ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA for 10/12 – 11/1/2016

     

     

    ** Please be aware that due to the extent of any damage due to Hurricane Matthew you will want to verify that the scheduled events for the Midlands and Low Country have not been changed or cancelled, as this posting was prepared the weekend before this posting.**

     

    UPSTATE:

     

    Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays –  Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of South Carolina at the Hagood Mill State Historic Site in Pickens.  Come see these historical markings open to the public on these days.  For more information call (864) 898-2936.

     

    Thursdays Through July –  Music on Main at Morgan Square in Spartanburg.  Enjoy some after work entertainment and fun.  For more information call (864) 596-2026 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/music-on-main.

     

    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.

     

    Third Fridays – Contra Dancing at the First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg.  Enjoy an evening of dancing and learning a variety of cultural dances.  For more information call (864) 308-1337 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Spartanburg-Contra-Dancers-493231910812229/.

     

    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.  Relax, unwind, and unplug while enjoying the galleries and live entertainment.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.

     

    Through October 12 –  “The Ugly Duckling” at the Gunter Theater.  From Americas Got Talent, the amazing Lightwire Theater is presenting two favorite children’s stories to the stage in unique display of colorful lights, sound, and movement.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-ugly-duckling-and-the-tortoise-and-the-hare-1.

    Through October 16 –  Piedmont Interstate Fair at the Spartanburg County Fairgrounds in Spartanburg.  Enjoy a weekend filled with amusement rides, live entertainment, fun shows, elephant rides, tasty food, and so much more!  For more information call (864) 582-7042 or visit http://piedmontinterstatefair.com/.

    October 14 – 15 –  “Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner” at the Oconee Community Theater in Seneca.  This entertaining play will keep you laughing when Doc Lomax, who has three geriatric sisters as patients who are driving him crazy, decides to get them a roommate . . . a live-in nurse!  For more information call (864) 882-1910 or visit http://www.oconeetheatre.org/shows.html.

    October 14 – 16 –  Fall for Greenville on Main Street in Greenville.  This alfresco affair will include 40 restaurants providing a smorgasbord of more than 250 foods that will make your mouth water, with live entertainment, and even cooking demonstrations.  For more information call (864) ­­­­­467-6667 or visit http://www.fallforgreenville.net/.

    October 15 –  Hub City Brewfest at Main Street and Broad Street in Spartanburg.  Enjoy tasting a variety of craft beers from 25 different craft brewers.  For more information call (864) 596-2026 or visit http://www.hubcitybrewfest.com/#home.

    October 15 –  “Theresa Caputo Live” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  From the hit show Long Island Medium she will provide you with personal stories of her life and how her talent works.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/theresa-caputo-live.

    October 15 –  Storytelling Festival at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  This will be a day filled with stories that will mesmerize you, make you laugh, make you wonder, and flat out entertain you! For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit https://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1485/storytelling-festival-at-hagood-mill/.

    October 15 –  Church Bazaar and Bake Sale at McCormick United Methodist Church in McCormick.  Enjoy fresh baked items and start your holiday shopping by finding that one of a kind gift.  For more information call (864) 391-8048 or visit http://mccormickumc.org/calendar.

    October 16 –  Out of the Darkness Walk at Conestee Park in Greenville.  For more information call (864) 477-8056.

    October 16 – 20 –  Starbursts Story Telling Festival: Celebration of Edgar Allen Poe at the Anderson County Library in Anderson.  If you enjoy a good story, then stop by the Library and enjoy a tale by one of the visiting storytellers.  For more information call (864) 260-4500 or visit http://www.andersonlibrary.org/events/special-events/.

    October 17 – 18 –  “Twelfth Night” at the Gunter Theater.  This goofy comedy ridden Shakespearian story is filled with love, loss, pranks, and colorful characters.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/twelfth-night.

    October 20 –  Oktoberfest in uptown Greenwood.  Enjoy good German cuisine and beverages while enjoying live entertainment as well as other foods and vendors.  For more information call (864) 942-8448 or visit http://www.uptowngreenwood.com/events/oktoberfest.

    October 20 – 21 –  “Mande Melody: West African Music and History” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  Three talented musicians bring their West African instruments to play and introduce you to the Mande culture and will teach you how the blues and jazz came to be popular in the American South.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/mande-melody-west-african-music-and-history.

    October 21 –  Run2Fall 5K at  Southern Wesleyan University in Central.  This challenges course has something for all ages and is a glow themed event.  For more information call (864) 644-5000 or visit http://www.swu.edu/run2fall/.

    October 21 –  “Julie Fowlis: Music of the Scottish Isles” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  This Scottish folk singer and her beautiful voice will mesmerize you.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/julie-fowlis.

