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 25 – October 27, 2013

red door festival cumming gaA chill is in the air so grab a coat and check out all of the fun festivities in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Thursday, October 24

7:00 pm – Macbeth at Forsyth Central High School. Acclaimed as William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, the action-packed show is full of intricate sword combat, and lots of tricks and special effects.  Macbeth runs Thursday October 24th and Thursday, October 31 at 7 p.m., and Friday October 25th at 6:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are now on sale for $10/$5 for students and can be purchased online or at the door the night of each performance.  Performances are at the Central High School Performing Arts Center, 520 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, GA  30040. Recommended for older audiences.

Friday, October 25

10:30 am – Grand opening of Pollo Tropical at 1510 Marketplace Blvd in Cumming, GA!  The Cumming community will celebrate the newest Pollo Tropical opening with a 12-Hour Beach Party – turning thoughts of falling leaves into frolicking palm fronds, island music, beach games, and of course delicious food from the tropics!  One lucky Grand Opening Beach Party attendee will even win Free Pollo Tropical for a Year!* Participants are being urged to arrive as early as 8:00 a.m. to be among the first 100 guests in line for the restaurant’s 10:30 a.m. opening.  Participants must be present to win, and the drawing and winner announcement take place at 11:00 a.m. See website for contest details.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Farmers Market at Vickery Village – Dress up your child, dog or yourself this Friday for trick or treating. Raffle tickets will be given away for gift certificates and gifts from vendors. Collect tickets at each vendor you visit and be entered to win in a special drawing. Drawing at 3PM. Prize can be picked up at OVR Coffee Cafe if not present. Of course there will be treats for kids at the vendors’ booths.

6:30 pm – Macbeth at Forsyth Central High School. Acclaimed as William Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, the action-packed show is full of intricate sword combat, and lots of tricks and special effects. Macbeth runs Thursday October 24th and Thursday, October 31 at 7 p.m., and Friday October 25th at 6:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are now on sale for $10/$5 for students and can be purchased online or at the door the night of each performance.  Performances are at the Central High School Performing Arts Center, 520 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, GA  30040. Recommended for older audiences.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Hayes Haunt, 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26 and 31, and an encore Nov. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (proceeds go to The Place of Forsyth.) For sensitive guests, “a protective amulet may be purchased and worn to ward off the monsters for a ’Hayes Haunt Light’ experience,” according to hayeshaunt.com. Allow 15 to 20 minutes to walk through the haunt.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – 4th annual haunted forest – The Calhoun’s 7830 Rose Court Cumming GA 30040, Walnut Grove Subdivision! Friday October 25th and October 26th from 7pm to 10pm. Admission is free but we will be accepting donations for a charity called Opportunity Camp. www.opportunitycamp.org. We will have small heaters throughout the haunt and will be selling hot chocolate to keep you warm. Come join us for a scary good time! Our haunt will close the first 10 minutes of each hour to give our actors a break. Enter if you dare!!! http://youtu.be/M0zo0rJ2iSE

Saturday, October 26

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Electronics Recycling Event – at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot. $12 per tv…..$5 donation to Keep Forsyth County Beautiful per carload for other electronic items. VOLUNTEERS also welcome….email kfcb@ forsythco.com for questions and more information.

10:00 am – 11:30 am – Michaels KIDS CLUB® Halloween FUN! Treat Bag, Face Painting & Halloween Parade. Celebrate Halloween with Michaels. Join us on Saturday, October 26th, from 10-11:30am, for our Happy Halloween Craft Event featuring: craft treat bags, candy, face painting and a Halloween parade…so don’t forget your costume! Just $2 per 30-minute session – including supplies. Ages 3 and up are welcome to this event. See a store associate for details today $2

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Red Door Festival – Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit. Their annual community-wide event with events including: a British car show, real smoked Bar-B-Q, fun games and prizes for the kids, live entertainment, arts and crafts, meet the deputies and K-9 unit and much more! All proceeds benefit their non-food pantry and other church ministries. Located at 724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time. Join us for a special Halloween Storytime featuring Go Away, Big Green Monster! There will be fun activities, costume parades and treats.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Creekside Methodist Church Trunk or Treat. 4:00-5:30: Trunk or Treating – 5:30-6:00: Devotion and Awards.
Wear your costumes, creatively decorate your trunk and bring candy to pass out. Food and drinks available for sale! Fun Activities: Mini pumpkin decorating, jump houses, music and more! Located at: 673 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041.

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – “The Great Pumpkin – Carving A Night of Fun” at Cumming First United Methodist Church. The event, which costs $10 per family, will include a hot dog supper, s’mores and popcorn. There also will be a “punkin chunkin” contest, jack-o-lantern carving, hayrides and a viewing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” on an inflatable, outdoor screen. Located at 770 Canton Highway, Cumming, GA.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church Trunk or Treat – Join us for family fun in a safe and friendly environment.  Free candy!  All you have to do is say Trick r’ Treat! * Hayrides * Bounce House * Cake Walk * Games * for only $1. Pumpkin Carving Contest (free to enter – bring your best carved pumpkin) Food and Refreshments will be available for purchase. Costume Parade will begin at 5:15pm.  All kids welcome! **Prizes for Best Trunk and Best Pumpkin will be awarded** Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church, 7620 Lanier Drive, Cumming, GA  30041.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Fall Festival at First Baptist Church – 1597 Sawnee Dr, Cumming, GA. Games, candy, family fun, and more!

