Autumn in Charleston is magical as the edge comes off the summer heat and nights begin to cool into the 60s and 50s. Many knowledgeable visitors know fall is the best time to enjoy Charleston.
Here are five special things to do from September to December.
Taste of Charleston – Sept 26-28, 2015
Savor the best of the best as 50 renowned Charleston restaurants showcase samples of their culinary delights at the historic Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant. The festival includes an iron chef competition, an cooking well invitational, beer tasting tent, live music and other special events.
Soul Food Festival – September 26, 2015
A travelling bonanza of music and traditional soul food featuring internationally recognized artists and four cooking competitions at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.
Lowcountry Hoedown – November 7, 2015
There’ll be plenty of fiddlin’ around at this foot-stomping extravaganza showcasing best-of-the-South live bluegrass music, BBQ and bourbon. Grab your plaid shirt, cowboy boots and blue jeans for an evening of entertainment at the Visitors Center Bus Shed on the Charleston peninsula.
Y’ALLfest – November 13-14, 2015
Sixty of the most popular young adult authors representing 29 New York Times best-sellers gather for panels, presentations and discussions at various locations throughout downtown Charleston. The festival culminates in a Young Adult Smackdown featuring authors on stage telling stories, performing improv and otherwise embarrassing themselves.
Holiday Festival of Lights – November 13, 2015-January 3, 2016
You have to see it to believe it! It’s an adventure into your imagination as James Island County Park is transformed by two million lights and 700 winter-themed displays. Give yourself plenty of time to tour through the park in your car, stop for a marshmallow roast or a passenger train ride through the park.