Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech on November 12 & 13, 2016

Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival in Cumming, GAThe Sawnee Association of the Arts Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech will be held on November 12th – 9 AM to 6:00 PM and November 13th – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at The Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College which is located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd; Cumming, GA 30040; just off GA 400 exit 13 (RT 141) FREE ADMISSION!!!

This will be the 13th year that SAA is hosting this family-oriented community event. The Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech is the largest indoor/outdoor arts and crafts festival in Forsyth County, with over 100+ vendors; it has become an established community event with local residents.

Children will have the opportunity to play in two Moonwalks (weather permitting) and help raise funds for the SAFFT organization; Shop for gifts in the Elf Corner, a special shop where only kids can shop! Elves will help them choose gifts for friends and family; gift wrapping included. Parents can capture their children’s special visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus using their own cameras for a small donation. Food trucks, food vendors and kettle corn will be available outside, along with twelve non-profit organizations that SAA is hosting as part of our community outreach program.

This juried Festival will feature original, handcrafted works by professional artisans & craftsmen in the following mediums: painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, pottery, wood working, glass, fiber and food.

Holiday Festivals, Bazaars and Craft Fairs in Forsyth County, GA for Christmas 2015

holiday festivals, bazaars and craft fairs in forsyth county, GAHoliday festivals and bazaars are a fun way to start shopping for and celebrate the holiday season.

Here is a list of upcoming holiday craft fairs, holiday bazaars and festivals in Cumming, GA.

Friday, November 6

9:00 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.

Saturday, November 7

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Family Promise Festival and Bed Race – The Bed Race & Festival will be held on Saturday, November 7th, at the Forsyth Central High School From 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM, Participants can arrive as early as 7:00 AM for setup. Visitors can vote (with their dollars) for the most original, and funniest beds. At 10:00 AM the actual races will begin and the skill and speed of the participants will determine the fastest entries. The money raised by each team will determine coveted Merit Award for Fundraising. Between the races and the judging of beds, visitors are encouraged to visit the various booths and help individual groups raise money. Those booths will also be eligible for prizes based on originality and fundraising achievements.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – First Baptist Cumming Fall Bazaar. Unique Christmas and gift items, artwork, antiques. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. $1.00 admission. Bake sale.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Creekside UMC Holiday Showcase and Kickin’ Chicken BBQ at Creekside Methodist Church, 673 Peachtree Parkway, Bldg. A, Cumming, GA 30041. 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.
9:30 am – 5:30 pm – St. Benedict Holiday Bazaar – shop with over 40 vendors and gift ideas. Lunch and baked goods for sale. Raffles and lots of gifts for the holidays. Saint Benedict Catholic Church, 11045 Parsons Road, Johns Creek, GA   30097-1769, (770) 442-5903.
11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Kickin Chicken BBQ at Creekside UMC – Women’s Ministry will be offering Home-made Kickin’ Chicken Chili at the annual Holiday Showcase on Saturday, November 7th from 11am-2pm. Chili dogs and take home quarts will be available as well. Tickets are available in the Atrium on Sunday mornings. Chicken Chili Plates are $8, Chili dogs are $5, and Chicken Chili Quarts are $12. Buy a few quarts for quick meal planning during the holidays. Pre-sales are encouraged as chili will sell out fast!
10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Fall Fest at the Abba House  in Dawsonville, GA. Located at the 243 Stowers Road, Dawsonville, GA at the 400 North Abba House Thrift Store (intersection of GA-400 and GA-136). This is an ENTIRELY free event! Please join them for their second annual Fall Festival with entertainment, games, food, fellowship, and fun! Face painting, bounce houses, giant jingo, pumpkin bowling, corn hole, hay slide and more! To learn more about Abba House visit abbahouse.com.
Saturday, November 14

