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Wednesday October 28, 2015 through November 17, 2015


IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Many of the activities listed may be postponed, cancelled or relocated due to the extensive rain that caused flooding in the State the weekend of October 3 and 4th, primarily in the Midlands and LowCountry regions.  Please contact the offering organization and/or check their website to ensure the activity is being offered as indicated before planning to participate or attend.  We are trying to provide you with accurate information, but if extensive damage has been done to a facility, the priority of that facility may be on making repairs rather than considering information provided on the internet, primarily sites not their own, are accurate.  Also, should you attend an activity in any of the areas impacted by flooding, please be sure to check the SCDOT website to be sure there are no closed roads on the route you plan to take to get to the activity.





Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg.  For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit


Fridays –  Bluegrass Jam Session at 5301 Dacusville Highway in Pumpkintown.  For more information call (864) 898-3815 or visit


Second Saturdays –  House Concerts at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit


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


Sundays –  Sundays Unplugged at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit


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

Through November 12 –  “Shifting Plates II: Works by 16 South Carolina Printmakers: at the Pickens County Museum of Art & History in Pickens.  For more information call (864) 898-5963 or visit


Through November 5 –  “Kay Larch: Galeria Mexicana” at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History.  Enjoy viewing this fabulous Mexican folk art.  For more information call (864) 898-5963 or visit


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


October 29 – 31 –  Anderson County Halloween Boograss Bash at the Civic Center of Anderson in Anderson.  Enjoy this three day celebration of good bluegrass entertainment.  For more information call (864) 934-6451 or visit


October 30 –  Run2Fall 5K Race at Southern Wesleyan University main campus in Central.   This is a night run and will include a kids race.  For more information call (864) 644-5000 or visit,


October 30 – 31 –  Fear Farm in Blacksburg on I-85 near Charlotte.  This is an 8000 square foot haunted house.  On Halloween, there will be no lights!  For more information visit


October 30 – 31 –  Field of Screams on Pacolet Highway in Gaffney.  If you want spine tingling fear, visit this haunted corn maze!  For more information visit


October 31 –  Children’s Fall Festival at the Old Market Square in Easley.  For more information call (864) 423-4344 or visit


Halloween Mayhem at the Museum


October 31 –  Halloween Mayhem at the Museum at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History in Pickens.  Kids will enjoy treats, popcorn, and there will be a costume contest.  For more information call (864) 898-5963 or visit


November 1 –  9th Annual Holiday Show and Sale at the ARTS Center of Clemson.  Get your holiday shopping started at the event filled with artisans from the Upstate region.  For more information call (864) 63305051 or visit


November 5 – 9 –  Upstate Holiday Show at the Anderson Civic Center.  Hundreds of vendors, crafters, and exhibitors are coming from all over the southeast to show you the latest holiday trends.  For more information call (864) 437-8311 or visit


November 6 – 7 –  Mistletoe Market at the Anderson County Museum.  Start your holiday shopping by finding that one-of-a-kind gift made by local artisans.  For more information call (864) 260-4732 or visit


November 6 – 8 –  “The Fantastics” by the Spartanburg Repertory Company at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Spartanburg.  “For those who still doubt the allure of the opera, play it safe with this whimsical musical about a boy and the girl next door who have their love tested to see if it is for real.”  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit


November 6 – 15 –  “Of Mice and Men” at the Spartanburg Little Theatre at Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  This Nobel Prize winner by John Steinbeck, is a heartbreaking and powerful portrait of the human spirit.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit!2015-2016-season/cto9.


November 7 –  Fall Festival and Holiday Market at the Greenville Classical Academy in Simpsonville.  Event will include over 85 vendors, a food court, and an awesome kids zone.  For more information call (864) 329-9884 or visit


November 7 –  Race to Recovery Gladiator Obstacle Run on Verdin Road in Greenville.  There will be brutal obstacles, treacherous agility challenges, and all the dangers of a gladiator arena.  For more information call (864) 201-2650 or visit


November 7 –  Foothills Skills and Crafts Show at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood.  View the wares of 50 crafters from around the Southeast.  For more information call (864) 941-8400 or visit


November 7 –  Howser House Tours at the Kings Mountain National Military Park in Blacksburg.  Only offered twice a year, tour this 1803 stone mansion and learn about life after the Battle of Kings Mountain.  For more information call (864) 936-7921 or visit


