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About Town: Kiawah River’s Guide to Fall Festivals in the Lowcountry

As the days grow shorter and temperatures get milder, the Lowcountry comes alive with vibrant celebrations and the spirit of autumn. In addition to Kiawah River’s beloved Run like the Devil 5k and Festival, the region hosts a blend of festivities that truly capture the essence of the season. From savory culinary delights to live music and art celebrations, the Charleston region is a must-visit this time of year and thankfully, Kiawah River residents are only a short drive away.

Riverfront Revival, October 7-8, 2023
Located at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, the two-day Riverfront Revival festival will be loaded with live music from various country music stars and bands, engaging culture and delicious, southern-inspired bites – meant to leave guests feeling truly revived! For tickets and more information, visit

Charleston Collegiate School Fall Festival and Run like the Devil 5k, October 21, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Located at Kiawah River, this event features a 5k and Fun Run, as well as a farmers’ market full of local makers and goods, classic fall festival games, live music, food trucks and more. To sign up for the race and for more information, visit

Cars at Kiawah River, October 14, 2023
Cars at Kiawah River will host its sixth annual display of over 200 of the region’s most outstanding automobiles, near the old homestead at Kiawah River. Guests are invited to listen to intriguing stories of exhibiting automobile owners and enjoy lunch from popular local food trucks, drinks, snacks and sweets. For tickets and more information, visit

Oktoberfest Charleston, October 14, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The 7th Annual Oktoberfest at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church is an event filled with live music, authentic German cuisine, a lively biergarten featuring local craft beers, a German bakery, a spirited Kinderzone, German Chorales and Hymns, visits by local leaders and even an appearance by legendary German reformer, Martin Luther. For tickets and more information, visit

Harvest Festival, November 4, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Harvest Festival at Johns Island County Park features live music from local bluegrass bands, authentic southern food, pumpkin decorating, kids’ crafts, hayrides, archery and more. For tickets and more information, visit

Fall is always such an exciting time of year, and these festivals provide a unique opportunity to experience the sea islands in a way you’ve never seen before. So, as the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, be sure to plan accordingly and buy tickets to one (or all!) of these unforgettable events.