The October A List:
Forever Pumpkins : Why carve a pumpkin that you'll have to throw away when you could carve and paint a hand-thrown clay Forever Pumpkin at Tire City Potters in downtown Augusta instead?!
Augusta Photography Festival : From month long photography exhibits to scenic photo walks to down-and-dirty workshops - photographers will leave the festival feeling anything but "amateur." Don't miss the keynote talk by Eddie Tap - a Cannon Explorer of Light.
October 1 & 2
Westobou Festival : Starlight Cinema on the Augusta Common, Wendy Whelan / Brian Brooks at the Imperial Theatre and the Gallery Hop starting from the Westobou Gallery are just a few of the awesome events going on during the last two days of Westobou.
Dash of the Dead : This zombie themed 5k race and event at Phinizy Swamp & Nature Park will include zombie face painting, a photo booth, barbeque, beer and lemonade, live music, and outdoor games. Runners and walkers are encouraged to go all out with their zombie costumes!
October 7 & 8
Hispanic Festival : Sip on a fresh Piña Colada, sample authentic Hispanic food and enjoy folk and musical performances at the Augusta Common.
October 13 - 16
Greek Festival : Grab some authentic Greek food and have a seat as you enjoy traditional Greek dances and live music. Make sure to stop at the bazaar to pick up a pashmina or a bottle of olive oil during this three day festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.
Blues Traveler : The iconic 90's jam band brings almost 20 years of songs to the Lady Antebellum Amphitheatre in Evans Town Center Park.
October 15 & 16
Colonial Times: A Day to Remember : Get a glimpse into the daily life of Colonial settlers at this two day festival featuring demonstrations in pottery, weaving and spinning, frontier trading, quilting, blacksmithing, meat curing, gold and silversmithing, candle making, and much more at the Living History Park.
Walk with the Spirits : This 45 minute walking tour at the Summerville Cemetery is lead by costumed guides who divulge the history of the cemetery along with interesting facts about the "spirit" that they are portraying. Along the way, you'll stop and hear stories of notable citizens from Augusta's past.
Southern Suds : This event at the Augusta Museum of History features live music, interactive games, beer talks and Augusta and Georgia craft beer tastings including a limited edition vintage brew from River Watch Brewery. Recipe #888 for a wheat and persimmon beer was discovered in a 1870's cookbook found in the museum collection - don't miss the chance to taste it's modern re-creation, called "Per Simma Down."
October 22 & 23
Summerville Tour of Homes : Wander through iconic cottages and Antebellum mansions that line the historic Summerville neighborhood in Augusta during this self guided event. Don't forget to stop at the tour headquarters at the Appleby Library and explore the Georgia Grown Village.
October 28 & 29
Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee : North Augusta's annual fall family festival will feature live music by Moon Taxi, Gin Blossoms, and Tonic along with rides, corn hole, crafts and street food in the center of downtown on Georgia Avenue.
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra presents: Haunted Hollywood : Led by their charismatic Maestro, Rick Benjamin, the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra will re-create the syncopated sounds of the silent film era at the Imperial Theatre during three comedic spooky films - The Adventurer with Charlie Chaplin, The Haunted House with Buster Keaton and Haunted Spooks with Harold Lloyd.
Halloween Family Camping Night : Camp out under the stars at Phinizy Swamp & Nature Park for a weekend of fun including campsite trick-or-treating for kids, a guided night-time cemetery walk, hot dogs and s'mores over a fire, hayrides and a morning nature hike.
Fall Steeplechase : Aiken hosts the 25th Holiday Cup - which includes 5 steeplechase races around the track, tailgating, a carriage parade, a costume contest, trick-or-treating along the rail, and the Village of Shops.