With Fall soon approaching, the leaves are changing and the weather is cooling down. It’s the perfect time for fairs, festivals and evening concerts. Here are just a few of the upcoming events coming to the neighboring cities near the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus.
Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival
September 24, 2016: 12 p.m.
For its third year, the Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival will be having old-time music, arts and crafts vendors, and good food at Don Carter State Park.
Entrance to the festival is free with only $5.00 parking, so this would be a great event to attend for all the students on a college-kid budget.
A Taste of Gainesville and Craft Beer and Wine Festival
September 24, 2016: 6-9 p.m.
The Lake Lanier Rowing Club is hosting The Taste of Gainesville again this year at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue. Come out to listen to great live music while feasting on the specialties of many local restaurants and caterers to help raise money for the Rowing Club.
Tickets for adults are $25 in advance and $35 the day of. Children under 10 years old are free.
Buford Corn Maze
Fridays 5-10 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 12-10 p.m. through Nov. 13.
The Buford Corn Maze is officially open for the Fall season. Come out to enjoy hayrides, a pumpkin patch, a haunted forest, and of course, the famous corn maze.
Located at the intersection of Friendship Road and Ridge Road. Ticket prices vary, visit bufordcornmaze.com for more information.
Netherworld Haunted House
Opening for the season September 23.
Weekends: 7-10 p.m.
Weekdays: 7:30-10 p.m.
Rated one of the world’s scariest haunted houses, Netherworld is back for its 20th season of screams. The scary attraction will have two haunted houses available to walk through, including MONSTERS and Vault 13: Meltdown.
Netherworld is located off of Dawson Blvd. in Norcross. Ticket prices vary on day of the week/haunted house choice. Visit fearworld.com for more information.
Dahlonega’s Historic Ghost Tour
Every Friday and Saturday night, 8 p.m.
Dahlonega Walking Tours invites you to attend their historic ghost tour, a 1.3 mile guided tour of Dahlonega with a total of 14 stops. Learn about Dahlonega’s ghostly activity and hear paranormal experiences from the locals themselves.
Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children and $10 for cadets. Visit dahlonegawalkingtours.com for booking.
North Georgia Zoo Behind the Scenes Tour
September 18: 4-8 p.m.
The North Georgia Zoo is hosting a behind the scenes tour for all animal lovers. Here they will get to visit with nursery animals, touch amazing exotic animals and participate in training some of the beloved animals at the zoo.
You must have at least ten people reserved for a tour, so this is a great idea for a group date night, club outing, small group event or even just a family bonding experience. Tickets are $45 for adults and $42 for children.