10 Things to Do this Fall in Cumming GA & Forsyth County

10 Things to do this Fall in Forsyth County

10 Things to Do this Fall in Cumming GA & Forsyth County

Hands down – Fall is my favorite season. I love the weather, the pumpkin flavored everything, football snacks, and much more! And as we thought about it there are a lot of fun things to do in Forsyth county this Fall. So we have put together a list of 10 Things to Do in Forsyth County this Fall.

Here is our list in no particular order:

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1. Go to a High School Football Game:  These games are full of energy and a really fun evening to support our local teams. The tickets are fairly inexpensive and the kids think they’re at a big game. For updated schedules, click here.

 

2. The Cumming Fair:  Oh how much fun the Fair is! The annual Cumming Country Fair & Festival will be in town in for 11 days. This is a MUST DO! Click here for information on the 2017 Cumming Country Fair!

Kinsey Family Farm

3. Kinsey Family Farm:  The Kinsey Farm is opens September 30th for its Fall & Pumpkin Season.  They’ll be open for all their Fall Activities until October 31st.  This is one of our family favorites every Fall season.  Click here for more information.

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4. Warbington Farms:  Don’t make the mistake of associating Warbington Farms with strawberry fields only.  They have lots of fun pumpkin activities and this year they’re offering a CORN MAZE too!  Plus fall activities like Pumpkins, Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, Farm Fun, and so much more!  Click here for more information.

5. Fall Festivals:  This season is FULL of festivals at churches, schools, and businesses through Forsyth County.  Our calendar is already packed with lots of events going on but as we get closer, more and more will be added.  Click here to view the Calendar of Events.

And if your church, organization, or business has an event you want to share with the community click here to submit your event.

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6. Drive around: This sounds silly but it’s so much fun to simply drive around and check out the leaves. The leaves so beautiful this time of year. This was an idea from our high school student intern and contributing writer, Christina. Read more of her ideas by clicking here. 

7. Haunted Fun:  As we get closer to Halloween there will be plenty of fun Haunted Houses to visit here in Forsyth County. We’ll definitely have a list ready to go as it gets closer.  And again, if your church, organization, or business has an event you want to share with the community click here to submit your event.

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8. Pumpkin Picking:  Sure you can pick up a pumpkin almost anywhere, but make it special – try one of the local “pumpkin patches” & help support a local organization, ministry or business.   As the season comes into full swing, pumpkins can be purchased at Kinsey Family Farm, Warbington Farms, and also Cumming First United Methodist Church and Midway United Methodist Church have “patches” in their yards too.

9. Forsyth County Playgrounds:  Personally, I feel that Fall is the best time to be outside. Nice cool breeze, sun shining, it’s not too hot but not too cold.  This fall we would love for you to enjoy this weather at some of the Forsyth County Parks.  Click here for a listing and for some personal thoughts on some of them too.

10. Fall Fun at Your House: There are plenty of super fun things to do at home this Fall. Rake up the leaves to jump in & play, bake fall treats, make some fun fall crafts with the kids, decorate some pumpkins, camp in your back yard or make a fun fort in the living room.  Just spend time together and enjoy one another! Check out our All Things Autumn Pinterest Board by clicking here. Need snack ideas for days spent watching football? Here’s some for you!

BONUS IDEA: Travel just a little further north for some great Apple Picking or get lost in a Corn Maze!  Apple Picking | Corn Mazes

ANOTHER BONUS IDEA: Find 40+ things to do this Fall all over Georgia from our friends at 365 Atlanta Family. Click here

What would you add to this list?

Disclaimer: We do our best to provide accurate, useful information about events, activities and small business within Cumming & Forsyth County. Information (including times and locations) is gathered from various sources. We always attempt to confirm details before published. It is possible that details change or we are given inaccurate information. Whenever possible we link our articles to the source and strongly urge you to confirm details before you go. Cumming Local is in no way responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities recommended on this site or for any errors & omissions.

Photo sources: Leaves, Bench at park

Warbington Farms: Open for 2017 Fall Season

Warbington Farms: 2017 Fall Pumpkin Season

Did you know that Warbington Farms is a three generation farm? It is! Over the last 7 years, the farm has changed quite a bit. They used to mainly be an egg operation. But now it’s a great place for the whole family!

