Wednesday, October 10, 2012

October Fun in Roswell

Are you ready to get out and enjoy the fall?  Roswell has many October events to delight folks of all ages.

The 62nd Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration is 10/13, starting at 10 am with the annual parade.  The parade route begins at First Baptist Church on Mimosa Blvd. and ends at the Roswell Area Park on Woodstock Road. Families line Canton Street hoping to catch some of the candy that is thrown from the floats.  After the parade, the festivities continue with an all-day outdoor festival at the Roswell Area Park football field that includes a variety of activities – inflatable slides, moonwalk, pony rides, climbing wall, entertainment and more.

Continue your Saturday with Fall Farm Days at Smith Plantation, 10/13 11 am – 3 pm. This free annual event features artisan exhibits and demonstrations pertaining to life on a 19th Century Farm, including living history exhibits, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, and open hearth cooking. Children’s activities include period games, farm animals petting zoo, wagon rides, crafts, farm chores and gold and gem panning (for $5). Smith Plantation will be open from 12 – 3 P.M. for tours for $4 admission.

Get back to nature with the Halloween Hikes at Chattahoochee Nature Center: 10/19, 20, 26 & 27; 7 – 10 pm.  On the hikes, you will experience the mystery of a short half-mile guided night hike through the lighted woodland trails meeting friendly costumed forest creatures who will delight you with their dramatic antics. After hike, enjoy live music by the bonfire. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes and have their photo made with CNC’s roaming characters.

One of my favorites is the annual Taste of Roswell in Historic Town Square, 10/20, 12 pm – 5:30 pm.  Come and sample the flavors of Roswell’s outstanding restaurants.  Enjoy music, food family activities, vote for your favorites and enjoy the ambiance of the historic district.

A new event is the Rucker Fest, 10/21, noon – 5 pm in Historic Town Square. Presented by the Roswell Historical Society, this dog-friendly event celebrates the new book, “Rucker:  The Lost Country Dog.” Bring your dog and have some fun with contests, vendors, food and more.
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Bulloch Hall’s annual Sip of the South, is Saturday, 10/27, starting at 6:30 pm.  This year’s event will be “Halloween Style” with participants encouraged to wear costumes.  Reservations are required.  Please call 770-992-1731 by 10/24 to reserve your spot.  More details are at

1 comment:

  1. How can you leave out the Roswell Ghost Tour??!