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Charleston Events in December

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Charleston EventsYou may be in town for a holiday getaway, quick romantic trip or girls’ shopping vacay… Whatever brings you to the Lowcountry, we know you’ll enjoy your stay, especially with all these Charleston events in December! All Month 2013 Holiday Festival of Lights This is one of the most beloved nighttime events in the area! James Island County Park comes alive with illumination through December 31st! The three-mile driving tour features more than 750 shining displays. In addition, you’ll find marshmallow roasting, festival train rides, the Amazing Dancing Light Display, Enchanted Walking Trail, gingerbread house displays, 50-ton sand sculpture, giant greeting cards, old-fashioned carousel, portable climbing wall, Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, unique gift shops and the Reindeer Workshop! A Christmas Carol The Dickens tale returns to Woolfe Street Playhouse just in time for the holidays. “A Christmas Carol” is said to be a bold theatrical re-imagining of a classic Christmas story. This performance uses only Charles Dickens’ words and a chameleon ensemble of eight actors. Tickets are $30 for adults, $27 for seniors, $20 for students and $15 for kids 12 and under. The Charleston Christmas Special Over 9,000 people see it each year! In 2013, ‘The Charleston Christmas Special” will be all new and filled with more of your favorite holiday songs and dances. It takes place at the Charleston Music Hall. We recommend getting your tickets now because this show sells out quickly. 5th Annual Holiday Pub Crawl The Holiday Pub Crawl visits historic taverns and pubs. This 2.5-hour tour visits four historic pubs where everyone can have their favorite beverage and enjoy complimentary appetizers at two out of the four pubs. December 1 33rd Annual Charleston Christmas Parade Sponsored by the Tri-County Fire Chief’s Association, the City of Charleston Christmas Parade will run from 2 to 4 p.m. It starts at the intersection of Calhoun and Meeting Streets and proceeds down King Street to Broad Street to Lockwood Boulevard. December 7 23rd Annual Reindeer Run The Reindeer Run has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. In 2012, the race had a record of 3,500 runners! This 5k run/walk goes through the lower peninsula of downtown Charleston. Piggly Wiggly and Half-Moon Outfitters present the family-oriented, pet-friendly race. The Charitable Society of Charleston has donated over $575,000 to the Medical University of South Carolina throughout the history of the event. You can have fun and help a great cause at the same time! The party starts at the finish line in front of Southend Brewery, the official race headquarters. There will be music, food and drinks! December 13 King Street Shop Walk This is one of the biggest events of the season. More than 60 King Street retailers will offer you a night of discounted shopping, holiday celebration and entertaining fun. Proceeds benefit the Center for Women. December 18 Jingle Bell Ball – Avril Lavigne, The Fray and Daughtry This is the first year for the Jingle Bell Ball at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now! As you plan your trip to Charleston, consider staying with us at the Governor’s House Inn, a historic bed and breakfast. Click here to view our rooms and suites. Photo courtesy of: Andrew.Beebe

Registration is Open for the Charleston Marathon!

