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4-H Zombie Run 5K
October 10th - Saturday at 8:00am
Silver Comet Trail at the Hiram Caboose


Registration opens at 7:00am. Registration is $20 for racers over the age 13 and $10 for 12 and under. Dress up for the occasion and see if you win the costume contest! Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners in the standard age categories. The race will be timed by Classic Race Services. Register through the Extension Office or Register Online Here


Help Paulding County 4-H raise money for a new mini bus!


Additional Information Here

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GreyStone Power Annual Meeting
October 10th - Saturday; 8:00am to 1:00pm
GreyStone Headquarters
4040 Bankhead Hwy - Douglasville


The Annual Meeting is a free event for those customers, known as members, who receive electricity from the not-for-profit cooperative. The event will kick off with a free Chick-fil-A® biscuit, served from 8 to 10 a.m. Members can register in the GreyStone auditorium from 8 to 11 a.m. and are asked to bring an electric bill to simplify the registration process.


Children will have plenty to keep them entertained with inflatables, games, balloon artists, face painting and a chance to meet a lineman.


At the Energy Efficiency Expo tent, local businesses will demonstrate the benefits of energy-efficient products and services.


Additional Information Here

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Marietta Square Artists Market
October 10th - Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm
Marietta Square


This open-air fine arts market showcases the best of local, handmade Art and fine crafts.


Additional Information Here

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Paulding Fine Arts Fall Festival
October 10th - Saturday
10:00am to 4:00pm
Historic Downtown Dallas


Local Artists as well as new emerging artists and craft makers are being invited to showcase their finest original art work.


Festival Food is provided by local civic groups. Continuous free entertainment with a variety of music, crowd-pleasing performances and fun activities for the children. Hope to see YOU there!


Additional Information Here

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Paulding Public Safety Appreciation Day & Family Festival 

October 10th - Saturday; 11:00am to 2:30pm 

Veterans Memorial Park - Dallas


Come join us for our annual Appreciation Day and Family Festival at Veterans Memorial Park. We have some exciting new changes this year, including "Future Responders answer the call with Public Safety" and a dunking booth. And of course, you don't want to miss the K9, SWAT and firefighter demonstrations. This event is fun for the entire family, and it's free.


*Veterans Memorial Park is Located in Front of the Watson Government Complex in Dallas.

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Meccafest Fine Arts and Crafts Festival
October 10th & 11th / Saturday - Sunday
10:00am to 5:00pm


The festival features fine artists from across the country that have been chosen by a jury process to participate. Eat on site at a 1950's diner or one of Carrollton's fine surrounding restaurants. Free children's activities and entertainment are provided.


Additional Information Here

Mable House Free Candlelight Concert, featuring Milkshake
October 10th - Saturday
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre


Presenting Milkshake Mayfield and the Milkshake Quintet (MSQ). Bringing you the best in smooth jazz and gospel music. World renowned trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Milkshake has traveled the world and played with the likes of Dizzie Gillespie, Duke Ellington and Wynton Marsalis.


Experience the music for yourself on Milkshake's latest CD, In My Time, available now. Let the smooth, soothing sound of Milkshake and the MSQ take you away to a place of quiet relaxation.


For More Information, Call 770-819-3285

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Boxerstock 2015 Music Festival
October 11th - Sunday
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Jim Miller Park - Marietta


Boxerstock offers you an entire day of live music from top local performers and nationally known artists! Musicians from a variety of genres are on the bill, so there’s something for everyone. Comedienne Shelly Olson will emcee and keep the audience entertained between acts. Check out the music lineup here! PLUS enjoy:


Vendor Booths. Food Trucks: Mix'd Up and others! Silent Auction. Pet Portraits by Alex Neely (including a vist by Santa!)


Fun for the kids - This year our Kids' Village is packed with fun things to do, plus Human Hamster Balls - Come walk on water!!


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Don Williams
The Gentle Giant
October 15th - Thursday; 7:30pm
Mill Town Music Hall - Bremen


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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A Tribute to John Denver
Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon
October 16th - Friday; 7:30pm
Dallas Theater


Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon have toured the country together delighting audiences with their talent, warmth and humor.  Collins and Boulder Canyon have gone on to tour from coast to coast to pay tribute to the music of John Denver.


Although you may detect some similarities in voice and appearance, Chris Collins brings amazing energy to the stage as an award-winning singer, songwriter and entertainer  Collins and Boulder Canyon are not an impersonation act, but seek to honor John Denver’s legacy with fresh energy and musical integrity.


