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OCTOBER

Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Join the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority as they present their annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night! Tricks and treats start at 5 p.m. Kids can visit the beggar candy stations, activity stations, go on a hay ride or take a haunted tour through the Historic Liberty County Jail. Downtown restaurants will be available. There will be a costume contest and a Thriller Performance during the night. Bring the family and enjoy a night of treats, tricks and spooky Halloween fun! For more information, call the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority at 912-877-4332 or email mainstreet@hinesvilledowntown.com.

FREE EVENT
Phone: 912-877-4332
Address: Bradwell Park, Commerce Street, East M.L. King, Jr. Drive, Hinesville, GA 31313

St. Marys Haunted History Tour
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 6:00PM - 9:00PM

For a fun and educational Halloween activity, this downtown event can't be beat. Blending legends with authentic historical events, storytellers will hold court at noteworthy St. Marys sites. Each presenter will be fully costumed to reflect their respective time periods.

Possible tour sites are Oak Grove Cemetery, the Peace Garden, St. Marys Submarine Museum, Riverview Hotel or Orange Hall.

Prices are $8 in advance and $10 on the day of the event. Special group rates are available for groups of 20 or more guests. Tickets will be available at the St. Marys Welcome Center until 7 p.m. the night of the event or at Once Upon A Bookseller until 6 p.m. the night of the event. For more information, call 912-882-4000 or email info@stmaryswelcome.com.

Ticket Price $8 / $10
Phone: 912-882-4000 | 800-868-8687
Address: Downtown St. Marys, 400 Osborne Street, St. Marys, GA 31558

Crane at Skidaway Island

Campground Trick-or-Treating
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 2:00PM

Bring your ghost, ghoul, princess or costumed little one out for an afternoon of trick-or-treating through the park campground. Arrive at 1:30 p.m. to enjoy games, crafts and fun before everyone heads into the campground.

Parking Fee $5
Phone: 912-598-2300
Address: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411

Wormsloe's Colonial Haunted Trail Tour
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 7:00PM - 9:00PM

A ranger will guide you into the past to the site of colonist Nobel Jones. Keep close together as you explore the trail and hopefully you will be safe from the zombies, ghosts and ghouls drifting under the looming oak tree and Spanish moss. Who knows what ghouls have been disturbed after such a vicious storm this month!

Admission Fee $4.50-$10
Phone: 912-353-3023
Address: Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Road, Savannah, GA 31406

Fright at the Fort
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Join us for a night of thrills and chills. From 6-7 p.m., children ages 3-10 can trick-or-treat at numerous spooky spots within the fort. Then, from 8-10 p.m., beware of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins as the fort and nature trail transform into a spectacularly spooky, shudder-inducing experience. Bring along your friends and family if you dare!

Admission Fee $5-$10
Phone: 912-437-4770
Address: Fort King George Historic Site, 302 McIntosh Road SE, Darien, GA 31305

Evening Bat Lecture and Hike
10/28/17 - 10/28/17 7:00PM

Bats are a vital part of our ecosystem. Come learn more about these amazing animals and take a short hike to see them glide through the sky in their natural habitat.

Parking Fee $5
Phone: 912-598-2300
Address: Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 31411

NOVEMBER

Hinesville Community Chili Cook-Off & Festival
11/4/17 - 11/4/17 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Join First Presbyterian Christian Academy for their 11th Annual Hinesville Community Chili Cook-Off and Festival. Sample chili, play games and have fun at this family-friendly event!

Free Admission< and Free Parking./span>
Phone: 912-876-0441
Address: First Presbyterian Christian Academy 308 East Court Street Hinesville, GA 31313

5th Annual Veterans Salute
11/4/17 - 11/4/17 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Join the city of Hinesville in honoring our Veterans. Listen to live music at a battle of the bands, shop at craft and food vendors, and see a car and motorcycle show. This year, the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee will also host the ribbon cutting for the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons.

Free Admission and Free Parking.
Phone: 912-368-3580
Address: Bryant Commons 438 Oglethorpe Hwy Hinesville, GA 31313

Savannah Historic Buildings

Darien Fall Fest
11/4/17 - 11/4/17 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Fall is in the air and the Darien Fall Fest is the place to be if you want to enjoy a picturesque setting, live entertainment, children's activities, doggy parade, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, and classic car show.

Classic car show hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m
Festival hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Free Admission.
Phone: 912-617-7299
Address: Downtown Darien 107 Broad St Darien, GA 31305

Chocolate Plantation and Shell Ring Tour
11/11/17 - 11/11/17 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Join us on this exclusive day trip to the north end of Sapelo Island to tour the ruins of Chocolate Plantation and the mysterious Native American Shell Rings. Along the way, we will stop for a picnic, so pack a lunch since there is nowhere to purchase one. The trip will conclude with a visit to a pristine beach.

Admission Fee $40. Free Parking.
Phone:912-485-2299
Address: Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island 1766 Landing Road SE Darien, GA 31305

ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series - Savannah
11/9/17 - 11/9/17 8:00PM - 10:00PM

On Nov. 9, the fifth concert in the 2017 ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series heads to Trinity Church in Savannah for performances by Anthony David, Lulu the Giant and Kristina Train.

