**2020 HARVEST FESTIVAL CANCELLED**
Looking forward to next year’s event – Saturday, October 23, 2021 – 4pm-7pm
The City of North Charleston’s Harvest Festival and Block Party features live musical performances, an artist market, costume contests, trick-or-treat on the street, a pop-up pumpkin patch, children’s activities, and more. The fall festivities take place in the Olde Village of North Charleston, located on East Montague Avenue near Park Circle, on October 26, 2019. 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 craft activities, games, face painting, and inflatables, as well as an artist market showcasing fine art and crafts by local makers. The event also features live music by The V-Tones of Charleston and local musician Lane Doss. Many of the restaurants in the Olde Village will offer food and drink specials.
Other highlights include trick-or-treating on the street with free treat bags for kids age 12 and under (4:00-6:00pm, while supplies last); a pop-up pumpkin patch with on-site decorating stations (prices of pumpkins vary); and costume contests with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes in three categories: youth, groups, and pets. The contests are free to enter and prizes will be furnished by the City of North Charleston Recreation Department, merchants of the North Charleston Olde Village, and Park Pets. Participants for all contests should be prepared to line up for judging at 5:45pm for the contests to take place at 6:00pm.
For more festival information, call the Cultural Arts Department at 843-740-5854.