Local Festivals This Weekend

Chalktoberfest (10/14&15)
It’s the festival we’ve been dying for… a celebration of chalk and beer! First, I’m all in on a beer fest that starts at 11 a.m. The fact that it’s on the Historic Square in Marietta makes it even better. As a part of Chalkfest, the Craft Beer Festival presents the unique one of a kind opportunity to experience street chalk art and great beer. The event will offer over 100 craft beers for you to enjoy while walking the streets painted with chalk by professional artists. There will also be live entertainment and an artists market. The event is free. Beer tickets are required. Proceeds benefit the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art. chalktoberfest.com.

Fall Farm Day (Sat. 10/14)
Smith Plantation, in Roswell, will host Fall Farm Day on the grounds of the historic home from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. This annual family event will feature artisan exhibits and demonstrations pertaining to life on a 19th century farm, including living-history exhibits and activities such as period games, spinning, weaving, and open-hearth cooking. Free children’s activities include period games, farm animals petting zoo, wagon rides, crafts, and farm chores. In addition, gold and gem panning is available for $5. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and other concessions will be available for purchase. Smith Plantation is located at 935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell.