Archives for September 2015

Cumming Fair and Festival from October 8 – October 18, 2015

cumming fair 2015One of my favorite parts about living in Cumming, GA is experiencing the wonders of a small town while still being able to visit the big city of Atlanta.

The Cumming Country Fair & Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds is one of those wonders and it runs from October 8 – October 18, 2015.

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

There are lots of special promotions and coupons running for the fair and lots of entertainment schedule for the event.

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!

Check out their Facebook page too!

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Thursday – 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday 4:00 p.m. – Midnight
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. – Midnight
  • Sunday 12:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Fair Admission:      No Re-Entry

  • Cash Only (ATM Onsite!!)
  • Adults – $7.00
  • Students – $3.00
  • 4 and Under FREE

Parking:

  • General Parking – $3.00
  • Handicap Parking Available  – $3.00

Thursday, October 8
Opening Day! Northside Hospital-Forsyth Day!
FREE Admission compliments of Northside Hospital-Forsyth
$20.00 Pay One-Price Rides

Friday, October 9
The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 10
FREE Admission and Rides (10 am – 11 am)
$25 unlimited rides (Must be purchased between 11 am – 3 pm) – midnight
KIDS DAY!
Free Admission 12 & under from 11 am – 3 pm
2015 Miss Cumming Fair Pageant starting at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday, October 11
SENIOR CITIZENS DAY! FREE Admission 55 & up.
FREE Student Admission & Rides with Coupon (18 & under) 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bring 7 non-perishable canned goods and receive one FREE adult admission benefiting Feed the Hungry Forsyth, Inc.

Monday, October 12
STUDENT NIGHT! FREE Admission 18 & under.
$15 Unlimited Rides per person

Tuesday, October 13
Unlimited rides $20 per person
Corey Smith in concert at 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 14
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Forsyth Day!
FREE Admission compliments of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
$20.00 Pay One-Price Rides
Marvel Super Heroes Team  Shows at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
CHOA Parade at 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 15
Joe Diffie in Concert @ 8:00 pm

Friday, October 16
FOOTBALL FRIDAY NIGHT!!!!!
FREE Admission After 9:00 pm with a High School Football Ticket Stub

Saturday, October 17
FREE Admission and Rides 10 am – 11 am
$25 unlimited rides (must purchase between 11 am – 3 pm, good through midnight)
Chainsaw carving auction 7:00 pm
American Bullriders Tour 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 18 – LAST DAY
12:30 – 2:00 pm Students 18 & under admitted FREE & RIDE FREE w/ school coupon
STUDENT COUPON
American Bullriders Tour 6:00 pm
Bring 7 non-perishable canned goods and receive one FREE adult admission benefiting Feed the Hungry Forsyth, Inc.
HEROES Day – all law enforcement, firefighters, first responders and all active, reserve and retired military get in free with valid ID.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 25 – September 27, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Fall, Y’all!

Here’s a roundup of things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Check out our roundup of Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in and around Forsyth County, GA! See where to Pick Your Own Apples in North Georgia.

Friday, September 25

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders. Let’s build something together! Playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills! Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

11:15 PM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – Kid Craft. Educate and entertain your little learner, aged 3-5, at the Post Road Library. Join us on Fridays for a variety of preschool play each week. Throughout the month we will offer a music class, center-based play, science and STEM for the preschool set and a craft day, perfect for little fingers and growing imaginations! For ages 3-5. No registration required.

Saturday, September 26

8:00 am – iRUN for Forsyth BYOT 5K and Fun Run, Peachtree Certified and Chip Timed – the first race produced by the Forsyth BYOT Benefit! Piney Grove Middle and Shiloh Point Elementary Schools  8135 Majors Road, Cumming, GA  30041

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Lake Lanier Shore Sweep. This year’s 12 participating locations are Lanier Islands, Clarks Bridge, Longwood, Don Carter, Gwinnett and War Hill parks; Aqualand, Bald Ridge, Gainesville and Port Royale marinas; and Balus Creek and Big Creek boat ramps. Volunteers who turn in at least one full bag of trash get a T-shirt. Advance registration isn’t required but helps the association plan shoreline coverage. Those interested in participating should email lakeinfo@lakelanier.org.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – A FREE Kids Fishing Event, takes place on Saturday, September 26 from 9 am to 1 pm at The Lower Pool Park, Below Buford Dam. All Kids Age 15 & Under – must be accompanied by an adult. Fly tying, fishing demonstrations and volunteers are available to help with baiting hooks and removing fish. The Buford Trout Hatchery will stock over 2,500 Rainbow Trout at the Dam on the morning of the event! A limited number of fishing poles will be available as loaner poles. 

