Feeling festive? Here are five festivals for this weekend

Patrick Judd, then 13, smiles with his face covered in chocolate after he took part in the chocolate pie-eating contest during the 2009 St. Mary's Chocolate Festival in Aiken.

FORT GORDON OKTOBERFEST: 4-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3; 4-10:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4; 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5; noon-10:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6; Barton Field; music, vendors, Operation Rising Star finals, carnival, flea market; $10 carnival armbands Thursday and Sunday; (706) 791-6779, fortgordon.com

25TH ANNUAL OLIVER HARDY FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Harlem; parade 10 a.m., arts, crafts, look alike contest, Laurel & Hardy Museum; barbecue dinner; kiddie rides, games, more; (706) 556-0043; free; harlemga.org/ohfest.htm

25TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School, 118 York St. SE, Aiken; games, music, craft show, plant sale, used book/DVD store, pie eating contest; food; Chocolate Festival Blood Drive; Friends of the Animal Shelter pet adoptions

CHRISTIAN GILES SCHOLARSHIP FUND SPOOK-TACULAR 2013: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Evans Towne Center Park, 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd.; benefits elementary school teachers with classroom expenses; attractions, games, raffles, food, vendors, costume/pie-eating contests; (706) 855-5035, (706) 551-2300

19TH ANNUAL SASSAFRAS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Burnettown Town Hall, 3144 Augusta Road, Burnettown; free; (803) 593-2676, burnettown@bellsouth.net, burnettown.com

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