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Get Out: A Look at What to Do This Weekend

Fall festivals, laughter yoga and more.

Oktoberfest at Trinity Lutheran

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., , 1826 Killian Hill Road, Lilburn. 

Why Go: Trinity is celebrating its ninth annual Oktoberfest with crafts, games, live food and prize drawings. Sausages, kraut, and other German food and drinks will be served, as well as American food, and local band Alias Smith and Jones are on the music bill along with other bands.

Pricing: $3 for guests over the age of 10.

Mountain Park United Methodist Fall Fest

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., , 1405 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain.

Why Go: Mountain Park UMC has Saturday set up with a whole line of goodies: barbecue, arts and crafts, a silent auction, a moon walk, a classic car show and more. Get there early to enjoy the afternoon of fall festivities.

Pricing: Free admission. 

St. Stephen the Martyr 9th Fall Fest

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., , 5373 Wydella Road, Lilburn.

Why Go: Craft booths, inflatables, barbecue, a climbing wall, a silent auction and more can be found at St. Stephen the Martyr's 9th Annual Fall Fest. Guests are also welcome to bring their critters for the pet costume contest and pet blessing.

Pricing: Free admission. 

Doggie Tales

When/Where: Thursday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m., , 1210 Pounds Road, Lilburn. 

Why Go: Taking place twice a month, Doggie Tales allows children ages 5 to 10 to read to Atlanta TheraPaws dogs at the library. The program is geared toward kids practicing their reading skills in a fun way.

Pricing: Free.

Stone Mountain Park's 10th Annual Pumpkin Festival

When/Where: Friday and Sunday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain. 

Why Go: Bring the whole family to enjoy a pumpkin puppet parade, costume contests, scavenger hunts, pie eating and more fall festivities at Stone Mountain Park. Sept. 30 markes the first weekend of the festiva, which will continue throughout October, so don't worry if you can't make it this weekend. 

Pricing: Tickets are $27 for adults and $21 for children ages 3 to 11. Click here to check out special family ticket deals.

Racing for Grace: 10K/5K Peachtree Qualifier Race

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 a.m., , 4882 Lavista Road, Tucker.

Why Go: Keep up that summer workout routine with a 5K or, if you're feeling limber, a 10K at the second annual Racing for Grace. Awards will be given to the top runners.

Pricing: $30. Runners can register at the race and online at active.com or racingforgrace.com.

Rivers Alive Volunteer Opportunity

When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m., Twin Brothers Lakes on Historic Johns Homestead Property, 3071 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker.

Why Go: The Tucker Civic Association is asking volunteers to preserve a great piece of land that has two lakes, a dam, wetlands and wildlife as part of the statewide waterway cleanup effort of Rivers Alive. Trashpicking and removing an old wooden structure will be on the list of duties.

Pricing: Open to all. Sign up for the day by emailing parks@tuckercivic.org.

Craft and Antique Village Day at Snellville Farmers' Market

When/Where:  Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-noon, Towne Green (across from Snellville City Hall), 2342 Oak Road, Snellville.

Why Go: Don't miss the last weekend of the year for Snellville's Craft and Antique Village Day for the city's farmers' market, which recently won third place for top farmers' markets across the nation in the American Farmland Trust contest's large market category. Browse the art booths for the last time before next year's season and grab that fall produce while you're at it.

Pricing: Free.

Laughter Yoga & the Voice

When/Where: Sunday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Harmony Learning Center, 2227 Idlewood Road, Tucker.

Why Go: For those not familiar with it, laughter yoga is a 30-minute routine that mixes laughing exercises with yogic breathing. Celia, a singer, songwriter and certified laughter yoga instructor, will be leading the session to let attendees learn and appreciate the instrument that is their voice. For more information, check out the event page

Pricing: Tickets are $50 and can be purchased in advance here.

Lakefest in Pine Lake

When/Where: Lakeshore Drive, Pine Lake, Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2, from noon - 6 p.m.

Why Go: This festival has it all: good music and food, vendors offering all types of arts and crafts, jewelry, pottery, paintings, photographs and more. There's also a pet show and a sidewalk chalk competition, a sand sculpture competition and the floatzilla.

 

 

Editor's note: This article was updated to include the Lakefest in Pine Lake.

Scott Bernarde (Editor) September 30, 2011 at 08:14 PM
Oktoberfest is great fun. If you go, come see us at the Lilburn Patch tent and say hello
Alex Casillas September 30, 2011 at 08:52 PM
For all you burger lovers: Battle of the Burgers and 5k in Atlanta. read about it here: http://vahi.patch.com/articles/battle-of-the-burgers-in-virginia-highland-set-for-saturday
Theresa Waldrop September 30, 2011 at 09:27 PM
I just updated this to include the Lakefest in Pine Lake.

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