Tuesday, September 25, 2012

October Events in Savannah During Your Bed and Breakfast Vacation

Fall is the perfect time to visit the south!  While the nights AND days are getting cooler in the north, the southern weather becomes very pleasant and inviting.  Here in Savannah, the start of fall coincides with plenty of events for our bed and breakfast guests to enjoy!

Coming up very soon is Oktoberfest on October 5-7, 2012 on the River with brats, beverages, music, dancing, and vendors selling their amazing artistic wares.  Not to mention the ever-popular wiener dog races!  Duck inside one or more of the 100+ shops, restaurants, and pubs along River Street as well!  Enjoy First Friday Fireworks after dark on the 5th!

That very same weekend, Savannah's Annual Picnic in the Park occurs on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 2pm-9:30pm.  Since the early 1980s, this annual family event has been held in Forsyth Park in the heart of the Historic District.  Featuring live music and entertainment, and family activities, the event is free to the public.  This year's sponsor is Parker's:  a Savannah-based company that runs 27 convenience stores in the area.  The theme is "Some Enchanted Evening," and guests are encouraged to bring the theme to life if they wish!

The Savannah Greek Festival happens almost one week later on October 11-13, 2012.  Now in its 61st year, this even presents Greek tradition, foods, music, dancing, and items for sale in the St. Paul's Hellenic Center at 14 West Anderson Street.  Some of the delicious food choices available include Gyros, Greek Salad, Greek Lamb, Dolmades (rice and beef flavored with herbs and wrapped in grape leaves), Pastitsio (a baked macaroni dish), and Spanakopita (filo dough with spinach and feta cheese).  Greek desserts are also available including Baklava, Loukoumades (honey puffs), Chocolate Walnut Triangles, and more!  Thousands of guests visit to experience the festivities, and you are cordially invited!  There is no admission during daytime hours, however a $2 donation is requested after 4pm.

On Saturday, October 20, St. Vincent's Academy hosts the Tour of Homes & Tea:  a self-guided tour through their own 1845 Convent building, continuing through nine beautiful private homes in the Historic district.  Tea will be served on the Convent grounds, including confections and tea sandwiches.  This is a great way to learn about the architectural changes in our beautiful city through time!  Tickets are available at the Tour of Homes website.  Event prices range from $45 for the entire event, and on down to $10 for a single house tour.

Of course, don't forget about the Tybee Island Pirate Festival happening from October 4-7, 2012, and the Jewish Food Festival on October 28, 2012 in Forsyth Park!

And since this is October, area haunted houses and attractions will be in full swing on weekend nights through Halloween!  Just ask the innkeeper at your favorite bed and breakfast inn for information and directions to the attraction that best suits your taste!

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