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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.

Georgia State Fair at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Petting zoo, camel rides, pig races, fair rides, live music and more. Sept. 30-Oct. 9.

Atlanta Fair at Turner Field

Enjoy delicious fair food and entertaining rides. Sept. 30-Nov. 6.

Crabapple Fest in Downtown Milton

Shop more than 100 local antique and art vendors, enjoy delicious food, and watch football on the big screen. Oct. 1.

AJC Decatur Book Festival at First Baptist Church of Decatur

This event highlights selected authors with new fall publications in adult fiction, adult non-fiction and children & youth. Oct. 1.

Art Splash Festival at Lillian Webb Park

Shop artisans’ booth, and enjoy all things art, food, music and fun. Oct. 1-2.

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival at Historic Fourth Ward Park

Explore arts and crafts booths with painting, photography, jewelry and more, listen to live music, play in the children’s area and more. Oct. 1-2.

North Georgia State Fair at Jim R. Miller Park

The largest fair in the metro area features carnival rides, games, concerts, a petting zoo, pony rides, a children’s area, entertaining acts and more. Through Oct. 2.

Cumming Country Fair & Festival at Cumming Fairgrounds

This exciting fair includes live music, attractions, shows, local entertainment, carnival eats, amusement rides and more. Oct. 6-16.

Taste of Acworth in Downtown Acworth

Taste foods from restaurants, and stop by two entertainment stages with local musicians, a dog show, fashion show and more. Oct. 8.

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. 8.

Alive! Expo at Suwanee Town Center Park

This community festival features a Taste of BBQ, live music, an artist market and a fun zone with activities for kids. Oct. 8.

Fall Festival on Ponce at Olmsted Linear Park

Arts and crafts, a children’s area and local food and beverage. Oct. 8-9.

Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Participate in games and competitions, enjoy pipes and drum performances, watch Highland dancers and more. Oct. 14-16.

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. 15.

Trick or Trot 5K Race & Fall Festival at Thrasher Park

This family festival features games, raffles, food, face painting, STEM activities, an obstacle course and more. Oct. 15.

Autumn Fest in Downtown Loganville

Celebrate the local community with booths, entertainment from local dance academies and Battle of the Bands, food and more. Oct. 15.

Johns Creek Arts Festival at Atlanta Athletic Club

Shop the creations of more than 130 artisans. Oct. 15-16.

LakeFest at Pine Lake

This lakeside festival features art, music, food and fun. Oct. 15-16.

The Cowboy Festival and Symposium at The Booth Museum

The Cowboy Festival and Symposium at The Booth Museum

Watch reenactments of the gunfight at O.K. Corral, listen to Western music, shop for jewelry and more, while kids will love the art projects, hay bale calf roping and bouncy house. Oct. 20-22.

AuburnFest Celebration in Auburn

Enjoy arts, crafts, food, live music, demonstrations, competitions and more. Oct. 22.

Snellville Fall Festival at Snellville Towne Green

Play with inflatables, a rock wall or the train, and participate in costume and dog costume contests and more. Oct. 22.

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival in Little 5 Points

Go on a monster scavenger hunt, listen to live music, watch a parade and more. Oct. 22-23.

Crafts & Drafts in Downtown Smyrna

Cold beer, football on the big screen, arts and crafts booths, food and children’s activities abound at this festival. Oct. 29-30.

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Enjoy park attractions, a nighttime parade, storybook characters, glowing experiences and more. Through Oct. 30.

Taste of Kennesaw in Downtown Kennesaw

Enjoy 30 food booths, a beer garden, children’s activities and two entertainment stages. Nov. 5.

Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival at Chastain Park

Shop the creations of nearly 175 artists and artisans. Nov. 5-6.

Suwanee Classic Car Show at Town Center Park

View tons of classic cars. Nov. 6.

Beyond Atlanta

Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay

Shop arts, crafts and antiques, and children’s activities include face painting, rock wall climbing, bungee jumping and more. Oct. 1-2.

Rocktoberfest at Rock City

Rock City celebrates its German heritage with special performances and activities. Oct. 1-30.

Georgia National Fair at Georgia National Fairgrounds

Watch live concerts, ride carnival rides, and see competitions in home arts, fine arts and livestock. Oct. 6-16.

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Georgia Mountain Fall Festival at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Enjoy beautiful fall scenery as you shop arts and crafts vendors, watch educational demonstrations, listen to live music and play on the midway rides. Oct. 7-15.

Prater’s Mill Country Fair at Prater’s Mill Historic Site

View handmade exhibitor items, and taste delicious Southern cooking. Oct. 8-9.

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. 8-9, 15-16.

Gold Rush Days Festival in Dahlonega

Celebrate the historic discovery of gold in this city with arts and crafts, food, entertainment and more. Oct. 15-16.

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. 22.

Wild Rumpus Parade and Spectacle in Athens

Dress in costume to enjoy Halloween festivities. Oct. 29.

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. 29.

