Archives for October 2013

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 1 – November 3, 2013

treeHello November! There are lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend. From holiday craft shows to a farmers market to a river clean up, the calendar is brimming with ideas of fun family activities. As always, if you know of something going on in our neighborhood, please comment and share!

Friday, November 1

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Creekside UMC Holiday Showcase – Unique Christmas shopping with OVER 70 VENDORS providing gift and home decor items. $1 admission. Located at: 673 Peachtree Parkway, Bldg. A, Cumming, GA 30041.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Farmers Market at Vickery Village – There is a new farmers market in Cumming, GA! Come stock up for the weekend on farm fresh produce, local meats, poultry, and eggs as well as local artisan products such as bread, cheese, jellies, probiotic drinks, soaps and more. Also, order fresh wild caught seafood for delivery at the market from Tom’s Awesome Seafood.
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Kids Night Out – Uniquely Inspired – Join us for a Popcorn filled Night. Paint a popcorn bowl, Popcorn/movie crafts
Enjoy some popcorn and a juice box, $28+tax/child $25+tax for sibling. Reservations & Prepayment Required. Sign up for both KNO & Canvas for Kids Receive $5 OFF. Call 678-947-5499 to Reserve your seat(s)
Saturday, November 2 – Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour for daylight savings time when you go to bed!
8:30 am – 1:00 pm Cumming First United Methodist Church Christmas Bazaar – Brunch and Lunch, Eat, Shop and Enjoy! Handmade crafts, decorations, baked goods.

  • Beautiful handmade Christmas decorations and gifts!
  • Breakfast with Santa (by paid reservation only – in the children’s ministry office
  • Fantastic homemade Christmas cookies, cakes and pies
  • Breakfast and lunch while you shop!
  • Kids shop for age 1- and under so they can shop without their parents knowing what they are getting
  • Get your picture made with Santa!
  • Kids can make a great craft at Rudolph’s corner
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Rivers Alive Cleanup – Mary Alice Park, Cumming, GA. Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) is seeking volunteers to help clean local waterways. The 2013 Rivers Alive Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, at 9 a.m. and KFCB encourages families, scout troops and organizations to volunteer for the annual waterway cleanup event. Volunteer teams can register for the event by calling KFCB at 770.205.4573 or by sending an email to kfcb @ forsythco.com. The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 30. Volunteers will meet at Mary Alice Park (1820 Mary Alice Park Road in Cumming) at 9 a.m. on November 3 to gather supplies. Volunteers will proceed to clean as many lake, river and wetland locations as possible before returning to Mary Alice Park for lunch.  To receive additional information about the 2013 Rivers Alive Cleanup, call KFCB at 770.205.4573.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop. Come build The Home Depot’s spectacular Tabletop Ship!
10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Creekside UMC Holiday Showcase – Unique Christmas shopping with OVER 70 VENDORS providing gift and home decor items. $1 admission. Located at: 673 Peachtree Parkway, Bldg. A, Cumming, GA 30041.
10:00 am – 11:30 am – Michaels KIDS CLUB®: Thanksgiving Handcrafted Turkey – Kids, make a playful craft turkey with your hands… literally! Join us on Saturday, November 2nd, from 10-11:30am, for our happy Thanksgiving Handcrafted Turkey Event. $2
11:00 am Canvas 4 Kids – Uniquely Inspired – Paint a Robot. They will be shown step by step how to create a robot on canvas, $20+tax/child (all supplies included) Reservations and Prepayment Required, Call 678-947-5499 to Reserve your seat(s)
11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time – Join us for a fun Storytime all about Pete the Cat! Great for all ages!
11:00 am – North Georgia Quarter Midget Kids Racing – Cumming Fairgrounds – That is what you will find at the Bill Thomas Raceway located at the Cumming Fairgrounds, home of the North Georgia Quarter Midget Racing Association (NGQMA). Saturdays between March and November, you will find boys and girls, ages 5-16, take to the track, pedal to the metal. Race on over for some wheel to wheel action!  Admisison is always free and concessions are available.
11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Kickin’ Chicken BBQ at Creekside Methodist Church, 673 Peachtree Parkway, Bldg. A, Cumming, GA 30041. Stop by the Kickin’ Chicken table on Sundays in the Atrium before and after worship services or at the event to purchase your tickets for the Annual Women’s Ministry Kickin’ Chicken. Ticket purchase will allow free admission to the MOPS Holiday Showcase. Tickets are $8 with a choice of either a succulent pulled BBQ chicken sandwich or a delicious bowl of homemade chicken chili. Both options will be served as a meal with sides and a drink. New this year, chicken chili “to go” by the quart – $12!
9:00 am – Bethlehem Baptist Church for our annual Fall Bazaar on November 2nd! We will have a silent auction, cake walk, and a country store loaded with crafts, holiday decorations, gifts, canned and homemade goods! We will serve hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch, and we will have smoked chicken plates for supper. Everyone welcome! Bethlehem Baptist Church 5528 Post Road, Cumming, Ga 30040.

Halloween Events for Cumming, GA for Week of October 28, 2013

pumpkinHalloween is upon us! Here are some fun and spooky Halloween events in and around Forsyth County, GA this week as we celebrate.

There are story times all week at the Forsyth County Public Library. Check out their calendar!

Tuesday, October 29

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble storytime at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for a fun Storytime filled with stories all about Halloween! Great for all ages!

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Chick-fil-a Lanier Crossing – Chick or TREAT costume party on Tuesday, October 29 from 6-8PM. All kids dressed in costume will receive a FREE kids meal. There will be some special guest, maybe your favorite super hero, princess or pirate. Fun food treats and crafts. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday, October 30

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Trunk or Treat – City on a Hill Church – Costumes welcome (nothing scary), bounce house, games, candy, food, free – all ages welcome! 1645 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, GA 30040. For information, call 770-889-6919.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Fall Family Festival and Trunk or Treat at Concord Baptist Church. Games, inflatables, trunk or treat, cake walk, face painting, hayrides and much more! Located at 6906 Concord Road, Cumming, GA 30028.

Thursday, October 31

7:00 am – 10:00 pm – Free Kids Scary Face Pancake at IHOP – Trick or treat, give kids something free to eat this Halloween! On Thursday, October 31st, from 7:00AM-10:00PM, all kids 12 and under receive a free Scary Face Pancake! One per child. Dine in only. Available at participating restaurants. Find an IHOP near you: http://bit.ly/1a80HhT

10:30 am – 10:30 pm – Kids in costume eat free at Beef O’Brady’s at 2619 Freedom Parkway in Cumming, GA. One free kids meal per purchase of adult entree.

