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Don Williams
October 2nd - Thursday
Mill Town Music Hall


If anyone ever needed proof that music is an international language, then they need to look no further than Don Williams. Don picks his songs with all the skills of a class winemaker picking grapes – only the best will do, and the vintage results, as fans around the world all know, is just about the best blend of emotions the heart could ask for.


Don William’s music is the stuff of experience. Like a fine wine, as Don has matured then the songs have even deeper emotional resonance. This is a man who has lived life, who knows the depth of feeling and emotion ordinary people are capable of, not only in Texas, but in all the other places where his straightforward simplicity has made its mark the – Brazil, Britain, Ireland, Africa, Australia, Finland, Norway and many more.


Additional Information and Tickets Here

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Lewis Grizzard: In His Own Words
October 2nd - October 5th
Earl Smith Strand Theatre
Marietta Square


Actor Bill Oberst, Jr. has stepped into the late Lewis Grizzard's shoes over 1,000 times in the last decade. Oberst's portrayal of the Southern writer and humorist is a one-man show authorized by Grizzard's family, which says it is the closest thing to seeing the late great spokesman of the south onstage again since Grizzard's death at age 47.


The show is presented in two acts and runs 90 minutes. Additional Information Here

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First Friday Downtown Cartersville
October 3rd - College Tailgate Party
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Downtown Cartersville


Various businesses will remain open allowing patrons to shop, dine and play in downtown Cartersville. More than a dozen shops and eateries participate regularly and many musicians get together throughout downtown for informal jam sessions.


Hosted by the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority. For more information, call 770-607-3480

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Marietta Square First Friday Art Walk
October 3rd - Friday
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Marietta Square


Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour of the Historic Marietta Square’s eclectic art scene. Art galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and boutiques host artists within their businesses from 5pm to 9pm on the first Friday of every month, rain or shine. Look for a variety of the arts to be represented by painters, dancers, musicians, performers and other artisans along the sidewalks throughout the Square.


Additional Information Here

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Friday Night Live "Oktoberfest"
October 3rd - Friday
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Downtown Woodstock


Celebrate Oktoberfest in Downtown Woodstock! Grab a brew with your crew and have a blast too! Live music will be featured on the sidewalks around Downtown Woodstock.


$100 Downtown Gift Certificate Giveaway. Every $10 you spend at a Downtown business during Friday Night Live can enter you into a drawing for a $100 Downtown Dollars Gift Certificate. Just bring your receipt for any purchase made at a Downtown business during the event to the Woodstock Visitors Center to enter the contest. For example if your spend $50 you will be entered 5 times into the drawing

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46th Annual Great Locomotive Chase Festival
October 3rd - 5th
Friday, 10:00am to 11:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday, 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Adairsville Historic Square
downtown Adairsville


Arts and crafts festival in the town that witnessed Andrews' Raiders Civil War escapade. Today the entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy carnival rides, crafts and vendor booths, music and entertainment, food, plus a parade, pageants, and evening concerts.


For Additional Information, Call 770-773-3451

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A Taste of Villa Rica
October 4th - Saturday
Main St - Villa Rica
10:00am to 3:00pm


A Taste of Villa Rica brings all the best restaurants and caterers of Villa Rica and Carroll County together to sample some of their amazing dishes. While the food is the highlight of the event, there will also be live entertainment and fun for the whole family.

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2014 Powder Springs Day
October 4th - Saturday
10:00am - 6:00pm
Powder Springs Park


Powder Springs Day will kick-off with a huge parade through downtown featuring competing neighborhoods, bands, youth groups, beauty queens, floats and more. The Day will give you all Powder Springs has to offer, there will be arts & crafts, delicious food, entertainment, kid’s activities, community groups and much, much more.

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Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
October 4th - Saturday
10:00am to 4:00pm
Red Top Mountain State Park


Watch rifle and cannon demonstrations, visit the tent city, and tour the hillside and railroad cut through the pass.


SATURDAY EVENING ONLY: Special candle-light tour in honor of the 150th commemoration.


For More Information, Call 770-975-0055.

