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Fall event season: A survival guide to the zillion things to do (so far)
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Georgia Abercrombie, 4, marvels at a woma python during 2017 Snake Day at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville. - photo by David Barnes

Ever notice how the heat abates the smallest bit and all of a sudden everyone in the county is throwing an event? Because we have.

If you’re like us and have the tiniest bit of trouble keeping up with it, we’re here to help. The features and event staff here at The Times, extra-sharp pencils in hand, are tanned, rested and ready (but mostly just tanned) for another nonstop fall in Hall County and North Georgia.

We’ve got September and October started, but keep an eye on this list because we’ll have updates as we get more information about October and early November.

Dragon boats, barbecues, concerts, festivals, races, hot air balloons — the fall has it all in Hall this year:

A September to remember

Oktoberfest, Sept. 6-Oct. 28 (parade Sept. 8), Helen

First Friday concert, Sept. 7, downtown Gainesville

Trail Fest, Sept. 7-9, Dahlonega

Snake Day, Sept. 8, Elachee Nature Science Center

Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival, Sept. 8, Lake Lanier Olympic Park

Flowery Branch car show and chili cook-off, Sept. 8, downtown Flowery Branch

Power of the Purse, Sept. 11, Chattahoochee Country Club

Clermont Days, Sept. 14, downtown Clermont

Dragon Boat Championship, Sept. 12-16, Lake Lanier Olympic Park

Brenau LitFest, Sept. 22, Brenau University

Taste of Gainesville, Sept. 22, Lake Lanier Olympic Park

John Jarrard concert, Sept. 22, Brenau University front lawn

Swim Across America, Sept. 22, Lake Lanier Islands

Gainesville Cruisers Reunion, Sept. 22, Lakeshore Mall

Melissa Etheridge concert, Sept. 22, Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Concours d'Elegance, Sept, 28-29, Chateau Elan Winery and Resort

Fall Garden Expo, Sept 29, Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center

More things to do

We've picked out some of the most popular events for this list. But scroll through this online calendar to find even more things to do. And if you're an event organizer and your event is missing from our list, please hit the "+Add event" button to get your information included. 

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Damari Oliphant smiles while on an amusement park ride during Mule Camp Market in Gainesville, on Oct. 7, 2017. - photo by David Barnes


Lanier Lantern Festival, Oct. 6, Lake Lanier Olympic Park

Mule Camp Market, Oct. 12-14, downtown Gainesville

Lula Fall Festival, Oct. 13, downtown Lula

Petit Le Mans, Oct. 10-13, Road Atlanta

Secret Santa Car Show, Oct. 20,  UNG Gainesville campus

Gold Rush Days, Oct. 20-21, Dahlonega

Adult Halloween Party, Oct. 26, downtown Gainesville

Trick or Treat on the Trail, Oct. 27, Gainesville Midtown Greenway

Harvest Balloon Festival, Oct. 27, Sterling on the Lake

Regional events