Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 10 – November 12, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe holidays are near! Here’s a roundup of fun family fall things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Saturday, November 11

8:30 am – 1:30 pm – Annual Christmas Bazaar at Cumming First United Methodist Church. Join us in the Family Life Center for this awesome event! There will be a huge variety of quality handmade gifts for you to purchase.  Join us in the Family Life Center for the 2017 Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 11th from 8:30 am-1:30 pm. There will be quality hand-made gifts for sale. It’s a great place to get your Christmas shopping done. There will also be a Children’s Shop, Bake Sale, and Breakfast with Santa. Space is limited for the breakfast, so don’t forget to register. You can register for Breakfast with Santa at www.cfumcga.com/kidchristmas

9:00 am – Hampton Park Library – Special Needs Library Hour & Sensory Storytime

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – 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 Relay for Life -Forsyth; 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, and food vendors will be available outside, along with numerous non-profit organizations that SAA is hosting as part of our community outreach program. Please visit our website at www.SawneeArt.org for complete festival information. We look forward to seeing you! 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.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make craft stick ornaments! 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 at The Collection Forsyth – Story time – From the author of the bestselling book Too Many Carrots, this charming picture book features the fun of winter and the heartwarming benefits of friendship. Will Tortoise sleep through another winter, or will his friends convince him to stay awake and experience the frosty fun? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.

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

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – VFW Post 9143 Saturday Night Bingo – Post 9143 Hosts BINGO Every Saturday (Except for certain holidays). First call is promptly at 7 pm. No Smoking in the Building! No Children under 6 permitted. Minors between 6 and 18 must be with Parent or legal Guardian. Concessions available! Celebrate Veteran’s Day with a few of our nation’s finest with Bingo night!

Sunday, November 12

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – 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 Relay for Life -Forsyth; 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, and food vendors will be available outside, along with numerous non-profit organizations that SAA is hosting as part of our community outreach program. Please visit our website at www.SawneeArt.org for complete festival information. We look forward to seeing you! 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.

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Hoops for Horses at Save the Horses – Sophia wants to do something BIG for her 10th birthday to help make the world a better place. She decided to combine her love of horses, basketball and hoola-hoops to raise money for Save The Horses. This is an amazing organization that rescues abused, abandoned and neglected horses and other animals. Will you join on Sunday, November 12th for Sophia’s Hoops for Horses event? She has an afternoon of fun planned, including horseback riding, barn tours, a petting zoo, hoola-hoop dancing, a raffle and more! Tickets for activities and snacks will be sold at the event and will benefit Save The Horses. All activities will range from $1 – $5. If you cannot join us but would like to help Sophia reach her goal, please head to https://kidsboost.org/kids-project/sophia-j/

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 27 – October 29, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaFall festivities are abound in Cumming, GA! Here’s a roundup of fun family fall things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Check out our Apple Picking in North Georgia post, Corn Mazes in North Georgia and Halloween and Trunk or Treat Events for more ideas. As always, comment and share if you know of any other activities.

Friday, October 27

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

6:30 PM – Post Road Library Random Fandom – Horrorfest

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Country Circus Corn Maze at Warbington Farms – Warbington Farms invites you to a “Country Circus” presented by Harmony Grove Baptist Church Youth Group! The performers have fled, the ringmaster is missing and the animals are on the loose! Wander at your own risk through this circus gone awry and be sure to watch your back for eerie entertainers hiding in dark corners of maze. Dare to enter the haunted circus? Portions of proceeds to benefit Harmony Grove Baptist Church Youth Group. Haunted Corn Maze is included in $12 admission (adults and children). Farm is open 10am-10pm. Maze will be closed from 7-8pm for set-up. This is a family friendly event presented by the Youth Group and geared for ages 10-16.

Saturday, October 28

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Family Festival & Bed Race at Cumming First United Methodist Church. The Family Festival & Bed Race is a signature event with all proceeds benefitting Family Promise of Forsyth County, Inc. You can be a part in helping families who are experiencing homelessness regain or gain sustainable independence.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make Vampirina friendship bracelets! 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 at The Collection Forsyth – Story time – In this previously unpublished picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little bunny and delight at the attention to detail and hidden surprises on every page. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.