On Saturday, September 16th, 2017  Warbington Farms will open for the Fall & Pumpkin Season. You can plan to go get pumpkins but also enjoy tons of fall activities. They also have lots of special events through the fall season. You can check those events out by clicking here.

Fall Activities Include:

  • Corn maze
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Hay rides to feed the cows
  • Petting Zoo
  • Corn Crib
  • And much more!

Activity Fees:

  • No Cost for Pumpkin Patch Entrance (pumpkin prices vary)
  • Farm Fun Park Pricing: 
    $10 Per Person
    Under 3 are FREE
    Senior Citizen discounts available

*Pricing, Dates & Time may change – follow Warbington on Facebook for updates

Fall Hours From September 16th through November 4th:

Monday – Thursday: Closed to Public
Friday & Saturday:  10am-10pm
Sunday:  10am-5pm

Warbington Farms

Warbington Farms has TONS of Fall Themed Special Events. Click here to read about all of them!

 More Information on Warbington Farms:

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Warbington Farms
5555 Crow Road
Cumming, GA

770.889-1515
Warbington Farms Online
Warbington Farms on Facebook

Farmer Markets in Cumming GA & Forsyth County

Farmers Markets in Cumming GA

Farmer Markets in Cumming GA

Are you looking for some farmer’s markets around Cumming and throughout Forsyth County?  We have a variety of options and thankfully the list continues to grow from time to time.  From year-round “online” markets to the traditional early morning fruits and vegetable markets and a few things in between.

No matter where you decide to shop, it’s best to ask questions – where are the items coming from?  How have they been grown?  Are they organic?  Are they are local?  The answers to those questions will vary greatly – you have to decide what’s best for your family.

Here are some farmer’s markets and options in Cumming GA & Forsyth County to help you get started:

Year-Round Online Markets:

  1. The Cumming Harvest (year-round market with online ordering and pick-up in Cumming GA)
  2. Nature’s Garden Express (year-round market with online ordering and home delivery)
  3. Circle A Lettuce (year-round (lettuce greens only) market with online ordering and delivery or greenhouse to shop locally at)

Seasonal Outdoor Markets & Market Stores:

  1. Cumming Farmer Market: Located at the Cumming Fairgrounds parking lot at 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, Georgia. First market day is June 3rd. They will be open every Wednesday & Saturday 6:30am-10:30am until September 30th. {TIP: You will want to get there early for the best selection}
  2. Lambert Farmers Market: Located at 805 Nichols Rd, Suwanee. First market day is May 27th from 4pm-8pm. They will be open every Saturday until October 28th. For more information, visit this press release.
  3. 400 Produce: Located at 4310 Settendown Village Cumming. For hours and specials, visit their Facebook page.
  4. City Produce: Located at 5035 Hwy 400, Cumming, Georgia, GA 30040. For hours and specials, visit their Facebook page. {TIP: I’ve heard they have great prices on their produce!}
  5. Cane Creek Farm: Located at 5110 Jekyll Rd, Cumming GA 30040 {NOTE: They also offer summer camps and workshops, visit their Facebook page for more information}
  6. Cherokee Market Farm Fresh Products: Located at 11611 Cumming Hwy
    Canton, Georgia, GA 30115.

Year Round Indoor Market Stores:

  1. Leonard’s Farmer Market: Located at 304 Atlanta Rd., Cumming GA 30040. {NOTE: They also sell Big Green Eggs and accessories.}
  2. Sprouts Farmer Market: Located at 530 Lakeland Plz., Cumming, GA 30040.
  3. Earth Fare: Located at 3140 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Cumming GA 30041 {TIP: Make sure you sign up for their emails and savings card. They always have great specials! Their daily deals are used a lot in my house.}

Farmer Markets Outside of Forsyth County

Our friends at Gwinnett Family has a great round-up of the 9+ Farmer Markets in Gwinnett. Each market is unique with different vendors and some offer more than just produce!

Do you have a favorite farmers market to add to my list?

Photo Source: Natalie Maynor

Summer Fun in Forsyth County for Kids A to Z

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I know it’s not just me who struggles with things to do during the summer in Forsyth County & Cumming GA. That’s why I created this round-up of SUMMER FUN IN FORSYTH COUNTY FOR KIDS!

