ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA Sept 27, 2017 – Oct 17, 2017

    Wednesday September 27, 2017 to October 17, 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 September 27 –  Greenville Center for Creative Arts Member Show at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville.  This is a chance for the community to see the breadth and depth of works of the Centers members.  For more information call (864) 735-3948 or visit http://www.artcentergreenville.org/upcoming-exhibits/.

    Through September 30 –  South Carolina Foothills Heritage Festival at the Foothills Heritage Market in Westminster.  Here is a chance to enjoy an old-fashioned country fair, with livestock, a canning competition, a baking contest, carinival rides, a rodeo, and so much more!  For more information call (864) 723-0698 or visit http://carolinafoothillsheritagefair.org/.

    Through October 1 –  “Fun Home” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This tremendous Broadway play is about family, about the struggles of growing up, about self-acceptance of self and the difficulties if you don’t, and you will leave the theater feeling thrilled and amazed!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/fun-home.

    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/.

     

    September 27 –  The 5 Brown’s at Bob Jones University in Greenville.  This will be an evening of beautiful classical music by some amazing musicians!  For more information call (864) 242-5100 or visit http://www.bju.edu/events/fine-arts/concert-opera-drama/5browns.php.

    September 28 –  Handbags for Hope at the Huguenot Loft at the Peace Center in Greenville.  Enjoy a night of shopping and socializing while helping to raise money for the South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation.  For more information call (864) 373-6306 or visit http://www.scovariancancer.org/event/handbags-for-hope-2017/.

    September 28 –  Haven’s Fundraising Banquet at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson.  In addition to wonderful food, you’ll have a chance to hear the founder of Chic-fil-A, Trudy Cathy White, a tremendous speaker and author, give a wonderful presentation. For more information call (864) 226-6193 or visit https://www.havenofrest.cc/events/banquet.

    September 28 –  Rock Out Hunger at the Revel Event Center in Greenville.  This craft spirit tasting event will include live entertainment by Tommy Tutone with proceeds to benefit Loaves and FishesFor more information call (864) 232-3595 or visit http://loavesandfishesgreenville.com/roh/.

    September 29 – 30 –  “Snow White The Ballet” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  Presented by the Carolina Ballet Theater, this unique telling of the classic tale is beautiful and funny, and will capture your heart!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/snow-white-the-ballet.

    September 29 – October 1 –  Symphony Tour of Homes on Crescent and McDaniel Avenues in Greenville.  Tour one of the earliest residential areas in Greenville on two beautiful streets and a variety of architectural styles.  For more information call (864) 370-0965 or visit http://www.guildgso.org/tour-of-homes/.

    September 30 –  Venture Outdoors Day in downtown Pickens.  This event will include a mountain bike race, a 5K trail run, a half marathon, workshops on astronomy, fly fishing, nature photography, trail and roadside bike repair, just to name a few, so come out and enjoy a day filled with outdoor fun!  For more information call (864) 878-6421 or visit http://www.cityofpickens.com/ventureoutdoors.

    September 30 –  Holy Smoke BBQ at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Walhalla.  If you like BBQ, you’ll certainly enjoy this event which will also include a bake sale, crafts, face painting, balloon animals, and a sheriff K-9 demonstration.  For more information call (864) 638-6363 or visit http://www.stjohnswalhalla.org/images/BBQ%20poster.pdf.

    September 30 –  Due West Fall Festival at Robinson Field of Erskine College in Due West.  This will be a fun day filled with live entertainment and a chance to enjoy the great fall weather!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/DueWestFallFestival.

    September 30 –  Komen Race for the Cure at Fluor Field in the West End in Greenville.  This is a 5K and 1 mile run/walk with proceeds to benefit breast cancer research and raise awareness of the vastness of this disease.  For more information call (8640 234-5035 or visit http://lowcountry.info-komen.org/site/TR?fr_id=6929&pg=entry.

