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.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 21 – October 23, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt’s a three day weekend for Forsyth County Schools! 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 21

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders 

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – KidCraft: Halloween Fun! 

1:15 PM – Post Road Library – Goosebumps Movie Party 

2:00 PM – Cumming Library – Not So Spooky Spooktacular 

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

6:30 PM – Post Road Library – Terrifying Tales and Haunted Artifacts 

Saturday, October 22

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a yarn ghost! 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 – Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is back and picking up his animal friends for a costume party. And in I Need My Monster, a unique under-the-bed story, Ethan checks under his bed for his monster Gabe and finds a note from him instead: “Gone fishing. Back in a week.” Join us for a fun-filled Halloween Storytime!

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Hay Day at Save the Horses. 768 Newt Green Rd, Cumming, GA. Hay rides, face painting, petting zoo, and so much more! Click here for more information.

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

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Grace Baptist off of Spot Road in Cumming is having their annual fall festival on Saturday, October 22nd from 6-8:30pm. We will have bouncy houses, snow cones, popcorn, games, a trunk or treat, a marshmallow roast, and MORE! What’s better? It’s all FREE! We hope to see YOU there.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Forsyth County Trunk or Treat Safety Event – Cumming Fairgrounds. Bring the whole family and have fun while learning how to stay safe this Halloween during the seventh annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. The family-friendly event will be held at the Cumming Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is one family-sized bag of candy per family.Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to Trunk or Treat, which will feature a variety of fun activities and games. There will also be information on costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, stop-drop-roll demonstrations and more.

Sunday, October 23

1:30 PM – Post Road Library – Diwali Celebration  -Join us at the Post Road Library for our third annual Diwali Celebration! We’ll be celebrating Indian culture with crafts, food, henna tattoos, performances, and more. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m, with performances beginning at 2:00 p.m. All ages and cultures welcome!

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Castleberry Road Baptist Church Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat – Join us for a fun time of games, prizes, food and make sure to bring your buckets for Trunk or Treat. We will also have large inflatable slides, obstacle course and bounce house. We invite the entire community to come out and join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship!!

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.
The 49th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville, GA – October 21 – 23, 2016
The Mountain Moonshine Festival explores Dawson County’s history during Prohibition and the Great Depression when running moonshine through the foothills of the Northeast Georgia mountains was a way of life. Thousands of tourists flock to the birthplace of NASCAR racing to hear about storied legends like Lloyd Seay, Roy Hall, Raymond Parks, and Gober Sosebee. These men loved the thrill of being chased through the hills. Bring the family and visit an old moonshine still; listen to stories from both “Trippers” and Revenuers. Visit the Car Show, Cruise-In, and Swap Meet held at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and see the largest collection of vintage race cars and authentic moonshine-hauling cars, and meet legendary race car drivers. As you stroll around the square in downtown Dawsonville you will enjoy live entertainment from various artists and a large array of vendors – something for everyone!   When: October 21-23, 2016    Website:Mountain Moonshine Festival

The Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival is a 2-day family friendly event, featuring Amazing Balloon Glows, Trick-or-Treating, Tethered Balloon Rides, Atlanta’s Largest Oktoberfest Celebration, Live Music, Vendor Marketplace, Costume Showdown, Sports Bar, Artist Market, Amazing Food Vendors, Roving Entertainers, FREE Interactive Kids Area, 5 Entertainment Stages, and so much more! Owl-O-Ween is billed as Atlanta’s ONLY Hot Air Balloon Festival -and- is home to Atlanta’s LARGEST Oktoberfest Celebration & Costume Party! Attendance of 50,000+ Expected! October 21 – October 22, 2016 Kennesaw State University Sports and Entertainment Park, 3200 George Busbee Parkway, NW Kennesaw, GA United States 30188.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 14 – October 16, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Mid-October! It’s festival season. The Cumming Country Fair and the Cumming Greek Festival are going on this weekend! Also, here’s a weekend round up of fun things to do for families in Forsyth County, 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!

Here is the full schedule for the Cumming Country Fair and Festival that runs through this weekend.

