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2011 Halloween, fall events

This is a list of 2011 Halloween events and fall festivals going on around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry. The list is being updated regularly as we get the events in. To submit your event for this list, email us at newsrelease@wtoc.com.

SAVANNAH AREA - CHATHAM COUNTY

Savannah Halloween
Date: Oct. 31
Details: The city of Savannah says Halloween will be observed on Monday.

Sixth Annual Wag o Ween
12-4 p.m.
Date: Oct. 22
Details: Trick or treat event for dogs. Raffle tickets also on sale for two prizes: a night at the Mansion or a night at the Hyatt.
Contact: For more details call 912.508.3336 or go to the group's website.

Halloween Dog Costume Contest
Time: 12-5 p.m.
Date: Oct. 30
Details: Savannah Kennel Club hosts its annual Halloween Doggie Costume Contest and a Match Competition. Registration noon to 1 p.m.; Contest 1 to 2 p.m.; Match 2 to 5 p.m. Costume contest $5 per dog; match competition $10 per dog. Proceeds from costume contest go to rescue group.
Contact: Eduardo Rivas at 912.508.4585 or Kelly Meyer at 912.238.3170.

Fall Festival 
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Date: Oct. 8
Details: Face and pumpking painting, bounce houses, corn stalks, wheat straw. Old Savannah Garden & Produce at the corner of Montgomery Crossroads and Marcus Place.
Contact: 912.355.1986.

Fall Festival
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Date: Oct. 27
Details: West Broad Street YMCA at the gym at the 1110 May St. Volunteers from Savannah State, Armstrong, FedEx, Junior League, South University, and dozens of other community organizations will be present to help put on children's games and activities.

Fall Festival
Time: 4 p.m.
Date: Oct. 28
Details: Festival at Grant Center. SCMPD juvenile officers to participate. Costume contest for children up to 12 years old. Flag football, Halloween safety tips and more.

Fall Fun Fair
Time: 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Date: Oct. 29
Details: At Kicklighter Academy. Gnate the Sand Gnat will be there at 11 a.m. Bounce houses, fire trucks, police cars, and carnival booths. Wear a costume and participate in the parade of costumes. Thrift sale opens at 8 a.m. Bake sale, hamburgers and hotdogs.
Contact: 912.355.7633

Hallelujah Fall Fest
Time: 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Date: Oct. 31
Details: Hosted by First Bryan Baptist Church Youth Ministry. Games, music, food and costume contest (no evil or demonic costumes). 575 West Bryan St.

Garden City Fall Festival
Time: 3-8 p.m.
Date: Oct. 22
Details: Garden City Town Center at 100 Central Ave. The Garden City Fall Festival Hog Chop features children's games and activities, live Southern rock, military, police and fire displays, the Midway Lemonade Girls and more. The evening ends with a fireworks display.
Contact: 912.966.7777 or go to www.gardencity-ga.gov

Superhero and Princess Halloween Carnival
Time:  6-8 p.m. 
Date: Oct. 28.
Details: Don Logana hosts the carnival at Leoci's Trattoria. All proceeds benefit the Court Appointed Special Advocate Association. Admission $30 per family up to 4 children. Each additional child is $5. Admission includes pizza, soda, candy. Activities: Face painting, artists, karaoke and more. Spiderman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Batman and other characters will greet the kids. Savannah-Chatham Metro Police will be doing free fingerprinting and McGruff the Crime Dog will be there and will lead the Halloween Costume parade around the neighborhood at 7:30 p.m.

All Souls Night
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: Oct. 15
Details: Savannah Danse Theatre presents. Show takes place at Trustees Theater. Fabulously frightening benefit and silent auction. Tickets $30 per person; $50 per couple; $15 child. Preshow bash 6 p.m. Bites and bubbly.  Sweet Treats Barre & Witches Brew. Winner of $300 in IDA money is announced. Taste many different dishes and vote in the recipe contest.
Contact: www.savannahdance.com or call 912.897.2102.

Halloween Carnival and Silent Auction fund-raiser
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Date: Oct. 22
Details: Hosted by Maxine Patterson School of Dance at 2212 Lincoln St. Games, face painting, arts and crafts, a cake walk and baked goods for sale. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on gift cards from restaurants, hotels, tours, kid places, Halloween costume contest. Admission $3 for children 12 and under and $5 for adults. Proceeds go to help fund the Rhythm and Motion performing group's trip to Daytona, Fla. to attend dance convention. 912.234.8745.

