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Volume 52 Fall

Number 3 September/October 2012

CONTENTS Metro Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-7 Sporting Events . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-10 Entertainment Venues . . . . . .11-13 Theatre & Music . . . . . . . . . . .14-15 Fall Events in Georgia . . . . . . .16-30 Labor Day Events . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

ON THE COVER he Sandy Springs Festival on September 22-23 will feature arts and crafts, entertainment, activities for children and teenagers, a pet parade, heritage area, food, the Doug Kessler Lightning 5K/10K race, a business expo, and much more. See details on page 4. This issue is filled with information on many special events planned for Georgia this fall.

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801 Nebula Rd., Manchester, GA 31816 Phone 706-846-2620 E-mail guidetogeorgia@windstream.net Patty Proctor . . . . . . . . .Publisher/Editor Hayley Yawn . . . . . .Publisher’s Assistant Debi Richardson . . . . . . .Graphics Editor 803-259-1990, debi@guidetogeorgia.com The GUIDE TO GEORGIA, founded in 1960, is the premiere publication for information on activities and entertainment in Georgia. Four issues are published each year, and the magazines are distributed in all 11 Georgia Welcome Centers, in local visitor bureaus, in hotels, and numerous other outlets as well as to subscribers. Subscription is $10 per year. Contents are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without permission.

2012 International Kaolin Festival Celebrating 47 Years

Saturday

October 13 on the Square in Downtown

SANDERSVILLE Arts & Crafts, Parade, Food, Entertainment, Mine Tours, and Fun!!

For info: 478-552-3288

www.washingtoncountyga.com

Take the Road Less Traveled!

Georgia’s Peach Blossom Trail

Venture Off the Interstate and Really See Georgia! 888-288-9742 www.peachblossomtrail.com

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METRO ATLANTA Sandy Springs Festival and Other Events The 27th Anniversary Sandy Springs Festival will take place September 22-23. Features of the Festival will include the Doug Kessler Sandy Springs Lightning 5K/10K race, a Juried Artist’s Market, Business and Civic Expo, a Children’s Park and Teen Territory, Kiwanis Pet Parade, Heritage Education Area, live entertainment, food court, and more. The Sandy Springs Festival is the primary fundraiser for Heritage Sandy Springs, a non-profit organization that operates Heritage Green, a four-acre city park; there the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum in an 1869 farmhouse houses two traveling exhibits and a permanent exhibit which documents the history of the community. The Sandy Springs Festival will be held at Heritage Green, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, next to City Walk/ surrounding area. Festival hours: Saturday 9am-7pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. See website for admission prices. Visit www.sandyspringsfestival.com, call 404-8519222, or e-mail cnickles@heritagesandysprings.org. For information on events, attractions, restaurants, and hotels, call 866-511-7742 or visit www.VisitSandySprings.org. Another Sandy Springs event will be the annual Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition on Oct. 14 at the Congregation B’nai Torah, 700 Mount Vernon Hwy. For information, phone 678-948-KBBQ or e-mail PitBoss@AtlantaKosherBBQ.com.

Fall Events Sept. 1-3,8,15,22,29, Oct. 6,13,20,27 – Lasershow Spectacular, Stone Mountain Park, 770-498-5690. Sept. 4-Oct. 30 – Music at Noon, Cent. Olympic Park, Tues., Thurs. 12pm. 404-223-4412. Sept. 5-26 –Wednesday WindDown, Centennial Olympic Park, 5:30-8pm. 404-223-4412. Sept. 5-26 – Blue Sky Concerts, Decatur, Wed. 12-1pm. 404-371-8386. Sept. 6, Oct. 4 – First Thursday Art Walk, Downtown Atlanta, 5-8pm. 404-658-1877. Sept. 6-27, Oct. 4 – Jazz Nights, Scottish Rite, Decatur, Thurs., 7-9pm. 404-370-0888. Sept. 7,14,28 – Sandy Springs Movies by Moonlight, UMC. 404-256-9091. Sept. 7, Oct. 5 – Songwriters Concerts, Chattahoochee Nature Center. 770-992-2055 Sept. 7, Oct. 5 – First Friday Art Walk, Marietta Square, 5-9pm. 800-451-3480. Sept. 7-Oct. 26 – Martinis & IMAX, Fernbank, Fridays 5:30-10pm. 404-929-6300. Sept. 8-29, Oct. 6 – Concerts on the Decatur Square, Sat. 7-9:30pm. 404-371-8386. Sept. 20, Oct. 18 – Alive After Five, Roswell Historic District. 770-640-3253. Sept. 21, Oct. 19 – Friday Jazz, High Museum, 5-10pm. 404-733-4437.

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Sept. 23-Oct. 3 – Fayette County Fair, Fayetteville. 404-913-fair. Sept. 28-Oct. 28 – Pumpkin Fest, Stone Mountain Park. 770-498-5690. Sept. 29-30, Oct. 27-28 –Alpharetta Art in Milton Park. 678-297-2811. Oct. 5-Nov. 3 – Netherworld Haunted House. 404-608-2484. Oct. 26-Dec. 2 – Cirque du Soleil TOTEM, Atlantic Station. 404-975-4270.

September 6 – Lunchtime. Several Dancers Core Studio, Decatur. Free lunch/first 40. 404-373-4154. 6-9 – Yellow Daisy Festival, Stone Mountain Park. 770-498-5690. 7-9 – Scott Antique Market, Atlanta Expo Center. 740-569-2800 or 404-361-2000. 8 – Taste of Kennesaw, Downtown, 11am8pm. Banks & Shane, 6pm. 770-423-1330. 8 – The Warriors Concert, Frederick Brown, Jr., Amphitheater, Peachtree City. 770-631-0630. 9 – Banks & Shane Concert, Heritage Green, Sandy Springs, 7-8:30pm. 404-851-9111. 13-23 – Gwinnett County Fair. 770-963-6522. 14 – Concert, Jess Lucas Park, Downtown Hapeville, 7pm. 404-669-8269. 14 – Hoedown at the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve, Johns Creek, 6-9pm. 678-366-3511.

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METRO ATLANTA Scott Antique Market in Atlanta The Scott Antique Market at the Atlanta Expo Centers, the world’s largest monthly indoor antique show, features two buildings stocked full of pretty much every antique imaginable. With 366,000 square feet to explore, and over 3,300 booths, it’s almost impossible to leave without finding exactly what you’re looking for, according to the show’s organizers. All things antique wind up at the Scott Antique Market-antique furniture, vintage hardware, rare art, stunning glassware, heirloom silver, incredible jewelry, and so much more. The Scott Antique Market, described as “America’s favorite treasure hunt,” always takes place the second weekend of every month at the Atlanta Expo Centers which straddle I-285 at Exit 55. Parking is free; admission is only $5; and a complimentary shuttle goes between both buildings. Upcoming shows will be Sept. 7-9, Oct. 12-14, and Nov. 9-11. For a complete list of show dates and more information on Scott Antique Markets, call 740-569-2800 or visit www.scottantiquemarket.com.

September 15 – Happy Days Festival, Jess Lucas Park, Downtown Hapeville. 404-669-8269. 15 – Taste of Smyrna, 11am-8pm; Concert 7pm; Fireworks. Village Green. 770-423-1330. 15 – Marietta Streetfest, Square. 770-794-5710. 15-16 – Atlanta Arts Festival, Piedmont Park. 770-941-9660. 15-16 – For Sisters Only, Georgia World Congress Center, 404-223-4000. 15-16 – Roswell Arts Festival, Square. 770640-3253. 15-16 – CORE Performance Company presents Shift, Decatur. 404-373-4154. 20-21 – Better Living Home & Garden Show, Georgia Int’l. Convention Center. 678-244-9800. 20-30 – North Georgia State Fair, Miller Park, Marietta. 770-423-1330. 21-22 – Music Midtown, Piedmont Park. 404-875-7275. 21-23 – Cole Brothers Circus, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton. 770-946-4211. 22 – 4th Saturday Family Fun Day, Centennial Olympic Park, 12-4pm. 404-223-4412. 22 – Fall Folklife Festival, Atlanta History Center. 404-814-4000. 22 – Native America Day, Smith Plantation Home, Roswell. 770-641-3798. 22-23 – Fernbank Museum’s 20th Anniversary. 404-929-6300. 22-23 – Sandy Springs Festival, Heritage Green. 404-851-9111. 27 – Homeschool Day, Southeastern Railway Museum, Duluth, 10am-1pm. 770-476-2013. 28 – Homeschool Day, Stone Mountain Park. 770-498-5690. 28 – Glover Park Concert, Marietta Square, 8pm. 770-794-5601. 28-29 – Fall Festival, Riverview Landing, Chattahoochee River. 404-888-9348. 28-30 – Olympic Pin & Memorabilia Show, Hyatt Regency. 404-790-2765. 29 – Chili Cook-Off, Stone Mountain Park. 770-498-5690.

29-30 – Duluth Fall Festival, Town Green. 770-476-0240. 30 – BBQ & Music Festival, Marietta Square. 800-451-3480.

October 1-31 – Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival. 404-634-8664. 3 – Dunwoody Woman’s Club Tour of Homes. 770-817-8100. 4-6 – Sweet Repeats Consignment Sale, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton. 770-946-4211. 4-7 – Atlanta Greek Festival, Greek Orthodox Cathedral. 404-633-7358.

2012 27 28 Event Highlights to Include: • Featured Artists Market • More Than 175 Crafters • Fresh Harvest Market • Festival Foods • Continuous Entertainment • Children’s Entertainment

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METRO ATLANTA Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth “Georgia’s Official Transportation History Museum” has over 90 pieces of retired railway rolling stock; some pieces, including the Presidential Car Superb, are over 100 years old. There are vintage steam and diesel locomotives, passenger and private cars, a WWII troop kitchen, railway post office car, wooden freight cars, baggage cars, cabooses, and maintenance of way equipment. The museum is home to MARTA’s historic bus fleet and buses from many of the predecessor systems to MARTA. Special events will include the Boy Scout Merit Badge Clinic on Sept. 22 and Model Railroad Days on Nov. 10-11. Train or Treat will be held at the museum on Saturday, Oct. 27 and will feature costume contests at noon and 4pm, a craft activity, trick or treating, wagon rides, and story time. The railway museum, located at 3595 Buford Highway in Duluth, is open from September through December Thursday through Saturday and selected Sundays from 10am-5pm. With ad on page 4 one free train ride with each paid admission. For information, phone 770-4762013 or visit www.SoutheasternRailwayMuseum.org.

October 5 – Gotye, Missy Higgins, Jonti concert at Chastain Park. 404-233-2227. 5-7 – Taste of Atlanta, Technology Square, Midtown. 404-875-4434. 6 – Crossroads at Crabapple Antique & Art Festival, Alpharetta. 770-241-1125. 6 – Alan Jackson concert, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 404-733-5010. 6 – Hotober Fest, Glenwood Pk. 800-793-9040. 6 – East Point Fall Festival & Carnival, Commons Area. 404-270-7059. 6 – Airline Collectibles Show & Sale, Delta Transport Heritage Museum. 404-715-7886. 6 – Roswell Riverside Park Concerts, 7-9pm. 770-641-3705. 6-7 – Norcross Arts Festival. 770-448-2122. 6-7 – Sweet Auburn Heritage Festival, Auburn Ave. 404-886-4469 or 404-399-0886.

6-28 – Freight Fest, Six Flags Over Georgia. 770-948-9290. 7 – Sunday in the Park, Oakland Cemetery, 12-6pm. 404-688-2107. 12-13 – Sandy Springs Family Reunion Tour & Workshop. 770-206-1445. 12-14 – Scott Antique Market, Atlanta Expo Center. 740-569-2800 or 404-361-2000. 13 – Lilburn Daze Arts & Crafts Festival. 770-921-2210. 13 – Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival, Decatur. 404-370-4100. 13 – Fall Farm Days, Smith Plantation, Roswell, 11am-3pm. 770-641-3978. 13-14 – Candler Park Fall Festival & Tour of Homes. 808-264-9204. 13-14 – West Fest, Midtown. 404-474-7309. 14 – Atlanta Kosher BBQ Competition, Congregation B’nai Torah, Sandy Springs. 678948-KBBQ.