    September 30 –  Jammin’ for Genes Barbeque & Music Lawn Festival at the Greenville Genetic Center in Greenwood.  This will be a fun event with bluegrass music by The Little Roy and Lizzy Show, Little Pigs BBQ, an antique car show, beverage and dessert vendors, a silent auction, door prizes, and a “Through Our Eyes” patient art exhibit. For more information call (864) 941-8100 or visit http://www.ggc.org/jammin-for-genes.html.

    October 1 –  Transformation Walk at Fluor Field in the West End in Greenville.  This three mile walk is to raise awareness of the challenges those in transformation face with proceeds to benefit United Ministries who help these individuals in their transformation to self-sufficiency, with a block party to follow the walk with live entertainment, food truck vendors, and games. For more information visit http://transformationwalk.everydayhero.do/.

    October 2 –  “Rob Zombie” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  For the hard rockers out there, this amazing artist will have you singing along to his songs while head banging along with the beat! For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/rob-zombie.

    October 3 –  “The Simon and Garfunkel Story” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This critically acclaimed, concert-style show tells the story of two young boys from Queens, NY, and their climb to being the best and most successful music duo of all time. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-simon-garfunkel-story.

    October 5 –  “Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band” with special guest “Nancy Wilson”  at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  With these two talented artists, this show will be one not to be missed!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/bob-seger-the-silver-bullet-band.

    October 5 –  “TAJMO: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band” at the Peace Concert Hall in Greenville.  Both of theses Grammy Award winners who recently collaborated to create an album will certainly provide you with one fabulous evening of entertainment!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/tajmo-the-taj-mahal-keb-mo-band.

    October 5 – 7 –  Moonshiners Reunion and Mountain Music Festival at Plum Hollow Farm on Rainbow Lake Road in Campobello.  This will be a fun weekend filled folk music, moonshiner tales and lots of relaxing on this beautiful farm.  For more information (864) 585-0780 or visit http://www.moonshiners.com/festivals/plum-hollow-festival.

    October 5 – 7 –  Albino Skunk Festival at the Skunk Farm in Greer.  The lineup includes Andrew Combs, Dead Horses, Fireside Collective, and Yellow Feather just to name a few.  For more information send an email to info@albinoskunk.com.

    October 5 – 8 –  Octoberfest on NOMA Square on Main Street in Greenville.  Enjoy a weekend filled with all things German, to include food, beverages, and entertainment!  For more information call (864) 248-1568 or visit http://nomasquare.com/oktoberfest/.

     

    October 5 – 8 –  South Carolina Humanities Festival at various locations around Gaffney.  You’ll have a chance to experience a living history encampment, storytelling, learn about the history of the American flag, ghost tours, outdoor performances, and so much more!  For more information call (803) 771-2477 or visit http://schumanities.org/annualevents/humanitiesfestival/.

     

    October 6 – 7 –  Squealin’ on the Square KCBS State Championship BBQ Cook-Off  on the Historic Square  in Laurens.  Come out and enjoy some great BBQ and other foods while listening to live music and working on that holiday shopping list visiting a variety of arts and craft vendors. For more information call (864) 984-2119 or visit http://mainstreetlaurens.org/event/kcbs-state-championship-bbq-cook-off/.

     

    October 6 – 8 –  “Oktoberfest”  by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  Come out and enjoy one of the locals favorite concerts filled with German chamber music paired with complimentary beer tasting by Thomas Creek Brewery.  For more information call (864_467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/oktoberfest-3.

     

    October 7 –  “Rumpelstiltskin Revisited” at the Greenwood Community Theater in Greenwood.  This will be a fun and entertaining show!  For more information call (864) 388-7800 or visit http://www.emeraldtriangle.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/2941/314?curm=10&cury=2017.

     

    October 7 –  “An Evening with Patti LaBelle” with special guests “The Manhattans” at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  Taking  you on a trip down memory lane, this evening will surely having you reminiscing about the past!  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit http://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/198/Patti+LaBelle.

     

    October 7 –  Race the Helix at the Greenwood Genetic Center in Greenwood.  This is a 5K run and 1 mile run/walk to benefit the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation.  For more information call (864) 388-1813 or visit http://www.ggc.org/race-the-helix.html.