Corn Maze
Time: Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 1-10 p.m.; Sun. 2-7 p.m.
Date: Oct. 15-Nov. 20
Details: Ottawa Farms at 702 Bloomingdale Rd. in Bloomingdale. Hayrides, inflatables, maze, and more. $8 ages 6 and older. Price does not include corn cannon, refreshments or items bought in the story. Last tickets sold 30 minutes before closing. Contact: 912.748.3035 or see the Ottawa Farms website.

Rotary Trick or Trot 10k, 5k
Time: Race day registration 6:30-7:30 a.m.; Race time 8 a.m.; Raffle 7 a.m. to the end of the race, Face painting 8 -9 a.m., and the costume contest is judged at 9 a.m.
Date: Oct. 29
Details: Savannah Sunrise Club Rotarians host annual charity race at Wilmington Island's May Howard School. Event raises funds for Midtown Community Center, West Broad Street YMCA, and SAFE Shelter. Participants are encourage to dress in costume. Prizes awarded for outstanding costumes. Face painting, raffle, displays of other Rotary sponsored projects. Early registrants get $5 discount.
Contact: Register online at www.TrickorTrot.net.

Fall Family Festival
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 11 a.m. Bamboo Artifacts Museum Opening Ceremony.
Date: Oct. 22
Details: Facepainting, pony rides, mini train ride, plant vendors, arts and crafts vendors and more. Ronald McDonald will be in the Cottage Garden at 11 a.m. Visit with firefighters and their fire engines. Meet the Mosquito Control crew. Growing bananas lectures at 9:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the banana patch. 
Contact: For details, call 912.921.5460 or go to www.ugaextension.com/bamboo.

Savannah PAWrade
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Date: Oct. 29
Details: Pet parade and contest. Music, food, children's carnival, dog wag, low-cost microchipping and vaccine clinic. Takes place on Lamara Street next to Habersham Village. Hosted by Jacob G. Smith Elementary and TailsSpin.

"Hag Hunt" Guided Ghost Investigations
Time: Varies
Date: Oct. 1-31
Details: 21 and older only. All equipment and tutorial provided. Limited to 14 guests per investigation. Cost $100. Investigations are approximately 4 hours long.
Contact: 912.344.0864 or go to Blue Orb Tours website.

St. James School Fall Festival
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Date: Oct. 22
Details: Takes place at 8412 Whitfield Ave. at Montgomery Crossroads.Games, inflatable bounce houses & slides, face painting, a rock climbing wall, jousting, a hay ride, horse rides, a boat pond, bake sale, cake walk, craft market, karaoke, a dunk tank, food & drinks & so much more!  Tickets will be available at the fesitval. Chicken dinners will be available for pick up the day of the festival but orders must be place by Oct. 14. Chicken dinners $7, which includes grilled chicken, potato salad, green beans, a roll & iced tea. 
Contact: For more information, contact Angie Beck at 912.354.9456 or Carlyle Dorroh at 912.349.2766.

Trunk-or-Treat
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Date: Oct. 29 
Details: It will be held at Canaan Community Church located at 2401 Elgin St. in Savannah. There will be games, food, prizes for best costume, and face painting.
Contact: For more details, call Linda Loadholt at 912.604.9865 or Brenda Hall at 912.920.0600.

Corn Maze
Time: Times vary. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri. school field trips only. 5-10 p.m. Fridays corn maze and play area; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat. hayride and farm activities close at 5 p.m.
Date: Oct. 1-30.
Details: Poppell Farms at 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop. Admission varies. New this year is a hop-a-long rodeo; petting farm; 10-acre corn maze; cow train; duck races; crop hopper and more.
Contact: Call for details 912.586.2215 or 912.586.6380 or go to PoppellFarms.com.

A-MAIZE-ing Race 5K & Pumpkin Patch Trot
Time: Pumpkin Patch Trot 8 a.m., A-Maize-ing Race 5K 8:30 a.m.
Date: Oct. 15
Details: Race registration closes Oct. 5 at 11:59 PM PST. Event takes place at Poppell Farms at
1765 Hyma Poppell Loop.
Contact: Call Kathy Broadhead at 912.427.4707 or Tanya Poppell at 912.586.2215. See active.com website to register.

