Friday, October 30, 2009

The Perfect Event For Halloween


Snow In The Forecast For The Atlanta Area


It's still the fall season, but soon families across the Southeast can enjoy playing in the snow at Stone Mountain Park.

Opening December 26 and weekends through March 7, Snow Mountain is Atlanta’s only snow park. A 400’ tubing hill and a SnowZone filled of activities make your snow-filled experience complete. And Little Angels is the perfect spot for your smallest snow bunnies.

For more info, visit Stone Mountain Park.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

10th Annual Indian Festival and Pow Wow Next Weekend

November 5 - 8
10th Annual Indian Festival & Pow Wow

At Stone Mountain Park

Celebrate the history and heritage of Native Americans through interactive education and entertainment. Native Americans from across the country will gather to compete in dance and drum competitions. Highlights include authentic craft demonstrations, music, cooking samples and storytelling activities.

Learn about primitive skills such as flint-napping, bow making, fire starting, open fire cooking and pottery. Find that one-of-a-kind holiday gift in the artists' marketplace, where world-renowned artists and crafters demonstrate their skills and offer items for purchase.

For more info, visit Stone Mountain Park.

A Tour Of Southern Ghosts: Atlanta's Favorite Halloween Event

Come experience Atlanta's favorite family
Halloween event presented for the 24th year by ART Station at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park from 10/15/09 - 10/31/09.

"A Tour of Southern Ghosts" is a storytelling festival that showcases the best ghost stories from the South. For 11 nights this fall, some 15,000 visitors will be guided on a lantern-lit tour of yesteryear vividly brought to life through the grand tradition of Southern storytelling.

Nestled against the backdrop of Stone Mountain, costumed storytellers - all attired in 19th-century period costumes - recreate the romance, the horror and humor of the past with a magically bewitching bend. These professional storytellers are from different cultural backgrounds and tell a collection of Southern folktales, myths and legends.

Join the Atlanta family tradition and meet professional storytellers spinning their tales of famous (and not so famous) Southern Ghosts along the lantern-lit paths of the Antebellum Plantation grounds at Stone Mountain Park. "A Tour of Southern Ghosts" is held during the Halloween season so the stories are a little scary, many times humorous, but never too frightening and always appropriate for young children.

For more info, visit ART Station.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Free Reunion Planning Workshop and Showcase On November 7th

Learn everything you need to know about planning your next family reunion at the Free Reunion Planning Workshop and Showcase on Saturday, November 7th at the Hilton Garden inn Stonecrest. The event is presented by DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Following the workshop, attendees will be able to meet with a variety of vendors at the Reunion Showcase from Noon until 2 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn Stonecrest is located at 7890 Mall Ring Road in Lithonia, Georgia.

To pre-register, call (770) 492-5016 or visit DCVB.

Minnie Fox's Confession At The Porter Sanford III Center For The Performing Arts

Enjoy a dramatic musical stage play - Minnie Fox's Confession based on a true story. Minnie is caught in a web of lies and deceit as she comes to grips with her failing marriage. Her church members know what to do about her situation but does she ? Experience the startling conclusion from the all-star cast starring Karia Moody and Tony Johnson on Sunday, November 15th, 2009 from 5-7 PM.

Porter Sanford III Center for the Performing Arts
3181 Rainbow Drive
Decatur, GA 30034

Contact number for more information 404-284-8415 or 770-896-8965 or visit Minnie Fox's Confession.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

From The Top Comes To The Schwartz Center At Emory University

NPR Taping November 4 at 8 p.m. at Emory University. The taping features 100-plus Young Musicians from Metro-Atlanta in the Emory Youth Symphony and Soloists from Marietta, McDonough, and Stockbridge, GA and Johnson City, TN.

From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians, comes to the Schwartz Center at Emory University to tape a radio broadcast and commemorate its tenth anniversary on the air. Hosted by acclaimed concert pianist Christopher O’Riley, From the Top on NPR is one of the most popular classical music series on public radio. Heard locally on Georgia Public Broadcasting and WABE-FM, the program celebrates the amazing performances and captivating personal stories of America’s best young musicians.

For more info, visit Emory University.

Twilight Star Peter Facinelli To Appear At The Mall At Stonecrest

In celebration of the hit book series and enormously successful movie, Twilight, the Mall at Stonecrest will present an exclusive appearance by Peter Facinelli who portrays Dr. Carlisle Cullen on Saturday, December 12th beginning at Noon.

