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Nov. 7, 2019

Thanksgiving in the Lowcountry!

A lot of people will hunker down and make Thanksgiving dinner at their homes, but some people will make reservations to experience Thanksgiving in the Lowcountry! We thought if you are the type to dine out on this holiday then maybe you’d like some fresh suggestions on where to make those reservations! Let’s take a stroll through 10 options for your dining pleasure this Thanksgiving!

 

1.      Poogan’s Porch – This would be like a home away from home environment for dining. The restaurant is located in a historic Victorian house and is a perfect spot for gathering on Thanksgiving. Did you know that there is a “haunted” dining room that has been restored to its Victorian roots? It’s true or so we are told. Anyway, gather your friends and family and enjoy your holiday at Poogan’s Porch. Make reservations.  

Location: 72 Queen St., Charleston SC 29401

 

2.      Hank’s Seafood Restaurant – Hank’s Seafood Restaurant is known for its welcoming and warm ambiance as well as being Charleston’s classic Fish House. They even have a Thanksgiving menu! Make reservations.

Location: 10 Hayne St., Charleston, SC 29401

 

3.      5Church – Charleston – Popular spot for Thanksgiving as there are limited spots remaining as we write this blog so make those reservations quickly! They are offering a three-course menu with traditional Thanksgiving options. $50 per guest. $20 children 12 and under. Make reservations.

Location: 32 N. Market St., Charleston, SC 29401

 

4.      Charleston Grill – “World-class jazz meets mouth-watering cuisine” is how they describe the Charleston Grill experience.  Here is their specific menu for Thanksgiving. Make reservations.

Location: 224 King St., Charleston, SC 29401

 

5.      Blossom – Enjoy Thanksgiving specials such as “Slow Roasted Turkey with mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, gravy, cranberry or Braised Beef Short Ribs with mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, short ribs jus” and more! Something for everyone including the traditionalist or the more adventurous. Make reservations.

Location: 171 E. Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401

 

6.      Magnolias – Magnolias offers the traditional Thanksgiving experience that the whole family will enjoy. They even offer a vegetarian loaf for those who choose to be meat-free. Make reservations.

Location: 185 E. Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401

 

7.      The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island – Enjoy a lavish ballroom feast as well as catching the football action at the Players’ Pub. No reason to miss out on football because you are dining out! The Sanctuary also offers both a Children’s Thanksgiving Buffet in the adjacent Heron room while the adults enjoy the brand buffet in the ballroom.  Make reservations.

Location: 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr., Johns Island, SC 29455

 

8.      Poogan’s Smokehouse – Maybe you don’t want a traditional Thanksgiving menu. Then Poogan’s Smokehouse might be calling your name. Enjoy barbecue plates, fried, chicken, and elevated Southern fare. Make reservations.

Location: 188 E. Bay St., Charleston, SC 29401

 

9.      Halls Chophouse – Craving a steak instead of turkey this Thanksgiving? Then give Halls Chophouse a try. They will also offer turkey to those craving a more traditional flair. Make reservations.

Location: 434 King St., Charleston, SC 29403

 

10.   The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits – Excellent place to go for cocktails and Southern-accented New American fare. Located at the top of a very chic hotel. Make reservations.

Location: 79 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC 29401

 

So, we’ve listed 10 local restaurants where you can experience Thanksgiving in the Lowcountry. Let us know what your favorite dining spot is for Thanksgiving and please remember if you’d like to lay down your roots in the Lowcountry, please consider giving Infinity Realty a call. Our staff has the knowledge and experience to guide you to a place that meets your needs and desires. We are happy to assist you in deciding on the best place for you. Contact us today! We are ready and waiting to help you find your perfect home!

 

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Oct. 31, 2019

20 Charleston fun facts

How many of these 20 Charleston fun facts do you know the answers to?

  1. What is the name of the park that has the iconic pineapple fountain in it?  
  2. What art gallery can you find in the park where the pineapple fountain is?  
  3. What museum is one of the oldest museums in the United States?
  4. What’s the name of the company that hosts the local iconic ghost tours?   
  5. Where can you find the awesome Angel Oaks?
  6. Where can you get dinner and a show package at?  
  7. What bar is the oldest Charleston bar and a place you can go to play board games?  
  8. Where can you walk through the “boneyard” of dead trees?  
  9. Where are you most likely to see Bill Murray when he’s in town?  
  10. What Farmers Market was ranked by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2008 as one of the top 10 Best Farmers Markets in the Nation?  
  11. What’s the amazing local hockey team’s name?
  12. What food roasted is the classic Charleston experience?  
  13. What form of transportation is a classic way for people to sightsee in Charleston?  
  14. What island will you find the bamboo forest on?  
  15. What classic game will you find people playing on the beach?  
  16. What classic game will you find people playing at a backyard barbecue?  
  17. What island can you catch the Festival of Lights on?
  18. Where can you experience a Wednesday night barn jam?  
  19. Where can you go to try out of this world hot biscuits and possibly run into some visiting celebs?
  20. Finally, what company gives leisurely boat rides for the Jam on the Water concert cruise series?  

Click here for the ANSWERS!

We hope you’ve enjoyed playing this game with us and let us know on Facebook how many you got right and remember if you are ever in need of any local advice or real estate assistance please reach out to us, Team Lail – Chambers of Infinity Realty. Our team of experts led by Bob Chambers has the know-how and experience to get you into the perfect home!!

Oct. 23, 2019

Charleston November 2019 Calendar of Events & Activities

It’s that time again! Let’s start planning our days ahead with this new Charleston November 2019 Calendar of Events & Activities. Please feel free to share with anyone you know who might find this useful.

 

Friday, November 1st  - Sunday, November 3rd  

  48th Annual Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering

Times and Events:

Friday, November 1st, 6 PM through 10 PM  - Charleston Tartan Ball

Saturday, November 2nd, 9 AM through 5 PM – 48th Charleston Scottish Games

Sunday, November 3rd, 8:45 AM through 11:15 AM Kirkin o’ the Tartan

 

Visit Scotland for the day!! This event brings in over 6,000 guests and it happens to be the second oldest event of its kind in the southeast.

 

Saturday, November 2nd

Harvest Festival

Location: Johns Island County Park, 2662 Mullet Hall Rd, Johns Island, SC

Time: 11 AM through 5 PM

Come on down to Johns Island County Park for foot-stompin’ live music from five local bluegrass bands, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, archery, and more. Feast on Southern delights like finger-lickin’ Carolina barbeque, kettle corn, and all of your favorite festival foods! Once you’ve eaten your fill, head on over to the crafters market for some great for holiday shopping!

 

Sunday, November 3rd   

Coastal Carolina Fair Fiddle Contest

Location: Coastal Carolina Fair, 9850 Highway 78, Ladson, SC

Time: 1 PM through 3 PM

Fiddlers of all ages will compete for cash prizes in the following groups: Youth, High School, and Adult.

