Red Top Mountain State Park


Saturday, February 29, 2020

Edible and Medicinal Mosey
Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 to Sunday, Mar 1, 2020 1 PM to 3 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from eventbrite or call to register. Come learn about local plants, and how they have traditionally been used for food or medicine! This Ranger-led walk will be along the Sweetgum Trail Loop .75 mile, moderate terrain. We will be starting at the Visitor Center. Program may be cancelled for inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Molten Moonlight Iron Pour
Saturday, Mar 7, 2020 3 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 6:30 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, March 14, 2020

A Hike of History
Saturday, Mar 14, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call 770-975-0055 to register or get tickets from eventbrite. Join Rangers on a hike back into the 1800's to learn about Red Top's Iron mining history! Consider bringing water for your journey. 1.7 mile loop, moderate terrain. Meet at the Iron Hill Trail Head. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Homeschool Tuesday: Pioneer Cooking
Tuesday, Mar 17, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This month will be about cooking pioneer style! For ages 5 and up. Call to register. This event is outside, so please dress for the weather. Inclement weather may cancel this event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Spring Cleaning at the Cabin
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Spring Cleaning at the Cabin; Join us for a Festival celebrating Pioneer Spring activities at our historic Vaughan Log Cabin! There will be demonstrations, crafts, and activities themed around Spring, Cleaning, and Planting! Inclement weather may cancel the event. All vehicles must display Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Homeschool Tuesday: Plant Smash
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. We will be discussing and practicing many non-edible uses for plants; such as plant dyes, textiles, incense, oils, lotions, and more. For ages 5 and up. Inclement weather may cancel this event. Event will be cancelled if minimum attendance is not reached. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, April 18, 2020

70th Anniversary Celebration Iron Pour
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 10 AM. Pour begins at 1 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Back to Roots hike; Earth Day
Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from Eventbrite or call to register. Come hike with a Ranger as we get Back to Roots, learning about native and invasive plants and their impact. Meet at the Visitor Center to walk the Sweetgum Trail. Inclement weather may cancel the event. All vehicles must display Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, May 2, 2020

Makers n' Metal n' Music
Saturday, May 2, 2020 10 AM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
This exciting event combines Makers, Iron Pours, and Summer Music together. Makers of all kinds will be here demonstrating how to create things. We will be showing how we make scratch blocks and have an iron pour demonstration with scratch block prizes. There will be acoustic musicians playing during the event. Click event title for more info. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Homeschool Tuesday: Wilderness Survival
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 1 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Must call to register. Students will be taught wilderness survival skills! They will start their own fires, build shelters, and learn how to orienteer using a compass. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Younger ages may need adult assistance. Inclement weather may cancel event. $7 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

SOLD OUT-Birding Basics; National Trails Day
Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 10 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Get tickets from Eventbrite or call to register; must register to join. Spaces are full. Birding Basics: join a Ranger for a woodland walk along Whitetail Trail as we learn about native birds, their calls, feather ID, and best ways to help feathered friends! Bring your binoculars. It will be a moderate hike on uneven terrain for one mile. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp 6-8 years old
Monday, Jun 8, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 6 - 8 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp 6-8 years old
Tuesday, Jun 9, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 6 - 8 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp 6-8 years old
Wednesday, Jun 10, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 6 - 8 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp 6-8 years old
Thursday, Jun 11, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 6 - 8 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Monday, June 15, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp ages 9-12 years old
Monday, Jun 15, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 9-12 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp ages 9-12 years old
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 9-12 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp ages 9-12 years old
Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 9-12 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger Day Camp ages 9-12 years old
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020 9 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your Junior Rangers ages 9-12 years old. They will join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, plants, campfire cooking, archery, animals, kayaking, and more. Every day is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack a lunch, snack, water, sunscreen, and bug spray. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Teddy Bear Picnic; Get Outdoors Day
Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Bring a snack and a stuffie to walk the paved Lakeside Trail and find all the hidden teddy bears! Rangers will kick-off the event at 10 AM with a story and Animal Ambassadors at the Visitor Center's back porch. Inclement weather may cancel this event. All vehicles must display a Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, June 27, 2020

June 27 Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Jun 27, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona, great for beginners or experienced paddlers! $30 per participant. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. $20 - $30 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Red, White, and Bluegrass
Saturday, Jul 4, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top welcomes back summer bluegrass this Independence Day! Bring a chair to listen to our bluegrass performers play their awesome music. Performances will be on the porch of our historic Vaughan Log Cabin. This event ends at 9, which leaves you time to watch fireworks after words. Fireworks are visible at Websters Ferry boat dock. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Rangers Adults Camp-over
Friday, Jul 10, 2020 5 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register. For ages 20+. Join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Rangers will lead: fire starting, cooking, archery, kayaking, and more. Camping is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack food, water, sunscreen, bug spray, flashlight, tent, and other camping gear. Spaces are limited. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Rangers Adults Camp-over
Saturday, Jul 11, 2020 8 AM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register. For ages 20+. Join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Rangers will lead: fire starting, cooking, archery, kayaking, and more. Camping is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack food, water, sunscreen, bug spray, flashlight, tent, and other camping gear. Spaces are limited. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Rangers Adults Camp-over
Sunday, Jul 12, 2020 8 AM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register. For ages 20+. Join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Rangers will lead: fire starting, cooking, archery, kayaking, and more. Camping is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack food, water, sunscreen, bug spray, flashlight, tent, and other camping gear. Spaces are limited. $120 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, July 18, 2020

