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Last Chance to Save on Disney in 2016

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Save Disney 2016 Savannah Two Sisters Travel The Disney travel gurus at Two Sisters Travel have the scoop on a promotion that will save you up to 20% on your Walt Disney World resort stay this fall & winter. But you must act fast these packages will need to be booked by October 8th to take advantage of the deals.

If you’ve dreamed of visiting during the holidays or maybe experiencing the must-do for Disney villain fans, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, now is the time to make your plans.

Nobody does the holidays like Disney. All four Walt Disney World Theme Parks are transformed into the “Merriest Place on Earth”. Every corner of the “world” immerses you in the holiday magic from Holidays Around the World at Epcot to the moving display at the Candlelight Processional, and of course all of the beautiful decorations throughout the resort! You can even experience Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party for a special parade & fireworks.

Hurry and contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel today for your Disney vacation quote or call 843-284-3241 for details. Remember, when you book a package with Two Sisters Travel you’ll receive complimentary itinerary planning services (dining & fast passes). Don’t miss out on this last chance to save at Walt Disney World in 2016! Let Two Sisters Travel plan your magical getaway.

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

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Holiday Farms Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides opens Oct.1-31 2016, Ridgeland, S.C.

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Holiday Farms Ridgeland SC pumpkin patch, hayrides, pig racesThe 9th annual THE GREAT PUMPKIN PATCH opens from Oct. 1 -Oct. 31 2016 @ Holiday Farms in nearby Ridgeland, SC, about 1 hour from Savannah.

Spend a day on Holiday Farms enjoying: 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). New this year: Jumppad.

Holiday Farms is now booking field trips for The Great Pumpkin Patch. If you are looking for a fun-filled trip for your school, church group, daycare, scout group, or any other kind of group, you have found the place to go. Book your trip now as dates are filling fast. You may reach Holiday Farms by phone at 843-726-5527 or email holidayfarms@yahoo.com.

For more details, check Holiday Farms  website by clicking here.

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Military Day

Sat. Oct. 1 2016 will be Special Military Day. Half price admission to active duty military, spouses, children with proper military ID.

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jumppadHours

Monday – Thursday: 9AM – 2PM
Friday – Saturday: 9AM – dark (last wagon ride leaves at 6 pm)
Sunday: 1-5PM
This season Fall 2016, Holiday Farms will be open Sundays from 1-5PM

Concessions and Entertainment available on Saturdays only (11AM-4PM)

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Pig Race Schedule
Monday – Thursday 11AM and 1PM
Friday – Saturday 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM

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Prices
$10 Admission per person
*Price includes all activities, games, wagon ride, and a pumpkin*

*Schools, Churches, Scouts and other groups of 20 or more, please call for discount group pricing.*

Family owned and operated since 2008.

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 

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2016 HERE. 

Peanuts-themed corn maze for Fall 2016 @ Poppell Farms pumpkin patch

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Peanuts-themed corn maze Savannah Poppell Farm

Happy September 2016!

To kick off September, we’re thrilled to announce that Poppell Farms – home to favorite hayrides, pumpkin patch & 10-acre corn maze – will have a Peanuts-themed maze for the Fall 2016 season.

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the beloved Peanuts TV special, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Peanuts Worldwide & Poppell Farms created a custom-designed corn maze that features Linus in the pumpkin patch. The corn maze will be open every Friday night 5-10PM, Saturday 10AM-10PM, Sunday Noon -5PM, Oct. 1-Oct. 30. Poppell Farms will host a special screening of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on Sat. Oct. 29, 7:30PM

Great Pumpkin artwork will be displayed in other areas of the farm for photo ops.

Poppell Farms is one of more than 60 farms in North America selected by Peanuts Worldwide to create a Great Pumpkin maze this year.

Poppell Farms is in its 16th year providing fall, family, fun.

