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Things might get a little spooky this month in Peachtree City.

For the first time ever, we are hosting the Peachtree City Fright Lights and Fall Porch Contest and you get to be the judge – if you think you’re brave enough. We’ve chosen contestants from around Peachtree City whose ghoulish decoration creations and light displays will vie for the title of the city’s spookiest. After Halloween, vote for your favorite porch decorated for fall.

A group of finalists will be chosen by our judges from applicants who summoned the ghostly spirits of Halloween and who will maintain their Halloween-themed light displays throughout October. Fall themed porches will remain displayed through Thanksgiving. Once the contestants are finalized, check back with us here or on social media to download a map so you can hop on your golf cart or bike or into your car and visit each frightening creation or autumnal scene to decide which you think is best. Then, vote for your favorite in each contest via an online survey linked on our website. Whether the decorations are a fright, or a delight, a winner in each contest will receive a trophy and bragging rights until the hocus pocus begins again in 2022.

WWII Heritage Days – Oct. 9, 2021

Head to Falcon Field at Atlanta Regional Airport on Oct. 9 for the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Airbase Georgia Warbird Museum’s annual WWII Heritage Days festival. The event began in 2003 as a one-day program and a way to salute the Greatest Generation, inspire all ages to preserve the legacy of America’s veterans, and to celebrate the 1940s. Today it is the largest celebration of the WWII era in the state. This is a can’t-miss event for anyone who enjoys learning about the history of the contributions of Georgia and Fayette County to the war effort.

It is also the perfect place for history buffs and nostalgia seekers to experience the era through authentic big-band swing music, swing dancing, historic aircraft, military vehicles, antique cars, and vintage fashion. See authentic WWII planes that still fly. Hear a review of the music of the day and take a ride in a Warbird or helicopter. Those are just a few of the ways to fill your day at WWII Heritage Days. Visit WWIIdays.org for more information.

The event is put on by the CAF Dixie Wing, which is based in Peachtree City. It was founded in 1987 and is one of the largest units of the CAF. The Dixie Wing maintains and flies seven WWII aircraft including a P-51 Mustang, an FG-1D Corsair, and other rare planes like the SBD Dauntless dive bomber and the P-63A Kingcobra. The CAF Dixie Wing is a nonprofit organization of about 300 volunteers. Learn more at airbasegeorgia.org or on Facebook.

Magnolia Arts Festival – Oct. 16-17, 2021

The Magnolia Arts Festival is two days of culture and fun at Peachtree City’s Drake Field. This celebration of the arts encompasses all mediums and is for the benefit of the Fayette County School District’s art programs. The family friendly event educates and shares artwork with the community through several exhibits and demonstrations. There is a Juried fine arts market, a student art exhibit, great food, a kid’s corner, and live performances throughout the weekend.

The festival is sponsored by the Fine Arts and Crafts Entrepreneurs, or FAACE. Family fun, food, music, and plenty of art will be on tap for this fun-filled weekend. If you’re an artist, head to the website to sign up for the juried shows. Admission to the festival is free. It will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. Go to magnoliaartsfestival.org for more information.
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