Douglasville September Days
Issue #9 / week of September 10, 2018
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The festival fun can attribute its origins to the state fair. This year's North Georgia State Fair will take place from September 20th-30th at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. In addition to the usual fair attractions, some notable attractions that could be tied into a classroom experience include:
The Human Cannonball (Science, especially Physics)
Lady Houdini (ELA, especially plot structure)
Tiger Encounter and Grizzly Experience (myriad of educational tie-ins ranging from positive to friendly controversy)
Flower Shows (Science, especially Biology and Natural Sciences)
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We know that not all of our CCSD colleagues live within Cobb County. If you happen to live in or near Douglas County, you may want to check in on the Douglasville September Days Festival happening on September 22nd and 29th. There you and your family can experience food and attractions from 11am-5pm inside and on the grounds of the Douglas County Courthouse including:
Sept. 22: Family Fun Day and Douglas County School Expo
Sept. 29: Heroes Day, Touch-a-Truck Experience, and Middle Ages demonstration by the Society for Creative Anachronism
Both dates will offer opportunities to see local vendors as well as area companies, some of whom may be hiring (if you know someone in need of employment).
History buffs, if you want to venture a just inside the Perimeter (ITP) you may wish to enjoy the Sandy Springs Heritage Festival. In addition to your typical festival fare, this event promises children's programming showcasing the history of Sandy Springs. Other offerings for the Sandy Springs Heritage Festival include:
Senior Art Showcase
Battle of the Bands
It's Festival Season! One of the best things about living in the South is our love of festivals. Take some time to recharge your batteries and gain ideas for future educational experiences at these local festivals. Admission to these events is free, unless otherwise noted.
Sandy Springs Heritage Festival
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North Georgia State Fair
If you live or love hanging out in the Smyrna area, there are two events this month you should put on your radar.
September 15th: Taste of Smyrna "Festival of the Delectable" takes place from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Stroll around the Smyrna Market Village and City grounds, tasting samples priced from $1-$4 from some of Smyrna's finest restaurants.
September 29-30th: Woofstock ATL-"Pet Party in the Park" is the festival for your leashed, furry (or feathered) friends. Join Star 94 and over 50 animal rescue organizations, crafters, and other pet-related businesses in the heart of Smyrna's Village Green.
If you are looking to immerse yourself in music, tickets are still on sale for this year's Music Midtown. This year's headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, and Fall Out Boy. Numerous other artists will be present and performing over the weekend of September 15-16 at Piemont Park. This year's event promises great food, events, and activities in addition to the music offerings.
2018 Music Midtown Tickets:
2-day General Admission $155 + fees
2-day VIP Admission $600 + fees
2-day Super VIP Admission $1250 +fees
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