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September 5-October 27, 2019
49th Annual Oktoberfest
Helen, Georgia

September 27-Oct 6, 2019
Georgia State Fair
Metro Atlanta, Hampton, Georgia


October 4-6, 2019
Savannah, Georgia
It’s a Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Oompah Dancing celebration at the Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street!

October 5, 2019  Rock Shrimp Festival - St. Mary's, Georgia
Sponsored by the St. Marys Kiwanis Club, the annual festival will include a parade, road races, arts & crafts and rock shrimp dinners.

October 12, 2019  EGGtoberfest - Stone Mountain, Georgia
The 22nd annual gathering of Big Green Egg enthusiasts. Big Green Egg: Kamado-style smoker and grill.

October 12-13 & 19-20, 2019  Blairsville Sorghum Festival
Blairsville, Georgia
Two weekends!  Festival events include sorghum cooking demonstrations, arts & crafts, games & contests and music all day.

October 12-13 & 19-20, 2019  Georgia Apple Festival - Ellijay, Georgia
Everyone is invited to Georgia's Apple Capital, Ellijay, where cool mountain nights produce the best tasting, crispest apples. The 48th annual festival will include over 300 vendors with hand-crafted items, a parade, and an antique car show.

October 14-18, 2019 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide

October 15-17, 2019  Sunbelt Ag Expo - Moultrie, Georgia
Crowned as North America’s Premier Farm Show and the largest Farm Show in America with field demonstrations, the Sunbelt Ag Expo brings together all segments of rural living from research and education to the live farm harvest and agribusiness. Add in rural lifestyle fun, truck, tractor, and ATV test drives and sports and the venue is perfect for rural enthusiasts.

October 17, 2019 - Good Taste Gwinnett - Duluth, Georgia
Foodies…Grab a friend or make it a date night and join us for Dinner, Demos, Drinks and more at Good Taste Gwinnett: a cooking showcase at Infinite Energy Forum in Duluth. 5-9:30pm (Doors open at 5pm to browse & shop vendors / Tastings start at 6pm). Enjoy restaurant tastings from local establishments to fill you up, live chef cooking demos to entertain, drink tastings, a free gift bag full of goodies, vendors, over 75 giveaways and more. Presented by the Gwinnett Daily Post and Powered by Jackson EMC.

October 18-20, 2019 - Taste of Atlanta - Atlanta, Georgia
New location in Historic Fourth Ward Park.  From hot new restaurants to time-tested favorites, Taste of Atlanta encourages food lovers to explore the best the city has to offer. Experience delicious tastes from more than 90 of Atlanta's favorite restaurants, learn special recipes from national and local chefs on 3 cooking stages, explore the Family Food Zone and relax while listening to live local music.


October 18-20, 2019  Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival
Richmond Hill, Georgia
Continuous entertainment on two stages, carnival midway, car show, the greatest seafood found anywhere, and fireworks Saturday night.  Attendance: 35,000.

October 19, 2019  Crane Creek Vineyard’s Annual Harvest Festival
Young Harris, Georgia
Join us for our annual Harvest Festival at Crane Creek Vineyards as we celebrate the completion of the year's harvest. There will be hayrides, grape stomping, tours of the winery, a kiddie tent and fun for the whole family!

October 19, 2019  26th Annual Bremen Towne Festival
Bremen, Georgia
The Annual Bremen Towne Festival, sponsored by the GFWC Bremen Junior Woman’s Club, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Bremen. There will be arts and crafts, numerous activities and rides for children, train rides, a variety of food exhibitors, great entertainment all day on two stages, parade at 11 a.m., and much more!

October 19, 2019  Annual Georgia Peanut Festival - Sylvester, Georgia
Activities include one of the largest parades in the Southeast and a beauty pageant with up to 100 contestants.  Craftsmen from all over the state showcase their creations.  Most importantly, you’ll experience peanut treats to delight everyone in the family.  Did you know that every jar of Peter Pan peanut butter is made in Sylvester, Georgia?

October 19, 2019 - Cochran-Bleckley Country Fest - Cochran, Georgia
Held annually on the third Saturday in October, this event offers tons of family-friendly fun. Visitors can delight in the splendor of handmade crafts, delicious festival food, enjoy live musical entertainment, children's inflatables and entertainment, and live animals.


October 24-27, 2019
17th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival & Symposium
Cartersville, Georgia
The largest Western themed event in the South! Thousands annually attend to experience the West through events such as gunfight re-enactments, Native American dancing, art-related events.

