Act Now and Experience These Early October Charleston Festivals

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Charleston festivalsCharleston, South Carolina, and surrounding areas are booming with a wide assortment of festivals and events in early October. So whether you’re looking for an adult night out or a family-friendly event, check out these popular Charleston festivals.

Greater Charleston Festivals and Events

Charleston is a fun-filled city that features festivals, events and outdoor activities. If you’re looking to plan a day or evening out exploring, be sure to check out these upcoming Charleston festivals.

  • Boone Hall Fright Nights — Running September 24 through October 30, 2022, catch the ghost-themed events at Boone Hall Plantation. Tickets are only sold online, and this horror-themed show is not for the faint of heart.
  • MOJA Arts Festival — Charleston, South Carolina, and surrounding areas are booming with a wide assortment of festivals and events in early October. So whether you’re looking for an adult night out or a family-friendly event, check out these popular Charleston festivals.
  • Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch — If you love fall and can’t wait to decorate your porch with pumpkins, don’t miss Boone Hall Farms Pumpkin Patch from September 30 through October 30 (select days only, so please refer to the website for availability). This pumpkin patch is one of the most anticipated fall Charleston festivals! Admission includes various events, including tractor tours, an eight-acre corn maze, nature exhibits, an obstacle course, balloon art and live stage performances. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance through the website.
  • Isle of Palms Connector Run — On October 1, 2022, a charity 5K and 10K run around the Isle of Palms and the local Connector bridge helps to benefit several children’s charities in greater Charleston. This year celebrates 30 years of holding this annual event focusing on healing and preventing child abuse in Charleston, South Carolina. Whether you want to participate on-site, virtually or sponsor the race, visit the website for additional information.
  • Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K — Experience the Lowcountry by racing at Johns Island County Park. This picturesque area highlights the Lowcountry’s spectacular fall foliage, native wildlife and moss-draped oak trees, making it a favorite trail run. Register online now.
  • Kiawah Island Triathlon — This fun Kiawah Island event lets participants swim, bike, and run around the island on October 2, 2022. Sign up for this event today!
  • Cooper River Bridge Run Kids Run — Sign your kids up for the Cooper River Bridge Run in Stoney Field, Charleston. Additionally, this Charleston festival will feature face painting, a climbing wall, family yoga, mad science and a jump castle. This event takes place on October 2, 2022, but register in advance.
  • The Fall Tours of Architecture, History and Gardens — This is among the Charleston festivals that locals and visitors look forward to annually. This tour features annual tours of select private Charleston homes and runs October 5 through 29, 2022. Make sure to purchase tickets to select tours in advance.
  • Oktoberfest — Check out the annual Oktoberfest at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, complete with an assortment of German beer and food. Entertainment features live music, and there are also children’s activities to keep youngsters engaged. Purchase tickets in advance online.
  • Woofstock Lowcountry Dog Music Festival — Be sure to bring Fido to this pet-friendly music festival at Hanahan Amphitheater on October 8, 2022. Music, food and entertainment benefit rescue dogs.
  • Latin America Festival — Join the fun at the Latin American Festival on October 9, 2022, at Wannamaker County Park. Experience folk art, music, crafts and food.