Oktoberfest 2022 at Helen Festhalle

Enjoy German-style entertainment with food, music and dance. Through Oct. 30.

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. Through Oct. 30.

Past events:

Pioneer Days Festival at Sam Smith Park

This festival features arts and crafts vendors and a carnival with modern rides and food and game concessions. Sept. 2-5.

Marietta Art in the Park at Marietta Square

This juried fine arts festival has an Artist Market, Children’s Art Alley, Chalk Spot and more for exploring creativity. Sept. 3-5.

Noshfest at Temple Kol Emeth

A celebration of Jewish food and culture with live music, arts and craft vendors, a kid’s area, traditional Jewish foods and more. Sept. 4-5.

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival Labor Day Weekend at Callaway Resort & Gardens

Play all day with beach access, putt putt, a floating obstacle course and more before enjoying hot air balloons and fireworks at night. Sept. 2-4.

Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park

More than 300 artists and crafters will display their works. Sept. 8-11.

The International Night Market Atlanta in Lawrenceville

Explore diversity across Atlanta with cuisine, education, performances and art. Sept. 9-10.

Atlanta British Car Fayre at Historic Downtown Norcross

See more than 400 distinctive British automobiles and motorcycles to support the Amanda Riley Foundation. Sept. 10.

Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Lanier

Cheer on more than 50 teams as they compete with their boats, and enjoy a wide variety of Chinese artisans performing or displaying their wares. Sept. 10.

Pizza, Pints & Pigskins at Logan Farm Park

Pizzerias from all over Cobb County will offer delicious food, and play in the Kid’s Zone, listen to music, visit the beer garden and more. Sept. 10.

Happy Days Weekend at Jess Lucas Park

Listen to live, family-friendly concerts with food trucks and other vendors. Sept. 16-17.

Inman Farm Heritage Days at Minter’s Farm

Remember a simpler time and pay tribute to farmers who worked the fields for generations with hundreds of antique tractors and engines on display. Sept. 16-18.

Taste of Smyrna at Village Green

Sample food from more than 30 restaurants, listen to entertainment, and play kid’s activities. Sept. 17.

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival at Buckhead Village

This outdoor festival features around 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, glass artists and more, along with artist demonstrations and live music. Sept. 17-18.

Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival at McIntosh Trail Recreation Complex

Arts and crafts vendors, delicious food and more. Sept. 17-18.

Suwanee Fest at Town Center Park

This festival features nearly 200 vendors and exhibitors, 15 entertainment acts and a parade, along with a Fun Zone for kids. Sept. 17-18.

JapanFest Atlanta at Gas South Convention Center

Celebrate Japanese culture with an anime village, food vendors, performers, workshops, games and more. Sept. 17-18.

Roswell Arts Festival at Roswell Town Square

Celebrate the arts with this festival with artists, local entertainment, kid’s activities and more. Sept. 17-18.

Back to Your Roots Farm Fair at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Celebrate the fall harvest with farm animals, the unity garden, activities and lawn games. Sept. 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. 15-17.

Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival in Augusta

See juried artists, five stages of entertainment with cultural music and dance, a new stage with poetry, storytelling, acoustic music and more, an area for families, international food booths and more. Sept. 16-18.

Barnesville Buggy Days in Barnesville

Celebrate Barnesville’s historic heritage as the “Buggy Capital of the South” with hog calling, wagon pulling, a fiddle contest and more. Sept. 17-18.

Ocmulgee Indigenous Celebration at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

This celebration features traditional cultural crafts, storytelling, educational programs, live demonstrations, music and dance. Sept. 17-18.

Chattahoochee Mountain Fair at Habersham County Fairgrounds

​Have a blast on carnival rides, and enjoy an art and photography show, a rodeo, music, contests and more. Through Sept. 17.

Atlanta Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

This experience showcases Greek history and culture and serves delicious, authentic Greek food. Sept. 23-25.

The Carrollton Fair at Carrollton Fairgrounds

Watch Lady Houdini escape, visit the petting zoo, see a fireworks display on Saturday nights, taste funnel cake, and more. Through Sept. 24.

Riverfest at Etowah River Park

This arts and crafts festival features a children’s area with games, bouncy houses, a petting zoo and miniature train rides. Sept. 24-25.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza Arts Festival in Sandy Springs

This event includes a children’s area, musicians, interactive art stations and more. Sept. 24-25.

Duluth Fall Festival in Downtown Duluth

Enjoy two days of fun with more than 20 performance acts, a parade, booths and fair foods. Sept. 24-25.

Gwinnett County Fair at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

Livestock shows, carnival rides, games and live entertainment. Through Sept. 25.

Kiwanis Coweta County Fair at Coweta County Fairgrounds

Enjoy amusement rides, arts and crafts exhibits, live animals, competitions and more. Through Sept. 25.

Butterfly Festival at Callaway Gardens

Celebrate butterflies, caterpillars, insects and more with crafts, games and activities. Sept. 24-25.

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