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Archive for October, 2011

Now open in Pooler: Kottage Kids Children’s Boutique

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Kottage Kids upscale children’s boutique is now open in Pooler

Think boutique apparel and accessories, timeless treasures including smocked clothing, classic children’s footwear and unique gifts for moms as well. Kottage Kids carries new clothing as well as upscale boutique consignment. Brands you’ll find there include Rosalina, Remember Nguyen, Mud Pie, Bailey Boys, Secret Wishes and many other trusted brands

Kottage Kids is located 1014 East Hwy 80, Suite 400, Pooler, GA, next to Masato’s, Inside Imagine Salon and Boutique

Preview Kottage Kids adorable clothing by clicking here.

Kottage Kids is having a Holiday Sale Event and the entire store will be 20-50% off on Friday Nov. 4 from 5:30-8:00 PM.

Princess Parties

Kottage Kids now offers children’s princess parties at their store. Princess parties include princess dress up, hair, nail and make-up services by Imagine Salon and Boutique.

Kottage Kids accepts upscale consignment by appointment only.

Kottage Kids,, On Facebook here. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday; Tues: 10 AM-2:30 PM; Wed.: 10 AM-7 PM; Thurs & Fri. 10 AM-6 PM; Sat. 10 AM-3 PM. Contact owner Stephanie Orr at 912.412.0542 or 912.358.0862 or email Kottage Kids is a advertiser.

Little Stories is a new Web site about early speech & language development

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

We’re all looking for resources to help our children with speech and language development.

A new Web site called Little Stories helps us do just that.

Little Stories is a community created by Savannah-area speech-language pathologist Kim Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP to offer information and support to families interested in early speech and language development. Little Stories has something for everyone, whether your child is having difficulty learning language or is learning language easily.

Little Stories wants to help you hear your child’s story!

Little Stories will be posting new information weekly, so be sure to subscribe to the blog or like Little Stories on Facebook here to get updates. You can follow Little Stories via Twitter @lilSTORIESblog.

“God With No Hands” Musical, Savannah

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

The students and faculty at Charles Ellis Montessori Academy are proud to present the musical “God With No Hands”. “God With No Hands” is a living timeline based on the Montessori great lesson of the same name that describes creation of the universe and the formation of the planet Earth. The musical features many lively songs and skits all written by the students in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades at Charles Ellis. 7 PM Fri. Nov. 4. Tickets $5 available in
advance or at the door 912-201-5470

Vote “Yes” for ESPLOST today, Savannah

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Please vote YES for the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) on Nov. 8, 2011. More info here.

Below is an Oct. 23 editorial from the Savannah Morning News about why we all need to vote for ESPLOST.

“ALL CHATHAM County voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether to extend the current sales tax to support continued improvement in public schools.

We strongly encourage a “yes” vote. The biggest reasons are obvious: This is one tax where elected officials have kept their promises; they have the results to show for it.

Voters approved the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax in 2006 and it went into effect in 2007. Of the $360 million in projected revenues, about $265 million was either spent or earmarked on new or replacement schools and school upgrades. Another $67 million went to pay off existing bond debt, with the remaining revenue budgeted for academic technology improvements.

What specifically did this extra penny buy?

There are new elementary and middle schools at Godley Station in the county’s westside. The other side of the county has a new islands high school.

Five schools are being replaced: Beach High, Oglethorpe Academy, Butler Elementary, Gadsden Elementary and Pulaski Elementary.

Classroom additions are either active or on the way for May Howard Elementary, Heard, Isle of Hope, Largo-Tibet, Windsor Elementary and Windsor High, with modifications at Hesse, Low, Mercer and White Bluff.

Voters were smart to approve this tax five years ago. But it will expire at the end of this year, unless the public decides to keep it for another five years or until it generates $330 million, whichever comes first.

We hope they do. Continuing ESPLOST means three things:

• Better facilities. This helps the learning process for about 35,000 students.