Carrabba’s – $5 pizzas on Halloween! Make dinner on Halloween simple. Pick up a pizza for only $5 and for $5 more you can get an Italian Salad for two! http://carrabb.as/1gWckfN Valid on 10/31/13 only. 24 hour notice needed for orders of more than 5 pizzas.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (7:00 pm Publix) Along with Publix at Hammonds Crossing, the following businesses will be offering Trick or Treating. Come join Uniquely Inspired Paint Pottery & More Studio, Laredo Mexican Restuarant, Johnny’s Pizza, The UPS Store, Causey Orthodontics, State Farm, Wellness for Life Chiropractic, Esquite Cleaners and Verizon Wireless. Look for the orange flyer in the windows and show off your costume while enjoying a safe, but fun Halloween outing.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – North Georgia Premium Outlets – Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event. Trick-or-Treating for kids in costume ages 13 and under. Pick up a list of participating stores from the Information Center in the Food Court.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Trunk or Treat at North Forsyth High School. Come dressed in your favorite costume! All children 12 and under may attend the event!!!! 3655 Coal Mountain Drive, Cumming, GA 30028.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – First Redeemer Church – Fall family fun festival. Annual Fall Family Fun Festival with games and activities for children of all ages. There will be plenty of candy and children are encouraged to come dressed in kid-friendly costumes. Admission is one bag of individually wrapped candy. 2100 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church 5210 Pisgah Rd, Cumming, GA 30040 – 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.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Antioch Baptist Church 2465 Antioch Road, Cumming, Georgia – will have a Trunk or Treat event from 7:00 pm – 9:00 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be free snacks, candy and marshmallow roasting. For more information, call (678) 910-8688.

7:00 pm – Macbeth at Forsyth Central High School. Acclaimed as William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, the action-packed show is full of intricate sword combat, and lots of tricks and special effects. Advanced tickets are now on sale for $10/$5 for students and can be purchased online or at the door the night of each performance.  Performances are at the Central High School Performing Arts Center, 520 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, GA  30040. Recommended for older audiences. In keeping with the spirit of Halloween, theater-goers are encouraged to “dress up” for the October 31st performance, in which prizes will be awarded for the most creative costumes, and then to sit back and experience what has been called William Shakespeare’s darkest and greatest tragedy.

HAUNTED HOUSES IN FORSYTH COUNTY, GA

Hayes Haunt, 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 31, and an encore Nov. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (proceeds go to The Place of Forsyth.) For sensitive guests, “a protective amulet, magical talisman if you will, may be purchased and worn to ward off the monsters for a ‘Hayes Haunt Light’ experience,” according to hayeshaunt.com. Allow 15 to 20 minutes to walk through the haunt.

TRICK OR TREAT EVENTS NEAR FORSYTH COUNTY, GA

Trick or Treat Dahlonega – Ghosts, goblins, witches, wizards and more will be wandering the streets of Downtown Dahlonega on October 31st, 2013 at Trick-or-Treat Dahlonega. This event, brought to the community by the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Merchants, provides a safe environment for parents to bring children trick or treating during daylight hours. The event will take place on Thursday, October 31st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, rain or shine. Trick-or-Treat Dahlonega is intended for children ages 12 and under and appropriate costumumes are appreciated! For safety reasons, the roads will be closed and re-routed during the event.

Trunk or Treat
October 31, 2013
6:30 pm

Free Candy & Activities!
In Parking Lot 16 off of Chestatee Street
Presented by UNG Office of Residence Life

Costume Contest
October 31, 2013
6:00 pm

Registration: 5:15 pm to 5:55 pm
At the Dahlonega Gold Museum
Age Groups for Costumes
1st, 2nd, 3rd Places & Most Original

Please help Dahlonega keep this Family Fun Tradition! Donate Candy at the Visitors Center, Community & Southern Bank, and United Community Bank Main Branch. (Donated candy will be distributed to the Downtown Merchants)

Park near the Square or the University and walk between the three events! For more information, please contact the Visitors Center at 706-864-3513.

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Uniquely Inspired Paint Your Own Pottery, Canvas Painting and Glass Fusing Art Studio

glass fusing at uniquely inspired in cumming, ga2015 UPDATE: Unfortunately this studio is now closed. Check out Artistic Adventures, Glazed & Fired and Miracle Pottery.

Uniquely Inspired, a family-owned art studio nestled in the Publix Shopping Center at Hammonds Crossing in Cumming, GA, offers a variety of activities designed to bring out your creative side.

A hidden gem in North Forsyth, Uniquely Inspired provides families, friends and groups of all sizes with an artistic experience such as paint your own pottery, canvas painting and glass fusing. Enjoy your personal creations as a keepsake or share them as gifts for the upcoming holiday season.

In a rush? Pick up a last minute gift from the gallery or grab pottery to go and bring it back later to be glazed and fired.

Need ideas on what you can create? Visit their Facebook Gallery. Visit their calendar for details on events and specials and be sure to sign up for their email newsletter by clicking on the button below.

Uniquely Inspired offers:

  • Paint Your Own Pottery
    • Walk Ins and Birthday Parties
    • Ladies Night
    • Groups such as Girl Scouts, Team Events, Church Groups, Homeschool Groups, Corporate Events, Youth Group, Bridal Shower
  • Canvas Painting
    • Birthday Parties, Private Parties
    • Canvas Night
    • Groups such as Girl Scouts, Team Events, Church Groups, Homeschool Groups, Corporate Events, Youth Group, Bridal Shower
    • 1st & 3rd Saturdays Canvas for Kids
  • Glass Fusing (such as a coaster, trivet, plate, bowl, or jewelry pendant)
    • Walk Ins, Groups
  • Kid’s Camps, Kid’s Night Out
  • Field Trips for preschools, churches, homeschool groups, etc.
  • Last Minute Gifts
  • Pottery to Go: Pick your piece to paint, pick 6 colors of paint, $25 deposit (once you bring our supplies back the deposit is returned) Take it home and bring it back to be glazed and fired.

Upcoming Events:

November 1st – Kid’s Night Out 6pm-8:30pm $28+tax/child, $25+tax for siblings

Movie Night

Paint a popcorn box
Movie theme crafts
Enjoy popcorn and drink

uniquely inspired paint your own pottery studio in cumming, gaUniquely Inspired – Paint Your Own Pottery, Canvas and Glass Fusing Studio
3480 Keith Bridge Rd C2
Cumming, GA 30041
678-947-5499
Uniquely Inspired Facebook Page

Studio Hours:

Monday ~ Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Last Seating is One Hour Prior to closing. Walk-ins are welcome! Everyone loves to get out and do something different. We have the perfect outing for you. Whether it’s Painting Pottery or Canvas or even designing your own unique fused Glass Art Piece.

