Guide to Fall Festivals in Charleston

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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 17th, 2pm – 8pm


Carnes Crossroads Fall Festival

513 Wodin Pl, Summerville, SC 29486

Join us for our Fall Festival on September 23rd from 4p – 8p! We will have a balloon artist, face painter, photo backdrop, games, live music 6 – 8:30 PM… and more!

September 23rd, 4 pm – 8 pm


2nd Annual Apple Festival

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

Celebrate the beginning of fall with us. Large variety of types of apples will be available. Music, Food, Desserts, Beverages, Local Businesses, family friendly activities and so much more.

September 24th, 10am – 4pm & September 25th, 11am – 5pm


Goose Creek Fall Festival

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

The 2022 Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, October 1. Rain date: October 8. We are looking forward to a great event in 2022. Free parking and admission. Bring canned goods in benefit for Helping Hands of Goose Creek and receive 2 raffle tickets for a chance to win some amazing prize packs. Prizes awarded throughout the event.

October 8, 10am – 3pm


Pumpkin Junction Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

Jedburg Junction,  850 E Butternut Rd, Summerville, 29483

Your new family fall tradition is here at Jedburg Junction. Food, Live music, pumpkins, and themed fun for everyone. Stay tuned for more, but plan to spend your weekends at The Junction.

October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th 9 am – 3 pm


Oktoberfest Charleston

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

Beer, wine, German polka music, great food, children’s games, face painting, and more!

October 8th, 11:30 am – 7 pm (rain date October 15)


Summerville Italian Festival

Hutchinson Square, Historic downtown Summerville

Experience authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of downtown Summerville. Along with tasty food to sample, there will also be a variety of imported and local wines to try. Admission is free!

October 9th, 11am – 6pm


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; traditional dance; folkloric artwork and crafts; and authentic Latin American and Caribbean staples – from flavorful empanadas to tasty arroz con pollo.

October 9th, 12pm – 6pm


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 14th through October 29th


Hanahan Fall Festival

Hanahan Amphitheater

Join us as we usher in the fall at the beautiful Hanahan Amphitheater! We will have a pumpkin patch, arts and craft vendors, carnival games and jump castles, a petting zoo as well as beer and food trucks!

October 15th from 3 pm-7 pm


Ghostwalk

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

Listen to ghost stories, take part in festival games, and enjoy delicious food, all while wearing your favorite costume. Hutchinson Square will be surrounded by scarecrow displays created by local businesses and groups, and guests can vote for their favorites! All proceeds benefit Dorchester School Districts 2 and 4.

October 15th, 6pm – 9pm


2nd Annual Boo Bash at Nexton Square

Nexton Square, Summerville, SC

Join us for a night of free spooky family fun! Live DJ, Halloween-themed games, face painting, trunk or treating, and more, all here in the center of Nexton Square! Costume Contests will begin at 6 p.m. sharp and will be sorted by age group upon arrival, including family-themed costumes. The night kicks off at 4 p.m. and will end at 8 p.m. so don’t miss out on all the fun!

October 15th, 4pm – 8pm


Edisto Beach Fall Festival & Turtle Auction

Jungle Road – in front of Palmetto Plaza

Street fair/ Fall Festival features arts and crafts, food, and business/non-profit sponsored tables. 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.

October 15th, 11 am – 4 pm 


Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival

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

Come out and enjoy the Annual Children’s Day Festival, featuring carnival games and rides, live entertainment, face painting, and much more! Admission and all activities are free!

October 16, 12 pm – 5 pm


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!

October 22nd, 9:30 am – 4 pm


Run like the Devil Fall Festival & 5k Run

3883 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy, Johns Island, SC 29455

Registration is open now! We are looking forward to another awesome event at the beautiful Kiawah River. Join in the Sun Devil fun by participating in the annual 5k or Fun Run or come on out to participate in the fall festival filled with games galore.

October 22nd, 9 am – 2 pm


Goose Creek Halloween Carnival

Goose Creek Community Center, 519A North Goose Creek Blvd, Goose Creek, SC 29445

Join us in the Goose Creek Community Center gym for an evening full of carnival games, candy & prizes, a cupcake walk, Halloween crafts, & a costume contest at 6 pm! Age groups for the contest are 0-3, 4-7, & 8-12. The event is free.

October 22nd, 5 pm – 7 pm


Harvest Festival

East Montague Ave., North Charleston

It’s FREE fall fun for the whole family! Enjoy live music, costume contests (youth, group, and pet categories), trick-or-treating (free treat bags!), an artist market, kid’s zone, pop-up pumpkin patch, lots of photo-ops & MUCH MORE!

October 22nd, 4 pm – 7 pm


4th Annual Fall Festival

Holy City Brewing, North Charleston, SC

We’ll have all the usual festivities: activities and games for all ages, a locally-curated silent auction, a make-your-own caramel apple station courtesy of Grow Food Carolina, and of course, plenty of tiny bike shenanigans.

October 23rd, 11 am – 3 pm


Moncks Corner 11th Annual Halloween Festival

Main Street & Railroad Avenue, Moncks Corner, SC 29461

Costume contest, haunted house, games, and more! The costume Contest will be held at Unity Park Stage*

October 26th, 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 29th, 11 am – 2 pm


Charleston Literary Festival

This year’s Charleston Literary Festival will be held from November 4th to 13th. There will be around 24 events altogether, a mixture of in-person and virtual sessions, on topics ranging from history, civil rights, feminism, science, biography, classical, and contemporary fiction, and more.

November 4th – November 13th


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 for holiday shopping!

November 5th, 11 am – 5 pm


Oktoberfest

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.

November 5, 12pm – 6pm


8 COMMENTS

  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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