     

    October 7 –  Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Fluor Field on the West End in Greenville.  This walk is to raise awareness of this horrible disease, the negative impact it has on the caregivers, with proceeds to benefit these individuals.  For more information call (864) 312-6436 or visit http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/SC-SouthCarolina?fr_id=10096&pg=entry.

     

    October 7 –  “Henry Cho” at the Mauldin Cultural Center in Mauldin.  If you’ve never seen this comedian, you are in for a treat!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/henry-cho-tickets-34339022942.

     

    October 7 –  Pynkalycious at the Nirvana Cultural Center in Fountain Inn.  This is a 4K walk and balloon drop to create awareness of breast cancer and to raise money for Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health. For more information visit http://www.chapmanfoundation.com/pynkalycious/.

     

    October 7 –  PWC 5K Race at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest.  Proceeds from this 5K run/walk will benefit the Piedmont Women’s Center.  For more information call (864) 777-0400 or visit http://piedmontwomenscenter.org/5k/.

     

    October 7 –  Belton Standpipe Heritage and Arts Festival on Belton Square in Belton.  Enjoy the fall weather at this fun event where you’ll have the chance to run a 5K or run/walk a 1 miler, view a car show, enjoy live music, enjoy the juried art show, have the children create their own art, ride a pony, ride in a fire truck, or enjoy the bouncing houses, with much more yet to see and do!  For more information call (864) 338-8556 or visit http://beltonalliance.com/standpipe-heritage-and-art-festival/.

     

    October 7 –  Harness Half Marathon and 5K on the Harness Property in Greenville.  This cross-country half marathon and 5K will give runners a chance to run on a variety of surfaces and view the beauty of this transforming property.  For more information send an email to jdavis@setupevents.com or visit http://hartnesshalf.com/.

     

    October 7 –  International Festival in Barnet Park in Spartanburg.  With residents representing 75 different countries, this favorite festival will celebrate these cultures with wonderful food, music, dance, art, and much more!  For more information call (864) 562-4195 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/international-festival.

     

    October 7 – 8 –  Aunt Het Quilt Show at the Fountain Inn Activity Center in Fountain Inn.  Here is your chance to see some of the most beautifully designed quilts you have ever seen, see a quilting demonstration, and participate in a silent auction.  For more information call (864) 862-3202 or visit http://ntquiltguild.com/quilt-show.html.

     

    October 8 –  “Trevor Noah” at the Peace Concert Hall in Greenville.  The most successful comedian in Africa is here to share his wonderful humor with you so don’t miss this great show!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/trevor-noah.

     

    October 9 –  Not a Traditional Golf Outing at the Chanticleer Golf Course in Greenville.  This fun event is a Color Ball Texas Scrambler with a post-round fiesta with live entertainment, tapas bites, beer, and marguerites all to support the Hawkins Foundation for orthopaedic research.  For more information visit http://hawkinsfoundationgolf.com/.

     

    October 9 – 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/.

     

    October 10 –  Air Play at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  This wordless comedy creates humor with high art such as flying umbrellas and giant kites providing a fun evening of entertainment!  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit https://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=960040.

     

    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 –  Hug 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 –  “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.

     

    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 September –  Gretchen Hash-Heffner Exhibit at the Aiken County Visitors Center in Aiken.  Stop by and admire the wonderful work of this local artist.  For more information call (803) 642-7557.

    Through September 30 –  “Not Just Another Love Story” at the Narroway Theater in Fort Mill.  This dinner show will make you laugh and cry with America’s greatest generation and remembrances of the days of World War II.  For more information call (803) 803-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/love-story.

    Through October 1 –  Sumter County Fair at the fairgrounds in Sumter.  Have a chance to ride a helicopter, enjoy a magic show, visit the Sportsman’s Expo, see a Frisbee dog show (K9’s in Flight), a 2 wheel action show, and so much more!   For more information visit http://www.sumterfair.com/.

    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.

    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.