An autograph fee of $25 will be charged to all fans in line. Photos will be included while supplies last. A VIP photo opportunity with Peter Facinelli is available for $40. A portion of all proceeds will benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

For additional event information, including rules and regulations, please visit The Mall At Stonecrest.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Stone Mountain Christmas Coming Soon

Stone Mountain Christmas
November 14 – December 30 (select dates)

Christmas comes to life with more than two million lights at Crossroads. Gather the family, young and old, for a holiday tradition with many holiday-themed activities. Activities include The Polar Express 4D Experience™, two new family-friendly live shows, Festive Christmas Parade, Visit with Santa Claus, sing-a-long Christmas train, Snow Angel Fireworks and Snowfall Celebration and more.
For more info, visit Stone Mountain Park.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Poetry Reading At The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Join two amazing poets Alice Lovelace and Alice Teeter as Callanwolde celebrates the art and performance of poetry with readings in the unique setting of the Callanwolde Conservatory on November 11, 2009.

Alice Lovelace, Associate Regional Director, SE Region for the American Friends Service Committee, is also a co-editor of In Motion Magazine.

Alice Teeter's chapbook String Theory won the 2008 Georgia Poetry Society's Charles B. Dickson Memorial Chapbook Competition, and her poetry volume When It Happens To You was published by Star Cloud Press in 2009.

For more info, visit Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Indian Festival & Pow Wow: November 5 - 8, 2009

10th Annual Indian Festival & Pow Wow

Celebrate the history and heritage of Native Americans through interactive education and entertainment on November 5 - 8 at Stone Mountain Park. Native Americans from across the country will gather to compete in dance and drum competitions.

Highlights include authentic craft demonstrations, music, cooking samples and storytelling activities. Learn about primitive skills such as flint-napping, bow making, fire starting, open fire cooking and pottery. Find that one-of-a-kind holiday gift in the artists' marketplace, where world-renowned artists and crafters demonstrate their skills and offer items for purchase.

For more info, visit Stone Mountain Park.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Elise Witt in Concert At Callanwolde on November 1st

Callanwolde showcases popular Atlanta singer/songwriter Elise Witt as she premieres her new CD Valise, a suitcase full of "Global, Local & Homemade Songs"™ on November 1st at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

The concert will feature Elise with Mick Kinney, Ken Gregory, Bill Burke, Don Erdman, and a host of other guest musicians from the CD.

Known for her eclectic taste in music, her community activism, and her travels around the world, Elise introduces her new songs, as well as favorites from older recordings. The audience can expect to join in the production, finding themselves part of the glorious impromptu chorus.

For more info, visit Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

November Concert Listings For Eddie's Attic

November Concerts at Eddie’s Attic

Eddie's Attic, located in the City of Decatur, is a popular live music venue for aspiring and accomplished performing songwriters. Here are some upcoming concerts for the month of November.

November 1 - Livingston Taylor & Buddy Mondlock

November 3 - Joshua James

November 4 - King Wilkie Presents: The Wilkie Family Singers

November 5 - Al Stewart

November 6 - Sid 'n Suzie (Susanna Hoffs of the Bangels & Matthew Sweet)

November 7 - Rebecca Loebe & Gregory Alan Isakov

November 7 - NIGHT CAP Show: Aaron Williams & The Hoodoo

November 8 - Clay Cook & Nick Niespodziani (of Y-O-U)

November 10 - AMP Student Showcase

November 11 - April Verch

November 12 - Sally Barris & Michael Johnson

November 13 - Brian Vander Ark (of The Verve Pipe)

November 14 - Dan Bern, The Bittersweets, & Nicole Reynolds

November 15 - Sam Quinn and Japan Ten & The Makepeace Brothers

November 17 - Michelle Shocked

November 18 - David Berkeley & Kim Taylor

November 19 - Jill Andrews (of The Everybodyfields)

November 20 - Kelly Joe Phelps & Matthew Ryan

November 21 - Alice Peacock & The Civil Wars (John Paul White & Joy Williams)

November 22 - Eilen Jewell & Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles

November 27 - Bi-Annual Open Mic Shootout

November 28 - Real 2 Reel Benefit for the Clayton County Humane Society featuring: Ross Childress, The James Cobb Project, Abel, Rawls & Hayes, Shana Alverson, Bill Turpin, and more!
November 29 - Kevin Montgomery

For more info, visit Eddie's Attic.

SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Are Coming To Town On Saturday, November 21st.

Nickelodeon and the Mall at Stonecrest invite Atlanta-area kids to see SpongeBob and Patrick, stars of Nickelodeon's popular animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, on Saturday, November 21st at the Mall at Stonecrest.

The Bikini Bottom stars will make a special appearance in four live musical productions at 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm and 3:30 pm. Bring kids, bring the camera and come see SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick in a Bikini Bottom Christmas live! Please note, there is no meet and greet at this special event. Santa Claus arrives at 10 am.

For more info, visit The Mall at Stonecrest.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wild Safari: A South African Adventure

Showing now through February 2, 2010
Film in IMAX® - Wild Safari at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Take your family on the adventure of a lifetime. Wild Safari puts you in the passenger seat of an open vehicle South African safari, on a quest for the continent’s “Big Five”—the elephant, the Cape buffalo, the rhino, the leopard and the lion. Stunning IMAX® cinematography immerses you in the action along this 3,000 mile journey from the lush grasslands of the Southern Cape to the arid desert of the Kalahari.

For more info, visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
Photo Credit: nWave Pictures

The Marcus Jewish Community Center Hosts The 18th Annual Book Festival

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is announcing the return of one of the South’s premiere cultural events, the 18th annual Book Festival of the MJCCA, November 10 – 22, 2009. A highlight of Atlanta's literary calendar, the Book Festival of the MJCCA presents dozens of the year's best and brightest authors in a variety of forums. Festival-goers will enjoy engaging speaker programs, author meet-and-greets, book signings, panel discussions, The PJ Library Get Caught Reading Storytelling Festival, the annual Esther G. Levine Community Read, movie screenings, and more.

This year’s lineup features Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling authors, rising literary voices, television and film stars, humorists, journalists, historians, novelists, and scholars – just to name a few.

A sample of authors making an appearance at this year’s Book Festival includes:
Opening Night Keynote Speaker: noted scholar and author, Harold Kushner (November 10); New York Times bestselling author, A.J. Jacobs (November 11); stars of the Emmy Award-winning TV series “L.A. Law,” Michael Tucker and Jill Eikenberry (November 14); star of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Susie Essman (November 14); star of the hit movie, “Clueless,” and environmental activist, Alicia Silverstone (November 19); and Wall Street Journal columnist and bestselling author, Jeffrey Zaslow (November 22).

In honor of the Book Festival’s 18th anniversary, festival-goers are asked to bring new or gently used large print or audio books for donation to local assisted living facilities.

The majority of Book Festival events will be held at the MJCCA - Zaban Park, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338. Many programs are free.

PHOTO: Actress, author, and activist Alicia Silverstone is set to appear at the 18th annual Book Festival of the MJCCA where she will discuss her book, The Kind Diet.

For a schedule of author events, visit MJCCA.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Family Reunion Planning Workshop on October 17th

DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau is inviting Reunion Planners to attend our free Reunion Planning workshop on Saturday, October 17th at the Holiday Inn Express North Decatur. Attendees will learn everything they need to know to plan a successful and memorable family reunion.

The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

To register, call (770) 492-5016.

For more information visit, DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Doraville Days Festival This Saturday, October 17th

Doraville Days will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 17th starting with a 5K road race, a 1K “Fun Run” and a “Tot Trot” for children. Other events will include a “Flavor of Doraville” taste testing from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The festival will also feature a car and art shows, concerts, dancing, a petting zoo and a book fair and sale. Doraville Days will be held at the Doraville town center on Park Avenue.

For more info, visit Doraville Days.

Spooky Stories at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Celebrate the power of storytelling as Callanwolde showcases the Atlanta area's best stories, storytellers and storytelling traditions on October 16, 2009.

Audiences will enjoy a diverse group of professional and student storytellers as they entertain audiences with tales for all ages. October features Spooky Stories by Georgia Youth Tellers and Bev Center, coordinated by Anne Wallace. Children are welcome to wear costumes for a costume parade and contest, and festive snacks will be served.

