The city of Dunwoody recently refurbished the guest cottage at Donaldson-Bannister Farm. The circa-1930s cottage serves as office space for the Dunwoody Preservation Trust. CONTRIBUTED
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Celebrate local history at Dunwoody’s ‘Apple Cider Days’ this weekend

Residents can take in some local history around Dunwoody during a fall celebration this weekend.

The annual “Apple Cider Days” consists of two days of events, including a cemetery tour and a festival at historic Donaldson-Bannister Farm. The festivities are organized as a fundraiser for Dunwoody Preservation Trust.

The celebration begins Saturday morning with an educational look into the past; attendees can learn about the families that settled in Dunwoody and the challenges they faced at the time. It costs $3 for DPT members and $5 for non-members.

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From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Donaldson-Bannister Farm will host “Villagefest,” which is free and features a petting zoo, face painting, crafts and games. Local bands will provide live music, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

That night, families can bring their own dinner and enjoy a picnic with live music. Tables that seat six people can be reserved for $50.

The next day at 4 p.m., residents can visit the Stephen Martin Cemetery for a free “twilight tour.” Some of Dunwoody’s “founding families” are buried at the cemetery, which was established in 1859.

You can get more information about Apple Cider Days on Dunwoody Preservation Trust’s website.

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