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Check Out Lawrenceville for Plenty of Halloween Mayhem!

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This Week’s Haunts!

  1. Camp Blood Trail  and Nightmare Inn (Carrollton  October 7 – 31, 2017) are on the same ticket.  Zombie Paintball Shoot is separate. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, plus October 30 & 31.  Now in its 27th year, Camp Blood has entertained visitors and guests from all over the United States.
  2. Gates of Misery ( Rome October 7 – 31, 2017) is filled with torture, torment, zombies, and cannibals in two attractions. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Oct. 26-31. Experience one of the scariest haunted house in Georgia and Northwest Georgia Gates Of Misery Haunted House. The 12,000 square foot walk through haunted house is filled with torture, torment, terrifying screams and nightmares .
  3. Freaks of Fear Haunted House   (Carrolton October Fridays and Saturdays 8:00pm to 11:30pm ) Join this journey into one of the most terrifying haunted attractions in the West Ga area that has a new and interesting approach on scaring the living day lights out of you. For those of you that think you are brave enough to walk through GOOD LUCK! The Freaks Of Fear will definitely give you an experience you will never forget. The monsters there cant wait to eat you!
  4.  Paranoia Haunted House  (Canton Open Thursday – Sunday 8:00 PM TO 11:00PM)
    Every town has stories. Urban legends that have survived through generations. Most are just that…stories and legends. But every now and again, one of those stories ends up being true
  5. Zombie Farms (Winterville Oct 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28.Opens at 8:00 PM) ALL NEW SCENES this year, so whether you have come 3 times, 20 times, or are a new visitor, everything will be new and different!  This year ZF explores the true source of the zombie breakout, and it’s not what you think!
  6. Haunted Montrose  (Montrose – Open most days from the 13th through the 31st – check their calendar) Located just 30 minutes outside of Macon, Haunted Montrose and the Old Slaughter House is a top-rated professional haunted attraction that isn’t for the faint of heart! With attractions taht include, Havoc 3D, ExperMental and Industrial Rave, this year promises even more terror and more screams.
  7. Lake Joy Trails of Terror (Kathleen – Opens at 7:30 to midnight weekends and Halloween Night)

    Come out for the scare of your life at Lake Joy Trails of Terror!  The haunt is in the woods, be prepared to walk, and wear closed toe shoes. Dark areas, come prepared to be scared. Remember this is the woods and mother nature is out in the woods, also roots, unlevel ground that is how mother nature plays.

Eat Drink and Be Merry!

There is so much going on this weekend, it’s hard to know where to begin!  There is truly something for everyone!

 

  1.  Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival   October 6 – 7, 2017  Nationally recognized singer-songwriters will gather together to perform their original songs giving music lovers a behind-the-scenes look at the stories that inspired country, rock, blues, Americana and bluegrass songs. Attendees will experience nationally recognized veteran songsmiths and local up-and-coming talent as music fills the streets of downtown AlpharettaFree on Friday and for children 12 and younger. You can bring chairs.
  2.  Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival, October 7, 2017 (12 to 6 p.m.) Buy $2 to $3 samples from competing restaurants and vote for your favorites at with “food trucks, brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities” at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark for age 21+.
  3. A ticket to Edgewood Mac and Cheese Festival (October 7, 2017 ) gets you unlimited samples of mac & cheese from local restaurants, with music by local bands at Walker Park. No pets.
  4.  Atlanta Chili Cook Off, October 7, 2017 (1 p.m., VIP noon) Buy a wristband to taste chili (spicy, mild, chicken, beef, vegetarian) and stew from 75 teams, and then vote for your favorite! With live music and beer & wine for sale at Brookhaven Park.
  5. Great Atlanta Beer Fest, October 7, 2017 Sample 150 beers, cider, and winewhich includes live music, football on big TVs, and food for sale at SunTrust Park.
  6. Destination East Point October 7, 2017 (1 to 7 p.m.) features live entertainment, acrobats, artists, and food vendors in downtown East Point. Free.
  7. Norcross Art Splash October 7 – 8, 2017 features entertainers, food vendors, and 140 artists selling folk art, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculpture, and jewelry. Free.
  8. LakeFest October 7 – 8, 2017 offers local music, arts and crafts, a sand sculpting contest, food vendors, a closing parade of boats, and a sandy beach in friendly Pine Lake. Free.
  9. Atlanta Warbird Weekend October 7 – 8, 2017  See World War II era aircraft, meet veterans, watch reenactments, and buy a rideat DeKalb Peachtree Airport. Free entry.
  10. Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby, Bring a chair to watch 100 drivers compete in the with food vendors, a bake sale, a beer tent, and live music. Cars are judged at noon, and races are 1 to 4 p.m. on Madison Avenue at Johnston Place in Decatur. Free.

