Why You Could Use a Fall Vacation Rental in Hilton Head

Sometime in October, when the weather finally turns cooler after 4 to 5 months of summer, this little boot-shaped slice of heaven becomes even more glorious.  With less traffic, cooler temps and lower humidity, fall on Hilton Head Island is the perfect time to book a vacation rental and come enjoy some of the festivals and events that abound in the area.  Whether you’re a foodie, car buff or art connoisseur, you’ll find a gathering to suit your fancy.

Here are some of the largest and most popular events in the Hilton Head Island area that you might be interested in:

Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival

“The fourteenth annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival will be held in the charming and eclectic historic and state designated cultural district of Bluffton SC, well known for its quirky art community and natural river beauty. The festival is a week-long event offering a myriad of activities, showcasing the locally harvested seafood, delicious Low Country cuisine, rich history, culture and art of the area and Southern hospitality found only in Bluffton.”

Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival

“Time is not measured by miles, but by moments. When the experience is so fleeting, time seems to stand still. That’s where magic can be found. ​Hilton Head Island’s own Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival offers the creme de la creme in automotive exhibition, racing, dining, and entertainment. This collection will be in this moment and in this place one time only.”

Crescendo Regional Art Showcase

“Crescendo, a regional event, organized in honor of October’s National Arts and Humanities month, highlights and showcases the vast array of arts, culture and history organizations, individual artists, performers, and authors residing and working in the Hilton Head/ Bluffton area. Join the celebration and honor the importance of arts and culture in America and our local community.”  

2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island

“The 2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island features 20 large-scale sculptures created by artists from across the country, placed along the lush, magnificent one-mile walking path of Coastal Discovery Museum. The event runs four months and is open during regular Coastal Discovery Museum hours. Admission is free to the exhibit.”

Hilton Head Oyster Festival

Get ready to shuck and slurp at the Oyster Festival, Nov. 9-10, 2018 at Shelter Cove Community Park. All you can eat steamed local oysters, lowcountry boil, pulled pork, seafood chowder, chili and more await! Enjoy live music and football 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. Then come again on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9th Annual Italian Heritage Festival

Hosted by the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH), the Italian Heritage Festival on November 17, 2018 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. features live musical entertainment, a bocce court, grape-stomping contest, silent auction, raffles, a dunk-tank, a Kid’s Zone (with lots of inflatable fun) and much more!

For more information, contact Paul Caimano, the festival chair, at [email protected] or (412) 897- 1148, or go to iachh.org.

12th Annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival

Expand your culinary and cultural horizons! The Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival is a family friendly, week-long culinary and cultural tourism event, where top chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, local seafood, artisans, live music and wildlife come together.

Whether you book a condo in Palmetto Dunes, an oceanfront rental Forest Beach, or a dream home in Sea Pines, you’ll be close to the action with only a short drive to any and all of the festivities.  

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