Hot Dogs, Drinks, and Snacks will be provided at No Charge! LIFE JACKETS ARE RECOMMENDED. BAIT WILL BE PROVIDED. NO FISHING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Jake’s Take Aim trailer will be on site with instructional shooting for kids. Free and Fun – a winning combination! Hosted by the Cumming Kiwanis Club, Forsyth Cumming Optimist Club, The Georgia Wildlife Resource Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Upper Chattahoochee Chapter Trout Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation, Hammond’s Fishing Center and Hummingbird.

*CANCELLED due to rain – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Community Yard Sale – Forsyth County Parks and Recreation are hosting community yard sale at Central Park, 2300 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – FCSO – Do you have any extra prescription medication sitting around your home that is expired or unused? The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Lakeside Pharmacy, is participating in the National Take Back Initiative for the collection of unused, expired, or unwanted prescription drugs. This event is being held at Lakeside Pharmacy (1505 Northside Forsyth Dr.) at Northside Forsyth Hospital, on September 26th between 9:00 am-1:00 pm. This initiative is an effort to help reduce the amount of controlled substances in our community.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a candy corn banner! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Max the Brave, a fearless kitten with a problem – he needs to know what a mouse looks like!

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have books, dancing and fun! This storytime is great for the whole family!

WEEKEND LUNAR ECLIPSE

Happy Fall, Y’all! This year’s harvest moon on September 27 & September 28 is a super moon that also features a rare total lunar eclipse on Sunday night!

 

Pick Your Own Apples in North Georgia

pick your own apples north georgiaFall is here which means football, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and apple picking!

We love to visit an apple orchard in North Georgia and pick apples for the day. It’s a wonderful way to visit North Georgia and see our beautiful state.

Please call ahead as details can change before you plan your trip. Also, most apple orchards have a Facebook page as well as a website so you can get last minute event details.

Here is a list of a few North Georgia apple orchards. I have also written in more detail about Hillcrest Orchards Apple Picking Jubilee.

What is your favorite apple orchard?

Ellijay, GA

B.J. Reece Apple House & Orchards – This apple house has a wonderful bakery as well as pick your own apples. They have wagon rides, pig races, inflatable pillow, hayrides on weekends – prices for farm fun here. $2 to enter orchard. $7 half peck, $11 peck, $18 half bushel bags. Scavenger hunt, apple cannon and more (extra), BBQ. Hours 9 am – 6 pm daily until 11/1. 9131 GA 52 E, Ellijay, GA. Please call with questions – 706-276-3048. Their Facebook page is here.

Hillcrest Orchards – This orchard is chock full of family activities including: Apple Picking Jubilee through November 1st. Music, pig races, BBQ, much more. $10 festival admission (includes petting zoo) There is also you pick, pony rides, bungee jump for additional costs. Food is available for purchase. Hours 9 am – 6 pm Sat. and Sun. through October. 9696 Ga. 52 E, Ellijay, GA. 706-273-3838. Check out their Facebook page here.

Red Apple Barn at Little Bend Orchard – You pick apples and pumpkins ($5-10). Pick your own Wildflowers too! $.25 each. $5 tractor ride and tour, get a cup of cold cider, apple cider doughnut and opportunity to pick an apple $5 per person. Hours: 9 am – 6 pm Mondays – Saturdays, 12:30 – 5:30 pm Sundays. You pick apples 10:30 am – 5 pm. Saturdays 1 – 4 pm through October or until all have been picked. 3379 Tailscreek Road, Ellijay, GA. 706-635-5898. Facebook page.

R&A Orchards – Free admission and wagon ride. Roadside market. Pick your own apples. Hours are 9 am – 6 pm daily. Orchards open 10 am – 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays in September. 5505 Ga 52 East, Ellijay, GA. 706-273-3821. Facebook page.

Georgia Apple Festival – Oct 10 & 11 and Oct. 17 & Oct. 18, 2015. Location is at the Lions Club Fairgrounds on 1729 South Main the 2nd & 3rd weekends of October. There are around 300 vendors that participate each weekend with music, car shows, entertainment and of course about any kind of specialty products from the vendors. Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 South Main Street, Ellijay, GA 30540. Phone: 706-636-4500. Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Adults $5, children under 10 are free. Parking is limited, shuttle buses are recommended to take. Facebook page.