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Cartersville Shrine Club Car Cruize
Historic downtown Cartersville
October 4th - Saturday
4:00pm to 8:00pm


Cartersville Shrine Club welcomes hundreds of vintage cars, motorcycles, muscle cars and modern modified cars from 4-8 p.m. Come early and dine in one of the great restaurants in downtown Cartersville.


For Additional Information, Call 770-607-3480

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Sunday In The Park
October 5th - Sunday
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Oakland Cemetery


Historic Oakland Foundation is proud to present the 35th annual Sunday in the Park from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 5. The Victorian street festival began in 1979 and offers fun, food, and entertainment for all ages.


Enjoy a memorable afternoon of delicious food from Six Feet Under, The Varsity, and more. There will be a variety of live musical entertainment, an artists’ market, living history demonstrations, storytellers, Irish dancers and much, much more.


Don’t miss your opportunity to enter some of the magnificent mausoleums! Guests are encouraged to participate in the Victorian costume contest and photography contest. Carriage tours and free walking tours will be offered. Oakland’s traditional Teddy Bear Tea will be held in the children’s area. The Bubbleman will be on hand in the kids’ area, too!


The suggested donation is $5 per person. Admission for children 3 and under is free. Parking: $5.


Mark your calendar and don’t miss Atlanta’s most unique Fall festival!


Additional Information Here

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2014 A3C Hip Hop Festival
October 8th - 12th
Wednesday - Sunday


A3C [All 3 Coasts], one of the largest hip-hop festivals in the US, is in its 9th year. Originally a local hip-hop showcase, this all-ages event now takes place over 5 days in October with music, live performances, educational sessions, film screenings, art installations and more.


Additional Information Here

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Atlanta Greek Festival
October 9th - 12th
Thursday; 5pm to 10:00pm
Friday; 11:00am to 11:00pm
Saturday; 11:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday; 11:00am to 7:00pm
Greek Orthodox Cathedral
2500 Clairmont Road - Atlanta


Experience the rich 2000-year old culture and history of Greece at the Atlanta Greek Festival. Enjoy authentic dishes and music performances, history chats, traditional dances and more.


Additional Information Here

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Marietta Square Artists Market
October 11th - Saturday
9:00am to 2:00pm
Marietta Square


This open-air fine arts artists market showcases the best of local Art. The Marietta Square Artists Market was created in 2011 as a natural extension of the wildly popular Marietta Square Farmers Market.

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12th Annual Paulding Fine Arts Association FALL FEST
October 11th - Saturday
10:00am to 4:00pm
Main Street in Historic Downtown Dallas
Providing Family Fun For All Ages!!!


Local Artists as well as new emerging artists and craft makers are being invited to showcase their finest work. We value your partnership and extend to you our invitation to join us in celebrating community involvement and the joys of Fall!


Festival Food is provided by local civic groups. Continuous entertainment features DJ commentary and services with a variety of music and crowd-pleasing performances from award winning groups.


Additional Information Here

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Taste of Acworth
October 11th - Saturday
10:00am to 6:00pm
Historic District on Main Street


The festivities will allow 150 booths from local restaurants and businesses demonstrate what they do best. There will be two live entertainment stages providing live music and demonstrations from local talent throughout the day. The infamous dog show is scheduled at 3:00pm and a fun fashion show at noon. Children will have plenty to do with inflatables, quad bungee, and challenging games located in the kid zone.


Admission is FREE! An array of diverse restaurants will be offering food samples from $1:00 to $4.00 to satisfy every palate. Parking will be available throughout town at McCall Primary School , Acworth Methodist Church , and Acworth First Baptist Church. Come hungry, bring the kids, bring the pooch, and join in the fun!


For More Information, Call 770-423-1330

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2014 Paulding Public Safety Appreciation Day
October 11th - Saturday


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Old Cassville Cemetery Tour
October 11th - Saturday
Cassville Confederate Cemetery


Cassville historians will lead the tour while portraying the life stories of Confederate soldiers and prominent early citizens buried there. Guides will be dressed in period clothing while keeping watch over 300 Confederate graves. Enjoy music by The 8th Regimental Band from Rome, Georgia. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Children are welcome at this unique history experience. Refreshments will be served following the tour.


