october 2015 – South Carolina Calendar of Events, Festivals





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DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
Thursday
Oct

1
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally
Motorcycles - cruises, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Friday
Oct

2
Beaufort Shrimp Festival
2-day event includes live entertainment, contests, lots of food, children's area, 5K run/walk plus Popcorn Shrimp Run
Beaufort
Festival
Friday
Oct

2
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally
Motorcycles - cruises, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Saturday
Oct

3
Beaufort Shrimp Festival
2-day event includes live entertainment, contests, lots of food, children's area, 5K run/walk plus Popcorn Shrimp Run
Beaufort
Festival
Saturday
Oct

3
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally
Motorcycles - cruises, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Sunday
Oct

4
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally
Motorcycles - cruises, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Friday
Oct

9
Fall For Greenville
3-day event includes cuisine from 40+ restaurants, five music stages, contests and Silver Spoon challenges, kids' area
Greenville
Festival
Saturday
Oct

10
Fall For Greenville
3-day event includes cuisine from 40+ restaurants, five music stages, contests and Silver Spoon challenges, kids' area
Greenville
Festival
Saturday
Oct

10
Little River ShrimpFest
2-day event includes live entertainment, kids' activities, vendors, fresh shrimp and seafood specialties
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Festival
Sunday
Oct

11
Fall For Greenville
3-day event includes cuisine from 40+ restaurants, five music stages, contests and Silver Spoon challenges, kids' area
Greenville
Festival
Sunday
Oct

11
Little River ShrimpFest
2-day event includes live entertainment, kids' activities, vendors, fresh shrimp and seafood specialties
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Festival
Wednesday
Oct

14
South Carolina State Fair
Midway rides and games, exhibits, live entertainment, food, livestock, exhibits
Columbia
Fair
Thursday
Oct

15
South Carolina State Fair
Midway rides and games, exhibits, live entertainment, food, livestock, exhibits
Columbia
Fair
Friday
Oct

16
South Carolina State Fair
Midway rides and games, exhibits, live entertainment, food, livestock, exhibits
Columbia
Fair
Saturday
Oct

17
South Carolina State Fair
Midway rides and games, exhibits, live entertainment, food, livestock, exhibits
Columbia
Fair
Sunday
Oct

18
South Carolina State Fair
Midway rides and games, exhibits, live entertainment, food, livestock, exhibits
Columbia
Fair
Monday
Oct

19
South Carolina State Fair
Midway rides and games, exhibits, live entertainment, food, livestock, exhibits
Columbia
Fair
Tuesday
Oct

20
South Carolina State Fair
Midway rides and games, exhibits, live entertainment, food, livestock, exhibits
Columbia
Fair
Wednesday
Oct

21
South Carolina State Fair
Midway rides and games, exhibits, live entertainment, food, livestock, exhibits
Columbia
Fair
Thursday
Oct

22
South Carolina State Fair
Midway rides and games, exhibits, live entertainment, food, livestock, exhibits
Columbia
Fair
Friday
Oct

23
South Carolina State Fair
Midway rides and games, exhibits, live entertainment, food, livestock, exhibits
Columbia
Fair
Saturday
Oct

24
Old Town Zombie Crawl
5K run through a zombie infested route plus post-race party with music, food, zombie makeovers, zombie photos, zombie pageant and even a zombie wedding - benefit
Rock Hill
Sports
Saturday
Oct

24
South Carolina State Fair
Midway rides and games, exhibits, live entertainment, food, livestock, exhibits
Columbia
Fair
Sunday
Oct

25
South Carolina State Fair
Midway rides and games, exhibits, live entertainment, food, livestock, exhibits
Columbia
Fair
Thursday
Oct

29
Coastal Carolina Fair
Live entertainment, amusement rides, exhibits, competitions, fireworks
Charleston
Ladson
Fair
Friday
Oct

30
Coastal Carolina Fair
Live entertainment, amusement rides, exhibits, competitions, fireworks
Charleston
Ladson
Fair
Saturday
Oct