    October 21 – 22 –  Sugarfoot Festival on Main Street in Honea Path.  This fun event will provide you with lots of live entertainment, food, fun for the kids to include pony rides, wagon rides, games, and much more!  For more information call (864) 369-1605 or visit http://www.honeapath.com/events/sugarfoot/.

    October 21 – 22 –  Art on the Trail at Trailblazer Park in downtown Travelers Rest.  Enjoy a weekend of visual and performing arts which will also include food truck vendors and kids activities.  For more information send an email to traa@ArtinTR.com or visit http://www.artonthetrail.com/.

    October 21 – 23 –  Oktoberfest on Main Street in Walhalla.  Enjoy a weekend filled with German foods, beverages, entertainment, carnival rides, activities for the kids and more fun than you can imagine!  For more information call (864) 368-2727 or visit https://walhallaoktoberfest.com/.

    WWII Aircraft LandOctober 21 – 23 –  WWII Aircraft to Land at Runway Park at the Greenville Downtown Airport (GMU) in Greenville.  View the bombers inside and out, take a ride through the skies in one, or even get the chance to learn how to fly one.  For more information call (864) 270-6660 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Runway-Park-at-Greenville-Downtown-Airport-GMU-143178025715431/.

     

    Palmetto CampoutOctober 21 – 29 –  Spooky Hayrides at the Palmetto Equestrian Therapeutic Riding Program in Clinton.  Enjoy a spooky hayride through the woods, enjoy hot chocolate, roasted marshmallows and games.  For more information call (864) 923-4998 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/308359336205837/.

    October 21 – 23, 28 – 30 –  Boo at the Zoo at the Greenville Zoo in Greenville.  Enjoy a fun filled and safe trick-or-treat event for the kids, as well as a princess castle, and other kids activities to enjoy.  For more information call (864) 467-4300 or visit http://greenvillezoo.com/260/Boo-in-the-Zoo.

    October 22 –  Gran Fondo Hincapie at Hotel Domestique in Travelers Rest.  There will be three bike route options: a 15 mile, a 50 mile, and an 80 mile.  For more information call (864) 400-3040 or visit http://granfondohincapie.com/.

    October 22 –  Krocktoberfest Family Festival and Fun Night at the Joan Kroc Corp Community Center in Greenville.  This free fall festival promises to have something for everyone in the family, to include an open swimming pool, bounce houses, a MASH tent, Zumba, a rock wall, hay rides, carnival games, and much more!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1695860554010454/.

    October 22 –  “Katt Williams” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  This comedian and actor will fill you with an evening of laughter and fun.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/katt-williams.

    October 22 –  Jewish Musical Monuments at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  You will enjoy music based on the Jewish traditions and celebrating the work of two great Jewish composers. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/jewish-musical-monuments.

    October 22 –  Fall Festival at the Big Red Barn.  Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, a petting farm, an animal costume contest, roping and blacksmithing demonstrations, and so much more!  For more information call (864) 923-4998 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1817288435208233/.

    October 22 –  20×20 Invitational Clay Exhibit and Sale at the ARTS Center of Clemson.  Enjoy viewing and purchasing wares from 20 of the best potters in the Carolinas.  For more information call (864) 633-5051 or visit http://explorearts.org/event/20-x-20-invitational-clay-show-and-sale/.

    October 22 –  EURO Auto Festival at The Preserve at Verdae Green in Greenville.  View over 400 of the finest and most unique European cars from all over the country.  For more information call (864) 501-3892 or visit http://www.euroautofestival.com/.

    October 22 –  Fall Bazaar at the Disciples United Methodist Church in Greenville.   Enjoy a day filled with fresh baked foods, handmade crafts, books, a silent auction, children’s activities, and even a pumpkin patch.  For more information call (864) 297-0382 or visit http://www.mydisciples.org/announcements.html.

    October 22 –  Fall Harvest Festival at the Village Green in Pendleton.  This will be a day filled with lots of fun activities, great music, crafts, food vendors, a Ghost Walk, and the Ashtabula Tour, a historic home in Pendleton.  For more information call (864) 646-9409 or visit https://www.facebook.com/PendletonFallHarvestFestival/.

    October 22 –  Chorale: “Sing for Joy” at the Younts Center for the Performing Arts in Fountain Inn.  Enjoy an evening by the Fountain Inn Choral with works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and more.  For more information call (864) 409-1050 or visit http://www.yountscenter.org/.

    October 23 –  “Gucci Mane and Friends” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Enjoy an evening of rap with this popular entertainer.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/gucci-mane-and-friends.

