ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA Oct 11, 2017 – Oct 31, 2017

    Wednesday October 11, 2017 to October 31, 2017

    UPSTATE:

    Every Other Wednesday –  Music Sandwiched In at the Spartanburg County Public Library.  This is a free concert sponsored by the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra.  For more information call (864) 948-9020 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c/e113/.

     

    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.

     

    Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg.  Enjoy a self-guided tour of various galleries 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.

     

    First Friday –  First Fridays at the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville.  Take a tour of the visual art galleries and venues in downtown Greenville with works to include jewelry, pottery, acrylics, watercolors, photography, and more.  For more information call (864) 467-3132 or visit http://www.firstfridaysgreenville.com/.

     

    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.  This event known as Heartstrings, includes bluegrass, gospel, and traditional roots music. 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.  This is a great day of fun making music, learning the art of blacksmithing, bowl digging, flint knapping, chair canning, moonshining, and much more!  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Sundays –  Say What Open Mic at Coffee Underground in Greenville.  Singers, poets, musicians, storytellers, comedians, and any others who wish to come out and share their talents are welcome!  For more information call (864) 298-0494 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/525128037629167/.

     

    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.

     

    Saturdays and Sundays –  Historic Building Tours at Oconee Station State Historic Site in Walhalla.  You’ll get to see a 1792 stone block house which is all that remains of a military outpost that existed during conflicts between the white settlers and the Indians, and an 1805 brick house, home of the merchant who owned the outpost. For more information call (864) 638-0079 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/oconeestation/oconeestation-programs.aspx.

    Through October 15 –  Piedmont Interstate Fair at the Fairground in Spartanburg.  This will be a week filled with loads of fun, to include amusement rides, a Cosmic Putt Putt Course, interactive robots, live entertainment, and so much more!  For more information call (864) 582-7042 or visit http://piedmontinterstatefair.com/.

     

    Through October 25 –  Weekly Porch Series at Greenbriar Farms in Easley.  At this Wednesday event you’ll enjoy a mid-week break with live entertainment, festive farm to table snacks, and yard games.  For more information call (864) 855-9782 or visit http://www.greenbrierfarms.com/Porch-Series.

    Sundays through October –  Woodburn and Ashtabula Historic Home Tours at the house locations in Pendleton.  For more information call (864) 646-7249 or visit https://www.pendletonhistoricfoundation.org/.

    Tuesdays through December 19 –  Greenville Downtown Line Dance at the Sears Rec Center in Greenville.  This is a fun way to exercise, so come out and enjoy the fun!  For more information call (864) 467-6667 or visit http://www.visitgreenvillesc.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Greenville-DOWNTOWN-Line-Dance/27387/.

     

    October 11 –  “The James Hunter Six” at the Huguenot Loft of the Peace Center in Greenville.  This soul-blues band from England will provide you a relaxing evening of great music!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-james-hunter-six.

     

    October 12 –  “Sweet Plantain” at the Gunter Theater in Grenville.  This tremendous string quartet plays a blend of hip-hop, jazz improv, and Latin rhythms to provide you with an evening with an urban Latin sound!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/sweet-plantain.

     

    October 13 –  Upstate Stand Down at the Spartanburg Expo Center in Spartanburg.  Veterans and their families can come out and support one another, speak with representatives regarding resources, and assistance programs available.  For more information call (864) 342-0907 or visit http://upstatestanddown.org/.

     

    October 13 – 14 –  “Charlotte’s Web” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  This classic childhood tale about a special pig who is saved by a spider will remind all of us of the miracle found in the simplest of things.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e1724/&DateOfEvent=10/13/2017.

     

    October 13 – 14 –  Artober Festival at the Upcountry Provisions Bakery and Bistro in Travelers Rest.  Start with the kick-off party, followed by food, beverages, and art!  For more information call (864) 834-8433 or visit http://upcountryprovisions.com/event/artober-fest-kick-off-party-2/.

     

    October 13 – 15 –  Fall for Greenville in downtown Greenville.  This fun full weekend event will include over 40 of the finest local restaurants showcasing some of their most fabulous dishes while including live music and a lot of fun!  For more information call (864) 467-6667 or visit www.FallForGreenville.net.

     

    October 13 – 22 –  “Blithe Spirit” at the Easley Foothills Playhouse in Easley.  This wonderful comedy about a novelist who marries, but is haunted by his late wife who has been called up by a medium and then the current wife dies and joins the first.  For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit http://www.fhplayhouse.com/wordpress/production/blithe-spirit/.

     

    October 14 –  Gun and Knife Show at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  The S.C. Arms Collectors Association has brought this show to offer the opportunity for collectors to search for that special item they’ve been looking for to add to their collection.  For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit https://tdconventioncenter.com/events/sc-arms-collectors-association-gun-knife-show/2017/10/14/.

     

    October 14 –  Pumpkin Festival at the Oolenoy Community House in Pickens.  This event will include a parade, arts and crafts, country and bluegrass music, food, and of course, pumpkins.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1902739859987056/.

     

    October 14 –  Benson OctoberFAST Classic Car Show & 5K at the First Baptist Church in Greer.  Enjoy a day of admiring some fantastic cars and participating in a 5K run/walk with proceeds to benefit the Greer Community Ministries.  For more information call (864) 877-1937.

     

    October 14 –  Clusters for Kids Oyster Roast at Arran Farm on Lenhardt Road in Easley.  At this beautiful farm you’ll enjoy a lowcountry buffet that includes all you can eat music, as well as music, a large screen TV for football enthusiasts, a huge silent auction with great items to bid on, raffles, a bonfire, and more all to benefit the Friend of Pickens County Guardian ad Litem Program.  For more information call (864) 506-0737 or visit http://friendspcgal.org/.

     

    October 14 –  Craft Show and Cookie Factory at the United Methodist Church in McCormick.  Find that one of a kind items for that person who has everything and purchase some of the best tasting cookies you can find anywhere!  For more information call (864) 852-2394 or visit http://mccormickumc.org/mumc-craft-show-and-cookie-factory.

     

    October 14 –  Fall for All Festival at Roberts Presbyterian Church in West Anderson.  You’ll get to shop at the country story, pick out a pumpkin, view a quilt show, visit the bargain barn, take a hay ride, enjoy live entertainment, and so much more!  For more information call (864) 225-9950 or visit http://www.robertspresbyterian.org/.

