Fall is here, Charleston. While you’re enjoying the cooler nights and gorgeous autumn colors, don’t miss out on all of the exciting events that are happening right here in the Lowcountry this fall. Now is the perfect time to gather together with family and friends and celebrate the harvest of opportunities that this season brings.
Here are some of the must-do fall events in Charleston we’ve marked on our calendars.
Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, & Fright Nights
The annual Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Fright Nights are back once again with Halloween attractions that shouldn’t be missed. During the day, spend time with loved ones picking out pumpkins to carve or set up around your house as decor. Next, book your ticket to wander through the 8-mile corn maze, which is one of the largest in the Southeast. If you don’t mind being spooked, join in the fun after dark at Fright Nights, which includes three separate concepts: the terrifying “Lodge at Willow Ridge,” the chilling circus of “Freaks, World of Oddities,” and “Sinister Cinema’s Haunted Hayride.” Boone Hall Fright Nights opens on September 24th and runs through the month of October. Buy your tickets online now because they are sure to sell out!
The Fall Tours: Home, History & Architecture
Want to learn and see more of our historic city? The Preservation Society of Charleston is hosting “The Fall Tours: Home, History and Architecture” in its 46th year. From October 5th through the 29th, you can celebrate the beauty of fall in the Holy City by visiting some of the most breathtaking and famous homes in Charleston on these self-paced tours. The “Piazza and Garden Tours” will take you through 4 to 6 stunning properties in the Historic District. The “Insider Architecture Tours” are led by notable experts in the field and will treat you to nuanced architectural details and interior design insight.
Did you know that Charleston has its own Oktoberfest? Hosted by St. Matthew’s Church on Saturday, October 8th, this family-friendly event will feature craft beers from local Charleston breweries and plenty of delicious German cuisine to eat. If you’re so inclined, you can dress in your finest lederhosen or dirndl to dance the day away to the authentic music of the Hans Schmidt German band. In addition, Oktoberfest is proud to donate 100% of all proceeds to service and charity efforts in our community. Prost!
Charleston Mimosa Festival
For those who love to brunch, head over to the Charleston Mimosa Festival this October 15th. Hosted by the Charleston Wine Festivals, this unique event will be held in the Johnson Hagood Stadium at the Citadel from 1-5 pm. Featuring live music and a DJ, plus fresh mimosas, wine, and beer, there is no better way to spend a beautiful Charleston afternoon.
Stevie Nicks in Concert
The one and only Stevie Nicks, legendary rock and roll hall of famer, is coming to the Credit One Stadium on Daniel Island on October 19th. Best known as the unforgettable lead voice of Fleetwood Mac, with chart-topping songs like “Landslide” and “Dreams,” you won’t want to
miss Stevie live in concert when she performs for the Lowcountry. Joining this Grammy Award-winning artist will be special guest Vanessa Carlton, whose debut album “Be Not Anybody” went Platinum.
Visit Charleston, South Carolina this Fall
Our hometown of Charleston is the perfect place to visit year-round, but it’s especially beautiful in the fall when the heat breaks and everyone starts getting excited about the upcoming holiday season. No matter what type of events you’re into, there are plenty of fun fall events in Charleston this year that will give you a taste of the Lowcountry in this special season. Be sure to take home some of that autumnal spirit with festive fall home decor!
Shop the Look
Every lounge space needs a cozy throw and Pezzo is happy to oblige. Made in Portugal from soft brushed cotton with a fun fringe trim, it works in both modern and traditional spaces.
Laurel Wooden Bowl
Natural wood is the best accent for a fresh and clean aesthetic. The Laurel Wooden Bowl puts the elements of organic beauty on display with its raw wood grain and unfinished texture.
Lastra Square Baker
The rustic yet chic shapes of Vietri’s Lastra Italian plates were inspired by the overlapping wooden mold that was used for centuries to form Parmesan and other cheeses throughout Italy.