    October 23 –  Transformation Walk at Fluor Field in Greenville.  This annual walk is to raise awareness of poverty in the area and those in need of a “hand up” to help set them in a positive direction.  For more information call (864) 232-6463 or visit http://www.handsongreenville.org/event/detail/?event_id=24873.

    October 25 – 30 –  “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This five time 2015 Tony Award winning play will truly amaze you.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time.

    October 26 – 28 –  “Bill Blagg’s the Science of Magic” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  Learn how science makes the impossible possible.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/bill-blaggs-the-science-of-magic.

    October 27 –  Campfire Social Charity Event at Greenbriar Farms in Easley.  Enjoy a fall evening of live entertainment by “The Soulfeathers”, visiting chefs, and breweries providing you with lots of great campfire fare while enjoying a variety of brews.  For more information call (864) 855-9782 or visit http://www.greenbrierfarms.com/farm-news/28/3rd+Annual+Campfire+Social+Charity+Event.

    October 28 –  “Mac Arnold” and Plate Full o’ Blues at the Liberty Civic Auditorium in Liberty.  You will be serenaded by great blues music by this famous South Carolinian as well as other great blues artists. For more information call (864) 855-3770 or visit http://www.libertycivicauditorium.com/event/mac-arnold-plate-full-oblues/.

    October 29 –  Spooktacular 5K at the Anderson County Disabilities Board Building on McGee Road in Anderson.  Put on your costume and enjoy a 5K individual or group, a 1 mile run/walk individual, and a 5K and fun run combo individual or group.  For more information visit http://www.active.com/anderson-sc/running/distance-running-races/spooktacular-5k-acdsnb-2016?int=.

    October 29 –  “The Avett Brothers” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Enjoy a great evening of entertainment by these wonderful entertainers.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/the-avett-brothers.

    October 29 –  “Before Dark:  Thrilling Treats & Ghostly Beats” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  Presented by the Carolina Ballet, this event is based on Michael Jacksons “Thriller” and was created just for children For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/before-dark-thrilling-treats-ghostly-beats.

    October 29 –  “After Dark: A Thriller Ballet” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  This unique show just for adults will thrill you with an eerie story line and thrilling music.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/after-dark-a-thriller-ballet.

    October 31 –  “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekel and Mr. Hyde” at the Younts Center for the Performing Arts in Fountain Inn.  This is a live radio performance of the classic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson of a doctor turned monster.  For more information call (877) 729-8845 or visit http://www.yountscenter.org/fireside-radio.

    November 1 –  Clusters for Kids Oyster Roast at the Arran Farm in Easley.  Proceeds will benefit the local Guardian ad Litem program and local neglected and abused children.  For more information call (864) 506-0737 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1510103755962014/.

     

     

    MIDLANDS:

     

    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.  Add a little Bluegrass music to your month.  For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

     

    Fourth Saturdays –  Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum in Aiken.  Join these musicians or just enjoy the music, but be sure to stop by and be entertained by these mountain instruments and those who enjoy playing them.  For more information call (803) 293-7846 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/the_mountain_dulcimers_of_aiken.

     

    Saturdays –  Hour Long Historic Train Ride at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  Ride an old passenger train from the dining car, a passenger car, or even the caboose. For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/welcomepage.html.

    Saturdays weather permitting –  Aiken Trolley Tours at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum.  Explore Aiken’s charm, grace, and elegance with one of these two hour tours.  For more information call (803) 644-1907 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/aiken_historic_tour.

    Through October 13 –  Weekdays on the Water: Santee Locks and Lake Tour at Santee State Park in Santee.  Experience the marvel of moving from Lake Marion to Lake Moultrie through the Tailrace Canal as well as enjoying two nights in the Parks beautiful cabins.  For more information call (803) 854-2408 or visit http://discoversouthcarolina.com/products/10004434.

    Through October 29 –  “The Gospel According to Tennessee” at the NarroWay Theatre and Conference Center in Fort Mill.  This dinner theatre show is set in 1926 and is based on a true story of fun in East Tennessee.  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/schedule#year=2016&month=8&day=1&view=month.

    Through October 31 –  Andrea Smith Exhibit at the Aiken County Visitors Center in Aiken.  For more information call (803) 642-7557 or visit http://www.discoveraikencounty.com/.

    Through November 24 –  Downtown Market in downtown Sumter.  Find fresh food, produce, arts and crafts, and more.  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/downtown-market.aspx.

    Through February 26, 2017 –  “Wild Fabrications” and “Nature’s Tapestries” at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Enjoy stitched creations of textile artists from around the world, as well as quilted masterpieces by Rock Hills own Dottie Moore who has blended her love of quilting with her love of natureFor more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2090/.

    October 14 –  “The Legendary Soul Stirrers” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Enjoy an evening by the first gospel group to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/season-schedule.