Born in Savannah but based in Atlanta, R&B singer/songwriter Anthony David, a veteran who counts President Barack Obama among his fans, has released six critically acclaimed albums, including 2016's The Powerful Now. Early in his career, he worked closely with India.Arie, who included his song "Part of My Life" on her multi-platinum selling debut album Acoustic Soul, and the pair continued to write and tour together. In 2008, their duet, "Words," was nominated for a Grammy.

Rolling Stone described Kristina Train as a "smoky voice impassioned enough to floor Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Dre, and Herbie Hancock alike; as well as nomadic enough to nail soul, jazz, hip-hop and roots music." She's recorded for Blue Note and Mercury, lived in New York, London and Nashville, and returns to her hometown of Savannah to share her confessional songs, which draw from the roots of country, soul, gospel, blues, jazz and folk.

Singer, songwriter and upright bassist Rachel Shaner, aka Lulu the Giant, will perform her songs in a rare solo format. Classically trained, she notes that Savannah's diverse cultural landscape inspires and informs her writing, whether Southern folk, sultry blues or Zeppelin-esque rock. Lulu the Giant released the album "Kingdoms Fall" earlier this year.

The ExploreGeorgia.org Songwriter Series takes place in six cities across the state from August through November, promoting the state as a destination for live music and music heritage. Other participating cities include Augusta, Athens, LaGrange, Rome and Valdosta.

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ADMISSION & FEES: Advance tickets $15. At the door $20.
Phone: 706-233-4766
Address: Trinity Church 225 W. President St. Savannah, GA 31401

Mountainfilm on Tour Savannah - Veterans Day Screening Celebration
11/9/17 - 11/9/17 5:30PM - 9:00PM

Mountainfilm on Tour in Savannah will present a special screening of the film Blood Road at Service Brewing Company on Thursday, November 9, from 5:30 p.m.-9.p.m.

Join us for a reception at 5:30 p.m., sponsored by Kayak Kafe, Vinne Van Go Go's, Savannah Bee Company, Asi Yaupon Tea and Coca Cola.

The film begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Tom Vallely (an expert on Vietnam at Harvard University), Colonel Patrica Blassie (whose brother was shot down during the Vietnam War) and Nicholas Schrunk (director of the film).



The film follows Rebecca Rusch, an ultra-endurance mountain biker, who covers 1,200 miles of the fabled Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam in search of the place where her father's plane crashed in 1972 during the Vietnam War. Watch the official documentary trailer here: https://youtu.be/XCzVqiN950M.

General Admission (includes all food) $15; Veterans are free.

Register today at http://www.mountainfilmsav.org/festival/schedule-events/veterans-day

ADMISSION & FEES: General Admission (includes screening & food) $15. Veterans Admission Free.
Phone: 912-344-1278
Address: Service Brewing 574 Indian Street Savannah, GA 31401

9th Annual Liberty County Veterans Day Parade
11/11/17 - 11/11/17 4:00PM - 5:30PM

The Liberty County Veterans Day Parade is organized by the Liberty County Veterans Council and hosted by the East Liberty County American Legion Post 321. This annual event is the community's way to honor and take pride in all veterans, no matter what conflict or war they served. Liberty County honors its rich military history and takes pride in being home to current and past military soldiers and their families. The parade begins at 4 p.m.: beginning at Bradwell Institute, winding through Main Street in downtown Hinesville, where it ends back at Bradwell Institute.

Free Admission.
Phone: 912-980-5204
Address: Downtown Hinesville Beginning at Bradwell Institute Hinesville, GA 31313

Riceboro Rice Festival
1/4/17 - 11/11/17 10:00AM - 11:00AM

The Riceboro Rice Festival, an annual celebration held the first and second weekends of November, averages 5000 attendees each year. This year's theme, "Hidden Figures in Riceboro," pays homage to key Riceboro citizens and rice farming; which was a major economic activity in the coastal region of Liberty County. The first Rice Festival was held in downtown Riceboro in 2007. The festival also commemorates the legacy of the people who lived in the coastal areas of the United States. These people were called Gullah Geechee and have influenced the coastal areas of North Carolina to northern Florida with their culture, through music, language and food. The festival includes a Rice Cook-Off and Youth Essay Contest.

Festival Schedule:
Liberty RiceFest Pageant, 11/4 at 1 p.m.
Riceboro GospelFest, 11/5 at 6 p.m. featuring Melvin Williams
RiceFest Homecoming, 11/10 at 7 p.m. featuring Special Formula Band
RiceFest Festival Day, 11/11 at 9 a.m. starting off with the RiceFest Parade and ending with a performance by Brick

ADMISSION & FEES
2017 Liberty RiceFest Pageant (Nov. 4) $7
2017 Riceboro GospelFest (Nov. 5) $10
2017 RiceFest Homecoming (Nov. 10) $15

Free Parking.
Phone: 912-884-2986
Address: Downtown Riceboro 4614 S Coastal Hwy Riceboro, GA 31323

Rustapalooza's Jingle Junk Market
10/27/17 - 10/27/17 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Rustapalooza Vintage Market is a curated, vintage market located on the banks of the historic St. Marys River. Our fall show features nearly 100 hand-selected vintage and antique vendors from six states with a holiday theme. Rustapalooza is recognized by Flea Market Style Magazine as the Reader's choice for best outdoor vintage market in Georgia, and you won't want to miss it! This event runs from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. with "Early Pickin" from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Early Pickin' tickets are available, in advance only, at Eventbrite.com. General Admission is $5 at the gate.