31
Coastal Carolina Fair
Live entertainment, amusement rides, exhibits, competitions, fireworks
Charleston
Ladson
Fair
Saturday
Oct

31
Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d'Elegance
Vintage automobile shows & races - benefit
Hilton Head
Festival

Dates TBD
A Day to Remember Colonial Times
Reenactments and living exhibits
 
Aiken
North Augusta
Historical

Dates TBD
Albino Skunk Bluegrass Festival
Live bands, bbq, kids' activities, camping available onsite
 
Greenville
Greer
Festival

Dates TBD
Art on Main
Fine art and master craft juried show, plus live music and food
 
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Arts

Dates TBD
Art on the Trail
Artist market, kidz zone, art demonstrations, food court
 
Greenville
Travelers Rest
Arts

Dates TBD
Aunt Het Family Fall Festival
Crafts, food, children's activities, amusement rides, antique car and truck show, live music
 
Greenville
Fountain Inn
Festival

Dates TBD
Autumn Candlelight Tour
Guided one-mile battlefield tours with 18th century reenactors along the trail
 
Greenwood
Ninety Six
Historical

Dates TBD
Balloons Over Anderson
3-day hot-air balloon event - balloon rides, music, games, carnival rides and inflatables, Jeep Cruise, Balloon Glow
 
Anderson
Festival

Dates TBD
Bar Stool Classic
A self-guided, putt-putt bar crawl plus drink and food specials at each of the stops and after-party event - benefit
 
Columbia
Sports

Dates TBD
Belton Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival
Heritage Skills Artisans, games, rides, children's area, exhibits, car show, street dance, fireworks
 
Anderson
Belton
Festival

Dates TBD
Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair
Exhibits, carnival and pony rides, livestock, music, displays
 
Clemson
Westminster
Fair

Dates TBD
Columbia
Cayce
Holiday

Dates TBD
Charleston Beach Music & Shag Festival
Live band and djs and lots of dancing!
 
Charleston
Festival

Dates TBD
Charleston Jazz Jam
The area's best Jazz talents join together for an unscripted, unrehearsed music event
 
Charleston
Concert

Dates TBD
Children's Day Festival
Inflatables, games, pony rides, face painting, food, and more!
 
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival

Dates TBD
Chilympics
Lot of chili, drinks, live music, wine garden, kids' area, arts and crafts - benefits Surf Rider
 
Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet
Culinary

Dates TBD
Columbia Buddy Walk
1.5 mile walk plus bounce houses, food, games, music - celebrating the Down syndrome community
 
Columbia
Sports

Dates TBD
Columbus Day
Federal holiday
 
Statewide
Holiday

Dates TBD
Congaree SwampFest
Concerts, food, contests, guided tours
 
Columbia
Hopkins
Festival

Dates TBD
Conway Fall Festival
Live music, children's activities, demonstrations, car show, food, farmers' market
 
Myrtle Beach
Conway
Festival

Dates TBD
Crowfield Plantation 5K Run / Walk
USATF certified course - benefits the Callen-Lacey Center for Children
 
Charleston
Goose Creek
Sports

Dates TBD
Dark Knight's Terror Trail
Outdoor trail, indoor haunted house, Zombie Zone
 
Columbia
Elgin
Holiday

Dates TBD
Darlington Sweet Potato Festival
Games for the children, crafts, music, live entertainment, car show and lots of food!
 
Hartsville
Darlington
Festival

Dates TBD
Dracula: Ballet With A Bite
A Columbia City Ballet production with haunting visuals, graphic special effects and pulsating rock/jazz musical score
 
Columbia
Arts

Dates TBD
Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair
Rides, food, games, exhibits, contests, live entertainment
 
Florence
Fair

Dates TBD
Edisto & Beyond Tour
Tour historic sites and plantations
Learn about other South Carolina Plantations
 
Charleston
Edisto Island
Historical

Dates TBD
Edisto Island Bluegrass Festival
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a full day of live music and local, farm-fresh foods - benefits the Edisto Island Preservation Alliance
 
