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Warbington Farms: Open for 2014 Fall Pumpkin Season

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Warbington Farms 2014 Fall Pumpkin Season

On Saturday, September 27th, 2014  Warbington Farms will open for the Fall & Pumpkin Season.

Fall activities include:

  • “Hey” rides
  • Inflatables
  • Petting zoo
  • Roller Slides, Pedal Carts, Tire Yard
  • And much more!

Activity Fees:

  • No Cost for Pumpkin Patch Entrance (pumpkin prices vary)
  • Farm Fun Park –
    Weekends – $8 Per Child (2 to 12) - $5 Per Person (older)
    *Pricing, Dates & Time may change – follow Warbington on Facebook for updates

Fall Hours From September 27th through November 1st:

Closed to Public:  Monday – Thursday
Friday:  1pm-6pm
Saturday:  11am – 6pm  (portions of park close at 5pm on Saturday)
Sunday:  1pm-6pm
*Closed October 31st*

Visit the Warbington Farm Activity Page for More Information.

New for 2014:

Two “Haunted Trail Nights”
October 3rd & October 17th
Click here for more information

More Information

Warbington Farms
5555 Crow Road
Cumming, GA

770.380.2920770.380.2920
Warbington Farms Online
Warbington Farms on Facebook

Screen on the Green at Warbington Farms

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Screen on the Green at Warbington Farms

We’ve just gotten word of a fun event coming up at Warbington Farms. It’s the first ever “Screen on the Green” outdoor movie night showing “Barnyard.” This event will be held on Friday, June 27. Also the fun park will open at 5pm and the movie will start at dark. The last “hey”ride of the evening will be at 7:45.

This great event will be free with fun park admission ($5 adults, $8 kids). There will be lots of fun things going on that night and concessions available. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the movie under the stars!

Hope to see you all there!

You can stay up to date with Warbington Farms, by visiting their website or their Facebook page.

Please note – Warbington Farms is nearing the end of their Strawberry picking season – so make sure you check their Facebook page for most recent updates on picking. Here is a recent statement from them:

“This is ending the end of our season and the berries are not producing like we were expecting. We appreciate your understanding and patience as this has been a very bad strawberry season for us.We do not anticipate having anymore pre-picked for this season. It is our plan to plant twice as many strawberries next year so hopefully we will not be in this situation next year! Thanks so much!”

 

2014 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 2014 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!

Check out the Local Farmer’s Markets - I love shopping the local farmer’s markets in Cumming GA & Forsyth County – whether outdoor because they’re fun and you can sample your way through them or online because they’re super easy, we have several options in town, and soon – we’ll have a new one!

Dance & Drama - Our friends at Cumming Dance Academy put on a great show each year, plus they run some great Summer Camps too.  And if you like a little drama in your life (the good kind of course), Forefront Arts has you covered!

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.

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!

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Movies for FREE – The FREE 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, and Artistic Adventure – one of our camp sponsors with a full line-up of camps.

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 2014 line-up for Concerts at the Collection.  Kid’s activities are available beginning at 6pm and live music from 7-9pm.  Bi-weekly through 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!

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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 FunCumming Aquatic Center, Mary Alice Park & The Rock Slide at Poole’s Mill Park all offer a variety of water fun!  From the outdoor pool and water park at the Aquatic Center to the lake water and sandy beach at Mary Alice to 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 thnak you:).

You didn’t sign the kids up for summer camps?  There’s still time.  Check out our list of 2014 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 2014 Summer in Forsyth County!

Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County at Warbington Farms 2014

Warbington Farms_StrawberriesUpdate:  The 2014 Strawberry Season is coming to a close (it’s been a tough strawberry season), be sure to check the Warbington Farms Facebook Page for most current information.

Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County at Warbington Farms 2014

Looking for a good place to pick stawberries in Georgia?  It’s time for the 2014 Strawberry picking season in Forsyth County!  We’re super lucky to have a strawberry farm right in Cumming GA & Forsyth County – Warbington Farms!   I must admit 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) at the same price. And sometimes even cheaper – last  year, I snagged some for $11/ gallon because they had been picked the previous day.

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.  Click here for more details.

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:

2014 Season

  • Open beginning Friday, May 2nd from 9am to 1pm for Strawberry picking.
  • Regular hours for the 2014 Season begins Saturday, May 3rd
  • Mondays:  closed
  • Tuesdays through Saturdays:  9am to 5pm
  • Sundays:  1pm to 5pm

PRICING:

  • $12 U-pick Gallon, $14 pre-pick (pre-pick orders begin Tuesday, May 6th)

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 Saturday & Sunday:  $8 kids, $5 adults
  • Fun Park Admission Tuesdsay – Friday:  $3 adults, $5 kids *no hayride during week

Warbington Farms
5555 Crow Road
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770.380.2920770.380.2920

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.

 

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 Delivered (year-round market with online ordering and home delivery)

Seasonal Outdoor Markets:

  1. Brookwood Farmer’s Market
  2. Warbington Farms (seasonal market store on site at Warbington Farms)
  3. Cumming/Forsyth Farmer’s Market
  4. Farmer’s Market at Vickery Village
  5. City Produce

Year Round Market Store:

  1. Leonard’s Farmer Market (year-round market store)
  2. Farmer’s Produce Market (now open)
  3. Sprouts (scheduled to come to Lakeland Plaza – 2015)
  4. Earth Fare (scheduled to come to The Collection)
  5. Georgia Farmers Market opening in Cumming GA (scheduled to come to Hwy 20 – next to Stars & Strikes)

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

Photo Source: Natalie Maynor

Pumpkin Patches in Cumming GA & Forsyth County 2013

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Pumpkin Purchases in Forsyth County

Looking for pumpkin patches in Cumming GA or places to buy pumpkins in Forsyth County?  Sure you can purchase pumpkins at the grocery store, Wal-Mart or Target, but you can also buy them from a local church, organization or business and support our community too!!    Plus the local stops can make for some great pictures too!!

Here are few local pumpkin patches or places to purchase pumpkins from this year:

  • Kinsey Family Farmlocated in Gainesville (Forsyth County), the Kinsey Family Farm will most definitely get you ready for fall!  Enjoy the Fall Activities offered and take advantage of their store – pumpkins, gourds, local honey, jams, jellies, & more!  7170 Jot-em Down Road, Gainesville, GA
  •  Warbington Farms – located in Cumming, Warbington Farms is open Thursday – Sunday for its Fall activities. Fall activities include hay rides, petting zoos, face painting, music, food & more!  5555 Crow Road, Cumming GA
  • Midway United Methodist ChurchIf you’re on the south side of the County, you can support troops at Midway UMC with your pumpkin purchase.  The patch is open daily til dark. 5025 Atlanta Hwy, Alpharetta GA (Forsyth County).
  • Cumming First United Methodist Church – once again, the “big hill” in front of CFUMC is filled with orange!  The patch is open daily (starting 10/1) from Noon until dark.  Proceeds support children’s & youth ministries at CFUMC.  770 Canton Hwy, Cumming GA 30040

So, did we leave your favorite spot off?  Tell us in the comments below.

And if you’re looking to make a day trip out of it or if you’re on the outskirts of Forsyth, check out our round-up of Pumpkin Patches near Forsyth County for other options.

Photo Source:  Andrea_44

Warbington Farms: Open for 2013 Fall Pumpkin Season

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Warbington Farms Opens for Fall

On Saturday, September 28th, 2013  Warbington Farms will open for the Fall & Pumpkin Season.

*UPDATE:  Snag a BOGO FREE Kid’s Admission coupon on their home page.