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

1:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Join “Count Cottontail” and the rest of the farm for a “Halloween Egg HAUNT” on Saturday, October 28, at Warbington Farms. The event is FREE WITH Fun Park admission ($12 per person)

There will be four egg haunts:
1:30
3:30
5:30
7:30 (bring a flashlight and geared for older kids)

Dress up in your cutest or scariest costume and win a prize! We will have a costume contest for under three and over three at EACH Egg Haunt. Winners will win Fun Park tickets, CASH, and other prizes. The contest will take place 10 minutes before each Egg Haunt starts. Please be at pavilion gate 10 minutes before the Haunt if you want to participate in the contest. Admission ($12 per person) includes the Egg Haunt, CORN MAZE, hayride, petting zoo, corn crib, slides, swings, playground and MORE! The farm will be open 10am-10pm. Malvi will be at the farm from dusk till closing with their dessert truck selling Hot Chocolate and S’mores!

2:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Light the Night Family fall event at Abundant Life Church, 1205 Samples Ind. Dr. Cumming, GA.
Free Food!!! starting @ 5:00 pm
Fun For ALL Ages – Costumes Are Welcome
Glow In The Dark Walkthrough Activities, Live Dance, Giveaways, and FREE CANDY!!!
1st 100 Kids to arrive, will receive a free gift!!!

3:00 pm – 10:00 pm – North Georgia Marching Band Championships at South Forsyth High School. South Forsyth Bands is proud to present the North Georgia Marching Band Championships on Saturday, 10/28. This exciting event will be held at the South Forsyth High School War Eagle Stadium. Come see some fantastic bands from throughout the state compete for top prizes! If you love marching bands, don’t miss this show! Ticket price is $10/person and can be purchased at the gate at the day of the event. Child discounts = ages 0-4 – no charge, ages 5-10 -1/2 off! Gates open at 3 pm.

Sunday, October 29

3:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Trick or Treat and Halloween Party at The Collection – Join the Monster Mash Dance-off, hang out at the Creation Station for fall crafting, costume parade, games, pizza from Mellow Mushroom, and Trick or Treating at our wonderful restaurants and retailers.
3:00-4:30: Trick or Treating at participating shops and retailers.
4:30-6:30: Monster Mash Dance Party, Creation Station Fall Crafting, Games, Pizza from Mellow Mushroom & More

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Vickery Village Trunk or Treat. Bring the whole family for a safe night of fun and games in Vickery Village! Fill your bag with candy and treats, get a free Halloween photo in our photo booth, and enjoy food and drink specials provided by Vickery Village restaurants. Free Admission and Open to the Community. Special thanks to Orange for sponsoring this annual Halloween tradition at Vickery Village for the 10th year!

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Trunk or Treat Forsyth at Highlands Church – TrunkRTreat Forsyth is a safe, family-friendly community event in Cumming, GA. We’ll have food from the largest grill in Forsyth County, games, tons of candy, and did we mention it’s all FREE?!? Spread the word and join us on Sunday, October 29th from 6-8PM at the Highlands Church Parking lot.

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50th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville, GA. Mark your calendars for our 50th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, October 27, 28 & 29th 2017. Over 250 vendors line the streets selling Crafts, Original Artwork, Pottery, Jewelry, Home Decor, Boutique, Swap Meet, live music and lots of food. Largest collection of 40 Fords, Car Show with over 800 show cars. Moonshine Run
100k in attendance & growing…
Free Admission, $10 Parking & Free Shuttle!
Visit our website for Maps, Vendor and Car Show Information kareforkids.org

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze sponsored by the Georgia Foresty Association. This years’ design features some of Georgia’s happy wildlife neslted into their forest home! Uncle Shuck’s Maze is a 12 acre field of corn that has approximately 4 miles of trails, twisting and turning, and sometimes, coming to a deadend! Opening weekend is Sept. 9-10, 2017, come and kick off this year’s fall season. The corn maze and fall fun will be OPEN:
Saturday, 9/9 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9/10 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Find more information on hours and pricing at: http://uncleshucks.com/uncle_shucks_rates.php

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 20 – October 22, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Fall in Cumming, GA! Here’s a roundup of fun family fall things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Check out our Apple Picking in North Georgia post, Corn Mazes in North Georgia and Halloween and Trunk or Treat Events for more ideas. As always, comment and share if you know of any other activities.

