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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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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.

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.

Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park

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

Helen Oktoberfest at Helen Festhalle and Downtown Helen

Celebrate German culture with live music, dance, food and more. Sept. 9-Nov. 7.

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.

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.

Pizza, Pints and Pigskins at Logan Farm Park

Enjoy pizzerias from all over Cobb County, live music, games and a Kid’s Zone. Sept. 11.

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.

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.

Gwinnett County Fair at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

Livestock shows, carnival rides, games and live entertainment. Sept. 16-26.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JapanFest at Gas South District

This celebration allows you to immerse yourself in all things Japanese culture. 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.

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.

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Enjoy park attractions, games, live shows, displays, a Glow by Night experience and more. Sept. 18-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. Sept. 18-Oct. 31.

Farm Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center

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

North Georgia State Fair

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. Sept. 23-Oct. 3.

Atlanta Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

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

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. Sept. 24-Oct. 30.

Butterfly Festival at Callaway Gardens

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

Virginia-Highland Summerfest in Virginia-Highland

Celebrate the end of the summer with live music, art, food, a 5K run, games and more at this neighborhood festival. 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.

Georgia State Fair at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Petting zoo, camel rides, pig races, fair rides, live music and more. Oct. 1-11.

AJC Decatur Book Festival at First Baptist Church of Decatur

Hear from five different authors. Oct. 2.

Autumn Fest at Barrett Memorial Park

More than 80 arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, a kids’ zone, games, food trucks and more. Oct. 2.

Crabapple Fest in Historic Crabapple

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

Decatur Arts Festival in Decatur

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

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.

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.

Festivals of Speed at Avalon

This motorsport display features the world’s most exotic cars, motorcycles and luxury brands, as well as vintage and contemporary makes and models. Oct. 3.

Georgia National Fair in Perry

Concerts, petting zoo, circus acts, fireworks and more. Oct. 7-17.

Cumming Country Fair and Festival at Cumming Fairgrounds

Attractions include an alligator show, Robocars Entertainment, a circus, a petting zoo and more. Oct. 7-17.

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Georgia Mountain Fall Festival in Hiawassee

Enjoy the scenery of the North Georgia Mountains, performances, arts and crafts, educational demonstrations, contests and more. Oct. 8-16.

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.

Fall Festival on Ponce at Olmsted Linear Park

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

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.

Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival

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.

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.

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade in Little 5 Points

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

Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium at Booth Western Arts Museum

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

AuburnFest in Downtown Auburn

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

Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park

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

Virtual

Trick or Treat Trot Virtual Family Festival

This virtual run benefits Easterseals. Oct. 23-24.

Wild Rumpus Parade and Spectacle in Downtown Athens

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


Check back in 2022 for these festivals:

Atlanta Parent’s Family Festival at Mercer University Atlanta Campus

The festival features more than 50 family-friendly activities, live entertainment including storytellers and local performers, food, interactive exhibits and more.

Fall Festival at Vogel State Park

Celebrate autumn with hayrides, a cake walk, a campsite decorating contest and food and drinks.

Little Hands, Big LOVEFEST at The Meadow at Piedmont Park

This philanthropic family festival and fun run allows children of all ages to actively engage in civic projects that benefit other children in Atlanta.

Apple Pickin’ Jubilee at Hillcrest Orchards

Apple picking, apple tree maze, cow milking, train rides, pig racing and more.

Rocktoberfest in Rock City

Rock City celebrates its German heritage every weekend with specialty German food, polka lessons, dance performances and more.

September Saturdays Festival

Each virtual show will have a specific theme and consist of multiple interviews, music performances and special guests.

Our World Balloon Festival at Southern Belle Farm

Enjoy hot air balloons, music, food and access to Southern Belle Farm.

Brookhaven Arts Festival behind Brookhaven MARTA station

Art, a classic car show, a kid’s section, live music, food and beverages and more.

Count The Point 2020 Census Chalk Art Festival in East Point

This festival features chalk art, food trucks, vendors and more, while giving participants the opportunity to respond to the 2020 census.

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.

Food Truck and Artisans’ Festival in Rockdale County

Artisans will showcase their wares, and food trucks will have Italian ice, sandwiches and wings.

