Noon-5 p.m. Saturday Oct. 20, downtown Savannah. A trick-or-treating event for dogs and their owners. More than 50 businesses in the historic district will have free dog treats to costumed dogs. Owners are encouraged to be in costume, too. The starting points are: Canine Palace, 618 Abercorn St., or Universe Trading Company, 27 Montgomery St. Cost: $5 donation per adult; children are admitted free. Call 631-1651 or 234-3336.
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 20, Calhoun Square at Gordon and Abercorn streets. A Victorian Savannah celebration with period storytelling, carriage rides, parlor games and harvest-themed arts and crafts. Hosted by the Massie Heritage Center. Admission: $2 per person. Call 201-5070.
Ride Thomas the Train
Georgia Veterans State Park, 2459 Highway 280 West Cordele, Ga., off Interstate 75, about 100 miles north of Fla. state line. Oct. 19-21 and 26-28; $16 for ages 2 and older.
The train leaves on the hour from 9 am-4 pm. Children can take 25-minute rides on a train led by Thomas and have their pictures taken with Topham Hatt, the controller of Thomas’ Railway. Hosted by SAM Shoreline Excursion Train.
The Pirates’ House at 20 East Broad St., downtown Savannah, hosts a special Sunday breakfast buffet for kids and their families featuring five pirates as entertainment. The pirate breakfast will continue on Sundays throughout October. Families are encouraged to bring cameras and pose with the seafaring mates. Seating is from 9 am-10 am. Adults: $11.95/Children: $5.95. Tell staff you read about special breakfast on southernmamas.com and receive a free 8×10 of the pirates. For more family-friendly restaurants, click here.
Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival Oct 19-21Live music, fireworks, amusement rides, class car show, seafood. 5-11 pm Fri. Oct. 19, 10 am-11 pm Sat. Oct. 20; 11 am-5 pm Sun. Oct. 21 J.F. Gregory Park, Hwy. 144/Ford Avenue, Richmond Hill. (912) 756-3444
Tybee Island’s 120th Birthday Celebration, Sat. Oct. 20-Sun. Oct. 21two-festival of art, history, cuisine and entertainment. Outdoor evening concert at the lighthouse will feature the SCAD Jazz Ensemble. Free. Memorial Park, the beach, pier and lighthouse.
Annual Community Festival Oct 19 -20hosted by the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, Hilton Head Island, 5:30-9:30 pm. A haunted trail and more. (843) 689-6767
Fall Festival at the Salty Dog Café in the South Beach Marina Village, Hilton Head Island. 12-4 pm (843) 671-2233