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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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Virtual

Trick or Treat Trot Virtual Family Festival

This virtual run benefits Easterseals. Oct. 24-25.

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. 31.

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade

Enjoy 31 days of virutal FestEvils and FUNdraising. Through Oct. 31.

In-Person

Dogwood Festival’s Atlanta High School Art Exhibition at Ponce City Market

Celebrate young artists and celebrate their creative genius with the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition. Oct. 11-24.

Braselton Antique and Artisan Festival at Braselton Park

Shop antiques, furniture, farmhouse, local artwork, boutique, home décor, crafts and more. Oct. 23-25.

AuburnFest in Downtown Auburn

Arts, crafts, food, live music, a car show, wood turning, competitions and other demonstrations. Oct. 24.

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. Oct. 25.

Fall Festival at Vogel State Park

Celebrate autumn with hayrides, a cake walk, a campsite decorating contest and food and drinks. Oct. 31.

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. 31.

Apple Pickin’ Jubilee at Hillcrest Orchards

Apple picking, apple tree maze, cow milking, train rides, pig racing and more. Through Nov. 1.

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Enjoy park attractions, games, live shows, displays, a Glow by Night experience and more. Through Nov. 1.

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 Nov. 1.

Chastain Park Arts Festival

Enjoy fine arts and crafts, a children’s area, food trucks and local musicians. Nov. 7-8.

Big Shanty Festival in Kennesaw

This large arts and crafts show has arts and crafts and food booths, two entertainment stages, a kid’s area with inflatables and more. Nov. 7-8.

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. Nov. 15.


Check back in 2021 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.

Yellow Daisy Festival

Shop artists and crafters’ displays in the online marketplace.

Butterfly Festival at Callaway Gardens

Celebrate butterflies, caterpillars, insects and more with crafts, games and activities.

Farm Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center

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

The Taste of the Fair at Jim R. Miller Park

Get your favorite fair foods from the North Georgia State Fair at this drive-thru event.

Georgia State Fair at Atlanta Motor Speedway

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

Fall Festival on Ponce at Olmsted Linear Park

Arts and crafts, a children’s area and local food and beverage.

Suwanee Fest

Prior to the start of this virtual festival, submit your parade video, jokes and costumes, and enjoy entertainment, games and activities.

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration at Ocmulgee National Monument

This virtual event honors American Indian people and cultures with dancing, storytelling, demonstrations, crafting and cooking.

Roswell Arts Festival

Celebrate the arts with this virtual festival, and shop artists’ online markets.

JapanFest

This virtual celebration will allow you to immerse yourself in all things Japanese culture. The JapanFest Finale Weekend is from Sept. 26-27 with fun activities, webinars and more.

Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay

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

Gold Rush Days Festival in Downtown Dahlonega

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

Rocktoberfest in Rock City

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

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.

Georgia National Fair in Perry

Concerts, petting zoo, circus acts, fireworks and more.

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival in Hiawassee

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

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.

AJC Decatur Book Festival

Functioning as a virtual event this year, celebrate books and reading with authors, poets, historians, scientists, journalists and chefs.

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.

Brownwood Bike Rally at Brownwood Park

Celebrate cycling, fitness and health for kids and adults. This year’s festival includes street bike races, a bike safety rodeo for kids, courses for adults, a health fair, a food court and family-friendly activities.

Brookhaven Arts Festival behind Brookhaven MARTA station

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

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.

Hapeville Happy Days Weekend at Jess Lucas Park

Enjoy live entertainment and delicious food.

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.

Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

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

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.

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival at Buckhead Village

View the works of approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more, learn from artist demonstrations, and listen to live acoustic music.

Gwinnett County Fair at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

Livestock shows, carnival rides, games and live entertainment.

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.

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.

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.

Snellville Fall Festival at Snellville Towne Green

Shop craft vendors and the Arts and Craft fair, taste food, enjoy live entertainment, and participate in costume contests.

Lane Southern Fall Festival at Lane Southern Orchards

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

A Day to Remember: Colonial Times at Living History Park

Watch colonial past come to life through demonstrations and living exhibits. Dances, entertainment, candle making and more.

Harvest at the Station at Atlantic Station

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

Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival at Old Mill Park

Explore the fine works of 135 local and international artists and environmentally themed art, and visit the children’s area for an eco-aware art activity for kids of all ages.

Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium at Booth Western Arts Museum

Gunfight re-enactments, Native American dancing, art 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.

Duluth Fall Festival in Downtown Duluth

Live entertainment, arts and crafts, a parade, a carnival and a road race.

Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival at Etowah River Park

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

Viking Encampment at Barrington Hall

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

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.

Chocolate Festival at Creative Discovery Museum

This event focuses on the roots of chocolate and the cultural ties between chocolate production and Guatemala. A Guatemalan folkloric dance team will perform.

Autumn Fest at Barrett Memorial Park

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

Crabapple Fest in Historic Crabapple

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

Norcross Art Splash in Historic Downtown Norcross

Artists from across the country will show off their talents, and adults can taste 50 wines from around the world in the wine tasting tent.

Fall Fest in Candler Park

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

Taste of BBQ Festival 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.

Cumming Country Fair and Festival at Cumming Fairgrounds

Attractions include K-9’s in Flight, Lady Houdini, Robocars Entertainment, puppets, a petting zoo and more.

Tybee Island Pirate Fest in Downtown Tybee

Meet pirates dressed for the occasion at this swashbuckling event with a parade, carnival, children’s area, live music and more.

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.

AutumnFest in Downtown Loganville

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

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.

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.”

Helen Oktoberfest at Helen Festhalle and Downtown Helen

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

Pioneer Days Festival at Sam Smith Park

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

Art in the Park at Glover Park

This annual art festival celebrates fine arts with a children’s art alley, Chalk Spot, a street chalk art display for children in kindergarten through 12th grade, and food truck row.

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.

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.

Jammin Fam Fest at Georgia International Horse Park

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

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. Pick up fish and chips at the Iron Horse Tavern or have scones at the Vintage English Tea Room.

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.

Taste of Smyrna at Village Green

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

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.

Chattahoochee Mountain Fair in Clarkesville

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

Founder’s Day at Tennessee Valley Railroad

Celebrate 58 years of the Tennessee Valley Railroad with rides, live music, demonstrations, tours of restoration shops and more.

Mountain Music Day Festival at Vogel State Park

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

Arts in the Heart of Augusta at Augusta Commons

Enjoy an arts and crafts market, a Global Village with food from more than 20 countries, live entertainment and more.

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.

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.

Atlanta Arab Festival at Alif Institute

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

European Market at Village Green

Shop an ensemble of vintage style home decor and furniture, art, handcrafted jewelry, clothing and accessories, gifts and unique treasures.

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