    October 15 –  TriSumter Triathlon at the City of Sumter Aquatic Pool in Sumter.  In this event participants will swim 300 yards in a heated pool, bike 16 miles, and run 3.1 miles (5k).  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/aquatics-trisumter-triathlon.

    October 15 –  “A Night of Legends: A Tribute to Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, and Elvis Pressley” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This will provide to be a high energy unforgettable performance.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html.

    October 15 –  Oktoberfest in Old Town in Old Town Rock Hill.  Enjoy a day filled with German food, beverages, entertainment including a Weiner Dog Race, live music, kids inflatables, and more! For more information call (803) 329-8756 or visit http://onlyinoldtown.com/do/featured/33/oktoberfest-in-old-town.

    October 15 –  Civil War Medicine at Rivers Bridge State Historical Site in Ehrhardt.  Learn about medicine during the Civil War from Mr. Dan Smoot. For more information call (803) 267-3675 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/riversbridge/introduction.aspx.

    October 15 –  Spirits and Stories: Brattonsville by Twilight at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Enjoy wagon rides, historic harvest demonstrations, hand-on activities, and enjoy a candlelight tour along the Huck’s Defeat Battle Trail where you will encounter spirits who will tell you about Captain Huck.  For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2074/.

    October 15 –  Millford’s 175th Anniversary Celebration at Millford Plantation in Pinewood.  Fill your day with live entertainment, a barbecue picnic, play games, tour the gardens, and a tour one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in the Country. For more information call (212) 369-4460 or visit http://classicalamericanhomes.org/bbq-picnic-to-celebrate/.

    October 15 –  Snakes in the Carolina Coastal Plain at Lee State Park in Bishopville.  Learn about the good snakes and those to beware of during this special presentation.  For more information call (803) 428-4988 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004435.

    October 15 – 16 –  Colonial Times: A Day to Remember at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  Find out what daily life was like for the first settlers of the area with demonstrations of spinning, quilting, meat curing, blacksmithing, and more.  For more information call (803) 279-7560 or visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/events.html.

    October 18 –  Hickory Hill Milk Fall Festival & Dairy Tour at the Hickory Hill Farm in Edgefield.  Enjoy live entertainment and food vendors, as well as horse drawn wagon tour of the farm while learning about the art of dairy farming and a corn maze.  For more information call (803) 480-3312 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/173336403073297/.

    Shanghai Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of ChinaOctober 19 –  Shanghai Acrobats of the Peoples Republic of China at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Enjoy breath taking acrobatics and be amazed by the wonderful talent of these performers.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html.

    October 20 –  A Taste of Wine and Art at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  Enjoy a variety of wines, brews, and bourbons, along with delicious signature dishes from local restaurants followed by a silent auction.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/a-taste-of-wine-and-art/.

    October 20 – 29 –  Western Carolina State Fair at the Aiken Fairgrounds in Aiken.  Enjoy bull riding, a demolition derby, acrobatics, chainsaw art, live entertainment, fun amusement rides and game, lots of food, vendors, and much more!  For more information call (803) 648-8955 or visit http://westerncarolinastatefair.com/.

    October 21 –  An Evening with “Patrick Davis and His Midnight Choir” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  This local singer, songwriter, artist, and storyteller from Camden will provide you with an evening of great country music and entertainment.  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/season-schedule.

    October 21 –  Spirits of Hallowed Eve Dinner at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  Enjoy a great night of good food and fun with stories, song, and spirits.  For more information call (803) 269-7560 or visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/hallowedeve.html.

    October 21 – 22 –  Hook & Cook Festival at the Jackson Community Center in Jackson.  Enjoy live entertainment, to include “The Palmetto Groove Party Band”, a dessert competition, a BBQ cook-off, a fishing tournament, a car and boat show, arts and craft vendors, inflatables, and much more! For more information call (803) 645-0268 or visit http://jackson-sc.gov/hook-and-cook/.

    October 22 –  All Hallowed Eve Ghost Walk and Illusion Show at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  Walk among the ghosts that haunt the area followed by entertainment in the Tavern.  For more information call (803) 979-9776 or visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/hallowedeve.html.

    October 22 –  Duckfest in downtown Summerton.  This event will include a Bass Tournament, a a duck calling contest, a cook-off, vendors, a band, and more!  For more information call (803) 435-4405 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1045886792192707/.

    October 22 – 23 – Civil War Reenactment at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Experience the war that ravaged America with reenactments, cannon firing demonstrations, historic archery demonstrations, campfire activities, children’s military drills and more. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2055/.

    October 23 –  BOO-seum at the Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill.  Come dressed in your costume and join Museum staff for games, activities, and crafts, followed by a costume parade.  For more information call (803) 981-9182 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2060/.

