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!
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!
–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!
-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 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 22! 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 21 and 22 for their Gold Rush Days Festival! Check out over 200 art and craft exhibitors, food and music in their Historic District.
Fall Fun for the Adults
-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.
-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, with locations now in Milton and Alpharetta. 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!
-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.
-Visit one of Georgia’s 54 state parks! Atlanta Mom has made it easy for you to keep locate and keep track of parks visited with this awesome state park printable.
-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!
-Watch the leaves fall outside as you are crafting away inside, with Atlanta Mom’s Five Quick and Easy Fall Crafts.
-Nothing is better in the fall than cozying up on the couch and watching a movie. Take a look at our list of Fall/Halloween movies for all ages.