Georgia Magazine - October 2011 - (Page 10)

OcTObER 2011 cOMpIlEd by jENNIfER j. HEwETT wITH jOEy HANE Harvest fun ’T is the season for ghosts, goblins, pumpkins and corn mazes! Whether you’re looking for the biggest pumpkin at one of the many farms around the state, or winding your way through a corn maze path, October is made for family fun in Georgia. If arts, crafts and folk demonstrations are more your speed, Georgia’s fall festivals will keep you entertained. From Blue Ridge to Tybee Island, every weekend has Black Bear Festival, Oct. 22-23, City Park, Chatsworth. something that’s sure to please! —Jennifer J. Hewett Food, crafts, entertainment, costume contest, pumpkin decorating, kids’ corner and more. (706) 695-6060. Regions are determined by the Georgia Department of Economic Development. See their Web calendar at www.exploregeorgia. org for additional events. HISTORIc HIGH cOUNTRy Enchanted MAiZE, through Oct. 30, Blowing Springs Farm, Flintstone. Try to find your way out of the maze. www.enchantedmaze. com. (706) 820-2531. Pumpkinfest, through Nov. 6, Pettit Creek, Canton. Pumpkin pickin’ patch, music, food and farm demonstrations. www.pettitcreek (770) 386-8688. Battle of Allatoona Pass, Oct. 1-2, Allatoona Pass Battlefield, Emerson. Civil War soldiers’ camp life, rifle- and cannon-firing demonstrations. (770) 975-0055. Georgia Marble Festival, Oct. 1-2, Lee Newton Park, Jasper. Crafts, entertainment, food, children’s area and quarry tours. www. (706) 692-5600. Cherry Log Festival, Oct. 1-2, 8-9, Cherry Log. Arts and crafts, food, entertainment and fun for the whole family. (706) 635-1933. Apple Pickin’ Jubilee, Oct. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, Hillcrest Orchards, Ellijay. Wagon rides, cow milking, pig races, playground and more. (706) 273-3838. Frontier Day, Oct. 15, New Echota Historic Site, Calhoun. Cherokee craftsmen demonstrate early 19th-century skills. (706) 6241321. Octoberfest, Oct. 15, First Baptist Church, Calhoun. Crafts, kids’ inflatables, food and music. (706) 629-7714. Oct. 7, Sautee Village, Helen. Music, food and fun. (706) 878-0144. Gospel Fest, Oct. 7, downtown, Royston. Gospel music, food, children’s activities and crafts. (706) 245-7577. 31st Annual Golden Harvest Bazaar, Oct. 8, Cool Springs UMC, Clarkesville. Crafts, Taylor Ridge Jamboree, Oct. 15, James H. yard sale, baked goods, homemade biscuits Floyd State Park, Summerville. Bluegrass and and gravy and more. (706) 754-3145. barbecue. (706) 857-0826. Fall Celebration, Oct. 8, Smithgall Woods, 17th Annual Heritage Days Festival, Oct. Helen. Hayrides, crafts, music and apple 15-16, Talking Rock. Antique car parade, cider. (706) 878-3087. antiques, music and more. talkingrockga. Fall Festival, Oct. 8, downtown, Royston. com. (706) 253-5515. Food, crafts, children’s activities, music and 42nd Annual Mountain Harvest Arts & fireworks. (706) 245-7577. Crafts Sale, Oct. 15-16, 22-23, State Farmers Market, Blue Ridge. Antiques, mountain art, Sorghum Festival, Oct. 8-9, 15-16, Meeks Park, Blairsville. Games, music, square danccrafts and good food. (706) 374-2335. ing, craft demonstrations and free syrup tastNORTHEAST GEORGIA MOUNTAINS ings. (877) 745-5789. Oktoberfest 2011, through Oct. 30, Festhalle, Helen. German food, music, dancing and drink. (706) 878-1619. Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, Oct. 8-16, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Music, educational demonstrations, flower show and fiddlers’ convention. georgia (706) 896-4191. Big Red Apple Festival, Oct. 1, downtown, Cornelia. Crafts, exhibits, booths, music, Fall Quilt Show, Oct. 14-15, Union County food and more. High School, Blairsville. Quilts, cash prizes, 37th Annual New Salem Mountain Fes(706) 778-7875. raffle, a silent auction, door prizes and ventival, Oct. 8-9, Lookout Mountain. Arts and dors. crafts, entertainment, home-cooked food Foxfire/Mountaineer Heritage Festival, (678) 641-8204. and more. (706) 398-1988. Oct. 1, Rabun County Civic Center, Clayton. Old-fashioned fun, food, crafts and music. Fall Hoedown, Oct. 15, Vogel State Park, MeccaFest, Oct. 8-9, Carrollton Cultural (706) 746-5828. Blairsville. Food, cakewalk, hayrides, bonfire Arts Center, Carrollton. Juried fine arts show. and dancing. (706) 745-2628. (770) 838-1083. Appalachian Jam, Oct. 1, 8, Dahlonega   Gold Museum Historic Site, Dahlonega. Georgia Literary Festival, Oct. 15, Sau40th Georgia Apple Festival, Oct. 8-9, Bring a chair and enjoy mountain music tee Nacoochee Community Center, Sautee 15-16, Lions Club Fairgrounds, Ellijay. Hand- pickers and singers. (706) 864-2257. Nacoochee. Celebrating writers from this crafted items, apples and family fun. (706) region. (404) 635-7400. Cumming Country Fair & Festival, Oct. 370-8450, ext. 2225. 6-16, Cumming Fairgrounds, Cumming. Cherokee Pignic, Oct. 14-15, Heritage Park. Rides, petting zoo, concerts, heritage village Canton. KCBS-sanctioned cook-off, plus an and more. (770) 781-3491. Great ARTdoors Festival, Oct. 15, Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap. Food, music, art old-fashioned country fair. www.cherokeepig First Friday Music Pickin’ on the Porch, and more. (706) 746-7186. (770) 345-0400. 10 More online at GEORGIA MAGAZINE

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - October 2011

Georgia Magazine - October 2011
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar of Events
Georgia's Energy Outlook
Naturally Florida
Florida Destinations
2011 Reader's Choice Awards
Other Top Picks in Our Readers’ Choice Contest
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Georgia Gardens
Georgia Cooks
More Snapshot Submissions
Gardens Plant of the Month; Liberty Notes
More on Georgia’s Energy Outlook
Energy-Efficiency Tips
More Great Recipes

Georgia Magazine - October 2011