The competition will take place at 1pm on Sunday November 3rd, 2019 at the 300 seat Parkway Stage. Registration will be limited, first come, first in, through the online portal located at www.coastalcarolinafair.org/fiddle. Online registration closes on October 27th and on-site registration closes 30 minutes before the start of the contest.

 

Monday, November 4th

Monarch Migration

Location: Charleston Count Parks HQ, 861 Riverland Drive, Charleston, SC

Dates and Times: November 1st 1 PM through November 8th  at 3 PM

Did you know Monarch butterflies are the subject of tag and release research? Join a naturalist to search for and potentially tag Monarchs while learning about their amazing annual migration.

 

Tuesday, November 5th

Election Day Information!

  

Wednesday, November 6th

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Location: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC

Beginning at 8 PM

Come on out and enjoy the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, which is an American contemporary swing revival and jazz band, formed by Scotty Morris in 1993, hailing from Ventura, California, U.S.

 

Thursday, November 7th

The Woodlands Fall Music Festival 2019

Location: Into the Woods Music Festival, 4279 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC

We're proud to announce The Woodlands Music & Arts Festival in Charleston, South Carolina! Curated by Umphrey's McGee, the event takes place on November 7th - 9th, 2019 on the grounds of a 6,000-acre nature reserve. #WoodlandsFest hosts over a dozen artists on three lakefront stages with plush camping options, local food, art installations, outdoor activities, & more to be announced!

 

Friday, November 8th

The 20th Annual Charleston Holiday Market

Location: Charleston Coliseum – Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, SC

Dates and Times:

November 8, 2019 – Fri. (10am – 8pm)

November 9, 2019 – Sat. (10am – 6pm)

November 10, 2019 – Sun. (11am – 5pm)

The 20th Annual Charleston's Holiday Market - The Low Country’s Complete Holiday Experience! The Holiday Market is Your Complete Holiday Experience! Offering foods and fashions, gifts and glitter, music and magic – everything to make the holidays bright. This exciting Christmas extravaganza kicks off the season with specialty gift stores, fashion jewelry, clothing, gourmet foods, decorations and ideas, home accessories and décor, food and wine sampling, arts and crafts, and of course, Santa!  Holiday Market offers participating vendors the opportunity to sell to tens of thousands of customers – all eager to shop! The customers come early and return often leaving with bags and bags of goodies.

 

Saturday, November 9th

7th Annual Rockabillaque Festival

Location: Southern Roots Park Circle, 1083 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston, SC

Time: Beginning at 11 AM

The 7th Annual Rockabillaque is free to attend; the action-packed day has become the biggest event of its kind in the Carolina's. This year brings an epic Classic Car & Vintage Bike Show (over 300 Cars & Bikes), Live Music with over 35 national, regional, and international bands, over Six Outdoor Music Stages, Contests including Pin-Up, Beard & Mustache, Tattoo and more. All to Benefit Valiant Animal Rescue.

 

Sunday, November 10th  

The ABBA Show

Location: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC

Time: Doors Open At 6:30 PM / Show Begins At 7:30 PM

Enjoy an evening with this tribute to ABBA direct from the U.K.!!

 

Monday, November 11th

Revolutionary War “Living History” Reenactment

Location: College of Charleston, Cistern Yard, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC

Time: From 9 AM through 5 PM

 A Revolutionary War reenactor unit, The 2nd South Carolina Regiment, 1775–1780, will highlight the little-known fact that the CofC campus served as a prisoner of war camp for American prisoners during much of the Revolutionary War.

 

Tuesday, November 12th

Lowcountry Ladies Night Out

Location: Butcher & the Boar in Mount Pleasant

Time: From 5 PM to 7 PM

Lowcountry Ladies is headed to the Butcher & the Boar in Mount Pleasant in November! Attend this monthly Girls' Night Out from 5-7 pm. The Butcher & the Boar is new restaurant in Mount Pleasant & their patio is beautiful!

Come mix and mingle, make new friends and have a fun night out!

All Ladies are always welcome so please invite your friends, coworkers or neighbors. All are welcome.

 

Wednesday, November 13th

Private Dinner with French Impressionist Artist Jean Claude Roy

Location: Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, Autograph Collection, 55 Wentworth St., Charleston, SC

Time: Starting at 7 PM

Attend this annual event and exclusive opportunity to meet renowned French artist Jean Claude Roy!

A visual splendor with the newest paintings by Jean Claude Roy unveiled! A gourmet culinary adventure of five courses by Executive Chef Lauren Vershon and delectable wine pairings by Sommelier Peter Demarest!

Limited seating.

$145 per seat, includes tax and gratuity

Hosted by Grand Bohemian Gallery Charleston.

To inquire or reserve your seat: 843.724.4130

  

Thursday, November 14th

Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run and Walk

Location: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr., Charleston, SC

Time: From 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

A two-mile non-competitive fun run and walk and special preview of the Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park. After reaching the finish line, participants are invited to enjoy the shops and concessions. Event sponsored by The Boeing Company and Chick-fil-A.

 

Friday, November 15th

Charleston Chinese Lantern Festival

Location: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC

It opens at 5 PM daily.

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens has partnered with the world-famous, Zigong Lantern Group from Zigong, China to perform a massive garden installation of LED light exhibits, for the Chinese Lantern Festival 2019, called Lights of Magnolia.  The Charleston Chinese Lantern Festival is the very first in Charleston, SC history.

 

Saturday, November 16th

Charleston Hot Air Balloon Festival & Polo Match

Location: Johns Island County Park – Mullet Hall, 2662 Mullet Hall Rd., Johns Island, SC

Dates and Times: Friday, November 15th, 4 PM through Saturday, November 16th, 8 PM

 

Charleston's ONLY HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL! Bring the entire family and come enjoy The Victory Cup Hot Air Balloon Festival!

Join dozens of vendors, chefs, local musicians, artists, cooking demonstrations, pop-up art galleries, PLUS food and alcohol tasting partners. We are capping this exclusive event to a limited number of attendees; all tickets must be purchased in advance and online. Kids under three years old are free.

Weather permitting, tethered rides will be available Friday night, Saturday Morning and Saturday Evening.

Weather permitting, Saturday will include a morning launch and evening glows and tethered rides. Not just about the balloons, Saturday will include Live Music, a Wine Tasting Tent, a Battle of the Chefs Tasting Competition, Polo Matches and a kids’ play area!

 

Sunday, November 17th

Steeplechase of Charleston

Location: Stono Ferry Racetrack, 5000 Old York Course, Hollywood, SC

Time: From 10 AM through 6 PM

Steeplechase of Charleston, a National Steeplechase Association sanctioned event, will return to the Race Track at Stono Ferry on Sunday, November 17, 2019. This quintessential Southern event will deliver experiential fun with horse races, tailgating, high fashion and local vendors and music – fit for all ages. This will be the last race of the year on the national circuit. The family-friendly Sunday event will feature five high-stakes races with coveted titles on the line.

On-site experiences at Stono Ferry, just 35 minutes from downtown Charleston, will include:

Five high-stakes races with coveted titles and $70,000 in prize money on the line.

A Marketplace, featuring local shops, vendors and artisans for holiday shopping.

