Your CSRA Fall Event Roundup!
With school getting into full swing and Labor Day marking the unofficial end to summer, the excitement for fall is in the air. Whether you’re looking to celebrate the spooky season with family, enjoy a festival with friends, or just get outside, Augusta has a variety of events happening this fall that are sure to satisfy your craving.
CRSA Food Truck Fest, September 14th
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, $10 entry fee
The Food Truck Fest is an opportunity to pig out on some delicious and totally Instagrammable eats for a good cause. Your money will support nonprofit organizations in the area, and, as an additional bonus, pets are allowed on leash and kids under 12 get in for free.
Augusta’s Fairytale Ball, September 15th
9:00 am – 7:00 pm, $25-55 admission fee
Rather than taking your kid all the way to Disney World for fairytale magic, let them dance and play with all of the princesses at Augusta’s Fairytale ball.
Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, September 20th-22nd
$7 admission fee
This annual festival celebrates food, art, and culture by hosting 2 and a half days of international cuisines, a fine arts and crafts market, and lots of live entertainment. It’s an award-winning festival, a longstanding fall tradition for the community, and a great way to support the arts while having a good time.
Fall Family Fun
Augusta has plenty of opportunities to get into the seasonal spirit with family-friendly activities like pumpkin carving, corn mazes, and hayrides.
Take your kids to Tire City Potters throughout September and October to create terracotta jack-o-lanterns that will never rot away. A variety of farms in the area offer corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patches, and other must-have fall traditions. Check out a full list here.
Westobou Festival, October 2nd-6th
$0-$25 admission fees
The Westobou Festival is another opportunity to support our growing arts scene. Get creative with friends and family in downtown Augusta by checking out all of the music, dance, film, spoken word, and visual arts events this five-day festival has to offer.
Participate in a 5K
Get active in Augusta this fall by signing up for a run. The Fire-K Five-K takes place on October 5th at 8:00 am with a fun run for kids right after, and the proceeds go toward supporting firefighters fighting cancer.
For 5K that will get you into the Halloween mood, check out the spooky Zombie Run on October 19th at 10 am. You’ll be running from zombies through the woods for a good cause, as proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Border Bash, October 11th
4:00 pm – 11:00 pm, $10-15
Border Bash is a celebration of Augusta’s location smack dab in the middle of USC and UGA territory, creating a spirited rivalry. No matter what team you support, enjoy live music, games for kids and adults, and performances from both USC and UGA cheerleaders and mascots. The bash this year will be held at the newly established SRP Park, voted best minor league ballpark in 2018!
Southern Suds, October 18th
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm, $25-$40 tickets
The Southern Suds tagline says it all, “Come for the history, stay for the beer.” Enjoy this night of craft beer, beer history trivia, and live music with their “Beer Lover” and “Brew Master” tickets, giving you options to drink and sample beers from various vendors. Your designated drivers can get in for $10 to enjoy the event, as well as non-alcoholic beverages.
Fall Steeplechase, October 26th
Starting at 9:00 am
For a different kind of family fun, check out the annual Fall Steeplechase in nearby Aiken. There are five different races to watch, as well as shops to visit and activities for kids, like a costume contest and trick or treating.
CanalFEST, November 2nd,
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, free admission
Have a fun day active and outdoors with the family at Augusta’s annual CanalFEST. Admission is free for a fun day at the canal, full of live music, food trucks, and activities, like fly fishing, kayaking, and a 5K.
Not only are these fall events great sources of fun for all ages, but they’re also great ways to get involved with the community, support local causes, get to know the area, and connect with neighbors. Spend this season checking out all that Augusta has to offer.