While there’s not much of a chill in the air here in Liberty County yet, everyone is already preparing for all of the great fall events to come & we can’t wait! With fall almost here, there are some of the best festivals and events about to happen right around the corner. We encourage you to save the dates & make plans to attend now!
15th Annual Blues & BBQ
Hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council, this festival is on the first day of fall and boasts some of the best entertainment in the area, plus plenty of family-friendly activities and of course, mouth-watering BBQ. This year’s event features the Luke Lander Band, Jonatavious Willis, local Hannah Osteen & others. The full line up of entertainment is posted on the Hinesville Area Arts Council 15th Annual Blues & BBQ Event page here. Did we mention admission is FREE? Join in the fun on Saturday, September 22 from 1pm-11:00pm in downtown Hinesville in the parking lot behind the Coastal Courier. Visit www.hinesvillearts.com for more details.
If you haven’t experienced Bryant Commons yet, this is an excellent way to do it. Join the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority as they host this event at Bryant Commons. Go for a hayride, pick out your pumpkin, play games on the lawn and eat lunch with one of the local food vendors. Come for the fun on Saturday, October 13 from 10am-2pm.
St. Catherines Island Beach Sweep
Have you ever been to Liberty County’s barrier island? If you haven’t this is a great opportunity on October 13 to go and help in the same trip. Keep Liberty Beautiful organizes the St. Catherines Island Beach Sweep every year with limited spaces available. If you sign up to volunteer you get a boat ride to the island, the chance to help clean up and then a beautiful lunch by the water! Call 912-880-4888 today! Details on times & meeting locations are provided to volunteers who are officially registered.
13th Annual Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA Fall Festival
The YMCA is certainly a staple of a family-friendly community like ours and this fall festival is no exception. The YMCA partners with Fort Stewart/HAAF FMWR to bring plenty of kid-friendly games, activities and entertainment. Saturday, October 20th from 11am-3pm at the YMCA event fields.
12th Annual Chili Cookoff
Join First Presbyterian Christian Academy for their annual chili cookoff event! Hosted for the greater Hinesville community this event has all you can eat chili, hot dogs, dessert and more! There will also be live music, rides, games, contests and lots of fun activities. It runs from 11am-2pm and ages 3 and under are free; ages 4-9 are $5 and ages 10 & up are $10. Want more info email [email protected]
Cemetery Tours at the Midway Museum
So this isn’t a festival but history buffs and those who love a good ghost tale will enjoy this tour through the historic Midway Cemetery. Costumed interpreters tell historic tales of days past and reenact some of the scandalous & spooky events. Tours start promptly at 6pm, 7pm & 8pm at the Cemetery on Saturday, October 20. You’ll need to make reservations for this one by calling 912.884.5837 or emailing [email protected] Tours are $15 for adults and $5 for children and proceeds benefit the Midway Museum.
Scarecrow Stroll & Beggars Night
A great way to let your kids cruise downtown Hinesville for treats, games and fun! Local businesses set up tables and give away candy or provide fun, kid-friendly activities. Hay rides, food vendors, games, a costume contest and more is the best way to do Halloween. Friday, October 26 from 5pm-7pm in downtown Hinesville. Mark your calendar and join the event on Facebook.
Gullah Geechee Stories from the Grave
Join the African American Geechee Heritage Trail of East Liberty County at Midway First Presbyterian Church on October 31 at 7pm for this great traditional explanation of the preservation, restoration, education and stewardship of local African American cemeteries. These “Stories from the Grave” will relay true African American stories of the dead.
An event that’s grown so much it now takes two weekends to get in all the activities, the Riceboro Ricefest is a celebration of Gullah-Geechee culture, bringing that heritage to life with live music, traditional foods, a parade, pageant and more! The Miss Liberty County Rice Festival Pageant takes place on Saturday November 3rd and the Gospel Fest is on Sunday November 4th. A homecoming dance and social happens on November 9th and the main event on November 10th. The 10th is the Festival Day, expect great musical performances, a rice-cook-off, activity booths and food vendors.
Sugarcane Harvest & Crafts Show: Typically the Saturday right after Thanksgiving, this event is steeped in Gullah-Geechee culture and tradition. Performances and crafting skills like quilting and sweet grass basket making are demonstrated, along with sugar cane grinding and syrup making. Visit www.geecheekunda.com for more info.
Come and Take It!
Join the Friends of Fort Morris for this annual colonial event on November 17 that begins at 10am with a wreath laying ceremony by the Sons of the American Revolution to commemorate those who served. Soldier talks, musket drills, cannon demonstrations, colonial music with Jamie Keena and more will happen from 10am-3pm. There will also be a dramatic portrayal of the correspondence between the patriot John McIntosh and Lewis Fuser presented at 2pm.
Have a fabulous fall and check our calendar for more events!
If you would like to pick up your free gift give us a call at 912.368.3580.
Andrea Conyers Communications Assistant Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB
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