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Forsyth County Trunk or Treat and Safety Event – Coal Mountain Park. Admission is one bag of candy per family. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to the family-friendly Trunk or Treat, which will feature a haunted maze, bean bag toss, face painting, clowns and other fun activities and games. There will also be information on costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, Stop-Drop-Roll demonstrations, and more. Coal Mountain Park is located at 3560 Settingdown Road in Cumming, GA.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Hayes Haunt, 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26 and 31, and an encore Nov. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 per person (proceeds go to The Place of Forsyth.) For sensitive guests, “a protective amulet may be purchased and worn to ward off the monsters for a ’Hayes Haunt Light’ experience,” according to hayeshaunt.com. Allow 15 to 20 minutes to walk through the haunt.

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – 4th annual haunted forest – The Calhoun’s 7830 Rose Court Cumming GA 30040, Walnut Grove Subdivision! Friday October 25th and October 26th from 7pm to 10pm. Admission is free but we will be accepting donations for a charity called Opportunity Camp. www.opportunitycamp.org. We will have small heaters throughout the haunt and will be selling hot chocolate to keep you warm. Come join us for a scary good time! Our haunt will close the first 10 minutes of each hour to give our actors a break. Enter if you dare!!! http://youtu.be/M0zo0rJ2iSE

Sunday October 27

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Midway UMC Trunk or Treat located at 5025 Atlanta Highway, Alpharetta, Georgia 30004.

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Trunk or Treat at Highlands Church. Located at 433 Canton Road, Building 400, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Trunk or Treat at Freedom Tabernacle – Our seventh annual “trunk-or-treat” event is coming up on Sunday, October 27, 2013, from 6:00 until 7:30pm, and is free to the community and is tons of fun! We will have music, hot dogs and marshmallow roasting, activities for the kids, hayrides and fun for the entire family! No scary costumes. The event will be held in the upper parking lot of the church if weather permits or in the lower parking lot should it rain. Located at 2160 Freedom Parkway, Cumming, Georgia 30041.

ALL WEEKEND

Hayes Haunt 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, Georgia 30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 25, 26 and 31, and and encore Nov. 1 7 to 10 p.m. $5 per person (proceeds go to The Place of Forsyth.) For sensitive guests, “a protective amulet may be purchased and worn to ward off the monsters for a ‘Hayes Haunt Light’ experience,” according to hayeshaunt.com. Allow 15 to 20 minutes to walk through the haunt.

Pumpkin Palooza at Warbington Farms! Go for a hayride, have fun in the Farm park, visit the petting zoo, pick the pumpkin for the front porch. We will also have vendors every weekend from now until the 27th of October. Such as Origami Owl, Paparazzi jewelry, Hand made children’s items, wreaths by “Hang this wreath” Monogram shirts, much more. Hope to see you there! Hours are 11-6 on Saturdays, 1-6 on Sundays. Coupon coming soon to their website, so be watching!

Kinsey Family Farm and the pumpkin patch at Cumming First United Methodist Church is open for pumpkin picking season!

APPLE ORCHARDS / CORN MAZES / FARMS IN NORTH GEORGIA

It is the start of apple season and the orchards are opening!  Here is a directory of apple orchards and festivals in North Georgia. There are also corn mazes opening from Buford to Uncle Shuck’s to the North Georgia corn maze! Cagle’s Family FarmWarbington Farms and Kinsey Family Farm are also a fun-filled place to visit – check their websites for opening dates.

Hillcrest Orchards apple pickin’ jubilee runs every weekend through October. This is the only time that you can pick your own apples at this orchard. Pick your fun at the annual “Apple Pickin’ Jubilee” where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch live pig races, walk a nature trail, visit the petting farm ($3.00 per person), take a wagon ride through the orchard, visit the Moonshine Museum and watch live bands and cloggers on the Hillcrest Stage. Hillcrest Orchards is open daily: 9:00am – 6:00pm (Sept. – Oct.) 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Nov.) Admission is $7.00 per person. Click here for directions and more information. Apple varieties: Golden & Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pinata, Ambrosia, Gala & Honey Crisp with more coming in. Pig races are at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 4:30 pm each day of the festival. Hillcrest Orchards  9696 Hwy 52 East  Ellijay, Ga.  30536  706-273-3838 www.hillcrestorchards.net

Cagle’s Family Farm in Canton, GA. Enjoy their 13th annual corn maze and lots of kid friendly activities. There is also a haunted barn opening Oct. 4 – Nov. 2 for older folks. Open weekends from August 30 through November 17th. Hours are as follows:
August 30 – November 17, 2013.
Friday 5pm-11pm
Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am-6pm

Trunk or Treat Safety Event at Coal Mountain Park on October 26, 2013

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Bring the whole family and have fun while learning how to stay safe this Halloween during the fourth annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. The event will be held at Coal Mountain Park on Saturday, October 26, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 p.m. Admission is one bag of candy per family.

Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to the family-friendly Trunk or Treat, which will feature a haunted maze, bean bag toss, face painting, clowns and other fun activities and games. There will also be information on costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, Stop-Drop-Roll demonstrations, and more.

“Trunk or Treat is a fun event, but is also an opportunity to share with families important safety information surrounding Halloween activities,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “Forsyth County’s public safety personnel pride themselves on providing engaging ways to promote safety to our community’s youth.”

While safety remains the focus of the event, the Forsyth County Fire Department is also inviting local businesses and non-profit organizations to participate. Those desiring to participate must sign up by Friday, October 4. There are two ways to participate ­– by having a trunk, where candy is handed out to children from the decorated trunk of a vehicle, or by having a booth, where a free interactive activity or giveaway is available for children in attendance. For more information regarding participation, please contact Fire Prevention Officer Rebecah Green at 770.205.4688.

Coal Mountain Park is located at 3560 Settingdown Road in Cumming.


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