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2013's Fall festivities

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In this 2012 file photo, Lindy Schmidt, of Grayson walks past hand blown glass ornaments made by Parry Moss, at the Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival at Lilburn City Park.

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In this 2012 file photo, senior drum major, Jim Thompson leads more than 500 musicians of a three wave pipe band during the opening ceremony of the 40th Annual Stone Mountain Scottish Festival and Highland Games at Stone Mountain Park.

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In this 2012 file photo, friends Sharon Tchelyshev, Tom Taylor, Laura Demello, Joe Perrault and Stephanie Walford dance to the live music performed by Devon Allman’s Honeytribe during the third annual Grayson Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival at the Grayson City Park.

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In this 2012 file photo, festival goers attend the 29th annual Fall Festival held on the Duluth Town Green. The festival featured live music, dance performances, arts and crafts as well as a large selection of food.

A new season means a new reason to celebrate — and in Gwinnett County, the cities take fall very seriously. Now through the end of October, there are activities for everyone, including your canine companions.

Saturday

Gwinnettians can learn while having fun at the fourth annual Honey Bee Festival which includes bee games, cooking demos and a costume contest.

• When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Where: Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford

• Cost: $3 to $5, children 2 and under are free

• For more information: Visit www.gwinnettehc.org

Suwanee Day returns to celebrate its 30th year. This year there is a parade, arts and crafts, plus a concert by ’90s rock group Fastball.

• When: 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

• Where: Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.suwaneeday.com

JapanFest brings east and west together through music, food, dance and culture.

• When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

• Where: Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth

• Cost: $8, children 6 and under are free

• For more information: Visit www.japanfest.org

Snellville Trade and Tourism presents Around the World Visits Snellville with an array of international art, cultural displays, traditional costumes, music and food.

• When: 1 to 7 p.m.

• Where: Briscoe Park, 2500 Sawyer Parkway, Snellville

• Cost: Free admission

• For more information: Visit www.snellvillepride.com

Sept. 27

Stone Mountain Park kicks off its 11th annual Pumpkin Festival, which runs through Oct. 27 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

• When: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays with Lasershow at 8 p.m.

• Where: Stone Mountain Park, U.S. Highway 78 E., Stone Mountain

• Cost: Free with $10 parking fee

• For more information: Visit festivals.stonemountainpark.com

Sept. 28

Duluth Fall Festival’s two-day event will feature a parade, 5K road race and a worship on the green as well as entertainment.

• When: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29

• Where: Duluth Festival Center, 3142 Hill St., Duluth

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.duluthfallfestival.com

Oct. 5

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. Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6

• Where: Downtown Historic Norcross, 5666 Buford Highway, Norcross

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit norcrossartfest.splashfestivals.com

To celebrate Georgia Gwinnett College, Rock’n Ribville is back with barbecue and ribs, Grizzly Burger Eating Contest and live music.

• When: 1 to 9 p.m.

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

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.rocknribville.com

The Gwinnett Historical Society invites the community to celebrate at the 35th annual Elisha Winn Fair for re-enactments, tours and quilt show.

• When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6

• Where: Elisha Winn House, 908 Dacula Road, Dacula

• Cost: $3, children 12 and under are free

• For more information: Visit www.gwinnetths.org

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

• When: 2 to 6 p.m.

• Where: Grayson City Park, 475 Grayson Parkway, Grayson

• Cost: $30 for general admission, $45 for VIP tickets

• For more information: Visit grayson-bluesandbrews.com

Suwanee is hosting its inaugural Wine Fest, presented by Chateau Elan Winery and Resort with more than 250 wines to taste.

• When: 1 to 5 p.m.

• Where: Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee

• Cost: $55 for general admission, $110 for VIP tickets

• For more information: Visit www.suwaneewinefest.com

Oct. 6

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 4 p.m.

• Where: Chattapoochee Dog Park, 4291 Rogers Bridge Road, Duluth

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.duluthhistorical.org

Oct. 12

Lilburn Woman’s Club hosts the 40th 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.

• Where: Lilburn City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.lilburnwomansclub.org

The North Gwinnett High School Basketball Booster Club invites the public to its annual Taste of Suwanee event.

• When: Noon to 5 p.m.

• Where: Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.tasteofsuwanee.com

Oct. 18

For the 41st year, the Scottish Festival and Highland Games comes back to Stone Mountain Park with celtic music, clan activities and Scottish country dance.

• When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20

• Where: Stone Mountain Park, U.S. Highway 78 E., Stone Mountain

• Cost: Free with $10 parking fee

• For more information: Visit festivals.stonemountainpark.com

Oct. 19

Loganville’s fifth annual Autumn Heritage Festival boasts family fun to celebrate the city’s heritage.

• When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Where: Downtown Loganville, 4385 Pecan St., Loganville

• Cost: Free

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

Sugar Hill brings back its 13th annual Fall Festival with a large petting zoo, car show and chili cook-off.

• When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Where: Downtown Sugar Hill, 5039 W. Broad St., Sugar Hill

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.cityofsugarhill.com

The Atlanta Korean Film Festival presents the Korean Festival in Suwanee with food, music and large bibimbap performance.

• When: Noon to 8 p.m.

• Where: Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.koreanfilmfestival.net/events

Oct. 26

Peachtree Corners is celebrating its formation with a Founders Day Parade.

• When: Times to be announced.

• Where: The Forum on Peachtree Parkway, 5155 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.peachtreecornersartfest.com

Snellville Trade and Tourism presents the city’s annual Fall Festival with more than 80 arts and crafts booths lining Oak Road, plus live entertainment.

• When: Times to be announced

• Where: Briscoe Park, 2500 Sawyer Parkway, Snellville

• Cost: Free

• For more information: Visit www.snellvillepride.com