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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Top 8 Fall Festivals:

Fall Festival on Ponce at Olmsted Linear Park 

Arts and crafts, a children’s area and local food and beverage. Oct. 12-13.

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. Through Oct. 13.

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. 18-20.

HarvestFest at Glover Park 

Arts and crafts, touch-a-truck, inflatables, DJ entertainment, games, costume contest, scarecrows and more. Oct. 19.

Trick or Treat Trot Family Fall Festival at Thrasher Park

This festival and 5k run/walk features costumes, arts and crafts, food, face painting, games, prizes and a trick-or-treating experience. Oct. 19.

Magnolia Fine Arts Festival at Drake Field

Celebrate arts that benefit Fayette school art programs with a juried fine arts market, student art exhibit, food, kids’ corner and demonstrations with live performances. Oct. 19-20.

Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium at Booth Western Arts Museum

Gunfight re-enactments, Native American dancing, art and more. Oct. 24-27.

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Enjoy park attractions, games, live shows, displays, a Glow by Night experience and more. Through Nov. 3.

October Festivals:

Taste of Acworth in Downtown Acworth

More than 30 booths feature local restaurants and business, live entertainment and a kid zone. Oct. 12.

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. Oct. 12.

Fall Festival on Ponce at Olmsted Linear Park 

Arts and crafts, a children’s area and local food and beverage. Free admission. Oct. 12-13.

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. Through Oct. 13.

Roswell Kids Fall Festival at Roswell United Methodist Church

Enjoy inflatables, face painters, petting zoo, games, a train, ponies and more. Oct. 17.

Taste of Atlanta in Historic Fourth Ward Park 

Taste test samples from more than 90 Atlanta restaurants, enjoy an opening night party, a concert, cooking classes and more. Oct. 18-20.

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. 18-20.

HarvestFest at Glover Park 

Arts and crafts, touch-a-truck, inflatables, DJ entertainment, games, costume contest, scarecrows and more. Oct. 19.

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. Oct. 19.

Trick or Treat Trot Family Fall Festival at Thrasher Park

This festival and 5k run/walk features costumes, arts and crafts, food, face painting, games, prizes and a trick-or-treating experience. Oct. 19.

AutumnFest in Downtown Loganville

Enjoy live entertainment, activities for the kids and 200 vendors offering crafts, promoting local businesses and selling food. Oct. 19.

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. Oct. 19. 

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade

Walk in the parade, listen to live music, and enjoy food and drink from local vendors. Oct. 19.

Fall Festival at McKenna Farms

Enjoy live music, hayrides, inflatables, face painting, games and crafts. Oct. 19.

Harvest at the Station at Atlantic Station

Participate in fall-themed activities, including pumpkin decorating, hayrides, hot chocolate bar and more. Oct. 19.

Brookhaven Arts Festival behind Brookhaven MARTA station

Art, a classic car show, a kid’s section, live music, food and beverages and more. Oct. 19-20.

Magnolia Fine Arts Festival at Drake Field

Celebrate arts that benefit Fayette school art programs with a juried fine arts market, student art exhibit, food, kids’ corner and demonstrations with live performances. Oct. 19-20.

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. Oct. 19-20.

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. 20.

Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium at Booth Western Arts Museum

Gunfight re-enactments, Native American dancing, art and more. Oct. 24-27.

Braselton Antique and Artisan Festival at Braselton Park

Shop antiques, furniture, farmhouse, local artwork, boutique, home décor, crafts and more. Oct. 25-27.

Fall Family Festival at Newtown Park

Games, music, carnival activities, arts and crafts, food and more. Free admission. Oct. 26.

AuburnFest in Downtown Auburn

Arts, crafts, food, live music, a car show, wood turning, competitions and other demonstrations. Oct. 26.

Harvest Homecoming at McDaniel Farm Park

Corn maze, hayrides, crafts, face painting, farm tours and more to celebrate autumn. Oct. 26.

Fall Festival at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

Enjoy family fun with games, activities, prizes, candy and food. Oct. 26.

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. 26-27.

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Enjoy park attractions, games, live shows, displays, a Glow by Night experience and more. Through Nov. 3.

Beyond Atlanta Festivals in October:

Fall Family Saturdays at The Rock Ranch

Each Saturday involves a different theme that provides a solid day of fun. Oct. 12, 19 and 26, and Nov. 2.

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. Oct. 11-13.

