Festivals abound this weekend in Augusta

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some festivals and fairs across the area to fit a wide range of interests and budgets.

OKTOBERFEST
When: 1-10 p.m. Thursday, 4-10:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Barton Field, Fort Gordon
What: German music, food, dancing, flea market, vendors, carnival and car show
Cost: $10 for 48โ€ and under, $20 for 48โ€ and over
More: fortgordon.com, (706) 791-6779

 

GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR
When: Friday to Oct. 21; gates open 5 p.m. weekdays and noon Saturday and Sunday
Where: Georgia-Carolina State Fairgrounds, 308 Hale St.
What: More than 40 rides, arts and livestock exhibits, boxing exhibitions, interactive video equipment display, local live talent
Cost: Gate admission, $6; unlimited ride tickets $19; individual ride tickets $1
More: georgiacarolinastatefair.org

 

GREEK FEST
When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St.
What: Greek music, dance presentations, food and drink
Cost: Free; food prices range from $1 for cookies to $14 for a roasted lamb platter
More: holytrinityaugusta.org

 

HISPANIC FESTIVAL
When: 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
Where: Augusta Common
What: Hispanic folk groups, live music, authentic food and arts and crafts, a street dance. Miss Latina 2012 will be crowned Saturday.
Cost: $3; children 10 and younger free; active-duty military free with ID
More: elcervantino.org

 

ATOMIC CITY FESTIVAL
When: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
Where: Downtown, New Ellenton
What: Arts and crafts, vendors and rides
Cost: Free
More: Call Annie Mae Ford at (803) 652-2213 or Eartha Rogers at (803) 270-3550

 

BEECH ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY FALL FESTIVAL
When: Begins 8:30 a.m. Saturday
Where: Beech Island His­tor­i­cal Society, 144 Old Jack­son Hwy., Beech Island
What: Festival, yard sale, plant sale, live music and craft demonstrations
More: (803) 827-0184

 

MULE DAYS
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Callaway Plantation in Washington, Ga.
What: Car and tractor show, games, crafts, entertainment, demonstrations, and a mule show. Syrup making, soap making, homemade ice cream, and tour the plantation house.
Cost: $5 per car

 

COCO WINE & CULINARY FESTIVAL
When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans-to-Locks Road
What: Sampling of foods, more than 200 wines, imported beers, live jazz, door prizes
Cost: Ages 21 and older; $35 before Oct. 13, $40 at gate
More: csrawinefestival.com

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