Guide to 2018 Atlanta Fall Festivals and Fairs
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.
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.
Attractions, games, shows and more. Storytelling, dance-a-long parade and meet-and-greet with Spookley the pumpkin. Sept. 22-Oct. 28.
Concerts, vendors, children’s area, amusement rides and more. Sept. 22 and 29.
Over 70 vendors with cheese samples, live music and competitions for best mac and cheese and grilled cheese. Sept. 28.
Petting zoo, camel rides, pig races, fair rides and more. Sept. 28-Oct.7.
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.
Live entertainment, arts and crafts, parade, carnival and road race. Sept. 29-30.
Tour of homes, 5K and fun run, live music, artist market, food and children’s area. Sept. 29-30.
Arts and crafts, children’s area, antiques and live entertainment. Sept. 29-30.
More than 100 scarecrows line the streets. Cornhole, hayrides, face painting, storytelling, inflatables and festival foods. Sept. 29.
Carnival rides, live entertainment, petting zoo, chainsaw carving and more. Oct. 4-14.
The festival features more than 50 exciting family-friendly activities, live entertainment including performers, storytelling, local groups, food, interactive exhibits and more. Oct. 6.
Enjoy the first annual fried chicken festival in Atlanta. Sample the best fried chicken dishes from restaurants from all over the south. Oct. 6.
Arts and crafts, children’s activities, live entertainment, food and more. Oct. 6.
Featuring antiques dealers and local artists, musicians, food and kids activities. Oct. 6.
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.
Celebrate the diverse restaurant community in Chamblee. Try different foods, enjoy live music and play in the kid zone. Oct. 6.
Petting zoo, tiger display, pig races, rides and more. Through Oct. 7.
Fitness demos, assessments with health professionals, food samples, kids’ area with facepainting, inflatables and more. Oct. 13.
Live entertainment, kid zone, games, food and more. Oct. 13.
Local performers and restaurants, kid zone including inflatable activities, rides and games. Oct. 13.
Artist market, car show, live performances, kids’ activities, food and more. Oct. 20-21.
Local and regional fine art, food trucks, beverage, children’s area and live music. Oct. 20-21.
Halloween games, family activities, scarecrows and more. Oct. 20.
Celebrate Atlanta’s best chefs, local farmers, music cafes and live cooking stages. Oct. 20-21.
Children’s activities, live entertainment, Western gun fight reenactments, Native American dancing and more. Oct. 25-28.
Arts and crafts, carnival games, food and live music. Oct. 27.
Arts and crafts, children’s play zone, inflatables, and food and beverages. Oct. 27.
Kids can enjoy crafts, games, a bounce house and stage performances. Costume contest for children 12 and younger. Oct. 27.
Fly your kite, buy one or watch the experts. Food, entertainment and kids fun zone with face painting, photo booth and more. Oct. 27.
Live performances, athletic competitions, children’s events and more to honor Scottish heritage. Oct. 20-21.
Beyond Atlanta September and October:
All things German culture is celebrated at this yearly event with live music, authentic food, a parade and more. Sept. 6-Oct. 28.
Apple picking, cow milking, pig racing and live entertainment. Sept. 8-Oct. 28.
Meet pirates dressed for the occasion at this swashbuckling event with a parade, carnival, children’s area, live music and more. October 4-7.
Carnival rides, petting zoo, sea lion show, clowns, concerts and more. Oct. 4-14.
Art, music, food, parade, chalk drawing, sandcastle contest and more family-friendly activities. Oct. 6-7.
Live entertainment, arts and crafts, pioneer village, food and more. Oct. 12-20.
Mountain music, Southern foods, living history exhibits and handmade crafts and art. Petting zoo and pony rides. Oct 13-14.
Celebrate the historic discovery of gold in this city with arts and crafts, food, entertainment and more. Oct. 20-21.
Watch colonial past come to life through demonstrations and living exhibits. Dances, entertainment, candle making and more. Oct. 20-21.
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 cuisine, produce market, arts and crafts, children’s area and domino tournament. Soca, Reggae and Dancehall music and cook-off competition. Sept. 2.
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.
Children’s parades begin at Community bandstand on Decatur Square. Through Sept. 2.
Celebrate Labor Day with an arts and crafts show, festival foods, carnival rides, games and fireworks. Through Sept. 3.
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.
Glimpse at the work of more than 400 artists and craftspeople, enjoy live entertainment and children’s area. Sept. 6-9.
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.
Live entertainment, barbecue and arts and crafts. Sept. 8-9.
Livestock shows, carnival rides, games and live entertainment. Sept. 13-23.
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.
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.
Go around the world in just one day. This event will showcase the region’s best multicultural talent though food and music. Sept. 15.
Artists’ market, live music, Hubcaps and History Classic car show and children’s area. Sept. 15-16.
Live performances and art for purchase. Children’s painting, sand art, balloon animals and other activities. Sept. 15-16.
More than 100 art vendors selling handmade jewelry, pottery, candles and more; children’s activities, live entertainment and food. Sept. 15-16.
Celebrate the City of Suwanee with games, children’s activities, live entertainment, a parade and more. Sept. 15-16.
Food from local restaurants, live music and children’s area. Sept. 15.
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.
Hundreds of antique tractors and engines on display. See syrup making, quilting, farm animals, blacksmithing and more. Sept. 21-23.
Live music Friday; games, food, arts and crafts Saturday. Sept. 21-22.
Live music, a DIY lantern making area for the lantern parade, a children’s area, pet zone and more. Sept. 22.
A fall festival celebrating all things barbecue, brisket and ribs complete with arts and crafts vendors and a children’s area. Sept. 22.
Chalk art competition, pet parade, live music and entertainment, food and children’s area. Sept. 22-23.
A variety of farm demonstrations, music and kid-friendly activities represent traditions of the South. Sept. 22.
Balloon launches, live music, classic car show and children’s area. Through Sept. 2.
Ride the Missionary Ridge Local train and enjoy live music, children’s activities and a petting zoo. Sept. 7-9.
Over 20 international food booths will be featured, as well as live entertainment and a children’s area. Sept. 14-16.
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.
Bluegrass and gospel music and arts and crafts booths. Sept. 15
Craftsmen, dancers, storytellers and living history demonstrators to celebrate Native American history. Sept. 15-16.