Written by Samantha Proctor
Fall is finally here – can I get an AMEN?! I don’t know about you, but we are done with the 90 degree weather and ready for bonfires, apple picking, and fall festivals! If you’re anything like us, you are looking for something fun to fill your weekends with. Well lucky for you, we’ve done all the research and have put together our favorite events happening around Gwinnett County this fall! Check it out:
Snellville Fall Festival: Stop by and do some early Christmas shopping with over 75 craft vendors that will line Oak Rd. in front of City Hall. The smell of festival food will fill the air to bring you flavors that will satisfy any palate. A wide variety of food will be available for purchase throughout the day. Every year, the festival offer live entertainment, costume contests. Make sure you purchase an All Day Activity Band for only $10.00, which include: bungee jump, rock wall, inflatables, trackless train, hay rides, and 9-hole mini golf.
Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival: Stop by the park for Play by Day during Pumpkin Festival, offering all your favorite fall attractions and entertainment. Then enjoy Glow by Night during the new, not-so-spooky nighttime experience for the whole family!
Lawrenceville Ghost Tours: On this scary stroll you will learn about the living and dead that have walked the streets of Lawrenceville, hear bizarre paranormal events that have happened recently in the businesses lining the square, then step inside the Old Jail to experience paranormal activity for yourself. Join, if you dare, for one of their 90-minute tours of some of Lawrenceville’s most interesting places and the stories behind its most bizarre events, hauntingly told with the charm and personality of a real Southern storyteller. Note: Tours offered 7:30 PM and 9:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays in the month of October.
AuburnFest: Auburn’s Hometown Festival celebrates the great city and people who have lived, loved, and worked here. Come out for a real hometown festival including pie baking contests, canning contests, quilting and knitting contests, a backyard BBQ competition, and more. They’ll have activities for kids, including pony rides and inflatables. The Auburn Public Library will have free crafts for kids.
Buford Corn Maze: Country Living Magazine added Buford Corn Maze to a List of Top 25 Corn Mazes in America. Activities include the corn maze, popcorn jumping pillow, combine slide, hayrides, pumpkins, corn box, pony rides, and the Haunted Forest. The Corn Maze is open nightly, from now until November 3rd.
Howl on the Green: Howl On The Green is a family friendly event. Bring your kids, friends, and furry pets for a night filled of fun, sweet treats, great food, and out-of-this-world entertainment on Duluth Town Green! This event turns into a frightful evening with fire dancers that make their way through the crowds as mystical creatures emerge, while aerialist hang from the Festival Center Stage and break-dancing werewolves light up the night!
All of these events and so much more can be found on ExploreGwinnett.org! Let us know which events you can make it to, I’m sure we’ll run into you there!