Fall is one of the most popular times to visit Hilton Head, SC! With average highs in the 70s, the weather is ideal for outdoor adventures. In addition to the enviable climate, the autumn months bring a number of fun seasonal events to the island. To help you make the most of your next vacation, we have put together a guide to nine incredible fall festivals in Hilton Head.
1. Hilton Head Italian Heritage Festival
Whether your family has roots in Sicily or you just love pasta, you’ll have a blast at the Hilton Head Italian Heritage Festival in September. This annual event celebrates Italian culture with plenty of food, music, and fun. Be sure to stick around for the grape stomping contest and the pizza eating contest!
2. Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival
The Low Country’s legendary seafood will be on full display at the Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival. Guests will enjoy shrimp tasting, craft beer, live music, and a designated kids area with face painting and bounce houses.
3. Harbour Town Fall Fest
Come and celebrate the official start of autumn with the Harbour Town Fall Fest! This awesome event will feature a sidewalk sale with special deals, toe-tapping live music, children’s activities, water sports, and a variety of dining options.
4. Latin Food Festival
The annual Latin Food Festival in Hilton Head is slated to return with even more mouthwatering cuisine from Central and South America. In addition to the tasty food, the festival will also include Latin music, dance competitions, and children’s games.
5. Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival
Located just a short drive away from Hilton Head, the Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival in October is a beloved Low Country tradition. This week-long festival held in Bluffton’s cultural district features a juried fine arts show and some of the very best seafood in the South.
6. Halloween on the Harbour
On the Sunday before Halloween, Harbour Town will host a special holiday celebration for the entire family from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Featuring cookies, crafts, activities, and trick-or-treating, Halloween on the Harbour is a must for vacationers with kids. Don’t forget to wear a costume!
7. Bob Masteller’s Jazz For All Ages Festival
In November, Bob Masteller of The Jazz Corner will produce the annual Jazz for All Ages Festival. This fundraiser for the Junior Jazz Foundation will feature some of the very best jazz musicians in the nation.
8. Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival
The Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases over 200 classic cars and motorcycles along with vintage aircraft and antique watercraft. Running for three days in Hilton Head, the Concours d’Elegance is a dream for collectors or anyone with an interest in beautifully designed vehicles.
9. Caramel Apple Festival
On November 24, 2018 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Heritage Farm at Sea Pines will host a Caramel Apple Festival. Guests will have the chance to enjoy everyone’s favorite autumn treat and participate in a variety of seasonal activities and games.
Where to Stay in Hilton Head
When you stay with Hilton Head Properties Realty & Rentals, you will have the perfect home base for attending all of these wonderful fall festivals in Hilton Head. Our vacation rentals come with your choice of amazing amenities, including fully furnished kitchens, outdoor grills, flat screen TVs, internet access, and private swimming pools. With everything from 1 bedroom properties to 7 bedroom properties, we are sure to have the ideal accommodations for your escape. To start planning your trip, browse our selection of vacation rentals on Hilton Head Island!