Friday, October 14

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders 

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – Musical Morning 

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

Saturday, October 15

8:00 AM – Fairy Tale Dash 5K/1 Mile for Jesse’s House Foster Home. Once upon a time there lived princesses that needed rescuing. These princesses all had one thing in common: their lives weren’t quite at the happily ever after chapter yet. They had endured dragons, evil queens, and so much more. They came to the kingdom for safety and protection. On October 15, 2016, come dressed up to run or walk in support of these princesses. Fairy Tale Dash for Jesse’s House offers a certified 5K course starting at Fowler Park continuing onto the beautiful Forsyth Big Creek Greenway and finishing coming back into the park. The 5k begins at 8am and is a flat, fast course. This race will be a 2017 Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Packet Pick Up is at Academy Sports in The Collections on Friday, October 14, 2016 1:30pm – 7:30pm. Packet pick up will also be available race day at the Large Pavilion at Fowler Park starting at 7:00am. Registration is now open.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm Longlake Fall Showcase – Food & ice cream truck 11am-1pm, Over 30 vendors! Long lake Clubhouse, 1405 Haddenham Ct., Cumming, GA 30041.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a sugar skull mask! 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 – Help Pete the Cat and his friends find the missing cupcakes! Who could have taken them? In this latest Pete the Cat picture book adventure by New York Times bestselling authors James and Kimberly Dean, Pete and the gang solve the mystery of the missing cupcakes and learn that it’s cool to be kind.

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

1:00 PM – Post Road Library – Star Wars Reads Weekend – The Force Awakens Movie Picnic 

Sunday, October 16

1:30 PM – Post Road Library – Star Wars Reads Day Strikes Back! 

ALL WEEKEND

10/14 – 10/16 Cumming Greek Festival – Come and dance and yell “OPA” with us on our 16 acre property off Bethelview Road in Cumming GA. The Cumming Greek festival is Forsyth county’s largest ethnic event and will last for 3 days. It offers the community a unique opportunity to experience the rich Greek culture. The continuous live Greek music and traditional bouzouki will fill you while you enjoy energetic live traditional Greek dance performances.
October 14th – 16th
Friday, 3pm – 9pm
Saturday, 11am – 9pm
Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
Adults – $2.00
Children 12 and under are free!
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.
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!
Oktoberfest, Helen. Through Oct. 30. Helen Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss St., Helen. $8-$10, free on Sunday. 706-878-1619. www.helenchamber.com/helen/oktoberfest.
Gold Rush Days in downtown Dahlonega gives you the opportunity to pan for gold, taste food Southern food and hear music from bluegrass, country, gospel and contemporary musicians. The 62nd annual event will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 15 and 16 located at 13 S. Park St. in Dahlonega and commemorates the first Gold Rush in Lumpkin County. The free two-day event will take place rain or shine. For more information, visit www.dahlonegajaycees.com.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 7 – October 9, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaTGIF! Here is a round up of fun fall festivals and events in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

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!

Here is the full schedule for the Cumming Country Fair and Festival that runs through next weekend.

Friday, October 7

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

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library – Growing Young Minds 

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – Preschoolers @ Post – Centers for Success 

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

Saturday, October 8

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a clothespin bat! 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 – Sharon Forks Library – Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs 

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

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time – Tek is a caveboy in love with technology. His tablet, video games, phone and TV keep him deep in his cave, glued to his devices, day in and day out. He never sees his friends or family anymore – and his ability to communicate has devolved to just one word: “UGH”! Can anyone in the village convince Tek to unplug and come outside into the big, beautiful world? Join us at Storytime to find out!

2:00 PM – Cumming Library – Fall Family Fun Storytime and Scarecrow Festival  – Celebrate all things Fall with stories, activities and crafts at this storytime for all ages. After the program, visit the Storywalk in the Library’s Secret Garden featuring the book, Pumpkin Town! or, Nothing is Better and Worse than Pumpkins by Katie McKy. While visiting the garden, vote for your favorite scarecrow during our Third Annual Scarecrow Festival. This is a family program and all ages are welcome to attend.  No registration is required.

Sunday, October 9

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

ALL WEEKEND

Cumming Country Fair and Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

Friday, October 7
Atlanta Rhythm Section in Concert @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 8
FREE Admission and Rides (10 am – 11 am)
$25 unlimited rides (Must be purchased between 11 am – 3 pm) – midnight
2016 Miss Cumming Fair Pageant starting at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday, October 9
SENIOR CITIZENS DAY! FREE Admission 55 & up.
FREE Student Admission & Rides with Coupon (18 & under) 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bring 7 non-perishable canned goods and receive one FREE adult admission benefiting Feed the Hungry Forsyth, Inc.

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.

Cumming Country Fair and Festival from October 6 – October 16, 2016

cumming country fair 2016A benefit of living in Cumming, GA is experiencing the wonders of a small town while still being able to visit the big city of Atlanta.

The Cumming Country Fair & Festival at the Cumming Fairgrounds is one of those wonders and it runs from October 6 – October 16, 2016.

