Ultimate Kid-Friendly Guide to Halloween Events in Atlanta and Beyond
Walk with ghosts, take a hayride, see a scarecrow, watch a magic show, get lost in a corn maze or pick out a great pumpkin. Follow our guide to the Halloween events in Atlanta.
Fall Festival. Mall of Georgia. Live entertainment, bounce houses, carnival games and a showing of “Hocus Pocus” at 7 p.m. Ages 12 and younger can compete in a costume contest. Oct. 14. 3-7 p.m. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford. 770-271-9458. Free.
Trick-or-Treat Trot. Infinite Energy Arena parking lot. Family festival hosted by the Easterseals and 5K complete with costumes, free waffles from the Waffle House food truck, inflatables, train and trick-or-treating. Ages 6 and younger can participate in the Spooky Sprint run. Oct. 21. 5K, 7:30 a.m. Spooky Sprint, 8:45 a.m. Festival begins 9 a.m. 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Duluth. 404-943-1070. Festival, free; 5K extra.
Goblins in the Garden. Atlanta Botanical Garden. Show off Halloween costumes on the runway, participate in fall crafts, hear stories, or enjoy pony and train rides. Oct. 22. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. 404-876-5859. Adults, $21.95; ages 3-12, $15.95; ages 2 and younger, free.
Owl-O-Ween. KSU Sports and Entertainment Park. Hot air balloon festival and costume party with performers and children’s area. Oct. 27-28. Fri. 6-11 p.m. Sat. 4-11 p.m. 3200 George Busbee Pkwy., Kennesaw. 470-578-4849. $14; ages 2-12, $6; ages 2 and younger, free.
Walker Stalker Con. Georgia World Congress Center. Zombie, horror and sci-fi fan convention. Oct. 27-29. Fri. 3-8 p.m. Sat. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Kids’ trick-or-treating, Sun. noon-4 p.m. 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., Atlanta. walkerstalkercon.com/atlanta. Adults, $35-55; ages 10 and younger, free.
Spooky Mill. Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. Bounce house, craft stations, haunted house, haunted trail and mad scientist. Oct. 27 and 28. 6-9 p.m. Junior Spooky, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-noon. 9770 Autrey Mill Rd., Johns Creek. 678-366-3511. Activities, $1 each; Junior Spooky, $5 per child; ages 2 and younger with a sibling, free.
Chamblee Halloween Spooktacular. Keswick Park. Costume contest, Halloween games, inflatables, DJ, a cupcake walk and more. Oct. 28. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 3496 Keswick Dr., Chamblee. 770-986-5016. Free.
Happy Hippoween Party. HippoHop. Costume parade and contests, Halloween face painting, games, crafts, raffle and more. Ages 10 and younger. Oct. 29. 4-7 p.m. 1936 Briarwood Ct., Atlanta. 404-634-4964. $12.
Brick-or-Treat. LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta. MINILAND scavenger hunts, a LEGO pumpkin patch, build-your-own pumpkin classes and more. Costume contests Oct. 28 and 29. Oct. 21-22 and 28-29. Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 3500 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta. 404-848-9252. $12.50-$27.95.
Haunted Hall of Fame. College Football Hall of Fame. Interactive activities on the “Field of Screams” and spooky scavenger hunt. Dress in costume and trick or treat. Oct. 21-22 and Oct. 28-29. Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 250 Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-880-4800. $21.99; ages 3-12, $17.99; ages 2 and younger, free. Free admission for kids 12 and younger in costume.
Trick or Treat on the Square. McDonough Square. Trick or treat around downtown. Oct. 27. 3-5 p.m. 5 Griffin St., McDonough. 770-957-3915. Free.
Trick-or-Treating. Avalon. Visit Concierge to pick up your trick or treat map and visit participating retailers. Each location will have a window decal. Once you’ve collected all of your candy, drop your completed map off at Concierge to be entered to win a family fun prize package. Oct. 28. 10 a.m.-noon. 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 770-765-2000. Free.
