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Fall, Halloween bring several events to Gwinnett

Fall: It brings a change in weather, pumpkin pie, costumes, bond fires and several great holidays, like Halloween and Thanksgiving. Here in Gwinnett County, each city celebrates the new time of year with festivals for children, adults and even the four-legged pooches. Check out our list of festivals to attend before the weather turns cold and frightful.

-- Complied by Staff Writer Meghan Kotowski

AUBURN

The city hosts its third annual Spider Web Spooktacular with games, candy, costume contest and movie in the park.

When: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27

Where: 1369 4th Ave.

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit www.cityofauburn-ga.org

DACULA

This year is the Elisha Winn House's 200th anniversary. The Gwinnett Historical Society invite the community to celebrate at the 34th annual Elisha Winn Fair.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7

Where: Elisha Winn House, 908 Dacula Road

Cost: $3, children 12 and under are free

For more information: Visit www.gwinnetths.org

DULUTH

Pups needs some fun, too. Bring out your furry four-legged friends to the Chattapoochee Pet Fest with costumes contests, adoptions and other canine goodies.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7

Where: Chattapoochee Dog Park, 4291 Rogers Bridge Road

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit www.duluthhistorical.org

Duluth's resident growler store, Best of Brews, hosts Oktoberfest on the Green with free, food and music, but no children.

When: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 20

Where: Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St.

Cost: $10 to $35

For more information: Visit www.duluthga.net

For the kiddies, the city presents Halloween on the Green with trick or treat, costume contest, kids zone, hay rides and more, including Laughing Pizza live in concert.

When: 2 to 7 p.m. Oct. 27

Where: Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St.

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit www.duluthga.net

GRAYSON

There's nothing better than beer and music, that's why Grayson is hosting the third annual Blues and Brews Festival with hundreds of beer to try and live music.

When: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday

Where: Grayson City Park, 475 Grayson Parkway

Cost: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

For more information: Visit grayson-bluesandbrews.com

LAWRENCEVILLE

The celebrate Georgia Gwinnett College, Rock'n Rib Festival is back with barbecue and ribs, 2012 Tutus for Tatas Rock'n Rib 5K and live music.

When: Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: The Lawrenceville Square, 185 W. Crogan St.

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit www.rocknribsfest.com

LILBURN

Lilburn Woman's Club hosts the 39th annual Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, which exhibits arts from around the region, plus there is a kids corner for the young ones.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13

Where: Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St.

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit www.lilburnwomansclub.org

LOGANVILLE

Loganville's 4th annual Autumn Heritage Festival boasts family fun to celebrate the city's heritage.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20

Where: Downtown Loganville, 4385 Pecan St.

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit www.autumnheritagefestival.com

The city celebrates and remembers veterans with a ceremony in conjunction with American Legion Riders No.233

When: Nov. 11 -- time to be announced

Where: City Hall, 4385 Pecan St.

For more information: Visit www.loganville-ga.gov

NORCROSS

Norcross' Art Fest returns with hundreds of artists and crafters displaying paintings, jewelry, pottery, sculptures and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7

Where: Downtown Historic Norcross, 5666 Buford Highway

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit norcrossartfest.splashfestivals.com

PEACHTREE CORNERS

Peachtree Corners Art Fest boasts art, art and more art with live music, food and adult beverages.

When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 13

Where: 3568 Jay Bird Alley

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit www.peachtreecornersartfest.com

SNELLVILLE

The Snellville Tourism and Trade hosts the Snellville Fall Festival with cake and pie eating contests, kid costume contest, best scarecrow contest and other activities.

When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 20

Where: Snellville Towne Green at the intersection of Oak Road and Main Street

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit snellvillepride.com

SUGAR HILL

Sugar Hill brings back its 12th annual Fall Festival with a large petting zoo, car show and chili cook-off.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20

Where: E.E. Robinson Park, 850 Level Creek Road

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit www.cityofsugarhill.com

SUWANEE

At Taste of Suwanee, more than 30 local restaurants and vendors participate in an afternoon of sampling appetizers, entrees and desserts from their menus.When: Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 13

Where: Suwanee Town Center Park at the intersection of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Buford Highway

Cost: Free admission, costs extra to eat

For more information: Visit www.tasteofsuwanee.com

Trek or Treat returns for young goblins and witches to collect Halloween candy in a safe environment.

When: 11 a.m. Oct. 27

Where: Suwanee Creek Park, 1170 Buford Highway

Cost: Free

For more information: Visit www.suwanee.com