Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 16 – October 18, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaFall is in full swing with plenty of festivals, pumpkins and corn mazes to visit. Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

The Cumming Fair and Festival runs through October 18, 2015 at the Cumming Fairgrounds! The Cumming Greek Festival is also this weekend.

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

Planning Halloween? See our trunk or treat and Halloween events list for 2015.

Friday, October 16

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 – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – Musical Morning – Sing, play instruments, move to the music. Be exposed to a variety of musical styles and learn some music theory along the way!

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 with Duplo Legos all related to a creative theme.

Saturday, October 17

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Kids Club® Tic Tac Toe game! 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 – 4:00 pm – Hay Day at Save the Horses. Our annual Hay Day takes place on the farm @ SavetheHorses every October, and proceeds are used to purchase hay for the animals to eat during the coming winter.  There will be great activities for kids of all ages (including the adult variety) such as hay rides, horse rides, face painting, crafts, chili cook off, a cake walk, petting zoo, and stables where you could visit and get to know some of the beautiful horses who live on the farm.   All proceeds go to savethehorses.org. Located at: 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming, GA. Free parking and admission.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Imaginery Fred.

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!

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Michaels – Fun family craft time – Spellbinding DuckTape t-shirts! – Get in the Halloween spirit with projects featuring Duck Tape®! Choose a ghoulish skull or a charming cat design. While you are here create a tote bag to enter in Duck Tape’s® Spookducular Contest. Visit spookducular.com for more info. Bag supplies not included.

2:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – LEGO Architecture Studio event. This event is for adults and teenagers (ages 14 and up) to build with LEGO Architecture Studio blocks, discuss their inspiration for their build and explore how they can use basic architecture shapes and principles to influence their build.

ALL WEEKEND

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5. Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, The Marketplace for Classic Antiques & Collectibles, Unique Home & Garden Decor, Jewelry & Art. Over 475 booths. $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 are free. Sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon!

The Cumming Fair and Festival runs this week – October 18, 2015 at the Cumming Fairgrounds! Don’t miss it!

The Cumming Greek Festival runs all weekend! Celebrate with music, entertainment, food and shopping.

FESTIVALS NEARBY

Gold Rush Days in downtown Dahlonega gives you the opportunity to pan for gold, taste food Southern food and hear music from bluegrass, country, gospel and contemporary musicians. The 61st annual event will be from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 located at 13 S. Park St. in Dahlonega and commemorates the first Gold Rush in Lumpkin County. The free two-day event will take place rain or shine. For more information, visit www.dahlonegajaycees.com.

The Harvest Balloon Festival is in Flowery Branch from 1-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The sixth annual festival will feature autumn traditions along with new activities for a $1. All ages may participate in hayrides showcasing the changing leaves, and tethered balloon rides overlooking the festival grounds below with the weather permitting. Tethered rides will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 8-9:30 a.m. Oct. 18. Tickets cost $15 per person in cash and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit www.harvestballoonfestival.com.

Secret Santa Car Show in Oakwood. Originally slated for Oct. 10, the show was postponed until this weekend. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus. Vehicle registration is a $25 donation and owners may sign in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Trophies and plaques will be awarded. For more information, visit www.secretsantacarshow.com.

Octoberfest! The Alpine Village of Helen is celebrating its European roots this month with nightly Oktoberfest activities. Activities will be from 6-10:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays, 1 p.m. to midnight. Saturdays and 1-7 p.m. Sundays at 1074 Edelweiss Strasse. Celebrations will end Nov. 1. Tickets are $8 Monday through Friday, $10 Saturday and free on Sunday. For more information, visit www.helenchamber.com.

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