Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 18 – November 20, 2016

weekend events in forsyth county gaHere is a roundup of fun family events in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday, November 18

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 

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Cumming Fairgrounds – Quen’n In Cumming began its life in Cumming, GA as The National BBQ Cup, Still operated by The National BBQ Cup, Inc. it is still the same great event with a different name, This event is held annually the weekend prior to Thanksgiving at the same grand location with all the same amenities. We welcome you to our website and look forward to sharing our focus of Faith, Family and Food with you at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds on November 18th, 19th and 20th, 2016. Come taste Championship food on Friday evening 6pm – 9pm (Chicken Wings) and on Saturday from 11am -3 pm (Pork), it is $5 for 5 tickets, with every 5 tickets you get one vote ticket to help award your favorite a prize and trophy.

Saturday, November 19

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a felt gingerbread man! 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 – Cumming Fairgrounds – Quen’n In Cumming began its life in Cumming, GA as The National BBQ Cup, Still operated by The National BBQ Cup, Inc. it is still the same great event with a different name, This event is held annually the weekend prior to Thanksgiving at the same grand location with all the same amenities. We welcome you to our website and look forward to sharing our focus of Faith, Family and Food with you at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds on November 18th, 19th and 20th, 2016. Come taste Championship food on Friday evening 6pm – 9pm (Chicken Wings) and on Saturday from 11am -3 pm (Pork), it is $5 for 5 tickets, with every 5 tickets you get one vote ticket to help award your favorite a prize and trophy.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. In celebration of Thanksgiving we will feature two special stories, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey! and The Great Thanksgiving Escape. Coloring and activities to follow.

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

1:00 PM – Post Road Library – Sensory Storytime for Children with Special Needs 

Sunday, November 20

1:30 PM – Post Road Library – International Games Day 

ALL WEEKEND

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!

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for November 20 – November 22, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy last day of school before Thanksgiving break! Here is a roundup of events in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

There will be no update next weekend as I am taking time off to enjoy my family. I wish you a happy, healthy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 20

10:00 am – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders.

11:15 am – Post Road Library Preschoolers @ Post – Musical Morning.

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – National BBQ Cup at the Cumming Fairgrounds. The National Barbecue Cup: Que’n in Cumming is returning this weekend to the Cumming Fairgrounds. Tickets for this year’s festivities are $7 at the gate. Tasting tickets for the people’s choice are $5 for five. The event features vendors selling food, arts and crafts and other items, along with a kid’s zone, music and raffles. It’s the largest competition in Georgia! If you love BBQ, sample good eats from over 100 vendors.

Saturday, November 21

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Kids Club® felt Christmas mouse! 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 – 6:00 pm – National BBQ Cup at the Cumming Fairgrounds. The National Barbecue Cup: Que’n in Cumming is returning this weekend to the Cumming Fairgrounds. Tickets for this year’s festivities are $7 at the gate. Tasting tickets for the people’s choice are $5 for five. The event features vendors selling food, arts and crafts and other items, along with a kid’s zone, music and raffles.

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

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. In celebration of Thanksgiving, join us for Storytime featuring The Little Kids’ Table.

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

Sunday, November 22

1:30 – 5 pm – International Games Day at Post Road Library. Gamers Unite! Are you a video gamer? Board gamer? Card gamer? Come celebrate International Games Day at the library. We’ll have console gaming including Minecraft, Star Wars Kinect, classic Atari and Nintendo games. There will be table top games, card game demos including Magic: The Gathering and Netrunner (bring your decks if you have one!), a Pokémon/Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament, chess competition, a Rubik’s cubing contest, and live action Clue! Kapow – The Comics, Game and Toy Store will have demos and there will be game crafts in the kids section too! No registration required. Crafts will be ongoing all afternoon!

Schedule of Events
In The Meeting Room:
1:30p.m.-4:00p.m.
Live Action Clue
1:45p.m.-2:45p.m.
Pokémon/Yu-Gi-Oh! Tournament – Bring your deck!
3:00p.m.-3:30p.m.
Rubik’s Cube Competition – Bring your Cube!
3:45p.m.-4:30p.m.
Speed Chess  – We provide the chess boards!
 
