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11:00 am – Barnes & Noble at The Collection Forsyth – Story time – In this previously unpublished picture book by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little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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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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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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Trunk or Treat and Halloween Events in Cumming, GA for October 2016

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 2016 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 22 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 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.

October 23, 2016 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Castleberry Road Baptist Church Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat – Please mark your calendars for our Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat we are hosting for our community.  We will have an evening of family fun and excitement as we bring in multiple bouncy houses, games, food, and fun for the entire family. Castleberry Road Baptist Church is located at: 7225 Castleberry Road Cumming, GA 30040. For information call (770) 889-2422.

October 29 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Cumming First United Methodist Church Night in the Patch – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Hot dog dinner, It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown movie on the lawn at dusk, hayride, chili cookoff contest, roasting s’mores, punkin chunking and more!

October 29 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Fall festival at First Baptist Cumming. 1597 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA.

October 29 – 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Trick-or-Treat on the Farm at Warbington Farms. Bring the family out for a “Spooktacular” day of Trick-or-Treating at the farm. 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 which also includes Corn Maze, hayride, petting zoo, jumbo pillow, corn crib, slides, swings & more activities. Fun Park admission is $10 per person. Please visit our Fun Park page for more info. Costumes are encouraged! Purchase tickets at ticket booth the day of.

October 30 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Fall Family Festival and Trunk or Treat at Concord Baptist Church. Fun Day filled with popcorn, snow-cones, hotdogs, face painting, bounce houses, big slide, trunk or treat, cake walk, and sooo much more! Located at 6906 Concord Road, Cumming, GA 30028.

October 30 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 30 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Trunk or Treat Forsyth at Highlands Church parking lot. 43 Canton Highway, Cumming, GA. Highlands Church has partnered with Forsyth County! Hayrides, inflatables, hot dogs, touch a truck, pony rides, giveaways, trunk or treat. Get autographs from your favorite Disney Princesses and Superheroes!

HALLOWEEN EVENTS NEAR FORSYTH COUNTY

HALLOWEEN BOO BASH October 29 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – North Georgia Premium Outlets presents it’s first BOO BASH for kids 12 and under! Saturday, October 29 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. FREE Trick-or-Treating bags for kids 12 and under at Guest Services located in the Food Pavilion (while supplies last) Trick-or-Treating at participating stores. Check back for more tricks and treats to come for kids 12 and under. Please note, only kids 12 and under may wear masks.

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, 2016 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, 2016
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 28 – 30, 2016 – 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.

Weekend Events in Cumming, GA for October 30 – November 1, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaIt is a crazy week with a full moon and Halloween happening on a Saturday! Here is a roundup of festive fun events for the family in Forsyth County, GA!

Check out our lists of Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in and around Forsyth County, GA! Find out where to Pick Your Own Apples in North Georgia.

Friday, October 30

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library Busy Builders 

11:00 AM – Cumming Library  Trick or Treat Storytime and Costume Parade – Celebrate the season with a special Trick-or-Treat Storytime.  We’ll read stories, sing songs, make a craft, and watch a puppet show!  After storytime, we’ll march in a parade, so be sure to wear your costume. This program is recommended for ages 2 – 5.  All ages welcome.  No registration is required.

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

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Fall Festival at Chattachoochee Elementary School! Games, Jump Houses, Face Painting, Food Trucks, Vendors, Cake Walk and lots more! $15 wristband (3 & under FREE) at the door. Wristband include most activities!

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Fall Family Festival and Trunk or Treat at Concord Baptist Church. Games, inflatables, trunk or treat, cake walk, face painting, hayrides and much more! Located at 6906 Concord Road, Cumming, GA 30028.

Saturday, October 31 – Happy Halloween!

8:00 am – Fowler Park – Princess and Pirate 10K/5K this weekend! This race is to benefit Jesse’s House and the Bald Ridge Lodge, two incredible places that help youths in need in Forsyth County. The races start at 8 AM on Saturday, October 31st at Fowler Park. You can register at the link below or at Totally Running, 405 Peachtree Parkway.

9AM – 3PM – Monster Bash at Michaels. Bring your costumed kiddos in for some crafty Halloween fun. We’re making trick-or-treat bags for $2, painting faces for FREE and throwing hourly costume parades. While supplies last. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Trick-or-Treat on the Farm at Warbington Farms. Bring the family out for a “Spooktacular” day of Trick-or-Treating at the farm. Follow the farm clues to find the different trick-or-treat stations. Kids in costume get $1 off admission.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Join us for a special Halloween themed Storytime. Come dressed in costume and enjoy in-store trick-or-treating following Storytime.