**EXCITING NEWS: For even more Summer Fun in Forsyth County, check out our new e-book – “65+ Days Of Summer: A Checklist Of Things To Do & Places To Go In Cumming Ga & Forsyth County“**

So, who’s ready for some Summer Fun from A to Z?  Maybe you’ll enjoy all of them, maybe you’ll pick a few here and there, no matter what you do we hope it gives you some ideas for Summer Fun with your kids in Cumming GA and throughout Forsyth County!

Here’s to SUMMER …

Adventures at Sawnee Mountain Preserve:  There is so much to do at Sawnee Mountain Preserve. You can take a hike up the mountain, play on the playgrounds, or try out the new climbing tower! They will even teach you to climb a tree with a harness and rope. For more information, call 770.781.2217.

Big Creek Greenway: This walking trail is currently 10 miles long but there are plans to extend it to 15 miles at some point. Take your bike, skates, running shoes and head on out to enjoy the scenery and get some exercise.

Chill Hill: Cool off with some delicious soft serve or hand scooped ice cream at Chill Hill in Vickery Village. I love their new fixed pricing model!

Drama: Take your kids to the theater by seeing a drama or dance performance this summer. There are plenty of options through Cumming Playhouse, Stipe Studio, Cumming Dance Academy, Forefront Arts, etc.

Eat from the Food Trucks: The Food Trucks n’ Forsyth County is back this year and even better. With over 12 food trucks, kids activities and live music. This would be a fun family or date night out! 

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Fourth of July Festivities: The City of Cumming is the place to be!  From the parade to the fireworks, it’s a fun, two-day event for the whole family.

Games: Our summers are hot! Cool off by spending the day inside playing games! You can play arcade games, ride bumper cars, or play a game of laser tag in the new two-story arena at Stars & Strikes Entertainment Center. TIP: Be sure to check Groupon before going, they typically have a deal up for purchase.

Hidden Gems: There are many hidden gems in Forsyth Çounty! We have picked out SEVEN that you should visit this summer. Let us know what you think about them!

Indoor Activities: Raining? Too hot out? No problem – we have TONS of places you can visit that are indoors on our Indoor Fun for Families guide.

Jump: Forsyth County is home to Monkey Joes, Catch Air, Jump TNTGet Air, and Sky ZoneTIP: Make sure to check each of the websites for daily specials and coupons to save money on your visit!

Kids Eat Free: Take the kids out to eat where they are free! IHOP and Steak n’ Shake offer Kids Eat Free everyday. Also, check our Kids Eat Free listing for more options organized by the day.

Lake Lanier: Take a ride over to the lake and enjoy a day at either a park by the shore or rent a boat for the day. Also, LanierWorld is also a fun day activity full of the fun water park, big beach, a boardwalk, and sunset cove. You could spend all day and even the night there!

Movies: Take the kids out for a movie day! Movies 400 is offering the Summer Movie Series again every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am (first come, first serve). Click here to see the 2017 schedule. {They have a new pricing model this year – $4 for admission, small popcorn & small drink. If you bring a canned good to donate the price goes down to $2 for admission, small popcorn & small drink}

North GA Running Co Run Local Series:  Looking for something new to do this summer with your family? Sign up to run a race with North GA Running Co! They have a short distance and long distance series.

Outdoor Summer Movies: Vickery Village will be the place to be this summer!  It’s a great line-up of some really great outdoor movies for the whole family. And it’s FREE! Click here to see the schedule.

Park & Playground Tour: A few years ago we came up with this idea to take the kids on a park tour. They loved it and ask often to do it again. So pack some snacks, a picnic lunch, sunscreen, lots of water and head out to visit some of the 20+ Parks and Playgrounds in Forsyth County.

Quarter Midget Racing: The Cumming Fairgrounds has a line-up of racing throughout the summer.  Check out the racing schedule and get more information here.

Read: The Forsyth County Libraries and Barnes & Noble have great summer reading programs. They also have TONS of story times and activities through the summer.

Swim or Spray Pad: The Cumming Aquatic Center or the Old Atlanta Spray Pad is a great way to have fun in the water this Summer!

Tiny Towne: Ok, I know this isn’t in Forsyth County. But it’s a close drive and it’s a great way to spend a HOT or rainy day during the summer. TIP: Be sure to check Groupon before going, they typically have a deal up for purchase

Unwind: This one is for you MOMS & DADS! Summer is hard on us – whether we work outside the home or stay home with the kids, summer is a lot of juggling. So give yourself grace and patience this summer. The days are long but the years are short! Treat yourself to a date night or a spa treatment. Maybe even a good bottle of wine would do the trick to help you unwind this summer! 🙂

Vacation Bible School: There are lots of great VBS Programs in Cumming & Forsyth County.  If you haven’t signed up your little ones yet, don’t worry – I’m sure you’ll find one to get signed up with.