Friday, October 20

No School & Fun Friday at Warbington Farms – No school means more fun at the farm! We will have all our activities going with a special gift to the parents….HALF OFF ADULT Admission 12pm-4pm 10/20/17!  *****PLUS***** between 12pm and 4pm kids (and adults) will be able to watch us plant our strawberries and even participate in the planting!  Regular admission is $12 and includes the hayride, petting zoo, corn maze, and Fun Park. ***DISCOUNTED ADULT Admission valid only during 12pm-4pm but farm is open 10am-10pm. Planting will be a first come basis (until we run out of plants) and will only be between 12pm and 4pm.

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Sawnee Power Town

1:30 PM – Post Road Library  Tween Scene: HollowTween Party and Creepy Movie

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

Saturday, October 21

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Music in the Garden at Sawnee Mountain Preserve – Learn about “Gardening for the Birds,” tour the Louise Mashburn Native Plant Garden and hear free, live music. Free parking. Bettis-Tribble Gap entrance.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make Vampirina friendship bracelets! 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 – 3:00 pm – Fall Family Festival at Living Faith Lutheran Church. If you’re looking for a place to spend time with your family… join us! This event is free and open to the community!

-Carnival Games
-Face Painting
-Photo Booth
-Crafts
-Bounce House
-Food

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Story time – In this previously unpublished picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little bunny and delight at the attention to detail and hidden surprises on every page. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.

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

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Flacktoberfest at Flack’s Flooring. Join us for the FLACKTOBERFEST FINALE! Lots of FREE family fun to be had with live music, games, bouncy houses, BBQ, a dunk tank, and MORE!

12:00 pm – Haunted Barn & Family Festival – TNT Dynamite Horse Stables – Last year’s Haunted Barn was such a big hit that it’s BACK! We will have a children’s festival early in the day starting at noon until 6pm. It will be complete with a bouncy house, pony rides, kid games, food and more! After we clear out the festival at 6pm, we will reopen as the haunted barn at 7pm! We will be dedicated to scaring your pants off until 10pm! Tickets can be bought in advance through EventBrite for a discount. Tickets at the door are double.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Oktoberfest at The Church of the Good Shepherd. Menu: Two types of Sausage, Homemade German potato salad, Sauerkraut, vegetable, dessert and beverages. Music: live German Oktoberfest Music. Tickets: $12.00 for Adults Advance purchase, $14.00 for Adults the Day of the Event.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Trunk or Treat at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Join us for Trunk R Treat at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Bring your scariest and most interesting costumes.

ALL WEEKEND

Cumming Greek Festival – Enjoy this 13th annual festival with lots of fun, food, music and culture!

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!

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze sponsored by the Georgia Foresty Association. This years’ design features some of Georgia’s happy wildlife neslted into their forest home! Uncle Shuck’s Maze is a 12 acre field of corn that has approximately 4 miles of trails, twisting and turning, and sometimes, coming to a deadend! Opening weekend is Sept. 9-10, 2017, come and kick off this year’s fall season. The corn maze and fall fun will be OPEN:
Saturday, 9/9 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9/10 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Find more information on hours and pricing at: http://uncleshucks.com/uncle_shucks_rates.php

The Gibson Co. Fall Market – Come out and enjoy an event featuring all vendors from your home state. At The Gibson Co., we love showcasing hometown talent. At this festival you will find an array of artists. You will experience food, sweets, wall art, jewelry, home decor, stamped silver, quilting, vintage dime and bank bag pillows, clothing and more! Bring the family and get your Christmas shopping done early. Friday & Saturday. FREE ADMISSION!

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 13 – October 15, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s fall, football, fair and festival season in Cumming, GA! Here’s a roundup of fun family fall things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Check out our Apple Picking in North Georgia post, Corn Mazes in North Georgia and Halloween and Trunk or Treat Events for more ideas. As always, comment and share if you know of any other activities.

Friday, October 13

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Fall Market at The Exchange at The Collection Forsyth.

