Fall into fall with these 10+ autumnal festivals 

It's harvest time, y'all

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  • Brookgreen Gardens
While October is the month for spookiness, it's also the beginning of decorative gourd season. You know it, you love it, hello fall. Here's where to celebrate this season's harvest festivals:

Make the drive up Hwy. 17 to Brookgreen Gardens for their Harvest Home Weekend Festival, Sat. Oct. 5 and Sun. Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Snag pumpkins from a big pumpkin patch; help build an "over-the-top" scarecrow in a special contest; and enjoy hayrides; live entertainment, food, and more.

The Goose Creek Fall Festival will kick things off on Oct. 5 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. This annual event features local entertainment, arts & crafts, exhibitors, food vendors, and tons of fun activities for the kids. Parking and admission are free.

There is no seasonal restriction on drinking wine and Charleston Wine Festivals will be hosting their Fall Wine Festival on Sat. Oct. 12 from 1-5 p.m. at the Cruise Passenger Terminal downtown. Tickets are $50 per person when purchased in advance and $60 on the day of the event. The ticket includes 50+ wines, mimosas, beer, and live music with food available for purchase. 

On Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., head to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for the 12th annual Autumn on the Ashley, arts and crafts fair. Shop goods like wood carvings, paintings, textiles, photography, and more. Be sure to take some time with the autumn plant sale, too, which includes your favorite seasonal blooms and buds.

click to enlarge Get your Halloween on early at this family-friendly event - CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON
  • City of North Charleston
  • Get your Halloween on early at this family-friendly event

On Sat. Oct. 19 North Charleston hosts the seventh annual Harvest Festival in Park Circle, featuring live musical performances, an artist market, costume contests, trick-or-treating, and more, from 4-7 p.m.

Come one, come all to the most kid-friendly fall festival of them all. The Charleston County Public Library will host the Dart Fall Festival at the John L. Dart Library on King Street from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 23. The festivities include games, snacks, pumpkin decorating, and a halloween costume swap.

Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre is throwing their Fall Festival on Oct. 26 from 12-3 p.m. This event is family and pet-friendly with a pet costume contest to benefit Charleston Animal Society, live music, photo booth, arts and crafts, and more. Refreshing cocktails, beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase as well. The event is free to the public.

On Nov. 2, head to James Island for the James Island Harvest Festival at the Town Market from 6-9 p.m. The evening will include food trucks, sweet treats, vendors, bouncy castle, vendor workshops, free film on the big screen outside at dusk, fall fun, and much more.

Johns Island County Park will be hosting their Harvest Festival on Sat. Nov. 2 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The event includes live music from five local bluegrass bands, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, archery, tasty southern bites like Carolina barbecue, and more. Tickets are $8/person and the event is free for kids 12 and under.

On Sun. Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. Second Chance Bikes and Tradesman Brewing Co. host a fall festival at Tradesman, featuring family-friendly events like DIY caramel apples, bicycle games, and a silent auction. Enjoy live music from Noah Grove Music and Returning to Sound.

The Woodlands Fall Music & Arts Festival will be held at the Charleston Woodlands on Nov. 7-Nov. 9 for a weekend of live music in the beautiful 6,000-acre natural reserve. Hosted by Friends with Benefits Productions and Umphry's McGee, the line-up is stacked with bands such as CHERUB, Big Something, CBDB, and more. Tickets start at $99, and more information can be found here

Wild Dunes Resort will be hosting their Harvest Hangout on Wed. Nov 27 for a night of tasty southern food, bingo, games, and a family-friendly move around the campfire. Tickets start at $40/adult and $15/children. 


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