FESTIVALS Through Oct. 26
Smithfield, Oct. 3-5. Ava Gardner Festival. Details: www.visitsmithfield.org.
Wilmington, Oct. 3-5. Wilmington Riverfest. Details: www.wilmingtonriverfest.com.
Morehead City, Oct. 3-5. N.C. Seafood Festival. Details: www.ncseafoodfestival.org.
Dillsboro, Oct. 4. Colorfest. Details: www.visitdillsboro.org.
Salisbury, Oct. 4-5. Autumn Jubilee. Details: www.dannicholas.net.
Charleston, Oct. 2-26. Charleston Fall Tour of Homes. Details: www.thefalltours.org.
Camden, Oct. 2-4. Carolina Downhome Blues Festival. Details: www.fineartscenter.org.
Columbia, Oct. 4. Bella Italia’s Italian Festival. Details: www.osiacolumbiasc.org/festival.htm.
Conway, Oct. 4. Conway Fall Festival. Details: www.conwayparksandrecreation.com.
North Charleston, Oct. 5. Latin American Festival. Details: https://ccprc.com.
PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. Oct 4-5
Family-friendly fall festlval at Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens will stage its annual Harvest Home Weekend Festival Oct. 4-5, with family friendly activities from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days. There will be live music, special boat excursions on the creeks ($8, $4 for kids), wagon hayrides, a craft tent for kids, scarecrow building (you bring its clothes) and performances from costumed characters from the attraction’s Enchanted Storybook Forest. Festival admission is free with regular admission ($14, $7 for ages 4-12). Details: www.brookgreen.org.