Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium

These fall festivals and fairs around Atlanta, Georgia are the perfect way to have an autumn adventure with your family. Enjoy live entertainment, stroll through an artists’ market or try a festive treat. Charges may apply for some festivals, such as inflatables and activity stations in addition to entrance fees; check websites before visiting.

Festivals will have different safety precautions to protect festival-goers from COVID-19. Due to cancellations to prevent the spread of coronavirus, please check websites before you go.

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October Events

Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium at Booth Western Arts Museum

Gunfight re-enactments, Native American dancing, art and more. Oct. 21-23.

October Fall Festival in Braselton

Shop this antique and artisan market. Oct. 22-24.

AuburnFest in Downtown Auburn

Arts, crafts, food, live music, a car show, wood turning, competitions and other demonstrations. Oct. 23.

Trick or Treat Trot Family Festival at Thrasher Park

The whole family will have fun with inclusive activities, including a jump house, train, video game truck, arts and crafts, face painting and more. Oct. 23.

Johns Creek International Festival at Johns Creek City Hall

Celebrate countries and cultures from around the world with music, performances, a global marketplace and kid’s activities. Oct. 23.

Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival at Village Green

The festival features more than 125 hand-made arts and crafts booths, local non-profit booths, puppet shows, live music, food and children’s activities. Oct. 23-24.

LOVEFEST at Piedmont Park

This annual family festival allows children of all ages to engage in assembling projects that benefit other children in Atlanta. Oct. 24.

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Enjoy park attractions, games, live shows, displays, a Glow by Night experience and more. Through Oct. 31.

Fall Family Fun at Still Family Farm

Play in a five-acre zinnia maze, visit the pumpkin patch, compete in pump duck races, take a hayride and more. Through Oct. 31.

November Events

Taste of Kennesaw at Downtown Kennesaw

Enjoy 30 food booths, a beer garden, children’s activities and two entertainment stages. Nov. 6.

Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park

Enjoy fine arts and crafts, a children’s area, food trucks and local musicians. Nov. 6-7.

Suwanee Classic Car Show at Town Center Park

View 175 classic cars, listen to music, and participate in giveaways. Nov. 7.

Atlanta Fair at Former Turner Field Grey Lot

Try out new and classic exhilarating rides and interactive games, eat funnel cakes, enjoy live entertainment and more. Through Nov. 7.

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Lane Southern Fall Festival at Lane Southern Orchards

Enjoy a six-acre corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch and a kid’s zone. Oct. 23.

Harvest Festival at Dollywood

Enjoy fall weather, shop crafts and artworks, watch live entertainment, taste corn pudding and cinnamon bread, and at night, see the Great Pumpkin LumiNights display. Through Oct. 30.

Wild Rumpus Parade and Spectacle in Athens

Enjoy Halloween festivities virtually with the Wild Rumpus Art Show, fundraiser, Halloween TV Special and more. Oct. 29-30.

Apple Pickin’ Jubilee at Hillcrest Orchards

Apple picking, cow milking, games, music, pig racing and more. Through Oct. 31.

Pumpkins at Callaway at Callaway Gardens

Walk the gardens featuring pumpkin sculptures, topiaries and mums, and after dark, watch the  gardens come to life with illuminating experiences, including an Enchanted Forest, glow-in-the- dark mini golf and a Pumpkin Tree. Through Oct. 31.

Rocktoberfest at Rock City

Rock City celebrates its German heritage every weekend with specialty German food, polka lessons, storytime with Ik the Troll King, a Birds of Prey show and more. Through Oct. 31.

Helen Oktoberfest at Helen Festhalle and Downtown Helen

Celebrate German culture with live music, dance, food and more. Through Nov. 7.

Fall Festival at Denver Downs Farm

Operated by the Garrison family since 1869, this farm features a corn maze, pumpkins, live music, zip lining, games and more. Through Nov. 14.

Past events:

Pioneer Days Festival at Sam Smith Park

This four-day festival has an arts and craft show, fireworks, a balloon bust, games and more. Sept. 3-6.

Art in the Park at Marietta Square

Display your skills with Chalk Spot, see works from 175 artists, enjoy food, and kids can make and take artwork home. Sept. 4-6.

Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park

This festival showcases many of the best performers and jazz acts in the country, and participate in jazz sessions and percussion classes. Sept. 5-6.

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens

Watch the nightly Balloon Glow, live music, beach activities, a car show, kids zone and more. Sept. 3-5.

Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Shop artists and crafters’ displays in the marketplace. Sept. 9-12.

Atlanta British Car Fayre in Historic Downtown Norcross

Hop on a London double decker bus, view more than 400 distinctive British automobiles and motorcycles and shop the car boot sale. Sept. 11.

