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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2019) Frogwarts Harry-Potter inspired-event, Oct. 13

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Frogwarts 2019 Savannah Children's Museum

Save the date: Frogwarts annual Harry-Potter inspired event hosted by Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah will be Sun. Oct. 13, 2019 11AM-3PM. Register online for tickets to Frogwarts here. 

Frogwarts: A Magical Adventure! @ Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum includes the following classes and activities:

~Sorting Hat – Which Frogwarts House do you belong to?
~Wand Making – The wand chooses the wizard…
~Potions – Use real science to create magic
~Astronomy – Study the stars, planets and galaxies
~Defense Against the Dark Arts – Create glow-in-the-dark fun
~Care of Magical Creatures – Become a Magizoologist!
~Herbology – Explore what’s growing in Frogwarts Mobile Garden
~Fortune Telling – What does your future hold?
~Quidditch – May the best wizard win!

Attendees can also take a ride on Georgia State Railroad Museum’s steam locomotive, the Frogwarts Express, or visit Gringotts Wizarding Bank.

Friends from NASA Solar System Ambassadors, Georgia Reptile Society, Snapology, Savannah Stage Company, Leopold’s Ice Cream, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More and The Lowcountry Turners will conjure up fun activities for the whole family!

Kids are welcome to come dressed in any Halloween or Harry Potter-themed costume.

Cost: $12 for all participants, ages eighteen months and up. Pre-registration is required online here. 

Coastal Heritage Society members receive access to early registration, an express check-in line and priority boarding for the Frogwarts Express train ride. Get info on how to become a member here. 

This event is sponsored by Port City Logistics.

Register online for tickets to Frogwarts here. 

Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401 Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 




Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides open Oct. 4 for Fall 2019 Season, Ridgeland, S.C.

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch Pig Races Ridgeland Savannah Fall 2019 The 12th Annual The Great Pumpkin Patch @ Holiday Farms  will be open for the 2019 season Oct. 4- Oct . 31 2019 in nearby Ridgeland, SC, about a 1 hour drive from Savannah.

Pig races every day, plus hayrides, pumpkins & more.

Spend a day on Holiday Farms enjoying: Jumppad, Bounce house, Haytona Speedway, Duck Race, Cow Milking, Steer Roping, Corn Grinding, Barnyard Zoo, Barrel Racing and, of course, a hayride to the pumpkin patch. And our personal favorite, Pigtucky Derby (pig races).

Great fall field trip for churches, schools, daycares, scouts, etc.

Holiday Farms is open weekdays & weekends starting Oct. 4 2019.

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Holiday Farms offers field trips for schools, churches, scout groups, and more. Reservations now being taken for groups and field trips. You may reach Holiday Farms by phone at 843-726-5527 or email holidayfarms@yahoo.com.

Holiday Farms 2019 Schedule & Hours

Family owned and operated since 2008.

Open Oct. 4-Oct. 31, Monday-Thursday 9AM to 2PM, Friday-Saturday 9AM to dark with the last hayride leaving at 6PM, and Sunday from 1-5PM.

Military Discount Day

Special Military Day on Sat. Oct. 5 2019
All active duty military, spouses, and children will receive 50% off admission with proper ID.

Stay connected about other events at Holiday Farms by liking their Facebook page here.

Holiday Farms, 10884 Grays Hwy, Ridgeland, SC 29936, (843) 726-5527, email holidayfarms@yahoo.com
www.holidayfarmssc.com  Holiday Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 



(Savannah Halloween 2019 events) FREE SPD 3rd Annual Pumpkin Painting with Police

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Savannah police pumpkin painting police Halloween 2019 free


The 3rd Annual Pumpkin Painting with Police event will be Thurs. Oct. 17 2019, 5:30-7:30PM @ Daffin Park, 1301 E. Victory Drive. This is a FREE, family-friendly event that will include a magic show, games, bounce houses, music and of course candy.

Free & open to the public.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Daffin Park
Savannah, Georgia 31404
Hosted by Savannah Police Department

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, maze, farm activities (daytrip from Savannah)

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

poppell farms savannah pumpkin patch maze

Poppell Family Farms  announced their 2019 maze theme: supporting Camp Sunshine, Mattie’s Mission and Campground Ministries while they support families who have a child that is battling cancer.

Over the next few weeks, Poppell Family Farms we will feature each organization on their Facebook page so that you can learn more about what great work they do!

Be sure to check out Poppell Farms new Web site here.

Poppell Farms  opens for the 2019 Fall season Sat. Sept 28. 

Poppell Family Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, giant outdoor jumping pillows, barnyard & farm games & activities are open every Saturday & Sunday Sept. 28-Oct. 27 2019.

