Things to Do Charleston October 2014

Things to Do Charleston October 2014


The temperatures are dropping, leaves on the trees are turning and Fall is in the air. October is a great month to enjoy Charleston with so many fun events that celebrate this time of year including Halloween and Octoberfest. Remember that this is our last month to enjoy the longer days of daylight savings time, so get out and enjoy all of what Charleston has to offer in October. Here are a few of the fun things to do in Charleston this month:

Events: Charleston is full of fun Halloween events that are certain to haunt you. All month long you can check out the Boone Hall Plantation Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Tickets are $10 but if you can break away on a Tuesday you can get a FREE adult ticket with each child ticket purchased. If you want to pay to terrorize yourself, be sure to check out Boone Hall Plantation after dark on Thursday thru Sunday for their Fright Nights. Fright Nights feature four very scary attractions: Frightmare Factory, Twisted Terror in 3D, Wicked Woods Hayride and Zombie Town. If you prefer laughter over screams, how about seeing the new Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein”? Or maybe have a few drinks on Market St with the Halloween Hawler Bar Crawl?

Charleston is celebrating Octoberfest in many ways too. Have a dog? If so you might want to take your furry friend to Dogtoberfest at Freshfields Village near Kiawah Island or check out the Ocoberfest Bark in the Park in No. Charleston. Your dog will lick you (thank you) for it.

Besides Octoberfest and Halloween events, there are many other incredible events to see this month. Have you been the the South Carolina State Fair yet? The fair is always full of fun and is open daily until October 19. If the state fair doesn’t fit your schedule, you can always check out the Coastal Carolina Fair beginning October 30 too.  Other noteworthy events this month include the USS Yorktown Reunion, Bus Shed Bash, Carolina Surf Film Festival, Disney on Ice, Cinderella, Citadel Parades, Iron brew Festival, Bikes & Badges, Children’s Day Festival, and the Mac Off. For more information regarding any of these events, be sure to follow the links in the list below.

Music:  Charleston is hosting a wide variety of musical talent this month. From country and bluegrass to vintage and metal rock, you will find all sorts of great sounds in Charleston this month. If you’re up for hearing some live music, be sure to check out the list below.

Sports:  College football is in full swing now with a few games this month for both Citadel and Charleston Southern. Stingrays hockey is back this month too. You can also participate or sponsor a participant in the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” charity event. I know this isn’t really a sport, but it is a great charity raising lots of money to help find a cure for breast cancer. The day after the race you can also sign up for the Cupcake Race which is a 5, 10 or 20 mile bike ride. Cost is $10 and all proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  If you and your dog need some exercise after Dogtoberfest, you might want to consider “Running with the Hounds”. This is a “canicross” 5K race that you and your dog can enjoy together.


Here is the complete list (with event links) to help you enjoy your October just a little more:

Charleston is full of so much fun this October! Rembember, if you need a ride for yourself or a group of friends, Mt. Pleasant Shuttle has you covered anytime and always on-time.