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Fall festivals: Abundance of activities, events in north Fulton this season
by Rachel Kellogg
September 26, 2012 01:17 PM | 5526 views | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Fall is officially here and municipalities, churches and other organizations around north Fulton are getting ready to host their annual fall festivities.

>>>The third annual International Fall Festival will be held by St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church in Roswell this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will feature live music, food, an outdoor market, vendors, church tours and activities for children.

The price of admission is $1 and will enter participants for door prizes.

The church is at 1765 Woodstock Rd.


>>>Christ United Methodist Church in Roswell will host its annual fall festival Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The church invites the community to partake in pony and train rides, a moonwalk, children's games, a clown show and the Mother Goose Storyteller. Kids can cuddle with the goats, bunnies and their friends in the petting zoo, along with the puppies and kittens in the pet adoption center.

The pumpkin patch, with more than 3,000 pumpkins for purchase, will also be in full swing.

Those who attend can indulge in goodies from the bake sale and hot dogs and hamburgers.

Christ United Methodist Church is at 1340 Woodstock Rd.

>>>Crossroads at Crabapple Antique and Art Festival will take place Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the historic community of Crab-apple.

Families can spend the day at this old-fashioned festival hunting for antique treasures from 50 American Country Antique Dealers from six states and 50 local juried artists. There will also be music, food and children’s activities.

The event will take place at 790 Mayfield Rd. in Alpharetta.

Information: (770) 241-1125, or

>>>Bridge to Grace Church in Roswell will hold its popular pumpkin patch throughout October, benefiting a variety of community outreach projects.

This year there will be a new twist with an arts and crafts festival to be held Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A used book sale, live music and a clown will add to the festival fun, as well. Kids can also enjoy a free maze which will be open every day during the operation of the patch.

Part of the proceeds of the patch and festival go to Project LIFT which provides mentors free of charge to local at-risk middle and high school students. Last year saw many students succeed beyond their expectations.

The patch will be open Sunday through Nov. 1 at the church, at 2385 Holcomb Bridge Road.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

>>>On Oct. 13, Roswell residents will take to the streets of downtown Roswell to participate in the city’s 62nd annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration. This year’s theme is “Youth: Roswell’s Gold Medal.”

The event will kick off at 10 a.m. with the annual parade, beginning at First Baptist Church on Mimosa and ending at the Roswell Area Park on Woodstock Road.

Afterward, Youth Day will continue with an all-day outdoor festival at the Roswell Area Park football field that will include a variety of activities, such as inflatable slides, moonwalk, pony rides, climbing wall, entertainment and more.

Children ages 15 and under will also have the chance to win a free lunch, while supplies last.

Immediately before the start of the parade at 9:45 a.m., the Roswell Runners Club will host the 16th annual Historic Roswell 5K Road Race. The race starts at the Roswell United Methodist Church and ends at the Roswell Area Park football field. To register, visit

This year’s Youth Day Grand Marshal is Raychel Germaine, a 17-year-old high school senior from Roswell who placed 14th in the women’s singles luge competition at the 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria.

Any group or organization interested in participating in Youth Day should call (770) 641-3705 or download an application at

>>>Smith Plantation Home will host its Fall Farm Days Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The free family event will feature artisan exhibits and demonstrations pertaining to life on a 19th century farm, including living history exhibits and activities such as blacksmithing, spinning, weaving and open hearth cooking.

Children’s activities include period games, a petting zoo, wagon rides, crafts, farm chores, and gold and gem panning for $5. Attendees will be able to take home the gold and gems that they find. Additionally, the Smith Plantation Home will be open for tours from noon to 3 p.m. for $5 admission.

Information: or (770) 641-3798.

>>>Loving Hands Animal Hospital will host a fall festival with adoptions from Angels Among Us Pet Rescue Oct. 14 from 2 to 5 p.m.

There will be food, entertainment, pet photography and dis-counted microchipping available that day. All breeds are welcome to attend.

Loving Hands Animal Hospital is at 13775 Hwy. 9 North, Alpharetta.

>>>The 2012 Milton Roundup will take place Oct. 20 at Birmingham United Methodist Church from noon to 6 p.m. Everyone in Milton, and the surrounding communities, is invited to join in the day-long event, where there will be plenty of good local food, games, music, exciting rides and more. Parking and admission are free for the thousands in attendance.

The church is at 15770 Birmingham Hwy. in Milton.

Information: Jason Wright, city communications manager, (678) 242-2523 or

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