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

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Come join Newpoint Tabernacle for our Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival. There will be lots of games, prizes, bounces houses, chili cook-off, and of course lots of candy! Located at 2150 Antioch Rd, Cumming GA.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Trunk or Treat Forsyth at Highlands Church parking lot. 43 Canton Highway, Cumming, GA. Highlands Church has partnered with Forsyth County! Hayrides, inflatables, hot dogs, touch a truck, pony rides, giveaways, trunk or treat. Get autographs from your favorite Disney Princesses and Superheroes!

HALLOWEEN EVENTS NEAR FORSYTH COUNTY

October 31 – Kids eat free in costume on Halloween at Beef O’Bradys in Cumming, GA! One free kids meal per adult meal purchase.

HALLOWEEN BOO BASH – North Georgia Premium Outlets presents it’s first BOO BASH for kids 12 and under! Saturday, October 31 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. FREE Trick-or-Treating bags for kids 12 and under at Guest Services located in the Food Pavilion (while supplies last) Trick-or-Treating at participating stores. Check back for more tricks and treats to come for kids 12 and under. Please note, only kids 12 and under may wear masks.

Trick or Treat Dahlonega – Ghosts, goblins, witches, wizards and more will be wandering the streets of Downtown Dahlonega on October 31st, 2015 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.

Trunk or Treat presented by UNG Office of Residence Life
October 31, 2015
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Costume Contest
October 31, 2015
6:00 pm

Registration: 5:15 pm to 5:55 pm
At the Dahlonega Gold Museum
Age Groups for Costumes
1st, 2nd, 3rd Places & Most Original

Please help Dahlonega keep this Family Fun Tradition! Donate Candy at the Visitors Center, Community & Southern Bank, and United Community Bank Main Branch. (Donated candy will be distributed to the Downtown Merchants.) Park near the Square or the University and walk between the three events! For more information, please contact the Visitors Center at 706-864-3711.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 24 and October 25, 2015

weekend events in forsyth county gaFall is in full swing with lots of fun festivals, pumpkins and corn mazes to visit. Here’s a roundup of fun things to do in and around Forsyth County, GA this weekend!

Check out our lists of Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes in and around Forsyth County, GA! Find out where to Pick Your Own Apples in North Georgia.

Planning Halloween? See our trunk or treat and Halloween events list for 2015.

Friday, October 16

10:00 AM – Hampton Park Library – Busy Builders. Let’s build something together! Playing with LEGO and other building blocks can help develop your child’s cognitive learning and social skills! Every Friday morning we will set out a collection of kid-friendly building blocks for an engaging and educational drop-in playtime. You bring your creativity, we’ll provide the rest! All ages are welcome to attend this family program. Registration is not required, drop-in anytime!

10:30 AM – Hampton Park Library – Wild Things Story Time – Let the wild rumpus start! Join us for a special Where the Wild Things Are storytime and party! Come dressed as your favorite wild thing! Be prepared to gnash your terrible teeth and roar your terrible roars during our wild rumpus parade!

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Cumming Library – Fall Drop-in Crafts – School is out so drop by and join us for some creative crafts of all kinds just for Fall!  This is a family program and all ages are welcome to attend.  No registration is required.

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Sharon Forks Library – Autumn Drop-in Crafts – School is out so drop by and join us for some creative crafts of all kinds just for Fall!  This is a family program and all ages are welcome to attend.  No registration is required.

Saturday, October 17

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Car Show Castleberry Road Baptist Church – Join us for our 5th annual classic car show. The cost to enter you car is $25 but admission is free to all who would like to come and see the cars. We will have trophies for various categories and prizes to give away. There will be food, music and raffles! 7225 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Kids Club® pet spider! 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 – 4:00 pm – The Annual Mutts & More Festival is this weekend on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at Warbington Farms, 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, GA 30041. There will be fun for everyone, pets too! Lots of kid’s activities, petting zoo, hay rides, adoption pavilion, music, vendors and food. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and older; $10 for ages 2-12. The festival benefits the Humane Society of Forsyth County.

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble – The Collection Forsyth. Celebrate Halloween with Storytime and activities featuring Click, Clack, Boo!

