October 2015 Events on Hilton Head Island

Posted by on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 3:48pm.

September 20, 2015 - 11:00AM – Harbour Town Fall Fest 

With summer behind us, come enjoy the splendor of Harbour Town with this family-friendly event that will include a sidewalk sale with Harbour Town shops offering great deals and fabulous finds; local favorite Deas-Guyz in concert featuring an entertaining mix of old Motown, rhythm and blues, pop, rock, reggae and dance beats; three fantastic boats including two South Carolina-built Pioneers on land and a luxurious Chris Craft 29 Catalina in the water; great dining on the harbour all day and children’s activities.

October 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015 – 2015 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island 

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry welcomes you to the 2015 Public Art Exhibition, which will be held October 1 through December 31, 2015 at the beautiful Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island. The Exhibition showcases 20 large-scale outdoor sculptures by local and national artists.The full exhibition, comprised of at least 20 pieces, takes the viewer “Around the Horn,” a nearly mile-long trail on the grounds of Coastal Discovery Museum. With views and access to two boardwalks onto Jarvis Creek and on Calibogue Sound, the path meanders through woodlands, planned gardens, a butterfly shed, beehives, as well as historic and contemporary structures along the edge of the creek. The path is lush and informal and may be picked up at any point and followed to a work of interest, for close examination and contemplation. It is an experience that combines art, nature, and a built environment in a context of discovery-rich culture.

The mission of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s Public Art Exhibition is to be an important, internationally recognized platform for sculpture while educating and inspiring the Hilton Head Island community and its visitors. The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and the Public Art Committee oversees the Public Art Exhibition. The Public Art Committee is made up of Foundation board members, staff, professional consultants, Town of Hilton Head Island staff, local arts professionals, and community activists. The Public Art Fund Committee boasts an eight-year history of planning and programming, leveraging the arts to enhance the Town’s overall livability and create a distinct sense of place for residents and visitors alike. The inaugural Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island took place in the fall of 2011. There were over 300 artist applicants and over 28,000 visitors. In 2013 the artist applicant swelled to more than 500.  This is a biennial event that is supported significantly by the Town of Hilton Head Island and local businesses.

October 3, 2015 – All Day Event – Hounds on the Harbour

Show us your hound’s best song, dance, or trick in Harbour Town. Grooming, boarding, training, vets, and retail products will be on hand and the Hilton Head Humane Association will have dogs available for adoption. Shows will take place throughout the event and specially trained dogs will perform on an agility course that guests can try out. 

October 3, 2015 - 11:00AM - 5:00PM - Burgers and Brew - Shelter Cove Community Park

At this fun-filled festival, local restaurants will be cooking their best slider burgers to compete for your vote; meanwhile in the beer garden sponsored by Ocean Woods you have a chance to taste 20 different brews. The sliders can be beef, chicken, pork or seafood so there is something for everyone. The Kid Zone will have plenty of moon bounces and games for your child’s entertainment at a minimal fee. For all you college football fans, a viewing area with a big screen television will be at the event.

October 6, 2015 – 7:00PM to 9:00PM – 3rd Annual Open Barn Door Benefit

Join us on Tuesday, October 7th from 7:00PM-9:00PM at Lawton Stables for wine and cheese and a silent auction. Tour the beautiful boarding barn and visit the horses while you mix and mingle, all in support of the Wish Upon a Horse Therapeutic Riding Center. Tickets are $40 per person. Please call 843.671.2586 or email info@wishuponahorsehhi.org for more information and ticket sales. The Wish Upon a Horse Therapeutic Riding Center is a registered 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 2011 at Lawton Stables to provide free therapeutic riding lessons to children and adults with special needs on Hilton Head Island. Currently serving over 50 students weekly, the program is entirely funded by donations.