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival in Hiawassee

Enjoy the scenery of the North Georgia Mountains, performances, arts and crafts, educational demonstrations, a flower show and more. Oct. 11-19.

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

Mountain 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. 12-13.

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. 12-13 and 19-20.

Georgia National Fair in Perry

Concerts, petting zoo, circus acts, fireworks and more. Through Oct. 13.

Lane Southern Fall Festival at Lane Southern Orchards

Enjoy a six-acre corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch and a Kidz Zone. Oct. 19.

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. 19-20.

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. 19-20.

Wild Rumpus Parade and Spectacle in Downtown Athens

The event includes many free and ticketed special events, including a costume parade, The Monster Mash for children, a kick-off party, a 5K race and fun run and more. Oct. 25-26.

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.” Oct. 26.

Fall Festival at Vogel State Park

Celebrate autumn with hayrides, a cake walk, a campsite decorating contest and food and drinks. Oct. 26.

Apple Pickin’ Jubilee at Hillcrest Orchards

Apple picking, apple tree maze, cow milking, train rides, pig racing and more. Through Oct. 27.

Fall Family Fun at Still Family Farm

Traverse through the five acre zinnia maze, visit the pumpkin patch, compete in pump duck races and more. Through Oct. 27.

Helen Oktoberfest at Helen Festhalle and Downtown Helen

Celebrate German culture with live music, dance, food and more. Through Oct. 27.

Rocktoberfest in Rock City

Rock City celebrates its German heritage every Saturday and Sunday throughout October with specialty German food, polka lessons, dance performances, Birds of Prey Shows and more. Through Oct. 27.

Check back in 2020 for these festivals:

Taste of Soul Festival in West Downtown Atlanta

This family festival celebrates Soul and Southern food. Live music, art, kid events, games and more. Aug. 30-Sept. 2.

AJC Decatur Book Festival at Decatur Square

Celebrate books and community with more than 250 authors, poets, historians, scientists, journalists and chefs. The Graphix Con Kidnote on Aug. 30 will feature activity stations where kids can draw their own graphic novels. Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

Pioneer Days Festival at Sam Smith Park

This four-day festival has an arts and craft show, fireworks, a balloon bust, games and more. Aug. 30-Sept. 2.

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. Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

Atlanta Jerk Festival at Southeast Athletic Complex

Enjoy live reggae, soca, gospel and comedy performances, and sample and purchase food from Caribbean restaurants and caterers. Sept. 1.

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. Sept. 1-2.

Jammin Fam Fest at Georgia International Horse Park

Play the day away with bouncy houses, slides, games, music, food and more. Sept. 2.

Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Glimpse artists’ works, enjoy shopping, live music and food, and visit the Children’s Corner. Sept. 5-Sept. 8.

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. Sept. 7.

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. Sept. 7.

AMPED in the Park Fair at Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater

View fitness demonstrations, and learn about fitness, health and wellness options. Sept. 7.

Pine Log Arts and Crafts Fair at Pine Log UMC Campground

This juried arts and crafts fair features artists from around the southeast, and a variety of art will be available for purchase. Sept. 7-Sept. 8.

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. Sept. 14.

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. 14.

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. Sept. 14.

Rock n’ Ribville at Lawrenceville Lawn

Live entertainment, classic cars, games and BBQ. Sept. 14.

Our World Balloon Festival at Southern Belle Farm

Enjoy hot air balloons, music, food and access to Southern Belle Farm. Sept. 14.

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. Sept. 14.

Taste of Snellville at Snellville Towne Green

This food festival showcases the diversity of Snellville’s dining community with live music. Sept. 14.

Atlanta Arab Festival at Alif Institute

Traditional music, dancing, arts and crafts, Arabic calligraphy, face painting, carnival games and food from local Arab restaurants. Sept. 14-Sept. 15.

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. Sept. 14-Sept. 15.

Back to Your Roots Farm Fair at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Kick off your fall with live farm animals, farmers, local food, harvesting and more. Sept. 15.

Gwinnett County Fair at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

Livestock shows, carnival rides, games and live entertainment. Sept. 12-Sept. 22.

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. 20-Sept. 22.

Hapeville Happy Days Weekend at Jess Lucas Park

Live music Friday; games, food, arts and crafts, mechanical bull rides and inflatables Saturday. Sept. 20-Sept. 21.

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. Sept. 21.

Food Truck and Artisans’ Festival in Rockdale County

Artisans will showcase their wares, and food trucks will have Italian ice, sandwiches and wings. Sept. 21.