• Additional revenue to pay off the school system’s debt. This helps keep the pressure off the school board to raise property taxes.

• More jobs. This will help many local residents who work in the construction industry.

Here are more reasons to vote “yes.” About 40 percent of the sales tax is paid by people who live outside Chatham County. Everyone who shops and stays in the county, including commuters and Savannah’s numerous visitors, contribute. This shifts some of the financial burden for schools from the backs of property owners to others.

This is a good time to build projects. School officials can count on very competitive bids, which means lower costs. At the same time, local tradesmen want jobs. Putting them to work on school is a win-win situation.

Good public schools are vital. Continuing the tax will help the school board and Superintendent Thomas Lockamy with the successful Passport to Excellence program. Voting “yes” for “penny power” and ESPLOST on Nov. 8 will help keep the improvements on track.

(The above was an Oct. 23 editorial from the Savannah Morning News)

More info here.

Kids Kickin for Cancer, Savannah

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

The 2nd Annual ‘Kid’s Kickin’ for Cancer’ charity games will be Tues. Nov. 1 at the Jennifer Ross Soccer Complex Field 4 on Sallie Mood Drive in Savannah. Proceeds from the event benefit the Mary Telfair Women’s Hospital Mammography Fund.

Game times are:
5:30pm – U16G SCFC Cobras V U15G YDP
7pm – SCFC Coaches (old crocks) V SCFC Mutiny (young bucks)

Please come out to watch, support and donate for the cause! All proceeds go to the Mary Telfair Institute. For more info, call Savannah Celtic at (912) 495-9996

You’re invited: Pooler MOPS Annual Dessert & Silent Auction, Pooler

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Pooler MOPS is holding its 3rd Annual Dessert and Silent Auction this coming Friday, November 4th, 6:30-8 PM. Bidding will end promptly at 7:45 PM.

All funds raised will go directly to Pooler MOPS to support their MOPPETS program and other MOPS activities. This is Pooler MOPS primary fundraising event of the year and the auction is open to the public.

Pooler MOPS will have delicious desserts and doorprizes, in addition to over 40 items/services donated for the auction! Chick-Fil-A, West Chatham YMCA, The Railroad Roundhouse Museum, Midnight Star Pottery, Savannah Celtic Soccer, All-American Gymnastics, GiGi’s Cupcakes, Awakening Yoga Studio, Inspire Creativity Workshops, Art Buzz Studio, Two Women and a Warehouse, Savannah Soap Co. and many more!

Start planning your fall getaway with Georgia State Parks Events

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Fall means time to explore Georgia State Parks.

Start planning your leaves-changing getaway by checking out  got all September & October 2011 events happening at state parks and historic spots across the state. The events are listed on the Georgia State Parks Events page here.

Gorge hikes, group hayrides, outdoor music festivals, full moon hikes & more.

To find out state park event details, visit the new Georgia State Parks Events page by clicking here.

Coastal Empire Fair & Brian Staples Animal Shows, Savannah

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Coastal Empire Fair Oct. 25-Nov. 4 2012
You can purchase tickets ONLINE here .

In addition to rides, entertainment includes:

The Brian Staples Animal shows  – different shows rotate and feature different animals (monkeys, reptiles, white tiger, rain forest etc) – and Rosaire’s Racing Pigs as well as all the other kids activities at the Coastal Empire Fair. . Through Nov. 4. Shows are free and included with your admission ticket.

Free Parking

Details here.

Halloween Day Activities at The Sandbox Interactive Children’s Museum, Savannah

Friday, October 28th, 2011

The Sandbox-An Interactive Children’s Museum is celebrating Halloween on Monday, October 31st, from 10 am to 5 pm.

Bring your ghosts and goblins dressed in their costumes to play! The Sandbox is providing Halloween themed crafts, programs, and activities all day long. Decorate a special Halloween cookie and participate in a holiday scavenger hunt. Guess how many candy corns in the jar. There will be a bag of treats for each child. Admission is $6 per person.
The Sandbox is located at 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church. For more information: 843.842.7645 or

“The Nutcracker in Savannah” presented by The Savannah Danse Theatre

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

The Nutcracker in Savannah presented by The Savannah Danse Theatre
November 26, 2011
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season as Clara’s dream turns larger than life with Savannah as the backdrop of this holiday tradition. Join the Savannah Danse Theatre as we bring the magic of this holiday classic alive in 1945 Savannah! Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season as a young girl’s dream turns larger than life with a special nutcracker, a vengeful river rat, dancing snowflakes and sumptuous ice cream from Leopold’s – all choreographed to Tchaikovsky’s exquisite musical score.

Savannah Danse Theatre brings a stellar ballet production to Savannah residents and their children. Each year the Danse Theatre presents something just a little bit unique to the Nutcracker with no two years exactly alike, adding many local and regional references to the ballet, and featuring local celebrities. The pageantry of the holiday season wouldn’t be the same without this enchanted ballet!

Tickets are $12 for the afternoon show and $35, $28, $21, $15 with a $5 military discount for the evening show, and are available by calling 912-525-5050 or online here: Matinee includes a Meet & Greet with characters following the show.

Scribble Art Studio Winter Children’s Classes

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

We can’t say enough about the amazing children’s art classes at Scribble Art Studio in Savannah.

Check out Scribble’s new winter class schedule above. A variety of fun, interesting offerings for children starting as young as 4.

Below are two sweet examples of art made by students at Scribble Art Studio:









To register for a class, contact artist Carrie Christian at 912-323-0123 or email Click here for more info. 212 E. 37th St. Savannah, 31401. Scribble Art Studio a advertiser.

How to help build the Savannah Children’s Museum

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

We often get questions about the status of building a Savannah Children’s Museum. Work is under way on such a museum near the Georgia State Railroad Museum in downtown Savannah and organized by the Coastal Heritage Society. Here’s a snippet from the Coastal Heritage Society Web site:


The Coastal Heritage Society is working towards creating Savannah’s first, and only children’s museum! This project is specifically targeted to educate children ages 0-10 in a non-school environment, to address the need for young children to learn about their community, and to support families and educators in developing fundamental skills.

What Will the Savannah Children’s Museum Be?

Building Size
SCM will have 38,000 sq. feet of interior space and a 15,000 square foot courtyard with 20,000 sq. feet of exhibits, located on a National Historic Landmark site.
Learning Standards
SCM is dedicated to the education of young children, covering 9 educational goals that incorporate a variety of learning strategies and Georgia Learning Standards.
SCM will serve 84,379 children, ages 0-10 locally within an hour’s drive and an undetermined tourism audience. We anticipate 50,000 – 75,000 visitors per year.
SCM will be a resource serving parents, children, teachers, childcare centers, elementary schools and tourists seven days a week.
Perfect Location
SCM is located in a tourism based, educational, and recreational complex of 25 acres, which will contain 5 public venues and provide a locomotive-powered rail shuttle. All of these attractions can occupy a family for many, many hours of enjoyment.

How you can help

For further information on the Savannah Children’s Museum, or for volunteer opportunities with this project, contact Samantha Pogorelsky, Campaign Director at 912.651.2438 or .

Family ZUMBA on Saturdays for kids ages 4-12, Savannah

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Family ZUMBA!
DATE: October 29th through December 17th
(no class on 11/26 or 12/10)
TIME: Saturdays 9:15 to 10:00am
LOCATION: Heart & Lung Building, Suite 120
COST: FREE to Wellness Center family memberships and Center for WellBeing Members or $30 for non-members

There will be a 6-week Family Zumba® class offered starting on Saturday, October 29th
from 9:15 to 10:00am. Designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12), Family Zumba®
classes are rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed,
family-friendly routines! Parents love Zumba because of the effects it has on kids,
increasing their focus and self-confidence, boosting metabolism and enhancing
coordination. Family Zumba® rounds out family fitness goals by giving parents a great
reason to head to the gym – for themselves, for their kids, for a totally fun family
experience. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information please call the Wellness Center 819-8800

