Fall Festivals and Fairs Atlanta

Atlanta Parent’s Family Festival

These fall festivals and fairs around Atlanta 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.

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September:

North Georgia State Fair at Jim R. Miller Park

At the largest fair in the metro area, enjoy carnival rides and games, a petting zoo, pony rides and children’s area. Fun acts this year include: Human Cannonball; Robo-Cars; High Dive Show; Lady Houdini; Racing Pigs and more. Sept. 20-30.

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Attractions, games, shows and more. Storytelling, dance-a-long parade and meet-and-greet with Spookley the pumpkin. Sept. 22-Oct. 28.

September Saturdays Festival at Douglas County Courthouse

Concerts, vendors, children’s area, amusement rides and more. Sept. 22 and 29.

The Atlanta Cheese Fest at Historic Old Fourth Ward Park

Over 70 vendors with cheese samples, live music and competitions for best mac and cheese and grilled cheese. Sept. 28.

Georgia State Fair at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Petting zoo, camel rides, pig races, fair rides and more. Sept. 28-Oct.7.

Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Greek food, music, dancing, children’s activities, cultural exhibits and more. Stop by the Greek “drive-thru,” for a quick bite (Thurs.-Sun.), or visit the children’s tent for face painting and crafts. Sept. 28-30.

Duluth Fall Festival in Downtown Duluth

Live entertainment, arts and crafts, parade, carnival and road race. Sept. 29-30.

Fall Fest in Candler Park

Tour of homes, 5K and fun run, live music, artist market, food and children’s area. Sept. 29-30.

Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival at Etowah River Park

Arts and crafts, children’s area, antiques and live entertainment. Sept. 29-30.

Downtown Alpharetta Scarecrow Harvest

More than 100 scarecrows line the streets. Cornhole, hayrides, face painting, storytelling, inflatables and festival foods. Sept. 29.

October:

Cumming Country Fair and Festival at Cumming Fairgrounds

Carnival rides, live entertainment, petting zoo, chainsaw carving and more. Oct. 4-14.

Atlanta Parent’s Family Festival at Mercer University Atlanta Campus

The festival features more than 50 exciting family-friendly activities, live entertainment including performers, storytelling, local groups, food, interactive exhibits and more. Oct. 6.

ATL Cluckfest at Candler Park

Enjoy the first annual fried chicken festival in Atlanta. Sample the best fried chicken dishes from restaurants from all over the south. Oct. 6.

Autumn Fest at Barrett Memorial Park

Arts and crafts, children’s activities, live entertainment, food and more. Oct. 6.

Crabapple Fest in Historic Crabapple

Featuring antiques dealers and local artists, musicians, food and kids activities. Oct. 6.

Norcross Art Splash in Historic Downtown Norcross

Art from around the country, Kidz Zone with face painting, sand art and more. Live music and a food row with food for purchase. Oct. 6-7.

Taste of Chamblee in Downtown Chamblee

Celebrate the diverse restaurant community in Chamblee. Try different foods, enjoy live music and play in the kid zone. Oct. 6.

Georgia State Fair at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Petting zoo, tiger display, pig races, rides and more. Through Oct. 7.

Fall Fun Health Fest at North Springs United Methodist Church

Fitness demos, assessments with health professionals, food samples, kids’ area with facepainting, inflatables and more. Oct. 13.

Taste of Acworth in Downtown Acworth

Live entertainment, kid zone, games, food and more. Oct. 13.

Taste of Suwanee at Town Center Park 

Local performers and restaurants, kid zone including inflatable activities, rides and games. Oct. 13.

Brookhaven Arts Festival, Behind Brookhaven MARTA station

Artist market, car show, live performances, kids’ activities, food and more. Oct. 20-21.

Fall Festival on Ponce at Olmsted Linear Park 

Local and regional fine art, food trucks, beverage, children’s area and live music. Oct. 20-21.

Harvest Square Festival at Glover Park 

Halloween games, family activities, scarecrows and more. Oct. 20.

Taste of Atlanta in Historic Fourth Ward Park 

Celebrate Atlanta’s best chefs, local farmers, music cafes and live cooking stages. Oct. 20-21.

Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium at Booth Western Arts Museum

Children’s activities, live entertainment, Western gun fight reenactments, Native American dancing and more. Oct. 25-28.

Fall Family Festival at Newtown Park

Arts and crafts, carnival games, food and live music. Oct. 27.

Hunters Harvest Fall Festival at Hunter Park

Arts and crafts, children’s play zone, inflatables, and food and beverages. Oct. 27.

Mall of Georgia Fall Festival at Mall of Georgia

Kids can enjoy crafts, games, a bounce house and stage performances. Costume contest for children 12 and younger. Oct. 27.

World Kite Festival and Expo at Piedmont Park

Fly your kite, buy one or watch the experts. Food, entertainment and kids fun zone with face painting, photo booth and more. Oct. 27.

Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival

Live performances, athletic competitions, children’s events and more to honor Scottish heritage. Oct. 20-21.

Beyond Atlanta September and October:

Helen Oktoberfest at Helen Festhalle and Downtown Helen

All things German culture is celebrated at this yearly event with live music, authentic food, a parade and more. Sept. 6-Oct. 28.

Apple Pickin’ Jubilee at Hillcrest Orchards

Apple picking, cow milking, pig racing and live entertainment. Sept. 8-Oct. 28.

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. October 4-7.

Georgia National Fair in Perry 

Carnival rides, petting zoo, sea lion show, clowns, concerts and more. Oct. 4-14.

Pine LakeFest at Pine Lake

Art, music, food, parade, chalk drawing, sandcastle contest and more family-friendly activities. Oct. 6-7.

