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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Free Savannah Children’s Book Festival

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Free Savannah Children's Book Festival 2017 Kwame Alexander


Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs present
Savannah Children’s Book Festival (SCBF)
Sat. Nov. 18, 2017
10AM-4PM | Forsyth Park

FREE & open to the public

2017 SCBF Featured Authors

Featured Authors Bios

Headlining Author
Kwame Alexander

New York Times-bestselling author Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator and author of 24 books, including “The Crossover,” which received the 2015 Newbery Medal.

Featured Authors
R. Gregory Christie
Carmen Agra Deedy
José Lucio
Susan Rubin
Don Tate
Carole Boston Weatherford
Salina Yoon

Featured Authors – Teen Literature 
E. Lockhart                 Kekla Magoon                 Cynthia Leitich Smith

Also, dozens of indie authors, illustrators & performers. See the full list here.  As well as free family entertainment.

Learn more here.

Place your Thanksgiving order by Nov. 17 with Bon Appetit Cafe in Savannah

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Thankgiving meal sides orders catering Savannah Bon Appetit SCAD

Relax this Thanksgiving 2017.

Let Bon Appetit Cafe in Savannah provide the meat and trimmings or the whole meal.

Bon Appetit takes the hassle out of your Thanksgiving feast! Orders are due by Fri. Nov. 17 and pick-up will be Wed. Nov. 22, 8AM-12PM.

Complete Meal for 4 $70.
(1 meat, 3 trimmings, house baked rolls and a pumpkin pie)
Meats $45 each
House Roasted Turkey Served with House Made Gravy (serves 4)
Savannah River Farm Bone-In Ham with a Brown Sugar Glaze (serves 4)
Trimmings $6 each
each trimming serves 4 ppl
Sweet Potato Soufflé
Whipped Potatoes
Sage Stuffing
House Baked Rolls
Cornbread Dressing
Macaroni and Cheese
Honey Glazed Carrots
Roasted Asparagus
Green Bean Casserole
House Made Pumpkin Pie $10

Call Heather @ 525-8745 or email to place your order.
Please place orders by Fri. Nov 17 at 5PM. Orders must be picked up from J.O.’s Cafe on Wed.
Nov. 22 between 8AM and 12PM.

SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit, 201 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, 31401 On Facebook here. SCAD’s Cafe Bon Appetit is a advertiser.

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Free Garden City Public Safety Day

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Free Public Safety Day Garden City 2017

Bring the kids to Garden City’s first FREE Public Safety Day on Sat. Nov. 18 2017, 10AM-2PM.

Kids can enjoy: police car/fire truck/EMS vehicle exploration; children’s fire safety house exploration; Nerf Gun challenge; junior firefighter challenge; children’s bouncy house; Sparky the Dog meet & greet; kids’ activities table; children’s ID kit giveaway & education; fire & life safety education; First Aid/ 911/ CPR education

Garden City-area food truck vendors as well as public safety will be on-site.

Free & open to the public

Schedule of events include:

10AM Opening Remarks from Mayor & City Council
10:05AM SWAT Team Entrance Demonstration
10:20AM-1:15PM Firefighter Challenge
10:30AM Police/Fire/EMS Donut Eating Contest
10:45AM-Noon Corn Hole Team Elimination/Challenge (Police/Fire/EMS)
11AM Police K-9 Demonstration
11:30AM Police/Fire/EMS Team Tug-of-War
11:45AM Team Car Extrication
12:15PM Pittsburg Fire Drill
12:45PM Police Demonstrations: SWAT, Bomb Squad, and others
1:30PM Public Safety Day Team Awards Presentation

Learn more here. 

