Pancakes, funnel cakes, fast cars

Thousands of people will converge on Hall County this week for three traditional fall events.

On Saturday, the Kiwanis Club of Gainesville will host its 60th annual Pancake Breakfast at the Gainesville Civic Center 7:00-11:00. Kiwanis Club of Gainesville (

Starting on Friday and continuing through Sunday, it’s the Gainesville Jaycees’ Mule Camp Market, a Gainesville staple since the 1960s although its name and sponsorship have changed over the years. Again, this year the fall festival will be held on the Midtown Greenway just south of downtown. And, yes, funnel cakes are always a part of it. Mule Camp Market – Gainesville Jaycees

And, starting the middle of the week and climaxing Saturday with the main event, it’s the annual running of the Petit Le Mans at Chestnut Mountain’s Road Atlanta. Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta