Atlanta Fall Guide :: Festivals, Fairs, & Events

Atlanta Fall Guide :: Festivals, Fairs and Events

The fall season in Atlanta has no shortage of activities for the family to enjoy. Check out this Atlanta guide to fall and Halloween festivals, fairs, and events.

Atlanta Family Fall and Halloween Festivals, Fairs, and Events

Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival

Dates: September 17 – October 30

Location: Stone Mountain Park

Description: Play by day as you enjoy family-friendly park attractions and special fall entertainment featuring some of your favorite classic storybook characters! Then, after the sun goes down, you’ll glow by night in a whole new light with the NEW Nighttime Parade and plenty of other NEW not-so-spooky glowing experiences!

Cost: Tickets are $34.95 (12+), $29.95 (3-11), and free for guests under 2. Tickets are good for all day and should be purchased in advance. Stone Mountain is limiting daily guest capacity.

Boo at the Zoo Atlanta

Dates: October 22, 23, 29, & 30

Location: Zoo Atlanta

Description: Wear your costume to sample treats throughout the Zoo, enjoy the Monster Mash Disco, a kids’ craft, help catch the Candy Thief, and see all the fun zoo animals. Boo at the Zoo is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the last two weekends in October.

Cost: This event is free with any General Admission ticket to the Zoo. $23.45-$30.45 (12+); $17.95-$23.45 (3-11)

Train or Treat

Dates: October 22 @ 11am – 3pm

Location: Southern Railway Museum, Duluth

Description: The family-friendly event features trick or treating at decorated stations around the museum. Attendees 12 years and younger are eligible to participate in a costume contest.

Cost: Included with Museum entry for the day ($12-$18)

Goblins in the Garden

Dates: October 24 @ 10am – 4pm

Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden

Description: Show off the little ones’ Halloween costumes on the Goblin Runway and enjoy fun fall-themed games and activities.

Cost: Included in entry to garden for the day; $24.95 (13+); $21.95 (3-12)

Georgia State Fair

Dates: September 3-October 9

Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Description: Carnival rides, live music, fair food, kiddie rides, petting zoo, pig races, Hollywood Circus, and more.

Cost: Admission to the park: $10 (13+), $5 (5-12) plus an unlimited ride wristbands for $25 (all ages). Check the website for special deals, such as Free Admission on Mondays with a coupon, and 2 for 1 Thursdays.

Scarecrow Harvest

Date: October 3-November 1

Location: Brooke Street Park, Alpharetta, GA

Description: This is a time when the streets and green spaces of downtown Alpharetta come alive with colorful and creative life-size scarecrows. Residents and visitors of Alpharetta look forward to seeing the downtown streets decorated with these scarecrows made by local students and teachers, businesses and families, and organizations.

Cost: Free!

Dunwoody Apple Cider Days

Dates: November 12 @ 11am-5pm

Description: Apple Cider Days is a month-long celebration of the fall season featuring weekly family events that are both educational and fun. Events include a twilight cemetery tour, outdoor music festival, trick or treating, and more! All proceeds go towards educational programs and continuing the historic preservation of Dunwoody’s early buildings and cemeteries.

Cost: Check out their website for details.

Dahlonega Gold Rush Days Festival

Dates: October 15 & 16

Description: Gold Rush Days are always held the third full weekend in October. It is a time for thousands to come and see fall colors peaking and celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold. Over 200 art and craft exhibitors and food vendors gather around the Public Square and Historic District in support of this annual event. It is estimated that a crowd of over 200,000 visits over the weekend to join in the fun and excitement!

The Gold Rush Days Festival has been voted one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Cost: Free

Roswell Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration

Dates: October 8 @10am-3pm

Description: Come celebrate Roswell’s youngest residents at the Annual Frances McGahee Youth Day Celebration.

Youth Day has been a long-standing tradition in Roswell that began in 1950 when a group of parents decided to sponsor a parade and a day of activities to honor the youth of the city. In 1951, Mayor Ford Rucker proclaimed the second Saturday in October as “Roswell Youth Day,” and each year the tradition grows stronger within the community.

Cost: Free

Did we miss any festivals, fairs, and events? Let us know!

Be sure to check out our other fall guides for more fall family fun!

Atlanta Fall Guide:: Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes
Atlanta Fall Guide:: Where to Go Apple Picking 

Fall and Halloween Festivals, Fairs, and Events


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