Charleston
Edisto Island
Festival

Dates TBD
Euro Auto Festival
Car shows, technical sessions, driving events - featuring BMW, Porsche, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz
 
Greenville
Greer
Festival

Dates TBD
Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens
3-day event includes visits to churches, private homes, plantations
Learn more about South Carolina Plantations
 
Beaufort
Historical

Dates TBD
Fall For Liberty Bluegrass Festival
Bluegrass music, hayrides, kids rides, cake walk, arts and crafts
 
Clemson
Liberty
Festival

Dates TBD
Fall Harvest Festival
Entertainment, food, crafts, old-fashioned games, vendors
 
Anderson
Pendleton
Festival

Dates TBD
Fall Rollout
Classic car show, live music, automotive vendors - benefits local Georgetown County charities
 
Georgetown
Festival

Dates TBD
Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens
Different tour offered daily - visits include gardens, homes, churches, public buildings
 
Charleston
Historical

Dates TBD
Fear Farm
Indoor haunted house that is over 8000 square feet of terror!
 
Gaffney
Blacksburg
Holiday

Dates TBD
Francis Marion / Swamp Fox Symposium
2-day event includes lectures, reception, discussions, displays
 
Manning
Educational

Dates TBD
Friends of the York County Library Book Sale
Choose from a large selection of hardcover and paperback books, DVD, VHS tapes, audiobooks - benefit
 
Rock Hill
Educational

Dates TBD
Gaston Collard & BBQ Festival
2-day event includes entertainment, rides, parade, BBQ contest, and of course, collards!
 
Columbia
Gaston
Festival

Dates TBD
Georgetown Bridge 2 Bridge Run
Half marathon, 12K, 5K run/walk, and kid's fun run through Georgetown's historic district - benefit
 
Georgetown
Sports

Dates TBD
Georgetown Wooden Boat Show
Features one of the southeast's best wooden boat exhibits, boat-building competition, kid's model boat building
 
Georgetown
Festival

Dates TBD
Ghost Tours
Take a carriage ride or walk through Beaufort's historic district while listening to storytellers tell haunting tales of the area - benefit
 
Beaufort
Holiday

Dates TBD
Ghostly Tide Tales
Sit by a open camp fire on the beach while listening to local, haunting stories
 
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Holiday

Dates TBD
Gilbert House of Terror
Are you ready for 13 rooms of fright? - proceeds benefit local charities
 
Columbia
Gilbert
Holiday

Dates TBD
Golf Tournament
With lunch and prizes - benefits Palmetto Place Children's Shelter
 
Columbia
Blythewood
Sports

Dates TBD
Goose Creek Fall Festival
Music, games - benefits Helping Hands of Goose Creek
 
Charleston
Goose Creek
Festival

Dates TBD
Gopher Hill Festival
3-day event includes Kidz Fest, turtle races, parade, street dance, shag contest
Learn more about South Carolina's state dance, the shag
 
Ridgeland
Festival

Dates TBD
Myrtle Beach
Expo

Dates TBD
Greek Fall Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment
 
Charleston
Festival

Dates TBD
Greer Station Oktoberfest
Oompah bands, German cuisine and beer, local artists
 
Greenville
Greer
Festival

Dates TBD
Growl at the Moon
Wear your costume and enjoy food, beer, laser light shows, and a beer growler - SC State Museum
 
Columbia
Holiday

Dates TBD
HALOS Oyster Roast
With oysters, chili, dessert, beer, wine, live entertainment, a silent auction and children's area - benefit
 
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Culinary

Dates TBD
Hair Walk: The Movement
Hair and fashion show, cosmetology students compete by creating wigs for people with cancer-related hair loss - raising money and awareness to fight cancer
 
Columbia
Expo

Dates TBD
Hilton Head Burgers & Brew Festival
Plus music - benefits the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Children's Scholarship Fund
 
Hilton Head
Festival

Dates TBD
Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival
8-day event includes juried fine art show, live music, tours, Iron Chef competition, 5K/10K, street fest, kids' fishing tournament, fireworks
 
