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11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Story time – In this previously unpublished picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little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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Cumming Greek Festival from October 20 – October 22, 2017

It is the Cumming Greek Festival’s 13th year! Come and dance and yell “OPA” with them on their 16 acre property off Bethelview Road in Cumming GA. Location: Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox Church; 3074 Bethelview Road Cumming, GA 30040.

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.

Let the scents of oregano and garlic, and the fragrance of coffee and cinnamon take you back to a simpler yet tastier place. Their cooks know the secrets to fine Greek cuisine and with all food items available continuously during the Festival hours you can take this trip as often as you’d like.

After eating and entertainment, of course, it’s time to shop at the market. The various gift stores are a shopper’s paradise, filled with a variety of Greek items – authentic Greek sailor hats, clothing, ceramics, copper, books, icons, jewelry, gold, and handcrafted items.

The Cumming Greek Festival brings all the magic of Greece!!

2017 Dates & Hours:
Friday, October 20th 3pm – 9pm
Saturday, October 21st 11am – 9pm
Sunday, October 22nd 12pm – 5pm

Take a look at the Directions page for changes in Parking!

Entrance Donation:
Adults $2
Children 12 and under are free

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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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Fall Corn Mazes Around Forsyth County, GA for 2017

fall corn mazes in and around forsyth county gaFall has arrived and corn mazes in North Georgia are ready to provide your family with an adventure!

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

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

Warbington Farms Fall Season 2017 – November 4 – Corn Maze, Fun Park & Pumpkin Patch
Fridays and Saturdays – 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
* Fun park closes at 5:00 pm.

Sundays – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • $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 their Special Events! 

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch – Check out this fun family corn maze, haunted corn maze and pumpkin patch in Dawsonville, located Northeast of Atlanta near Cumming, Gainesville and Alpharetta. Located at 4520 Hwy 53 East, Dawsonville, GA 30354. For more information, call (770) 772-6223. Open weekends – November 19, 2017.

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

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

October – Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Sunday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

October – Haunt Nights Beginning September 30

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

 

Buford Corn Maze in Buford, GA is open now through November 12, 2017! Visit on Fridays from 6-10 pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon – 10 pm. Activities include a corn maze, jump on the pumpkin jumping pillow, take a hayride, play in the corn box, jump in a bounce house and more! Please visit their Facebook page!

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

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

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

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

Kids 3 and under are free!
  • Costume Day #1 — Monday, Oct 30 — Wear your Halloween Costume to the Maze and get $2 off your ticket!
  • Costume Day #2 — Tuesday, Oct 31 — Celebrate Halloween at the Buford Corn Maze! Wear your Halloween Costume and get $2 off your admission ticket!

Lee Anderson Farm and Corn Maze – 51 Lee Anderson Rd. Dahlonega, GA 30533, 706-864-6560

The fall festival at Lee Anderson Farm and Corn Maze offers a History Tour featuring the 7 Clans of the Cherokee Indians. The story is narrated by Candice Felice, a member of the Cherokee Nation and an expert in communications, especially as related to the history and culture of the Cherokee. Open Weekends From Sept 22 – Nov 4, 2017, Hay rides, petting zoo, corn maze and pumpkin patch.

Fridays: 4 pm – 10 pm

Saturdays: 10 am – 10 pm

Sundays: 1 pm – 6 pm

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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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Trunk or Treat and Halloween Events in Cumming, GA for October 2017

halloween trunk or treat events in forsyth county, gaCan you believe Halloween is almost here? Here’s a list of trunk or treat, fall festivals & trick or treat Halloween events for the public during October 2017 in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Please comment and share any church/school/neighborhood events that are open the to public and I will add it to this list!

Please also check directly with each organization as events and times can be subject to change.

Have a safe and fun Halloween. And for those food allergy families, be vigilant – I always have a safe snack swap bag for my child!

October 21 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Forsyth County Trunk or Treat Safety Event at the 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 21, 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.

October 28 from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Halloween Trick or Treat & Monster Mash Dance Off at The Collection Forsyth. Join the Monster Mash Dance-off, hang out at the Creation Station for fall crafting, costume parade, games, pizza from Mellow Mushroom, and Treats from our wonderful restaurants and retailers.

