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Savannah Fall Family Fun Guide 2018

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

Visit the SouthernMamas.com Fall Fun Guide 2018 throughout the season to find pumpkin patches, fall festivals, Halloween fun & more.

Here’s how to make the most of this beautiful season in the Lowcountry. This list will be updated throughout the season.

September 2018

High Cotton Kids Fall/Winter 2018 consignment sale, Savannah. Sept. 20-22. Details here. 

* FREE 8th Gage Ochsner Kids Fishing & Water Safety Event for ages 5-12 @ Tybee Is. Pier. 8:30-11AM. Sept. 22 Preregistration required. Participants receive a rod and reel, bait & tackle box.  Details here.

Estuary Extravaganza @ the UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Is. Kid-friendly, 10AM-3PM Sat. Sept. 22. Details here.  

FREE kid-friendly activities as part of National Voter Registration Day, 10AM-2PM Sat. Sept. 22 @ Southwest Library. Facepainting, kids’ crafts, storytimes, voting info to promote the importance of voting in Nov. 6 election. Details here. 

* FREE Admission to Fort Pulaski, Sat. Sept. 22 for National Public Lands Day. Details here.

STEM & Maker Fest @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is. Sat. Sept. 22. Details here.

* Harbour Town Fall Festival, Sun. Sept. 23. Hilton Head Is. Details here.

* 10th Annual Statts Fest 2018 Sat. Sept. 29, Savannah. Details here.

* Opening Day of Poppell Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, Sat. Sept. 29. Military, Law Enforcement, Emergency Personnel Appreciation Day $2 per ticket discount (with ID). Details here. 

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October 2018

Opening day of Holiday Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, pig races, Ridgeland SC (About an hour drive from Savannah), Thurs. Oct. 4. Details here. 

* Georgia Day-Go Dawgs @ Poppell Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze.  Wear your UGA shirt & receive an entry into our drawing for (2) UGA vs. UMASS tickets to the game in Athens on 11/17/18. Drawing will be held at 4PM. You must be present to win. Ages 16 & older, Sat. Oct. 6. Details here. 

Military Discount Day @ Holiday Farms pumpkin patch, hayrides, pig races , Ridgeland SC. (About an hour drive from Savannah). All active duty military, spouses & children will receive 50% off admission with proper ID on Sat. Oct. 6. Details here. 

* Tybee Pirate Festival & Parade 2018, Oct. 4-7. Ferris Wheel & Saturday parade too. Details here.

* Annual Buddy Walk & FREE Family Fun Festival, Forsyth Park, Sat. Oct. 6. Details here.

* FREE Coastfest 2018, Sat. Oct. 6 in Brunswick, Ga. Georgia’s largest outdoor festival celebrating our state’s coastal, environmental, historical and cultural resources. Interactive exhibits, activity areas, touch tanks w/ live coastal animals, games Details here.

Little Shop of Horrors (Rated PG-13) @ Lucas Theater, Savannah, 3PM Sun. Oct. 7. Details here.

* FREE Picnic in the Park 2018, Oct. 7. Details here.

* Beaufort Shrimp Festival 2018, Oct. 5-6. Details here.

* FREE Oktoberfest 2018 & Wiener Dog Races, Oct. 5-7. Wiener dog races on Sat. Oct. 6. Details here.

* FREE Garden City Public Safety Day with kids’ activities, 10AM-2PM, Oct. 13. Details here.

* Savannah Greek Festival 2018, Oct. 11-13. Details here.

* Junior League of Savannah Thrift Sale 2018 @ National Guard Armory, Oct. 12-14. Details here.

* FREE Skidaway Marine Science Day 2018 @ the UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Is. Kid-friendly, Noon-4PM Oct. 13. Details here.  

* Frogwarts Festival, Harry-Potter inspired event @ Georgia State Railroad Museum 11AM-3PM Sun. Oct. 14. Details here.

Girls Engineer It Day for 6th-12th graders, Savannah. Registration required. Sat. Oct. 20. Details here. 

* Fall Family Fun Festival 2018 @ Skidaway Is. State Park, 11AM-4PM Oct. 20.  Details here. 

* Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival 2018, Richmond Hill, Oct. 19-21. Details here.

Morning Marsh Madness family bike ride. Kid-friendly. On Skidaway Is. Sat. Oct. 20. Details here.

* Savannah Midnight Garden Bike Ride 2018, 5-10PM Sat. Oct. 20. Details here.

* Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair 2018, Statesboro Oct. 15-20. Pig races, LEGO competition, carnival rides, petting zoo & more. Details here.

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

* Halloween Hike 2018 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Fri & Sat. Oct. 19 & 20. (TENTATIVE PENDING REPAIRS FROM TORNADO DAMAGE) Details here.

* Wag-O-Ween 2018 trick or treating for dogs at participating businesses in Historic Savannah, Sat. Oct. 20. Details here.

* Free Family Day: Monet to Matisse @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Sat. Oct. 20. Details here.

* FREE Pumpkin Patch, Costume Contest, Sat. Oct. 27 @ Hilton Head Is. Details here.

* Fall Fun Day @ Poppell Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze in Odum, Ga. near Jesup. Halloween Costume Contest @ 2PM. It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown Outdoor Movie showing @ 7PM, Sat. Oct. 27.  Details here. 

* Shalom Y’all – Jewish Food Festival 2018, Monterey Square, Savannah. Sun. Oct. 28. Details here.

FREE Halloween open house @ Lake Mayer in Savannah with MOMS Club of Savannah. Open to the public. 10AM-Noon Tues. Oct. 30. Dress your little ones up for some Halloween fun. (Costumes are optional). Details here. 

* FREE Trunk-o-ween at Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Hilton Head Is., Wed. Oct. 31. Details here.

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November 2018

* Coastal Empire Fair 2018, Savannah. Carnival rides & more. Nov. 1-9. Details here. 

* KiDS Rock Savannah 2018, Kids in grades K & older celebrate being active, having fun with their friends at this 1 mile fun run (1/2 mile for kindergarteners) at Daffin Park, Sun. Nov. 4. Details here.

* FREE Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters Reinterpretation Community Celebration, 1-4PM Sat. Nov. 17. Details here.

* FREE Savannah Children’s Book Festival 2018, Forsyth Park.  Unfortunately, the longtime & much beloved Savannah Children’s Book Festival will not happen this year due to lack of grant funding. Learn more here. 

* Pee Wee Rodeo 2018 @ The Old Dairy Farm. Pony rides, wagon rides, mechanical bull, face painting, archery, farm animal petting zoo & more, Nov. 17. Details here.

* Harvest Festival & Cane Grinding @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Nov. 17. Details TBA