SOCIAL CIRCLE’S 18th Annual

Friendship Festival October 6 HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SOCIAL CIRCLE Great Shopping • Great Food Hometown Parade Sidewalk Booths of Arts & Crafts Luke Pilgrim, featured musician Children’s Activities

770-464-1866 www.SocialCircleGaBHT.com 6

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METRO ATLANTA Fall Jonquil Festival in Smyrna The City of Smyrna will hold its Fall Jonquil Festival on October 27-28 on the downtown Village Green next to Market Village. The festival will feature more than 175 handmade arts and crafts booths, a wide selection of festival foods, a Fresh Harvest Market, a Kids’ Zone, live entertainment, Master Puppeteer Peter Hart, and Scott Thompson with acoustic music at the Veterans Memorial. At the Artist Market artisans from all over the Southeast will have handmade crafts, paintings, clothing, furniture, jewelry, and more. Festival foods will include cotton candy, candy apples, corn dogs, hand-dipped ice cream, snow cones, polish sausage, chicken sandwiches, and BBQ. Festival hours will be Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday noon-5pm. Admission will be free to the public. Take I-75 to Exit 260; go west about 3 miles; turn left onto Atlanta Road; festival will be one mile on right. For information, call 770-434-6600 or visit www.smyrnacity.com.

October 19 – Concert/Chili Cook-Off, Lucas Park, Downtown Hapeville, 7-11pm. 404-669-8269. 20 – Taste of Roswell, Square, 12-5:30pm. 770-640-3253. 20 – Railroad Revival Tour Concert, Southeastern Railway Museum, Duluth. 770-476-2013. 20 – Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival, Marietta Square. 770-794-5601. 20-21 – Arts & Music Fall Festival, Downtown Alpharetta, 10am-6pm. 678-296-2829. 20-21 – Highland Games, Stone Mountain Park. 770-498-5690.

25-28 – Capturing Spirit of Oakland Cemetery-Halloween Tours. 404-688-2107. 26-28 – Country Living Fair, Stone Mountain Park. 770-498-5690. 27 – Train or Treat, Southeastern Railway Museum, Duluth. 770-476-2013. 27 – Holiday Craft Sale, Alpharetta Adult Center. 678-297-6140. 27-28 – Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival, Village Green. 770-434-6600. 28 – Day of the Dead Festival, Atlanta History Center, 12-5pm. 404-814-4000.

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Sporting Events Southern Pirate Festival at Port Columbus The Southern Pirate Festival will be held Saturday, October 20, at the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus. Activities will include kids’ activities and games, live cannon firing, demonstrations, music and live entertainment including the Billy Bones’ Pirate Show. In the museum proper, explore naval operations during the Civil War through displays of uniforms, artillery, firearms, personal effects, flags, 19th century ship murals, a timeline exhibit of the war at sea, the remains of an ironclad gunboat, ship replicas, and much more. Open Sunday-Monday from 12:30-4:30pm and Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4:30pm. See coupon in ad on page 9. Located at 1002 Victory Drive in Columbus. For more information, phone 706-327-9798 or visit www.portcolumbus.org.

MISCELLANEOUS

RACING

Sept. 8 . . . . . . . . . Tugaloo State Park Triathlon (swim, bike, run), Lavonia, 706-356-4362 Sept. 14-16 . . . . . . . . Surf Blue Ridge Stand Up Paddle Event, Blue Ridge, 706-889-8747 Sept. 30 . . . . ESI Ironman 70.3 (swim, bike, run) Augusta, downtown. 706-722-8326 Oct. 13 . . . . . The Real Squeal RazorBack Mud Run, Lyons, 912-526-6445 or www.active.com Oct. 13-14. . . . . . . . . . . . . Endurance Challenge (50M,50K,26M,13M,10K,5K), FDR St. Pk., Pine Mt., 214-451-1903

ROAD ATLANTA

GOLFING Oct. 24-26 . . . . . . . Georgia-Florida Golf Classic Jekyll Island, 877-4jekyll

HUNTING Nov. 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle Meade Hunt Thomson, 706-597-1000

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Braselton, 800-849-race, www.roadatlanta.com Sept. 14-16 . . . . . . . . . . . Atlanta Historic Races Oct. 5-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WERA Oct. 17-20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Petit Le Mans Atlanta Motor Speedway . . . . . . . . . . Hampton 770-946-4211, atlantamotorspeedway.com Atlanta Dragway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commerce 770-682-3782, www.atlantadragway.com Oglethorpe Speedway Park . . . . . . . . . . . Pooler 912-964-8200, www.ospracing.net Silver Dollar Raceway . . . . . . . . . . . Reynolds 478-847-4414, www.silverdollarraceway.com

FOOTBALL Sept. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Georgia Dome, Atlanta, 404-223-9200 Sept. 29 . . . Atlanta Football Classic (UTvNCS) Georgia Dome, Atlanta, 404-223-9200

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Sporting Events Wings & Wheels Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show in Warner Robins See a $5 million display of 250 antique, classic, and custom vehicles on Saturday, October 13, at the Museum of Aviation’s 20th Annual Wings and Wheels Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show. Strap yourself in and enjoy a ride around the Museum’s beautiful 51-acre site in the Extreme Team “Savage” 600-horsepower monster truck, and “Cruise to the Oldies” with disc jockey Tommy Landrum. Spectators will enjoy a fun-filled day which includes battery-operated Kiddie Car “Runway Races,” Georgia’s Dance Explosion Cloggers, food concessions, and a large model airplane display. Any year vehicle is welcome. Early registration is $20 and $25 after Oct. 5. Cars can register the day of the show from 8-11:30am. The show will be free to the public from 9am-5pm. Don’t miss this great day at this 100-aircraft aviation museum located in Warner Robins next to Robins Air Force Base. Take I-75 Exit 144 (Russell Parkway) to GA 247. Call Bob Dubiel at 478926-6870 or visit www.museumofaviation.org for more information.

Manchester Railroad Days Railroad Days 2012 will be held in Manchester on Saturday, October 20, in the old Cotton Mill on GA 85E between Atlanta and Columbus. There will be vendors of railroadiana and memorabilia, and the model train section of the show is also being expanded. Train artifacts, pictures, and books can be found at the show from 9am-4pm.; admission will be $2 with children under 12 free. Also on Saturday a Rotary Club car show will be held at Sledge Automotives on GA 85E; food will be available. A reception on Friday night, October 19, will be held in the Manchester Community Building on Second Avenue from 6-9pm and will feature good food and entertaining railroad slides, stories, and speakers; admission will be free. There is an observation deck over the local railroad tracks behind Main Street for rail fans who enjoy watching the trains. For more information, visit www.manchester-ga.com, phone 706-846-5341, or e-mail www. manchesterga@windstream.net.

EQUESTRIAN SHOWS GEORGIA INT’L HORSE PARK Conyers, 888-860-4224, www.conyersga.com Sept. 1-2 . . . . . . .GDCTA Labor Day Classic I & II Sept. 8-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Appaloosa Show Sept. 15-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Horse Show GHF Sept. 15-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fall Dressage Show Sept. 28-29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Charity Horse Show Oc. 4-7 . . . . . . . .NBHA Ga. State Championship

GTG 2012

BIKING Sept. 15 . . . . . . . Beautiful Back Roads Century Tues.-Sat.: 10:00am-4:30pm (12,27,44,64,105), Cartersville, 770-606-9438 Sun.-Mon.: 12:30-4:30pm Sept. 30 . . . . Six Gap Century & Three Gap 50 Closed: New Year's, Dahlonega, 706-864-3513 Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Oct. 1-14 . . . . . . . . . Georgia Bikefest by BRAG and Christmas Columbus, 770-498-5153 Oct. 13 . . . . . . . Hills of Habersham (23M, 44M) Clarkesville, 706-778-4654 September/October 2012 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA

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Sporting Events Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum in Chattanooga Several excursions are offered on the Tennessee Valley Railroad in Chattanooga from the Grand Junction Station. For information, visit www.tvrail.com or phone 423-894-8028. The Missionary Ridge Local is a 55 mile ride which goes through a Civil War era tunnel. The Chickamauga Turn is a six hour roundtrip ride to Chickamauga, GA. The Eerie Express from Oct. 12-27 features storytelling and a tour through the Eerie Fun House and a bag of treats. The Summerville Steam is an all day excursion to Summerville, GA during autumn with dinner onboard on the second Saturday nights. The Hiwassee River Rail Adventure covers 50 miles of breathtaking views paralleling the scenic Hiwassee River. At the Loop, the tracks corkscrew over themselves as they climb the mountain near Farner, TN. The Copperhill Special through Nov. 18 is a daylong excursion to the former mining town of Copperhill, TN. Both Hiwassee trips leave from Etowah, TN; call for details.

BASEBALL

FOOTBALL

BASKETBALL

Home Schedules ATLANTA BRAVES

Home Schedule ATLANTA FALCONS

Home Schedule ATLANTA DREAM

Sept. 1-2 . . . . . . . . . .PHILLIES Sept. 3-6 . . . . . . . . . .ROCKIES Sept. 14-16 . . . . .NATIONALS Sept. 25-30 . . . . . . . . . . .METS 404-577-9100 www.atlantabraves.com

Sept. 17 . . . . . . . . . . .DENVER Sept. 30 . . . . . . . .CAROLINA Oct. 14 . . . . . . . . .OAKLAND 404-223-8444 www.atlantafalcons.com

Sept. 2 . . . . . .CONNECTICUT Sept. 5 . . . . . . . . . . .INDIANA Sept. 9 . . . . . .WASHINGTON Sept. 11 . . . . . . . . . . .SEATTLE 404-604-2626 www.AtlantaDream.net

AUGUSTA GREENJACKETS

Sept. 1 . . . . . . . . . . .BUFFALO Sept. 15 .FLORIDA ATLANTIC Sept. 22 . . . . . . .VANDERBILT Sept. 29 . . . . . . . . .TENNESSEE Oct. 27 . . . . . . . . . . .FLORIDA 877-542-1231 www.georgiadogs.com

Sept. 1-3 . . . . . .CHARLESTON 706-736-7889 greenjacketsbaseball.com

SOCCER Home Schedules ATLANTA SILVERBACKS

GEORGIA BULLDOGS

GA TECH YELLOWJACKETS

Sept. 15 . . . .FT. LAUDERDALE Sept. 19 . . . . .SAN ANTONIO 404-969-4900 atlantasilverbacks.com

Sept. 8 . . . . . . .PRESBYTERIAN Sept. 15 . . . . . . . . . .VIRGINIA Sept. 22 . . . . . . . . . . . .MIAMI Sept. 29 . . .MIDDLE TENN. ST. Oct. 20 . . .BOSTON COLLEGE Oct. 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BYU

(see www.usyouthsoccer.org and www.soccerga.com)

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888-TECH-TIX, 404-894-5446

HOCKEY Home Schedules COLUMBUS COTTONMOUTHS Oct. 26 . . . . . . . .PENSACOLA 706-571-0086 cottonmouths.pointstreak sites.com

GWINNETT GLADIATORS Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 24 Oct. 27

. .SOUTH CAROLINA . . . . . . . .GREENVILLE . . . . . . . .EVANSVILLE . . . . . . .FORT WAYNE 770-497-5100 www.gwinnettgladiators.com

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Entertainment Venues in Georgia Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival The onset of fall in Augusta will bring excitement as people await the event that kicks off Augusta’s arts season: the Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival, scheduled this year for September 14-16. Each year, a juried show of fine arts and crafts is showcased, while ethnic groups from all over Augusta tempt festival goers with scrumptious and authentically prepared regional cuisines. Over 100 artisans, 35 ethnic groups, and hundreds of performers will lend their talents to the festival. Included will be wood workers, glass smiths, jewelry makers, dancers, singers, poets, painters, and more! Additionally, there will be a beer garden featuring craft beers and a free hands-on area for kids. The festival is located on Broad Street, delightfully shaded by buildings and trees. Germany will be the featured country this year, and Channelheimer’s Oompah Band will be leading the crowd in traditional German favorites. Finally, the highly anticipated closing concert will be performed by Atlanta’s own band of beautiful young sirens, von Grey. See Augusta’s diversity shine at Arts in the Heart of Augusta; for information, visit www.artsintheheart.com.

