Fun-filled fall weekend: Arts, homes, oysters and more usher in the season

Trick or Treat Downtown: Kids are invited to don their Halloween costumes and bring their treat bags for the annual Trick or Treat in Downtown Beaufort event followed by fun in Waterfront Park with inflatable jumpers, bouncy houses, entertainment and more until 7 p.m. The event is hosted by Main Street Beaufort, USA and the merchants of downtown Beaufort. Kids can visit more than 65 stores and businesses along Bay Street and beyond for “treats” on Thursday, October 24, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 843-525-6644.

ArtScape Beaufort: Find items from more than 40 artists throughout the Southeast at ArtScape Beaufort on October 25, 26 and 27 at 802 Bay Street. Come to the ArtScape Soiree, Friday, October 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 802 Bay Street. Tickets are $45/person or $80/couple. Go to http://lowcountrymontessori.ticketbud.com/soiree. Admission is free on October 26, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and on Sunday, October 27, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The events will benefit Lowcountry Montessori School.

Oysters by the Bay: The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation will host its 3rd Annual “Oysters by the Bay” and 5K on Saturday, October 26, at the TCL Beaufort Campus, 921 Ribaut Road. Runners and walkers may check-in beginning at 3 p.m.; the race will begin at 4:30 p.m. After the race, the oyster roast will run from 6 to 9 p.m. All proceeds will support students and programs at TCL. Oyster roast tickets are $25 per person and include unlimited fresh local oysters, hot dogs, and chili. Beer available for purchase. Live entertainment provided by the Cluster Shucks. Fire pits, oyster tables, and corn hole games will be auctioned during the event. For more information, visit www.tcl.edu/oysters, call 843-525-8294 or foundation@tcl.edu.


Boots & Bling: The Wardle Family YMCA will host its 4th Annual ‘Boots & Bling’ Capital Fundraiser and Silent Auction Saturday, October 26, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Butler Marine, located at 70 Sea Island Parkway on Lady’s Island. The event will feature food and drink, dancing, live entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 per individual, $90 per couple and may be purchased online at www.ymcabeaufortycounty.com or at the YMCA, at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal.


An Evening with Pat Conroy: Spend an evening with Pat Conroy, author of “The Great Santini,” and receive an autographed copy of his new book “ Death of Santini: a Story of a Father and His Son” on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret Street. Cost is $100 per person. Contact 843-521-4145 or bhargrov@uscb.edu.

Habersham Harvest Festival: The 5th annual Habersham Harvest Festival in the Habersham Marketplace will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 26. Enjoy free admission, and fun for all ages at this homegrown family festival. The festival kicks off with the famous Pet Parade at 10 a.m. followed by the ever popular Pickle Eating Contest, with the Marine Corps band taking the stage at noon. This year the festival will feature a vintage Ferris Wheel, hayride, live horse carousel,  and a petting zoo along with a slew of other vendors, entertainment, and food. Stroll through the shops and restaurants in the Marketplace, while enjoying festival food, crafts, entertainment, rides and activities. Visit www.HabershamHarvestFestival.com for more information.

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