Warbington Farms – Pick your own strawberries and let the kids play on the Fun Park! We think you could spend all day here! TIP: Make sure you check their Facebook page for updated hours. 

X-tra X-tra Read All About It: Fun events & activities will continue to pop up throughout the summer.  It’s best to make sure you subscribe to the Cumming Local newsletter and also Like Cumming Local on FacebookFollow Cumming Local on Twitter, or Follow along on Instagram so you can stay in the loop.  Trust us … your kids will thank you:).

You didn’t sign the kids up for summer camps?  There’s still time.  Check out our list of 2017 Summer Camps in Forsyth County here.

Zoo: OK, I know this isn’t in Forsyth County. But it’s close enough and definitely worth the drive! Take ride up north to visit the North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm.

So that’s OUR list from A to Z … no matter what YOU choose, we hope you & your family have a safe and fun Summer in Forsyth County!

Cole Team

Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County at Warbington Farms {2017 Season}

Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County

Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County at Warbington Farms

Oh boy!  It’s strawberry picking time in Forsyth County!  And lucky for us, Warbington Farms is OPEN NOW!  We have from now until the second week of June to pick some farm fresh strawberries from Warbington Farms. I absolutely LOVE fresh strawberries so this time of year always makes me happy.

Warbington Farms is a U-Pick farm. If you’re on a time crunch or just don’t feel like picking your own, you can also purchase previously picked strawberries (when available) for an extra surcharge.

While you’re there, let the kids take advantage of some Farm Fun including hay rides, inflatable slide & petting zoo.  Activities and fees vary depending on the day.

Personal Tips:

1. It’s never a bad idea to call ahead or check their Facebook page to make sure they still have plenty to u-pick … especially if you’re driving from a big distance.  Farming isn’t an exact science after all!
2. Check out their other farm produce while you’re there – In the past, I have snagged some farm-raised eggs for a great price!
3.  Buy a lot – they freeze great!
4.  And then be ready for all those strawberries!  You might want some new recipes, check out our “Berry Recipe” Board on Pinterest for a few ideas.

Here’s some more great Tips for Visiting a Pick Your Own Farm from Really, Are you Serious?

More Information:

2017 SPRING SEASON:

  • Warbington Farms is NOW OPEN for Strawberry Picking!
  • Hours are currently being posted on Facebook each week.  Be sure to visit their Facebook Page for the most up to date information.
  • According to their website, strawberry pricing is $14 (plus tax) for U-Pick and $16 (plus tax) for Pre-Picked. Please note – They provide the buckets and do not allow outside containers in the field.

FUN PARK:

  • Open same hours as strawberry picking.
  • Fun Park includes hayride, corn-crib, petting zoo, slides, tire yard, playground, NEW jumping pillow & unlimited fun
  • Fun Park Admission Weekends: $9 per child and $5 adult (12 years & older) plus tax
  • Under three are free and there is a senior citizen discount available.
  • Check out their upcoming events by clicking here.

Note:  To reiterate, it’s always a good idea to check with Warbington Farms (on facebook or by phone) for the latest updates.  Strawberries may be unavailable for u-pick if supply is low or inclement weather.

More Information about Warbington Farms:

Warbington Farms has been locally owned for over 35 years. Warbington Farms is full of great wholesome fun for the whole family whether it is enjoying the “Hey” Ride, Farm Fun Park, Petting Zoo, fresh picked strawberries or pumpkins, or any of the other down home fun on the farm. The farm also makes the perfect setting for your next special occasion including birthday parties, bonfire parties, family reunions, corporate events, or a wedding.

Connect with Warbington Farms online: Website | Facebook

5555 Crow Road
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770.380.2920

Looking for more places to go Strawberry picking?

Check out this post from our friends at 365 Atlanta Family – 11 Farms With the Juiciest Strawberry Picking in Georgia 

Warbington Farms: Open for 2016 Fall Season

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Warbington Farms 2016 Fall Pumpkin Season

Did you know that Warbington Farms is a three generation farm? It is! Over the last 6 years, the farm has changed quite a bit. They used to mainly be an egg operation. But now it’s a great place for the whole family!