Hilton Head
Bluffton
Festival

Dates TBD
Hogs for the Cause
BBQ, live bands, cold beverages - benefits pediatric brain cancer outreach
 
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Culinary

Dates TBD
Honea Path Sugarfoot Festival
Live entertainment, food, car and motorcycle shows, crafts, art show
 
Anderson
Honea Path
Festival

Dates TBD
Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child
10K run and 5K run/walk - benefits local children's programs
 
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Sports

Dates TBD
Italian Festival
Live music, Italian food and market, Italian autos exhibit, bocce tournament, grape stomping, games
 
Columbia
Festival

Dates TBD
Jam Room Music Festival
Come down to Main Street and enjoy two stages of live music, kid's zone, and cycling events
 
Columbia
Festival

Dates TBD
Katydid Combined Driving Event
4-day equestrian event includes singles, pairs, four-in-hands and tandems - benefit brunch for the Aiken Land Conservancy
 
Aiken
Sports

Dates TBD
Knights of Columbus Fall Car Show
Benefits St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church
 
Aiken
Expo

Dates TBD
Komen Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - 5K run/walk
 
Charleston
Daniel Island
Sports

Dates TBD
Latin American Festival
Salsa and Merengue music, authentic food and crafts, and plenty of activities for families
 
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival

Dates TBD
Lee County Cotton Festival
3-day event includes parade, live entertainment, food, arts and crafts
 
Bishopville
Festival

Dates TBD
Light the Night Walk
Walkers carry illuminated balloons - white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer - benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
 
Greenville
Sports

Dates TBD
Light the Night Walk
Walkers carry illuminated balloons - white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer - benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
 
Rock Hill
Sports

Dates TBD
Loris Bog-Off Festival
Chicken bog contest, live music, fireworks, children's pavilion, arts and crafts
 
Myrtle Beach
Loris
Festival

Dates TBD
Lowcountry Blues Bash
Live music, oyster roast, silent auction - benefits Alston Wilkes Society
 
Charleston
Bowens Island
Festival

Dates TBD
Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon & 5K
Run the trails of Mullet Hall Equestrian Center plus post-race meal, cold beverages, and live music
 
Charleston
Johns Island
Sports

Dates TBD
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
 
Charleston
Festival

Dates TBD
Moonshiners Reunion and Mountain Music Festival
Live bands, camping, all-night pickin'
 
Spartanburg
Campobello
Festival

Dates TBD
Myrtle Beach Haunted House: Terror Under the Bridge
Take a guided tour through an outdoor haunted attraction - benefit
 
Myrtle Beach
Holiday

Dates TBD
 
Aiken
New Ellenton
Festival

Dates TBD
Newberry Oktoberfest
German food, live entertainment, kids' zone, contests
 
Newberry
Festival

Dates TBD
Oktoberfest
German food and music, games, dancers, kids' area - benefits local charities
 
Columbia
Festival

Dates TBD
Oktoberfest
Taste of Greenwood featuring German themed dishes, live outdoor street concert
 
Greenwood
Festival

Dates TBD
Open Arms 5K
5K course through Conestee Park - benefits the Open Arms Foundation
 
Greenville
Sports

Dates TBD
Orangeburg County Fair
Carnival rides, midway with games & food, crafts, livestock competitions and shows, live music
 
Orangeburg
Fair

Dates TBD
Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art
Month long event includes food, wine gala, concerts, performances, art, family day
 
Georgetown
Pawleys Island
Arts

Dates TBD
Piedmont Interstate Fair
Midway rides and games, farm animals, live entertainment, contests
 
Spartanburg
Fair

Dates TBD
Pumpkin Festival
Parade, arts and crafts, country and bluegrass music, food and pumpkins! - benefit
Learn more about bluegrass in South Carolina
 
Clemson
Pickens
Festival

Dates TBD
Ray Tanner Home Run
12K, 5K, and kids' fun run plus post race party - benefits the Ray Tanner Foundation
 
Columbia
Sports

Dates TBD
Rock Around the Clock Festival
2-day event includes parade, street dance with live music, contests, food, arts and crafts, classic car and truck show, children's rides
 
