Your Guide To: Atlanta Area Trunk or Treat Events (2014)

Trunk or Treat


Trunk or Treat at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church (October 24)

Location:  St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church
4633 Shiloh Road
Cumming, GA

Time:  5:00 PM

Details:  Enjoy trunk or treat fun along with a hayride, face painting, silent auction, kid-friendly games, and more! This event is for children of all ages and costumes are welcome.


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Trunk-or-Treat at Creekside Methodist Church (October 25)

Location:  Creekside Methodist Church
673 Peachtree Parkway
Cumming, GA

Time:  4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Details:  4:00-5:30pm “Trunk or Treating” and 5:30-6:00pm Devotion plus Awards for Costumes and Best Trunks! Wear your costumes and creatively decorate your trunk or just come participate in the fun! Popcorn and drinks available for sale! Fun activities include jump houses, music, candy and more!


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One Day Only: 50% Off The Perfect Taste Tickets

The Perfect TasteGet a preview of the drinks and dining that Avalon will open guests one day before the development opens at The Perfect Taste!

The October 29th culinary event will feature signature cuisine from 12 of the development’s restaurants including:

  • Antico Pizza & Caffé Gio
  • Bantam + Biddy
  • Bantu
  • Bocado Burger
  • CRÚ Food & Wine Bar
  • Goldberg’s
  • Kona Grill
  • Marlow’s Tavern
  • Oak Steakhouse
  • Pinkberry
  • Ted’s Montana Grill
  • The El Felix

Guest will also enjoy wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, entertainment and outdoor activities.

Tickets start at $125/person but for today only, you can get your tickets for 50% off by entering code “ptavaloninsider” at checkout. Complementary valet parking will be available. Click here to get your ticket.

10 Don’t-Miss 2014 Taste of Atlanta Experiences

Taste of Atlanta 2014Will you be headed to Atlanta’s ultimate taste of city cuisine this weekend? When you go to Taste of Atlanta, here are the things you won’t want to miss:

  1. Culinary Matrimony – The Friday night adults-only shindig will combine cocktails and cuisine with live music and plenty of entertainment. This all-inclusive block party features exclusive bites from select restaurants, bountiful booze and live music from 80s Synth Pop band Electric Avenue. A portion of event proceeds will be donated to Georgia Organics, a local non-profit that connects organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families.
  2. Family Food Zone – On Saturday and Sunday, join nationally-celebrated chefs around the kitchen counter and stir up some fun with your kids.  There will be nine FREE cooking segments throughout the weekend that focus on simple, healthy meals you can make for and with your family.
  3. The Chef’s Table – Hosted by Atlanta’s own Tom Sullivan, The Chef’s Table allows festival-goers to gain the inside scoop from the city’s culinary icons as they divulge their food-focused journeys, along with tips, techniques and tastes. Plus, it’s FREE to attend with your admission ticket.
  4. Bites from Restaurants Outside Your Neighborhood – This year’s event showcases cuisine from multiple Atlanta area neighborhoods. Skip the cuisine in your backyard and try something new in a different part of town.
  5. The Kitchen Workshop – Hosted by Holly Firfer, The Kitchen Workshop is FREE to attend with admission and schools attendees in the culinary arts with hands-on cooking tutorials for any level of cooking expertise. With step-by-step instruction from local and nationally-acclaimed chefs – including Bravo’s Top Chef Season 10 winner Kristen Kish and renowned restaurateur Ron Eyester – each class leaves with a recipe they can make at home and a feather in their toque!
  6. Barcraft Competition – Shake it up! Top bartenders from the United States Bartenders Guild’s Atlanta chapter will compete for the title of Taste of Atlanta’s Best Bartender. The contestants will mix, muddle and shake their select ingredients into winning cocktails.
  7. Restaurants That Are New to Atlanta – You’ve been seeing Instagram posts about places like Max’s Wine Dive, Bartaco, Bellwood’s Social House, and Smokebelly but you haven’t made it to the restaurant yet. Use Taste of Atlanta as your opportunity to taste from the menu before you visit.
  8. Throwdown Tent – Hosted by Mara Davis from Atlanta Eats, the Throwdown Tent features “food face-off” competitions (think Meat Brawl, Sandwich Smackdown, Fried Chicken Throwdown and Taco Takedown). Leading restaurants – representing three popular neighborhoods – will compete head-to-head for the ultimate bragging rights. For six taste coupons, patrons can enter the Throwdown Tent, taste all the competitors’ dishes and place their vote.
  9. VIP Experience – VIP ticket holders receive exclusive access to the Food, Wine, Beer and Cocktail Experience, along with complimentary tastes from restaurants and sponsors not found in the main festival. Guests can sample from their choice of more than 50 craft beers, along with an extensive selection of wine varieties and cocktails from Atlanta’s finest bartenders. New this year in the VIP Experience, Restaurateur and Barkeep Greg Best will host the VIP Speaker’s Corner to discuss various topics on wine, beer, cocktails and food and drink pairings.
  10. Silent Auction – Share our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ will be the beneficiary of the Silent Auction, which will be filled with unique merchandise and exclusive offers on entertainment and travel packages. Cooking Matters is a groundbreaking program that provides a strong foundation in nutrition, cooking and household budgeting through specialized courses. One hundred percent of the silent auction net proceeds will be donated to this special program.

