Fall Corn Mazes Around Forsyth County, GA for 2016

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

Here is a roundup of a few fun fall corn mazes in and around Cumming, GA that we like to visit in the area. See also our pumpkin patch roundup.

Please comment and share if you know of other fun destinations.

Warbington Farms Fall Season 2016 from September 17 – November 12 – Corn Maze, Fun Park & Pumpkin Patch
Fridays and Saturdays – 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
* Fun park closes at 5:00 pm.
* Last ticket to corn maze sold at 10:00 p.m.

Sundays – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • $10 Per person (includes Fun Park Admission AND Corn Maze)
    • price does not include tax
    • Under three free
    • Senior Citizen discount available.
  • Be sure to check out their Special Events! Pumpkin Palooza 10/15, Trunk or Treat 10/29, Night in the Hotel Spooky Maze 10/29.

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch – Uncle Shuck’s opens Saturday, September 10! 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 10 – November 20, 2016.

Visit Uncle Shuck’s and start a new family tradition!

  • Explore the Corn Maze, Haunted Maze
  • Find Your Perfect Pumpkins
  • Shoot the Corn Cannon
  • Great Food and Fun
  • Fall Decorations
  • Goat Walk

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 September 30

Friday & Saturday Begins at dusk, last ticket sold at 10 p.m.
Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Bucks Corn Maze – Buck’s Corn Maze in Dawsonville, GA is more than just a maze!!! It’s GREAT family fun for all ages. The 12 acre maze is planted in a 20 acre field next to Cochran Creek with a beautiful view of the Appalachian Mountains. 1923 New Hope Rd, Dawsonville, GA, 30534. Open now through Sunday, November 6, 2016. Take a hayride, get lost in the corn maze and check out their haunted maze every Saturday night in October! Hours and admission.

October Hours:

  • Sunday thru Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm
  • Friday: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 10 pm

November Hours: 

  • Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Buford Corn Maze in Buford, GA is open now through November 13, 2016! They are officially open for the 2016 season! Visit on Fridays from 5-10 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon – 10 pm. Activities include a corn maze, jump on the pumpkin jumping pillow, take a hayride, play in the corn box, jump in a bounce house and more! Please visit their Facebook page!

Located at: 4470 Bennett Road, Buford, GA 30519. We’re located at the intersection of Friendship Rd. and Ridge Rd/Hog Mountain Rd!

October Hours:
Mondays: 10am – 7pm
Tuesdays: CLOSED
Wednesdays: 
10am – 7pm
Thursdays:
 CLOSED
Fridays:
 10am – Midnight
Saturdays: 10am – Midnight
Sundays: 10am – 10pm

Ticket Prices*
$15 Corn Maze
$15 Haunted Forest
$25 Combo Ticket

*All tickets include access to Kid’s CORNer play area and activities, unlimited hayrides & more!

Kids 3 and under are free!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 23 – September 25, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Fall, y’all! It is time for apples, festivals, pumpkins and so much more! Here is a round up of fun events in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend. Have a wonderful fall break next week as well!

Pumpkin season is coming – check out my roundup of area pumpkin patches in and around Cumming, GAHillcrest Orchards is open and I will have an apple orchard roundup coming soon!

Friday, September 23

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders 

11:00 AM – Cumming Library – Read, Build, Play 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – Kid Craft 

4:00 PM – Post Road Library – Masterminds LEGO® Lounge 

Saturday, September 24

7:00 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmer’s Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. Open for the season on Saturdays and Wednesdays!

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Lake Lanier Shore Sweep – Keep Forsyth County Beautiful – Shoresweep / Rivers Alive, Bald Ridge Marina @ 8 a.m. Help clean up the lake with this fun event. 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.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a leaf placemat! Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today. $2.00. 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 – 11:30am. See a store associate to join the fun!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time –   2016 marks the 75th birthday of everyone’s favorite monkey – Curious George! Come join the fun and #GetCurious at our Curious George Storytime. Activities to follow.

