October is just around the corner, and with all the events happening in and around Rock Hill, you’ll want to start making your plans now. From frolicking fun to music festivals to freaky science, October offers a little something for everyone. For a sampling of all the activity, check out these five events coming to the Rock Hill community in October.
Fall Frolic on the Greenway
October will kick off with the Fall Frolic on the Greenway. Each weekend throughout the month, the Anne Springs Close Greenway will host a rousing good time outside. Ride a wagon to the pumpkin patch and pick out the most sincere pumpkin you can find (prices vary by size). Wander through the four acre corn maze or follow the kiddos through the haybale mazes. Kids can also ride pedal cars, pet some farm animals, or dig around in the corn crib. More adventurous folks can ride horses or paddle a kayak around Lake Haigler.
Blues and Jazz Festival
On October 5th and 6th, the Blues and Jazz Festival returns for the 13th time. Celebrating the music and culture of jazz and blues, this festival will kick off on Thursday with a concert at Springmaid Park in Baxter Village. The show runs from 7 to 10 p.m. The festival continues on Friday in Old Town Rock Hill. Performers will appear at 8 different venues. Catching them all might be a trick, but hitting several locations will make for a great evening of music.
Apple Harvest Festival
The apples will come rolling in by the bushel at the 24th Annual Apple Harvest Festival at Windy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill. On October 21st from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., it’s all about the apples. Live music will run in both the morning and the afternoon. Take a hayride. Grab some doughnuts. Make your own apple butter. Eat some barbeque. Watch a blacksmith demonstration. And, of course, take home some apples.
Boo-seum at the Museum
Fun costumes and little kids go together like Coke and a smile. Children 6 and under will enjoy the Boo-seum at the Museum on October 22nd from 1 to 4 p.m. The Main Street Children’s Museum will host a costume parade for the kids, along with games, crafts, and other activities.
Spooky Science Saturday
Want to get creeped out but jump scares aren’t your thing? Head over to the Museum of York County on October 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Spooky Science Saturday. Instead of the typical ghoulish Halloween fare, you’ll get lots of creepy creatures, some bones, spooky music and more.
What Are You Doing?
Add to the busy October whatever plans you are making for your own celebrations. We’ll be posting some great ideas to make your Halloween bash the best ever.