Ranch Cottages for Rent Shares Its List of Fall Events in Athens and Hampton

Fall is in the air! While it may be easy to enjoy the coziness of the clubhouse fire or the beautiful neighborhood views, welcome the new season by venturing through the vibrant cities and towns outside your community! Ranch Cottages for Rent prioritizes placing its cottage communities in areas with easy access to festive shopping, delicious food, seasonal events and more.

Nestled within charming southern cities with full calendars for the upcoming autumn season, The Cottages at Lexington and The Cottages at Southampton residents have year-round entertainment at their fingertips. Ranch Cottages for Rent curated the ultimate harvest wish list to guarantee maximum enjoyment this cozy season!

The Cottages at Lexington in Athens, Georgia

The 37th Annual North Georgia Folk Festival is back! It welcomes visitors from all over the state to gather together on Saturday, September 24 at Sandy Creek Park to enjoy an incredible lineup of delicious food, fun activities and fantastic live music.

The event will include on-site merchants and artists, local food vendors, performances, a special Tribute to Art Rosenbaum and more to celebrate southern music! Visit the North Georgia Folk Festival website for additional information on performers and vendors.

Where: Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Historic Athens Porchfest is back for another season and is bringing the City of Athens creative and unique aspects directly from its residents’ front porches! With 150 porches and over 155 concerts across six historic neighborhoods participating this season, you don’t want to miss this exciting event. Featured as one of the “12 Best Places to Travel in October 2022” by Travel + Leisure, the Historic Athens Porchfest is free to the public.

As a 55-year-old 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Historic Athens will receive all proceeds thanks to sponsors, hosts and performers. Visit the Historic Athens Porchfest website for information about performers and porch locations!

Where: Six Historic Neighborhoods in Athens, Georgia

When: Sunday, October 2, 2022, from 1 to 8 p.m.

Celebrating 15 years of the Athens Farmers Market, Autumn Harvest Feast is returning to Athens for its 10th night! With fresh pickings, enticing stories and lasting connections, join the community celebration for one extraordinary evening. Athens uses this event to applaud the incredible chefs, producers and vendors within the community who never fail to provide delicious, fresh meat and produce.

With Will Sellers of Wholesome Wave Georgia emceeing, this year’s Autumn Harvest Feast will feature live entertainment by jazz collective Swing Theory. Welcome the harvest season by gathering with the City of Athens as the community enjoys delicious appetizers, mains, desserts, and a wide variety of wine, beer and specialty cocktails! For a complete list of participating vendors and restaurants, visit the Autumn Harvest Feast website.

Where: The Hill at 1800 Crescent Lane in Athens, Georgia

When: Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m.

If there is one thing the City of Athens knows how to do, it’s cheer on the University of Georgia (UGA) Bulldogs! The most popular event of the fall season in Athens, this year’s UGA Homecoming Week anticipates being the best yet! UGA is going all out for the 100-year celebration.

With festivities scheduled all week to celebrate the most significant UGA occasion of the season, visitors can cheer on the Dawgs with students, alumni, local businesses and more for the Homecoming Parade! On the day of the parade, please be aware that road closures will start at 4 p.m. the day of the event for the benefit of the organizers.

Where: Downtown Athens

When: Friday, October 14, 2022, from 6 to 7 p.m.

The Cottages at Southampton in Hampton, Georgia

Holding the title of Hampton’s favorite music festival, PorchFest is another event to kick off the fall season! Enjoy musical samples of rock, bluegrass, Christian music and more throughout the city of Hampton, Georgia. Each porch provides a different musical selection and unique experience, with some porches hosting sing-alongs!

Roam around town, stick around a favorite spot or plan your must-see stops at this year’s PorchFest! Visit the event website for everything you need to know to enjoy the festivities.

Want to join the lineup of talented performers? Email mainstreet@hamptonga.gov to submit your application.

Where: City of Hampton

When: Saturday, October 8, 2022

With the sweltering hot and humid summer days ending, there’s no better time to start your fitness journey by participating in the first 2022 Lovejoy Halloween Costume Fun Run! This traditional event with a fun, themed twist encourages attendees to wear their best costumes.

To support the education system and community, Lovejoy High School Athletic Department will receive 50% of the proceeds courtesy of the City of Lovejoy! As a family-friendly event, you can bring your entire family to walk or run and enjoy delicious treats.

To ensure safety among all event attendees, Lovejoy Police Department will monitor the streets. All participants should arrive by 7:15 a.m. to check-in. Any runners or walkers that come late will not be allowed to participate in the event. All participants that register by October 27 will receive a free completion medal and Lovejoy gift bag! Expect a $20 penalty fee for all car registrations on the day of the 2022 Lovejoy Halloween Costume Fun Run.

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Where: The Mayor’s Park in Lovejoy, Georgia

When: Sunday, October 29, 2022, at 8 a.m.

The Georgia State Fair is back from September 30 to October 9! This event is an autumn staple with prizes, fair foods, exciting rides, and more. Enjoy special festivities such as a petting zoo, the Freakshow Deluxe, a white tiger display, an aquatic acrobatic show, pig races and so much more!

To avoid long queues, attendees should purchase tickets ahead of time. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages five through 12 and free for children four years and younger. Military discounts are available upon request.

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Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia

When: Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 9. Hours vary by day, so please refer to the event website.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Wetlands & Watershed Festival is the perfect autumn event for all ages! Arranged by the Clayton County Water Authority, this event offers the chance to learn more about the environment and the importance of protecting the watershed through exciting, interactive activities.

Visitors can enjoy nature crafts, storytelling, wetland walks and learning opportunities while exploring critical information about this environment element.

The Wetlands & Watershed Festival is held rain or shine and is free to the public. Visit the Clayton County Water Authority website to learn more about this event.

Where: Newman Wetlands Center in Hampton, Georgia

When: Saturday, October 5, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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