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Fall Festivals abound in North Georgia

By Alyson Shields Reporter
UNDATED - Traditionally, fall is one the busiest seasons for north Georgia, and the fall of 2013 will be no different. You'll find a list of fall festivals and events listed below, and if you have an event you want us to add, then just e-mail the newsroom at news@jacobsmedia.net. Enjoy the season!


Sept 19-22, then daily Sept 26 through October 27
OKTOBERFEST
Helen Festhalle
The 43rd annual German themed festival with German music, dancing, food and drink.
http://www.helenga.org/events/oktoberfest

Sept 27-29
HOSCHTON FALL FESTIVAL
Downtown Hoschton
Parades, vendors, a 5k, scarecrow competition and more.
http://www.cityofhoschton.com/fall-festival.html

Sept 28
6th ANNUAL AGRI-FEST/COUNTRY MARKET AND POTTERY
White County Courthouse parking lots in downtown Cleveland
Hosted by the White County Chamber of Commerce, the event features more than
85 vendors with ag-related products, farm animals, homemade items, food and 25 pottery booths. Admission is free. Open 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sept 28
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY
Unicoi State Park
Learn to paddle a canoe, catch a trout, shoot a shotgun, try out fly tying and casting, archery and air guns and see wildlife shows and hunting dog demonstrations. $5 parking.
http://www.helenga.org/events/outdoor-adventure-day-1

Sept 28
A TASTE OF CLARKESVILLE
Historic Downtown Clarkesville
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food and wine tastings, along with door prizes and live entertainment. Food tasting is 5 tickets for $5 or 25 tickets for $20; Wine/Beer is $1 per ticket.
http://www.tasteofclarkesville.com/default.htm

Oct 3-13
CUMMING COUNTRY FAIR AND FESTIVAL
Cumming Fairgrounds
A family friendly fair and festival held annually in Cumming. Live music, carnival games and more. $7 adult admission, $3 students, free for 4 and under. $3 parking.
http://www.cummingfair.net/html/cumming_fair.html

Oct 5
THE FOXFIRE MOUNTAINEER FESTIVAL
10 a.m. to 6 p.m at the Rabun County Civic Center on Hwy. 76 West in Clayton.
This traditional festival features music, food, crafters, exhibitors, children's games (including a pig chase!) and much more!It's a fun day for all ages, with competitions for all age groups, with great prizes, as well.
www.foxfiremountaineer.org

Oct 5
2013 FLOWERY BRANCH FALL FESTIVAL
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Join Boy Scout Troop 228 for a day of games, music, food, fun and shopping in downtown Flowery Branch.
http://www.troop228.info/festival.html

Oct 5
OYSTERFEST
Noon to 11 p.m. Join Scott's on the Square and experience Oysterfest 2013 with live music, cold beer, an oyster-shucking contest and food, including oyster dishes galore. Bring your own folding chair. Tickets are $10, some proceeds benefit Our Neighbor, Inc.
http://scottsonthesquare.com/oysterfest_2013

Oct 11-14
MULE CAMP MARKET
Gainesville's Historic Square
What began as a small farmers market grew into a Gainesville tradition with plenty of vendors, food and live music.
http://www.gainesvillejaycees.org/about/projects/mule-camp/

Oct 11-19
GEORGIA MOUNTAIN FALL FESTIVAL
Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds -Hiawassee
arts and crafts, vendors, musical performances, a flower shower and Georgia's Official State Fiddlers' Convention. $11 admission.
http://georgiamountainfairgrounds.com/fallfestivalentertainment.php

Oct 12-13, 19-20
SORGHUM FESTIVAL
Meeks Park
Blairsville celebrates it's history with parades, car shows, contests - biscuit eating, pole climbing, log sawing and more -square dancing and live music.
http://sorghum.blairsville.com/

Oct 12-13, 19-20
APPLE FESTIVAL
Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds
Georgia's Apple Capitol hosts craft vendors, local food, antique cars and a parade in the 42nd annual apple festival.
georgiaapplefestival.org

Oct 19
FALL HOEDOWN
Vogel State Park
Celebrate autumn at Vogel State Park with chili, hotdogs, a cakewalk, hayrides, a bonfire, line dances and more. Hayrides are $3 a person and parking is $5
http://www.gastateparks.org/event/678?c=4347475

Oct 19
SUGAR HILL FALL FESTIVAL
E.E. Robinson Park - Sugar Hill
The 13th annual festival celebrates fall, rain or shine, with arts and crafts vendors, a parade, chili cook-off contest, petting zoo and numerous stage performances. Admission is free but those who bring a canned good receive a free ride or game pass.
http://www.cityofsugarhill.com/content/62/119/2438/4482/default.aspx

Oct 19-20 (third full weekend in Oct.)
GOLD RUSH
Dahlonega Square
Dahlonega celebrates gold in Georgia with tons of family activities, including a King and Queen coronation, treasure hunts, gold panning, live music and vendors galore.
http://dahlonega.org/index.php/festivals/162-gold-rush-days.html

Oct 26-27
MOUNTAIN MOONSHINE FESTIVAL
Dawsonville Square
Parades, car shows and races, vendors and live music are all part of the Moonshine festival, sponsored by KARE for Kids. All proceeds from the event go to the 501(c)3 non-profit. Grand Marshals this year are Mark and Jeff from the television show "Moonshiners".
http://www.kareforkids.us/festival.html

Oct 26-27
10TH SEMI-ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
Downtown Braselton Park
Dealers from all over the metro are and surrounding states bring their best antiques, collectables, furniture, plants, iron and glass works, and more! Free parking and admission. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
http://www.downtownbraselton.com/special-events-2.html

Nov 1-3
HEMLOCK FESTIVAL
Dahlonega
An eco-friendly festival with live music, camping, educational programs and arts arts and crafts devoted to preserving the hemlock trees in north Georgia. Sponsored by the Lumpkin County Coalition, tickets prices vary and all proceeds go to the Coalition, a 501(c)3 charitble organization.
http://hemlockfest.org/blog/
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