SAVANNAH — People looking for a family-friendly outdoor activity this fall should plan to visit the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens' fall festival from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
Sponsored by the Friends of Coastal Gardens, this fundraising event includes award-winning storytellers for children, plant vendors, arts and crafts vendors, pony rides, a hay ride, petting zoo, educational booths and locally-grown Halloween pumpkins for sale.
Visitors can watch sugar cane stalks grown on the Bamboo Farm crushed, strained and boiled into pure cane syrup, which will be available for sale. There is a roast pork luncheon (reservations, please) and two snack bars. Pork butts smoked over a wood fire can be ordered to go for $20 each.
Admission to the festival is free but there will be a $2 charge for parking. Some activities are free while others have a small per-person charge.
The Bamboo Farm is at the intersection of U.S. 17 South and Canebrake Road. The entrance is a quarter mile south of Wal-Mart and a mile north of the Ogeechee River Bridge. For information, call Jeffrey Webb at 912-921-5460 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.