D.I.R.T. Fest!
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Digging Into Relatable Terra (D.I.R.T.) Fest is a festival to experience and explore the uses and importance of the dirt and soil around us! This event takes place at Red Top's Visitor Center. Activities will include: vermiculture, mud masks, clay pottery, mud painting, mineral mining, sand art, chalk drawings, and more! Dress to get muddy! $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Friday, July 24, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger family Camp-over
Friday, Jul 24, 2020 5 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your family! Join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, cooking, archery, kayaking, and more. Camping is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack food, water, tent, and other camping gear. Spaces are limited. Click event title to see fee description. $60-$120 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger family Camp-over
Saturday, Jul 25, 2020 8 AM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your family! Join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, cooking, archery, kayaking, and more. Camping is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack food, water, tent, and other camping gear. Spaces are limited. Click event title to see fee description. $60-$120 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Pioneer Island; Junior Ranger family Camp-over
Sunday, Jul 26, 2020 8 AM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register your family! Join us to learn survival skills as we are "lost" on Pioneer Island! Skills include: fire starting, cooking, archery, kayaking, and more. Camping is all OUTDOORS! Please dress for the weather, and pack food, water, tent, and other camping gear. Spaces are limited. Click event title to see fee description. $60-$120 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Aug. 22 Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Aug. 8 Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 8, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for a Ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona, great for beginners or experienced paddlers! $30 per participant. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. $20-$30 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Aug. 22 Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Aug. 22 Twilight Paddle
Saturday, Aug 22, 2020 7 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to pre-register, must pre-register for event. Join us for a ranger-led twilight paddle on Lake Allatoona. Great for beginners or experienced paddlers. Minimum participant age - 10. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Program may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Click event title for more information. $30 plus $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Pioneer Island; Girl Scouts Love State Parks Camp-over
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 9 AM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register. Get your Girl Scouts "lost" on Pioneer Island with our Rangers! During this event, we will demonstrate and practice a variety of survival skills. Skills include: fire starting, cooking, archery, kayaking, animal encounters, and more. Please pack food, water, tent, and other camping gear. All vehicles must display Park Pass. $50-$100 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Puzzle Solving
Saturday, Sep 12, 2020 12 PM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Come find out some tips and tricks to solving puzzles with the Georgia Geocachers Association. The event will meet at Picnic Shelter #2 The regular scheduled monthly GGA meeting will continue at 1 p.m., all are welcome to attend. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Pioneer Island; Girl Scouts Love State Parks Camp-over
Sunday, Sep 13, 2020 8 AM to 2 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Call to register. Get your Girl Scouts "lost" on Pioneer Island with our Rangers! During this event, we will demonstrate and practice a variety of survival skills. Skills include: fire starting, cooking, archery, kayaking, animal encounters, and more. Please pack food, water, tent, and other camping gear. All vehicles must display Park Pass. $50-$100 $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Volunteer Training Iron Pour at Red Top Mountain State Park
Saturday, Sep 19, 2020 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Red Top Mountain Iron Pours are kicking off with a Training Pour on September 19th, 2020. This training session is mandatory for ALL volunteers and staff that would like to join us for the 2020-2021 Iron Pour Season. Anyone interested needs to email the Red Top Mountain Interpretive Team at redtopprogram@gmail.com for more details. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Lakeside Trail Cleanup; Your State Parks Day
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 9 AM to 10 AM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join our Friends volunteer group to help beautify the park! Check in with Friends at the Visitor Center. Volunteers will be working to clean up the Lakeside Trail area. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Stay after the clean-up to enjoy our Harvest at the Homestead event! Inclement weather may cancel this event. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Harvest at the Homestead
Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Celebrate Pioneer harvest history with our Rangers! There will be Pioneer games, tours of the Vaughan Log Cabin, and a variety of harvest-themed activities. Activities include: apple pressing, food preserving, sorghum syrup, corn dolls, and more! Inclement weather may cancel this event. All vehicles must display a Park Pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Battle of Allatoona Pass Remembered
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 9 AM to 5 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Talented reenactors will commemorate the 156th anniversary of the battle during this Saturday event. There will be tactical reenactments, living history, and weapon demonstrations. Event takes place at Allatoona Pass Historic Site; Exit 283 on Hwy 75. Parking will be located at Allatoona Landing Marina (no fee). Event may be cancelled in the case of inclement weather. 770-975-0055.
Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup at Red Top
Saturday, Oct 3, 2020 9 AM to 12 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
We are joining the effort for the Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup! Come help clean up the shoreline to enhance our Parks and waterways. Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Parking is FREE for volunteers. Please check in at Picnic Shelter 4 at 9 AM. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Molten Moonlight Iron Pour
Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 4 PM to 9 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 4 PM. Pour begins at 7 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Molten Moonlight Iron Pour
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 3 PM to 8 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 3 PM. Pour begins at 6 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Christmas at the Cabin
Saturday, Dec 5, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Join us for yuletide celebrations in pioneer style! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there, so be sure to bring your camera and cheer. We will have holiday crafts, pioneer toys and games, live music, and more! Access to the cabin requires a short walk on a paved trail. Event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

CANCELLED: Iron Pour
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 10 AM to 3 PM
Red Top Mountain State Park - Acworth, GA
Scratch blocks go on sale at 10 am. Pour begins at 1 PM. Event takes place at the casting shed, which is accessible by the Lakeside Trail. Event may be cancelled due to inclement weather. All vehicles require a park pass. $5 parking. 770-975-0055.
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