Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 27 – October 29, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaFall festivities are abound 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 27

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

6:30 PM – Post Road Library Random Fandom – Horrorfest

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Country Circus Corn Maze at Warbington Farms – Warbington Farms invites you to a “Country Circus” presented by Harmony Grove Baptist Church Youth Group! The performers have fled, the ringmaster is missing and the animals are on the loose! Wander at your own risk through this circus gone awry and be sure to watch your back for eerie entertainers hiding in dark corners of maze. Dare to enter the haunted circus? Portions of proceeds to benefit Harmony Grove Baptist Church Youth Group. Haunted Corn Maze is included in $12 admission (adults and children). Farm is open 10am-10pm. Maze will be closed from 7-8pm for set-up. This is a family friendly event presented by the Youth Group and geared for ages 10-16.

Saturday, October 28

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Family Festival & Bed Race at Cumming First United Methodist Church. The Family Festival & Bed Race is a signature event with all proceeds benefitting Family Promise of Forsyth County, Inc. You can be a part in helping families who are experiencing homelessness regain or gain sustainable independence.

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11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Story time – In this previously unpublished picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little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

1:00 pm – 8:00 pm – 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!

2:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Light the Night Family fall event at Abundant Life Church, 1205 Samples Ind. Dr. Cumming, GA.
Free Food!!! starting @ 5:00 pm
Fun For ALL Ages – Costumes Are Welcome
Glow In The Dark Walkthrough Activities, Live Dance, Giveaways, and FREE CANDY!!!
1st 100 Kids to arrive, will receive a free gift!!!

3:00 pm – 10:00 pm – North Georgia Marching Band Championships at South Forsyth High School. South Forsyth Bands is proud to present the North Georgia Marching Band Championships on Saturday, 10/28. This exciting event will be held at the South Forsyth High School War Eagle Stadium. Come see some fantastic bands from throughout the state compete for top prizes! If you love marching bands, don’t miss this show! Ticket price is $10/person and can be purchased at the gate at the day of the event. Child discounts = ages 0-4 – no charge, ages 5-10 -1/2 off! Gates open at 3 pm.

Sunday, October 29

3:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Trick or Treat and Halloween Party at The Collection – Join the Monster Mash Dance-off, hang out at the Creation Station for fall crafting, costume parade, games, pizza from Mellow Mushroom, and Trick or Treating at our wonderful restaurants and retailers.
3:00-4:30: Trick or Treating at participating shops and retailers.
4:30-6:30: Monster Mash Dance Party, Creation Station Fall Crafting, Games, Pizza from Mellow Mushroom & More

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Vickery Village Trunk or Treat. Bring the whole family for a safe night of fun and games in Vickery Village! Fill your bag with candy and treats, get a free Halloween photo in our photo booth, and enjoy food and drink specials provided by Vickery Village restaurants. Free Admission and Open to the Community. Special thanks to Orange for sponsoring this annual Halloween tradition at Vickery Village for the 10th year!

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Trunk or Treat Forsyth at Highlands Church – TrunkRTreat Forsyth is a safe, family-friendly community event in Cumming, GA. We’ll have 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 29th from 6-8PM at the Highlands Church Parking lot.

ALL WEEKEND

50th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville, GA. Mark your calendars for our 50th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, October 27, 28 & 29th 2017. Over 250 vendors line the streets selling Crafts, Original Artwork, Pottery, Jewelry, Home Decor, Boutique, Swap Meet, live music and lots of food. Largest collection of 40 Fords, Car Show with over 800 show cars. Moonshine Run
100k in attendance & growing…
Free Admission, $10 Parking & Free Shuttle!
Visit our website for Maps, Vendor and Car Show Information kareforkids.org

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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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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The Collection Forsyth Free Summer Concert Series 2017

free summer concert series at the collection forsythFree outdoor concerts are fun for the entire family. Concerts at The Collection Forsyth is slated to start Thursday, June 8 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm through July 20. The concerts run every Thursday throughout the summer.

Bring a blanket and enjoy some great music from local artists while enjoying the outdoors. There are also kids activities starting at 6:00 pm and music from 7:00 – 9:00 pm so the whole family can have fun!