    October 23 –  “Chubby Checker and The Wildcats” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This show is guaranteed to have you out of your seat and dancing!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html.

    October 23 –  Haunted Legends of Camden Tour at the Louise C. Proctor Hall in Camden.  Hear the stories and mysteries of people and places in the area.  For more information call (803) 240-9407 or visit http://www.cityofcamden.org/events/haunted-legends-camden-tour.

    October 27 –  Rhonda Vincent & The Rage at the McCelvey Center in York.  This elite mandolin, guitar, and violin player with her new band will provide you with an evening filled with everything from bluegrasss to country.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.yorkcountyarts.org/2017-16-on-tour-rvatr?gclid=CM-Zi9-4yc8CFYESgQodEasMOg.

    October 28 –  Warehouse Theatre: “Twelfth Night” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Find yourself highly entertained by this great Shakespearian comedy.  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/season-schedule.

    October 28 – 29 –  Jack-o-Lantern Jubilee in downtown North Augusta.  This fun filled event will include entertainment on two stages with bands such as “The Gin Blossoms” and “Tonic, a variety of great food, arts and craft vendors, a corn hole tournament, amusement rides, and lots of activities for kids to include a costume contest, kiddie rides, and inflatables.  For more information call (803) 441-4311 or visit https://www.jackolanternjubilee.com/.

    October 29 –  Ghost Stories for Kids at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Kids will enjoy tales told by a master storyteller. For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html.

    October 29 –  Friendly City Ghost Walk at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  A master storyteller will fill you in on the historical ghosts of the town while taking you on an evening tour.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html.

    October 29 –  Zombie Fest at a variety of locations throughout Sumter.  There will be activities for adults only, to include a Monster Ball and Horror Film Festival, as well as family activities, such as Halloween Carnival and a Haunted House.  For more information send an email to ypsumter@gmail.com or visit http://www.ypsumter.org/sumter-zombiefest.

    October 29 –  Beyond the Gravestone at the Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site in Beach Island.  Tour a 150 year old cemetery, with a focus on its architecture, tombstone symbols, and learn of prominent individuals buried in the cemetery and the history of Beach Island.  For more information call (803) 827-1473 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003348.

    October 29 –  Fall Steeplechase at the Ford Conger Field in Aiken.  Enjoy a day filled with horse racing, good food, great fun, and fellowship.  For more information call (803) 648-9641 or visit http://www.aikensteeplechase.com/.

    October 29 –  Last Saturday at the Park at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  The Backwoods Cabin will be filled with activities of the 18th Century and enjoy interaction with the interpreters.  For more information call (803) 279-7560 or visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/events.html.

    October 29 –  Pumpkin Patch Express at the S.C. Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  Take a 6.5 mile train ride to a pumpkin patch where children will get to choose a pumpkin to take home with other children’s activities being provided.  For more information call (803) 712-4135 or visit http://fairfieldchamber.sc/m/events/view/Pumpkin-Patch-Express-Train-Rides.

    October 29 –  Spooky Science Saturday at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Tour the Piedmont Galleries by flashlight, meet the native ghost owl, solve a spooky mystery, listen to tales around the campfire, and experience an eerie Planetarium show.  For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://www.visityorkcounty.com/event/11642/.

    October 31 –  BooHaHa at Fountain Park in Rock Hill.  Bring the kids out for a safe trick-or-treating event at more than 20 vendors, with a costume contest, a dance party, and meet “Maxx” the 10 foot robot.  For more information call (803) 324-1340 or visit http://www.wrhi.com/events/boo-haha.

     

    LOWCOUNTRY:

    Daily –  “Day in the Life of a Sailor” at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston.  Board the 17th Century sailing ketch and learn about the trade and travel of that period.  For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003481.

     

    Daily –  History Tours at the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon in Charleston.  Learn about the history of the Old Exchange, which presents an array of relics from the Civil and Revolutionary Wars, as well as a fun tour of the Provost Dungeon while hearing stories of pirates and patriots.  For more information call (888) 763-0448 or visit http://oldexchange.org/planavisit/.

     

    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 Error! Hyperlink reference not valid..

     

    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.

     

    Thursdays –  “The Civil War Era” at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  Learn a little about Hilton Head’s part in the history of the Civil War.  For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-learn/site-tours-programs/.

     

    Fridays thru Tuesdays –  Guided House Tours at Hampton Plantation  State Historic Site in McClellanville.  Learn about the prominent Colonial families that lived in the home and about the construction of the homes of that period.  For more information call (843) 546-9361 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002645.

     

    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.

