No need to venture north to enjoy all the fun our area has to offer. From spooky Halloween thrills to charity events and wine dinners, here are 25+ events happening on the south side of town to enjoy this October:
Lanterns & Legends Tour
Oct 5 – Oct 27 | Fort Mill History Museum
Experience the spookier side of Fort Mill with a walking tour down Main Street, where you’ll hear the stories of a man searching for the old train depot and the woman who stands in her petticoat at the top of the stairs. Tours available every weekend in October. $15 per person.
Fall Frolic on the Greenway
Oct 13 – Oct 28 | Anne Springs Close Greenway
Back for its ninth year, Fall Frolic on the Greenway offer families three weekends of seasonal fun from wagon rides, mazes, a pumpkin patch and more. Food and beverages will be onsite each weekend. $10 per person, $12 for non-Greenway members, children 4 and under are free and parking is $5 per car.
Autumn Wine Dinner
Wednesday, October 17 | Bistro D’Antonio, Waxhaw | 6:30 p.m.
With the help of wine experts from various vineyards, enjoy five chef-crafted courses with wines picked specifically for each dish. Preview the full menu here. $55 per person. Call 704.243.0633 to reserve your seat.
The 13th Annual Oyster Roast Fall Fundraiser
Thursday, October 18 | 258 E White St, Rock Hill | 6 – 9 p.m.
The 13th annual oyster roast at the White Home allows guests to indulge in fresh steamed oysters, a southern dinner buffet, wine and seasonal beer and even a dessert bar. To top off the evening, enjoy music and a silent auction. All proceeds will directly benefit Historic Rock Hill’s educational programs and efforts to market the White Home as a premier rental venue.
Outdoor Movie Night at the Springs Farm Market
Friday, October 19 | Springs Farm, Fort Mill | 7:15 p.m.
Get into the Halloween spirit with a screening of the movie Halloweentown under the stars. Movie-watchers can purchase popcorn, ice cream and sodas to enjoy during the movie. Free admission, no alcohol allowed.
Food Truck Friday
Friday, October 19 | Fountain Park in Old Town Rock Hill | 6 p.m.
Each third Friday of the month, head to the Fountain to enjoy the best fare from a truck. Over 25 food trucks will be in attendance, plus enjoy live music by Chunky Daddy, children’s activities and more.
Baxter Village-Fort Mill 18th Annual Fall Festival
Saturday, October 20 | Baxter Village, Fort Mill | Noon – 6 p.m.
Baxter Village’s 18th annual Fall Festival is the perfect way to celebrate the season. Kick off the day with a family 5K, then keep the fun going with hayrides, magic shows, contests, kids activities, live music and over 125 exhibitors. Free admission.
Saturday, October 20 | The DreamChaser’s Brewery, Waxhaw | 2 – 6 p.m.
Head to DreamChaser’s Brewery to support Carolina Boxer Rescue. $1 from each pint will support their mission to provide medical and foster care for boxers within the Carolinas.
Deep in the Heart 2018
Saturday, October 20 | Adventure Center, Anne Springs Close Greenway | 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Slide on your boots and best western gear for the fourth annual Deep in the Heart Celebration featuring music and dancing, a BBQ dinner, drinks, plus a raffle and silent auction. $30 per person. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Attention Home.
Brass Tap Anniversary Trivia at The Tap
Tuesday, October 23 | The Brass Tap – Riverwalk, Rock Hill | 7:30 p.m.
Help The Brass Tap celebrate one year in Rock Hill with a special night of trivia. Specials include $4 margaritas and tequila shots, half price craft bottles, plus $2 tacos all day long.
Witches & Goblin Tea
October 24 – 27 | The Ballantyne Hotel
Don your best costumes for this elevated ‘trick or treat’ afternoon tea featuring a complimentary glass of Champagne or add a Vampire Cocktail for $10. $58 per adults, $25 for children and $15 for children under 5. Call 704.248.4100 to reserve your spot.
Beer & Cheese Pairing with Blackberry Farm Brewery
Thursday, October 25 | The Loyalist Market, Matthews | 6:30 – 9 p.m.