AARON’S AMPHITHEATRE at Lakewood Atlanta, 404-627-9704, www.lakewoodamphitheater.org

Sept. 12 Sept. 15 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Oct. 20

Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind Brad Paisley, Band Perry, Scotty McCreery Miranda Lambert Journey, Pat Benatar, Loverboy Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Eli Young Band Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson

Oct. 25

AUGUSTA ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX 706-722-3521, www.augustaentertainmentcomplex.com

Sept. 20 Sept. 21-22 Oct. 4 Oct. 12 Oct. 21 Oct. 25

Brian Regan Just Give Me Jesus Fresh Beat Band Mike Epps Tyler Perry’s Madea Four Tops

CLASSIC CHASTAIN Atlanta, 404-733-5000, www.classicchastain.org

Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 14 Sept. 22

Train, Mat Kearney, Andy Grammer Charlie Wilson, Chrisette Michele Capricorn Experience New Edition

CALLANWOLDE Atlanta, 404-872-5338, www.callanwolde.org

Sept. 16 Sept. 28, Oct. 19 Oct. 26

Callanwolde Concert Band Storytelling Costume Tango Night

COLUMBUS CIVIC CENTER 706-494-8330, www.columbusciviccenter.org

Sept. 1 Sept. 7 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 16-21

Salsa Extravaganza at Ice Rink Timeless Music Festival Tyler Perry’s Madea Rascal Flatts Greater Columbus Fair

FOX THEATRE Atlanta, 404-881-2100, www.foxtheatre.org

Sept. 2 Sept. 5-11 Sept. 20 Sept. 25-30 Oct. 3 Oct. 12 Oct. 26-27

Scream Tour The King and I Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! War Horse The Price is Right Dispatch STS9

COBB CIVIC CENTER Marietta, 770-528-8450, www.cobbcountyga.gov

Sept. 1-2 Sept. 7-9 Sept. 22-23 Oct. 7 Oct. 10-13

Gun & Knife Show Cox Gem & Jewelry Show/Sale Rare & Antique Book Fair Cheerfest Mistletoe Market

COBB ENERGY CENTRE Atlanta, 770-916-2800, www.cobbenergycentre.com

Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 21 Sept. 27 Sept. 30 Oct. 3 Oct. 4-7 Oct. 8 Oct. 13 Oct. 19 Oct. 28

Dead Can Dance Chris Isaak Bolder & Fresher Tour Al Jarreau & Ramsey Lewis Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Shreya Ghoshal David Byrne & St. Vincent Chicago The Shins Sinbad Esperanza Spalding & Terri Lyne Carrington Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Entertainment Venues in Georgia FERST CENTER FOR THE ARTS Atlanta, 404-894-9600, www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu

Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 21

Gregory Porter Break of Reality Rob Riggle, Al Madrigal, Rory Albanese Keiko Matsui Taiko Project

GRAND OPERA HOUSE Macon, 478-301-5460, www.thegrandmacon.com

Sept. 18 Sept. 28 Sept. 30 Oct. 5 Oct. 16-17 Oct. 23 Oct. 24-25

Royal Drummers James Gregory All Hands on Deck Brass Transit Nunset Boulevard The Capitol Steps Aesop’s Dinosaur Fables

GWINNETT CENTER Duluth, 800-224-6422, www.gwinnettcenter.com

Sept. 9 Sept. 15-16 Sept. 21-22 Oct. 4-14 Oct. 6 Oct. 20-21 Oct. 25 Oct. 27 Oct. 27

Georgia Bridal Show JapanFest Women of Faith Menopause the Musical Vincente Fernandez Intergalactic Bead/Jewelry Show Taste of Home Cooking School Pet Expo Tour of Gymnastics Champions

IMPERIAL THEATRE Augusta, 706-722-8341, www.imperialtheatre.com

Sept. 14 Oct. 19

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Dailey & Vincent

HARRIS ARTS CENTER Calhoun, 706-629-2599, www.harrisartscenter.com

Sept. 16 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 14 Oct. 28

Clocktower Jazz Von Grey Concert Faye Pierce Bentley, The Van Leers Classical Kaleidoscope Swingtime Orchestra

MABLE HOUSE AMPHITHEATER Mableton, 770-819-7765, www.mablehouse.org

Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Oct. 5 Oct. 6

Almost Elton John Kayla Taylor Jazz Atlanta Smooth Music Festival Jazz, Jazz, & More Jazz Men in Blues

NORTH ATLANTA TRADE CENTER 770-279-9899, www.northatlantatradecenter.com

Sept. 21-23 Sept. 29-30 Sept. 29-30 Oct. 13-14 Oct. 27-28

Down the Street Bead Show Exotic Bird Fair Love Your Pet Fair Eastman Gun Show Great Train Expo

PHILIPS ARENA Atlanta, 404-878-3000, www.philipsarena.com

Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Oct. 4-6 Oct. 10 Oct. 28

How Sweet the Sound Sesame Street Live-Elmo Makes Music Bishop T. D. Jakes Disney on Ice/Rockin’ Ever After WWE Hell in a Cell

RIALTO CENTER Atlanta, 404-413-9tix, www.rialtocenter.org

Oct. 6 Oct. 20 Oct. 26

Third World Capitol Steps Salon de Danse

RIVERCENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Columbus, 706-256-3600, www.rivercenter.org

Sept. 8 Sept. 14 Sept. 29 Oct. 15 Oct. 27

ch a e P t Thergia! u P We In Geo Massee Lane Gardens Lane Southern Orchards Jolly Nut •Pearson Farms Cow and Calf Art Gallery Byron CVB •GeorgiaBob’s Cain River Vineyard I-75 Exits 142, 146, and 149 478-825-3733 www.peachchamber.com 12

Midtown Men Bill Engvall Bernadette Peters Cirque Chinois Bonnie Raitt

September 15, 2012

FRIDAY Street Dance with Slaughter Creek Band 8-12pm

SATURDAY One Mile Fun Run/5K Road Race • Peanut Pavilion Exhibits Arts & Crafts • Food • President & Mrs. Carter’s Book Signing Parade • Entertainment • SAM Shortline Train Rides

SUNDAY Sunday School with President Carter

229-824-5373 www.plainsgeorgia.com

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Entertainment Venues in Georgia PUNCHLINE COMEDY THEATRE Atlanta, 404-252-5233, www.punchline.com

Sept. 16 Sept. 21-23 Sept. 28-29 Oct. 12-14 Oct. 19-21 Oct. 26-28

Margaret Cho Sklar Brothers Kevin Nealon Pablo Francisco Rob Schneider Charlie Murphy

ROSWELL CULTURAL ARTS CENTER 770-594-6232, www.roswellgov.com

Oct. 6 Oct. 20

Georgia Philharmonic Atlanta Balalaika Society

SAUTEE-NACOOCHEE CENTER 706-878-3300, www.snca.org

Sept. 1 Sept. 7 Sept. 15 Sept. 22, Oct. 27 Sept. 28-29 Oct. 20-21

Folk Pottery Show/Sale Atlanta Pops Orchestra Andy Offutt Irwin Community Contra Dances Sautee Jamboree Music Festival Lilies of Valley Concert

SCHWARTZ CENTER Atlanta, 404-727-5050, www.arts.emory.edu

Sept. 9 Sept. 21 Oct. 4

Bach Live! Branford Marsalis Gil Shaham, Violin

SAVANNAH CIVIC CENTER 800-351-7469, www.savannahcivic.com

Sept. 15 Sept. 20 Sept. 30 Oct. 5 Oct. 13 Oct. 17

Elton John & His Band New Edition Ron White Fresh Beat Band Bonnie Raitt Louis C.K.

STRAND THEATRE Marietta, 770-293-0080, www.earlsmithstrand.org

Sept. 7-11 Oct. 12 Oct. 28

Salute to America Packway Handle Band Nosferatu

THOMASVILLE MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM 866-577-3600

Sept. 1 Sept. 20

Lighthouse Gospel Concert Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

UGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Athens, 888-289-8497, www.uga.edu/pac

Oct. 7 Oct. 9-14 Oct. 15 Oct. 16-17 Oct. 24 Oct. 30

Kopelman Quartet Three Sisters Leahy The Chipper Experience St. Martin in Fields Chamber Ensemble The Capitol Steps

SPIVEY HALL Morrow, 678-466-4200, www.spiveyhall.org

Sept. 21 Oct. 7 Oct. 13 Oct. 28

Alex Benford, Organ Alessio Bax, Piano Simon Keenlyside, Baritone The King’s Singers

Due to our early deadlines, some events are not posted yet. Therefore, you might want to check websites for more information.

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P Theatre P Music P Dance P ACTOR’S EXPRESS Atlanta, 404-607-show, www.actors-express.com

Thru Oct. 7

Kiss of the Spider Woman

BRUNSWICK ACTORS’ THEATRE 912-280-0023, www.artdowntowngallery209.com

Sept. 29-Oct. 28

Fox on the Fairway

ACT 3 PRODUCTIONS

C.A.P.E. THEATER

Sept. 13-29

Sept. 7-15

Sandy Springs 770-241-1905, www.act3productions.org

Our Town

AGATHA’S Lights! Camera! Zombies!

ALLIANCE THEATRE Atlanta, 404-733-5000,www.alliancetheatre.org

Sept. 5-30 Oct. 5-28 Oct. 17-Nov. 11 Oct. 27-Nov. 3

What I Learned in Paris Apples & Oranges Next to Normal Real Tweenagers of Atlanta

ALPHARETTA CHRISTIAN THEATER Alpharetta, 678-371-3079, www.act1theater.com

Oct. 5-6

The Big Guns: or Whose Little Lily is She?

Stone Mountain, 770-469-1105, www.artstation.org

Oct. 12-31 Tour of Southern Ghosts at Stone Mountain Park’s Antebellum Plantation

ATHENS COMMUNITY THEATER 706-548-3854, www.townandgownplayers.org

See How They Run

ATLANTA BALLET 404-873-5811,www.atlantaballet.com

Oct. 21-23

The Four Seasons

ATLANTA LYRIC THEATRE Marietta, 404-377-9948, www.atlantalyrictheatre.com

Sept. 21-23

Hairspray

ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 404-733-4900, www.atlantasymphony.org

Oct. 4,6,7 Oct. 11 Oct. 12,13 Oct. 18,20 Oct. 21 Oct. 27

Midori Plays Beethoven Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel Carnegie Bound Halloween on Hogwarts David Sedaris, Humorist

AUGUSTA PLAYERS 706-826-4704, www.augustaplayers.org

Sept. 21-23 Sept. 21-Oct. 7

Hairspray Anything Goes

AURORA THEATRE Lawrenceville, 678-226-6222, www.auroratheatre.com

Thru Sept. 2 Sept. 8, Nov. 3 Sept. 13-30 Sept. 15-Oct. 2 Oct. 4-28 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27

Atlanta, 404-873-3391, www.puppet.org

Thru Sept. 9 Sept. 12-23 Sept. 26-Oct. 7 Oct. 10-21 Oct. 24-Nov. 4

Tortoise, Hare, Other Aesop’s Fables 3 Little Pigs & More Sleeping Beauty Peter & Wolf; Frog Prince Headless Horseman of Silly Hollow

ELBERT THEATRE Elberton, 706-283-1049, www.elberttheatre.org

Oct. 20 Oct. 30

Clay Page Band Concert Pilot Club’s Dazzling Dames Show

FORT GORDON DINNER THEATRE 706-793-8552, www.fortgordon.com

ART STATION

Oct. 5-14

Zombies Beyond the Beyond

CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS

Atlanta, 404-584-2211, www.agathas.com

Thru Nov. 7

Brunswick, 912-571-1323, www.capetheater.org

Sweet Charity Swing Concerts Tigers Be Still Underneath the Lintel Betrayal Robin Hood Juggler Bieber Show Halloween Magic Show

