October 2020: Things to Do in SC

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Our October 2020 festivals and events calendar includes tons of fun things to do in South Carolina. We list non-commercial events free of charge. Events must be of statewide interest — i.e., things people would be willing to travel for. Add your event here!

DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
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Oct
1 - 3
Fall Albino Skunk Music Festival
Live bands, bbq, kids' activities, beer garden, food trucks, camping available onsite
Greenville
Greer
Festival
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Oct
1 - 4
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally
Motorcycle event along the Grand Strand - cruises, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Sports
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Oct
1 - 3
Moonshiners Reunion and Mountain Music Festival
Live bands, camping, all-night pickin'
Spartanburg
Campobello
Festival
00000003
Oct
3
SC Tour de Cure
Bicycling event with choice of 4 distances plus 5K ride, run/walk - benefits the American Diabetes Association
Columbia
Blythewood
Sports
00000004
Oct
9 - 11
Fall For Greenville
3-day event includes cuisine from 40+ restaurants, five music stages, contests and Silver Spoon challenges, kids' area
Greenville
Festival
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Oct
12
Columbus Day
Federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
00000006
Oct
14 - 25
South Carolina State Fair
Midway rides and games, exhibits, live entertainment, food, livestock, exhibits
Columbia
Fair
00000007
Oct
16 - 18
South Carolina Jazz Festival
3-day event includes concerts, Bebop Parade, art, food trucks, golf tournament
Cheraw
Festival
00000008
Oct
17
SC Yoga & Healing Arts Festival
Sample a large array of healing arts practices and services including yoga, Reiki, massage, and holistic medicine - a Black Creek Arts Council event
Hartsville
Festival
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Oct
17 - 18
Georgetown Wooden Boat Show
Features one of the southeast's best wooden boat exhibits, boat-building competition, kid's model boat building, food, music and more - free admission
Georgetown
Festival
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Oct
17
Sounds from the Lowcountry - A Gullah Tradition
Lowcountry Voices joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra to honor centuries of oral traditions and celebrate the spiritual thread of the Gullah
Charleston
Concert
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Oct
23 - 31
Western Carolina State Fair
10-day event includes midway rides, concerts, exhibits, livestock
Aiken
Fair
00000012
Oct
23 - 24
Francis Marion / Swamp Fox Symposium
2-day event about the Southern Campaign of Revolutionary War includes lectures, reception, discussions, displays
Manning
Historical
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Oct
23 - 31
Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival
10-days of vintage automobile shows and races - benefits Driving Young America
Hilton Head
Festival
00000014
Dates TBD
A Day to Remember Colonial Times
Reenactments, demonstrations, and living exhibits
Aiken
North Augusta
Historical
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Dates TBD
All GM and Hot Rod Car Show
Trophies will be awarded - hosted by Ridge Runner Corvettes - benefits Service Dogs for Veterans
Greenville
Travelers Rest
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Amazing Road Rally
A scavenger hunt in a car followed by dinner - benefits the Charles Lea Center
Spartanburg
Misc
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Dates TBD
Archaeological Society of SC Fall Field Day
Gathering of archaeologists, prehistoric and historic skills demonstrators, story tellers, and others
Columbia
Cayce
Historical
00000018
Dates TBD
Arkhaios Film Festival
3-day event showcasing the discovery of past cultures gained from archaeological research and illustrated by documentary films
Columbia
Historical
00000019
Dates TBD
Art on the Trail
Visual and performing artists, food trucks, art market, literary readings, children's art activities - hosted by Travelers Rest Artists Alliance
Greenville
Travelers Rest
Arts
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Dates TBD
Association for the Study of African American Life and History Conference
Brings together those who share an interest in learning about the contribution of African Americans
Charleston
North Charleston
Conference
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Dates TBD
Avondale 5K Run and Walk
Run or walk the 5K with after-party with music, food and drinks - benefits the Charles Webb Center special needs daycare
Charleston
West Ashley
Sports
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Dates TBD
BOOtanical Garden
Wear your costume for a family friendly afternoon with trick-or-treating through the garden, games, face painting, crafts
Florence
Lake City
Holiday
00000023
Dates TBD
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
00000024
Dates TBD
Belton Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival
Heritage skills artisans, 5K, games, inflatables, children's area, exhibits, car show, street dance, fireworks
Anderson
Belton
Festival
00000025
Dates TBD
Black Ink: Charleston African American Book Festival
Event features author exhibits, featured author sessions, and entertainment - hosted by the Charleston County Public Library
Charleston
Educational
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Dates TBD
Blues & Jazz Festival
2-day event with live music at various locations
Rock Hill
Concert
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Dates TBD