In The Hot Spot:
1:30p.m.-2:30p.m.
Minecraft and Lego Video Games
2:30p.m.-3:30p.m.
Star Wars and Cabela’s Video Games
3:30p.m-4:30p.m
Classic Nintendo, Sega, and Atari Games
Throughout the Branch:
There will be tables where you can try Netrunner and Magic: The Gathering. Or bring your favorite game to play!

ALL WEEKEND

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! It’s our 12th Birthday Celebration this weekend! Thank YOU for making Lakewood 400 one of the Best in America!! USA Today and The Huffington Post agree! See you this weekend!

Christmas Tree Farms

Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm
Can you believe Thanksgiving is already upon us?? We open THIS Saturday 11/21/15 from 9:00 until dark!! Come join our family tradition and start your very on family tradition this year at Bottoms Christmas Tree Farm. (Please note: this weekend is Choose and Cut trees only, our fresh cut Fraser’s will not be here until next Tuesday). We hope to see all of you out this CHRISTMAS season at the farm!! Check out our website for more information, or please call (706) 429-3173
www.bottomstreefarm.com or check their Facebook page.
Kinsey Family Farm
As we approach the start of our Christmas season this Saturday we wanted to make everyone aware of the special hours of operation. Please be sure to visit our official Kinsey Family Farm webpage, www.kinseyfamilyfarm.com/directions for accurate times. Our hours are CONSISTENTLY posted incorrectly by Google and Yelp . . . they are not a reliable source of information for our hours of operation. And if you have any questions you are more than welcome to give us a call as well at 770-887-6028.
Crazy as it sounds (who knows where the time goes!) the beginning of the KFF Christmas season is rapidly approaching! And with that comes many questions regarding which types of trees we will be selling. This year we have great news . . . we are expanding our tree selection to over 10 varieties!!! If all goes as planned we will be adding limited quantities of several western fir tree species, as well as, several new “live” Christmas trees that can be planted in the ground after Christmas. For a complete listing of all the varieties and their current availability please visit our website at www.kinseyfamilyfarm.com/Christmas.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for November 21 – November 23, 2014

lanierxmasFrom a BBQ competition to Christmas tree farms opening, there are lots of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend. Check out our roundup and let us know if there is anything else going on!

Friday, November 21

11:15 am – Cumming Library – Read, Build, Play story time. Read, Build, Play is an interactive story time that encourages development of early literacy in preschoolers. The program is designed for children ages 2-5 accompanied by a caregiver and is approximately 45 minutes long. It includes stories, music, activites, and play time all related to a creative theme.

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

5:15 pm – Post Road Library – Katniss & Peeta Movie marathon. It’s opening night for “Mockingjay!” Want to see all THREE movies tonight?
Watch the first two movies starring Katniss, Peeta and all the other tributes on our big screen with surround sound! At the marathon, enter the drawing to win two free tickets with concessions to Mockingjay TONIGHT, then go see the late showing of  “Mockingjay” at the AMC Theater at the Collection. Pizza and themed snacks will be served. For middle and high school students only. No registration required.

7:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Linkee trivia tournament. Linkee is a simple, fast and fun shout-out quiz game with a twist. You don’t win by answering the questions, but by guessing the link between the answers. Recommended for ages 14 and up.

Saturday, November 22

9:00 am – dark. Bottoms Christmas Tree farm opens for season.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: DIY felt stocking. 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 – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Create with art folds. Customers are invited to transform a book into a piece of art or create an origami heart card using the ArtFolds techniques. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Please arrive early; space and supplies are limited.

11:00 am – Learn to draw like Mo Willems at Barnes & Noble. Story time and activity. Booksellers will help children learn how to draw the beloved Pigeon from Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! with instructions created by the award-winning author and illustrator. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

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

1:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Puppet making and holiday sing-along. Kids are invited to make a puppet and sing holiday songs with our booksellers and their newfound puppet friends. Please arrive early; space and supplies are limited. Recommended for children ages 4 and up.

7:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Holiday Fluxx game night. Get introduced to this unexpected holiday card game with ever-changing rules — even the object of the game changes as often as you draw a card and say, “Go”! Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Sunday, November 23

1:00 pm – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Snowmen at Night story time. Ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree branch arms have moved? Discover and experience the secret life of snowmen at night. Recommended for children ages 4 and up.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Sharon Forks Library. Teen trivia! Join us for an afternoon of team trivia at the Sharon Forks Library. All questions will be general trivia and we’ll be giving away awesome prizes. This program is for teens grades 6 and up. No registration required!

