2014 Apple Cider Days

appleciderdaysThe Dunwoody Preservation Trust (DPT) is hosting Apple Cider Days, its annual fall fundraising event! From Wednesday, October 22nd through Sunday, October 26th, the festival’s atmosphere will transform Perimeter Mall at 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Admission is free for all ages, and daily festival hours are listed below.

With rides, food, and fun, Apple Cider Days is the perfect family-friendly carnival! Featured events will include: amusement park rides, inflatables, midway games, and much more. Whether you are hopping into the bumper cars, swinging by the surf shack, or taking a ride in the ferris wheel, there will be an incredible amount of rides and fun for all ages!

Eat to your heart’s content at any of the delicious vendors, including food from The Bento Bus, Incrediball Falafel, and The Fry Place among many others. Remember to stop by the Candy Factory for your favorite festival sweets where freshly made cotton candy, funnel cake, candy & caramel apples, and caramel corn will satisfy every sweet tooth!

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Harvest on the Hooch 2014

hoochHarvest on the Hooch brings fresh food and nature together from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 19th at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The event is dedicated to cooking healthy and raising awareness on the importance of incorporating locally grown produce into everyday life.

The day will be filled with family family fun, including: outdoor yard games, a scavenger hunt, live music, raffle prizes, and much more! Taste locally grown produce and fresh food throughout the day as you enjoy local beer and wine provided by Whole Foods Market and Red hare.

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38th Annual Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe 38th Annual Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival returns to Glover Park at Marietta Square on Saturday, October 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Festival also includes the Marietta Square Farmers’ Market from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and the entire day is free and fun for all ages!

The Harvest Square Festival will have exhibits to showcase a variety of art including: painting, pottery, woodworking, fabric, metal, glass, jewelry, and many other types of media. In addition to featuring a wide variety of unique handmade items from local artists and craftsmen, the festival celebrates “Halloween Happenings,” a carnival-themed event for children ages 12 and under. From 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., kids will enjoy carnival games, crafts, festive activities, and even a costume contest for both pets and children at 2:00 p.m.

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Art of the Atlanta BeltLine 2014

beltline1Mark your calendars for 5th return of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine! Performances and festivities kick off at 2:00 p.m. on  Saturday, October 18th and continue through Sunday, October 19th. The largest temporary art project in the history of Atlanta, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine brings visual art and performances to nearly 8 miles of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. The event is free and open to the entire Atlanta community!

Come out on Saturday for a day full of performances at Gordon White Park on Ralph David Abernathy. In addition to great live bands, the park will showcase modern dance, a drum ensemble, and more! Pack a picnic, get ready to dance, and bring your whole family to the free event! Performances begin at 2:00 p.m. and continue through the last performances of the day at 9:45 p.m.

On Sunday, start off your day with a Bike Tour of Art at 12:00 p.m. with performances following at 1:00 beltlinep.m. The bike tour will take you along the Eastside Trail where your guides will pause briefly near each piece to talk about the art from the 2014 and Continuing exhibitions. Don’t have a bike? Don’t worry! The starting point is near Atlanta Beltline Bicycle, where you can rent a bike for the day. After reaching Piedmont Park, cyclists will backtrack toward Historic Fourth Ward Park for the finale of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine performances. Don’t miss out on some exciting new acts and returning favorites, including a reappearance by Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics!

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Run Your Happy Tails Off 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run

Odie the PomMark your calendars for Run Your Happy Tails Off 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run! The race kicks off at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18th. The course will run a dual loop throughout Brook Run Park located at 4770 N. Peachtree Road in Dunwoody. Packet pickups will be available on Race Day.

Both the 5K and 1-Mile races welcome participants of all ages, families, and well-behaved pets. Registration costs $25 for the 5K and $20 for the 1-Mile Fun Run; and all participants will receive a T-shirt from the race. For a $10 donation to Happy Tails Pet Therapy, you can also purchase an official bib number and bandanna for your dog!