Boo Ha Ha
Trick or treating, live entertainment, dance party, costume contest for ages infant-12
Rock Hill
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Carolina Downhome Blues Festival
3-days of live music at various locations - hosted by the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County
Camden
Concert
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Dates TBD
Charleston Child Trauma Conference
To encourage dialogue among front-line professionals in the child maltreatment field and researchers - hosted by the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center
Charleston
Conference
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Dates TBD
Children's Day Festival
Inflatables, carnival rides, games, face painting, food, and more
Charleston
Mt Pleasant
Festival
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Dates TBD
Coastal Carolina Fair
Live entertainment, over 60 amusement rides, exhibits, competitions
Charleston
Ladson
Fair
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Dates TBD
Congaree Swampfest
2-day event with live music, bbq, oyster roast, food vendors, family fun - hosted by South East Rural Community Outreach
Columbia
Hopkins
Festival
00000033
Dates TBD
Conway Ghost Walk
Professional storytellers weave tales of lowcountry haunts through the shadowy streets of Downtown Conway
Myrtle Beach
Conway
Holiday
00000034
Dates TBD
Crowfield Plantation 5K Run / Walk
USATF certified 5K wooded, paved trail course, walk or run - benefits the Callen-Lacey Center for Children
Charleston
Goose Creek
Sports
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Dates TBD
Deep in the Heart Celebration
Wear your boots and best western dress for a night of music, dancing, BBQ dinner, drinks, raffle, silent auction - benefits Children's Attention Home
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Misc
00000036
Dates TBD
Dracula
The Aiken Civic Ballet performs the Halloween classic
Aiken
Holiday
00000037
Dates TBD
Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair
Rides, food, games, exhibits, contests, live entertainment
Florence
Fair
00000038
Dates TBD
Edisto & Beyond Tour
Tour historic churches, graveyards and plantations
Learn about other South Carolina Plantations
Charleston
Edisto Island
Historical
00000039
Dates TBD
Euro Auto Festival
Car shows, technical sessions, driving events
Greenville
Festival
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Dates TBD
Exchange Club Ghost Tours
Take a carriage ride tour or walk through Beaufort's historic district while listening to storytellers tell haunting tales - benefits Child Abuse Prevention Association
Beaufort
Historical
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Dates TBD
Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens
Different tour offered daily - visits include gardens, homes, churches, public buildings - proceeds benefit the Preservation Society of Charleston
Charleston
Historical
00000042
Dates TBD
Fear Farm
Over 8000 square feet of terror with five attractions and escape room
Gaffney
Blacksburg
Holiday
00000043
Dates TBD
Festa Italiana
Lots of authentic Italian foods, live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, Italian themed gift shop, spaghetti eating contest - hosted by Son and Daughters of Italy
Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000044
Dates TBD
Fur Ball
Gala with cocktails, heavy hors d'ouvres, sit down three-course dinner, wine, live entertainment - benefits Pet Helpers
Charleston
Gala
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Dates TBD
Fur Ball Moonlight Gala
Event features a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, dinner, raffles - benefits Pawmetto Lifeline
Columbia
Gala
00000046
Dates TBD
Gilbert House of Terror
Traditional outdoor haunt with 13 terror filled scenes - proceeds benefit four local charities
Columbia
Gilbert
Holiday
00000047
Dates TBD
Goose Creek Fall Festival
Local entertainment, crafters, exhibitors, food vendors, kids' activities - hosted by the City of Goose Creek
Charleston
Goose Creek
Festival
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Dates TBD
Gopher Hill Festival
3-day event includes kidz fest, turtle races, parade, street dance, contests, live music
Ridgeland
Festival
00000049
Dates TBD
Government Finance Officers Assoc of SC Conference
4-day conference with networking opportunites
Hilton Head
Convention
00000050
Dates TBD
Great Big Benefit Bash
Live music, hors d'oeuvres, open bar, desserts, silent auction - benefit Fostering Great Ideas
Greenville
Misc
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Dates TBD
Greater Pee Dee State Fair & Expo
Rides, live entertainment, attractions and carnival games for all ages and lots of fair foods
Florence
Fair
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Dates TBD
HALOS Oyster Roast
Oysters, pulled pork, chili, hot dogs, mac and cheese, beer, wine, live music, silent auction - benefits HALO's mission to help abused and neglected children
Charleston
Mt Pleasant
Culinary
00000053
Dates TBD
Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival
9-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
00000054
Dates TBD
Hops and Harvest Craft Beer Festival
Craft brew tastings, live music - 21+ event - benefits Virginia Hylton Park Committee's efforts to upgrade the park
Columbia
Lexington
Culinary
00000055
Dates TBD
Indian Land Fall Festival
A variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment for all ages
Lancaster
Indian Land
Festival
00000056
Dates TBD
Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child
10K run and 5K run/walk, post race party - benefits local children's programs
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Sports
00000057
