Things to do this Weekend - Oct 31st to Nov 3rd

Welcome to November and to the official start of the "holiday season"! After Halloween we can start to plan for Thanksgiving and Christmas (7 weeks but who's counting?) and maybe enjoy some holiday festivities in the meantime. We can expect the stores to force-feed us anything and everything from turkeys to mistletoe and if you are anything like me, you will take it all in and let your excitement show. For those who choose to enjoy their time a little differently than finding unique ways to cook a turkey and getting a head start on their shopping, there are plenty of other things to do this week. Thursday, October 31 st 10/31/2013 Netherworld Haunted House was just named The Most Influential Haunted House in the History of Haunted Houses. This attraction uses some of the most advanced effects and Hollywood-style makeup and costumes. Through November 2 nd , walk-through some of the creepiest, spine-tingling effects, if you can muster the courage to do so.

Containment is a 25,000-square-foot , quarter mile long maze of haunted house mayhem at Atlantic Station through the weekend. The haunt (which takes victims, ahem, GUESTS along a 1,300-foot trail of terror through several scream-inducing scenes) is the largest of its kind in Atlanta, and is the only large-scale haunt inside the Perimeter. This event is open through November 3 rd so even after Halloween is done, you can still get your scare on (lines may even be shorter.) Looking for something a little more kid friendly? This is the last day to enjoy the LegoLand Brick or Treat and receive free giveaways, see LEGO monsters takeover Miniland and help us create LEGO Pumpkins, coffins, and tombstones to decorate the center! Friday, November 1 st 11/2/2013 Cheer on you boys! NBA Men's Basketball - The Atlanta Hawks vs.

Toronto at The Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA 7:30 PM. Tickets are available here . The man, the myth, the John Legend. Come listen to the man as he performs at the Fox Theater at 8PM. There are limited seats so purchase tickets ahead of time. Bring your family to experience the energy and color of the largest Native American gathering in Georgia. Free to Mountain Members, the four-day Indian Festival and Pow-Wow was named a Top 20 Event by the Southeastern Tourism Society. Held at Stone Mountain Park's historic Antebellum Plantation, the event showcases Native American culture through dance, music, and authentic craft demonstrations, cooking traditions, storytelling, wildlife presentations and more.

Events go through the weekend. Saturday, November 2 nd 11/2/2013 Honoring Cabbagetown's past as a little bit of country in the big city. What's better than CHILI on a sunny November afternoon? Folks for miles around descend upon our old mill town for a good old-fashioned cook-off! The day begins at 7AM with races and goes throughout the evening. Official schedule here . Alpharetta Chili Cook-off featuring the Georgia vs. Florida Game . Police Officers, firefighters and other public safety staff will put on their chef's aprons to Approximately 20 different chili samples from mild to extra spicy will be around to try along with hotdogs, hamburgers, soft drinks and beer. Music will also be playing to get the party started before the Georgia versus Florida game plays on the big screen in downtown Alpharetta! Tickets can be purchased at the event.

For more information contact Rob Wessel at rwessel@alpharetta.ga.us or 678-297-6000. They don't call it "the worlds largest" for nothing! Big Tex Decatur and sister restaurants, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Smith's Olde Bar, invite football fans to the third annual " Decatur's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party " on Saturday, November 2, 2013 in celebration of the University of Georgia vs. University of Florida yearly matchup. Sponsored by Pacifico, this all-day and night event proves that you don't have to be in Jacksonville to cheer on your favorite team!