Come catch a hay wagon ride down to the pumpkin patch, visit the 10 acre corn maze, watch goat friends Cornelius, Bill, and Cinderella negotiate “The Golden Goat Bridge.” Stop by the barnyard to be greeted by Charlie the llama, Chocolate the pony, Elvis and Earl the resident donkeys and more. A large playground area features the famous “Crop Hopper” jumping pillows.

Poppell Farms grand opening for the 2016 Fall season is 10 AM-5 PM Saturday Oct. 1. 

Poppell Family Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, giant outdoor jumping pillows, barnyard & farm games & activities are open every weekend Oct. 1-Sun. Oct. 30.

New for 2016: The Trail of Terror
An 800 ft. haunted walking trail through the Zombie filled woods.
Running every Friday and Saturday night through Saturday Oct. 29
Recommended for ages 12 & older.
Open Halloween night 5-10PM

Poppell Farms is just outside of Jesup, Ga. and Odum. Grand Opening is Sat. Oct. 1. The farm will be open every weekend through Oct. 30.

 Saturday 10/1  Grand Opening & Chic-fil-A Day
Come enjoy the day with us and meet the Chic-fil-A Cow!Beginning at 5:00pm
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your flashlights, No Hayride)
 Friday 10/07 Open from 5:00 – 10:00
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your flashlights, No Hayride)“The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail Opens at dark
 Saturday 10/8 Grandparent’s Day
(All Grandparents with Grandchildren present receive a
$ 3.00 discount on Daytime Combo Tickets)Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Member DayBeginning at 5:00pm
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your
flashlights, No Hayride)“The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail opens at dark, closes at 10:00pm
 Friday 10/14 Open from 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your flashlights, No Hayride)”The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail Opens at dark
 Saturday 10/15 Girl Scout Day (Recognizing all Girl Scouts at 1:00 pm)Beginning at 5:00pm
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your flashlights, No Hayride)“The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail opens at dark, closes at 10:00pm
 Friday 10/21 Open from 5:00 – 10:00
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your flashlights, No Hayride)”The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail Opens at dark
 Saturday 10/22 Safety Day – Come visit the Fire Safety House presented by The Jesup Fire Department. Also an assortment of public safety vehicles will be on display provided by The Wayne County Sheriff’s office.Beginning at 5:00pm
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your flashlights, No Hayride)“The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail opens at dark, closes at 10:00pm
 Friday 10/28 Open from 5:00 – 10:00
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your flashlights, No Hayride)“The Trail Of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail Opens at dark
Saturday 10/29 Boy Scout Day (Recognizing all Boy Scouts at 2:00 pm)Beginning at 5:00pm
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your
flashlights, No Hayride)7:00 pm “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” Outdoor Movie Night

“The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail opens at dark, closes at 10:00pm

Monday 10/31 Halloween Night – “The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail
Opens at dark closes at 10:00pm

Poppell Farms, email popfarms1@windstream.net , (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 . On Facebook here. Poppell Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Shrimp & Grits Festival on Jekyll Island, Sept. 16-18

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Shrimp & Grits Festival Jekyll Island 2016Shrimp & Grits Festival
Sept. 16-18, 2016
Jekyll Island Historic District

A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival, presented by Southern Living, combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, more than 100 art and craft vendors, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, wildlife demonstrations & more. Mark your calendars for this annual three-day event held the third weekend in September.

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Jekyll Island is an easy, roughly 90-minute drive down I-95 from Savannah. See our list of things to do with kids on on Jekyll Island here. 

Save On Your Universal Orlando Resort Stay + EXTRA Benefits

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Universal Studios travel deal Stay in the action at one of Universal Orlando Resorts 5 onsite resort hotels & take advantage of exclusive benefits, and special savings!

The travel gals at Two Sisters Travel are sharing all of the details with us, and can even help you take advantage of the Stay More, Save More promotion offering up to 35% off a resort stay this year. This promotion is available at select resorts & dates. Rates as low as $87 per night for a standard room for 7-nights at Cabana Bay Beach Resort.