October 28 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Fall festival at First Baptist Cumming. 1597 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA. Inflatables, cake walk, petting zoo, hay rides, giveaways, food, trunk or treat and more!

October 28 – 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Halloween Egg Haunt at Warbington Farms. 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! Please visit our Fun Park page for more info. Costumes are encouraged! Purchase tickets at ticket booth the day of.

October 28 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Forsyth County Parks & Recreation is hosting their inaugural Family Fun Fest and Haunted Trail on Saturday, October 28 at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center. The free event will feature family crafts, games and nature-themed activities. Also included in the festivities will be a Halloween costume contest for all ages and a haunted trail for ages eight and up. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., with the costume contest at 6:30 p.m. and the haunted trail beginning at 7 p.m. The Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center is located at 4075 Spot Road.

October 29 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Trunk or Treat at Midway United Methodist Church. Trick-or-treaters make the rounds in a parking lot full of cars with decorated trunks giving candy and other treats. Come earlier in the afternoon and visit our pumpkin patch at our historic chapel, where you can play games, listen to a professional storyteller share fall and kid-friendly Halloween tales, find a tasty treat at the bake sale, take your fall pics in a beautifully decorated spot, and buy pumpkins to take home for carving. Children must be accompanied by parents at all times. Cost: Activities are FREE! Open to the community. 5025 Atlanta Hwy, Alpharetta, Georgia 30004.

October 29 from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Trunk or Treat at Christ Community Church – Fall is here and we are so excited for Fall Festival. Join us for a “SUPER” themed Trunk or Treat, Chili cook-off, inflatables for kids, and a Box-MAZE. Come out Sunday, October 29th from 4:00-6:30pm. Don’t forget to invite your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers. This will be a great time for the whole family!

October 29 from 6:00 pm – Fall Family Festival and Trunk or Treat at Concord Baptist Church. Come Join the FUN!! Concord Baptist Fall Festival!! There will be Truck-Or-Treating, Games, Cake Walk, PopCorn, Snow Cones, Moon Walk, Big Slide, Obstacle Course, Candy, Candy and More Candy. Oh, did I mention hot dogs, chip and drinks? And all of this is FREE!! Located at 6906 Concord Road, Cumming, GA 30028.

October 29 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm – Trunk or Treat at Vickery Village. ReThink Group will host their annual Trunk or Treat event for children in our community. Kids in costume and their parents are invited to join us starting at 5 pm on October 30th for Trunk or Treating at Vickery Village and other Halloween festivities.

October 29 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Trunk R Treat Forsyth at Highlands Church. Food, safe family friendly fun, games and giveaways! 433 Canton Road, Building 400, Cumming, GA. Free admission!

October 31 from – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – New Hope United Methodist Church is hosting their annual Trunk n’ Treat on Tuesday, October 31st, from 6-8pm.  Admission is free & all are welcome to attend! The first 100 trunk n’ treaters will receive a free Kona Ice & trick or treat bag! There will be games, a bounce house, food, & baked goods- all free! Do Halloween in a safe & fun environment this year. We look forward to seeing you! 4815 Dawsonville Hwy. Gainesville, GA 30506. (770) 889-7440. Newhopeumc.org.

LIBRARY EVENTS

The Cumming, Hampton Park, and Post Road branches will host Trick-or-Treat Storytime events October 26 through 31 featuring family-friendly Halloween stories, music, and activities. Children are invited to dress up and participate in a costume parade around the library as they trick-or-treat with library staff. Visit the library’s online event calendar for a listing of Trick-or-Treat Storytime programs.

