Kids enjoying the festivities of the inaugural North Charleston Harvest Fetival & Block Party (2013)
The City of North Charleston announces the Harvest Festival and Block Party featuring live musical performances, art exhibits, and children activities. The fall festivities take place in the Olde Village of North Charleston, located on East Montague Avenue near Park Circle, on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Admission and parking are free. East Montague Avenue will close to vehicular traffic from Jenkins Avenue to Virginia Avenue at 2:00pm and remain closed for the duration of the event.
The celebration features a Kid’s Zone with ghost stories by the Backporch Storytellers, a student art exhibit, craft activities, carnival games, face painting and inflatables from 4:00-6:30pm; a street market showcasing fine art and crafts by members of the North Charleston Artist Guild from 4:00-8:00pm; and live music by Juke Joint Johnny, HoneySmoke, and The V-Tones from 4:00-8:00pm. Many of the restaurants in the Olde Village will offer additional programming and food and drink specials.
Other highlights include trick-or-treating for kids age 12 and under and costume contests with prizes for children, adults and pets. The contests for children and adults are free to enter and prizes will be furnished by the City of North Charleston and the Olde North Charleston Merchants Association. The pet costume contest is sponsored by The Flats at Mixson with a suggested donation to the Charleston Animal Society as an entry fee. Participants for all contests should be prepared to line up for judging at 6:30pm for the contests to take place at 6:45pm.
Artists interested in participating in the street market can do so by becoming a member of the North Charleston Artist Guild. Visit northcharlestonartistguild.org for more information.
The Harvest Festival and Block Party is sponsored by the Olde North Charleston Merchants Association, the North Charleston Artist Guild and the City of North Charleston.