Dates TBD
Italian Heritage Festival
Celebration of Italian culture includes great food and live entertainment plus grape stomping contest and pizza eating contest
Hilton Head
Festival
00000058
Dates TBD
Jack-O-Lantern Jubliee
2-day event includes live entertainment, food and arts & crafts vendors, car show, amusement rides and lots of activities for the kids
Aiken
North Augusta
Festival
00000059
Dates TBD
Jam Room Music Festival
Come down to Main Street and enjoy live music
Columbia
Festival
00000060
Dates TBD
Jam for the Soul
Family friendly concert, food and drink vendors, bring lawn chairs, blankets - benefits Food for the Soul Homeless Shelter and Soup Kitchen
Camden
Concert
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Dates TBD
James Island Connector Run
10K run or 5K run or walk with post-race festival - benefits the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation to assist students with disabilities
Charleston
Sports
00000062
Dates TBD
Korean Festival
Celebrate the Korean community's rich heritage, culture and traditions with food, music and special attractions - benefits several local charities
Columbia
Festival
00000063
Dates TBD
Latin American Festival
Salsa and Merengue music, authentic food and crafts, and plenty of activities for families
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
00000064
Dates TBD
Legends, Lore and Haunts Tour
Travel through the shadowy past of local legends and lore shared by period-dressed tour guides - hosted by the Sumter County Museum
Sumter
Historical
00000065
Dates TBD
Little River ShrimpFest
2-day event includes live entertainment, kids' activities, vendors, fresh shrimp and seafood specialties
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Festival
00000066
Dates TBD
Loris Bog-Off Festival
Enjoy chicken bog, children's area, two stages of live entertainment, vendors, concert and fireworks
Myrtle Beach
Loris
Festival
00000067
Dates TBD
Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon & 5K
Run the trails of Johns Island County Park followed by an awards party with music, food, and beer
Charleston
Johns Island
Sports
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Dates TBD
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
00000069
Dates TBD
Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon
2-days with 5K, 1 mile Doggie Dash on Saturday with 13.1 mile mini marathon on Sunday - benefits Young Foundation and Grand Strand Humane Society
Myrtle Beach
Sports
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Dates TBD
NAMIWalks Lowcountry
5K walk - benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Lowcountry
Hilton Head
Sports
00000071
Dates TBD
Newberry Oktoberfest
German cuisine, German Biergarten, art & craft vendors, Rocktoberfest stage will feature live music, Best German Costume contest, kids' activities
Newberry
Festival
00000072
Dates TBD
Night on the Sound
Cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction, and an inspiring presentation - benefits the Port Royal Sound Foundation
Beaufort
Port Royal
Misc
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Dates TBD
Oktoberfest
Enjoy German cuisine and beverages while listening to live music
Greenwood
Festival
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Dates TBD
Oktoberfest
Bavarian street festival celebrating the autumn season with live music, German food and beers, a kid zone, and more
Rock Hill
Festival
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Dates TBD
Oktoberfest Charleston
German food and drink, polka dancing, children's games - benefits Community Outreach Center
Charleston
Festival
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Dates TBD
Oktoberfest Columbia
German beer, homemade German food and treats, entertainment for all ages
Columbia
Festival
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Dates TBD
Orangeburg County Fair
Carnival rides, midway with games & food, crafts, livestock competitions and shows, live music
Orangeburg
Fair
00000078
Dates TBD
PEP Annual Gala
Three-course dinner, cash bar, dancing, auctions - benefits PEP's programs for adults with intellectual disabilities
Hilton Head
Gala
00000079
Dates TBD
PWC 5K Race
5K run/walk and kid's fun run for 10 and under - benefits the Piedmont Women's Center
Greenville
Travelers Rest
Sports
00000080
Dates TBD
Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art
Events Thursday-Saturday throughout the month includes food and wine gala, concerts, performances, art
Georgetown
Pawleys Island
Arts
00000081
Dates TBD
Piedmont Interstate Fair
Midway rides and games, farm animals, live entertainment, contests
Spartanburg
Fair
00000082
Dates TBD
Pumpkin Festival
Parade, arts and crafts, country and bluegrass music, food and pumpkins
Clemson
Pickens
Festival
00000083
Dates TBD
Pynkalycious
4K breast cancer awareness event including entertainment and treats - benefits the Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health
Greenville
Fountain Inn
Sports
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Dates TBD
Ray Tanner Home Run
12K run, 5K run/walk 1-mile run, and kids' fun run plus post race party - benefits the Ray Tanner Foundation
Columbia
Sports
00000085
Dates TBD
Ridge Spring Harvest Festival
3-day event includes BBQ battle, Bluegrass music, parade, arts and craft, live entertainment, car show, pie and cake contest
Saluda
Ridge Spring
Festival
00000086
Dates TBD
Rivertown Dine-Around
Pick an event map then visit participating restaurants that are offering a sampler menu - hosted by Conway Downtown Alive
Myrtle Beach
Conway
Culinary
00000087
Dates TBD
Rock Around the Clock Festival
2-day festival features a car show, food trucks, children's amusements, and main events all day!
