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Fall Arts Preview: Festivals
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Oktoberfest on the River

Featuring live "Oompah" bands, wiener dog races, German food, arts and crafts, races, games, fireworks.

When: Oct. 3-4, 9 a.m.-midnight, and Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: River Street


Picnic in the Park

Presented by the Savannah Orchestra (formerly Savannah Sinfonietta).

When: Oct. 5, 5-9 p.m.

Where: Forsyth Park


Savannah Folk Music Festival

Presented by the Savannah Folk Music Society.

When: Oct. 10-12

Where: Various venues.

Cost: Free


Savannah Greek Festival

Food, culture, music and dancing.

When: Oct. 16-18, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Hellenic Center, 14 W. Anderson St.

Cost: $2 admission


Tybee Festival of the Arts

Works by 30 artists, presented by the Tybee Arts Association.

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 18-19

Where: Parker Pavilion.


Shalom Y'All Jewish Food Festival

Presented by Congregation Mickve Israel.

When: Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Forsyth Park


Savannah Film Festival

Eight-day cultural event features more than 50 films selected from more than 600 entries submitted from all over the world.

When: Oct.-25-Nov. 1

Where: Various venues

Info: 912/525-5050 or

Savannah Seafood Festival

Live entertainment, coastal delicacies, games, arts and crafts

When: Oct. 31 9 a.m.-midnight.

Where: River Street



Savannah Seafood Festival

Presented by Savannah Waterfront Association.

When: Nov. 1 9 a.m.-midnight and Nov. 2 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Where: River Street.


Blues & Barbecue Festival

Live entertainment and barbecue.

When: Nov. 7-8

Where: Roundhouse Railroad Museum


Fall Art in the Park

Hosted by the Tybee Arts Association, this arts and crafts festival will feature works from more than 30 artists.

When: Nov. 8-9

Where: Old Fort Screven firestation


Savannah Children's Book Festival

Authors and illustrators from around the country will celebrate the joy of reading, the power of the written word and the magic of storytelling,

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 15

Where: Forsyth Park

Info: cs