Ah, fall — the time of the year where we can finally watch the leaves turn colors, drink hot apple cider or chocolate on a chilly day and prepare for the holidays with sweaters and flannel.
Well... maybe not so much here in Beaufort County where we have beautiful beach weather. But even if we don’t have the changing leaves there are plenty of festivals to experience.
Whether you’re a foodie and want to try some delicious shrimp or want to sit back and listen to some jazz, these festivals will help you celebrate autumn:
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When: Nov. 2 through Nov. 5; Schedule here
Cost: $30-$100; Must reserve for Christian Tamburr and Clint Holmes
Where: Calhoun Street
When: Oct. 13 through Oct. 21 (Full schedule of events)
Where: Southern Barrel Brewing
When: 11:30 a.m., Sept. 29
Where: Harbour Town
When: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 22
Cost: $20 (both for food and entertainment); Buy online or at the door
Where: Harbour Town
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 23
Cost: Free admission to event; Pay $8 gate fee to enter Sea Pines Resort
Where: Habersham Market Place — 13 Market, Beaufort
When: Oct. 20 & 21
Cost: Free; Buy arts & crafts
Where: Beaufort Town Center
When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 13
Where: Henry C Chambers Waterfront Park
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Oct. 5; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 6
Cost: Free admission; Can purchase a $1 ticket for food & beverage booths (Items cost two to eight tickets)
Now if you want to head out of town, there are a couple other options in other parts of South Carolina’s Lowcountry:
This year will be the arts festival’s 35th year celebrating African-American and Caribbean arts. According to the festival’s site, the word “Moja” is Swahili for “one,” making it an appropriate name for a festival that celebrates harmony among all people in a community.
Where: Multiple Venues
When: Sept. 27 through Oct. 7
Cost: Free admission; Select events prices vary
Summerville has already made a name for itself by having the world’s largest sweet tea. That means you know the sweet tea at their festival is some of the best you can try.
When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 20
Cost: Free admission; $7 Sweet tea mugs ($1 for kids)
Going to a different fall festival not on the list? Let us know about it: firstname.lastname@example.org