pleasant. Enjoy lots of oysters, beer, wine, and fun all to benefit children of the Low Country. For more information call (843) 953-9539 or visit http://www.charlestonhalos.org/events_detail/index.php?id=40.
October 18 – Children’s Day Festival at Park West Recreational Complex in Mount Pleasant. There will be carnival rides, enormous inflatable slides, wall climbing, face painting, live entertainment, and much more. For more information call (843) 884-8517 or visit http://www.comeonovermp.com/index.aspx?NID=113.