Festivals & Fairs
Gwinnett County Fair
Celebrate the autumn season with festival fun. Enjoy live entertainment, stroll through an artists market or just hit the midway!Charges may apply for some festival activities, such as inflatables and activity stations in addition to entrance fees.
Gwinnett County Fair. Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. Thrill rides, live music performances, carnival games, craft and produce competitions, pageants and livestock displays. Sept. 11-21. Mon.-Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 1-10 p.m. 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville. 770-963-6522. Adults 6-64, $5; younger than 6, free. Parking, free.
North Georgia State Fair. Jim R. Miller Park. A petting zoo, pony rides, carnival rides, fairway games, and car and flower shows are the main attractions. New live entertainment this year includes racing pigs and paddling porkers, sandscapes and The Puppetone Rockers. Sept. 18-28. Mon.-Thurs., 4-11 p.m.; Fri. 4 p.m.-midnight; Sat., 10 a.m.-midnight; Sun., 12:30-10 p.m. 2245 Callaway Rd., Marietta. 770-528-8989. Adults, $7; children 10 and younger, free. Ride tickets, $1.25 each. Parking, $3.
Inman Farm Heritage Days. Minter’s Farms. Antique machines, including a printing press, steam engine and cotton gin, are on display at the fair that recalls a simpler time and celebrates the farming community. Live music, crafts for sale and festival foods are also planned. Sept. 19-21. Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 283 Hills Bridge Rd., Fayetteville. 770-461-2840. Free.
Yellow Daisy Festival. Stone Mountain Park. More than 400 artists and craftspeople will be displaying and selling their works, plus you’ll find fun in the Children’s Corner, craft demonstrations, festival food and live entertainment. Sept. 4-7. Thurs., Fri., Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Highway 78, Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690. Free; parking, $10.
Marietta Streetfest. Marietta Square. Classic cars, live bluegrass music, an artist market and a children’s zone featuring inflatables and make-and-take crafts make for a fun-filled day. Sept. 20. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. 770-794-5710. Free.
Johns Creek Fall Festival. Newton Park. Crafts, carnival games, moonwalks, a giant slide, obstacle courses, food and live music. Sept. 6. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 3150 Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek. 678-512-3200. Free.
Pine Log Arts and Crafts Fair. Pine Log UMC Campground. Live entertainment, barbecue, and arts and crafts. Sept. 6-7. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Off Highway 411, Rydal. 770-607-5350. 12 and older, $3; children younger than 12, free.
Taste of Kennesaw. Downtown Kennesaw. Taste food from local restaurants, enjoy live entertainment, and take the kids to the children’s zone with inflatables, a trackless train and more. Sept. 6. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. 770-423-1330. Free admission, tickets for samples, $1-$4.
Atlanta Arts Festival. Piedmont Park. Fine arts exhibit showcasing 200 artists, entertainment, children’s activities and food. Sept. 13-14. Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 400 Park Dr. NE, Atlanta. 770-941-9660. Free.
Taste of Smyrna Festival of Delectable. Downtown Smyrna. Taste food from local restaurants, enjoy live music and take the kids to the interactive kids zone. Sept. 13. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 200 Village Green Cir., Smyrna. 770-423-1330. Free, tickets for samples, $1-$4.
Hapeville Happy Days Festival. Jess Lucas Downtown Park. Live music Friday; games, rides, and arts and crafts. Sept. 19-20. Fri., 7-11 p.m.; Sat., Festival 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 680 S. Central Ave., Hapeville. 404-669-8269. Free.
Art in the Square. Downtown Gainesville. Live entertainment, including belly dancing and music, food from local restaurants and more. Sept. 20-21. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 am.-5 p.m. Downtown Gainesville. 770-297-1141. Free.
East Cobber Parade & Festival. Fountains of Olde Towne shopping center. Live entertainment, arts and crafts, carnival games and parade. Sept. 13. Parade starts at 10 a.m., festival 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 736 Johnson Ferry Rd., Marietta. 770-640-7070. Free.
Honeybee Festival. Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center. Come and celebrate this crucial part of Georgia agriculture. Don’t miss the bee costume contest, games and crafts. Sept. 13. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 2020 Clean Water Dr., Buford. 770-904-3500. Adults 13 and older, $5; ages 3-12, $3; 2 and younger, Free.
JapanFest. Gwinnett Center. Experience Japanese culture with musical and dance performances, martial arts demos, a tea ceremony, workshops about Japanese kimonos, kids’ area with crafts and games and much more. Sept. 20-21. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. 404-842-0736. Adults, $8; children 6 and younger, free.
Roswell Arts Festival. Roswell Town Square. Live performances and arts and crafts for purchase. Children’s activities and food vendors. Sept. 20-21. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Roswell. 770-641-3705. Free.
Sandy Springs Festival. Heritage Green. Children’s park, live entertainment and more than 600 artists, crafters, vendors and entertainers. Lightning 10K and 5K races and pet parade. Sept. 20-21. Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 6075 Sandy Springs Cir., Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111. Adults, $5; ages 6-17, $2; younger than 5, free.
Shakerag Arts and Crafts Festival. Shakerag Knoll. More than 100 art vendors selling handmade jewelry, pottery, candles and more; children’s activities, live entertainment and food. Sept. 20-21. Sat., noon-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 191 McIntosh Tr., Peachtree City. 770-631-2542. Free.
Suwanee Fest. Town Center Park. Celebrate the City of Suwannee with games, kids activities, all-day on-stage entertainment, a parade and more. Sept. 20-21. Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. 370 Buford Hwy., Suwannee. 770-945-8996. Free.
Candler Park Fall Fest. Candler Park. Family-friendly neighborhood festival with live music, artists, kids’ area, food vendors and 5K road race. Sept. 27-28. Sat.-Sun., noon-9 p.m. Corner of McLendon Ave. and Candler Park Dr., Atlanta. 404-895-9276. Free.
Duluth Fall Festival. Taylor Miller Park. Live entertainment, arts and crafts, parade, 5K road race and silent auction. Sept. 27-28. Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. W. Lawrence St. and Main St., Duluth. 855-385-8841. Free.
Fall Folklife Festival. Smith Family Farm at the Atlanta History Center. Enjoy a variety of farm demonstrations, music and kid-friendly activities representing traditions of the Southeast. Sept. 27. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000. Adults, $16.50; ages 4-12, $11; 3 and younger, free.
Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival. Boling Park. Arts and crafts, children’s area, antiques and live entertainment. Sept. 27-28. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1200 Marietta Hwy., Canton. 770-704-5991. Adults, $5; children 10 and younger, free.
Crossroads in Crabapple Antique and Arts Festival. Antique dealers and local artists are featured at this one day show in Historic Crabapple. Food vendors, children’s activities and roaming musicians. Oct. 4. 10 a.m.-5p.m. 12624 Broadwell Rd., Alpharetta. Free.
East Cobber Parade & Festival