  • Main Level: $25.00 Regular; $22.00 Discount
  • Balcony: $20.00 Regular; $18.00 Discount
  • Purchase Online Tickets HERE. For Discount Tickets, Contact the Theatre's Box Office at 678-363-0813.


Additional Information Here


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Euharlee Covered Bridge Fall Festival
October 16th - 17th
Friday - Saturday


Arts & crafts, music, food, games and new this year The Covered Bridge Zombie Run 5K benefiting United Way.


Additional Information Here

Barking Fun Run - Walk
October 17th - Saturday
Dogwoods - Coleman Camp Park
200 Lester Drive - Dallas


  • 8:30am Sign In
  • 9:00am Fun Run Walk Begins
  • T-shirt included
  • $20 per Individual / Pet


For More Information, Call 770-443-8110

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Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival
October 17th - Saturday
9:00am to 6:00pm
Historic Marietta Square


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 5th Annual Marietta Zombie Walk benefiting MUST Ministries.


Additional Information Here

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Heavy Metal in Motion
October 17th - Saturday
10:00am to 5:00pm
Tellus Science Museum


Get your motor running and head on out to Heavy Metal in Motion!


This isn't a car show - this is a full-on family experience! Come see vehicles ranging from vintage cars to helicopters. Get a close up view of drag racers, a jet car and lots more!


Be prepared - engines will be revving, so this event will be loud! We'll have a schedule of crank times so you won't miss a thing.


Then, let your little ones take a ride on a miniature train and slide down an inflatable slide shaped like a giant dump truck. There will also be a small, kid-sized model airplane onsite which will make a great photo opportunity. In addition, kids can enjoy a variety of hands-on motion-related activities inside the museum. (Activities and vehicles subject to change.)


For Additional Information, Call 770-606-5700.

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September 5th - November 1st
Pettit Creek Farms


Fall fun at its best! Weekdays 2-6 PM purchase pumpkins, enjoy the corn maze, take a hayride and pet the animals. Open Friday-Saturday 10 AM-6 PM and Sunday 11 AM-6 PM. Weekend fun includes unlimited trips through the corn maze, hayrides and petting zoo included with farm admission. At an additional cost enjoy pony rides, camel rides, inflatables, and Euro-Bungy.


Additional Information Here

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Corn on the Cobb
Open Weekends
September - October
Powder Springs


Still Family Farm is excited to host Corn on the Cobb, an 11-acre fall attraction located just west of Atlanta in Cobb County.


Bring your family, friends and neighbors to create some memories! We have so much to share, and we'd love to have you visit us to learn about our farm while having fun and maybe gettin' a little dirty.


Corn Maze; Pumpkin Patch; Kiddie Zip; Kiddie Climb; Pump Duck Races; Popcorn Maze; Hayride; Heirloom Tractor Display Check out some of the Farm's oldest equipment still in use today. We have a rare 1954 John Deere and the first one ever bought for Still Family Farm - a 1949 Ford tractor.


Additional Information Here

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2015 Taste of Acworth
October 17th - Saturday
Main Street - Downtown Acworth
10:00am - 6:00pm


Main Street Acworth, GA will come alive with the all the best that Acworth has to offer! There will be over 120 booths, lots of food, all types of children's activities, sponsor booths and admission is FREE.


There will be two entertainment stages featuring local entertainment, a dog show, fashion show, and more.

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13th Annual Charity Car Show -- Golden City Cruisers
October 17th - Saturday // 10:00am - 3:00pm
103 Temple St - Villa Rica


Awards for Top 2 Best of Show; Musle Car; Street Machine, Street Rod, and More! Professional Judged by Parmch International AMCA National Judges.


Additional Information Here

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Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival
October 17th - Saturday
11:00am to 9:00pm
One Friendship Plaza


Throughout the event will be food and beverage vendors, arts & crafts, and more. The Firehouse Stage will be open from 11 AM-7 PM and is near the Coosa Valley Credit Union Kid's Corner for children of all ages with free face painting, bounce houses, games and contests.


Additional Information Here or Call 770-607-3480.

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Golden City Car Cruise-In
October 17th - Saturday; 5:00pm
The Mill Amphitheater
Villa Rica - Downtown


Door Prizes; Cake Walks; Music; Raffles; 50/50 Drawings; Food Vendors; and More! Come out and have some Great Fun, and Enjoy Villa Rica's Historic Downtown!