And when you stay at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel you’ll receive exclusive benefits including early park admission to Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You’re also within walking distance to Universal Studios Florida or a quick water taxi or shuttle ride away. And Deluxe Resorts even include complimentary Express Ticket upgrades, valued at $89 per person, per day.

Universal Orlando Resort is a destination that everyone in the family will enjoy. Watch all of your favorite characters come to life at Universal Studios with attractions featuring Minions, Shrek, Transformers & more. And your adrenaline, thrill-seeking fans will love Islands of Adventure with the new Incredible Hulk coaster & Skull Island: The Reign of Kong 3D ride. And of course the Wizarding World of Harry Potter spans both parks.

Two Sisters Travel can create a customized Universal Orlando Resort vacation package for your family with accommodations, tickets, dining plans, Blue Man Group tickets, even admission to Sea World. The possibilities are endless. And you can always rest assured that you’ll receive the lowest pricing, guaranteed. 

Contact Tara McCoy at Two Sisters Travel today. Get a quick, no-obligation vacation quote online or call us at 843-284-3241 for details, and let’s start planning your exciting Universal Orlando Resort vacation today. 

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

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

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Pumpkin patches, corn mazes near Savannah Hilton Head Is.

Is it Fall yet, y’all?

We can’t wait for the weather to cool and for Poppell family farms to open for the fall season.

If you haven’t taken your family to visit this 10-acre corn maze labyrinth & activity-packed farm in Odum (about six miles from Jesup), please put it on your Fall to-do list..

Poppell Farms grand opening for the 2016 Fall season is 10 AM-5 PM Saturday Oct. 1. 

Poppell Family Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, giant outdoor jumping pillows, barnyard & farm games & activities are open every weekend Oct. 1-Sun. Oct. 30.

New for 2016: The Trail of Terror
An 800 ft. haunted walking trail through the Zombie filled woods.
Running every Friday and Saturday night through Saturday Oct. 29
Recommended for ages 12 & older.
Open Halloween night 5-10PM

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch corn maze hayrides Savannah About Poppell Farms

Take a hayride to Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus in the pumpkin patch, get lost in the corn maze, ride the cow train, feed animals in the petting farm, try steer roping, Spyder Slyder and the all-time kids’ favorite, two crop hoppers, 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.

Other activities include pony rides ($5); duck races; six & younger playground (with 2 bounce houses); hop-a-long rodeo; Betsy the Milk cow contest; large catfish pond (no fishing / watch them eat)

Corn Maze Design for Fall 2016 Coming Sept. 1 2016

Hours

Poppell Farms is open on Sundays, too, for those whose Saturdays are packed with kids’ sporting events.

Sat. Oct. 1-Sun. Oct. 30, 2016
10 AM-5 PM Saturdays
Noon-5 PM Sundays
(5 PM-10PM Fridays, Maze & Haunted Trail, Nighttime activities)
(5PM-10PM Saturdays, Maze & Haunted Trail, Nighttime activities)

Tickets. For ticket prices, click here. 

Special Events

 Saturday 10/1  Grand Opening & Chic-fil-A Day
Come enjoy the day with us and meet the Chic-fil-A Cow!Beginning at 5:00pm
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your flashlights, No Hayride)
 Friday 10/07 Open from 5:00 – 10:00
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your flashlights, No Hayride)“The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail Opens at dark
 Saturday 10/8 Grandparent’s Day
(All Grandparents with Grandchildren present receive a
$ 3.00 discount on Daytime Combo Tickets)Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Member DayBeginning at 5:00pm
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your
flashlights, No Hayride)

“The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail opens at dark, closes at 10:00pm

 Friday 10/14 Open from 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your flashlights, No Hayride)”The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail Opens at dark
 Saturday 10/15 Girl Scout Day (Recognizing all Girl Scouts at 1:00 pm)Beginning at 5:00pm
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your flashlights, No Hayride)

“The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail opens at dark, closes at 10:00pm