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival in Hiawassee

Live entertainment, arts and crafts, pioneer village, food and more. Oct. 12-20.

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

Mountain music, Southern foods, living history exhibits and handmade crafts and art. Petting zoo and pony rides. Oct 13-14.

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. 20-21.

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. Oct. 20-21.

Past: 

Taste of Soul Festival in West Downtown Atlanta

Sample all things Soul food and Southern cuisine. Live bands and singers, virtual reality booths and children’s area with festival games and prizes. Kids can ride the train and enjoy slides and swings. Sept. 1-2

Caribbean Jerk Festival at Georgia International Horse Park

Caribbean cuisine, produce market, arts and crafts, children’s area and domino tournament. Soca, Reggae and Dancehall music and cook-off competition. Sept. 2.

Nosh Fest at Temple Kol Emeth

Celebrate Jewish culture and food with samples from local restaurants including bagels, latkes and corned beef sandwiches. Arts and crafts, children’s area, cooking demos and entertainment. Sept. 2-3.

Decatur Book Festival at Decatur Square

Children’s parades begin at Community bandstand on Decatur Square. Through Sept. 2.

Pioneer Days Festival at Sam Smith Park

Celebrate Labor Day with an arts and crafts show, festival foods, carnival rides, games and fireworks. Through Sept. 3.

Art in the Park at Glover Park

Celebrate fine arts from across the country. Kids can enjoy Chalk Spot, a street chalk art display for aspiring artists, a make-and-take area, facepainting and inflatables. Sept. 1-3.

Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Glimpse at the work of more than 400 artists and craftspeople, enjoy live entertainment and children’s area. Sept. 6-9.

Atlanta British Car Fayre in Historic Downtown Norcross

Over 400 British cars and motorcycles on display. Pick up fish and chips from Iron Horse Tavern, stop by the Vintage English Tea Room at the downtown Masoni Lodge and find antiques during the car boot sale. Sept. 8.

Pine Log Arts and Crafts Fair at Pine Log UMC Campground

Live entertainment, barbecue and arts and crafts. Sept. 8-9.

Gwinnett County Fair at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

Livestock shows, carnival rides, games and live entertainment. Sept. 13-23.

Brownwood Bike Rally at Brownwood Park

Celebrate cycling, fitness and health. This year’s festival includes street bike races and a bike safety rodeo for kids, a health fair and a festival area featuring family-friendly activities. Sept. 15.

JapanFest at Infinite Energy Center

Celebrate all things Japanese culture with music and dance performances, food, storytelling, kids’ area with crafts, games and more. This year’s theme is “Seasons of Japan,” focusing on the four seasons, which are an important part of Japanese culture. Sept. 15-16.

Gateway International Food and Music Festival at Lillian Webb Park

Go around the world in just one day. This event will showcase the region’s best multicultural talent though food and music. Sept. 15.

Marietta Streetfest at Marietta Square

Artists’ market, live music, Hubcaps and History Classic car show and children’s area. Sept. 15-16.

Roswell Arts Festival at Roswell Town Square

Live performances and art for purchase. Children’s painting, sand art, balloon animals and other activities. Sept. 15-16.

Shakerag Arts and Crafts Festival at Shakerag Knoll

More than 100 art vendors selling handmade jewelry, pottery, candles and more; children’s activities, live entertainment and food. Sept. 15-16.

Suwanee Fest at Town Center Park

Celebrate the City of Suwanee with games, children’s activities, live entertainment, a parade and more. Sept. 15-16.

Taste of Smyrna at Village Green

Food from local restaurants, live music and children’s area. Sept. 15.

East Cobber Parade and Festival

Floats, marching bands, cheerleaders, classic cars, and more march down the street in this yearly tradition. Entertainment stage, arts and crafts and carnival games at the festival. Sept. 15.

Inman Farm Heritage Days at Minter’s Farm

Hundreds of antique tractors and engines on display. See syrup making, quilting, farm animals, blacksmithing and more. Sept. 21-23.

Hapeville Happy Days Festival at Jess Lucas Downtown Park

Live music Friday; games, food, arts and crafts Saturday. Sept. 21-22.

Old Fourth Fall Festival at Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park

Live music, a DIY lantern making area for the lantern parade, a children’s area, pet zone and more. Sept. 22.

Rock n’ Ribville at Lawrenceville Lawn

A fall festival celebrating all things barbecue, brisket and ribs complete with arts and crafts vendors and a children’s area. Sept. 22.

Sandy Springs Festival at Heritage Sandy Springs

Chalk art competition, pet parade, live music and entertainment, food and children’s area. Sept. 22-23.

Fall Folklife Festival at Atlanta History Center

A variety of farm demonstrations, music and kid-friendly activities represent traditions of the South. Sept. 22.

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens

Balloon launches, live music, classic car show and children’s area. Through Sept. 2.

Railfest at Tennessee Valley Railroad

Ride the Missionary Ridge Local train and enjoy live music, children’s activities and a petting zoo. Sept. 7-9.

Arts in the Heart of Augusta at Augusta Commons

Over 20 international food booths will be featured, as well as live entertainment and a children’s area. Sept. 14-16.

Chocolate Festival at Creative Discovery Museum

Spend the afternoon celebrating chocolate’s history, science and decadence. Make lotion using cocoa butter, sample different types of chocolate and explore how chocolate pods are grown. Sept. 15.

Mountain Music Festival at Vogel State Park

Bluegrass and gospel music and arts and crafts booths. Sept. 15

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration at Ocmulgee National Monument

Craftsmen, dancers, storytellers and living history demonstrators to celebrate Native American history. Sept. 15-16.

Guide to 2018 Atlanta Fall Festivals and Fairs
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