It's the perfect time to start thinking about the holiday season. This weekend, you'll find several fairs to shop at in metro Atlanta, as well as food-related events featuring everything from sweets to seafood to Thanksgiving favorites.
Check out the following 16 things to do around town:
The Ultimate Sugar Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. $15 and up, with classes sold separately. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-955-8000. 770-955-8000. http://www.ultimatesugarshow.com/.
Buy baking tools, taste sweets from local vendors and improve your skills by taking a class at The Ultimate Sugar Show.
Georgia Seafood Fest. noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. $35 and up. The Battery Atlanta, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-494-1150. https://www.gaseafoodfest.com/.
Georgia Seafood Fest features the chance to sample fresh fish right off the boat, listen to bands from Georgia's coastal cities, drink Georgia coastal cocktails and more.
Holly Jolly Craft Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-321-1806. https://www.mtzionumc.org.
Buy arts and crafts and baked goods from over 50 vendors and take part in a silent auction, drawings and more at this 34th annual craft show. All proceeds will go to charities that help women and children.
Atlanta Ultimate Women's Expo. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. $5-$10. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-955-8000. https://www.atlantawomensexpo.com/.
Connect with keynote speakers, shop for a variety of items and get pampered with spa treatments at the Atlanta Ultimate Women's Expo.
Native American Festival and Pow Wow. Continuing 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Admission included with All-Attractions Pass, which starts at $31.95. Stone Mountain Park Historic Square, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 1-800-401-2407. stonemountainpark.com.
This event is the largest Native American gathering in Georgia and showcases their culture through dance, music, storytelling, authentic craft demonstrations and more.
Apple Cider Days. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., with Sunset Serenade from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Some events are free, prices vary for others. Donaldson-Bannister Farm, 4831 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. dunwoodypreservationtrust.org.
An old-time country celebration of food, arts and crafts and music brings the past alive during Apple Cider Days.
The Waldorf School Holiday Fair. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission with fees for activities. Waldorf School of Atlanta, 711 South Carolina Drive, Decatur. 404-377-1315. https://www.facebook.com.
Join in the fun at the Waldorf School's 32nd annual Holiday Fair, which includes an artists' market, food, music, live entertainment and lots of kids' activities.
Holiday Traditions. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. $5 admission. No strollers. Marist School, 3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 770-457-7201, marist.com.
Over 240 artisans and crafters will display their works and offer items for the instant raffle. You can also have lunch in the Cooked Goose Café and shop the bake sale for holiday cakes and treats.
IrishFest Atlanta. 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. 9 a.m.-closing of 8 p.m. concert. Saturday, Nov. 9. Combination of free and ticketed events. Tickets range from $28-$95. 617 Atlanta St., Roswell. firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.irishfestatlanta.org/.
IrishFest Atlanta features workshops, concerts, dancing and more that celebrates Irish culture.
Big & Little Chef: Thanksgiving. 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. $75 for one parent/child combo. Alpharetta Cooking School, Alpharetta Commons, 4305 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-751-8560. ww4.publix.com.
Cook with your child age 5-12 as you work together to create delicious Thanksgiving recipes.
Veterans Day Car Show. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission. American Legion, 201 Wills Road, Alpharetta. 678-462-9023. https://www.facebook.com.
Enjoy a car show, food, live music, vendor village and children's activities.
Sandy Springs Restaurant Week. Through Saturday, Nov. 9. Various Sandy Springs restaurants. visitsandysprings.org.
Try exclusive menus at participating Sandy Springs restaurants, where you can get appetizers, entrees and desserts at special prices.
Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. $20 and up. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 866-248-8740. https://www.infiniteenergycenter.com/.
Join your Sesame Street favorites to help plan a party when everyone has a different idea of fun.
Brookwood Arts and Crafts Festival. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Brookwood High School, 1255 Dogwood Road SW, Snellville. eventbrite.com.
The 29th annual Brookwood Arts and Crafts Festival features over 75 vendors, continuous holiday music and entertainment, door prizes and more. The event raises money to support the school's boys' and girls' basketball and cheerleading programs.
Gwinnett County Health Fair. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission and health screenings. Lenora Park Recreation Center, 4515 Lenora Church Road, Snellville. scnievents.com.
Get free health screenings, including flu shots, cholesterol screening, blood pressure check, glucose check, HIV testing, hearing check, memory screening and more. Lots of giveaways are available, including Fernbank Museum tickets to the first 50 people.
Football on the Big Screen. 3:30 p.m-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission. Town Green, 5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners. peachtreecornersga.gov.
Bring your cooler or buy food and drink from a Town Center restaurant before settling in to watch Alabama vs. LSU on the big screen.
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