The calendar may say that summer fun is over and done, but here at Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals, we know better. It is just the start of the most charming time of year here in the Golden Isles, a time we affectionately call SEPTOBER. You may ask yourself, “what in the world is Septober?”, Septober is that time of year between September and October when the weather is incredible, football season has started, the busy summer crowds have thinned and there are more than enough events and festivals to keep your calendar full. With conditions this perfect you will want to eat, play and relax outdoors. Here are just a few upcoming events you do not want to miss.
September 30th to October 4th, Celebrate the bounty of Georgia’s Golden Isles while raising awareness for Hospice of the Golden Isles. The Food & Spirits Festivals promises to become an annual favorite, allowing guests to experience all that is unique to our little island.
Area restaurants, regional farmers and artisans will be the highlight of Saturday’s tasting tents, farm stand and market.
Hodnett Cooper Vacation Rentals has teamed up with the Under the Oaks Challenge and is offering 15% off your stay October 7-11. The Under the Oaks Challenge offers one of the most scenic half marathons you could run. Not ready to run 13.1 miles? No worries, the challenge is also offering a 10k & 5k. With race festivities kicking off on Thursday, this is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a long weekend on St. Simons Island. Let’s be real, 13.1 miles is a long way, relax and recharge in one of our 330 homes and condominiums. Big or small we are sure to have the perfect accommodations you and your running group require.
Saturday, October 10th to Sunday, October 11th, enjoy all of your favorite local and regional artists and crafters. St. Simons Island Annual October Fest will take place at Postell Marketplace/Pier Village. Potter, painting, photography, woodcraft, garden art, jewelry and much more will be available.
The weekend of Georgia vs. Florida football game, October 30-November 1, our island comes alive with fans visiting to cheer on their alma mater. St. Simons Island is THE go-to destination for this college football weekend. The weekend is full of activities, comradery and most importantly, football. This is one of our most exciting weekends of the year. Don’t miss out on all the fun, make sure to book your stay us.
For a complete detailed list of all activities taking place in the Golden Isles click here.
To get your weekend stay booked call 888-638-4750 and a professional reservationist will assist you in finding the perfect accommodations for your needs or book online at https://www.hodnettcooper.com. We look forward to seeing you on St. Simons this Septober.
What’s Septober, you ask? It’s that magical time of year when the summer crowds have thinned, it’s still beach and swimsuit weather and there are tons of unique activities and festivals throughout the Golden Isles. A Septober visit to St. Simons Island could include the following…let’s start planning!
Saturday, September 13, 9am – 1pm
Artisan foods and products from local farms and vendors. Enjoy samples along with live music.
A celebration of two Georgia favorites: shrimp and grits! On neighboring Jekyll Island, this weekend celebration includes tastings, arts & crafts, a craft brew tasting, cooking competitions, live music and great activities for kids. Food, fun and family…what could be better? Visit the website for a full schedule of events and pricing.
Jazz in the Park
Sunday, September 21, 7pm-9pm
Join St. Simons Island residents and visitors alike for an Island favorite. Presented by the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities for more than twenty years, guests bring food, wine and family to wind down the weekend on the oceanfront lawn at Neptune Park. This week’s musical guest is Michael Hulett with a repertoire of jazz, soul, rock and pop. Bring a blanket or chair. Adult admission is $10; children 6-12 is $5 and kids under six enter free.
This celebration of local food features five days of special events, including a kick off party, tastings, “Blues, Bourbon & BBQ” and a Spiritual Brunch to close out the festival. Visit the website for a complete schedule of events and pricing.
Saturday, October 4
The 20th Annual CoastFest features 70+ environmental, educational, research and resource exhibitors from the southeast highlighting Georgia’s unique coastal environment. Kids love the hands-on exhibits featuring plants and animals. It’s a day of fun and learning for all ages.
St. Simons Island Antique Show
October 4-5, 9am-5pm
Antique and art exhibitors from all over the southeast gather in Postell Park near the lighthouse. Something for yourself of a St. Simons souvenir to take home, you never know what you’ll discover! Admission and parking is free.
October 11, 7am
Including a half marathon, 10K and 5K runs, the courses are USATF certified and all three races are USATF sanctioned. Both competitive and causal runners will enjoy the flat terrain and picturesque views of Jekyll Island. Visit RaceRoster to register.
Glynn Art in the Park Fall Festival
Saturday, October 11
More than 70 fine artists and craftsman fill Postell Park with paintings, photography, pottery, woodwork, toys and more. Admission is free.
Hosted by Davis Love III Paddle & Putt, the event includes a 3-mile short course, 8-mile elite race- 4-person team relay race, 13 and under and a dog on board race.
October 18, 11am
For 15 years, cooking teams have been facing off for the coveted title of Best Brunswick Stew. Official judges name the Judges’ Award winner. As a participant, you vote for the Peoples’ Choice! The day long event starts with a 5K race and includes a Pooch Parade (with costumes!), live entertainment, Classic and Antique Car Show, Arts & Crafts displays and a kids’ fun zone. And of course, an array of creative Brunswick Stews to enjoy!
Advanced tickets are $3 for kids under 6 years, $6 for adults or $4 and $9 on the day of the event. Visit the website for team registration, schedule of events and pricing.