Pine Log Arts and Crafts Fair at Pine Log United Methodist Church

This juried arts and crafts fair features a variety of handmade crafts and paintings, as well as live music and delicious food. Sept. 11-12.

Brownwood Bike Rally at Brownwood Park

Celebrate cycling, fitness and health for kids and adults with a virtual and an in-person rally. Sept. 13-18.

Hapeville Happy Days Weekend at Jess Lucas Park

Enjoy live entertainment and delicious food. Sept. 17-18.

The International Night Market at Lawrenceville Lawn

This two-day celebration includes live performances, food and retail vendors representing communities from around the world. Sept. 17-18.

Inman Farm Heritage Days at Minter’s Farm

Remember a simpler time and pay tribute to farmers who worked the fields for generations. Hundreds of antique tractors and engines on display. Sept. 17-19.

Taste of Smyrna at Village Green

Tantalize your taste buds with food from more than 30 restaurants. Enjoy acoustic music and a kids zone. Sept. 18.

Oktoberfest at Halcyon

Enjoy a Classic Mercedes Car Show, a German polka band, beer, German foods, games and more. Sept. 18.

Peachtree Corners Festival at Peachtree Corners Town Green

Watch a car show and musical performances, shop arts and crafts while kids enjoy balloons, bounce houses and more. Sept. 18-19.

Marietta Streetfest in Marietta

See a classic car show, walk down Artist Alley & Jewelry Row with artworks for sale, listen to the Grassroots Music Festival and play in the Kid’s Korner & Tiny Tot Town. Sept. 18-19.

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival in Buckhead

This outdoor festival features 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworks and more, with artist demonstrations and live music. Sept. 18-19.

Shakerag Arts and Crafts Festival at Shakerag Knoll

More than 100 vendors will sell handmade arts and crafts, and enjoy food, music and a kid’s zone. Sept. 18-19.

Suwanee Fest at Town Center Park

This festival features nearly 200 vendors and exhibitors, 15 entertainment acts and a parade. Sept. 18-19.

Roswell Arts Festival at Roswell Town Square

Celebrate the arts with this festival with artists, local entertainment, kid’s activities and more. Sept. 18-19.

European Market at Village Green

Shop an ensemble of vintage style home décor and furniture, art, handcrafted jewelry, clothing and accessories, gifts and unique treasures. Sept. 18-19.

Farm Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Kick off your fall with live farm animals, farmers, local food, harvesting and more. Sept. 19.

Chattahoochee Mountain Fair in Clarkesville

​Have a blast on carnival rides, and enjoy an art and photography show, a rodeo, music, contests and more. Sept. 10-18.

Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Music Festival at Downtown Blue Ridge City Park

Listen to the sounds of Blues music, and taste BBQ from local and regional cookers. Sept. 16-19.

Arts in the Heart of Augusta at Augusta Commons

See 100 juried “Arts in the Heart Artists” Booths, two stages of entertainment, international food booths and more. Sept. 17-19.

Barnesville Buggy Days in Barnesville

Celebrating Barnesville’s historic heritage as the “Buggy Capital of the South” during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s with hog calling, wagon pulling, choir competitions, a fiddle contest and more. Sept. 18-19.

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration at Ocmulgee National Monument

This cultural experience includes interactions with people from the Southeastern Native cultures, including artists, dancers, storytellers, musicians and lifestyle demonstrators. Sept. 18-19.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza Arts Festival in Sandy Springs

Features include a children’s play area, local musicians, art stations and arts and crafts booths. Sept. 25-26.

Duluth Fall Festival in Downtown Duluth

Live entertainment, arts and crafts, a parade, a carnival and a road race. Sept. 25-26.

Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival at Etowah River Park

More 200 arts and crafts vendors, concessionaries, family entertainers and a children’s area. Sept. 25-26.

Gwinnett County Fair at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

Livestock shows, carnival rides, games and live entertainment. Through Sept. 26.

Kiwanis Coweta County Fair at Coweta County Fairgrounds

Play on carnival rides, enjoy live entertainment, including motorcycles, reptiles, DJs and more, peruse animal exhibits and more. Through Sept. 26.

Atlanta Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Greek and Mediterranean food available at this drive-thru experience. Sept. 24-26.

Butterfly Festival at Callaway Gardens

Celebrate butterflies, caterpillars, insects and more with crafts, games and activities. Sept. 25-26.

AJC Decatur Book Festival at First Baptist Church of Decatur

Hear from five different authors. Oct. 2.

Atlanta Pizza Festival at Atlantic Station

Enjoy delicious pizza from different vendors, listen to live music and entertainment, enjoy activities and more. Oct. 2.

Crabapple Fest in Historic Crabapple

Antique and art vendors, kids’ activities, local musicians, food, football and more. Oct. 2.