Holiday Festival of Lights 2012, Charleston S.C.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Holiday Festival of Lights
11/06/2012 – 12/31/2012
James Island County Park
871 Riverland DR James Island County Park Charleston, SC 29412

The holiday season is coming! This year, bring the family together to celebrate a Lowcountry tradition at Charleston’s most beloved nighttime event – the Holiday Festival of Lights! With over two million shimmering lights, this three-mile driving tour delivers more light displays year after year, with more than 700 shining displays this season. Beginning November 9, 2012 and continuing through December 31, 2012, gather family and friends to capture the magic of the holiday season at James Island County Park. Plus, experience the expanded Fun Run and Walk, now held on two nights! Get a sneak peak of the festival at the fun run, on Nov. 7 and 8.

Remember, the Holiday Festival of Lights is much more than just a driving tour! Park the car and experience exciting attractions custom-designed for holiday cheer. There are many celebrated attractions to see and do, including:

· Marshmallow Roasts
· Festival Train Rides
· Lakeside Lights Interactive Activity
· Enchanted Forest Walking Trail
· Gingerbread Houses
· 50-Ton Sand Sculpture
· Giant Greeting Cards
· Carousel Rides
· Gift Shops
· Portable Climbing Wall
· Photos with Santa
· Santa’s Sweet Shoppe

Stroll through Santa’s Village and see the meticulously-crafted sculpture constructed with 50-tons of sand. View sugary hand-crafted structures from the annual gingerbread house competition. Shop at the two festival gift shops for goodies from local artisans, official 14-kt gold on brass collector series ornaments, toys, personalized gifts, angelic decorations, and multitudes of stocking stuffers.

Spoil your sweet tooth or make it a meal at Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, Frosty’s Treats, or Blitzen’s Burgers. Make s’mores at the marshmallow roasting pits, take a photo with Santa (select dates only – see website for details) and then hop aboard the train for an up-close look at the light displays. Plus, you’ll enjoy family entertainment on select nights, including live bands, kids’ activities, outdoor movies, and much more. Wander over to Winter Wonderland where a traditional 18-animal carousel ride whirls you around. Don’t miss the giant 4-by-8 foot holiday card designs created by local school students as part of the yearly holiday art competition!

Winter Carnival at the Holiday Festival of Lights

Mon., Dec. 31, 5:30 – 11 p.m.
James Island County Park
The perfect place for families to celebrate the New Year, the Winter Carnival features children’s amusement rides, an old-fashioned carousel, portable climbing wall, inflatables, and much more. Purchase a $10 wristband for unlimited rides on attractions (festival train not included). At 9 pm, ring in 2013 with a bang with the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks show! Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited. Visit for details.

Halloween Candy Buy-Back Program at Simply Children’s Dentistry, Savannah

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Kids can get cash, prevent cavities & support our troops at Simply Children’s Dentistry’s Candy Buy-Back Program in Savannah.

In an effort to promote healthy teeth and raise a cavity-free generation, Dr. Kamiti Harden at Simply Children’s Dentistry holds this Halloween candy buy-back program each year.

Staff will weigh the candy & pay your child $1 per pound of candy up to 5 pounds. In addition, each child will receive a new toothbrush. All the candy will be mailed overseas to the troops.

The candy buy-back will be 9 AM-2 PM Sat. Nov. 12 (giving kids plenty of time to enjoy some of their candy without going overboard) at Simply Children’s Dentistry, 613 Stephenson Ave Suite 201, Savannah GA 31405. For more info, call: (912) 353-9993. Open to all kids up to age 16.

Simply Children’s Dentistry, 613 Stephenson Ave Suite 201, Savannah 31405; , email: , (912) 353-9993. Simply Children’s Dentistry is a advertiser.