Fall activities include:

  • Hay rides
  • Jumpy houses
  • Large inflatable slide
  • Petting zoo
  • Obstacle course
  • And much more!

Activity Fees:

  • Farm Fun Park – (includes hey ride, petting zoo, giant inflatable slide, corn crib – a giant sandbox filled with corn, and roller slide, playground set)
    Weekends – $8 Per Child 12 & under - $5 Per Person 13 & Up
    Weekdays – $5 Per Child 12 & Under , $2 per person 13 & Up  *(includes everything except for the Hayride)
  • Pony Rides – $5.00 (weight limits apply, Saturday & Sunday only) Note:  Hayrides are only offered on Saturday & Sunday with the exception of Field Trips and/or groups of 20 persons or more that are scheduled in advance.

Fall Hours From September 28th through October 27th:

Friday – Saturday:  11am-6pm
Sunday:  1pm-6pm

Visit the Warbington Farm Activity Page for More Information.

More Information

Warbington Farms
5555 Crow Road
Cumming, GA

770.380.2920
Warbington Farms Online
Warbington Farms on Facebook

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:

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, check the high school websites through Forsyth County Schools.

Cumming Fair in Forsyth County | Fall Fun Activities in Forsyth County

2. The Cumming Fair:  Oh how much fun the Fair is! The annual Cumming Country Fair & Festival will be in town October 2nd – October 12th.  Advance ticket sales are available for purchase now and you can actually save a few dollars this way.  Be sure to follow all the fun fair dates for free rides, free entry, and fun concerts.

Kinsey Family Farm Entrance

3. Kinsey Family Farm:  The Kinsey Farm is now open for its Fall & Pumpkin Season.  They’ll be open for all their Fall Activities through most of October.  This is always a must for our family.  Click here for more information.

4. Warbington Farms:  Don’t make the mistake of associating Warbington Farms with strawberry fields only.  While they most definitely have awesome strawberries, their Fall activities make our list too!  Pumpkins, Hay Rides, Petting Zoo, and farm fun!  The fun starts September 27th.  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.

6. Drive around: This sounds silly but it’s so much fun to simply drive around and check out the leaves. They are so beautiful this time of year.

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.  And it’s definitely a great time of year to “take a trip to Sawnee Mountain

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!

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

Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County at Warbington Farms 2013

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Strawberry Picking in Forsyth County at Warbington Farms 2013

It’s time for the 2013 Strawberry picking season in Forsyth County!  And we’re super lucky to have a strawberry farm right in Cumming GA & Forsyth County – Warbington Farms!   I must admit I absolutely LOVE fresh strawberries so this time of year always makes me happy.

Warbington Farms is a U-Pick farm at just $12/ gallon. 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) at the same price. And sometimes even cheaper – last  year, I snagged some for $11/ gallon because they had been picked the previous day.

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.  Click here for more details.

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 – I 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 my “Strawberry Season” Board on Pinterest for a few ideas.

More Information:

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

Warbington Farms Online | Warbington Farms on Facebook

Strawberry Season Hours:
Tues – Saturday, 10am to 6pm
Sunday, 1pm to 6pm
Closed Monday

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.

 

JP Jam at Warbington Farms

JP Jam at Warbington Farms

JP Jam at Warbington Farms

Come to the farm at Warbington Farms for a special night, in loving memory of John “J.P.” Hammond.  The event will raise funds for a scholarship to Waypoint Center – a local men’s recovery center in Dahlonega.  Lots of live bands, special speakers and farm fun for the kids including – a petting zoo, inflatables, sky lanterns, crazy hair, and great food too!

Everyone welcome!

More Information:

Contact Meredith Avery (mother of J.P.) at 770.530.4049

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 including press releases, Facebook postings, signs around town, event submissions and word of mouth. 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 or information provided 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. The goal of this site is to highlight businesses in Cumming, GA – the availability of them and praise ones that I personally love. It is not to provide personal reviews of each, that will be left up to you.