THE COLLECTION AT FORSYTH HOSTS 6thANNUAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Free concerts, restaurant tastings, family activities and retail discounts

June 8 – July 20 

The Collection at Forsyth, Cumming’s premier outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment destination, will host its sixth annual summer concert series, which will occur every Thursday from June 8 – July 20, 2017. In honor of the event’s sixth anniversary, The Collection is expanding the festivities to include more concerts and family-friendly activities like scavenger hunts, face painting, food tastings, Pose & Post contest, Father’s Day celebration, giveaways and discounts at several participating stores and restaurants.

Concerts at The Collection will feature the following artists:

•       June 8 – Last Five Standing

•       June 15 – Adam Komesar

•       June 22 – Lance Price Band

•       June 29 – Lilac Wine

•       July 6 – Adam Komesar

•       July 13 – Cole Thannish

•       July 20 – James Patrick Morgan

Each concert evening will begin at 6 p.m. with children’s activities and restaurant sampling, and the live music will occur from 7 – 9 p.m. Listeners are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs and relax in the center of The Collection, or enjoy the music while shopping or dining on one of The Collection at Forsyth’s restaurant patios.

The Collection will host its first “Restaurant Mix & Mingle” during the concert series this year. Participating restaurants will provide tastes and sips for listeners at the event. Attendees will enjoy samples from Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Grub Burger Bar, Marlow’s Tavern, Mellow Mushroom, Nothing Bundt Cakes and Tin Drum Asian Kitchen.

Attendees will have access to concert night specials at a selection of restaurants and retailers, including Chick-fil- A, Claire’s, Grub Burger Bar, Lavender Boutique, Marlow’s Tavern, Pure Barre, Springfree Trampoline and Tin Drum Asian Kitchen.

We’re proud to be a gathering place for the Forsyth community, and our annual summer concert series is a way for us to give back to our customers and celebrate the community spirit of Forsyth,” said Thomas Tropea, managing director of Core Property Capital.

The Collection at Forsyth is located at 410 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, Georgia 30041. For more information, visit collectionforsyth.com.

About The Collection at Forsyth

The Collection at Forsyth is an outdoor lifestyle shopping destination in Cumming, Georgia. Owned and managed by Core Property Capital and Starwood Capital Group, The Collection at Forsyth features a variety of premier national retailers, restaurants and a movie theater, as well as specialty local stores and eateries. For more information, visit collectionforsyth.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

 

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for May 19 – May 21, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaThe end of the school year is near! It has been a crazy few weeks. Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, May 19

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders

Saturday, May 20

8:00 am – 3:00 pm – American Girl Yard Sale – 7510 Fields Drive, Cumming, GA 30041. This is a friend’s garage sale and it is one of the best that I have ever seen! Huge garage sale with a lot of American Girl items to sell! Almost all of the American Girl items are new in boxes. Dolls are $75.00! Literally hundreds of items to sell including clothing, books, furniture, and accessories that were purchased new at an American Girl warehouse sale.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Keep Forsyth County Beautiful’s next paint and electronics recycling event will be from 9am-1pm on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds (parking lot number 3) on Castleberry Rd.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Small Business Saturday at Land of a Thousand Hills, 5095 Post Rd, Cumming GA – Please join us for a fun filled morning of shopping! We will have local crafters, LuLaRoe, jewelry, healthcare and lots of other local small businesses!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a Family Terrarium! 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 story time – New York Times bestselling author, Food Network star, The Pioneer Woman herself, Ree Drummond, brings us the first book in a brand-new picture book series with stories inspired by life on the ranch entitled Little Ree! Activities to follow.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Rucker Pet’s Doggie Palooza at 4335 Bethelview Rd, Cumming, GA. Join us on May 20th and compete in an open competition with other pups to win your own blue ribbon! Free for all participants. Youth and adult handlers welcomed.

Competitions include:
– Best Dressed
– Best Marking
– Best Old Dog
– Best Puppy
– Ugliest Dog
– Cutest Dog
(varying weight classes)
– Friendliest Dog
(varying weight classes)

Sunday, May 21

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – The Place of Forsyth Fundraiser with LuLaRoe – Windermere Clubhouse – Join SIX LuLaRoe Consultants for a fundraiser for The Place of Forsyth County, Inc. We will each have our entire inventories for your to peruse, all while supporting a great cause!! There will be raffles and giveaways. You will not want to miss this event! The Place of Forsyth serves the community with financial emergency assistance, clothing, food, and many additional support services. They also provide a workforce development initiative in conjunction with several local agencies to help the under employed and unemployed prepare for, and secure, jobs. The Place also embraced an 8 year old service, Focus on Forsyth, which helps needy households through referrals from schools and senior centers. Through their services to the community, they are changing lives in Forsyth County, Georgia.