Lights Before (& After) Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Experience Columbia’s longest running holiday tradition as OneMain Financial presents the 25th annual Lights Before Christmas at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

The Zoo’s silver anniversary celebration of Lights will kick off this Saturday, November 17 and will include old favorites as well as some new options for making family memories. In addition to the more than one million twinkling lights and hundreds of animated images that adorn the park every year, guests this year will have an opportunity to experience a 15-foot, life-size snow globe as well as have the chance to name a penguin!

The ornate event will also once again feature the Music in Motion Lights Spectacular, a 20-foot Christmas tree moving to the rhythm of popular seasonal tunes. Songs from the tree resonate throughout the Zoo’s Palmetto Plaza, where you’ll find the cozy Jingle Bell Bonfire—a popular spot for roasting marshmallows and sipping hot cocoa on cold winter evenings.

As part of the festivities, guests can also visit with Santa Claus in Santa’s Village on the nights leading up to Christmas Eve; and don’t forget, Riverbanks is the only place in town where it snows every night.

When: November 17 – December 30; Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


Where: Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

500 Wildlife Parkway

Columbia, SC 29210

Admission: Guests who purchase tickets in advance will receive a $2 discounted rate of $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 3-12. Advance tickets may be purchased online at or at any Zoo ticket window.

Note: All Riverbanks members are eligible to receive one free visit when they show their membership card and picture ID at the gate; guest passes are not accepted. Parking for the event will be on the Zoo side only.

About Riverbanks Zoo and Garden: For nearly 40 years, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden has connected individuals, families and groups with the world’s wildlife and wild places. It is the mission of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden to foster appreciation and concern for all living things. Riverbanks is located at 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210. The Botanical Garden entrance is located at 1300 Botanical Parkway, West Columbia, SC 29169. The park is open daily from 9am to 5pm, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Admission is $11.75 for adults, $9.25 for children ages 3 – 12 and free for children 2 and under. Group rates and other discounts may apply. Year-round membership packages are also available. For more information, call Riverbanks at 803.779.8717, visit  or .

Paint a Pumpkin Nite at Chick-Fil-A, Savannah Mall

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Chick-Fil-A Savannah Mall is in the Halloween mood! The first 30 ghosts and goblins (or kids) who come in on Thursday, October 27 between 5-8 PM will be provided a free pumpkin to paint.

Come enjoy family night with pumpkin painting fun and great Chick-Fil-A food. Boo!

Chick-Fil-A Savannah Mall, 912-920-3550

Join Sara Jane’s Children’s Boutique for sweets, treats & 30% discounts, Savannah

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Savannah Baby Co. will match your $5 donation to CURE Childhood Cancer & post your child’s photo in their boutique

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Savannah Baby Co. has launched “Savannah’s Angels”. Give $5 directly to CURE Childhood Cancer and put your child’s photo up in their store! This week, Savannah Baby Co. will match your $5 donation.

Savannah’s Angels support CURE Childhood Cancer and is a way to show off your little angel in the Savannah Baby Co. store and help raise money for CURE Childhood Cancer at the same time. All money will go directly to CURE Childhood Cancer. The first 20 Contributors to Savannah’s Angels, starting tomorrow 10/26/11, will receive a FREE Skip * Hop Zoobie Lunch Box.

Help Savannah Baby Co. support CURE Childhood Cancer and come in to put your Child’s photo on their store wall! Also, come read “Sean’s Voice” and learn more about how you can be involved in CURE Childhood Cancer.

Savannah Baby Company, 5301 Paulsen in the Medical Arts neighborhood, Monday-Friday, 10-6. Saturday 10-4. 912-480-0212,,  Savannah Baby Company is a advertiser

Grand Opening Festivities at La Dee Da Children’s Boutique, Rincon

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

La Dee Da’s Grand Opening event will be Saturday, November 5th from 10am – 3 pm. Come bring the kids and enjoy a day of hopping, jumping, running and bouncing on inflatable slides, bounce houses and sports arenas by Bounce Up inflatables for only $5 per child for an entire day of fun!! Free hot dogs and drinks for the kids will br provided as well as face painting, balloons, drawings great sales and much much more!