Sept. 14-29 Witness for Prosecution (Agatha Christie)

GAINESVILLE THEATRE ALLIANCE 678-717-3624, www.gainesvilletheatrealliance.org

Sept. 28-Oct. 6

Frog Prince

GEORGIA ENSEMBLE THEATRE Roswell, 770-641-1260, www.get.org

Sept. 6-23

Man Who Came to Dinner

GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE THEATRE Atlanta, 404-264-0020, www.gashakespeare.org

Oct. 4-28

Macbeth

HABERSHAM COMMUNITY THEATER Clarkesville, 706-839-1315, www.habershamtheater.org

Sept. 20-30 Oct. 19-27

Bye Bye Birdie The Rocky Horror Show

HENRY PLAYERS McDonough, 770-914-1474, www.henryplayers.com

Sept. 6-9

Frankenstein

HISTORIC HOLLY THEATER Dahlonega, 706-864-3759, www.hollytheater.com

Sept. 28-Oct. 14 Oct. 26

Stage Struck Evening with Mark Twain

HISTORIC RITZ THEATRE Brunswick, 912-262-6934, www.goldenislesarts.org

Sept. 28-Oct. 14 Oct. 20

Collected Stories The Commedia Pinocchio

ISLAND PLAYERS St. Simons, 912-638-0338, www.theislandplayers.com

Oct. 19-Nov. 12

Cabaret

LEGACY THEATRE Tyrone, 770-306-3343, www.thelegacytheatre.org

Sept. 28-29

Audience Choice Cabaret

BACK LOT PLAYERS

MACON LITTLE THEATRE

Sept. 7-16

Thru Sept. 2 Oct. 12-21

Forsyth 478-994-0443, www.thebacklotplayers.org

Nunsense

478-471-play, www.maconlittletheatre.org

Boeing, Boeing Red Velvet Cake War

BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY THEATER 706,632-9223, www.blueridgecommunitytheater.com

Thru Sept. 2 Sept. 20-Oct. 7

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The Fox on the Fairway Vincent

MAIN STREET PLAYERS Griffin, 770-229-9916, www.mainstreetplayers.org

Sept. 6-16

On Golden Pond

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P Theatre P Music P Dance P Swamp Gravy: Live and Learn in Colquitt For the past twenty years, community members in Colquitt have been creating their own success story. They’ve collectively written, composed, and performed original storytelling theatre, and in doing so have revitalized their dying town. The show is called “Swamp Gravy,” a reference to a tomato-based concoction that, like the piece itself, varies in ingredients and is full of local flavor. This community-based play uses true stories told by the residents of Miller County, and though these stories are from small-town Georgia, they reveal some deeper truths about humanity as a whole. With the aid of professional theater collaborators, Swamp Gravy is performed by approximately 100 volunteer citizens of the town each year. Swamp Gravy presents a new show every October with a remount every March. Swamp Gravy: Live and Learn is the title of the 20th anniversary show. It follows the true stories of several community members as they learn who they really are and what truly matters in life. The stories were collected from locals and then adapted into a script by Will Murdock, who began acting in Swamp Gravy when he was 13. For tickets, call 1-800-514-3849. For information, call 229-758-5450 or visit www.swampgravy.com.

MORTON THEATRE Athens, 706-613-3771, www.mortontheatre.com

Sept. 8-9 Oct. 6-7 Oct. 11-14

Murder at the Howard Johnson’s Dixie Film Festival Wizard of Oz

NEW AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE THEATRE TAVERN Atlanta, 404-874-5299, www.shakespearetavern.com

Thru Sept. 2 Sept. 6-30 Oct. 4-28

Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare All’s Well That Ends Well & Measure for Memory MacBeth

NEWNAN THEATRE 770-683-6282, www.newnantheatre.org

Thru Sept. 9 Sept. 20-30 Oct. 18-28

Seussical The Little Dog Laughed And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)

PERRY PLAYERS 478-987-5354, www.perryplayers.org

Sept. 21-30

Crowns

PUMPHOUSE PLAYERS

Cartersville 770-387-2610, www.pumphouseplayers.com

Sept. 21-29 Oct. 26-Nov. 3

Wits Over the River & Through the Woods

ROME LITTLE THEATRE 706-295-7171, www.romelittletheatre.com

Thru Sept. 2 Oct. 12-21

Oliver Twist Streetcar Named Desire

SAVANNAH THEATRE 912-233-7764, www.savannahtheatre.com

Sept. 7-Nov. 18 Sept. 8-Nov. 17

Southern Nights The Beat Goes On

SOUTHSIDE THEATRE GUILD Fairburn, 770-969-0956, www.stgplays.com

Sept. 27-Oct. 14

Southern Hospitality

STAGE DOOR PLAYERS Dunwoody, 770-396-1726, www.stagedoorplayers.net

Sept. 23-Oct. 16

The Last Romance

ST. MARYS LITTLE THEATRE 912-729-1103, www.stmaryslittletheatre.com

Oct. 12-21

The Fantasticks!

SWAMP GRAVY Colquitt, 800-514-3849, www.swampgravy.com

October

Live & Learn

TATER PATCH PRODUCTIONS Jasper, 770-547-1096, www.taterpatchplayers.org

Sept. 14

Vincent

THEATRE ALBANY 229-439-7193, www.theatrealbany.com

Sept. 14-29 Oct. 25-Nov. 4

State Fair Spider Island

THEATRE EMORY 404-727-5050, www.theater.emory.edu

Sept. 27-30

Comic Mysteries

THEATRE GUILD VALDOSTA 229-247-8243, www.theatreguildvaldosta.com

Oct. 11-20

Love, Sex, & the IRS

THEATRE MACON 478-746-9485, www.theatremacon.com

Sept. 7-15 Oct. 19-27

Becky’s New Car First Breeze of Summer

THEATRICAL OUTFIT Atlanta, 678-528-1500, www.theatricaloutfit.org

Sept. 1-16 Oct. 24-Nov. 8

My Name is Asher Lev Two Drink Minimum

THOMASVILLE ON STAGE 229-226-0863, www.tosac.com

Oct. 26-Nov. 4

The Journal of Pokey Perkins

SPRINGER THEATRE

WARNER ROBINS LITTLE THEATRE

Sept. 20-Oct. 6 Sept. 28-Oct. 6 Oct. 18-27

Sept. 7-22 Oct. 26-Nov. 10

Columbus 706-324-5714, www.springeroperahouse.org

9 to 5: The Musical Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing Little Shop of Horrors

478-929-4579, www.wrlt.org

Move Over, Mrs. Markham Sherlock Holmes & Case of Jersey Lily

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Fall in Love Fall Arts in the Park in Blue Ridge Fall Arts in the Park will be held in the Downtown City Park in Blue Ridge on October 13-14 from 10am-5pm. Admission will be $5/adults and children/free. (Proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association.) Enjoy live music both days with performances by the Chattahoochee Chain Gang on Saturday from 2-4pm and the Mike Watson Band on Sunday from 2-4pm. Inside The Art Center, The Galleries on West Main will be exhibiting the National Blue Ridge Mountain Photographers Juried Nature & Fine Art Photography Show as well as the art of Marsha Hamby Savage, along with art in six other galleries. Also the art of Lynn Marie Dwyer will be inside the new Summit Studios. The festival, located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is only 90 minutes north of Atlanta and will feature over 80 fine arts, crafts, and food booths and will offer paintings, glass, sculpture, pottery, photography, jewelry, woodworking, basketry, metal work, and more. For information, contact 706-632-2144, e-mail Quinn at blueridgearts.quinn@gmail.com, or visit www.blueridgearts.net. For area information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 706-632-5680.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway This 26-mile round trip from Blue Ridge to McCaysville offers spectacular views of scenic valleys, forests, rolling hills, and the beautiful Toccoa River. This three to four hour round trip is over tracks built over 100 years ago and recently upgraded. Most stops include a trip to McCaysville. The train is diesel-powered and includes climatecontrolled vintage coach cars, an open-air car, and a concession car with snacks, drinks, and souvenirs. The ticket office is in the 100 year old depot in Blue Ridge, only 95 miles north of Atlanta. Reservations are strongly encouraged. For schedules, ticket prices, and more information, call 877413-8724 or 706-632-8724 or visit www.brscenic.com or e-mail info-brscenic.com.

22nd

ART IN THE PARK FESTIVAL means BLUEGRASS & BBQ

33rd Annual

SEMINOLE COUNTY

HARVEST FESTIVAL 9-5 in downtown Donalsonville

OCTOBER 20 Hurricane Shoals Park – Maysville Sept. 15, 10-6 10-6 pm pm & Sept. 16, 12:30-5:30 pm FREE Admission/Parking Second Ianuario Memorial Bluegrass Festival Sat. pm Arts & Crafts • BBQ • Festival Foods • Kids Zone • Min Golf Gospel • Bluegrass • Heritage Village • Civil War Camp Operating GRIST MILL • 5K MILL RACE • DUCK DASH

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Free Admission & Parking 1 Mile Fun Run • 5K Run • Art Show • Food Car & Motorcycle Show • Parade • Arts & Crafts New & Antique Farm Equipment Children’s Activities • Continuous Entertainment

229-524-2588 e-mail: dosemcc@windstream.net

www.donalsonvillega.com

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Fitzgerald and the Blue & Gray Museum The Annual Halloween Blast will be held in Downtown Fitzgerald on Thursday, October 25, from 4-6pm. Downtown businesses will give away candy to all trick-or-treaters. Other events will include a costume contest, games, kiddie rides, and face painting. The event will be free. Also in Fitzgerald, the Third Thursday concerts will be held at the Carnegie Center at 7pm. The Fitzgerald Harmony Jubilee will be held Nov. 9-10 at Millenium Technology Pointe (adjacent to Wiregrass Technical College). There will be a hot air balloon glow on Friday night, tethered balloon rides on Saturday, a balloon launch, live bands, artisan market, and parachute jumps. Fitzgerald history is revealed on every corner with blue and gray sidewalks and streets named for Yank and Reb Generals, Georgia rivers, and native trees. Yanks and Rebs rest side by side in the Evergreen Cemetery. The Blue & Gray Museum tells, through a documentary and more than 1200 artifacts, the story of Fitzgerald and its Civil War roots. Visit the Fire Engine Museum, tour historic homes and buildings, and delight in homecooked foods. For information, visit www.fitzgeraldga.org or phone 800-386-4642.

Monthly Events in Georgia Sept. 1,15, Oct. 6,20 – NEWNAN – Pickin’ on the Square, Saturdays 11am. 770-254-2627. Sept. 1, Oct. 6 – BLAIRSVILLE – Cruise-In on the Square, 4-8pm. 706-994-6643. Sept. 1, Oct. 6 – DARIEN – 1st Saturday at Waterfront/1st Saturday at Ft. King George. 10am2pm. 912-437-4837. Sept. 1, Oct. 6 – SAVANNAH – First Saturday on the River. 912-234-0295. Sept. 1-Oct. 13 – DAHLONEGA – Appalachian Jam, Gold Museum, Sat. 706-864-2257. Sept. 1-Oct. 27 – HELEN – Saturday Music Concerts, Unicoi St. Pk., 8-10pm. 800-573-9659.

Sept. 1-Oct. 27 – WOODBINE – Opry, Fridays & Saturdays, 7-10pm. 912-576-3027. Sept. 1-Oct. 28 – HELEN – Visiting Artists, Unicoi State Park, Sat. & Sun. 800-573-9659. Sept. 1-Oct. 30 – BLUE RIDGE – Scenic Railway, various dates. 877-413-8724. Sept. 1-Oct. 31 – BLAIRSVILLE – Misty Mt. RR Tours, Mon.,Wed.,Fri.,Sat., 2pm. 706-745-9819. Sept. 1-Oct. 31 – SENOIA – Southern Living Idea House. 770-254-2627. Sept. 6, 13 – McCAYSVILLE – Pickin’ in Horseshoe Bend, Thurs., 6pm. 706-632-7696. Sept. 7, Oct. 5 – AUGUSTA – 1st Friday, Downtown, 5-10pm. 706-826-4702.