    September 27 –  “Tango Buenos Aires” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This is an astounding performance depicting Argentina’s national dance, the tango!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=tango-buenos-aires.

    September 29 –  Military Appreciation  Picnic at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter.  This event is a chance for the community to show their appreciation for what the active duty airmen and soldiers Shaw do for them.  for more information call (803) 775-1231 or visit http://www.sumterchamber.com/events/details/2017-military-appreciation-picnic-presented-by-safe-federal-credit-union-737.

    September 29 – October 1 –  Oktoberfest Advanced Horse Trials at Stable View Farms in Aiken.  This event will include beginning novice, preliminary, and advanced horse trials, as well as a tailgating competition, tastings from Carolina Moon, a competitor’s party, and more!  For more information call (484) 356-3173 or visit http://stableviewfarm.com/.

    September 30 –  “Lotus Land: RUSH Tribute” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  RUSH fans will be amazed as this bands presentation of the original bands fantastic music!  For more information call (803) 2726-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=lotus-land-rush-tribute.

    September 30 –  Oktoberfest on Main Street in Sumter.  See downtown Sumter transformed into a German town, with German foods, music, dancing, beverages, and fun!  For more information visit http://oktoberfestsumter.com/about-3/.

    September 30 –  “James Gregory” at the USC Lancaster Bundy Auditorium in Lancaster.  If you are in need of a laugh to bring up your spirits, here is the prime opportunity to so with this absolutely amazing comedian.  For more information call (803) 286-1145 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=pas.

    September 30 –  Fish Fry and Music Festival at Friendship United Methodist Church in Rock Hill.  You will enjoy freshly cooked fish, flounder, and chicken strips with hush puppies, fries and saw, as well as an evening filled with live music, so bring a chair and enjoy a fun fall night out!  For more information call (803) 324-0482 or visit http://friendshipumc-rockhill.org/DatestoRemember.

    September 30 –  Oktoberfest on Haynes and Pendleton Streets in downtown Aiken.  Come out and enjoy an evening of craft and German beer, German foods, and live entertainment to include The Foothills Oompah Band!  For more information call (803) 649-2221 or visit http://aikendda.us/news/events/.

    September 30 –  Walk to End Alzheimer’s at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Rock Hill.  This 1 and 2 mile walk is to raise awareness of and raise money to find a cure for this disease that devastates the entire family!  For more information call (864) 699-0623 or visit http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/SC-SouthCarolina?fr_id=10098&pg=entry.

    October 1 –  “A Tribute to Swing” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  In celebration of the Swing era, those who enjoy this form of dance will love this show!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=a-tribute-to-swing.

    October 2 – 8 –  Orangeburg County Fair at the Fair Grounds in Orangeburg.  Enjoy watching the livestock competitions, especially those presented by the 4-H youth, tractor driving, a backyard poultry show, view the works of amazing artisans and crafters in the exhibits, enjoy carnival rides, and of course, fun fair foods!  For more information visit http://www.orangeburgcountyfair.org/.

    October 3 –  Family Farm Nights at Hickory Hill Farm in Edgefield.  Come out to this beautiful farm for a little relaxation, live music, excellent BBQ, great ice cream, a wagon ride, a corn maze to challenge you, and even a tour of the dairy farm and your admission fee also includes a pint of fresh from the farm milk!  For more information call (803) 275-6141 or visit https://www.hickoryhillmilk.com/farm-tours.

    October 4 – 7 –  United States Disc Golf Championship at Winthrop University in Rock Hill.  This event will showcase the best disc golfers from all over the country and will certainly be an event you won’t want to miss!  For more information visit http://usdgc.com/.

    October 4 –  “New York Philharmonic String Quartet” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  With four principal musicians, all multiple prize winners, have performed around the world and their concert will not disappoint you! For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=ny-philharmonic-string-quartet.

    October 5-  “An Evening with Riders in the Sky” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  For more than 35 years this group has been keeping Western music alive having added their own twist with humor and wit, it’s no wonder they’ve been inducted into The Grand Ole Opry and the Western Music Associations Hall of Fame and they’ve also been classified as one of the greatest acts of American history.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=an-evening-w-riders-in-the-sky.

