27 Fort Mill Events for the Whole Family this Fall
There’s a lot going on this fall and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to partake in upcoming events in Fort Mill. From weekly live music nights to charity galas, fall festivals, and trick-or-treating, we think you’ll find something worth donning your best flannel for.
(1) Sunset Sessions at the Greenway Gateway
Dates: Fridays in Sept. and Oct., 5-8PM
Details: On Fridays in September and October, enjoy live music at the Greenway Gateway while watching the sun tuck behind the trees. Dinner, small bites, local beer and wine will be served by the Gateway Canteen. Bring a blanket or chair, but no outside food or drinks allowed.
Sunset Sessions | 2573 Lake Haigler Drive | Free for members; $5 for non-members
(2) Main Street Oktoberfest in Downtown Fort Mill
Date: Saturday, Sept. 21, 3-9PM
Details: Don your lederhosen and head to the Main Street Oktoberfest. Enjoy German-style beer, live music at 6pm, 20+ vendors, a best dressed contest, yodeling contest, and a stein holding contest! All contestants sign up at the main stage between 3-4pm. Winners will receive a Hobo’s or Amor Artis gift card.There will also be Cibi Cibi and My Sausage Buddy food trucks, face painting, mini pumpkin painting, and more!
Oktoberfest | Main St. Fort Mill | Free
(3) Plants & Pints at Lake Wylie Brewing Co.
Date: Monday, Sept. 23, 6:30-8PM
Details: Join Heart Beyond the Canvas and Lake Wylie Brewing Co. to make your own succulent gardenscape! First drink is free and $1 off all other drinks.
(4) Business After Hours with Piedmont Medical Center at Rock Hill Brewing Company
Date: Thursday, Sept. 26, 4-6PM
Details: In conjunction with York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, this After Hours events with PMC is a great networking event that will include the introduction of Piedmont's new “Community Built on Education” corporate lecture series.
Business After Hours | 21 Caldwell Street, Ste 101 | Free entry
(5) Live music at Hobo’s on Main St. Fort Mill
Date: Friday, Sept. 27, 7-11PM
Details: Enjoy live music on the patio. Visit their Facebook page for additional dates.
Live Music | 213 Main St. | Free entry
(6) Dog Gone Good Time Festival at Walter Y Elisha Park
Date: Saturday, Sept. 28, 10AM-2PM
Details: Hosted by the York County Humane Society, the whole family plus up-to-date vaccinated canines are invited to join in on the fun. Tell your dogs that bacon scented bubbles will be waiting for them!
Dog Gone Good Time Festival | 345 N White St | Free entry
(7) Harvest Festival at Lake Wylie Brewing
Date: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2-11PM
Details: Enjoy live music, plus food, beer, drinks, craft vendors and a bounce house for the kids. Music: Brent Cates Band 2-5 pm and Carolina Rhythm Band 5-8pm.
Harvest Festival | 1741 Gold Hill Rd. | Free entry
(8) Fort Mill Police Dept. National Night Out at Veterans Park
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6-8PM.
Details: National Night Out is an annual community-building event promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie that helps grow our community. The event includes emergency response vehicles, awareness booths, kids activity zone, free Kona Ice, free, Chik-fil-A sandwiches, free Little Caesars pizza, giveaway and a DJ.
National Night Out | 112 Confederate St. | Free entry
(9) Blues & Jazz Festival at Baxter Springmaid Park
Date: Thursday, Oct. 3, 7 -10PM.
Details: Fish Market and Grapveine Wine Shop invite you to enjoy LeTron “LTrain” Brantley, a native of South Carolina who has been playing the saxophone since he was 12 years old and is now an active music community supporter. View additional events here.
Blues & Jazz Festival | Market St. | Free entry
(10) Live Music Fridays at Corkscrew in Kingsley
Date: Friday, Oct. 4, 8-11PM.
Details: It’s a party on most Fridays at Corkscrew. Check out their Facebook Events page for more dates. Live Music | 1365 Broadcloth St. Ste. 102 | Free entry
(11) Lanterns and Legends hosted by the Fort Mill History Museum
Dates: Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26. 6:30-7:30PM, 7-8PM, 7:45-8:45PM
Details: Take a guided walk through Main St. learning about the history as well as some local ghost stories you may not know about. The tour will start in the Unity Cemetery located at 303 Tom Hall St., will proceed down Main Street and conclude at the museum.
(12) ‘Tawba Fest at Riverwalk Carolinas
Date: Saturday, Oct. 5, 5-9PM
Details: It’s a party rain or shine! Enjoy live music, market vendors, food trucks, and craft beer.
‘Tawba Fest | 652 Herrons Ferry Rd. | Free entry
(13) Diamonds & Denim Charity Gala & Auction
Date: Saturday, Oct. 5, 6-11:30PM
Details: Dance the night away at Fort Mill Rotary Club Charity Gala benefitting the Foundation for Fort Mill Schools and other local and world-wide Rotary International causes. Live music by Nashville's rising star Haley Mae Campbell.
(14) Pumpkin Decorating Contest at Improper Pig
Date: Saturday, Oct. 5, 4:30-6PM
Details: Kids ages 3-13 have a chance to win a $25 gift card to The Improper Pig and choose the restaurant’s next ice cream sandwich flavor! Pick-up your complimentary small pumpkin to decorate during operating hours from Oct. 1-4. Drop off your decorated pumpkin on Oct. 5 between 2-4PM to be judged. Come back to Improper Pig on Oct. 5 at 4:30PM where the winner will be announced and you can enjoy light snacks.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest | 204 Main St. Ste 102 | Free pumpkin and entry
(15) Walk with a Doc hosted by Dr. Jessica Mendelsohn of New South Family Medicine
Date: First Monday of the month; Oct. 7, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2. 6PM
Details: Join Dr. Mendelsohn for a health discussion and a community walk around Kingsley Town Center. There be will be a short talk at the beginning then time to ask questions as you move throughout the hour. Bring your strollers and dogs - this is a family event! All fitness levels welcome.
