It’s Friday again, which means it’s time for our weekly roundup of fun things to do in the Lowcountry over the weekend. With Halloween coming up next week, there’s certainly no shortage of Halloween and fall-themed activities and festivals to attend in the Charleston area. Check out a seasonal festival, watch a fun Halloween film, treat yourself to brunch, and more. Whatever you choose to do, the staff and agents at Johnson & Wilson Real Estate Company wish you a safe and happy weekend!
Head over to Park Circle on Saturday and Sunday for the Charleston Brunch Festival. We don’t know about you, but brunch food is some of our very favorite food of all. Various vendors will be on site with delicious dishes like breakfast tacos, brunch burgers, doughnuts, biscuits and gravy, mac and cheese, potato bowls… Are you drooling yet? In addition to all the brunch fare, enjoy a bloody mary and mimosa bar, backyard games like Giant Jenga and Cornhole, and live music. Parking and admission are free. Drink tickets are available for advance purchase, but food vendors will take payment on the spot.
Mount Pleasant Towne Centre is the place to be on Saturday from noon until 3pm for their annual Fall Festival. This is a family-friendly, pet-friendly event with activities that include a pet costume contest to benefit Pet Helpers, arts and crafts, face-painting, caricatures, a bounce house, balloon animals, trick-or-treating, and fun with bubbles. Meet Charlie the Riverdog, check out exhibits from local organizations, and enjoy food and sweets from various vendors like Dave n Dubs Hot Dogs, Trolly Dolly Treats, Spun Charleston, King of Pops, and more.
For a family-friendly spooky evening, check out Family Fright Nights at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Saturday night. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume to enjoy games, treats, candy, face-painting, balloon-twisting, a hay maze, a photo booth, costume contests, pony rides, and even the popular Mad Scientist Lab. Concessions will be available for extra charge. There will be a mild version of the Spooky Train Ride from 6pm until 7:30pm. After 8pm, the train ride will be a little more…adventurous. Admission to the event is $10 per person, and children under age six get in free. If you’re a Magnolia annual member, this event is free to you!
On Saturday evening, MUSC Health Stadium will host Films on the Field, featuring the well-loved Halloween movie Hocus Pocus on the 3,000 square foot Jumbotron. Gates will open at 5:30pm with the film starting an hour later at 6:30pm. There will be food trucks, a full bar, and jump castles available. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Leashed dogs are welcome, and costumes are encouraged! Admission is $5 for attendees over the age of six. Children age six and under get in free.
If you’re looking for a more grown-up event to celebrate Halloween, the Terrace Theater is hosting Rocky Horror Weekend. In association with Upper Hand Tattoo Studio and Sierra Nevada, the Terrace is featuring The Rocky Horror Picture Show in a live shadowcast with Rocky Horror Charleston. Tickets are $15 (no passes accepted), and there will be special prizes and giveaways. The film will begin at 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Please note this event is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.