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

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Halloween Trick or Treating at The Collection Forsyth. Bring the whole family for a safe & fun night of Trick or Treating from store to store within the center and enjoy kids activities and special treats!

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Cumming First United Methodist Church Night in the Patch – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Hot dog dinner, It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown outdoor movie shown on the lawn at dusk, hayride, chili cookoff, roasting s’mores and popcorn, punkin chunking and more!

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Fall festival at First Baptist Cumming. 1597 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA. Inflatables, cake walk, petting zoo, hayrides, giveaways, food, Trunk or Treat, and more!

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Trunk or Treat Safety Event at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Admission is one bag of candy per family.  Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to Trunk or Treat, which will feature bean bag toss, face painting and other fun activities and games. There will also be information on costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, stop-drop-roll demonstrations, and more!

Sunday, October 25

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – The Annual Mutts & More Festival is this weekend on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at Warbington Farms, 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, GA 30041. There will be fun for everyone, pets too! Lots of kid’s activities, petting zoo, hay rides, adoption pavilion, music, vendors and food. Admission is $5 for ages 12 and older; $10 for ages 2-12. The festival benefits the Humane Society of Forsyth County.

FESTIVALS NEARBY

Octoberfest! The Alpine Village of Helen is celebrating its European roots this month with nightly Oktoberfest activities. Activities will be from 6-10:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays, 1 p.m. to midnight. Saturdays and 1-7 p.m. Sundays at 1074 Edelweiss Strasse. Celebrations will end Nov. 1. Tickets are $8 Monday through Friday, $10 Saturday and free on Sunday. For more information, visit www.helenchamber.com.

Mountain Moonshine Festival – The 48th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival and Car Show is in Dawsonville, GA this weekend. All proceeds support KARE for Kids, Inc., a non-profit organization in Dawson County. This event includes arts, crafts, food, music and activities for the entire family. The festival will run from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in downtown Dawsonville.

Trunk or Treat and Halloween Events in Cumming, GA for October 2015

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 2015 in 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!

Trunk or Treat on Oct.16th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at St. Brendan Catholic Church. SBCC’s Preschool will host their annual fundraiser event on Oct. 16th, 5:00-7:00pm. Enjoy a safe environment to “trunk or treat”. Parking/participation is $3.00. Tickets for games, crafts and food are on sale in the preschool office and at the event. Don’t forget a bag of candy to pass out! Please contact Lori DeRoche at lderoche @ stbrendansatl.com for more information.

October 18, 2015 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Castleberry Road Baptist Church Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat – Please mark your calendars for our Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat we are hosting for our community.  We will have an evening of family fun and excitement as we bring in multiple bouncy houses, games, food, and fun for the entire family. Castleberry Road Baptist Church is located at: 7225 Castleberry Road Cumming, GA 30040. For information call (770) 889-2422.

October 24 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Halloween Trick or Treating at The Collection Forsyth. Bring the whole family for a safe & fun night of Trick or Treating from store to store within the center and enjoy kids activities and special treats!

October 24 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Trunk or Treat Safety Event at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Admission is one bag of candy per family.  Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to Trunk or Treat, which will feature bean bag toss, face painting and other fun activities and games. There will also be information on costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, stop-drop-roll demonstrations, and more!

October 24 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Cumming First United Methodist Church Night in the Patch – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Hot dog dinner, It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown movie on the lawn at dusk, hayride, chili cookoff, roasting s’mores and popcorn, punkin chunking and more!

October 24 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Fall festival at First Baptist Cumming. 1597 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA.

October 28 from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Cumming Baptist – 115 Church Street, Cumming, GA 30040 – Fall festival and trunk or treat. A great night of fun for the season. Food, music, games, and inflatables will provide joy for all families. The night will end with our Trunk ‘R’ Treat – an awesome display of clever car decorations. Enjoy the costumes,the creativity and, of course, the candy!

October 30 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Fall Family Festival and Trunk or Treat at Concord Baptist Church. Games, inflatables, trunk or treat, cake walk, face painting, hayrides and much more! Located at 6906 Concord Road, Cumming, GA 30028.

October 31 – Kids eat free in costume on Halloween at Beef O’Bradys in Cumming, GA! One free kids meal per adult meal purchase.

