The Scouted Calendar - October 2018

We’re always excited to turn the calendar page from September to October. In addition to the promise of crisp weather ahead, the first full month of fall always brings plenty of activities to put on our calendars. From inspiring home and garden tours in Charleston to a long-running beer festival in Knoxville to a songwriters’ showcase set in a botanical garden in Nashville, here’s what we’re looking forward to this month.

Charleston, South Carolina

There’s no better way to learn about the rich history and beautiful architecture of Charleston than through the Preservation Society of Charleston’s Fall Tours. Through October 28, join exclusive house and garden tours along King Street, South of Broad, and more; garden walks and talks; guided walking tours; or photography walks and workshops. October also brings the 35th Annual MOJA Arts Festival, which runs from the beginning of the month until October 7 and offers a wide range of events that celebrate African-American and Caribbean arts and culture. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Charleston here.}

Charlotte, North Carolina

Opening on October 7 at the Mint Museum Randolph, African-Print Fashion Now!: A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style offers visitors an introduction to the roots of African prints, the work of Africa’s new couturiers, and the popular styles favored by fashionable youths in Africa’s urban centers. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Charlotte here.}

Cincinnati, Ohio

On October 19, guests are invited to gather at the Anderson Pavilion at Smale Riverfront Park for Design Cincinnati, a celebration of design, decor, lifestyle, entertaining, and beautiful living featuring author and stylist Susanna Salk as the lecture speaker. See a full list of programs for the event, which raises funds to support Convalescent Hospital, here. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Cincinnati here.}

Greenville, South Carolina

A two-day, community-driven health and lifestyle festival, The NESS Fest, which will take place October 20 and 21, offers a range of health and lifestyle seminars and live fitness classes right on Fluor Field. Attendees can talk one-on-one with leaders in the medical field, work out with professional trainers, and more. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Greenville here.}

Knoxville, Tennessee

The 22nd Annual Knoxville Brewers’ Jam, the oldest beer festival in Knoxville, takes place on October 6 at the Civic Coliseum Plaza. Festival-goers are invited to enjoy one of the Southeast’s largest and longest-running beer events with a huge selection and unlimited samples from over 45 local, regional, and national craft breweries—plus live music and local food. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Knoxville here.}

Nashville, Tennessee

On October 12 and 13, famous songwriters will perform their biggest hits on Cheekwood Estate & Gardens’ Swan Lawn for Songwriters Under the Stars. The Music City Hit-Makers will be backed by the Music City Symphony and perform songs made famous by artists like Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Garth Brooks. Food and beverages from Edley’s Bar-B-Que and King of Pops will be available for purchase during the two-night event. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Nashville here.}

New Orleans, Louisiana

Two of the most sought-after names in elegant entertaining collide on Thursday, October 4 when Leontine Linens welcomes Charlotte Moss for a book signing and celebration of Moss’s new book, Charlotte Moss Entertains. The acclaimed author, designer, and tastemaker will be at the beautiful Magazine Street store from 3 to 5 p.m. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in New Orleans here.}

Tampa Bay, Florida

Yayoi Kusama’s Love Is Calling, one of the artist’s iconic Infinity Rooms, will be on view through February 14, 2019 at the Tampa Museum of Art, allowing visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in a mirrored room adorned with soft sculptures aglow with changing colors. This not-to-be-missed exhibition by “the world’s most popular artist” features Kusama’s signature polka dots and a recording of her reciting a love poem in Japanese. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Tampa Bay here.}

Wilmington, North Carolina

October 5 through 7, Southern Living magazine and Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales are hosting Roast and Toast on the Coast, three days of events celebrating the Southern Living-inspired Community at Cape Fear Station. The festivities include an oyster roast, a cookout courtesy of pit master Matt Register of Southern Smoke, and brunch at the Bald Head Island Club—along with live music and delicious libations. {For more local recommendations, follow TSG Wilmington on Instagram.}