Additional Information Here

Shaynne in Concert
In the Outfield
October 17th - Saturday; 7:00pm
Sara Babb Park - Dallas


Lawn Seating. 80's Music -- Let's Go Retro!! $10 General Admission. For More Information, Call 404-918-5340

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Blood Sweat and Tears
October 17th - Saturday; 8:00pm
The Amp - Adamson Square
119 Bradley St - Carrollton


Blood, Sweat & Tears is a contemporary jazz-rock American music group. They are noted for their combination of brass and rock band instrumentation.

Homespun Fireworks
October 17th - Saturday
Downtown Rockmart


The Premiere Homespun Floyd Polk Medical Firework Extravaganza Show has been rescheduled to coincide with the Rockmart Riverwalk Festival Saturday, October 17, 2015. The fireworks show will be at 8:30 p.m. at the Seaborn Jones Memorial Park in Rockmart.

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13th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium
October 22nd - 25th // Thursday - Sunday
Booth Western Art Museum - Cartersville


Join the Booth Western Art Museum for this four-day celebration of the West with art and history lectures, children's activities, pioneer demonstrations, re-enactments of historic Western gunfights, Native American dancing, and much more.


Additional Information on Complete Schedule, Festival Admission and Concert Prices HERE.

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Dailey & Vincent
October 22nd - Thursday; 7:30pm
Mill Town Music Hall - Bremen


Dailey & Vincent is one of the top Bluegrass bands in America. From the very beginning of their partnership in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent were rapidly embraced by Bluegrass, Country, and Gospel music fans around the world.


The concoction of their fantastically powerful vocal blends, 4 awardwinning studio albums, and heavy touring schedule places them in a very elite group of talent: recognized by the music industry as 3-time IBMA Entertainer of The Year, 3- time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year, 2-time Grammy nominee (Bluegrass Album of the Year and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group), and Dove Award winners.


Additional Information and Tickets Here

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Hot Rods on Main Cruise-In
October 23rd - Friday // 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Downtown Douglasville


Hot Rods on Main brings revving entertainment to downtown Douglasville! Featuring cool hot rods, a live musical performance, and tons of vendors, this event is sure to spark fun for attendees.


Come check out some of the area's coolest classic, muscle, and other high-performance vehicles, or showcase your ride at the coolest event in Douglasville.


For More Information, Call 678-449-3102

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Marietta Square Artists Market
October 24th - Saturday
9:00am - 2:00pm
Marietta Square


This open-air fine arts market showcases the best of local, handmade Art and fine crafts.


Additional Information Here

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Fall Jonquil Festival
October 24th & 25th
Saturday; 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday; 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Village Green
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.


Additional Information Here

19th Annual Chili Cookoff
October 24th - Saturday; 6:00pm - 9:00pm
O'Neal Plaza - Douglasville


Chili Contest and Halloween Costume Contest. For More Information, Call 770-949- 2787

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Georgia Gravity Games

October 24th - Saturday



Downtown Douglasville will be home to the second Georgia Gravity Games. The event is a real- world experience for students and adults from across the state to use STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to build and race their own gravity-powered cars. Cars may be propelled only using gravity to get them across the finish line.


Team check in for the event will begin at 7:30 a.m. The 2015 Gravity Games will begin at 9 a.m.


Event partners include the City of Douglasville, Georgia Tech and Google. Additional Information Here

36th Annual City of Douglasville Moonlight Run
October 24th - Saturday; 6:00pm
Douglasville Conference Center


Offering a variety of distances, from a tot trot for the little guys, to 1 mile for school age children, and a 5K through the streets of downtown Douglasville, this race has something for everyone...and it's in the dark! This is one of the largest after-dark runs in the Southeast, with approximately 2,000 participants. The race features a chip-timed USATF certified 5K course and is part of the Run and See Georgia Grand Prix Series. Your finish time for the 5K event can be used as a qualifying time for seeding in the Peachtree Road Race.


Registration and Additional Information Here

The Goonies
October 24th - Saturday
7:00pm - Free!!
Dallas Theater


The film features a band of pre-teens who live in the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon attempting to save their homes from demolition, and in doing so, discover an old Spanish map that leads them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willie, a legendary 17th-century pirate.


Limited Concessions - Cash Only. Additional Information Here or Call 678-363-0813

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October Haunt After Hours Business Networking
Six Flags Over Georgia
October 27th - Tuesday // 4:00pm to 8:00pm


The largest outdoor professional networking event in the area supported by over 10 Chambers of Commerce and 12 Business Associations.


Great food and drinks, super entertainment and the most fun of any networking event. $15 admission covers everything from Beer and Wine to rides to entertainment to lots of great prizes!


Additional Information Here. Not Suitable for Children.