Events: 21st October 2017

Oatland Island Halloween Hike Halloween Hike at Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Enjoy a fun, safe, not-so-scary Halloween Hike at Oatland Island Wildlife Center on Oct. 20 & 21, 2017 with your little trick-or-treaters from 5-8 p.m. Walk with them down the forest trail to meet and gather goodies from friendly animal characters. Mother Earth will be there to show you the way and Mother Goose to…

Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival

October 20-22: Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival hosted by the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce in J.F. Gregory Park. Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fresh seafood, live entertainment, a carnival and arts and crafts. 520 Cedar St. in Richmond Hill. (912) 756-3444 or www.goseafoodfestival.com.

Unity in the Community River Street Festivals in Savannah Gullah GeeChee Festival

The Gullah GeeChee Festival will take place on River Street on Oct. 21 & 22, 2017, from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. The fest will feature Gullah/Geechee vendors, entertainment and speakers as well as local artists, craft and food vendors. One of Unity in the Community’s free, family friendly “Artists, Crafters & Entertainment Festivals,” the…

Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival

October 14-22: The thirteenth annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival will be held in the charming and eclectic historic and state designated cultural district of Bluffton SC, well known for its quirky art community and natural river beauty. The festival is a week long event offering a myriad of activities, showcasing the locally harvested…

Patrick’s Ride Fundraiser

Strap on a helmet and get your bike in gear for Patrick’s Ride on Saturday, October 21, 2017! Join a team of riders who have accepted the challenge to ride from the Anderson Cancer Institute in Savannah to Augusta in a single day (140 miles plus). Patrick’s Ride was founded by the late Patrick Booton…

Savannah Georgia Forsyth Farmers’ Market The Forsyth Farmers’ Market

The Forsyth Farmers’ Market (FFM) was founded in 2009 by six women who came together with the intention of supporting their common vision of a local food system that is good for the health of all people and the environment. They merged with the existing Starland market and sought permission from the city to allow a farmers’ market in historic Forsyth Park. The first market was on May 9th, 2009. The FFM was conceived and planned to provide all members of Savannah’s community a welcoming, inclusive place to purchase local food and address food access issues. Despite some logistical challenges, Forsyth Park was chosen because it is a beautiful, public place in Savannah where everyone feels welcome. The founders made a special effort to seek out vendors from all backgrounds and conduct outreach to a wide variety of people. FFM, Inc. is currently in the process of applying for a 501c3 designation.

From the very beginning, the FFM has focused on food and food issues which is why it is a producer-only market (meaning all vendors have to be producing at least 75% of the products they sell) and allows only food and plant vendors. The founders also sought to address food access by opening the market with a token system that allow shoppers to use SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program, formerly known as food stamps). The FFM was one of the first independent, farmers’ markets in the nation to institute this system. By partnering with Wholesome Wave Georgia to double SNAP purchases and by conducting outreach to those community members who utilize SNAP the FFM has had the second highest SNAP sales at a farmers’ market in the state year after year.

Organizers envision a farmers’ market that is a strong hub of community activity that supports many aspects of a healthy local food system. To that end, there are many ways to participate in the market besides buying and selling. The market partners with health advocates, garden enthusiasts, community builders and a variety of other groups. There is a designated education and outreach space at each market. Please check out our “get involved” page to see who you can deepen your understanding of and participation in the transformation of our food system.

Mission
The mission of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market is to promote understanding and participation in a local food system that supports sustainable production and increases access to local products.

Vision
The FFM envisions a sustainable, local food system that promotes the health of individuals, farmers and the community.

Wilmington Island Farmers' Market Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market

The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (WIFM) is held every Saturday rain or shine from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March-June and September-December. This outdoor market sets up on the property of Islands High School (170 Whitemarsh Island Rd.) on Whitemarsh Island. Come by for one of our many on-site programs including: • Food vendors and Artisan vendors…

Tybee Island Light Station and Museum Tours

Wednesday-Monday: Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, is open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., depending on weather conditions. We are a complete light station whose history dates back to 1736. The tower stands 145 feet tall and has three Light Keeper’s Cottages nearby. A small 1812 Summer Kitchen holds archaeological finds. Across…

Keller’s Country Weekend

October 21-22: Keller’s Country Weekend at Keller’s Flea Market. 5901 Ogeechee Rd. (912) 927-4848 or www.ilovefleas.com.

“Reptiles Alive!” at the Westin Savannah Harbor

Get to know your reptilian neighbors at the “Reptiles Alive!” showcase Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m-4 p.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa! Cosponsored by Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges, this Reptile Awareness Day event is free and open to the public. This all-day event will feature multiple exhibitors displaying…

St. Vincent’s Annual Historic Tour of Homes & Tea

Through the generosity of presenting sponsors St. Joseph’s/Candler Health Systems and Optim Orthopedics, St. Vincent’s Academy hosts the 2017 Annual Tour & Tea on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit the restoration and preservation of the 1845 Convent of St. Vincent de Paul. This popular, self-guided tour features the original 1845…

Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson

Named after James Jackson, one-time governor of Georgia, Old Fort Jackson is a beautifully preserved fort along the Savannah River, and is Georgia’s oldest standing brick fortification.

Old Fort Jackson is a must-see National Historic Landmark offering cannon firings and daily interactive programs. Please call for the daily schedule. Minutes away from Savannah’s Historic District, visitors of all ages experience unique views of Savannah’s riverfront skyline and the Talmadge Bridge while walking the grounds of one of the oldest brick fortifications along the East Coast.

Savannah Jaycees 75th Anniversary Gala

Come celebrate the Savannah Jaycees’ 75th Anniversary Gala Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. in the ballroom in the Embassy Suites Hotel! The public is invited to participate in the 75th Anniversary Gala to join the Jaycees in their celebration of past accomplishments. Guests will enjoy live music, dinner and dancing. As part of the…

Midnight Garden Ride

October 21: Savannah’s favorite family-friendly bicycling event returns to Historic Grayson Stadium, 1401 East Victory Dr. Our casually-paced, police-escorted ride travels through Savannah’s most beautiful neighborhoods, then returns to Grayson Stadium for a concert, food and beverages, and fun. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Savannah Bicycle Campaign. Join hundreds of other cyclists and see Savannah…

Savannah Live at the Savannah Theatre “Savannah Live” at the Savannah Theatre

The historic Savannah Theatre presents “Savannah Live” Sept. 2-Nov. 18, 2017. This dazzling two-hour musical variety show features an award-winning professional cast and live band performing everything from pop, jazz, Broadway and rock and roll. Call for show times. “A must-see while in Savannah!” says TripAdvisor. Shows are at 8 p.m. Check calendar or call ahead…