Winnsboro
Festival
00000088
Dates TBD
Rosewood Art & Music Festival
Enjoy multiple stages of live entertainment, visual artists, fine crafters, performing arts, authors, poets and more
Columbia
Festival
00000089
Dates TBD
SC Pride Festival and Parade
Friday night parade on Main Street and Saturday festival - supporting the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community
Columbia
Festival
00000090
Dates TBD
SCORE Golf Tournament
Captain's Choice tournament with breakfast, lunch and more - benefits SCORE's mission to help small businesses
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Sports
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Dates TBD
SEED: Science Education Enrichment Day
Exhibits on a wide-range of science and related topics
Aiken
Expo
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Dates TBD
Scots & Brats
A Scottish Oktoberfest with demonstrations of highland games, herding border collies, dancers, bagpipes, beer garden, food, and Celtic rock band performance
Laurens
Clinton
Festival
00000093
Dates TBD
Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour
Tour homes while enjoying gourmet treats, local musicians, and beautiful floral arrangements - benefits Dorchester Children's Center
Charleston
Summerville
Culinary
00000094
Dates TBD
South Carolina Upstate Pagan Pride Day
Speakers, classes, vendors - will be collecting non-perishable food items for humans and pets for donation
Clemson
Easley
Festival
00000095
Dates TBD
Spartanburg International Festival
Explore world cultures through food, music, dance, folk art, and more
Spartanburg
Festival
00000096
Dates TBD
Summerton Duckfest
Parade, duck calling contest, 5-K color run, cook-off, beauty queens, craft vendors - hosted by the Summerton Revitalization Commission
Manning
Summerton
Festival
00000097
Dates TBD
Summerville Italian Feast
Authentic Italian cuisine and wines, entertainment, local artists celebrating Italian culture and heritage - benefits Dorchester District 2 Educational Foundation
Charleston
Summerville
Festival
00000098
Dates TBD
The Golden Gourd: Grand Prix of Pumpkin Racing
Create your own pumpkin racer and compete for "best of" awards in addition to the races - benefits the SC Autism Society
Columbia
Holiday
00000099
Dates TBD
Tiger Bass Race
10K, 5K, and 1-mile fun run options - benefits nine local charities
Hilton Head
Bluffton
Sports
00000100
Dates TBD
Transformation Walk & 5K Run
5K run or walk - benefits United Ministries' programs
Greenville
Sports
00000101
Dates TBD
TriSumter Triathlon
USAT sanctioned race with a 300 yard pool swim, 17 mile bike ride and a 5K run - individual and teams compete
Sumter
Sports
00000102
Dates TBD
Union County Agricultural Fair
Carnival rides, live entertainment, midway for food and games, exhibits, livestock
Union
Fair
00000103
Dates TBD
Rock Hill
Sports
00000104
Dates TBD
Walhalla Oktoberfest
3-day event includes carnival rides, German music, dancers, arts and crafts, food, Saturday night fireworks
Clemson
Walhalla
Festival
00000105
Dates TBD
Walk For Life + Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon
Take a 3.1-mile walk through historic Columbia, or run in the Famously Hot Pink Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K - benefits the Palmetto Health Breast Center
Columbia
Sports
00000106
Dates TBD
Walk for Research
5K, walk or run, route is wheelchair and stroller accessible, dogs are permitted - 100% raised goes directly to pancreatic cancer research
Hilton Head
Sports
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Dates TBD
Wild Side
Food, drinks, live music, auctions, guest speaker - benefits the South Carolina Environmental Law Project
Georgetown
Misc
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Dates TBD
eSTEAM Sumter
Exhibits for all ages highlighting science, technology, engineering, art and math plus live entertainment and food vendors
Sumter
Educational



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