October 2019: Things to Do in SC

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FUN Things to Do in South Carolina

Our October 2019 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 - 6
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally
Motorcycle event along the Grand Strand - cruises, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Sports
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Oct
3 - 5
Albino Skunk Bluegrass Festival
Live bands, bbq, kids' activities, beer garden, food trucks, camping available onsite
Greenville
Greer
Festival
00000002
Oct
4 - 5
Rock Around the Clock Festival
2-day festival features a car show, food trucks, children's amusements, and main events all day!
Columbia
Winnsboro
Festival
00000003
Oct
9 - 20
South Carolina State Fair
Midway rides and games, exhibits, live entertainment, food, livestock, exhibits
Columbia
Fair
00000004
Oct
11 - 13
Fall For Greenville
3-day event includes cuisine from 40+ restaurants, five music stages, contests and Silver Spoon challenges, kids' area
Greenville
Festival
00000005
Oct
12 - 20
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
00000006
Oct
12 - 13
Little River ShrimpFest
2-day event includes live entertainment, kids' activities, vendors, fresh shrimp and seafood specialties
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Festival
00000007
Oct
12
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
00000008
Oct
14
Columbus Day
Federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
00000009
Oct
19 - 20
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
00000010
Oct
19
Night on the Sound
Cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction, and an inspiring presentation - benefits the Port Royal Sound Foundation
Beaufort
Port Royal
Misc
00000011
Oct
25 - 31
Hilton Head Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance
10-days of vintage automobile shows and races - benefits Driving Young America
Hilton Head
Festival
00000012
Oct
31
Coastal Carolina Fair
Live entertainment, over 60 amusement rides, exhibits, competitions
Charleston
Ladson
Fair
00000013
Dates TBD
5K Glow Run
Run or walk, glow attire contest, post-race snacks, cash bar, and disco music - benefits Pickens County Meals on Wheels
Clemson
Liberty
Sports
00000014
Dates TBD
A Day to Remember Colonial Times
Reenactments, demonstrations, and living exhibits
Aiken
North Augusta
Historical
00000015
Dates TBD
Amazing Road Rally
A scavenger hunt in a car followed by dinner - benefits the Charles Lea Center
Spartanburg
Misc
00000016
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
00000017
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
00000018
Dates TBD
BOOtanical Garden
Wear your costume for a family friendly afternoon with trick-or-treating through the garden, pumpkin bowling, spooky punch, crafts, carnivorous plants
Florence
Lake City
Holiday
00000019
Dates TBD
Bar Stool Classic
8 hole putt-putt bar crawl through Five Points bars and restaurants - benefits The Babcock Center Foundation
Columbia
Misc
00000020
Dates TBD
Beach Sweep / River Sweep
South Carolinians clean beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes and swamps
Statewide
Misc
00000021
Dates TBD
Beaufort Shrimp Fest
2-day event includes live entertainment, contests, lots of food, children's area, 5K run/walk plus Popcorn Shrimp Run
Beaufort
Festival
00000022
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
00000023
Dates TBD
Benefit Golf Tournament
Captain's Choice (scramble) tournament, lunch, contests - benefits the Rotary Club of North Charleston charities
Charleston
Summerville
Sports
00000024
Dates TBD
Bid to Benefit Spina Bifida
Car, truck, and bike show - chicken bog, live music, auction
Hartsville
Darlington
Festival
00000025
Dates TBD
Blues & Jazz Festival
2-day event with live music at various locations
Rock Hill
Concert
00000026
Dates TBD
Bonneau Peanut Festival
2-day family fun festival with lots of peanuts, live music and entertainment, amusement rides, parade plus craft and food vendors
Moncks Corner
Bonneau
Festival
00000027
Dates TBD
Boo Ha Ha
Trick or treating, live entertainment, dance party, costume contest for ages infant-12
Rock Hill
Holiday
00000028
Dates TBD
Burger, Bacon & BBQ
Chefs and restaurants serve their best dishes, beer garden, kids' activities, live music - benefits the Hilton Head Recreation Association scholarship fund
Hilton Head
Festival
00000029
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
00000031
Dates TBD
Charleston Coffee Cup
Featuring local and regional roasters, local coffee shops and brunch purveyors, tastings, live music, kids activities
Charleston
Culinary
00000032
Dates TBD
Charleston James Island Connector Run
10K run or fun bike ride plus 5K run or walk with post-race festival - benefits the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation to assist students with disabilities
Charleston
Sports
00000033
Dates TBD
Children's Day Festival
Inflatables, games, face painting, food, and more
Charleston
Mt Pleasant
Festival
00000034
Dates TBD
City of Stars Charity Fashion Show
Cocktails, food, and 100+ models showcasing SC based designers - benefits ColaJazz's music education programs for children
Columbia
Arts
00000035
Dates TBD
Clover Auto Show and Fall Festival