Sponsored by the Cassville Historical Society - For Additional Information, Call 678 -800-3214

Outdoor Movie - The Goonies
October 11th - Saturday
Movie Begins at Sundown
Swift Cantrell Park
3140 Old 41 Highway


The City of Kennesaw's FREE outdoor movie series at Swift-Cantrell Park returns in 2014 with a trio of box-office blockbusters. Movies will be projected onto a giant inflatable screen after sundown. Arrive early for entertainment, free and pay-to-play children's activities, giveaways and outdoor fun.


For your comfort, bring a blanket or low-back chairs. Pop-up tents, canopies or beach umbrellas that can obstruct the view of others are not permitted. Concessions will be available for purchase.


Parking is available inside the park, and at neighboring Kennesaw Elementary School. For More Information, Call 770-422-9714.


Rated PG. Title subject to change; cancellations may occur due to weather conditions.

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Marietta ChalkFest
October 11th - 12th
Saturday - Sunday
10:00am to 5:00pm
Marietta - Cobb Museum of Art


Marietta ChalkFest, a chalk art festival that will take place around Marietta Square and down Atlanta Street in front of Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art.


This year, ChalkFest has been expanded to feature over 40 contracted, professional chalk artists from around the country, who will draw in front of spectators during October 11 and October 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featured artists include renowned chalk artists Nate Baranowski, Jennifer Chaparro, Dorothy Sabean, Willie Zin and more. All works created during ChalkFest will be completed at the end of Sunday, October 12. Admission to Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art will be free during Marietta ChalkFest. The Chatov Retrospective: 100 Years of Painting and Atlanta Fine Arts League exhibitions will also be on display inside the museum during Marietta ChalkFest.


On Saturday, October 11, artists of all ages are invited to participate in our annual juried chalk competition. Participants will have the opportunity to create original chalk works in randomly selected sidewalk squares. 2014 will offer both a youth division and an adult division: Prizes in the adult division will total over $250 in cash prizes and prizes in the youth division total $50 in gift cards. Interested participants can contact the Education Director at 770 528 1444 x16, education@mariettacobbartmuseum.org


The festival will also include a concert in the park featuring live music performed by Prime.


Additional Information Here

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MeccaFest Juried Fine Arts & Crafts Festival
October 11th - 12th / Saturday - Sunday


MeccaFest will welcome back performance artist Mark Abbati to entertain the crowds with his Living Sculptures (Something unique and different each day!) In addition, we will have swarms of Sesame Street style puppeteers roaming the festival from the UWG theatre department and a new 3-D Chalk artist, Michael Macaulay from California.


Many of the exhibiting artists will demonstrate their talents. The festival will feature five free children activity booths where young people can create with local artists. An entertainment stage will showcase local and regional musicians and dancers and a separate area for staged readings of poetry and short stories.


Additional Information Here

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44th Annual Atlanta Pride Festival
October 11th - 12th
Saturday - Sunday
Piedmont Park


Join us for the 44th Atlanta Pride Festival, the largest Pride event in the southeast and the largest event in the country to coincide with National Coming Out Day.


Additional Information Here

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USDDN Disc Dog World Finals
October 11th - 12th
Saturday - Sunday
10:00am to 5:00pm
Dellinger Park


More than 200 dog teams from 18 states and 12 countries have qualified to compete in this exciting and entertaining two-day event of canine grace and agility.


Come witness some amazing acrobatic feats, powerful leaps and astounding catches as competitors go paw-to-paw for the coveted USDDN World Championship title.


The event is FREE to spectators. Final rounds of competition begin around 3:00pm each day. Presented by Bayer K9 Advantix II, Purina Pro Plan, Wynn Buick/GMC, the Cartersville- Bartow County CVB, and hosted by Woof! Sports USA. Contact Melissa Heeter at 770-386- 6184 for more information.

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The Bacon Run
October 18th - Saturday; 8:30am
Jim R. Miller Park


All you can eat Bacon Run & Festival! Saturday October 18th at Jim Miller Park we have having "The Bacon Run" we have a live DJ, Costume Contest and best of all Bacon/Pork Products! After you run your 5K you can simply enjoy a time of celebration. We give a portion of the proceeds to Make a Wish Foundation.