Saturday, October 14

9:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Special Needs Library Hour & Sensory Storytime

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – BOTE Demo Day – Vann’s Tavern Park – Wanting to try a BOTE Stand Up Paddle Board? Join us for BOTE Demo Day at Vann’s Tavern Park on Saturday, October 14th, 10AM till 2PM. We will provide a variety of BOTE Boards for you to experience what makes us Stand Apart. All ages and skill levels welcome.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a web of friendship! 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 at The Collection Forsyth – Storytime – Humpty Dumpty is an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall — that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can no longer do many of the things he loves most. Will he summon the courage to face his fear? Find out at Storytime, with activities to follow.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – CFUMC Food Truck & Fall Festival – Play in the patch at Cumming First United Methodist Church!

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

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm –Fall Market at The Exchange at The Collection Forsyth.

ALL WEEKEND

Cumming Country Fair & Festival at The Cumming Fairgrounds from October 5 – October 15, 2017!

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze sponsored by the Georgia Foresty Association. This years’ design features some of Georgia’s happy wildlife neslted into their forest home! Uncle Shuck’s Maze is a 12 acre field of corn that has approximately 4 miles of trails, twisting and turning, and sometimes, coming to a deadend! Opening weekend is Sept. 9-10, 2017, come and kick off this year’s fall season. The corn maze and fall fun will be OPEN:
Saturday, 9/9 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9/10 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Find more information on hours and pricing at: http://uncleshucks.com/uncle_shucks_rates.php

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 6 – October 8, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s fair and festival season in Cumming, GA and the whole state! Here’s a roundup of  fun fall things to do this weekend in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Check out our Apple Picking in North Georgia post for more ideas. As always, comment and share if you know of any other activities.

Friday, October 6

10:00 AM – Cumming Library – American Red Cross – Blood Drive

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library – Preschool Fairy Tale STEAM

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – STEM 4 Pre-K!

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

Saturday, October 7

iRun BYOT – Forsyth County Schools and the Forsyth BYOT Benefit are partnering to hold the second annual iRun, a 5K race and Fun Run.  The run will take place on October 7 at Shiloh Point Elementary with the 5K starting at 8:00 am and the Fun Run at 9:00 am.  The funds raised from this event will help to provide home internet access and computing devices for students throughout our district.  There is a competition among schools to see which has the most participation.  Register or donate to help our school win!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a Sprout character canvas! 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 – 5:00 pm – Pumpkin Palooza at Warbington Farms – Come celebrate the arrival of fall with Warbington Farms at our annual Pumpkin Palooza festival on Saturday, October 7.

Activities include:
-Vendors
-Face painting
-Bounce House
-Food
-Live Music
-Cake Walk
-Hula-hoop Contest
-Pumpkin Painting Contests
-Fun Park
-Petting Zoo
-Hayrides
-Corn Maze
-AND MORE!

$12 per person Includes Palooza, Fun Park, Hayride, Corn Maze & petting Zoo. Food, Vendor Items & Face Painting extra.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Hay Day at Save the Horses – Our annual Hay Day takes place on the farm @ Save the Horses 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, 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. Free parking and admission.​

  • Pony Rides
  • Hay Rides
  • Petting Zoo
  • Face Painting
  • Crafts Games for Kids
  • Cake Walk
  • Chili Cook-Off
  • Plate Lunches
  • Homemade Baked Goods
  • Vendors (click link for application)
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Chili Cook Off (see flyer below)

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Storytime – One of the original 12 Little Golden Books, The Poky Little Puppy is the story of a curious puppy who digs holes under fences and has to go to bed without any dessert. This iconic book has delighted families for generations. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.

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

1:00 – 3:00 pm – Michaels Make Break – Pumpkin slime. Supplies are provided so you can play with slime!

Movie night on the Green – Mountain Crest, 2929 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA. Join us on The Village Green for hot dogs, popcorn, pumpkins and GOOSEBUMPS (7:30pm). Families are invited to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets to enjoy the evening.
This is a FREE event, courtesy of Mountain Crest, Forsyth’s newest master planned, resort lifestyle community.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Fall music series at Atlanta Bread Company at The Collection

Sunday, October 8

Lily’s Run & Fall Festival – Lily’s Run 2017 will be held Sunday, October 8th from 12pm – 4pm in Vickery Village.  This year’s event will be granting wishes for two very special children! We hope you will join us for a fun family event including bounce houses, cornhole tournament, cupcake decorating station, youth sports activities, shopping from vendors, arts & crafts, face paint, and more!!

