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Fall Festivals
by Savannah Weeks
October 04, 2012 03:49 PM | 2340 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
McKenna Farms barn manager Jan Comer gets Heidi ready for grooming. Heidi will be one of the horses giving rides during the fall festival.
McKenna Farms barn manager Jan Comer gets Heidi ready for grooming. Heidi will be one of the horses giving rides during the fall festival.
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Paulding residents have much fall fun to look forward to this year, as the county has many fall and Halloween-themed festivals and events scheduled throughout October.

McKenna Farms is hosting its annual Fall Festival Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The entry fee is $5, but children 2 and under will be admitted for free.

“We are going to start raising money for a pool,” said Belena Baldus, office administrator for McKenna Farms.

The festival will include pony and hay rides, face painting, a silent auction, games, a cake walk and food.

“It’s a lot of fun, and the activities are very creative,” said Baldus. “We’re hoping everyone will come enjoy the food, atmosphere and the horses.”

McKenna Farms is a nonprofit organization which provides therapy services to special needs individuals.

Another major fall event in the county is the Paulding Fine Arts Association’s Fall Fest.

This year, it is scheduled for Oct. 13 in downtown Dallas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The group’s treasurer, Faye McLain, said this year the festival will be larger than ever, as its already has 33 exhibitors signed up to participate.

McLain said exhibitor goods range from Christmas decorations to nail painting services.

“Just about anything you can imagine is going to be out there,” McLain said.

Money raised from vendor fees goes to the association’s three annual art competitions.

Other October events include:

Paranormal Documentary

The Paulding Paranormal Society will show a paranormal documentary titled “Verifiable Evidence,” at Dallas Theater-Civic Center Friday and Saturday nights.

Showings are planned at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Information: www.paulding paranormal

.com/verifiable-evidence/.

Folklore Haunted House

Folklore Haunted House is now open for the 2012 Halloween season at 1265 Merchants Drive, Dallas.

Information: folklorehauntedhouse.com.

Masquerade Ball

The Family Alliance of Paulding, Inc. will host a masquerade ball Oct. 26 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. at 655 West, 655 Rich Davis Road, Hiram. Tickets are $25 per person. There will be music, dancing, dinner, prizes and more. Proceeds will benefit the Alliance.

Information: (678) 202-5777 ext. 100.

Trick-or-Treat Village

Paulding County will host its annual trick-or-treat village at Earl Duncan Park at Paulding Meadows Oct. 27 from 2 to 7 p.m. There will be candy, fun and games.

Family Fall Fest

Christ Central will host Family Fall Fest Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Christ Central in Dallas. There will be live music, inflatables, food and candy. Vendors are welcomed, including arts and crafts.

Information: ccnorth@christcentral.org.

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