Additional Information and Registration Here

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Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival
October 18th - Saturday
9:00am to 6:00pm
Marietta Square


Harvest Square is an annual arts and crafts festival held each October. In addition to a wide variety of arts and crafts items, the festival includes Halloween Happenings for children. Carnival games and lots of prizes will thrill the little ones.


The show setting is at Glover Park in the historic Marietta Square. The Square is the home of many antique and specialty stores, excellent restaurants and interesting things to do.


After the vendors have closed for the evening stick around for the 4th Annual Marietta Zombie Walk benefiting MUST Ministries.


For More Information, Call 770-794-5601

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Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival
October 18th - Saturday
11:00am to 7:00pm
1 Friendship Plaza
Downtown Cartersville


Centrally located among the many historic buildings and progressive charm of downtown, Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival features two stages of entertainment - each nestled among their own, unique atmosphere.


The Main Stage, held in Friendship Plaza, features a variety of bluegrass bands. The stage, which sits next to the historic train depot, features a small amphitheater and plenty of grass to bring your blanket or lawn chair to nestle in for the day. Located in the 1979 bay area of the old fire station - which was erected in 1916 – is the Firehouse Stage featuring both bluegrass and folk musicians.


For Additional Information, Call 770-607-3480

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Classic Car Cruise In
October 18th -- Saturday
The Mill
Villa Rica - Downtown


Come enjoy the fun with 50/50 drawings, cakewalks, family fun for all. Cars, motorcycles, rat rods, customs, etc. Public is invited. No admission charge. All proceeds go to local charities. Additional Information Here.

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Wings Over North Georgia
October 18th & 19th
Saturday - Sunday


The United States Air Force Thunderbirds take to the skies this fall at the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show, Oct. 18-19, 2014! The air show takes place at Richard B. Russell Airport just north of Rome, GA.


The event will feature a phenomenal lineup of military demonstrations, civilian performers, unique ground displays and family-friendly attractions.


Advance general admission and premium seating upgrade tickets are available for purchase at www.WingsOverNorthGeorgia.com.

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Taste of Atlanta
October 24th, 25th & 26th 

Friday - Sunday
Midtown at Tech Square


Taste of Atlanta is back with bigger features and bolder flavors in its 13th year!


Taste of Atlanta, the city's premier food+wine+beer+cocktail event attracts food lovers from around the country to experience a weekend filled with culinary creations, interactive chef demos, specialty food and beverage tents and the chance to learn cooking secrets from Atlanta's most talented chefs. Festival tickets will go on sale Friday, July 11th.


Additional Information Here

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Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival
October 25th - 26th
Saturday; 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday; 12:00pm - 5:00pm


City of Smyrna's Fall Jonquil Festival is located on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna. The Fall Jonquil Festival will showcase arts and crafts by more than 150 artists/crafters from across the country.


The event also offers fun for the entire family to enjoy with continuous entertainment, a children's section, and a wide selection of festival foods.

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Chiaha Harvest Fair
October 25th - 26th
Saturday - Sunday
Ridge Ferry Park
393 Riverside Parkway


Join us this year for the 50th Annual Chiaha Harvest Fair, a toe-tappin', cider-sippin', fun-for-everyone arts festival! This family-friendly festival offers a variety of handmade arts and crafts by more than 120 artists from around the region, with an eclectic mix of music and entertainment, some of the best food around and wonderful projects for the kids throughout the weekend-long event. Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend in historic Georgia's Rome, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.


Call 706-235-4542 or visit www.chiaha.org for more information.

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Kenny Loggins
October 27th - Monday; 7:30pm
Mill Town Music Hall


Kenny Loggins' remarkable four-decade-plus career has brought him from the top of the charts to the toast of the Grammys. He's had smash hits on Hollywood's favorite soundtracks, rocked worldwide stages, and found his way into children's hearts while bringing his soulful, beautiful voice to platinum albums of a stunning variety of genres. His gift for crafting deeply emotional music is unparalleled, and it's been a part of his life as long as he can remember.


Additional Information and Tickets Here