Things to do in North Fulton in November

From country fairs and literary festivals to beer dinners and pizza wars, fun-filled events abound in North Fulton in November. Here are a few of the highlights:


Kicks Country Fair 2015 | 5 p.m. Nov. 7
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30004
Kicks 101.5 and Carl Black present Country Fair 2015 -- starring Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Chase Bryant and Chris Janson -- on Nov. 7 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre.
TICKETS: $29-$125. More information here.

Joe Gransden Sings | 7 p.m., 9 p.m. Nov. 8
The Velvet Note, 4075 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta
Having recently won Creative Loafing's 2015 Readers' pick for Best Local Jazz Act, Joe Gransden is indisputably at the top of his game as a trumpeter and bandleader.
TICKETS: $23. More information at

Atlanta Pizza Wars | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28
Wills Park Equestrian Center, 11925 Wills Road, Alpharetta
This event combines patrons' love of pizza and pets. Tickets allow for unlimited sampling of pies from participating pizzerias. In addition, there will be dog demonstrations and kids activities. The day culminates with a head-to-head battle for pizza supremacy. A panel of celebrity judges will determine winners of the Best Specialty and Best Cheese awards. Champions in each division will receive a custom-engraved wrestling belt -- and bragging rights.
TICKETS: Adults $15, kids 12 and under free. Leashed pets welcomed. More information here.

Johns Creek

Peter Pan, The Musical | 7 p.m. Nov. 21
Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2850 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek
Broadway's classic musical whisks you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up. Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score, "Peter Pan" has been performed for 60 years around the world.
TICKETS: For information, call 404-543-2381


Milton Literary Festival | Nov. 13-14
Alpharetta Municipal Center, 12624 Broadwell Road
The Milton Literary Group hosts the first Milton Literary Festival in downtown Crabapple. Featuring 27 authors, the event includes panels and workshops as well as opportunities to meet and mingle with favorite authors. Milton's own Karen White, The New York Times best-selling author of "The Sound of Glass," kicks off the festival.
FREE. More information here.


Georgia Ensemble Theatre Presents: Romeo & Juliet | showtimes vary Nov. 5-22
Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell
It is the greatest love story ever told, filled with jealousy, intrigue and romance. Innocence meets eternal love and leads to tragic consequences in this bold, surprising production of Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers and their feuding families.
TICKETS: Prices vary. More information at

Volition America's Half-Marathon & 5K | 7 a.m. Nov. 7
Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell
Leave your mark on Atlanta through Volition America's Half-Marathon & 5K at Riverside Park in Roswell. This new half-marathon series is the first of its kind to honor America through running. This chip-timed event offers a scenic course through Roswell and Cobb County along the Chattahoochee River. After crossing the finish line, refuel with refreshments and enjoy live entertainment in Riverside Park.
TICKETS: $75 through Oct. 31. $85 from Nov. 1 up to race day. More information here.

Sandy Springs

5 Seasons Brewing Co. Fall Beer Dinner | 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7
The Prado Shopping Center, 5600 Roswell Road NE #21, Sandy Springs
Enjoy six courses, artfully paired with five delicious 5 Seasons beers and one creative "beertail," at this festive dinner. Bring a friend, enjoy a date night or make new acquaintances.
TICKETS: $55 per person. For reservations, call 404-255-5911. More information here.

The Elegant Elf Marketplace | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (opens at 11 a.m. Sunday) Nov. 7-8
Lake Forest Elementary School, 5920 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs
Don't miss this chance to shop for a cause. This holiday season, satisfy your gift-giving needs in a winter wonderland of festive fun while helping the Sandy Springs community just by attending. You'll find 85-plus local and national vendors and artists offering handmade crafts, home décor, children's goods, gourmet foods and more. Proceeds support arts, education, environment, heritage preservation and social services in the Sandy Springs community.
FREE. More information here.

For more fun things to do in Atlanta this fall, check out this list.