Festive Fall Fund-raiser
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: Oct. 15
Details: Savannah Danse Theatre hosts fund-raiser at Trustees Theatre. Includes performance, silent auction and more.
Contact: For tickets call 912.525.5050 or http://tickets.scadboxoffice.com/.

Stockade Storage 2nd Annual Halloween Bash
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Date: Oct. 28
Details: At 782 King George Blvd. Trick or Treating for the kids, Kid's costume contest, haunted house Bring a can food item for the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Contact: 912.925.2003.

2nd Annual Pink Honda-week Spooktacular
Time: 10 a.m.
Date: Oct. 29
Details: Southern Motors Honda at 10300 Abercorn St. Costume party. Costume contest at 2 p.m. Winners announced at 3 p.m. Free food, drinks, moon bounces, face painting. A $300 raffle. Raffle tickets are $1 each and proceeds go to breast cancer research.  Raffle tickets are available starting Oct. 10. Must be present at the Pink Honda-ween Spooktacular to win.

Trick or Treat
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Date: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Oct. 31
Details: Bass Pro Shops at Savannah Mall will offer Trick or Treating throughout the stores. Look for the orange and black balloons to mark in-store locations that are passing out treats.

Habersham YMCA Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Date: Oct. 28
Details: Moonbounces, games, crafts, a hayride and a cakewalk. Come dressed as your favorite costume (please, no scary or violent costumes) and Trunk or Treat.
Contact: For questions call 912.354.6223.

Talahi Island Fall Festval
Time: 2-6 p.m.
Date: Oct. 23
Details: 532 Quarterman Dr.
Contact: Talahicc@gmail.com

Islands Family YMCA Pumpkin Patch
Time: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Date: Weekdays Oct. 3-14
Details: Pumpkin Patch at the Islands YMCA begins Oct. 3. The is available for children in kindergarten- 2nd grade, daycare and church groups.
Contact: For more information or to make reservations call 912.897.1192.

Islands Family YMCA Fall Festival
Time: 11 a.m. -3 p.m.
Date: Oct. 22
Details: This event is open to the public and will include fall fun and activities for all ages.
Contact: For more information call 912.897.1192.

West Chatham YMCA Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Date: Oct. 21
Details: Donate a canned good item for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. There will be more than 20 trunks filled with treats for the kids, pumpkin decorating, snacks, games, costume contests.
Contact: 912.748.9622

POOLER

Second Annual Trunk or Treat
Time: 10a.m.-2p.m.
Date: Oct. 29
Details: St. Patrick's Episcopal Church at 1285 Pine Barren Rd. in Pooler. Candy, craft vendors, bake & lunch sale.

TYBEE ISLAND

Trick or Treat
Date: Oct. 31
Details: On Lewis Avenue, according to the city of Tybee Island.

Tybee Island YMCA Pumpkin Patch/Spooky Skate
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Date: Oct. 21
Details: The Pumpkin Patch will run from 6-7 p.m. Enjoy a snack while painting a free pumpkin. The Spooky Skate runs from 7- 9 p.m. Skate the night away dressed in your costume. There will be a costume contest, glow sticks and more. Please bring a food item to donate to Rising TYde Community Food Pantry.
Contact: For more information call 912.786.9622.

BRYAN COUNTY

MIDWAY

Haunted Schoolhouse
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29
Details: Admission $5. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Dorchester Village Civic Center at 1804 Islands Highway.
Contact: For more details call 912.884.3342 or go to www.dorchesterciviccenter.com.

RICHMOND HILL

Trick or Treat
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Date: Oct. 31
Details: The city of Richmond Hill says Halloween trick or treating will take place at this day and time.

Candle Lantern Tour of Ft. McAllister
Time: 7-10 p.m.
Date: Oct. 22
Details: $3.50 - $5. Tour the grounds by candlelight. Soldiers go through their nightly duties and chores.
Contact: 912.727.2339 or see the park's website.

BULLOCH COUNTY

Bulloch County Fall Festival
Time: 6 p.m.
Date: Oct. 28
Details: Mill Creek Park. Free event. Costume registration starts at 5:30 p.m. Wear your Halloween costume. Large candy trail, play games, bring your pet to enter them into the costume contest too. Festival food from vendors.
Contact: Shelley Salter at 912.764-5637. See schedule here.