Regional food trucks and restaurant pop-ups.

Family-friendly activities.

 

Monday, November 18th

Fleabag – National Theatre Live

Location: Terrace Theater 1956d Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC

Time: 7 PM

 

See the hilarious, award-winning, a one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, direct to cinemas nationwide from London’s West End. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

 

Tuesday, November 19th

Celebrate 60 Years of Motown

Location: Forte Jazz Lounge, 477 King Street, #475, Charleston, SC

Time: From 6 PM to 9 PM

You’re invited to celebrate 60 years of Motown Sixty years ago, with just eight hundred dollars borrowed from a family co-op fund, Berry Gordy, Jr. launched his independent record company. Motown Records not only made music but made history. The music of Motown permeated a divide within our culture – unifying pop and soul, black and white, and old and young. Come to Forte’s Jazz Lounge to celebrate the soulful music of Motown and honor Motown’s influence on our culture. This one-of-a-kind event will feature the live performances of the talented David Anthony and Paul Stone from Chattanooga in one of Charleston’s most eclectic venues on King Street. Local craft beer and a selection of wine will be available for purchase. A complimentary drink ticket is included. Forte Jazz Lounge Tuesday, November 19th • 6-9 pm 477 King Street • Charleston, SC Tickets: $50 (by October 20) • $60 afterward • $70 at the door. Wine, beer, sparkling water (1 free ticket) Signature hors d’oevres from Charleston Chefs Music and Dancing with David Anthony, Piano and Paul Stone, Saxophone

 

Wednesday, November 20th

Holiday Starlight Yoga

Location: James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr., Charleston, SC

Time: From 7:30 PM through 8:30 PM

Get your holiday spirit flowing with Starlight Yoga at the Holiday Festival of Lights.

 

Thursday, November 21st

Freshfields Village November Sip and Stroll

Location: Freshfields Village, 165 Village Green Ln, Kiawah Island, SC

Time: From 4 PM through 7 PM

Visit participating stores and restaurants during the Fall Sip & Stroll for special in-store events, sales and promotions along with sips and light snacks. The monthly event will take place September 19, October 17, November 21 and December 19 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

 

Friday, November 22nd

The Nutcracker

Location: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC

Time: 7:30 PM

Classical Ballet Centre is proud to present its full version of The Nutcracker. Join us on Friday, November 22nd and let your imagination transport you to a magical world of brave toy soldiers, dancing snowflakes and enchanting sweets. Our dancers are so excited to share the magic of the holidays with you!

 

Saturday, November 23rd  

Charleston Farmers Market

Location: Marion Square, 329 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC

Time: From 8 AM through 2 PM

Time is running out! The last day is November 30th!!

 

Sunday, November 24th

Thanksgiving at the Farm

Location: Peaceful Way Farm, 7218 Highway 165, Ravenel. SC

Time: From 4 PM through 7 PM

SAVE THE DATE for a fun Thanksgiving celebration at the farm.  We will have a great time of flag football, crafting, and maybe even the first ever Peaceful Way speed scrabble tournament with our own unique rules.  A delicious Thanksgiving dinner will be provided...however, if your last name begins with A-M, bring an hors d'oeuvres to share and N-Z bring a dessert (all in a disposable dish).  This event is free.  However, please confirm attendance.

 

Tuesday, November 26th

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Location: Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

Time: 7:30 PM

Join the celebration as Mannheim Steamroller makes history again – Celebrating 35 years of holiday magic as they bring their annual holiday tour to fans throughout the country. Experience the performance of the #1 Christmas music artist in  history and for the first time ever, hear the entire album that started it all, LIVE – “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas!” 

 

Wednesday, November 27th

Exhibition – We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America

Location: City Gallery at Waterfront Park, 34 Prioleau Street, Charleston, SC

Time: 11 AM

In 2010, internationally renowned artist Mary Whyte set out on an inspirational seven-year mission to paint fifty large scale watercolor portraits of current day American veterans. WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America is Whyte's remarkable series depicting military veterans of all ages and in all walks of life. Images including a Missouri dairy farmer, Rhode Island lobsterman, Pennsylvania science teacher, South Carolina single mother, and 46 other moving portraits will be showcased together - culminating in a timeless portrait of and for the American people.

 

Thursday, November 28th  – Thanksgiving Day

42nd Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble

Location: Downtown Charleston

Start your Thanksgiving morning with some family fun and exercise at the Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble. Enjoy music, complimentary drinks, and a holiday after party at the finish line. This race always fills up quickly, so register in advance!

 

Friday, November 29th

Holiday Festival

Location: Wild Dunes, Isle of Palms, SC

Time: From 4:30 PM through 7:30 PM

Come out to the Grand Pavilion for a seaside celebration to kick off the holiday season! Marvel at how the Grand Pavilion glows during our tree lighting ceremony followed by a Lowcountry oyster roast. In addition to the oysters, we will also be serving a buffet of mixed salad and assorted dressings, catfish, chicken fingers, fries, chili, coleslaw, iced tea, and lemonade. The buffet will also include s’mores, hot chocolate, popcorn, and a chef’s selection of other desserts. Get in the holiday spirit with a complimentary showing of a children’s holiday movie and don’t forget to visit with Santa!

 

Saturday, November 30th

Holiday Swing – A Charleston Jazz Tradition

Location: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC

Time: From 5 PM through 9:30 PM

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra always looks forward to this holiday concert. Maestro Robert Lewis and our 18-piece big band will swing you into the holiday spirit with big band arrangements of holiday favorites. Add a little jazz to your holiday cheer with this popular Charleston tradition!

 

In Closing

We hope you’ve enjoyed our suggestions of things to do in the Charleston area for November and if you are ever in need of any local advice or real estate assistance please reach out to us, Team Lail – Chambers of Infinity Realty. Our team of experts led by Bob Chambers has the know-how and experience to get you into the perfect home!!

 

Oct. 17, 2019

Notable Halloween Events in the Lowcountry

We chose a few favorite Halloween events in the Lowcountry that we would like to share with you. Don’t forget your costumes!!

Halloween in the Swamp

October 25 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Rd, Monks Corner, SC

 

Come join the restless spirits on the haunted boat ride and haunted walking trail for a good scare. This event includes a number of special offerings for adults and children of all ages, including music, campfire, marshmallow roasts, a jump castle, and a lighted pumpkin trail. The more daring Halloween enthusiasts may choose to embark on The Haunted Swamp Experience, featuring a haunted boat ride through the swamp which drops participants off on a haunted walking trail through the woods.

The Haunted Swamp Experience is $15 and includes all general admission activities and the haunted boat ride and walking trail. This option is recommended for adults and children 12 and over only. Children age 6 - 12 must have parent’s permission to participate. Children 5 and under are not allowed on the Haunted Swamp Experience. Advanced tickets for the Haunted Swamp Experience will go on sale on October 1st online at www.cypressgardens.info. There will be a limited number of available tickets the days of the event.

