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Fall festivals 

49th Annual Oktoberfest, Helen. Through Oct. 27; weekdays 6-10:30 p.m., 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays, 1 p.m.-midnight Saturdays, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Sundays, Helen Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss Strauss. Bavarian-themed music, food, dancing, drinks. $8 Mon.-Fri., $10 Sat., free Sundays. Info: www.helenchamber.com, 706-878-1908.
Flowery Branch Fall Festival. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct.5, Railroad/Main St. Arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, games, food. Info: www.troop228.info.
39th Annual Georgia Marble Festival, Jasper. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6,  Lee Newton Park, 500 Veterans Memorial Pkwy. Crafts, food, music, marble sculpture contest, and Georgia Marble Company quarry tours. $5 adults, $3 children age 6-12, free to children 5 and younger, $3 veterans/seniors, $20 weekend pass. Extra for marble quarry tours, reservations recommended. No pets allowed. Info: www.georgiamarblefestival.com
Mountain Farm Celebration, Sautee Nacoochee. Old fashioned country fair with pioneer skills and exhibits, traditional craft vendors, mountain music, plus first floor tour of historic mansion, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26, Hardman Farm Historic Site, 143 Hwy. 17. $5 parking. Info: www.gastateparks.org, 706-878-1077. 
Foxfire Mountaineer Festival, Clayton. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 5, Rabun County Civic Center, 201 W. Savannah St. Traditional music, greased pig chases, greased pole climbing, log sawing, and shucking contests, and demonstrations of rail splitting, and team plowing. $5, under 5, free. Info: www.foxfire.org.
Indian Summer Festival, Suches. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5-6, Woody Gap School (smallest public school in Georgia), 2331 Ga. 60. Crafts, food, music, and square dance 8 p.m. Oct. 5. Info: www.suches.com. 706-747-2401.
Woodland Ramble Arts & Craft Market, Gainesville. Nature themed art by local artists, food trucks, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct.5, Gainesville Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $8 adults, $5 children 3-12, free to children younger than 3 and garden members. Limited parking on site; shuttle offered from Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Supervisor’s Office, Ga. 129. Info: www.atlantabg.org/visit/gainesville.
Cumming Country Fair & Festival. Oct. 3-13, 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 4 p.m.-midnight Fridays, 10 a.m.-midnight Saturdays; 12:30-9 p.m. Sundays; Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Rd. Carnival rides, live music, bull-riding, petting zoo, doggie sports, and heritage village. $7 adults, free to ages 10 and younger; additional fee for ride tickets; $5 parking. Info: www.cummingfair.net. 770-781-3491.
Mule Camp Market, Gainesville. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct.11-12, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 13, Downtown Gainesville Square. Music, food, carnival rides, and art jamboree includes Friday night concert with beer and wine vendors. Info: www.gainesvillejaycees.org, 770-532-7714.
Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, Hiawassee. Crafts and exhibits, food and music, Oct. 11-19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Rd. Country and blue grass performers, pioneer village, flower show and crafts exhibits, plus Oct. 18 & 19  Fiddlers’ Convention with fiddle, banjo, dobro, dulcimer, harmonica, mandolin, acoustic guitar and buck dancing contests. $12 includes music shows, children 12 and younger free, $33 3-day pass. No pets. Info: www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com.
49th Annual Sorghum Festival, Blairsville. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 19-20, Meeks Park, 11 Pool Lane. Vintage mule-run sorghum mill, sorghum “biskits,” crafts, mountain music, pioneer demonstrations, biskit eating contest, and old timey games, plus 8 p.m. Oct. 12 & 19 square dance at middle school gym. $5 ages 13 and older; free to ages 12 and younger. Info: www.blairsvillesorghumfestival.com.
48th Annual Georgia Apple Festival, Ellijay. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays Oct. 12-13, 19-20 Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 S. Main St. Apple treats, crafts, demonstrations, music. No pets or firearms. $5, free to children younger than 10. Info: www.georgiaapplefestival.org.
Gold Rush Days, Dahlonega. Oct. 19-20, hours to be determined, public square/downtown historic district. Parade, crafts, food, plus panning for gold, hog calling, buck dancing, gospel singing, and bluegrass music. Info: www.goldrushdaysfestival.com.
51st Annual Mountain Moonshine Car Show/Festival, Dawsonville. Car show 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25-26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27; Festival 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27, Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 415 Hwy. 53 E. Huge car show, parade, moonshine still, free moonshine samples, crafts, games, kids’ rides, music, and more. Parking $10. Info: www.kareforkids.org.
Vogel’s Fall Festival, Blairsville. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26, Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd. Hayrides, food, cake walk, Halloween campsite decoration contest. $5. Info: www.gastateparks.org.
Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival, Gainesville. Noon-6 p.m. Nov. 2, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. Mountain music, arts, crafts, food. $5 parking. Info: www.gastateparks.org.
 
