Pumpkins, trick-or-treats, and hayrides: Here are 7 ways celebrate fall in Charleston 

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It may not feel like fall ... but it is. And we'll be damned if this muggy weather keeps us from displaying all manner of decorative gourds, attempts at carved pumpkins, and fall foliage. For your convenience we've rounded up upcoming fall festivals in addition to some of the area's larger pumpkin patches.

If your fall-themed event or community pumpkin patch has been left out, let us know by emailing calendar@charlestoncitypaper.com.

Harvest Festival Block Party
Ain't no party like a Park Circle Party โ€” trust us, they rock. This annual party features live music, an artists market, costume contests, trick-or-treating, a pop-up pumpkin patch, and more. The event takes place on Sat. Oct. 21, is free to attend, and takes place from 4-8 p.m.

Fall Family Festival
Also taking place on Sat. Oct. 21, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. is a fall family fest at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Summerville. This free, family-friendly event features arts and crafts, a cake competition, food trucks, pony rides, a silent auction, and, yep, a Christmas Shop.

Fall Bazaar
Christ Our King-Stella Maris School hosts their 66th annual fall bazaar on Sat. Oct. 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring games, prizes, confetti eggs, face painting, jump castles, crafts, a book fair, and more.

Towne Centre Fall Festival
Head to a family and pet-friendly festival at Towne Centre on Sat. Oct. 28 from 12-3 p.m. Check out face painting, balloon animals, live music, and food from places like Dave N Dubs Hot Dogs, Spun Charleston, and King of Pops. Oh, and be sure that Fido is dressed to impress for a pet costume contest with categories like best duo, most topical, best homemade, and funniest. All proceeds from the pet registration ($10 per pup) goes to Pet Helpers.

Harvest Festival
On Nov. 4 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. you can celebrate harvest season with Johns Island County Park and Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. Listen to live bluegrass from five local bands including Blue Plantation, Yee Haw Junction, Southern Flavor Bluegrass, Marshgrass Mamas, and Boss Hawg. There will be hay rides, pumpkin decorating, archery, crafts, and more. Enjoy food like kettle korn and barbecue, along with cold beverages available for purchase. Kids under 12 are free and general tickets cost $8.

Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch
A more low key option than, well, fright nights, the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch is open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 31. Kids ages three and up cost $10 a pop. In addition to buying pumpkins by the pound, visitors to the Boone Hall patch can play in a corn maze, jump pillow, hay mountain, and giant slide tower, in addition to checking out corn hole and a goat walk and rabbit enclosure.

Legare Farms Pumpkin Patch
For $1 a person (ages two and up) you can peruse pumpkins at Legare Farms every weekend this month. In addition to pumpkin picking head to the farm for a Nature Quest, a hayride, horse rides, and duck races. There will be food concessions for sale and a free mini-maze, playground, and barnyard.

If your fall-themed event or community pumpkin patch has been left out, let us know by emailing calendar@charlestoncitypaper.com.

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