ALL WEEKEND

The National BBQ Cup at the Cumming Fairgrounds – With a variety of different food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, product demonstrations, live entertainment, and a kids zone that will contain a huge variety of fun for the kids and at the heart, of course, the KCBS sanctioned bbq cook-off that will include an opportunity for you to taste championship Que!

Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040

Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

$7.00 entry, $5 for five taste tickets.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday & Sunday – Kinsey Family Farm – Christmas tree farm opens for the season!

Lanier Islands Christmas – NOVEMBER 21 – DECEMBER 31, new price $30.00 per car on weekends. Daily admission to Lanier Islands Christmas includes the drive through our twinkling light tour, as well as access to Holiday Village, located at the end of the tour. Also included with daily admission is access to the live nativity (select dates). Admission is per vehicle and is based on what the vehicle has the capacity to hold, not the number of passengers.

Drive across the Lanier Islands bridge and into a world of lights! This year, Magical Nights of Lights has transformed into Lanier islands Christmas complete with your favorite lights, FREE skating after 5pm, our Live Nativity, lots of shopping at Bucky’s, Christmas Carnival and more!

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

 

2014 National BBQ Cup in Cumming, GA on November 21 and November 22, 2014

national barbecue cup cumming gaThe National Barbecue Cup comes to the Cumming Fairgrounds in Cumming, GA on November 21 and 22, 2014! Located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, the city of Cumming and their wonderful fairground facility is the host of this 2-day BBQ event benefiting three local charities.

With a variety of different food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, product demonstrations, live entertainment, and a kids zone that will contain a huge variety of fun for the kids and at the heart, of course, the KCBS sanctioned bbq cook-off that will include an opportunity for you to taste championship Que and decide for yourself just which is the best. There’s sure to be something for everyone!

Come one! Come all! There’s sure to be something for everyone! Check out the event that 12,000 people visited last year and sample some great BBQ.

  • Over $20,000 in cash prizes to winning Pro & Backyard Teams!
  • Food vendors
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • Product demonstrations
  • Live entertainment
  • Kids zone – huge variety of fun for the kids and the kids at heart

This KCBS sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off will include an opportunity for you to taste championship Que and decide for yourself which is the best!

Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040

Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

$7.00 entry, Kids under 12 free. Tasting tickets are available 5 for $5.00 and includes one vote ticket and can be purchased at the Red Exhibit Hall building once inside the fairgrounds.

Admission

Tickets are available for purchase at entry gates.

Gate Fee
 
$7.00 Per Person Friday/Saturday
Free Children under 12
Parking
FREE!

The proceeds of the National BBQ Cup over the past two year have benefited the following local Cumming charities. For 2014 We have not designated any specific benefiting organizations in hopes the impact of The national BBQ Cup will be more wide spread to help more organizations in 2014 and for many years to come. We ask that you take a moment to visit their websites and learn more about them.

Bald Ridge Lodge, Inc., is a non-profit Stabilization and Assessment Center for boys located in Forsyth County, Georgia which serves boys ages 12-17. We serve those who are in the custody of the Department of Family and Children Services or referred by the local Juvenile Court. more Info

Each day adolescent women from across the greater Atlanta-area are brought together at Jesse’s House to find something they are missing – understanding and support through a loving environment. More Info

The Forsyth County Community Connection is a private, non-profit Family Connection Partnership. More Info

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 15 – November 17, 2013

X-mas-in-Central-ParkIt’s hard to believe the holidays are just around the corner. There are holiday shopping events as well as a bunch of fun family events going on this weekend. Here’s a roundup of things to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, November 15

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Farmers Market at Vickery Village. Check out their smaller off season market. They are still there – just not as large as the summer market! Check out their FB page for details.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Favorites at Market 334 – A collection of the finest Artisans and Entrepreneurs will be joining in the Market 334 fun for a night of shopping! Complimentary refreshments, fabulous gifts and goodies! And will repeat again December 20th so mark your calendars and join us for some great unique holiday shopping! Indoor boutique will be chock full too!!

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – The National Barbecue Cup comes to the Cumming Fairgrounds in Cumming, GA. Located at: 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, $5.00 entry, Kids under 12 free.

