What To Do In Savannah GA in October

Fall activities to look forward to in Savannah, GA

We are still trying to wrap our heads around the fact that we are already in the last few months of 2020. And you know what that means...PUMPKIN SPICE! Kidding...It’s the most beautiful time of the year - Fall! So what’s going on this time of year in the midst of COVID-19, you ask? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. 

Below we have compiled a list of 5 fall activities we have to look forward to.

  1. Oyster Season kicking off October 1st! 

Aside from the gorgeous weather, Fall is known to bless Savannah with delicious seafood favorites, like oysters! According to the Georgia Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner, Mark Williams: “Georgia’s territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2020, through midnight Monday, Sept. 30, 2020”. Read more here.

What this means for you as a consumer of Georgia oysters is that there will likely be an increased supply of an array of oyster dishes featured in many of our local restaurants! Recipes for oysters range from fried, grilled, steamed, to raw and we know you will quickly become addicted. One place in particular that comes to mind is La Scala Ristorante. With a $1 per oyster deal, La Scala Ristorante (one of our favorites) is known for hosting annual Oyster Roasts that are hard to beat! Fingers crossed they keep this annual event going through January like they did last year! 

Oh and just in case you were still unsure of how to shuck oysters - you’re welcome. Video Courtesy of VisitSavannah.com's Facebook Page.

  1. Picnic in the Park 

Another crowd favorite is the Picnic in the Park at Forsyth Park. This year, this popular picnic event has implemented some radical changes amid COVID-19 and will be taking place virtually. How? WTOC Channel 11 will broadcast the performance on October 18th at 5:00 p.m. While this may not be the highlight we were planning for, you can participate by joining in on Mask-a-rade by dressing up in your best masks and sending in your pictures for a contest prize. 

  1. Wag-o-Weekend

Wag-o-Ween is one of the BEST annual events Savannah has to offer every fall. What is it exactly? Just picture seeing hundreds of fur babies dressed up in the cutest, silliest, and wittiest Halloween costumes trick-or-treating around town with their owners, and more.

From pumpkin patch photoshoots, to generous raffle giveaways, this event is one you and your pup(s) won’t want to miss! Since Wag-o-Ween draws in thousands of participants each year, organizers are taking precautionary measures to avoid overcrowding by splitting the large one-day event, into a 2-day weekend event.  If you believe dogs are family we encourage you to join in on the fun on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. For more information visit www.wagoween.org 

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  1. The SCAD Film Festival 

With our main University being Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah is full of music, art and film creativity! This year, while COVID-19 has altered the celebration, The SCAD Savannah Film Festival is going virtual and will be returning to feature its 23rd year as an all-virtual presentation Oct. 24-31, 2020. Watch from the comfort of your staycation and see why some A-list celebrities have been known to show up for this event in support of the film industry.  

Wondering where to get tickets to the SCAD Savannah Film Festival? Click here Tickets will be going on sale THIS Thursday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. ET. Don’t wait to purchase as they are known for selling out! 

  1. Private Ghost Tours 

As some of you may have heard, Savannah is famously known to be the most haunted city in America. We have a plethora of stories to share with you if you are looking for something spooky to do. One of our favorites include the “Boos and Brews” Ghost Tour offered by Savannah’s Tara Taunted Tours. This boozy experience (for ages 21 or older) is a fun way to ease the nerves while you hear the creepy history behind some of the most haunted places in downtown Savannah. If you like scary, but don’t trust mixing alcohol and ghosts, no need to worry! There are tons of other tours you can look into like Savannah Terrors. This tour will take you to the ghost hot spots and will be sure to live up to its name. If you are looking to book a private group tour, you may want to book a month in advance as these spots tend to fill up the closer we get to Halloween. Last but not least is The Blue Orb Tour. This one, only for those who are 18 and up, is sure to have you shaking in your boots! 

And this is just the tip of the iceberg folks. Fall in Savannah is surely going to make you fall in love with this charming city more than you thought would be possible. We can’t wait to see you here soon! For available stays, book your vacation rental direct and we will be happy to walk you through the scene answering questions you may have.

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