On Saturday, September 17th, 2016  Warbington Farms will open for the Fall & Pumpkin Season. You can plan a to go get pumpkins but also enjoy tons of fall activities. They also have lots of special events through the fall season. You can check those events out by clicking here.

Fall activities include:

  • Corn maze
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Hay rides to feed the cows
  • Petting Zoo
  • Corn Crib
  • And much more!

Activity Fees:

  • No Cost for Pumpkin Patch Entrance (pumpkin prices vary)
  • Farm Fun Park Pricing: 
    $10 Per Person
    Under 3 are FREE
    Senior Citizen discounts available

*Pricing, Dates & Time may change – follow Warbington on Facebook for updates

Fall Hours From September 17th through November 12th:

Monday – Thursday: Closed to Public
Friday & Saturday:  10am-10pm
Sunday:  10am-6pm

Warbington Farms has TONS of Fall Themed Special Events. Click here to read about all of them!

 More Information:

Warbington Farms
5555 Crow Road
Cumming, GA

770.889-1515
Warbington Farms Online
Warbington Farms on Facebook

Fall Fun at Warbington Farms!

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Fall Fun at Warbington Farms

Fall is ALMOST here and my family cannot wait! As I was looking for some Fall Fun, I found all these great events coming up at Warbington Farms. I thought it might be helpful to share all of them with you so you can save the dates for the events that you and your family would enjoy.

For more information on Warbington Farm’s Fall Hours, click here.

These events are listed in order of date:

  • Dove Shoot: September 2, 2017

Join us at the farm and make memories with friends and family in our DOVE PREPPED fields. Gates will open at 9:00 am with hunt starting at noon and lasting till dusk. Lunch will be available till 1:30pm. Click here for tickets.

Entry fee: $115/person (includes BBQ lunch)

  • Teacher Appreciation: September 16 & 17, 2017

We think teachers are a-MAZE-ing and offering FREE admission for Teachers on 09/16/17 and 09/17/17. Teachers enjoy FREE admission and a whole lot of fun during Teacher Appreciation Weekend at Warbington Farms (teachers must present valid school ID). Additional admission is $12 per person (under three free) and includes the corn maze, hayride, petting zoo, and all the fun park activities.

  • Rockin’ on the Farm: September 29, 2017

Warbington Farms & Mobile Masterpieces, Inc present “Rockin’ on the Farm”. Rock painting is FREE with Fun Park admission and Mobile Masterpieces, Inc will be onsite to help paint that perfect rock! Fun park admission is $12 per person and includes the corn maze, hayride, petting zoo and fun park (jumping pillow, slides, swings, corn crib & MORE). Painting supplies and rocks will be provided. Click here to RSVP

 

  • Columbus Day: October 9, 2017

Celebrate Columbus “finding” America by getting LOST in our corn maze! Set sail and navigate the many turns and twists of the maze and DISCOVER how much fun the farm is! Activities will be open 10am-3pm on Monday, October 9, 2017.

  • Magical Maze: Date & Time TBD

Come spend the day hunting for your favorite character in our maze. Kids will enjoy “meet and greet” photo opportunities throughout the maze. The event will run 10am-4pm but please note that not all characters will be available the entire time.

Characters include:
Elsa & Anna from Once Upon A Time Entertainment
Strawberry Shortcake (time coming soon)
Lemon Meringue (time coming soon)
Blueberry Muffin (time coming soon)
Ninja Turtle (time coming soon)

  • Pumpkin Palooza: Date & Time TBD
    Join us for a pumpkin filled day on the farm. We will have vendors, pumpkin activities and games, pumpkin patch, hayrides, petting zoo, fun park, corn maze. What festival would be complete without a cake walk? Come win some delicious treats and enjoy a fun filled day on the farm!
    If you are interested in being a Vendor for the festival please fill out this form.

Palooza is included in Fun Park admission which is $10 +tax and includes all the farm activities (vendor items, concessions, cakewalk, and face-painting extra).

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  • Trunk-or-Treat: October 28, 2017

Come trick-or-treat in a safe environment while enjoying a crisp fall day on the farm. Walk from trunk to trunk of vehicles filled with spooks and surprises! Plenty of candy for everyone! Event is free with fun park admission which also includes Corn Maze, hayride, petting zoo, jumbo pillow, corn crib, slides, swings & more activities. Fun Park admission is $10 per person. Please visit our Fun Park page for more info. Come dressed in costume and receive $1 off admission (adults & children). Purchase tickets at ticket booth the day of.