After Halloween, come celebrate Latin American culture and El Día de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead, with storyteller Barry Stewart Mann at the Cumming Library on Thursday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. This special One World Forsyth program will be hosted during the library’s regularly scheduled Twilight Tales storytime and is sponsored by FCPL Friends & Advocates, an independent non-profit organization that raises funds for library programs and materials through sales at the Friends Bookstores. Barry Stewart Mann’s captivating program includes a selection of stories and poetry from Mexico and across Latin America told in both English and Spanish.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS NEAR FORSYTH COUNTY

Trunk or Treat Dawsonville October 31 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Rock Creek Park, Dawsonville, GA – Come out to Rock Creek on Halloween 4:00-7:00PM to trunk-or-treat with your family! The purpose of this event is to provide the children in the community with a safe place to trick-or-treat. Rock Creek is a well-lit area that provides plenty of parking, restrooms, and easy access! We will designate a specific area in the park for the trunk-or-treat and have it sectioned off so that vehicle traffic will not be permitted, providing a traffic-free area for the children. Admission is free and so are most of the activities; concessions/dinner will be available for purchase. CANDY, treats/toys, promotional items/freebies, carnival games, bounce house, hay rides, face painting, MORE CANDY! Sorry, no pets (service animals only, please).

Trick or Treat Dahlonega – Ghosts, goblins, witches, wizards and more will be wandering the streets of Downtown Dahlonega on October 31st, 2017 at Trick-or-Treat Dahlonega. This event, brought to the community by the Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Merchants, provides a safe environment for parents to bring children trick or treating during daylight hours. The event will take place on October 31st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, rain or shine. Trick-or-Treat Dahlonega is intended for children ages 12 and under and appropriate costumes are appreciated! For safety reasons, the roads will be closed and re-routed during the event.

Free Candy & Activities!
In Parking Lot 16 off of Chestatee Street
Presented by UNG Office of Residence Life

Costume Contest
October 31, 2017
6:00 pm

Registration: 5:15 pm to 5:45 pm
At the Dahlonega Gold Museum
Age Groups for Costumes
1st, 2nd, 3rd Places & Most Original

For more information, please contact the Visitors Center at 706-864-3711.

Historic Dahlonega Ghost Walk – Friday and Saturday Nights, September through October
Historic Hauntings Tour – 2 hour guided tour. A strolling journey through one of Georgia’s most intriguing and nationally registered historic districts, Dahlonega, Georgia.  Local tales and countywide legends make this Lumpkin- County attraction worth the storytelling chills as you weave through the streets, back alleys, rows of historic buildings and historically significant local cemetery. $15 Adults, $5 Children We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Cash. Every Friday and Saturday, 8 pm – 10 pm, in September and October. Check our website for additional dates and events. For more information: 706-482-8795. Location: 19 East Main Street, Upstairs on the Porch, Dahlonega, GA  30533.
Boo at the ZooNorth Georgia Zoo – October 27 – 29, 2017 – Friday 11 am – 4 pm, Sat/Sun 10 – 5. The perfect Halloween Alternative Event for those wanting to bring their kids to a fun and safe place to trick or treat  and just have loads of fun!
No witches, ghost or goblins here!  But you may find a pig with wings, a goat dressed like a cowboy and a unicorn! *Come dressed up and receive a FREE FEED CUP!  *Scavenger Hunt! Lots of Goodies & Prizes given away! *Hold a Tarantula!   *Dig for Treasures  *Check out our adorable “Dressed” up animals!   *Learn about the creepy and crawlies! North Georgia Zoo, 2912 Paradise Valley RD, Cleveland, GA 30528Phone:  706 348 7279, Email: info @ wildlifewonders.org.

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Cumming Country Fair and Festival from October 5 – October 15, 2017

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 5 – October 15, 2017.

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 – $5.00
  • Handicap Parking Available  – $5.00

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

Thursday, October 5
Opening Day! Northside Hospital-Forsyth Day!
FREE Admission compliments of Northside Hospital-Forsyth
$20.00 Pay One-Price Rides (unlimited rides – $20 per person)
Forsyth County Extension Cannin, Baking, School Scarecrow, Giant Pumpkin & Hay Competition, Awards at 7:00 pm

Friday, October 6
Kellie Pickler in Concert @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 7
FREE Admission and Rides (10 am – 11 am)
$30 unlimited rides (Must be purchased between 11 am – 3 pm) – valid until close.
2017 Miss Cumming Fair Pageant starting at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sunday, October 8
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 9
STUDENT NIGHT! FREE Admission 18 & under.
$15 Unlimited Rides per person (all ages)

Tuesday, October 10
Unlimited rides $20 per person
Concert: Gene Watson in concert at 8:00 pm (free with admission)

Wednesday, October 11
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 12
Thompson Square in Concert @ 8:00 pm (free with admission)

Friday, October 13
FOOTBALL FRIDAY NIGHT!!!!!
FREE Admission After 9:00 pm with a High School Football Ticket Stub (Note: the ticket stub must be dated 10/13/17.)