Thursday, November 07, 2013
Charleston MarathonDon't walk…RUN…your way to the Lowcountry in January. Registration is now open for the Charleston Marathon! You'll come to realize why it was voted the No. 1 city in the world. From January 17 through January 19, 2014, you can participate in a half marathon, Shrimp & Grits 5K, Bike Ride and Youth Marathon Program. There will be plenty to do, even if you're not up for a full marathon. As you take in all the charm and hospitality that have made Charleston famous, your participation will benefit a great cause. It will help raise funds to support fine arts programs in community schools. There are several additional reasons you should participate, however. The Marathon and Half Marathon courses feature scenic water views, the Battery and historic King Street. Don't miss out on the fun in Park Circle too, as the Shrimp & Grits 5K takes you through North Charleston. It all comes together during the Finish Line street festival, which features live entertainment, food, drinks and a kids fun area. But these are only a couple highlights. Awards are five-deep in age categories, and there will be a Health and Fitness Expo that features 40 vendors! And there's even more for the children…The Youth Marathon Program includes local sports characters and awards. There's truly something for everyone. Every single participant will receive a long-sleeved Tech shirt that features a Charleston artist. There will be free shrimp and grits and beer for those over age 21 at the finish line, and a commemorative medal for all finishers. So what are the details of the course? The Charleston Marathon is a Boston Qualifier. They are USTAF certified, flat courses with entertainment. There will be aid stations with medical support, indoor bathrooms at the start and finish and indoor showers for you to clean up after finishing the race. Finally, enjoy ample parking at the start, along with shuttle return. If you're ready to reserve your spot, you can register online, through mail-in, or register late at the Health and Fitness Expo on January 17 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The final chance to sign up is before the races start at 6:30 a.m. It's sad if you can't participate, but there are plenty of ways to help out. If you'll be in town, you should volunteer! The Charleston Marathon is a volunteer-driven nonprofit community event that benefits the Youth Endowment for the Arts. There are quite a few volunteer benefits as well. For example, a T-shirt, post-race shrimp and grits, free parking, meals (minimum of a 4-hour shift), beer (21 and older), the joy of giving back to your community and more! But if you will be gone during this fun-filled weekend, consider donating to the Youth Endowment for the Arts! It's easy - mail a donation or make your donation online! It is tax deductible! Now that you have decided the best way for you to participate, you'll need a place to rest your head after all the activities. Consider staying with us at the Governor's House Inn, a historic Charleston Bed & Breakfast. Our Inn offers the rare pleasures, aristocratic comforts and romantic grandeur of a pre-revolutionary National Landmark combined with legendary southern hospitality. Book your stay here. Photo courtesy of: Brian Cribb

Why You Should Visit Charleston This Season

Friday, November 01, 2013
Visit CharlestonWake up to the aroma of fresh coffee and a true southern breakfast. Each morning the Governor's House Inn features a new menu and special items like banana French toast strata with Amaretto sauce or homemade quiche. You're guaranteed to start your holiday getaway the right way with this gourmet breakfast. Visit Charleston this season and enjoy all the deliciousness in the elegant dining room at the Governor's House Inn, dine on the verandah or in your guest room. It's all about you this season! Once you have filled your belly, take a horse-drawn carriage tour through the Historic District. When you visit Charleston, this is an activity that cannot be missed! Palmetto Carriage Works, the oldest carriage tour company in Charleston, offers historic tours of the residential district. They have developed the greatest carriage experience in the city. A Palmetto Carriage tour blends knowledge, humor, wit and history. It's a seamless fusion of 19th century conveyance in a 21st century city! You will experience 25 to 30 blocks of Charleston's historic downtown district, see houses, gardens, mansions, churches and parks and learn about the buildings, history, architecture, flora and people that make up the "Holy City." This is the best way to see all that Charleston has to offer. If you should tire after a day touring the city, you can return for Lowcountry Afternoon Tea at the Governor's House Inn. This is a southern tradition. Tea in the afternoon refreshes the soul and indulges the senses. Pair that with house-made sweets and savories and it just doesn't get any better…well, until the evening. After a nap in one of our guest rooms, meet and greet other guests while enjoying a glass of wine and some of Charleston's finest cheeses. Because you deserve to relax, indulge in a glass or two of chilled champagne. If you'd like a romantic evening alone with your significant other, try the treats on the verandah, by the fireplace or in your guest room. Of course, for the perfect end to the perfect day in Charleston, we suggest evening sherry in our parlor. You can share a private moment, finish a novel or make new acquaintances. Do as much or as little as you'd like to during your holiday stay in Charleston. Our Inn sparkles like a jewel during the holidays and Charleston is absolutely lovely in its holiday splendor. From Monday, November 11 through Monday, December 23, 2013, we will be offering a "Holiday Splendor" package that will excite all your senses. From bubbly champagne to a horse-drawn carriage and exclusively designed ornament, our package encompasses the best of this historic city. The package includes two evenings in the guest room of your choice, a bottle of chilled champagne, a horse-drawn carriage tour through the Historic District with Palmetto Carriage and a Governor's House Inn ornament designed by local artist, Debbie Reeves. All of this is included, with prices starting at just $485. Our highly qualified staff will be on hand prior to and during your stay to assist you in choosing from the many fine restaurants, shops, galleries and famous sites in our city. They are all just a short walk away. Book your holiday getaway now at the Governor's House Inn and visit Charleston in all its Christmas finery. Go online today and select the Holiday Splendor Package. Your perfect vacation awaits! Photo courtesy of: aerophish

