Archives for October 2011

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for 10/28 – 10/30/11

Halloween is almost here! There are lots of events going on in Forsyth County. Here’s a roundup. Looking for trunk or treat?

Please comment and add any other events so we can share!

Friday 10/28

7:00 am – 10:00 pm – IHOP – Scary Face Pancake Giveaway! Join families at IHOP for a good old scary face pancake!

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Stroll and shop the Vickery Creek Elementary Fall Market in the school parking lot. We’ll have vendors selling items such as fruits and veggies, homemade crafts, jewelry, fresh bread, baked goods, candles, soaps and lots more. 6280 Post Road, Cumming, GA

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Halloween clay pot event. Design your own adorable clay pot creations. Make-It Take-It with purchase of clay pot Ages 3 and up. While supplies last. 3″ clay pot only $0.50

Saturday 10/29

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Vine Community Church Fall Festival – Bring the family and enjoy the day at The Vine Community 2nd annual Fall Festival on October 29, 2011 from 10 am to 3 pm.   Enjoy games, face painting, inflatable bouncy houses and music by the Oswald Brothers, animals and international food.  Fun for all.  Free parking and free admission.  Donations to the Abaa House will be taken.  4655 Bethelview Rd., Cumming, GA

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Fall Family Fun Day at Stars & Strikes in Cumming! Crafts, inflatables, face painting and more! Discounted arcade games, bowling and more!

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Michaels Halloween Extravaganza Event. Join the Costume Parade, create trick-or-treat Duck Tape totes or pails and get kids faces painted. Schedule as follows: Duck Tape Pail or Tote 11am – Noon featuring Make-It Take-It with purchase of pail or tote while supplies last. FREE Face Painting Noon – 1:30pm while supplies last. Halloween Parade 1:30pm – 2pm.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Halloween Trick or Treat Event  in the Castleberry Shopping Center located on the corner of Bethelview Road and Castleberry Road. The event will include: DJ with Music, Games & Prizes, Face Painter + Pumpkin Painting, Door to Door Trick or Treating, Best Costume Contest and Prizes for Kids up to 12 Years of Age.

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Free Haunted House – The Calhoun Family is having a free haunted house. Donations for Miracle Flight will be welcomed. Their 4 year old son had a brain tumor removed in AZ last year and Miracle Flight continues to fly the Calhouns there for treatments. They would like to give back to this wonderful organization. 7830 Rose Court, Cumming, GA 30040.

Sunday 10/30

Octoberfest at the Gasthaus! Open All Sundays in October!! From 2pm to 5PM for a “German Picnic” Bratwurst, Knockwurst, German Potato Salad, Spatzel, Pretzels and the like. From 5pm to 9pm our regular dinner menu. Also Sunday Entertainment by Sherri and Larry a great duet that plays traditional German Music.

APPLE ORCHARDS/CORN MAZES/FARM FUN

It is the start of apple season and the orchards are opening!  Here is a directory of apple orchards and festivals in North Georgia. There are also corn mazes opening from Buford to Uncle Shuck’s to the North Georgia corn maze! Cagle’s Family Farm and Kinsey Family Farm are fun-filled places to visit.

Fall Harvest at Kinsey Family Farm

Time for the Fall Harvest at Kinsey Family Farm in Forsyth County, GA!

For years we have been going to Kinsey Family Farm to pick out our annual pumpkin. In the past we ventured out to Burt’s and other North Georgia pumpkin farms but with small children, we decided to stay local and support a local family business.

The farm features hayrides, apple cannons, goats and fish to feed among other fun things. There are picnic tables if you would like to bring a picnic lunch. They also have a 25,000 square foot nursery and during the holidays you can pick out a Christmas tree.

The farm is open every day in October and features a wide variety of pumpkins as well as apples, gourds, squash, corn stalks, indian corn, straw bales and much more!

We had our daughter’s birthday party there last October and it was a wonderful time.

September 24 – Oct. 31, 2011, Mondays – Fridays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Hayrides are $2 per person. Fish food $1
Hayrides, apple cannons, fish feeding, pumpkins and fall harvest crops.

HOLIDAY HOURS

Kinsey also has a christmas tree farm where you can buy pre-cut, cut or live Christmas trees! They offer free hot cider and sell wreaths, garlands, swags, play music and more for the holiday season!

Open every day from the weekend before Thanksgiving until December 20, closed Thanksgiving Day. Hours: 9:00 am – dark.

The Kinsey Family Farm

7170 Jot-em Down Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
Located in northern Forsyth County
Information:  770-887-6028
Fieldtrips: 770-887-5541 (ask for Liz)
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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA from 10/21 – 10/23

Cooler temps won’t stop families in Forsyth County from enjoying the fall activities! Here’s what’s happening this weekend. Please comment and share anything else you might hear about.