Corn Mazes and Harvest Celebrations
Uncle Shucks Corn Maze/Pumpkin Patch, Dawsonville. Through Nov. 17. Sept. & Nov. hours: 4-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. October hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Haunted maze weekends in October. New location, 125 Bannister Rd., Dawsonville. Also wagon rides and bonfire. $5-$22.Info: www.uncleshucks.com.
Buford Corn Maze. Through Nov. 10. Sept.& Nov. hours 6-10 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Oct. hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. See website for Haunted Forest hours. 4470 Bennett Rd. $15-$25. Hayrides, farm fun, pony rides. Info: www.bufordcornmaze.com.
Jaemor Farms 14th Annual Corn Maze, Alto. Through Nov. 3. Weekends only in Sept.: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 1-6 p.m. Sun. Oct. hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 1-6 p.m. Sun. Nov. hours:  10 a.m.-9 p.m. Nov. 2, 1-6 p.m. Nov. 3. 5340 Cornelia Hwy, Ga.365. $14-$16. Also hayrides, apple cannon, pumpkin train, and farm games. Info: www.jaemorfarms.com.
Kinsey Family Farm, Gainesville/Cumming. Families plan a traditional fall pilgrimage for hayrides, fish and farm animal feedings, farm products (apples, pumpkins, fall decorations). Sept. hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oct. hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends. $3 hayrides. 7170 Jot Em Down Rd, Info: www.kinseyfamilyfarm.com.
Burt’s Farm, Dawsonville. Pumpkins galore, scenic hayrides, pumpkin pies and seasonal decorations greet patrons at the Burt family farm near Amicalola Falls. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 31. See website for Nov. hours. Hayrides weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 21; daily hayrides after Sept. 21. Burts Farm Rd. Hayrides $6, free to children 2 and younger. No pets or firearms. Info: www.burtsfarm.com.