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

Sunday, September 25

1:45 PM – Post Road Library – Native American Pow Wow – One World Forsyth 

ALL WEEKEND

Warbington Farms – Their fall season runs September 17-November 12, 2016. Join us on the farm for our corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides to feed the cows, and all our Fun Park activities. We will be open September 28 from 10am-3pm for Forsyth County Fall Break! Fall Hours: Friday & Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-6pm. Visit their Facebook for updates, contests and more! $10 Per person (includes Fun Park Admission AND Corn Maze) Price does not include tax, under three free. Senior Citizen discount available.

AROUND FORSYTH

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Taste of Flowery Branch and Car Show at Flowery Branch High School. Music, food, entertainment.

Sept 24, 2016 9:00-3:00, Cruising in the Country Car & Truck Show!! Mayfield Baptist Church, 8930 Old Keith Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA. Music, food, entertainment!

Oktoberfest, Helen. Sept. 22 through Oct. 30. $8-$10, free on Sunday. Helen Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss St., Helen. 706-878-1619. www.helenchamber.com/helen/oktoberfest.

September 24, 2016 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Pups in the Park Dog Show & FestivalRock Creek Park, Dawsonville, Ga. Pups in the Park is a day devoted to dogs and their people families and their devotion to one another. The event is free and open to the public.

  • 5K Fun Run (small fee)                 9 a.m.
  • Dog Registration (Small Fee)       Starts at 10 a.m.
  • Pup Parade (Free)                         11:30 a.m.
  • Competitions & Demonstrations   12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Cow Patty Bingo.                            2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Our Trip to Snow World at Lake Lanier Islands

IMG_3933Our family recently ventured to Snow World at Lake Lanier Islands to partake in some wintry fun. We packed up our gloves, scarves, hats and coats and drove over to Snow World for the afternoon. We weren’t sure what to expect but we had a fun day of sledding and playing in snow.

We drove up to the gate and told them we were going to Snow World. Parking is $10.00 and they give you a map to navigate the park. We parked in the lot on the right and walked over past the ice skating rink and carnival rides.

We got our wristbands at the front gate. SnowWorld is in its first year and admission is $34.99 for adults  and children (children 2 and under are free.) They also offer senior, group and military discounts. Here is a list of their frequently asked questions.

We started at the Arctic Gap and went on Polar Plummet where they have 13 lanes of tubing. It is located right inside the wave pool! You slide in an inner tube and ride down the tubing lanes. If you want to ride with someone else, the lane on the end is extra wide and you can go down together holding on to each other’s tube straps. We spun around backwards and laughed and screamed all the way down.

There is also a snow play area called Cub’s Landing there.

IMG_3936We then went over to The Ice Kingdom where we found The Wizard’s Chase, a downhill sled racing adventure. In the summertime, it’s a waterslide! You put on a helmet and ride a sled down the two tracks. My girls loved it and went a few times. There is also another kids snow play area called The Frozen Lake & The Frozen Forest which is the splash area in the summer.

We walked over to The Himalayas where we saw a Yeti and rode Intimidator Summit & Triple Peaks, the fastest downhill slides at SnowWorld. You also wear a helmet and ride a sled down the slides at a fast speed.

We went over to Powder Park near the Fundunker and played in the snow. A SnowWorld employee showed us how to make perfect snowballs with these neat snowball makers. We had an awesome snowball fight, Georgia style. They also had other toys to build snow igloo blocks and shovel and scoop the snow.

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We worked up an appetite and went to Gianni’s for a slice of pizza and a soda. The pizza was tasty and hit the spot.

There was a fire pit outside of the restaurant and people were making s’mores. You can buy a s’mores kit at SnowWorld.

We stopped in Bucky’s gift shop and found that their Christmas items were 50-75% off. We found an Auburn Tigers ornament and tumbler cup on sale.

We headed back to the Coca-Cola Polar Rink as our last stop. We attempted ice skating, but the surface was really slick. It wasn’t ice, it was a different surface. Some people were skating, some were holding on to the wall.

Here is a description form their website: The Polar Rink is not ice. It is a plastic composite that simulates the surface of an ice rink. (Outdoor ice rinks don’t work so well in Georgia) It is safe to skate on, and the surface is less hard than ice. Although the surface is as slick as ice, there is nothing for your skates to carve into like ice, so the experience differs in that regard. Skates are also free (based on availability).

The carnival rides were just starting when we left. We didn’t get a chance to go on them as the wind and rain were coming and we were cold and ready to head home.

