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

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 18


1st Annual Apple Festival 

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

Who’s ready to have the greatest time the start off the fall season? There will be games, hayrides, food, farm-fresh produce, all kinds of apples, Apple of My Eye Talent Show, music and so much more.

September 25, 9 am – 3 pm


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!

September 26, 11 am – 6 pm


MOJA Arts Festival

Due to continuing safety concerns about COVID-19, the 2021 MOJA Arts Festival will not incorporate its traditional platform of large-scale free public events and ticketed performances by national and international artists. A series of MOJA events scaled to mirror current CDC guidelines for safe public assembly in both outdoor venues and indoor facilities are anticipated for this autumn, along with public art initiatives, pop-up art exhibitions, and new programs intended to interrogate and rearticulate key concepts of identity, heritage, and community.

September 30 – October 10


Goose Creek Fall Festival

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

The 2021 Fall Festival will take place on Saturday, October 2. Rain date: October 9. We are looking forward to a great event in 2021. 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 will be awarded throughout the event.

October 2, 10 am – 3 pm


Pumpkin Junction Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch

Jedburg Junction,  850 E Butternut Rd, Summerville, 29483

Pumpkins galore, hayrides, games, food trucks, talent shows, costume contests, and live music!

October 2, 9 am – 3 pm


Flowertown Festival

Downtown Summerville

The Flowertown Festival is the Y’s premiere fundraiser founded in 1972 to support health and wellness programs at the Y. On this three-day weekend, festival-goers transcend this gracious Southern town to take in the flowers and hospitality and attend one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast.

October 8 – 10


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 9, 12 pm – 6 pm (rain date October 16)


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 10, 12 pm – 6 pm


Scarecrows on the Square

Short Central Ave., 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 15 through October 30. 


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 the JSL of Summerville School Supply Fund for Dorchester School Districts 2 and 4.

October 16, 6 – 9 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 17, 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 23, 8:30 am – 4 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 23, 5 – 7 pm


Summers Corner Farmers Market Fall Festival

1609 Beech Hill Rd, Summerville, 29485

Join us in The Commons for all things pumpkin, scarecrow, and fall festival-related!

October 24, 12 pm – 4 pm


Lowcountry Halloween Fest

Citadel Mall, 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston

A fun and safe indoor trick-or-treating experience with dozens of family-friendly local businesses handing out candy. Enjoy free face painting, balloon animals, fun activity zones, and a petting zoo (even a llama!). Several special guests will also be making an appearance.

October 24, 12 pm – 6 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 30, 4 pm


Charleston Literary Festival

This year’s Charleston Literary Festival, which will be held from November 5th to 14th. 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 5 – November 14


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 korn, 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 6, 11 am – 5 pm


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