 

 

2 Great Hip Hop Festivals this Week!

 

Atlanta Hip Hop Day Festival  October 7 – 8, 2017 Free. The 7th Annual Atlanta Hip Hop Day Festival is a free family festival that pays tribute to the four elements of Hip Hop and Atlanta’s contribution to Hip Hop as a whole. The Festival is held downtown Atlanta at Robert Woodruff Park. The four sides of the park are dedicated to the four elements of Hip Hop displaying B-Boy & B-Girl exhibits, Emcee Battles, Turntablism and Graffiti artists.

A3C Festival  A 2-day indoor/outdoor hip-hop festival has two stages, food trucks, and games at Georgia Freight Depot, plus an optional conference. October 7 – 8, 2017  Doors  Open @ 1:00pm | Ends @ 11:00pm

 

 

Performing Arts for Everyone

  1. Atlanta Black Theatre Festival October 4 – 7, 2017 delivers 40 plays in 4 days, including single acts, solos, youth theater, and full-length plays mostly at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.
  2. The Girl Who Needed Watching  Comic ballet October 7 – 8, 2017 is about a girl who falls in love with a local farm boy, while her mother has arranged an engagement to a rich (but clumsy and slow-witted) son of a vineyard farmer, at Marietta Performing Arts Center.
  3. Charlotte’s Web October 8 & 15, 2017 (3 p.m.) is the award-winning story about Charlotte the spider and how she saves Wilbur the pig at Center for Puppetry Arts.
  4. The Rainmaker , October 6 – 14, 2017  set in a drought-ridden rural town in the 1930s, is about a family that’s desperate for rain and seeking a husband for its daughter, with hopes pinned on a fast-talking newcomer, live at Center Stage North in Marietta.
  5. Sense & Sensibility October 5 – 15, 2017 is based on Jane Austen’s novel about the Dashwood sisters (reserved & practical Elinor and passionate & romantic Marianne) and their love interests at Synchronicity Theatre.

3 Great Exhibits Opening this Week!

  1. Blue Mark Studios 892 Jefferson Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30318 proudly presents “The Art of The Portrait”, a group exhibition featuring four contemporary artists exploring the traditional subject matter of portraiture.  Featuring work by Ambler Hutchinson, Jessica Becker, Jane Shirek, and Hollis A. King.  Fri, October 6, 2017  7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
  2. DK Gallery  ( a fresh, contemporary art gallery with dynamic monthly openings on the marietta square) presents the boyz of dk gallery a group show featuring all male artists represented at dk gallery!  Friday october 6, 2017 5-9PM
  3. The High Museum of Art, is proud to present two new exhibitions this October. In the Main Gallery, Gregory Harris Selects, a group show of contemporary photographic works curated by Gregory Harris, Assistant Curator of Photography at from a national call for submissions. Concurrently, in the Ted & Gloria Maloof Gallery, is Teri Darnell: Intense. Darnell’s images are lush and vibrant records of the backstage and spotlight dramas in one of Atlanta’s red light districts, Cheshire Bridge Road. Opening reception October 5, 2017 Thursday   6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

Come Check Out the Paranormal Activity!

Ghost Tours

October 3 – 26, 2017

 Lawrenceville is the oldest city in Metro Atlanta,and for many years was a sleepy suburban Southern town. With the growth and development of the metro area, much of historic downtown Lawrenceville was renovated at the turn of the century. These renovations awakened the sleeping ghosts, and sparked increased reports of paranormal activity, thus setting the stage for Lawrenceville, GA Ghost ToursWhether it is tales based on local legends handed down over the decades or recent paranormal investigations, our professional storytellers will regale you with stories that will send a chill down your spine. Come find out, if you dare, why Lawrenceville has the most popular ghost tour in Metro Atlanta.

For Halloween Lovers!

Having an October 31st birthday in the family means we are always on the lookout for new haunts.  Atlanta and the surrounding towns gives an unlimited supply.  Here are 7 to start your first week in October off right!