4 Easy Steps to Create Your Unique Art Work 

Step 1: Pick your piece of pottery…from a wide selection of unfinished bisque.

Step 2: Plan your design and choose your colors.

Step 3: Have fun painting.

Step 4: Leave it with us and then pick it up within 7 days.

We are an affordable paint your own pottery studio. No studio fees or extra costs. We offer Birthday Parties for children, teens & adults, Adult Canvas Night, Canvas for Kids, Kid’s Camps and Glass Fusing.


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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 25 – October 27, 2013

red door festival cumming gaA chill is in the air so grab a coat and check out all of the fun festivities in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Thursday, October 24

7:00 pm – Macbeth at Forsyth Central High School. Acclaimed as William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, the action-packed show is full of intricate sword combat, and lots of tricks and special effects.  Macbeth runs Thursday October 24th and Thursday, October 31 at 7 p.m., and Friday October 25th at 6:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are now on sale for $10/$5 for students and can be purchased online or at the door the night of each performance.  Performances are at the Central High School Performing Arts Center, 520 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, GA  30040. Recommended for older audiences.

Friday, October 25

10:30 am – Grand opening of Pollo Tropical at 1510 Marketplace Blvd in Cumming, GA!  The Cumming community will celebrate the newest Pollo Tropical opening with a 12-Hour Beach Party – turning thoughts of falling leaves into frolicking palm fronds, island music, beach games, and of course delicious food from the tropics!  One lucky Grand Opening Beach Party attendee will even win Free Pollo Tropical for a Year!* Participants are being urged to arrive as early as 8:00 a.m. to be among the first 100 guests in line for the restaurant’s 10:30 a.m. opening.  Participants must be present to win, and the drawing and winner announcement take place at 11:00 a.m. See website for contest details.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Farmers Market at Vickery Village – Dress up your child, dog or yourself this Friday for trick or treating. Raffle tickets will be given away for gift certificates and gifts from vendors. Collect tickets at each vendor you visit and be entered to win in a special drawing. Drawing at 3PM. Prize can be picked up at OVR Coffee Cafe if not present. Of course there will be treats for kids at the vendors’ booths.

6:30 pm – Macbeth at Forsyth Central High School. Acclaimed as William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, the action-packed show is full of intricate sword combat, and lots of tricks and special effects. Macbeth runs Thursday October 24th and Thursday, October 31 at 7 p.m., and Friday October 25th at 6:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are now on sale for $10/$5 for students and can be purchased online or at the door the night of each performance.  Performances are at the Central High School Performing Arts Center, 520 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, GA  30040. Recommended for older audiences.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Hayes Haunt, 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26 and 31, and an encore Nov. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (proceeds go to The Place of Forsyth.) For sensitive guests, “a protective amulet may be purchased and worn to ward off the monsters for a ’Hayes Haunt Light’ experience,” according to hayeshaunt.com. Allow 15 to 20 minutes to walk through the haunt.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – 4th annual haunted forest – The Calhoun’s 7830 Rose Court Cumming GA 30040, Walnut Grove Subdivision! Friday October 25th and October 26th from 7pm to 10pm. Admission is free but we will be accepting donations for a charity called Opportunity Camp. www.opportunitycamp.org. We will have small heaters throughout the haunt and will be selling hot chocolate to keep you warm. Come join us for a scary good time! Our haunt will close the first 10 minutes of each hour to give our actors a break. Enter if you dare!!! http://youtu.be/M0zo0rJ2iSE

Saturday, October 26

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Electronics Recycling Event – at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. $12 per tv…..$5 donation to Keep Forsyth County Beautiful per carload for other electronic items. VOLUNTEERS also welcome….email kfcb@ forsythco.com for questions and more information.

10:00 am – 11:30 am – Michaels KIDS CLUB® Halloween FUN! Treat Bag, Face Painting & Halloween Parade. Celebrate Halloween with Michaels. Join us on Saturday, October 26th, from 10-11:30am, for our Happy Halloween Craft Event featuring: craft treat bags, candy, face painting and a Halloween parade…so don’t forget your costume! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today $2

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Red Door Festival – Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit. Their annual community-wide event with events including: a British car show, real smoked Bar-B-Q, fun games and prizes for the kids, live entertainment, arts and crafts, meet the deputies and K-9 unit and much more! All proceeds benefit their non-food pantry and other church ministries. Located at 724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time. Join us for a special Halloween Storytime featuring Go Away, Big Green Monster! There will be fun activities, costume parades and treats.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Creekside Methodist Church Trunk or Treat. 4:00-5:30: Trunk or Treating – 5:30-6:00: Devotion and Awards.
Wear your costumes, creatively decorate your trunk and bring candy to pass out. Food and drinks available for sale! Fun Activities: Mini pumpkin decorating, jump houses, music and more! Located at: 673 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041.

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – “The Great Pumpkin – Carving A Night of Fun” at Cumming First United Methodist Church. The event, which costs $10 per family, will include a hot dog supper, s’mores and popcorn. There also will be a “punkin chunkin” contest, jack-o-lantern carving, hayrides and a viewing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” on an inflatable, outdoor screen. Located at 770 Canton Highway, Cumming, GA.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church Trunk or Treat – Join us for family fun in a safe and friendly environment.  Free candy!  All you have to do is say Trick r’ Treat! * Hayrides * Bounce House * Cake Walk * Games * for only $1. Pumpkin Carving Contest (free to enter – bring your best carved pumpkin) Food and Refreshments will be available for purchase. Costume Parade will begin at 5:15pm.  All kids welcome! **Prizes for Best Trunk and Best Pumpkin will be awarded** Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church, 7620 Lanier Drive, Cumming, GA  30041.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Fall Festival at First Baptist Church – 1597 Sawnee Dr, Cumming, GA. Games, candy, family fun, and more!

