As autumn falls over the Mountain State, our rolling hills and communities begin a magnificent transformation. The season colors our hills and valleys with a coat of reds, oranges, and yellows, and Charleston becomes a reflection of all things fall. The city welcomes a cornucopia of festivities ranging from art festivals to spooky Halloween celebrations the whole family will enjoy. Local shops and markets fill their store fronts with autumnal decorations of scarlet and gold, and restaurants and coffee shops welcome warm pumpkin flavors and spices that ease the chill of the waning days. But with these waning days comes a bounty of events and activities to explore in the Capital City.
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The Capitol Market is the first to embrace the essence of fall. At the start of October, you can find children winding through rows of vibrant peppers, squash, and giant stalks of corn in search of the perfect pumpkin. And as the fall foliage begins to peak, Charleston Main Streets will celebrate local foods, craft brews, and live tunes during OktoberWest. These celebrations will continue as FestivALL Fall turns a season into a work of art. From the West Side to the East End you will find music, theater, dance, and visual arts events that highlight the culture and history of our Wild and Wonderful State. If that isn’t enough, discover the frightful fun of Halloween on the East End as October comes to an end. HallowEast will bring a number of live music shows, parties, costume contests, and more!
Whether you embrace the cool days and changing leaves with a drive down a country road, or at one of the numerous festivals in town, you will experience the charming metropolitan area as it revels in the beautiful explosion of colors. Get out and jump in the leaves, enjoy the crisp breeze and discover Hip, Historic… Almost Heaven Charleston!
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