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

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

See the daily attractions, rides, and concert schedule for 2016! Here is the entire calendar of events for this year.

What are your tips for people new to the Cumming Country Fair? Since it has gotten more crowded over the years, my tip is to go during the weekday afternoon if you can. We have gone during lesser crowds and with younger kids, it has been a less stressful way to go!

Check out their Facebook page too!

Hours of Operation:

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

Fair Admission: No Re-Entry

  • Cash Only (ATM Onsite!!)
  • Adults (11 and up) – $7.00
  • Ages 10 and Under FREE
  • No pets, coolers or alcohol allowed.

Parking:

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

Schedule – please check the Cumming Fair website as well as the schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, October 6
Opening Day! Northside Hospital-Forsyth Day!
FREE Admission compliments of Northside Hospital-Forsyth
$20.00 Pay One-Price Rides (unlimited rides – $20 per person)

Friday, October 7
Atlanta Rhythm Section in Concert @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 8
FREE Admission and Rides (10 am – 11 am)
$25 unlimited rides (Must be purchased between 11 am – 3 pm) – midnight
2016 Miss Cumming Fair Pageant starting at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday, October 9
SENIOR CITIZENS DAY! FREE Admission 55 & up.
FREE Student Admission & Rides with Coupon (18 & under) 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bring 7 non-perishable canned goods and receive one FREE adult admission benefiting Feed the Hungry Forsyth, Inc.

Monday, October 10
STUDENT NIGHT! FREE Admission 18 & under.
$15 Unlimited Rides per person (all ages)

Tuesday, October 11
Unlimited rides $20 per person
Concert: Lonestar in concert at 8:00 pm (free with admission)

Wednesday, October 12
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Forsyth Day!
FREE Admission compliments of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
$20.00 Unlimited Rides (all ages)
Marvel Superheroes Shows at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
CHOA Parade at 6:00 pm

Thursday, October 13
The Charlie Daniels Band in Concert @ 8:00 pm (free with admission)

Friday, October 14
FOOTBALL FRIDAY NIGHT!!!!!
FREE Admission After 9:00 pm with a High School Football Ticket Stub (Note: the ticket stub must be dated 10/14/16.)

Saturday, October 15
FREE Admission and Rides 10 am – 11 am
$25 unlimited rides (must purchase between 11 am – 3 pm, good through midnight)
Chainsaw carving auction 7:00 pm
American Bull Riding Tour 8:00 pm show

Sunday, October 16 – LAST DAY
12:30 – 2:00 pm Students 18 & under admitted FREE & RIDE FREE w/ school coupon
STUDENT COUPON
American Bullriders Tour 6:00 pm
Heroes Day – All law enforcement, firefighters, first responders and all active, reserved, or retired military are admitted free with valid ID.
Bring 7 non-perishable canned goods and receive one FREE adult admission benefiting Feed the Hungry Forsyth, Inc.

Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Held October 1, 2016 at Fowler Park

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Play at the Park Family Fun Festival to be Held October 1, 2016! Family-friendly event is at Fowler Park.

Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce present the 14th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival Saturday, October 1 at Fowler Park. The event is free to attend and offers family-friendly activities and live entertainment.

“Year after year, Play at the Park is a wonderful event that brings families together for a day of fun,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Jim Pryor. “We are looking forward to another great turnout this year and will have plenty of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy.”

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be vendors, arts and crafts, a kids’ inflatable area, a food truck alley, petting zoo, animal adoptions and much more. From 4 to 9 p.m., there will be tethered hot air balloon rides, a food truck alley and live music.

This is the first year the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Forsyth County Parks & Recreation on this event.

“The Chamber is excited to get the local business community involved in this year’s Play at the Park Family Fun Festival,” said Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce Director of Tourism Anna Barlow. “We are thrilled to be a part of such a fun-filled, community-centered event.”

The Play at the Park Family Fun Festival will be held at Forsyth County’s Fowler Park at 4110 Carolene Way in south Forsyth County. For more information, visit www.playatthepark.com or call (770) 781-2215. Volunteer opportunities are available.

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 16 – September 18, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaFall is almost here! Here’s a roundup of fun family friendly things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

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

Friday, September 16

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library  Foodscaping with Edible Perennial Plants 

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

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

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

Saturday, September 17

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a mosaic acorn! 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 

1:00 PM – Cumming Library – Batman Day – Crafts and Games for Kids 

2:00 PM- Batman Day – Barnes & Noble at The Collection – Join us for the third annual Batman Day celebrating the Dark Knight’s enduring legacy. The event will include activities, trivia, coloring and much more. Cosplay welcome!