ALL WEEKEND

Cumming Country Fair & Festival at The Cumming Fairgrounds from October 5 – October 15, 2017!

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze sponsored by the Georgia Foresty Association. This years’ design features some of Georgia’s happy wildlife neslted into their forest home! Uncle Shuck’s Maze is a 12 acre field of corn that has approximately 4 miles of trails, twisting and turning, and sometimes, coming to a deadend! Opening weekend is Sept. 9-10, 2017, come and kick off this year’s fall season. The corn maze and fall fun will be OPEN:
Saturday, 9/9 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9/10 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Find more information on hours and pricing at: http://uncleshucks.com/uncle_shucks_rates.php

Bark in the Waterpark – Lake Lanier Islands

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Pumpkin Patches In and Around Forsyth County, GA in 2017

pumpkin patches in forsyth county gaBelieve it or not, Fall 2017 pumpkin season is here in North Georgia! 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. Unfortunately, the Kinsey Farm was hit pretty hard by Irma, so please check their website and FB page for their open times.

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!

Late September, 2017 – Oct. 31, 2017 (at 3:00 pm)

Monday – Friday 9:00 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 an animal pavilion so you can feed the farm animals! Hayrides during the week happen at the top of the hour – there are field trips in the morning as well. Check their fall activity list for more information.

The Kinsey Family Farm
7170 Jot-em Down Road
Gainesville, GA 30506
Information:  770-887-6028
Fieldtrips: 770-887-5541 (ask for Liz)
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Pumpkin Patches in Forsyth County, GA

Warbington Farms – 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, GA – Opens for fall season on weekends from September 16, 2017 – November 4, 2017. Pick a pumpkin, play at the fun park, take a hayride 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 fun fall events like Rockin’ on the Farm and Pumpkin Palooza.

Warbington Farms 2017 Pumpkin Season:  September 16 – November 4, 2017

Have fun getting lost in our Corn Maze and playing in our fun park then pick out the perfect pumpkin from our “Pumpkin Pile“.

  • Open September 16th-November 4th.
  • Friday & Saturday 10am-10pm
  • Sunday 10am-5pm
  • $12 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 our Special Events!

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

The Pumpkin Patch at Cumming First United Methodist Church is located at 770 Canton Highway, Cumming, GA. Opening late afternoon on September 30, the pumpkin patch will be open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturdays and 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Sundays – Fridays throughout the month of October. They are also hosting a Food Truck Fall Festival on October 8th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm which includes food trucks, live music, inflatables for kids, and hay rides. Check their website and Facebook page for updates.

Pumpkin Patches Near Forsyth County

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 $6.00, Kids 2 & under, free.

Burt’s Pumpkin Patch & Store

August 27 – October 31
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
November 1 – November 10
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hay Ride
September – Daily
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
October – Daily
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
November (through Nov. 10) – Saturdays and Sundays only
10:00 am to 4:30 pm
*Please note pets & firearms are NOT ALLOWED at Burt’s Farm.
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. See here for rates and event dates.

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 Sept. 30th

Friday & Saturday Begins at dusk, last ticket sold at 10 p.m.

Yes, that’s October 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st!

Don’t forget Sunday, Oct. 30th & 31st for more haunting fun!
Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 28 – October 30, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Halloween weekend! Here’s a round up of fun things to do for families in and around Cumming, GA.

Pumpkin season is here – check out my list of area pumpkin patches in and around Cumming, GAHillcrest Orchards is open for apple picking. Also here is a round up of corn mazes in and around North Georgia and Halloween and trunk or treat events.

Friday, October 28

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders 

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – STEM 4 Pre-K 

2:00 PM – Cumming Library – Adult Beginner Origami – Pumpkins 

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

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Chattahoochee Elementary Fall Festival – Chattahoochee Elementary School is having a Fall Festival on Friday, Oct 28th from 4:30-7pm. The event is open to the public. We will have Food trucks, Fire Department, Inflatables, Carnival Games, Cake Walk, Hero Dog Rescue with Adoptions, Local Vendors, Face Painting and more! The cost is $15/wristband. The wristbands allow unlimited access to the games (excluding cake walk), inflatables, and most activities. Parents & children under 3 are free.