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. Sept. 21.

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. Sept. 21.

JapanFest at Infinite Energy Center

Celebrate all things Japanese culture with more than 120 vendors featuring Japanese foods, goods and more, along with 25 performers and workshops. This year is all about “traveling” to Japan to enjoy the traditions, natural beauty, and pop culture of the nation that is hosting the 2020 Olympics. Sept. 21-Sept. 22.

Marietta Streetfest at Marietta Square

Artist alley, jewelry row, Kid’s Korner, grassroots music festival and Hubcaps and History Classic car show are the highlights of this festival. Sept. 21-Sept. 22.

Roswell Arts Festival at Roswell Town Square

Enjoy singers, dancers and food trucks. Children’s paintings, sand art, balloon animals, bounce house and more.  Sept. 21-Sept. 22.

Shakerag Arts and Crafts Festival at Shakerag Knoll

Approximately 135 arts, crafts and food vendors come from all over Georgia and nearby states to be a part of this annual show. Sept. 21-Sept. 22.

Suwanee Fest at Town Center Park

Nearly 200 vendors and exhibitors, 15 entertainment acts and a parade. Sept. 21-Sept. 22.

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. Sept. 21-Sept. 22.

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. Sept. 21-Sept. 22.

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. Sept. 21-Sept. 22.

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens

Watch the Friday Night Balloon Glow, live music, beach activities, a car show, kids zone and more. Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

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. 6-Sept. 14.

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. Sept. 7.

Mountain Music Day Festival at Vogel State Park

Listen to bluegrass and gospel music, and visit arts, crafts and food booths. Sept. 14.

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. Sept. 20-Sept. 22.

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. 20-Sept. 22.

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. 21.

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration at Ocmulgee National Monument

Craftsmen, dancers, storytellers and living history demonstrators to celebrate Native American history. Sept. 21-Sept. 22.

Butterfly Festival at Callaway Gardens

Celebrate butterflies and caterpillars with crafts, games and activities, including a scavenger hunt or creating a  butterfly mask. Sept. 21-Sept. 22.

Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Greek food, music, dancing, children’s activities, cultural exhibits and more. Sept. 27-Sept. 29.

September Saturdays Festival at Douglas County Courthouse

Participate in Family Day and Fun and Games Festival. Sept. 28.

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. Sept. 28-Sept. 29.

Duluth Fall Festival in Downtown Duluth

Live entertainment, arts and crafts, a parade, a carnival and a road race. Sept. 28-Sept. 29.

Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival at Etowah River Park

More 200 arts and crafts vendors, concessionaries, family entertainers and a children’s area. Sept. 28-Sept. 29.

Viking Encampment at Barrington Hall

Demonstrations of early Viking life, encampments, Viking techniques, kids’ area and crafts. Sept. 28-Sept. 29.

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 Sept. 29.

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. Sept. 28.

Big Red Apple Festival in Downtown Cornelia

Arts and crafts, children’s area, classic car show, hayrides, corn hole tournament, everything apple competition and more. Sept. 28.

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. Oct. 5.

Autumn Fest at Barrett Memorial Park

More than 80 arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, a kids’ zone, games, food trucks and more. Oct. 5.

Downtown Alpharetta Scarecrow Harvest

More than 100 scarecrows line the streets to celebrate fall. Music, games, hay rides, face painting, inflatables and more. Oct. 5.

Crabapple Fest in Historic Crabapple

Antique and art vendors, kids’ activities, local musicians, food, football and more. Oct. 5.

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. 5.

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. Free admission; tickets for the wine festival: $25-$35. Oct. 5-Oct. 6.

Fall Fest in Candler Park

Food, music, artist market, a 5K and fun run and a tour of homes. Oct. 5-Oct. 6.

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. Oct. 5-Oct. 6.

Festival 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. 6.

Georgia State Fair at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Petting zoo, camel rides, pig races, fair rides and more. Through Oct. 6.

Mini Renaissance Festival in Lavonia

Dress in Renaissance costumes to step back into medieval times. Oct. 5.

Cotton Pickin’ Fair in Gay

Shop arts, crafts and antiques. Children’s activities include face painting, rock wall climbing, bungee jumping and more. Oct. 5-Oct. 6.

Pine LakeFest at Pine Lake

Kids and dogs are welcome at this festival with a chalk art contest, carnival, music, food and more. Oct. 5-6.

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