Businesses, Clubs, Organizations, and Individuals are welcome to be trunk participates. Each trunk participant will receive FOUR free fun park admissions. Please use link for more info and to sign up. Advanced registration is required to be a trunk participant. Use this form to register.

More Information on Warbington Farms:

warbington farms fall season cumming gaWarbington Farms has been locally owned for over 35 years. Warbington Farms is full of great wholesome fun for the whole family whether it is enjoying the “Hey” Ride, Farm Fun Park, Petting Zoo, fresh picked strawberries or pumpkins, or any of the other down home fun on the farm. The farm also makes the perfect setting for your next special occasion including birthday parties, bonfire parties, family reunions, corporate events, or a wedding.

Connect with Warbington Farms online: Website | Facebook

Summer Fun in Forsyth County for Kids A to Z

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Who’s ready for some Summer Fun in Forsyth County?  We’ve made a Round-up of Summer Fun in Forsyth County for Kids … from A to Z.  Maybe you’ll enjoy all of them, maybe you’ll pick a few here and there, no matter what you do we hope it gives you some ideas for Summer Fun with the kids in Cumming GA and throughout Forsyth County!

Here’s to SUMMER …

A Park Tour – My kids love going on park tours – we’ll hit 3-4 parks & playgrounds in Forsyth County and go from park to park, it makes for a fun afternoon!

Bowling – Take in a game or two at Stars & Strikes.  Definitely make sure you sign up for Kids Bowl Free – a must for our family in the summer!

Cool off at the Aquatic Center – The Cumming Aquatic Center is the place to be!

Dance Productions – Our friends at Cumming Dance Academy put on a great show each year, plus they run some great Summer Camps too.

Enjoy a StoryBarnes & Noble and the Forsyth County Public Library offer some great story times throughout the summer.

4th of July

Fourth of July Festivities – The City of Cumming is the place to be!  From the parade to the fireworks, it’s a fun, two-day event for the whole family.

Go Ice SkatingThe Ice offers open skate through the summer – a great way to cool off on a hot day.

Hike – Even on a hot day, a hike of Sawnee Mountain provides a lot of shade and a great, fun workout.  And if you’re lucky, you might even see some of the Fairy Trail. You can also check out the new Mountainside Trail. (Note – this hike is much more difficult. Probably would be best for children that are 6 or older)

Indoor Playground – Did you know you can visit Superior Play just to play?  Open play is available every Wednesday & Friday at their Alpharetta (Forsyth County) super store from 10am-1pm.  Great way to play but out of the Atlanta heat.

Jump & Bounce – Another great way to escape the heat – Catch Air and Monkey Joe’s offer a lot of fun the kids.Don’t forget to check out their FB page for discounts.

Kid’s Workshop – During the summer, Kid’s Workshops continue at both Home Depot (first Saturday of each month) & Lowe’s (2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month).  It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

Library Summer Showcase – The Forsyth County Public Library always has a jam packed schedule of fun with their Summer Showcase series – magicians, puppet shows & more!

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Movies for Cheap and FREE – The Summer Movies at Movies 400 line up is out – and it’s good!  Plus don’t forget you can catch free showings through the Forsyth County Public Library too.

Nature Preserves – The Sawnee Mountain Preserve provides scenic trails and an interactive Visitor Center.  It’s a pretty and peaceful place to visit and learn more about nature around us.  Plus it’s free!

Outdoor Movies – Vickery Village will be the place to be this summer!  It’s a great line-up of some really great outdoor movies for the whole family. Click here to see the schedule.

Painting, Crafts & More – So many options for crafty kids – Passport to Imagination at Michael’s, pop in activities and special events at Glazed & Fired, Artistic Adventure, and Giggle B Studio for Kids.

Quarter Midget Racing – The Cumming Fairgrounds has a line-up of racing throughout the summer.  Check out the racing schedule and get more information here.

Roller SkatingLet’s Roll Skate ‘n Fun Center is the place to strap on your skates! Be sure and sign up for the Kid’s Skate Free program.

Old Atlanta Park Spray Pad in Forsyth County

Splash Pad – Definitely be sure to check out the splash pad at Old Atlanta Park, and check out our Old Atlanta Park Splash Pad tips here.