October 31 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Trick-or-Treat on the Farm at Warbington Farms. Bring the family out for a “Spooktacular” day of Trick-or-Treating at the farm. Follow the farm clues to find the different trick-or-treat stations. Kids in costume get $1 off admission.

October 31 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Trunk or Treat Forsyth at Highlands Church parking lot. 43 Canton Highway, Cumming, GA. Highlands Church has partnered with Forsyth County! Hayrides, inflatables, hot dogs, touch a truck, pony rides, giveaways, trunk or treat. Get autographs from your favorite Disney Princesses and Superheroes!

HALLOWEEN EVENTS NEAR FORSYTH COUNTY

HALLOWEEN BOO BASH – North Georgia Premium Outlets presents it’s first BOO BASH for kids 12 and under! Saturday, October 31 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. FREE Trick-or-Treating bags for kids 12 and under at Guest Services located in the Food Pavilion (while supplies last) Trick-or-Treating at participating stores. Check back for more tricks and treats to come for kids 12 and under. Please note, only kids 12 and under may wear masks.

Trick or Treat Dahlonega – Ghosts, goblins, witches, wizards and more will be wandering the streets of Downtown Dahlonega on October 31st, 2015 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.

Trunk or Treat presented by UNG Office of Residence Life
October 31, 2015
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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

Costume Contest
October 31, 2015
6:00 pm

Registration: 5:15 pm to 5:55 pm
At the Dahlonega Gold Museum
Age Groups for Costumes
1st, 2nd, 3rd Places & Most Original

Please help Dahlonega keep this Family Fun Tradition! Donate Candy at the Visitors Center, Community & Southern Bank, and United Community Bank Main Branch. (Donated candy will be distributed to the Downtown Merchants.) Park near the Square or the University and walk between the three events! For more information, please contact the Visitors Center at 706-864-3711.

Historic Dahlonega Ghost Walk – Every 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.
Hear the story of Sarah’s Ghost at the Hall House Hotel.

Weekend Events for Cumming, GA for October 24 – October 26, 2014

trick or treat on the farm at warbington farmsFall festivals are in full swing! Here is a list of fall family events this weekend in Forsyth County, GA.

Check out our list of Pumpkin Patches around Forsyth County, Trunk or Treats and Halloween Events in Cumming, GA, Haunted Houses and Ghost Tours Near Cumming, GA and Apple Picking Orchards in North Georgia.

Friday, October 24

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.

4:00 pm – 8:00pm – St Brendan Catholic Church’s Preschool Trunk or Treat & Halloween Party – Trunk or treating is a safe and unique way to trick or treat by going “trunk to trunk” in a family friendly, festive atmosphere.  We will also have a hayride, silent auction, face painting, games and dinner.  All ages are invited to attend and costumes are welcome.  For more information contact Julie Lahey at jlahey @ stbrendanatl.com or 770-207-7969 ext. 20.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Sawnee Mountain Preserve. Haunted Hike! You will be led around the preserve where you may encounter a few creepy critters! After the hike, enjoy some Halloween activities at the Visitor Center. $3.00 per person, geared towards children ages 8 and under. For more information, call 770-781-2217.

Saturday, October 25

10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Michaels Kids Club Event: Fun Frankenstein Mask. 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. Halloween story event. Click Clack Boo! A Tricky Treat.

11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Trick or Treat Event at Warbington Farms, located at 5555 Crowe Road, Cumming 30041. Activities for the kids including “trick or treat” stations and the fun park, pumpkin painting & pony cart rides. Come dressed in costume (kids & adults) and get $1 off fun park admission.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – The annual Hay Day Fall Festival takes place at the Cumming, GA Save the Horses location every October, and proceeds are used to purchase hay for the animals to eat during the coming winter. This year’s event is on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. Save the Horses is located at: 1768 Newt Green Road, Cumming, GA 30028

There will be great activities for kids of all ages (including the adult variety) such as hay rides, corn hole tournament, horse rides, a cake walk, petting zoo, and stables where you could visit and get to know some of the beautiful horses who live on the farm.   All proceeds go to savethehorses.org.

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!

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Creekside Methodist Church Trunk-or-Treat – 4:00-5:30 pm “Trunk or Treating” and 5:30-6:00pm Devotion plus Awards for Costumes and Best Trunks!  Wear your costumes and creatively decorate your trunk or just come participate in the fun! Popcorn and drinks available for sale! Fun activities include jump houses, music, candy and more! Participating trunks must be set up between 3-3:45pm.

