Travel Calendar


Rome — Running Water Pow Wow/Cherokee Homecoming & Ripe Corn Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, features dance, competitions, food, arts and crafts, educational and cultural programs.

Dawsonville — Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Sept. 1- Nov. 18, features a 12-acre corn maze, pumpkin patches, hay rides and Halloween-themed activities. 888-674-7952,

Helen — Oktoberfest, Sept. 12-15, features German music, food, drinks and dance.

Augusta — Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, Sept. 20-22, features arts and crafts, children's activities, street entertainers, food and music. 706-826-4702,

Jekyll Island — Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival, Sept. 20-22, features arts and crafts, music, beer tastings, cooking competitions and demonstrations and children's activities. 877-453-5955,

Macon — Ocmulgee Indian Celebration, Sept. 21-22, features artifacts, cultural dance, music and storytelling, craft demonstrations and educational exhibits.

Clarkesville — Taste of Clarkesville, Sept. 28, features food, wine, beer, seminars and live entertainment. 706-754-2220,


Decatur — Riverfest, Sept. 13-14, features a barbecue cook-off, open-air concerts and children's activities. 800-524-6181,

Fort Payne — Boom Days Heritage Celebration, Sept. 21, features clowns, street artists, food, crafts, music, a vintage car show and a 5K run. 256-845-2741,


Panama City Beach — Gulf Coast Jam, Sept. 26-28, features live music from Toby Keith, Brantley Gilbert, Trace Adkins and more. 888-512-7469,

Amelia Island — Great Southern Tailgate Cook-Off, Aug. 23-24, features barbecue competitions, achildren's activities and live music. 904-277-4369,


Danville — Kentucky State BBQ Festival, Sept. 7-8, features barbecue demos, raffles, an art auction and children's activities. 859-319-4444,

Covington — MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest, Sept. 6-8, features live entertainment, midway rides, arts and crafts, food and children's activities. 859-491-0458,

Lexington — Roots and Heritage Festival, Sept. 6-8, features live music, art exhibitions, food, cultural films, sporting events, KidsFest and health/wellness events.

Owensboro — East Bridge Art & Music Festival, Sept. 7, features visual arts, live music, dance, food, Revolutionary War re-enactments and children's activities. 270-684-3570,

Owensboro — Patriot Days, Sept. 13-15, features living history exhibits, Revolutionary War re-enactments, frontier games, children's activities and food.

Bardstown — Kentucky Bourbon Festival, Sept. 17-22, features bourbon tastings, cooking classes, music and more. 1-800-638-4877,


Morgan City — Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, features live music, seafood, arts and crafts, a water parade and children's activities.

Lake Charles — Boozoo's Labor Day Festival, Sept. 2, features music, Creole culture and food and Zydeco music. 800-456-7952,


Jackson — Wellsfest 2013, Sept. 28, features music, arts and crafts, food, children's activities and a silent auction. 601-353-0658,


Beech Mountain — Mile High Kite Festival, Sept. 1, features music, kite competitions, craft and food vendors and children's activities. 800-468-5506,

Lexington — Barbecue Festival, Oct. 26, features craft and food vendors, rides, family activities, music and food.


Greenville — TD Saturday Market, through Oct. 26, features fresh produce, flowers, gourmet foods, how-to classes and kids' activities.

Charleston — Low Country Jazz Festival, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, features top contemporary jazz artists, a jazz brunch and artist meet-and-greets.


Knoxville — Boomsday, Sept. 1, features live entertainment, food, children's activities and fireworks. 865-342-9127,

Knoxville — Tennessee Valley Fair, Sept. 6-15, features midway rides, carnival games, agricultural exhibits, livestock, food, demolition derby, live music and more. 865-215-1471,


Virginia Beach — Artisans in the Park, Sept. 7-8, features arts and crafts, food vendors, live entertainment and family activities. 757-493-5406,