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Food Truck Friday! Join the Otwell Middle School Bulldogs for food trucks, fun & entertainment. All profits will be donated to Otwell and used for needed renovations & upgrades. Something for everyone; burgers, BBQ, Indian and more*. Bring family & friends for great food and enjoy the night or head over for the Central varsity football game. *HAPPY BELLY, SWEET AUBURN BBQ, BOLLYWOOD ZING AND KING OF POPS. Organized by OMS PTO. #otwellmiddleschool

Saturday, October 29

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time – From the #1 New York Times bestselling team of Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond comes the ninth picture book in the blockbuster ‘If You Give …’ series, one of the most beloved children’s series of all time. With its spare, rhythmic text and circular tale, If You Give a Mouse a Brownie is perfect for beginning readers and Storytime. Activities to follow.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Saturday Family Storytime at Post – Trick or Treat Storytime! 

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Trunk or Treat at Warbington Farms – Come trick-or-treat in a safe environment while enjoying a crisp fall day on the farm. Walk from trunk to trunk of vehicles filled with spooks and surprises! Plenty of candy for everyone! Event is free with fun park admission ($10) which also includes Corn Maze, hayride, petting zoo, jumbo pillow, corn crib, slides, swings & more activities. Come dressed in costume and receive $1 off admission (adults & children). Purchase tickets at ticket booth the day of.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Boo Bash Trick or Treating at North Georgia Outlets. Join the spooktacular fun at the 2nd Annual BOO BASH & Trick-or-Treating event on Saturday, October 29th from 4pm- 7pm. DJ Crazy Mike will be playing the tunes in the Gazebo along with the FREE Halloween Photo Booth, games and treats for kids 12 and under. Pick up a list of participating Trick-or-Treat stores at Guest Services. Please note anyone over the age of 18 may not wear a Halloween mask on property.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Fall Family Party at The Collection Forsyth – Halloween Family Fun – Face Paint & Trick or Treating!

5:00 pm – CFUMC Night in the Patch on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 5:00 pm on the CFUMC field.

  • FREE hotdog supper & dessert (donations can be made for youth missions)
  • Games
  • Bonfire & S’mores
  • Hayride through the patch
  • An award winning chili cook-off contest
  • “Punkin’ Chunkin’”
  • A showing of “The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” at dusk on the lawn

Sunday, October 30

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival at Christ Community Church. Our Fall Festival is coming on October 30th, from 4-6:30PM! It will feature a sports-themed trunk or treat, a tailgating atmosphere, a “Cook Your Butt Off” Boston Butt BBQ contest, games, and lots of fun and fellowship. Watch this space for more details. You can sign up today to be a part! Invite a friend!

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Vickery Village Trunk or Treat – Vickery Village, 5855 South Vickery Street, Cumming GA 30040. Free Admission and Open to the Community. Bring the whole family for a safe night of fun and games. Fill your bag with the best candy and get a free photo in our photo booth. Food and drink specials provided by Vickery Village restaurants.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – TrunkRTreat Forsyth is safe, family-friendly community event in Cumming, GA. Pony rides, giveaways, food from the largest grill in Forsyth County, games, tons of candy, and did we mention it’s all FREE?!? Spread the word and join us on Sunday October 30th from 6-8PM at the Highlands Church Parking lot.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Trunk or Treat at Freedom Tabernacle on Freedom Parkway.

ALL WEEKEND

Warbington Farms – Their fall season runs September 17 – November 12, 2016. Join them 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.
Oktoberfest, Helen. Through Oct. 30. Helen Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss St., Helen. $8-$10, free on Sunday. 706-878-1619. www.helenchamber.com/helen/oktoberfest.

Pumpkin Patches in and around Forsyth County, GA for 2016

pumpkin patches in forsyth county gaBelieve it or not, Fall 2016 pumpkin season is here in North Georgia! 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 17, 2016 – Oct. 31, 2016 (at 3:00 pm)

Monday – Friday 9:00 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)
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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 2016 Pumpkin Season:  September 17 – November 5, 2016

Have fun getting lost in our Corn Maze and playing in our fun park then pick out the perfect pumpkin from our “Pumpkin Pile“.

  • Open September 17th-November 5th.
  • Friday & Saturday 10am-10pm
  • Sunday 10am-6pm
  • $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 our Special Events!