 

Trunk or Treat and Movie in the Park

October 25 from 6 PM to 10 PM

Hanahan Recreation Department, 3100 Mabeline Rd, Hanahan, SC

 

Time for the annual Halloween Movie in the Park and Trunk or Treat event! The show will be 'Transylvania 3' It is free to the public. There will also be a costume contest beginning at 7pm!

  

The Charleston Halloween Bar Crawl Day 1

October 26 from 2 PM to October 27 - 12 AM

Charleston, SC

 

This Halloween in Charleston is going to be a treat with the highly anticipated Night of the Crawling Dead, BarCrawls.com’s annual Halloween pub hop. Throw on your favorite costume and prepare for a night full of devilish fun. At Charleston’s top bars and pubs, crawlers will get cover-free admissions and drink specials to get you in the blood-tingling mood. Experience a totally bewitching Halloween in Charleston with this spirited pub crawl.

Receive your wristband, map, and other items at the designated registration location

Drink specials, times and prices vary per venue

Ticket holders may visit participating venues in any order

Registration sites, bars and drink specials are subject to change

All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable regardless of attendance. This is a rain or shine event

Participating Bars - TBD

 

Lowcountry Halloween Fest

October 27 from 12 PM to 7 PM

Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Drive, Charleston, SC

 

Join the Lowcountry Halloween Fest! A unique and safe indoor trick-or-treating experience with dozens of family-friendly local businesses handing out candy.

Free admission and free activities! Children can trick-or-treat and enjoy bounce houses, photo booth, balloon animals, airbrush face & body art, laser tag, and much more. Special guests will be making an appearance. The first 1,500 trick-or-treaters are guaranteed candy!

 

Moncks Corner Halloween Festival

October 30 from 6 PM to 9 PM

Town of Moncks Corner, 118 Carolina Avenue, Moncks Corner, SC

 

Calling all Ghosts, Witches, Goblins, & Ghouls its time to grab your treat bags, costumes, & dancing shoes. Join the 8th annual Halloween Trunk or Treat Festival Wednesday, October 30th on East Main Street between Carolina Avenue to Railroad Avenue, with a costume contest at the Market Pavilion for ages 10 & under.

It's FREE spooky fun for all ages! Rain or shine!

***Parking will be available at the Regional Recreation Complex at 418 E. Main Street

ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE:
*Trick-or-treat on Main Street for kids starting at 6:00

*Haunted House located in the Train Depot sponsored by our Community Development Department

*Dance Party with DJ Dragon on West Railroad Ave.

*Face Painting & Balloon Twisting at Unity Park

*Food trucks

*Bounce House at Market Pavilion

*Puppet Show at Unity Park

*Costume contests for children 10 and under Located at the Market Pavilion. Registration will begin at 6:30 pm.
The schedule for the costume contest is listed below. The contest begins at 7:00 pm. Registration for the later groups will continue throughout the contest.
Age 0-2
Age 3-4
Age 5-7
Age 8-10
Family Group


Trick or treat in Hampton Park

October 31 from 4 PM to 6 PM

Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Drive, Charleston, SC

 

The City of Charleston Recreation Department will be hosting its annual Trick or Treat in the Park on Thursday, October 31 from 4-6 pm. It will be in Hampton Park near the lagoon area. There will be cars decorated by different City departments, local businesses, and organizations handing out candy and providing a safe alternative to trick or treating. Additionally, there will be hayrides, jump castles, music, games, arts and crafts and much more!

 

The Charleston Halloween Bar Crawl Day 2

October 31 from 5 PM to November 1  - 2 AM

Waterfront Park, Vendue Range, Concord St., Charleston, SC

 

This Halloween in Charleston is going to be a treat with the highly anticipated Night of the Crawling Dead, BarCrawls.com’s annual Halloween pub hop. Throw on your favorite costume and prepare for a night full of devilish fun. At Charleston’s top bars and pubs, crawlers will get cover-free admissions and drink specials to get you in the blood-tingling mood. Experience a totally bewitching Halloween in Charleston with this spirited pub crawl.

Receive your wristband, map, and other items at the designated registration location

Drink specials, times and prices vary per venue

Ticket holders may visit participating venues in any order

Registration sites, bars and drink specials are subject to change

All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable regardless of attendance. This is a rain or shine event

Participating Bars - TBD

Move To Charleston And Never Be Bored Again

We have said it before, and we'll repeat ourselves, there's ALWAYS something to do when you live in Charleston! Stick with our blog, and you'll never miss out on what's happening in the Charleston area. If you wish to move to the Charleston area, consider calling Infinity Realty. Our staff has the knowledge and experience to guide you to a place that meets your needs and desires. We are happy to assist you in deciding on the best place in Charleston, SC, for you. Contact us today! We are ready and waiting to help you find your perfect home!

 

Oct. 14, 2019

5 Facts You Might Not Know About Goose Creek

Goose Creek is historic, but not many know that. Although the city was established in 1961, its roots go back as far as the 1690s. Goose Creek was the home to many plantation owners and government officials. There are also notable mentions of the Cherokee trail, Yamasee War, pirates, and much, much more!

1. There have been 2 books written about Goose Creek’s history and they are the following:

Goose Creek, A Definitive History: Volume One: Planters, Politicians and Patriots

Goose Creek, A Definitive History: Volume Two: Rebellion, Reconstruction and Beyond

 

2.      Today you will find a community that has transformed itself from a rural setting to South Carolina’s eighth-largest city!

 

3.      Goose Creek is also recognized as a great location to start a business. It is situated with Volvo being minutes to the north, Boeing minutes to the south, and the most important seaport on the east coast a mere 20 miles away. A excellent opportunity for all!

 

4.      Goose Creek hosts an annual Fall Festival that has become very popular with the locals. This event features local entertainment, crafters, exhibitors, food vendors, and free kids’ activities. This year’s Fall Festival was held on October 5th at the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center.

 

5.      Goose Creek was recognized from Movoto.com as being one of the “5 Best Places To Live Near Charleston, SC for Young Couples.” It was chosen for its affordability factor for single-family homes and condos. Also mentioned were the local eateries and shopping along Saint James Avenue and finally the activity available for young people.

 

Team Lail-Chambers Would Like To Welcome You To Goose Creek!

If you're looking to move to Goose Creek and want to know more about this particular community, call Team Lail-Chambers today. Our team of experts are some of the most professional agents you'll encounter and will give you the easiest home-buying experience imaginable. We can help you determine your top priorities and find a place that accommodates your tastes and your budget. Our staff knows the Lowcountry well and is acquainted with all of the facilities, resources, and services 

Oct. 8, 2019

7 Summerville Antique Shops Tourists And Locals Love!

Is it time to find that perfect antique piece for your home or to present to the Antiques Roadshow? Did you know Antiques Roadshow was in Charleston back in 2016? Well, they could always return, and so you’d better get ready for them. Let’s travel to nearby Summerville to look around at a few of their unique antique shops. I’m sure we’ll get a worthy item to share with the Antiques Roadshow when they do return, and if they don’t, you’ll have a beautiful piece for your home! Let’s get started!