October 26, 2019
7th Annual Whiskies of the World
Atlanta, Georgia
Whiskies of the World Expo & Artisanal Spirits Fest brings together distillers from around the world to share their finest spirits and knowledge with whisky enthusiasts. Discover the Art of Whisky in the company of connoisseurs and whisky celebrities.  5:00pm - 9:00pm.  Benefiting the North Atlanta Rotary Foundation.

October 26, 2019
Deep Roots Festival BBQ Contest
Milledgeville, Georgia
BBQ Cook-Off, Arts & Shops, Car Show, Kid Zone, Live Music.

October 26, 2019
Annual Hat Roberts Chili Cook Off
Tallapoosa, Georgia
Event held at the Cultural Arts Center in Tallapoosa  on the fourth Saturday in October.  All you can eat chili with admission from 10 am to 3 pm.  Sponsored by the Tallapoosa Business Association.  Vendors will be set up to have their recipes judged.  You can vote on "People's Choice" - Music and kids games.  Halloween Costume at 1 p.m. - You can purchase chili dogs, chili spreads and every-thing chili.

October 26, 2019  Annual Georgia Sweet Potato Festival
Ocilla, Georgia
Arts and crafts, parade, motorcycle rally, antique car & tractor show, 1 mile fun run & 5K run, NBHA Jamboree equestrian event, sweet potato cooking contest and lots of other fun events.

October 26-27, 2019 - 43rd Annual Toccoa Harvest Festival
Toccoa, Georgia
As always, the Festival emphasis is on homemade, handmade, home baked and homegrown items.  Two stages are set up for entertainment for the weekend. Downtown shops and restaurants are open, and several activities are available for children. The festival offers regional and international foods, a Classic Car cruise-in, a petting zoo, horse and buggy rides, puppet shows, farm displays, the Currahee Artist Guild's art exhibit and sale. There are a variety of food options, from complete dinners to snacks.  The festival features hundreds of craftsmen, performing dancers, jazz, rock and roll, and country music, an antique and classic car show. Children and youth activities include rides, face painting, rock climbing, moon walk and more.

October 29, 2019  Great Pumpkin Caper - Buchanan, Georgia
Held on the square in Buchanan around the Historic Courthouse. Features over 100 pumpkins, food, children’s games and safe trick or treating. There will be a costume parade this year instead of a  contest.  All kids are winners.  Beginning at 6 p.m.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

October 9, 2018 - Tattersall Farm Day - Haverhill, Massachusetts

October 14, 2018 - OCAF's Stein & Stem - Watkinsville, Georgia
This year the event will showcase local culinary talent, wineries, breweries, bottle shops, live music by the Original Screw Tops, an exciting silent auction and artist demonstrations.  All proceeds benefit the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF).

October 23-25, 2018  Safe Quality Food International Conference
Atlanta, Georgia
The conference is your opportunity to enhance your food safety and food quality assurance programs. It will introduce attendees to new technologies, tools and potential partners to further increase their ability to protect their customers, branding and bottom line.

October 26-28, 2018  Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival
Dawsonville, Georgia
This festival explores Dawson County's history during the prohibition era when liquor was illegal and the Great Depression of the 1930's when running moonshine through the Georgia Mountains was a way of life. Visit an old moonshine still or listen to stories from both "trippers" and "revenuers". Parade, huge car show including race cars, music, kids' games and rides, exhibits, crafts and food. (also:  )

October 27, 2018  Hawkinsville Harvest Fest - Hawkinsville, Georgia
Chili Cook-Off and Dessert Bake-Off - Arts & Crafts - Spooktacular - More.

October 27, 2018  13th 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"

events waiting for new dates

October 7, 2017  Annual Savannah Food Day Festival
Savannah, Georgia
Food Day - a national movement aimed at promoting healthy, sustainable, affordable, and just food systems in America.  The national observance of Food Day is October 24th. Here in Savannah, the Savannah Chatham Food Policy Council, a coalition of local organizations focused on our local food system; and Well FED, a local organization and magazine centered around food, dining, and healthy living, will be hosting a Food Day Festival on November 2.

October 12-14, 2017 - MBAA Annual Convention - Atlanta, Georgia
Master Brewers Association of the Americas.


events waiting for new dates

October 3, 2015 - Das Best Oktoberfest - Atlanta, Georgia

October 10, 2015  Woodstock Lions Fall Festival - Woodstock, Georgia
Fall festival with Food tasting from unique local Woodstock restaurants. Free entry includes live music, art, craft and much more.



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