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Experience Augusta Events in October 2023

It’s October and finally Fall.  Augusta offers great weather and a chance for you to get outdoors for recreation and entertainment. Whether you’d like to enjoy fall fairs and festivals or outdoor shopping at one of our many farmer’s markets  ––  you're in the right place to discover the newest adventures this month offers.

Here you’ll find a few things happening this year in Augusta. To learn about all there is to do and see in Augusta visit us online at VisitAugusta.com, follow us on social media @VisitAugusta on Facebook & Instagram, or come see us at Augusta & Co. 

October 5 - 31

Create with Me! Monster Mash

Get ready for a spooky season at the Create with Me! Monster Mash at the Morris Museum of Art on October 5 at 4p.m. This is your chance to make the best monster for your mantle. This custom clay creature is a perfect project for kids!  Admission FREE for members and $5 for nonmembers. Advance registration required.​ 

​​Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop at SRP Park ​​​​

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It’s Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary! Get ready for an exciting concert at the Celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop at SRP Park on October 6 from 5p.m. - 11 p.m. Enjoy legendary acts like Doug E Fresh, 69 Boyz, The Get Fresh Crew ft. Vicious, Force MD's, 95 South, Dis & Dat, Prince Rahiem & Special Celebrity Guests! Tickets $60 - $300.

Augusta U Brew-N-Que

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It’s time for BBQ! Enjoy the 20th annual Augusta U Brew-N-Que on October 6 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Delicious barbecue, sides and cold beverages are on the menu along with live music, face-painting and inflatables, followed by a fireworks show. Tickets prices are all inclusive: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. 

Comedian Desi Banks: The Purpose Chaser Tour

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Experience comedian Desi Banks LIVE on October 7 at the Miller Theater at 7p.m. Desi has amassed an immense following of over 15 million fans across various platforms and is swiftly becoming a household name, known for his razor-sharp wit and hilarious comedic timing. Admission is $30 - $150. 

2023 Swamp Soiree

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Enjoy the most anticipated Swamp Soirée 2023 at Phinizy Swamp on October 12th from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Phinizy Center for Water Sciences’ premiere fundraiser, Swamp Soirée features delicious dinner along with cocktails while supporting Phinizy Center’s mission— to provide leadership for sustainable watersheds and economic vitality through research, education, and connecting people with nature. Admission $125.

Canal to Cloth - A Day at the Mill 

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Check out this NEW Authentic Augusta Experience, Canal to Cloth - A Day at the Mill on October 12  at the Augusta Canal Discovery Center. You’ll play a role as a new hire and be put to work to run the loom that creates the cloth manufactured in this 1800’s era manufacturing mill.  Admissions is $27 - $29. 

Fall Festival & Flea Market

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Experience the Fall Festival & Flea Market starting October 13 & October 14  at Fort Gordon. Enjoy Oktoberfest entertainment and delicious German food, pony rides, pet adoptions, Vendor Village, children's activities, a carnival midway at Barton Field. Admission is $15 - $20.​​​​​ 

Monster Movie Marathon at Savannah River Brewing Co.

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What better way to spend Friday the 13th than at the Monster Movie Marathon at Savannah River Brewing Co. on October 13th from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m.. All of the vintage thrillers leading up to the ultimate cult classic, Rocky Horror Picture show at 9 p.m. Bring your favorite lawn chair, some snacks, and post up as we get into the holiday spirit! Admission is FREE.​​​​​​

Pop! Goes the Easel Art Reception at Augusta & Co with Stoney

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Make plans to stop by the Pop! Goes the Easel Art Reception at Augusta & Co. on October 13th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. This reception is brought to you by the Greater Augusta Arts Council and Augusta & Co. Meet the creative and musician, John "Stoney" Cannon. Light refreshments will be served. Support this local artist! Admission is FREE.

Georgia-Carolina State Fair

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It’s time to enjoy fall with the much anticipated Georgia-Carolina State Fair starting October 13 -22 at the Augusta Fairgrounds. Get ready to enjoy LIVE entertainment, fun rides, fried food and more. Admission $8 - $30.

Western Carolina State Fair

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The fair is some of the most fun fall has to offer. Enjoy the Western Carolina State Fair starting October 13 -23 at the Aiken Fairgrounds. Enjoy fair food, rides, games and more. Admission: $8 - $30.

PaceDay 2023

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Enjoy the annual, fun bike ride, PaceDay 2023 on October 15 starting at 8:30 a.m. 100% of all fundraising supports innovative cancer research at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. The ride will end at the Augusta Common with a Finish Line Celebration. Registration starts at $35 - $100. Register here: https://paceline.org/

Walk with the Spirits

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Experience the annual Walk with the Spirits on October 21 -22 from 2p.m. - 5p.m. at Summerville Cemetery. The guided tour will also include the history of the cemeteries, a brief musical performance, and iconography of the headstones. Tickets: $10 -$20. 

Moonlight Music Cruise

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Pack a picnic and enjoy a relaxing evening on the Augusta Canal for the Moonlight Music Cruise featuring Steve Dexter on October 21 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $27 for adults and $25 for seniors 60+, military and students. 

The Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee

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Enjoy the Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee on October 27 & October 28 from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. in downtown North Augusta, SC. This annual, family-oriented festival will feature Arts, crafts, LIVE music, costume contest, food, beverage, amusement rides and more. Admission is FREE. 

WESTOBOO! Bash

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Westobou presents the 3rd Annual WestoBoo! Bash on October 27 from 8:30 p.m. at the Westobou Gallery. This will be an enchantingly haunted evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and spooky surprises. Admission is $40 - $100.

Augusta Halloween Bar Crawl

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Enjoy the Augusta Halloween Bar Crawl on October 28 from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. throughout Augusta. Stop by the city’s most lively 10 + waterholes. Ticket includes a drink cup, lanyard, food specials, and an after party. Admission $13 - $18.

Monster Ball Halloween Party

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Time to get spooky! Enjoy the Monster Ball Halloween Party on October 28 at Augusta Museum of History from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. Costumes are not required, but encouraged. Fun, food, dancing with music by DJ Kydd Joe. VIP tickets available. Admission: $30 - $500.​​​​​ 

Thriller at the Miller

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Get ready for thrills at the Thriller at the Miller on October 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Miller Theater. Live entertainment by 80's Station, Las Vegas' premier 1980's tribute band and DJ COCO will be spinning. General Admission $30 and VIP tickets are $65 including open bar.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Trick or Treat on Broad Street

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​​It's time for the 4th Annual Support Downtown Augusta Trick or Treat on Broad Street on October 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Businesses from 9th Street to 12th Street will be passing out candy for trick-or-treaters. Check the Facebook event for participating candy stops. FREE and open to the public.​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

SEE MORE EVENTS AT: VISITAUGUSTA.COM/EVENTS

ONGOING EVENTS: 

Authentic Augusta Experiences

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Book your experience today! Try these 10 NEW Authentic Augusta Experiences which are a curated collection of the best sights and experiences Augusta has to offer. These one-of-a-kind experiences will immerse you and leave you with lifelong memories of your visit to Augusta. Book here: visitaugusta.com/authentic​​​​​​​

Saturday Market at the River

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Swing by the Saturday Market at the River where artists and craftspeople line the 8th Street entrance to the Riverwalk every Saturday in downtown Augusta from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. offering unique, handmade wares and mix in with local chefs and tastemakers selling ethnic fare, locally roasted coffee, fresh baked goods and regional produce.