I asked the girls (ages 11 and 8) if they enjoyed our trip and they both yelled a resounding “YES!!!!”

SnowWorld is a fun place for the whole family. I recommend going when they have a promotion (MLK Day) or using coupons as admission is a little pricy.

We had a great time and I’m sure we’ll be back next year!

SNOW IS COMING THIS WINTER TO LANIERWORLD!

We’re taking fun to a whole new level this winter season and turning our summertime destination into one big giant SnowWorld. Snow tubing, speed slides, skating, carnival rides, fire pits & more! You’ll also be able to enjoy all the great dining that LanierWorld has to offer! Sunset Cove is now enclosed and will feature a delicious new assortment of dishes, as well as your traditional favorites. We’ll also have Gianni’s open, as well as many other places to stop, warm up with hot cocoa, and enjoy the day.

DISCOUNTS

$5.00 dollar off coupons are available at many of partner locations including: McDonalds, Chick fil a, Publix, and QT. Also, check out our media partner websites for discounts (STAR , FISH and KICKS).

UPCOMING EVENTS

MLK Day – January 19, 2015 – Lanier Islands is teaming up with Goodwill of North Georgia to host a Give Back event. In exchange for bringing a bag of gently used clothes to SnowWorld on Martin Luther King Day, patrons will receive half-price admission. The park is open 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Snow Jam 2 – January 24, 2015. Join the fun at Sunset Cove on January 24 as they partner with Kicks 101.5 and welcome Kelsea Ballerini to the Sunset Stage!

UPDATED – Open through January 25, 2015

Lake Lanier Islands SNOWWORLD
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518
770-945-8787

SnowWorld kicked off its inaugural season in late November 2014 – which was initially expected to end on March 1, 2015. In hopes of softening the blow of this particular snowball, Lanier Islands is extending a special promotional rate of just $19.99/person to guests who wish to squeeze in a few more days of frosty fun before the snow officially melts away on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Children 2 and under will be admitted for free. Remaining dates of operation for SnowWorld at Lanier Islands are as follows:

  • Saturday, January 17 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 18 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday, January 19 (MLK Day) 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. featuring Give Back Event – guest invited to bring a bag of gently used clothing to donate to Goodwill of North Georgia in exchange for half priced admission
  • Saturday, January 24 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. featuring Snow Jam 2 with KICKS 101.5 – live remote and live concerts
  • Sunday, January 25 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SnowWorld is closing early due to construction of a new waterslide for Spring/Summer! SnowWorld’s Inaugural Season has been shortened from March 1 to January 25, 2015 in Anticipation of Construction on First New Waterslide in 17 Years. See their website for more details.

Disclosure: SnowWorld provided my family and I tickets for admission and I received a swag bag. My review is my honest opinion of my experience. 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 19 – September 21, 2014

playparkFall fun is here with lots of pumpkin patches and corn mazes opening in the area. Here is a roundup of fun things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Also check out our Pumpkin Patches in and around Forsyth County roundup.

Friday, September 19

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Vickery Village Farmers Market. This farmers market is one of few in which the produce is truly farm fresh … wherein the farmer is the grower. Other vendors include sausage, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, soaps, and other assorted artisans. Like us on Facebook: Vickery Village Farmers Market by Southern Growers

11:15 AM – 11:45 am – Hampton Park Library – Preschool Pals Story time – These 30 minute programs are designed to promote language, listening, and pre-reading skills by offering vocabulary development, experiences with a variety of literature, and participation in language-related activities.  Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. This program is suggested for children, ages 3-5, with a caregiver. Advance registration is not required for this program.

11:15 am – Cumming Library – 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, activites, and play time all related to a creative theme.

Saturday, September 20

9:00 am – 12:30 pm – Free Car Seat Check this Saturday! While you are out shopping, check out Safe Kids Forsyth’s car seat inspection event where nationally certified technicians with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and the Forsyth County Fire Department can help you properly install your car seat. The event will be held this Saturday, September 20th, from 9:00am – 12:30pm. We will be in the parking lot of Old Navy at 2255 Market Place Blvd.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Chenille stem picture frame. 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!Saturday, September 19

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Join us for Storytime and Curiosity Day featuring Curious George. Reading and activities for kids.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road Library. We’ll have stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is great for the whole family!