STATESBORO

Scare on the Square
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
Date: Oct. 29
Details: Costume contest, thriller dance and more.
Contact: 912.764.7227 or email mainstreet@statesborodowntown.com.

Scare in the Boro
Time/Date: Oct. 28 6:30-10 pm; Oct. 29 7:30-10; Oct. 31
Details: $3 per person, per entry into the River of Screams. Lazy River will not have water in it during event. Ages 13 and older. On Oct. 28, the event will host a younger crowd from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tame Hour. River of Screams will then reopen on that day at 8:30 for ages 13 and older.
Contact: 912.764.5637 or see the event website.

EFFINGHAM COUNTY

Effingham County
Time: 6 p.m.
Date: Oct. 31
Details: The county has designated these hours for trick-or-treat ing and there will be additional deputies patrolling neighborhoods, according ot the Effingham County Sheriff's Office.

Effingham County Farmers Market & Fall Harvest Festival
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Date: Oct. 22
Details: The Effingham County Farmers Market will kick off its inaugural market with The Fall Harvest Festival in downtown Springfield at the Methodist Campground across from the fairgrounds.
Contact: 912.704.7651 or 912.754.6666 or email melissa@madracfarms.com, bbennett@cityofspringfield.com.

Fall Festival/Trunk or Treat
Time: 5-7 p.m.
Date: Oct. 29
Details: Hosted by Power's Baptist Church at 1104 Hwy. 80 in Eden.
Contact: Call Kaye Cooper at 912.433.4118 or Olivia Coleman at 912.748.3974.

RINCON

Pumpkin Patch
Time: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 22
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29
noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 30
Details: Madrac Farms in Rincon. They grow the Orange Bulldog pumpkin, a new variety of pumpkin developed by the University of Georgia to grow in Georgia's hot and humid summer climate. Corn maze, take a hay ride, play in the hay castle, and sling a rotten tomato with our high powered sling shots.
Contact: 912.704.7651 or go to www.madracfarms.com.

Festival
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Date: Oct. 29
Details: Sonic in Rincon at 584 S. Columbia Ave. Half-price hamburgers. Pumpkin decorating and costume contest with  age groups and prizes.
 
LIBERTY COUNTY

FLEMING

Fleming Baptist Church Fall Festival
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Date: Oct. 31
Details: Free fun including games, hay ride, a chili cookoff and make candy apples. Event takes place at 3526 N. Coastal Highway 17 in Fleming.
Contact: Call for details 912.884.5759.

HINESVILLE

Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night
Time: 4-8 p.m.
Date: Oct. 28
Details: The event includes giveaways, scarecrow displays, a "Not So Haunted" tour of the old jail, a free movie in the park and more.
Contact: 912.876.3564

LONG COUNTY

10th Annual Long County Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 Haunted House
Date:  Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
Time:  8 - 11:30 p.m.Details: Come and enjoy a full filled night with all the ghosts and goblins in the haunted houses and forest. Visit the dead in the dreaded cemetery and watch out while on the hay ride for what lurks in the night.
Price: Adults $5 and children under 12 $3.  Adult supervised play area with toys and games for the little ones.
Contact: Margie Deloach 912.237.1309.

APPLING COUNTY

Appling County Trick or Treat 
Date: Oct. 31
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

SCREVEN COUNTY

SYLVANIA

Halloween Bash
Time: Gates open at 3 p.m. Practice at 6 p.m. Racing starts at about 7:30 p.m.
Date: Oct. 29
Details: The Screven Motor Speedway is hosting a Halloween Bash on Oct. 29.  Racing will feature 15 classes of carts and will take place at the Gee Chee Creek Mudd Drag Track, the Gamecock Speedway Go-Cart Track. Tickets are $15 for adults and include all of the activities, plus pit admission to all racing venues. Children 7-12 are $5 and children 6 and under are free.
Contact: 912.228.5886

TATTNALL COUNTY

Tattnall County Trick or Treat
Date: Oct. 31 
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

TOOMBS COUNTY

Trick or Treat
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Date: Oct. 31
Details: According to the chamber of commerce, Halloween trick-or-treat for the cities of Vidalia, Lyons and Mount Vernon will be Monday.

