School carnivals are back. Now that the new school year is under way, PTA parents and school volunteers are dusting off bean-bag toss games and blowing up inflatable bouncy houses to prepare for their annual schoolyard fundraisers. If you feel the annual call of the cake walk, here are some schools in Reporter Newspapers communities planning fundraising fests this fall.
Atlanta International School WorldFest
When: Oct. 26, 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 2890 N. Fulton Drive NE, Buckhead
Offerings: Visit six continents in one day at WorldFest, a community-wide event that celebrates the cultures and diversity of AIS. Attractions and events include global cuisine at the Taste of Nations, international performances, games and rides, and crafts from around the world. Proceeds support the Parent Organization Fund.
Cost: Free admission. Concessions and some activities will incur an additional cost.
For more information: Go to www.aischool.org or call 404-841-3840.
Ashford Park Elementary Fall Festival
When: Nov. 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 2968 Cravenridge Drive, Brookhaven
Offerings: Rapid slide, inflatables, fall festival games, sand art cart, petting zoo, food trucks, raffle prizes, craft vendors, live band and Atlanta Hawks appearance.
Cost: Admission is free. All-inclusive wristbands – $20 presale at http://ashfordpark.moonfruit.com/shop/4578659677/Fall-Festival; $25 day of event; $8 for children under 4. Gift basket raffle tickets $1. Sand art cart $5 and up. Food sold separately.
The Galloway School’s Fall Fun Fest
When: Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine.
Where: 215 W. Wieuca Road NW, Buckhead
Offerings: Moonwalks, games, arts and crafts, face painting, fake casts, petting zoo, train rides, haunted house, magician, local bands, food trucks and cupcake bar.
Cost: Free admission. Tickets/wristband purchase required to enjoy the rides, crafts and other activities. Concessions for sale.
For more information: Contact Jenny Gruel at email@example.com or 404-583-5140.
Garden Hills Elementary Fifth Fall Festival
Co-sponsored by Passion City Church
When: Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 285 Sheridan Drive, Buckhead
Offerings: 80-foot obstacle course, bungee run, 80-foot slide, games and activities
Cost: Ticket price includes all booths, arts and crafts, and food. Pre-sale five for $1; Day of festival, four for $1.
High Point Elementary Fall Festival
When: Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 520 Greenland Road, Sandy Springs
Offerings: Food from local restaurants, face painting, bounce houses, games, train ride and a haunted house.
Cost: Entrance cost is $15 per person with an option to add rock wall/trampoline for an additional $5. Children 2 and under are free; maximum family price of $45.
Morris Brandon Elementary Jamboree
When: Oct. 19, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 2741 Howell Mill Road, Buckhead
Offerings: Turbo swing, bungee trampolines, airbrush tattoos, laser tag, caricature artist, arts and crafts, inflatables and food trucks.
Cost: Costs for all-inclusive wristband (allows your child entry to most of the events). $32 – 1 child; $64 – 2 children; $80 – 3 children; $96 – 4 children. Tickets also available.
Pace Academy’s 51st annual Pace Fall Fair
When: Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 966 W. Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead. Shuttles will provide transportation from parking at the Church of the Apostles, 3585 Northside Parkway.
Offerings: Inflatables, laser tag, bungee jumps, carnival games, refreshments from local vendors such as King of Pops.
Peachtree Charter Middle School Arts Festival
When: Oct. 5, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 4664 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody
Offerings: Live local music and performing artists, art show, raffles, concessions, “Enchanted” on the big screen.
Cost: $10 adults, $5 children
Sarah Smith Elementary Annual Fall Festival
When: Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Primary Campus, 370 Old Ivy Road NE, Buckhead
Offerings: Obstacle course, inflatables, crafts, face painting, toddler play zone, carnival game, The Home Depot and Learning Express Crafts and Game Truck.
Cost: Admission is free. $8 wristband includes a trip through the Haunted Hall and all activities except bungee, rock wall, pedal carts and photo booth. Advance purchase discounts on wristbands and tickets.
St. Martin’s Episcopal School Fall Festival
When: Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 3110 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Offerings: Rock climbing wall, triple bungee, fright walk, bouncy houses, games, face painting and more.
Cost: Tickets for rides and games will be sold at the event. Pig-n-Chik barbecue will be available for purchase (cash only please).
Springmont School’s 20th annual Montessori Mile and fourth annual Middle School Festival
When: Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m
Where: 5750 Long Island Drive, Sandy Springs
Offerings: One-mile race, chalk art contest, games, fun tattoos, face painting, food truck, bake sale and chili cook-off.
Cost: $25. Register at: www.springmont.com/MM-Registration. Free admission to middle school festival. No fee to participate in chili cook-off.
For more information: Contact Andrea Restifo at 404-252-3910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Compiled by Reporter Newspapers intern Catherine Benedict