Regional Events

Note: Event date, venue and other details may change at short notice due to the pandemic. Please check all information at the official website before making plans to attend an event.

September 23-November 7
Fall Foliage Train
Blue Ridge, Georgia
Ride a century-old railroad along the Toccoa River and through historic Murphy Junction on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Trip is one hour each way with a two-hour layover for sightseeing and shopping in McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee.

September 30-October 10
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean culture includes classical music, dance, gospel concert, jazz concert, poetry, R&B, storytelling, theater, visual arts and ethnic food.

October 1-10
Georgia State Fair
Fair includes midway rides, petting zoo, camel and pony rides, pig races and family activities. Admission $5-$10; children 4 and under free. Unlimited ride wristbands $25 for all ages. Atlanta Motor Speedway.

October 5
Ziggy Marley
The Grammy-winning reggae, funk and blues musician performs a live tribute to his father, Bob Marley. 7 p.m. $20-$99. Columbia Speedway Amphitheater.

October 7
Lauren Daigle
The Grammy winner presents her World Tour with special guest The War and Treaty. 7:30 p.m. $28 and up. North Charleston Coliseum.

October 7-November 6
Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens
Visit private homes and gardens in Charleston’s historic districts and take walking tours to learn about the homes, history and architecture. Various tours, times and costs.

October 8
The Monkees Farewell Tour
Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz embark on their farewell tour with songs that span the band’s entire career. 8 p.m. Atlanta Symphony Hall.

October 8-9
Chili Cook-off and Jeep Island
Hilton Head Island
This year the Sat. main event is at the Coastal Discovery Museum and combined with the Kiwani’s Chili Cook-off, so bring your Jeep, a bunch of friends and your appetite for chili, football on the big screen, live music and more. Kickoff happy hour is Fri. at the Lowcountry Celebration Park. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

October 9
Palmetto Peanut Boil
Annual event features a boiled peanut competition with some of the best cooks and recipes in SC along with live music, food and kids’ entertainment. Admission is free. Leashed pets are welcome. Noon-6 p.m.

Mike Epps
The actor and comedian performs his In Real Life Comedy Tour with special guests Earthquake, Bruce Bruce and Arnez J. 8 p.m. $59-$125. North Charleston Coliseum.

World War II Heritage Day
Peachtree City
Commemorative Air Force Airbase Georgia is dedicating this year’s event in honor of all Rosie the Riveters, American women who worked in the military equipment factories during WWII. Activities include warbird rides, military vehicles on display, food trucks, a Stearman vintage aircraft fly-in, PX and living history displays. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 11-17. Children 10 and under are free. Falcon Field.

October 9-10
“Big Bully” Redfish Tournament
Tybee Island
Georgia’s largest family friendly beach fishing tournament features adult and youth divisions, raffle, family activities and more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. $55 adults, $35 youth.

October 13
Home Free
The country a cappella group presents its Dive Bar Saints World Tour at Charleston Music Hall. 8 p.m. $40-$50.

October 14
Bill Burr
The stand-up comedian, actor and podcaster performs at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $50-$60.

October 15
Old Crow Medicine Show
The Grammy-winning folk band performs with special guest Molly Tuttle. 7 p.m. $20-$79. Columbia Speedway Amphitheater.

Civil War Candle Lantern Tour
Richmond Hill
Take a guided historical trip through time by candlelight at Fort McAllister State Park with reenactments, horse-mounted soldiers and tours of barracks. See the only Fort McAllister nighttime cannon firing available to the public. 6-10 p.m. $25; limited space. (912) 727-2339,

October 15-17
Stone Mountain Highland Games
Features stages with live music, Highland dancing, pipes and drums, clan competitions, Scottish athletics and children’s games. Various prices. Stone Mountain Park.

October 16-17
Wooden Boat Show
Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. Show includes more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, a wooden boatbuilding competition, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food and music. Free admission. Downtown waterfront.

October 17
The Christian rock band presents its Into the Mystery Tour concert with special guests Switchfoot and The New Respects. North Charleston Coliseum. 7 p.m. $31 and up.

October 19
MasterChef Live!
Meet the North American Tour cast that includes season 10 fan favorite Noah Sims, season 7 Junior runner up Malia Brauer, and season 7 junior winner Che Spiotts. 7 p.m. $25-$75.

October 20
Steely Dan
The rock band performs its Absolutely Normal Tour at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. $65-$225.

October 21
The Marshall Tucker Band
The Southern rock band performs at Charleston Music Hall. 8 p.m. $40-$90.

For King & Country
The contemporary Christian music group presents its Relate Fall Tour concert at the North Charleston Coliseum. 7 p.m.

October 22
Sean of the South
Tybee Island
Join Sean Dietrich, a columnist, novelist and podcast host known for his commentary on life in the American South. 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater. $25-$30.

October 23
Atlanta Chili Cookoff
Sample all the chili you can handle from more than 75 teams from restaurants, amateurs and junior competitions. 1-5 p.m. $10-$35; free admission for kids 10 and under with paid adult. Brook Run Park.

Groovin’ High – A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie
Jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra to pay tribute and celebrate the musicianship and life of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie. Charleston Music Hall. Two shows: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. $10-$62.

October 29-November 7
Charleston Beer Week
Annual celebration of Charleston’s craft beer culture includes more than 50 events over 10 days across the city.

November 4
Air Supply
The soft rock duo presents the Lost in Love Experience at North Charleston Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. $48-$98.

See Halloween Happenings and Fairs & Festivals for additional regional events.

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