Grab a sweater and find some fun at fall festivals

All around Gwinnett, trees are losing their leaves and sweaters are making their way to the front of the closet. Pumpkin patches are becoming more prevalent and store shelves are stocked with candy and costumes.

Fall is in the air.

That means a rush on outdoor activities before the days grow too cold, dark and short for frolicking outside. And this weekend is no exception.

From Lilburn Daze to the Hispanic Heritage Festival, there are plenty of reasons to enjoy the fall air this weekend.

So put on that sweater, jump through the leaves and enjoy the great outdoors.

Lawrenceville's Ghost Tours

The 90-minute tours, led by a costumed guide from Aurora Theatre, highlight stories of the strange and supernatural.

•When: Every night in October

•Where: Tours start at 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tours begin and end at the fountain next to Lil' River Grill on Lawrenceville's downtown square.

•Info: Call 678-407-6690 or visit www.scarystroll.com

Netherworld Haunted House

•When: Every night in October

•Where: 6624 Dawson Blvd. in Norcross

•Info: Call 404-608-2484 or visit www.fearworld.com

Stone Mountain Park's

4th annual Pumpkin Festival

•When: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October

•Where: Stone Mountain Park

•Info: Call 770-498-5690 or visit www.stonemountainpark.com/


A Tour of Southern Ghosts

Storytellers weave tales of famous and not-so-famous Southern ghosts.

•When: Thursdays through Sundays in October

•Where: Stone Mountain Park

•Info: Call 770-469-1105 or visit www.artstation.org


Events designed to show what farm life was like in the early 1900s.

•When: Today

•Where: McDaniel Farm Park

•Info: Call 770-814-4920

Lilburn Daze

Local artists, authors and performers are the stars of this festival, which includes more than 200 booths and a health fair.

•When: Today

•Where: Lilburn City Park

•Info: Call 770-921-2210 or visit www.cityoflilburn.com

Hispanic Heritage Festival

The event will include folkloric dances, music and food from 13 Latin American countries.

•When: Today

•Where: Wal-Mart at 1400 Lawrenceville Highway in Lawrenceville

•Info: Call 770-638-5668.