The weather is beautiful and we are looking at plenty of fall fun opportunities in the month of October. It took a few months but local businesses are really hitting their stride with figuring out how to host safe, COVID friendly events. Check out the list and purchase, mark your calendar or try something new this month. Be sure to check back as this list will be updated as new fun arises.
Holiday Farms Opening Day on October Weekends from 9am-6pm (no tickets or reservations needed)
Holiday Farms in Ridgeland, SC, has announced they are opening their 40 acres again this year. Please note the following open dates and times are for this season only October 2nd-31st, they will be open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9-6 and Sundays 12-6. Live music by the Nautical Wheelers on Saturdays 11-3 and Sundays 1-4, as well as, concessions Thursdays-Sundays 11-5. COVID restrictions will be posted closer to opening date. They will follow all required state mandated guidelines.
Madrac Farms 2020 Pumpkin Patch October 8th from 10:00am to 6:00pm through November 8th
Join them for the 2020 Pumpkin Patch at Madrac Farms. Georgia grown pumpkins, corn maze, hay play, tire playground, super slide, goats and more. Just $5 per person. COVID restrictions apply.
Fall Festival and Family Farm Weekend at Triple J Stables and Petting Zoo on October 17, 23rd & 24th (times differ daily)
Horse rides, petting zoo, bounce house, food truck, vendors, pumpkins for sale (cash only) and more. October 17th 11:00-1:00, October 23rd 5:30pm-7:30pm, October 24th 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm. $10 per person ages walking and up. Must sign up prior to arrival…October 17th sign ups are available now the following weekend sign ups will start on October 5th. Please email email@example.com, they will accept a limited number of guests per time frame.
Fall Festival Art Market at Cedar House Gallery on October 17th from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Grab your mask and head over to Cedar House Gallery indoors and outdoor. The gallery and studios will be open to the public with a flow that will guide you through the house and out the back doors. There will be fall-themed kids crafts and live music in the courtyard space and an outdoor makers market in the back parking lot.
Mask-erade Gala at the Pinpoint Heritage Museum on October 17th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Join Pinpoint for an elegant evening under the stars at their gala fundraiser, Mask-erade! Don your finery and masks (of all kinds) for their fundraiser event, October 17th at the Pin Point Heritage Museum. Featuring brand new compositions by local composers and a preview of selections from their upcoming production of Gianni Schicchi, this event will also include a raffle, silent auction, as well as access to some of the museum’s fantastic exhibits for an authentic taste of Savannahian history. And keep your eyes peeled for one or two high-flying surprises. Wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment are included with your ticket to this one of a kind event. Dress code is a loose black tie- dress as fancy as you want, we’ll be done up to the nines and please wear comfortable shoes due to the museum’s oyster shell paths. Tickets are extremely limited to allow for social distancing, so reserve your ticket now.
Fall Fest 2020 on Freeport Daufuskie Island hosted by Daufuskie Difference on October 17th all day
Fall Fair with the Humane Society of Greater Savannah on October 18th from 10:00am to 4:00pm (no tickets or reservations needed)
Come one, come all to join HSGS for their first annual Fall Fair located at the adoption center. October 18th from 10AM – 4PM, you will enjoy local vendors, food trucks, chili cook off, petting zoo, pumpkins, costume contest, adoptable animals and more! Luckily they have a large space where social distancing will be easily attainable throughout this event. Masks will be highly encouraged and hand sanitizer will be available. There will also be markers on the ground to remain six feet a part all all times while shopping. A limited number of guests will be allowed in the yards to pet the animals.
The Vegabonds Social Distance Tour at Southbound Brewing on October 22nd from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
The Vegabonds perform live in Savannah for the first time since COVID hit. Extra bonus they have added Isaac Smith to the line up. Come safely enjoy some live music!
The Hive Repertory Theatre in Rincon is presenting Cries in the Night by Paul Elliott on October 23,24 and 25th (times vary)
Looking for some delightfully creepy, socially distanced fun this Halloween? Come see THR’s spooky special event Cries in The Night. This show has adult language and scary paranormal scenes, so we suggest parental guidance for viewing. Because of Covid, they are limited to the number of tickets they can sell per show, so reserve yours now before they’re all scared away. No tickets will be sold at the door. Cries in the Night deals with the impact of early childhood experiences on our lives and afterlives, all couched in a ghost story for the stage that should chill even the most stalwart audience member.
Kids Halloween Treats Baking Class (ages 8-14) at Hewitt Oaks on October 24th from 9:00am to 1:00pm
The Kids Halloween Treats Baking Class is a chance for aspiring young chefs to learn new baking skills and create an array of delicious Halloween desserts, with fun challenges and tips for success provided by Hewitt Oak chefs. They will have a pumpkin carving contest, learn how to toast pumpkin seeds, decorate Halloween cookies and make candy corn blondie bars. Included in the $69 class is all baking supplies and ingredients. A kid-friendly lunch will be provided with each child preparing their own dessert. Campers will be able to take home a goodie box of treats prepared by them to share with their family & friends.