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The Road Less Traveled – the Peach Blossom Trail Georgia’s Peach Blossom Trail was named to promote locations along U.S. Highways 341 and 41…away from the hustle and bustle of interstates. In Clayton County, visit museums, plantations, greenhouses, mansions, art galleries, Confederate cemeteries, and farmers markets. Just a few miles away in Henry County you can experience the thrill of touring speedways, animal habitats, antique malls, and outlet centers. In Spalding County, enjoy self-guided tours, downtown antique shopping, unique restaurants, and specialty shops. Lamar County offers beautiful mansions, a Confederate cemetery, Jail Museum, farm tours, and antiques. Continuing on the trail, Monroe County serves up the oldest brick church in Georgia, walking tours, and the film location of the movie Fried Green Tomatoes. Crawford County is home to one of the state’s oldest courthouses, an Old Jail Museum, and two peach farms with markets. Peach County is the center of the Peach State and offers camellia tours, an Antique Mall, Peach Farms with markets, and an outlet mall. Houston County is the fastest growing county in Georgia and home to the Museum of Aviation, unique antique shops, and the Georgia National Fair. Experience the “Real” Georgia, True Southern Hospitality at its Finest. For more information, visit www.peachblossomtrail.com.


Perspectives Georgia Pottery Invitational in Watkinsville The 10th Annual Perspectives 2012: Georgia Pottery Invitational from August 31September 19 will showcase the work of 50 potters from all corners of the state and will exemplify the finest ceramicists in Georgia. Held from 10am to 5pm daily, a portion of the proceeds will benefit CERF, Craft Emergency Relief Fund. Featuring over 5000 pieces of pottery for sale, an opening reception and gala, a preview sale, educational exhibits, gallery talks, workshops, free weekend pottery demonstrations, and studio tours, the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation will host this event at the OCAF Art Center in Watkinsville. New this year will be an exhibit of Ikebana Flower Arrangements where members of the School of Ikebana Atlanta Chapter display floral arrangements created using the ikebana concept. This disciplined art form brings nature and humanity together to create a rhythm of color, line and form. Perspectives 2012: Georgia Pottery Invitational is an annual event established by volunteers to recognize and promote quality utilitarian pottery produced by established Georgia potters and promote pottery as a craft and art form consistent with the OCAF mission. It is Georgia’s largest annual pottery exhibition and sale and highlights a wide collection of styles, forms, colors, and price range in contemporary functional pottery. For info, visit www.ocaf.com or call 706-769-4565.

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A covered arena for free concerts and entertainment, including Gloriana, The Charlie Daniels Band, Confederate Railroad, The Kentucky Headhunters, Marvel’s Avengers: Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, and the American Bull

Riding Tour. Heritage Village, daily live family shows and demonstrations, an exciting carnival midway and much more!

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Sept. 7, Oct. 5 – BRUNSWICK – First Friday, Downtown, 5-8pm. 912-265-4032. Sept. 7, Oct. 5 – DAHLONEGA – 1st Friday Night Concerts, Downtown. 706-864-3513. Sept. 7, Oct. 5 – ELLIJAY – First Fridays, Downtown, 5-8pm. 706-635-7400. Sept. 7, Oct. 5 – SAVANNAH – Oyster Roast & Fireworks, Westin. 912-201-2000. Sept. 7, Oct. 5 – THOMASVILLE – First Friday, Downtown, 5-9pm. 229-227-7020. Sept. 7-Oct. 26 – BLAIRSVILLE – Friday Night Concerts, Courthouse, 7pm. 706-745-5493. Sept. 8,14,15,22,29, Oct. 6,20,21,27,28 – CORDELE – SAM Shortline Train. 877-427-2457. Sept. 8,29, Oct. 6,24 – ALBANY – Concerts, Downtown, 7pm. 518-291-9840. Sept. 8, Oct. 13 – ALBANY – Freedom Singers, Civil Rights Institute. 229-432-1698. Sept. 8, Oct. 19 – SAVANNAH – Savannah Philharmonic, Lucas Theatre. 912-525-5050. Sept. 9, Oct. 14 – MACON – Concerts, Washington Park, 7-9pm. 478-301-2008. Sept. 11-13, 18-20 – LUMPKIN – Fall Harvest Days, Westville. 888-733-1850. Sept. 13-14, 20-21 – ELLIJAY – Apple Arts on the Square. 706-635-7400. Sept. 13, Oct. 11 – ELLIJAY – Cherry Log Pickin, Gilmer Senior Ctr., Dntn. 706-635-3786. Sept. 16-Oct. 28 – HELEN – Oktoberfest, Thurs.-Sun. 800-858-8027. Sept. 18, Oct. 23 – BRUNSWICK – Rhythm on the River, 6pm. 912-265-4032. Sept. 20, Oct. 18 – BLAIRSVILLE – Shape Note Singing, Cthse., 6:30pm. 706-745-5493. Sept. 20, Oct. 18 – FITZGERALD – 3rd Thurs. Concerts, Carnegie Center, 7pm. 229-426-5035. Sept. 22, Oct. 27 – JASPER – JMA Cruise-In, Downtown, 4-8pm. 706-692-1164.

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Apple Pickin’ Jubilee in Ellijay The 17th annual Apple Pickin’ Jubilee will be held on weekends from September 8-Oct. 28 from 9am-6pm at Hillcrest Orchards, nine miles east of Ellijay on Hwy. 52. Pick your own apples. Milk Buttercup the cow. Jump for joy on the Giant Jumping Pillow. Get lost in the “Corny Kid’s Maze.” Enjoy the giant slides. Ride the pedal cart track. There will be pig races, pony rides, tricycle rides, honey bee demonstrations, clogging, country bands, and wagon rides. Visit the Moonshine and Farm House Museums, the petting farm, the Children’s Play Area with a giant slide, and the Enchanted Forest and Nature Trail with scenes from nursery rhymes and fairy tales. An operating gristmill will be grinding cornmeal and grits. Grandma’s Bakery will serve fried apple pies, apple cider, apple fritters, apple cider donuts, fudge, and homemade ice cream. There will also be mountain barbecue and other vittles. All activities will be included for a $6 admission fee except for the petting farm which will have a separate $3 admission fee. For more information, visit www.hillcrestorchards.net or phone 706-273-3838 or e-mail applelan@ellijay.com.

Monthly Events in Georgia Sept. 28, Oct. 26 – BLUE RIDGE – Classic Car Cruise-In, D.Q., 6pm. 706-838-4901. Sept. 30, Oct. 28 – JEKYLL ISLAND – Dinner Dance, J. I. Club Hotel. 912-635-5155.

September 1-19 – WATKINSVILLE – Perspectives 2012: Georgia Pottery Invitational, OCAF. 706-769-4565. 3 – ATHENS – Sensational Sounds of Motown, Ashford Manor. 706-769-2633. 6-7 – HOBOKEN – Bluegrass Music Convention, Flat Oaks Park. 912-458-2365. 7 – ROME – First Friday Concert, 7-10pm. 800-444-1834. 7-8 – BLAIRSVILLE – Gun Show, Civic Center. 828-557-1543. 7-8 – FORT VALLEY – ComSouth Hambone Jam, Downtown. 478-825-5986. 7-15 – CALHOUN – Northwest Georgia Regional Fair. 800-887-3811. 7-15 – CLARKESVILLE – Chattahoochee Mountain Fair. 800-835-2559. 8 – BLAIRSVILLE – Mountain Music/Arts & Crafts Festival, Vogel State Park. 706-745-2628. 8 – CARTERSVILLE – All Day Bluegrass Concert, Red Top Mt. State Park. 770-975-0055. 8 – COLUMBUS – Ft. Benning Postwide Yard Sale & Flea Market. 800-999-1613. 8 – PERRY – Robert McDuffie, Mercer Strings, ASO, High School Aud., 6pm. 478-988-8000. 8-9 – INDIAN SPRINGS – Native American Festival, Museum/Hotel. 770-655-5905. 8-9 – RYDAL – Pine Log Arts & Crafts Fair, UMC. 770-607-5350. 8-30 – ELLIJAY – Apple Pickin’ Jubilee, Hillcrest Orchards, weekends. 706-273-3838. 9 – MACON – Charlie Wilson, S.O.S. Band, Brick, Centreplex. 478-743-1074. 14 – CONYERS – Olde Town Summer Music Festival, 7-11pm. 770-602-2606.

14 – LUMPKIN – Homeschool Day, Westville Village. 888-733-1850. 14-16 – AUGUSTA – Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival. 706-826-4702. 14-16 – JEKYLL ISLAND – Shrimp & Grits: Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival. 877-4jekyll. 14-16 – LINCOLNTON – Elijah Clark Bluegrass Festival. 706-359-3458. 14-16 – MACON – Ocmulgee Indian Mounds Indian Celebration. 478-743-1074. 15 – CLEVELAND – Fall Festival, Babyland General Hospital. 706-865-2171. 15 – PLAINS – Peanut Festival, Downtown. 229-824-5373. 15 – SAVANNAH – Fiesta Latino, River Street. 877-savannah. 15 – ST. MARYS – Starry Nights Music/ Dance, Waterfront Park. 800-433-0225. 15 – TOCCOA – Traveler’s Rest Pioneer Days. 706-886-2256.

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The Real Squeal 2012: Lyons Barbeque & Music Festival Lyons Better Hometown is preparing for their third annual barbeque festival, The Real Squeal 2012. Held every October in Lyons, The Real Squeal is a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned event and a Georgia Barbeque Championship event with both professional and amateur barbeque competitions. The amateur contest will kick off the festival on Friday, October 12, in downtown Lyons with live music, great barbeque, festival food, and The Squeal-In Cruise In. On Saturday, October 13, visit the car show in downtown Lyons and then go to Partin Park for the professional barbeque competition, live music, kid’s creative play area, a professional chainsaw show and auction, soccer tournament championship game, primitive skills demonstrations, and a variety of artisans. Many of the professional barbeque teams will compete in the People’s Choice competition in which patrons can purchase tickets to taste and judge pork shoulder entries. New events this year will be a trap & skeet tournament and The Real Squeal Razorback Mud Run, an adventure race through a series of natural and man-made obstacles. For more details and additional events, visit www.therealsqueal.com, call 912-526-6445, or e-mail bhtlyons@nctv.com.

September 15 – WARM SPRINGS – Visit from Churchill and “Hell’s Guest” Author, FDR’s Little White House. 706-655-5870. 15-16 – CARTERSVILLE – Arts Festival at Rose Lawn. 770-387-5162. 15-16 – DALTON – Fine Arts & Crafts, Creative Arts Guild. 706-278-0168. 15-16 – MAYSVILLE – Tumbling Waters Art in the Park Festival, Hurricane Shoals Park. 706335-6723.

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15-16 – MINERAL BLUFF – Ride the Rails Festival. 423-496-5006. 16 – MADISON – Country Road Cruisers Car Show & Cruise. 706-474-1575. 16 – NEWNAN – Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway, Centre for Perform. Arts. 770-254-2787. 16 – ST. SIMONS – Sam Rodriguez Latin Jazz, Neptune Park, 7-9pm. 912-262-6934. 18-22 – BLUE RIDGE – Kiwanis Fair. 706258-3247. 20 – ROME – Rome Symphony Orchestra. 706-291-7967. 20-29 – NEWNAN – Coweta County Fair. 770-254-2627. 21-22 – CARTERSVILLE – Quilt Show, Civic Center. 770-387-5625. 21-22 – McCAYSVILLE – Smoke on the Water BBQ, Downtown. 706-492-6014. 21-23 – ST. SIMONS – Food & Spirits Festival, Gastoigne Bluff. 912-571-1255. 22 – BLUE RIDGE – Blues & BBQ Music Festival, Downtown. 877-277-5409. 22 – GRANTVILLE – Grantville Day Crosstie Festival. 770-583-9013. 23 – CONYERS – Fiesta Georgia. 770-483-4411. 23-30 – SAVANNAH – Jazz Fest. 877savannah. 25-27 – MACON – Sesame Street Live/Elmo Makes Music, Centreplex. 478-743-1074. 26-27 – LUMPKIN – Surrender of Secession, 1865, Westville Village. 888-733-1850. 27 – MADISON – Artoberfest, Steffen Thomas Museum. 706-342-7557. 27-Oct. 3 – PERRY – Georgia National Fair. 478-988-8000. 28-30 – ROME – Wings Over North Georgia Airshow, Russell Airport. 800-444-1834. 29 – AUGUSTA – Augusta Symphony Orchestra, 1st Baptist. 706-826-4705. 29 – CLARKESVILLE – Taste of Clarkesville, Downtown, 11am-3pm. 800-835-2559. 29 – CLEVELAND – Pottery Comes to Town, Downtown. 800-392-8279.