For more info, visit Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Martinis & IMAX® Glistens with GOLD This Fall

This Fall, Fernbank’s Martinis & IMAX® will continue to set the gold standard for hip, cultural nightlife. Held every Friday from January through November, Martinis & IMAX® always features live music, cocktails, cuisine, ambience and IMAX® films on the biggest screen in town. But in October and November, Fernbank will present a golden opportunity to celebrate its newest exhibition with even more panache.

Fernbank will extend viewing hours for GOLD on Fridays during Martinis & IMAX® through November 27, offering an opportunity to view this incredible exhibition of rare gold specimens, cultural objects, jewelry, sunken treasures, coins, bars, awards, and more, from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in addition to regular daily viewing hours.

Additionally, Fernbank has announced a series of “Golden Oldies” film nights to Martinis & IMAX®. The series includes a variety of “g-oldies but goodies,” including Austin Powers in Goldmember, James Bond’s Goldfinger, the Halloween favorite Beetlejuice, the cult-classic The Goonies, and the disco-themed Saturday Night Fever. All films will be presented in the IMAX® Theatre, but are not projected in the IMAX® format.

For more information, visit Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Stage Door Players Present Moon Over Buffalo

Stage Door Players Present "Moon Over Buffalo" through October 18, 2009

Charlotte and George Hay, an acting couple are on tour in Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac "revised, one nostril version" and Noel Coward's Private Lives.

Director Frank Capra himself is en route to Buffalo to catch their matinee performance. Will Charlotte appear or run off with their agent? Will George be sober enough to emote? Will Capra see Cyrano, Private Lives or a disturbing mixture of the two?

For more info and showtimes, visit Stage Door Players.

Halloween Brings Ghosts Stories to the Antebellum Plantation at Stone Mountain Park

October 15- 31
(Thursdays – Sundays)
24th Annual A Tour of Southern Ghosts

Looking for a ghostly event to get you in the Halloween spirit? Atlanta’s favorite Halloween event, the 24th annual A Tour of Southern Ghosts will be presented by ART Station at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park.

Join the Atlanta family tradition and meet professional storytellers weaving their tales of famous (and not-so-famous) Southern Ghosts along the lantern-lit paths of the Antebellum Plantation at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park. A Tour of Southern Ghosts is held during the Halloween season so the stories are a little scary, many times humorous, but never too frightening and always appropriate for young children.

For more info, visit Art Station.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Dunwoody Fall Festival & Chili Cook-Off On October 24th

The Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce will present the 1st Annual Dunwoody Fall Festival & Chili Cook-off on Saturday, October 24th.

Enjoy some great chili and fall activities at this annual event.

The festival will be held from 10 am - 6 pm at Dunwoody Village. For more information, visit Dunwoody Fall Festival.

2009 Brookhaven Arts Festival Musical Lineup

The annual Brookhaven Arts Festival on October 17th and 18th will include over 130 local and regional artists and attracts an estimated crowd of over 10,000 visitors. The Festival is held on Apple Valley Road, directly behind the Brookhaven MARTA Station.

2009 Brookhaven Arts Festival Musical Lineup

Saturday, October 17th

11:30-12:30: Berné solo
Berné is "Frenchy" in the beloved band, Cowboy Envy, and will soon be singing with Darryl Rhodes and The Hahavishnu Orchestra at the Variety Playhouse. She has opened for artists such as Odetta, Shelby Lynn and Tom Rush. You can find her performing weekly at "Giverny" and "Rotagilla".

12:45 PM: Berné and Dan Trio
Berné and Dan have been performing their special jazz style at Rotagilla New Orleans Cafe for over a year. Her beautiful, warm voice and his elegant jazz piano style will delight the crowd.

3:00 PM: Old Men in the Basement
Brookhaven's own Old Men in the Basement will begin at 3 pm and extend their playing time at the Block Party beginning at 6:30 PM. "More fun than a "DJ" and quite polite! A fun bunch of regular guys back for their 5th year playing your Classic Rock favorites for all to enjoy!

Sunday, October 18th

12:00 PM: The Right NOW Blues Band
Tommy Vickery will be joined by some of Atlanta's best musicians playing "Funky Blues" for your enjoyment.

3:00 PM: Terry Lee and the GT'S
"The Hardest Working Band in SOUL BUSINESS", playing Blue eyed soul, classic and 80's Rock.