    October 5 –  Artrageous at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  This is an interactive show filled with a variety of art forms with exciting music and beautiful vocals, you will not be disappointed.  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://sumtersc.gov/artrageous.

    October 5 –  Rock-Around-the-Clock Classic Car and Truck Show on South Congress Street in downtown Winnsboro.  Come out and see some fabulous old and new cars while enjoying a fall day outside!  For more information call (803) 635-4242 or visit http://fairfieldchamber.sc/m/events/view/Rock-Around-the-Clock-Classic-Car-Truck-Show.

    October 5 – 6 –  Blues and Jazz Festival at various locations in the Rock Hill area.  Start this event on Thursday night at Baxter Villages Springmaid Park in Fort Mill with “Leslie and Friends” and Friday evening visiting a variety of restaurants around Rock Hill to find many more tremendous blues and jazz musicians and bands!  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.yorkcountyarts.org/13th-annual-blues-jazz-fest.

    October 5 – 7 –  Carolina Downhome Blues Festival at the Fine Arts Center in Camden.  Here is a weekend that will be filled with amazing talent from all over the world to include John Primer & the Real Deal Blues Band, Tas Cru & the Tortured Souls, and Shrimp City Slim just to name a few.  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2017/10/05/blues2017/.

    October 6 –  “Guy Penrod” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  As former lead singer of the Gathers Band, Guy has proven to be one of Gospels greatest singers!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=guy-penrod.

    October 7 –  SEED: Science, Education, Enrichment Day at the University of South Carolina in Aiken.  Tour the campus and find at a variety of locations exhibits, experiments, tour the greenhouse, learn about archaeology, learn how aquatic insects tell you about water quality, and much more than you can even imagine, so don’t miss this fun event for the entire family!  For more information call (803) 641-3313 or visit http://rpsec.usca.edu/SEED/.

    October 7 –  Sassafras Festival at Sassafras Park in Burnettown.  This fun small town festival will include a parade, loads of vendors selling crafts, art, food, there will be live entertainment, and so much more!  For more information call (803) 593-2676 or visit http://www.burnettown.com/sassafras-festival/.

    October 7 –  Octoberfest in downtown Newberry.  You’ll enjoy traditional German food, entertainment, a biergarten, as well as crafts and more!  For more information call (803) 321-1015 or visit www.NewberryOktoberfest.com.

    October 7 –  Lando Days at the Lando-Manetta Mills History Center in Lando.  Enjoy a fun day out with the family, with kid’s activities, live local entertainment, vendors, a car show, food, and reenactors with the Chester Gun!  For more information call (803) 789-6361 or visit http://www.landomanettamillshistorycenter.com/annual_events.

    October 7 – 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.

    October 9 –  Mystery Theater at the NarroWay Theatre in Fort Mill.  Come out for a delicious dinner while trying to figure out “who-dun-it” by interacting with other guests and the cast to gain clues to solve the mystery.  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit http://narroway.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=989051.

    October 9 –  Playing for Pets Charity Golf Tournament and Ball Drop at Woodside Plantation Country Club in Aiken.  This is a four-person Captain’s Choice tournament and the person who wins the golf ball drop will win $1000 with proceeds to benefit Friends of the Animal Shelter.  For more information call (603) 533-4111 or visit http://www.fotasaiken.org/golf-tournament-save-the-date/.

    October 9 –  Paint and Pour Halloween with Marcia Kort Buike at the Center for the arts in Rock Hill.  Bring your own brew, or try Marcia’s own Witches Brew and snacks, and try your hand at painting a spooky scene for Halloween.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    October 10 –  Family Farm Nights at Hickory Hill Farm in Edgefield.  Enjoy a fall night on the farm with beautiful scenery, a calm environment, live entertainment, BBQ, fresh ice cream, a horse/mule drawn wagon ride, a corn maze, a tour of the farm, and a pint of fresh milk all for $5 so come out for some good ole’ country fun!  For more information call (803) 275-6141 or visit https://www.hickoryhillmilk.com/farm-tours.