Sunday, September 21

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Fowler Park – Play in the Park – Hosted by the Humane Society of Forsyth County. Join them for a great day of festivities and family fun with pet adoptions, raffles, dog shows, kids activities, and much much more. Bring your fur babies!

All Weekend

Kinsey Family Farm opens for the fall season. Pick a pumpkin, take a hay ride, have a picnic and much more at this wonderful local family farm.

Near Forsyth County

11th Annual Art in the Square – Gainesville, GA – September 20 – 21, 10am-5pm – Artists from all across the Southeast are set to participate in the Sept. 20-21 festival, which will feature food vendors, face painting, a drumming and dance ceremony and a kids’ art zone.

Experience more than 100 of the Southeast’s most talented professional and amateur artists. This juried art show features fine art – from oils to watercolors, and mixed media. Marvel at the designs of hand painted jewelry and raku firing. See folk artist Bob McGill from Nashville as he creates one- of –a- kind pieces with oil and a razorblade! Step back to enjoy the buzzing of the chainsaw carvings with Carl Pirone. Be sure to check out the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids Youth Artists Market as well as the sidewalk chalk art show.

Don’t miss the alchemy drumming and dance company, facepainting by cherry-o-the-clown and entertainment on the corner of Spring Street. Enjoy a free concert on the square at 7pm on September 19 compliments of the John Jarrard Foundation. The Tyler Hammond Band will be opening for Blackboard.  Art in the Square opens Saturday, September 20 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, September 21 from 10am-5pm sponsored by Main Street Gainesville. For more information go to www.artinthesquarega.com

Hillcrest Orchards Apple Picking 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 much more.

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is open for the fall season! Get lost in the corn maze, pick out a pumpkin, shoot the cannon, take a hayride and more!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 12 – September 14, 2014

dixie dock dogsFall is near and favorite events are happening this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA. Festivals, consignment sales, corn mazes, dixie dock dogs and lots of fall fun are in store.

Friday, September 12

8:30 am – 1:00 pm – Kids Consignment Sale – Cumming First United Methodist Church – Cumming First United Methodist Church in Cumming, Georgia hosts a huge 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.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Vickery Village Farmers Market. This farmers market is one of few in which the produce is truly farm fresh … wherein the farmer is the grower. Other vendors include sausage, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, soaps, and other assorted artisans. Like us on Facebook: Vickery Village Farmers Market by Southern Growers

11:15 AM – 11:45 am – Hampton Park Library – Preschool Pals Story time – These 30 minute programs are designed to promote language, listening, and pre-reading skills by offering vocabulary development, experiences with a variety of literature, and participation in language-related activities.  Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. This program is suggested for children, ages 3-5, with a caregiver. Advance registration is not required for this program.

Saturday, September 13

8:30 am – 1:00 pm – Kids Consignment Sale – Cumming First United Methodist Church – Cumming First United Methodist Church in Cumming, Georgia hosts a huge 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.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Red Door Festival – Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit- enjoy a festive fall afternoon to benefit our Forsyth County neighbors! They are the church with the red door on the hill on Pilgrim Mill Road! Lots of fun, food and fellowship.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Team spirit pom poms. 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!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Lowe’s Build and Grow – build a set of binoculars! Get set for birdwatching this fall with your own binoculars.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Warbington Farms Back to School Festival to Benefit Forsyth County Schools – mention your school’s name at the gate & Warbington Farms will donate a portion of the proceeds to your school’s PTA/PTO organization. Face Painting, Inflatables, Hey Ride, Fun Park, Corn Trail, Games, Vendors, & more!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Join us for Storytime, featuring the title Where the Wild Things Are. Reading and activities for kids.

11:15 am – 12:00 pm – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime. Start your weekend off right at the Post Road Library. We’ll have stories, dancing, and fun! This storytime is great for the whole family!

2:00 pm – Hampton Park Library – FCPL Cinema – Lisa See’s novel was adapted into a movie of the same name, which was released in 2011.  No registration required to attend. Rated PG-13, Running time:  120 minutes.

Events Near Forsyth County, GA

Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival – Saturday, September 13 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.