Trucks– Be sure to check out the 2016 line-up for Food Trucks n’ Forsyth.  Live music, food trucks & kid activities

U-pick Berries – Fresh strawberries and blueberries during the summer!  Warbington Farms offers u-pick strawberries (now open) and Blueberry Garden offers u-pick blueberries (not open at time of publish) – it’s seasonal, so when they’re open don’t wait to long!

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Vacation Bible School – There are lots of great VBS Programs in Cumming & Forsyth County.  If you haven’t signed up your little ones yet, don’t worry – I’m sure you’ll find one to get signed up with.

Water Fun in NatureMary Alice Park & The Rock Slide at Poole’s Mill Park all offer a variety of water fun! Enjoy nature, the wonder lake water and sandy beach at Mary Alice and the rock slides at Poole’s Mill.

X-tra X-tra Read All About It – Fun events & activities will continue to pop up throughout the summer.  Make sure you subscribe to the Cumming Local newsletter and also Like Cumming Local on FacebookFollow Cumming Local on Twitter, or Follow along on Instagram so you can stay in the loop.  Trust us … your kids will thank you:).

You didn’t sign the kids up for summer camps?  There’s still time.  Check out our list of 2016 Summer Camps in Forsyth County here. Forefront Arts, Music Authority, Glazed & Fired, Energy Revolution, and more to pick from!

Zip Lining or the Zoo Nearby – So a technicality, both of these may be outside of Forsyth County but Z is hard! Both the North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm and Zip Lining at Lake Lanier are quick drives from Cumming and provide a fun afternoon!  (Zip Lining is on my wish list!!)

So that’s OUR list from A to Z … no matter what YOU choose, we hope you & your family have a safe and fun 2016 Summer in Forsyth County!

Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County at Warbington Farms 2016

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Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County at Warbington Farms 2016

Oh boy!  It’s strawberry picking time in Forsyth County!  And lucky for us – Warbington Farms is ready for picking!!  I absolutely LOVE fresh strawberries so this time of year always makes me happy.

Warbington Farms is a U-Pick farm. If you’re on a time crunch or just don’t feel like picking your own, you can also purchase previously picked strawberries (when available) for an extra surcharge.

While you’re there, let the kids take advantage of some Farm Fun including hay rides, inflatable slide & petting zoo.  Activities and fees vary depending on the day.

Personal Tips:

1. It’s never a bad idea to call ahead or check their Facebook page to make sure they still have plenty to u-pick … especially if you’re driving from a big distance.  Farming isn’t an exact science after all!
2. Check out their other farm produce while you’re there – In the past, I have snagged some farm-raised eggs for a great price!
3.  Buy a lot – they freeze great!
4.  And then be ready for all those strawberries!  You might want some new recipes, check out our “Berry Recipe” Board on Pinterest for a few ideas.

More Information:

2016 Season

  • Now Open for picking!
  • Hours are currently being posted on Facebook each week.  Be sure to visit their Facebook Page for the most up to date information.
  • According to their website, strawberry pricing is TBA

FUN PARK:

  • Open same hours as strawberry picking.
  • Fun Park includes hayride, corn-crib, petting zoo, slides, tire yard, playground & unlimited fun
  • Fun Park Admission Weekends:  $9 – 12 yrs and under, $5 – 13 & up, under 2 yrs old is FREE
  • Check out their upcoming events by clicking here.

Warbington Farms
5555 Crow Road
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770.380.2920

Warbington Farms Online | Warbington Farms on Facebook

 Note:  To reiterate, it’s always a good idea to check with Warbington Farms (on facebook or by phone) for the latest updates.  Strawberries may be unavailable for u-pick if supply is low.

Summer Fun in Forsyth County for Kids A to Z

summer fun  in forsyth county A to Z

Who’s ready for some Summer Fun in Forsyth County?  We’ve made a Round-up of Summer Fun in Forsyth County for Kids … from A to Z.  Maybe you’ll enjoy all of them, maybe you’ll pick a few here and there, no matter what you do we hope it gives you some ideas for Summer Fun with the kids in Cumming GA and throughout Forsyth County!

Here’s to SUMMER …

A Park Tour – My kids love going on park tours – we’ll hit 3-4 parks & playgrounds in Forsyth County and go from park to park, it makes for a fun afternoon!