Saturday, October 22

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Build a Halloween monster truck! This kit is awesome! This “Monster” truck includes a flashing light and glow in the dark stickers!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels – Halloween T-Shirt Event! Make a fun scary spider T-shirt. Make-It Take-It with purchase of shirt. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – North Forsyth United Methodist Church Fall Festival. Come celebrate fall with a live bluegrass band, petting zoo, food and drinks, kids games and crafts, craft and bake sale, face painting and bounce houses. 6150 Highway 400, Suite H, Cumming, GA 30041.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – The fourth annual PurplePalooza, a fundraiser for Be the Match, a marrow donor program, will be at the Home Depot in Cumming. Activities will include inflatables, a cake walk, pumpkin patch, pony rides and more. In addition, there will be free health screenings available.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm – The second annual Red Door Festival at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 724 Pilgrim Mill Road. There will be a petting zoo, inflatables and children’s activities, artist booths and more.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Save the Horses will have its annual Hay Day Fun-Raiser with free admission and parking. There will be pony and hay rides, crafts, games for all ages, food, a petting zoo and more. 1768 Newt Green Rd. Cumming, GA 30028

11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Pumpkin Palooza at Warbington Farms. Free admission. Bluegrass/gospel and country bands, Hayrides, Petting zoo, pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving contest.

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Night in the Patch– Cumming First United Methodist Church, 770 Canton Highway, Cumming, 30040.

This is NOT your ordinary Fall festival. All activities are FREE!

  • Carve pumpkins
  • Enjoy live music
  • Eat great food
  • Enter the chili cookoff
  • Watch a movie on the lawn after dark!

A free shredding day will be Oct. 22 at First Baptist Church, 1597 Sawnee Drive. Bring any documents for fast, secure shredding. No need to remove staples, paper clips or binder clips.

Sunday, October 23

Octoberfest at the Gasthaus! Open All Sundays in October!! From 2pm to 5PM for a “German Picnic” Bratwurst, Knockwurst, German Potato Salad, Spatzel, Pretzels and the like. From 5pm to 9pm our regular dinner menu. Also Sunday Entertainment by Sherri and Larry a great duet that plays traditional German Music.

APPLE ORCHARDS/CORN MAZES/FARM FUN

It is the start of apple season and the orchards are opening!  Here is a directory of apple orchards and festivals in North Georgia. There are also corn mazes opening from Buford to Uncle Shuck’s to the North Georgia corn maze! Cagle’s Family Farm and Kinsey Family Farm are fun-filled places to visit.

 


Boo, Y’all! 2011 Trick or Treating Festivities in Cumming, GA

 

It is a tricky year for families with Halloween falling on a Monday this year. I am seeing signs for church trunk or treats next Wednesday and Friday evenings and some neighborhoods and places are still deciding if they trick or treat on Monday night. This is a task that is too large for me to handle without driving all over Cumming, GA!

I will post as many events that I find if you promise to post any church/school/neighborhood events that are open the to public and help us all out! Have a safe and fun Halloween. And for those food allergy kids, hang in there – I have a safe snack swap bag for my child!

The Church of the Good Shepherd – trunk or treat is this Saturday, October 22 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Cumming Baptist – Fall festival trunk or treat on Wednesday, October 26 from 6:00 pm – on

Christ Community Church – Trunk or Treat – Friday, October 28 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bethelview United Methodist Church – Trunk or Treat – Saturday, October 29 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Creekside Methodist Church, 673 Peachtree Parkway – Cumming, GA 30041 – 770-888-8449 – Trunk or Treat on October 29 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. – Candy, moonwalks, prizes and food for sale – hamburgers, hot dogs. Please refrain from scary or inappropriate costumes for this family event.

North Forsyth United Methodist Church, 6150 Hwy. 400 N, will have its Trunk Or Treat from 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 30. There will be safe Halloween fun, games, candy, and refreshments. Everyone is invited to the costume party. For more information, call (770) 888-9898.

Freedom Tabernacle – Trunk or Treat – Sunday, October 30 from 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm. Freedom Tabernacle is just off Ga. 400 North and Pilgrim Mill Road at 2160 Freedom Pkwy. in Cumming. To learn more about the ministries of Freedom Tabernacle Church, call (770) 887-4679.

Trick or Treat off the Street – North Georgia Premium Outlets – Monday, October 31 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Trick-or-Treating for kids in costume ages 12 and under – pick up a list of participating stores from the Information Center inside the Food Pavilion.