  1. Netherworld Haunted House is a self-guided, walk-through haunted attraction with high-quality special effects & live actors began in 1997. 6624 Dawson Blvd, Norcross.
  2.  Fear the Woods  3565 GA-155 N, Stockbridge.  Visit if you dare, and remember… only the woods will hear you scream.
  3. Nightmare’s Gate 4179 Vansant Rd, Douglasville  Nightmare’s Gate Hospital is the medical epicenter of an infectious disease that has No Cure, No Hope, and No Mercy! Don’t let them touch you as you navigate the twist and turns of Nightmare’s Gate! Will you be a survivor… Or a statistic?
  4. 13 Stories Haunted House in Newnan  has 6 terrifying attractions and a Hollywood level of detail.  Check out their calendar of events!
  5. Sinister Suites 132 W Solomon St,  Griffin  Where your most horrifying friends call home. Find fear before it finds you!
  6. Containment Haunted House  1320 Blairs Bridge Rd, Lithia Springs  delivers a very intense and personal scare to each and every guest that enters our doors.  Become part of the horror unfolding in front of your very eyes and face your biggest fears.
  7.  House on Horror Hill 1650 Georgia 9 Alpharetta one of  Georgia’s oldest haunted houses, has been terrorizing north Georgia since the 1970’s.  Don’t miss one of Georgia’s best haunted houses!

8 Great Fall Festivals This Weekend

 

  1. Oktoberfest Atlanta ATLANTA’S BIGGEST GERMAN-THEMED PARTY  Put on your lederhosen and join  Oktoberfest Atlanta in Brookhaven! On Saturday, September 30th   (1 to 6 p.m.) enjoy a variety of deliciously cold beers, German food, live music, and an abundance of games and Oktoberfest themed activities!
  2. Georgia Blues & Roots Festival  features a dozen artists including Tinsley Ellis and Bernard Allison at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton. Dance lessons and harmonica workshop also available! September 30, 2017  (1 to 10:30 p.m.)
  3. Lilburn Beer & Wine Fest    September 30, 2017 (1 to 5 p.m.)  This event will feature over 100 beers and ciders from Local Atlanta and Georgia breweries, as well as some great breweries from around the country.  There will also be 25+ Wines in many varietals including Sparkling options, Roses, Reds and Whites. There will also be live music. Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir cup, and all beer, wine and cider samples.  Designated Driver tickets will be available at the gate only for $15.  This is a 21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. Rain or Shine, no refunds.  Free bottled water for everyone.
  4. Bridgefest September 30, 2017 (12 to 8 p.m.) The City of Stockbridge’s annual Arts and Crafts “Bridgefest” Festival will be everything from musical and creative to cultural and even delicious. Bridgefest will be taking place on Saturday, September 30, from noon to 8 p.m. The festival is free, and will be held on the big lawn next to Stockbridge City Hall. On the same day, the city will also be hosting a community health fair in the Ted Strickland Community Center from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The festival will also include Hispanifest, live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, food vendors, and even a children’s area.
  5. Alpharetta Brew Moon Octoberfest    September 30, 2017 (6:30 to 11 p.m.)  Gather your friends and celebrate fall with beer, wine and delicious food from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants. Enjoy live music from Old School Band from 6:30 -8pm and Band X from 8:30 – 11pm.  Please bring your own chair. Backpacks are not allowed.
  6. Sweet Auburn Music Fest   September 30 – Oct. 1, 2017  Are you looking for a weekend with Fun Filled Entertainment – Live Music, Good Food, National Artist and Celebrities – ALL FREE! The Sweet Auburn Music Fest is what you’ve been waiting for. Witness one of the most amazing music festivals to hit Atlanta and the Southeast. If you’re looking for a perfect blend of music, people, food, entertainment and culture, welcome home. From upcoming hip hop acts, to timeless R&B & Gospel stars, to Rap veterans, to Alternative Greats, the Sweet Auburn Music Fest has it all. It is a family gathering of Food, Fun and Music. What everyone loves. Enjoy the international food court, art vendors, small business owners and socialize with all the people from throughout the Southeast. No other upcoming shows or music festivals in Atlanta compares to the experience you will have.
  7. Fall Fest September 30 – Oct. 1, 2017.  This year marks the 17th anniversary of  Fall Fest in Candler Park, a two-day celebration of music, art, family and kicked off with a 5k race and a tour of homes.  It’s events like this that make people really fall for the charm of Candler Park and all that the Intown Atlanta communities have to offer.  Fall Fest is FREE!
  8. Duluth Fall Festival  September 30 – Oct. 1, 2017 features 250 booths of art, crafts and food, plus entertainment, a carnival, a parade 10 a.m. Sat., and a 5K race Sun. at Duluth Town Green.