Beaufort Shrimp Festival - Beaufort, SC - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
Free admission. Food and drink tickets are $1 each. Items cost between 2 and 7 tickets each. Arts & crafts market, live musical entertainment, restaurant competition with best shrimp dish, shrimp race, run/walk and more.
Gopher Hill Festival - Ridgeland, SC - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
Named for the now endangered gopher tortoise. Annual festival offers family fun and entertainment including a parade, arts and crafts, kiddie rides, games, free outdoor concert with a variety of entertainers and the popular turtle race.
The Real Squeal: Lyons BBQ & Music Festival - Lyons, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2021
A barbecue contest with live music, car show and other festivities.
Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival - Richmond Hill, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
A community fair featuring seafood, live music and crafts.
Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival - Bluffton, SC - Oct 16 to Oct 24, 2021
Where fine art & the bounty of the sea come together. This festival is a week long event offering activities showcasing the locally harvested seafood, delicious Low Country cuisine, rich history, Southern hospitality, and art of the area. Highlight is the Streetfest on the second weekend which includes a juried fine art show featuring over 100 artists from 10 different states displaying and selling their art, delicious food provided by the area’s premier restaurants and caterers and great music and entertainment.
Hilton Head Oyster Festival - Hilton Head Island, SC - Nov 12 to Nov 13, 2021
Shuck and slurp at the Oyster Festival at Shelter Cove Community Park. Buckets of oysters and a variety of stewed, steamed and fried oysters. Live entertainment stage and a kid zone with bounce houses and other activities.
Kingsland Catfish Festival - Kingsland, GA - Nov 20 to Nov 20, 2021
Get crispy southern fried catfish fillets cooked by the Knights of Columbus.
Shrimp and Grits Festival - Jekyll Island, GA - Nov 4 to Nov 6, 2022
A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, artists market, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, and more. Traditionally held in September, it will be moving to November in 2020 – upcoming dates are November 6-8, 2020, November 5-7, 2021, November 4-6, 2022