Location is at 1 Broad Street on the downtown Ellijay square the 2nd & 3rd weekends of October – 10/10 – 10/18/15. Stroll around downtown Ellijay and enjoy the sites. There are typically 50-60 vendors up the street by the Courthouse. There is of course plenty of apples, local food vendors and a wide variety of other unique arts and crafts. The second weekend is the downtown parade which is one of the biggest in the area. In 2013, “Ellie Mae”, Donna Douglas from the Beverely Hillbillies was the Grand Marshall. Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday during the Apple Festival dates.

Blue Ridge, GA
Mercier Orchards – Blue Ridge, GA – Apple U-PICK – Weekends through October. Tractor tours. Try out their new apple cannon! Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00am – 4:00pm. This event is weather permitting. If you are making a long trip to see us, call ahead to confirm.  Varieties: The types of apples ready to be picked varies throughout the season. If you are looking for a specific variety of apple, feel free to call us for an estimate on when it will be available. We are currently picking Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Rome, Cameo, Topaz, Jonagold, Granny Smith, Mutsu, Braeburn, Jonaprince, September Wonder, Ambrosia, and McIntosh apples. These apples are first come first served, so get here early if you’re looking for a specific type! You can also pick a pumpkin for $6! They also have a bakery, deli, market store, and farm winery. Visit us at Mercier Orchards while you are in Blue Ridge, Georgia. We’re one of the top tourism attractions in the whole state, and just one stop will show you why! For directions, please click here. 8660 Blue Ridge Drive, Blue Ridge, GA. 30513. Call for details – (800) 361-7731. Check out their Facebook page for events.

9/19 event: Buster Brown with Georgia Mountain Falconry is coming back this weekend! He’ll be here Saturday, September 19th from noon to 3:30 set up inside of the store for a meet and greet. Then after that, around 4, we’ll be taking a tractor up into the orchard with anyone interested to see the falcons in action! Hope to see ya there! https://georgiamountainfalconry.com/

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be held at Fowler Park September 20, 2015

play at the park family festival in cumming gaPlay at the Park Family Fun Festival to be held at Fowler Park September 20, 2015

Admission is free to annual family-friendly event

Forsyth County Parks and Recreation will host the thirteenth annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Sunday, September 20, from noon to 5 p.m. at Fowler Park.

The festival will feature a variety of family-friendly entertainment and activities including inflatables, a petting zoo, train rides, a magic show, puppet show, food vendors and more. Admission to the event is free.

A community expo will include booths by the Forsyth County Fire Department, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, 911 Center, the Forsyth County Public Library and others.

“We look forward to another great turnout for this year’s Play at the Park Family Fun Festival,” said Director of Parks and Recreation Jim Pryor. “The event is a wonderful opportunity to explore Fowler Park and spend a fun day outside with your family.”

Fowler Park is located at 4110 Carolene Way in Cumming, GA. To receive additional information, call 770-781-2215.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for September 18 – September 20, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe last weekend of summer is here and is chock full of fun events and consignment sales! Here’s a roundup of things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Check out our roundup of Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in and around Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, September 18

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders. Let’s build something together! Playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills! Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

11:15 AM – Cumming Library – Read, Build, Play. Read, Build, Play is an interactive story time that encourages development of early literacy in preschoolers. The program is designed for children ages 2-5 accompanied by a caregiver and is approximately 45 minutes long. It includes stories, music, activities, and play time all related to a creative theme. Advance registration is not required.

11:15 PM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – Musical Morning. Educate and entertain your little learner, aged 3-5, at the Post Road Library. Join us on Fridays for a variety of preschool play each week. Throughout the month we will offer a music class, center-based play, science and STEM for the preschool set and a craft day, perfect for little fingers and growing imaginations! For ages 3-5. No registration required.

Saturday, September 19

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a fall hand print tree! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Barnes & Noble’s picture book of the month, Bug in a Vacuum.

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library – Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs. This sensory storytime program is designed for children with special needs. It will feature dim lighting, flexible start/end time, multiple presentation methods, and stories, songs, and rhymes with heavy repetition. All ages and abilities welcome. Please contact the Sharon Forks Library with any questions or concerns or if your child needs special accommodations.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road library. We’ll have books, dancing and fun! This storytime is great for the whole family!