November 7 –  Wild Fermented Foods at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  Learn about this old preservation method that proved to be great for the digestive system.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit


November 7 –  Townville Turkey Trot at Townville Elementary School in Townville.  Event will include a 5K, a 1/5 mile walk/run, and a Family Mile.  For more information call (864) 403-2600 or visit


November 7 – 8 –  Open Studios at multiple studios in Greenville.  Event will include 133 participating artists at 78 different studios.  For more information call (864) 467-3132 or visit


November 7 – 8 –  Veterans Day Encampment at Kings Mountain National Military Park in Blacksburg.  Event is in honor of all our veterans.  For more information call (864) 936-7921 or visit


November 12 – 14, 19 – 21  –  “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at the NGU Theatre in Tigerville.  See this unpredictable and enchanting tale of a church Christmas pageant put on by the worst kids in the world.  For more information call (864) 977-7085 or visit


November 14 –  Hope Relay at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in downtown Greenville.  There will be a 40K and 20K Run Relay and a 5K team or individual run.  For more information call (864) 676-0028 or visit,


November 14 –  Marketfest@BStreet at the Buncombe Street United Methodist Church.  There will be handmade crafts, fine art, baked goods, frozen casseroles and soup, music, and much  more.  For more information visit





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


Fourth Saturdays –  Bluegrass Series at Haynes Auditorium in Batesburg-Leesville.  For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit


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


Through November 1 –  Corn Maze at the Bush-N-Vine Farm in York.  For more information call (803) 684-2732 or visit


Through October 31 –  Western Carolina State Fair at the Aiken County Fairgrounds in Aiken.  Enjoy rides, fair food, a sea lion show, bull riding, chainsaw art, a magic show, and so much more.  For more information call (803) 648-8955 or visit


October 29 –  Taste of Wine and Art at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  There will be over 50 wines to try, a variety of craft beers, sample signature dishes from over 20 local restaurants, and an amazing silent auction, to include a specialty selection of local artisans.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit


October 30 –  “Hamlet” by the Warehouse Theater at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  This most famous of Shakespeare’s’ tragedies will remind us of how parental action can shape young minds.  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit


October 30 –  Hook & Cook Festival on Main Street in Jackson.  This is a fishing tournament (weigh in is at the Aiken County Boat Landing), BBQ cook-off, dessert contest, and more.  For more information call (803) 471-9778 or visit


October 31 –  Fall Steeplechase at the Ford Conger Field in Aiken.  Enjoy a day of horseracing all to benefit the Hitchcock Woods Foundation.  For more information call (803) 648-9641 or visit


October 31 –  Howl at the Moon 5K Run/Walk at the Orangeburg County Broadband in Branchville.  For more information call (843) 560-2427 or visit


October 31 –  Trunk or Treat at Joe Miller Park in Elloree.  Kids will enjoy trick or treating and fun games and activities.  For more information call (803) 897-2821 or visit


October 31 –  United Aiken Concert at Gyles Park in Aiken.  This family friendly event will include music by artists such as Red Letter Echo, Bogie, Southern Lights, & Barbara Walker, and offering free food, games, treats for the kids, and moreFor more information call (803) 447-7035 or visit


November 1 –  Big Delicious Event at the Gravatt Camp and Conference Center in Aiken.  Enjoy a three course meal while the chef demonstrates how you can make it yourself.  For more information call (803) 648-1817 or visit


November 4 –  Under the Stars Jumper Night at Stable View Farm in Aiken.  This is an opportunity for horses and riders to jump under the lights.  For more information call (803) 356-3173 or visit


November 4 –  “Between the Springmaid Sheets” at the Springs House in Lancaster.  Learn the story of the WWI flying ace, Col. Elliott White Springs, and how he made his father’s struggling industry a huge success.  For more information call (803) 285-7451 or visit


November 4 – 7 –  Underexposed Film Festival at the Community Performance Center in Rock Hill.  Films will include diversity in storytelling, from experimental or narrative, and everything in between.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit!underexposed-film-festival/c18g4.