 Friday 10/21 Open from 5:00 – 10:00
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your flashlights, No Hayride)”The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail Opens at dark
 Saturday 10/22 Safety Day – Come visit the Fire Safety House presented by The Jesup Fire Department. Also an assortment of public safety vehicles will be on display provided by The Wayne County Sheriff’s office.Beginning at 5:00pm
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your flashlights, No Hayride)

“The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail opens at dark, closes at 10:00pm

 Friday 10/28 Open from 5:00 – 10:00
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your flashlights, No Hayride)“The Trail Of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail Opens at dark
Saturday 10/29 Boy Scout Day (Recognizing all Boy Scouts at 2:00 pm)Beginning at 5:00pm
Playground area and Corn Maze
(Family Friendly, Maze is dark but not Haunted, bring your
flashlights, No Hayride)

7:00 pm “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” Outdoor Movie Night

“The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail opens at dark, closes at 10:00pm

Monday 10/31 Halloween Night – “The Trail of Terror” Haunted Walking Trail
Opens at dark closes at 10:00pm

Poppell Farms, email popfarms1@windstream.net , (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 . On Facebook here. Poppell Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Last chance to save up to 25% at Disney this Fall

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Disney Halloween Deals Savannah Fall is a great time to visit Walt Disney World. Lower crowds, cooler temperatures, and lots of exciting special events. 

And when you book by Aug. 31, you can save up to 25% off most resort stays through Nov. 5 @ select Walt Disney World resort hotels.

Consider an adult-only escape to experience culinary delights, special concerts, celebrity chefs, and more at Epcot Food & Wine Festival. And for 2016, the event has been extended from Sept. 14 through Nov. 14… that’s 62 days of goodness!

Children of all ages will love Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. On select nights in September & October, you can meet special characters, trick or treat inside the Magic Kingdom, enjoy a special parade & fireworks, and of course, this is hands-down the best time to see Disney villains.

If you’re considering a Disney vacation this fall, request your no-obligation quote from SouthernMamas’ go-to vacation planner for 4 years Two Sisters Travel.

Remember, Disney only requires a $200 refundable deposit to start planning.

Get your vacation quote online or call 843-284-3241, and let’s start your Disney vacation countdown!

Tara McCoy, Vacation Specialist at Two Sisters Travel

843.284.3241

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FREE Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival 2016 includes Ms Peanut & Little Goober competition

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Free Peanut Festival Bluffton SC The Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival has evolved from a one day event to a weekend filled with activities for the whole family to participate in.

Ms. Peanut & Little Goober competition

Start off the festival with Thurs. Sept. 8 at 4:30PM with the official “Cracking of the Nut” at the Bluffton’s Farmers Market & Ms Peanut & Little Goober competition. The Ms. Peanut & Little Goober event is for children under the age of three. There will be a boys and a girls winner. Judges are looking for the cutest little peanuts and goobers to enter. Entry cost: $25. Details here. 

Friday night is a night for the grown ups with the 2nd Annual Peanut Pub Crawl through Old Town Bluffton.

Sat. Sept. 10 Festival 

Bring the whole family down Sat. Sep. 10 from Noon- 5PM for a day filled with tons of peanut fun & a boiled peanut cook-off

Location

Bluffton Village
(Between the Library and the Post Office off 46)
Bluffton, SC 29910

Boiled Peanut Cook-off

Community members, restaurants, bakeries, home cooks, and artisan boilers are welcome to enter. Details on the contest here.

Kids’ Zone
Includes zipline, euro jumper, rock wall, bungie jumper, dunk tank & more.

Cost
No charge for admission. In the “Kid Zone”, several vendors who charge on their own. Prices for those activities range from free and up to around $10 for zip lining.

For more info, click here or email eblack@blufftonchamberofcommerce.org

FREE Skidaway Marine Sciences Day, Skidaway Is., Savannah & CoastFest 2016, Brunswick

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Free Skidaway Marine Sciences Day Savannah 2015

Free Skidaway Marine Science Day 2016, Skidaway Is., Savannah, Oct. 22 2016

This free campus-wide open house at The UGA Marine Extension Service & Aquarium on Skidaway Island offers activities geared for all ages. Programs, tours, displays and hands-on activities, primarily related to marine science and the coastal environment, are all part of the day’s educational fun.