Richard’s Children Book Festival at Georgia International Convention Center

This festival features a panel of children bestsellers teaching children how to write their own book, exploring the imagination to create top readers and discussing the importance of reading.

Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest at Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park

Live music, a DIY lantern making area, food trucks, a kids’ area, artist and business market and more.

Fall Festival at McKenna Farms

Enjoy live music, hayrides, inflatables, face painting, games and crafts.

Autrey Mill Farm Festival at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve

Celebrate the community of people who lived, worked and supported one another long ago, when the land was a farm and milling operation.

Taste of Snellville at Snellville Towne Green

This food festival showcases the diversity of Snellville’s dining community with live music.

Fall Arts on the Great Lawn at Gibbs Gardens

Glimpse works from more than 50 artists and artisans, and stroll through 220 acres of gardens.

Lane Southern Fall Festival at Lane Southern Orchards

Enjoy a six-acre corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch and a Kidz Zone.

Harvest at the Station at Atlantic Station

Participate in fall-themed activities, including pumpkin decorating, hayrides, hot chocolate bar and more.

Sandy Springs Festival at Heritage Sandy Springs

Art, live music, cultural performances, a pet parade, Chalk Walk Art Competition, 10K and 5K race, children’s programming, classic rides and food.

Viking Encampment at Barrington Hall

Demonstrations of early Viking life, encampments, Viking techniques, kids’ area and crafts.

Fall Fest in Candler Park

Food, music, artist market, a 5K and fun run and a tour of homes.

Roswell Kids Fall Festival at Roswell United Methodist Church

Enjoy inflatables, face painters, petting zoo, games, a train, ponies and more.

Suwanee Fine Arts Festival in Suwanee Town Center Park

View diverse fine art and original disciplines, and enjoy local food and concessions, artist demonstrations, community art competitions and a new Emerging Artist Display.

Mini Renaissance Festival in Lavonia

Dress in Renaissance costumes to step back into medieval times.

Pine LakeFest at Pine Lake

Kids and dogs are welcome at this festival with a chalk art contest, carnival, music, food and more.

PAWfest at Praise Community Church

Enjoy food trucks and a bake sale, watch the paw parade, disc dog demos, lure chasing and dog contests, and participate in dog adoptions and low cost vaccines.

Fall Family Festival at Newtown Park

Games, music, carnival activities, arts and crafts, food and more.

Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival at Kennesaw State

Celebrate Halloween with a costume party, live entertainment, hot air balloon glows and balloon rides, trick-or-treating, food trucks, an interactive kids zone and more.

Harvest Homecoming at McDaniel Farm Park

Corn maze, hayrides, crafts, face painting, farm tours and more to celebrate autumn.

Fall Festival at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

Enjoy family fun with games, activities, prizes, candy and food.

Deep Roots Festival in Downtown Milledgeville

This cultural arts and music festival features an antique car show, live entertainment, an artist market and a “LittleRoots KidZone.”

Noshfest at Temple Kol Emeth

Taste Jewish and other ethnic foods sold in samples. Craft vendors, entertainment and a children’s area. Bring two canned goods per family to be donated to Must Ministries.

Jammin Fam Fest at Georgia International Horse Park

Play the day away with bouncy houses, slides, games, music, food and more.

Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Participate in Georgia’s biggest Hong Kong cultural event of the year with thousands of competitors and spectators join to cheer their favorite teams, witness cultural events during the opening ceremonies and indulge in cuisine from around the world.

AMPED in the Park Fair at Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater

View fitness demonstrations, and learn about fitness, health and wellness options.

Gateway International Food and Music Festival at Lillian Webb Park

Celebrate the cultural diversity of Gwinnett County without leaving it. This festival showcases the region’s best multicultural talent through food, dance and music.

East Cobber Parade and Festival

The East Cobber Parade and Festival spotlights the people who contribute to the quality of life in East Cobb County and celebrates the arts.

Rock n’ Ribville at Lawrenceville Lawn

Live entertainment, classic cars, games and BBQ.

Mountain Music Day Festival at Vogel State Park

Listen to bluegrass and gospel music, and visit arts, crafts and food booths.

Atlanta Arab Festival at Alif Institute

Traditional music and dancing, arts and crafts, games and food from local Arab restaurants.

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