     

    October 14 –  Hub City Brew Fest in downtown Spartanburg.  Come out and enjoy a variety of craft beers, great food from local restaurants, and wonderful live entertainment, all to benefit the completion of The Bike Yard on the Rail Trail.  For more information visit http://hubcitybrewfest.com/.

     

    October 15 –  Oktoberfest Concert on NOMA Square in Greenville.  The Greenville Concert Band will entertain you with all your German favorites that are peppy polka, waltzes, and other lovely seasonal sounds!  For more information visit http://www.greenvilleconcertband.us/next-concert.html.

     

    October 15 –  “The Jordan World Circus” at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  Spend your evening out with the family at this fun and exciting event!  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit http://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/177/Jordan+World+Circus.

     

    October 16 – 18 –  “Bill Blagg’s The Science of Magic” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  In this show you’ll be taken on a never-seen-before “behind the scenes” tour of the world of magic and learn how science is used to create magic.   For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/bill-blaggs-science-of-magic.

     

    October 17 – 21 –  Union County Agricultural Fair on Kirby Street in Union.  Enjoy a great fair with rides, animals, great shows, fun food, music, and much more!  For more information call (864) 427-6259 or visit https://www.facebook.com/unioncountyagriculturalfair/.

     

    October 19 –  “Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This 10 time Grammy winner is not one to miss!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/eddie-palmieri-latin-jazz-orchestra-eddie-at-80.

     

    October 19 –  Oktoberfest on Oregon Avenue in downtown Greenwood.  You’ll enjoy delicious German food and beverages, while enjoying live entertainment by The Transit Vocal Band with special guests The Jake Bartley Duo.  For more information call (864) 942-8448 or visit http://www.uptowngreenwood.com/events/oktoberfest.

     

    October 19 –  “Denyce Graves” at Founder’s Memorial Auditorium at Bob Jones University.  This worldly recognized beautiful singer with serenade you with her tremendous voice!  For more information call (864) 770-1372 or visit http://www.bju.edu/events/fine-arts/concert-opera-drama/denyce-graves.php.

     

    October 19 –  Food Truck Rollout at the Greer City Park in Greer.  This will be a fun evening of plenty of food, live entertainment, tailgating games, and a great social atmosphere!  For more information call (864) 968-7005 or visit https://greerstation.com/greer-sc/calendar-of-events/2017/10/19/food-truck-rollout/.

     

    October 20 –  Old Keowee Contra Dance at the South Cove County Park in Seneca.  At this event you’ll enjoy Contra, Folk, and Square Dancing to a live fiddle band The Piedmont Mule Chasers and a special guest, and calling by Becky Walker.  For more information call (864) 882-5250 or visit https://oldkeoweecontradance.weebly.com/.

     

    October 20 – 21 –  Sugarfoot Festival on Main Street in Honea Path.  This will be a fun filled day with live entertainment, carriage rides, camel rides, food, crafts and much much more!  For more information call (864) 369-1605 or visit http://www.honeapath.com/events/sugarfoot/default.htm.

     

    October 20 – 22, 27 – 29,  –  Boo at the Zoo at the Greenville Zoo in Greenville.  Put on your costume and come out for some trick-or-treating, fun booths, and an un-scary haunted house!  For more information call (864) 467-4300 or visit https://www.visitgreenvillesc.com/event/boo-in-the-zoo/28759/.

     

    October 21 –  “Jason Aldean”  at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  One of country music’s biggest stars, you won’t want to miss seeing him at this venue!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/jason-aldean.

     

    October 21 –  “Old Crow Medicine Show Performing Blonde on Blonde” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  Honoring Bob Dylans album, this performance will surely take you back in time.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/old-crow-medicine-show.

     

    October 21 –  Gran Fondo Hincapie starting on Chinquapin Road in Travelers Rest.  If you are a cyclist, this is the event for you, with 30, 50 or 80 mile events, and the longer the ride, the more challenging the inclines and decents.  For more information visit http://granfondohincapie.com/.

     

    October 21 –  Wine and Equines at the Happy Hooves Equestrian Center in Marietta.  You’ll enjoy a pig pickin’, heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, therapeutic riding demonstrations, music by The West End String Band, live and silent auctions, and raffles, all to benefit the Therapeutic Riding program.  For more information call (864) 898-0043 or visit http://www.happyhoovessc.com/wines–equines-2017.html.

     

    October 21 –  Barktoberfest at the Universal Joint in Greenville.  Come out and enjoy food and drink specials, face painting, a raffle and silent auction, all to benefit the Greenville County Animal Care.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/133675140586960/.

     

    October 21 –  5K Glow Run at the McKissick Center in Liberty.  Wear your glow attire (you could win a prize!) with a post-race party of disco music and a cash bar.  For more information call (864) 855-3770 or visit http://www.pcmow.org/our-events/5k-glow-run/.

     

    October 21 –  Carolina Brew HaHa at the Anderson County Education and Recycling Center in Anderson.  For more information send an email to info@carolinabrewhaha.com.

     

    October 21 –  Euro Auto Festival at the Preserve at Verde Green Golf Course in Greenville.  You’ll have the chance to see over 400 of the finest European cars from all over the country.  For more information call (864) 901-5998 or visit http://www.euroautofestival.com/.

     

    October 21 –  Fall Bazaar at the Disciples United Methodist Church in Greenville.  There will be a variety of artisans and crafters, book signing by author Matt Matthews, the churches new cookbook, Usborne children’s books, a silent auction, a bake sale, lunch and a pumpkin patch so take this opportunity enjoy the fall weather and get some holiday shopping done.  For more information call (864) 297-0382 or visit http://www.mydisciples.org/.

     

    October 21 –  Greer Station Oktoberfest in downtown Greer.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with all things German, to include lots of foods including dessets, beer, and Oompah bands, as well as local artists with their works displayed, so come out for some great fun!   For more information call (864) 877-3131 or visit http://greerchamber.com/events/greer-station-oktoberfest/.

     

    October 21 –  Hyco Memorial 5K and Doggy Dash at the Anderson County Civic Center in Anderson.  Participate in either the 5K walk/run or enter with your dog in the doggy dash.  For more information call (864) 245-0903 or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/Anderson/HycoMemorial5k.

     

    October 21 –  Storytelling Festival at the Haygood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  Some of the nation’s best story tellers will be on hand to tell you stories that will make you laugh, teach you about cultures, and touch your heart.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit https://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1642/storytelling-festival/.