Winnsboro
Festival

Dates TBD
SC Upstate Pagan Pride Day
Workshops, performances, vendors - educational event to commune with Earth Mother Goddess
 
Greenville
Expo

Dates TBD
Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour
Tour homes, sample treats prepared by Lowcountry chefs, live music - for Dorchester Children's Center
 
Charleston
Summerville
Expo

Dates TBD
Shucking for Seniors
Oyster roast, music, chili cook-off, costume contest, silent auction - benefit
 
Charleston
Festival

Dates TBD
Silent Auction Benefit
Silent auction, hors d'eouvres, music and much more - benefits Palmetto Place Children's Shelter
 
Columbia
Blythewood
Culinary

Dates TBD
Sip and Stroll
Tour the Natural Heritage Garden Trail at the SC Botanical Garden and enjoy a cool beverage or finger foods at each stop along the trail
 
Clemson
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
South Carolina Jazz Festival
3-day event includes concerts, Bebop Parade, art, tours, kids' activities, 5K run/walk
 
Cheraw
Festival

Dates TBD
South Carolina Week for the Animals
Featuring pet adoption events, galas, tours, art and library activities, low cost and/or free spay and neuter opportunities, horse events, salute to working/search and rescue K-9s
 
Statewide
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
Southern Ground Music & Food Festival
Two-day event with lots of live music and huge variety of local food
 
Charleston
Daniel Island
Festival

Dates TBD
Spartanburg International Festival
Explore world cultures through food, music, dance, folk art, and more
 
Spartanburg
Festival

Dates TBD
Spirits of Hallowed Eve Dinner
Dinner, spirits, songs, stories from afar and fire in the night - benefits the Living History Park
 
Aiken
North Augusta
Historical

Dates TBD
Squealin' on the Square
BBQ cook-offs, music, crafts, rides, kids' area, antique tractor show, classic car cruise-in
 
Laurens
Festival

Dates TBD
Sumter County Fair
Amusement rides and games, live entertainment, livestock, art show, flower show, exhibits
 
Sumter
Fair

Dates TBD
Sweet Dreams Scare House
Indoor haunted attraction with 20+ rooms of special effects, sound, lighting, and actors
 
Anderson
Holiday

Dates TBD
Taste of the Town
Enjoy tastings from Myrtle Beach's most popular eateries plus a beer and wine patio and Kids Zone - benefit
 
Myrtle Beach
Culinary

Dates TBD
Team Hope Walk
Supporting the mission and services of the Huntington's Disease Society of America
 
Columbia
Sports

Dates TBD
Ultimate Challenge Mud Run
6.2 mile course with 36 obstacles, 4 person teams, Devil Pup Challenge for children - benefits veteran and military organizations
 
Columbia
Gaston
Sports

Dates TBD
Union County Fair
Carnival rides, live entertainment, midway for food and games, exhibits, livestock
 
Union
Fair

Dates TBD
Rock Hill
Sports

Dates TBD
United Way Family Fun Day Carnival
Food, games, prizes, inflatable rides, face painting, and more - admission is canned good to be donated to Golden Harvest Food Bank
 
Aiken
Festival

Dates TBD
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
 
Greenville
Fair

Dates TBD
Upstate Stand Down
Medical and dental screenings, employment assistance, basic needs help, housing opportunities for homeless and in need veterans
 
Spartanburg
Expo

Dates TBD
Walk For Life/Race For Life
10K run and 5K run or walk - benefits the Palmetto Health Breast Center
 
Columbia
Sports

Dates TBD
Walk for the Homeless
Walk a 3.2 mile route that homeless people in Greenville County walk to receive goods and services they need on a daily basis - benefit
 
Greenville
Sports

Dates TBD
Western Carolina State Fair
10-day event includes midway rides, concerts, demolition derby, exhibits, petting zoo
 
Aiken
Fair

Dates TBD
Wine, Dine & Design
Fashion show and party - benefits the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind
 
Columbia
Fashion
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