It's that time of year to be thinking about what fall festivals and events you want to attend. AccessWDUN has done some of the work for you with a list of what's going on around North Georgia.
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The Clermont Days Festival is usually the first festival of the season in the region. It begins Friday night with live music in the downtown area. Saturday begins with the Cupcake 5K. There's the traditional parade at 10 a.m. and everything wraps up with fireworks at 9 p.m. Follow this link to see the complete schedule.
Saturday, September 28
Big Red Apple Festival
The 32nd Annual Big Red Apple Festival is all about apples! Lots of arts and crafts vendors will be set up, entertainment takes place all day and there's an Anything Apple Competition to highlight the day. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Cornelia. The event is free.
Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival
Etowah River Park
The 35th annual event features original, creative and handmade artwork. The festival showcases live entertainment, dancing and a children's area with a number of rides and activities. On Saturday, Sept. 28 the festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday the 29th is schedules from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission for adults and children 11 and older is a $5 donation.
Friday, October 04
Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival
This festival consists of food vendors, arts and crafts, contests, games and entertainment. It is scheduled for noon Friday-Sunday. A parade is scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. and a street dance will be held Saturday night.
Saturday, October 05
Flowery Branch Fall Festival
Historic Downtown Flowery Branch
Sponsored by Troop 228 and the city, this fall festival doubles as a canned food drive. You can bring 2 cans for a game ticket. The festival is scheduled from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Parking and admission are free and it is rain or shine. Expect food, arts and crafts, entertainment and a blood drive on site. More information.
Georgia Race for Autism and Fall Festival
Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
Scheduled for 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., this festival will put 100 percent of proceeds toward Spectrum Autism Support Group to fund local support groups and resources for individuals on the autism spectrum as well as camps and clubs. The festival will include a 10k, 5k, tot trot, 100 yard dash, games, a kids area and a silent auction. More information.
Harvest Balloon Festival
Sterling on the Lake's Village Green, Flowery Branch
The annual balloon festival is a family-friendly event that will include hot air balloon rides, pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting and other festival activities. The event is scheduled for 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Lula Fall Festival
Downtown Lula (near train depot)
This festival is designed to showcase the area's accomplished artisans, folk artists and crafters. A highlight this year will be the community mural where members of the community and guests will paint the town's mural. The festival is family-friendly and is free to attend. There will be festival attractions, live music and entertainment. More information.
Suwanee Fine Arts Festival
Suwanee Town Center Park
This year's festival comes with a French theme. There will be food, drinks and an area to watch the football game. There will be painters, glass blowers, pottery, a make and take silk scarf and bandana water marbling station and a chalk-walk competition. The two-day event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. More information.
Friday, October 11-Sunday, October 13
Mule Camp Market Festival
Mule Camp Market is a three-day event from Friday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 13. Great crafts, exciting music, delicious food and more will be available on the downtown square. The festival begins at 10 a.m. each day.
Friday, October 18-Sunday, October 20
This festival consists of food vendors, arts and crafts, games, a parade Saturday, a pet parade, scarecrow 5k run and entertainment. It is scheduled for 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free.
Saturday, October 19-Sunday, October 20
Gold Rush Days
One of those most well-known festivals in the Southeast is Gold Rush Days in Dahlonega. Thousands of visitors crowd the public square and the historic district to shop and dine among the 300 vendor booths. The annual event - always held the third weekend in October - commemorates Dahlonega's 1828 discovery of gold. Follow this link to get full details.
Saturday, October 19
Country Gardens Duluth Fall Festival
3450 Duluth Park Ln NW, Duluth, GA 30096
This fall festival will include BBQ, adult beverages, a wine walk, Family-friendly games, a pumpkin patch, cake walk, fair foods, live music and kid-friendly entertainment. The festival is scheduled for 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. and is free to attend.
Lift Up Atlanta's 2019 Fun Fall Festival
Gwinnett County Fairgrounds
Expect fun for the whole family. There is a petting zoo, magic show, live entertainment, a kids' zone, food, vendors, games and activities. The festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. All proceeds go to help the homeless and disadvantaged. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free admission. More information.
Friday, October 25-Sunday, October 27
Braselton Antique and Artisan Festival
A three-day festival featuring more than 300 vendors. You will find true antiques, furniture, farmhouse, home decor, local artwork and more. The event is scheduled for Friday from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Parking and admission is free. More information.
Mountain Moonshine Festival
The 52nd Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival runs for three days and includes a car show and swap meet along with traditional fall festival activities such as arts and crafts, great food, entertainment and a parade. Full details are available via this link.
Saturday, October 26
Baldwin Fall Festival
Farmers Market at 110 Airport Road
2019 marks the third year the City of Baldwin has held a fall festival. Enjoy games, food, a cake walk, local vendor and much more! Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lake Lanier Olympic Park
This festival is a combination of Food Truck Friday and a craft beer festival. It is scheduled for 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and will include lake views, live entertainment, food and of course, beer.
Trunk 'R' Treat
Hopewell United Methodist Church - Gainesville
Scheduled for 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., this 2nd annual event is located on the north-side of Gainesville at 4723 Hopewell Church Rd. There will be decorated vehicles with candy and treats, free hot dogs, chips, drinks and cotton candy. You can expect games, including a virtual reality game, a "mini-horse," and raffle prizes. Contact Pastor Ray Gibbs at 706-400-2568 for more information.
Saturday, November 02
Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival
Don Carter State Park, Gainesville
Take in the scenery of Lake Lanier while listening to live music and enjoying arts and crafts, food vendors, activities and a cold beverage. The festival is scheduled for 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. and will cost $5 to park. This event is fun for the whole family.
Granite City Fall Festival
Elberton's Downtown Square
This festival is scheduled for 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. It will include all day stage entertainment, arts and crafts, a kids corner, ag corner, food and family fun. Admission is free.
Thursday, November 11
3rd Annual Purchase with a Purpose
Journey Church - Gainesville
This festival is scheduled for 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and is free to attend. Vendors may set-up shop for free, because booths include charitable missions like Rahab's Rope, Randy & Friends' Woodworking, as well as booths benefiting Gateway DV Center and Hall is Home for Kids. This event is an opportunity for families to teach children about many different charitable causes . Each purpose will make an impact locally and/or globally. The location is at 4091 Mt. Vernon Rd. Gainesville.