The Loyalist Market will host it’s first beer and cheese pairing with saisons, seasonal and more from Blackberry Farm Brewery. Plus, receive 15% off of all retail purchases. $35 per person. Call 704.814.9866 to reserve your spot.
The Whiskey Club at Ballantyne
Friday, October 26 | The Ballantyne Hotel | 6:30 p.m.
The next edition of The Ballantyne’s Whiskey Club features tastings of Auchentoshan, including a 12-year Single Malt, American Oak, Bartender’s Malt and Three Wood paired with light hors d’oeuvres. $65 per person. Reserve your seat at 704.248.4100.
Pumpkin Charity Ball
Saturday, October 26 | Ballantyne Resort | 7 p.m.
The inaugural Pumpkin Charity Ball, a black-and-white themed formal event, is a night of dinner and dancing, live music by Inspire the Fire and the Adam Bruno Band, a live and silent auction and more in support of the Isabella Santos Foundation Rare and Solid Tumor Program. $150 per person.
Ballantyne Wellness Fair
Saturday, October 26 | 15801 Brixham Hill Ave. | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Jump start your commitment to healthy living with the help of over 50 local health and wellness vendors at the Ballantyne Wellness Fair. Activities include free flu shots, onsite dog adoptions, a pop-up farmers market, a pumpkin contest, giveaways, music and more.
Halloween at Waverly
Saturday, October 27 | Waverly Charlotte | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This pup-friendly event includes a costume pet parade, a DJ, face painting, giveaways and more. Leashed dogs are welcome and the event is free to attend.
Fright Night 2018
Saturday, October 27 | Downtown Waxhaw | 4 p.m.
For one night only, Downtown Waxhaw turns into a fright fest with something for everyone. The fun starts at 4 p.m. with trick-or-treating, kids games, a haunted maze and a costume contest. The thrills continue with an adult part with beer garden and more live music. Costumes welcome!
Bar Crawl ~ Crawloween
Saturday, October 27 | Baxter Village, Fort Mill | 4 p.m.
Come in costume to crawl from bar to bar in Baxter Village. Visit grapevine, Akahana Bistro, Six Pence Pub, Killington’s, Blue Olive and The Fish Market, plus enter to win $500 in costume prizes.
Trick or Treat Street 2018
Saturday, October 27 | Blakeney Shopping Center | 2 p.m.
Blakeney and the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office team up for this day of family fun and safety awareness. Browse local vendor booths, enjoy live music by the HC Oakes Band and help kids trick-or-treat with participating tenants.
Wine Tasting – Tour of Northern Italy
Tuesday, October 30 | grapevine Wine Shop | Wine Bar, Fort Mill | 7 p.m.
Learn about notable Italian varieties and find your new favorite at this tasting featuring Northern Italian wines. $15 per person. Featured wines:
- La Valle “Primum” Franciacorta Brut N/V (Lombardy)
- Abbazia di Novacella Kerner 2017 (Trentino-Alto Adige)
- Venica Collio Merlot 2016 (Friuli)
- Secondo Marco Valpolicella Classico 2015 (Veneto)
- Pico Maccario Barbera d’Asti “Tre Roveri” 2016 (Piedmont)
- G.D. Vajra “Albe” Barolo 2013 (Piedmont)
American Horror Story Trivia at Blackfinn Ballantyne
Tuesday, October 30 | Blackfinn Ameripub – Ballantyne | 7:30 p.m.
Put your creepy knowledge to the test with American Horror Story Trivia at Blackfinn Ballantyne. Be sure to RSVP yourself or your team online.
35th Annual Boo-HaHa Halloween Festival
Wednesday, October 31 | 157 Main Street, Rock Hill | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
In Rock Hill, kids can enjoy safe trick-or-treating with over 35 vendors, a Boo Ha-Ha dance party, a costume contest, photo opportunities, live music and more. Free admission.
Trick Or Treat Main Street Fort Mill
Wednesday, October 31 | Main Street, Fort Mill | 5 – 7 p.m.
Spend Halloween on Fort Mill’s Main Street, where little monsters will trick-or-treat with vendors, families will jam along with live music and everyone can compete in costume contests.