     

    Saturdays –  Honey Horn Nature Walk at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy a tour of some of the natural areas, as well as the gardens, at this beautiful site.  For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/event-registration/?ee=3398.

     

    Saturdays –  Snakes and Reptiles at Huntington Beach State Park  in Murrells Inlet.  Learn about these secretive animals while learning about their benefit in nature.  You’ll even get the chance to touch one of these fascinating creatures.  For more information call (843) 237-4440 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002642.

     

    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 October 15 –  Festival of Music and Art at the Reserve Golf Club on Pawley’s Island. Throughout the event you will be able to enjoy a variety of live entertainment and visual arts that will mesmerize you.  For more information call (843) 626-8911 or visit http://pawleysmusic.com/.

    Through October 15 –  Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair at the Fairgrounds in Florence.  It’s that time of year and this Fair is filled with lots of entertainment to include a banana derby, lots of rides, good food, exhibits, vendors, and more.  For more information call (843) 665-5173 or visit http://www.ecafair.com/eca/index.asp.

    Through October 30 –  Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens in downtown Charleston.  Thursdays through Sundays you will have the pleasure of seeing some of the most beautiful historic homes and gardens you have ever seen.  For more information call (843) 722-4630.

    Through November 30 –  Charleston Farmers Market in Marion Square in downtown Charleston.  You will find fresh produce, herbs, crafts, freshly made breakfast items, live entertainment and more.  For more information call (843) 724-7309.

    Through December 17 – Artists and Artisans Night Market at the Charleston City Market in Charleston.  Find an array of hand-crafted and original items along with music and entertainment covering three blocks of Market Street.  For more information call (843) 327-5976 or visit http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/.

    October 13 –  Taste of Marlboro at the Bennettsville Community Center in Bennettsville.  Savor samples of local chef’s signature dishes and drinks, while enjoying live entertainment.  For more information call (843) 535-8184 or visit https://ccprc.com/1803/Brewsday.

    October 14 –  Movies at McLean: “Hotel Transylvania” at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach.  Prepare yourself for Halloween with this fun and entertaining movie for the entire family!  For more information call (843) 280-5584 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/special-events/movies-mclean/.

    October 14 – 15 –  “Phish” at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston.  You will enjoy an evening of great music with this well-known band!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/phish.

    October 14 – 16 –  South Carolina Jazz Festival in the Historic District in Cheraw.  In memory of Cheraw’s own Dizzy Gillespie, over 20 regional musical artists from the Carolinas will perform, with the event also including a golf tournament, a Dizzy Gillespie birthday party, kids activities, and more  For more information call (843) 537-8420 ext. 12 or visit http://www.scjazzfestival.com/.

    October 14 – 16, 21 – 23 – & 28 – 30 –  Ghost Tours of Beaufort in downtown Beaufort.  Take a carriage or walking tour through the historic district and hear the haunting tales of the area. For more information call (843) 524-4678 or visit http://capabeaufort.org/events/ghost-tours/.

    October 15 –  Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival at the B&C Pavilion Place in North Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy delicious seafood, live entertainment, a beer and wine garden, kids activities, and a corn hole tournament.  For more information visit http://www.myrtlebeachboardwalk.com/.

    October 15 –  Oktoberfest at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Charleston.  Enjoy great German food, brews, wine, Polka dancing, a brat eating contest, children’s games, and more.  For more information call (843) 723-1611 or visit http://oktoberfestcharleston.com/.

    October15 –  Komen Race for the Cure at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniels Island.  This is the world’s largest and most successful educational and fund raising event for breast cancer ever created.  For more information call (843) 556-8011 or visit http://lowcountry.info-komen.org/site/TR?fr_id=6459&pg=entry.

    October 15 –  Loris Bog-Off Festival in downtown Loris.  Enjoy a day filled with entertainment, vendors, food, and a chicken-bog cooking contest!  For more information call (843) 756-6030 or visit http://www.lorischamber.com/loris-bog-off-festival.html.

    October 15 –  Fall Arts and Crafts Fair at Centenary United Methodist Church in Conway.  Come out for that one of a kind handmade item.  For more information call (781) 267-5493 or visit http://ccumethodist.com/ccu-methodist/events/craft-fai?eventMonth=10&eventDay=15&eventYear=2016.

    October 15 –  History Day at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  Learn about the history of the Island by trolley or by bike, and end the day at Hudson’s Seafood on the Docks for a Lowcountry Boil.  For more information call (843) 689-6767 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/.

    October 15 – 16 –  South Carolina State Table Tennis Championships at the City of Hanahan Gym in Hanahan.  There will be 16 different events over the weekend with almost anyone possibly being eligible to play.  For more information visit http://4ctt.com/sc16/scsc16.htm.