General Admission $5.00
Phone: 912-510-4042
Address: The Gateway Propery 100 Ready Street St. Marys, GA 31558

Debatable Land: A Colonial Reenactment, Family Day
11/11/17 - 11/12/17 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Visit the site and witness a battle reenactment at 3 p.m. in the afternoon. Blacksmithing, Scottish Highlanders, live music, cannon firing, cooking demo, and more, will take place.

ADMISSION & FEES Admission Fee $4.50-$7.50. Free Parking.
Phone: 912-437-4770
Address: Fort King George Historic Site 302 McIntosh Road SE Darien, GA 31305

Savannah Food & Wine Festival
11/6/17 - 11/12/17 2:00PM

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is a culinary celebration of one-of-a-kind wine dinners, tastings, cooking demonstrations, classes and more. A star-studded line up of chefs, cookbook authors, events and premium wine and spirit brands from around the world will be showcased in the quintessential southern city of Savannah, Georgia throughout November 6-12, 2017.

The festival is known as one of the "winemaker's favorites" of food and wine festivals, as the timing of the event coincides right after the end of North American winery harvests, and provides a great opportunity for celebration and culinary camaraderie in beautiful and historic Savannah. The event, praised by foodies from around the world, is rich in local food culture, Southern tradition, history and charm. Locals and visitors will enjoy connoisseur dinners, tastings, master classes and some of the best culinary talent.

For more information and a full schedule of events, visit www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com.

All events are ticketed See website for ticket pricing.
Phone: 912-232-1223
Address: Various locations 1 International Dr. Savannah, GA 31412

35th Annual Kingsland Catfish Festival
10/9/17 - 10/9/17 8:00AM - 9:00PM

Enjoy this down-home festival with crispy southern-fried catfish and all the fixings sure to please. Festival goers can feast on this and much more during Kingsland, Georgia's Annual Catfish Festival. The fun begins Saturday, November 18 and lasts throughout the day. This event will include a night parade, arts & craft booths, succulent, southern-fried catfish with grits, hushpuppies, coleslaw and sweet ice tea. Throw in a variety of food booths, antiques and collectibles, a children's amusement area, 5K run and you are in for a great time! For more information, contact the Kingsland Welcome Center at 912-729-5999 / or www.KingslandCatfishFestival.org / www.KingslandDDA.com / www.VisitKingsland.com.

Free Admission. Free Parking.
Phone: 912-729-5999 | 800-433-0225
Address: Downtown Kingsland South Lee Street Kingsland, GA 31548

Annual Old Southern Sugar Cane Grinding Festival
11/18/17 - 11/18/17 2:00PM

Come out and bring the family to watch the 18th and 19th century method to making sugar cane syrup. The annual Old Southern Sugar Cane Grinding Festival occurs on the third Saturday in November each year at Hall's Music & Farms in Allenhurst, Georgia. It features the step-by-step process of how the sugar cane is harvested, trimmed and the detailed process of how the syrup is organically made and collected. Have a part in the age-old traditions and partake in storytelling, wood chopping, and even a cane chewing and a biscuit sopping contest! The farm also offers an antique review, animal review and tour of the farm. There is nothing more wholesome than a family-friendly and fun-filled day of harvest and live entertainment. Entry Donation $5.

Free Parking.
Phone: 912-882-8111
Address: Hall's Music & Farms 323 Whispering Pines Circle SE Allenhurst, GA 31301 912-223-0363

"Come and Take It!" Revolutionary War Encampment
11/18/17 - 11/18/17 11:00AM - 4:00PM

This event commemorates Colonel John McIntosh's defiant reply to a British demand for surrender: "Come & Take It!" Watch colonial demonstrations, musket and cannon drills, 18th century music and more.

Admission Fee $3-$4.50. Free Parking.
Phone: 912-884-5999
Address: Fort Morris Historic Site 2559 Fort Morris Road Midway, GA 31320

Thanksgiving Feast
11/23/17 - 11/23/17 11:00AM - 7:00PM

Join us at The King and Prince for our famed holiday buffets. Call 912-268-5967 to make a reservation. Visit our website to view our holiday menus at: http://www.kingandprince.com/holiday-menu.aspx.

ADMISSION & FEES: Children 5 and Under Free. Per Adult $69.Per Child 6-12 $25. Free Parking.
Phone: 912-268-5967 | 800-342-0212
Address: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort 201 Arnold Road St. Simons Island, GA 31522




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