Rucker Falling for Dock Dogs competition this weekend, September 12th, 13th, and 14th! Located at Rucker Pet & Wild Bird, 3245 Peachtree Parkway, Suwanee, GA 30024. Watch them jump, swim and splash!

All Weekend

9/11 – 9/13 – Cumming First United Methodist Church – 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 11 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm  (No strollers allowed), 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, September 12 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 13 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Hillcrest Orchards Apple Picking 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 much more.

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch opens for the fall season this weekend! Get lost in the corn maze, pick out a pumpkin, shoot the cannon, take a hayride and more!

Farmers Markets 2017 in Forsyth County, GA and Beyond

cumming farmers market in cumming ga

Cumming Farmers Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

It’s that time of year again for tasty, flavorful fresh produce and farmers markets!

There are a few Farmers Markets in Forsyth County, GA as well as many throughout metro Atlanta. Whether you want to venture into town or to another county, a farmers market is always a fun experience for the whole family.

Cumming Farmers Market –  Open Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning June 1, 2014 from 6:30 a.m. – noon and runs through September at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot located at 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA. You will see a variety of goods like fresh flowers, vegetables, baked goods, and other interesting finds! The people are very friendly and it is nice to support local businesses in the area.

City Produce 5025 Hwy 400, Cumming, Georgia, GA 30040. Hours are 9:30 AM to 8 PM seven days a week unless severe weather prevents them from honoring those hours. Check their Facebook page for new produce updates.

Lambert Farmers Market – Saturdays from 4-8pm for baked goods, local honey, natural soaps, and much more! Check out our growing list of vendors at www.lambertfarmersmarket.com Can’t wait to see you there!

The Cumming Harvest – order online!  Hours: Order online from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 8 p.m. Thursday weekly. PICK UP: Sat. between 9 a.m. and Noon (April – Nov.) Between 10 a.m. and Noon (Dec. – March) Web:  www.cumming.locallygrown.net

FARMS IN FORSYTH COUNTY

Warbington Farms – Pick your own strawberries in May/June! Produce, eggs also for sale. Farm fun for families on weekends – hay rides, corn crib, playground. Birthday parties, weddings, special events. Check their Facebook page and website for updates and schedule of events.

Kinsey Family Farm – Landscape and plant nursery, Christmas trees, pumpkin patch. Check their Facebook page for updates and events. Hayrides, birthday parties, special events.

Cane Creek Farm – We have an on-farm store that’s open on Wednesday, and we sell through The Cumming Harvest. The largest part of our production goes to our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscribers, who come to the farm every week to pick up a share of our farm produce. We have four seasons throughout the year…and you can sign up for one season or all of the seasons.

FARMERS MARKETS NEAR FORSYTH COUNTY

Alpharetta’s Farmers Market began April 19, 2014 and will take place every Saturday through October from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the corner of Canton Street and Milton Avenue.

The Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market (formerly called Riverside Market) in Roswell begins May 3, 2014. This is the seventh year for this Roswell market tradition. The market will be behind Roswell City Hall at 38 Hill Street, Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to noon, from May 3 to September 27, 2014.

Farmer’s Market at Sweet Apple Village in Roswell is located at 12030 Etris Road in Roswell, GA open Thursdays (except holidays) from April – November from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Johns Creek Farmers Market at Newtown Park Saturdays rain or shine beginning May 31, 2014 – September 6, 2014 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Located at 3150 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta, GA.

Dahlonega Farmers Market – The 2014 market is every Tuesday & Saturday, May 3 through October 11, 8 AM – Noon in Hancock Park. All of the items are locally grown and produced. As the seasons change, shoppers will see new products available each week. During the early weeks of the market a variety of plants along with smaller quantities of spring garden vegetables in season will be available. As warmer weather arrives, the number of seasonal vegetables and fruits increases at the market. Visit www.dahlonegafarmersmarket.org for more information.

Hall County Farmers Market located on the corner of Jesse Jewell and Interstate  985. May 6, 2014 marks the opening of the market this year. Our farmers will be here every Tuesday afternoon and Saturday morning. Tuesday afternoon we open at 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Saturday mornings we open at 7 a.m. and unless we sellout, we are there until 12:00 noon. Rain or shine we will be here, and hope you will too! We are a very diverse group of people that carry many varieties of crops. Locally grown vegetables such as lettuce, radishes, onions, greens, along with eggs, honey, baked goods, and plants usually start the season. Beans, squash, peaches, cucumbers, corn and tomatoes are added as the summer warm weather crops start to come in. Late crops are field peas, butter beans, pumpkins, winter squash, sweet potatoes, and apples. Come out and take a harvest home with you today, and support your local farmer. Check their Facebook page and website for updates.

