If you’re going to be in Charleston this coming week, there are some fun fallish events going on, and Halloween candy is involved. After all, Halloween falls smack in the middle of the week.
As I shared in that last blog, there are plenty of places to snag a cute pumpkin for your front stoop. You can even pick one out of the patch at Boone Hall nearby. They also have a fun corn maze to explore as well as spooky Fright Nights in the evenings. I would not recommend that last one for the young ones, however. And maybe not for the older ones either; it sounds downright creepy.
You can check out Boone Hall’s special events page for all the goings on.
Fall Festival tomorrow
Tomorrow – Saturday, October 27th – there’s a neat event at Towne Centre in Mount Pleasant. That’s the great outdoor shopping center just over the IOP Connector. The merchants there are cranking up their 9th annual Fall Festival, from noon till 3:00.
Kids are invited to dress up and trick or treat at the various stores. There will be arts and crafts, face painting, bounce house, balloon animals, bubbles by Good Clean Fun, tons of exhibitors, music, food vendors and crafts.
And what is likely the highlight of the festival, be sure to check out the Pet Costume Contest at 2:00 sponsored by Hairy Winston Pet Boutique.
- Best Duo;
- Most Topical/Trending;
- Best Homemade;
- Best Inanimate Object;
- Best Overall.
The festival is centered in the new park area, The Oaks, across from Barnes and Noble. Admission is free. It’s $10 to enter the pet costume contest, with proceeds going to PetHelpers.
For your GPS, it’s located at 1218 Belk Drive in Mount Pleasant. From the Isle of Palms, just take the IOP Connector, turn left onto Highway 17, then left at the next traffic light into Towne Centre. Here’s more from their website.
Halloween Carnival on the IOP
Then, on Halloween itself, the Isle of Palms will sponsor its annual Halloween Carnival and Costume Contest. It’ll have all sorts of fun activities and takes place the Rec Center at 24 28th Avenue.
Here are the deets:
- 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 31st;
- Fun games for all ages;
- Jump castles, temporary tattoos, face painting;
- Plenty of Halloween candy & prizes;
Costume contest at 5:30, in several age divisions:
- 1 and under
- 2-3 years old
- 4-5 years old
- 6-7 years old
- 8 years old
- 9 years old
- 10 years old
- 11-12 years old
- 13 and older
Read more on the IOP website.
Sweet treats for sweet folks: Top Halloween candy in SC
With October 31st comes candy. Approximately 179 million folks in this country will celebrate Halloween. The average each one will spend on candy: $27. That’s a lot of potential biz for the dental industry.
The folks at CandyStore.com have crunched the numbers, and they have come up with the favorite Halloween candy by state. The results are in – and folks in the Palmetto State have a new favorite Halloween candy.
South Carolina’s favorite Halloween candy:
- Skittles! 119,000 pounds of this candy created in 1982 will be consumed in SC around Halloween 2018.
- Candy Corn – last year’s top candy, this confection that dates bay back to the 1800’s finished second this year at 97,610 pounds.
- Hot Tamales, the cinnamon-flavored candy by Just Born (makers of Peeps) came in third at 39,738 pounds.
Check out their cool interactive national candy map that’s colorful and fun.
They also came up with a so-called definitive list of the Top Ten Worst Halloween Candy and Top Ten Best Halloween Candy to give out to those trick-or-treaters. This comes in handy if you’d rather avoid your house getting egged on Halloween. Here they are.
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