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Georgia Apple Festival The 41st annual Georgia Apple Festival will be held two weekends, on Saturdays and Sundays, October 13-14 and 20-21, at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds on Old Hwy. 5, south of Ellijay. There will be over 300 vendors selling handmade, hand-crafted items, craft demonstrations, live entertainment, food, an antique car show at the Civic Center on Saturday, October 13, and a parade on Saturday, October 20, at 10am. The festival, which celebrates Ellijay’s main agricultural product, the apple, will be held Saturdays from 9-6 and Sundays from 9-5. Admission will be $5 with children under 10 free. Fairground parking is limited, so visitors are encouraged to use the shuttle bus service from the local schools. Parking donations will be welcomed for local Boy Scouts with a suggested donation of $2. No pets allowed. For info, phone 706-635-7400 or visit www.georgiaapplefestival.org.

Sorghum Festival in Blairsville The 43rd annual Sorghum Festival will be held in Blairsville at Meeks Park on October 13-14 and October 20-21 from 9am-5pm. Celebrating the lost art of sorghum syrup-making, the festival will have live demonstrations showing how the cane is crushed and cooked as well as jars of the sweet syrup for sale. There will be arts and crafts, food, and live music. On Saturdays and Sundays there will be contests such as Biskit Eatin’, Pole Climbin’, Rock Throwin’, Horseshoe Throwin’, and Log Sawin’. Observe how an Old Still makes White Lightning. The kids’ area will keep the youngins' happy for hours. A Sorghum parade will begin Saturday, October 13, at 11am. Square dances, an Appalachian tradition, will be held both Saturdays, October 13 and 20, at 8pm under the lights at Meek Park. There will also be a buck dancing contest. Festival admission will be $2, and parking will be free. Trams will run daily. No pets are allowed in Meeks September Park. The Sorghum Festival is hosted by the 29 – CONYERS – Monastery Fall Festival, Blairsville Jaycees with the co-operation of Monastery of Holy Spirit. 770-483-4411. the Union County Recreation Dept. For more 29 – DARIEN – Murder Mystery in Colonial information, phone 877-745-5789 or 706Darien, Ft. King George, 7pm. 912-437-4770. 745-4745; visit www.VisitBlairsvilleGA.com or 29 – MACON – Levee Fest, Central City Park. www.SorghumFestivalBlairsville.com; or e478-743-1074. mail admin@blairsvillechamber.com. 29 – WALESKA – Old-Time Camp Meeting, Funk Heritage Ctr. 404-909-8385. 29-30 – HELEN – Artoberfest, Little River Park. 706-897-6179.

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October 2-6 – ROME – Coosa Valley Fair. 800-444-1834. 2-6 – THOMASVILLE – Deep South Fair. 229-226-6121. 3-7 – AUGUSTA – Westobou Festival, various locations. 706-755-2878. 4 – NEWNAN – Taste of Newnan, 5-8:30pm. 770-254-2627. 4-6 – THOMASVILLE – Great Southern Music Festival, Pickers Paradise Pk. 229-221-5467. 4-14 – CUMMING – Cumming Country Fair & Festival. 770-781-3491. 5-7 – ADAIRSVILLE – Great Locomotive Chase Festival, Square. 770-773-3451. 5-7 – SAVANNAH – Oktoberfest on the River. 912-234-0295. 5-7 – TYBEE ISLAND – Pirate Fest, South Beach. 800-868-2322.

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HILLCREST ORCHARDS Hwy. 52, 9 miles east of Ellijay

706-273-3838

www.hillcrestorchards.net • applelan@ellijay.com

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Million Pines Arts & Crafts Festival in Soperton The 40th annual Million Pines Arts and Crafts Festival will be held November 3-4 in Soperton’s Iva Park. Under shady pines you will find arts and crafts and food booths and demonstrations on pottery, basket weaving, chair caning, and blacksmithing. Hours will be Saturday 9am-5:30pm and Sunday 10am-5:30pm. No pets allowed at the festival! The food, reminiscent of fall cookouts and fairs, will include hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, turkey legs, chicken and dumplings, boiled peanuts, pork rinds, funnel cakes, blooming Vidalia onions, fried fruit tarts, and more. Children’s activities will include a giant slide, moonwalk, pony rides, spider mountain, and face painting. Continuous entertainment on Saturday will feature cloggers, singers, and bands. Gospel music on Sunday will feature local talent. The slash pines, planted in Treutlen County in 1926, launched an era of reforestation in the South. Soperton is located between Macon and Savannah off I-16, Exit 67 (Hwy. 29). For more information, phone 912-529-6611.

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Mountain Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville The 45th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival will be held in Dawsonville October 26-28. Admission will be free. For information, phone 706-2165273 or visit www.kareforkids.us. On Friday there will be a “Moonshine Run” through the mountains of North Georgia during the day and a Cruise-In that evening from 6-9pm at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame (GRHOF). On Saturday the opening ceremonies will kick off the festivities at 9am with Grand Marshal Bud Moore leading the largest collection of authentic moonshine and race cars through historic downtown Dawsonville. This reflects the era when liquor was illegal and running moonshine through the foothills was a way of life. Then rev up your engines for the car show and swap meet at the GRHOF and check out the hundreds of unique vendors WARNER ROBINS . . . downtown. Enjoy delicious food, children’s A GREAT PLACE TO LAND! activities, and live entertainment all day. A huge concert and street dance will be held that night. On Sunday, activities will continue with a cruise-in and swap meet at GRHOF, and live entertainment, kid’s activities, exhibits, arts & crafts, and food downtown. Festival souvenirs such as t-shirts, hats, bandanas, and cups will be available for purchase. Festival proceeds benefit KARE for Kids, which helps local children in need.

Relive the Old Days at

Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival

Oct. 20 & 21

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20 & 21, 2013

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Experience the Museum of Aviation 4th Largest Aviation Museum in the U.S., Free Admission

41st Annual

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Ellijay, Georgia

October 13-14 & 20-21 Sat. (9-6) & Sun. (9-5 )

www.museumofaviation.org

Affordable Hotel Rooms 105 Restaurants 1200 Seat Civic Center Conference & Meeting Spaces

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Over 300 Exhibitors with Handmade Crafts Great Food • Live Entertainment Antique Car Show (Oct. 13) • Parade (Oct. 20) Admission Adults $5 • Children Under 10 Free No pets except those assisting handicapped persons

LIONS CLUB FAIRGROUNDS •1729 SOUTH MAIN STREET 706-635-7400 • www.georgiaapplefestival.org

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Carrollton MeccaFest The Carrollton Artist Guild will present The Carrollton Fine Arts and Crafts MeccaFest on October 13-14 from 10am-5pm at the Cultural Art Center, 251 Alabama Street. The festival will feature fine artists from across the country who have been chosen by a jury process to participate. Eat on-site at a 1950’s diner or at one of Carrollton’s restaurants. Free children’s activities and entertainment will be provided. Admission to the festival will be free. Performance artist Mark Abbati will entertain on Sunday with his Living Sculpture. Artist Shawn McCann of Art For After Hours of New York will create a trompe l’oeil 3D chalk art masterpiece on the plaza in front of the Art Center. Patrons can see what Shawn creates for Carrollton and watch this work of art unfold. Visitors can help SCRAPBin break a Guinness World Record at MeccaFest by creating the largest sculpture ever made from 50,000 plastic water bottles. The dragon, designed by Artist Alan Kuykendall, will be assembled on site at the Cultural Arts Center. MeccaFest highlights a community of artists and the historic city of Carrollton. For more information, call 770-838-1083 or visit www.meccafest.com or, visit the Carrollton Visitors Bureau at www.visitcarrollton.com.

Social Circle’s Friendship Festival Social Circle will be holding its 18th annual Friendship Festival on Saturday, October 6. These family oriented festivities will begin at 10am. There will be a parade at 10am with family floats, bands, cars, and antique cars. It will wind through the downtown historic district which will be filled with craft vendors, children’s amusements, food, and live entertainment. Enjoy a day full of fun activities. There will be live music featuring Luke Pilgrim, and a special area for children will feature games, amusements, and moonwalks. The Clearview Regional Medical Center will sponsor the festival. Social Circle is 45 minutes east of Atlanta. The Friendship Festival is sponsored by the Walton Regional Medical Center. For information on the festival, call 770-464-1866, e-mail mikemiller@socialcirclega.com, or visit www.SocialCircleGaBHT.com.

October 6 – ALBANY – Flint Fest, Riverfront Park. 866-750-0840. 6 – ATHENS – North Georgia Folk Festival, Sandy Creek Park. 706-613-3631. 6 – CARTERSVILLE – Evening at Oak Hill Cemetery, 770-382-3818; Skills of Past, Etowah Indian Mounds, 770-387-3747. 6 – COLUMBUS – Jr. League Attic Sale, Trade Center, 8am-3pm. 706-327-4207. 6 – MADISON – Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival. 706-342-1251. 6 – SOCIAL CIRCLE – Friendship Festival. 770-464-1866. 6 – ST. MARYS – Rock Shrimp Festival, Downtown. 912-576-5110. 6 – WARM SPRINGS – FDR/Stamp Collecting, Little White House. 706-655-5870. 6 – WARNER ROBINS – International City Fall Festival. 478-988-8000. 6-7 – GAY – Cotton Pickin’ Fair, 706-5386814. Shady Days in Gay Festival, 706-977-8548. 6-7 – JASPER – Georgia Marble Festival. 706692-5600. 6-7 – SUCHES – Indian Summer Festival, Woody Gap School. 706-747-2401.

6-7, 13-14 – CHERRY LOG – Fall Festival. 706-635-1933. 6-28 – ELLIJAY – Apple Pickin’ Jubilee, Hillcrest Orchards, weekends. 706-273-3838. 7-8 – JASPER – Antique Engine Show/Farm Days, Newton Park. 706-692-1164. 11 – ATHENS – Wanda Sykes, Classic Center. 800-918-6393. 11-13 – SAVANNAH – Greek Festival, Helenic Center. 912-236-8256. 39th Annual

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ARTS & CRAFTS • FOOD • FIREWORKS • PARADE BUGGY BLAST FUN PARK • STREET DANCE • ENTERTAINMENT CAR SHOW • BUGGY DISPLAYS • OLD FASHIONED GAMES

770-358-5884

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Toccoa Harvest Festival The 36th annual Toccoa Harvest Festival on November 3-4 will have more than 200 craft and food vendors. Crafts will be home-made, homebaked, or home-grown and will include jewelry, water fountains, wind chimes, candles, soaps, gourds, clothing, furniture, and yard art. The Currahee Artist Guild will also have a sale and demonstration Saturday. Festival hours will be Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-4pm. There will be food; wagon rides; a shuttle to Toccoa Falls; a car cruise-in on Saturday from 10am-3pm; and a Children’s Area with face-painting, petting zoo, Moonbounce, pony rides, Kids Ferris Wheel, train rides, and games. Youth will enjoy the Eurobungee, Jurassic Adventure, Atlantis, Inflatable Slide, and rock-climbing. Continuous entertainment on two stages will feature the Toccoa Falls College Choir, The Rhythm Academy, Atlanta Puppet, and other regional bands. Downtown Toccoa has antique markets, shops in the renovated depot, the Historical Society Museum, and Currahee Military Museum with WWII items from Band of Brothers. For information, phone 877-6toccoa or visit www.mainstreettoccoa.com.