Sunday, September 18

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – St. Brendan Festival – Games, rides, face-painting and crafts, food and music highlight this day-long outdoor family friendly festival. 4633 Shiloh Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

ALL WEEKEND:

9/15 – 9/17 – Cumming First United Methodist Church Children’s Consignment Sale – in Cumming, Georgia hosts a Kid’s Consignment Sale twice a year.  This ministry raises funds for Women and Children’s outreach programs both locally and globally. CFUMC is located at 770 Canton Highway in Cumming, GA, 30040.

Thursday, September 15 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm  (No strollers allowed), 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday, September 16 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 17 from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

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!

 

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 September 2 – September 4, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaSeptember is here! It’s hard to believe. Here’s a roundup of fun family friendly things to do in Forsyth County, GA this Labor Day weekend!

Friday, September 2

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

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders 

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library  Growing Young Minds 

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Llama Llama Pajama Party 

4:00 PM – Post Road Library Masterminds LEGO Lounge 

Saturday, September 3

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

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Make a back to school kids whiteboard!

  • Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can get to work on a mini whiteboard with a pen tray they can use for school work or play time. Once the whiteboard is built, your child can paint it in their favorite color.
    • All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.
    • Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open through Labor Day Weekend.
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth story time –   Note to self: If your teacher tells you to bring something from nature for show-and-tell, she does not want you to bring an alligator! But nothing will stop Magnolia, who’s determined to have the best show-and-tell of all! Just in time for back-to-school, join us for a fun-filled Storytime featuring If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don’t!

11:15 AM – Post Road Library – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Llama Llama Pajama Party 

ALL WEEKEND:

IPRA World Championship Fall Rodeo – Cumming Fairgrounds – Watch bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, break away roping and bull riding at this IPRA Rodeo from September 2 – 4, 2016, at the Cumming Fairgrounds.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for August 26 – August 28, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaFrom a bed race and festival to dock dogs diving, there are lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this last weekend of August. Enjoy!

Friday, August 19

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, August 20

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

9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Creekside Methodist Church – Family Promise of Forsyth County, Inc. will hold its second annual Bed Race & Festival to raise money to help homeless families regain their independence. Over 50 vendors, live music, food, crafts and fun. Plus many beds are racing!

10:00 am – 2:00 pm & 2:30 – 6:30 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open through Labor Day Weekend.
10:00 am – 7:00 pm – Old Atlanta Spray Pad open through September 5. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 28 through August 3. Beginning August 4 until September 5, the hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Mondays the spray pad is closed for maintenance, and on Sundays the venue is available for private rentals only. Daily admission for the spray pad is $2 per person (one year old and up). Annual individual passes are available for $30 and annual family passes are available for $60. Private rentals are $200 and include exclusive use of the spray pad and pavilion for two hours.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels KIDS CLUB: Make a journal cover! 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 –   Join us for the Closing Ceremony of our Summer Reading Triathlon. Kids have been voting for their Favorite Hero and Place in books all summer. Voting closes on Sunday, 8/21, and we will announce the local and national Gold, Silver and Bronze medal winners at this event, where kids will enjoy activities and get a reward for their excellence in reading over the summer.

11:00 AM – Sharon Forks Library – Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs 

Sunday, August 21

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cumming Aquatic Center Outdoor Leisure Pool Open for one shift.

ALL WEEKEND

Rucker Pet Laurel Springs – Dock Dogs Event! Join us for a weekend full of fun! Dock Dogs 2016 will take place at our Laurel Springs store. It is free to attend and to watch. There will be food available as well. There will be one wave on Friday at approximately 5:00 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, though, they will be jumping all day! 3245 Peachtree Pkwy, Suwanee, GA 30024.

THE FUN:
– Big Air Competition
– Extreme Vertical Competition
– Speed Retreive Competition
– Vendors
– Face Painting

8/26 – 8/27 – Green with Envy Kids Consignment Sale – new and gently worn high-end clothing, shoes, accessories, costumes, toys and more. The largest selection of NEW and gently worn High-end, Designer, Boutique, Specialty & Custom-Made Children’s & WOMEN’S Clothing*, Shoes, Accessories, Costumes, Toys, Furniture, Bedding, Maternity, Baby Gear, Books, Home School Resources, & School Uniforms. *FALL/WINTER (Women’s clothing new to 2015. Must be boutique or high-end) Lakewood Antiques Market, 1321 Atlanta Hwy (Hwy. 9), Cumming, GA.

Friday, August 26 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 27 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

City Produce is open in a new location. Check their Facebook page for their latest news, events and updates.


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