October

Beaufort
Beaufort Shrimp Festival
Celebration of Beaufort’s shrimping industry includes: shrimp cuisine,
entertainment, shrimp boats, 5k run & walk, juried craft show.
Downtown water-front park. (843)986-5400
www.beaufortsc.org

Beaufort Bridge 12K Run
Downtown Beaufort, (843)441-1269

Paddlefest
Kayak and canoe race, 5K & 10K courses. Hunting Island State Park Lagoon.
(843)379-4327,  www.highergroundofthelowcountry.com

Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens
Explore elegant historic homes that are rarely open to the public.
Town and plantation tours available, performances and kitchen tours.
(843)379-3331, www.historic-beaufort.org

Bluffton
Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival
Our festival is a weekend of activities showcasing the arts, locally harvested
seafood, low country cuisine, and the rich history and hospitality found only in Bluffton.
www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com

Edisto
Art Guild Show & Sale
Trinity Episcopal Church
(843)869-3867

“Edisto and Beyond”
Annual Tour of Plantations, Churches Graveyards & Historic Sites.
Edisto Island Museum. (843)869-1954
www.edistomuseum.org

Edisto Fall Festival
(843)869-3867
www.edistochamber.com

Estill
Estill Fall Festival
(803)625-3243

Hardeeville
Catfish Festival
Family-oriented event features free outdoor entertainment, variety of arts,
crafts, food, carnival rides, games, catfish stew cook-off,
car show and evening concert. Highway 46
(843)784-2231

Hilton Head Island
Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head’s Chili Cook-Off
Benefits children’s charities & youth programs. Competition in professional
and amateur categories & Texas Style chili competition. Chili cooks from
Hilton Head, Bluffton and beyond. At historic Honey Horn Plantation.
(843)342-2076, www.hiltonheadkiwanis.com

Community Festival
Festival for the entire family featuring inflatable rides, haunted forest,
games and food galore. Honey Horn Plantation, (843)689-6767
www.coastaldiscovery.org

Jacksonboro
Annual Service at Pon Pon and Fall Plantation TourWonderful plantation tour,
featuring plantations on the upper Combahee River and an Anglican Church
service at Pon Pon Ruins. Service at 11am – Tour begins at 12 noon.
(843)549-9633, www.colletonhistoryandpreservation.com

Port Royal
Oktoberfest
Parade, food, arts, crafts, dogs, kids, fun.
Paris Ave, www.oldvillageportroyal.com

Ridgeland
Gopher Hill Festival
Main Street. Prior to the 1890, Ridgeland was known as Gopher Hill
due to the abundance of gopher tortoises inhabiting the area.
The festival, named for this endangered species, includes a parade,
arts & crafts, games, food booths and a dance. (843)726-8126
www.gopherhillfestival.org

Varnville
A Day in the Park
Community fun. (803)943-2679

Halloween in the Park
Community fun. (803)943-2679

Walterboro
Walterboro Band Classic
High school marching bands compete.
(843)538-4353
www.bandlink.org/walterboro/home.html

Halloween Carnival
Trick-or-treat with kid’s costume contest, pumpkin carving contest and vendors.
(843)538-4353

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