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It’s festival season! Whether you are looking for a hay ride, a thrill ride or just a good time, the following festivals and fall events around the area have a season’s worth of fun in store.

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Estrella Febus, with the Association of Cultural Hispanoamericana, laughs during the 2012 Hispanic Festival of Augusta.  SARA CALDWELL/FILE
SARA CALDWELL/FILE
Estrella Febus, with the Association of Cultural Hispanoamericana, laughs during the 2012 Hispanic Festival of Augusta.

24TH ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL

When: 4-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 11-12; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13

Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 953 Telfair St.

Details: Live and recorded music, dancing; food for sale; www.holytrinityaugusta.
org/festivalschedule

HISPANIC FESTIVAL OF AUGUSTA

When: 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, Oct. 11; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12

Where: Augusta Common, 800 block, between Reynolds and Broad streets

Details: Folkloric groups, musical groups, authentic food stands, arts and crafts, games for children, more; no pets; $3, ages 10 and younger and active duty military free

BEECH ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY YARD SALE AND FALL FESTIVAL

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12

Where: Beech Island Historical Society, 144 Old Jackson Highway

Details: Food, plants, crafts; (803) 827-0184, beechislandhistory.org

DOWNTOWN EDGEFIELD FALL FESTIVAL

When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12

Where: Edgefield, S.C.

Details: Vendors, petting zoo, bounce houses, evening Movie on the Square; pet adoptions; (843) 408-5907, facebook.com/VisitEdgefield

BLYTHE FEVER 2013 ANNUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL AND PARADE

When: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12

Where: Downtown Blythe,

Church Street

Details: Performers throughout the day, games, rides, food court; parade 11 a.m.; festival 11 a.m.-4 p.m., street dance 7-11 p.m.; (706) 592-6255

FAMILY FALL FEST

When: 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12

Where: Mistletoe State Park, 3725 Mistletoe Road, Appling

Details: Pumpkin scavenger hunt 3-4:30 p.m.; fall crafts, apple bobbing, more; snake program 6:15 p.m.; $10 per vehicle; extra fees: hay rides $2, cake walk $1, bingo $1

AIKEN OKTOBERFEST 2013

When: 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12

Where: The Alley, Aiken

Details: The Luke Cunningham Band, The Tarlatans, Eli Montgomery, college football screening, beer stein races, pretzels, beer, brats; free admission; bit.ly/15pUBTl

WESTERN CAROLINA STATE FAIR

When: Oct. 17-26; 5 p.m. until Monday-Friday, noon until Saturday and Sunday

Where: Western Carolina Fairgrounds, 561 May Royal Drive, Aiken

Details: Rides, shows, food, games; westerncarolinastatefair.com

GEORGIA-CAROLINA STATE FAIR

When: Friday, Oct. 18, through Sunday, Oct. 27; gates open 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon Saturday-Sunday

Where: Augusta Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 301 Hale St.

Details: georgiacarolina
statefair.com

FALL HARVEST CARNIVAL

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19

Where: Immaculate Conception Catholic School, 811 Telfair St.

Details: Pumpkin-carving contest, chili cook off, costume contest, food, games, face painting, inflatables, more; vendors needed; chili cook off $5; (706) 722-9964, icaugusta.org

COLUMBIA COUNTY SIXTH ANNUAL COLUMBUS DAY FESTIVAL & ART SHOW

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19

Where: Evans Towne Center Park, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.

Details: Demonstrations, vendors, children’s crafts; live entertainment; food by Italian American Club available to purchase; free; bit.ly/1a8nGUJ

2013 COCO WINE & CULINARY FESTIVAL

When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19

Where: Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road

Details: More than 200 wines, international beer, culinary items; jazz by Garden City Jazz 3 p.m.; $35 advance, $40 at door; csrawinefestival.com

BOSHEARS SKYFEST 2013

When: 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19 and 20

Where: Daniel Field, 1775 Highland Ave.

Details: The Flagship Detroit (oldest DC-3 still flying), vintage aircraft, warbirds, more; ground loop 10K and 5K road race, more; $20 per day; boshears.com

SPEIR’S TURNOUT FESTIVAL

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: Downtown Bartow, Ga.

Details: Home cooking, arts and crafts, raffles, parade, entertainment, kid’s activities; free; (478) 232-2982

JACK-O-LANTERN JUBILEE

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: Downtown North Augusta, Georgia Avenue

Details: Live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, children’s games and rides, car show, children’s costume contest; vendor deadline Oct. 18; (803) 441-4310

LAKE FOREST HILLS FALL FESTIVAL

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26

Where: Lake Forest Hills Elementary School, 3140 Lake Forest Drive

Details: Inflatables, dunking booth, games, chicken run, fire engine, police patrol car, food, drink, prizes; $12 at the gate, ages 2 and younger free; lforest-hills.rcboe.org

COLUMBIA COUNTY FAIR

When: Oct. 31-Nov. 9

Where: Columbia County Fairgrounds, 5462 Columbia Road, Grovetown

Details: columbiacountyfair.net

SIXTH ANNUAL ERYN EUBANKS & THE FAMILY FOLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 9

Where: The Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.

Details: Bluegrass, country, Appalachian, gospel, celtic, rock, folk music; dancers, visual arts, crafters, vendors, $10; 12 and under free; benefits Lynndale Inc.; (706) 738-3395

OKA’CHAFFA INDIAN FESTIVAL

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9 and 10

Where: Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road

Details: Okefenokee Joe, arts and crafts, cuisine; living tipi village, birds of prey show, more; adults $12, ages 6-12 $6, ages 5 and under free

SALLEY CHITLIN STRUT 2013

When: Nov. 30

Where: 230 Pine St. NW, Salley, S.C.

Details: Vendor and beauty pageant information online; chitlinstrut.com

PLANTATION BLOOD

When: Through Nov. 2; 7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, through Nov. 2

Where: Plantation Blood, 4127 Wallie Drive

Details: $22; (706) 793-3100, plantationblood.com

NIGHTMARE PLANTATION

When: 7 p.m.-midnight Thursday-Sunday, through Nov. 2

Where: 1110 Dodge Lane, Grovetown

Details: All proceeds benefit Wounded Warrior Project and Channeled Paths; $15, military discount; nightmareplantation.net

HOUSE OF TERROR

When: Through Nov. 3; 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30-11 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays

Where: House of Terror, 308 Holly Lane (off Martintown Road), North Augusta

Details: (803) 599-7038, schouseofterror.com

THE MAIZE AT STEED'S DAIRY

When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 16

Where: Steed’s Dairy Farm, 4634 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown

Details: Last ticket sold one hour before closing; jumping pillow, hay rides, petting zoo, corn maze, pumpkin patch, more; $10; (706) 855-2948, steedsdairy.com

GRAYSTONE RANCH FALL FEST

When: Through Nov. 30; 10 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, noon to midnight Sunday

Where: Graystone Ranch Nature Park, 1017 McManus Road

Details: Pumpkin patch, haunted forest, haunted hay rides, hay maze, more; $10; graystoneranch.com


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