Guide to Fall Festivals in Charleston


There are plenty of fun Halloween and Fall festivals in Charleston that the entire family can enjoy this year! Check out our list of events and let us know in the comments below if we missed one of your favorites!

And don’t forget to check out some of our other guides:

*Please check back regularly for updated event information! Please note – while we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them.

Summerville Sweet Tea Festival

Hutchinson Square/Downtown Summerville

The Sweet Tea Festival is a celebration of the birthplace of sweet tea, right here in Summerville SC. Historic Downtown is transformed into a massive open house/street fair with different food trucks, artisanal vendors, and entertainment.

September 23rd, 2 pm – 7 pm

2nd Annual Apple Festival

Jedburg Junction, 850 E. Butternut Rd., Summerville, 29483

Expect fantastic live music and performances, picturesque photo opportunities, a petting zoo, local farm fresh goods and so much more. The Apple Barn is the heart of this wonderful weekend. Expect jellies, jams, ciders, butters, baked goods, fall foliage, and more inside The Apple Barn. Food trucks and local businesses will be out with their fall best.

September 30th & October 1st, 10am – 4pm

Fall Family Festival

St. Theresa The Little Flower Catholic Church, 11001 Dorchester Rd., Summerville, 29485

A fun, family day! There will be games, a silent auction, a white elephant sale, food trucks, live entertainment, and many local vendors. There will be something for everyone!

September 30th, 9:30 am – 4 pm

Carnival Eats Foodtruck Festival

The Lowcountry Foodtruck Festival presents Carnival Eats Foodtruck Festival on September 30 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and October 1ˢᵗ from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy creative carnival-style food from local Lowcountry food trucks. There will be a fun zone for kids of all ages to enjoy. They were also the musical talent from local artists and DJs.

September 30 – October 1, 12 pm – 4 pm

Goose Creek Fall Festival

Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center, 519 N Goose Creek Blvd, Goose Creek, SC 29445

This free event features live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, a kids’ play area, food vendors, safety demonstrations, and more.

October 7th, 10 am – 1 pm

Edisto Beach Fall Festival & Turtle Auction

Live music will be provided in the dirt parking lot between Jungle Rd. Plaza and Food Lion/McConkeys. Feel free to bring chairs and blankets to sit. Turtles will be scattered throughout for viewing prior to the auction. Turtle Tide Art Project Auction: We will auction off all 10 turtles scattered around the island. Proceeds will go to benefit each turtle’s designated non-profit. Read more about the Turtle Tide Art Project HERE.

October 7th, 11 am – 4 pm 

Summerville Italian Feast

Hutchinson Square, Historic downtown Summerville

Experience authentic Italian cuisine in Hutchinson Square, the heart of downtown Summerville, as well as food of all types from the Lowcountry to tempt every taste bud. Sample as you like and also enjoy Italian wine and beer. Enjoy the entertainment of local artists celebrating Italian Culture and Heritage throughout the day.

October 8th, 11 am – 6 pm

Latin American Festival

North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston, SC 29406

The annual Latin American Festival brings people together to celebrate Charleston’s vibrant Latin and Caribbean cultures through non-stop merengue, reggaeton, bachata and salsa music; folkloric artwork and crafts; and authentic Latin American and Caribbean staples – from flavorful empanadas to tasty arroz con pollo.

October 8th, 12 pm – 5 pm

Oktoberfest Charleston

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 405 King St., Charleston

With great excitement, we present to you an extraordinary event filled with live music, authentic German cuisine, a lively biergarten featuring local craft beers, a German bakery, a spirited Kinderzone, German Chorales & Hymns, visits by local leaders,  and even an appearance by the legendary German reformer, Martin Luther!

October 14th, 11 am – 7 pm (rain date October 21st)


Hutchinson Square, Summerville

This is a family-friendly event with games, music, food, and beer. Located in Hutchinson Square, Summerville, South Carolina. Admission is FREE, and Food and beverages are available for purchase.

October 14th, 12 pm – 6 pm

Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival

Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park West Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Old and new traditions delight at the Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival presented by Publix! Families will enjoy carnival rides, inflatable slides, live entertainment, pony rides, games, and many other activities!  Admission and all activities are free. Free parking is available at Cario Middle School and Charles Pinckney/Laurel Hill as well as Kids Teeth – shuttles run all day or simply use the school’s cut-through for a nice short walk!

