September is on its way to end, but there are a lot of ways to enjoy it. Everyone on the northern US may be as busy as ever, but back in the South, you can find a lot of meaningful ways to spend the month away. If you’re in Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia or Alabama this start of autumn, you’ll discover many amazing happenings down there. Take a look at the festivities you might encounter on these states:
Savannah Jazz Festival
Happening on September 22 – 28, 2013, Savannah, Georgia
The week-long jazz-centric celebration is one of the locally popular festivals, attracting music enthusiasts from both near and far. This features the best in the Jazz scene, from the local artists to the international names. It offer all types of jazz music—ranging from the traditional bops to the funky blues.
World Chicken Festival
Happening on September 26 – 29, 2013, London, Kentucky
Paying tribute to Colonel Sanders, this festival attracts more than 250,000 attendees each year. One highlight is the Colonel Sanders look alike contests, as well as eating competitions, chicken strutting and a lively parade. Booths, crafts and foods are also a delight in this gathering.
Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend
Happening on September 27 – 29, 2013, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Finishing off the entire Neptune Festival, this three day and night celebration features an Art and Craft show, amazing food booths, sporty activities and even fireworks! The world-renown Sand sculpting Competition starts off during the Boardwalk weekend, and there is also the Neptune Wine Festival highlighting local wines and gourmet goods.
Southern Heritage Harvest Festival
Happening on September 28, 2013, South Boston, Virginia
A street festival filled with magic and the Southern spirit, families gather together to enjoy a fun row of games, magicians, pony rides. A lot of arts, crafts and foods are also included in the event where everyone can soak in the Southern vibe.
Annual Jubilee Festival
Happening on September 28 – 29, 2013, Olde Towne Daphne, Alabama
Celebrated in more than 2 decades, this yearly juried art competition highlights regional artisans and illustrators. The event also throws in a lot of festival foods, local entertainment shows and many delightful activities for the children.