Over 40 classes of cars, kids' games, inflatables, food vendors, live music - benefits the Clover Jaycees
Rock Hill
Clover
Festival
00000036
Dates TBD
Colour of Music Festival
5-days includes events at various venues that highlight the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers on culture
Charleston
Arts
00000037
Dates TBD
Columbia Buddy Walk
1.5 mile walk plus bounce houses, food, games, music - celebrating the Down syndrome community
Columbia
Sports
00000038
Dates TBD
Conference of the Urban History Association
The conference theme is "Cities at the Crossroads" and offers networking, panels and roundtable discussions
Columbia
Historical
00000039
Dates TBD
Crowfield Plantation 5K Run / Walk
USATF certified 5K wooded, paved trail course - benefits the Callen-Lacey Center for Children
Charleston
Goose Creek
Sports
00000040
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
00000041
Dates TBD
Edisto & Beyond Tour
Tour historic churches, graveyards and plantations
Learn about other South Carolina Plantations
Charleston
Edisto Island
Historical
00000042
Dates TBD
Euro Auto Festival
Car shows, technical sessions, driving events - benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities
Greenville
Festival
00000043
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
00000044
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
00000045
Dates TBD
Fall for Liberty Bluegrass Festival
Live bands, chili cook-off, craft and food vendors, inflatables, kids games and activities
Clemson
Liberty
Festival
00000046
Dates TBD
Fallen Firemen 5K
Run or walk - benefits the Jeff Chavis House at the Southeastern Burn Center
Columbia
Lexington
Sports
00000047
Dates TBD
Fear Farm
Over 8000 square feet of terror with five attractions and escape room
Gaffney
Blacksburg
Holiday
00000048
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
00000049
Dates TBD
Francis Marion / Swamp Fox Symposium
2-day event about the Southern Campaign of Revolutionary War includes lectures, reception, discussions, displays
Manning
Historical
00000050
Dates TBD
Fur Ball Moonlight Gala
Event features a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, dinner, raffles - benefits Pawmetto Lifeline
Columbia
Gala
00000051
Dates TBD
Georgetown Bridge 2 Bridge Run
Half marathon, 12K, 5K run/walk, and kid's fun run through Georgetown's historic district - benefits Friendship Place
Georgetown
Sports
00000052
Dates TBD
Gilbert House of Terror
Traditional outdoor haunt with 13 terror filled scenes - proceeds benefit four local charities
Columbia
Gilbert
Holiday
00000053
Dates TBD
Golf Classic
Shotgun start golf tournament - benefits Good News Clubs
Greenville
Travelers Rest
Sports
00000054
Dates TBD
Golf Tournament and Helicopter Ball Drop
4-person Captains' Choice golf tournament plus helicopter ball drop - benefits the Aiken County Animal Shelter
Aiken
Sports
00000055
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
00000056
Dates TBD
Gopher Hill Festival
3-day event includes kidz fest, turtle races, parade, street dance, contests, live music
Ridgeland
Festival
00000057
Dates TBD
Government Finance Officers Assoc of SC Conference
4-day conference with networking opportunites
Myrtle Beach
Convention
00000058
Dates TBD
HALOS Oyster Roast
Oysters, chili, hot dogs, beer, wine, live entertainment, silent auction and wine toss - benefits HALO's mission to help abused and neglected children
Charleston
Mt Pleasant
Culinary
00000059
Dates TBD
Hub City Brew Fest
Enjoy regional craft beers, local food and live music - benefits the Coalition for Active Youth Fund and the Hub City Bike Park
Spartanburg
Culinary
00000060
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
00000061
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
00000062
Dates TBD
JerryFest
Celebrate the life and art of Jerry Garcia with live music, arts & crafts vendors, food vendors and family friendly activities for the kids
Columbia
Festival
00000063
Dates TBD
Lander Players Playwriting Festival
Five original one-act plays at each performance - 18+ only, 13+ admitted with parent or guardian permission
Greenwood
Arts
00000064
Dates TBD
Latin American Festival
Salsa and Merengue music, authentic food and crafts, and plenty of activities for families
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
00000065
Dates TBD
Lodges of Hope Charity Golf Tournament
Two man golf tournament with lunch, raffles and prizes - benefits the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge
Charleston
Summerville
Sports
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 plus post-race cold beverages, food and live music
Charleston
Johns Island
Sports
00000068
Dates TBD
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
00000069
Dates TBD
Moonshiners Reunion and Mountain Music Festival
Live bands, camping, all-night pickin'
Spartanburg
Campobello
Festival
00000070
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
00000071
Dates TBD
Myrtle Beach Seafood Festival
Seafood vendors, kid activities, live entertainment, beer and wine garden, corn hole tournament - hosted by Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corp
Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000072
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