Saturday, November 16

9:00 am – 6:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.

10:00 am – 6:00 pm Christmas in Central Park. Admission to the festival is free. The event will feature live entertainment, as well as unique handcrafted products, jewelry, glass, pottery, woodwork and sweets from about 90 vendors. The family-friendly event gives parents the opportunity to capture their child’s visit with a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. New this year is Santa’s workshop, a creative interactive playground with supervised activities for children ages 3 – 12 (fees apply). Forsyth Central Park is located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. For more information, call 678-936-6422 or visit www.christmasincentralpark.com.

10:00 am – 6:00 pm – The National Barbecue Cup comes to the Cumming Fairgrounds in Cumming, GA. Located at: 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, $5.00 entry, Kids under 12 free.

11:00 am Barnes & Noble storytime. You may not believe this, but it’s a Dr. Seuss Storytime. Come join us as we read some of our favorite stories by Dr. Seuss! Great for all Seuss fans.

11:00 am Canvas 4 Kids – Uniquely Inspired – Paint some Pilgrims on a 12×16 Canvas. $20+tax/child (all supplies included.) Reservations and Prepayment Required, Call 678-947-5499 to Reserve your seat(s.)

Sunday, November 17
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – Happy 10th Anniversary! Celebrate their decade of flea market goodness and see what treasures you can find at the market. All weekend. Hours: Friday ~ 9 – 5, Saturday ~ 9 – 6, Sunday ~ 10-5. Admission: $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 Free.
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Christmas in Central Park Admission to the festival is free. The event will feature live entertainment, as well as unique handcrafted products, jewelry, glass, pottery, woodwork and sweets from about 90 vendors. The family-friendly event gives parents the opportunity to capture their child’s visit with a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus. New this year is Santa’s workshop, a creative interactive playground with supervised activities for children ages 3 – 12 (fees apply). Forsyth Central Park is located at 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming. For more information, call 678-936-6422 or visit www.christmasincentralpark.com.
ALL WEEKEND

North Forsyth High School Drama department will be showing The Little Mermaid Jr this week! Tickets for the show are $7 and $10 reserved. The Wednesday performance has limited seats left. Breakfast with Ariel on Saturday morning at 9:00 am and 11:00 am is $10 per person. Buy tickets onlineFriday November 15 at 6:30 PM, Saturday November 16 at 2:30 PM & 6:30 PM 

Lake Lanier Islands – Annual Magical Nights of Lights. Visit nightly beginning Friday, November 15 at 5 p.m. through December 31st (Open Late!) Daily admission to Magical Nights of Lights includes the drive through their sparkling light tour, as well as access to Holiday Village, located at the end of the tour.  Also included with daily admission is access to the live nativity (dates coming soon).  Admission is $60 per vehicle and is based on what the vehicle has the capacity to hold, not the number of passengers. Coupons are available at any of our partner locations: Publix, Chik-fil-A, McDonalds, QT, Audi & Lenny’s Sub Shop. November is also Double Coupon Month for Magical Nights of Lights. See their coupon calendar on the website for more details!

The National Barbecue Cup comes to the Cumming Fairgrounds in Cumming, GA. Located at: 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, $5.00 entry, Kids under 12 free.

  • Over $20,000 in cash prizes to winning Pro & Backyard Teams!
  • Food vendors
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • Product demonstrations
  • Live entertainment
  • Kids zone – huge variety of fun for the kids and the kids at heart

 

 

 

2013 National BBQ Cup in Cumming, GA on November 15 and November 16, 2013

bbqcupQue’n in Cumming, GA – November 15th & 16th

The National Barbecue Cup comes to the Cumming Fairgrounds in Cumming, GA! Located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, the city of Cumming and their wonderful fairground facility is the host of this 2-day BBQ event benefiting two of our local charities.

Come one! Come all! There’s sure to be something for everyone! Check out the event that 12,000 people visited last year and sample some great BBQ.

  • Over $20,000 in cash prizes to winning Pro & Backyard Teams!
  • Food vendors
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • Product demonstrations
  • Live entertainment
  • Kids zone – huge variety of fun for the kids and the kids at heart

This KCBS sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off will include an opportunity for you to taste championship Que and decide for yourself which is the best!

Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040

Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

$5.00 entry, Kids under 12 free

Admission

Tickets are available for purchase at entry gates.

Gate Fee
 
$5.00 Per Person Friday/Saturday
Free Children under 12
Parking
$3.00 Per Vehicle

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for November 16 – November 18, 2012

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week! There are lots of fun holiday, food and shopping events happening this weekend in Forsyth County, GA. Let us know if you hear of any other fun things to do this weekend.

Friday, November 16

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – $3.00 admission (good all weekend) and kids under 12 get in free.

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – National BBQ Cup – Cumming Fairgrounds – Live entertainment, lots of BBQ! $10.00 admission, kids under 12 get in free. Parking $3.00.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Sweet & Sassy Girls Night Out at The Avenue Forsyth. 1960 Girls Night Out. Activities include totally cool makeovers, awesome food, groovy 60’s dancing, MYO hip lip gloss, far out limo ride and MYO tie dye shirt.  Call to book your spot today. $35 per girl. 770.781.0300.

Saturday, November 17

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Kinsey Family Farm Christmas Season Begins – Open Daily from November 17 – December 20 with the exception of Thanksgiving Day. This includes the Wednesday BEFORE Thanksgiving and all Day from 9 am until 6 pm on Black Friday. Kinsey Farm has Precut trees, Live trees (to plant later), Choose & Cut Your Own Trees, wreaths, garlands, holiday decorations, Charlie Brown trees, annual Kinsey ornaments, marriage saver tree stands, a harvest shop with honey, salsa, jams & preserves, donate a tree for troops, all while enjoying hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows with your family.

9:00 am – 6:00 pm – Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – $3.00 admission (good all weekend) and kids under 12 get in free.

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow workshop. The Guardians have arrived at Lowe’s! Bring your kids into Lowe’s to build North’s Sleigh from DreamWorks Animation’s new movie Rise of the Guardians!

10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Christmas in Central Park – 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA – The 9th Annual Christmas in Central Park Festival will be held Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th, 2012 at Central Park’s recreation center in Forsyth County, GA. Over 100 talented artists will be displaying their work inside the Holiday cheer-filled gyms of Central Park. Sponsored by Sawnee Artists Association.

10:00 am – 7:00 pm – National BBQ Cup – Cumming Fairgrounds – Fun for the family, kids zone, lots of BBQ! $5.00 admission, kids under 12 get in free. Parking $3.00.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – CHM Thrift Store Grand Opening – 433 Canton Road, Cumming, GA – Cumming Home Ministries’ Thrift Store is NOW OPEN offering children’s, women’s, and men’s clothing, furniture, and housewares at reasonable prices in a pleasant setting and convenient location off Hwy 20 across from Ingles.  Enjoy free food courtesy of Taco Mexico, balloons, face painting, beverage, and friendly faces!  Hours are Tues-Sat 10am-5pm.  Call 678-456-5544 ext 9 for more store information or to arrange pick up of larger donations.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth storytime – A Thanksgiving storytime. Join us as we read lots of fun stories all about Thanksgiving.

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Tree Lighting and Santa’s Arrival at The Avenue Forsyth – Enjoy complimentary children’s activities and be the first to greet Santa when he arrives to light the tree! (no pictures with Santa – that begins next weekend)

Sunday, November 18

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – $3.00 admission (good all weekend) and kids under 12 get in free.

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Christmas in Central Park – 2300 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, GA – The 9th Annual Christmas in Central Park Festival will be held Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th, 2012 at Central Park’s recreation center in Forsyth County, GA. Over 100 talented artists will be displaying their work inside the Holiday cheer-filled gyms of Central Park. Sponsored by Sawnee Artists Association.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels Free Thanksgiving Craft Event. Ages 3 and up.

ALL WEEKEND

Dogs and cats are available for adoption at the Humane Society of Forsyth County, a No-Kill Shelter, located at 4440 Keith Bridge Road in Cumming. Adoption hours are daily from noon to 6 p.m. Offsite adoptions are held on weekends at a number of locations, including Petco in Cumming and Milton, at PetSmart, Rucker Pet & Wild Bird, and Pooch N Paws also in Cumming. Visit the HSFC Web site for dates and times at each location.

