The most difficult thing you may have had to do this weekend in Savannah is to decide what fall event to attend.
There were dozens of church and school carnivals, corn mazes, pumpkin carving contests, even car and foot races, but the most well attended events of the weekend had to be the YMCA Trick or Trunk, The Wag-o-ween trick or treat trek for dogs and their owners and the Food Day food festival at Daffin Park.
Many dog lovers swung by Daffin Park to shop the hundreds of tents selling fresh homemade bread, local honey, organic produce, plants, and soaps.
Savannah Striders Track Club signed up ten new members and shared races and running tips to new runners and a few people who had just moved to Savannah and were looking for a group with which to run.
The Bicycle Link was also there with an assortment of bikes and a demonstration on how to pedal indoors on a bike roller, which looked to be somewhat dangerous for those with bad balance or who are easily distracted.
Friday night, the Habersham YMCA gave out free pizza from Marcos Pizza along with five dollar off coupons to adults. Krispy Kreme donuts brought dozens of donuts to give away and at least forty individuals and families set up cars, trucks and SUVs with costumed themes and enough candy to serve the over 400 people that passed through in a two hour time span.
There were bounce houses and a cake walk and games and prizes and everyone was well pleased at the free community event.
The next day, the 3rd National and largest Food Day Festival in the USA was held at Daffin Park, where thousands visited tents and booths and watched live music on the hour by different local bands.
The YMCA also hosted a kids run, exercise and healthy eating clinic and adults could take a class in organic gardening or learn how to cook food using a solar powered cooker, as well as build a hydroponic garden.
The only farm animals there was actually a rather friendly rooster at the Economy Feed and Seed shop, where you could buy buckets and chicken feed if you decided to raise your own hens for eggs.
A quick drive into town found hundreds of dog owners stopping by the Canine Palace to purchase maps that would lead them on a trick or treat adventure for their dogs that were dressed in an assortment of amusing costumes.
People were taking tours by the droves and live bands played at City Market as car races took place on Hutchinson Island.
Savannah State University hosted their annual home coming, with grilled food, a football game and fireworks which woke up the neighbors three miles to the south, thinking some sort of war must be going on with all the shots and explosions.
And, if that were not enough, you could attend one of the many haunted houses or haunted trails in Savannah for a frightening good time.
If you missed out on last weekends activities, fear not, the Coastal Empire Fair is coming on October 1 at the fairgrounds off Montgomery Street. The Savannah Film Festival runs from October 26 - November 2, and there are still an assortment of festivals and even a zombie tour headed (or is that beheaded) our way.
Be sure to take a walk downtown and check out the decorations in Savannah's midtown as well. We highly recommend Maupas Drive if you are into Halloween decorations and unique architecture.
There is always something fun to do and the Rock N Roll Marathon is right around the corner on November 9th, so take advantage of the nice fall weather and get out and enjoy the city. There's a whole lot of fun going on!