ALL WEEKEND

Pick strawberries at Warbington Farms! The 2017 strawberry season is in full swing!  Strawberry season usually runs till second week of June. Price is $14 (plus tax) for U-Pick and $16 (plus tax) for Pre-Picked. We provide the buckets and do not allow outside containers in the field. Please keep in mind that we do close the field for inclement weather. Berry picking is based on availability and we close the fields once the berries are picked out for the day.

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!

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for May 12 – May 14, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy Mother’s Day Weekend!

Is anyone else feeling overwhelmed with end of school year activities? I have two kids at two schools and I work and I feel like I’m always missing something. Forms to sign, stuff to send in, it never ends.

Every year I read this “Worst End of School Year Mom Ever” and I’m reminded I’m not alone! Hang in there. We have a few weeks left!

Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA this weekend.

Friday May 12

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders

Saturday May 13

9:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Special Needs Library Hour & Sensory Storytime

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a Mother’s Day Card! 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 story time – This hilarious, heartwarming new story about raising a happy, healthy mom is filled with charming role-reversal humor, creative ideas and lots of love! Activities to follow.

ALL WEEKEND

Pick strawberries at Warbington Farms! The 2017 strawberry season is in full swing!  Strawberry season usually runs till second week of June. Price is $14 (plus tax) for U-Pick and $16 (plus tax) for Pre-Picked. We provide the buckets and do not allow outside containers in the field. Please keep in mind that we do close the field for inclement weather. Berry picking is based on availability and we close the fields once the berries are picked out for the day.

Barefoot in the Park

A free festival held at the Buford Town Park outside the Buford Community Center and Theatre, Barefoot in the Park offers a juried fine arts market, student art exhibit, silent auction, free Binder’s Learning Village with classes and demonstrations and live performances of Taiwanese drums, jazz, a cappella vocals, Celtic music and bluegrass. Food, beer and wine will be provided by Proof of the Pudding Catering; there is limited free parking; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 13; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 14; 2200 Buford Drive, Buford, Ga.

Here are some other Mother’s Day freebies and free events in Atlanta.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 28 – April 30, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHow is it already the last weekend in April? There’s lots to do this weekend in Forsyth County, GA!

Friday, April 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 – KidCraft

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

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Spring Market at The Exchange at The Collection Forsyth (next to Grub Burger.) Over 35 local artisans and vendors!

Saturday, April 29

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Spring Market at The Exchange at The Collection Forsyth (next to Grub Burger.) Over 35 local artisans and vendors!

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a Spring 3D 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 – 3:00 pm –  The Phase Shop at Vickery Village is hosting LuLaFest: Cumming on 4/29 from 10-3.  It’s a family friendly shopping event featuring 15 local LuLaRoe Fashion Retailers, at one amazing location! There will be giveaways every hour, and amazing woman’s and kids clothing.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time – The Collection Forsyth. From brave and bold to creative and clever, this rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, The Wonderful Things You Will Be is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids. Activities to follow.

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

ALL WEEKEND

School of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns from struggling musician into the unexpected inspiration for a class of over-scheduled, stressed-out prep school students. His super-pwer? Rock and roll! Come experience the talented CYT Atlanta theater group as they share this hilarious and uplifting story!

All shows are at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church in Johns Creek – 2850 Old Alabama Road.

Show dates:

Thursday April 27th7pm

Friday April 28th7pm

Saturday April 29th2pm

Saturday April 29th7pm

Sunday April 30th3pm

Friday May 5th7pm

Saturday May 6th2pm

Saturday May 6th7pm

Ticket information: www.cytatlanta.com

CYT Atlanta is a nonprofit community theater group that offers after school musical theater training classes, summer camps, and twice yearly community theater musical productions. CYT offers a nurturing, encouraging environment for new performers while creating an excellent experience for theater-goers. The talented cast features students grades 3-12.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 21 – April 23, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy weekend folks! Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, April 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 – STEM 4 Pre-K

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

Saturday, April 22 – Happy Earth Day!

9:00 am – The Great FoCo Cleanup! Put a team together and help clean up Forsyth County on Earth Day! Meet at the Cumming Fairgrounds for assignments.

9:00 am – Pike Nursery – Ladybug Weekend! Class: Beneficial Bugs Saturday, April 22, 9am at All Stores. Not all bugs are bad! Learn which bugs are good for your garden and why in this free class. Friday-Sunday, April 21-23 – Take home a free packet of ladybugs with purchase, while supplies last.