Sunday, September 20

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Play at the Park Family Fun Festival at Fowler Park. This fun family friendly event, now in its 13th year, is hosted by Forsyth County’s parks and recreation department. The free festival will feature a variety of family-friendly entertainment. Activities include inflatables, a petting zoo, train rides, magic and puppet shows and food vendors.
Fall Consignment Sales This Weekend

9/17 – 9/19 – Midway United Methodist Church consignment sale. Located at 5025 Atlanta Highway Alpharetta, Georgia 30004. Spring and Fall, Midway United Methodist Church conducts a Children’s Consignment Sale held in Alpharetta, Georgia. You can buy and sell infant, children, and teen items such as:  toys, outdoor toys, bikes/scooters, clothes (infant to teen/junior), books/movies, computer games, games and systems (X-box, Playstation, Wii, Nintendo), furniture and accessories, just to name a few!  Come shop us and find quality clothes at consignment prices – especially on the last day when most everything is half price!

Thursday, September 17, 2015           3:00 pm-8:00 pm
Friday, September 18, 2015               8:30 am-1:00 pm
Saturday, September 19, 2015           8:30 am-1:00 pm

9/17 – 9/19 – Cumming First United Methodist Church – Cumming First United Methodist Church in Cumming, Georgia hosts a Kid’s Consignment Sale twice a year.  This ministry raises funds for Women and Children’s outreach programs both locally and globally. CFUMC is located at 770 Canton Highway in Cumming, GA, 30040.

Thursday, September 17 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm  (No strollers allowed), 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, September 18 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 19 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Pumpkin Patches in and around Forsyth County, GA for 2015

pumpkin patches in forsyth county, gaBelieve it or not, Fall 2015 pumpkin season is here! Here are a few neat places to pick a pumpkin in and around Forsyth County, GA.

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

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 (available after 10/1.) 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, breads, preserves and much more!

September 19, 2015 – Oct. 31, 2015

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hayrides are $3.00 per person (children 2 and under are free.)

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 from 10 – 12 as well. Check their fall activity list for more information. Fish feeding now occurs Monday – Fridays only as the fish fill up quickly.

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)
Facebook page
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Other Pumpkin Patches in Forsyth County, GA

The Pumpkin Patch at Cumming First United Methodist Church is located at 770 Canton Highway, Cumming, GA. Opening in late September (TBA), the pumpkin patch 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. Check their website and Facebook page for updates.

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 times in the pumpkin patch beginning October on Tuesdays – Thursdays. Schools, clubs and groups are welcome – please call 770-887-2900 x 220 to make reservations.

Warbington Farms – 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, GA – Opens for fall season on September 12, 2015. pick a pumpkin, play at the fun park and get lost in the corn maze! Enjoy 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.

Warbington Farms 2015 Pumpkin Season:  September 12-November 14, 2015
Closed to Public Mondays – Wednesdays. To schedule a group trip or field trip, please contact the farm.

Thursday- 10:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
* Last ticket to corn maze sold at 5:00 p.m.
Friday- 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
* Fun park closes at 5:00 p.m.
* Last ticket to corn maze sold at 10:00 p.m.
Saturday- 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
* Fun park closes at 5:00 p.m.
* Last ticket to corn maze sold at 10:00 p.m.
Sunday- 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
* Last ticket to corn maze sold at 5:00 p.m.

Fall 2015 Prices
No cost for pumpkin patch entrance, pumpkin price varies.
*Fun Park:  $8 kids (4-12) and $5 adults (12 and older), ages 3 and under free.
Corn Maze: $10
Combos – Kids $15, Adults $12 – corn maze and fun park.
*Includes: “hey”rides, petting zoo, playground, inflatables, roller slides, pedal carts, tire yard, and MORE!

Warbington Farms Events

Pumpkin Palooza is October 17 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Warbington Farms is excited to announce the Humane Society “Mutts & More” festival will be held at the farm this year on Saturday & Sunday – October 24th & 25th (11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) . Vendors can sign up here: http://mmf.hsfcga.net/vendors-3/.

*All dates and times are subject to change. Please call or visit our Facebook page for specific dates and times.

