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Start the season with seven fall festivals across Charleston

If you haven’t gotten lost in a corn maze, shopped fall-themed arts and crafts, sipped wine in the garden, picked apples, or taken a walk in a pumpkin patch — can you really say it’s fall?

A bridge under trees at Magnolia Gardens.

Corn fields, woods, Magnolia Gardens — all perfect places to watch the seasons change.

Photo by @stephenf120

We rounded up seven festivals you autumn go to this fall in the Lowcountry. Celebrate the season with these festive events featuring corn mazes, costume contests + fall food galore.

Moss Grove Plantation Fall Festival Market | Saturday, Sept. 23 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | 1025 Moss Grove Dr., Moncks Corner | Free | Shop 70+ local vendors and food trucks, snap a picture with a scarecrow, and join a raffle to start the season.

Autumn on the Ashley Wine Stroll | Saturday, Sept. 30 | 5-7 p.m. | 3550 Ashley River Rd., Charleston | $45 | Mosey through Magnolia’s gardens sampling wine, beer, mocktails, and small bites.

Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch | Friday, Sept. 29-Sunday, Oct. 29 (Fridays through Sundays) | Times vary | 1235 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $15+ | A prime spot for fall shenanigans, explore an 8-acre corn maze, petting zoo, obstacle courses, and pumpkin patch.

West Farm Corn Maze | Friday, Sept. 29-Sunday, Oct. 29 (Wednesdays through Sundays) | Times vary | 2641 Cooper Store Rd., Moncks Corner | $5+ | When you’re not wandering through the maze, try your hand at the apple slingshot — this year’s theme is “Dinosaurs!”

Edisto Beach Fall Festival & Turtle Auction | Saturday, Oct. 7 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Jungle Road in front of Palmetto Plaza | Free | Enjoy live music and baked goods, then bid on painted turtle statues to support nonprofits through the Turtle Tide Art Project.

North Charleston Harvest Festival | Sat., Oct. 21 | 4-7 p.m. | East Montague Avenue | Free admission | This annual event will celebrate fall with an artist market, costume contests, trick-or-treating, and a pop-up petting zoo.

Second Chance Bikes 5th Annual Fall Festival | Sunday, Nov. 12 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Holy City Brewing | Free | Look forward to a locally-curated silent auction, local vendors, and a pie-eating contest.