Did we just detect the slightest chill in the morning air? Could it be that fall is coming? Fall officially begins Sept. 23 and we’re ready. Our calendar of events here in Charleston is already brimming with festivals, tours and activities. Here are a few favorites we’ll be doing this season.
Board the Schooner Pride for a 90-minute Haunted Harbor Sail where you’ll be entertained with tales of pirates, ghosts and spirits that still haunt the harbor. The tour is 8:30-10:30 p.m. (board at 8:15 p.m.) on Oct. 17-19, 24-26, 30-31 and Nov. 1. Cost is $32 for adults and $25 for children. Book online or call 888-245-9206.
Our friends at Bulldog Tours have a regular nightly Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour, which is all the more spooky in the fall. You’ll have the opportunity to walk through one of Charleston’s oldest graveyards after dark where you can explore dark corners, inspect the headstones and step across the graves. Plus learn about the history of the city’s graveyards and the famous folks buried there. Book a tour online or call 843-722-8687.
And you thought Boone Hall was just a beautiful Charleston plantation? Well at night the neighboring field transforms into a fright fest. Boone Hall Fright Nights runs on select weekdays and weekends from Sept. 26 to Nov. 1. This heart-stopping event features four separate attractions, including the popular Wicked Woods Hayride with a trip through the dark woods of Boone Hall Plantation. Purchase individual attraction tickets or an All You Dare to Scare Pass for $27. Tours are not recommended for children under 12. Purchase tickets online.
Legare Farms, a 300-acre farm on the Stono River near Charleston, hosts a pumpkin patch and maze Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. Activities include pumpkin picking, hayride, scarecrow crafts, gem mine and a 10-acre Wax Myrtle maze.
For a true fall festival of fun, head to Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch open daily Oct. 1-31. Take part in activities for children, a rock climbing wall and play areas plus you can visit the pumpkin patch to buy pumpkins by the pound. Get more details and ticket information.
These are just a few of our favorites. Let us know what’s on your calendar as a must-do fall event in Charleston.
(photo left/Boone Hall Plantation)