Saturday, October 14
FREE Admission and Rides 10 am – 11 am
$30 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 17 – 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.

Daily attractions include Heritage Village, Lady Houdini, Atlanta Puppet Show, Firemen Highdive Show, Horses Horses Horses show, Cherokee Indian Village, Brian Ruth, Master of the Chainsaw, Michelle’s Magical Poodles, North Georgia Petting Zoo and Pony Rides, Cowboy Woody/Treeman, Oscar the Robot.

Cumming Fairgrounds, www.cummingfair.net, 770-781-3491

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for September 29 – October 1, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Fall! If you are in town for the end of fall break, there’s lots of fun fall things to do this weekend in 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.

Saturday, September 30

6:30 am – 10:30 am – Cumming Farmers Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot on Castleberry Road in Cumming, GA. Please visit their Facebook page to get more information about locally produced vegetables, meat, baked goods, honey, soaps, flowers, art, woodworking and so much more! Open Saturdays and Wednesdays during the summer season. Last day of the season!

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – 12th Annual Cruising in the Country Car and Truck Show hosted by Mayfield Baptist Church, in Gainesville, GA, Forsyth County. Come join us for a day filled with good fellowship, great food, and beautiful cars!  Oh, and did I mention, the homemade ice cream? And don’t forget about the breakfast, music, entertainment, homemade cakes, and BBQ made by some of the best cooks around!  So come and join us Sept. 30th, starting at 9:00am at Mayfield Bpt Church. All cars must be registered by noon to be judged. 8930 Old Keith Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a pom pom pumpkin banner! 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 – 6:00 pm – Play at the Park: Fowler Park. Join us for outdoor fun this Saturday at Fowler Park for the annual Play at the Park festival! Brought to you by Forsyth County Parks and Recreation and the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, this annual festival features community vendors, family entertainment, hot air balloon rides, food, games and more. It’s a great time to go outside and play!

Vendors and Family Entertainment:
11am to 6pm
Food Trucks:
11am to 8pm
Hot Air Balloon Tether Rides:
1pm to 8pm

Hot air balloon tether rides are dependent on weather.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Runny Babbit Returns story time – Runny Babbit Returns, a collection of 41 never-before-published poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein, features Runny and other woodland characters who speak a language all their own. 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 – The Great Pumpkin Event. Buy an Ashland craft pumpkin for $7.00 and supplies are provided so you can decorate your pumpkin!

ALL WEEKEND

Lake Lanier Islands – LanierWorld daily tickets are 50% off for these last two weekends of Summer Adventure! So come and enjoy the rays before its too late! Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/2jNgLl9

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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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 September 22 – September 24, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Fall! If you are in town for fall break, there’s lots of fun fall things to do this weekend in 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, September 22

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

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

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

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

Saturday, September 23

6:30 am – 10:30 am – Cumming Farmers Market at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot on Castleberry Road in Cumming, GA. Please visit their Facebook page to get more information about locally produced vegetables, meat, baked goods, honey, soaps, flowers, art, woodworking and so much more! Open Saturdays and Wednesdays during the summer season.

8:00 am – 1:00 pm – Shore Sweep – The Lake Lanier Association, City of Cumming, Forsyth County and Keep Forsyth County Beautiful needs your help this Saturday, September 23rd from 8am – 1pm. Our common goal is to “sweep the shores” of Lake Lanier and its tributaries. Please register on the calendar page at keepforsythcountybeautiful.org if you can help us out or call 770 205-4573 for more info. Locations: Bald Ridge Marina and Port Royale Marina.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a craft stick characters! 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 – Big Words for Little Geniuses story time – In this clever picture book by James and Sue Patterson, each letter of the alphabet provides an impressive new word for children to learn. Join us for this special Storytime, with activities to follow.

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

ALL WEEKEND

Lake Lanier Islands – LanierWorld daily tickets are 50% off for these last two weekends of Summer Adventure! So come and enjoy the rays before its too late! Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/2jNgLl9

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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