Katydid Combined Driving Event


November 5 – 8 –  Katydid Combined Driving Event at the Katydid Farm in Windsor.  Event will include carriage-driving, dressage, cross-country, and cones,  For more information call (803) 295-6785 or visit



November 6 – 7 –  Pig on the Ridge at the Century House on Dogwood Avenue in Ridgeway.  Friday there are “no pigs allowed” and will include a street party and shag dancing with Saturday being the BBQ competition.  There will also be live entertainment, activities for the kids, and craft vendors.  For more information visit


November 6 – 8 –  Southern City Film Festival at multiple venues in downtown Aiken.  Event will include documentaries, feature films, short films, animated, and more.  For more information call (803) 215-5936 or visit


November 7 –  Apple Fest at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Aiken.  The day will be filled with good food, entertainment, children’s activities and more.  For more information call (803) 648-6891 or visit


November 7 – 8 –  Revolutionary War Field Days at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site in Camden.  500 reenactors will portray life on the Southern Campaign trail with reenactments, stories, wares for sale, and more.  For more information call (803) 432-9841 or visit


November 7 – December 21 –  “The Real Christmas Story” at NarroWay Theatre in Fort Mill.  See this beautiful recreation of the real Christmas story.  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit


November 8 –  “Red–A Tribute by Tom Mullica” at the Sumter Opera House.  Come take a walk down memory lane and relive some of Red Skelton’s characters and enjoy laughing until it hurts.  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit


November 9 –  Annual Veteran’s Concert by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council at Grace United Methodist Church in North Augusta.  This concert is to honor veterans with a special tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.  For more information call (803) 422-7588 or visit


November 10 –  “Only Owls – After Hours” at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Event will introduce the new arts exhibit from Woodson Art Museum and will include live demonstrations from the Carolina Raptor Center.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit


November 14 –  Pine Needle Basket Workshop at Lee State Park in Bishopville.  Come learn how to use long leaf pine needles to make you own basket.  For more information call (803) 428-4988 or visit


November 15 –  Decadent Dreams Chocolate Festival and Fall Market at the Baxter Hood Center at York Technical College in Rock Hill.  Stroll through this chocolate wonderland and let your taste buds go wild!  For more information call (803) 324-1800 or visit


November 16 –  U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  If you haven’t seen these 19 fabulous military jazz musicians, this is an event you don’t want to miss.  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit





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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Through 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

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


Through November 8 –  Coastal Carolina Fair at the fairgrounds in Ladson.  Enjoy rides, fair food, a talent competition, see the American Bull Riders, experience bands such as Smash Mouth or The Little River Band, and much, much more.  For more information call (843) 572-3161 or visit


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


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


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

October 28 – 30 –  Ghost Carriage Tours meeting in the parking lot of 1006 Bay Street in Beaufort.  During your carriage ride, you will travel through the moss lined streets of the historic district while hearing the haunting tales of ghosts that have been seen in the area.   For more information call (843) 52ghost or visit

October 28 – 30 –  Ghost Walking Tours leaving from Cannon Park in Beaufort.  Walk through the moss lined streets of the historic district while hearing the haunting tales of ghosts seen in the area, but beware . . . you may have a siting of your own! For more information call (843) 52ghost or visit

October 29 – November 8 –  Coastal Carolina Fair at the Ladson Exchange Park in Ladson.  Enjoy 11 days of carnival rides, fair food, competitions, and live entertainment by bands such as Smash Mouth, Dustin Lynch, Little Feet and Atlanta Rhythm Section.   For more information call (843) 572-3161 or visit

October 30 –  Trick or Treat at the Creek at Bay Creek Park on Edisto Island.  There will be games, prizes, trick or treating, and a costume contest.  For more information call (843) 869-2505 or visit

October 31 –  Senior Dances with Rosalie Halloween Party at the Base Recreation Center Ballroom in Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy your Halloween by dancing the night away.  For more information call (570) 881-0244 or visit

October 31 –  Trunk-O-Ween at the Shelter Cove Town Center on Hilton Head Island.  The Car Club Showcase cars will have their trunks open and full of treats, as well as shops in the Center.  There will also be a bounce house and other activities for the whole family.  For more information call (843) 686-3090 or visit

October 31 – November 1 –  Motoring Festival & Concours D’Elegance at the Port Royal Golf Club on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy a weekend of viewing some of the most fabulous old and new motorized vehicles to be found . . . or enter one of your own.  For more information call (843) 785-7469 or visit