La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is now open at 135 Goshen Road Extension in Goshen Park right on Hwy 21 in Rincon, Mon. thru Wed. from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thurs./Fri. 10 am – 7 pm and Sat. from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more info call 912.295.5470, visit or like the boutique on Facebook here! La Dee Da Children’s Boutique looks forward to serving you and your child. La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is a advertiser

La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is seeking children to model in their fashion show

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

La Dee Da Children’s Boutique, an upscale children’s boutique, is seeking boys ages 3 months to 4 and girls ages 3 months to 6, to walk the runway in their fashion show at The Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Classic on Sun Nov. 20 at Effingham County High School.

To enter your child for selection, please go to La Dee Da’s Facebook page by clicking here and post your child’s photo and age along with a little info that might give La Dee Da a glimpse into your child’s bright and unique personality!

Deadline for photo entrance is 6 PM November 5. La Dee Da will announce their picks on Mon. Nov. 7 on Facebook here.

Each model will receive a free 5X7 of their moment on the runway compliments of Gypsy Light Photography and their names put in a drawing for some great prizes icluding a $25.00 gift certificate to The Loft Cafe, a $100.00 gift certificate to La Dee Da and free photo session with Gypsy Light Photography. Call 912.295.5470 for more information or find La Dee Da on Facebook here.

La Dee Da’s Grand Opening event will be Saturday, November 5th from 10am – 3 pm. Come bring the kids and enjoy a day of hopping, jumping, running and bouncing on inflatable slides, bounce houses and sports arenas by Bounce Up inflatables for only $5 per child for an entire day of fun!! Free hot dogs and drinks for the kids will br provided as well as face painting, balloons, drawings great sales and much much more! Mention Southern Mamas and receive 25% off of any regularly priced item. (Not valid with any other offers or promotions and good only on the day of event)

La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is now open at 135 Goshen Road Extension in Goshen Park right on Hwy 21 in Rincon, Mon. thru Wed. from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Thurs./Fri. 10 am – 7 pm and Sat. from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more info call 912.295.5470, visit or like the boutique on Facebook here! La Dee Da Children’s Boutique looks forward to serving you and your child. La Dee Da Children’s Boutique is a advertiser

Savannah Arts Academy presents the 1940’s Radio Show

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Savannah Arts Academy will present the 1940’s Radio Show at 7 p.m. Under the able direction of guest director, Sebastian Verdis this authentic radio show features songs, vaudeville comedy routines like “Who’s On First” and “Niagara Falls” and commercials from the World War II era as well as salute to our armed services. Call (912) 395-5000 or

Dolphin Explorations for ages 10 & older, Savannah

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Dolphin Explorations: Learn about the basic biology and characteristics of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin while aboard a cruise on the R/V Sea Dawg to look for individual dolphins and observe their behaviors, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Nov. 5

Reservations & payment required prior to Oct. 28. Cost: $40/person, ages: 10 and up. Be sure to include your name, number in you party, contact email and phone number in all messages. Please arrive 15 minutes before program begins to check-in at the admissions/information desk. UGA Marine Extension Service Education Center and Aquarium, 30 Ocean Science Circle. Pre-register by calling (912) 598-2356 or emailing

Tybee Is. Trick or Treat on Lewis Ave. Moves Back to Mon. Oct. 31

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Halloween on Lewis Avenue has been moved back to Monday night, October 31st, 2011, between 6:30- 9 PM. Be safe! Look both ways! Don’t wear your masks while walking near traffic! Happy Halloween!

Initially, City Council had changed Lewis Ave trick or treat to Sat. Oct. 29, but switched it to the actual day of Halloween after Lewis Ave residents signed a petition. A big thank you to Julie S. for this update!

For a complete listing of local kid and family Halloween events & Fall Festivals, visit the Event Calendar by clicking here.