Open to the public at no charge, the event is presented by the University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium, the University of Georgia’s Shellfish Research Laboratory and Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

One of the most exciting featured attractions this year will be a close-up look at Georgia’s first oyster hatchery, a project of the UGA Marine Extension’s Shellfish Research Laboratory and Georgia Sea Grant, units of UGA Public Service and Outreach.

Other activities include tours of the 92-foot Research Vessel Savannah, fun hands-on exhibits at the UGA Aquarium, and explorations of an underwater reef at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary.

When: Sat. Oct. 22 2016
Time: Noon-4PM

Learn more here. 

All activities at Skidaway Marine Science Day are free.

For additional information, call 912-598-2325, or see http://www.skio.uga.edu/

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CoastFest 2016 Brunswick CoastFest 2016 in Brunswick 

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant participate in CoastFest in Brunswick, Ga., every first Saturday in October.

This year’s festival will be Sat. Oct. 1 10AM-4PM @ Depart. of Natural Resources
1 Conservation Way
Brunswick, GA. 31520

This free, family-oriented educational festival is Georgia’s largest outdoor festival celebrating our state’s coastal, environmental, historical and cultural resources. Over 9,000 excited visitors enjoy interactive exhibits and activity areas provided by 80-plus local, regional, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and institutions of higher learning.

Touch tanks with live coastal animals, educational information, games and activities for the whole family are just part of our offerings.

More details here.

Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival 2016, Richmond Hill

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Ogeechee Seafood Festival Richmond Hill Savannah Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival will be October 14-16 2016 in Richmond Hill and will feature a headline musical performance from country music star Jerrod Niemann.

Fri Oct. 14: 5PM-to 11PM
Sat. Oct. 15: 10AM-to 11PM
Sun. Oct. 16: 11AM-to 5PM

The Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will host the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival Oct. 14-16 in J.F. Gregory Park (521 Cedar St.).

The festival will include live music, crafts, seafood, carnival rides, and feature live music.

To see the schedule of entertainers will performing click here. 

J.F. Gregory Park is at 521 Cedar St., Richmond Hill.

2016 ADMISSION PRICES:

ADULTS (16 and older): Friday and Sunday $5 (No Re-admission) • Saturday $10 (Re-admission Allowed)

KIDS (ages 6-15): Friday and Sunday $5 (No Re-admission) • Saturday $5 (Re-admission Allowed)

CHILDREN (5 and under): FREE all weekend!

All admission will be paid at the gate.

For more information, please contact info@goseafoodfestival.com, call 912-756-3444 or visit www.goseafoodfestival.com .
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Entertainment schedule

Niemann will perform Oct. 15 at J.F. Gregory Park.

In addition to Niemann, the following entertainers will perform in J.F. Gregory Park at 521 Cedar Street for the Seafood Festival:

● 3rd ID Infantry Division Rock Band
October 14, 2016
6 – 7 p.m.

● Estebans Hat
October 14, 2016
7 – 8 p.m.

● Guns for Hire
October 14, 2016
8:15 – 9:15 p.m.

● Georgia Fire Band
October 14, 2016
9:30 – 11 p.m.

● Richmond Hill Middle School Band
October 15, 2016
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

● Off Broadway
October 15, 2016
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 1:30 – 2 p.m.

● Line Dance Fever
October 15, 2016
12 – 12:30 p.m.

● Kelly & Company / Legacy Irish Dance Academy
October 15, 2016
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

● Dancing Unlimited
October 15, 2016
2 – 3 p.m.

● Life Moves Dance Studio
October 15, 2016
3 – 4 p.m.

● Big Al Mack from Kidd Kraddick’s Morning Show
October 15, 2016
DJ’ing throughout the evening.

● Jordan Fisher
October 15, 2016
7 – 7:45 p.m.

● The Voice’s Adam Wakefield
October 15, 2016
8 – 9:30 p.m.

