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Autumn in Savannah

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Autumn is a busy time of the year in the Savannah area. While the temperature is actually still warm compared to the weather in other parts of the country, it is beginning to cool down a bit and the nights are actually much more pleasant.  The fall season is actually different in Savannah than you would find in a good portion of the country because Savannah is more of a tropical locale. Unfortunately, Savannah does not get to see the vibrant colors of the fall. Most of the trees and foliage in Savannah do not actually lose color in the fall. Most trees stay green to at least January, when the landscape turns brown or grey for just a few months until spring arrives. In Savannah, the year is filled with food, music, art and family festivals  and there are quite a lot of things to do in the autumn.

Savannah also has some special fall food festivals celebrating all the cultures that make Savannah a great city. The Jewish Food Festival is being held at Forsythe Park on October 28th and the 61st Annual Greek Festival was just held last weekend at St. Paul’s Hellenic Center. The Savannah Tourism Leadership Council hosts the Taste of Savannah at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on November 8, 2012. A fall food staple in Savannah is the oyster roast.  Oysters are plentiful in the Low Country, making these roasts a tradition in Savannah for decades. Plus, this is a great way for family and friends to get together and enjoy great food. The oysters are best roasted over an open fire until they just open up. The rest of the feast will include cornbread, coleslaw or potato salad, saltine crackers and dipping sauces for the oysters.

Every community around the Savannah area has fall festivals for crafts, food and family fun. Fall is also the time to cheer for your favorite high school, college or professional football team. The University of Georgia Bulldogs are a big favorite in the Savannah area. They have a 5-1 record so far this season and 3-1 in the SEC (South Eastern Conference). The Football Classic Game against the Florida State Gators is a huge annual event with activities all weekend. The game is October 27th in Jacksonville. The pre-game and tailgating festivities are dubbed “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party”.  This event has been voted one of the best tailgating events in the United States! Even if you are not at the actual event, you are celebrating and watching the game from home.

The fall months are also busy for indoor activities including the Savannah Folk Festival to the Savannah Film Festival. There is so much to do and see in the city of Savannah in the fall. Get out and enjoy the great weather and cheer on your favorite team!

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