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

Pumpkin Patches Near Forsyth County

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

August 27 – October 31
9:00 am to 6:00 pmNovember 1 – November 10
9:00 am to 5:00 pmHay RideSeptember
Daily
10:00 am to 5:30 pmOctober
Daily
10:00 am to 5:30 pmNovember (through Nov. 10)
Saturdays and Sundays only
10:00 am to 4:30 pmPlease note pets & firearms are NOT ALLOWED at Burt’s Farm.
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 10 – November 20, 2016.

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.

Yes, that’s October 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th, & 30th!

Don’t forget Sunday, Oct. 30th for more haunting fun!
Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for May 13 – May 15, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaIs it just me or is May is flying by? Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County this weekend.

Friday, May 13

10:00 am – Hampton Park Library  – Busy Builders. Let’s build something together! 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!

Saturday, May 14

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Strawberry Festival – Warbington Farms – Join us for our 6th Annual Strawberry Festival. We will have vendors, face painting (extra cost), “Hey”rides, petting zoo, fun park, craft for kids, visit with strawberry shortcake and MORE! *Strawberry picking is $14 (plus tax) for a gallon and BASED ON AVAILABILITY. We suggest coming early for strawberry picking as we will close the field once the berries are picked. Admission to the fun park is $9 kids and $5 adults and includes access to the vendors, hayride to feed the cows, petting zoo, inflatables, slides, corn crib, swings and MORE!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a dream catcher! 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. If your mom says to get ready to play at the beach, she means with a boat, or a Frisbee or a shovel. She is NOT talking about the piano. But Magnolia is a little girl with a big idea, determination and one very heavy upright piano she insists she needs to take with her. What’s the worst that can happen? Find out at Storytime. Activities to follow.
11:00 am – Sharon Forks Library Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs 
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Child safety/defense class at Forsyth County YMCA by Revved Up Kids. K-5 Self-Defense Workshop. $25.00 per participant. Register online.
Sunday, May 15
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Food Truck Sunday at Cumming First United Church. Join us out on the front parking lot and lawn for Food Truck Sunday! Food Trucks will include: Sweet Auburn BBQ, Tex’s Tacos, The Patty Wagon, Happy Belly & North Georgia Treats.  This will be a fun, family friendly event that will include live music, games, face-painting, cornhole, inflatables, train rides, and more. Please bring money for the food trucks (food prices determined by food trucks), everything else is free! This is a great time to invite friends and family. This is a community wide event!
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Festival Tusovka – Browns Bridge Event Center 3885 Browns Bridge Rd, Cumming, Georgia 30041.
All are welcome to join our family-friendly Festival Tusovka. Enjoy International and Russian food, crafters/vendors, activities for all ages. In addition, there is a music stage outside, car show and live performance inside. The Festival Tusovka takes place rain or shine, and admission is free. Parking $5. For more information visit our page FairTusovka, call 770-653-5178, 404-723-6630 or email: russian.house@hotmail.com

1:30 PM – Post Road Library – Game On! Family Gaming Day 

ALL WEEKEND

City Produce is open in a new location and Warbington Farms is open for strawberry picking season! Check their Facebook pages for their latest news, events and updates.

Have you tried the new Culver’s restaurant in Dawsonville, GA? Their custard is awesome and their butter burgers and cheese curds are tasty!

CELEBRATE FREEDOM RODEO in ALPHARETTA

The Celebrate Freedom rodeo at Wills Park will be under the covered arena so rain or shine the event will go on. General admission-$15 for adult, kids ages 5-12-$10 and 4 & under is free. Go to the front gate to purchase your wristband that you will need to keep on during the event. Gates open at 5:30pm, rodeo starts 7:30pm, live music by Twisted Whiskey each night after the rodeo. There will be boiled peanuts, funnel cakes, Shane’s rib shack BBQ, Dixie outfitter t-shirt vendor, western toys and women’s handbags,jewelry etc. We will have a mechanical bull, pony rides, rock climbing wall. 11925 Wills Park, Alpharetta, GA.

  • Friday 7:30pm
  • Saturday 7:30pm
  • Gates Open: 5:30pm

2016 Summer Camps for Kids in Forsyth County, GA

summer camp in cumming, gaIt’s time to start thinking about summer camps! Here is this year’s roundup of 2016 kids summer day camps* in the areas of Cumming GA and Forsyth County, GA.