Expert Tip: Plan on bringing your own reusable shopping bag for all the goodies and extras vendors will be handing out to attendees.

supplemental content courtesy of Taste of Atlanta

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The Painted Pin Introduces Industry Nights

The Painted PinRestaurant or bar employee? Head to The Painted Pin on Sundays to bowl, eat, and mingle with your fellow industry workers during “Pindustry Night.”

From 8 p.m. to midnight, guests will just have to present their restaurant or bar business check stub or business card to enjoy 1 hour of bowling complements of The Painted Pin! Bowling shoes are on the house too, along with our plethora of interactive throwback games including: bocce ball, shuffleboard, southern skittles, skee-ball, pop a shot, ping pong, giant jenga, darts and the Bimini ring toss.

Come hungry! The Pin’s “upscale alley fare” including signature wood fired pizzas, tacos, sandwiches and small plates will be available to order until 11 p.m. while the bar will be slinging their famous Moscow Mule Slushies in addition to signature and classic cocktails, the best in local and craft beer as well as artisanal wines by the glass.

The Painted Pin is 21+ and abides by a dress code. Reservations not available. Complimentary bowling is available for a max of 1 hour, on 1 lane, that can accommodate up to 6 guests. For more information, visit

Big Gay Ice Cream Comes to Atlanta

Big Gay Ice Cream 2014If you’re in the mood to try something new, head to Bantam + Biddy tonight or tomorrow where the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck in partnership with the Southern Foodways Alliance is stopping as part of its first ever ice cream truck tour through five southern states.

Big Gay Ice Cream bestsellers, including Salty Pimp and Bea Arthur cones, will be available alongside regionally influenced specialties.

The truck will be open for business from 4 p.m.- 10 p.m. on Monday and 2 p.m.- 10 p.m. on Tuesday. The line will close at 8 p.m. each day.

