Weekend Round-up: Dogs on boards 

The best events in Charleston Nov. 2-4

The post-Halloween blues are sure to have set in by now. We've got a weekend round-up chock full of festivals to distract you.

Friday. Head to the Coastal Carolina Fair for rides, music and entertainment all weekend. Not feeling the funnel cakes? 82 Queen is hosting the Dog Days Downtown Kick-Off Party to raise money for Toby's Fund, which covers medical expenses for shelter dogs. Tonight is also Pet Helper's Fur Ball, the annual gala featuring a dinner and silent auction.

You could join the park rangers at Congaree National Park for the Campfire Chronicles. Visitors will be guided on history walk and enjoy a campfire with marshmallows.

Laugh yourself silly at the last of the Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competition Preliminary Rounds. There's also a free Meira Belly Dance Fall Showcase at the College of Charleston, too.

Saturday. The SUPer Scary SUP Race had to change dates due to Sandy, so they're holding it today. Bring your dogs, 'cause there's a category for them, too. Check out the Art on Paper Fair, where Charleston's fine art dealers showcase prints, pastels, photographs and more. More art can be found at the Greater Charleston Fine Art Festival.

Try your hand at the Cornhole Tournament at Southside 17. The winner gets a cash prize.

For a fun family day, head to Park Day to celebrate the opening of Daniel Island's newest park with a food truck rodeo, beer garden and wine tasting area as well as loads of kids' activities. Or head the opposite direction for the Johns Island Harvest Festival, which  has a barbecue cook-off, crafter's market, hayrides, and bluegrass music.

Check out King Street's newest shoe store, Sneaker, opening Saturday with a super-secret launch party. Seriously, we don't know what will go down.

Learn about the planets and galaxies you'll be able to see this fall at the Lowcountry Stargazers event. Or, get tips on how to photograph your own holiday cards.

Sunday. if you didn't get your fill of SUP races yesterday, compete in the Golden Nugget SUP Paddle 'n Party, presented by Half Moon Outfitters and benefiting the Mt. Pleasant Land Conservancy. Afterwards, the Party on the Creek will feature local brews and appetizers.

Feeling bookish? Visit the Jewish Bookfest for book signings and meet-and-greets with authors. Or bring the kids to the Charleston County Public Library's free storytelling event, Songspinner.

Get your fill at Pearlz's all you can eat oyster roast.

Fledgling ornithologists can join the Bird Watching Expedition.


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