Fall Events in Charleston

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Looking for things to do in Charleston this fall? We’ve compiled a list of things you can do to enjoy the cooler temps (and by cooler, we mean 80 degrees) in the Lowcountry!

1. Pumpkin Patch.

Nothing says fall like exploring the many pumpkin patches in Charleston! Two popular ones are Boone Hall Plantation and Legare Farms.

Boone Hall offers a corn maze, face painting station, hay ride (two versions for younger and older kids at night) and offers a huge pumpkin patch.

Legare Farms is a family owned and operated farm on John’s Island and offers a petting zoo, horse rides, hay rides and a large pumpkin patch with a wide array of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.

2. Fright Night at Magnolia Plantation

If you’re looking for some family fun–Magnolia Plantation goes all out to put on a family night of fun. They have a hay ride geared towards the young children from 6-8pm and then someting for the older kids after 8pm. Costumes are encouraged and little goblins can get their fair share of candy, face painting, corn mazes and other games throughout the night. The event is from 6pm-10pm and is open the two weekends before Halloween.

3. Ghost Tour

Explore the Holy City by night and go on a guided tour through the cemeteries and cobblestoned streets of Charleston. Learn stories behind the historic houses that have long been talks of the town and see which brothels turned homes are the most haunted.

4. Fall Tour of Homes in Charleston, SC

The Preservation Society hosts their annual Fall Tour of Homes–going on now until October 28th. Get a sneak peek inside historic homes in downtown, Charleston and tour famous streets such as Tradd–one of the original streets of the city! There is also a garden tour and photography tour. Visit the Preservation Society’s website for more details.

5. Beaches in Charleston, SC

Now is the time when locals hit the beach! Temperatures drop to the perfect 80 degrees and residents take advantage of the less crowded beaches. Also, the humidity has disappeared and it makes for the perfect beach day! Sullivan’s Island and Kiawah Island are family favorite beaches, rich in history and wildlife.

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