    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 – 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 –  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 Clafflin 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.

     

    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 1 –  “An Act of God” at the Footlight Players Theater in Charleston.  This theatrical event is a “90 minute conversation in which God reveals the mysteries of the Bible and answers some of the greatest existential questions that have plagued mankind since creation.”  For more information call (843) 722-4487 or visit https://footlightplayers.net/events/an-act-of-god/.

    Through October 7 –  “Places and Spaces: Plantation Lives” at the Charleston Pinckney National Historic Site in Mount Pleasant.  You’ll enjoy a ranger led tour of the remains of this 28 acre farm learning about the history of those who lived here.  For more information call (843) 883-3123 ext. 213 or visit https://www.nps.gov/chpi/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=37DF8B73-1DD8-B71B-0B2280A2B1224F26.

    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/.

    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 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/.

    September 27 –  “Mastodon” with “Eagles of Death Metal” and “Russian Circles” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  If you like good heavy rock and roll, this is the show for you!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/mastodon-w-eagles-of-death-metal-russian-circles.

    September 27 – Wine Down Wednesday at Old Town Creek County Park in Charleston.  Enjoy an evening of live entertainment by Mark Jackson while enjoying food from the food truck vendor the Pic-a-Nic Basket and of course wine!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1724/Wine-Down-Wednesday.

    September 28 –  “The Chris Robinson Brotherhood” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This band will give you what has been dubbed “Cosmic California Music.”  For more information call (803) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1489351-chris-robinson-brotherhood-charleston/.

    September 28 –  Race Equity Community Gathering at the Doctors Bruce & Lee Foundation Library in Florence.  This event is to increase awareness of child well-being racial disparities, increase awareness of South Carolinas civil rights history, and to discuss the public and private systems that perpetuate inequalities.  For more information call (843) 733-5430 or visit https://scchildren.org/about_us/get_involved/event_calendar/race-equity/speakdownbarriers9-28-17/.

    September 28 –  Living History with Abraham Lincoln at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeville.  Meet Abraham Lincoln in person and see a one act play that recount stories of his childhood through his presidency, and view artifacts from a traveling exhibit that includes Lincoln and Civil War memorabilia.  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    September 28 – 29 –  Holy City Hullabaloo at the SK8 Charleston Park in Charleston.  Come out and enjoy this two day event filled with some of the best punk and ska bands from across the country, as well as other local and area bands. For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/3245/Holy-City-Hullabaloo.

    September 28 – 30 –  Zugunruhefest at the Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw.  This is the Southeast’s most comprehensive migratory focused birding festival offering lots of opportunities to view migratory birds along this migratory bird thoroughfare with on-campus and off-campus bird walks, educational sessions, photography sessions, and boat excursions just to name a few.  For more information call (843) 971-7474 or visit http://www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org/zugunruhefest/.

    September 28 – October 1 –  St. John’s Greek Festival at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle Beach. You’ll have a chance to enjoy a variety of Greek foods, especially the most fabulous desserts, Greek entertainment, and a weekend filled with fun!  For more information visit http://www.stjohn-mb.org/greek-festival-2016.

    September 28 – October 8 –  MOJA Arts Festival at a variety of locations around Charleston.  Whatever your favorite art form, you will be sure to find something throughout this festival that you would enjoy, to include dance, theater, music, heritage and community, health and recreation, and much more!  For more information call (843) 724-7305 or visit http://www.mojafestival.com/home/.

    September 29 –  “Higher Ground: The Music of Stevie Wonder” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Taking you back a few years, this band will play all your Stevie Wonder favorites!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1504650-higher-ground-music-stevie-charleston/.

    September 29 –  Pinwheel Gala at the Summerville Country Club in Summerville.  This cocktail event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, a full open bar, local live entertainment, and a mobile bidding silent auction all to benefit the Dorchester Children’s Center.  For more information call (843) 875-1551 or visit http://www.dorchesterchildren.org/index.php/events/kitchen-tour.