Best Comedy Shows in Charleston SC

Friday, October 18, 2013
Comedy Shows in Charleston SCPirates, gothic comedy or a murder mystery … Charleston theaters feature comedies for all ages. If you're looking for something fun to do while in town at The Governor's House Inn, consider going to one of the best comedy shows in Charleston SC. Theatre 99 This is Charleston's home for improv comedy. The party never stops at Theatre 99. They are constantly creating original hilarity that you can catch on almost every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night. It's also a great place to catch annual festivals showcasing top comedic talent from across the country and at home. Although the focus is primarily on improv, Theatre 99 also offers sketch and standup, music and cabaret. Current shows include "The Have Nots!," "Hot Pants," "Bingo Improv," "The Funny Bucket," and more. Shows are typically kept PG-13, but because they're based on audience suggestions, you never know what will happen! Ticket prices just can't be beat. You can see a Wednesday night show for just $5. They are $10 on Friday nights and $12.50 on Saturdays. You can buy them online by clicking here. Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre If you're looking for a good laugh, or a good mystery, the Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre is where you will find it. This cozy little theatre can sell out quickly, but it features several fantastic shows. "Heist, Heist Baby" is recommended for adults out on the town and Heist fans. It's rated PG, but contains some humor and innuendo that may not be appropriate for pre-teens. "Sweet T. Christmas" is perfect for the holiday season. It's a holiday whodunit with spirit. This one is for friends, family and coworkers looking to share some laughs. It's a little silly and a little sweet. You may want to keep the children under 9 at home. "Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Yoo-Hoo: A Pirate Show" is one for all ages. It's great for adults who like nutty yet intelligent wordplay, families looking for clean but clever comedy and all those interested in Charleston's pirate history! Adults, teens, pre-teens, and those with interest in Sherlock Holmes or Charleston history will enjoy "Sherlock Holmes and the Charleston History Mystery!" It's good, clean comedy that's rated PG. Inspector NoClue's Murder Mystery is the classic comic whodunit. It's suggested for mystery fans and adults out on the town (and away from the kids). Footlight Theatre Charleston, South Carolina's community theatre has been putting on shows since 1931. In addition to family friendly entertainment, you can take in comedies on occasion. For example, "The Sugar Bean Sisters" is hailed as a true Southern Gothic comedy that's full of one-liners. Click here to learn more about The Footlight Players. After you enjoy one of the best comedy shows in Charleston SC, return to your room at The Governor's House Inn, a historic bed and breakfast. Our Inn reflects the classic style and allure of the south's most mannered and picturesque city. It's honored to be one of the most classic Charleston bed and breakfasts. Find out more about our B&B accommodations. Photo courtesy of: Charleston's TheDigitel