Art in the Park Festival at Hurricane Shoals Park The Tumbling Waters Society of Jackson County will host the 22nd Art in the Park Festival – Bluegrass & BBQ – at the historic and beautiful Hurricane Shoals Park between Jefferson & Maysville on September 15-16. Hours will be Saturday 10-6pm and Sunday 12:30-5:30pm. Admission and parking will be free. Sorry, no pets. For information, call 706-335-6723 or visit www.hurricaneshoalspark.org. Blue Billy Grit Bluegrass Band will host the Second Tony and Ann Ianuario Memorial Bluegrass Festival on Saturday from 12:30-5:30pm with music by Buzzard Mountain Boys, Pool Mountain, 3 Bucks Shy, North Georgia Bluegrass, Grassville and Weber Family. Crystal River Bluegrass Gospel Band will host a variety of gospel entertainment all weekend. Learn the history of the Shoals by playing Spirit of the River miniature golf course, and tour the 1800’s Heritage Village. Civil War soldiers will be camped in the Village with drills, storytelling, and skirmishes each day. An operating grist mill will sell fresh ground cornmeal. BBQ; vittles like tenderloin, sausage, beans, and corn fritters; and other festival foods will be for sale. There will be arts & crafts vendors, children’s art on display, a Kids Zone, a Fun Run/Walk Saturday at 8am, and the 5K Mill Race at 8:30am. Sunday’s grand finale will be the Duck Dash at 5pm – watch hundreds of little yellow ducks race down the Shoals for prizes.

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Sorghum Festival October 13-14 & 20-21

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BLAIRSVILLE

1-877-745-5789

www.VisitBlairsvilleGA.com Located in the Northeast GA Mountains

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Plains Peanut Festival The Plains Peanut Festival on September 15 will honor the peanut industry, the peanut farmer, and Plains’ native son, Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of the U.S. Admission and parking will be free. For information, call 229-824-5373 or visit www.plainsgeorgia.com. There will be a one mile Fun Run at 8am and a 5K Road Race at 8:30am with President Carter presenting awards for these events at 10am from the platform of the depot which was headquarters for his campaign in the 1970’s. Arts, crafts, and food vendors will open at 9am with continuous entertainment in Maxine Reese Park and on Main Street. A parade will begin at 11am. A Peanut Pavilion will offer exhibits on the peanut industry and samples. The Carters will have a book signing starting at 1:30pm. The SAM Shortline Excursion Train will run shuttles Saturday afternoon. A Street Dance on Friday night from 8-12pm will feature the band Slaughter Creek. President Carter will be teaching Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains on Sunday morning at 10am.

Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival Near Warner Robins The Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival between Warner Robins and Perry on October 20-21 will welcome visitors with whiffs of barbecue and other delicious foods, sounds of fiddles, and original and creative arts and crafts in and amongst the old homestead buildings and throughout the terraced woods. The amphitheater in Dogwood Hollow will feature bluegrass bands, Appalachian mountain music, gospel quartets, and dance teams. Over 40 old-timers will resurrect pioneer ways: dipping candles, weaving hammocks, building fishing rods, weaving chairseats with cornshucks, making baskets, building dulcimers and brooms, tatting, wood carving, cutting silhouettes, tinsmithing, and more. Children’s activities will include a magicianventriloquist, the storyteller Larry the Leprechaun, farm animals, hayrides, and horseback rides. The festival is held the third weekend in April (unless Easter falls then) and the third weekend in October; it is scheduled for April 20-21, 2013. Festival hours will be 10am-5pm. Admission will be $5/adults and $1/children with parking free. Six miles from I-75 off Exit 142 to Lake Joy Road. For more information, visit www.mossycreekfestival.com or www.wrga.gov or phone 478922-8265 or 800-288-WRGA. 13 – ST. MARYS – Railroad Days. 912-882October 4000. 13 – SUMMERVILLE – Taylor Ridge 12 – AUGUSTA – Greek Festival, Holy Trinity Jamboree, Floyd State Park. 706-857-0826. Greek Orthodox Church. 706-724-1087. 13 – WARNER ROBINS – Wings & Wheels 12 – SUMMERVILLE – Tour of Homes. 800Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show, Museum of 726-0243. Aviation. 478-926-6870. 12-13 – LYONS – The Real Squeal: Lyons Bar13-14 – BLUE RIDGE – Fall Arts in the Park, beque & Music Festival, Dwntwn. 912-526-6445. City Park. 706-632-5680. 12-14 – SAVANNAH – Folk Music Festival. 912-786-6953. 12-14 – THOMASVILLE – Fly-In, Regional Airport. 229-403-1071. 12-21 – HIAWASSEE – Georgia Mountain Fall Festival. 706-896-4191. 13 – AUGUSTA – Hispanic Festival, Commons. 800-726-0243. 13 – CORNELIA – Big Red Apple Festival. 706-778-8585. 13 – DARIEN – Geechee/Gullah Cultural Days, Sapelo Island. 912-437-4837. 13 – FOLKSTON – Okefenokee Festival, Downtown. 912-496-2536. 13 – McDONOUGH - Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off. 770-898-3196. 13 – SANDERSVILLE – Kaolin Festival, Square. 478-552-3288. September/October 2012 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA

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Kaolin Festival in Sandersville The Kaolin Festival, which started in 1957, will host a parade including local pageant queens, marching bands, civic organizations, and industry floats. The downtown square will be filled with vendors selling arts & crafts, food, a Kaolin education area, mine tours, and live music starting mid-day. The weeklong festivities will kick off on Saturday, October 6, at 8am with the Kaolin Festival Century Bike Ride and its 18M, 32M, 62M, and 108M routes. The scenic routes are within the rolling hills of Washington County and will pass through beautiful Kaolin mining area and scenic farmland. There are routes for riders at all levels. The festival events, which will include a golf tournament, pageant, historic cemetery scavenger hunt, senior walk, health fair, ag fair, and mine tours, will begin on Saturday, October 6, and wrap up on Saturday, October 13, with the Kaolin Festival on the Square. For information on the week’s events and the Tennille BBQ Blast on Oct. 19 & 20, phone 478-552-3288, visit www.washingtoncountyga.com, or email jfarrin@washingtoncountyga.com.

Com South Hambone Jam in Fort Valley The 8th annual ComSouth Hambone Jam will be held at 200 Preston Street in Downtown Fort Valley on Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8. Teams from around the Southeastern U.S. will square off in a BBQ burn, and it will be a finger-lickin’ good time. Teams will be competing for Georgia Barbecue bragging rights and $$$. Cash prizes, trophies, and plaques will be awarded for Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, and First, Second, Third Place for Pork Loin, Pork Ribs, and Pulled Pork. The ComSouth Hambone Jam is recognized by the Georgia Barbecue Association as the Georgia State BBQ Championship. The Georgia Barbecue Association is the South’s newest up and coming barbecue competition sanctioning organization. Some of the best barbecue cooks are right here in the State of Georgia. Just a short time ago, the GBA was conceived by a handful of individuals who thought it was time to let the rest of the nation know that the best barbecue comes out of the South. Since that time, the Georgia Barbecue Association has grown to over 200 members, 100+ certified judges, and 80+ competition cook teams, and those numbers are steadily growing each month. For more information, visit October www.comsouthhambonejam.com or call 13-14 – CARROLLTON – Fine Arts & Crafts Kathie Lambert at 478-825-5986. MeccaFest, Cultural Art Center. 770-838-1083. 13-14 – WARM SPRINGS – Harvest Hoe Down. 706-655-3322. 13-14, 20-21 – BLAIRSVILLE – Sorghum Festival, Meeks Park. 877-745-5789. 13-14, 20-21 – ELLIJAY – Georgia Apple Festival, Old Hwy. 5. 706-635-7400. 18 – ST. MARYS – Taste of Camden Expo, Recreation Center. 912-729-5840. 19 – THOMASVILLE – TAMA Intertribal Pow Wow. 229-762-3165. 19-20 – GRIFFIN – Doctober Days, Downtown. 770-229-6400. 19-20 – TENNILLE – BBQ Blast. 478-552-3288. 19-21 – RICHMOND HILL – Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival. 912-756-3444. 20 – ALBANY – Oktoberfest, Veterans Park Amphitheater, 6-10pm. 229-343-8600. 20 – BLAIRSVILLE – Fall Hoedown, Vogel State Park. 706-745-2628. 20 – COLUMBUS – Southern Pirate Festival, Port Columus Civil War Naval Museum. 706-327-9798. 20 – DALTON – Liberty Tree BBQ & Music Festival, Green Park. 800-331-3258.

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Hawkinsville Harvest Fest The 2012 Hawkinsville Harvest Fest, or “Pigs and Produce” as it has been named locally, will be held October 26-27 in historic downtown Hawkinsville. The Harvest Fest has grown from a “Downtown Trick or Treat” with local merchants to a successful event offering merchants, restaurants, street vendors, entertainment, games, prizes, kids’ activities, and multiple partnerships both public and private. The event has grown from one side street to a couple of blocks filled with activities, events, entertainment, food, farmers market vendors, hand crafts, baked goods, arts, antiques, and more. Harvest Fest will also feature an official Georgia BBQ Association sanctioned event, a BBQ Cook-off between father and son, Myron Mixon of Jack’s Old South and Michael Mixon of Jack’s New South, as well as a Boiled Peanut Championship sponsored by Hardy Farms Peanuts. This family friendly event ties in Agri-Tourism and Heritage Tourism alongside quaint shops located in historic buildings. Vendors are welcome. For information, call contact Karen Bailey at 478-7839294 or Bob Johnson at 478-230-6953 or visit www.hawkinsvilleharvestfest.com.

The Big Red Apple Festival in Cornelia The City of Cornelia will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Big Red Apple Festival on October 12-13. Looking forward to the beautiful fall season in North Georgia, the City of Cornelia’s Better Hometown is actively working on the finishing touches for one of the city’s longest traditions. This great event has all the usual things you would expect to find at a Fall Festival, but some things that are totally unique to Cornelia. It’s worth the drive to visit for the weekend with lots of other great attractions nearby. The kick-off to the festival this year will start on Friday evening at the Cornelia Depot with a free concert with “Sol Junky.” Entertainment will continue all day Saturday with demonstrations by local youth groups & performances by multiple genres of music culminating in the headlining performance by “The Rockingbirds” (60s &70s classics). Other activities on Saturday will provide fun for all: arts & crafts, great food, kiddie area, hayrides up to tour the historic Chenocetah Fire Tower, a classic car show, and much October more. 20 – DONALSONVILLE – Seminole County For more info, phone 706-778-8585x280, Harvest Festival. 229-524-2588. visit www.explorecornelia.com, or e-mail 20 – MANCHESTER – Railroad Days, Old Mill; bht@corneliageorgia.org. Rotary Car Show, Sledge Auto. 706-846-5341. 20 – NEWNAN – Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Centre for Performing Arts. 770-254-2787. 20 – PERRY – Music Festival, Downtown. 478-988-8000. 20 – RICHMOND HILL – Candle Light Tour of Ft. McAllister. 912-727-2339. 20 – SAVANNAH – St. Vincent’s Tour of Homes & Tea, Historic District. 912-236-5505. 20-21 – AUGUSTA – Boshears Skyfest, Daniel Field. 706-733-8970. 20-21, 27-28 – CORDELE – Thomas the Tank Engine Live, SAM Shortline Train. 877-427-2457. 20-21 – DAHLONEGA – Gold Rush Days, Square. 706-864-3513. 20-21 – WARNER ROBINS – Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival. 800-288-wrga. 20-21, 27-28 – BLUE RIDGE – Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Sale, Farmers Mkt. 706-964-6002. 25 – FITZGERALD – Halloween Blast, downtown, 4-6pm. 800-386-4642. 25-28 – CARTERSVILLE – S.E. Cowboy Festival/ Symposium, Booth Museum. 770-387-1300. September/October 2012 / www.guidetogeorgia.com / GUIDE TO GEORGIA

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Peach County Puts the Peach in Georgia Peach County, the peach packing center of Georgia, is known for the biggest, sweetest, and best of the summer fruit. However, there are many other pleasing things to enjoy the rest of the year. In the Fort Valley area, Lane Southern Orchards welcomes tourists to its restaurant, gift shop, and farmers market offering pecans, peaches, and other local products. Pearson Farms sells peach and pecan products, gourmet items, gift baskets, and more. The Jolly Nut Company specializes in pecan gifts, Gourmet Georgia gifts, and gift baskets. Massee Lane, home of the American Camellia Society, has thousands of camellias bushes, walking tours, and a landscaped greenhouse with camellias and azaleas. Byron has Big Peach Antiques with more than 200 dealers, Peach Shops with more than two dozen stores, and the Cow and Calf Art Gallery. The Cane River Vineyard has wines, gourmet gifts, and a wine tasting room. GeorgiaBob’s BBQ Restaurant is known for its chicken salad and pulled pork. Peach County is located on the west side of I-75 at exits 149, 146, and 142. For information, visit www.peachchamber.com or phone 478-825-3733.