    October 15 – 16 –  Wooden Boat Show on Front Street in Georgetown.  More than 140 classic wooden boats will be displayed on land and water with children’s activities, maritime art, as well as food and music being provided.  For more information call (843) 520-0111 or visit www.woodenboatshow.com.

    October 15 – 16 –  Palmetto Campout at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet.  If you’ve never been camping, this is your opportunity to start, while having the opportunity to learn how to throw a cast net, pull a seine net, rig a crabbing line, and paddle a kayak.  For more information call (843) 235-8755 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003865.

    October 15 – 23 –  Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival in the historic district in Bluffton.  This week long event will include lots of locally harvested seafood and culture and arts of the area.  For more information call (843) 757-BLUF or visit http://www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com/.

    October 16 –  Low Country Trail Half Marathon at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island.  This 5K and half marathon was rescheduled from October 8th due to the hurricane.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1712/Lowcountry-Trail-Half-Marathon-5K.

    October 16 –  “Theresa Caputo Live” at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston.  Learn about the personal life of this famous medium, how her talent works, and deliver healing messages to audience members.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/theresa-caputo-live-the-experience.

    October 16 –  HALOS Oyster Festival at Harborside East in Mount Pleasant.  Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of oysters, chili, hot dogs, refreshments, live entertainment, and a silent auction while enjoying the beautiful waterfront view.  For more information call (843) 990-9566 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halos-oyster-roast-presented-by-dan-ryan-builders-tickets-27001813150.

    October 16 –  Children’s Day Festival at the Park West Recreational Complex in Mount Pleasant.  Kids will enjoy carnival rides, games, inflatables, live entertainment, wall climbing, face painting, and many more activities.  For more information call (843) 884-8517 or visit http://www.comeonovermp.com/index.aspx?NID=113.

    October 16 –  Bark in the Park Oktoberfest at Wannamaker Park in North Charleston.  This costume friendly event will include pet exhibits, demonstrations, experts, entertainment, and more!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1791/Bark-in-the-Park.

    October 17 –  “Trivium” at the Music Farm in Charleston.  For the metal fans out there, this contemporary group will present music from their great new album.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1249835-trivium-charleston/.

    October 17 – 23 –  The Colour of Music Festival at a variety of locations throughout the Charleston area.  This is a black classical musician’s festival.  For more information send an email to publicrelations@colourofmusic.org or visit http://www.colourofmusic.org/.

    October 18 –  Taste of the Town at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy an evening of some of the best foods in the area, live entertainment, refreshments, and more!  For more information call (843) 448-6062 or visit http://totmb.com/.

    October 19 –  “Band of Horses” at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston.  You will enjoy an evening of fun and music with this group of talented entertainers.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/band-of-horses.

    October 20 – 23 –  Pat Conroy Literary Festival at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts in Beaufort.  In honor of the works by this famous author, enjoy writer panels, book signings, live dramatic performances, film screenings, readings, tours, and more.  For more information call (843) 521-4145 or visit http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/microsites/conroyfestival/index.html.

    October 21 –  Dive-In Movies: “Goonies” at the Hilton Head Island Recreation Center on Hilton Head Island.  Float in the pool or sit poolside while watching this fun movie! For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit http://www.islandreccenter.org/community-events/goonies.

    October 21 – 22 –  German Oktoberfest at Marion Square in Charleston.  Put on by the German Society of Charleston, be sure you will get authentic German food, beverages, entertainment, and more.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/German-Friendly-Society-982839331838381/.

    October 21 – 31 –  Terror Under the Bridge at the X Sports Mall in Myrtle Beach.  This is a fun, chilling, and scary haunted attraction that won’t disappoint you!  For more information call (843) 457-1329 or visit https://myrtlebeachhauntedhouse.net/.

    October 22 –  Yoga and Healing Arts Festival at Burry Park in Hartsville.  Enjoy yoga, meditation, massage, food and drink vendors, 40 other vendors, music with a DJ, live reggae music, a kids fairy garden with activities for them all day, and more.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/297201343993533/.

    October 22 –  Goose Creek Fall Festival at the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center in Goose Creek.  This event is a rescheduling of the event planned for the weekend of the hurricane.  For more information call (843) 797-6220 or visit http://www.cityofgoosecreek.com/399/Goose-Creek-Fall-Festival.

    October 22 –  Charleston James Island Connector Run at Cannon Park in Charleston.  This is a 10 K run or bike, and a 5K run or walk through some of the most scenic areas of the low country.  For more information call (843) 478-5001 or visit http://www.jicrun.com/.

    October 22 –  Ghost Walk at Hutchinson Square in downtown Summerville.  Put on your holiday costume and listen to ghost stories, participate in festival games, and enjoy delicious food.  For more information visit http://www.summervillejsl.com/special-events/ghostwalk/.

