Oct. 18-20: Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival — Show up hungry because more than 30 vendors will be cooking up their favorite seafood dishes at J.F. Gregory Park. Guests will also enjoy live music from headliners Collective Soul, Drivin’ N Cryin’ and Chris Wallace as they take the stage Saturday night. Other local bands will perform throughout the weekend. Support local nonprofits, take a look at locally made arts and crafts and sample fresh seafood from a variety of local restaurants. The festival runs from 5-11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. For ticket prices and information, visit www.goseafoodfestival.com.
Fort McAllister Candle Lantern Tour — Guests of Fort McAllister State Historic Park can experience the fort at night by candlelit on a guided tour. See how confederate soldiers spent their evenings by campfire, passed chilly nights and how they performed their evening and nightly duties. Make sure to call ahead when inquiring about tour times. Admission for adults is $6.50, seniors $6 and kids between 6 and 18 are $3.75. Children 5 and under are free. For more information, call 912-727-2339.
Turtleween at Georgia Sea Turtle Center — From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Georgia Sea Turtle Center staff and volunteers on Jekyll Island are inviting all turtle enthusiasts to trick or treat with the sea turtles, enjoy an old-fashioned hay ride or cast a line with the Friendly Fishermen. Costume contests will be held every hour and hay ride tours through the historic district will also be available for family members of all ages. The event is free with general admission to the center : $7 for adults, $5 for children and little ones under 3 years are free. For more information, contact the Georgia Sea Turtle Center at 912-635-4444.