Garden City Public Safety Event
10AM-2PM Sat. Nov. 18 2017
In front of City Hall
100 Central Ave.
Garden City, GA 31405



(Savannah Fall Festivals) FREE Telfair Art Fair 2017

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

free savannah family events Telfair Art Fair 2017

23rd Annual Telfair Art Fair, Savannah
Nov. 11-Nov. 12 2017
Free, open to the public

Bring the kids to this open-air art fair featuring art, food trucks, live music, free children’s activities and more. Stroll the streets and admire the art right in the heart of historic downtown Savannah. This year’s schedule includes:

Arty Party
Fri. Nov. 10 | 7–9PM (Ticketed event)

Children’s Activities
Sat. Nov. 11 | 12–4PM
Sun. Nov. 12 | 12–2PM

Sculpture Scavenger Hunt
Sat. Nov. 11 | 2PM

Trunk Show
Sat. Nov. 11 | 10AM–5PM
Sun. Nov. 12 | 12–4PM

Free & open to the public, the 23rd Annual Telfair Art Fair welcomes 80 artists from across the country and features a stunning array of artistic disciplines, including painting, printmaking, digital media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics/pottery, photography, furniture, glass, textiles/fiber, and more. Attracting thousands of locals, tourists, and art collectors, Telfair Art Fair offers visitors a chance to chat with artists, view their works, and purchase art to suit every taste and budget. To get an exclusive preview of the art on display, attend the Arty Party on Fri. Nov. 10.

In addition to great art, visitors can enjoy music, vendors, a sculpture scavenger hunt, and family crafts throughout Telfair Square.

Learn more here. 

Telfair Museums is a advertiser 

Savannah Fall Festivals 2017: Harvest Festival & Cane Grinding

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Harvest Festival Cane Grinding Savannah 2017

Come to Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah for the 2017 Harvest Festival & Cane Grinding Sat. Nov. 18 to celebrate Georgia’s diverse agricultural traditions during this annual fundraising event.

Centered around our 1800’s Heritage Homesite, history comes alive at this old-fashioned fall gathering.  The sights, sounds & aromas will tug at your senses as you enjoy music, storytelling, children’s games & talent show, traditional crafts, demos & more.

Oatland staff will be grinding sugar cane and making cane syrup as well as cooking copper kettle apple butter & a variety of open fire & hearth recipes to sample.

Admission: $7 for adults; $5 for children.
10AM-4PM Sat. Nov. 18 2017 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

For more info, call 912-395-1517.

Savannah Halloween kids events but no SCAD Booland 2017

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Fall Fun Guide 2017 No Booland SCAD Halloween We are sad to learn there will be no SCAD Booland this year, which has been a popular free Halloween Savannah kids event in the past.

But you can find plenty of other local Halloween fun in our Events Calendar and in our Savannah Fall Fun Guide 2017.

(Savannah Halloween 2017) Trick or Treat on River Street

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Trick or Treat on River Street is happening again Sat. October 28, 2017, 4-7PM.

Come with your kiddos and see what River Street has to offer.

Savannah Waterfront
404 E Bay St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401


Savannah moms groups: Halloween Open House with MOMS Club

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Halloween Open House Moms Club Savannah

Connect with other moms in Savannah. Come to the Halloween Open House with MOMS Club of Savannah, Ga.,  Thurs., Oct. 26 @ 10AM @ Daffin Park (Fenced Playground) in Savannah.

Bring your little ghouls and join the group at Daffin Park for food and fun. Learn about all MOMS Club of Savannah, Ga has to offer. Snacks will be served. Don’t forget your costume!

MOMS Club is a group dedicated to the support of stay-at-home moms. This is not solely a group for playdates. The club is run by members and collectively plan weekly activities, both in the morning and afternoons.

For more info, email

Location: Daffin Park fenced playground
1 Waring Dr, Savannah (corner of Waters & Washington Ave)
Date: Thurs. Oct. 26, 10AM

Interested in MOMS Club of Savannah but can’t make the event?Learn more about the group here. 



Savannah Halloween 2017: FREE Trunk ‘r’ Treat @ Calvary Day School

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Savannah Halloween events trunk or treat Calvary Day School


You’re invited to: Trunk ‘r’ Treat 2017 @ Calvary Day School on Waters Avenue at 63rd St.

4-6PM Sun. Oct. 29 @ Calvary’s MC Anderson Football Field.

Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave., Savannah 31404, Lower School tel: 912-351-2299; Upper School tel: 912-644-5080 email On Facebook here. On Twitter here.  Follow Calvary Day School on Instagram here.  Calvary Day School is a advertiser 


For more Halloween Family Fun, visit our Savannah Fall Fun Guide 2017. 