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Fall festival at First Baptist Cumming. 1597 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA.

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Cumming First United Methodist Church Night in the Patch – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Hot dog dinner, movie on the lawn, hayride, pumpkin carving, roasting s’mores and popcorn, punkin chunking and more!

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Trunk or Treat Safety Event at Coal Mountain Park. Admission is one bag of candy per family.  Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to Trunk or Treat, which will feature a haunted maze, bean bag toss, face painting and other fun activities and games. There will also be information on costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, stop-drop-roll demonstrations, and more!

Sunday, October 26

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Second annual fall festival event in the Pinecrest Academy parking lot! Hayrides, face painting, crafts, photo booth, games and a trunk or treat! 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Castleberry Road Baptist Church Fall Festival – Please mark your calendars for our First Fall Festival we are hosting for our community.  We will have an evening of family fun and excitement as we bring in multiple bouncey houses, games, food, and fun for the entire family. Castleberry Road Baptist Church is located at: 7225 Castleberry Road Cumming, GA 30040. For information call (770) 889-2422.

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Freedom Tabernacle TRUNK OR TREAT: Our 8th annual Trunk or Treat is coming up! This event will be held in our upper parking lot and all participating vehicles will be parked together. We will have music, hotdogs and marshmallow roasting, activities for the kids, and fun for the entire family! This is a free event sponsored by Freedom Tabernacle’s Children’s and Youth Ministries.

All Weekend

Kinsey Family Farm is open for the fall season. Pick a pumpkin, take a hay ride, have a picnic and much more at this wonderful local family farm.

Warbington Farms is open for the fall season. Fridays 1 pm – 6 pm, Saturdays 11 am – 6 pm (fun park closes at 5 pm), Sundays 1pm – 5pm.

Hayes Haunt, 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31, and an encore Nov. 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 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.

Near Forsyth County

47th Annual Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville 10/25 – 10/26. An estimated 100,000 people are expected at the festival this w

Hillcrest Orchards Apple Picking 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 much more.

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch is open for the fall season! Get lost in the corn maze, pick out a pumpkin, shoot the cannon, take a hayride and more!

Trunk or Treat and Halloween Events in Cumming, GA for October 2014

pumpkinsHalloween is almost here! Here’s a list of trunk or treat, fall festivals, halloween haunts & trick or treat events for the public during October in Forsyth County, GA.

Please 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, hang in there – I always have a safe snack swap bag for my child!

October 24, 2014 from 4:00 pm – 8:00pm – St Brendan Catholic Church’s Preschool Trunk or Treat & Halloween Party – Trunk or treating is a safe and unique way to trick or treat by going “trunk to trunk” in a family friendly, festive atmosphere.  We will also have a hayride, silent auction, face painting, games and dinner.  All ages are invited to attend and costumes are welcome.  For more information contact Julie Lahey at jlahey @ stbrendanatl.com or 770-207-7969 ext. 20.

October 25 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Trunk or Treat Safety Event at Coal Mountain Park. Admission is one bag of candy per family.  Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to Trunk or Treat, which will feature a haunted maze, bean bag toss, face painting and other fun activities and games. There will also be information on costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, stop-drop-roll demonstrations, and more!

October 25 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Cumming First United Methodist Church Night in the Patch – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Hot dog dinner, movie on the lawn, hayride, pumpkin carving, roasting s’mores and popcorn, punkin chunking and more!

October 25 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Creekside Methodist Church Trunk-or-Treat – 4:00-5:30 pm “Trunk or Treating” and 5:30-6:00pm Devotion plus Awards for Costumes and Best Trunks!  Wear your costumes and creatively decorate your trunk or just come participate in the fun! Popcorn and drinks available for sale! Fun activities include jump houses, music, candy and more! Participating trunks must be set up between 3-3:45pm.

October 25 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Fall festival at First Baptist Cumming. 1597 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA.

Second annual fall festival event on Sunday, October 26, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, in the Pinecrest Academy parking lot! Hayrides, face painting, crafts, photo booth, games and a trunk or treat! 955 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA.

October 26, 2014 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Castleberry Road Baptist Church Fall Festival – Please mark your calendars for our First Fall Festival we are hosting for our community.  We will have an evening of family fun and excitement as we bring in multiple bouncey houses, games, food, and fun for the entire family. Castleberry Road Baptist Church is located at: 7225 Castleberry Road Cumming, GA 30040. For information call (770) 889-2422.

