Upcoming Events at Charleston’s Historic Plantations

  • Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch October 1-31
    This year will mark the 25th year for this event which has become one of the largest fall festivals in the state of South Carolina. Come enjoy the Family Friendly Monster Hayride and the All American Petting Zoo, Explore the giant eight-acre Certified SC Grown corn maze. And of course, there will be a variety of pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors available for purchase along with all those delicious festival foods we all love.
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  • Boone Hall Fright Nights October 1-31
    Prepared to be scared! Celebrate Halloween with a creepy night of fright! Come experience Fallen Oaks Motel, Tiny’s Toy Factory – Anarchy, and Sinister Cinema Haunted Hayride.
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  • Downtown Walking Tour – The Drayton Family in Downtown Charleston October 2
    Join the Curators of Historic Architecture of Drayton Hall for a walk in downtown Charleston to see and discuss the history of the Drayton family in downtown Charleston, SC.
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  • 2021 Candlelight Tours of Drayton Hall October 9
    Experience Drayton Hall at night with an incredibly special candlelight tour experience. This is a remarkable way to understand the house and lives which touched it – and historic Charleston – from the perspective of a non-modernized colonial home.
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  • Webinar: Archaeology Month Artifacts – Delft Tiles October 14
    In honor of Archaeology Month, Wexler Curatorial fellow, Corey Sattes, will explore Drayton Hall’s collection of delft tiles at 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 14. Originating in the Netherlands in the early 1600s and later produced in England as well, delftware is most distinguishable by its soft paste and tin glazing. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
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  • Virtual Book Club – Taste the State with author Kevin Mitchell October 28
    Join author Chef Kevin Mitchell virtually at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 28 as he discusses his newly released book Taste the State: South Carolina’s Signature Foods, Recipes, and Their Stories. This is a Donate What You Can Event.
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  • Prosecco on the Portico of Drayton Hall October 30
    Enjoy a glass of prosecco on the iconic portico of Drayton Hall. Grounds admission and audio tour are included in the ticket price. Prosecco will be served from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. All COVID-19 safety precautions are in place.
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  • Let’s Get Dirty! : Brick Making October 2
    Using wooden molds, one of our resident interpreters will be making bricks using sand, water and clay. Those who are willing to get a little dirty are welcome to roll up your sleeves and try your hand at making a brick. Included in General Admission.
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  • Fall Garden Strolls + Wine Tasting October 6, 13, 20, & 27
    Sip and stroll in a different garden location Wednesday evenings from 5:30 – 7:30 pm while sampling old and new world wines.
    For additional information click on the desired date: Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20, or Oct 27
  • Wine on the Piazza – Edmondston Alston House October 7 & 21
    Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House followed by a glass of wine on the second story piazza overlooking Charleston Harbor. Entry times are staggered to allow for social distancing.
    For additional information click on the desired date: Oct 7 or Oct 21
  • Dyeing with Indigo and other Natural Materials October 9
    A textile was not finished when it came off the loom or knitter’s needles. Adding color to yarns and fabrics enhanced their aesthetic and textural qualities. Watch demonstrations by Interpreters from the Textile Shop in the Stableyards including creating dye stuffs extracted from plants, chemical compounds, and insects along with dyeing the wool shorn from the flock of Middleton sheep. Included in General Admission.
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  • Dinner in the Pavilion featuring South Carolina Chef Ambassador Kevin Mitchell October 15
    The last in a series of special-event dinners showcasing Certified South Carolina ingredients and the 2020-2021 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors, “Dinner in the Pavilion” features Kevin Mitchell, Chef Instructor at Culinary Institute of Charleston. Chef Kevin will serve a menu inspired by the food history of Middleton Place, a tribute in part to the renowned chef and James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Edna Lewis. The dinner will be held in the Pavilion at Middleton Place.
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  • Family Day: Games in the Garden October 17
    Come try Colonial games such as Quoits (ring toss), Jackstraws (pick up sticks), Skittles (lawn bowling), Croquet (roll-a -ball), Noughts and Crosses (tic-tactoe), and Nine Pins (tabletop bowling). Designed to be fun for children of all ages, the games may test your skill, but guarantee to entertain you and your family. Included in General Admission.
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  • Art in the Barn | A Fundraiser for the Stableyards October 22
    Funds raised at this annual event support the care of the historic breeds at Middleton Place National Historic Landmark. The historic breeds at Middleton Place are an essential part of the Foundation’s educational mission, and the animals are indicative of livestock found in the Low Country in the 18th and 19th centuries. Help us reach the goal $10,000 goal to upgrade the paddocks for the animals.
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