Oct. 4 - 14
Cumming Country Fair & Festival
Monday through Thursday, 4 -10 p.m.; Friday 4 p.m.- midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m. - midnight; Sunday, 12:30 - 9 p.m.
The Cumming Country Fair and Festival returns to the Cumming Fairgrounds for 11 days of carnival rides, ground acts and concerts, as well as the Heritage Village’s living history exhibits. The Indian Village also features the rich Cherokee heritage in Forsyth County. Admission for adults is $7. Children 10 and under are free. Parking is $5.
Oct. 6 • Crabapple Fest
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The first Saturday in October brings festivals, football, food and fun to Milton as the annual Crabapple Fest arts festival features more than 100 juried, local antiques and art vendors, kids' activities, local musicians and more.
Oct. 6 - 7 • Sweet Auburn Music Festival
11 a.m.- 9 p.m. daily
Just off famed Auburn Avenue near downtown Atlanta, internationally acclaimed artists and up-and-coming acts gather for this two-day music festival featuring R&B, hip-hop and gospel. Their slogan, “Where the food is good and the music is great,” promises an unforgettable fall festival.
Oct. 12- 13 • Wire and Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival
5 - 10 p.m. each day
Music will flow through the streets of downtown Alpharetta as talented artists perform original songs with soulful melodies, magnificent vocals and expressive lyrics while interacting with the audience. Listeners will learn the stories behind each song and may recognize some of the tunes that are played by their favorite musicians. Admission is free to the two-day event.
Oct. 13 - 21 • Georgia Apple Festival
9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturdays
9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sundays
Now in its 47th year, the Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay celebrates North Georgia’s apple industry with two exciting weekends of food, art and crafts, as well as a parade, an antique car show and more. The festival is held at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds and admission for adults is $5. Children 10 and under are free.