Grounded pursuits
 
Scarecrows in the Garden, Gainesville. Scarecrows created by businesses, organizations, schools and individuals appear throughout the garden, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues-Sun., Oct. 1-Nov. 3, Gainesville Garden of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. Garden admission. www.atlantabg.org.
Tai Chi, Gainesville. Classes in ancient Chinese exercise in garden setting, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 1-29, Gainesville Garden of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $69, $59 members. www.atlantabg.org.
Cumming Country Fair & Festival. Oct. 3-13, 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 4 p.m.-midnight Fridays,10 a.m.-midnight Saturdays; 12:30-9 p.m. Sundays; Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Rd. Carnival rides, live music, bull-riding, petting zoo, doggie sports, and heritage village. $7 adults, free to ages 10 and younger; additional fee for ride tickets; $5 parking www.cummingfair.net. 770-781-3491.
Movie Night at Fort Yargo, Winder. Bring a chair, blanket or claim a picnic bench for relaxing movie at beach pavilion, 7:30 -9 p.m. Oct. 4, Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St. $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 770-867-3489.
Five Star Triathlon Championships, Clarksville. Run/bike/swim races with pool swims for adults and children, adults 7 a.m., children 8:45 a.m. Oct. 5, Ruby C. Fulbright Aquatic Center, 120 Paul Franklin Rd. $35-$55. www.fivestarntp.com.
Chicopee Lake Birding Hike, Gainesville. Hike to see seasonal birds on woodsy trails, bring binoculars, 8-11 a.m. Oct. 5, Elachee Chicopee Woods Aquatic Study Center, 2100 Calvary Church Rd. No hike in rain. $5 parking or $50 annual pass. www.elachee.org, 770-535-1976.
Currahee Challenge 5K/10K/Festivities, Toccoa. One of the toughest races in Georgia up Currahee Mountain mostly on trails, followed by barbecue, hangar dance, living history demonstrations, parade, memorabilia show, and Currahee Military Museum tours, 8/9 a.m. Oct. 5, Currahee Mountain, 2351 Ayersville Rd. $35-$50. www.active.com.
Run Above the Clouds 5K/10K/Dog Jog, Suches. 8:30 a.m. Oct. 5, Woody Gap School, 2331 Ga. 60. www.active.com.
Woodland Ramble Arts & Craft Market/Fall Plant Sale, Gainesville. Nature themed art by local artists, food trucks, sale of unusual woodland perennials, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 5, Gainesville Garden, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $8 adults, $5 children 3-12, free to children younger than 3 and garden members. Limited parking on site; shuttle offered from Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Supervisor’s Office, Ga. 129. www.atlantabg.org.
Indian Summer Festival, Suches. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 5-6, Woody Gap School (smallest public school in Georgia), 2331 Ga. 60. Crafts, food, music, and square dance 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at community center. www.suches.com. 706-747-2401.
Foxfire Mountaineer Festival, Clayton. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 5, Rabun County Civic Center, 201 W. Savannah St. Traditional music, greased pig chases, greased pole climbing, log sawing, corn hole and shucking contests, and demonstrations of rail splitting, team plowing, and quilting. $5, free to ages 5 and younger. www.foxfire.org.
Flowery Branch Fall Festival.10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5, Railroad/Main St. Arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, games, food. www.troop228.info.
Cabin Fever, Bluegrass & BBQ Fest, Helen. Live music, crafts and food vendors at Duke’s Creek, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5, Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trl. $10 per vehicle. www.gastateparks.org
Run for Life Kiddie K/5K, Gainesville. 10:30/11 a.m. Oct. 5, Lakeview Academy, 796 Lakeview Dr. $30. www.active.com.
Stars Over Elachee, Gainesville. Learn how to use a telescope, view the first quarter moon, stars and constellations, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 5, Chicopee Lake, 2100 Calvary Church Rd. For adults and children age 8 and up. Bring flashlight and pencil. $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger; free to Elachee members. Register in advance, 770-535-1976, www.elachee.org.
Scarecrows on the Square, Gainesville. Local groups and businesses compete for best scarecrow display, apply by Oct. 10, set up Oct. 14, voting Oct. 14-15, winners announced Oct. 31, Downtown Gainesville Square. www.gainesville.org, 770-297-1141.
Mule Camp Market, Gainesville. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct.11-12, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 13, Downtown Gainesville Square. Music, food, carnival rides, and art jamboree includes Friday night concert with beer and wine venders. www.gainesvillejaycees.org, 770-532-7714.
Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, Hiawassee. Crafts and exhibits, food and music, Oct. 11-19, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Rd. Big name country and blue grass performers, pioneer village, flower show and crafts exhibits, plus Oct. 18 & 19  Fiddlers’ Convention with fiddle, banjo, dobro, dulcimer, harmonica, mandolin, acoustic guitar and buck dancing contests. $12 includes music shows, children 12 and younger free, $33 3-day pass. No pets. www.georgiamountainfairgrounds.com.
Upper Chatt SUPCAK Race, Gainesville. 10-mile, 3-mile and 1 mile kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle board races, various start times, Oct. 12, Don Carter State Park, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. $25-$40. www.gastateparks.org.
49th Annual Sorghum Festival, Blairsville. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12-13, 19-20, Meeks Park, 11 Pool Lane. Vintage mule-run sorghum mill, sorghum “biskits,” crafts, mountain music, pioneer demonstrations, biskit eating contest, and old timey games, plus 8 p.m. Oct. 12 & 19 square dance at middle school gym. $5 ages 13 and older; free to ages 12 and younger. www.blairsvillesorghumfestival.com.