Donate your candy: Savannah Halloween Candy Give-Back, Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Halloween Candy Buy Back Kids Program Savannah Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Here’s a way your kids can protect their teeth from too much Halloween candy & show appreciation to our U.S. troops.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry in Savannah will collect your kids’ extra and leftover Halloween candy & send the candy to our troops overseas through  Operation Gratitude.

Kids can donate their Halloween candy @ Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry and it will be sent to our troops overseas. Everyone wins by participating in the program kids improve their oral health & support our men and women overseas.

The rules:
1. Drop unused, wrapped candy off between the dates of Nov. 1 – Nov. 17 2017. Monday-Thursday 8AM-5PM and
Friday 8AM-2PM.
2. This will enter you in a raffle for gift cards of different values and a Kindle Fire
3. Enjoy giving back to our troops overseas

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)


About Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah specializes in children. Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Krista Hinchey and her team are experts on the growing smile.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry accepts the following insurance: Amerigroup, CareSource, PeachState and Well Care (these are all Georgia Medicaid) The other main ones accepted @ Dogwood are United Concordia/Tricare (military), Ameritas, MetLife and Cigna. 

Stay connected with Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry and learn more about this new Savannah pediatric dentist practice by liking the practice on Facebook here. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry,, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a advertiser 

(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Pooler Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival

Monday, October 9th, 2017


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Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival  in Pooler

Pumpkin Patch Oct. 14-31

Pumpkin Patch fun in Pooler begins Sat. Oct. 14.

Pumpkin bowling, scarecrow games, pumpkin tic-tac-toe & more @ Risen Savior Lutheran Church Pumpkin Patch 2017– designed to be a quality and safe fall activity for your family to enjoy.

Free admission w/ some extra activities at a fee. Pumpkin prices vary with sizes. The Pumpkin Patch has things to do for all ages.

Pooler Fall Festival Oct. 28-29 

October 28-29 2017, Noon-7PM will be a festival weekend join with some additional activities for all ages:

  • Vendors
  • Bounce Houses
  • Carnival Games & Raffle Baskets
  • Face Painting
  • Bake Sale
  • Pumpkins for sale

PLEASE NOTE: The pumpkin patch is open from noon to 7PM on Oct. 28-29 but the fall festival festivities end at 4PM.

Risen Savior Christian Academy, 1755 Quacco Road, Pooler, Ga. 313122, 912.925.9431 Risen Savior Christian Academy is a advertiser. 




County Fairs 2017 with rides in Chatham, Effingham & Bulloch County

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

coujnty fairs in Savannah Statesboro 2017If crisp mornings & autumn light have you hankering to take the kids to seek out Charlotte & Wilbur at a county fair, here are a few near Savannah to check out:

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, Statesboro
Oct. 16-21 2017
Carnival rides, food, shows including “Chase’s Racing, Swimming Pigs”, educational exhibits, free animal shows nightly, a working blacksmith shop, grits mill, live syrup making, Kiwanis Pancakes & Sausage
16942 Highway 67 South
Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Details here.

Effingham County Fair, Springfield
Oct. 23-28 2017
Fair Grounds, Springfield
Details here.

Coastal Empire Fair, Savannah
Nov. 2-12
The fair will still be held at the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds @ 4801 Meding St
Savannah, Georgia 31405. It was previously reported that this year’s fair would be at a different location.
Details here. 



(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Autumn Gardenfest @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Autumn Gardenfest Georgia Coastal Botanical Gardens 2017 Savannah

Autumnfest @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah
Fri. Oct. 27: Noon to 4PM
Sat. Oct. 28: 9AM to 3PM

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens fall event is back to celebrate and addressing everything for your garden!

A per-vehicle parking fee is charged. After parking, you have free access to the Gardens and seminars during this seasonal event. Choose to attend on either of two days and attend free gardening seminars in the Visitor Center (see schedule here).

In the grassed Event Field, browse vendors for garden-related items, including plants (fall is the best time to plant perennials, trees and shrubs in our region).

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens (Formerly The Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens), 2 Canebrake Road, Savannah, GA. 31419. 912-921-5460,, On Facebook here




(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Isle of Hope Art and Music Fest 2017 Savannah Fall FestivalsEnjoy the annual Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest on historic Isle of Hope, Savannah on Sat. Oct. 21, 2017. The Art Show will be 10AM-5PM at the Isle of Hope Marina, Bluff Drive and Paxton Park.