15 Things to do Around Atlanta This Weekend (October 18 & 19, 2014)


  1. Battle of the Burgers - 25 of your favorite Atlanta restaurants will fire up their grills in Virginia-Highaldn and compete for the best burger title. There will also be live music and cold beer.
  2. Fall Festival on Ponce – Head to Olmsted Linear Park on Ponce de Leon Avenue for two days filled with family-friendly fun.
  3. Marietta Zombie Walk – With the cool nights of autumn, Marietta is set to welcome the return of pumpkins, candy, scarecrows and zombies…ZOMBIES? Join the infestation or head to downtown Marietta to watch the infestation.
  4. FREE Birds and Critters Show at Scottsdale Farms – If you’re going to a pumpkin patch, head to Milton where your family can also enjoy a birds and critters show along with hay rides and face painting.
  5. Scottish Festival & Highland Games at Stone Mountain Park – Come and enjoy the Highland Athletic events, Highland Dancing, Piping and Drumming, Scottish Harping. Participate in the Scottish Country Dancing demonstrations, Kirking of the Tartans, Clan Challenge Athletic events and the Parade of Tartans!
  6. Pop-Up with Popsicles on the Atlanta BeltLine – Join the Atlanta BeltLine team to learn more about the present and future of the trails and enjoy a popsicle!
  7. Tupelo Honey Cafe’s Chef Brian Sonoskus Book Signing and Demo – Chef Brian Sonoskus of the iconic Tupelo Honey Cafe is bringing the flavors of the cafe to Atlanta. This can’t miss event will give you a taste of what’s to come at their just-announced Sandy Springs location in 2015.
  8. Wire & Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival – Crowds will gather in downtown Alpharetta this weekend as two stages are set up alongside food trucks and vendors as artists fill the historic area with music.
  9. Highland Restaurant Week – The first ever Highland Restaurant Week is set for Oct. 18-25 at restaurants in the Poncey-Highland, Virginia Highland and Morningside neighborhoods of Atlanta.
  10. W Thinks Pink Blogger Pop Up Sale – Join Southern Blog Society bloggers, LadyFLASHBACK, Caviar & CatwalksFashionably Lo, My Style Vita and Lush to Blush for an afternoon of sips + sweets + spins while you shop their fashionable closets! Grab the latest Fall trends from boots, coats, dresses and more!
  11. Fall Family Fun Days at The Rock Ranch – Visitors can enjoy zip lines, hay rides, Tiny Town (a village of themed playhouses), a locomotive train, a petting zoo, paddle boats, pumpkin cannon, pony rides, cane pole fishing, carousel, live bands, special events, and more.
  12. Harvest Square Arts and Crafts Festival – This annual festival in downtown Marietta includes a day filled with family-friendly fun for adults and children of all ages!
  13. Movies at Newtown Park: The LEGO Movie – Skip all things Halloween related and head to Newtown Park in Johns Creek for good, clean family-friendly fun under the stars.
  14. Andrews Moonshine Festival –  Taste over 50 varieties of Moonshine regional & national, from Apple Pie ‘shine to Peppermint ‘shine. Enjoy Live Music featuring the sounds of the Gary Ray Trio, meet & greet with Distillers, and some very Special Guests including NASCAR Hall of Fame member Bill Elliott, Wayne “Hill Billy” Nix from the Discovery hit show Moonshiners, Ricky Estes, Moonshiner from Short Mountain Distillery, and Charlie Ball from Troy & Sons Distillery who will also have their classic car the Ford F135 moonshine truck on exhibition.
  15. Storytelling Festival at Mable House Farm – Join friends, family members, and neighbors and listen to storytellers and music, ride a pony, pet farm animals, watch the blacksmith, take a hayride, join in a sack race, tour the 1800’s buildings and much more. Plus, it’s all FREE!

But wait! There’s more!

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And, as always, our Event Calendar patiently awaits your perusal.

55 Kid-Friendly Atlanta Area Halloween Events (2014)

Halloween 2014


1.)  Halloween JamBOOree (October 25) – There will be 20 carnival games, inflatables and a hayride for the kids to enjoy in addition to a costume contest and pumpkin carving contest.


2.)  FREE Halloween Event at North Point Mall (October 25) – Kids are invited to trick-or-treat in the mall, make and take a craft, and enter to win giveaways.

3.)  Mommies and Strollers Store-to-Store Trick-or-Treat at Avalon (October 31) – From 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. parents are invited to bring their little ones to Avalon to trick-or-treat store-to-store.


4.)  Spooky Film Festival at Atlantic Station (October 7, 14, 21, 28) –  See a different movie each week on the Central Park lawn. BYO picnic and relax with friends, family, or a date!

5.)  Family Storytelling at Callanwolde: Spooky Stories (October 17) -Audiences will enjoy a diverse group of professional and student storytellers as they entertain audiences with tales for all ages. October features Spooky Stories with Georgia Youth Storytellers and Emerging Voices. Children are welcome to wear costumes for a parade and contest, and festive snacks will be served.      Continue reading