The closer we get to Halloween, the more fun and festive events there are going on in Charleston. Whether you’re looking for a place to show off your costume, entertain the kiddos, or get a deal on food and drinks, check out all the events going on this weekend.

And please note, since there may be lots of rain this weekend, be sure to call a location or head online in case of closings or cancellations.


This weekend is your last chance to catch the S.C. State Fair. Enjoy a day of rides, fun food, a circus, live music, and much more. Admission tickets are $10 and ride vouchers are $25. [content-1]Take a candlelight tour of the Aiken-Rhett House; the 19th-century townhouse has been preserved to show the hardships of the times. The 45-minute tour is followed with a complimentary glass of wine, tickets are $25 and tours start at 6 p.m.

The Sixth Annual Mushroom Gathering will take place at GrowFood Carolina from 6 to 9 p.m. Local chefs will be serving up mushroom-inspired plates, brewers will be pouring local craft beer, and farmers will share their stories and experiences. Tickets are $55.
[content-3] Vineyard Vines will be offering 10 percent off your purchase and will donate 10 percent to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Spend the morning shopping while enjoying light bites from Cru Cafe, a coffee and mimosa bar, and live music from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

PURE Theatre will collaborate with local costume designers, actors, and musicians to perform an interactive rendition of Osceola’s Muse to benefit the Battery Gadsden Cultural Center. You can catch the show Fri. or Sat. at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $35.

You can still have a scare at Boone Hall Plantation for Fright Nights. Fri. and Sat. 7:15 p.m.-12 a.m. and Thurs. and Sun. 7:15-10 p.m. through Oct. 31. [content-2]Enjoy multimedia event The Freak Show with live music, performance art, kink, and giveaways at 9 p.m. at The Purple Buffalo. Tickets will be sold at the door for $15.

Enjoy live alt-country music while sipping a tasty brew at Palmetto Brewing for a free concert by Angela Easterling and Brandon Turner at 6 p.m.


Avondale Wine & Cheese will host their Second Annual Pumpkin Carving Event at 2 p.m. Call them at (843)769-5444 to reserve your spot.

POSTPONED: IMARA Woman magazine’s Annual Health Empowerment Tour at Fresh Future Farm has been rescheduled, stay tuned for the new date.

POSTPONED: The North Charleston Harvest Festival has been rescheduled for Sat. Oct. 26.

Looking to try a variety of delicious craft beers? The Ballpark Festival of Beers takes place at the Joe Riley Stadium from 7-10 p.m. The $45 ticket scores you 18 sampling tickets and the first 2,500 attendees will receive a free sampling glass. Holly Rolly Charleston, Braised in the South, and Bearded Dogs will be onsite with tasty food for purchase, and the Blue Plantation Band and the Baby Fat Band will provide the live music.

The Night Bazaar is back this month with local artists and craftspeople setting up shop outside of Workshop and Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. Shop from unique vendors offering vintage jewelry, candles, soaps, and mixed media from 5-10 p.m.

A new comic-con is coming to Charleston at the Hilton Garden Inn (5265 International Blvd.) with special guests Deadpool creator Fabian Nicieza, WWE star Tito Santana, and The Simpsons animator Phil Ortiz. The all day event is from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and tickets are $20 (kids 11 and under get free admission).

The Pink Promenade Catwalk + Cocktails will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include a complimentary champagne cocktail, delicious brunch bites, and a cappella performances.

Tavern and Table hosts an Oktoberfest starting at 2 p.m. with German and Bavarian-style beers, German-inspired  bites, and live music.

Tent-or-Treat will take place at the Daniel Island Farmers Market from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Over 30 vendors and food trucks will be giving out candy as you and the kiddos stroll from tent to tent, wear your best costume for bonus candy.

Tradesman Brewing hosts the 2019 Carolina Surf Film fest starting at 5 p.m.

Head to the Royal American for Concoction, from the Charleston Arts Fest, featuring live music, dance, and more. It kicks off at 9 p.m.

Do the Twisp at Palmetto Brewing’s launch party for the hard seltzer, starting at 11 a.m.

Celebrate one year of El Pincho Taco, all day with $2 tacos, drink specials, raffles, prizes — and the 25 tacos in 25 minutes challenge.

POSTPONED: Enjoy an afternoon of fun at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens … next week. This event has been postponed until Sat. Oct. 26 and Sun. Oct. 27.


For $25 your kid can learn the basics to skateboarding. SK8 Charleston offers a class from 10-11 a.m. for aspiring skaters ages 5-7, and they’ll receive a pass for one return visit.

The Divas on Tap Drag Show will return to Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. with performances from local queens, all-day brunch, and of course craft beers. the fun starts at 2 p.m.

Pups and brews, what more could you ask for? The Barktoberfest Pup Crawl will hit Commonhouse Aleworks from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. with raffles, local vendors, food, and adoptable puppers.

Free Verse‘s Poetry and Pancakes will take place at Daps from 12-2 p.m. Order a pancake and receive a custom typerwriter poem.

All-you-can-eat steamed oysters, a whole hog barbecue, and live music from Haley Mae Campbell. If that’s not enough to get you to Home Team BBQ, then we don’t know what will. The Semi-Annual Oyster Roast and Pig Pickin’ will go on from 1:30-6:30 p.m., tickets will be sold at the door for $25.
[content-4] Head to The Schoolhouse for the Fourth Annual RumRootz Taste of the Caribbean from 4-8 p.m. with delicious food from Jamaica and Trinidad, Caribbean music, and tasty rum cocktails to benefit Healthy Lifestyle Network.

The Eighth Annual Oyster Roast to benefit HALO will be held at Harborside East from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $60 and include oysters, pulled pork, hot dogs, mac ‘n’ cheese, and live entertainment.

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