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Family events
For the week of Oct. 1-7
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This week

Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival, Maysville. Parade and vendors. Friday-Sunday, downtown Maysville.

Fall Cake Sale, Flowery Branch. The Flowery Branch Homemakers Club. Part of the Flowery Branch Fall Festival. Saturday, downtown Flowery Branch. 770-967-3988 or ppagota@aol.com.

Korean Thanksgiving Day, Duluth. Kids can have their faces painted, create fall crafts and decorate mini pumpkins. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. Free for Simon Kidgit Club members. $5 for membership. 770-476-5160. 

Upcoming 

Georgia National Fair, Perry. Concerts, agricultural exhibits, rides, animal shows. Oct. 8-18, Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter, 401 Larry Walker Parkway, Perry. $8 adults, free for kids age 10 and younger. 478-987-3247.

Cumming Country Fair and Festival, Cumming. Rides, Heritage Village and concerts. 4 to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday Oct. 8-18. Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming. $7 adults, $3 ages 5-18, free for age 4 and younger; advance tickets, $5 adults, $2 ages 5-18; $3 parking. 770-781-3491. 

Mule Camp Market, Gainesville. Vendors, artists, food and live music. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 11, downtown Gainesville square. Concerts 7-11 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10.

Southern Tree Plantation, Blairsville. Pumpkins, hayrides, petting farm, crafts, maze, pony rides and marshmallow roast. Noon to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays Oct. 9-Nov. 1, Southern Tree Plantation, 2581 Owltown Road, Blairsville. 706-754-0601.

Fall Celebration at Smithgall, Helen. Pioneer skills exhibits, hayrides, craft vendors, mountain music and kids activities. Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 10, Smithgall Woods, 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. $5. 706-878-3087.  

Cherokee in Northeast Georgia, Gainesville. Family Sunday. Learn what life was like for the Cherokee before the Trail of Tears. 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 11, Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville.  $5 per family for nonmembers, free for members. 770-297-5900 or jcarson@brenau.edu.

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, Hiawassee. Arts and crafts, demonstrations, Georgia State Fiddlers' Convention and other live music. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays Oct. 9-17; Fiddlers' Convention, Oct. 17. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee. $9 adults, age 9 and younger free; $2 parking. No pets allowed. 706-896-4191 or gamtnfair@windstream.net.

Gold Rush Festival, Dahlonega. Arts and crafts, parade, hog calling and buck dancing contests, live music and children's activities. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17-18, downtown Dahlonega square. Free. 706-864-7247 or 800-231-5543.

Dawson County Moonshine Festival, Dawsonville. Crafts, food, live music, children's activities, parade and car show. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24-25, downtown Dawsonville square. Free. 877-302-9271.

Nightfall Halloween Festival, Gainesville. Kids can learn about nocturnal creatures, see live animals, do crafts and listen to stories. Oct. 24 and 30, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $3 Elachee members, $5 nonmembers. 770-535-1976.

Ongoing 

Maize Quest, Alto. "Georgia grown"-themed cornfield maze. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 14. Flashlight nights, dusk to 10 p.m., Jaemor Farm, 5340 Ga. 365, Alto. $8 adults, $7 ages 4-7, free for children age 3 and younger. $5 hayride. 770-869-3999.

North Georgia Corn Maze, Cleveland. Corn maze, hay rides, movie screenings and the Dungeon of Fear. Maze, 4 to 10 p.m. Thursdays, 4 to 11:30 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 22; Dungeon of Fear, 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. various days Saturday-Nov. 7; movies throughout season each Friday and Saturday at dark. North Georgia Corn Maze, 559 Tom Bell Road, Cleveland. Maze, $9-$10; Dungeon of Fear, $14-$15; hayride, $4-$5. 800-959-1874 or info@northgacornmaze.com

"Tools for Living," Sautee. Exhibit of tools used to sustain early valley inhabitants. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sautee Nacoochee Community Association History Museum, 283 Ga. 255 N, Sautee. 706-878-3300. 

Story times, Hall County. Children can listen to stories, sometimes read by special guests. Various days and times at libraries in the Hall County Library System. Free.

"Waters of Time: The Chicopee Woods Story," Gainesville. Learn about previous eras and inhabitants of Chicopee Woods. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturdays, Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville. $3 adults, $2 children ages 2-12, age 1 and younger and members free. 770-535-1976.

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