Students from Hobbit Hill visited the pumpkin patch at Lowcountry Produce in Lobeco.

Fall for fall fun

This time of year brings a whole host of festivities:

• 22nd Annual Ghost Tours to Benefit CAPA

(Child Abuse Prevention Association): October 17-19, 24-26 & 30. Take a carriage ride or walking tour through the moss lined streets of Beaufort’s historic district while listening to storytellers tell haunting tales of the area shared by residents of Beaufort. You may witness a “vision” or two along the way. Carriage Rides

Students from Hobbit Hill visited the pumpkin patch at Lowcountry Produce in Lobeco.
Students from Hobbit Hill visited the pumpkin patch at Lowcountry Produce in Lobeco.

are $20 per adult, $10 per child ages 3-11. The leave every 20 minutes starting at 6:30 p.m. from the parking lot at 1006 Bay Street. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Walking Tours are $12 all ages and begin at 7 p.m. and leave every 20 minutes from Cannon Park (across the street from 611 Bay Street). Each tour lasts approximately one hour. Make reservation by calling 843-52-GHOST or 843-524-4678. All proceeds benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA).

• Port Royal OktoPRfest: The Old Village Association of Port Royal will host OktoPRfest “Party Port Royal Style” on October 17 and 18. This is OktoPortRoyalFest. It is Party Port Royal Style. The festival will kick off on Friday, October 17 with a craft beer tasting party at The Shed. This adult-only event will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. with more than 25 micro breweries as well as local home brewers. Live entertainment provided by The Brewer Band, fronted by lead vocalist Amanda Brewer. Tickets are $20 per person at the door or $15 in advance. Each admission includes a commemorative glass and one vote for best brew. The party continues on Saturday, October 18 from noon to 6 p.m. on Paris Avenue. Come and enjoy a huge variety of craft beers, wine, sodas and local food specialties, as well as children’s activities, classic car show, live music and entertainment for individuals of all ages. For more information, visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call Androula Weiland at 843-684-1987, email weilandandroula@gmail.com.

• Carteret Street Pumpkin Patch and Annual Fall Bazaar: With the start of fall, make this the perfect time to visit Carteret Street United Methodist Church’s annual Pumpkin Patch at 408 Carteret St. The Pumpkin Patch, sponsored by the Carteret Street Youth, is open to the public and offers pumpkins of all colors, shapes and sizes for sale. School trips are also available. All proceeds raised benefit the church’s youth ministries. The church’s Annual Fall Bazaar will be held on Saturday, October 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s bazaar will have the many wonderful things folks have learned to expect and love at a fall bazaar including treasures in the Good Junque, a silent auction, tools, toys, games, baked and frozen foods, a Garden Shop with everything you need to prepare your lawn and garden, books, and handmade crafts. Don’t forget games for the kids and lunch for the whole family including good barbeque, hamburgers and hot dogs. All proceeds benefit the missions of the church. For questions, please call the church office at 524-3841.

• Dempsey Farms U PICK pumpkin patch. Hay rides to the pumpkin field, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Assorted vegetables available on the stand, located at 1576 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, SC, 29920. Call 843-838-3656 for field conditions.

• Halloween Hilarity at Battery Creek High: Are you a “Walking Dead” fan? Do you believe in the paranormal?  Do you start planning your Halloween costume during summer break?  If you answered yes to any of those questions then we have a show for you!  Come support the Battery Creek High School Drama Department on Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center as they present Halloween Hilarity Part II.  Admission is $3.

• Trunk or Treat in Port Royal: Trunk or Treat will be held on Sunday, October 26 in historic downtown Port Royal, on Paris Avenue between 10th and 12th streets from 3 to 5 p.m. This event offers a safe trick-or-treating experience for kids of all ages. Costume contest will be at 4:30 p.m. Dress in your spookies or silliest Halloween costume and go from trunk to trunk to see what treats lie in store.. This event is sponsored by the YMCA, Port Royal Police and fire department, Port Royal Elementary School, Port Royal United Methodist Church.

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