Top 5 Things to Do in Richmond Hill in October

October 5, 2011 by

The breeze has picked up and Fall’s crisp smell is in the air.  As you look for fun events to enjoy during the month of October, consider our top five picks!

1. Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival

This three-day festival from Friday, Oct. 14 – Sunday, Oct. 16, offers live entertainment, including internationally recognized Southern rock band .38 Special, amusement rides, art and crafts, fireworks, and the best fresh seafood in coastal GA.  Join the other 35,000 attendees and come see us in booth 45 for a picture you don’t want to miss.  For complete details, visit:

2. Candle Lantern Tour of Ft. McAllister

Experience fort life at night.  You may have seen the fort by daylight but during the Halloween season, what would be better than to experience it by candle light?  Walk through these historic grounds and watch the soldiers going through their nightly duties and chores.

On Saturday, Oct. 22, from 7-10:00 p.m. , make plans now to stay with your guide or be captured as a spy!

3. Richmond Hill Farmer’s Market

The farm-to-table concept is re-energizing America on the value of fresh food, and Richmond Hill is no exception.  Every Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. through Oct. 31, join local vendors from throughout the coastal region in the pavilion at J. F. Gregory Park, located behind the Richmond Hill City Hall.  For more information:

4. Savannah Food Day Festival

And, speaking of food, on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., celebrate national food day at Matilda Beasley Park in Savannah.  The festival is free and includes cooking demonstrations, exhibitors, pet-friendly fun, kids activities and educational workshops promoting healthy food.  For more information, go to

5. Ottawa Farms Corn Maze

Harken back to the good ole days through a journey down an old-fashioned corn maze.  If you can find your way back out, continue the celebration with cow trails, pig races, duck races, hay rides, and a corn crib.  Admission is $8/per person, and more information about this event just northwest of Richmond Hill can be found via:

Richmond Hill is rich with history, opportunity and events for families to truly celebrate life.  Hope to see you at one of these great October events or at WaterWays Township, where it all comes together with water.