Regional Events

NOTE: Please check all venue websites for updated information.

September 7-October 29
Oktoberfest in Alpine Helen
Beer, brats, bands and Lederhosen — join the longest-running Oktoberfest in the country with German music, German food and drinks, polka dancing, horse-drawn carriage rides, homemade fudge and shopping in a Bavarian-style village. Open seven days a week.

September 21-November 6
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 28-October 8
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean arts includes classical music, dance, gospel concert, jazz concert, poetry, R&B, storytelling, theater, visual arts and ethnic food. Various venues.

September 29-October 8
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. Ride wristbands $25-$30. Atlanta Motor Speedway.

October 7
Awendaw Blue Crab Festival
Grab your mallet and crab cracker for crabs served by the bucket with your choice of flavor – traditional, garlic or Cajun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Includes live music, more than 50 art and retail vendors, food trucks, beer and wine, kid area and hayrides. $10 admission. Food tickets extra.

October 7-8
Atlanta Air Show
Military and civilian performers include the F-22 Raptor Demo Team, Vought F4U Corsair Demo team, the Vietnam Era Tactical Helicopter Demo team and more. Falcon Field.

October 13
The contemporary Christian music artists perform The Caves World Tour with special guest Judah and the Lion. 7:30 p.m. Enmarket Arena

October 13-15
Fall for Greenville
Three-day food-tasting event spread over 8 blocks in downtown Greenville includes cuisine from more than 50 restaurants, more than 80 entertainers on eight stages, contests, challenges and kids’ area. Free admission; tasting tickets available.

October 14
Civil War Candle Lantern Tour
Richmond Hill
Take a 30-minute guided tour through reenactments at Fort McAllister Historic Park near Savannah. Includes soldiers on horseback, a blacksmith’s shop, hospital, powder magazine, barracks jail and night-time cannon firing over the Ogeechee River. 6:45-10 p.m. Tours held every half hour.

Southern Momma & Friends Comedy Tour
Comedians Darren Knight, Red Squirrel, Gary Cargal and Robin Phoenix perform at North Charleston Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m.

October 14-15
Steve Martin and Martin Short
Columbia (10/14)
Charleston (10/15)
The comedians and dos amigos perform the You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today tour with Jeff Babko and The Steep Canyon Rangers.,

October 18
Cece Winans
The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time brings her Believe For It Tour to Fox Theatre with special guests Jenn Johnson and Todd Dulaney. 7 p.m. $29 and up.

October 19-22
South Carolina Jazz Festival
The hometown of jazz king Dizzy Gillespie celebrates his 106th birthday with dozens of diverse jazz performances. Multiple venues.

October 20-22
Athens to Savannah Road Ride
Begins in Athens
Cycle 1, 2 or all 3 days: Fri. is Athens to Tennille (106 miles), Sat. is Sandersville to Statesboro (101 miles) and Sun. is Statesboro to Savannah (78 miles) with an option to ride a century (100-mile route). Gravel Ride (65% on dirt and gravel roads with 35% on connected paved road) also available.

October 21-22
Wooden Boat Show
Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. Show includes more than 100 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 26-29
Pat Conroy Literary Festival
Festival includes author discussions, writers workshops, a poetry reading, a screening of the film The Lords of Discipline and a musical performance. Presenters include Ron Rash, Mary Alice Monroe, Mary Kay Andrews, Victoria Benton Frank, Cassandra King, Homeira Qaderi, Mitchell Zuckoff, Tom Pope and more.

October 27-29
Georgia-Florida Golf Classic
Jekyll Island
Bulldog and Gator fans gather for a 3-day golf tournament leading up to the Georgia-Florida football game. Includes two rounds of golf at Jekyll Island Golf Club, a practice round and all food and drinks. Jekyll Island Golf Club.

November 1
Stevie Nicks
The singer, songwriter and storyteller performs with special guest Jesse Baylin. 7 p.m. Enmarket Arena.

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