 

Summerville Antique Shops

 

Antiques & Artisans in Town at AAV

843-900-5386

619 Old Trolley Road

Summerville, SC 29485

 

From stained glass pieces to furniture and vintage collectibles, you’ll find it all here with over 150 vendors and consignors!

 

Auction Charleston Antique Mall

843-900-5548

592 Orangeburg Road

Summerville, SC 29483

 

The antique mall is closed on Mondays and open Tuesday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. If there’s an auction, then the antique mall hours are 10 AM to 4 PM. The auction begins at 6 PM. Make sure to double-check their website as things change.

 

Bliss… designs by donna marie

617-308-0494

901 North Main Street

Summerville, SC 29483

 

This adorable shop carries vintage, handmade, and one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry, vintage clothing, hats, scarves, and handbags and furniture and much, much more. They are open Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from 1 PM to 4 PM.

 

EveryThingChic-ETC

843-879-2099

126 S. Main Street

Summerville, SC 29483

  

This would be another fun shop to peruse. You will find antiques, candles, jewelry, hand-cut soap, and more. Don’t miss EveryThingChic-ETC when you are in Summerville!!

  

Main Street Antiques & Consignment

843-879-9529

200 N. Main Street

Summerville, SC 29483

 

Just a short distance from downtown Charleston on Main Street in Summerville is where you’ll find this great store. They are open seven days a week. The hours are Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM and Monday through Saturday from 10:30 AM to 5 PM.

 

Summerville Antique Gallery

843-873-4926

901 North Main Street

Summerville, SC 29483

 

Summerville Antique Gallery offers over 10,000 square feet of antiques. This mall may take a whole day to see. Wear comfortable shoes. Open Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM and finally, Sunday from 1 PM to 4 PM.

 

Simply Vintage

843-323-1825

419c E 5th North Street

Summerville, SC 29483

 

Simply Vintage offers 80 vendors who add new “old” things weekly. From vintage and antique furniture to repurposed furniture, dolls, glassware, jewelry, and much, much more!! Open Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM.

Make South Carolina Your Home

 So there’s a list of some Summerville Antique Shops that we hope you’ll make time to visit, and if you’d like to lay down your roots in Charleston or Summerville, please consider giving Infinity Realty a call. Our staff has the knowledge and experience to guide you to a place that meets your needs and desires. We are happy to assist you in deciding on the best place for you. Contact us today! We are ready and waiting to help you find your perfect home!

 

Sept. 23, 2019

Charleston October 2019 Calendar of Events & Activities

We’re turning yet another page on the calendar and that means it is time to start planning your agenda for the upcoming month with the Charleston October 2019  Calendar of Events & Activities!! Please feel free to share with anyone you know who might find this useful.

 

 

Tuesday, October 1st

Moja Arts Festival. Taking place at Cannon Street Arts Center located at 134 Cannon Street, Charleston beginning at 7:30 PM. 2019 marks Charleston’s 36th annual MOJA Arts Festival: A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts.

Wednesday, October 2nd

Garden Concert at the Gibbes. Head over the Gibbs Museum located at 125 Meeting Street, Charleston between the hours of 6:30 PM to 8 PM to hearoutstanding live music performances. Bring a picnic and a lawn chair and enjoy a plein-air performance under the setting sun featuring members of The Black Diamond Band and the Zandrina Dunning Experience. Black Diamond and Zandrina, along with a few of their friends, will bring you an evening of Soul music with a twist.

Thursday, October 3rd

The Fall Tours Of Homes, History & Architecture. The historic beauty and charm of Charleston come alive this October as guests are invited to see the private interiors of some of the nation’s most exceptional historic houses during the 43rd Fall Tours of Homes, History & Architecture. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Friday, October 4th - Sunday, October 6th

Into The Woods Festival.Running from Friday, October 4th through Sunday, October 6th. Held at Charleston Woodlands, 4279 Ashley River Road, Charleston.

Leftover Salmon, John Medeski’s Mad Skillet and Doom Flamingo are part of the lineup for the 2019 Into The Woods Music Festival. The inaugural installment of the festival is put together by the team that runs Charleston Pour House.

Andy Frasco & The U.N., The Fritz, Funk You, Kitchen Dwellers, Sol Driven Train, Travers Brothership, Electric Kif, Kozelski, Robotrio, Schema and Reverend Jeff Mosier are more of the acts set to play Into The Woods.

Saturday, October 5th – Sunday, October 6th

Oakland Fall Festival presented by East Cooper Land Trust. October 6th- Oakland Fall Festival Picnic • Optional 5K Trail Run • Live Music • Art • Kids Activities Nature Walks • Historical Tours Oakland Fall Festival is a fun, family-friendly picnic on the lawn of historic Oakland Plantation from 1-4 pm. Estimated attendance is 500 people. October 5 - Oakland Society Appreciation Reception On the afternoon of October 5, we will host our major donors and sponsors (annual commitment of $1,000+) for an intimate appreciation reception at the historical Oakland Plantation house. This is truly a unique opportunity.

Sunday, October 6th

Vet Fest Music Festival. Rescheduled from September due to Hurricane Dorian. Come enjoy some of Charleston's favorite food trucks, bounce houses, local vendors and live music for the entire family while supporting our veterans. This takes place at Danny Jones Park, 1455 Monitor Street, North Charleston, SC from 12 PM to 6 PM.

The Tri-County Veterans Support Network is a network of many agencies committed to implementing a planned, coordinated community response to the varied needs of our veterans to include emergency relief, housing, employment, education, spiritual support and others as well as identifying and resolving gaps in services and resources to support our local veterans and families in crisis.

Money raised will go to support veterans in need of emergency relief and mental health care.

Monday, October 7th

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Film Screening. Come to the Charleston Music Hall at 37 John Street, Charleston at 6:30 PM. Ronstadt will guide you through her early years of singing Mexican canciones with her family; her folk days with the Stone Poneys; and her reign as the "rock queen" of the '70s and early '80s. Celebrate an artist whose desire to share the music she loved made generations of fans fall in love with her - and the sound of her voice.

Tuesday, October 8th

Reverend Horton Heat w/ The Delta Bombers. Come to Charleston Pour House located at 977 Maybank Hwy for a night of music with the doors opening at 7:30 PM and the show starting at 8 PM. A full night of music and fun!!

Wednesday, October 9th

ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, Frankie & The Witch Fingers. Volvo Car Stadium has them all! What a way to shake off the mid-week blues!! Located at 7596, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Thursday, October 10th

North Charleston Farmers Market. Located at the Felix C. Davis Community Center, 4800 Park Circle, North Charleston. The market runs from 3 PM through 7 PM, May 9th – October 31st. Last month!!