Charleston Tour of Homes to Feature Homes on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Charleston Tour of HomesImagine your dream home in your dream location. That's what you'll find during this year's Charleston Tour of Homes. And it's bigger and better than ever! For the first time, the 16th annual Symphony Tour of Homes will feature homes on both Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. Several properties from the islands will be included. Hosted by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League (CSOL), the Symphony Tour of Homes has showcased outstanding residences over the years. They are each unique in their own individual ways. It may be their architectural or interior design. In every residence, you'll see the varied interests and lifestyles of those living inside. It's all happening on Saturday, November 2. Check in at Freshfields Village, in front of Java Java, beginning at 9:30 a.m. As you tour exceptional homes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., your experience will be enhanced by live music from Charleston Symphony Orchestra League musicians and scholarship recipients. Some of this year's most promising musicians will include two violinists, Rachel Dawson and Vivian Song. Rachel Dawson has been playing the violin since she was 4-years-old. She has played with the College of Charleston Orchestra for the past three years. Vivian Song is also a CSOL scholarship winner. She has studied the violin for eight years. Following the Charleston Tour of Homes, you can enjoy an ATAX event that's sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island! It's a special concert on The Green at Freshfields Village. The show will feature the Charleston Symphony Orchestra with former Assistant Concertmaster, Stuart Malina conducting. It starts at 5 p.m. The best part about the tour is that proceeds go to a great cause. They will be used to support the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and will help to provide scholarships for student and professional musicians in the Lowcountry. Friends will also be acknowledged in the tour booklet for donations that are specially earmarked for music scholarships. You can save by purchasing your tickets in advance. They are $40 and can be purchased online, at the Kiawah Island Visitors Center, or at Indigo Books in Freshfields Village. Tickets on the day of the tour will be $45. Here's a list of sponsors for this year's tour: Camens Architectural Group, Christopher Rose Architects, Buffington Homes, Dyal Compass, Mangan Inc., R.M. Buck Builders, Aqua Blue Pools, Carolina Lanterns and Accessories, Charleston One Source, The French Thistle, Gamble Home Services, Signature Kitchens and Baths, Taylor Agency, S. Bogan Designs, Dunes Properties, Kiawah Island Real Estate, Seabrook Island Real Estate, Freshfields Village and Rosebank Farms. As you plan your getaway to take the Charleston Tour of Homes that will feature homes on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, consider staying at the Governor's House Inn. Among the historic inns and bed and breakfasts in Charleston, we are the only Inn to offer the rare pleasures, aristocratic comforts and romantic grandeur of a pre-revolutionary National landmark combined with southern hospitality. We strive to provide the best bed and breakfast accommodations to ensure everyone enjoys their stay at the Governor's House Inn. View our rooms and suites here. Photo courtesy of: CSOL

Charleston Events in November

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Charleston  EventsThe holidays will soon be upon us and that means time for rest and relaxation! Make your way to Charleston, South Carolina, during the month of November for fun, history and maybe even a little romance. These are some great Charleston events in November you don't want to miss! 12th Annual Harvest Fest Agricultural families across America have long gathered every fall to give thanks and celebrate a bountiful Harvest season with a day of games, feasting, music and fun. The tradition continues during the 12th Annual Harvest Fest on November 2. Dance to music from five local bluegrass bands, go on a hayride or decorate a pumpkin at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. There will be penny diving, lasso demonstrations, a stick pony corral and more! The crafter's market is great for holiday shopping. To learn more, click here. 16th Annual Symphony Tour of Homes From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, you will have the opportunity to tour five exceptional homes, all enchanted by live music provided by CSOL scholarship recipients and Charleston Symphony Orchestra musicians. The Symphony Tour of Homes showcases a wide variety of outstanding residences. Each one is unique in its architectural and interior design. For the first time, homes on both Kiawah and Seabrook Islands will be featured on the tour. There will also be a special concert on The Green at Freshfields Village starting at 5 p.m. Lowcountry Hoedown Suit up in your best plaid and prepare for a boot stompin' good time! The 2nd annual Lowcountry Hoedown will kick off Saturday, November 9 at 7 p.m. The all-inclusive shindig will offer bourbon, moonshine, and whiskey cocktails from over a dozen distilleries. You'll nosh on BBQ, brisket and delicious southern treats from Lowcountry restaurants and artisan food vendors. Finally, dance until you drop to the sounds of two fantastic bluegrass bands: Seven Handle Circus (Atlanta, GA) and The Barefoot Movement (Johnson City, TN). Tickets are $50 in advance or $65 at the door. YALL Fest This is a free event featuring 50 of the countries top Young Adult authors. The authors include 25 New York Times bestsellers. They'll gather for panels, presentations, and signings on three Upper King Street Stages. It's all going down November 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Taste of the Market On November 21, the City Market Hospitality Association will host Taste of the Market. For $10, you'll enjoy live music, special deals and samples from participating restaurants. The specials, music and chef demonstrations continue all night long! 2013 ESPN Charleston Classic The men's college basketball tournament will feature a bracket format with 12 games over a three-day period. On November 21, 22, and 24, teams will compete in the 2013 Charleston Classic. They'll advance through the bracket, competing in one game per day. The two teams that remain undefeated will face off in the championship game. 36th Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble Talk about a tradition! The annual event is a tradition for both Charleston natives and travelers alike. This is the largest 5K in South Carolina. It kicks off at 9 a.m. at Marion Square in Charleston. You'll go through downtown Charleston and the Battery before you return to Marion Square for a post-race party! Free food and beverages will be provided to those that are 21+, but there's a children's fun run and activities that will include all ages! Fill your calendar will these Charleston events in November, then reserve your room at The Governor's House Inn, a historic bed and breakfast. You'll see why the former Governor's mansion was proclaimed the most glamorous of Charleston Inns by one national travel magazine. View our rooms and suites here. Photo courtesy of: Brian Cribb