For more info, visit Brookhaven Arts Alliance.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

GBA Power Mixed Martial Arts - October 10th at the Atrium in Stone Mountain


Cheer on the world's toughest fighters as they fight power mixed martial arts on Saturday, October 10th at the Atrium Event Center at 5479 Memorial Drive in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

The event is hosted by Georgia Boxing & MMA Association.
Tickets are on sale now. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Visit POWERMMAFIGHTS for more information or call the Fight Hotline at (404) 966-8858.

Planning A Visit To Stone Mountain Park?


Stone Mountain Park Map and Guide

If you're planning a visit to Stone Mountain Park, our free Stone Mountain Map and Guide will provide you with all the information needed to plan your trip.

From a short history of the Park, to a listing of annual festival and events, this brochure has everything you need to get the most out of your trip. It also includes a detailed area map that pinpoints attractions around the park and provides overviews of Park roads and hiking trails.

The brochure also includes helpful information on suggested itineraries, places of interest, golf courses, lodging, restaurants, campgrounds and shopping.

To order your free Stone Mountain Park Map and Guide, just click here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What Is Cuban Art?

Contemporary Cuban Art at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art on display through Sunday, December 6, 2009.

Oglethorpe University's Museum of Art currently has an unique exhibit of over 60 works by 28 contemporary Cuban artists that have been selected and co-curated from the Center for Cuban Studies in New York and The Collection of Shelley & Donald Rubin. This exhibition is the first public display of this group of works and the first American presentation of many of the works.

The artists live and work in Cuba, the United States and internationally. Some artists represented have achieved international renown, and others are almost unknown outside of Cuba. This exhibit ranges from the most popular to the most intellectual tastes and features work from self-taught and highly trained artists.

For more info, visit Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Oakhurst Arts And Music Festival Coming Soon

The 12th Annual Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival is Saturday, October 10 from 10 am until 7 pm at the center of the Oakhurst community in Harmony Park.

Events and features include:
The 5K Arts Run/Walk• Community area, featuring Decatur-based nonprofit groups• Free activity area for children• Food and beverages at Oakhurst's many restaurants

- The Artists Market, open 10 am-7 pm, features the juried work of 50 artists in all types of

- Free Children's Activities10am-4pm. Art activities, demonstrations and more.

- Parade 2pm. The parade starts at the Oakhurst Presbyterian Church and ends at the

- Live Music All Day featuring Sydney Rhame, Veronika Jackson, Salsa Belles, JazzChronics, Sewhe Village Percussion, The Zachary Kale Band, The Morgan Rowe Band and Heaven Davis.

For more info, visit Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival.

Lasershow Spectacular at Stone Mountain Park on Saturdays Through October

October 10, 17, 24 & 31
Lasershow Spectacular at Stone Mountain Park

This Atlanta tradition is the longest running lasershow in the world and celebrates its 26th year with a musical tribute to Georgia artists. Additional musical scores feature some all-time favorite tunes and medleys highlighting the everyday hero and favorite sports teams.

A patriotic medley and traditional favorites such as “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” and “Celestial Soda Pop,” are back by popular demand. With displays of laser lights, graphics, characters and fireworks, this show is sure to bring you to your feet. Relax on the lawn and enjoy an evening out as Stone Mountain is transformed into a natural amphitheater.

For more information visit Stone Mountain Park.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Doraville Days On October 17, 2009


For an Experience from Around the World...
Doraville Days
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Events Include: Taste of Doraville; Live Entertainment; Car Show; Community Booths; Library Book Sale; Kids Jump'n Slide Area; Arts and Crafts Fair; Fire Trucks; Police Demonstration

For more information, visit Doraville Days.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Stone Mountain Highland Games: October 17 - 18

For over 37 years, the picturesque grounds of the Stone Mountain Park meadow, a short drive northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, have resounded with the sounds of bagpipes, fiddles and harps during the third weekend in October.

This year once again, thousands of Scots (even those that wish to be 'Scot for the Day') from around the world will don their family tartans and gather to greet old friends and make new ones too.

Here is a breakdown of weekend activities:

Highland Athletics, Pipe Band Competition, Highland Dancing, Massed Band Performances, Musical Stages, Falconry Exhibit, Children's Activities and Scottish Evening

Kirking of Tartans, Highland Athletics, Pipe Band Performances, Highland Dancing, Parade of Tartans, Sheepdog Demonstration, Falconry Demonstration, Musical Stages and Children's Activities

For more information, visit Stone Mountain Highland Games.