     

    October 22 –  Oktoberfest Concert at the Greer City Hall in Greer.  You’ll enjoy an evening of German music by the Greenville Concert Band.  For more information call (864) 214-5807 or visit http://www.greenvilleconcertband.us/next-concert.html.

     

    October 22 –  Red Ribbon Run 5K at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest.  This evnt is to honor Substance Abuse Prevention Month and create awareness of the extensiveness of the problem.  For more information call (864) 467-4099 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/122077165079985/.

     

    October 25 – 27 –  “The Ugly Duckling” at the Gunter Theater.  Presented by the Lightwire Theater, this classic tale comes to life unlike you’ve ever seen before, so bring the kids out to see this beloved tale in a new form.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/ugly-duckling.

     

    October 26 –  Campfire Social Event at Greenbriar Farms in Easley.  This fundraiser will include live entertainment, great chef prepared foods, and breweries with proceeds to benefit Project Host which trains the homeless how to prepare food to provide them a skill to help them get a job.  For more information call (864) 855-9782 or visit http://www.greenbrierfarms.com/Porch-Series/59/4th+Annual+Campfire+Social+Charity+Event.

     

    October 26 – November 12 –  “Ghost: The Musical” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  Based on the amazing award winning movie, this touching performance will not be one you will soon forget.  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/ghost-the-musical/.

     

    October 27 –  Halloween Hoopla at Greer City Park in Greer.  Enjoy a stroll down Candy Lane, play a silly game, watch a movie, and just plain enjoy yourself!  For more information call (864) 977-1898 or visit https://greerstation.com/greer-sc/calendar-of-events/2017/10/29/halloween-hoopla/.

     

    October 27 – 29 –  Wings of Freedom Tour at Runway Park at GMU in Greenville.  Here’s a chance for those who have always dreamed of flying in a B-17, or a B-25, or training in a TF-51D to have the chance of a lifetime but beware, there is an extensive cost for this opportunity!  For more information call (978) 562-9182 or visit http://www.collingsfoundation.org/event/greenville-sc/.

     

    October 28 –  Dancing with the Carolina Stars at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  This will be a fun event with local celebrities paired with dancing professionals and putting on a great show for you to enjoy!  For more information call (864) 335-5011 or visit http://dancingwiththecarolinastars.com/.

     

    October 28 –  Halloween at Heritage Park at Heritage Park in Simpsonville.  Here is a fun place for the kids to go for Halloween, with kids games, inflatables, kids vendors, arts and crafts, costumed characters, and of course, trick-or-treating!  For more information call (864) 963-3781 or visit http://www.simpsonvillechamber.com/programs/special-events/halloweenatheritagepark.

     

    October 28 –  Hub City Empty Bowl Soup Day at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  Come see the bowls that have been made, buy one and have unlimited soup, bread, and tea with all proceeds to benefit TOTAL Ministries.  For more information call (864) 706-3739 or visit http://www.hubcityemptybowls.com/events/.

     

    October 28 –  Living History Day at the Cowpens National Battlefield in Gaffney.  You’ll have a chance to view 18th Century weapons and firing demonstrations.  For more information call (864) 461-2828 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cowp/specialevents.htm.

     

    October 28 –  Find Your Park After Dark at the Cowpens National Battlefield in Gaffney.  Join the Carolina Stargazers as they view the stars and point out the constellations.  For more information call (864) 461-2828 or visit https://www.nps.gov/cowp/specialevents.htm.

     

    October 28 –  Spinx Run Fest at Flour Field at the West End in Greenville.  You’ll have six different events to choose from: the Swamp Rabbit Marathon and Marathon Relay, the Run Town USA Half Marathon, the Greenville downtown 10K, the Big Punkin 5K run/walk, and Spunky’s 1 mile kids run.  For more information call (864) 593-0320 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/243163372834126/.

     

    October 28 –  Strut Your Mutt at the Gaffney Visitors Center in Gaffney.  Dress your dog up and see if he or she can beat the rest of the “mutts” for the best dressed!  For more information call (864) 487-6244 or visit https://allevents.in/gaffney/strut-your-mutt/1896914053922045.

     

    October 29 –  “Deana Carter” with Special Guest “Sweet Tea Trio” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  This tremendous singer, songwriter, and producer will captivate your heart with her storytelling songs!  For more information call (864_ 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/deana-carter-with-special-guest-sweet-tea-trio.

     

    October 30 – November 1 –  “How I Became a Pirate” at the Gunter Theater.  Based on the popular book, kids and adults alike will enjoy this fun and entertaining tale along with the chance to sing along to the songs!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/how-i-became-a-pirate-1.

     

    October 31 – November 8 –  “When the Rain Stops Falling” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  “A fish falls from the sky in the year 2039” and “a man named Gabriel prepares to meet his adult son after being estranged for 20 years.”  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/fringe-series-rain-stops-falling/.

     

    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 28 –  “Lord of Light” at the NarroWay Theater in Fort Mill.  This modern depiction of light over darkness will absolutely captivate you so don’t miss this show!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/lord-of-light.

    Through October 29 –  “Millscapes” at the Arts Center in Rock Hill.  The works of Chris Evans shows how mill villages transformed over the years into bustling modern communities.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.yorkcountyarts.org/millscapes.

    Weekends through October 31 –  The 901 Nightmare on Hwy. 901/Mount Holly Road in Edgemore.  Here is another haunted trail for those who enjoy getting scared!  For more information visit http://www.the901nightmare.com/.

    First Saturdays through October –  Chapin Farmers Market on Clark Street in downtown Chapin.  For more information call (803) 345-2444 or visit http://sc-chapin.civicplus.com/268/Chapin-Downtown-Farmers-Market.

    Through November 4 –  Kreepy Hollow at 1155 Joe Dority Road in Bishopville.  If you dare to be scared, come on out and try this haunted house!  For more information visit http://www.kreepyhollow.net/index.html.

    Through November 5 –  The Dark Knights Terror Trail at 2076 Highway Church Road in Elgin.  You can experience an escape room, or walk the haunted trail . . . if you dare!  For more information visit http://www.darkknightsterrortrailsc.com/.

    October 11 –  “Mill Village” at the Getty’s Art Center Courtroom in Rock Hill.  Works by David Crowe will be presented by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in honor of the men, women, and children that worked in the mills and the impact the textile industry had on the communities.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.yorkcountyarts.org/2017-18-concerts.

    October 12 –  “Nashville Songbook with Mandy Barnett” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Take a walk down Nashville’s memory lane with this amazing singer!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=nashville-songbook-mandy-barnett.