Bowling – Take in a game or two at Stars & Strikes.  Definitely make sure you sign up for Kids Bowl Free – a must for our family in the summer!

Cool off at the Aquatic Center – The Cumming Aquatic Center is the place to be!

Dance Productions – Our friends at Cumming Dance Academy put on a great show each year, plus they run some great Summer Camps too.

Enjoy a StoryBarnes & Noble and the Forsyth County Public Library offer some great story times throughout the summer.

4th of July

Fourth of July Festivities – The City of Cumming is the place to be!  From the parade to the fireworks, it’s a fun, two-day event for the whole family.  Other fun events take place throughout town too!

Go Ice SkatingThe Ice offers open skate through the summer – a great way to cool off on a hot day.

Hike – Even on a hot day, a hike of Sawnee Mountain provides a lot of shade and a great, fun workout.  And if you’re lucky, you might even see some of the Fairy Trail.

Indoor Playground – Did you know you can visit Superior Play just to play?  Open play is available every Wednesday & Friday at their Alpharetta (Forsyth County) super store.  Great way to play but out of the Atlanta heat.

Jump & Bounce – Another great way to escape the heat – Catch Air and Monkey Joe’s offer a lot of fun the kids.

Kid’s Workshop – During the summer, Kid’s Workshops continue at both Home Depot (first Saturday of each month) & Lowe’s (2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month).  It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning.

Library Summer Showcase – The Forsyth County Public Library always has a jam packed schedule of fun with their Summer Showcase series – magicians, puppet shows & more!

free summer movies

Movies for Cheap and FREE – The Summer Movies at Movies 400 line up is out – and it’s good!  Plus don’t forget you can catch free showings through the Forsyth County Public Library too.

Nature Preserves – The Sawnee Mountain Preserve provides scenic trails and an interactive Visitor Center.  It’s a pretty and peaceful place to visit and learn more about nature around us.  Plus it’s free!

Outdoor Movies – Vickery Village will be the place to be this year.  It’s a great line-up of some really great outdoor movies for the whole family.

Painting, Crafts & More – So many options for crafty kids – Passport to Imagination at Michael’s, pop in activities and special events at Glazed & Fired, Artistic Adventure and new to the scene, Giggle B Studio for Kids.

Quarter Midget Racing – The Cumming Fairgrounds has a line-up of racing throughout the summer.  Check out the racing schedule and get more information here.

Rolling SkatingLet’s Roll Skate ‘n Fun Center is the place to strap on your skates!

Old Atlanta Park Spray Pad in Forsyth County

Splash Pad – Definitely be sure to check out the splash pad at Old Atlanta Park, and check out our Old Atlanta Park Splash Pad tips here.

Thursday Night Concerts– Be sure to check out the 2015 line-up for Concerts at the Collection.  Live music & kid activities bi-weekly throughout June & July

U-pick Berries – Fresh strawberries and blueberries during the summer!  Warbington Farms offers u-pick strawberries (now open) and Blueberry Garden offers u-pick blueberries (not open at time of publish) – it’s seasonal, so when they’re open don’t wait to long!

summer camps for kids in forsyth county

Vacation Bible School – There are lots of great VBS Programs in Cumming & Forsyth County.  If you haven’t signed up your little ones yet, don’t worry – I’m sure you’ll find one to get signed up with.

Water Fun in NatureMary Alice Park & The Rock Slide at Poole’s Mill Park all offer a variety of water fun! Enjoy nature, the wonder lake water and sandy beach at Mary Alice and the rock slides at Poole’s Mill.

X-tra X-tra Read All About It – Fun events & activities will continue to pop up throughout the summer.  Make sure you subscribe to the Cumming Local newsletter and also LIKE Cumming Local on Facebook and Follow Cumming Local on Twitter so you can stay in the loop.  Trust us … your kids will thank you:).

You didn’t sign the kids up for summer camps?  There’s still time.  Check out our list of 2015 Summer Camps in Forsyth County here.

Zip Lining or the Zoo Nearby – So a technicality, both of these may be outside of Forsyth County but Z is hard! Both the North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm and Zip Lining at Lake Lanier are quick drives from Cumming and provide a fun afternoon!  (Zip Lining is on my wish list!!)

So that’s OUR list from A to Z … no matter what YOU choose, we hope you & your family have a safe and fun 2015 Summer in Forsyth County!