48th Annual Georgia Apple Festival, Ellijay. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays Oct. 12-13, 19-20 Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 S. Main St. Apple treats, crafts, demonstrations, music. No pets or firearms. $5, free to children younger than 10. www.georgiaapplefestival.org, (706) 636-4500.
iRun for BYOT 5K/Fun Run. 8/9 a.m. Oct. 12, Shiloh Point Elementary School, 8145 Majors Rd. $$20/$15. www.runnersfit.com.
Monster Dash 5K, Dahlonega. 8:30 a.m. Oct. 12, Dahlonega Visitor’s Center, 13 S. Park St. $30. www.runnersfit.com.
Mule Camp 5K, Gainesville. 8:30 a.m. Oct. 12, Roosevelt Square, 117 Jesse Jewell Pkwy. $30. www.runnersfit.com.
Fun at the Fort, Winder. Interactive activities at historic fort revive lifestyles of late 1700s, noon-3 p.m. Oct. 12, Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad St. $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 770-867-3489.
Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike, Tallulah Falls. Mile and a half night hike down 310 stairs to suspension bridge over falls, 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 13, Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yard Dr. $5, plus $5 parking. 706-754-7981, www.gastateparks.org.
Practical Bee Keeping, Gainesville. Learn the basics of beekeeper’s year, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 18, Gainesville Garden of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $34. www.atlantabg.org.
Flowery Branch Block Party. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 5410 W. Pine St. Details to be announced. www.flowerybranchga.org.
Gold Rush 5K, Dahlonega. 8 a.m. Oct. 19, Memorial Hall Gym, University of North Georgia, 82 College Circle. $15-$25. www.runnersfit.com.
Foster Your Color Craze 5K, Gainesville. 8 a.m. Oct. 19, SAFFT Office, 430 Prior St. $17-$35. www.fivestarntp.com.
Running Scared 5K/13K, Dawsonville. 8:30 a.m. Oct. 19, Rock Creek Park, 445 Martin Rd. $30-$40. www.runnersfit.com.
So You Think You Can Run Fun Run/5K, Flowery Branch. 9/9:30 a.m. Oct. 19, Dock Store, Aqualand Marina, 6800 Lights Ferry Rd. $15-$30. www.runnersfit.com.
Fitness in the Park, Gainesville. Exercise activity, 9 a.m. Oct. 19, Midtown Greenway, 682 Grove St. Free. www.gainesville.org.
Gold Rush Days, Dahlonega. Oct. 19-20, hours to be determined, Public Square/Downtown. Parade, crafts, food, panning for gold, hog calling, buck dancing, singing, and bluegrass music. www.goldrushdaysfestival.com.
Autumn Nights at Yargo, Winder. Hayrides, campfire, live music and spooky stories on the trail, 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 25 & 26, Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S. Broad. $5, plus $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 770-867-3489.
Fall Festival/Trick or Treat, Helen. Trick or treat in the campground, crafts, games, food and more, 8-10 p.m. Oct. 25, Unicoi State Park, 1788 Hwy. 356. $9 per person, $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 706-878-2201, Ext. 549.
51st Annual Mountain Moonshine Car Show/Festival, Dawsonville. Car show 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25-26, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27; Festival 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27, Dawsonville Municipal Complex, 415 Hwy. 53 E. Car show, parade, moonshine still, free moonshine samples, crafts, games, kids’ rides, music, and more. Parking $10. www.kareforkids.org. (706) 265-6278.
Vogel’s Fall Festival, Blairsville. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26, Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd. Hayrides, food, cake walk, Halloween campsite decoration contest. $5. www.gastateparks.org, 706-745-2628.
Trick or Treat on the Trail, Gainesville. 150,000 pieces of candy, petting zoo, games and more, 3 p.m. Oct. 26, Midtown Greenway, 682 Grove St. Free. www.gainesville.org.
Mountain Farm Celebration/Farm Animal Fun Day, Sautee Nacoochee. Old fashioned country fair and livestock exhibit bring the historic farm to life, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26; livestock exhibit until 3 p.m., Hardman Farm Historic Site, 143 Hwy. 17. $6-$12, $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 706-878-1077.
Goblins in the Garden, Gainesville. Costume run-way shows, crafts, magician, food and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26, Gainesville Garden of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. Free with garden admission. www.atlantabg.org.
Fall Festival, Blairsville. Chili, hotdogs, hayrides, cakewalk, campsite decorating contest, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26, Vogel State Park, 405 Vogel State Park Rd. $5 parking. www.gastateparks.org, 706-745-2628.
Boo Run, Flowery Branch. 9 a.m. Oct. 26, Flowery Branch Depot, 5517 Main St. $25. www.runnersfit.com.
Forsyth Metric Century, Cumming. 62-, 31-, 15-mile bicycle rides with SAG support, 7:45 line-up, Oct. 26, Sawnee Mountain Park, 3995 Watson Rd. $45-$50. www.forsythmetriccentury.com.
Soque River Ramble 1-Mile/6K, Batesville. Paved and gravel road course along headwaters of Soque River, 2:30/3 p.m. Oct. 27, Wilbanks Farm, 860 Old Chimney Mountain Rd. $25-$30.
Trick or Treat on the Square, Gainesville. Kids’ costume contest, businesses give away candy, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 29, Downtown Gainesville Square. www.gainesville.org.
Fest of Ale, Gainesville. Celebration of beer and ale, with light refreshments, live music, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31, Gainesville Garden of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $8, members free, cash bar. www.atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.
Floral Painting on Black Canvas, Gainesville. Capture garden colors on black canvas, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 1, Gainesville Garden of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $54. www.atlantabg.org.
 