2019 Events @ Poppell Farms

Grand Opening Weekend & Military Appreciation Military Appreciation ($2 per ticket discount w/military ID): Sept. 28, 2019

Camp Sunshine (A portion of proceeds for the day will be donated to Camp Sunshine): Sept. 29, 2019

Collegiate Football Day. Wear your favorite team shirt to be entered into drawings for prizes all day. Oct. 5, 2019

Girl Scout Day ($10 each, girls & leaders, all others in party pay discount admission rate of $ 12 ages 4 & older plus sales tax; 3 & youger are free): Oct. 12, 2019

Mattie’s Mission (Mattie’s Mission will be at the farm & a portion of proceeds for the day will be donated to their cause.): Oct. 19, 2019

Local Heroes Day (Poppell Farms welcomes Law Enforcement, Emergency Personnel & Teachers from Odum & surrounding area to the farm this weekend. Visitors in these career categories will get a $2-per-ticket discount with valid ID. Poppell will honor Hunter Higgenbotham, a 2-year old battling cancer. Poppell Farms will donate a portion of proceeds from admissions on this day to Hunter’s family) : Oct. 26, 2019

About Poppell Farms

Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, get lost in the maze, ride the cow train, feed animals in the petting farm, try steer roping, Spyder Slyder and the all-time kids’ favorite, crop hoppers for big kids, which are giant jumping air pillows that have kids giggling upon their first bounce.

PICNIC AREAS are available for use, so bring your own food or visit Poppell Farms’ CALF-A CONCESSION STAND for hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage dogs, chicken sandwiches & fries. Candy, popcorn & treats available.

Poppell Farms, email  here, (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 . On Facebook here. Poppell Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

(Savannah Fall Festivals) Boo Bash @ St. Peter the Apostle School

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Boo Bash St. Peter the Apostle School Savannah Wilmington Island Save the date for Boo Bash 2019 @ St. Peter the Apostle School on Wilmington Is. in Savannah.

Bring your family and friends for a day of fun, games, prizes, raffles, bounce houses, vendors, and food.

Kids entrance fee of $10. Adults are FREE! Open to the public.

Boo Bash 2019
Sat. Oct. 26, 2019, 11AM-3 PM
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School
Savannah, GA

More about St. Peter the Apostle School

St. Peter’s offers full day faith-based instruction for students from three years old through 8th grade.

Following the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy, the school educates through a strong academic program and instills in its students a spirit of mercy, justice and loving concern.

The beautiful 10-acre campus includes a Lower School, Middle School, two gymnasiums, football field, practice field, and a state-of-the-art playground.

The school is easily accessible from Whitemarsh Island, the Truman Parkway, mid-town Savannah and Tybee Island. It’s located just off Highway 80 East (Victory Drive), not far from Thunderbolt.

St. Peter the Apostle School
7020 Concord Rd.
Savannah, GA 31410

For more information, visit www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com

St. Peter the Apostle School, www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com,  7020 Concord Rd., Savannah, 31410, 912-897-5224,  On Facebook here. On Twitter here. St. Peter the Apostle School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

(Hilton Head Fall 2019 Events) “Spookalicious” & more family fun @ Sandbox Children’s Museum

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Sandbox Children's Museum Savannah

Free Family Fun Nights
5:30-7:30PM Fri Sept. 13; Fri. Oct. 4; Fri. Nov. 1 2019
Family Friday Nights for families. Held the first Friday of each month. Designed to bring families together, for a cost free evening of fun activities. Depending on the weather let the kids take a bounce in our Bounce House, build big with the Big Blue Blocks or get creative and crafty. Light refreshments available. Details here.

Awe-STEM Saturdays! (Supported by NISE Network)
3-4PM Sat. Sept. 14; Sat. Oct. 12; Sat. Nov. 9 2019
First Come First Serve, Free with Admission/Free for Members
Roll up your sleeves, put on your safety goggles, and get ready to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, and math at The Sandbox on the second Saturday of each month. These hands-on, facilitator-led STEM experiments will introduce concepts of chemistry, biology, and physics as we learn about the world around us. Details here. 

10AM-5PM Sat. Oct. 26 2019
Bring your ghosts & goblins dressed in their costumes to play. Themed crafts & activities. Decorate a special Halloween cookie. Scavenger hunt for a bag of treats.
Special Saturday Admission is $6 per person age 1 & older. Up to 12 mths is free
(Sorry, coupons not valid for this event). Details here.


The Sandbox
18A Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Fall Festivals) Fall Family Fun Guide 2019

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Savannah Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches, Hayrides, Corn Mazes 2016

Savannah Fall Fun Guide 2019

Pumpkin-spice latte-fueled Fall Fun in Savannah & the Lowcountry.

Here are 50 things to do this fall – festivals, pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn mazes, Halloween fun, seafood fests, county fairs, pig races, free kids’ happenings & more.

See the Savannah-area 2019 Fall Fun list here. 