October 15th, 12 pm – 5 pm

Beauti-Fall Festival

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Join us from 10:30 am-2 pm on Saturday, October 21, and celebrate at our Beauti-Fall Festival with us! We’ll have pumpkin and gourd painting for the whole family, games, autumn-inspired café specials and treats, music from Uncle Gary’s Band, and s’mores firepits, all included with garden admission!

October 21st, 10:30 am – 2 pm

Run like the Devil Fall Festival & 5k Run

3883 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

Race info: Register by October 6th to secure your t-shirt! Registrations after the 6th will be subject to availability. There will be a $10 parking fee per vehicle.

Festival info: There is no entrance fee to attend the CCS Fall Festival (only to register for the 5K or Fun Run) so feel free to come out and enjoy all of the outdoor fun – the farmer’s market, games for the children, local makers, food for purchase from local food trucks, live music, and MORE! There will be a $10 parking fee per vehicle. Please bring cash.

October 21st, 9 am – 2 pm

North Charleston Harvest Festival

Olde Village- Park Circle, 4820 Jenkins Ave. North Charleston, SC 29405

Fall fun for all ages! Enjoy kid’s activities including games, crafts, rides, and inflatables; an artist market featuring local makers; a pop-up petting zoo with Crosswind Farms; trick-or-treating on the street with free treat bags for kids 12 & under (4:00-6:00 pm while supplies last); costume contests with categories for youth, groups, and pets (start at 6:00 pm); and live music by New Ghost Town.

October 21, 4 pm – 7 pm

Scarecrows on the Square

Hutchinson Square., Summerville, SC 29483

Scarecrows, decorated by local businesses and groups, will be on display during this annual event brought to you by the Junior Service League of Summerville.

October 22nd through November 5th

Moncks Corner 11th Annual Halloween Festival

Downtown Moncks Corner Main Street to Railroad Avenue.

The Town of Moncks Corner will be hosting the 12th Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat Festival. It’s FREE spooky fun for all ages!

October 25th, 5:30 pm – 8 pm

IOP Halloween Carnival

Isle of Palms Recreation Center, 24 28th Ave,, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Halloween Costume Golf Cart Parade, Drive through Haunted House, Inflatables, Food Vendors, and Trick or Treat bags for all the Boys and Girls.

October 27th, 4 pm – 6 pm


Hutchinson Square, 102 South Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483

All are invited to dress up in their best costumes and meet in Town Square for an evening of fall family fun!  Ghostwalk features 3 guided tour options – G, PG, & PG-13 to ensure a spooky time for guests of all ages. In addition to the walking tours, the event will feature entertainment, games, hayrides, and food trucks.

October 28th, 6 pm – 9 pm

Trick, Treat, and Trail Family Fun Run, Walk, & Stroll

Get ready to be treated during our first annual spooktacular family fun run/walk! The event begins with a 5K fun run/walk and stroll, where participants should be on the lookout for friendly ghosts and goblins along the way. Then stick around for a Boo Fest full of ghoulish entertainment, a costume contest, face painting, mind-bending nature and science fun, and carnivalesque drinks and refreshments.

October 28th, 10 am – 2 pm

Mount Pleasant Towne Centre Fall Festival

Live music, pet costume contest, fun stilt walkers, bubble therapy play area and pedal-powered spin art, face painting, fairy hair, caricatures, balloon animals, glitter tattoos, plus a bounce house and arts & crafts. There will also be trick or treating for the kids, local marketplace, cocktails, food, and more!

October 28th, 12 pm – 3 pm

Charleston Literary Festival

Books, ideas, and conversations!

November 3rd – November 12th

Harvest Festival

Johns Island County Park,  2662 Mullet Hall Road, Johns Island, SC 29455

Come on out to Johns Island County Park for foot-stompin’ live music from local bluegrass bands, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, archery, and more. Feast on Southern delights like finger-lickin’ Carolina barbeque, kettle corn, and all of your favorite festival foods! Once you’ve eaten your fill, head on over to the crafters market for some great holiday shopping!

November 4th, 11 am – 5 pm

Donut Fest Charleston

Love Donuts? Who doesn’t? Enjoy beer? Us too — so join us for the sweetest event in your town! Donut Fest curates our favorite donuts and guests can simply enjoy a fun-filled day while sampling donuts, enjoying beer, coffee, and more with a fun-filled tasty event! We need your help to name your city’s Favorite Donut too. We have a limited number of tickets available with early bird promotion pricing. Ticket prices will increase closer to the event.

November 18th, 12 pm – 3 pm


  1. Hello, I’m reaching out from Pumpkin Junction and hoping we can update the dates? We are also the 23 and 30 and this weekend is Star Wars themed the 23rd.


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