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Explore Georgia: Tybee Island Tips No One Tells You About

Ever wonder how can you maximize your visit to Tybee Island? We have gathered the best insider tips so you can plan a dream trip to one of the most unique places you'll ever visit. BEST PLACE TO LAY DOWN YOUR TOWEL Park near the Tybee Beach Beach and Pavilion ( Tybrisa St, Tybee Island, GA 31328) use the bridge  in front of the Tybee Island Marine Center  turn right and walk towards the rock formation close to the sand dunes. This portion of the beach has a smoother sand, lots of shallow areas that are perfect for little kids to bathe safely, is less crowded, and because it's close to the sand dunes you will see a large variety of seaside birds.

Callaway Gardens Harvest Moon Festival Tickets Giveaway

Callaway Gardens is a stunning 14000 acre garden oasis and resort located at Pine Mountain, GA that offers visitors unique attractions and shows such as the "TreeTop Adventure", a butterfly center, birds of prey show, and the world's largest azalea garden featuring both hybrid and native azaleas.

Callaway Gardens also has a private beach, two golf courses, Mountain View, a previous PGA Championship course, and Lake View, a discovery Bike Trail, five walking trails, tennis courts, plus visitors can enjoy fly fishing, and a variety of seasonal events like the upcoming Harvest Moon Festival.

The Callaway Gardens Harvest Moon Festival is a food and music extravaganza like no other! This family-friendly music festival October 6-9, 2011, features musical performances from The B-52s, The Gin Blossoms and John Hiatt, and multiple Grammy-winning Shawn Colvin and also includes Celebrity chef Claire Robinson, host of the Food Network’s popular “5 Ingredient Fix.” Tickets are $79 for advance weekend passes and Gate price during the event will be $85.

The Thursday evening Harvest Feast ($62 per person) will feature a cooking demonstration by Claire Robinson, followed by a double-bill of Atlanta musician Nic Cowan and popular recording artist Joe Purdy. Friday boasts some big names with The B-52s, Shawn Colvin, Parachute, Dread Clampitt and Allgood among the acts scheduled to appear. Saturday showcases the bulk of the musical lineup, with the Gin Blossoms, John Hiatt, Shawn Mullins, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and Mat Kearney among the biggest names to appear on the festival’s two stages.

The four-day festival is a celebration of the harvest and of man and nature’s fruitful coexistence, combining farm-to-table foods, eco-centric vendors, cooking and gardening demonstrations, fun and educational activities for children, and of course, this unprecedented lineup of big-name bands. For tickets, information and the complete list of confirmed acts, visit

The inaugural Callaway Gardens Harvest Moon Festival is definitely something to experience. Plan to stay for the festival and savor every moment. Overnight packages include tickets to the events but space is filling up quickly in the Mountain Creek Inn, Southern Pine Cottages and Mountain Creek Villas. Gather friends and family and call today to reserve a Harvest Moon Festival overnight package.

For more information, visit For overnight reservations, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit Keep up with updates for the Harvest Moon Festival at and at

If you would like to win two tickets for the Harvest Moon Festival leave us a comment telling us why do you want to attend this festival. Winner will be chosen by a random drawing on  October, 4th, 2011 at 1:00pm.

Drum roll please!!! This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Frankie!!!!! Please use the email button on our site and send us your info. You have 24hrs to respond.


  1. My four-year old would love this! What a fantastic family event. We don't have any fall activities planned, and I just started working again...but this would be perfect for us!

  2. Hi Liza! I was just looking at this event last week. Who doesn't love a nice fall festival - especially with such a great music line-up and located at Callaway Gardens! It's always hard to get out there since it seems far from Atlanta, but this would be the perfect occasion. Would love to go! Thanks for offering this fun giveaway. :)

  3. I have never been to Callaway and would love to go. Times have been hard for my family. I have heard of all the wonderful things offered there and I still have not be able to go. I would be a great way for me to spend some time with my husband as our anny. is coming up in Oct. Thanks for letting me know about this.

  4. Hey Everyone - Callaway isn't so far from Atlanta - just 70 miles from Downtown and about 90 minutes from the norther suburbs.

  5. I'd love to go because I really want to see my favorite band, Parachute, there. =)

  6. Hi Liza...

    What a perfect combination: great weather, beautiful venue, beautiful music and good food. I'd so love to be a part of this festival this year. Not to mention that I've been a loyal, long-time fan of Shawn Colvin (since 1989!!!) and would love any opportunity to see her locally. It's been forever since I've been to Callaway Gardens, so I'm well overdue for a visit! I hope I win some passes!

  7. Love the fall and love Callaway Gardens. Fall is my favorite time of year because the humidity dies down and we get to enjoy the cooler weather. Thanks for a great contest, my husband and I would really enjoy the drive and love the bands that are playing!

  8. I would love to go to Callaway Gardens because I have never been and it would be an awesome time to spend with my daughter. Callaway Gardens is definitely on my "bucketlist"!!

  9. My fiance and I would love to win tickets! We're always looking for fun new date-night ideas and this one sounds like an ideal way to spend our 1 year engagement anniversary! Amazing giveaway Liza!


  10. Here are the top 10 reasons I hope to win the tickets:

    10)I have never been to Callaway Gardens.
    9) I would see the Gin Blossoms live for the first time.
    8) I would take a yoga class for the first time.
    7) I would see Shawn Mullins live for the first time.
    6) The forecast for the weekend is 70's and sunny.
    5) I would watch UGA beat UT on one of the big screen TVs.
    4) I would bike through the gardens with one of the master horticulturists.
    3) I would drink a Blue Donkey Iced Coffee
    2)I would eat a Double Decker Sandwich from the Double Decker Sandwich Shop for lunch.
    1) One of the commenters above has agreed to go on a second date with me, but only if I win the tickets :)

  11. This looks like a really fun event! I would love to enjoy the nice weather and music.

  12. 'I've never been to callaway gardens and have always wanted to go. It would be great to take my fiancee"

  13. This looks amazing. I would love to come down and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather!

  14. As a foreigner, I would love to go to the Harvest Moon Festival to learn more about the culture and to practice my English

  15. I would love to go so I can meet the beautiful Claire Robinson in the picture above. She’s so dreamy.

  16. This would be an amazing weekend! I had a baby in January, and our summer beach plans were canceled because I had to have brain surgery for a chiari malformation:( This would be an amazing way to start a new season!

  17. I want to go to the Harvest Moon Festival because the Gin Blossoms' Found Out About You reminds me of the breakup I had with my girlfriend in the 5th grade. It was a painful time, but I would love to reminisce.

  18. It's fiancé's birthday! This would be an incredible suprise gift and retreat for us both before the big wedding day! I would post pictures of our trip sp everyone could enjoy it with us on social media. Yay!!!

  19. I love going to Callaway Gardens and would love to see the bands

  20. Thank you all for participating. The winner of the weekend pass to the Harvest Moon Festival is Frankie. Please email us at lizacardona @ You have 24 hrs to respond or your tixs will be given to a new winner.


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