North Lanier Baptist Church, 829 Atlanta Hwy., will have Trunk or Treat from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be decorated vehicles, inflatables, games, candy, a hay ride and more. Admission is free. Come dressed up and with a bag for candy. For more information, visit www.northlanier.org or call (770) 781-5433.

Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church will have its Trunk or Treat from 6:30 pm – 8:00 p.m. Oct 31. There will be music, costume contests, games and more. For more information, go online at www.mtpisgahbaptistchurch.org or call (706) 216-6514.

Antioch Baptist Church will have a Trunk or Treat event from 6:00 pm – 8:00 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be free snacks, candy and marshmallow roasting. For more information, call (678) 910-8688.

RESTAURANT SPECIALS

Mia’s Pizza – Did you know we’re giving away cheese slices on Halloween night, Monday, October 31? The first 40 kids under the age of 12 to come into the restaurant wearing their costumes and saying the obligatory “Trick or Pizza” will get a free kids’ slice.

Beef O’Bradys – Kids in Costume Eat Free on 10/31! Kids receive one free kids meal per purchase of adult entree.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA from 10/14 – 10/16/2011

After a soggy week, the weekend is here and the weather forecasters are calling for cooler temps and blue skies. Here is what’s happening around Forsyth County, GA this weekend. If you hear of anything else, please comment and share with us.

Friday, October 14

4:00 pm – 12:00 pm – Cumming Country Fair & Festival – Football Friday night – FREE Admission After 9:00 p.m. with a High School Football Ticket Stub (Oct. 14, 2011 Ticket Stub Only)

Saturday, October 15

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Dahlonega’s Gold Rush Days – it is outside of Forsyth County, but one of the best reasons to take a drive to our neighbors up north and celebrate fall!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Country Fair & Festival – FREE Admission and Rides 10 am -11 am, 2 Ride for the Price of 1 (11 am -3 pm)

11:00 am – 3:00 pm –  Rucker’s DOGGIEPALOOZA celebration!! So, come by Rucker, join in the fun, & meet your new Forever Best Friend!!! Pet adoptions also there instead of Petco on 10/15. The Doggie Palooza Dog Show will begin at 12:00.  There will be great food for a great cause – all proceeds will go to the Humane Societies and Rescue Leagues and Rucker Pet will match what is raised! The Forsyth County K9’s will be showing how the bad guys are caught again. Agility demo for small dogs by Tammy Roberts. Doggone Good Good Photos will be around for win pictures and we will have a band! Rucker Horse & Pet, 3540 Keith Bridge Rd., Cumming, Ga.

11:00 am – 10:00 pm – Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church of Cumming announced its annual Greek Festival. The festival site and church property are located at 3074 Bethelview Road in Cumming. Food, music, crafts, entertainment and more!

6:30 – 9 pm – Central Park Trail n’ Treat  – The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation present the 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat. Bring the whole family and have fun learning how to stay safe. The event will include youth self-defense demos, stranger danger, fire safety and traffic safety information. Also, participants can enjoy candy, face painting, tattoos and food. All ages are welcome. Please bring one bag of candy per family for admission to the event. Also, bring a bag to collect candy!

Sunday, October 16

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Dahlonega’s Gold Rush Days – it is outside of Forsyth County, but one of the best reasons to take a drive to our neighbors up north and celebrate fall!

11:00 am – 7:00 pm – Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church of Cumming announced its annual Greek Festival. The festival site and church property are located at 3074 Bethelview Road in Cumming. Food, music, crafts, entertainment and more!

12:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Cumming Country Fair & Festival – 12:30 – 2 pm Students 18 & under admitted FREE & RIDE FREE w/ school coupon

APPLE ORCHARDS/CORN MAZES/FARM FUN

Dahlonega’s Gold Rush Days are this weekend. If you are in the mood for a little drive, head up and celebrate

It is the start of apple season and the orchards are opening!  Here is a directory of apple orchards and festivals in North Georgia. There are also corn mazes opening from Buford to Uncle Shuck’s to the North Georgia corn maze! Cagle’s Family Farm and Kinsey Family Farms are also a fun-filled place to visit.

FUNDRAISERS:

A country breakfast held by the VFW Post 3143 Ladies Auxiliary will be from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 15 at 1045 Dahlonega Hwy. Adult plates are $7 and kids’ are $3. All proceeds will benefit cancer research.

The “Run for Hope” twilight 5K and 1-mile run/walk at 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at First Redeemer Church, 2100 Peachtree Pkwy. The benefit is a fundraiser for the Whispering Hope Women’s Resource and Pregnancy Center. For more information, go online at www.frcsports.org.

Friendship Christian School, 3160 Old Atlanta Road, will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15. Funds will help with classroom improvements. For more information, call (678) 845-0418.