10:00 AM – Cumming Library  Earth Day- Shade Gardening with the Master Gardeners

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Earth Day Projects! 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 – Warbington Farms Farmer for A Day: Change the way your child thinks about food! There will be a story-time about plants and gardening then kids (and adults) will learn about spring gardening and each child take a seed home to watch grow! There will still be plenty of time for a “hey”ride to feed the cows, feeding the animals in the petting zoo, and playing in the fun park. Fun Park will be open from 10:00-5pm. Storytime at 12:30 and 2:30 and planting in the garden will be at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30 Story-time and planting are FREE with Fun Park Admission which is $9 kids and $5 adults. Purchase tickets the day of event.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble story time – The Collection Forsyth. Laurie Berkner’s chart-topping, beloved hit “We Are the Dinosaurs” is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful art by Ben Clanton, We Are the Dinosaurs transports readers back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Don’t miss out!

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

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

2:00 PM – Post Road Library  Earth Day in the Garden with the Master Gardeners

4:00 PM – Hampton Park Library  Earth Day in the Garden with the Master Gardeners

5:30 PM – Hampton Park Library Adopt-A-Stream Workshop: Amphibian and Frog Monitoring

Sunday, April 23

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Open House at Save the Horses – Celebrate Help a Horse Day with Save the Horses.

Meet Horses – Attend Free Clinics – For Whole Family.

Join SAVE THE HORSES at a major celebration on April 23 from 11am to 4pm as we celebrate ASPCA Help a Horse Day, competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist our efforts to protect horsesSave the Horses will be hosting an Open House at our farm with free horse care clinics, a tour, meet the horses and other animals available for adoption and gain lots of education on how you too can Join the Herd and help to Save a Horse.

Family friendly event. Save the Horses 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming GA

This event is free admission and free parking. Food and beverage is available.  This will be a fun-filled, educational day for both our community and rescue efforts. We “hope” you’ll join us!  All ages welcome.

Free Clinics (Something for everyone)
•           How to check horse vitals
•           Meditating with horses
•           How to Halter
•           How to Groom
•           Wound Care
•           And more

2:30 PM – Post Road Library Sunday Dance Camp with Cumming Dance Academy

 

 

Easter Egg Hunts in Forsyth County, GA 2017

breakfast with easter bunny cumming gaGrab your baskets and bonnets! There are lots of Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny activities going on in and around Forsyth County, GA.

Please comment and share if you know of any other events that are open to the public!

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – April 15, 2017  – EGGstravaganza at Warbington Farms – Join us for an “EGGstravagant” day on the farm. Admission is $10 kids and $5 adults. EGGstravaganza at Warbington Farms, 5555 Crowe Road, Cumming GA
Egg Hunt & Prizes, Visit with the Easter Bunny, Petting Zoo, Photo opportunities, Farm fun, “Hey” ride & much more. $10 Admission for Kids, $5 for Adults. Egg hunts at 11:00 am, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30 pm.

10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Influencers Church Cumming is excited to present one of the best community events of the year! Get ready for our first “BLACK LIGHT EGG HUNT & CARNIVAL“. FREE ENTRY! Something for the whole family! Come journey with us as we adventure into a GLOW IN THE DARK BLACK LIGHT world! With an amazing carnival running parallel to our age specific hunts, it’s a day not to miss! Family photo-booth, face painting, bouncy houses, petting zoo, pony rides & more! Hotdogs, snacks & drinks for purchase during the day. 5095 Post Rd, Cumming.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – April 15, 2017 – Midway UMC invites you to join us for an Easter Block Party on Saturday, April 15th from 11am-2pm at 5025 Atlanta Highway, Alpharetta, GA 30004. There will be Easter egg hunts for all ages, a bounce house, a rock climbing wall, mini golf, music & games, and so much more! This is a FREE event, and there will also be Chick-fil-A and Cold Stone ice cream available for purchase! Don’t miss this fun-filled event the whole family will enjoy!