Julius Caesar Coming To Georgia Shakespeare

Georgia Shakespeare means more than plays. Coming to Georgia Shakespeare is an invitation to spend time with friends, family, co-workers, neighbors or that “special someone.” Take a break from your busy schedule and spend a leisurely evening eating, drinking, and laughing. Then, experience Atlanta’s most exhilarating theatre. It’s the best of all worlds at Olgethorpe University!

With a covered and shaded picnic terrace, you can enjoy Georgia Shakespeare’s picturesque setting, and then go into the state-of-the-art theater for the performance. Bring a basket and your favorite bottle of wine, or pre-order your meal from their preferred picnic partner Terra Terroir and have dinner waiting there for you when you arrive.

Georgia Shakespeare is Creative Loafing's Critics' Pick for Best Theatre Company.
Upcoming Performances:
October 8-11, 15-18, 22-24
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

When Caesars' power becomes too great, Brutus struggles to reconcile his loyalty to a friend with the horrific deed he must carry out in the interest of his country. The "dogs of war" are unleashed in Shakespeare's historic tale of political intrigue, conspiracy and revolution.

For tickets and more info, visit Georgia Shakespeare.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Learn Everything About Planning A Family Reunion On Saturday, Oct. 10th

DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau is inviting Reunion Planners to attend our free Reunion Planning workshop on Saturday, October 10th at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center. Attendees will learn everything they need to know to plan a successful and memorable family reunion.

The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

To register, call (770) 492-5016.
For more information visit, DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Fall Weather Ushers In Stone Mountain Park’s 7th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Families are invited to fall into cooler weather and colorful foliage at Stone Mountain Park’s 7th Annual Pumpkin Festival weekends in October. Guests can experience kid-centered entertainment and activities while soaking in the vast display of fall décor complete with nearly 4,000 pumpkins, 500 cornstalks, 500 hay bales and 35 fairy tale themed scarecrows. Stone Mountain Park's annual Pumpkin Festival has become a family favorite with kids and parents alike.

New for 2009, the Pumpkin Festival brings Colleen and The Pesky Gnomes to the stage where children from the audience are the stars of the show. This twenty-five minute show is filled with costumes and multiple acting roles for children to fill. Also, new for 2009 The Pumpkin Tumbler, a 40’ inflatable obstacle course, tumbles kids to their hearts delight.

Other festival activities include feeding the sweet tooth in the pie eating contest and participating in the Pumpkin Parade complete with life-size puppets. After marching in the Pumpkin Parade, costumed children get to participate in the costume contest. For an additional challenge, kids can also follow clues for the Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt to various locations around the park and collect stamps to reveal the final prize. Furthermore, kids can show their creativity by decorating pumpkins and gourds and by participating in many other arts and crafts in the Pumpkin Party Patch.

Weekends October 2-31;
Fridays & Sundays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturdays 10a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more information, visit Stone Mountain Park.

The Village Oktoberfest Will Take Place On Oct. 10th and 11th in Stone Mountain Village

Stone Mountain Village will host the first annual Village Oktoberfest on October 10th and 11th, 2009 at the five way intersection in downtown Stone Mountain. Main Street will be filled with the sites and sounds of a traditional Oktoberfest molded on the enormously successful and original Oktoberfest in Munich.

The event which will take place near the corner of JBR Memorial and Main Street will feature some of the finest German dancers and musicians in the South on the Atlanta Classic Cars Stage as well as fine German food, Pepsi products, beer and wine. German arts and crafts will be on display along with activities for the children.

The musicians will include, the Atlanta Polka Band and Vince Aleandri, with the Euro Folds Dancers. A highlight of this event will be the kid friendly atmosphere which will feature activities such as pretzel making, face painting, balloons and magic, bookmark making, a moonwalk jump-around, and caramel apple dipping among other activities.

There will be a pretzel eating contest at 2pm and a costume contest which will be judged at 4 pm each day sponsored by the Village Corner German Restaurant. Admission and parking will be free. There is something for everyone at the Village Oktoberfest in Historic downtown Stone Mountain.

The Village Oktoberfest will take place from noon until 8pm on Saturday October 10th and from 1-6pm on October 11th.

For more information visit Stone Mountain Village.
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