The weather in Charleston is slowly cooling down and football season is in full swing, which means that fall is in the air! This is a great time for those who have been apprehensive about summer’s heat to explore the many outdoor events Charleston has to offer.
Rice Harvest at Middleton Place
Middleton Place is known for having America’s oldest landscaped gardens. However, on Saturday, September 15th, the gardens will not be the center of attention, the rice will. It is harvest time on the plantation and Middleton Place is celebrating with a costumed interpreter on the rice fields giving hands-on demonstrations of how Carolina Gold rice was once harvested on plantations across the Lowcountry. You will also have the opportunity to learn how the rice is planted and grown, all before it goes on your plate!
Concierge Tip: Stay for the afternoon and tour the stableyard, house museum and all the gardens at Middleton Place.
MOJA Arts Festival
The 29th annual MOJA Festival gives guests the opportunity to experience the Charleston area’s African-American and Caribbean heritage and contribution to world culture. This ten day (September 27-October 7) multidisciplinary festival will feature dance, health and recreation, literary arts, music, special events, theater and visual arts. This is an event you are not going to want to miss, as it has been voted one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events.
Concierge Tip: Claim your spot early at Brittlebank Park to get the best view of the Caribbean Street Parade and Opening Ceremonies. This event on September 28th, starting at 6pm, is sure to be a hit.
Taste of Charleston
Charleston boasts some of the top chefs in the country and the Taste of Charleston brings them all together for an unforgettable 3-day (September 28 – 30) culinary experience. Boone Hall Plantation will host 50 chefs from the Lowcountry’s finest restaurants, where they will share their culinary treats. This is a must for all the foodies!
Concierge Tip: Buy your tickets early for the Taste: Iron Chef Competition on September 28th, starting at 6pm. This event is sure to sell out, especially with Charleston Grill General Manager Mickey Bakst as the Emcee.
Charleston Museum Mile Weekend
This three day event (September 21-23) will give visitors the opportunity to explore some of Charleston’s most historic and cultural sites. Guests can stroll down a one-mile section of Meeting Street, where you will discover six museums, five nationally important historic homes, four scenic parks, and a Revolutionary War Powder Magazine. This is a great way to get an overview of some of the Holy City’s most historic spots.
Concierge Tip: Don’t miss the opportunity to take your child to the scavenger hunt at the Nathaniel Russell House, one of the stops on the Museum Mile, where they will find “clues” related to the museum’s newest exhibit, The Russell Family and the Enslaved.
Experiencing fall in Charleston is not complete without a stay at Charleston Place. Check out our special offers, such as the Holy City Adventure Package. What are your favorite ways to enjoy fall in Charleston?