I will be updating this page as camp information is released, so check back often. Please also comment and share any other camps you may know about!

Deadlines are in April and early May for summer camp sign-ups. Forsyth County, the Forsyth County YMCA and the City of Cumming offer camps as well as local churches, organizations and the Girl Scouts.

*Please check directly with these organizations as camp information can change.

Summer Camps

The Forsyth County YMCA offers a variety of summer programs.

Forsyth County and the City of Cumming offer many camps and classes all summer long. Local high schools are also offering camps through the City and County.

Some local horse stables like Brecht Stables (therapeutic and western riding camps) and Flowered Rock Horse Farm offer camps.

Brecht Stables & Dustin’s Place – Camp camps camps! We are located in north Cumming. We have boarding, western lessons, therapeutic lessons for kids with special needs, attend Special Olympics and other horse shows. Instructor/owner has a child with special needs herself!

Music Authority is even hosting a Rock Camp!

Cumming First United Methodist Church Summer Camps – sports and specialty camps all summer long:
Vacation Bible School, June 6 – 10
VBS for special needs, June 6 – 10
Little Friends Club, June 9 – 12
Art Camp (3rd – 5th grade) June 13 – 17, June 20 – 24 (K – 2nd grade)
CFUMC Bake Off Camp June 20 – 24
Groove Music Camp, June 20 – 24
Archery Camp June 22 – 24
Helping Hands Camp, June 27 – 30
Day-Glo Drama Camp, June 27 – July 1
Camp Extreme, July 12 – 14
Grow Day Camp, July 18 – 22
Science Camp, July 25 – 29

The Warehouse Kid’s Camp 2016 – there is one session: June 6 – 10. Located at 5095 Post Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

Imagine That and Future Tech are another example of unique camps featuring science, technology, robotics and art.

Camp Invention is a STEM-focused program from the Inventors Hall of Fame for students who are rising 1st-6th graders.  There are several sites (schools) that offer the camp.  If you go to the Camp Invention website and enter your zip code it will show you locations that will offer the Camp and the dates of the camp at that location.

Sawnee Mountain Preserve offers nature and adventure camps for kids throughout the summer.

Cane Creek Farm Camp – June 6 – 10 for ages 7 – 11, June 20 – 24 for ages 11 – 14

United Futbol Academy has a variety of summer challenge soccer camps in Forsyth and Dawson.

i9 Sports is offering weekly Multi-Sports SUMMER camps! Campers will participate in sports like flag football, soccer, basketball, kickball and more!! *Full day campers will also cool off in the amazing Windermere Lodge swimming pools*.
WHO: Boys and girls, Ages 5-11
WHERE: Windermere Lodge, 4444 Front Nine Dr. Cumming, Ga. 30041
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER CAMPS, REGISTER TODAY TO SECURE YOUR SPOT.  (678)731-9009.

Pinecrest Academy has a wealth of summer camps open to the public including sports, languages, fashion and all around fun camps.

Artistic Adventures is enrolling for their 13th Year of Summer Pottery and Art Camp Season. Located at: 1581 James Burgess Road, Suwanee, GA 30024. Phone: 404-642-6564; www.artistic-adventures.com

Cumming Dance Academy Summer Camps 419 Tribble Gap Rd. | Cumming, GA 30040, 770-781-4922; www.cummingdanceacademy.com  Dance Intensive Camps and Summer Fantasy Camp.

Sawnee School of Ballet Summer Dance Camps 433 Canton Rd. Suite #312, Cumming, GA 30040 770-887-0756; www.sawneeschoolofballet.com

N-Step Dance Academy – Brookwood Marketplace – Target Shopping Center – all day dance camps & classes, intensives and fairytale camps with early drop off and late pick up available. 770-886-6500.

Bio Gymnastics & Athletics Unlimited – 1180 Samples Industrial Drive, Cumming, GA 30041. 770-844-0246. Gymnastics, summer camps, birthday parties, tumbling, kids night out, and more!

Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts Summer Camp – Forsyth Performing Arts – 520 Industrial Way, Suite B –  Cumming, GA 30040 –  678.468.1731. Lots of fun drama bootcamps!

If you hear of any other camps, please comment and share with the community! Happy camping!


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