11:00 am – 5:00 pm  – April 15, 2017 – Taste of Forsyth & Easter Egg Hunt – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Taste of Forsyth & Easter Egg Hunt at the Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA. Taste of Forsyth will be in full swing at the City of Cumming Fairgrounds. Plan to sample from many restaurants with over 10,000 of your family and friends. Located 40 miles North of Atlanta nestled up to Lake Lanier, the Taste of Forsyth is a great community event with music, kids zone, local entertainment, touch-a-truck and much more. Easter egg hunts at 11:30 am (under 3), 1:00 pm (ages 4-7) and 2:30 pm (ages 8-10)

11:30 – 4:00 pm – Easter Egg Hunt, Crafts and Yard Games at Vickery Village on April 15th from 11:30 am – 4 pm. Sponsored by Pinspiration Georgia…opening soon at Vickery Village!

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm on April 15, 2017 – Free Photos with the Easter Bunny at The Collection Forsyth – Atlanta Diamond Design. 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm – FREE Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Atlanta Diamond Design at The Collection Forsyth. Bring the whole family (and your camera) for a chance to meet and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Rain or shine for this indoor activity. Crafts and kid friendly activities.

1:00 pm – Egg Hunt at Fowler Park – River Rocks Church. 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming, GA 30040. FREE Event – 2,000 eggs to hunt for! BBQ/Hotdog Family picnic including: Bounce House, Face Painting, Snow Cones, Music, Popcorn.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for April 7 – April 9, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaHappy last weekend of spring break 2017! I hope you are having a wonderful break in your routine. Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in Forsyth County, GA.

Friday, April 7

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

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Busy Builders

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library  Growing Young Minds

1:15 PM – Post Road Library  The Secret Garden – A One-Act Play with Hampstead Stage

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

Saturday April 8

9:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Special Needs Library Hour & Sensory Storytime

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library  Adopt-A-Stream Workshop: Macroinvertebrate Assessment

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a tissue paper stained glass! 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 – 12:00 pm Breakfast with Easter Bunny – Mark your calendars for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 8, 2017 ∙ 10 AM – 12 Noon at Fowler Park Recreation Center, 4110 Carolene Way, Cumming, GA. The Forsyth County Lions Club Presents Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Fowler Park on April 8. Adult Tickets: $7.00 in advance ∙ $8.00 onsite. Child (Under 12) Tickets: $4.00 in advance. $5.00 onsite. Pancake Breakfast With The Trimmings. Appearance by The Easter Bunny. Children’s activities and family entertainment. All proceeds from the Forsyth County Lions Club’s “Breakfast With The Easter Bunny” will be used to support Lions Club charities.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Eggstravaganza at Warbington Farms – Join us for an “EGGstravagant” day at the farm. Admission is $10 kids and $5 adults. Included in admission is:
-Egg hunt & prizes
-Visit with Easter Bunny
-Unlimited play in our fun park area with our “hey” ride, petting zoo, inflatables, swings & more!
-LOTS of family farm fun.
-Bring your own basket for hunting eggs and don’t forget your camera.
–Choose between four egg hunts on April 8 and 15th: 11:00, 12:30, 2:00. and 3:30
-On April 9th the egg hunt times will be at 1:30 and 3:00.
-Younger kids will have a separate area to hunt eggs
-Prize eggs will include coupons to farm, free slushies, and MUCH more!
–The farm will be open from 10am-5pm on Saturday, April 8th and and 15th and from 1pm-5pm on Sunday, April 9th.
-Purchase tickets at gate.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors Storytime. From Drew Daywalt, author of the New York Times bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit, comes a laugh-out-loud picture book about the epic tale of the classic game Rock, Paper, Scissors. Activities to follow.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Hopping for Hope – Rucker Pet – Join us for our second annual Hopping for Hope event! We will have pictures with the Easter Bunny (for the humans and the pets), candy, hot chocolate, smores. Additionally, Spring Wreaths and Easter Baskets will be for sale. This event will take place at our Keith Bridge location on April 8th and 9th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Address: 3540 Keith Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA 30041. Phone: 770-844-7275.

11:15 AM – Post Road Library  Storytime With Elephant and Piggie

1:15 PM – Post Road Library Storytime With Elephant and Piggie!

2:00 PM – Cumming Library Special Needs Family Movie Time

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Easter Egg Hunt at Midway Community Church. Join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8. This FREE event will include inflatables, games, popcorn, and more. The Easter Egg Hunt is open to all children 5th grade and younger with the egg hunt grouped by age.

