From Owl-O-Ween to a Pelican Drop: These Southeast Events are Not Just for the Birds

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yellow submarine lrSave the date this season for these Top 20 Events from the Southeast Tourism Society

Since 1985 the Southeast Tourism Society has recognized the unique, diverse and unparalleled events in the region with the Top 20 Events Program. For every month of the year, STS selects 20 events per month which represent the Southeast’s down home flavor through arts and crafts, music, parades, pageantry, food, sporting competitions, live entertainment and much more.

Save the date for these upcoming seasonal opportunities to experience the best of the Southeast. Read more about each event at:

September 30-October 2, 2016, North Carolina Seafood Festival, Morehead City, NC,
October 1-2, 2016, Cotton Pickin’ Fair, Gay, GA,
October 1-8, 2016, Red River Revel Arts Festival, Shreveport, LA,
Saturdays and Sundays–October 1-30, 2016, Rock City’s Rocktoberfest, Lookout Mountain, GA,
October 2-9, 2016, 20th Annual Cruisin’ The Coast, Throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast, MS,
October 6-16, 2016, Georgia National Fair, Perry, GA,
October 13-16, 2016, Fall for Greenville, Greenville, SC,
October 13-16, 2016, 45th Annual National Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL,
October 14-16, 2016, Autumn Leaves Festival, Mount Airy, NC,
October 14-15, 2016, 69th Annual Indiantown Rodeo, Indiantown, FL,
October 15, 2016, New River Gorge Bridge Day, Fayetteville, WV,
October 15-16, 2016, 27th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, Georgetown, SC,
October 21-22, 28-29, 2016, Wild N’ Wicked Nights, Weeki Wachee, FL,
October 22, 2016, Barbeque Festival, Lexington, NC,
October 22, 2016, Deep Roots Festival, Milledgeville, GA,
October 23-24, 2016, Owl-O-Ween, Kennesaw, GA,
October 27-30, 2016, 43rd Annual French Food Festival, Larose, LA,
October 27-November 13, 2016, State Fair of Louisiana,
October 28-30, 2016, Marine Corps Marathon, Arlington, VA,
October 28-November 5, 2016, West Virginia University Mountaineer Week,
November 1- 7, 2016, Indie Memphis Film Festival, Memphis, TN,
November 3-13, 2016, The Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival, Throughout the Gulf Coast,
November 4-6, 2016, 27th Annual Stuart Air Show, Stuart, FL,
November 5-6, 2016, 38th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival, Ocean Springs, MS,
November 5-6, 2016, Steampunk and Makers Fair, LaFayette, LA,
November 6-18, 2016, Fall Outdoor Cascading Chrysanthemums of Bellingrath, Theodore, AL,
November 9, 2016, Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff, Gatlinburg, TN,
November 10-13, 2016, Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals, Myrtle Beach, SC,
November 11- January 1, Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN,
November 17-19, 2016, Mistletoe and Moss Holiday Market,
November 17-December 24, 2016, Christmas at the Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY,
November 18-December 31, 2016, Lights of the Ozarks, Fayetteville, AR,
November 18-20, 2016, Celebration of Seagrove Potters, Seagrove, NC,
November 18-20, 2016, Fine Craft Show, Knoxville, TN,
November 18-December 31, 2016, Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights, Lookout Mountain, GA,
November 19, 2016, 21st Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration, Raleigh, NC,
November 19-January 6, 90th Annual Christmas Festival of Lights, Natchitoches, LA,
November 19-December 31, 2016, Holidays in the City, Norfolk, VA,
November 25-26, 2016, Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach, NC,
November 25-26, December 2-3, 9, 16-18, 2016, Winterfest Trolley Tours, Pensacola, FL,
December 1-31, 2016, A Colonial Christmas, Williamsburg, VA,
December 1-23, 2016, Christmas Underground, Chattanooga, TN,
December 1, 2016, Home Town Holidays Parade, Forsyth, GA,
December 1-31, 2016, Southwest Christmas Lighting Festival, Lake Charles, LA,
December 1-30, 2016, Speedway Christmas, Concord, NC,
December 2, 2016, Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade and Winter Magic Kickoff, Gatlinburg, TN,
December 2, 2016, Wassail Fest, Columbus, MS,
December 2-3, 2016, Holiday Arts Tour, Ruston, LA,
December 3 & 10, 2016, Annual Christmas and Candlelight, Washington State Park, AR,
December 3-4, 2016, Marietta Pilgrimage, Marietta, GA,
December 3-4, 2016, Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour, Wilmington, NC,
December 8-11, 2016, Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival, Palm Beach, FL,
December 8-9, 2016, Victorian Christmas Festival, Thomasville, GA,
December 9-10, 2016, Feast of Seven Fishes Festival, Fairmont, WV,
December 9-10, 2016, It’s a Dickens Christmas Y’all Festival, Tuscumbia, AL
December 9-10 & 16-17, 2016, Winter Waterland, Weeki Wachee, FL,
December 11, 2016, 21st Annual Town of Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade, Mount Pleasant, SC,
December 28-31, 2016, Andrew Johnson Bank Ladies’ Classic Basketball Tournament, Greenville, TN,
December 31, 2016, Gatlinburg New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show and Ball Drop, Gatlinburg, TN,
December 31, 2016, Pensacola Pelican Drop, Pensacola, FL,
Southeast Tourism Society,, 770-542-1523. Events can also be found on Escape to the Southeast.