Spooky Things to Do in Charleston

Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Things to Do in CharlestonEveryone loves visiting Charleston in October. The options for fun are abundant and the temperatures are ideal! Here are a few spooky things to do in Charleston. Boone Hall Fright Nights This is South Carolina’s largest multi-attraction haunted event! Prepare to be scared… There are four different attractions that make up Boone Hall Fright Nights. Castle Mid-Evil is a place of torment and torture where evil has no bounds. It’s “a place that awaits your arrival and awakens your fear.” Zombie Town is another scene of horror. Prim Springs is an abandoned town that is all but forgotten, except for the unfortunate citizens that fell victim to an infection that turned them into mindless, flesh-eating creatures! Make sure you stop by Zombie Town before going on the Wicked Woods Hayride. Wicked Woods is the darkest area of the plantation. They’re opened to the public once a year, but in 2013, the terror rises to a whole new level. Indefinable creatures and beings will lurk in the shadows waiting to strike unsuspecting travelers! The woods will show no sign of mercy. Finally, take in Little Amy’s Nightmare in 3D. You’ll enter Amy’s world and be consumed by her nightmares that have become so powerful they have crossed over to become reality. You can get an All You Dare to Scare pass that includes all four attractions or purchase admission to each attraction separately. Nightmare on the Harbor II This premier Charleston Halloween party will take place on Halloween Night in the South Carolina Aquarium. You can enjoy live music from Cherub The Mad Violinist & Symphony Crack Orchestra, who was recently nominated for five Grammy Awards. There will also be a Michael Jackson THRILLER performance, “Silent Disco in the SHARK TANK,” a Halloween-themed fashion show, animals and exhibits and a huge costume contest! This event is 21 and up. The Woman in Black – A Ghost Story This spine-tingling, suspenseful thriller is here just in time for Halloween. Audience members will be on the edge of their seats at the Woolfe Street Playhouse. The Woman in Black is playing October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m., and October 31 at 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $15 for students. Tour de Graves Magnolia Cemetery Tour Charleston’s “garden of the dead” on October 25. The tour starts at 4 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m. It will consist of several notable stops with stories of the people that are buried there. Magnolia Cemetery is a focal point for Civil War remembrance as 2,200 Civil War soldiers are buried there. Halloween Classical Kids Concert On October 26, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the instruments and musicians of a Brass Quintet during a special Halloween Classical Kids Concert. Be prepared to take part in the Wild Rumpus by coming dressed in your favorite costume! It kicks off at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-16 and free for children 3 and under! With so many spooky things to do in Charleston, don’t forget to reserve your room at the Governor’s House Inn. We offer magnificent drawing rooms, boudoir staterooms and expansive verandah porches. Find your favorite suite or room here. Photo courtesy of: carolina terp