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Forsyth County Trunk or Treat and Safety Event – Coal Mountain Park. Admission is one bag of candy per family. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to the family-friendly Trunk or Treat, which will feature a haunted maze, bean bag toss, face painting, clowns and other fun activities and games. There will also be information on costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, Stop-Drop-Roll demonstrations, and more. Coal Mountain Park is located at 3560 Settingdown Road in Cumming, GA.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Hayes Haunt, 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26 and 31, and an encore Nov. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (proceeds go to The Place of Forsyth.) For sensitive guests, “a protective amulet may be purchased and worn to ward off the monsters for a ’Hayes Haunt Light’ experience,” according to hayeshaunt.com. Allow 15 to 20 minutes to walk through the haunt.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – 4th annual haunted forest – The Calhoun’s 7830 Rose Court Cumming GA 30040, Walnut Grove Subdivision! Friday October 25th and October 26th from 7pm to 10pm. Admission is free but we will be accepting donations for a charity called Opportunity Camp. www.opportunitycamp.org. We will have small heaters throughout the haunt and will be selling hot chocolate to keep you warm. Come join us for a scary good time! Our haunt will close the first 10 minutes of each hour to give our actors a break. Enter if you dare!!! http://youtu.be/M0zo0rJ2iSE

Sunday October 27

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Midway UMC Trunk or Treat located at 5025 Atlanta Highway, Alpharetta, Georgia 30004.

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Trunk or Treat at Highlands Church. Located at 433 Canton Road, Building 400, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Trunk or Treat at Freedom Tabernacle – Our seventh annual “trunk-or-treat” event is coming up on Sunday, October 27, 2013, from 6:00 until 7:30pm, and is free to the community and is tons of fun! We will have music, hot dogs and marshmallow roasting, activities for the kids, hayrides and fun for the entire family! No scary costumes. The event will be held in the upper parking lot of the church if weather permits or in the lower parking lot should it rain. Located at 2160 Freedom Parkway, Cumming, Georgia 30041.

ALL WEEKEND

Hayes Haunt 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, Georgia 30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 25, 26 and 31, and and encore Nov. 1 7 to 10 p.m. $5 per person (proceeds go to The Place of Forsyth.) For sensitive guests, “a protective amulet may be purchased and worn to ward off the monsters for a ‘Hayes Haunt Light’ experience,” according to hayeshaunt.com. Allow 15 to 20 minutes to walk through the haunt.

Pumpkin Palooza at Warbington Farms! Go for a hayride, have fun in the Farm park, visit the petting zoo, pick the pumpkin for the front porch. We will also have vendors every weekend from now until the 27th of October. Such as Origami Owl, Paparazzi jewelry, Hand made children’s items, wreaths by “Hang this wreath” Monogram shirts, much more. Hope to see you there! Hours are 11-6 on Saturdays, 1-6 on Sundays. Coupon coming soon to their website, so be watching!

Kinsey Family Farm and the pumpkin patch at Cumming First United Methodist Church is open for pumpkin picking season!

APPLE ORCHARDS / CORN MAZES / FARMS IN NORTH GEORGIA

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 FarmWarbington Farms and Kinsey Family Farm are also a fun-filled place to visit – check their websites for opening dates.

Hillcrest Orchards apple pickin’ jubilee runs every weekend through October. This is the only time that you can pick your own apples at this orchard. Pick your fun at the annual “Apple Pickin’ Jubilee” where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch live pig races, walk a nature trail, visit the petting farm ($3.00 per person), take a wagon ride through the orchard, visit the Moonshine Museum and watch live bands and cloggers on the Hillcrest Stage. Hillcrest Orchards is open daily: 9:00am – 6:00pm (Sept. – Oct.) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Nov.) Admission is $7.00 per person. Click here for directions and more information. Apple varieties: Golden & Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pinata, Ambrosia, Gala & Honey Crisp with more coming in. Pig races are at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm each day of the festival. Hillcrest Orchards  9696 Hwy 52 East  Ellijay, Ga.  30536  706-273-3838 www.hillcrestorchards.net

Cagle’s Family Farm in Canton, GA. Enjoy their 13th annual corn maze and lots of kid friendly activities. There is also a haunted barn opening Oct. 4 – Nov. 2 for older folks. Open weekends from August 30 through November 17th. Hours are as follows:
August 30 – November 17, 2013.
Friday 5pm-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-6pm

Haunted Houses in Cumming, GA for Halloween 2013

pumpkinFor those of you who enjoy a good scare, here are some local haunts to visit in Forsyth County, GA for Halloween fun.

Hayes Haunt – 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, Georgia  30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26 and 31, and an encore Nov. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (proceeds go to The Place of Forsyth.) Allow 15 to 20 minutes to walk through the haunt.

Admission is $5.00 and for timid guests, a special protective amulet is available for purchase to ward off the monsters for a Hayes Haunt Light experience. *No public bathroom, so make sure you go before you go!

Hayes Haunt, 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, GA 30040.

4th Annual Haunted Forest – The Calhoun’s 7830 Rose Court Cumming GA 30040, Walnut Grove Subdivision! Friday October 25th and October 26th from 7pm to 10pm. Admission is free but we will be accepting donations for a charity called Opportunity Camp. www.opportunitycamp.org. We will have small heaters throughout the haunt and will be selling hot chocolate to keep you warm. Come join us for a scary good time! Our haunt will close the first 10 minutes of each hour to give our actors a break. Enter if you dare!!! http://youtu.be/M0zo0rJ2iSE

Haunted Places in Cumming, GA

Do you have any local haunts to share? Cumming Patch recently wrote “Scary or Not: Booger Mountain in Cumming?” Is something supernatural going on at Bettis-Tribble Gap Road?

Haunted Corn Maze

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch Final Haunted Hike Nights: Come out at night if you dare and weave your way by the light of the moon through the Haunted Maze. Dusk and darkness cast a spooky spell on one dedicated trail at Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch.  Follow the trail past a graveyard, various ghosts and goblins. And all for a good cause, since a portion of the admission to the Haunted Maze is donated to Dawson County High School.  Admission is $13 for the Haunted Maze, or $16 for the Value Combo (Hayride Plus the Haunted Maze). Haunts begin at dusk on the dates listed below and the last ticket sold at 10 p.m. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent. Regular maze trails are open during haunt season as well.

Haunted Maze Dates Remaining:  Oct. 25 & 26, Oct. 31

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is celebrating its 12th fall season, offering hay rides, evening bonfires, kid’s soybean maze, climbing goats and of course the mega maze. Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is open daily in October, and weekends in November through the 24th.  After Halloween, the maze complex is open weekends in November through the 24th!  The evening hay rides along the Etowah River are so much fun…you get dropped off at the bonfire area with marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers! Ticket prices are the same as 2012 (excluding taxes) –   adults are $10 for the corn maze and $5 for the hay ride; maze admission is free for children four and under. www.uncleshucks.com

HAUNTED HOUSES NEAR FORSYTH COUNTY, GA

Are you willing to travel for haunts and thrills? Here are some nearby haunts from Awesome Alpharetta.