    October 12 –  “Millscapes” Reception at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Meet the amazing artist Chris Evans whose artworks was inspired by the cotton mills of Rock Hill.  or more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.yorkcountyarts.org/millscapes.

    October 13 –  “A Tribute to Benny Goodman” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This will be a fun filled evening of jazz and big band music by this iconic singer!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=a-tribute-to-benny-goodman.

    October 13 –  Casino Night at Saint Angela Hall in Aiken.  It’s not Vegas, but you will certainly have fun at this event with proceeds to benefit the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/122257921838725/.

    October 13 –  “Millscapes” Art Talk and Luncheon at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Enjoy lunch with Chris Evans taking an in-depth look at her work and then Wade Fairey will talk about the history of the old mill town of Rock Hill followed by a walk through Old Town. For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.yorkcountyarts.org/millscapes.

    October 13 –  “The Malpass Brothers” and “The Quebe Sisters” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  This will be one night of absolutely amazing music!  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://sumtersc.gov/malpassbrothers.

    October 13 – 14 –  South Carolina State of Beer Music Festival at Yonder Field in Bowman.  Spend a weekend savoring a variety of craft beers, enjoying great food by a variety of food and food truck vendors, and of course, enjoying great entertainment by bands such as The Marcus King Band, Villanova, Honeysmoke, and more!  For more information call (803) 543-1230 or visit http://yonderfield.com/.

    October 13 – 15 –  “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” at the McCelvey Center in York.  This will be a fun and entertaining event for the entire family, so come out and enjoy the show!  For more information visit http://www.showtimetheatrecompany.com/buy-tickets.html.

    October 13 – 22 –  “The Addams Family – A New Musical” at the Fine Arts Center in Camden.  Wednesday Addams has a new, normal, boyfriend and he and his family are invited to dinner when everything changes.  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2017/10/13/addamsfamily2017/.

    October 13 – 28 –  “Breath of Spring: A Comedy in Three Acts” at the Aiken Community Playhouse in Aiken.  Dame Beatrice is given a mink stole by her maid and immediately believes it has been stolen, and this humorous story continues from there.  For more information call (803) 648-1348 or visit http://aikencommunityplayhouse.com/shows/.

    October 14 –  Harvest Festival at the Enoree River Winery in Newberry.  Come out and celebrate the harvesting of the grapes with local wine, live music, food truck fare, and arts and craft vendors.  For more information call (803) 276-2855 or visit https://www.enoreeriverwinery.com/product-page/adult-ticket-21-years-old.

    October 14 –  Duckfest at various locations in the Summerton area.  This event will include a fishing tournament, a duck calling contest, a sporting clays tournament cook-off, vendors, crafters, activities for the kids, and live entertainment!  For more information call (803) 43504405 or visit https://www.facebook.com/SummertonDuckfest/.

    October 14 –  Paradise Farm Horse Trials at Paradise Farm in Aiken.  Come out and see some of the best horseback riders and horses at this fun event!  For more information call (803) 507-4577 or visit https://www.paradisefarmaiken.com/.

    October 14 –  Archaeology at the Civil War Earthworks Program at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site in Ehrhardt.  Dr. Eric Poplin will share about his companies archaeology investigations at the Civil War earthworks at Congaree Creek near Columbia.  For more information call (803) 267-3675 or visit http://bambergcountysc.gov/rivers-bridge-state-historic-site-hosts-dr-eric-poplin-2017-10-14.

    October 14 –  Butts and Bluegrass at the Community Park in Clover.  You’ll enjoy great live music while you get your fill of BBQ so come on out!  For more information call (803) 222-9493 or visit http://www.cloversc.org/pView.aspx?id=16363&catid=292.

    October 15 –  “Pinkalicious, The Musical” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  After consuming too many pink cupcakes, Pinkalicous turns pink all over and is enjoyed by kids of all ages!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=pinkalicious-the-musical.

    October 15 –  Aiken Kitchen Tour at various homes around Aiken.  See some of the most beautifully designed and decorated kitchens while having the opportunity to savor tasty bites made by local chefs and enjoying beautifully arranged floral and table arrangements!  For more information call (803) 641-6777 or visit http://www.aikenkitchentour.com/.

    October 17 –  Share the Music Tour Concert at the W.V. Middleton Fine Arts Center of Claflin College in Orangeburg.  You’ll enjoy a wonderful concert by some of the most talented students of the Governors School for the Arts and Humanities.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1457304047651697/.

    October 17 –  Family Farm Nights at Hickory Hill Farm in Edgefield.  Come spend an evening relaxing on a beautiful and serene farm enjoying live music, fresh made BBQ, delicious ice cream, a horse/mule drawn wagon ride, a fun corn maze, a tour of the dairy farm, and a pint of fresh from the farm milk!  For more information call (803) 275-6141 or visit https://www.hickoryhillmilk.com/farm-tours.

    October 18 –  Martial Artists and Acrobats of China at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  You will not believe the amazing feats the artists can perform!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=martial-artist-acrobats-of-china.

    October 20 –  “Sawyer Brown” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  These guys are amazing country music musicians, so come out and enjoy their show!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=sawyer-brown.

    October 20 – 29 –  Western Carolina State Fair  on Highway 1 in Aiken.  This year you’ll have the chance to see alligator wrestling, a demolition derby, hypnotist and comedian Mark Yukosik, pro bull riding, a sea lion exhibit, live entertainment to include William Michael Morgan, exhibits, food, rides, and loads of fun!  For more information call (803) 648-8955 or visit https://westerncarolinastatefair.com/.

    October 21 –  “The Paul Thorn Band” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Providing you with bluesy, rocking southern music, this son of a Pentecostal preacher tells you some great stories with his music!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-paul-thorn-band.

    October 21 –  TriSumter Triathlon at the City of Sumter Aquatics Center in Sumter.  You’ll swim 300 yards in the heated pool, bike 16 miles, and run a 5K so if you think you’ve got what it takes, come out and join the challenge!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/trisumtertriathlon.

    October 21 –  Agrisonic Music Festival at Yonder Field in Bowman.  This is a jam band festival that will include bands such as Dispatch, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Leftover Salmon, just to name a few.  For more information call (803) 543-1230 or visit http://yonderfield.com/.