Note: See www.gastateparks.org/DonCarter for events at Don Carter State Park on Lake Lanier.
 

Ongoing

Birds of Prey, Dawsonville. Get up close and personal with hawks, owls and falcons indoors, 1-2 p.m. Lodge Lobby, Amicalola Falls State Park, 418 Amicalola Falls Rd. $5 parking. 706-265-1969, www.amicalolafallslodge.com.  
First Visit Tour, Helen. Van tour to covered bridge, Duke’s Creek, and cottages, 10-11:30 a.m. first Saturdays through December, Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trl. $5 parking. 706-878-3087, www.gastateparks.org.
Wine in the Woodlands, Gainesville. Enjoy wine, cocktails and light refreshments in garden setting, 6-9 p.m. last Thursdays through October, Gainesville Garden of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $8, members free, cash bar. www.atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.
Second Saturday Guided Hike, Helen. Guided hike with park naturalist, 11-noon second Saturday through November, Smithgall Woods State Park, 61 Tsalaki Trl. $5 parking. 706-878-3087, www.gastateparks.org.
Cruz In, Dawsonville. Park in town, look at cars, see friends, 5-9 p.m. third Friday, Downtown Dawsonville. www.dawson.org.
Sunday Tech Rides/Tuesday Interval Rides, Gainesville. Sunday road bike rides roll out at 1:15 p.m., Tuesday intervals at 6 p.m. from North Hall Technology Center, 4075 Nopone Rd. velocraig@hotmail.com.
Garden Train, Story Times, Crafts, Family Activities, Gainesville. Children and family activities, various times, Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville Garden, 1911 Sweet Bay Dr. $3 or free with garden admission or membership. www.atlantabg.org, 404-888-4760.
Volunteer Work Day, Gainesville. Join Friends of Don Carter State Park for park improvement projects, bring water, gloves and clothes to get dirty, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. third Saturdays, 5000 N. Browning Bridge Rd. www.gastateparks.org, 678-450-7726.
Emory Jones Book Signing, Sautee Nacoochee. Author of “Distant Voices: The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound” reads excerpts from his new book, “The Valley Where They Danced,” 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9, Hardman Farm Historic Site, 143 Hwy. 17. $7-$12, free to children younger than 6. 
Live Animal Exhibit, Gainesville. Meet snakes and other resident animals of Elachee Nature Center, 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays in Oct., 2125 Elachee Dr. $5 adults, $3 children ages 2-12, free to Elachee members. www.elachee.org, 770-535-1976.
 