Friday, October 11th

Mary Pag Marlowe. This is the last weekend you’ll be able to catch this Pulitzer and Tony award winner Tracy Letts. Mary Page Marlowe is a story of one woman’s life, from birth to death. It is a piece about the fragility of the moment and its effects on one’s identity. Told out of chronological order it follows the title character as played by six actresses and one doll. The show is at the historical Woolfe Street Playhouse located at 34 Woolfe Street, Charleston. Show is from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

Saturday, October 12th

12th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Located at 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston. The event runs for both Saturday, October 12th and Sunday, October 13th. Magnolia's "Autumn on the Ashley" Arts and Craft Fair is back again! On Saturday & Sunday, October 12th & 13th, dozens of Lowcountry artisans will feature their handcrafted items for sale from 9 am - 5 pm.

Sunday, October 13th

Second Annual Taste of Charleston. Taste of North Charleston will take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the all-new ExQuis Event & Conference Center, 5101 Ashley Phosphate Rd, (located in the Festival Center) in North Charleston; SC. Admission is $15 in early-bird special and $20 general admission. The event is open to the public and children. Several North Charleston restaurants will provide samples of their unique menu items and will be accompanied by restaurants visiting from other districts nearby.

Monday, October 14th

Palmetto Breeze Mermaid Monday. 10 Discount for LADIES! Board Charleston's ultimate sailing catamaran and set sail to see all the historic sites at sunset! Enjoy the 2 Hour Charleston Harbor Sail with $2 for the featured Spiked Seltzer Flavor; complimentary Water, Soft Drinks, and Snacks. Cash bar available for Beer and Wine products.


Day & Time: 6pm-8pm/October
Sails: Shem Creek/Charleston Harbor
Price: Guys $35/per person, Ladies pay only $25/each
(Min. 20 passengers to sail, Max. Capacity 100 passengers.) Address: 100 Church St, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464/Dock behind Red's Ice House

Tuesday, October 15th

RENT! 20th Anniversary Tour. Held on October 15th – 16th at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Show starts at 7:30 PM. RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love. 

Wednesday, October 16th

MASC Annual Oktoberfest. Annual fall social.... The Maritime Association's Oktoberfest! We'll celebrate with a wide array of German specialties, craft beer & beverages, pretzel bar, and much more. This is a casual, relaxed event to gather as a community and prost as the sun sets over Alhambra Hall in Mt. Pleasant. Located at Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle Street, Mount Pleasant. Running from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

Thursday, October 17th

Freshfields Village October Sip and Stroll. Running from 4 PM to 7 PM at Freshfields Village, 165 Village Green Lane, Kiawah Island. Visit participating stores and restaurants during the Fall Sip & Stroll for special in-store events, sales and promotions along with sips and light snacks.

Friday, October 18th

Candlelight Tour at the Aiken-Rhett House. Step back in time and witness the sounds, shadows and waning light of the day’s end in this stately 19th-century townhouse. Preserved as found, the Aiken-Rhett House is a poignant reminder of the effects of time and climate on historical structures. Appreciate the challenges of life before modern lighting while experiencing the beautifully lit house and learn about the lives of the family and of the enslaved who lived and labored on this once grand urban estate.

The 45-minute candlelight visits use LED candles for the safety of our guests, the house museum and its collection. A glass of wine will be offered with the tour.

Capacity is limited. Tours are offered at 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm and 7:00 pm on Fridays, October 11th, 18th and 25th.

Saturday, October 19th

Halloween Bar Crawl on King Street. Check-in will be from 2 - 5 pm at The Brick where you will pick up your scorecards and other swag, then crawl to the other participating bars on your scorecard, enjoying drink specials and getting your scorecard marked at each bar.

Sunday, October 20th

Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival. The Park West Recreation Complex offers this fun-filled day especially designed to celebrate children. Kids have the chance to take a hot air balloon ride, ride ponies, play laser tag and be themselves while they enjoy a large selection of attractions. This event runs from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Monday, October 21st

Nevermore! Voyage Into the Netherworld. At the Historic Dock Street Theater you’ll step back in time and witness Edgar Allan Poe as he boarded a steamer in Baltimore for an overnight trip to New York. Five days later, never having arrived in New York, Poe was found wandering the Baltimore streets delirious and raving mad. Taken to a nearby tavern, he soon died. His death and final days remain a mystery. Nevermore speculates on what might have happened on that final dreary nightmare voyage. The play features scenes from Poe’s own stories, The Telltale Heart, The Gold Bug, The Cask of the Amontillado, and more, and includes Poe’s real visit to Sullivan’s Island in 1817, where some speculate he met the love of his life —Annabelle Lee.

Tuesday, October 22nd

Alison Krauss on Tour. Don’t miss Alison Krauss at the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center with doors opening at 6:30 PM and the show starting at 7:30 PM. Fun night!!

Wednesday, October 23rd

Astronomy in the Park. Weather permitting.Lowcountry Stargazers will host "Astronomy in the Park" at Brittlebank Park, most Wednesdays from sunset until 9pm (10pm DST), weather permitting. Stop by after work or before dinner and see what the universe has to offer. Our members will have a telescope or two set up, and will be available to answer your questions about the night sky.

They will set up at the south end of the park opposite the Marriott Hotel, and for those attending, we ask that you park in designated parking spaces, and not on the grass.

Thursday, October 24th

And Then There Were None. The Village Repertory Co. presents this Agatha Christie adaptation just in time for Halloween. The show will be at the historic Woolfe Street Playhouse located at 34 Woolfe Street, Charleston.

Friday, October 25th

Jam on the Water Concert Cruise: PHISH. Charleston Harbor Tours and Follywood Productions have teamed up once again for the 4th season of Jam on the Water Concert Cruise Series. Cruises will run from 7-9:30 p.m., with boarding beginning at 6:30 at Charleston City Marina. Tickets are available now through Charleston Harbor Tours. Each cruise is ages 21 and over. Pre-cruise gathering at Salty Mike’s from 5-6:30pm. Don’t forget to bring cash for the bar on the boat!

Saturday, October 26th

Fall Festival at Mount Pleasant. This event takes place at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre located at 1218 Belk Drive, Mt. Pleasant from 12 PM to 3 PM. Live music featuring Logan and The Kidders and Bach to Rock. Photobooth, arts & crafts, face painting, caricatures, bounce house plus balloon animals. Also, trick or treating and hula hooping!! So much fun for everyone!!

Sunday, October 27th

Lowcountry Halloween Fest. Held at 5000 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston from 12 PM to 6 PM. A unique and safe trick-or-treating experience with dozens of family-friendly local businesses handing out candy. Free admission and free activities! Children can trick-or-treat and enjoy bounce houses, photo booth, balloon animals, airbrush face & body art, laser tag, and much more. Special guests will be making an appearance. The first 1,500 trick-or-treaters are guaranteed candy! 

Monday, October 28th

Ghouls and Groms Halloween Costume Party. Enjoy a night of skating in your costume with live music and food trucks on site. Located at SK8 Charleston, 1549 Oceanic Street and running from 6 PM to 9 PM!

Tuesday, October 29th

Dracula: Ballet with a Bite!Based on the novel by Bram Stoker, we see Count Dracula continue his seductive reign of terror with his Brides of Darkness in Transylvania. Created by South Carolina Ballet Artistic Director, William Starrett, this is a Halloween treat not to be missed. Held at the Charleston Musical Hall with doors opening at 6 PM and show beginning at 7 PM!