    September 30 –  The House That Beer Built at the Bohemian Bull Beer Garden in Charleston.  Help out Habitat for Humanity at this fun fundraising event!  For more information call (843) 768-0998.

    September 30 –  Chili Cook-Off at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.  It’s that time of year again to enjoy chili and this event will provide you the opportunity to find one you like!  For more information send an email to bhaley@hhivacations.com or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/2017/9/30/annual-chili-cookoff.

    September 30 –  “Daryl Hall & John Oates” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  This great band from the 70’s and 80’s will have you reminiscing about the past. For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/daryl-hall-john-oates.

    September 30 –  Irish Italian International Festival on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.  This will be a day filled with a variety of international foods, live entertainment, artisans and craft vendors, contests, and a tremendous amount of fun!  For more information visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/festivals/irish-italian-international-festival/.

    October 1 –  Kitchen Tour on Sumter Avenue in Summerville.  This will be an afternoon filled with touring historic homes and gardens, sample foods cooked by local chefs, enjoy entertainment by local musicians, and the opportunity to sample wine and local craft brews, all to benefit the Dorchester Children’s Center.  For more information call (843) 875-1551 or visit http://www.dorchesterchildren.org/index.php/events/kitchen-tour.

    October 2 –  “Arting with Hip Hop: Big Daddy Kane” at the Charleston Music Hall in downtown Charleston.  Learn how hip hop is part of the move to make positive change in our communities.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1537276-arting-hip-hop-charleston/.

    October 2 – 8 –  Bike Week Fall Rally in Myrtle Beach.  Fall is a great time to ride you bike and Myrtle Beach provides a fun location with a vast number of restaurants, clubs, fun activities, the beach, and during the Bike Rally’s, the chance to meet new people with the same interest.  For more information visit http://www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com/events/.

    October 3 –  Native American Gourds and Corn Husk Dolls at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeville.  Learn about the variety of uses for gourds and learn about the art of corn husk doll making in this presentation by Millie Chaplin.  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    October 5 –  “Thomas Rhett” at the North Charleston Coliseum.  This ACM Vocalist of the Year, this rising country music stars concert isn’t one to miss!   For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/thomas-rhett.

    October 5 –  Benefit Golf Tournament at the Wescott Golf Club in North Charleston.  This is a Captain’s Choice, Scramble Tournament to benefit the Rotary Club of North Charleston.  For more information visit http://www.earlybirdrotary.com/golf-tournament.html.

    October 5 – 7, 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 5 – 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/.

    October 6 –  “Women & Cooke: A Tribute to Sam Cooke” at the Charleston Music Hall in downtown Charleston.  You’ll enjoy some of Charleston’s best female vocalists pay tribute to this “king of soul.”  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1497206-women-cooke-tribute-sam-charleston/.

    October 6 – 7 –  Beaufort Shrimp Festival at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort.  There will be upwards of 15 different restaurants offering their best shrimp dishes in hopes of winning, and you get the chance to taste test and vote for your favorite!  For more information call (843) 525-6644 or visit http://www.downtownbeaufort.com/beaufort-shrimp-festival.

    October 6 – 7 –  Seafood Festival at the Chapin & Burroughs Pavilion Place between 8th and 9th Avenues in Myrtle Beach.  You’ll have a chance to experience a variety of seafood dishes from many of the local restaurants, enjoy live entertainment, beer stations, a corn hole tournament, a car show, and fun activities for the kids.  For more information call (843) 855-0527 or visit https://www.myrtlebeachboardwalk.com/copy-of-home.

    October 7 –  “Rise Out of the Dark: Danny Gokey & Mandisa” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in Charleston.  Fill your evening with spiritual music that will lighten your heart and inspire you!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/rise-out-of-the-dark-tour.

    October 7 –  Conway Fall Festival in downtown Conway.  Enjoy a day filled with live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, a car show, and more!  For more information call (843) 488-1950 or visit http://www.conwayparksandrecreation.com/fallfestival.html.

