Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Festivals Celebrate the Season

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From harbor holiday lights to an underground Christmas, Weeki Wachee to Wassail, experience the season’s most festive offerings through these can’t-miss events

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 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 opportunities to experience the best of the Southeast. Read more about each event at:

October 2017

October 1-8, 2017, 21ST Annual Cruisin’ the Coast, Mississippi Gulf Coast, MS,

October 1-November 4, 2017, Pumpkin Playground, Creedmoor, NC,

October 1-29, 2017, Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern, Chattanooga, TN,

October 6-8, 2017, Slaughter Pen Jam, Bentonville, AR,

October 6-8, 2017, The North Carolina Seafood Festival, Morehead City, NC,

October 7-8, 2017, Cotton Pickin’ Fair, Gay, GA,

October 7-29, 2017 (Saturdays and Sundays only) Rock City’s Rocktoberfest, Lookout Mountain, GA,

October 7, 2017, Rouge et Blanc Food & Wine Festival, Lake Charles, LA,

October 12-15, 2017, The 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival, Gulf Shores, AL,

October 13-14, 2017, 70th Annual Indiantown Rodeo, Indiantown, FL,

October 13-15, 2017, Fall for Greenville, Greenville, SC,

October 14, 2017, Big Creek Fall ATV Festival, LaFollette, TN,

October 14, 2017, T.O.O.T. (Taste of Our Town) Lewisburg, WV,

October 21, 2017, Culture Fest Louisiana, Lake Charles, LA,

October 21, 2017, The Boudin Cook-Off, Lafayette, LA,

October 21-22, 2017, 28th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, Georgetown, SC,

October 21-22, 2017, Town of Orange Park Fall Festival, Orange Park, FL,

October 26-29, 2017, Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium, Cartersville, GA,

October 28, 2017, The Barbecue Festival, Lexington, NC,

October 28-November 5, 2017, Mountaineer Week, Morgantown, WV,

November 2017

November 3-5, 2017, 28th Annual Stuart AirShow, Stuart, FL,

November 4-5, 2017, 39th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon, Ocean Springs, MS,

November 7-February 28, 2017, Pigeon Forge Winterfest, Pigeon Forge, TN,

November 9-13, 2017, Cucalorus Festival, Wilmington, NC,

November 8-14, 2017, World Food Championships, Orange Beach, AL,

November 9-12, 2017, 35th Annual Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals, Myrtle Beach, SC,

November 9-19, 2017, Frank Brown International Songwriter’s Festival, Pensacola, FL,

November 10-January 1, 2018, A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN,

November 10-12, 2017, Christmas City Gift Show, Biloxi, MS,

November 18, 2017, 22nd Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration, Raleigh, NC,

November 11- December 31, 2017, Stone Mountain Christmas, Stone Mountain, GA,

November 17-19, 2017, Foothills Craft Guild Showcase of Fine Crafts, Knoxville, TN,

November 17-January 6, 2018, Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights, Lookout Mountain, GA,

November 18- December 31, 2017, Holidays In the City, Norfolk, VA,

November 24-December 31, 2017, Galaxy of Lights, Huntsville, AL,

November 24-January 1, 2018, Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival, Gulfport, MS,

November 23, 2017, Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade, Charlotte, NC,

November 24-25, 2017, The 30A 10K, Rosemary Beach, FL,

November 25-January 8, 2018, Christmas In the City, Knoxville, TN,

November 25-26, 2017, The North Carolina Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach, NC,

December 2017

December 1-23, 2017, Billy Graham Library—Christmas at the Library, Charlotte, NC,

December 1-2, 2017, ChristmasFest, Toccoa, GA,

December 1-2, 8-9, 2017, Festival of Lights and Luminaries, Dillsboro, NC,

December 1-23, 2017, Ruby Falls’ Christmas Underground, Chattanooga, TN,

December 1-31, 2017, Southwest Louisiana Christmas Lighting Festival, Lake Charles/Sulphur, LA,

December 1, 8, 15, 2017, The Roanoke Times Dickens of a Christmas, Roanoke, VA,

December 1, 2017, Wassail Fest, Columbus, MS,

December 7, 2017, Hometown Holidays Parade, Forsyth, GA,

December 7-23, 2017, Reflections of the Season, Port Allen, LA,

December 2-3, 2017, The 31st Annual Marietta Pilgrimage, Marietta, GA,

December 8, 2017, 29th Annual Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade, Hampton, VA,

December 8-9, 15-16, 2017, Winter Waterland, Weeki Wachee, FL,

December 9, 2017, Christmas Candlelight Tour, Beaufort, NC,

December 9-25, 2017, Community Holiday Light Show, Danville, VA,

December 9, 2017, Historic Alabama Christmas Tour Homes, Decatur, AL,

December 9, 2017, Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, Fort Lauderdale, FL,

December 14-15, 2017, Victorian Christmas, Thomasville, GA,

December 31, 2017, New Year’s Eve Celebration—Island of Lights, Carolina Beach/Kure Beach, NC,

December 31, 2017, New Year’s Eve Pier Park Beach Ball Drop, Panama City Beach, FL,

December 31, 2017, Pensacola Pelican Drop, Pensacola, FL,