NEXT WEEK:

Treat the Troops will have its Thanksgiving shipping event at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Cumming library. Bring homemade cookies (six per baggie), candy, travel-sized toiletries, instant drink mixes, forms of media, letters of appreciation and more. Postage donations of $2 a box are appreciated. The Halloween shipment resulted in 3,480 shipped cookies and more. For more information, e-mail dcanoli@comcast.net or lktjones@bellsouth.net.

Pick a Pumpkin in Forsyth County, GA!

For years we have been going to Kinsey Family Farm to pick out our annual pumpkin. In the past we ventured out to Burt’s and other North Georgia pumpkin farms but with small children, we decided to stay local and support a local family business.

The farm features hayrides, goats and fish to feed among other fun things. There are picnic tables if you would like to bring a picnic lunch. They also have a 25,000 square foot nursery and during the holidays you can pick out a Christmas tree.

The farm is open every day in October and features a wide variety of pumpkins as well as apples, gourds, corn stalks, indian corn, straw bales, and much more! We had our daughter’s birthday party there last October and it was a wonderful time.

September 24 – Oct. 31, 2011, Monday – Friday 8 – 5 pm, Sat. 9 – 3:30 pm
Hayrides are $2 per person. Fish food $1
Hayrides, apple cannons, fish feeding, pumpkins and fall harvest crops.

The Kinsey Family Farm

7170 Jot-em Down Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
Located in northern Forsyth County
Information:  770-887-6028
Fieldtrips: 770-887-5541 (ask for Liz)
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Other pumpkin patches in Forsyth County, GA

Pumpkin Patch at Cumming First United Methodist Church – 770 Canton Highway, Cumming 12:00 pm – dark. Pumpkins for a purpose! Pick up your pumpkins and gourds for Fall decorating.  Proceeds go to support children’s and youth ministries at Cumming First UMC and within the local community. Also, mark your calendar for a Night in the Patch at CFUMC on October 22, 2011.

Night in the Patch 10/22

Saturday, October 22 from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.

This is NOT your ordinary Fall festival. Join us and:

  • Carve pumpkins
  • Enjoy live music
  • Eat great food
  • Enter the chili cookoff
  • Watch a movie on the lawn after dark! All activities are FREE!

Warbington Farms – 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, GA – pick a pumpkin and fresh produce as well as shop for some crafts, jams, jellies, cider, apple bread, and other flavor breads! Check their Facebook page for updates and events. The farm is open Monday – Saturday from 8:00am – 7:00pm & Sunday from 1:00pm-6:00pm. Hayrides, petting zoo, lots of fun.

They are having Pumpkin Palooza on 10/22 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Free admission!
Bluegrass/gospel and country bands
Hayrides
Petting zoo
pumpkin picking
pumpkin carving contest

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for 10/7 – 10/9/11

A chill is in the crisp fall mornings and the Cumming Country Fair is here! What do you have planned this weekend?

Friday, October 7

4:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Cumming Country Fair & Festival

Saturday, October 8

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Build a monster machine! Your kids will love building this Halloween Monster Machine and creating lots of funny monster combinations afterwards!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time – Join Barnes & Noble as they read some favorite Clifford stories. Make sure to bring your camera and get a picture with Clifford. He will only be there for a very short time.

1:00 pm – Barnes & Noble Author event – Darkfall (Healing Wars Series #3) by Janice Hardy.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels – Crazy pumpkin event – Design an extreme craft pumpkin. Make-It Take-It with purchase of pumpkin. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.

Sunday, October 9

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels – Paper bat event. Go batty this All Hallows’ Eve. FREE Make-It Take-It. Ages 3 and up. While supplies last.

APPLE ORCHARDS/CORN MAZES/FARM FUN

It is the start of apple season and the orchards are opening!  Here is a directory of apple orchards and festivals in North Georgia. There are also corn mazes opening from Buford to Uncle Shuck’s to the North Georgia corn maze! Cagle’s Family Farm is also a fun-filled place to visit.

Cumming Country Fair and Festival Starts this Week!

One of the neatest parts of living in Cumming, GA is enjoying the wonders of a small town while still being able to visit the big city of Atlanta from time to time.

October is a fun time of year in Forsyth County as it is a time where it becomes a destination for many people in the metro Atlanta area that seek out country fair fun.

There are many special promotions running for the fair and lots of entertainment schedule for the event. Cumming Patch has a round up of what’s new and the schedule for the week.

What are your tips for people new to the Cumming Country Fair? Since it has gotten more crowded over the years, my tip is to go during the weekday afternoon if you can. We have gone during lesser crowds and with younger kids, it has been a less stressful way to go!

 


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