SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The spooky season is here! Take a look through this list of fall festivals, trunk-or-treat events and fundraisers happening throughout the month to celebrate Halloween.
Sunday, Oct. 17
The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is hosting its Fall Fair on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 7215 Sallie Mood Drive.
Stop by to enjoy local vendors and food trucks, meet adoptable animals, enter the costume contest or visit the petting zoo. Musical talents from the Armadillo Bluff acoustic duo will be on site.
Parking will be located at the Jennifer Ross soccer fields behind the Humane Society.
Attendees can enter various costume contests for $5, which will go directly to the medical department. Trick-or-treat buckets will be available for $10 and will allow access to the kid zone. Buckets can be purchased online.
Friday, Oct. 22
The city of Port Wentworth is hosting an outdoor movie night Friday featuring “The Addams Family.”
Organizers ask the community to bring chairs, blankets and snacks to 317 Cantyre Street, near the Port Wentworth fire and police departments. Attendees can also stay in their cars and tune into the movie on their radio.
According to the city, the fall festival will not be happening this season.
Location Gallery presents “Scary Tales”. “Scary Tales” features artwork, carvings, assemblage and more from Lisa Ocampo, Tiffany Star O’Brien, Lee O’Brien and Peter E. Roberts. The spooky gallery opens Oct. 22 until Nov. 12. It will then be moved to the Chat Gallery for the rest of the year.
Saturday, Oct 23 & Sunday, Oct. 24
The 16th annual Wag-O-Ween is set for Saturday and Sunday between the Starland District and the Savannah River.
Proceeds from the pet trick-or-treating fundraiser will benefit local animal rescues, spay/neutering and community education efforts.
From noon to 5 p.m., humans and dogs alike are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes and follow maps to local businesses giving out dog treats and goodies. The fundraiser also includes a photo station with costume contests and raffles throughout each day.
Participants can register and donate ahead of time at wagoween.org. The $10 wristband admits one pet for the entire weekend and includes a treat destination map and doggy swag bag.
Friday, Oct. 29
The Savannah Police Department is participating in two trunk or treat events Friday.
The Northwest Precinct will host trunk-or-treating at their station at 602 E. Lathrop Avenue between 6 to 8 p.m. Stop by for fun games and candy.
The Eastside Precinct is partnering with multiple community organizations for their event at Daffin Park, happening from 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 30
The city of Beaufort is hosting a family-friendly Halloween celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Waterfront Park.
Activities include a DJ dance party, crafts, a costume parade, inflatable games and entertainment. Kids can also go trick-or-treating to each sponsored table in the park.
Plant Riverside District is hosting LaFaye & The Fellas Saturday night. The rock-soul band will be performing a free live concert at the Pavilion Tent from 7 to 10 p.m.
Cirque Divina will be showcasing a free Halloween Spectacular cirque show along the Savannah riverfront at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.
The Savannah Police Department’s Central Precinct officers will be driving the Mobile Command Bus around the city to give out candy and special police swag during trick or treat hours.
The Statesboro Family YMCA is hosting its 2nd annual Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Face masks are encouraged and costumes are optional. The YMCA will be holding a costume contest on Facebook.
Organizations or businesses interested in passing out candy should contact Hannah Beggs at email@example.com or call the Statesboro YMCA at 912-225-1962. Candy donations can be dropped off at the YMCA Welcome Center at 409 Clairborne Avenue.
Sunday, Oct. 31
Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship is hosting the “Before Fall Leaves, Roll Up Your Sleeves” fall festival from 3 to 6 p.m. at 425 W. Montgomery Cross Road.
The church says the festival will help dispel COVID-19 vaccination myths and provide a memorable event for local families.
The fall festival will include entertainment for all ages, giveaways, entertainment, games and an on-site vaccination clinic provided by JC Lewis Healthcare.
The church asks attendees to keep in mind to wear masks, continue social distance and take the necessary precautions as recommended by the CDC. For more information call the church office at 912-921-5346.