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Cuteness Overload

by Ella Fast

The Sixth Annual Sky Valley Fallfest, set for Saturday, October 19, draws visitors from across the Southeast to enjoy the delights of this little mountain community – including arts and crafts, music, hayrides, bouncy castles, and costumed critters.

Is there anything cuter than dogs dressed up for Halloween?

Okay, children in costume, yes.

But what about both? For a cuteness overload, head to Sky Valley, Georgia, for their Sixth Annual Sky Valley Fallfest, Saturday, October 19, from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Join the fun and enjoy hayrides, arts and crafts, live music, and the popular costume contest for pups. Kids of all ages will enjoy the event.

The HOWL-O-Ween Costume Contest for your furry friends, to benefit PAWS 4 Life, begins at 1:30 P.M. at the pavilion and registration is $5 per category entry. Register anytime between 10:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. at the pavilion, and all proceeds benefit Rabun PAWS 4 Life. The categories include the Funniest, Scariest, Most Creative, Owner/Dog Combo and Most Photogenic. Treats will be provided for all participates (four-legged, that is). You’ll find some adoptable pets, also.

Hay Bale Trail is back and better than ever. Placed throughout the city, you’ll find a variety of imaginatively decorated hay bales. The City of Sky Valley comes alive with all types of characters. The Kids Area includes pumpkin painting and bouncy houses for their amusement.

A variety of food options will be available and live music from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. featuring Nashville native Derek Andrew, an up-and-coming country music artist. The Georgia-based artist has played hundreds of shows across the U.S, and has earned an impressive resume, opening for some of country music’s most recognized artists.

Fallfest takes place at the city pavilion on Sky Valley Way in Sky Valley, Georgia and is a great place to tantalize your senses with the colors of fall, crisp clean mountain air, and waterfalls.

Transportation will be provided to the event from designated parking areas within the valley. Grab your camera and make memories, admission is free. For more information call the City of Sky Valley offices at (706) 746-2204.

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