Barnesville Buggy Days The 39th annual Barnesville Buggy Days on September 14-16 will celebrate Barnesville’s heritage as the Buggy Capital of the South during the late 1800’s. A street dance will be held Friday at 7pm at the Ritz Park Amphitheater with performances by Them Morris Boys, Commotion, and Contagious, who will be headlining the event. A parade on Saturday at 2pm will feature buggies, floats, antique cars, and horses. Buggies will also be on display outdoors and in the Old Jail Museum. A juried arts and crafts show will welcome more than 150 vendors, and craftsmen will be demonstrating their skills in Craftsmen’s Village. Entertainment will include old fashioned games, a car show, and the Miss Buggy Days Pageant for all ages of beautiful Southern belles from birth up. There will be fireworks, tasty foods, music, square dancers, and the Buggy Blast Fun Park. Festival hours will be Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 12-5. For more information, phone 770-358-5884, visit www.buggydays.org or e-mail emilyjohns@barnesville.org.

October 25-Nov. 4 – SAVANNAH – Coastal Empire Fair. 912-354-3542.

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26-27 – HAWKINSVILLE – Harvest Fest, Downtown. 478-783-9294. 26-27 – SAUTEE – Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown/Fall Leaf Festival. 706-878-3300. 26-28 – DAWSONVILLE – Mountain Moonshine Festival. 706-216-5273. 26-28 – EUHARLEE – Covered Bridge Festival. 404-277-0268. 27 – BOSTON – Mini-Marathon & Festival. 229-498-4065. 27 – BYRON – Chili Cook-Off, Jailhouse Park. 478-954-4592. 27 – DALTON – Eastman Gun Show, Trade Center. 706-272-7676. 27 – DARIEN – Fort King George by Moonlight/Oyster Roast Overnight. 912-437-4770. 27 – GRANTVILLE – Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cook-Off. 770-254-2627. 27-28 – CLAYTON – Rabun Leaf Arts & Crafts Show, Civic Center. 706-897-6179. 27-28 – ROME – Chiaha Harvest Fair, Ridge Ferry Park. 706-235-4542. 27-Nov. 3 – SAVANNAH – Film Festival, Trustees Theater. 912-525-5050. 28 – SAVANNAH – Jewish Food Festival, Forsyth Park, 11am-4pm. 912-233-1547.

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Chiaha Harvest Fair in Rome The 48th annual Chiaha Harvest Fair will be held on the banks of the Oostanaula River in Rome’s Ridge Ferry Park on Riverside Parkway on October 27-28, 10am-5pm each day. This family-friendly festival will offer a variety of handmade arts and crafts by more than 120 artists from around the region. Several artists will demonstrate their work . Continuous live entertainment will be a highlight of the Chiaha Festival and will include Americana, bluegrass, country, and Southern rock musicians. Take the kids for a wide variety of children’s art projects designed to help kids get in on the fun of self-expression. Area students are invited to display their artwork, creating a showcase of future artists in our region. Visitors can sip complimentary hot apple cider served from a giant cauldron, enjoy Southern home cooking and sweet treats from over a dozen food booths, walk the “country mile,” and delight in a variety of family-friendly activities. Admission will be $5/adults, $4/students & seniors, and $1/kids under 12. Parking will be free. Take I-75N to Exit 290; left on GA 20W to Loop 1 and Riverside Pkwy. For information, visit www.chiaha.org or www.facebook.com/ChiahaHarvest, or email info@chiaha.org.

Georgia Marble Festival in Jasper The Georgia Marble Festival will be held in Jasper October 6-7 and will kick off Saturday morning with the Marble Festival Road Race followed by a parade down Main Street. The festival will offer local artists’ wares, a variety of delicious foods, and a children’s area including Peachtree Rides. The Georgia State Bluegrass Championship will begin at 10am. Competitions will include Flat Pickin’ Guitar, Bluegrass Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, and the Bluegrass Band competition. Prizes will be awarded in all categories. Following the Saturday competition, the award-winning Lonesome River Band will perform at 8pm. Local bluegrass gospel bands including the Bruce Weeks Family Band and many others will be performing on Sunday. Festival hours will be Saturday from 10am-10pm and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Admission will be adults/$5; children 12 & under/$3; children under 5/free; veterans/seniors/$3; family weekend pass (up to 6)/$20. Parking will be free with shuttle transportation available all weekend. Quarry tours to Marble Valley and the mines will be offered both Sat. and Sun. The cost will be adults/$12, children 12 & under/$10; and children under 5/free. These prices include festival admission. Pre-purchase tour tickets at 706-692-5600 or www.georgiamarblefestival.com.

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Cumming Country Fair & Festival The Cumming Country Fair & Festival will be held October 4-14 with more than 40 amusement rides and games by the Drew Exposition. The covered concert arena will feature free evening concerts with the price of admission: Chris Cauley and Gloriana on Oct. 5, Confederate Railroad and The Kentucky Headhunters on Oct. 9, Marvel’s Avengers Interactive Show on Oct. 10, The Charlie Daniels Band on Oct. 11, and The American Bull Riding Tour on Oct. 13-14. Free shows will include The King BMX Stunt Show, Oscar the Robot, Brian Ruth “Master of the Chainsaw,” North Georgia Petting Zoo & Pony Rides, Horses Horses Horses, and Kachunga and the Alligator Show. Heritage Village will offer a working cotton gin, saw/corn/syrup/grist mills, blacksmith shop, cider press, and chicken house; displays of a moonshine still and steam engines; and reproductions of a school, churches, doctor/dentist/post offices, barbershop, and general store. The Cherokee Indian Village with a living history encampment will explain Native American culture, traditions, and lifestyle. Admission will be $7/adults; $3/students 5-18; and free/4 and younger. Parking will be $3. Unlimited ride specials will be on Oct. 4, 8, 9, 10. For advance discount tickets or information, phone 770-781-3491 or visit www.cummingfair.net. Take GA 400N to Exit 15 and follow the signs.

Seminole County Harvest Festival in Donalsonville The 33rd Annual Seminole County Harvest Festival will be held in Donalsonville on Saturday, October 20. Activities will actually begin downtown on Friday with a peanut recipe contest, a window decorating contest for merchants, and an art show. Saturday’s festivities will begin with a 5K Run and a 1 Mile Fun-Run at 8am and a parade at 10am. There will be arts and crafts, food, children’s activities, new and antique farm equipment displays, commercial exhibits, and a car and motorcycle show. Continuous entertainment, beginning at 11:30am, November will feature everything from gospel to rock ‘n 3-4 – SOPERTON – Million Pines Arts & roll. Festival hours will be 9am-5pm. Crafts Festival. 912-529-6611. Donalsonville is in the extreme southwest 3-4 – TOCCOA – Toccoa Harvest Festival. corner of Georgia. Admission to the festival 877-6toccoa. and parking will be free. For information, visit 9-10 – FITZGERALD – Fitzgerald Harmony www.donalsonvillega.com, e-mail dosemcc@ Jubilee, Wiregrass Technical College. 800-386-464. windstream.net, or call 229-524-2588.

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HHLABOR DAY EVENTSHH September 1 – JONESBORO – South Metro Caribbean Festival, Clayton Int’l. Pk. 678-464-0680. 1 – RICHMOND HILL – Labor Day at Fort McAllister. 912-727-2339. 1 – ROSWELL – Riverside Park Concert, 7-9pm. 770-640-3253. 1 – STONE MOUNTAIN – Music at Stone Mountain Park, 1-10pm. 770-498-5690. 1 – ST. SIMONS – Mildred Huie’s B’day Celebration, Plantation Museum. 912-638-3017. 1 – THOMASVILLE – Lighthouse Gospel Concert, Auditorium. 229-227-4050. 1-2 – ACWORTH – Love the Lake Festival, Cauble Park. 770-423-1330. 1-2 – ATLANTA – Music Makers Trade Show & Conf., Ga. World Congress Ctr. 404-223-4000. 1-2 – BLAIRSVILLE – Mountain Heritage Festival, Mountain Life Museum. 706-745-5493. 1-2 – DECATUR – AJC Decatur Book Festival, Downtown. 404-471-5769. 1-2 – DILLARD – Dillard Festival, City Hall Grounds. 706-897-6179. 1-2 – MARIETTA – Gun & Knife Show, Cobb Civic Center. 770-528-8450. 1-2 – OMAHA – Labor Day on the Lake, Florence Marina. 229-838-4706. 1-2 – PINE MOUNTAIN – Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival, Callaway Gardens. 800-callaway. 1-2 – RISING FAWN – Wild Cave Adventures, Cloudland Canyon. 706-913-7170. 1-2 – ROME – Running Water Pow Wow, Ridge Ferry Park. 800-444-1834. 1-2 – SAVANNAH – Savannah Craft Brew Festival, Trade Center. 877-4savannah. 1-2 – TYBEE ISLAND – Tybee Arts Assn. Show & Sale, Firehouse Arts Ctr. 912-786-5920. 1-3 – ATLANTA – DragonCon, Downtown. 770-909-0115.

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1-3 – BLAKELY – Weekend Activities, Kolomoki Mounds. 229-724-2150. 1-3 – KINGSLAND – Labor Day Weekend Catfish Festival, Downtown. 912-729-5999. 1-3 – MARIETTA – Art in the Park, Glover Park. 770-429-1115. 1-3 – NEWNAN – Powers Festival. 770-2542627. 1-3 – SAVANNAH – Tools & Skills That Built a Colony, Wormsloe, 912-353-3923. 1-3 – STONE MOUNTAIN PARK – Lasershow Spectacular, 8:30pm. 770-498-5690. 1-3 – TALLULAH FALLS – Gorge Floor Hikes, 10:30am-2pm. 706-754-7981. 1-3 – WARM SPRINGS – Swim the Historic Pools, FDR’s Little White House. 706-655-5870. 2 – ATLANTA – Fall Back into Style Fashion Show, Ga. World Congress Ctr. 404-223-4000. 2 – AUGUSTA – Commons Jazzfest, 4pm. 706-495-6238. 2 – HAMPTON – Montgomery Gentry, Atlanta Motor Speedway. 770-946-4211. 2 – ST. SIMONS – Sensational Sounds of Motown, Lighthouse, 7-9pm. 912-638-4666. 2 – TYBEE ISLAND – Labor Day Beach Bash. 912-786-5444. 2-5 – CALHOUN – Labor Day Weekend Celebration, KOA. 706-629-7511. 3 – BLUE RIDGE – BBQ, City Park. 706-4553818. 3 – MIDWAY – Labor Day Commemoration, Fort Morris. 912-884-5999. 3 – WARM SPRINGS – Labor Day Celebration, Village. 800-337-1927. 3-5 – SAVANNAH – River Street Labor Day Celebration. 912-234-0295. 3-5 – SAVANNAH – Ft. Pulaski Nat’l. Monument End of Season Celebration. 912-786-5787.

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