Live music will be 10:30AM to 8PM at the Dockworks Stage at the Isle of Hope Marina, as well as 11AM and 4PM at the Shear Elegance Salon Acoustic Corner in Paxton Park.

More than 100 local Savannah area artists and vendors will be on the Isle of Hope Marina Pavilion, alongside Bluff Drive as well as Paxton Park. There will be a variety of jewelry, ceramics, watercolor and acrylic paintings, wood turning, fiber arts and more.

All artisans are local or from the greater Savannah area.

Live music performances at the Dockworks stage in Isle of Hope Marina by folk and blues performers The Brawner Boys, local favorite Savannah Songwriter Andrew Gill & Steven Gerard, new album release artist The Isaac Smith Band, Alternative Country band and GA Music Award/Georgia Country Award winners Lyn Avenue, and headliner Stewart & Winfield.

New to the festival this year: The Shear Elegance Salon Acoustic Corner in Paxton Park with talented entertainers Markus
Kuhlmann and Chyann Rose.

The Fest includes plenty of food in cooperation with the Savannah Food Truck Festival.

Fest activities include Mathnasium’s giant chess, connect 4 & Jenga in Paxton Park. There will also be a carnival booth with prize wheel and games; multiple corn hole stations; the annual Isle of Hope Baptist Church thrift sale, pumpkin patch and Halloween costume contest. Isle of Hope Elementary School will showcase their students’ STEAM accomplishments.

Learn more here.

Candle Lantern Tour & Bat Hikes @ Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Richmond Hill

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Candle Lantern Tour Fort McAllister Georgia State Parks Savannah Richmond Hill Fort McAllister State Historic Park in Richmond Hill will host these October 2017 kid-friendly events:

Weekend Hikes
Every Sunday of October
10AM & 1PM
Choose from the edible plant, weekend waterway, or the marsh flora hike and enjoy an educational hike with the park naturalist and rangers. Edible plant and marsh flora hike are about 3 miles. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a 6-foot leash. $2 per person.

Candle Lantern Tour
Sat. Oct. 14, 2017
Join us for our annual candlelight guided tours! Come see soldiers go about their evening duties and experience what life was like for those living on the Georgia coast during the Civil War. You’ll get to stop by our lovely barracks house for some sweet treats before being treated to an exclusive night-time firing of our cannon! Tours every half hour. $5-9 per person.

Fri. Oct. 20, 2017
Let our rangers be your guides to the galaxy as we spend the evening gazing at the lunar landscape. We’ll be peering through our telescopes while learning about the real majesty of our galaxy. Involves a short half-mile hike. Visitors will meet our rangers at the front office before taking a trip to one of our many scenic spots. $2 per person.

Sunset Bat Hikes
Fri. Oct. 13 and 27, 2017
6:45 – 7:45PM
Spread your wings and take a trip with us, as our rangers will be ready to be your guide into the wild world of bats. Join our rangers as we watch our flying friends take off over the setting sun! Includes a short half-mile walk over our beautiful marshes and winding creeks. Guests will meet our rangers at the park office and museum. $2 per person.

Blacksmithing & Civil War Medicine
Sat. Oct. 21, 2017
10AM- 3PM
It’s time to get fired up! Join our rangers as we show off both the fun and the challenges of blacksmithing! Then learn about some of the many tonics and remedies that doctors and surgeons of the past used to heal ailments and injuries during the Civil War. Fort admission required.

Halloween at Savage Island
Sat. Oct. 29, 2017
Get ready to get spooky as campers decorate their campsites to compete for the many prizes such as scariest site, best costume, and more! Satisfy your sweet tooth with some candy courtesy of our rangers! Campers only.


Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

(Hilton Head Is. family/children events) FREE Family Fun Night

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Free Family Night Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is.

FREE Family Fun Night


5:30–7:30PM Fri. Nov. 3  | AT THE SANDBOX

Supported by The Bargain Box

Join The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is.  to explore museum exhibits free of charge. Weather permitting, guests can also enjoy outdoor playscapes like the Bounce House and Big Blue Blocks. Inside kids can make a crafty treat. Light refreshments available while they last.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a advertiser