October is a fun time of year in the Lowcountry. The temperature drops just a tad and fall and Halloween festivals are in full force. There are fun family events all throughout the month. Check out some of my favorites here:
Start off October with MUSC’s Charleston Oktoberfest! Make plans to attend Charleston Oktoberfest at MUSC Health Stadium on Sunday, October 1st from noon to 5 pm. We are coming back strong for an annual tradition in Charleston, Oktoberfest will feature a wide variety of seasonal beers, live German music, German dancers, great food from several local vendors, a kids zone, and more!
You definitely don’t want to miss the highlight of the day: the traditional Bavarian Games. During the games, adults will team up and compete for the title of Oktoberfest Champions.
For more information, check their facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/107268489973578/
Charleston Farmers Market – Running every Saturday in October Downtown Charleston in Marion Square. Find more details here.
Ready to be spooked? Boone Hall Fright Nights is back open! This event is sure to make for a hair-raising experience with 4 spooktacular events in one! This one may not be suitable for young kiddos. For more information check out: https://boonehallfrightnights.com/
Boone hall also features a pumpkin patch and corn maze during the day in October for a ffamily-friendlyfall outing. Check out their website at: http://boonehallpumpkinpatch.com/ for more details.
For those wanting to tour the beautiful historic homes in Charleston, October is your month! It’s time for the 41st Annual Fall Tour of Homes, History, & Architecture. This event is running October 5th – 29th. For information visit: https://www.preservationsociety.org/falltours/
Head out for a Sunday-Funday on King Street October 8th for Second Sunday on King! Enjoy vendors, music and a car free – King Street. Check the website for more details of the day and a free parking voucher!
Enjoy wine, live music, and food trucks during Wine Down Wednesdays at Olde Town Creek County Park, October 11th and the 25th from 5-7pm. For tickets and more information, visit: http://ccprc.com/1724/Wine-Down-Wednesday
Let it go and head to Disney Frozen on Ice at the North Charleston Coliseum October 11th – 15th! For more details on the show, check out their website here: https://www.disneyonice.com/frozen?h=1
Paws on the Patio is happening on October 12th to benefit The Charleston Animal Society. This event is a fun happy hour that includes your four legged friends! For more details of the event, check the Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre website.
Lace up those sneakers for the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon & 5K happening on October 14th at 8:30am at Johns Island County Park. Check their website for additional information and to register for the event.
This one is for the kiddos! The 30th Annual Children’s Day Festival presented by Publix is happening on October 15th. Families will enjoy carnival rides, enormous inflatable slides, live entertainment, wall climbing, face painting and many other activities! Admission and all activities are free. Free parking is available at Cario Middle School and Charles Pinckney/Laurel Hill – shuttles run all day or simply use the cut-through and enjoy a nice short walk! Food concessions are offered by East Cooper schools for fundraising.
Check out their Facebook event for more details.
Break out your 1920’s gear for The second annual East Cooper Speakeasy -Prohibition for a Cause hosted by the East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Club will be held Saturday, October 21st. The event will be held from 7-11 p.m. at the Sweetgrass Event Center located at 2125 Hwy. 17 North in Mount Pleasant. Proceeds from the event will benefit East Cooper Community Outreach, My Sister’s House, and Rotary Charities that include Polio Plus, Happy Feet, and Toys For Tots. For ticket information, visit their event page here.
For a complete list of trick or treating events for the kiddos, head over to Charleston Mom’s blog for the 2017 Guide to Trick or Treating in Charleston.
For a full list of events in Charleston, head over to charlestoncvb.com.
Posted on September 30, 2017 at 12:06 pm by Karla Leahy