    October 22 –  Night on the Sound at the Maritime Center in Port Royal.  Enjoy a Lowcountry dinner, a presentation by the famed National Geographic explorer, Dr. Robert Ballard, live entertainment, and a silent auction.  For more information call (843) 645-7774 or visit http://portroyalsoundfoundation.org/night-on-the-sound/.

    October 22 –  Blues & BBQ Featuring Deas Guyz at Historic Mitchelville on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy a fall evening of live entertainment, BBQ, and a cash bar.  For more information call (843) 255-7301 or visit http://calendar.islandpacket.com/venue.aspx?venue_id=161923&perf_id=2345067.

    October 22 –  Cast Off Fishing Tournament at the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  This is your last chance to see if you can catch that big fish.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://ccprc.com/2038/Cast-Off-Fishing-Tournaments.

    October 22 –  Hilton Head Plantation Craft Workshop and Bake Sale at Christ Lutheran Church on Hilton Head Island.  Begin your holiday shopping for that one of a kind item at this fun festive event.  For more information call (843) 681-8407 or visit http://new.clchhi.com/calendar-of-events/.

    October 22 – 23 –  Habersham Harvest Festival at the Habersham Marketplace in Beaufort.  This family friendly event is a vintage fair with local food purveyors, artisans with a backdrop of timeless southern architecture, local produce, meats and dairy products, local food, live music, activities for the kids, and more.  For more information call (877) 542-2377 or visit http://habershamsc.com/harvest-festival/.

    October 23 –  “Martin Lawrence Doin’ Time: Uncut” at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston.  This will be an evening of laughter with this talented comedian.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/martin-lawrence.

    October 25 – 26 –  “Rent 20th Anniversary Tour” at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston.  This Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning masterpiece will inspire anyone trying to reach a dream and struggling to hang on.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/rent.

    October 27 – November 6 –  Coastal Carolina Fair at the Exchange Park in Ladson.  Its here and filled with lots of fun and excitement, to include entertainment by “Granger Smith, “Locash, John Michael Montgomery”, and “Three Dog Night” as well as a magician, dancers, and so much moreFor more information call (843) 572-3161 or visit http://www.coastalcarolinafair.org/.

    October 28 –  “Bonnie Raitt: Dig in Deep” at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston.  This talented musician has put out a new album and she’s ready to present it to you on stage!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/bonnie-raitt.

    October 28 – 29 –  Atalaya Fall Festival and Haunted Castle at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet.  Enjoy an evening of spooky fun with two separate haunted house attractions, a not-so-frightful maze of creepy rooms, ghost stories, a Haunted Castle, and much more.  For more information call (843) 235-8755 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003985.

    October 28 – 30 –  Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens at various locations in Beaufort.  Tour some of the most historic and beautiful houses and gardens in the area.  For more information call (843) 916-2000 or visit http://www.historicbeaufort.org/fall-festival/.

    October 29 –  Endless Summer Festival on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy a fun filled day of entertainment, fun, crafts, food vendors, and children’s activities to include carnival rides.  For more information call (843) 281-2662 or visit http://www.explorenorthmyrtlebeach.com/events/endless-summer-festival/.

    October 29 –  Zombie Run at  the Calhoun Street Promenade in Historic Bluffton.  Step in to your Halloween costume and enjoy a 5K and 1 mile fun run, followed by fun activities such as a pumpkin toss, food, live entertainment, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, and more.  followed by For more information visit http://www.bearfootsports.com/BlufftonMile.htm.

    October 29 –  Head for the Cure 5K at the Palmetto Island County Park in Charleston.  This 5K run or walk is to raise funds and educate individuals about brain cancer.  For more information visit http://events.headforthecure.org/site/TR?fr_id=1391&pg=entry.

    October 29 –  Kiawah Cup Island Beach Race at the Sandcastle Community Center and Beach on Kiawah Island.  Enjoy a cocktail hour and then watch the Marsh Tacky races on the beach followed by a reception.  For more information call (843) 768-9194 or visit http://www.kiawahcares.org/kiawah-cup/.

    October 29 –  Howl-O Scream at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex in Little River.  Event will be filled with activities such as hay rides, marshmallow roasting, trick-or-treat, scare free zones and zones for those wishing to be scared.  For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/special-events/howl-o-scream/.

    October 30 –  South Carolina’s Historical Society’s Fall Tour: Beaufort at a variety of locations in the Low Country area.  View historical locations in Beaufort, and on Parris Island, and St. Helena Island. For more information visit http://schistory.org/explore/events/2016-fall-tour/.

     

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