Wednesday, October 30th

Autumn on the Ashley Craft Fair. More than 50 vendors are expected to exhibit their handcrafted wood cravings, paintings, textiles, pottery, jewelry, culinary oils and photographs at our 10th Annual Autumn on the Ashley Craft Fair at historic Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. This event runs from

Thursday, October 31s

Halloween!! See below for additional Halloween information.

Additional Halloween Info

2019 Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch. Open October 1st through 31st. Monday – Saturday from 9 AM to 6 PM. Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM. Corn maze. Jump Pillow. Giant Slide Tower. All American Petting Zoo. Family Friendly “Monster” Hayride. Tire Climb and Sand Pit Play Area. Much, Much More!!

8 of the Best Charleston Ghost Tours You’ll Encounter! This is a list Team Lail created for you!! Don’t be scared, click through. 😊

Things to Do for Halloween in Charleston 2019. Halloween 2019 in Charleston has a lot to offer for the week. There are several parades, concerts and events going on in the Charleston area. Be sure to check out the local Charleston South Carolina nightlife guide to find the perfect plans for Halloween weekend.

In Closing

We hope you’ve enjoyed our suggestions of things to do in the Charleston area for October and if you are ever in need of any local advice or real estate assistance please reach out to us, Team Lail – Chambers of Infinity Realty. Our team of experts led by Bob Chambers has the know-how and experience to get you into the perfect home!!

Sept. 15, 2019

Charleston’s Famous Fall Fairs and Festivals!

We don't slow down in the Lowcountry even this time of year. Here are just a few of the Charleston's Famous Fall Fairs and Festivals you will want to know about. Sign up for our newsletter, so you never miss what's happening in this area!

MOJA Arts Festival. The MOJA Arts Festival is a celebration of African American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events for many years, the MOJA Arts Festival promises an exciting lineup of events with a wide variety of traditional favorites. Nearly half of the events are admission-free, and the remainder is offered at modest ticket prices. This event runs from Sept. 26 through Oct. 6!

The event is a multi-disciplinary festival produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs.

Charleston Wine Festival. Located at the Charleston Harbor Cruise Terminal on Saturday, October 12th, 1 pm-5 pm. 50+ Wines, beer, live music & DJ in an impressive indoor/outdoor venue right on the water! Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir acrylic wine glass, and all wine & beer samples. $45 advance, $50 after Oct. 3, $60 day of the event. First 500 tickets are just $35.

12th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair. Magnolia's "Autumn on the Ashley" Arts and Craft Fair is back again! On Saturday & Sunday, October 12th & 13th, dozens of Lowcountry artisans will feature their handcrafted items for sale from 9 am - 5 pm.

Featured items include wood carvings, paintings, textiles, jewelry, photography, natural skincare, lawn art, and more.

Magnolia will also be hosting an Autumn plant sale in conjunction with the Craft Fair. Stop by to purchase your favorites, including Fall planted bulbs, Fall blooming Camellia Sasanquas, Winter blooming Camellia Japonicas, ferns and much more.

Attendance to the Craft Fair is free of charge. Attendance to Magnolia Gardens requires basic garden admission. Garden admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.

Oktoberfest. The Lowcountry's oldest and most beloved Oktoberfest celebration returns to MUSC Health Stadium annually for a memorable day of seasonal beer, German music and food, and homemade fun. This event is held on Oct. 27 from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

More than just a celebration of Fall and all-things German, Charleston Oktoberfest has become the city's favorite annual community picnic, with games, outdoor activities for children and an atmosphere that encourages friends and families to get away from their various screens and enjoy the simple pleasure of each other's company.

The Woodlands Fall Music & Arts Fest. Umphrey's McGee is proud to announce The Woodlands Fall Music & Arts Festival, a brand-new event happening in Charleston, South

Carolina, on November 8th and 9th, 2019. In addition to two nights of Umphrey's McGee, The Woodlands lineup includes Big Something, CBDB, Empire Strikes Brass, Heather Gillis Band, Manic Focus, Runaway Gin, Spafford, Sunsquabi, The Movement, The New Deal, Voodoo Visionary, and Zach Deputy, with more artists to be announced in the coming weeks.

Taking place in the picturesque Charleston Woodlands, a 6,000-acre private nature reserve, The Woodlands reaches beyond your typical weekend music festival, offering festival-goers the opportunity to rent a kayak to fish on two stocked lakes, go for a hike on miles of wooded trails, or hop on a stand-up paddle-board and enjoy a view of both stages from out on the water. Attendees can also choose from a variety of on-site camping options to maximize your Woodlands experience.

Charleston's Hot Air Balloon Festival & Victory Cup Polo Match. Balloons. Polo. Fashion. Food. This FREE event will take place on Nov. 15 at 4 pm – Nov. 16 at 9 pm. In its fourteenth year, this event isn't just a polo match; it's a networking and social destination drawing thousands for each event. Charleston's ONLY Hot Air Balloon Festival!

With events throughout the United States, The Victory Cup has become known as "America's Polo Match!" Come on out and enjoy a gorgeous day of green grass, majestic horses, heart pounding polo, dozens of food and alcohol partners, and beautiful hot air balloons!

The Victory Cup, which has grown to be one of the most significant equestrian events in the United States, is definitely the most fun. Kid and pet-friendly, bring the entire family and enjoy the 2019 Victory Cup Polo Match & Hot Air Balloon Festival in Charleston, SC! Held on a beautiful polo field just north of downtown this is a kid and pet-friendly event. For all pass holders, don't forget to join us on both Friday and Saturday for an evening Hot Air Balloon Glow and Tethered Rides (Approximately 4 pm - 9 pm - Entire Hot Air Balloon activation is Weather Permitting). Saturday starts at 7 am with a scheduled Hot Air Balloon launch, on the polo field! After the Hot Air Balloon launch, the food, wine and polo portion of the schedule kick off around 11 am for Golden Mallet VIP's and Founder's Lounge Passholders. The VIP portion of the event will include live music, a Hospitality Alcohol Tasting Tent (11 am until 1 pm for VIP's), a Battle of the Chefs Tasting Competition (All Day), rivalry Polo Matches (11 am until 3:30 pm), and a kids' play area (All Day). Founder's Lounge Passholders will also be able to enjoy a Farm to Table Dinner on the Polo Field, with the Polo Players (Approximately 5 pm)!

Both VIP and General Admission Passes include the Hot Air Balloon portion of the event starting on Friday at 4 pm until 8 pm, and then Saturday at 7 am the day of and then again around 4 pm and lasting until 9 pm on Saturday (weather permitting). Watch social media for updates. Balloon Pilots will be setting up at 4 pm on Friday and Saturday, on the polo field, for a nighttime burn, glow and tethered rides. If the weather cooperates, tethered rides will be available first-come, first-serve (purchase in advance ONLINE).