Paranoia Haunted House
October 3 – November 1
608 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA
Tickets: $20
More Details
Paranoia Haunted House is a new haunt attraction opening up in Roswell, Georgia. If you want the ultimate terror experience you found it! Haunted House opens at 7:30pm and runs until everyone who purchased a ticket has gone through.

House on Horror Hill
October 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-29 and Oct. 31 – Nov. 1
1650 Alpharetta Highway
Alpharetta, GA
404-786-2665
Tickets: $10.00
More Details
The house opens after dark September 29-30, October 1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-31. If you can’t find it, just listen for the screams of fright!


Spooky Mill Fall Festival
October 25-26, 2013
9770 Autrey Mill Road
Johns Creek, GA
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Join us for all-ages trick or treating in our heritage village, spooky campfire stories complete with s’mores, and a (not so haunted) haunted house. The festivities begin October 25 and October 26 from 5PM to 9PM. Spooky Mill will also be opened for preschool trick or treaters on October 25 from 11AM to 2PM
HAUNTED HOUSES IN ATLANTA
Here is a great interactive map from Radio 105.7 for a list of Atlanta area haunted houses. Here is the Scream Menu.
GHOST TOURS
There is a new ghost tour in AlpharettaHOWLpharetta! Check it out if you like to walk, learn history while getting the chills.

Pick a Pumpkin in Forsyth County, GA in 2013

Fall pumpkin season is here! For years we have been going to Kinsey Family Farm in Forsyth County, GA to pick out our annual pumpkin.

kinsey family farm

The farm features hayrides, barn animals and catfish to feed in the pond among other fun things. There are picnic tables if you would like to bring a picnic lunch. Sample their caramel apples or boiled peanuts. They also have a 25,000 square foot nursery and during the holidays you can pick out a Christmas tree and enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows.

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!

Check out their fall harvest shop and pick up some apples, salsa, jam, honey, preserves and much more!

September 21 – Oct. 31, 2013

Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hayrides are $2.00 per person (children 2 and under are free) Hours vary, Fish food $1.00

Hayrides, fish feeding, pumpkins and fall harvest crops. There is also a brand new animal pavilion so you can feed the farm animals! Hayrides during the week happen at the top of the hour – there are field trips in the morning as well. Check their fall activity list for more information.

We also had our daughter’s birthday party there in the picnic area and it was a wonderful time. We took a hayride, fed the catfish and then picked out small pumpkins and decorated them.

The Kinsey Family Farm
7170 Jot-em Down Road
Gainesville, GA 30506

Christmas Trees, Landscape Supply & Plant Nursery
Retail Wholesale Container and B&B
Serving north metro Atlanta: Alpharetta, Big Canoe, Cumming, Dawsonville, Dahlonega, Johns Creek, Roswell and Sugar Hill

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

The Pumpkin Patch at Cumming First United Methodist Church is now open at 770 Canton Highway, Cumming, GA. The pumpkin patch will be open will be open from 9 a.m. to dark Saturdays, 11 a.m. to dark Sundays and 1 p.m. to dark Monday-Fridays throughout the month of October.

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.

CFUMC will have story time in the pumpkin patch beginning October 8th on Tuesdays – Thursdays. Schools, clubs and groups are welcome – please call 770-887-2900 x 220 to make reservations.

Mark your calendars for October 26, 2013 for “The Great Pumpkin – Carving A Night of Fun” from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The event, which costs $10 per family, will include a hot dog supper, s’mores and popcorn. There also will be a “punkin chunkin” contest, jack-o-lantern carving, hayrides and a viewing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” on an inflatable, outdoor screen.

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.

Pumpkin Palooza at Warbington Farms! Go for a hayride, have fun in the Farm park, visit the petting zoo, pick the pumpkin for the front porch. We will also have vendors every weekend from now until the 27th of October. Such as Origami Owl, Paparazzi jewelry, Handmade children’s items, wreaths by “Hang this wreath” Monogram shirts, much more. Hope to see you there! Hours are 11-6 on Saturdays, 1-6 on Sundays. Coupon coming soon to their website, so be watching! Hayrides, petting zoo, inflatables, lots of fun.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 18 – October 20, 2013

IMG_2542Haunted houses, antiques, a Greek festival, pumpkins and more are in store this weekend. Here’s a round up of fun things to do in and around Forsyth County this weekend.

Friday, October 18

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Kids Camp at Uniquely Inspired Paint Pottery & More Studio. School is out! Come and enjoy making halloween related crafts and a snack. Bring your Lunch. $35+tax/child ($32+tax for second child) To make reservations, call 678-947-5499. Located at: 3480 Keith Bridge Road #C2, Cumming, GA 30041 (in Publix shopping center at Hammonds Crossing.)

3:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Cumming Greek Festival – Music, dance, and great food make the Cumming Greek Festival THE destination in North Georgia during the third week of October this year. 3074 Bethelview Rd. Cumming, GA 30040. Adults $1.00, kids 12 and under are free.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Hayes Haunt, 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26 and 31, and an encore Nov. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (proceeds go to The Place of Forsyth.) For sensitive guests, “a protective amulet, magical talisman if you will, may be purchased and worn to ward off the monsters for a ’Hayes Haunt Light’ experience,” according to hayeshaunt.com. Allow 15 to 20 minutes to walk through the haunt.

Saturday, October 19

9:00 am – 6:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

10:00 am – 11:30 am – Michaels Kids Club – Duck tape Halloween mask. Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30pm. Be a crafty super hero for Halloween. Join us on Saturday, October 19th, from 10-11:30am, for our Duck Tape® Halloween Mask Event. Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. And for just $3 more, you can purchase a t-shirt and create a complete costume. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today.  $2

10:00 am – 9:30 pm – Fall Festival at The Warehouse Ministry. Hay Rides, Face Painting, Live Music, Carnival Games, Baked Goods, Yard Sale, Petting Zoo and much more! Proceeds benefit the Warehouse Ministry.

11:00 am – 10:00 pm – Cumming Greek Festival – Music, dance, and great food make the Cumming Greek Festival THE destination in North Georgia during the third week of October this year. Adults $1.00, kids 12 and under are free.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Witches and Weiners story time. Join us as we read two fun Halloween stories, Room on the Broom and The Hallo-Weiner! Great for all ages!