8:30 am – 2:00 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 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 – 2:00 pm – Deer Creek Shores Christmas and Bake Sale – All things Christmas sale! Located at: 7620 Lanier Drive, Cumming, GA 30041. For more information, call 770.887.6801.
9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Newpoint Tabernacle’s Fall Exposition – Come join us for food, fun, and giveaways! We will have numerous vendors with lots of awesome gifts for the holidays as well as food and activities! Proceeds go to help our activity center 🙂
So come out and support a local community church and have some F-U-N while doing so! 2150 Antioch Road, Cumming, GA 30040.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm – The 12th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival – Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Tech. Formerly Christmas in Cumming. Sawnee Association of the Arts hosts the 12th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech. This grand event is being held on Nov. 14th & 15th at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, located at 3410 Ronald Regan Blvd, Cumming GA. The Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech is the largest indoor/outdoor arts and crafts festival in Forsyth County, with over 90 vendors; it has become an established community event with local residents. Children will have the opportunity to play in two Moonwalks (weather permitting) and help raise funds for the Challenged Child & Friends organization; Shop for gifts in the Elf Corner, a special shop just for kids were Elves will help them choose gifts for friends and family, gift wrapping included; Parents can capture their children’s special visit with Santa using their own cameras for a small donation. Food Trucks and Kettle Corn will be available outside, along with Relay for Life-Forsyth during the entire event. Please visit our website at www.SawneeArt.org for complete festival information.
Sunday, November 15
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – The 12th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival – Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Tech. Formerly Christmas in Cumming. Sawnee Association of the Arts hosts the 12th Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech. This grand event is being held on Nov. 14th & 15th at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, located at 3410 Ronald Regan Blvd, Cumming GA. The Christmas Arts & Crafts Festival at Lanier Tech is the largest indoor/outdoor arts and crafts festival in Forsyth County, with over 90 vendors; it has become an established community event with local residents. Children will have the opportunity to play in two Moonwalks (weather permitting) and help raise funds for the Challenged Child & Friends organization; Shop for gifts in the Elf Corner, a special shop just for kids were Elves will help them choose gifts for friends and family, gift wrapping included; Parents can capture their children’s special visit with Santa using their own cameras for a small donation. Food Trucks and Kettle Corn will be available outside, along with Relay for Life-Forsyth during the entire event. Please visit our website at www.SawneeArt.org for complete festival information.
12:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Vickery Village Craft Fair at Glen Willow Park on Low County Rd in Cumming . Enjoy an afternoon of fun, crafts and food in our beautiful Glen Willow Park. Vickery has over 20 vendors who will be displaying and selling goods. If you are looking for a special gift or something for yourself, you are sure to find it . From handmade jewelry and purses to monogrammed anything, antiques, refurbished wood pieces, children’s books and clothing, or housewares just to name a few of the items the vendors will have. Stop by a booth and learn how to clean without chemical or learn about self defense and if your thinking about a Disney Vacation visit the Disney planners booth . There will be a food tent so join us for lunch , and take home a treat from the bake sale. Follow the signs off Post Rd in Cumming and enjoy a day in the park!
Thursday, November 19
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Longlake Holiday Bazaar – Longlake Clubhouse, 1405 Haddenham Court, Cumming, GA 30041. Start your holiday shopping early with over 20 vendors!!!!
Saturday, November 28
10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Holiday Handmades Sale at Gracepointe Church, 1315 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA. Free admission and refreshments. Support your handcrafting community! Lots of unique vendors with handmade crafts and goods.
Friday, December 4

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Start the weekend off on Friday at the Celebration of Lights at Northside Hospital – Forsyth with live entertainment from local schools and groups, children activities, photos with Santa and the lighting of the giant Christmas tree atop the hospital. Northside Hospital – Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, Cumming, GA 30041.

Saturday, December 5
7:30 am registration, 8:30 race starts – MarketPlace Christmas – Jingle Jog 5K –  On Saturday, participate in a short run/walk in the Jingle Jog 5K that takes you down Mary Alice Park Road and back to Market Place Boulevard. 2056 Market Place Blvd.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm –  Little Mill Middle School’s Annual Holiday Market featuring over 50 local vendors to shop from, including locally handcrafted items, pottery, jewelry, candles, food, home décor, skincare, and many more!  Enter our raffles for great prizes from over 50 vendor items, large gift baskets from local area business partners.  Event details: Saturday, December 5th from 1pm-5pm at Little Mill Middle School, 6800 Little Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30041. Free Admission!
Friday, December 11 & Saturday, December 12
Christmas in Cumming Arts and Crafts Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Christmas is an exciting time in the City of Cumming. Each year the City of Cumming lines the streets with beautiful Christmas lights and offer Christmas festivities at the Cumming Fairgrounds.
Christmas in Cumming Events
Arts and Crafts Festival Friday, Dec. 11th at 4 PM – 9 PM. Saturday, Dec. 12th at 10 AM – 5 PM
Free Photos with Santa Friday, Dec. 11th at 6 PM – 9 PM, Saturday, Dec. 12th at 12 PM – 3 PM
Arts & Crafts Admission Adults………$1.00 Children 12 and under……..Free
For more information on Art & Craft Show contact JRM Management at 770-423-1330
Hay Rides  Friday, Dec. 11th at 7 PM – 9 PM
December 12
10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Olde Atlanta Club 2015 Holiday Shop. We have a show with approximately 20 booths on December 12th in our clubhouse from 10AM-6pm. 5750 Olde Atlanta Parkway.

