While we may still have a few 90-degree days here and there, that doesn't mean we have to miss out on all of the fall fun. Not only are there loads of events happening in Charleston this season, but most of them are appropriate and enjoyable for all ages. So swap out the beach towels for a pumpkin-carving kit, and get ready to enjoy the season!
1. Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch
This Charleston favorite is so much more than just a pumpkin patch. Boone Hall is completely transformed during the month of October with a corn maze, jump pillow, giant slide tower, hayride, spider web "rope" attraction, rock climbing wall, corn hole toss, a goat walk, and a rabbit enclosure. Spend the day enjoying all of the attractions, and then take your pumpkins home for painting or carving!
Tickets are $10 (free for 3 and under).
2. Halloween Night at the SC Aquarium
This is the perfect evening for any little ocean-lovers, and a fun option for doing something a bit different this year. On October 23 and 31st the aquarium gets a SpOoKy makeover! Guests are encouraged to wear costumes, and there will be music, games, and festive exhibits. To top it off, there is an "Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest" where guests get to judge which diver has the best carved pumpkin in the Great Ocean Tank.
3. Fall Festivals
We sure do love our festivals here in Charleston - and what's not to love? Food trucks, live music, arts and crafts. Add some crisp autumn weather and a light sweater and we are good to go.
Check out any of these kid-friendly festivals going on this fall!
Nov. 4 - Harvest Fest (John's Island)
Nov. 4 - Charleston Mac Off (Mt. Pleasant)
Nov. 10 - 30 - Holiday Festival of Lights (James Island)
Nov. 11 - Park Day on Daniel Island (Daniel Island)
4. West Farm Corn Maze (Monks Corner)
Not only is the West Farm corn maze a blast for the whole family, each year they raise money and awareness for a different cause. This year they are celebrating Pet Adoption Agencies and will host adoption events and raise funds for different organizations throughout the season. The farm is home to a 2.8 mile corn maze (a .3 mile maze for the younger kids), a pumpkin barn, a hay-bale maze, tire climb, farm zoo, hay ride, apple slingshot, and snack bar/picnic area with different food vendors and trucks.
5. Family Fright Night (Magnolia Plantation)
If you are looking for something festive and spooky without being too scary for young kids, this is the perfect event. With a "haunted" hayride, hay-bale maze, pony rides, face-painting, crafts, children's games, and a family photo booth - you'll find plenty to do.
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28. Tickets are $10, and free for children 6 and under!
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