(Savannah Fall Festivals) Halloween Hike 2019 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Halloween Hike 2019 Oatland Island Savannah

Halloween Hike 2016 Oatland Island Wildlife Center

One of our favorite Savannah kids’ Halloween events –  the Halloween Hike Oatland Island Wildlife Center – is scheduled for Fri & Sat. Oct. 18 & 19 2019.

If you’ve never taken your little trick-or-treaters to this non-scary Halloween event, make sure this is the year you do so!

Halloween Hike
Oct. 18 & 19, 2019
5PM-8PM (last hike leaves at 8PM)


Adults: $5
Children: $10

This is a fun, safe, not-so-scary fundraiser for your little trick or treaters! Walk with your trickster down our friendly forest trail to meet and gather goodies from friendly animal characters. There will be face painting, spooky crafts, and many more activities. Comfortable walking shoes and costumes are encouraged.

Concessions will be available before or after the hike.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This year, Oatland is going green and won’t be handing out plastic bags, so BYO bag!

For more information call 912-395-1500.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Wildlife, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410 (912) 395-1212 Driving directions here.


Halloween Events 2019 in Savannah, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, August 19th, 2019

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(Near Jesup, Ga) Opening Day for 2019 Fall Season for Poppell Family Farms, Sat. Sept. 28. Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, maze, farm activities will be open Saturday & Sundays through Oct. 27.  Details here. 

(Ridgeland SC) Opening Day is Fri. Oct. 4 for Fall 2019 season @ Holiday Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, pig races, farm fun. Open daily through October Oct. 4-Oct. 31. Details here. 

(Richmond Hill) Candle Lantern Tours @ Fort McAllister State Park, Sat. Oct. 12.  Details here. 

(Savannah) Frogwarts Festival: A Magical Adventure @ Savannah Children’s Museum & Georgia State Railroad Museum, 11AM-3PM Sun. Oct. 13. Details here. 

(Savannah) FREE Pumpkin painting with Savannah police @ Daffin Park, 5:30-7:30PM Thurs. Oct. 17.  Free & open to the public. Details here. 

(Savannah) Halloween Hike 2019 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Fri & Sat. Oct. 18 & 19. Details here. 

(Hilton Head Is) FREE Pumpkin Patch, Costume Contest @ Shelter Cove Community Park, Fri. Oct. 18. Details here.

(Savannah) Boo Bash @ St. Peter the Apostle School, Costume parade, rock wall, meet & greet stars of Frozen (Elsa, Ana), bouncy houses.  Open to the public. Kids entrance fee of $10. Adults are FREE. 11AM-3PM Sat. Oct. 26.  Details here. 

(Hilton Head Is) “Spookalicious” @ Sandbox Children’s Museum. Bring your ghosts & goblins dressed in their costumes to play. Themed crafts & activities. Decorate a special Halloween cookie. Scavenger hunt for a bag of treats. 10AM-5PM Sat. Oct. 26. Details here. 

(Savannah) Wag-O-Ween 2019 trick or treating for dogs at participating businesses in Historic Savannah, Sat. Oct. 26. Details here. 

(Savannah) Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Sat. Oct. 26. Details here. 

(Savannah) Scary in the Dairy @ Pegasus Riding Academy, The Old Dairy, 2500 Tennessee Ave.  Sun. Oct. 27. Details TBA.

(Savannah) Savannah Haunted Houses: Alee Shriners’ Terror Plantation. Friday & Saturday nights starting in October. Exact start time TBA . Details here. 

(Hilton Head Is.) FREE Trunk-o-ween at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Hilton Head Is., Thurs. Oct. 31. Details here.  

(Savannah) Yellow Fever living history program @ Davenport House Museum, 7PM on Friday & Saturday nights during October. Halloween-like event with dose of history. Details here. 


See the complete list of Fall 2019 family-friendly events in the Savannah & Lowcountry Fall Family Fun Guide 2019 here. 

(Halloween events 2019) Candle Lantern Tours @ Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Candle lantern tours Fort McAllister State Park Richmond Hill Savannah Experience Fort McAllister in Richmond Hill in a whole new light with a guided candlelit tour – an annual tradition since 1988. 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. The barracks will be open with refreshments and music by the Minick Family. Visitors will also get to see an exclusive nighttime cannon firing.

This is one of Fort McAllister’s best events of the year- so don’t miss it. Rangers mix in a lot of history, some surprises (no jump scares), period music, a little humor, and an overall experience you won’t soon forget.

Cost: $15 per person (ages 2 & younger are free).

Guests are encouraged to leave their flashlights at home in favor of an authentic candlelight setting.

Note: Pre-registration is required for this event by calling the park office at 912-727-2339.

