Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

Fall Festivals

Published September 13, 2013


GOOD SAMARITAN CHURCH holds its annual flea market at the Ellijay Lions Fairgrounds, 1729 S. Main St., Ellijay, with linens, dishes, books, tools, lamps, toys, bicycles, jewelry, furniture, electronics, $2-a-bag clothing tables, a huge Christmas section, door prizes and drawings. Open Friday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact:


HOLY TRINITY CHURCH hosts its fall craft bazaar at the church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City. All items are handcrafted and represent an original style. Proceeds benefit the 2013 Catholic Heart Work Camp mission trip. Open Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Contact: Rebecca Capezzuto at (678) 466-1737 or


MONASTERY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT hosts Fall Festival 2012 at the Trappist monastery, 2625 Highway 212, SW, Conyers, with events for all ages, families, children and adults. All events are free and include guided nature walks and a lecture series throughout the day on the “Good Earth,” covering the historic, natural and architectural aspects of the 2,300-acre site. There will be free health screenings, pony rides, a petting zoo and hay rides. The Monastic Heritage Center, Abbey Store and bonsai greenhouse will be available also. Open Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact: and follow the link to Fall Festival.


ST. MATTHEW CHURCH hosts a craft fair at the church, 25 Wilkins Road, SW, Winder, in Hedges Hall. Many specialized vendors with unique gift items will display their wares. Crafts include hand-crocheted items, handmade jewelry, German lace table runners, dollies and ornaments, Bethlehem handcrafted religious figures, homemade candles and natural bath and body items, baby quilts, knitted hats and baby blankets, decorated flip flops, sweatshirts and jackets, paper crafts and more. There will also be a children’s section with crafts, moonwalk and face painting. Open Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact: Lucinda York-Rickards at (770) 307-4849 or Sherry Aquino at (770) 656-6028.


CHRIST THE REDEEMER CHURCH has its BBQ Festival at the church, 991 Kilough Church Road, Dawsonville. Take care of Sunday dinner and perhaps win the grand prize of a barbecue grill. Drawings will be held every half hour. Music will be provided by Sharon Collins. Open Sunday, Oct. 7, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children and $25 for a family of five or more. Tickets are available in advance. Contact: Tom Meeks at (678) 778-5959 or Fred Weber at (706) 525-8770.


HOLY FAMILY CHURCH invites the community to its annual fall festival at the church, 3401 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. Come for a day of fun and food for the whole family with live music, arcade games, a make-it-and-take-it art center, hayrides, bingo, cakewalk, moon bounces and pony rides. International food court and festival favorites like hot dogs, cotton candy and ice cream. Open Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact: (770) 973-0038 or