Georgia Magazine - October 2017 - 10
COMPILED BY PAMELA A. KEENE
'Hands-on, minds-on science'
THE MAGIC HOUSE
id the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit! at the
Children's Museum of Atlanta immerses kids in the world of
the award-winning PBS Kids television series "Sid the Science
The exhibit features fun, hands-on activities that encourage youngsters to use scientific tools to explore magnetic
fields, the laws of motion, air power and the five senses.
"Kids will be able to step into Sid's world and become
'science kids' themselves as they discover and investigate everyday science questions around Sid's home, at school in the
Super Fab Lab and on the playground," says Karen Kelly, director of exhibits and education for the Children's Museum of
Atlanta. "It's truly a hands-on, minds-on science experience that
encourages them to do, not just work an app."
The exhibit, presented in collaboration with the Jim Henson Co., continues through Jan. 15, 2018. For more information,
visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org or call (404) 659-5437.
-Pamela A. Keene
Event details and costs are subject to change;
please verify before attending.
runs to support scholarships for students at
Woody Gap School. runabovetheclouds.org.
food, music, pet parade, hayrides, scarecrows. bit.ly/bbearfest. (706) 695-6060.
HISTORIC HIGH COUNTRY
Georgia Marble Festival, Oct. 7-8, Lee
Newton Park, Jasper. Arts, crafts, antiques, music, parade, road race, quarry
tours, pumpkin patch. bit.ly/gamarb. (706)
23rd Annual Talking Rock Heritage
Days Festival, Oct. 21-22, downtown, Talking Rock. Bluegrass and gospel music, arts
and crafts, demonstrations, food. talking
rockga.com. (706) 253-5515.
14th Annual Arts Festival, Oct. 14-15,
Cultural Arts Center, Carrollton. Fine arts
and crafts, food, kids' activities. bit.ly/
afstcar. (770) 838-1083.
15th Annual Southeastern Cowboy
Festival & Symposium, Oct. 26-29, Booth
Western Art Museum, Cartersville. Western art, collectibles, lectures, living history
encampments, petting zoo, entertainment.
boothmuseum.org. (770) 387-1300.
World War I: The Artists' Reactions,
through Nov. 30, 6th Cavalry Museum, Fort
Oglethorpe. Art exhibit by Ridgeland High
School visual arts students commemorates
the 100th anniversary of World War I.
6thcavalrymuseum.com. (706) 861-2860.
"Calendar Girls," Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 5-8,
12-15, Blue Ridge Community Theater, Blue
Ridge. Comedy featuring a group of women
who agree to pose for a calendar to raise
money for a local hospital. bit.ly/brcomth.
43rd Annual New Salem Mountain
Festival, Oct. 14-15, New Salem Community Center, Lookout Mountain. Arts and
crafts, food, kids' carnival, musical entertainment. bit.ly/nsamof. (706) 398-1988.
49th Annual Great Locomotive Chase
Festival, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, downtown,
Adairsville. Parades, arts and crafts,
entertainment, carnival rides, fireworks.
bit.ly/adrfest. (770) 386-0022.
Prater's Mill Country Fair, Oct. 14-15,
Prater's Mill Heritage Park, Dalton. Mountain music, Southern foods, living history
exhibits, arts and crafts. (706) 694-6455.
Lighting of The Rock Garden, Oct. 1,
The Rock Garden, Calhoun. Music and
more than 400 candles light up this miniature garden filled with castles, forts and
bridges. bit.ly/fbrockg.(706) 263-1937.
46th Annual Apple Festival, Oct. 14-15,
21-22, Lions Club Fairgrounds, Ellijay. Art,
handcrafted items, antique car show,
parade. bit.ly/gapfest. (706) 636-4500.
U-Pick Pumpkins & Flowers, Oct. 1-31,
Red Apple Barn, Ellijay. Pumpkin- and
flower-picking, plus games and farm
market. redapplebarn.com. (706) 635-5898.
69th Annual Coosa Valley Fair, Oct. 3-7,
Coosa Valley Fairgrounds, Rome. Carnival
rides, agricultural exhibits, crafts, food.
coosavalleyfair.com. (706) 291-9951.
40th Annual Cedartown Fall Festival,
Oct. 7, downtown, Cedartown. Arts and
crafts, parade, 5K, dog show, food, entertainment. bit.ly/cdtwndt. (770) 748-2090.
Run Above the Clouds, Oct. 7, Community Center, Suches. 5K, 10K and 1-mile
5th Annual Cartersville Bluegrass &
Folk Festival, Oct. 28, Friendship Plaza,
Cartersville. Live entertainment, Kids'
corner, vendors, food. bit.ly/cvbgf. (770)
NORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS
47th Annual Oktoberfest, Sept. 29Oct. 29, Festhalle, Helen. Celebrate
German music, dancing, food and beverages. helenga.org. (800) 858-8027.
Apple Arts Festival, Oct. 14-15, 21-22,
downtown, Ellijay. More than 50 arts and
crafts vendors, food. bit.ly/appartf. (706)
Uncle Shuck's Corn Maze and Pumpkin
Patch, Sept. 29-Oct. 31, 4520 Hwy. 53 East,
Dawsonville. Corn maze, pumpkin patch,
fall decorations. uncleshucks.com. (770)
North Georgia Agricultural Fair, Oct. 1928, Dalton Fairgrounds, Dalton. Food, rides,
petting zoo, entertainment. northgaagfair.
com. (706) 278-1712.
Currahee Military Weekend, Oct. 6-8,
downtown, Toccoa. Parade, barbecue, 5K
and 10K runs, memorabilia show, USO
dance. toccoahistory.com. (706) 886-2132.
Blues & Brews Festival, Oct. 21, The
AMP at Adamson Square, Carrollton. All-day
blues and craft-beer festival. bit.ly/carmnst.
30th Annual Big Red Apple Festival,
Oct. 7, downtown, Cornelia. Apple pie
baking competition, arts and crafts, classic
car show, local entertainment, hayrides.
bit.ly/crnbraf. (706) 778-8585, ext. 280.
11th Annual Black Bear Festival, Oct.
21-22, Chatsworth City Park, Chatsworth.
Kids' corner, 5K and 1-mile fun run, crafts,
More online at www.georgiamagazine.org
Foxfire Mountaineer Festival, Oct. 7,
Rabun County Civic Center, Clayton.