Walk with a Doc | 1365 Broadcloth St. Suite 203 | Free
(16) Walk the Downtown Fort Mill Scarecrow Crawl and Vote
Date: Saturday, Oct. 11; on display through from Oct. 7-31.
Details: Scarecrows will soon line Fort Mill Main St. and Millstone park. Walk through and judge the various creations by local businesses, organizations, and schools. Vote on the Town of Fort Mill's Facebook page.
Scarecrow Crawl | Main St. | Free
(17) Olive’s 6th Birthday Celebration at Olive’s Mud Puddle
Dates: Friday, Oct. 11 – Saturday, Oct. 12. 10AM-9PM
Details: Celebrate the 6 wonderful years Olive’s Mud Puddle has been on Main St. There will be giveaways, clay games, and more.
Birthday Celebration | 15083 Molokai Drive | Free entry
(18) Fall Frolic at the Anne Springs Close Greenway
Date: Oct. 12-13, Oct. 19-20, Oct. 26-27. 10AM-4PM
Details: The whole family is welcome! Kids will enjoy wagon rides, mazes, slides, pedal carts, games, kayaking, a petting zoo, cow train and more! Horse rides are also offered on Saturday and Sundays at select times for $5 per ride. Pumpkins available for purchase. Gateway Canteen will offer food for purchase. No outside food or alcohol allowed.
Fall Frolic | 2573 Lake Haigler Drive | For a chaperone pass (includes kayaking & wagon ride) it’s free for members and $5 for non-members. For an activity pass, it’s $12 for members and $15 for non-members. Activities include wagon ride, mazes, slides, pedal carts, games, kayaking, petting zoo, cow train and more. Kids 3 & under are free
(19) Baxter Village Music in the Park at the Community Center Green
Date: Saturday, Oct. 12, 6-9PM.
Details: Live music by Exit 85, food, and activities for the kids. Bring your chairs, blankets, friends and neighbors. Due to parking and space limitations, this is an event for Baxter residents only.
Music in the Park | 3187 Colonel Springs Way | Free entry
(20) Outdoor Movie Night at Springs Farm
Date: Friday, Oct. 18, 7:15-9PM
Details: Enjoy a night under the stars while watching the movie Halloweentown! There will be freshly popped popcorn, ice cream, sodas, and candy for purchase. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
Outdoor Movie Night | 1010 Springfield Pkwy | Free entry
(21) 26th Annual Apple Harvest Festival at Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill
Date: Saturday, Oct. 19, 10AM-6PM
Details: Join in on the long-time tradition of celebrating that the apples for the season have been picked! Enjoy live music, hard cider bar, cider donuts, apple butter making, scarecrow making, local BBQ, bounce house and more.
Apple Harvest Festival | 1860 Black Hwy | $10-$12
(22) Piedmont Medical Center Goes Pink
Date: Thursday, Oct. 24, 5-7PM
Details: Take part in this educational ladies’ night out, featuring local vendors, hors d’oeuvres and drinks, a free gift, and hear from women’s health professionals on topics such as healthy living and the importance of routine mammography.
PMC Goes Pink | PMC - Women's Tower Lobby | Free entry
(23) Tega Cay Fall Festival
Date: Saturday, Oct. 26, 11AM-5PM
Details: This family-friendly event has it all: arts & crafts, local vendors, kid zones, live music, and of course the Children's Halloween Costume Contest and the Hula Hoop Contest for all ages.
Fall Festival | Philip T. Glennon Center | Free entry
(24) Trick-or-Treat on Main St. Fort Mill
Date: Thursday, Oct. 31, 5-7PM
Details: Have a safe-fun-filled Halloween on Main St! Kids will enjoy trick-or-treating town merchants and vendors, compete in a costume contest, and dance to ghoulish Halloween music.
Trick-or-Treat| Main St. | Free entry
(25) Springmaid Trail Race at the Anne Springs Close Greenway
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2, 8AM-2PM
Details: Join in on the storied tradition of the Springmaid Trail Race. You have the option of the 5k + Dog Jog (top overall pups get medals!), the 10k, or the Half Marathon – or just hanging out to cheer on friends! There will be music, food and cider available for all, as well as free race snacks for runners. All proceeds go toward the Mary Warner Mack Dog Park. The Dog Park open house is also this day so go check out the 12-acre Cadillac of dog parks so you can see what this race supports!
(26) The Colonel’s Club Boil and Brew at the Anne Springs Close Greenway Field Trial Barn
Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 3-8PM
Details: The Anne Springs Close Greenway Colonel's Club presents the inaugural Boil & Brew benefiting the Greenway's Education Programs! Rain or shine get your ticket for great food, music by Chunky Daddy, and family fun! Music begins at 4pm with activities for the kids (Gaga Ball, Corn Hole, Ladder Ball and more). Adults can try their luck in the 50/50 raffle! Tickets include all-you-can eat low-country boil buffet and dessert provided by Carolina BBQ and Catering plus 2 adult drink tickets. Amor Artis Brewing will have their new beer on tap and other vendors from the YoCo Brew Trail will be on site with an array of drafts.
(27) Live Music at Amor Artis Brewing
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7-10PM.
Details: When Amor Artis has live music, it’s on Wednesdays. Check out their Facebook Events page for additional dates.
Live Music | 204 Main Street Suite 101 | Free entry
Happy Fall! We hope you enjoy all of these fun events Fort Mill and surrounding areas have to offer.