Eastside Medical Group September 15, 2016

As the summer heat subsides, it’s a perfect time to find your new favorite fall traditions. These regional outdoor activities are fun and can get you moving.

Fall Festivals and Fairs

Put on your favorite fitness tracker and head out to a fall festival or fair. These events provide a fun mix of local culture, music and fun, and each gives you a chance to rack up those steps and spend time with friends and family. Here is a sampling of these events in our region to consider:

Fitness-focused Fun

The great outdoors and staying active go hand-in-hand. Look for local races and events like these for a fun new fitness challenge:

  • Zombie-thon 5K, Oct. 24 in Rome, Georgia
  • Second Annual Soul Sistas Runaversary 5K, Oct. 10 in Cartersville, Georgia (soulsistasrun.org)
  • Candy Chase 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, Oct. 31 in Snellville, Georgia (connectrace.net)
  • Atlanta Halloween Half Marathon & 5K, Nov. 1 in Cumming, Georgia (halloweenhalfmarathon.com)

Fun On the Farm

Family-friendly arts and crafts, country stores and more await at regional farms this fall. Pack up the kids (or be sure to bring your inner child) and check out:

  • The Enchanted Maize at Blowing Springs Farm, Sept. 24–Oct. 31 in Flintstone, Georgia (blowingspringsfarm.com)
  • Burt’s Farm, daily Sept. 1–Nov. 10 in Dawsonville, Georgia (burtsfarm.com)

Live Music and More

Dance the night away to bluegrass, soul and more at these area music festivals:

  • Sweet Auburn Music Fest, Oct. 3–4 in Atlanta (sweetauburnmusicfest.com)
  • Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival, Oct. 15–17 in Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival, Oct. 17 in Cartersville, Georgia (cartersvillebluegrass.com)