October 26, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Freedom Tabernacle TRUNK OR TREAT: Our 8th annual Trunk or Treat is coming up! This event will be held in our upper parking lot and all participating vehicles will be parked together. We will have music, hotdogs and marshmallow roasting, activities for the kids, and fun for the entire family! This is a free event sponsored by Freedom Tabernacle’s Children’s and Youth Ministries.

October 29, 2014 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Fox’s Pizza Den will be hosting an early Halloween Event for your families to enjoy. Everybody is a winner. We will be holding all kinds of events such as Face Painting, Free Balloons, Make your own Pizza, and our Kids Costume Contest. Enjoy a night out while we keep your kids entertained. Our costume winner will receive $20, A Gift Basket, Free movie tickets, and more. All of our contestants will win a prize from Fox’s for participating.

October 29 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Trunk or Treat – City on a Hill Church – Costumes welcome (nothing scary), bounce house, games, candy, food, free – all ages welcome! 1645 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, GA 30040. For information, call 770-889-6919.

October 29 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Fall Family Festival and Trunk or Treat at Concord Baptist Church. Games, inflatables, trunk or treat, cake walk, face painting, hayrides and much more! Located at 6906 Concord Road, Cumming, GA 30028.

October 29 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Cumming Baptist – 115 Church Street, Cumming, GA 30040 – Fall festival trunk or treat. A great night of fun for the season. Food, music, games, and inflatables will provide joy for all families. The night will end with our Trunk ‘R’ Treat – an awesome display of clever car decorations. Enjoy the costumes,the creativity and, of course, the candy!

October 31 – Kids eat free in costume on Halloween at Beef O’Bradys in Cumming, GA! One free kids meal per adult meal purchase.

October 31 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Trunk or Treat Forsyth at Highlands Church. 43 Canton Highway, Cumming, GA. Highlands Church has partnered with Forsyth County! Hayrides, inflatables, hot dogs, giveaways, trunk or treat. Get autographs from your favorite Disney Princesses and Superheroes!

October 31 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Christ Community Church fall festival. Candy, games, food, face painting, camel rides & more! Food available for purchase.

October 31 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – First Redeemer Church – Fall family fun festival. Annual Fall Family Fun Festival with games and activities for children of all ages. There will be plenty of candy and children are encouraged to come dressed in kid-friendly costumes. Admission is one bag of individually wrapped candy. 2100 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041.

HAUNTED HOUSES IN FORSYTH COUNTY, GA

Hayes Haunt, 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31, and an encore Nov. 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 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.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS NEAR FORSYTH COUNTY

Trick or Treat Dahlonega – Ghosts, goblins, witches, wizards and more will be wandering the streets of Downtown Dahlonega on October 31st, 2014 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 Friday, October 31st from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, 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.

Trunk or Treat
October 31, 2014
4:30 pm

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

Costume Contest
October 31, 2014
5:00 pm

Registration: 4:30 pm to 4:45 pm
At the Dahlonega Gold Museum
Age Groups for Costumes
1st, 2nd, 3rd Places & Most Original

Please help Dahlonega keep this Family Fun Tradition! Donate Candy at the Visitors Center, Community & Southern Bank, and United Community Bank Main Branch. (Donated candy will be distributed to the Downtown Merchants.) Park near the Square or the University and walk between the three events! For more information, please contact the Visitors Center at 706-864-3711.

Historic Dahlonega Ghost Walk – Every 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. $10 Adults, $5 Children We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Cash. Every Friday and Saturday, 8 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.
Hear the story of Sarah’s Ghost at the Hall House Hotel.

Halloween Events for Cumming, GA for Week of October 28, 2013

pumpkinHalloween is upon us! Here are some fun and spooky Halloween events in and around Forsyth County, GA this week as we celebrate.

There are story times all week at the Forsyth County Public Library. Check out their calendar!

Tuesday, October 29

11:00 am – Barnes & Noble storytime at The Collection Forsyth. Join us for a fun Storytime filled with stories all about Halloween! Great for all ages!

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Chick-fil-a Lanier Crossing – Chick or TREAT costume party on Tuesday, October 29 from 6-8PM. All kids dressed in costume will receive a FREE kids meal. There will be some special guest, maybe your favorite super hero, princess or pirate. Fun food treats and crafts. Don’t miss it!