Bethelview United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch – We have family friendly activities each Saturday beginning October 17! Jumpy house, pumpkin decorating, hayrides, yard sale, storytime and more!! Come support your community while having FUN at the same time!! Hope to see you there! Address: 4525 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA 30040 Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Available for purchase: Pumpkins & hay bales (credit accepted) Schedule of Events*: October 17 – Jumpy house, Pumpkin decorating, Hay ride, Harvest time photo booth October 24 – Girl Scout/Community Yard Sale October 31 – Roast s’mores, Pumpkin carving, Hay ride, Story time (12:00 & 1:00 p.m.)

Pumpkin Patches Near Forsyth County

Cagle’s Family Farm in Canton, GA opens Labor Day weekend! Enjoy their annual corn maze and lots of kid friendly activities. There is also a haunted barn opening in October for older folks. Open weekends from September 4 through November 15th. Pumpkin Patch – Corn Maze – Bonfire Hayrides – Friendly Farm Animals – Jumping Pillows Little Clay’s Corral – The Lost Cow Mine – Goat Walk – Pig Races – Miz Rosie’s Milking Parlor – Farm Tours – and more!
Hours are as follows:
Friday 5pm-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-6pm
Burt’s Pumpkin Farm – 5 Burt’s Farm Rd Dawsonville, Georgia 30534. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. The hayrides will be weekends only until October then the hayrides will be 7 days a week. Hayride cost: Adults $5.00, Kids 12 & under $4.00, infants 12 months and under free.

Burt’s Pumpkin Patch & Store

September 1 – October 30
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

October 31 – November 10
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hay Ride

September
Saturdays and Sundays only
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

October
Daily
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

November (through Nov. 10)
Saturdays and Sundays only
10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch – check out this family fun corn maze and pumpkin patch in Dawsonville, located Northeast of Atlanta near Cumming, Gainesville and Alpharetta. Located at 4520 Hwy 53 East, Dawsonville, GA 30354.(770) 772-6223. For more information, call (770) 772-6223. Open weekends September 12 – November 22.

September Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Fridays 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

October – Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Sunday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

October – Haunt Nights Beginning Oct. 2nd

Friday & Saturday Begins at dusk, last ticket sold at 10 p.m.
October 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, Sunday the 11th, 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th, 30th & 31st!Don’t forget Sunday, Oct. 11th for more haunting fun!

Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for September 11 – September 13, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaFall is coming and with it comes lots of fun festivities for the family.

Here’s a roundup of things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Uncle Shucks corn maze and Warbington Farms new corn maze opens for the season this weekend!

Friday, September 11

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders – Did you know that playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills? Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

11:15 PM – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – STEM 4 Pre-K  – Every child is a budding scientist! Let your child experiment, explore and wonder with hands-on, age appropriate science fun! No registration required.

Saturday, September 12

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a bird feeder! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. In celebration of Grandparents Day, we will be reading Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa. Activities to follow!

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Day and Fundraiser this Saturday from 11AM – 2PM at Tacos & Tequilas on Marketplace Blvd. Bring the kids to check out the SWAT truck, K-9 Units, Motor Unit, Negotiations truck, and more! There will also be balloon animals and face painting! Also, stick around until 2PM, at that time there will be a balloon release! This fundraiser is to raise money for the Teen Interception Program and the Explorer Program. Both programs directly benefit Forsyth County teens.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post.

EVENTS NEAR FORSYTH COUNTY

Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival – Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue in Gainesville, GA. Activities commence with races beginning at 7 am and the colorful Opening Ceremonies at noon. The race has grown from a handful of teams and a few spectators to an event which is one of the hallmark diversity events in the metro Atlanta area. The event now boasts a field of more than 50 teams with over 5,000 spectators and a wide variety of Chinese artisans either performing or displaying their wares.

12th Annual Flowery Branch Car Show & Chili Cookoff PLUS 8th Annual Bugs at the Branch – from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Activities will include, music, crafts, vendor area, local merchants, food court, swap meet, parts vendors, chili tasting and cool car viewing. Fun for the whole family! Featuring a Classic Car Show. Free admission and parking for festival attendees. Phone: 770-967-2934 – Location: City of Flowery Branch, Flowery Branch Depot on Main St, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.
2nd Annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival – 9/12/15 at 12noon-7pm
Join us for an afternoon in the park with live old time music, arts and crafts vendors and good food. $5 parking fee. Phone: 678-450-7726 – Address: Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506