Annual Lantern Tour
Sat. Oct. 12, 2019, 7-10PM
Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Rd.
Richmond Hill, GA 3132

(Hilton Head Is. Halloween events) FREE Trunk-o-ween 2019 @ Shelter Cove Towne Centre

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

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FREE Trunk-o-ween at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Hilton Head Is.

Thurs. Oct. 31 2019, 5-7PM
Shelter Cove Towne Centre
40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

FREE & open to the public. 

This special evening provides a safe environment for families, ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages. This year’s “spooktacular” highlights include:

•Trick-or-Treating in car trunks and shops
•Bounce Houses
•Cappy the Clown
•Plenty of treats to fill your bag

More details here. 

(Savannah Halloween events) Wormsloe’s Colonial Haunted Trail 2019

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Haunted Trail @ Wormsloe State Historic Site

Rangers @ Wormsloe State Historic Site in Savannah will guide you into the past to 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!

Tours will depart from the Visitors Center every 15 minutes beginning at 7:00 pm. Tours will continue until 10:00 pm as needed, and space availability. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Pre-sale tickets for tour will begin Oct. 1, 2019. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged as tours times sell out in advance. Call the Park office for additional information and details: 912-353-3023

Admission: $9.50 – $15

Not recommended for children under the age of 6.

Wormsloe Haunted Trail
Sat. Oct. 26, 2019, 7-10PM
Wormsloe State Historic Site
7601 Skidaway Rd.
Savannah, GA 31406

(Savannah Halloween events) Wag-O-Ween 2019: Trick or Treating for your dog in Savannah

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Wag-O-Ween Halloween for dogs Savannah 2015

Take Rover trick-or-treating during Savannah’s  Annual Wag-O-Ween 2019 event, which will be Sat. Oct. 26 2019, noon to 5PM

Participants will receive a map indicating the more than 100 businesses where they may Trick or Treat with their canine companion. There will also be a costume contest and a raffle for some great prizes.

In the past this event has had 1000 participants from the greater Savannah area and that’s expected to increase this year. This event generates greatly needed funds for local pet rescue organizations.

Tickets are $5 per person and all proceeds go to benefit the Dachshund Rescue of North America and Coastal Pet Rescue. CASH ONLY.

For more info, call 912-234-3336 or 912-508-3336 or click here .

(Savannah Halloween events) Yellow Fever living history program @ Davenport House Museum

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

Yellow Fever Davenport Savannah Halloween 2019

The Davenport House in Historic Savannah will host a dramatic recreation of the Yellow Fever outbreak in Savannah in the early 19th century at 7PM on Friday and Saturday nights throughout October 2019.

Costumed interpreters portray residents coping with the realities of life during a catastrophe with an exploration of death and funeral customs, medical treatments as well as how various sectors of the population dealt with events. A highlight is moving though the candlelit rooms witnessing enactments. In an area seldom seen by visitors, the fate and experiences of the uncounted half of the city’s population, both free and enslaved African Americans, are revealed.

Not appropriate for children younger than 8.

Living history program: Yellow Fever in Savannah
7PM on Friday & Saturday nights in October 2019: DATES: October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26.
The show is 45 minutes long.
@ Davenport House Museum
324 E. State Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Cost:  $16 in advance; $19 at the door. Space is limited and patrons are encouraged to get their tickets in advance.
CONTACT: 912-236-8097; info@davenporthousemuseum.org; www.davenporthousemuseum.org

If you go, please note:
· The performance requires that guests be able to walk up and down stairs and maneuver in low light.
· Guests are encouraged to arrive on time to enjoy the full experience.
· Because of the subject matter, the program is not suitable for children under eight years of age.
· The Davenport House Museum is a property of Historic Savannah Foundation.

New this year:
· While the story focuses on Yellow Fever in 1820 as a summation, the story will continue to the present day.
· There is a new scene depicting the household duties that come into play when there has been a death in the house including preparation of the body for burial.
· A scene is adapted from a Conrad Akin story that attempts to answer “What is it like to be dead?”
· Patrons will hear a portion of a sermon which explains not how yellow fever happens but why.

Returning this year:
· Jamal Toure and his interpretation of illness and treatment of the African and African American population of Savannah.
· Patrons will meet two doctors Mary Lavindar and William Coffee Daniell who discuss their treatments for the illness.

Savannah Haunted Houses: Alee Shriners’ Terror Plantation

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Alee Shriners Presents the 14th Annual  Annual Terror Plantation Haunted House in Savannah

100 Eisenburg Drive off Skidaway Road
912.355.2443 or 912.429.3059

Halloween 2019 dates for the Haunted House TBA but are typically every Friday & Saturday night in October.  For older kids & adults.

Hours: 7:30PM-11 PM
Cost: $10 adults; $6 kids 12 & younger. Debit/Credit

Military Discounts
Group Discounts for 6 or more

Details here.