North Georgia State Fair

Event Dates: September 18-28, 2014 Event Time: M- Fri 4-11pm/ Sat 10-11pm/Sun 12- 10pm Event Location: Jim R. Miller Park Address: 2245 Callaway Road Marietta, Georgia 30008

The 82nd Annual Superior Plumbing North Georgia State Fair features live music, free attractions and shows, farm animals, flower shows, competitions, local entertainment, and delicious fair foods. There are also games and rides, including the Wildcat Rollercoaster. The fair runs for 11 days, rain or shine. For more details:

Duluth Fall Festival

Event Dates: September 27th & 28th, 2014 Event Time: Sat 9am-6pm / Sun 9am-5pm Event Location: Duluth Festival Center Address: 3142 Hill St NW Duluth, GA 30096

The Duluth Fall Festival provides continuous entertainment during the Festival at two different venues, including street performers, concerts, a full-fledged carnival, and a parade. There will be plenty of food, a 5k race, and a silent auction for great merchandise donated by Festival vendors. For more details:

Whole Hawg Happenin

Event Dates: September 28th, 2014 Event Location: Marietta Square Address: 50 Park Square Marietta, GA 30060

The great barbecue of the South is the focus of the Annual Whole Hawg Happenin’ – a BBQ & Music Fest taking place on the Marietta Square. All proceeds of the Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ and Music Fest benefit the The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, The Gone with the Wind Museum and The Marietta Museum of History. The best metro Atlanta area restaurants and caterers will be on hand offering samples of their tasty bbq and other dishes while a variety of bands will be playing throughout the day. Attendance is free and tastes of BBQ range from $.50 – $5.00. There will be live music all day, a Classic Car Show, Arts and Crafts, a Beer Garden, and a huge Kids Corner! For more details:

Great Miller Lite BBQ and Chili Cook-Off

Event Dates: October 3-4, 2014 Event Time: 10am Event Location: The Georgia International Horse Park Address: 1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy Conyers, GA 30013

On October 4-5, 2014 teams from across the country will compete for the best chili, cornbread, Brunswick stew and barbecue. Enjoy free tastes, live music, beer, games and more. For more details:

Milton Roundup and Crabapple Fest

Event Dates: October 4th, 2014 Event Time: Sat 9am-4pm Event Location: Birmingham United Methodist Church Address: 15770 Birmingham Hwy Alpharetta, GA 30004

Crabapple Fest, held Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic downtown Crabapple, will again see the City of Milton and Crabapple Community Association (CCA) team up to provide a massive destination festival. The more than 15,000 attendees can expect antiques and art from hundreds of juried vendors; a music and entertainment stage with local and touring acts; games, rides and activities for kids; and beer and wine in the festival grounds. For more details: City of Milton Website

Taste of Acworth

Event Dates: October 11th, 2014 Event Time: Saturday 10am-6pm Event Location: Historic District on Main Street Address: Main St Acworth, Georgia 30102

Acworth Business Association and the City of Acworth sponsor this coveted event every year that benefits numerous local schools and charities in our community. Approximately 20,000 visitors tasted their way through this collection of delicacies last year and it is expected to evolve tremendously this year. 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 details: Taste of Acworth Event Page

Smoke n Thunder BBQ Classic

Event Dates: October 19th, 2014 Event Location: Rome, GA Address:

The Smoke-n-Thunder Barbeque Classic is an official Kansas City Barbeque Society (KSBS) sanctioned contest in North Georgia.

Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival

Event Dates: October 25th & 26th, 2014 Event Time: Sat 10 am-6 pm / Sun 12 - 5 pm Event Location: The Village Green in Downtown Smyrna Address: 200 Village Green Cir SE Smyrna, GA 30080

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. The shows will draw crowds of around 15,000 people. Show hours are 10 AM -6 PM on Saturday and 12 Noon - 5 PM on Sunday. Admission is FREE.

National BBQ Cup

Event Dates: November 21st & 22nd, 2014 Event Time: Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 10am-6pm Event Location: Cumming Fairgrounds Address: 235 Castleberry Road Cumming, GA 30040

Located in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, the city of Cumming and their wonderful fairground facility is the host of this 2-day BBQ event benefiting two of Cumming's local charities. Come one! Come all! There's sure to be something for everyone!

Christmas at Piedmont

Event Dates: December 12th and 13th Event Time: Friday: 5 am 9 pm Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Event Location: Piedmont Church, Marietta, Ga Address: 570 Piedmont Road Marietta, GA 30066

See over twenty local elementary school choruses performing, FREE children’s activities and an opportunity for FREE photos with Santa Claus!