Events: 28th October 2017

Savannah Film Festival

Every year Savannah College of Art and Design hosts the annual Savannah Film Festival, inviting award-winning filmmakers, directors, actors and actresses to come attend the festival and award them for their accomplishments. From Oct. 28-Nov. 4, 2017 there will be screenings of unreleased and recently released films, as well as an assortment of talks and panels with…

2017 Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens Walking Tour

An afternoon stroll is a favorite way to see Beaufort. The private homes on this perennially popular tour are located in the city’s National Historic Landmark District—the state’s largest. A variety of architectural styles built in the city over the past two hundred years are represented. Among the six houses open today are Cassena, ca. 1815,…

Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance

Oct. 27-Nov. 5, 2017, the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will bring international names in automotive collecting and racing to Hilton Head Island for its 16th annual celebration. Events include SAVANNAH SPEED CLASSIC, CAR CLUB SHOWCASE, AERO EXPO, TWO DAY FEATURES, CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE, FLIGHTS and FANCY AEROPORT GALA and the Hilton Head…

Savannah Speed Classic Savannah Speed Classic

Nestled across the water from the famed River Street, Savannah’s own little private island comes alive with the roar of engines Oct. 27-29, 2017. With its storied past and cobblestone streets, Savannah, unbeknownst to most, is the birth place of Grand Prix racing. Celebrating that heritage, the Savannah Speed Classic is a unique road race experience…

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…

Annual Savannah Film Festival at Trustees Theater

October 28 – November 4: Annual Savannah Film Festival at Trustees Theater. Screenings of unreleased and recently released films, plus talks and panels with professional filmmakers, directors, actors and actresses. 216 E. Broughton St. For festival passes and the complete schedule of events, call (912) 525-5051 visit filmfest.scad.edu.

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…

Diesel Locomotive Rides

October 27-29: Diesel Locomotive Rides at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, Fri. & Sat. at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.; Sun. at 1 & 2 p.m. 655 Louisville Rd. (912) 651-6823 or www.chsgeorgia.org.

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.

Graveface Fright Fest Film Festival

October 28: Graveface Fright Fest Film Festival at the Tybee Post Theater, 1-11 p.m. A horror movie fest, including “Deadtime Stories” (1986) with writer/director Jeffrey Delman appearing in a Q&A, vendors and more. For details and ticket packages, call (912) 472-4790 or visit www.tybeeposttheater.org.

Middleground Church of Christ Youth Explosion 2017

Join Middleground Church of Christ Saturday, Oct. 28 from 3-6 p.m. for Youth Explosion 2017! Report to Faith Academy at JustHIS League Headquarters at 11808 Middleground Rd. to explore Bible Heroes and find the hero in you. Registration is required at www.middlegroundcoc.eventbrite.com. Registration Deadlines: Free per child before Sept. 15, 2017 (First 25 Kids) $5.00…

The Nightmare on Congress Street Charity Bar Crawl

Do you have what it takes to survive “A Nightmare on Congress Street” on Oct. 28, 2017 and win the $2,500 Costume Contest? This Halloween Bar Crawl is Savannah’s creepiest and scariest bar crawl along Savannah’s eeriest strip. We want to see your best, scariest, and most outrageous costumes! That’s right, a $2,500 costume contest!…

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…