Wednesday, October 30

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Trunk or Treat – City on a Hill Church – Costumes welcome (nothing scary), bounce house, games, candy, food, free – all ages welcome! 1645 Dahlonega Highway, Cumming, GA 30040. For information, call 770-889-6919.

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Fall Family Festival and Trunk or Treat at Concord Baptist Church. Games, inflatables, trunk or treat, cake walk, face painting, hayrides and much more! Located at 6906 Concord Road, Cumming, GA 30028.

Thursday, October 31

7:00 am – 10:00 pm – Free Kids Scary Face Pancake at IHOP – Trick or treat, give kids something free to eat this Halloween! On Thursday, October 31st, from 7:00AM-10:00PM, all kids 12 and under receive a free Scary Face Pancake! One per child. Dine in only. Available at participating restaurants. Find an IHOP near you: http://bit.ly/1a80HhT

10:30 am – 10:30 pm – Kids in costume eat free at Beef O’Brady’s at 2619 Freedom Parkway in Cumming, GA. One free kids meal per purchase of adult entree.

Carrabba’s – $5 pizzas on Halloween! Make dinner on Halloween simple. Pick up a pizza for only $5 and for $5 more you can get an Italian Salad for two! http://carrabb.as/1gWckfN Valid on 10/31/13 only. 24 hour notice needed for orders of more than 5 pizzas.

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (7:00 pm Publix) Along with Publix at Hammonds Crossing, the following businesses will be offering Trick or Treating. Come join Uniquely Inspired Paint Pottery & More Studio, Laredo Mexican Restuarant, Johnny’s Pizza, The UPS Store, Causey Orthodontics, State Farm, Wellness for Life Chiropractic, Esquite Cleaners and Verizon Wireless. Look for the orange flyer in the windows and show off your costume while enjoying a safe, but fun Halloween outing.

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – North Georgia Premium Outlets – Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event. Trick-or-Treating for kids in costume ages 13 and under. Pick up a list of participating stores from the Information Center in the Food Court.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Trunk or Treat at North Forsyth High School. Come dressed in your favorite costume! All children 12 and under may attend the event!!!! 3655 Coal Mountain Drive, Cumming, GA 30028.

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – First Redeemer Church – Fall family fun festival. Annual Fall Family Fun Festival with games and activities for children of all ages. There will be plenty of candy and children are encouraged to come dressed in kid-friendly costumes. Admission is one bag of individually wrapped candy. 2100 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church 5210 Pisgah Rd, Cumming, GA 30040 – will have its Trunk or Treat from 6:30 pm – 8:00 p.m. Oct 31. There will be music, costume contests, games and more. For more information, go online at www.mtpisgahbaptistchurch.org or call (706) 216-6514.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Antioch Baptist Church 2465 Antioch Road, Cumming, Georgia – will have a Trunk or Treat event from 7:00 pm – 9:00 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be free snacks, candy and marshmallow roasting. For more information, call (678) 910-8688.

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. 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. In keeping with the spirit of Halloween, theater-goers are encouraged to “dress up” for the October 31st performance, in which prizes will be awarded for the most creative costumes, and then to sit back and experience what has been called William Shakespeare’s darkest and greatest tragedy.

HAUNTED HOUSES IN FORSYTH COUNTY, GA

Hayes Haunt, 7435 Cavaletti Circle, Cumming, GA 30040. Friday and Saturday nights, including Oct. 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, magical talisman if you will, 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.

TRICK OR TREAT EVENTS NEAR FORSYTH COUNTY, GA

Trick or Treat Dahlonega – Ghosts, goblins, witches, wizards and more will be wandering the streets of Downtown Dahlonega on October 31st, 2013 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 Thursday, 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 costumumes are appreciated! For safety reasons, the roads will be closed and re-routed during the event.

Trunk or Treat
October 31, 2013
6:30 pm

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

Costume Contest
October 31, 2013
6:00 pm

Registration: 5:15 pm to 5:55 pm
At the Dahlonega Gold Museum
Age Groups for Costumes
1st, 2nd, 3rd Places & Most Original

Please help Dahlonega keep this Family Fun Tradition! Donate Candy at the Visitors Center, Community & Southern Bank, and United Community Bank Main Branch. (Donated candy will be distributed to the Downtown Merchants)

Park near the Square or the University and walk between the three events! For more information, please contact the Visitors Center at 706-864-3513.

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