Charleston’s keeping busy this fall with event after event. From a professional golf tour to an annual vineyard celebration, the city has something for everyone’s niche, which is a great reason for a roadtrip.
What could draw 20,000 people to the picturesque Daniel Island in October? How about the Nationwide Tour Championship, one of three PGA events offering a $1 million prize. Just a 15-minute drive from downtown Charleston, the tournament starts on Oct. 25 and ends with the Card Ceremony on Oct. 31. Visit the tour’s website for tickets and more information.
Bibliophiles unite at the Capital BookFest on Nov. 6. More than 60 writers, poets and children’s book authors will be at the free one-day event that celebrates literature with storytelling, readings and panel discussions. The activities will be held multiple locations, including Marion Square, the Charleston Public Library and Gaillard Auditorium, between the hours of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The first 1,000 guests will receive a free bag and the children’s book Indigo and the Garden City by JahSun and Donna Maria Smith. For more information, go to CapitalBookFest.org
Grammy Award-winning guitarist Earl Klugh brings the 1st Annual Weekend of Jazz to The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort from Nov. 11-13. The three-night event includes music from chart-topping musicians like the group Fourplay, saxophonist Boney Jones, bassist Kyle Eastwood, Latin-jazz musician Jessy J and composer Joe Gransden. For more information, visit the event’s website.
So you’re a food aficionado? Then An Evening With Anthony Bourdain is for you. On Nov. 12, the executive chef and bestselling author, most famously known for his Travel Channel show “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations”, returns to Charleston with his wry sense of humor and no-holds-barred attitude. For tickets, visit the venue’s website. And to read Encore Atlanta’s interview with Bourdain, click here.
And of course, there’s wine! Irvin House Vineyards welcomes the public to its The 8th Annual Blessing of the Vines on Nov. 13. The 48-acre winery, which blends sweet muscadine grapes into five varieties of wine, will be open for a day of picnicking with live music and wine tasting. For more information, visit CharlestonWine.com.