While it’s easy to lose yourself in the beautiful neighborhood vistas or keep cozy by the fire in the clubhouse, don’t forget to ring in the new season by exploring the vibrant cities and towns outside your cottage community! Ranch Cottages for Rent emphasizes placing communities in locations with easy access to seasonal events, delicious food, festive shopping and more.
Settled in picturesque southern cities with packed calendars for the upcoming fall season, residents of The Cottages at Lexington and The Cottages at Southampton have no problem seeking entertainment year-round. We curated the perfect harvest wish list to ensure your cozy season is the best yet!
The Cottages at Lexington in Athens, Georgia
It isn’t the fall season without great food and even better music! The North Georgia Folk Festival is back again for its 37th year and invites visitors from across the state to come together on Saturday, September 24 at Sandy Creek Park to enjoy a fantastic lineup of live music, fun activities and delicious food.
The event will feature a special Tribute to Art Rosenbaum, local food vendors, pottery, on-site merchants and artists, performances and more to celebrate this southern musical staple. Visit the event’s official website for a detailed list of performers and vendors.
Where: Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Georgia
When: Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Back for another incredible season, the Historic Athens Porchfest is bringing the best unique and creative aspects of Athens directly from the front porches of its residents! With over 155 concerts and 150 porches across six historic neighborhoods on the roster for 2022, it would be a shame to miss such an exciting event. Listed as one of the “12 Best Places to Travel in October 2022” by Travel + Leisure, the Historic Athens Porchfest is free for the public to enjoy.
All proceeds courtesy of performers, sponsors and hosts go towards Historic Athens, a 55-year-old 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Visit the event website to learn more about performances and find porch locations!
Where: Six Historic Neighborhoods in Athens, Georgia
When: Sunday, October 2, 2022, from 1 to 8 p.m.
Athens is celebrating 15 incredible years of the Athens Farmers Market and to make the season even more spectacular, the Autumn Harvest Feast is returning for its 10th night! Join us as we celebrate community through fresh pickings, lasting connections, stories and more for one delightful night. Athens uses this event as an excuse to celebrate the incredible vendors, producers and chefs across the community who continually provide delicious, fresh produce and meat.
Emceed by Will Sellers of Wholesome Wave Georgia, this year’s event will feature live jazz music courtesy of Swing Theory. Celebrate the harvest season by coming together with the city of Athens as residents enjoy appetizers, mains, desserts, a wide selection of beer and wine as well as specialty cocktails! Visit the event website to view the full list of participating restaurants and vendors.
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 Athens residents know how to celebrate, it’s the University of Georgia (UGA) Bulldogs! The UGA Homecoming Week is arguably the most popular event of the season, and this year’s festivities will be the best yet. Ringing in 100 incredible years, UGA is pulling out all the stops for the centennial celebration.
With events all week to celebrate the biggest occasion of the fall UGA season, visitors are encouraged to cheer on the Dawgs alongside local businesses, students, alumni and more for the Homecoming Parade! Please note that road closures will begin at 4 p.m. the day of the parade to accommodate organizers.
Where: Downtown Athens
When: Friday, October 14, 2022, from 6 to 7 p.m.
The Cottages at Southampton in Hampton, Georgia
Another event to feed the soul of the season, PorchFest is Hampton’s favorite musical event! Sample the musical musings of bluegrass, rock, Christian music and much more across the beautiful city of Hampton, Georgia. Each porch offers its own unique experience and musical selection, some even hosting sing-along events!
Plan out your must-see stops, stick around a favorite spot or roam around town at this highly anticipated event! The event website details this year’s lineup as well as everything you need to know to enjoy the festivities.
Want to join the lineup of talented musicians? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your application.
Where: City of Hampton
When: Saturday, October 8, 2022
The humid and sticky summer days are finally gone! It’s the perfect time to kickstart your fitness journey by participating in the first 2022 Lovejoy Halloween Costume Fun Run! A traditional event with a fun twist, attendees are encouraged to bring out all the stops for a themed sprint.
A fantastic way to foster community and education, the City of Lovejoy is donating 50% of the proceeds to the Lovejoy High School Athletic Department! Bring the entire family to walk, run and grab delicious treats along the path.
Please note that the Lovejoy Police Department will be monitoring roads to enjoy the safety of all event participants. All runners and walkers are encouraged to arrive by 7:15 a.m. to check-in. Any attendees that arrive late will not be permitted to participate in the event. Register by October 27 to receive a free Lovejoy gift bag and completion medal! All card registrations on the day of the event will receive a $20 penalty fee.
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Where: The Mayor’s Park in Lovejoy, Georgia
When: Sunday, October 29, 2022, at 8 a.m.
It’s time for the Georgia State Fair! From September 30 to October 9, the ultimate fall event is here to welcome lovers of exciting rides, fair food, prizes and more. Feast your sights on an aquatic acrobatic show, the Freakshow Deluxe, pig races, a white tiger display, a petting zoo and so much more to fill your autumn days!
Attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets ahead of time to avoid long queues. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youths aged five to 12 and free for children four years and under. Military discounts are available upon request. Click here to purchase tickets!
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.
Join attendees of all ages for the Wetlands & Watershed Festival in celebration of its 20th anniversary! Organized by the Clayton County Water Authority, the event caters to lovers of the environment and those interested in protecting the watershed through fun, interactive activities.
Visitors can delight in storytelling, nature crafts, learning opportunities and wetlands walks while learning vital information about this vital environmental component.
The festival is free to the public and held rain or shine. Visit the Clayton County Water Authority website for more information.
Where: Newman Wetlands Center in Hampton, Georgia
When: Saturday, October 5, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.