Other area events
Oct. 2, 9, 23, 30 – Team Trivia at Beer Me, 7 p.m., at 5609 Main St., Buford.
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – Music Bingo at Shazzy’s Bar & Grill in Buford, 4949 Lanier Islands Parkway, 7:30-9:30 p.m., features favorite tunes throughout decades with classic game and prizes. Free to play.
Oct. 3-27 – The Crimson Moon, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega, concerts; Oct. 3 – Kyle Daniel Band (Soulful Country), 8-10 p.m.; Oct. 4 – Country American Idol Finalist Clay Page, 9-11 p.m.; Oct. 5 – Callaghan (Top Folk/Pop Singer from the UK), 8-10 p.m.; Oct. 11 – Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys, 8-10 p.m.; Oct. 12 – High Lonesome (Atlanta Newgrass Band), 8-10 p.m.; Oct. 13 – Nate Currin (Indie Folk), 7-9 p.m.; Oct. 18, 19 – Jay Drummonds & Wayne Baird, 8-10 p.m.; Oct. 25 – Betsy Franck (Soulful Americana & Blues), 8-10 p.m.; Oct. 26 – Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley (Americana Bluegrass Duo), 8-10 p.m.; Oct. 27 – Wyatt Espalin’s “Americana Troubadour Round,” 7-9 p.m. Info: 706-864-3982.
Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1 – Kartel Tacos & Tequilas Meet, 8-11 p.m., 3480 Financial Center Way, Buford. A family friendly, pet-friendly car meet every Friday. On-site food/drink includes Tacos & Tequilas, Kung Fu Tea, Steak N Shake and more. Info: 770-743-7737.
Oct. 4 – Kavita Krishnamurthy Live in Concert, 8-10 p.m., at South Forsyth High School of Performing Arts Center, 585 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming. Info: EventBrite.
Oct. 4-26 – Good ol’ Days Bar and Grill, 419 Atlanta Rd., Cumming, presents: Oct. 4 – Daniel Lee Band, 9 p.m.-midnight; Oct. 5 – Barry Richman Band, 9 p.m.-midnight; Oct. 11 – Southside of the Tracks, 9 p.m.-midnight; Oct. 18 – Boogilicious, 9 p.m.-midnight; Oct. 25 – SkynFolks-The Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band, 9 p.m.-midnight; Oct. 26 – The Petty Project, 9 p.m.-midnight. Info: 770-887-8575.
Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12 – Branch House Tavern, 5466 McEver Rd., Flowery Branch, presents: Oct.4 – Tall Boy Live, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Oct. 5 – Pick Up Line, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Oct. 11 – Hailey Fletcher & Jayron Weaver, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Oct. 12 – Chris Key Band, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Info: 678-828-8345.
Oct. 5 – GA Indie Author Event 2019, 1-5 p.m., at Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Cumming. Meet NY Times, USA Today, Amazon and International best selling authors. Tickets: $10-$20. Info: EventBrite.
Oct. 5 – B.E.N @ Bourbon Street Grille, 6:30-9 p.m., 90 Public Square North, Dahlonega. Info: EventBrite.
Oct. 6 – Contemplation and Community Book Signing, 3-5 p.m., held at Grace Episcopal Church (Parish Hall), 422 Brenau Ave., Gainesville. Features Stuart Higginbotham signing copies of his newest book Contemplation and Community. Info: EventBrite.
Oct. 8, 15 – North Forsyth Middle School Choirs perform at 7 p.m. at Cumming First United Methodist Church, 770 Canton Hwy. Cumming. Free. Info: 770-887-2900.
Oct. 9 – UNG Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band perform 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Dawsonville Performing Arts Building, 1665 Perimeter Rd., Dawsonville. Free. Info: 678-717-3930.
Oct. 11 – Mock of Ages, Def Leppard Tribute, 10 p.m., at Moonshiners Bar & Grill, 6750 Ga. 53, Braselton. Info: 706-684-0295.
Oct. 15 – Lizzie Borden: The Cutting Edge, 7-8 p.m., at Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Rd., Cumming. Sloane Meyer brings literature to life during an evening that sheds light on new evidence that might change your mind … or at least teaches you more accurate lyrics in this presentation of Bringing Literature to Life, sponsored by FCPL Friends & Advocates. Free. Info: 770-781-9840.
Oct. 17-19 – “Jasper in Deadland” presented 7-9 p.m. by the East Hall Performing Arts Center, 3534 East Hall Rd., Gainesville. Tickets: $8-$10. Info: 678-617-9478.
Oct. 24 – Theater Thursday: “Hotel Transylvania2,” Lumpkin County Library, 342 Courthouse, Dahlonega. Free family movie; popcorn provided. Info: chestateelibrary.org.
Oct. 25 – Live Music by Roger Moore, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Left Nut Brewing, 2100 Atlanta Hwy. Gainesville. Info: 678-827-6678.
• Thru Oct. 27 – Grapes and Ghosts Wine Tour, 19 East Main St., Dahlonega, features sightings of Civil War soldiers playing cards in Mount Hope Cemetery, a ghostly little girl in a long white dress who plays in a room in the Historic District, ghosts who rattle dishes in restaurants on the Public Square and chairs and chess pieces being moved when no one was there, all stories corroborated by town residents. Tours and pub crawls about half mile long and between 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Adults only (ID required). Admission: $20. Info: 706-482-8795.
 