41st Annual Candle Lantern Tour at Fort McAllister in Richmond Hill on October 24th from 6:40pm to 9:40pm
Experience the fort in a whole new light with a guided candlelit tour – an annual tradition since 1980. Living history programs include soldiers performing their evening duties and civilian life during the Civil War. Tours include stops at the blacksmith’s shop, hot shot furnace, hospital, powder magazine, jail and more. As is tradition, period songs will be performed by the Minick Family. Visitors will also get to see an exclusive nighttime cannon firing. There will be only 10 tour groups of 10 people with specific departure times (beginning at 6:40 pm and ending at 9:40 pm). When you pre-register, you’ll choose your time, based on availability. Take advantage of this personalized experience, socially distanced in an outdoor environment. You can register your family/group over the phone (call 912-727-2339) or in-person at 3894 Fort McAllister Rd. beginning October 1st.
Wag-O-Weekend on October 24th and October 25th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Renegade Paw Rescue and the Hipster Hound hot Wag-O-Weenend which is a pet-friendly community event that takes place in downtown Savannah. Money raised supports local animal rescues in their mission to place pets in ‘furever’ homes, subsidize no-barrier community spay and neuter, and support community education programs. This year’s event will take place over two days to allow for a less-crowded trick or treat route and social distancing at treat stops. A $10 donation gets you the official treat destination map, wristband and Doggy Swag Bag. Pre-orders available now and can be picked up before Oct 24th.
Southbound Brews hosts Bash at the Brewery on October 25th from 6pm-9pm
Coastal Empire Wrestling presents their 2nd show with Southbound Brewing in Savannah, GA. Come out and see the amazing roster of CEW – schedule to appear: Scratch the Savior, Eddie Honcho, Bryce Cannon, Zero, Jordan Kingsley, Landon Hale, Matt Odam, Gaston – The Storybook Prince, William Blackwell, Zach Mosely, Voodoo Jack and many more. Card subject to change – show rain or shine and all ages. Get your $15 tickets beforehand here: www.eventbrite.com/e/bash-at-the-brewery-tickets-123703511533
Hewitt Oaks’ Spooky Bash & Costume Dinner Party on October 30th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Hewitt Oaks’ Spooky Bash is an indoor/outdoor Halloween extravaganza featuring tantalizing hors d’oeuvres served by our zombies, a two-course plated dinner, and dangerously tasty signature cocktails. You’ll also get the chance to showcase your costumes at spooky photo op areas, with prizes for the most spine-tingling and creative ensembles! While costumes are encouraged, they aren’t required. They want everyone to come out and have a fabulous time, and they’d much rather you join us sans costume than not come at all. Cost is $79 per person or $150 per couple and includes all food and complimentary beverages. 21 and over only, ID required. Tickets are non-refundable.
Savannah Carnaval a Fundraising Fiesta on October 30th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm
It’s time to celebrate (safely, of course) with everyone’s favorite service & therapy dog organization, SD Gunner Fund. The award-winning Savannah Carnaval is back and more action packed than ever before. Join them at Starland Yard to witness jaw-dropping acrobatics and jugglers from First City Fitness and Aerial Elements. Take your picture with real-life mermaids and painted ladies. Explore your latin-inspired dance moves with DJ Will Smith, dress to impress to be entered in their first ever costume contest. And back by popular demand, compete in the legendary rock, paper, scissors contest. Two ticket options: VIP all access pass and general admission. To guarantee admission you must purchase the ALL ACCESS PASS! See their Eventbrite Link for more details.
Bonaventure Cemetery Tour & Dinner on October 31st from 5:00pm to 10:30pm
After the gates lock to the public, the rare full Hunter’s Blue Moon will light the evening’s path and hypnotic stories shared by storyist Shannon Scott. The terrifying tour will be followed by a private foodies dinner complete with fire pits, macabre antiquities, show-n-tell style and magic performed by illusionist David Jowers. Be part of The South’s most exclusive, unforgettable October 31st ever! The 3 hour tour, official 18 x 24 poster, dinner & dessert is $99.95 per guest. Cash bar, adults only (ages 18 & up). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Victory North 5 Local Bands Live on Stage on October 31st (times and line up to be announced)
Five local bands are performing LIVE ON STAGE Halloween Night at Victory North. Enjoy Bero Bero, The Trainwrecks, Reverend Bro Diddley and the Hips, Rumble in Broughton and Salute your Jorts all performing live.
Monsters & Martini’s Halloween at Repeal 33 on October 31st from 9pm-12am
Costume contests, drink specials and a special performance by Sweet Tease Burlesque
First Annual Renaissance Ball hosted by LaScala Ristorante on October 31st from 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Make your reservations now at LaScala Ristorante for an evening of good fun and great wine. Your $50 ticket includes (3) glass of wine and hors d’ouevres from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Live music will be provided by Bella Harmony Music. Cash bar and full menu available for purchase.
Tricks, Treats & Trains at Georgia State Railroad Museum on October 31st from 10:00am to 12:00pm
The cost to attend Tricks, Treats, and Trains is $5 per person for all participants, ages eighteen months and older. A discounted combination ticket including admission to Savannah Children’s Museum and Tricks, Treats, and Trains is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required at http://bit.ly/TricksTreatsTrains. Registration will close at midnight the day before the event. Admission is free to Coastal Heritage Society members. Savannah Children’s Museum will also be open and offering Halloween-themed activities throughout the day. Savannah Children’s Museum will be open from 9:30am-2:30pm and is an additional fee. For the safety of all staff and guests, we will be observing social distancing protocols and implementing enhanced sanitizing procedures. All participants are required to wear a face-covering for the safety of others.