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

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

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

Friday, October 20

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

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

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

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Sawnee Power Town

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

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

Saturday, October 21

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

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make Vampirina friendship bracelets! Let the kids craft while you shop, and then they get to take their creativity home with them! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 & up welcome!

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Fall Family Festival at Living Faith Lutheran Church. If you’re looking for a place to spend time with your family… join us! This event is free and open to the community!

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

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Story time – In this previously unpublished picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little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

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

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

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

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

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

ALL WEEKEND

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

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market – 1321 Atlanta Highway, Cumming, GA. Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5. Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, The Marketplace for Classic Antiques & Collectibles, Unique Home & Garden Decor, Jewelry & Art. Over 475 booths. $3 Friday – Sunday, Ticket is good all weekend, Children under 12 are free. Sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon!

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

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

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Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 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.

Floating River Parade and Fireworks Show for City of Helen, GA Centennial

city of helen, ga fireworksCelebrate the City of Helen, GA’s 100th anniversary by watching the floating river parade this Saturday August 31, 2013.
Stay for festivities and a fireworks show at 9:00 pm. It is one of our favorite towns to visit.
The tasty food, drinks and festivities are fun for all ages! College football games will be shown at area restaurants as well.
Make it a day trip, go camping or stay for a weekend adventure. There are plenty of places to stay and lots of things to do in the area.
Saturday, August 31, 2013 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Floating River Parade

The City of Helen, GA is celebrating it’s 100th Anniversary this year!  As part of the Centennial Celebration Events, an old fashioned “Floating River Parade” will take place at the Riverbend Motel and continue to the Festhalle. Come decorate your float or tube and celebrate in an old timey tradition from years gone by! Visit their Alpine Helen FB page for more information.

Stay for a fireworks show at 9:00 pm (to make up for July 4th fireworks!) Helen GA Centennial Fire Works Celebration.

August 31st at 9:15 pm – Fireworks
Behind Alpine Village Shops 8016 S. Main Street
Come out and enjoy the fun. Bring the Whole family!

For further information call or an application for the parade call: Alpine Helen/White County Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1-800-858-8027

43rd Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, GA – Looking for this year’s Octoberfest in Helen, GA for 2013?

Thursday, September 12, 2013 – 6:00pm – Sunday, September 15, 2013 – 7:00pm

Helen Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA  30571  706-878-1908

Join us for the 43rd Annual Oktoberfest in Helen, GA!  Helen’s biggest celebration!  German music, dancing, food & drinks!  Enjoy Waltzes, Polkas and the Chicken Dance!  Oktoberfest will run from September 12 – 15, then September 19-22, and then reopen daily beginning September 26 and continue through October 27, 2013. 

Hours:

Mondays – Thursdays  6PM – 10:30PM

Fridays         6PM – Midnight

Saturdays    1PM – Midnight

Sundays      1PM – 7PM

For schedule of bands visit www.helenchamber.com


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