    October 21 –  Barkaritaville at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare in Aiken.  You can set up a food/drink themed booth to see if you can win the best food, or drink, or theme, or over all booth, show up in your best costume and/or pair one with your dog, with an evening filled with food, beverages, carnival games, chances to vote in the booth contests, enjoy music by DJ Jeff Edwards, and help to raise money for this great organization! For more information visit https://www.letlovelive.org/barkaritaville.

    October 21 –  Deep in the Heart Celebration at the Adventure Center at the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  You’ll enjoy a great BBQ dinner and drinks, a wonderful raffle and silent auction, and terrific live entertainment by local artists Matt Tucker.  For more information call (803) 328-8871 or visit http://attentionhome.org/deepintheheart/.

    October 21 –  “Patrick Davis and His Midnight Choir” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  This native of Camden, this songwriter has written for musicians and groups such as Jimmy Buffet, Jewel, and Darius Rucker, so come out and enjoy this amazing hometown artist!For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://sumtersc.gov/patrickdavis.

    October 21 –  Spirits and Stories at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  You’ll have a chance to see historic harvesting demonstrations, wagon rides, participate in activities, including some for the kids, with the highlight of the night being a ghost tour by candlelight!  For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2248/.

    October 21 –  Sunny Plains Antique Power Association Fall Festival at Culclasure Farm in St. Matthews.  If you like old tractors, you won’t want to miss this event, which also includes a tractor pull, a greased pig chase, quarters in the straw hunt, a sack race, a Model T race, and so much more! For more information call (803) 334-9500 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/163952270850514/.

    October 21 – 22 –  Colonial Times at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  This will be a great weekend to get out and view demonstrations such as how leeches were used medically or how to fire a weapon, play Colonial games, learn Colonial dances, view hornsmithing, tomahawk throwing, weaving, meat smoking, and so much more!  For more information call (803) 279-7560 or visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/coltimes.html.

    October 21 & 28  –  Pumpkin Patch Express at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  Take a ride on the train now that the weather is cool to the pumpkin patch, where children will have a chance to choose a pumpkin to take home.  For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/ridethetrainpage.html.

    October 26 –  “John Tesh” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This long time co-host for Entertainment tonight is one tremendous pianist you will not want to miss!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=john-tesh.

    October 27 –  Spirits of Hallows Eve Dinner at the Tavern at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  This will be one amazing evening you won’t forget with great food and entertainment with spirits, songs, and stories.  For more information call (803) 279-7560 or visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/hallowedeve.html.

    October 27 – 28 –  Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee on Georgia Avenue in downtown North Augusta.  This family event will include live music with Cody Webb and the Charlie Daniel’s Band, The Future Birds, and Robert Randolph and the Family Band, as well as amusement rides, arts and craft vendors, great food, costume contests, a corn hole tournament, and much more!  For more information call (803) 441-4311 or visit http://www.jackolanternjubilee.com/.

    October 28 –  Zombie Fest in downtown Sumter.  Start your day with a Zombie 5K, at Main and Hampton Street, then spend your evening enjoying a Monster Ball and Costume Contest at La Piazza with food, drink, and live entertainment.  For more information visit http://www.sumterchamber.com/events/details/yps-zombiefest-778.

    October 28 –  All Hallowed Eve Ghost Walk & Illusion Show at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  Walk among the ghosts of the past on a guided tour of the Park and then enjoy live entertainment in the tavern.  For more information visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/hallowedeve.html.

    October 28 –  Fall Steeplechase at the Aiken Horse Park in Aiken.  Enjoy a fall day outdoors with six steeple chase races, a carriage parade, stick horse races for the kids, a costume contest, a hat contest, trick-or-treating, and the Village of shops to enjoy.  For more information call (803) 648-9641 or visit https://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/fall_steeplechase2.

    October 28 –  Holiday Spirit: Thanksgiving and Christmas Decorations Class with Angie Clinton at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Get started making those holiday decorations with this talented artist, while you have great fun!  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    October 29 –  South Carolina Historical Societies Fall Tour at the Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken.  This is a self-guided tour of historical locations around the County to include Rose Hill, the Ford House, Sandhurst, the Dibble Memorial Library, just to name a few, with a barbecue lunch provided.  For more information call (843) 723-3225 or visit http://schistory.org/explore/events/fall-tour/.

    October 31 –  Boo Ha Ha in downtown Rock Hill.  This fun Halloween event provides a safe place for your kids to trick-or-treat with music, games, and a costume contest.  For more information visit http://www.visitrockhillsc.com/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 http://www.sout hcarolinaparks.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.

     

    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/.

     

    Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays –  Charleston Night Market at Market Street in Charleston.  This evening event includes 120 artists and vendors all local selling locally made items, with live entertainment to serenade you along the way.  For more information call (843) 937-0920 or visit http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/main/night-market-explore.

     

    Fridays –  Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy watching the sun set while you enjoy live entertainment on the lawn.  For more information call (843) 757-9889 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/sunset-celebration.

     

    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 –  Farmers Market at Marion Square in Charleston.  Start your day with a freshly made breakfast, a fresh cup of coffee, and purchase fresh produce, plants, and a variety of others items while enjoying time in this beautiful space.  For more information call (843) 724-7309 or visit http://www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com/.

     

    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 14 –  East Carolina Agricultural Fair at the Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fairgrounds in Florence.  This will be 5 days filled with amusement rides, live entertainment, exhibits, pig races, hog and goat shows, rabbit and chicken shows, and of course much  more!  For more information call (843) 665-5173 or visit http://www.ecafair.com/eca/index.asp.

    Through October 21 –  Festival of Music and Art at The Reserve Golf Club on Pawley’s Island.  This is an event you won’t want to miss, with musicians such as Melissa Manchester, the amazing “Artrageous” show which is a mixture of all art forms, as well as visual arts to enjoy.  For more information call (843) 626-8911 or visit https://pawleysmusic.com/?_ga=2.34608103.739247272.1507511286-899603861.1505881460.

    Through October 26 –  Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise at the Charleston City Marina in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise with good food and live entertainment!  For more information call (843) 284-9927 or visit https://fareharbor.com/charlestonharbortours/items/26278/.

    Through October 29 –  Fall Tour of Homes, History & Architecture in Historic Charleston.  Here is your chance to see up close and personal some of the most amazing historic homes and gardens in the downtown Charleston area!  For more information call (843) 722-4630 or visit https://www.preservationsociety.org/falltours/.

    Wednesdays Through October –  Arts and Crafts Market at Bay Creek Park at Edisto Beach.  Spend the day browsing the various vendors and you are sure to find something new to take home with you!  For more information call (843) 603-0009 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Edisto-Beach-Bay-Creek-Park-1412422415653753/.