Brenau University
Thru Nov. 21 – Ethos: Works by Carmelo Blandino exhibited at Simmons Visual Arts Center, Sellars Gallery. Blandino explores quantum physics and ethos through his most recent set of paintings.
Oct. 3-Nov. 21 – Crimes and Fashion: Clothing to Die For exhibited in Simmons Visual Arts Center, Presidents Gallery. Exhibit highlights Brenau’s Historic Clothing Collection featuring fashion inspired by classic fictional detectives and criminals. Free. Reception, Oct. 10, 5:30-7 p.m., visitors encouraged to dress as their favorite mystery character.
Info: 770-534-6263; galleries.brenau.edwww.brenau.edu.

Buford Community Center
Oct. 5 – BCC Fall Concert Featuring Bret Michaels, 6-8 p.m., in Amphitheater, 395 East Main St., Buford. Free.
Oct. 11-27 – “The 39 Steps” presented by Theatre Buford. Tickets: $30-$35.
Nov. 2 – Lee Rocker, 8 p.m. Tickets: $35-$40.
Info: 770 945-6762,  bufordcommunitycenter.com.

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort
Info: 678-425-0900 x41;  www.chateauelan.com.

Clarkesville’s Historic Habersham Community Theater
Oct. 4-6 – “The Sound of Music” presented.
Dahlonega’s Historic Holly Theatre
Oct. 5 – Capitol City Express, Jazz, Swing & Big Band, performs at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35/$27.
Oct. 25-27, Nov. 1-3, 8-10 – Bright Star, inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Info: 706-530-5162; www.hollytheater.com.

Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts
 
Gainesville Theatre Alliance
Thru Oct. 4 – “The Ugly Duckling” presented by WonderQuest at Brenau’s Pearce Auditorium. Times: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 27, 28 and Oct. 4; 4:30 p.m., Sept. 28; 2:30 p.m., Sept. 29. Tickets: $12-$15, adults and seniors; $8-$10, student, children.
Info:
678-717-3624; blog.ung.edu/gta.

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Oct. 11-19 – Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, featuring music performances, arts & craft vendors, educational demonstrations, a flower show and the ever-popular Georgia’s Official State Fiddlers’ Convention.
Oct. 12 – Jamey Johnson, 7 p.m. Tickets: $47/$37.

Habersham Community Theater

Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
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Oct. 7-13 – Farm Craft Week, learn about life on the farm with a fun craft.
Oct. 14-20 – Columbus Day Craft Week, create your own explorer hat like Columbus wore.
Oct. 21-Oct. 27 – Sloth Craft Week, slowly create your own sloth.
Oct. 28-Nov. 3 – Halloween Craft Week, create spooky craft.
Oct. 31 – Happy Halloween, wear your costume to INK and receive $2 off admission.
Info: 770 536-1900,  www.inkfun.org.