Downtown Gainesville Market on the Square – Opening May 30 – October 4, 2014. Fridays from 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm. This year the Market will be located under the trees on the Downtown Square itself — local farmers with vegetables and fruits, plants, honey, baked goods, cut flowers, and the return of local craftspeople. Check their Facebook page for updates.

 

Lake Lanier Polar Bear Jump on January 1, 2014

POLARBEARSPLASH into 2014 by taking a plunge in Lake Lanier and supporting an Olympic legacy program for our local youth.

Jump in the lake and compete for a number of prizes including best costume, biggest splash, oldest and youngest jumpers, and best sponsored group jump. Prizes will also be awarded for the chili cook-off, which is free to enter.

Join the Lake Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club for a quick cool down, followed by a dip in the hot tub and warm chili and hot chocolate. We look forward to starting the New Year with you!

Lake Lanier Olympic Venue; 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506. Event starts at 12:00 pm.

Register online at http://www.lckc.org/PolarBearSwim.htm.

Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club Fundraiser

Lake Lanier Olympic Venue
3105 Clarks Bridge Rd
Gainesville, GA 30506
770-287-7888

Event Date: January 1, 2014 12 PM
Event will take place behind the boat house at Clarks Bridge Park.
Includes a t-shirt and a hot bowl of chili and hot chocolate after the jump.

Polar Bear Swim on Lake Lanier

When: Noon, New Year’s Day
Where: Lake Lanier Olympic Venue Boathouse, 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd., Gainesville
Registration: $25 individuals, $50 family of four
Cook-off contestants: Bring crock pot of chili by 11:30 a.m. – register online.
Informationwww.lckc.org, 770-287-7888

Twenty First Annual Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands 2013

magical-nights-of-lights-at-lake-lanier-islandsAs the holidays approach, it’s fun to celebrate by gathering the family in the car and driving around and enjoying the Christmas lights in the area.

One place that is sure to impress is Lake Lanier Islands. In its 21st year, the Annual Magical Nights of Lights is full of lights and entertainment and runs November 15 – December 31. There is a new ice skating rink ($12.00 per person, skates included) and live nativity show (schedule TBD).

Visit Nightly Beginning Friday, November 15 at 5 p.m. through December 31st (Open Late!)

Daily admission to Magical Nights of Lights includes the drive through their sparkling light tour, as well as access to Holiday Village, located at the end of the tour.  Also included with daily admission is access to the live nativity (dates coming soon).  Admission is per vehicle and is based on what the vehicle has the capacity to hold, not the number of passengers. Coupons are available at any of our partner locations: Publix, Chik-fil-A, McDonalds, QT, Audi & Lenny’s Sub Shop. November is also Double Coupon Month for Magical Nights of Lights. See our coupon calendar on the website for more details!

Drive over the magnificent snowflake bridge, down through the 12 days of Christmas, past your classic favorites and all the way to the dancing Holiday House, Santa’s Workshop, Christmas Carnival and more!

Your Magical Nights of Lights journey doesn’t stop with the lights. Our Holiday Village is a must-see for everyone, complete with a bonfire for roasting marshmallows, delicious holiday fare, pony and amusement rides, holiday shopping and much more. Look for that perfect Christmas tree ornament to commemorate your annual visit. And, what holiday spectacle would be complete without a visit with Jolly Old St. Nick? Kids of all ages can take a break from roasting marshmallows and riding ponies to have their photo taken and discuss their holiday wish lists with Santa himself at the Santa Shop. Nominal charges apply to the Santa photos, amusement rides, pony rides and marshmallow roasting.

When planning your trip to experience Magical Nights of Lights, be sure to remember to pack your vehicle full because unlike other holiday driving experiences, you pay by the carload and not per person! Load up the car with up to 9 people and pay just 1 flat price!