The Carrollton Fair in Carrollton

Enjoy tasty food, the Los Moralitos Circus, rides, fireworks, a petting zoo, a human car wash and more. Through Oct. 2.

Decatur Arts Festival in Decatur

An artist market from more than 100 artists with creations from a dozen disciplines. Oct. 2-3.

Norcross Art Splash in Historic Downtown Norcross

Artists show off their talents with folk art, ceramics, paintings and more, and kids will love the interactive Kidz Zone with face painting, sand art and inflatables. Oct. 2-3.

North Georgia State Fair at Jim R. Miller Park

At the largest fair in the metro area, enjoy carnival rides and games, concerts, a petting zoo, pony rides and children’s area. Fun acts this year include: K-9’s In Flight, Ninja Experience, King BMX Stunt Show, Sandscapes, Master of the Chainsaw, and more. Through Oct. 3.

Mountain Farm Celebration at Hardman Farm Historic Site

Enjoy hands-on pioneer skills exhibits, traditional craft vendors, local authors and historians, apple cider from a hand-cranked press and more. Oct. 2.

Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay

Shop arts, crafts and antiques. Children’s activities include face painting, rock wall climbing, bungee jumping and more. Oct. 2-3.

Alive! Expo in Suwanee Town Center Park

A community event featuring tasty BBQ bites, local vendors, an artist market, live music, food and a family fun zone. Oct. 9.

Taste of Acworth at Downtown Acworth

Taste foods from restaurants, and stop by two entertainment stages with local musicians, a dog show, fashion show and more. Oct. 9.

Fall Fest at Avenue East Cobb

Family-friendly activities include face painting, balloon art, interactive entertainment, hayrides, live music, a cornhole tournament and more. Oct. 9.

Fall Farm Days at Smith Plantation

See demonstrations of life on a 19th-century farm, and celebrate fall with a farm petting zoo, crafts, a kid’s sing-along, hands-on activities and more. Oct. 9.

Fall Festival on Ponce at Olmsted Linear Park

Arts and crafts, a children’s area and local food and beverage. Oct. 9-10.

Georgia State Fair at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Petting zoo, camel rides, pig races, fair rides, live music and more. Through Oct. 10.

Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival at Stone Mountain Park

The sights and sounds of a Scottish Highland Games are presented in a uniquely southern style. Enjoy competitions, music, dancing, shopping and more. Oct. 15-17.

Snellville Fall Festival at Snellville Towne Green

Play with inflatables, mini golf and a rock wall, ride the train or a hay ride, participate in costume and dog costume contests and more. Oct. 16.

Dog Festival & Party at Piedmont Park

Dogs and their owners get to play with interactive dog game stations, shop pet vendors, participate in an interactive dog art project, compete in a Howl-O-Ween costume contest and more. Oct. 16.

Olde Town Fall Festival at Olde Town Conyers

Enjoy a day of arts and crafts vendors, food, kid’s activities, live entertainment, costume contests and more. Oct. 16.

Autumn Fest in Downtown Loganville

Enjoy live entertainment, activities for the kids and 200 vendors offering crafts, promoting local businesses and selling food. Oct. 16.

PAWfest at Lawrenceville Lawn

Enjoy food trucks, a bake sale and pet-themed vendors. Oct. 16.

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival in Little 5 Points

Go on a monster scavenger hunt, listen to live music, watch special appearances and more. Oct. 16-17.

Johns Creek Arts Festival at Atlanta Athletic Club

Shop the creations of more than 130 artisans. Oct. 16-17.

Cumming County Fair and Festival at Cumming Fairgrounds

Attractions include an alligator show, Robocars Entertainment, a circus, a petting zoo and more. Through Oct. 17.

Town Center at Cobb Carnival at Town Center at Cobb

Enjoy midway fun for the family with rides, games and treats. Through Oct. 17.

Georgia National Fair in Perry

Concerts, petting zoo, circus acts, fireworks and more. Through Oct. 17.

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival in Hiawassee

Enjoy the scenery of the North Georgia Mountains, performances, arts and crafts, educational demonstrations, contests and more. Through Oct. 16.

Prater’s Mill Country Fair at Prater’s Mill Heritage Park

Music, Southern food, living history exhibits, arts, a kids’ train ride and more. Crafts demonstrations include blacksmithing, quilting, wood-carving, weaving and hand-tufting. Oct. 9-10.

Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay

Ellijay is known for being apple country and this fall festival celebrates their prize fruit with a parade and apple-themed activities. Oct. 9-10, 16-17.

Gold Rush Days Festival in Downtown Dahlonega

Celebrate the historic discovery of gold in this city with arts and crafts, food, entertainment and more. Oct. 16-17.

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