Christmas Tree Farms in Cumming, GA

kinsey family farm christmas treesAs we approach Thanksgiving, families will soon be selecting their Christmas trees for the season. We are fortunate to have two Christmas tree farms in Forsyth County, GA where you can pick your own tree and cut it down, or select a tree with a rootball to plant after Christmas! Also both farms provide Trees for Troops so if you are feeling generous, donate towards giving a tree for the troops!

Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm and Kinsey Family Farm are both wonderful family-owned farms that have been around for years.

Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm5880 John Burruss Road, Cumming, Georgia 30040, (706) 429-3173.

HOURS OF OPERATION: Open Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 am – dark, then Thanksgiving weekend (Wed 11/26, Thurs 11/27, Fri 11/28, Sat 11/29), M-F 3:00-Dark, Sat. 9:00-Dark, CLOSED SUNDAYS.

Just announced, Santa Claus will be taking time away from the North Pole to join Bottoms Tree Farm, Saturday, November 29th and December 6th from 10AM til Noon.  Make plans to come meet Santa!

Their mission is to provide the families of North Georgia and metro Atlanta with the experience of cutting their own Christmas Tree with the hope it will become a family tradition. We started planting our first trees over 15 years ago! We are the oldest operating Christmas Tree Farm in Cumming, Georgia. Over the years, we have added improvements to our farm to enhance your visit. Roast marshmallows, sip on apple cider, take a hayride, play corn hole, feed the fish, visit the gift shop, check out their Xmas movie in the kids barn, see the animals and more!

The Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm is family owned and operated and work very hard all year to provide you and your family the finest Georgia grown Christmas Trees. So come join our Family Tradition, and start your own Family Tradition at Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm.

Kinsey Family Farm

As the Christmas season approaches, they shift over to hot chocolate and marshmallows along with an exceptional diversity of Christmas trees . . . guaranteed to be the freshest in Atlanta as they are all stored and displayed in water and out of the sun!!! You can cut your own tree down, choose a live tree with a root ball, or pick one of our free standing pre-cut trees out of our barns. We invite you to come roast marshmallows, drink hot chocolate, and listen to holiday music with us at the barn. Once you have warmed your insides sufficiently you can take a wagon ride out to the fields to begin your quest for the perfect Christmas tree.

The 2014 Christmas season will be in operation from Saturday, November 22nd (the weekend before Thanksgiving) until Saturday, December 20th. Due to their desire to celebrate the holidays with their own families they will not be open on Thanksgiving day or Christmas Eve.

  • M-F 12:00 until 7:00 pm
  • Sat-Sun & Black Friday 9:00 until 6:00 pm
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day
  • We ARE open on the Wednesday before and the Friday after Thanksgiving

Monday – Friday 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sat – Sun 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Address 7170 Jot-em Down Road, Gainesville, GA 30506 · Get Directions
Phone 770-887-6028
Website http://www.kinseyfamilyfarm.com

Winter Storm Safety Checklist

snow angelsIt’s hard to believe that another winter storm watch is in effect for the metro Atlanta area. This storm also shows the potential for ice, which scares me more than snow.

Here are some helpful winter storm safety resources and checklists. The best thing we can do is to be prepared.

This winter weather checklist is a great starting point for making sure you have a communications plan for your family, plans for heating, cooking and lighting, food and safety, water and a car and emergency checklist.

The American Red Cross has helpful resources in all kinds of emergencies. Here is a PDF of a winter storm safety checklist and a power outage checklist. Ready.gov has a basic disaster supply kit checklist.

  • Create an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three day supply of non-perishable food and water for your home and office. Kits prepared for vehicle road travel and winter weather evacuation kits are also advised.
  • Make sure your vehicle is full of gas and that you have a blanket, flashlight, snacks and other items for an emergency kit. Kitty litter can help gain traction if your vehicle gets stuck in icy/snow conditions.
  • Make sure your health prescriptions are replenished if they are running low.
  • In the event of power outages, have a plan.
  • Make a communications plan and practice the plan with your family and those who depend on you.
  • Stay informed and know the weather approaching so you are prepared for anything.

 

 

 


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