Special Treats to See This Year:

  • Live Nativity Scene
  • Verizon Wireless Ice Skating Rink
  • Mingle with our mascot, Bucky Beaver
  • Visit with Santa & his elves
  • Traditional carnival rides and holiday village
  • An amazing collection of lights and attractions

Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival on September 14, 2013 at Lake Lanier Olympic Venue

atlanta dragon boat festival in gainesville, gaThis year’s Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival is on Saturday, September 14, 2013 and will take place at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue in Gainesville, GA.
The dragon boat itself is a spectacle to behold. The slim, 39-foot teakwood racer (and fiberglass models) is crafted today in only a handful of boat-yards in Hong Kong. Distinguished by a fierce-looking dragon’s head at the prow and a tail at the stern, traditional dragon boats require thirty days, three craftsmen, and years of practice to produce.

1996 Olympic Venue at Lake Lanier offers an absolutely beautiful background for all of the activities. Which allows the patrons to enjoy a full day of festivities and jam packed fun. Our event which is regarded as one of the premier cultural, diversity events in the Atlanta area.

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.
Can’t make the festival? Check out their live streaming of the fun event that will be posted on the website.
Lake Lanier Olympic Venue
3105 Clark’s Bridge Road
Gainesville, Georgia 30506
6:45 AM Team Captain’s Meeting (Base of Finish Line Tower)
7:00 AM Buddhist Monks will bless the Dragon Boats
7:30 AM National Anthem and Raising of the Flag
7:45 AM – 12:00 PM Dragon Boat Races (New heat every 10 minutes)
12:00 PM – 1:10 PM Opening Ceremonies, Dotting of the Eye of the Dragon and Asian Talent Presentation (schedule of performances TBA)
1:10 PM – 3:10 PM Dragon Boat Races
3:10 PM – 3:40 PM Awards and Raffle Drawing (Except 2000 Meter)
3:40 PM – 4:30 PM 2000 Meter Dragon Boat Race (Finish Line Tower)
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM 2000 Meter Dragon Boat Race (selected teams only)

 

Labor Day Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for August 30 – September 1, 2013

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Celebrate the end of summer and check out this Labor Day weekend roundup of events in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, August 30

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.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Brookwood Farmers Market – Caney Creek Preserve. Family Friendly Activities, Entertainment, and over 30 Vendors!!! Check their Facebook page for updates. New this year – fun activities for kids!

Saturday, August 31

6:30 am – 12:00 pm – Cumming Farmers Market – Wednesdays and Saturdays, Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA. Support local farmers and check out the tasty produce, fragrant flowers and more!

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – 400 Wheels Car Bazaar and Car Show – 3885 Browns Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA – We invite you to buy, sell, trade or showcase your Classic, Exotic, Concept, Custom Cars or Bikes. So bring parts, tools, literature, equipment, car memorabilia, antiques, performance parts, crafts, collectibles, special interest items and anything else to swap. Vendors, music, food and more! See their FB page for updates. Free parking and admission.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – A Camp Story Time – We are going on an imagination adventure camping trip. Join us as we read stories about camping fun. We will have a special treat and fun activities you don’t want to miss.
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.
Monday, September 2
Join us on Labor Day, September 2 at Fowler Park for the Kicking Childhood Cancer 5k/1k and Family Festival. Proceeds benefit families fighting childhood cancer. Sponsor, vendor and volunteer opportunities available. The 5K will begin at 8:00 am and the 1K will begin at 9:00 am. The Family Festival will be from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. For more information, please visit www.RunforGold.org.
ALL WEEKEND
IPRA World Championship Rodeo at the Cumming Fairgrounds. It is a 7 event rodeo that includes: Bull Riding, Bare Back Riding, Barrel Racing, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Saddle Bronc Riding. Rodeo shows are for Friday, Aug. 30, and Saturday, Aug. 31, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds in the covered arena. Tickets go on sale two hours prior to showtimes.

Gate Admission Prices
Adults: $15
Children, ages 5 to 12: $10
Children, 4 and younger: Free
Seniors 65 and older: $12

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
Lake Lanier Islands Labor Day Weekend Celebration – Join us at LanierWorld for a weekend filled with live music, drink specials and our famous fireworks show! Water attractions and rides will be open Saturday – Monday.

 


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