Your Charleston Travel Guide for Autumn

Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Charleston Travel GuideMany think vacation season ends with summer, but autumn is actually the best time to visit Charleston. Perfect temperatures, combined with the historic and charming backdrop of downtown Charleston's cobblestone streets, make fall ideal for visitors. Make your way to the Governor's House Inn and take in all the city has to offer. We hope you enjoy your Charleston Travel Guide for autumn. There's nothing better than the changing of the leaves and a surplus of pumpkins. Legare Farms on Johns Island has tons of fun fall activities during the month of October. Visit the pumpkin patch to choose your perfect pumpkin. They range from $3 to $8. There's also a maze cut into a 12-acre field of native wax myrtles. Take a hayride or make your own scarecrow that you can take home for decorating. Concessions are also available! If you want to find a pumpkin on James Island, head to Bethany United Methodist Church. They receive a huge shipment of pumpkins and sell them to the public. There are so many to choose from! Stop by throughout the month of October to select your treasured pumpkin. The kids will have fun with pumpkin decorating kits, while you learn new pumpkin-carving ideas. Another popular event is the Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens, which has been selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 event. You can take a stroll under the lights of Charleston's doorways during the event that benefits the Preservation Society. The five week event runs from October 3-27, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Coastal Carolina Fair is a HUGE attraction in autumn. Its vision is to be the "cleanest, safest, most enjoyable fair anywhere." Owned and operated by the Exchange Club of Charleston, the Coastal Carolina Fair will be held from October 31 through November 10 at the Exchange Park Fairgrounds in Ladson. Harvest Fest is a fun event taking place November 2 at Johns Island County Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will include a scarecrow making contest, craft show, penny diving, lasso demonstrations, five blue grass bands, pumpkin decorating, a hay wagon ride and delicious food! Just head to the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center to get in on the action. Starting November 8, the Holiday Festival of Lights will kick off on James Island. The James Island County Park lights up over 2-million lights to provide you with an enchanting 3-mile driving tour. There's fun for everyone, including a 54 passenger train ride through the park and a marshmallow roast! There are carousel rides, gingerbread houses, a climbing wall and more! This is the perfect transition out of fall and into winter. The Holiday Festival of Lights runs through December 31. Now that you have your Charleston Travel Guide for autumn, it's time to start making plans! Secure your room at the Governor's House Inn, a historic bed and breakfast in Charleston, South Carolina. Our Inn reflects the classic style and allure of the south's most mannered and picturesque city. Click here to learn more about our rich history!  Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need help with recommendations or making reservations. We're here to help! Photo courtesy of: Ron Cogswell

Charleston Events in October

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Charleston EventsOctober is one of the favorited months to visit Charleston for a variety of reasons. From the comfortable temperatures to the many activities, it's a great time of year. Here's a list of Charleston Events in October from your favorite Charleston area bed and breakfast. MOJA Arts Festival This celebration of African-American and Caribbean Art runs through October 6, 2013. In its 30th year, the MOJA Arts Festival has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 events. It promises an exciting lineup of events, with a variety of traditional favorites. Nearly half of the events are admission-free! The Fall Tours: History + Architecture For the 37th year, the Fall Tours return to Charleston from October 3-27. The event is hosted by the Preservation Society of Charleston. It will take you inside some of Charleston's most historic privately-owned homes and gardens. There's a new format this year that includes themed tours ranging from architectural overview to Charleston history tours and even day-long bus tours to explore historic churches and plantations. Greek Fall Festival This year's Greek Fall Festival runs October 4-6 in Charleston. There will be various artists filling in the air with Greek sounds, and all of your favorite Greek foods will be on hand. The annual festival celebrates Greek culture, food and entertainment, which the Greek community has shared with Charleston for over 40 years. The annual festival is held each Mother's Day weekend, but organizers have now decided to hold a second event in the fall. Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child The 10K run and 5K run/walk benefits local children's programs. Race Day is October 5 at 8 a.m. It's presented by Waggoner Law Firm. Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour You can sample gourmet treats prepared by premier Lowcountry chefs and tour grand homes during the Kitchen Tour. Local musicians are also scheduled to perform, while area florists decorate with beautiful floral arrangements. It's all going down on Sunday, October 6. The homes may be toured from 1 to 5 p.m. Wine Women and Shoes Grab your sole sisters and head to this event to benefit the Florence Crittenton programs of South Carolina. It will be held Sunday, October 6 at the Daniel Island Club. That Big Book Sale Over 60,000 used books, CDs, DVDs, audio books and videos will be for sale at the Omar Shrine Auditorium from October 11-13. Don't miss out on That Big Book Sale. Goose Creek Fall Festival Hosted by the City of Goose Creek, this year's Fall Festival will be held behind the Goose Creek Municipal Center on October 12. It benefits the Helping Hands of Goose Creek. Komen Race for the Cure Head to Family Circle Cup Stadium on October 19 for the Komen Race for the Cure. Join friends, family, co-survivors and survivors as they make an impact on breast cancer in the Lowcountry and world. With so many things to do in Charleston this October, don't forget to reserve your room at the Governor's House Inn. We offer the rare pleasures, aristocratic comforts and romantic grandeur of a pre-revolutionary National landmark, combined with legendary southern hospitality. Click here to learn more about our rooms and suites. Photo courtesy of: pfarrell95