Lake Lanier Islands
Oct. 4 – Nathan Sheppard, 7-10 p.m., LandShark Bar & Grill
Oct. 5 – Nathan Sheppard Band, 7-10 p.m., LandShark Landing Stage
Oct. 11 – Josiah Atchley, 7-10 p.m., LandShark Bar & Grill
Oct. 12 – Bourbon Borderline, 7-10 p.m., LandShark Landing Stage
Oct. 18 – Chad Bearden, 7-10 p.m., LandShark Bar & Grill
Oct. 25 – Jonathan Ingram, 7-10 p.m., LandShark Bar & Grill
Oct. 26 – The American Express, 7-10 p.m., LandShark Landing Stage

North Atlanta Trade Center
Info: www.northatlantatradecenter.com

Northeast Georgia History Center
Oct. 8 – Forum: The Buford Dam & Lake Lanier, 7-8 p.m., features Geoffrey Whitehead of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presenting the history of the Buford Dam and the creation of Lake Lanier. Admission: $3, free for members.
Oct. 13 – Family Day: The Grandeur That Was Rome, 1-4 p.m., features the rich tapestry of Roman daily life with hands-on activities, living history interpretation, performing arts, cooking and combat demonstrations. Free.

Piedmont College
Oct. 3-6 – “Cabaret,” presented at the Swanson Center Mainstage Theater, directed by Bill Gabelhausen. Times: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3-5; 2 p.m., Oct. 6.
Oct. 10-Nov. 14 – Flora+Fauna: Mark Knott & Krista Grecco features ceramic artists Knott and Grecco at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art.
Oct. 29 – Cantible, “The B List,” presented at 5 p.m., the Recital Hall/Conservatory of Music, features the college’s elite a cappella ensemble performing works associated with the letter “B,” from the Renaissance to the 21st century.
Info: 706-894-4201, piedmont.edu/fa

Quinlan Arts Center
  Thru Oct. 5 – Fall Exhibitions feature Fifth Virginia Avery Memorial “Reflections” Juried Art Exhibition, an Al Clayton Retrospective featuring the “Icons” and “Still Hungry in America” (50th Anniversary) series (with work from Jennie Clayton), “New Works” artwork by Debra Nadelhoffer & Margaret Dyer, Dede Collicott’s “Faces and Places” and a mini-exhibition “A Joyful Journey”  featuring recent work by Marilyn Sparks. 
Oct. 10-Nov. 30 – 72nd Annual Members’ Exhibition. Opening reception held Oct. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Info: www.quinlanartscenter.org.

Resurgens Theatre Company
The North Georgia Shakespeare Festival 

School Street Playhouse (formerly Cumming Playhouse)
Oct. 10-27 – “Single Wide,” is about Katy, who may live in a tiny trailer in an even tinier trailer park, but that doesn’t stop her from having enormous dreams. A story of challenge, determination, grit and hope. The new musical features a toe-tapping country/pop score. Tickets: $27.50, adults; $25, senior/veterans. Times: 8 p.m., evenings; 3 p.m., matinees.
 
Tannery Row Artist Colony
Thru Nov. 1 – 2019 Fall Juried Art Exhibit will include a variety of media including painting, pastel, colored pencil, pen & ink, mixed media, printmaking, fiber arts, photography, digital art and three-dimensional art, including ceramics, pottery, metal and found object sculpture. 
Info: 770-904-0572; www.tanneryrowartistcolony.com.

University of North Georgia
Oct. 8, 9 – Guest Artist Concert: Corey Flowers, guitar. Times: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 8; 6-9 p.m., Oct. 9, in Gloria Shott Auditorium, Dahlonega.
Oct. 9 – UNG Bands Fall Concert, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Dawsonville Performing Arts Center, Dawsonville.
Oct. 21 – Fall Jazz Concert, 7:30-8:30 p.m., in Gloria Shott Auditorium, Dahlonega.
Oct. 23 – Guest Artist Recital: Dr. Jan Baker, saxophone, and Dr. Stuart Gerber, percussion, 7:30-8:30 p.m., in Gloria Shott Auditorium.
 
Voices of North Georgia
Presents its 51st Concert Season, 2019-2020
Oct. 18, 19 – Movie Night presented in Banquet Hall at First Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 6, 7 – Tidings of Great Joy!, annual holiday performances, presented at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 14 – USO Canteen Show presented in Banquet Hall at First Baptist Church, TBA.
• Apr. 24, 26 – World Praise presented in sanctuary at Gainesville First Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p.m. (Apr. 24); 3 p.m. (Apr. 26).
Info: voicesofnorthgeorgia.com.


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