This is possibly the most eventful and fun-filled October in CRW in a long time! Between a car show, 3 country superstar concerts, a book-fair, and a fabulous FestivFALL, there is always plenty of fun to be had.

One of the most popular events this month is the Charleston Rod Run & Doo Wop at Haddad Riverfront Park. It will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 5th, with a “cruise in” to Four Points at Sheraton. A terrific collection of classic, custom, antique cars and even monster trucks are always on display. There will also be music, vendors, and activities for the entire family. Details will be announced as they become available.

FestivFALL is being held Oct. 7-16. The schedule of events and performances is much too long to list here. For a complete schedule, check out the website at festivallcharleston.com. A few of the exciting highlights of the festival are the 1000th episode of Mountain Stage, “City Center Dead” at the new Slack Plaza, and the ever popular “Taste-of-All”.

The Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center (CC&CC) is the venue for TWO major country superstars this month. Both Keith Urban and Reba McEntire will be performing in Charleston! Another country star, Trace Adkins brings his show to the Clay Center, as well. 

Charleston Light Opera Guild (CLOG) will be performing “The Music Man” at the Clay Center. This ever-popular, Tony award winning musical first debuted 65 years on Broadway. This will be CLOG’s 4th time bringing the show to Charleston. 

Two important fundraising events take place this month. The Capital Cocktail Classic benefits the Fund for the Arts. Ticket holders visit 4 different restaurants in downtown over the course of the evening, sampling cocktails and appetizers at each one. Then on Oct. 11, Manna Meal presents their fundraiser, “Hunger to Hope” at the Clay Center. This year’s dinner also honors Manna Meal’s founder, Rev. Jim Lewis.

Charleston has SO much going on this month. It’s enough to make you wish you still had vacation time left over or make you glad you still do!

Happy Fall, Y’all!