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta 4th Annual Allergy Friendly Halloween Party. The Summit Autism Center, 1000 Holcombe Bridge Rd., #440, Holcombe Woods Pkwy, Roswell, GA 30076. Costume awards, bounce house, games and more! RSVP to confirm@fakidsatl.org with number of adults & children attending!  A member’s only event – Membership is FREE!

Reminder to bring socks, costumes, & bags! Firetrucks & Rescue Units arrive at 2 PM! If you haven’t already sent in your RSVP, please do so to confirm@fakidsatl.org, AND include the ages of children attending!

7:00 pm – Bingo – VFW Post 9143, 1045 Dahlonega Hwy, Cumming, GA – Looking for a little Family Fun?*  Come join us each Tuesday and Saturday for Bingo.  New Games. Bigger grand prize. Concessions are available. Both sessions are NON SMOKING family fun. *Please note: Children must be 6 years or older.
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Hayes Haunt, 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26 and 31, and an encore Nov. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (proceeds go to The Place of Forsyth.) For sensitive guests, “a protective amulet, magical talisman if you will, may be purchased and worn to ward off the monsters for a ’Hayes Haunt Light’ experience,” according to hayeshaunt.com. Allow 15 to 20 minutes to walk through the haunt.
Sunday, October 20
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.
11:30 am – 6:00 pm – Cumming Greek Festival – Music, dance, and great food make the Cumming Greek Festival THE destination in North Georgia during the third week of October this year. 3074 Bethelview Rd. Cumming, GA 30040. Adults $1.00, kids 12 and under are free.
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Castleberry Road Baptist Church Fall Festival – Please mark your calendars for our First Fall Festival we are hosting for our community.  We will have an evening of family fun and excitement as we bring in multiple bounce houses, trunk or treat, games, food, and fun for the entire family.  Please make sure to join us on Sunday evening October 20th. Castleberry Road Baptist Church is located at: 7225 Castleberry Road Cumming, GA 30040 (770) 889-2422.
ALL WEEKEND
The Cumming Greek Festival – This year’s Cumming Greek festival is a 3-day event! Come and dance and yell OPA with us on their 15 acre property off Bethelview Road in Cumming GA. The Cumming Greek festival is Forsyth county’s largest ethnic event. It offers the community a unique opportunity to experience the rich Greek culture. The continuous live Greek music and traditional bouzouki will fill you while you enjoy energetic live traditional Greek dance performances.
Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

Pumpkin Palooza at Warbington Farms! Go for a hayride, have fun in the Farm park, visit the petting zoo, pick the pumpkin for the front porch. We will also have vendors every weekend from now until the 27th of October. Such as Origami Owl, Paparazzi jewelry, Hand made children’s items, wreaths by “Hang this wreath” Monogram shirts, much more. Hope to see you there! Hours are 11-6 on Saturdays, 1-6 on Sundays. Coupon coming soon to their website, so be watching!

Kinsey Family Farm and the pumpkin patch at Cumming First United Methodist Church is open for pumpkin picking season!

APPLE ORCHARDS / CORN MAZES / FARMS IN NORTH GEORGIA

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 FarmWarbington Farms and Kinsey Family Farm are also a fun-filled place to visit – check their websites for opening dates.

Hillcrest Orchards apple pickin’ jubilee runs every weekend through October. This is the only time that you can pick your own apples at this orchard. Pick your fun at the annual “Apple Pickin’ Jubilee” where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch live pig races, walk a nature trail, visit the petting farm ($3.00 per person), take a wagon ride through the orchard, visit the Moonshine Museum and watch live bands and cloggers on the Hillcrest Stage. Hillcrest Orchards is open daily: 9:00am – 6:00pm (Sept. – Oct.) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Nov.) Admission is $7.00 per person. Click here for directions and more information. Apple varieties: Golden & Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pinata, Ambrosia, Gala & Honey Crisp with more coming in. Pig races are at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm each day of the festival. Hillcrest Orchards  9696 Hwy 52 East  Ellijay, Ga.  30536  706-273-3838 www.hillcrestorchards.net

Cagle’s Family Farm in Canton, GA. Enjoy their 13th annual corn maze and lots of kid friendly activities. There is also a haunted barn opening Oct. 4 – Nov. 2 for older folks. Open weekends from August 30 through November 17th. Hours are as follows:
August 30 – November 17, 2013.
Friday 5pm-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-6pm

 

Cumming Greek Festival from October 18 – October 20, 2013

cumming greek festivalThe Cumming Greek Festival celebrates its 9th year of bringing a taste of the beautiful Mediterranean paradise to Cumming and North Georgia!

The 9th Annual Cumming Greek Festival starts Friday October 18th at 3 PM and goes to Sunday, October 20th at 6 PM.

All your favorites are back! Home made Greek Pastries (get them early. These sell out fast!). Authentic Greek food like gyros, souvlaki, pastichio, dolmades, and lamb are on the menu along with so much more! There’s even a wonderful baklava sundae that is always a big hit with the kids! Music, dance, and great food make the Cumming Greek Festival THE destination in North Georgia during the third week of October this year.

Great shopping will be available from all our vendors this year as we add merchandise from Greece and local vendors with something for everyone! And back this year is our children’s area featuring a fantastic petting zoo for the kids!

One of the highlights of the Festival is also the informative Church tours that happen every day of the Festival. Our joy in our beautiful “village” created especially for the Festival flow out of the beauties of our ancient and timeless faith.  Our Church Tours and lectures add so much to the experience of our festival.

The 9th Annual Cumming Greek Festival promises to be our biggest event ever and something the whole family will enjoy. Make your plans now to attend and enjoy this outstanding community event! OPA!

Dates & Hours:
Friday, October 18th 3pm – 10pm
Saturday, October 19th 11am – 10pm
Sunday, October 20th 11:30am – 6pm

Location:
Saints Raphael, Nicholas & Irene Greek Orthodox Church
3074 Bethelview Road
Cumming, GA 30042

Admission:
Adults $1, Children 12 and under are free.

Contact: Johnny Melts
Phone: 770-781-5250
www.cumminggreekfestival.com

Trunk or Treat and Halloween Events in Cumming, GA for October 2013

DSCF3865Halloween falls on a Thursday, October 31 this year and with it comes lots of fun fall festivals, haunted houses and trunk or treat events.

Here is a roundup of Halloween trunk or treat, fall festivals, halloween haunts & trick or treat events for the public during October in Forsyth County, GA.

Please share any church/school/neighborhood events that are open the to public and I will add it to this list! Please also check directly with each organization as events and times can be subject to change.

