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Summer 2017: Water parks near Savannah opening for season in April, May

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Water Parks Near Savannah

Ready for lazy river, spray pads & tube slides?

Water park season is here.

The Pooler water park – Surf Lagoon – opened for the 2017 summer season in April for weekends only. Surf Lagoon will open daily starting Mon. May 22 until Aug. 7.

Other water parks that are within a daytrip from Savannah that open in May for the 2017 Summer Season include Splash in the Boro in Statesboro, Ga; Summer Waves on Jekyll Island; and three water parks in Charleston, SC.

See the opening dates & schedules for the 2017 summer season for those water parks near Savannah here.

 

U-Pick Strawberries for Spring 2017 in Savannah, Beaufort area

Monday, March 27th, 2017

You-Pick Strawberries @ Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens, Savannah to open April 17 for 2017 season.

Hours are 9AM-1PM Monday-Thursday & Saturdays. (Closed Fridays & Sundays) No picking on Easter Weekend.

Cost: $2.50/lb. Cash & credit cards accepted. No checks.

Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm continues to offer fresh berry fruits for picking from the fields when in season.

Call 912-921-5460 to learn the status of the field prior to arriving, as poor weather or large crowds may pick the field clean well before the 1PM scheduled closing. The best time to pick is first thing in the morning at 9 am (as it is cooler, too)

Learn more here. 

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Dempsey Farms U-Pick, St. Helena Is., SC

Dempsey Farms –  a family owned operation on St. Helena Island, SC,  11 miles east of Beaufort – has opened for the Spring 2017 U-pick strawberry season on a limited schedule. Please call for hours & to confirm the u-pick fields are open. When the fields get picked out, the u-pick fields close so berries can ripen.
(843) 838-3656
Payments: Cash or checks
1576 Sea Island Parkway
Saint Helena Island, SC 29920

Learn more here. 

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Ottawa Farms U-Pick, Bloomingdale, Ga.

U-pick strawberry fields are open for the Spring 2017 season.

Hours: 9AM-4:30PM Tues-Sat.; 1-5PM Sun.
702 Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, Ga 31302
Call ahead to confirm fields are open for picking: 912-748-3035

Learn more here.

 

Easter Egg Hunts 2017, Chick Hatchery & Easter Fests – Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., Richmond Hill

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Easter Egg Hunts 2017 Savannah Hilton Head Is. Richmond Hill Pooler
Easter Egg Hunts 2017, Chick Hatchery & Easter Fun

Visit our annual list of Easter Egg Hunts & kids’ Easter events in Savannah, Pooler, Hilton Head Is., Richmond Hill (many of which are free). See the Easter 2017 Fun list here.

Savannah daytrips: U-Pick Daffodils in Okatie, SC near Bluffton

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

U-pick daffodils Bluffton Okatie Savannah

So thankful to a trusty SouthernMamas.com reader/mom for telling us about this U-pick Daffodils farm in nearby Okatie, SC (near Bluffton).

Opening update weather & conditions permitting: OPEN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, March 3 & 4.

UPickDaffodils.com is family owned and operated on what was once the family dairy farm. Chuck and Diane have planted several varieties of daffodils, not all of which bloom at the same time nor even each year, according to their Web site.

Cash or check only. Cost is 25 cents per stem.

Hours of operation are dependent upon the weather & availability of flowers. Check here and on Facebook here for hours  & opening/closing updates.

UPickDaffodils
48 Calhoun Plantation Road
Okatie, SC 29909
843-368-1998
chuck@upickdaffodils.com

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Daytrips

Find more daytrips from the Savannah-area here. 

Savannah Daytrips: Find handmade glass globes on Jekyll Island during Jan., Feb. 2017

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Island Treasures Jekyll Island 2017 Daytrips Savannah Every year, Jekyll Island commissions a group of highly skilled artisans from across the U.S. to create exquisite, handworked glass globes for Jekyll’s annual Island Treasures event.

(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. )

The glass floats are part of a hide-and-seek style game played on Jekyll Island throughout January and February 2017. Each day, volunteers called Beach Buddies hide glass floats around the island for lucky guests to find and, yes, get this, keep.

Each float is marked with a special tag and instructions for treasure finders to register their Island Treasures at the Jekyll Island Guest Information Center where they will receive a certificate of authenticity and artist biography for their one-of-a-kind float. The Center is open Monday-Saturday, 9AM – 6PM and Sunday 10AM-5PM.

More are out there, and more are placed ever day through February. Overall, 250 floats will have been placed for lucky float finders. Island Treasures runs  through Feb. 28, 2017.

At the Beach Village on Jekyll Is. on Jan. 21 & 28, and Feb. 4 & 25, three extra floats will be hidden in the Beach Village.

Learn more about Island Treasures here.

Find more things to do with kids on Jekyll Island here.

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2017 Hilton Head Snow Day

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

Hilton Head Snow Day 2017 Children's Kids Activities Hilton Head Island Recreation Association will host the 2017 Hilton Head Snow Day on January 28, 2017 from 11AM-4PM at Shelter Cove Community Park.

This family event will have inflatable rides, snowfield, and entertainment! For the kids who have never seen snow, this is the perfect event!

Admission: $10 per child ages 2-17. Adults are free. Food and beverage are sold separately.

For more information, call (843) 681-7273 or visit our website at www.islandreccenter.org.

Kidz Fest & Family Fun Day, Hilton Head Is., Nov,. 19

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Kids Fest Hilton Head Island 2016 Kidz Adventure

Kidz Fest & Family Fun Day
Sat. Nov. 19, 11AM – 5PM
Shelter Cove Park
39 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

FUN Day for kids & families. There will be two sections with BUBBLES GALORE: 1 section for small children, another section for the older children so that all ages get to enjoy it.

There will also be bounce houses, train rides, food, vendors, music, dancing & all the kids favorite characters. The characters will be dancing & inviting the kids to come dance with them.

CHARACTERS: Chase, Skye, Marshall & Rubble from Paw Patrol, Mickey & Minnie, Minions, Elsa, Olaf, The Ninja Turtles, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Peppa & George, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, PJ Masks, Doc McStuffins & more surprise guests!

COST:
Children: $10 (younger than 2: Free)
Parents: Free
Adults without children: $5

A percentage of proceeds from this event will go to Selah Grace fighting childhood cancer at only 5 years old.

Free admission Nov. 5 & 6; 1st full wknd of each mth @ SCAD Museum of Art & other nearby museums

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

The first full weekend of each month means free weekend access to some of nearby museums through Bank of America’s Museums on Us program including the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah.

Free admission is for the adult cardholder only. Regular admission applies to children and additional guests.

Free  Bank of America Museum on Us 2016 dates are Nov. 5 & 6; Dec. 3 & 4.

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Nearby participating museums include:

Savannah

SCAD Museum of Art
Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Sunday: Noon-5PM
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah 31401

Weekend Getaway to Columbia SCColumbia

EdVenture Childrens Museum
9AM-5PM daily
211 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(See our list of Things To Do in Columbia, SC With Kids by clicking here. )

Jacksonville

The Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville (MOSH), Fla.
Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, Fla

Atlanta-area

Atlanta History Center
High Museum of Art in Atlanta
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Tellus Science Museum, Cartersville

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Who is eligible?

To qualify for Museums on Us, you must be a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch card customer. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain one free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.

When is it available?

With qualifying identification, customers can enjoy free admission on the first full weekend of every month.

For a full list of participating museums, please visit the Museums on Us site.

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. 

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

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

 

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW RECOVERY. 

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.

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