I don't know about you, but my calendar is booking up quick with fall events!
While kicking back at the pool the other day, I received an email alerting me that tickets for the inaugural Food and Wine Festival happening Nov. 11-17 were on sale.
I quickly scrolled through my iPhone calendar, checking dates, travel schedule and frantically texting friends to coordinate - all while simultaneously purchasing tickets to the SF&W Fest events. (I do love my trusty iPhone.)
A few days later, I caught a tweet from the Savannah Revival Fest folks announcing that tickets would be on sale the next day for this new festival happening Sept. 14. I started panicking!
Do I have tickets to all of these festivals and events?
What if something sells out?
What if I miss out on something?
So in the spirit of helping you (and me) plan ahead, here are some upcoming events you'll want to buy tickets for ASAP:Labor Day Weekend
The Savannah Craft Brew Fest returns Aug. 31 under new management and with exclusive opportunities for VIP tastings and events.
The VIP Ticket will give patrons access to the festival one hour early at noon to take advantage of a more exclusive beer tasting experience.
The VIP ticket allows entry to the private VIP Area from 1-4 p.m. and access to an exclusive beer selection not available to the general public.
The Savannah Brew League will be conducting special Brew Tours as part of the VIP experience. Of course, regular tasting tickets are available, too.
Revival Fest is going to be the swan song to summer! With 12 bands, two stages and a pig/oyster roast, this day-long event will take place at the Paint Shops and adjoining grove at the Georgia State Railroad Museum.
Tickets are $35 for the bands only and $55 for the pig/oyster roast.
As the Revival Fest website points out in its FAQ: If the oyster roast and pig roast don't sell out, you may be able to purchase an add-on at the door, but why risk it?
Bottom line, suck it up and buy the whole experience now before it sells out.
The Savannah Children's Choir and Georgia Power will present the Vienna Boys Choir in concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
This is huge for Savannah, friends. Roger Moss with the Savannah Children's Choir tells me this will sell out, so get your tickets soon!
Bonus: Funds raised through the concert will offset the travel cost for the Savannah Children's Choir to travel to Vienna and Prague in 2014 on an educational choral trip.
The Savannah Film Festival gets bigger and better each fall.
Instead of scrapping for tickets when they go on sale Oct. 1, why not spring for the Bronze, Silver or Gold Pass this year?
Plan ahead, take some vacation time and enjoy an amazing week of screening some incredible films, many of which will not be distributed prior to the festival.
The Savannah Food and Wine Festival is really happening!
There's been talk of a premier festival like this for years and now, thanks to the Tourism Leadership Council and a spectacular steering committee, it's on the calendar for Nov. 11-17.
Chef Steven Satterfield, Chef Hugh Acheson, Chef Chris Hastings and host Chef Geir Killen have committed to the James Beard Chef Tour at 700 Drayton on Nov. 13. This will undoubtedly be one of the most exciting evenings of the festival.
The exclusive Mondavi Family Estate Dinner on Nov. 16 honoring four generations will be held at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, featuring four courses prepared by celebrity guest chefs.
This event will sell out, so don't wait too long to decide.
The Taste of Savannah event on Nov. 16 will be one you don't want to miss.
A Culinary Village will be set up in Ellis Square with hundreds of wines to sample, tasting tents and culinary demonstrations.
General admission and VIP tickets are available during July for a significant discount.
Tickets for all SF&W events: www.savannah
I leave you with a word of advice: Savannah is constantly getting last-minute events and concerts coming through town.
Stay dialed in with DO Savannah for all of the latest and greatest.
See you around town!
Amy Brock is the social media voice of Visit Savannah. Have an event or idea for her? Tweet to @Amy_Brock or @VisitSavannah or email firstname.lastname@example.org.