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Tickets are on sale now for Historic Beaufort Foundation's 2011 Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens in October. As a courtesy to a fellow Beaufort County Historical Resources Consortium member, we have summarized HBF's release about their upcoming tours:
"PURCHASING ANTIQUES FOR HISTORIC INTERIORS" Luncheon and Lecture with Antiques Expert Judith Miller Dataw Island Clubhouse on Friday, October 21 at Noon. Fee. Judith Miller, an internationally acclaimed antiques expert, author, and founder of Miller’s Antiques Price Guide, will present a lecture entitled, “Purchasing Antiques For Historic Interiors.”
WALKING TOUR Beaufort Historic District Friday, October 21 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fee. This perennially popular tour includes eight private houses in the city’s National Historic Landmark District, the state’s largest.
RAMBLE AROUND BEAUFORT Saturday, October 22 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Fee. This tour is a wonderful combination of houses that gives visitors a clear picture of the various historic buildings that together weave the tapestry of the Lowcountry’s architectural styles from simple to grand, from houses in the city to country retreats and plantations. *Automobile transportation required to visit country sites.
LATE AFTERNOON AT THE TABBY RUINS, SPRING ISLAND Saturday, October 22 4:00 to 6:30. Fee. The community of Spring Island has generously opened the tabby ruins for Fall Festival participants. Visit the African-American cemetery, tabby ruins, and nearby Praise House. The B.J. Scott Choir of Huspah Baptist Church will perform at the tabby ruins at both 4:30 and 5:30.
KITCHENS & CUISINE Sunday, October 23 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fee. Local chefs will create regional specialties in private kitchens around town and on the islands. *Automobile transportation required.
ORDERING TICKETS You may order a la carte or purchase the complete tour package. For details and pricing, contact Historic Beaufort Foundation.
Website: www.historicbeaufort.org 
Mail order: P.O. Box 11, Beaufort, SC 29901