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Oct 29, 2021

C2 Fashion: How to Fall Festival

Celebrate Hilton Head Magazine

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M.KAT Photography
Fashion by Copper Penny Hilton Head, Hair by: Madyson Mardon and Makeup by: Erica Horton, Salon Karma

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Autumn brings one of the most anticipated times of the year for Lowcountry residents – Festival Season! Cooler temps and lighter crowds usher in this most wonderful time of the year, and the area is abuzz with outdoor events every weekend through November. We highlighted a few of our favorite upcoming soirees, along with a recommended outfit for each from Copper Penny in Shelter Cove Town Centre.

Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival

The festival is a weeklong (October 16-24) event offering a myriad of activities, showcasing the locally harvested seafood, delicious Lowcountry cuisine, rich history, great art and Southern hospitality found only in Bluffton. For a list of events, visit

Bootie: Kork-Ease $150
Jeans: Paige $220
Star Shirt: Rails $200
Sweater: Apricot $72
Earrings: $48

Rockin’ the Dock at Bluffton Oyster Factory Park
Eat great local seafood, enjoy live music by the Chiggers and end a full day of activities at the Bluffton Arts & Seafood festival with a finale of fireworks. This event starts Saturday, October 23, at 6 p.m. For more info:

Sweater: Marie Oliver $140
Shorts: Karlie $98
Shoes: Dolce Vita $120
Clutch: GiGi $126
Earrings: Binky & Lulu $40
Necklace: Carolina Strung (locally made in N.C.) $40

South Beach Marina Saturday Festivals in October
Celebrate a different Fest every Saturday at the Salty Dog Café and South Beach Marina.
A month of Saturday fun kicks off October 2, with an Oyster Roast, featuring a toasty firepit, happy hour (4-6p.m.), live music and, of course, loads of fresh local oysters.
Saturday, 10/9 Salty Dog’s First Ever BaconFest
Saturday, 10/16 Salty Dog’s Annual HushpuppyFest
Saturday, 10/23 Shrimp Extravaganza
Saturday, 10/30 Haunted BBQ

Top: Rails $168
Sneakers: Vintage Havana $130
Jeans: Paige $230

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
Music & Taste on the Harbour is a weekly celebration of local music and restaurant fare at Shelter Cove Marina. This pet-friendly event happens by the Neptune statue every Thursday night, and dancing is highly encouraged. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy this complimentary concert featuring local favorites like Stee & the Ear Candy Band (October 7), Target the Band, featuring the Headliner Horns (October 14), and Deas Guyz (October 21).

Dress: La Plage (local designer out of Beaufort S.C.) $268
Necklace: Carolina Strung (locally made in N.C.) $76
Sneaker: Dolce Vita $110
Clutch: GiGi $126

Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival
The centuries-old love story between man and machine has no better showcase than at the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, where over 500 cars, boats, motorcycles, and aircraft are exhibited during the first weekend of November. This year’s event happens November 5-7. To purchase tickets:

Sweater: FRNCH $100
Skirt: FRNCH $106
Shoes: Dolce Vita $120
Earrings: $24
Clutch: GiGi $126

The Zin Experience with Italian Flair
This premier wine tasting event is part of the Italian Heritage Festival (which culminates with the big event on October 23 at Honey Horn). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Wine & Spirit Shop at Shelter Cove. Sip wine while enjoying gorgeous ocean views at the Shorehouse, the outdoor venue at the Omni in Palmetto Dunes.

Sweater: Michael Stars $168
Jogger: Sofia $110
Shoes: Dolce Vita $110
Belt bag: Think Royln $78

La Isla’s Latin Music Festival
The ninth annual Latin Music Festival is set for Sunday, October 10, from noon to 9:30 p.m., in Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island. This event is a celebration highlighting the Latino community through music, dance and food.

Dress: Kleid $350
Nude heel: Dolce Vita $120
Clutch: GiGi $126
OR gold heel: Chinese Laundry $60
Necklace: Virgin Saints & Angels (VSA) $449

Polo 4 Heroes at Rose Hill
This three- day event (October 14-17) has everything you need for a gorgeous fall weekend in the Lowcountry: horses, champagne, beautiful ensembles with eye-catching bonnets, and the traditional stomping of the divots. Buy your tickets at

Dress: Sofia $172
Heels: Kaanas $120 (sale 50% off)
Earrings: $30

Hilton Head Oyster Festival 2021
The Island Rec Center’s two-day festival hosts it’s second day on Saturday, November 13 at the new Lowcountry Celebration Park near Coligny Beach. The hours are 1-4 p.m., and you can find more details and ticket packages at

Dress: Red Haute $116
Sneaker: Vintage Havana $138
Crossbody: Think Royln $144

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