Have a safe and fun Halloween. And for those food allergy families, hang in there – I have a safe snack swap bag for my child!

Saturday October 12, 2013

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Scarecrow Festival at Bethelview UMC – Admission is FREE for everyone!  Parking is just $2 per vehicle but if you support our Food Drive and donate canned goods or non-perishables, you park FREE! Located at: 4525 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

  • Cobbler and Scarecrow Contests
  • Doggy Fashion & Talent Shows
  • Hourly Cake Walks
  • Demonstrations in Pet World
  • Blessing of the Animals
  • Petting Zoo
  • Moonwalks
  • Face Painting
  • Sheriff’s Car
  • Batting Cage
  • Crafts

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – St. Brendan’s Catholic Church Trunk or Treat & Halloween Party. Trunk or treating is a safe and unique way to trick or treat by going “trunk to trunk” in a family friendly, festive atmosphere.  We will also have hayrides, silent auction, inflatables, face painting, games and lunch.  All ages are invited to attend and costumes are welcome.  For more information contact Jodi Brock at 770-207-7969 ext. 20.

Sunday, October 20

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Castleberry Road Baptist Church Fall Festival – Please mark your calendars for our First Fall Festival we are hosting for our community.  We will have an evening of family fun and excitement as we bring in multiple bouncey houses, games, food, and fun for the entire family.  Please make sure to join us on Sunday evening October 20th. Castleberry Road Baptist Church is located at: 7225 Castleberry Road Cumming, GA 30040 (770) 889-2422.

Wednesday, October 23

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Cumming Baptist – 115 Church Street, Cumming, GA 30040 – Fall festival trunk or treat. A great night of fun for the season. Food, music, games, and inflatables will provide joy for all families. The night will end with our Trunk ‘R’ Treat – an awesome display of clever car decorations. Enjoy the costumes,the creativity and, of course, the candy!

Saturday, October 26

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Red Door Festival – Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit. Our annual community-wide event, with events including: a British car show, real smoked Bar-B-Q, games for the kids, live entertainment, arts and crafts… and more! All proceeds benefit our non-food pantry and other church ministries. Located at 724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming GA 30040.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Creekside Methodist Church, 673 Peachtree Parkway – Cumming, GA 30041 – 770-888-8449 – Trunk or Treat!
Drag out those old boots, don your wigs, decorate your car/trailer/bike/van etc., and bring a bucket of candy to share & come out for a time of family fun. Awards will be given for the best costumes and vehicles. (Please, no scary/inappropriate costumes/decorations.) Our Trailblazers will be selling Baked Goods, Hot Dogs & Drinks so come hungry!

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – “The Great Pumpkin – Carving A Night of Fun.”  at Cumming First United Methodist Church. The event, which costs $10 per family, will include a hot dog supper, s’mores and popcorn. There also will be a “punkin chunkin” contest, jack-o-lantern carving, hayrides and a viewing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” on an inflatable, outdoor screen. 770 Canton Highway, Cumming, GA.

6:00 pm to 9:00 p.m – Trunk or Treat Safety Event at Coal Mountain Park. Admission is one bag of candy per family. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to the family-friendly Trunk or Treat, which will feature a haunted maze, bean bag toss, face painting, clowns and other fun activities and games. There will also be information on costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, Stop-Drop-Roll demonstrations, and more.

Wednesday, October 30

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Trunk or Treat – City on a Hill Church – Costumes welcome (nothing scary), bounce house, games, candy, food, free – all ages welcome! 1645 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, GA 30040. For information, call 770-889-6919.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Fall Family Festival and Trunk or Treat at Concord Baptist Church. Games, inflatables, trunk or treat, cake walk, face painting, hayrides and much more! Located at 6906 Concord Road, Cumming, GA 30028.

Thursday, October 31

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (7:00 pm Publix) Along with Publix at Hammonds Crossing, the following businesses will be offering Trick or Treating. Come join Uniquely Inspired Paint Pottery & More Studio, Laredo Mexican Restuarant, Johnny’s Pizza, The UPS Store, Causey Orthodontics, State Farm, Wellness for Life Chiropractic, Esquite Cleaners and Verizon Wireless. Look for the orange flyer in the windows and show off your costume while enjoying a safe, but fun Halloween outing.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – North Georgia Premium Outlets – Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event. Trick-or-Treating for kids in costume ages 13 and under. Pick up a list of participating stores from the Information Center in the Food Court.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – First Redeemer Church – Fall family fun festival. Annual Fall Family Fun Festival with games and activities for children of all ages. There will be plenty of candy and children are encouraged to come dressed in kid-friendly costumes. Admission is one bag of individually wrapped candy. 2100 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church 5210 Pisgah Rd, Cumming, GA 30040 – 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.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Antioch Baptist Church 2465 Antioch Road, Cumming, Georgia – will have a Trunk or Treat event from 7:00 pm – 9:00 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be free snacks, candy and marshmallow roasting. For more information, call (678) 910-8688.

HAUNTED HOUSES IN FORSYTH COUNTY, GA

Hayes Haunt, 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26 and 31, and an encore Nov. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (proceeds go to The Place of Forsyth.) For sensitive guests, “a protective amulet, magical talisman if you will, may be purchased and worn to ward off the monsters for a ‘Hayes Haunt Light’ experience,” according to hayeshaunt.com. Allow 15 to 20 minutes to walk through the haunt.

TRICK OR TREAT EVENTS NEAR FORSYTH COUNTY, GA

Trick or Treat Dahlonega – Ghosts, goblins, witches, wizards and more will be wandering the streets of Downtown Dahlonega on October 31st, 2013 at Trick-or-Treat Dahlonega. This event, brought to the community by the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Merchants, provides a safe environment for parents to bring children trick or treating during daylight hours. The event will take place on Thursday, October 31st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, rain or shine. Trick-or-Treat Dahlonega is intended for children ages 12 and under and appropriate costumumes are appreciated! For safety reasons, the roads will be closed and re-routed during the event.

Trunk or Treat
October 31, 2013
6:30 pm

Free Candy & Activities!
In Parking Lot 16 off of Chestatee Street
Presented by UNG Office of Residence Life

Costume Contest
October 31, 2013
6:00 pm

Registration: 5:15 pm to 5:55 pm
At the Dahlonega Gold Museum
Age Groups for Costumes
1st, 2nd, 3rd Places & Most Original

Please help Dahlonega keep this Family Fun Tradition! Donate Candy at the Visitors Center, Community & Southern Bank, and United Community Bank Main Branch. (Donated candy will be distributed to the Downtown Merchants)

Park near the Square or the University and walk between the three events! For more information, please contact the Visitors Center at 706-864-3513.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 11 – October 13, 2013

rucker pet doggie paloozaFairs, festivals and pumpkin patches are abound! Check out all the fun things to do in and around Forsyth County this weekend.