WAYNE COUNTY

Trick or Treat
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Date: Oct. 31
Details: The city of Jesup says trick or treating will be held on Monday.

SOUTH CAROLINA 

BEAUFORT

Trick or Treat
Time: 5–6:30 p.m.
Date: Oct. 27
Details: Bay Street and beyond in downtown Beaufort. Presented by Main Street Beaufort, Co-sponsored by The Beaufort Police Department and the merchants of downtown Beaufort. 843.525.6644.

BLUFFTON

Bluffton Zombie Mile Run
Time: 6 p.m.
Date: Oct. 28
Details: Promenade in downtown Bluffton. Fees vary. Registration ends Oct. 26.
Contact: See the event website. Or register for the race here.

Trick or Treat TangerStyle
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Date: Oct. 29
Details: Halloween/Harvest Festival and Trick-Or-Treat at Tanger Center 2 Hilton Head. Geared toward children 12 and younger. It  will be held in the courtyard near shopper services at the Tanger 2 center.
Contact: For more details call 843.837.4339 or go to the Tanger Outlet website.

Kids College Fall Festival
Time: 6 p.m.
Date: Oct. 14
Details: at 17 Goeth Rd. Facepainting, hayrides, games, pumpkin decorating, costume contests and more. $2 per child. Food, games and other activities require tickets. 25 tickets for $10. 10 tickets for $5.
Contact: For details, call 843.757.9150.

Halloween Story Times
Time: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.
Date: Oct. 29
Details: The Storybook Shoppe in old town Bluffton at 41A Calhoun St. Children must be 3 and above to attend. Reservations are not necessary. 843.757.2600 or go to www.thestorybookshoppe.com.

BEAUFORT

Octoberfest 2011
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Date: Oct. 31
Details: 800 Parris Island Gateway in Beaufort. Octoberfest is a family friendly community event. Play games, ride rides, and enjoy a meal together. Every child 12 and under will also take a bag of candy home at the end of the night.
Contact: 843.525.1121

The Exchange Club of Beaufort's Ghost Tours
Time: Times vary
Date: Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 & 30
Details: Carriage ride or walking tours through Beaufort's historic district. Storytellers tell haunting tales of the area. Proceeds benefit Child Abuse Prevention Association.
Carriage tours are $20 for adults; $10 per child ages 3-11. Walking tours: $12 all ages.
Contact: For reservation and times call 843.524.4678 or go to their website

Third Annual Habersham Harvest Festival
Time: 12-6 p.m.
Date: Oct. 22
Details: At Habersham Marketplace off of Joe Frazier Road in Beaufort. Regionally expanded farmer's market and a celebration of food, fun, art, music and entertainment. Live music by Lowcountry Boil, crafts fair, hay rides, outdoor sports and games, a dog agility course, costume contest and games offered by Beaufort Dog. See website for more details.  

HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Annual Harvest Festival
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Date: Oct. 29
Details: Hosted by Hilton Head Presbyterian Church. Parade of costumes; pie eating contest, cake walk, chili cookoff, Hilton Head Fire Dept. fire truck. Hot dogs, chips and drinks $2. Admission is 1 canned good per child.  
Contact: 843.689.6362 or go to the church's website

Fall Festival
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Date: Nov. 12
Details: Hosted by St. Andrew By-The-Sea on Hilton Head Island. All festival proceeds support the outreach and mission projects of the church. Food, live music, bazaar, baked goods, garden shop, used books, electronics, furniture, collectibles. Silent auction.
Contact: 843.785.4711.

OUTSIDE THE COASTAL EMPIRE & LOWCOUNTRY:

Fright Fest
Time:  Times vary
Date: Every Saturday and Sunday in October; Friday evenings on Oct. 21, Oct. 28.
Details: Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell, Ga. Kids costume contest; Looney Tunes After Dark, McBoogles Hanson Cars; Bad Bob the Bone Butcher; Mr. Six's Spooktacular Dance Party; Percy Proton's Mad Science; Terror Train and more.
Contact: Park hours and more at sixflags.com/overgeorgia

Halloween Horror Nights
Time: Times vary
Dates: Sept. 23-Oct. 31 
Details: Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. Eight new haunted houses, six scare zones, two live shows and more.
Contact: Prices vary. See the park's website for more details.

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