November 3 – 5 –  Small Plate Crawl at multiple locations in the Charleston area.  Sample some of the best of Charleston’s culinary cuisine.  For more information call (864) 320-3002 or visit

November 4 – 8 –  American Heart Association Beach Ride at the Lakewood Camping Resort in Myrtle Beach.  There will be over 1400 horses and 1200 riders.  For more information call (843) 282-2911 or visit

November 4 – 8 –  Charleston International Film Festival at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Event will include 75 films that range from documentaries, shorts, and animations from all around the world.  For more information call (843) 817-1617 or visit

November 5 – 6 –  Rice and Ducks Lecture at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown.  Thursday evening will include a cocktail reception for the author, Virginia Beach, and Friday will include a tour of the facility and lunch with the author.  For more information call (843) 546-4623 or visit

November 7 –  Harvest Festival at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at Johns Island County Park on Johns Island.  Entertainment will include 5 Bluegrass bands; BBQ, kettle corn, and other festival foods to eat;  lots of kids activities, to include a hay ride and a stick-pony corral; and even lasso demonstrations, just to name a few.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit

November 7 –  Pecan Festival in downtown Florence.  There will be an Amtrak show train, amusement rides, live music, storytelling, and much much more.  For more information call (843) 665-2047 or visit

November 7 – 8 –  Mythical & Medieval Fest at the Myrtle Beach Speedway in Myrtle Beach.  This renaissance themed festival will include medieval combat demonstrations, a fire show, stilt walkers, raffles, and more.  Feel free to dress in period attire for this event.  For more information call (843) 602-1049 or visit

November 8 –  Charleston Cup at the Plantation at Stono Ferry in Hollywood.  Enjoy live horse racing at its finest.  For more information call (843) 766-6209 or visit

Heritage Days Celebration


November 12 – 15 –  Heritage Days Celebration at Penn Center on St. Helena Island.  Spend a weekend learning about the Gullah/Geechee/Sea Island history, folk art, music, crafts, and West African cultural legacy.  For more information call (843) 838-2432 or visit


November 12 – 15 –  Dickens Christmas Show & Festival at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach.  This unique, national award winning event will prove to be a memorable experience.  Enjoy shopping at a Victorian market, while traveling entertainment moves throughout the venue, get a tea leaf reading, or watch a Punch and Judy show.  This is an event you won’t want to miss.  For more information call (843) 448-9483 or visit

November 13 – 14 –  Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown at Lookout Pavilion at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Mount Pleasant.  This State Championship will offer two days of competitions, chicken wings and pork butt for visitors to sample, as well as other foods available, and with live entertainment over the course of the two days.  For more information call (843) 284-7022 or visit

November 13 – 15 –  Holiday Market at the North Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston.  Enjoy a weekend of fun holiday shopping at this fun and exciting holiday event.  For more information call (336) 282-5550 or visit

November 13 – 15 –  Merry Marketplace at Florence-Darlington Technical College in Florence.  Enjoy your holiday shopping while enjoying entertainment, participating in a live and silent auction, and enjoying great food.  For more information call (843) 667-0376 or visit

November 13 – 15 –  Oyster Festival  at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.  Event will provide steamed, fried, and even stewed oysters along with other foods for non-oyster lovers.  For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit

November 13 – January 3 –  Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park on James Island.  This annual event is a favorite that will spur on your holiday spirit, with more than just lights to enjoy.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit

November 14 –  Lowcountry Reads for the Holidays – A Book Fair at Christ Lutheran Church on Hilton Head Island.  Visit with 30+ Lowcountry authors, with book titles for children through adult.  For more information call (843) 686-6560 or visit

November 14 –  St. George Holiday Market at the Klauber Building in St. George.  Search for your holiday purchases from local made holiday crafts, art, produce, honey, and baked goods.  For more information call (843) 560-0434.

November 14 – 15 –  Art in the Park at Valor Park in Myrtle Beach.   Enjoy a day in the fall outdoors while viewing wares from over 40 vendors.  For more information call (843) 446-3830 or visit

November 15 –  Open Land Trust Oyster Roast and Annual Meeting at Sand Creek Farm on Edisto Island.  Enjoy all you can eat oysters and buffet with beer and wine included.   For more information call (843) 869-9004 or visit

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