The City of Cumming

  • Cumming City Hall

    The recently erected Cumming City Hall & Clock Tower has become the face of downtown Cumming. It's architecture is a modernized style reminiscent of the classic look and feel of old town Cumming. Inside, the walls tell the story of Cumming's past and present administration including a large collage of antique photographs. The City Hall hosts the City Council Chambers and administrative offices of several city departments.Read More
  • The Cumming Fairgrounds

    The Cumming Fairgrounds hosts a large spectrum of events from antique car shows to the annual Cumming Country Fair & Festival. Inside, you will find a variety of attractions and facilities including a quarter midget race track and a large, covered pavilion tailored to host events such as concerts, rodeos or large gatherings. Visit the official website for a calendar of events, booking, or any additional information. Visit Site
  • Lake Sidney Lanier

    Escape to Cumming's #1 tourist attraction, Lake Sidney Lanier, located just 40 minutes north of Atlanta off GA 400. Mary Alice Park is the ideal place for boating, water sports, fishing and family fun! Read More
  • Aquatic Center & Water Park

    Cumming's latest attraction is the Aquatic Center & Water Park. Inside you will find olympic swimming pools for training and competition. During the Spring and Summer we open the outdoor water park, suitable for kids of all ages! Classes such as swimming lessons, CPR and more are available year-round. For scheduled events and additional information visit the official Aquatic Center website. Visit Site
  • Veterans War Memorial

    Our Veteran's War Memorial stands as a monument to honor the soldiers of Forsyth County who served their country when duty called. Join us on these grounds for our annual Memorial Day Ceremonies. Read More
  • 4th of July Parade

    Cumming's longest standing tradition is the annual 4th of July Steam Engine Parade. This unique event draws a record number of participants, enthusiast and onlookers to celebrate our country's independence. Families, state-wide, find this to be the most thrilling event the city hosts! The colorful fanfare, food, and handfuls of candies fuel the excitement of the masses. The festivities begin mid-morning and end with a fireworks display at dusk.Read More
  • The Cumming Playhouse

    The playhouse hosts a variety of wholesome entertainment from plays to concerts and more. A fantastic night out for the family, with friends, or even school or church groups. Visit the official Cumming playhouse website to see this year's line-up of scheduled events, book your tickets online, or speak with a playhouse representative. Visit Site
  • The Brannon Heard House

    Cumming's newly-restored, historical landmark is now open and available to host your next private event. Let us host your wedding receptions, holiday parties, or other upcoming celebrations! Visit our official page for pricing and availability. Visit Site
  • Planning and Zoning will now be handling the issuance of alcohol serving permits. The fee is $20.00. Applications will only be accepted on Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm with a one hour break for lunch from 1130 to 1230. Please be sure to have both your driver’s license and social security card, as our City Ordinance requires you to present them BOTH at the time you submit your application. Planning and Zoning is located on the bottom  floor of the City of Cumming City Hall which is located at 100 Main Street Cumming, GA, 30040. If you wish to fill out your application before coming into the office, here is a copy of the CH CONSENT
  • We will not be processing any alcohol server permits from November 21st through December 1st. We will resume issuing the permits on December 2nd on our normal schedule of Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 830 am to 4 pm.rd.


It’s that time of year once again for the Cumming Country Fair & Festival which begins on Thursday October 2nd and ends on Sunday October 12th.  This year will mark the 20th year for the Fair that began in 1995 with only 5 days and now has grown to an 11 day event.  Just thinking about it, makes your mouth water for cotton candy, fresh popcorn, funnel cakes and one of those giant turkey legs, and don’t forget the all too popular Deep Fried Snickers or Oreos.

The Fair is boasted as an “Affordable Family Outing” with free attractions, concerts, exhibits as well as discounted ticket prices on certain dates. For about the same price as going to a movie, admission for adults are $7.00, students (5-18) are $3.00 and kids 4 and under are free. Want a better deal; purchase your tickets in advance from September 3rd through September 28th, and the price drops down to $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for students (5-18) and free for kids 4 and under. All parking is $3.00 and it includes handicap parking as well.
The success of the fair relies on the staff of workers that Director Dave Horton has assembled. They include Administrative Assistant Donna Cruse, Events Coordinator Tracy Helms, Maintenance John Bryan and the Historical Preservation’s Burt Alford, Bud Thomas & Dowe Vaughan.  The team has worked eagerly to provide a great experience for everyone.

Did you think we were going to forget about the rides…not at all? “The famous James H. Drew Exposition returns with the world’s most progressive midway. With over 40 rides and numerous games, it will surely provide fun for all.”  Visit the fair’s site at for daily specials and check out the many sponsors who help make this event possible.  Don’t miss out on 11 days of Family Fun!

Hope to see you there!!



The Fair runs from Oct. 2nd-12th, 2014

Monday – Thursday 4PM – 10PM
Friday 4PM – Midnight
Saturday 10 AM – Midnight
Sunday 12:30 PM – 9PM

Charlie Daniels Band

Charlie Daniels Band


Daily Events

Thursday October 2nd: Opening Day admission is free, compliments of Northside Hospital

Friday October 3rd: The Oak Ridge Boys concert at 8:00pm

Saturday October 4th: 2014 Miss Cumming Fair Pageant 10:00am – 1:00pm

Sunday October 5th: Free admission for Senior Citizens 55 & older

Monday October 6th: Student Night is free for all students 18 and under

Tuesday October 7th: Colt Ford in Concert 8:00pm

Wednesday October 8th: Admission is free, compliments of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Day. Marvel Super Heroes Team Show 5:00pm and 7:30pm

Thursday October 9th Charlie Daniels Band in concert 8:00pm

Friday October 10th: Football Friday Night offers free admission after 9:00pm with HS football ticket stub

Saturday October 11th: Chainsaw Carving Auction 7:00pm and American Bull Riders Tour 8:00pm

Sunday October 12th: Last Day/ American Bull Riders Tour 6:00pm

Pay-One-Price Ride Specials

Thursday October 2nd: $20 Unlimited Rides per person (all-ages)

Saturday October 4th: Free Admission and Free Rides 10:00am-11:00am & $25 Unlimited Rides (Must purchase between11:00am -3:00pm)

Sunday October 5th: Free Admission and Free Rides 10:00am-11:00am & $25 Unlimited Rides (Must purchase between 11:00am -3:00pm)

Monday October 6th: $15 Unlimited Rides (all-ages)

Tuesday October 7th: $20 Unlimited Rides (all-ages)

Wednesday October 8th: $20 Unlimited Rides (all-ages)

Saturday October 11th: Free Admission and Free Rides 10:00am-11:00am & $25 Unlimited Rides (Must purchase between11:00am -3:00pm)

Sunday October 12th: Free Admission and Free Rides 10:00am-11:00am & $25 Unlimited Rides (Must purchase between 11:00am -3:00pm)

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