Plus, a three-part archaeology series comes to Charleston Museum.
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🍂 Goobye summer sun, hello fall festivals
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.

Did we miss your favorite? Let us know and we’ll update our guide throughout the season.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
  • The One Thing with Will King | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 1180 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. #300, Charleston | Free | Discover hidden goals, tap wasted time, and keep yourself on the path to reaching your big goals.
  • Beginning Tai Chi and Qigong | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 9:30 a.m. | Wando Mount Pleasant, 1400 Carolina Park Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Wear comfortable, loose clothing and learn practices that enhance personal balance and overall health.
Wednesday, Sept. 20
  • Create & Sip | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Tradesman Brewing Company, 1647 King St. Ext., Charleston | $35 | Create your own DIY textured wall art with a drink from Tradesman Brewing.
  • Movie Night at New Realm Brewing! | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 7-9 p.m. | 880 Island Park Dr., Charleston | Free | Bring the family and grab some popcorn for a screening of “The Goonies.”
Thursday, Sept. 21
  • ‘Basic But Better’ Daysie Pumpkin Spice Pop-Up | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 8-10 a.m. | The Daily Morrison Drive, 1085 Morrison Dr., Charleston | Free | Opt for local pumpkin spice: a complimentary shaken espresso, whipped cream, and a cream cheese-stuffed doughnut.
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A new spot for your next self-care day
The front desk and product display at Magnolia Med Spa.
This newly-opened med spa has been serving clients since April 2023. | Photo provided by Magnolia Med Spa
Ready to look and feel your best — plus, get well-deserved relaxation time? Enter: Magnolia MedSpa (53 Broad St.), downtown Charleston’s newly-opened premier medical spa.

The full-service medical spa offers a variety of services, from injectables to facial + body treatments and more. Services include:
  • Botox/Dysport
  • Dermal fillers
  • Kybella
  • Dermaplaning
  • SkinPen microneedling
  • Hydrafacials and customized facials
  • Full facial waxing
  • Earlobe piercing
  • Microblading + microshading
  • IV therapy
  • Vitamin B12 shots
  • Glutathione
Lay back and relax as the Magnolia MedSpa team (comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and aestheticians) works to provide personalized services to leave you feeling refreshed and at your best.
News Notes
  • The Mustard Seed will close at the end of this week after serving Mt. Pleasant for nearly 30 years. Owner Sal Parco is retiring, but said he plans to help “pass the baton” over to new ownership. (WCIV)
  • Head to the Satellite Bar rooftop terrace this Sunday, 2-5 p.m. for live music by John Paris. Grab a Pressure Drop cocktail, and 100% of the proceeds will go to Pay It Forward Charleston.
  • $13.9 million. That could be the new residential record for the upper peninsula if the pre-Civil War William Ravenel House sells for its asking price. The Victorian 15-bed, 11-bath mansion hasn’t been up for sale since 1965. (The Post and Courier)
  • The Charleston Museum is celebrating the career of Curator of Historical Archaeology Martha Zierden with a three-part lecture series. Join Dr. Jon Marcoux for an exploration of Indigenous pottery-making on Thursday, Sept. 28, 6-7 p.m. Suggested donation $10.
Try This
  • Charleston County Parks announced the final two dates for its fall Starlight Yoga series. Find your flow under the stars at 6:30 p.m. at Wannamaker Park on Thursday, Oct. 12, then at James County Island Park on Monday, Nov. 6. Enroll for $10 a class.
  • Trident Medical Center applied to build a $277 million hospital on Johns Island. Citing communities on the island where the nearest hospital is 30-45 minutes away by car, the center proposed an acute care facility off Maybank Highway. (Charleston Business Journal)
  • In our latest edition of CHS Wellness in partnership with Roper St. Francis Healthcare: Flops, foam, sandals, or slides: Which shoes are best for your feet?; how to pack an A+ lunch box; nearby glamping destinations; and more. Subscribe ahead of the next edition (coming Monday).*
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