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November 6-12, 2017
Savannah Food & Wine Festival
Savannah, Georgia
This year's Savannah Food & Wine Festival will translate into a bigger and better event. The Taste of Savannah will now take place in Ellis and Johnson Squares, and the River Street Stroll will be in an expanded area. Plans are still being finalized on several new events and venues.  Exciting and much anticipated events have been released for this year's festival. New events include the Candle Light Home Tour and Olde World Wine & Dine.

November 23, 2017  THANKSGIVING DAY - Nationwide
There are so many events today they are to numerous to list.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

November 4-5, 2016 - Calvary Lions Mule Day - Calvary, Georgia
Only about 200 people call Calvary home, but on the first Saturday of November, every year, Calvary's population grows up to between 60,000 and 90,000 (not counting mules). The reason for this - Calvary Lions Club annual Mule Day Festival.  Proceeds of which go to Lions Sight programs and local charities.  Enjoy a big parade with mules, horses and antique tractors; contests, and all day entertainment, while remembering Mule Day is to celebrated the mules significant contribution to the area's agriculture.  Come early to visit over 450 arts & crafts exhibitions, concessions, cane grinding, and syrup making all make Mule Day a time to remember. Come on out and join us for a full day of fun - We look forward to seeing you!

November 4-5, 2016 - 35th Annual Big Pig Jig - Vienna, Georgia
An award winning BBQ competition with 120 teams and 20,000 spectators. Includes battle of the bands, food concessions, crafts, children's activities, academic scholorship competition, golf tournament,  livestock show and more.  The southeast's largest and Georgia's oldest Official barbecue cooking contest. Big Pig Jig was born in Vienna, Georgia when a group of self-professed gourmets made wagers on who among them could cook the most succulent pig!.


November 5, 2016
Hopped Up On Georgia Brews
Savannah, Georgia
Excitement is building for the 3rd annual Hopped up on Georgia Brews event that will be part of Harvest Fest during First Saturday on River Street. The tasting event will feature offerings from over 20 Georgia Breweries, many of which are creating specialty brews specifically for this event. All inclusive VIP tickets are available and include unlimited tastings, access to special offerings, admission to educational talks given by the creative minds behind these Georgia Brew Houses, and a souvenir pilsner tasting glass

November 5, 2016  National Pumpkin Destruction Day
The Rock, Georgia
Bring your pumpkins to The Rock Ranch for National Pumpkin Destruction Day! Bash it – smash it – chunk it – drop it off a 50 ft. fork lift! Don’t miss pumpkin-bombing airplanes, monster truck pumpkin demolition, pumpkin archery, reverse pumpkin darts and more. Recycle your pumpkin into fun memories with our pumpkin cannon, pumpkin bowling, the hammer smash and the lift crane pumpkin drop. We’ll demolish pumpkins from The Rock Ranch until they’re all destroyed! Plus, enjoy all other activities and attractions at The Rock Ranch. This event is a FULL day of FUN and a truly memorable experience for the entire family!

November 5-6 & 11-12, 2016 - 10th Annual Ricefest - Riceboro, Georgia
The Riceboro Rice Festival is an annual celebration held the first and second weekends of November each year honoring rice farming, which was a major economic activity in the coastal region of Liberty County in the City of Riceboro, Georgia. The 1st Rice Festival was held in downtown Riceboro in 2007. The Festival also commemorates the legacy of the people who lived in the coastal areas of the United States. These people were called Gullah Geechee and have influenced the coastal areas of North Carolina to northern Florida with their culture, through music, language, and food. The Festival includes: Miss Liberty County Rice Festival Pageant, the Gospel Fest, the Homecoming Dance and Social, the Rice Festival Parade, the Rice Festival Cook Off, and the Festival of Events. There are many historical exhibits and demonstrations, with local entertainment, and Giveaways planned as part of the celebration.

November 8-10, 2016  Spirits of Mexico - Atlanta, Georgia
Welcome to the 2016 Spirits of Mexico competition, an IWSC Group North America event. Launched in 2002, Spirits of Mexico (SoM) is the premier spirits competition in North America for agave-based and other spirits produced in Mexico. Organized by the IWSC Group, a globally-recognized events company focused exclusively on the alcoholic beverage sector, Spirits of Mexico celebrates Mexico’s rich distilling history.

