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.

Through October 4
Beaufort Shrimp Festival
Carolina Lowcountry
Due to limitations on large gatherings, this culinary event has been reimagined and now will feature daily fresh-caught shrimp specials and tasting menus from more than 20 top restaurants and chefs in Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands. beaufortshrimpfestival.com

Through November 1
Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival
Atlanta
Entertainment includes attractions, pie-eating contest, new interactive Magic Show with award-winning magician and Las Vegas headliner Aaron Radatz and 10 new themed areas with more than 40 newly imagined scenes, thousands of glowing lights, massive carved pumpkins, bubbles, fog and glow-in-the-dark adventures after sunset. 2-9 p.m. Fri. through Sun. stonemountainpark.com

October 2-11
Georgia State Fair
Atlanta
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. georgiastatefair.org

October 8-November 7
The Fall Tours
Charleston
Tour the private piazzas, porches and gardens of some of the nation’s most exceptional historic houses. Excludes interiors; masks and social distancing required. Daily capacity limited. Sanitation stations at each property. preservationsociety.org

October 16-18
Taste of Atlanta
Atlanta
Food, wine, beer and cocktail festival features more than 90 restaurants offering their most popular dishes and drinks, chef demos, hands-on cooking classes and more. $25 and up. Historic Fourth Ward Park. tasteofatlanta.com

October 17
Pickin’ & Shuckin’ with Beer & Bubbles
Tybee Island
Toast island life during sunset with mountains of roasted oysters and a barbecue pig pickin’ under a big tent on the lawn in front of the restored Tybee Post Theater. Everyone takes home a souvenir oyster knife. 6-8 p.m. $75. tybeeposttheater.org

October 20-21
Drive-Through South Carolina State Fair
Columbia
This year’s fair will feature drive-through attractions, entertainment and exhibits. Free. See schedule online at scstatefair.org

October 23
Sounds of the Lowcountry
Charleston
Half of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra performs outdoors at Firefly Distillery with special guest vocalist Zandrina Dunning. Bring blankets and chairs. Limited tickets; social distancing required. charlestonjazz.com

October 31
Ghost Tours Under the Full Moon
Savannah
Get ready for the spookiest of nights during walking ghost tour of haunted Savannah. Two tours available: 7-9 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. Adults $25-$30, youth $15. Reservations, masks and social distancing required. 6thsenseworld.com

November 7-8
Redfish Fishing 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. tybeefishingco.com

To have your event considered for publication, please submit materials to info@columbiacountymag.com. All listings require a two-month lead time.