Sunday, April 9

11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Hopping for Hope – Rucker Pet – Join us for our second annual Hopping for Hope event! We will have pictures with the Easter Bunny (for the humans and the pets), candy, hot chocolate, smores. Additionally, Spring Wreaths and Easter Baskets will be for sale. This event will take place at our Keith Bridge location on April 8th and 9th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Address: 3540 Keith Bridge Rd, Cumming, GA 30041. Phone: 770-844-7275.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Eggstravaganza at Warbington Farms – Join us for an “EGGstravagant” day at the farm. Admission is $10 kids and $5 adults. Included in admission is:
-Egg hunt & prizes
-Visit with Easter Bunny
-Unlimited play in our fun park area with our “hey” ride, petting zoo, inflatables, swings & more!
-LOTS of family farm fun.
-Bring your own basket for hunting eggs and don’t forget your camera.
–Choose between four egg hunts on April 8 and 15th: 11:00, 12:30, 2:00. and 3:30
-On April 9th the egg hunt times will be at 1:30 and 3:00.
-Younger kids will have a separate area to hunt eggs
-Prize eggs will include coupons to farm, free slushies, and MUCH more!
–The farm will be open from 10am-5pm on Saturday, April 8th and and 15th and from 1pm-5pm on Sunday, April 9th.
-Purchase tickets at gate.

1:45 PM – Post Road Library Polynesian Hula Party – One World Forsyth

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for March 31 – April 2, 2017

weekend events in forsyth county gaApril is here and that means spring break, sports and sunshine! Here’s a roundup of this weekend’s events in Forsyth County, GA. Have a safe and wonderful break!

Friday, March 31

8:00 am – 5:00 pm – The Annual Forsyth County Master Gardener Plant Sale is BACK in the Big Red Barn at the Cumming Fairgrounds! Wide variety of southern plants from local growers, trees, shrubs, veggies, hard-to-find native plants, unique garden accents, and more. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and offer expert advice on planting, growing, and caring for your plants. Covered, heated venue — we’re on rain or shine! Proceeds benefit local gardening outreach activities.

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

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

Saturday, April 1

8:00 am – 4:00 pm – The Annual Forsyth County Master Gardener Plant Sale is BACK in the Big Red Barn at the Cumming Fairgrounds! Wide variety of southern plants from local growers, trees, shrubs, veggies, hard-to-find native plants, unique garden accents, and more. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and offer expert advice on planting, growing, and caring for your plants. Covered, heated venue — we’re on rain or shine! Proceeds benefit local gardening outreach activities.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Home Depot Kids Workshop – Join our hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a bunny basket, perfect for keeping Easter treats a short hop away. Once the basket is built, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Make a Sprout Easter 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!

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Join us as we celebrate the release of the new Beauty and the Beast movie. In addition to a special Storytime, kids of all ages are invited to sing favorite songs from the movie soundtrack and participate in other fun activities. Attendees will receive a mini-poster and bookmark, while supplies last.

11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Strawberry Shortcake Tea Party at Warbington Farms. Join us for a “berry” special event on Saturday April 1st. Tea times for Saturday will be from 11am-12:30pm and 1:30- 3:00pm. We will have light refreshments, crafts, songs, dancing & story time with STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE. Admission to tea party does include the fun park (hayride, petting zoo, corn crib, jumping pillow, etc). ***If the tea party gets rained out the make up date is TBD***

Children Tickets-$12
Adult Tickets- $6

*pint of strawberries are not included in tea party. We are not sure if the berries will be ready by the date. If berries are ripe, guest are welcome to purchase containers at ticket booth.

* Don’t leave the boys at home! They are welcome to purchase general fun park tickets at the gate ($9 kids & $5 adults) and enjoy all the farm fun and of course boys are welcome at the party if they wish!
*The farm will be open from 10:00-5:00 on Saturday.

11:00 am – 6:00 pm – Sawnee Association of the Arts presents Springtime In the City Show and Sale. This year we are excited to bring you Springtime In The City at the historic Brannon-Heard House in downtown Cumming. The show will run from March 22 through April 1 and will showcase the creative and stylish work from your neighbors – the members of the Sawnee Association of the Arts.

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

2:30 PM – Hampton Park Library Be Water Wise–No April Foolin’!

Sunday, April 2

Strawberry Shortcake Tea Party at Warbington Farms. Join us for a “berry” special event on Saturday April 1 and April 2.

Tea times for Sunday (April 2) will be from 1:00-2:30 and 3:30- 5:00pm

We will have light refreshments, crafts, songs, dancing & story time with STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE. Admission to tea party does include the fun park (hayride, petting zoo, corn crib, jumping pillow, etc).

***If the tea party gets rained out the make up date is TBD***

Children Tickets-$12
Adult Tickets- $6


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