● Jerrod Niemann
October 15, 2016
9:30 – 10:45 p.m.

● Fireworks
October 15, 2016
10:50 – 11:00 p.m.

● At Sundown
October 16, 2016
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

● Ember City
October 16, 2016
2 – 3 p.m.

● FBC Worship Team
October 16, 2016
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

FREE Beaufort Shrimp Festival 2016, Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Beaufort Shrimp Festival 2014 Annual two-day Beaufort Shrimp Festival celebrates local food, live music & contests @ the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park on Fri. Sept. 30 & Sat. Oct. 1 2016. The festival will feature local food, live music, contests & more.

Food & beverages will be available for purchase.

At 8AM Sat. Oct. 1, participate in the 5k Run/Walk & the children’s Popcorn Shrimp Run. Food & beverage booths, the Arts & Crafts Market & the children’s area will open later in the morning, followed by the adult Shrimp Heading and children’s Shrimp Peeling competitions, Restaurant Competition, the Sea Island Rotary’s Charity Shrimp Race & live entertainment.

The Sea Island Rotary Club’s Annual Charity Shrimp Race gives spectators the opportunity to adopt one or more of the 5,000 rubber floating shrimp that are dropped into the Beaufort River. Shrimp will float toward a designated finish line & the first 10 to finish will earn their owners $5,000 in cash, plus offer the chance to win $1M.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL FAMILY EVENTS, CLICK HERE.  

 

FREE STEM Festival for all ages, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Sept. 24

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

STEMFest 2016 at Georgia Southern University Sept. 24Bring the kids to celebrate Science, Engineering, Technology and Math at Georgia Southern University at STEM Festival 2016 in Statesboro.

This FREE fun-filled community event will be Sat. Sept. 24, 2016
10AM-4 PM.

Learn more here. 

Nessmith-Lane Building
*847 Plant Drive on the Georgia Southern Campus

50+ Exploration stations will provide hands-on activities for children young and old. Activities appropriate for elementary, middle and high school will be available.

STEM Fest activities include:

See robotics in action
Watch Planetarium shows @ GSU’s Planetarium Digistar 5 Fulldome
Learn how video games are created
Make ice-cream with liquid nitrogen
Blast off Alka-Seltzer rockets
Learn about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Learn about Georgia Archaeology with the ArchaeoBus
Participate with NASA
Go on a mission with the Army
Visit Georgia Southern Museum & see its 26-foot long Mosasaur skeleton

Free guest parking will be available in lot #32; bus parking available in lot C behind the Nessmith Lane building
Food will be available for purchase.

Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education, Georgia Southern University, (912) 478-2549, kagreer@georgiasouthern.edu

FOR MORE FREE KIDS’ EVENTS IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, CLICK HERE.

Civil War Candle Lantern Tour @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Fort McAllister Richmond Hill Civil War Candle Lantern Tour @ Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill.
Sat. Oct 8, 2016 7-10 PM

See Civil War soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for hot cider and cookies, then prepare yourself for a blast with a cannon firing over the Ogeechee River. Tours will be held every half hour, with the last at 9:30PM.

Cost: $5-$8.

Info: 912-727-2339.

Location:
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, 31324

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September 2016 Events @ Fort McAllister State Park

Little Brown Bat Hike
Thursday, September 15, 2016
7:30 – 9 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Astronomy
Saturday, September 17, 2016
9 – 10 p.m.
$3 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Sunday, September 18, 2016
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Off Trail Slough Exploration
Sunday, September 18, 2016
4 – 6 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Magnolia Trail Bike Ride
Thursday, September 22, 2016
12 -2 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required
Rental bikes are limited (first come first serve). You are encouraged to bring your own bikes.

Fort McAllister Cleanup – Your State Parks Day
Saturday, September 24, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lunch provided for volunteers.

Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Sunday, September 25, 2016
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Flora, Fauna and Fungi
Sunday, September 25, 2016
4 – 6 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Monday, September 26, 2016
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

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

MORE INFORMATION: For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email questions to FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

2016 Tybee Island Pirate Fest & Parade

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Tybee Pirate Fest, Parade 20152016 Tybee Island Pirate Fest, Oct. 6-9

Ready to swashbuckle.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday highlights include the FREE Pirate Victory Parade; Scallywags Costume Contest; Little Matey’s Cove; Thieves Market; live music; a fireworks show & several kids’ activities such as a Ferris wheel.

That’s right, a Ferris wheel on Tybee!

Adult Tickets Prices

Buccaneer’s Ball – $40 advance | $50 at door
Friday: $12
Saturday: $15
Weekend pass: $25
Sunday: Free

There is additional cost for some activities including the Ferris wheel.

For additional information about the 2016 Tybee Island Pirate Fest, please call 912.713.2321 or visit www.tybeepiratefest.com

Friday: Thieves’ Market, Little Matey’s Cove, The Mugs of Mutiny Tavern, contests, and live music.
Saturday: Thieves’ Market, Little Matey’s Cove, The Mugs of Mutiny Tavern, The Pirate Victory Parade, performers, contests, and live music.
Sunday: Family Day! Thieves’ Market, Little Matey’s Cove, The Mugs of Mutiny Tavern

The annual free Pirate Parade will take place Sat. Oct. 10, at 3PM. Participation will include floats, marching units, dignitaries, shriners & families. Tickets are NOT needed to watch the parade.

Labor Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Fort McAllister Richmond Hill kids activitiesHave you taken your kids to visit Fort McAllister State Park – a 1,725-acre Georgia state in Richmond Hill?

Saturday Sept. 3 is a great time to do so.

Labor Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister
Sat. Sept. 3, 2016 9AM- 4PM
Civil War soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day while presenting living history programs. $8 per adult, $5 per youth, under 6 free. 912-727-2339.

Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

Free Admission Days @ Fort Pulaski, Savannah

Monday, August 8th, 2016

 

Free kids events at Fort Pulaski Founders Day Savannah Aug. 25 2016FOUNDERS DAY EVENTS & FREE ADMISSION WEEKEND

Aug. 25-28 in celebration of National Park Service’s 100th Birthday Weekend.

Thurs. Aug. 25, 2016
Fort Pulaski will celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service with a special day of events.

Free Founders’ Day Events on Aug. 25
Fort Pulaski National Monument invites YOU to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service. Special programs will include guided walks, ranger programs, cannon firings, musical performances, and concert with the Third Infantry Division Band from Fort Stewart. Come to the fort Thurs. Aug. 25 as we party like it’s 1916!

Founder’s Day Schedule (Thursday, August 25th, 2016):

10:00 AM – Lighthouse Trail Walk
11:00 AM – Guided Fort Tour
12:00 PM – Ranger Program: The National Park Service at 100!
12:30 PM – Artillery Demonstration
1:00 PM – Performance: Savannah Arts Academy
2:00 PM – Performance: Three Fold Chord
2:30 PM – Artillery Demonstration
3:00 PM – Guided Fort Tour
4:00 PM – Ranger Program: The National Park Service at 100!
4:30 PM – Artillery Demonstration
5:00 PM – Performance: Gee Gullah Ring Shouters
6:00 PM – Cake Cutting & Artillery Demonstration
6:30 PM – Concert featuring the Third Infantry Division Band from Fort Stewart

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Fort Pulaski Centennial Series 2016 Savannah Throughout 2016, Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah is hosting special events as a part of its Centennial Series every third Sunday of the month so visitors and locals alike can discover Savannah’s national park.

Fort Pulaski National Monument is on U.S. Hwy 80, 15 miles east of downtown Savannah. For more info, call 912) 786-5787 or visit nps.gov/fopu.

Centennial Series at Fort Pulaski
September 18–Kayaking with a Ranger
October 16–Full Moon Hike
November 20–Oystering along the Savannah
December 18–Historic District Walk

Fee information
Adults: $7
Children 15 & younger: Free