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Say Hello to Fall with these Events

Ready to pull out your jackets and scarves for fall? Whether you want to enjoy the cooler weather, sample the flavors of fall or take in your favorite fairs, our communities have something for you.

Anderson Greek Festival– Anderson, SC, Sept. 14-16
Try the food and take in the culture of Greece with a visit to the Anderson Greek Festival.

Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival– Augusta, GA, Sept. 14-16
Shop for handmade arts and fine crafts, sample delicious international food and watch showcase performances by talent from all over the Southeast at this year’s festival.

Riverbanks ZOOfari– Columbia, SC, Sept. 21
Support the Riverbanks Zoo by buying a ticket to the popular ZOOfari event. Enjoy cocktails and food from local restaurants, a behind-the-scenes zoo experience and maybe a chance to see the zoo’s newest additions.

31stAnnual Big Red Apple Festival– Cornelia, GA, Sept. 22
This year’s festival will feature a classic car show, Anything Apple Competition, live and local entertainment, great food vendors, corn hole tournament, tours in the Train Museum, hayrides to Chenocetah Tower, and more!

Okra Strut Festival– Irmo, SC, Sept. 28-29
As one of the more popular festivals in the Midlands, the Okra Strut Festival offers live music, family entertainment, a parade and more!

Richmond Dog Festival– Richmond, VA, Sept. 29
It’s the first year of this festival celebrating all things dogs. Enjoy food trucks, live music, craft beer and all the dogs you can pet.

Summerville Italian Feast– Summerville, SC, Sept. 30
Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and wines in Summerville’s Hutchinson Square.

14thAnnual Blues & Jazz Festival– Rock Hill, SC, Oct. 4-5
Opening with a free concert in Baxter Village Thursday, Oct. 4, the Blues & Jazz Festival also includes a restaurant crawl through Old Town Rock Hill on Friday, Oct. 5.

Beaufort Shrimp Festival– Beaufort, SC, Oct. 5-6
Head to historic Beaufort, SC for the popular Beaufort Shrimp Festival. Enjoy concerts in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, arts and crafts vendors and lots of shrimp.

Wilmington Riverfest– Wilmington, NC, Oct. 5-7
This festival includes a street fair with vendors selling art and handmade crafts, live entertainment, fireworks, over 30 food vendors and more.

2018 Georgia Mountain Fall Festival– Hiawassee, GA, Oct. 12-20
Fall in the mountains is worth celebrating and you can enjoy the atmosphere at the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival.

Little River ShrimpFest– Little River, SC, Oct. 13-14
Enjoy a children’s area, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon artists, two stages of live music, and approximately 150 different vendors at this year’s ShrimpFest. Enjoy local seafood by the waterfront restaurants as well as your fair food favorites.

Carolina Balloonfest– Statesville, NC, Oct. 19-21
This is a hot air balloon festival like no other. Watch balloon competitions, food vendors, live entertainment, balloon rides and much more.

Western Carolina State Fair– Aiken, SC, Oct. 19-28
Celebrate 50 years of the Western Carolina State Fair this year in Aiken, SC. All your fair favorites will be there including rides, food vendors and live entertainment.