October 10, 2015 - 31st Annual Chili Cookoff

The Kiwanis Clubs of Hilton Head Island will present the 31st Annual Chili Cookoff at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Saturday, October 10, rain or shine with all-you-can-eat chili! This year’s event will focus on local chili cooks in the professional and amateur category with separate awards for each. The popular local Chilly Willy Band will be perform and there will be an area with free children’s games and activities, including a water slide, so parents can fully enjoy the festivities. Beer, wine, soda, hot dogs and ice cream will also be available for purchase.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $12 or at the event for $15. Each ticket entitles the holder to as many samples of chili as they want. They will be available at several locations all across the island, including The Coastal Discovery Museum, Burke’s Pharmacy, Reilley’s South, Honey Baked Ham (Bluffton), Bluffton Pharmacy, User Friendly and any Kiwanis member.

For more information about the Chili Cookoff, contact Jim Gant at jim@gantfamily.com, Jerry Glass at glassmw33@aol.com or go to www.hiltonheadkiwanis.org.

October 10, 2015 - October 18, 2015 - Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival

Week long events in Historic Bluffton. For a full schedule of events, please click here

October 11, 2015 – 12:00PM – Polo for Charity

Enjoy a Lowcountry afternoon of polo, tailgating, divot stomping and plenty of fun for the whole family at the 22nd Polo for Charity event on Sunday, October 11 at the Rose Hill Equestrian Center, Bluffton. The gates open at noon and the match starts at 2 p.m. Known as Bluffton’s largest picnic, attendees are encouraged to get creative with their menu as well as their attire. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Okatie with event proceeds benefit local charities. Children under 12 are admitted free. For information contact rotarypolo@hotmail.com.

October 25, 2015 – 3:30PM – Halloween on the Harbour

Celebrate Halloween in The Sea Pines Resort with crafts, activities, a costume parade, cookies, cider, and trick-or-treating around Harbour Town. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend and are invited to come in costume. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979. Complimentary

October 28, 2015 – 4:00PM – 2015 Halloween at Coligny

For generations, locals have made Coligny Plaza a stop on their Halloween adventures and this year will be bigger and better than ever! Costume contests, photo booths, scary and fun displays and merchant trick or treating at over 60 shops and restaurants – just to name a few!

October 30, 2015 - 4:00PM-8:00PM - Pumpkin Patch - Shelter Cove Community Park

Have the kids dress up and participate in our Halloween Costume Contest! Candy, games and much more is available. The festival provides a safe environment parents can take their children and start the Halloween celebrations! 

The target age for the event is 3 – 12, but everyone is welcome. There will be a petting zoo, carnival games, costume contests, and much more. 

October 31, 2015 – November 1, 2015 – Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance

Known best for its white sandy beaches and, what seems like, its infinite number of golf courses, its something else that takes center stage on the tranquil barrier island Halloween weekend – world class automobiles.

Playing host to some of the country’s finest collector automobiles, Hilton Head Island sets a beautiful backdrop with its majestic live oaks and draping Spanish moss. With everything from jaw-dropping classics to two-wheeled machines to wooden boats to amazing beach mobiles, Hilton Head Island brings out the car lover in all of us.

New to this year’s event, the Aero Expo on Saturday, October 31 (included with admission to the Car Club Showcase) and the Hilton Head Island Auction by Auctions America on Saturday, October 31.

And don’t miss the adrenaline-packed Savannah Speed Classic the weekend before (October 23 – 25) on Savannah’s Hutchinson Island (across the river from the city’s famed River Street).

October 31, 2015 – 5:00PM – Trunk-O-Ween at Shelter Cove Town Centre

The Merchants of Shelter Cove Towne Centre and the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival have partnered to present a complimentary “Trunk-O-Ween” family friendly experience! Car Club Showcase vehicles will line Towne Centre Drive with their trunks open and full of candy! Costumed children trick-or-treat from car trunk to car trunk and store to store to get their bag filled with candy!

This special evening provides a safe environment for families, ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages! This year’s “spooktacular” highlights include:

•Bounce Houses
•Cappy The Clown
•Prizes for the best-decorated trunks
•Halloween Music
•Plenty of treats to fill your bag

November 13, 2015 - November 15, 2015 - Oyster Festival - Shelter Cove Community Park

Friday: 5:00-8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm

The 2015 Oyster Festival highlights steamed, fried and stewed oysters along with other delicious food for non-oyster eaters! There will be live entertainment, kid zone, marshmallow roasting and Sports Lounge for those fall Football games! 


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