The Ultimate Guide to Atlanta Fall Fun and Halloween Activities

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Ready for cool crisp air, colorful leaves, apple cider, and sweaters? WE are too! Here’s your go-to list for all the Atlanta Fall Fun and Halloween festivities!

The Ultimate Guide to Atlanta Fall Fun and Halloween Activities

The Ultimate Guide to Atlanta Fall Fun and Halloween Activities

Family-Friendly Fall Fun

-Apple picking is sweet, but there’s nothing sweeter than shooting apples from the cannon at Jaemor Farms.

-Choose your own a”maze”ing adventure at Cagle’s Farm – get lost in the whopping big corn maze OR in Mica’s mini-maze!

-Pick your perfect pumpkin plus mums, corn stalks, and hay bales to complete your fall décor at Still Family Farm

Buford Corn Maze has it all with their Hey Hey Hayride and a Haunted Forest (for those brave enough to enter)!

-For all the good corn maze and pumpkin patch options, Atlanta Mom has a guide for that! Pick one… you can’t go wrong!

-Visit downtown Alpharetta – grab dinner with the fam (Chirringa is a casual favorite!), then walk around town and check out all the scarecrows!

-Plan a road trip to Dawsonville to visit Uncle Shuck’s and enjoy getting lost in the 15-acre corn maze, watch the kids play on the jumping pad (or join in!), and enjoy some fall festival food before heading back home!

-An apple a day keeps the doctor away! And while the late Spring frost in 2021 decreased apple picking options in Georgia this year, there is no shortage of apple fun to be had. Head to Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge for a fried apple pie treat. Be sure to wash it down with their sparkling apple cider (or hard cider for the adults!). Looking for more apple fun? Check out this sweet guide from Atlanta Mom.

Fall in Love with These Events

-Monkey around at Boo at the Zoo! It’s sure to be a wild and crazy time – don’t forget your costumes!

-Play by Day and Glow by Night at the Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival! Pack some pjs for the car ride home and carry your little ones straight to bed after a full day of playing in the park! Check out Atlanta Mom’s full guide on this event!

-Book a visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for their annual Goblins in the Garden event on October 24th! Your kiddos can strut their stuff on the Goblins Runway – a chance to show off those Halloween costumes we have all been hearing about for the past two months!

-Pack up the kids and head to Dahlonega October 16th or 17th for their Gold Rush Days Festival! Check out over 200 art and craft exhibitors, food and music in their Historic District.

-Head to Dunwoody for their Apple Cider Days 2021, on November 13th. Enjoy the petting zoo children’s pioneer crafts, and a self-guided apple scavenger hunt. Hydrate with a cup of apple cider on a November afternoon!

-There is no shortage of fall festivals offering arts, crafts, music and more. Atlanta Mom put together this list to help you plan your fall calendar.

-Work for that candy overload by running in the Atlanta Half Marathon and 5K race on Halloween Day! Check out Atlanta Mom’s round up of Atlanta Family-Friendly Fall Races for more options!

Fall Fun for the Adults

-You deserve a date night! Get a little closer with each other and with the Ghosts of Marietta. Need other date night suggestions? Check out our Fall Date Ideas on Atlanta Mom.

-Schedule a coffee shop date with a friend (or yourself!) at a coffee shop overlooking the Hooch!

-Fall in love with the season by exploring these Outdoor Music Venues outside of the city.

-Stroll the streets of downtown Marietta with a seasonal chai in hand from Sessions Stand. Check out this Atlanta Mom post for more cozy coffee shops!

-Treat yourself to an afternoon at a winery in Dahlonega – the view at Monteluce can’t be beat! Atlanta Mom has a great list of wineries that are perfect for a Fall Date.

-Explore the Beltline with friends and be sure to look for the Tiny Doors while you are out!

-Drive north of the city for an afternoon on a farm – only this farm is for wine and music lovers. Sip and exhale at Painted Horse Winery in Milton. Bring a picnic blanket and charcuterie for a simple date night meal.

Trick or Drink is a fan-favorite event at the Avalon. Come dressed up (or keep it casual… no pressure!), enjoy the band, and sip on specialty cocktails. Plenty of “boos” to go around!

-Enjoy a local fall beer! Bring some friends and cheers to football season in the south with a cold pint at Atlanta Mom’s favorite Atlanta Area Breweries.

It’s Always Time for Road Trip!

-Take a weekend to chase the leaves! Cloudland Canyon and Tallulah Gorge State Parks are among the favorite locations on this Best Places to See Fall Foliage list!

-Load up the car and road trip it to Pigeon Forge for a family trip the kids won’t forget. Spend a day (or two) at Dollywood and then take a leisurely drive home through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park (the most visited National Park in the US!).

-Take a hike! And make it a hike up to the top of Georgia’s highest mountain, Brasstown Bald.

-Beer, brats, and bands! These all make it worth the drive to Helen for their annual Oktoberfest celebration! While you are there, treat your kids to a ride down the Georgia Mountain Coaster.

-Can you even consider Fall complete if you haven’t picked a bushel of apples? Day trip it to Elijay and enjoy an afternoon at B.J. Reece Orchards.

Get Cozy at Home this Fall

-Spend an afternoon, baking in the kitchen with your kids. You can’t go wrong with the Apple Cider Donuts and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Banana Bread in this Ten Quick & Easy Fall Recipes post.

-Hosting a small Halloween party for friends? Spook out your menu with these Ten Spooky Recipes. Planning complete!

-Need your kids to eat some fruits and veggies before the Halloween candy madness? Banana ghosts, veggie skeletons, and apple monsters should do the trick.

-Watch the leaves fall outside as you are crafting away inside, with Atlanta Mom’s Five Quick and Easy Fall Crafts.

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