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.

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  1. The Fraternal Order of Police are hosting The Haunted Lodge haunted house. details below.

    Come visit the historical slaughterhouse of Georgia’s most famed Butcher. The one and only Aaron Varna has opened his warehouse for all of the residents to come in to take a look at the history of his meaty creations. Come and see where hundreds of Georgia’s finest have hung out and cut it up. Ticket prices for adults are $12.00, and $10.00 for students. There will be concessions for your food and drink needs provided by Pier 29.

    OPENING SEPTEMBER 30TH
    Address
    248 Castleberry Industrial Dr., Cumming, GA 30040 · Get Directions

    Hours
    Fri – Sat: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am

    Email
    hauntedlodge82@yahoo.com


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