November 12, 2016  11th Annual International Festival
Statesboro, Georgia
The Annual International Festival from 10-4:00 p.m. at Mill Creek Regional Park.  Admission is free and open to the general public!  Join us for World Stage performances throughout the day, purchase international food and bazaar items from around the world!  Have the children visit the Global Village and create free international arts and crafts in "It's a Small World"

November 18-19, 2016  Quen'n In Cumming - Cumming, Georgia
Quen'n In Cumming began its life in Cumming, GA as The National BBQ Cup, Still operated by The National BBQ Cup, Inc. it is still the same great event with a different name, This event is still going to be held annually the weekend prior to Thanksgiving at the same grand location with all the same amenities. We welcome you to our website and look forward to sharing our focus of Faith, Family and Food with you at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds.

November 19, 2016  Sugar Cane Festival - Twin City, Georgia
Come to Smith State Park to watch cane being ground, sample the cane juice and buy syrup to take home. Visitors can also enjoy Southern cooking, local vendors, tractor show, raptor program, canoe race and more.

November 19, 2016  Harvest Festival & Cane Grinding
Savannah, Georgia
Oatland Island Wildlife Center.  Join us in celebrating Georgia's diverse agricultural traditions.  Centered around our 1800's Hertage Homesite, history comes alive with old-time music and a traditional cane boiling.


events still waiting for new dates

November 8, 2015  Savannah Urban Garden Alliance Coop Tour
Savannah, Georgia
Join The Savannah Urban Garden Alliance on a tour of Savannah’s backyard chicken coops. Join the guided tour on a trolley or follow by car. Meet fellow Savannahians and Islanders who are raising chickens in their own backyard and get firsthand knowledge on how to do it yourself! SUGA board members will also be on hand throughout the event to answer all your questions.  The tour will start and end at Economy Feed and Seed, followed by complimentary food and drinks.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction with a chance to win a number of prizes!

November 12-14, 2015  Historic Westville: Side by Side
Lumpkin, Georgia
Westville is now closed and will reopen in Columbus, Georgia in late 2018.



waiting for new dates

November 1, 2014  Unicoi Wine Festival - Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
Enjoy wine tastings, gourmet food, live music, and local art at the Georgia Historic Site Hardman Farm.  Admission is $30 per person. Admission includes: 12 wine tastings, your souvenir glass, all-day pass and wine tasting menu (must be over 21), and day long entertainment. Additional tickets are available for purchase at the wine market booth. Enjoy local fine arts and hand crafted items and vendor booths.

November 7-8, 2014  Savannah Harvest Fest - Savannah, Georgia
The Savannah Waterfront Association will be hosting the inaugural Harvest Fest during First Friday & Saturday on November 7 & 8!This fall festival will be a celebration of all things Georgia! From the musicians providing the entertainment to the delicious food and the tasty brews! It’s a weekend all about the great state of Georgia!


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

waiting for new dates

November 4-5, 2011  National BBQ Festival - Waycross, Georgia
Home of the Best of the Best National BBQ Championship. Over $50,000 in cash and prizes.

Nov 5, 2011  45th Annual Monticello-Jasper County Deer Festival
Monticello, Georgia
Thousands flock to this event which features arts & crafts, venison cook-off, live entertainment, children's activities, parade, hunter safety information, longest beard contest and a variety of foods. Great fun for the entire family!

November 5, 2011  Appalachian Mountain Chili Cook-off
Blairsville, Georgia
Sponsored Event - Awards & Prizes - 1st Place Silver Spoon Award, 2nd & 3rd Place Prizes, with People's Choice Award. The Lodge at Copperhead.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

November 13, 2010  Harvest Midtown Wine Experience - Atlanta, Georgia
The Harvest Midtown Wine Experience will come to life as new wine & food event on Peachtree Street as a walking tour that includes stops at four outstanding fine dining restaurants in Midtown Atlanta. Livingston, 5th Street Café, Baraonda & Straits restaurants will feature cuisine from some of the city’s top chefs paired with various wines from around the globe.  Participants will also be able to enjoy a silent auction benefiting the Ayan’s Fund.

November 14, 2010  Sugar Rush Expo - Columbus, Georgia
A chance for individuals or businesses to present their sweet dessert ideas to the public and make them available for tasting and purchasing. Products may include candies, cookies, cakes and anything made with sugar. Free Samples All Day.




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