    October 7 –  Race for Freedom at Wannamaker Park in North Charleston.  This is a 5K run/walk and participants are encouraged to dress in their favorite superhero costume, all to raise awareness of and prevent human sex trafficking! For more information call (843) 879-3924 or visit http://doorstofreedom.com/raceforfreedom/.

    October 7 –  Burger, Bacon & BBQ at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.  This event will give you the opportunity to taste foods from some of the best Lowcountry chefs and enjoy some of the best dishes from local restaurants, sample a variety of craft beers, enjoying live music on two stages, and fun activities for the kids.  For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit https://www.islandreccenter.org/community-events/burgers-brew-festival.

    October 7 –  Goose Creek Fall Festival at the Goose Creek Municipal Center in Goose Creek.  Enjoy a day filled with live entertainment, lots of kids activities to include pony rides, arts and craft vendors to visit, as well as food and drink vendors. For more information call (843) 569-4242 or visit https://www.cityofgoosecreek.com/event/goose-creek-fall-festival.

    October 7 –  Isle of Palms Connector Run starting on Palm Boulevard on the Isle of Palms.  This is a 10K run and a 5K run/walk to raise awareness of and work toward the prevention and healing of child abuse.  For more information call (843) 886-4294 or visit http://ioprun.com/.

    October 7 –  Hike for Mike at the Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel.  In honor of Michael Lonon who lost his life to cancer, this 3.5 mile easy hike is to encourage a love of the outdoors, as well as raise awareness and funds for kids impacted by the loss of a parent to cancer.  For more information visit https://www.thelononfoundation.org/hikeformike.

    October 7 –  Live Oak Art and Music Fest at the Horry County Court House in Conway.  You’ll have a chance to search the Artisan Market for those early holiday purchases, purchase fresh produce from the farmers market, allow the kids to create some art of their own, and enjoy great live entertainment!  For more information call (843) 248-3558 or visit http://www.createconway.org/live_oak_art_music_fest.

    October 7 –  Moonlight Canoe Float at Cheraw State Park in Cheraw.  There’s nothing quite like canoeing on open water under the moon!  For more information call (843) 537-9656 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003872.

    October 7 –  Saint James Church Fall Bazaar at the Saint James Church Ministry Center in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy a silent auction and themed baskets, as well as toys, clothing, household goods, antiques, furniture, gardening equipment, plants, and so much more!  For more information call (843) 901-9484.

    October 7 – 8 –  Festa Italiana at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach.  If you love authentic Italian foods and beverages, you will certainly enjoy the tremendous Italian foods you’ll find at this event, as well as enjoying the live entertainment, arts and crafts, an Italian themed gift boutique, a spaghetti & pizza eating contest, and much more!  For more information call (843) 333-7523 or visit http://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/event/festa-italiana/13971/.

    October 7 – 8 –  Harvest Home Weekend Festival at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet.  This is a fun family event that includes hayrides, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, entertainment and food, activities for the kids, and more!  For more information call (843) 235-6000 or visit http://www.brookgreen.org/HarvestHome.html.

    October 8 –  HALOS Oyster Roast at Harborside East in Mount Pleasant.  Enjoy live entertainment, great food, and good fellowship while learning about the challenges of kinship care!  For more information call (843) 990-9570 or visit http://charlestonhalos.org/story/oyster-roast/.

    October 9 –  Makin’ Strokes  in the Oaks at the Legend Oaks Golf Club in Summerville.  Enjoy a beautiful fall day of golfing while benefiting the American Cancer Society.  For more information call (800) 227-2345 or visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/Golf/MSABCCY17SA?pg=entry&fr_id=84921.

    October 10 –  “An Evening with Robert Cray” at the Charleston Music Hall in downtown Charleston.  This amazing musician started out playing soul and was later identified as the first African American male since Jimi Hendrix to become famous in the rock music scene, with this concert providing a variety of new and old material.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1517749-evening-robert-cray-charleston/.

    October 10 – 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.

     

    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 –  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, 20 – 22, & 27 – 30 –  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 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.

     

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