Charleston Oyster Festival. Held Nov. 16 from 11 am – 8 pm. The festival has your typical but delicious continental fair. Highlights will include live music on the main stage, wine, a selection of domestic and imported beers, a Children's Area and a "Food Court" showcasing a variety of favorite local restaurants to satisfy everyone's taste. Alongside delicious seafood accompaniments, Bloody Mary's, beer, wine, and spirits with a side of live local music

General Admission – Free in advance and $20 at the gate. Children 10 and under are free with a paying adult. Includes entry into event. The general admission ticket grants you access to the festival. Once inside, you purchase food & beverage tickets separately.

Move To Charleston And Never Be Bored Again

We have said it before, and we'll repeat ourselves, there's ALWAYS something to do when you live in Charleston! Stick with our blog, and you'll never miss out on what's happening in the Charleston area. If you wish to move to the Charleston area, consider calling Infinity Realty. Our staff has the knowledge and experience to guide you to a place that meets your needs and desires. We are happy to assist you in deciding on the best place in Charleston, SC, for you. Contact us today! We are ready and waiting to help you find your perfect home!

Sept. 9, 2019

8 Of The Best Charleston Ghost Tours You’ll Encounter!

Who likes history? Who is interested in ghosts? You say you are! Well, then you must read on to discover what we believe to be the 8 Best Charleston Ghost Tours to be.  

 

  1. The Spirits of Magnolia Cemetery. This tour will take you around Charleston's most beautiful Victorian burial grounds which was originally a 1790's rice plantation. The cemetery was founded in 1849 and is home to 35,000 residents including authors and poets, artists, confederate generals and soldiers, politicians, and the list goes on. This tour takes place at nighttime and is 90-minutes long. You'll hear about the history, mystery, and spirits of Magnolia Cemetery! 
  2. Charleston Haunted Jail Tour. Another tour which takes place in the evening and begins Old City Jail located at 21 Magazine Street. You'll travel through cells, hallways, and into areas where the worst criminals lived and died. This tour is NOT recommended for small children. 
  3. Haunted Yorktown Tour. You'll climb aboard the USS Yorktown and hear stories about Maritime superstitions, unusual ship christenings, Captain Jocko Clark and much, much more! This tour takes place at 8 pm on Sunday - Thursday and 7 and 9 pm Friday - Saturday. 
  4. Charleston Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour. Tour the oldest Charleston Graveyard while hearing the stories about famous individuals who have roamed the graveyard for centuries. Do you remember the ghost stories from childhood? These will have the same effect on you. Tours are in the evening hours. 
  5. Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Walking Tour. You may have seen this specific tour on the Travel Channel, in "America's Most Haunted Places." You will hear chilling stories of Charleston ghosts, haunted houses, voodoo, and Lowcountry superstitions.  
  6. Haunted Pub Crawl. That's right! We said, "Haunted Pub Crawl." Learn about superstitions, murder, ghosts, poltergeists, and the origins of the Charleston Pub, Public House and taverns. This is a fun tour you won't want to miss! 
  7. Ghost Hunting. Try your hand at some paranormal investigating the old City Jail. Become part of an actual ghost hunting experience where you'll measure cold spots with an infrared thermometer, take detailed photos, and use special audio equipment to pick up hidden sounds. This tour begins at midnight!
  8. Haunted Arsenal Tour.  This an opportunity to tour the Powder Magazine, Charleston's oldest public building, after hours. You will hear chilling stories through Charleston's haunted historic district and listen to stories of ghosts, haunted houses, voodoo and Lowcountry superstitions. 

 These are the 8 Best Charleston Ghost Tours that we wanted to share with you. They are all hosted by the company known as Bulldog Tours. We hope that you enjoyed this and please let us know what you thought if you take any of these tours. Also, if you are moving to the Charleston area or know of someone who is, please call Team Lail-Chambers to begin your home search today. Our experienced agents have the local knowledge to help guide you through the entire real estate process with ease. From the first point of contact through closing and beyond, we will be there to answer questions and keep you informed every step of the way. Browse through all available listings and contact an agent today. We can't wait to welcome you home!

 

Sept. 1, 2019

Spend One Charleston Fun-Filled Day

 

It starts with a DAY, which slowly turns into a LIFETIME. Yes, this place will capture your heart and make you rearrange the rest of your life in one Charleston Fun-Filled Day!

 

RESTAURANTS TO TAKE YOU THROUGH THE DAY

It begins with a stroll down King Street amid the trendy boutique shops and restaurants that are filled with serious foodies of all ages. The first stop is Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit for a delicious breakfast that offers grab and go award-winning biscuits, pimento cheese sandwiches, and a whole range of tasty treats.

For lunch, you might like to pop into Minero for some Mexican inspired flavor. Choose from tacos, burritos, and chef-created daily specials. You’ll also have the option of choosing craft cocktails, house-made margaritas, and a list of tequila and mezcal to round out your experience!

Fig is the place to go for dinner, but make sure your reservations were made far in advance, and that means it’s a great place!! If you can’t get a reservation, then you can sit at the bar and be served dinner on a walk-in basis and the same for the communal table. Share your meal with some other folks.    

 

WALKING TOURS

With all that eating you’ll want to walk some of it off. Well, Charleston is the city to do that. Starting with Rainbow Row. This area is where you’ll find many of the tourists taking selfies standing in front of these colorful houses that line the historic cobblestone roads. It is a must-see attraction when you’re in Charleston. It is a rich perspective on the historic nature of this beautiful city.

Another great place to stretch your legs is at Charleston Battery - Waterfront Park. Charleston Battery is located on the tip of the peninsula of the city. This area is a great place to walk in the shade and enjoy the natural beauty that the large oaks create and the water. Very relaxing and pleasant.

Charleston City Market is also a destination you should consider. It is a 200-year old brick market building that consists of shops and restaurants. There are OVER 100 Vendors in this market building. We guarantee that you will find something to take home in the way of a souvenir. 

 

CARRIAGE RIDES

Now that you’ve walked to exhaustion, you might wish to sit down. How about taking a carriage ride? Palmetto Carriage Rides is the one to try as they are the leading company in Charleston. You can travel up to 35-minutes in a carriage while learning about the history, architecture, and people. Again, while relaxing in comfort! 

 

PLANTATION

The Magnolia Plantation is located a short 20-minute drive outside of downtown Charleston and is so worth it! You’ll get lost in the gardens there, and I’m sure you’ll want to return because there’s a lot more to see than just the gardens, as beautiful as they are. In fact, we wrote a separate blog about this special place – The Top Visited Charleston Plantation.

 

 

Find Your Place in the Lowcountry With Team Lail-Chambers Real Estate

We know you can’t possibly do all of the activities we have described in 1 day, and that’s why we suggest you choose a few activities and make sure to come back OR as we said earlier, make that action plan of returning to Charleston for good. Call Team Lail-Chambers to begin your home search today. Our experienced agents have the local knowledge to help guide you through the entire real estate process with ease. From the first point of contact through closing and beyond, we will be there to answer questions and keep you informed every step of the way. Browse through all available listings and contact an agent today. We can’t wait to welcome you home!