Friday, October 11

4:00 pm – 12:00 am – Cumming Country Fair and Festival – Cumming Fairgrounds. Football Friday Night! Free admission after 9:00 pm with a high school football ticket stub.

Saturday, October 12

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Build a spooky stacker! Halloween is right around the corner! Your child will love this Halloween inspired Spooky Stacker Game!

10:00 am – 11:30 am – Michaels Kids Club – Bandana Mask Event. Create a fast and easy disguise for Halloween! Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. Sessions starting every half hour from 10:00am – 11:30pm. See a store associate to join the fun!

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Scarecrow Festival at Bethelview UMC – Admission is FREE for everyone!  Parking is just $2 per vehicle but if you support our Food Drive and donate canned goods or non-perishables, you park FREE! Located at: 4525 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

  • Cobbler and Scarecrow Contests
  • Doggy Fashion & Talent Shows
  • Hourly Cake Walks
  • Demonstrations in Pet World
  • Blessing of the Animals
  • Petting Zoo
  • Moonwalks
  • Face Painting
  • Sheriff’s Car
  • Batting Cage
  • Crafts

10:00 am – 12:00 am – Cumming Country Fair and Festival – Cumming Fairgrounds. Free admission and rides (all ages) 10:00 am – 11:00 am. $25 unlimited rides purchase between 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (good until close) American Bullriders Tour 8:00 pm. Chainsaw Carving Auction 7:00 pm.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Purple Palooza 2013 Purple Palooza VI Fall Festival/Health Fair – in the Home Depot parking lot on Marketplace Blvd. – moonwalk, cake walk, pumpkin patch, face painting, live entertainment!
10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Footprints Dance Alliance Grand Opening & Fall Festival, 4335 Bethelview Rd, Suite 108, Cumming, GA 30040 (The shoppes of Kelly Mill.) Come experience the Faith-based Footprints Dance Alliance and their brand new state of the art studio! Footprints mission is not only to teach dance but to bring all the Glory to God thru our gifts and talents. There will be food, games, costume contests, jumpies, arts and crafts and MORE! www.footprintsga.com, 678-648-2473

11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Rucker Doggiepalooza – Doggie Palooza Dog Show, Parade of Breeds, K-9 demos and also Dock Diving at the Rucker Dog Pool. Located at 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Franky & Cranky story time. “Two rows of monsters in two crooked lines in an old castle covered with spines” — it must be Ludworst Bemonster’s Frankenstein! What has a green face and a bad temper? Find out as we read Crankenstein!

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – St. Brendan’s Catholic Church Trunk or Treat & Halloween Party – Trunk or treating is a safe and unique way to trick or treat by going “trunk to trunk” in a family friendly, festive atmosphere.  We will also have hayrides, silent auction, inflatables, face painting, games and lunch.  All ages are invited to attend and costumes are welcome.  For more information contact Jodi Brock at  770-207-7969 ext. 20. Located at 4633 Shiloh Road, Cumming GA 30040.

7:00 pm – Bingo – VFW Post 9143, 1045 Dahlonega Hwy, Cumming, GA – Looking for a little Family Fun?*  Come join us each Tuesday and Saturday for Bingo.  New Games. Bigger grand prize. Concessions are available. Both sessions are NON SMOKING family fun. *Please note: Children must be 6 years or older.
Sunday, October 13
11:30 am – 4:00 pm – Annual Hay Day to benefit the Save The Horses Rescue Farm of Cumming, Georgia. From 11:30am-4pm, join us at the Save The Horses rescue farm at 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming, GA, for great family fun! Meet and mingle with the horses, donkeys, farm animals and our newest Cow named Rosie! There will be fun activities for kids of all ages, including face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, and hay rides.
12:30 pm – 9:00 pm – Cumming Country Fair and Festival – Cumming Fairgrounds. Last day of the fair! American Bullriders Tour at 6:00 pm. Free student admission and rides with coupon (18 and under) – 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm. Bring 7 non-perishable canned goods and receive one free adult admission benefiting Feed the Hungry Forsyth.
ALL WEEKEND
Cumming Country Fair and Festival runs through October 13 at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Check out the daily specials and events!

Pumpkin Palooza at Warbington Farms! Go for a hayride, have fun in the Farm park, visit the petting zoo, pick the pumpkin for the front porch. We will also have vendors every weekend from now until the 27th of October. Such as Origami Owl, Paparazzi jewelry, Hand made children’s items, wreaths by “Hang this wreath” Monogram shirts, much more. Hope to see you there! Hours are 11-6 on Saturdays, 1-6 on Sundays. Coupon coming soon to their website, so be watching!

Kinsey Family Farm and the pumpkin patch at Cumming First United Methodist Church is open for pumpkin picking season!

APPLE ORCHARDS / CORN MAZES / FARMS IN NORTH GEORGIA

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 FarmWarbington Farms and Kinsey Family Farm are also a fun-filled place to visit – check their websites for opening dates.

Hillcrest Orchards apple pickin’ jubilee runs every weekend through October. This is the only time that you can pick your own apples at this orchard. Pick your fun at the annual “Apple Pickin’ Jubilee” where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch live pig races, walk a nature trail, visit the petting farm ($3.00 per person), take a wagon ride through the orchard, visit the Moonshine Museum and watch live bands and cloggers on the Hillcrest Stage. Hillcrest Orchards is open daily: 9:00am – 6:00pm (Sept. – Oct.) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Nov.) Admission is $7.00 per person. Click here for directions and more information. Apple varieties: Golden & Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pinata, Ambrosia, Gala & Honey Crisp with more coming in. Pig races are at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm each day of the festival. Hillcrest Orchards  9696 Hwy 52 East  Ellijay, Ga.  30536  706-273-3838 www.hillcrestorchards.net

Cagle’s Family Farm in Canton, GA opens Labor Day weekend! Fall fun at the farm starts this weekend. Enjoy their 13th annual corn maze and lots of kid friendly activities. There is also a haunted barn opening Oct. 4 – Nov. 2 for older folks. Open weekends from August 30 through November 17th. Hours are as follows:
August 30 – November 17, 2013.
Friday 5pm-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-6pm

 


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