PLACES TO VISIT AROUND FORSYTH COUNTY

Cagle’s Family Farm in Canton, GA opens Labor Day weekend! Fall fun at the farm starts this weekend. Enjoy their annual corn maze and lots of kid friendly activities. There is also a haunted barn opening in October for older folks. Open weekends from September 4 through November 15th. Pumpkin Patch – Corn Maze – Bonfire Hayrides – Friendly Farm Animals – Jumping Pillows Little Clay’s Corral – The Lost Cow Mine – Goat Walk – Pig Races Miz Rosie’s Milking Parlor – Farm Tours – and more!
Hours are as follows:
Friday 5pm-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-6pm
Burt’s Pumpkin Farm – 5 Burt’s Farm Rd Dawsonville, Georgia 30534. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. The hayrides will be weekends only until October then the hayrides will be 7 days a week. Hayride cost: Adults $5.00, Kids 12 & under $4.00, infants 12 months and under free.
Hillcrest Orchards – 9696 Hwy. 52 E., Ellijay, Georgia 30536. 706-273-3838. On Saturday, September 5, the petting farm, playgrounds and wagon rides will be open. Apple Picking Jubilee begins weekends starting September 12! Visit the ice cream parlor for hot treats from the bakery such as their famous apple fritters , apple pies and cider doughnuts. Apple Picking Jubilee is a fun filled on the farm festival featuring U-Pick apples, cow milking, pig races, mule and tractor draw wagon rides, playgrounds with giant slides, pedal cart and trike rides, and a Farmhouse and Moonshine Museum. Visitors love the most unique petting farm in North Ga. where children can hug ad feed lots of baby farm animals including goats, lambs, a calf, kittens and even just hatched baby chicks. You can jump for joy on the giant jumping pillow.  www.hillcrestorchards.net  

Corn Mazes in and around Forsyth County, GA for 2015

fall corn mazes in and around forsyth county gaFall is in the air and corn mazes in the area are ready to provide your family with an adventure!

Here is a roundup of a few fun places that we like to visit in the area. Please comment and share if you know of other fun destinations.

Forsyth County has its first corn maze this year at Warbington Farms!

Opening September 12, check out their new corn maze in addition to their fun park, petting zoo, hayrides, bonfires and pumpkin patch!

Birthday parties, group events and school field trips are also welcome.

Warbington Farms Fall Season 2015 from September 12-November 14
Thursday- 10:00 a.m-5:00 p.m.
* Last ticket to corn maze sold at 5:00 p.m.
Friday- 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.warbington farms corn maze cumming ga * Fun park closes at 5:00 p.
* Last ticket to corn maze sold
at 10:00 p.m.
Saturday- 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

* Fun park closes at 5:00 p.m.
* Last ticket to corn maze sold at 10:00 p.m.
Sunday- 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
* Last ticket to corn maze sold at 5:00 p.m.

Cagle’s Family Farm in Canton, GA opens Labor Day weekend! Fall fun at the farm starts this weekend on September 4, 2015. Enjoy their annual corn maze and lots of kid friendly activities. Open weekends from September 4 through November 15th.
There is also a haunted barn opening in October for older folks.
cagle corn maze
Pumpkin Patch – Corn Maze – Bonfire Hayrides – Friendly Farm Animals – Jumping Pillows Little Clay’s Corral – The Lost Cow Mine – Goat Walk – Pig Races -Miz Rosie’s Milking Parlor – Farm Tours – and more!

Cagle’s Family Farm, 355 Stringer Rd., Canton, GA 30115; 770.345.5591.
Hours are as follows:
Friday 5pm-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-6pm

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
 – Uncle Shuck’s opens Saturday, September 12! Check out this fun family corn maze, haunted corn maze and pumpkin patch in Dawsonville, located Northeast of Atlanta near Cumming, Gainesville and Alpharetta. Located at 4520 Hwy 53 East, Dawsonville, GA 30354. For more information, call (770) 772-6223. Open weekends September 12 – November 22.
uncle shucks corn maze
Visit Uncle Shuck’s and start a new family tradition!
  • Explore the Corn Maze
  • Find Your Perfect Pumpkins
  • Shoot the Corn Cannon
  • Great Food and Fun
  • Fall Decorations
  • Goat Walk

 

September Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Fridays 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

October – Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Sunday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

October – Haunt Nights Beginning Oct. 2nd

Friday & Saturday Begins at dusk, last ticket sold at 10 p.m.
October 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, Sunday the 11th, 16th & 17th, 23rd & 24th, 30th & 31st!

Don’t forget Sunday, Oct. 11th for more haunting fun!

Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

 


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