Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall South Carolina Festivals in 2015

Celebrate fall at one of the fabulous seafood and music festivals in SC.  Shrimp, oysters and blue crab await as each has a festival dedicated to it.  And jazz, blues and bluegrass can all be heard during the month among other enthusiasts at a music festival.  So move past Oktoberfest in South Carolina. We currently have dates for ten things to do in SC in the autumn but we are tracking another 10+ events and will update their information when we have found them. If you know of any other opportunities for fall fun near Charleston, Columbia or Greenville, please let us know!

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September 2015:

Aiken’s Makin’ – Aiken, SC – September 11-12, 2015
39th annual event. A 2 day arts & crafts show.

Taste of Charleston – Sept 26-28, 2015
Iron chef competition, Sweet & Southern on Charleston Harbor, and Taste of Charleston. Taste of Charleston will be the 35th anniversary event at the Historic Boone Hall Plantation. Fifty restaurants serve samples. Beer tasting tent and live music as well.

South Carolina Tobacco Festival – Lake City, SC – Sept 17-20, 2015
South Atlantic Shrine Association – Myrtle Beach, SC – Sept 16-19, 2015
Crady’s Mac ‘n Cheese Bake-Off – Conway, SC – Sept 19, 2015

Soul Food Festival – Charleston, SC – September 26, 2015
A travelling music and food festival that attracts about 10,000 visitors per city. Internationally recognized artists. Ticket price depends on location. Options include early bird tickets, general admission, preferred viewing and VIP seating. Brought to you by the Kinfolks Foundation.

October 2015:

Beaufort Shrimp Festival – Beaufort, SC – October 2-3, 2015
Free admission. Food and drink tickets are $1 each. Items cost between 2 and 7 tickets each. Arts & crafts market. Live musical entertainment, restaurant competition with best shrimp dish, shrimp race, run/walk and more.

Congaree Bluegrass Festival – Cayce, SC – October 3, 2015

Pendleton Fall Harvest Festival – Pendleton, SC – October 24, 2015
This historic Pendleton South Carolina festival will be held on Saturday from 10 until 5. It will feature great food, wonderful entertainment, talented crafters, and old fashioned games for the kids. When you arrive in Pendleton, you will be greeted by the over 100 Scarecrows who are participating in the annual Scarecrow Contest.

Fall for Greenville – Greenville, SC – October 9-11, 2015
Six stages of live entertainment and food from 40 restaurants along 8 blocks of Main Street.

Balloons Over Anderson – Anderson, SC – October 9-11, 2015

South Carolina State Fair – Columbia, SC – October 14-25, 2015
Equine events, Heritage Village, crafting shows, prince & princess pageant, fair food, entertainment and more

Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival – Bluffton, SC – October 11-18, 2015
Where Fine Art & the Bounty of the Sea Come Together. 11th annual event. A week of activities featuring Southern hospitality, culture, seafood, local cuisine and art. Streetfest has juried fine art show, food, music and live entertainment.

Clio Cotton Festival – Clio, South Carolina – October 3, 2015
Gopher Hill Festival – Ridgeland, SC – October 1-3, 2015

Little River Shrimp Fest – Little River, SC – October 10-11, 2015.  Join about 22,000 visitors for a shrimp cook out, kids activities, over 150 vendors, arts and crafts, fresh local seafood, and entertainment.  Held at the Little River Waterfront, 4460 Mineola Ave., Little River, SC.

Ridge Spring Harvest Festival – Ridge Spring, SC – Oct 24, 2015
Habersham Harvest Festival – Beaufort, SC – October 24, 2015.  A hometown festival for all ages.

South Carolina Pride Festival and Parade – Columbia, SC – October 24, 2015. 

St Theresa the Little Flower Catholic Church Fall Festival – Summerville, SC – October 24, 2015
Annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10am – 4pm. This community event will be held at 11001 Dorchester Road in Summerville, SC and includes free admission and free parking. During the festival, you may enjoy ham and cheese biscuits in the morning, a car show, arts & crafts, vendors, a Christmas shop, a pet fair, a book sale, food trucks, baked goods, games for all ages, pony rides from 10am-1pm, a flight simulator, free entertainment, a silent auction, a white elephant sale and so much more.
With something for everyone, the Fall Family Festival is a great way to enjoy time with friends and family and meet others in the community. Please no pets allowed. For more information about this event, please call St. Theresa’s parish office at (843) 875-5002, visit, or like, share and join the Fall Family Festival event on St. Theresa’s facebook page.

November 2015:

SC Pecan Festival – Florence, SC – November 7, 2015
Held annually on the first Saturday in November. Hosted by the Florence Downtown Development Corporation and The City of Florence. Over 50,000 attend for the live entertainment, food & craft vendors, rides, antique tractor show, car show, competitions, 5K/10K/half marathon runs, half metric century bike ride and more.

Last Year’s Events

Yemassee Shrimp Festival – Yemassee, SC – September 11-14, 2014

Gaston Collard & BBQ Festival – Gaston, SC – October 3-4, 2014
Southern Ground Music & Food Festival – Charleston, SC – October 11-12, 2014

Charleston Wild Oyster Lightning Regatta – Charleston, SC – Oct 25-26, 2014
Hilton Head Oyster Festival – Hilton Head, SC – November 14, 2014
South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival – Darlington, SC – October 12, 2013 
Lake Carolina Wine and Food Festival – Lake Carolina, SC – October 19, 2013
Awendaw Blue Crab Festival – Awendaw, SC – October 26, 2013
Fort Mill Fall Festival – Fort Mill, SC
Windy Hill Apple Festival – York, SC – Last Year’s Date: October 20, 2012
Carolina Downhome Blues Festival – Camden, SC – Last Year’s Dates: October 4-6, 2012
South Carolina Jazz Festival – Cheraw, SC – Last Year’s Dates: October 19-21, 2012
Lee County Cotton Festival, Bishopville, SC
Carolina Downhome Blues Festival – Camden, SC

Find other fun things to do in South Carolina in October:

Oktoberfest in South Carolina
South Carolina Corn Mazes
South Carolina Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in South Carolina
South Carolina Pumpkin Patches


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