Compliments of Truespeefphoto, free photos of the event, racers, and their pets will be available online after the race.

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8th Annual 5K Dyslexia Dash

IDAThe 8th Annual 5K Dyslexia Dash returns to Perimeter Mall on Saturday, October 18th! The race begins at 8:00 a.m. with registration available until and through Race Day for $35 per registrant. The Dyslexia Dash is a Peachtree Qualifier Race and will be held on a USTAF Certified Course. Adults and children are encouraged to join the race!

Following the race, both race participants and the public are invited to enjoy a festival located in the parking lot of Perimeter Mall, opposite of McDonalds. The festival will be full of sponsor tables, a kid-zone, and raffle prizes! Awards will be given for the top three race times in each age/ gender category; and each participant will receive a ribbon, t-shirt, and swag bag.

The festival will begin at 8:30 a.m., and awards will be presented at 9:30 a.m.

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2014 Alpharetta FALLfest

fallfestFall into the season with the Alpharetta FALLfest! The family fun festival takes place on Saturday, October 18th from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at The Alpharetta Methodist Church, located at 69 N. Main St. in Alpharetta. The rain-or-shine event is completely free and open to all ages!

Alpharetta FALLfest is a favorite seasonal event filled with family-friendly activities. Over 30 artists will have their works on exhibit, and shoppers can enjoy meandering between the available art for sale as well as the flea market and silent auction. The antique auto show will catch the eye of all car enthusiasts, and the free health fair is sure to have something for everyone!

Live performers will entertain festival-goers throughout the day, with live music as the perfect backdrop to the crisp Autumn weather. Hop over to the KidsZone for pony rides, inflatables, a petting zoo, a rock wall, and more! Face painters, arts and crafts, and children’s entertainment will also be available.

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Goblins in the Garden

pumpkindecoratingGoblins in the Garden returns to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens on Sunday, October 19th. From 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., treat your youngest goblins to a day of Halloween fun!

The festive event will offer pony rides, fall-themed crafts, stories, a Ride-on-Train, pumpkin decorating, and more. Battina the Friendly Witch will tell stories at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in Day Hall. The Goblin Runway will be open for children to show off their costumes and Halloween best at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. 

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23rd Annual East Cobb Wine & Vine Market

winetastingToast to a cause during the 23rd Annual East Cobb Wine & Vine Market! At 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16th, East Cobb Civitans will host the Wine Tasting and Silent Auction at Olde Towne Athletic Club in Marietta. Tickets cost $25.00 per adult, and guests must be 21 and over to attend.

Guests will enjoy an extensive wine-tasting and delicious hors d’oeuvres coordinated by The Wine Shop at Parkaire. Over 100 fabulous items will be offered in a silent auction, in addition to the live auction items and raffles. Guests will have the opportunity to win incredible vacation packages including: a one-week African safari, a one-week stay in Croatia with lodging overlooking the Adriatic Sea, a one week stay in Antigua, a one-week stay in Tuscany, and much more!

Other fantastic items in the auctions will feature gift baskets full of wine and gourmet foods such as: artichoke hearts, noodles, pasta, beans, alfredo sauce, artisan crackers, and other delicious treats. Bottles of fine wine, books, and luxury accessory items will also be presented throughout the auctions.

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Perimeter Mall Fall Home and Gardens Show 2014

atlanta-perimeter-mall1The Perimeter Mall Fall Home and Gardens Show returns from Friday, October 17th through Sunday, October 19th. Located at Perimeter Mall in Sandy Springs, guests will easily be able to enjoy a day filled with shopping, food, and fun!

High end contractors will be showcasing a wide range of home improvement ideas to help you make your home dreams come true. Great show specials will be offered throughout the weekend, covering all areas of home improvement. Whether your focus is installing a new pool, a new heating and air system, deck, windows, or providing your home with an overall “sprucing up,” Atlanta’s most elite experts will be available and ready to assist.

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