Your Guide to Charleston Fall Festivities

Thursday, September 19, 2013
Charleston FallThe weather doesn't get much better than this time of year in the Lowcountry. It is the ideal time to make your way to Charleston. From the arts to events for foodies, fall is jam-packed with things to do for everyone. Check in to your room at the Governor's House Inn and head to one of these great events. We hope you enjoy your guide to Charleston Fall Festivities. Swing for the Symphony Hosted by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, this premier golf event will be held October 7 at the River Course on Kiawah Island. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and CSOL student scholarships. Golfers will enjoy dining at outdoor cafes and beverage carts during the tournament and then they'll relax with cocktails and a dinner buffet while being entertained by the orchestra. Latin American Festival Don't miss out on the authentic latin food, education booths and local crafters on October 8 at Charleston Wannamaker County Park. Sights and sounds of the Latin world will fill the air while you enjoy the party. There's something for everyone at the Latin American Festival. Charleston Stage's Benefit Performance Dinner and Gala The brightest stars of Broadway will make their way to the Historic Dock Street Theater on October 10 to celebrate Charleston Stage's expanding Artistic Horizons. Featuring Tony and Oliver award winner Patti LuPone, the Gala evening begins at 6:45 p.m. Party at the Point This weekly outdoor concert series will take place every Friday from 5:30 to 930 p.m. at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marino on Patriot's Point. The event features live, local music during a premier Happy Hour with a full cash bar. The fall season runs through Friday, October 11, 2013. 4th Annual 2013 Charleston Mac Off One of the largest macaroni and cheese festivals in the county, Charleston Mac Off will return on October 12 from 2 to 7 p.m. Restaurants take this competition very seriously! General admission is $20. Taste of the Market On October 17, join the City Market Hospitality Association for Taste of the Market. There will be chef demonstrations, live music and great specials running all night long. For $10, you'll get unlimited sampling. It's $5 for children 10 and under. The 2013 Red Party This annual fundraiser will be held on October 25 at the Old City Jail with a Great Gatsby theme. The Red Party will feature all the grandeur and excess of Jay Gatsby's "little" mansion parties! Edisto Island Bluegrass Festival Here you'll find the best traditional and contemporary Bluegrass and Americana bands in the country! Relax and enjoy the amazing scenery on the grounds of Edisto's historic Point of Pines Plantation from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on October 26. 12th Annual Harvest Fest The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission will host the 12th Annual Harvest Fest on November 2nd. Enjoy all your favorite festival foods, along with live music! The crafters market is also great for holiday shopping! As you plan your itinerary for your Charleston fall vacation, don't forget to reserve your room at the Governor's House Inn. Our bed and breakfast reflects the classic style and allure of the south's most mannered and picturesque city. Check availability here! Photo courtesy of: Ron Cogswell

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