    Through October –  Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant.  This is always a fun event for the entire family, with a corn maze, a giant slide tower, a hay ride, a rock climbing wall, a hay mountain, and many more fun activities!  For more information call (843) 884-4371 or visit http://boonehallpumpkinpatch.com/.

    Through November 11 –  “Love Potion No. 9” at 34 West Theater in Charleston.  You are certain to enjoy this spellbinding musical.  For more information call (843) 901-9343 or visit http://www.34west.org/tickets/love-potion-no-9.

    Through January 13, 2018 –  “The First South Carolinians” at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  Take a look at the first individuals to come to South Carolina.  For more information call (843) 284-9927 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    Through January 20, 2018 –  Homegrown Heroes: The Lowcountry in World War II” at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  Learn how this war impacted the lowcountry of South Carolina.  For more information call (843) 284-9927 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/exhibits/.

    October 11 –  “An Evening with the Jerry Douglas Band” at the Charleston Music Hall in downtown Charleston.  Identified as the master of dobro, this amazing artist has created music that fuses a variety of music types and his show will absolutely amaze you with his talent.  For more information call (853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1502796-evening-jerry-douglas-band-charleston/.

     

    October 11 –  Wine Down Wednesday at Old Towne Creek County Park in Charleston.  Take a mid-week break to unwind with music by Daniel Patrick and food by Café Tippeneaux.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1724/Wine-Down-Wednesday.

    October 11 – 15 –  “Disney on Ice presents Frozen” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  Minnie and Mickey will take you through the magical story based on Arendelle, with guest appearances from other Disney characters who all come together to prove “true love is the greatest power of all.”  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/disney-on-ice-presents-frozen.

    October 12 –  A Night for the Children Gala at the Memminger Auditorium in Charleston.  This will be a fabulous evening with tremendous food, live entertainment, dancing, and both a live and silent auction with proceeds to benefit the Carolina Youth Development Center.  For more information call (843) 266-5216 or visit https://cydc.org/gala-2017/.

    October 12 –  Yappy Hour at James Island County Park in Charleston.  Come out and enjoy Soul Fish Duo for this last event of the season.    For more information call (843) 406-6990 or visit http://ccprc.com/1181/Yappy-Hour.

    October 13 –  Jeepers Creepers! Spooky Stories of the Lowcountry at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  What better way to prepare for the Halloween holiday than with some spooky tales! For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    October 13 – 14 –  Exchange Club Ghost Tours meeting at the parking lot on 1006 Bay Street in Beaufort.  Take a carriage ride or a walk down the moss lined streets of historic Beaufort and hear haunting tales passed down by years of residents living in the area, and you just might happen to see a “vision” along the way. For more information call (843) 524-4350 or visit http://capabeaufort.org/events/ghost-tours/.

    October 13 – 14 & 19 – 21 –  Festival of Music and Art at a variety of locations in and around Pawleys Island.  Enjoy a variety of visual as well as performing arts.  For more information call (843) 626-8911 or visit http://pawleysmusic.com/2017-festival-lineup/.

    October 14 –  Avondale 5K Run/Walk in the Avondale subdivision in West Ashley North Charleston.  This dog and stroller friendly event will benefit the Charles Webb Center.  For more information call (843) 377-1300 or visit http://avondale5k.com/.

    October 14 –  Crowfield Plantation 5K Run/Walk at Middleton Park of the Crowfield Plantation in Goose Creek.  Proceeds for this event will benefit the Callen-Lacey Center for Children.  For more information call (843) 608-9897 or visit http://www.crowfield5k.com/.

    October 14 –  Hope for Healing Walk at the North Charleston Dream Center in North Charleston.  This walk is to raise money for this wonderful organization who helps those in need with medical, vision, and dental care.  For more information call (843) 323-2404 or visit https://secure.ministrysync.com/ministrysync/event/website/home/?e=12579.

    October 14 –  “The Black Jacket Symphony presents The Eagles Hotel California” at the Charleston Music Hall in downtown Charleston.  This show will actually have you feeling at times like you are actually seeing the Eagles in concert!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1473169-black-jacket-symphony-charleston/.

    October 14 –  Fall Rollout at the Georgetown County Airport in Georgetown.  You’ll enjoy viewing a variety of classic cars that span generations!  For more information call (843) 457-9621 or visit http://www.thefallrollout.com/.

    October 14 –  Sea Island Cultural Arts Festival at Sea Island Comprehensive Health Care in Johns Island.  This will be a day filled with cultural music, dancing, foods, crafts, storytelling, and more!  For more information call (843) 718-4138 or visit http://charlestonarts.org/event/60585/.

    October 14 –  Canines in Costume for a Cause 5K,10K, & Fun Run at the Country Club of South Carolina in Florence.  You can walk in honor of your favorite pet, run in honor of shelter pets, walk/run with your pet, enter contests, and just enjoy a day out with your best friend to raise money for those animals without a best friend.  For more information call (843) 629-5456 or visit https://florencehumanesociety.org/canines-in-costume.

    October 14 –  Blue Jay Festival at Jefferson Town Hall in Jefferson.  This will be a day filled with live entertainment, food, a cruise-in, a race, fun activities, and much more!  For more information call (843) 658-7600 or visit https://www.seejeffersonsc.com/bluejay-festival.html.

    October 14 –  Edisto and Beyond Tour at the Edisto Island Museum on Edisto Island.  You’ll get to visit 9 historic properties on and around Edisto Island.  For more information call (843) 869-1954 or visit http://edistomuseum.org/index.php/events-exhibits/.

    October 14 –  Charleston RumFest at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston.  This fun event will allow you to taste a variety of drinks, food, enjoy steel drum entertainment, and make memories!  For more information visit https://www.charlestonrumfest.com/.

    October 14 –  Oktoberfest at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Charleston.  Come out for some great German food, Polka dancing, games, and more!  For more information call (843) 723-1611 or visit http://oktoberfestcharleston.com/.

    October 14 –  Cast Off Fishing Tournament at the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  This is the last of the fishing tournaments of the year, so come out and see if you can get the biggest catch!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/2038/Cast-Off-Fishing-Tournaments.

    October 14 –  Cruise to the Coast Classic Car Show at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach.  This will be one huge event filled with antique and classic cars and trucks so don’t miss it!  For more information call (866) 805-5642 or visit http://www.bflanding.com/blog/2.