00000073
Dates TBD
Oktoberfest
Enjoy German cuisine and beverages while listening to live music
Greenwood
Festival
00000074
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
00000075
Dates TBD
Oktoberfest @ NOMA Square
3-day event with German food and beer, entertainment, contests including a bratwurst-eating contest - benefits the Community Foundation of Greenville
Greenville
Festival
00000076
Dates TBD
Oktoberfest Charleston
German food and drink, polka dancing, children's games, brat eating contest - benefits Community Outreach Center
Charleston
Festival
00000077
Dates TBD
Oktoberfest Columbia
German beer, homemade German food and treats, entertainment for all ages
Columbia
Festival
00000078
Dates TBD
Orangeburg County Fair
Carnival rides, midway with games & food, crafts, livestock competitions and shows, live music
Orangeburg
Fair
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
Pamplico Cypress Festival
Classic car shows, amusement rides, arts and crafts, food, local musical talents, pageant, street dances
Florence
Pamplico
Festival
00000081
Dates TBD
Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art
Events throughout the month includes food and wine gala, concerts, performances, art
Georgetown
Pawleys Island
Arts
00000082
Dates TBD
Peace in the Park
10 religions will each have activity area plus common area with entertainment, nature walks - hosted by Interfaith Partners of SC and USC Interfaith Initiatives
Columbia
Festival
00000083
Dates TBD
Piedmont Interstate Fair
Midway rides and games, farm animals, live entertainment, contests
Spartanburg
Fair
00000084
Dates TBD
Pinwheel Gala
Live music, silent auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar - cocktail attire - benefits Dorchester Children's Center
Charleston
Summerville
Gala
00000085
Dates TBD
Pumpkin Festival
Parade, arts and crafts, country and bluegrass music, food and pumpkins
Clemson
Pickens
Festival
00000086
Dates TBD
Pumpkin Run
5K run/walk on USATF certified course, kids fun run - benefits the YMCA
Columbia
Irmo
Sports
00000087
Dates TBD
Pynkalycious
4K breast cancer awareness event including entertainment and treats - benefits the Pearlie Harris Center for Breast Health
Greenville
Fountain Inn
Sports
00000088
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
00000089
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
00000090
Dates TBD
Rock Out Hunger
Enjoy live music and tastings from the state's best distilleries - benefits Loaves and Fishes
Greenville
Concert
00000091
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
00000092
Dates TBD
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
00000093
Dates TBD
SEED: Science Education Enrichment Day
Exhibits on a wide-range of science and related topics
Aiken
Expo
00000094
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
00000095
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
00000096
Dates TBD
South Carolina Jazz Festival
3-day event includes concerts, Bebop Parade, art, tours, kids' activities, 5K run/walk, golf tournament
Cheraw
Festival
00000097
Dates TBD
Spartanburg International Festival
Explore world cultures through food, music, dance, folk art, and more
Spartanburg
Festival
00000098
Dates TBD
Springdale 5K at Sunrise
5K run/walk, 1-mile Family Fun Run, post race with waffles and kids' bounce house - benefits the health initiatives of the United Way of Kershaw County
Camden
Sports
00000099
Dates TBD
St Anne International Festival
Cuisines from over 15 cultures, activities for children including inflatables, live entertainment, corn hole and soccer tournaments - hosted by St Anne Catholic
Rock Hill
Festival
00000100
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
00000101
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
00000102
Dates TBD
The NESS Fest
A range of health and lifestyle seminars, live fitness classes, talk one-on-one with leaders in the medical field, work out with professional trainers and more
Greenville
Expo
00000103
Dates TBD
Tiger Bass Race
10K, 5K, and 1-mile fun run options - benefits nine local charities
Hilton Head
Bluffton
Sports
00000104
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
00000105
Dates TBD
Trinity Bazaar
Children's carnival, homemade foods, crafts, plus new and used clothing and furniture, musical instruments, household decor - benefits five local charities
Columbia
Misc
00000106
Dates TBD
U.Day
Educational street fair where all can try science experiments, make music, hear stories, create art, get face painted - hosted by Bob Jones University
Greenville
Educational
00000107
Dates TBD
Union County Agricultural Fair
Carnival rides, live entertainment, midway for food and games, exhibits, livestock
Union
Fair
00000108
Dates TBD
Rock Hill
Sports
00000109
Dates TBD
Walhalla Oktoberfest
3-day event includes carnival rides, German music, dancers, arts and crafts, food, Saturday night fireworks
Clemson
Walhalla
Festival
00000110
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
00000111
Dates TBD
Western Carolina State Fair
10-day event includes midway rides, concerts, demolition derby, exhibits, petting zoo
Aiken
Fair
00000112
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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