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Mark your calendars for fall festivals in Gwinnett

Temperatures are slowly dropping and soon leaves will begin to lose their lush green colors ushering in the fall season which, for Gwinnett, is filled with festivals. Here’s a look at the events coming up this season.

42nd annual Yellow Daisy Festival

One of the top arts and crafts show in the nation

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sept. 12 and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Stone Mountain Park, U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, in Stone Mountain

Cost: Free to attend with a $10 parking pass

For more information: Call 770-498-5690 or visit www.stonemountainpark.com

Honey Bee Festival

Learn about a crucial, hidden part of Georgia’s agriculture and economy

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 11

Where: Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive in Buford

Cost: Free with center admission, which is, for Gwinnett residents, is $7.50 for adults, $5.50 for seniors and students ages 13 to 22, $3.50 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for kids 2 and younger

For more information: Call 770-904-3500 or visit www.gwinnettehc.org

Suwanee Day 2010

One of metro Atlanta's most popular family festivals

When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 18

Where: Town Center Park, 370 Buford Highway in Suwanee

Cost: Free to attend

For more information: Call 770-945-8996 or visit www.suwaneeday.com

Inaugural Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival and Concert

More than 150 craft beer varieties and a concert to boot

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 25

Where: Grayson City Park

Cost: $30 in advance or online and $35 at the gate with ID required as the event is for those 21 and older only

For more information: Call 678-429-6197 or visit www.graysonbluesandbrews.com

28th annual Duluth Fall Festival

The last weekend in September includes a parade, a 5K road race, food, entertainment and arts and crafts in downtown Duluth

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 25 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 26

Where: Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St. in Duluth

Cost: Free to attend

For more information: Call 770-476-0240 or visit www.duluthfallfestival.com

Second annual Korean Festival

Experience Korean culture through foods, dancing, shopping and music

When: Begins at noon Sept. 25 and 26

Where: Town Center Park, 370 Buford Highway in Suwanee

Cost: Free to attend

For more information: Call 770-263-1888 or visit www.suwanee.com

Tisiuc Art Festival

Inaugural juried art show with more than 100 participating artists

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 and noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 26

Where: Bogan Park Community Recreation Center, 2723 N. Bogan Road in Buford

Cost: Free to attend

For more information: Call 770-614-2060 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com

Stone Mountain Park’s eighth annual Pumpkin Festival

Throughout weekends in October enjoy attractions, entertainment, activities and fall decorations that are fun for all ages

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through October

Cost: Admission to the festival is included in the Adventure Pass for $27 plus tax for adults and $21 plus tax for children ages 3 to 11 along with a $10 parking permit

Where: Stone Mountain Park, U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, in Stone Mountain

For more information: Call 770-498-5690 or visit www.stonemountainpark.com

32nd annual Elisha Winn Fair

A celebration of history with crafts, vendors and food, a county-wide quilt show, music, tours of the Elisha Winn Home and grounds, Civil War and historical reenactors and children activities

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3

Where: Elisha Winn House, 908 Dacula Road in Dacula

Cost: $3 for adults and free for children younger than 12

For more information: Call 770-339-0840 or visit www.gwinnetths.org

Norcross Artfest

Considered one of metro Atlanta’s top juried art festivals that showcases the arts and celebrates historic downtown Norcross with music, food and entertainment

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 2 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3

Where: Historic downtown Norcross, 93 Park Dr.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information: Call 770-448-2122 or visit www.norcrossartfest.com

PoochFest 2010

The second annual celebration of four-legged friends

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2

Where: Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St. in Duluth

Cost: Free to attend

For more information: Call 770-476-3434 or visit www.poochfest.org

Rock N’ Rib Fest

The third annual event celebrating Georgia Gwinnett College with barbecue ribs and music

When: 1 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2

Where: Downtown Lawrenceville Square

Cost: Free to attend

For more information: Call 678-226-2639 or visit www.rocknribfest.com

37th annual Lilburn Daze

With shopping opportunities, rides, games, tons of food and entertainment, there is something to appeal to every member of the family

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9

Where: Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information: Call 770-921-2210 or visit www.lilburndaze.org

Rice Festival

A sixth annual event featuring performances by Asian dance groups, martial artists, musicians and unique Asian food available to try

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 9

Where: Stone Mountain Park, U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, in Stone Mountain

Cost: Free to attend with a $10 parking permit

For more information: Call 770-270-0663 or visit www.aarc-atlanta.org

Autumn Heritage Festival

This second annual event will take festival-goers back to a time when families would shop, eat and visit near the well in downtown Loganville

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 16

Where: Loganville City Hall

Cost: Free to attend

For more information: Visit autumnheritagefestival.com

Auburnfest 2010 and Chili Cookoff

Food, arts and crafts, car show, and more

When: Noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 16 and 17

Where: Downtown Auburn, 1369 Fourth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information: Call 770-963-4002 ext. 223 or visit www.cityofauburn-ga.org

Country Living Fair

See the pages of Country Living magazine come to life featuring antiques, artisans, gifts, home decor, jewelry and more from Country Living editors, contributors and special guests and fall festivities

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 through 24

Where: Stone Mountain Park, U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, in Stone Mountain

Cost: One day pass is $12 advance and $15 at the gate along with a $10 parking pass

For more information: Call 770-498-5690 or visit www.stonemountainpark.com

10th annual Sugar Hill Fall Festival

A car show, inflatables, a chili cook-off, tasty foods, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors and more

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23

Where: E. E. Robinson Park, 850 Level Creek Road in Sugar Hill

Cost: Free to attend

For more information: Call 770-831-7413 or visit www.cityofsugarhill.com/fallfest

Fall Frolic and Harvest Festival

Celebrating Norcross’ 140th anniversary

When: Beginning at 11 a.m. Oct. 23

Where: Downtown Norcross

Cost: Free to attend

For more information: Call 770-448-2122 or visit www.aplacetoimagine.com

McDaniel Farm Fest

Pick out a pumpkin, tour the farm and enjoy three miles of walking trails through the beautiful fall leaves

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23

Where: McDaniel Farm Park, 3251 McDaniel Road in Duluth

Cost: Free to attend

For more information: Call 770-822-5178 or visit www.gwinnettparks.com

PugFest 2010

An annual fundraiser benefiting the Southeast Pug Rescue and Adoption that is held the last Saturday in October

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30

Where: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville

Cost: $6 for adults and $3 for children younger than 12

For more information: Call 770-963-6522 or visit www.rescuepug.com

11th Annual Stone Mountain Park Indian Festival & Pow-Wow

Experience Native American culture through dance and drum competitions, music, authentic craft demonstrations, cooking samples and storytelling activities.

When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 6 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7

Where: Antebellum Plantation and Farmyard at Stone Mountain Park, U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, in Stone Mountain

Cost: Admission to the festival is included in the Adventure Pass for $27 plus tax for adults and $21 plus tax for children ages 3 to 11 along with a $10 parking permit

For more information: Call 770-498-5690 or visit www.stonemountainpark.com