NORTH GEORGIA

North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm – November 17th & 18th from 2-4pm. Get Your Picture Made with Santa and his little deer!  Professional Pictures available for only $5-$10! Options of folders or cards for you picture at additional costs. Open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm weekends. Location: 2912 Paradise Valley Road Cleveland GA 30528 Phone:  706 348 7279 Email:  info@wildlifewonders.org New this year – wolf encounters! reptile adventure! Come see teacup piglets, baby zebra and baby deer!

2012 National BBQ Cup in Cumming, GA on November 16 and November 17, 2012

National BBQ Cup in Cumming, GAQue’n in Cumming, GA – November 16th & 17th

The National Barbecue Cup comes to the Cumming Fairgrounds in Cumming, GA! Located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, the city of Cumming and their wonderful fairground facility is the host of this 2-day BBQ event benefiting two of our local charities.

Come one! Come all! There’s sure to be something for everyone! Check out the event that 12,000 people visited last year and sample some great BBQ.

  • Over $23,000 in cash prizes to winning Pro & Backyard Teams!
  • Food vendors
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • Product demonstrations
  • Live entertainment
  • Kids zone – huge variety of fun for the kids and the kids at heart

This KCBS sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off will include an opportunity for you to taste championship Que and decide for yourself which is the best! The National BBQ Cup is proud to announce the beneficiaries for this year’s event is Bald Ridge Lodge and Forsyth County Community Connection.  Both are non-profit organizations making a difference in Forsyth County, GA with their services and work.

Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040

Friday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Live music, $10.00 entry, Kids under 12 free
Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm – $5.00 entry, Kids under 12 free

Admission

Tickets are available for purchase at entry gates.

Gate Fee
 
$10.00, $5.00 Per Person Friday/Saturday
Free Children under 12
Parking
$3.00 Per Vehicle

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA from 11/18 – 11/20/11

There are so many fun things to do in Cumming, GA this weekend as we gear up for the holidays! If you hear of any events, please comment and share!

Friday, November 18

5:00 pm – 10:00  pm – The National BBQ Cup – Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Rd, Cumming, GA – Bring the entire family and enjoy all of the activities. With a variety of different food and craft vendors, product demonstrations, live entertainment, a kids zone and, of course, the Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned BBQ cook-off, there’s sure to be something for everyone! Entertainment sponsored by 94.9 The Bull “Backyard Country” Stars! Proceeds go to Bald Ridge Boys Lodge, Jesse’s House, and Forsyth County Community Connection.

Saturday, November 19th

9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Christmas Yard and Bake Sale – Deer Creek Shores Church, 7620 Lanier Drive, The Presbyterian Women of Deer Creek Shores Church will have a Christmas yard and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 19. Funds will benefit a local stroke victim. For more information or to donate items for the sale, e-mail lisavoss04@att.net.

10:00 am  – 7:00 pm – Christmas in Central Park! 2300 Keith Bridge Rd., Cumming, GA – This wonderful event will be held Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th, 2011. Over 100 talented artists will be displaying their work inside the Holiday cheer-filled gyms of Central Park. Enjoy one-of-a-kind gifts, delicious food at the Sugar Plum Cafe’, singing and pictures with Santa!

10:00 am  – 7:00 pm – The National BBQ Cup – Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Rd, Cumming, GA

10:00 am – Lowe’s Build and Grow – Build Santa’s sleigh! Christmas is right around the corner! This kit is the perfect way to get your kids in the Christmas spirit!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Forsyth – free storytime. Join Barnes & Noble as they read children’s favorite stories.

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting at The Avenue Forsyth – Enjoy complimentary face painting, balloon art, arts & crafts, giveaways and story time with Mrs. Claus. Browse holiday gift displays provided by The Avenue retailers. Enjoy strolling carolers and horse drawn carriage rides. Santa will arrive to magically light the tree at 5:45 PM. Please note Santa will not be available for pictures at this event.

Sunday, November 20th

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Christmas in Central Park! 2300 Keith Bridge Rd., Cumming, GA – This wonderful event will be held Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th, 2011. Over 100 talented artists will be displaying their work inside the Holiday cheer-filled gyms of Central Park. Enjoy one-of-a-kind gifts, delicious food at the Sugar Plum Cafe’, singing and pictures with Santa!

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Michaels Free Make-it Take-it – Thankful Event. Build a special tree with reasons of thanks on the leaves.

 

 


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