October 2017 Around Town 2

Head to Sleepy Hollow Farm 
for Fall Fun

This fall, bring your whole family out to Sleepy Hollow Farm, located here in Cobb County. This family-run farm has more than just a pumpkin patch—they have tractor rides, a corn maze, farm playground with farm animals and a country store. You can even schedule your fall family photo during a day of fun; contact Split Second Photography for reservations. During the weekends, they will have food trucks and boiled peanuts on-site.

Fall fun at Sleepy Hollow Farm runs from September 23 to October 31. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. They are closed Mondays. Tractor rides, corn maze and farm playground are $12 per person and children under 3 are free. You can purchase your tickets in advance by visiting SleepyHollowTrees.com.

Cobb Swimmers Participate 
in State Meet

The Cobb County state team had more than 100 swimmers participating in the Georgia Recreation and Park’s Association (GRPA) State “A” swim meet at the Cumming Aquatic Center in July. Cobb swimmers 18 and under qualified at the Patti Wilder swim meet at the Mountain View Aquatic Center and took first place in 24 events at the state meet.

Congratulations to all the swimmers and to head coach Doug Michalke and his assistant coaches Julie Brophy, Gabriel Bellott-McGrath and Nathon Burwick. To view all the winners, 
go to CobbCounty.org.

Jonquil Fall Festival To Be Held 
October 28-29

The Jonquil Fall Festival takes place October 28 and 29 and features more than 175 handmade arts and crafts booths, live music, local and nonprofit booths, festival foods and plenty of childrens activities. Artisans from all over the southeast feature handmade crafts, paintings, clothing, furniture, jewelry and more.

The whole family will enjoy this event. At 9:39 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, there will be a free Halloween costume parade and the best costume prize in three age groups. The kids zone will have inflatable activities, sand art and a puppet show by puppeteer Peter Hart.

Bring your friends, family and neighbors out for this free event and enjoy a weekend of fun.

Marietta to Hold Craft Beer Festival and Chalktoberfest

Come stroll through historic downtown Marietta with your beer while enjoying professionally designed 3-D and 2-D chalk art. This craft beer festival will feature more than 100 different craft beers and will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 14. Enjoy the chalk artists, live entertainment, artists market, vendors and various activities.

Creative Kids, an all-ages craft and activity area will only be open on Sunday, October 15th. Inflatables and other fun activities will be available both October 14 and 15 on Atlanta Street in front of MCMA.

Purchase your tickets ahead of time to avoid longer wait times and higher ticket prices. Tickets are $40 online or $50 at the event. All proceeds go towards the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. However, if you want to skip the beer festival, the rest of the activities are free.

Chef Kevin Gillespie Opens Restaurant in Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Chef Kevin Gillespie is a household name among culinary enthusiasts. This former “Top Chef” contestant, author and owner of local restaurants Gunshow and Revival has just opened up Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger, located on the 200 Concourse of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The restaurant will be serving the craveable Closed-on-Sunday chicken sandwich, and is cooking up one signature item for each event!