3 Fun Fall Activities in Charleston You Don’t Want to Miss

School’s back in session, pumpkin spice flavored foods and beverages are everywhere, and the NFL has finally returned to TV screens across the country.

You know what that means…

Fall is just around the corner!

Sure, it’s only the second week in September, but a bunch of fun fall activities are starting to pop up again. And things like pumpkin patches and corn mazes are only around for a limited time, so it’s best to get them on your calendar now so you don’t miss them!

To ensure you don’t miss out on all the fall fun, we’re sharing some of our favorite fall activities in Charleston, SC. If you live here or are planning a visit, we hope you’ll check some of these events out!

Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch

The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch is located in Mount Pleasant—a 20-minute drive from downtown Charleston depending on traffic–but it’s definitely worth a visit.

It’s slightly early to get your pumpkins for Halloween, but this venue has an amazing corn maze that you won’t want to miss. It’s only $10 per person (ages 3 and up), which makes this activity affordable for the whole family.

This year, they will feature two mazes. The first maze is 8 acres and is perfect for older kids and adults. The second maze is much smaller and is great for smaller children.

If you have a fun time at the corn maze, make sure you mark your calendar to go back in October to grab yourself a pumpkin!

Click here for more info on the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch. 

Charleston Farmer’s Market

The Charleston Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday in September. It’s a great place to stock up on fresh produce, grab a locally grown pumpkin for pumpkin carving, or purchase a fall craft from a craft vendor.

This market is held in Marion Square right outside the College of Charleston.

The best part…visiting the farmer’s market is 100% FREE and is fun for the whole family. Come enjoy the fall atmosphere and fun street music without spending a penny!

For more info on the farmer’s market, click here. 

Charleston Fall Homes and Gardens Tour

The Charleston Fall Homes and Gardens Tours don’t officially begin until October 5. However, these tours tend to sell out fast, so we want to make sure that, if you’re interested in doing a fall tour, you have plenty of time to get your tickets!

During these tours, a guide will walk you through the town of Charleston and bring you to select historic homes and gardens for your viewing pleasure. All the homes are well kept and beautifully decorated. You may even learn a thing or two about Charleston history during your tour!

Tickets start at $40. However, there are several tour packages available, so you can pick and choose what you want to spend and what you want to see.

Check out ticket prices and learn more about the tours. 

What’s your favorite fall activity in Charleston? Let us know in the comments below!

The Charleston Farmers Market

Every Saturday through December 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., venture to King and Calhoun Streets to the Charleston Farmers Market. Local vendors sell fresh fruits and vegetables, breakfast and lunch foods, and arts and crafts.

Perfect for the entire family, entertainment abounds, and you’ll have your choice of over 100 different vendors. Fresh produce ranges from raspberries to lima beans and sweet corn to mulberries. Other foods, such as shrimp, eggs, and milk are available. Because the Market runs through the end of the year, plan to stop in once or twice a month so you don’t have to buy extra produce. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to buy as you need it.

The artisans who frequent the Market are a plethora of amazingly talented people. Thomas Bennett will do your caricature, or Ciana Pullen will do a portrait as you stand or from a photograph.

You can find sweetgrass basketry, handmade soaps and candles, handcrafted furniture, garden art, and jewelry of all types. You’ll also enjoy seeing metal sculpture, clay designs, pet treats, clothing, purses and accessories, and wooden bowls.

The entertainment at the Market is not to be missed. Scheduled entertainment includes:

  • August 17 – Volcanoes in the Kitchen
  • August 24 – David Higgins
  • August 31 – Les Amis
  • September 7 – Dance FX
  • September 14 – Fiddlin’ Marci & Roger Bellow
  • September 21 – Volcanoes in the Kitchen
  • September 28 – MOJA Heritage Day Entertainment

To get the most from the Market, take your time and be open to looking at as many booths as possible. You never know what might catch your eye. Be sure to stay hydrated and fed, and enjoy!

For more information, visit the Charleston Visitors Bureau site, or the Charleston Farmer’s Market site.