    October 14 –  Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island.  This is a half marathon and a 5K along the beautiful woodland trails. For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1712/Lowcountry-Trail-Half-Marathon-5K.

    October 14 –  South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival at the Public Square in Darlington.  This will be a day filled with family fun to include food vendors, craft vendors, games, sweet potato foods, entertainment, a live auction, a car show, and just plain fun!  For more information call (843) 393-3526 or visit http://www.darlingtonsconline.com/attractions_and_leisure/local_activities.php.

    October 14 –  Yam Jam at Palmetto Office Furniture in Darlington.  Enjoy a fall evening under the stars with live entertainment, food, and beverages.  For more information call (843) 398-4000 or visit http://www.darlingtonsconline.com/attractions_and_leisure/local_activities.php.

    October 14 – 15 –  Little River ShrimpFest at the Historic Little River Waterfront in Little River.  There will be fun activities for the kids, stilt walkers, balloon artists, 2 stages of live music, approximately 150 vendors, and of course, lots of fresh tasty shrimp and other restaurant and festival favorites.  For more information call (843) 249-6604 or visit http://littlerivershrimpfest.org/.

    October 14 – 22 –  Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival in the historic cultural center of Bluffton.  During this week long event you’ll get to experience fresh caught seafood, experience the rich history and culture of the area with over 100 artists presenting their works.  For more information call (843) 815-6278 or visit http://www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com/.

    October 15 –  Italian Feast at Hutchinson Square in downtown Summerville.  This will be a fun day filled with great Italian food and beverages.  For more information visit http://www.summervilleitalianfeast.com/.

    October 15 –  Children’s Day Festival at the West Recreation Complex in Mount Pleasant.  There will be carnival games, rides, inflatables, wall climbing, live entertainment, and much more!  For more information call (843) 884-8517 or visit https://experiencemountpleasant.com/events/childrens-day-festival/.

    October 15 –  Latin American Festival at the North Charleston Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston.  Come out and enjoy the sights, sounds, and taste of Latin America as well as trying your hand at some Latin dancing!  For more information call (843) 762-5585 or visit http://ccprc.com/1699/Latin-American-Festival.

    October 17 –  Taste of the Town at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach.  Here is a chance to find out which restaurants are the best in Myrtle Beach through sampling their best dishes.  For more information call (843) 448-6062 or visit http://www.totmb.com/.

    October 17 – 22 –  “The Book of Mormon” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  This hilarious comedy has been called “the best musical of the century” having been awarded nine Tony Awards for Best Musical, so don’t miss seeing this tremendous production!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/the-book-of-mormon.

    October 18 – 22 –  Colour of Music Black Classical Musicians Festival at various locations in Charleston.  This event will showcase some of the most fabulous classical musicians, to include a literary event to honor the late Ronald Hayes; vocalist Roderick Dixon; cellist, Wade Stewart; pianist, Nnenna Ogwo; to name just a few.  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://www.colourofmusic.org/.

    October 19 – 22 –  South Carolina Jazz Festival at various locations in Cheraw.  This place, home of Dizzy Gillespie, is honoring him with this four day event filled with amazing South Carolina jazz artists such as Mark Rapp and Sammy Miller and the Congregation, as well as a jazz composition competition, a birthday party for Dizzy, a Southern chalk competition, and much more so be sure to pay a visit!  For more information call (843) 537-8420 or visit http://www.scjazzfestival.com/.

    October 19 – 22 –  Shine a Little Love Fest at the Windjammer on the Isle of Palms.  This four day event will include a vast variety of musicians to include Kristopher James, John Driskell Hopkins (of the Zac Brown Band), Farewell Angelina, and Tyler Boone, so don’t miss out on this amazing event to benefit the Murray Center for Research on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders.  For more information visit http://www.sallfest.com/.

    October 19 – 22 –  Pat Conroy Literary Festival the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts in Beaufort.  Honoring the writing and life of this amazing literary artist, this event will include life performances, workshops, tours, exhibitions, film screenings, receptions, and more!  For more information call (843) 379-7025 or visit http://patconroyliteraryfestival.org/.

    October 20 –  WWE Presents NXT Live at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  For all you wrestling fans, this show is for you!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/wwe-presents-nxt-live-1.

    October 20 – 22 –  Exchange Club Ghost Tours in the Historic District in Beaufort.  Take a walk or carriage ride through the moss lined streets of this historic town and hear haunting tales as passed on through the years, and you just might catch a glimpse of a ghost!  For more information call (843) 524-4350 or visit http://capabeaufort.org/events/ghost-tours/.

    October 21 –  Pumpkin Give Away and Home Harvest Festival at the Pelicans Ballpark in Myrtle Beach.  You’ll enjoy live entertainment by Painted Man, pumpkin giveaways while they last, caricatures, harvest sampling by local chefs, pumpkin and face painting and more!  For more information visit http://crghomeharvest.com/.

    October 21 –  South Carolina Yoga and Healing Arts Festival at Burry Park in Hartsville.  Every type of holistic practitioner will be on hand to include reiki therapists, massage therapists, and other healing holistic practitioners, as well as all day long yoga classes by certified practitioners, offering a class for all fitness and age levels.  For more information call (843) 332-6234 or visit https://blackcreekarts.org/all-events/2017.

    October 21 –  House of Hope Fall Festival at the Boxwood Plantation in Florence.  Enjoy a crossbow shooting contest, music, food trucks, pumpkin and face painting, scarecrow building, and more!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1540650139324586/?notif_t=plan_edited&notif_id=1502241684967490.

    October 21 –  Harvest Festival and Block Party at the Olde Village area on East Montague Avenue of North Charleston.  Come out for some holiday fun with a costume contest, trick-or-treating, live music, an artisan market, a pop-up pumpkin patch, children’s activities, and a whole lot of fun for everyone!  For more information visit http://www.northcharleston.org/Events/Harvest-Festival-Block-Party.aspx.

    October 21 –  Komen Race for the Cure at 161 Seven Farms Drive on Daniel Island.  Come support this opportunity to raise awareness and raise funds to benefit cancer research and help those with breast cancer.  For more information call (843) 556-8011 or visit http://komensouthcarolina.org/events/2017-komen-lowcountry-race-for-the-cure/.

    October 21 –  Marine Resources Center Open House on Fort Johnson Road in James Island.  Enjoy casting and fishing tutorials, a touch tank and hands on activities, educational tours in the Charleston Harbor, research vessel tours, and lots of other fun and educational activities.   For more information visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/openhouse2017.html.

    October 21 –  Give Me Shelter Color 5K in downtown Moncks Corner.  This will be a fun event for all with proceeds to benefit the Callen-Lacey Center for Children.  For more information call (916) 990-6406 or visit https://raceroster.com/events/2018/11286/color-5k-moncks-corner-sc.

    October 21 –  Jazz Elements: The Music of Earth, Wind, and Fire featuring Kiana Parker at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This will be one amazing evening of music by the Charleston Jazz Orchestra!  For more information call (843) 641-0011 or visit http://charlestonjazz.com/event/jazz-elements-the-music-of-earth-wind-fire/.

    October 21 –  Night on the Sound at the Port Royal Sound Foundation Maritime Center in Port Royal.  This will be a great evening with cocktails, a Lowcountry dinner, live and silent auction, and special guest Jack Hanna!  For more information call (843) 645-7774 or visit http://portroyalsoundfoundation.org/night-on-the-sound/.

    October 21 –  Sea Island Cotton Day at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston.  The first sea island cotton has been planted for the first time in 100 years, so come out and learn about this historic crop, its history, take a tour, enjoy an art exhibit, and bring the kids as they’ll have activities to keep them busy.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://ccprc.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=8463.

    October 21 –  Craft and Bake Sale at Christ Lutheran Church on Hilton Head Island.  Here is a chance to get started on your holiday shopping and to purchase some tasty treats, with all proceeds to benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.  For more information send an email to sfenkohl@aol.com.

    October 21 –  Bog-Off Festival on Main Street in Loris.  Enjoy a day filled with food and lots of chicken bog, entertainment, vendors, and loads of fun!  For more information call (843) 756-6030 or visit http://www.lorischamber.com/loris-bog-off-festival.html.

    October 21 – 22 –  Wooden Boat Show on Front Street waterfront in Georgetown.  Come out and see some of the Southeast’s best wooden boats with more than 140 boats being displayed.  For more information call (843) 520-0111 or visit http://www.woodenboatshow.com/.

    October 25 –  Wine Down Wednesday at Old Towne Creek County Park in Charleston.  This will be your last chance to enjoy this midweek outdoor event, so come out and enjoy music by Mark Schuler and pizza by Damiano’s.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://ccprc.com/1724/Wine-Down-Wednesday.

    October 26 –  “Bill Engvall” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  This multiplatinum recording artist and comedian will keep you laughing through his entire show, so don’t miss it!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/bill-engvall.

    October 26 – November 8 –  Coastal Carolina Fair at the Exchange Park in Ladson.  It’s back again and better than ever with live entertainment, including Blood, Sweat, & Tears and ventriloquist Kevin Johnson, as well as tons of competitions and art shows, bull riding, a petting zoo, and lots of great games, rides, and food! For more information call (843) 572-3161 or visit http://www.coastalcarolinafair.org/.

    October 27 –  “Charles Wilson’s In It to Win It” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  This Grammy award nominee will serenade you with his amazing music and wonderful vocals!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/charlie-wilsons-in-it-to-win-it-concert-with-anthony-hamilton-and-la-porsha-renae.

    October 27 – 30 –  Exchange Club Ghost Tours in the Historic District in Beaufort.  Take a walk or carriage ride through the moss lined streets of this historic town and hear haunting tales as passed on through the years, and you just might catch a glimpse of a ghost!  For more information call (843) 524-4350 or visit http://capabeaufort.org/events/ghost-tours/.

    October 28 –  Bridge to Bridge Run on Front Street in downtown Georgetown.  This is a half marathon, a 12K and 5K race followed by a beer garden at Francis Marion Park.  For more information visit https://www.bridge2bridgerun.com/.

    October 28 –  Charleston James Island Connector Run at Cannon Park in downtown Charleston.  This is a 10K run and fun bike ride, and a 5K run and walk with a post-race party at Cannon Park with all proceeds to benefit Gavalas Kolenko Foundation that offers college scholarships to kids with disabilities.  For more information visit http://www.jicrun.com/the-race/.

    October 28 –  Ghost Walk at Hutchinson Square in downtown Summerville.  Enjoy a ghost walking tour, viewing the scarecrow displays, play festival games, enjoy delicious food, taken a hay ride, and enjoy the holiday atmosphere! For more information visit http://www.summervillejsl.com/special-events/ghostwalk/.

    October 28 –  Fur Ball at the Crystal Ballroom of the Charleston Marriott Hotel in Charleston.  As always, this will be a fun evening of great food, dancing, live and silent auctions, open bar, and live entertainment all to benefit Pet Helpers!  For more information call (843) 795-1110 or visit https://pethelpers.org/fur-ball/.

    October 28 –  Howl-O-Scream at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex in North Myrtle Beach.  This fun holiday event will include scares, non-scares, thrills, and fun for everyone! For more information call (843) 280-5673 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/special-events/howl-o-scream/.

    October 28 –  Run Like the Devil 5K at Johns Island County Park in Johns Island.  This 5K and family fun run will benefit the Charleston Collegiate School.  For more information call (843) 559-5506 or visit https://www.charlestoncollegiate.org/page/get-involved/events/run-like-the-devil-5k.

    October 28 –  Sand Dollar Horse Show Series at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center in Johns Island.  Enjoy a fall evening enjoying a variety of horse show events.  For more information call (843) 762-9965 or visit https://ccprc.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=7123.

    October 28 –  Speed and Feed BBQ Cook-Off and Car Show at the Darlington Raceway in Darlington.  You’ll enjoy a variety of great BBQ, enjoy viewing some fabulous cars, and have a chance to ride in a PACE car.  For more information call (843) 395-8900 or visit http://www.darlingtonraceway.com/Events/Speed-and-Feed-BBQ-Cook-Off-and-Car-Show.aspx.

    October 28 – 29 –  “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” In Concert at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  Presented by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, live the magic of the music from the movie through this amazing performance!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/harry-potter-and-the-sorcerers-stone-in-concert.

    October 29 –  Second Helpings’ Hunger Games on Dataw Island in the Gazebo area in Beaufort.  Put together a team of 4 and come on out and participate in the parade before competing in the low impact challenges, or just come out and watch the event, enjoy great food, with all open to bit on silent auction items that include a trip to Costa Rica, Belize, and Africa, as well as photography packages and resort stays.  For more information call (843) 838-9756 or visit http://www.secondhelpingslc.org/news-events-2/events-promotions.

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