Georgia A-Scary-Um. Georgia Aquarium. Have fun in costume and trick-or-treat alongside whale sharks and sea otters. Halloween-themed live show in the Atrium weekends in Oct. Trick-or-treating, Oct. 28. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 225 Baker St., Atlanta. 404-581-4000. Ages 12 and younger in costume will receive free general admission with each paid adult admission (Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.). Adults, $39.95.
Trek or Treat. Sims Lake Park. Wear a costume and trick or treat. Professional pumpkin carver, games, music, contests and inflatables. Oct. 28. 1-3 p.m. 4600 Suwanee Dam Rd., Suwanee. 770-945-8996. Free.
Trick or Treat on the Trail. Midtown Greenway. Trick-or-treating, petting zoo, games, face painting and tons of candy. Oct. 28. 3-5 p.m. 682 Grove St., Gainesville. 770-535-6865. Free.
Boo Bash. North Georgia Premium Outlets. Center-wide trick or treat with music, games and candy. Oct. 28. 3-6 p.m. 800 Hwy. 400 S, Dawsonville. 706-216-3609. Free.
Trick or Treat on Main Street. Downtown Fayetteville. See the jack-o-lanterns that decorate the Fayetteville Square and trick or treat at local businesses. Oct. 28. 3:30-4 p.m. Costume contest, 4-5 p.m. Main St., Fayetteville. 770-719-4173. Free.
Boo Bash and Trick-or-Treating. Town Center at Cobb. Enjoy trick-or-treating, a bounce house, crafts, games and more. Stores participating will display a pumpkin sign in the store window; those with a teal pumpkin will offer allergy-friendly options. Oct. 28. 6-8 p.m. 400 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy., Kennesaw. 770-424-0742. Free.
Boo Bash. Sugarloaf Mills. Fall-themed crafts, giveaways and trick-or-treating. Stores participating will display a pumpkin sign in the store window; those with a teal pumpkin will offer allergy-friendly options. Oct. 29. 3-5 p.m. and trick-or-treating, 4-6 p.m. 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy., Lawrenceville. 678-847-5000. Free.
Munchkin Masquerade. Historic Newnan Square. Downtown merchants pass out Halloween treats to costumed kids. Oct. 31. 10 a.m.-noon. N. Court Sq., Newnan. 770-253-8283. Free.
Trick or Treat Off the Street. Calhoun Outlet Marketplace. A spooktacular night full of candy, costumes and fun. Oct. 31. 5-7 p.m. 455 Belwood Rd., Calhoun. 706-602-1300. Free.
Trick-or-Treating. Mall of Georgia. Stores throughout the mall will provide tasty treats for all of the little ghouls and goblins who attend, so be sure to wear a costume. Participating stores will have a sign in their window. Oct. 31. 6 p.m. 3333 Buford Dr., Buford. 770-271-9458. Free.
Mall-Wide Trick or Treat. Northlake Mall. Visit from store to store in the mall and collect Halloween treats. Oct. 31. 6-8 p.m. 4800 Briarcliff Rd., Atlanta. 770-938-3565. Free
Scarecrow Harvest. Historic Downtown Alpharetta. More than 100 scarecrows line the streets. Cornhole, hayrides, face painting, storytelling, inflatables and festival foods. Sept. 30. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Main St., Alpharetta. 678-297-6000. Free.
Scarecrow Trail and Pumpkin Fest. North Georgia Zoo. The Zoo is transformed with decorations and rows of scarecrows set up throughout. Pumpkin patches, hayrides and a petting zoo. Every weekend in Oct. Fri. 11-4 p.m. Sat. and Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 2912 Paradise Valley Rd., Cleveland. 706-348-7279. Adults, $23; ages 2-11, $21; younger than 1, free.
Scarecrows on the McDonough Square. Downtown McDonough. Check out the different designs and vote for your favorites. Daily through Oct. 31. 5 Griffin St., McDonough. 770-957-3915. Free.
Scarecrows on the Square. Marietta Square. Schools and school organizations make scarecrows each fall. Will be on display during the annual HarvestFest Oct. 21. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 50 N Park Sq., Marietta. 770-794-5601. Free to admire.
Fun with Ghosts
Scary-etta Ghost Tour. Marietta Trolley Co. Hop aboard the trolley for a 90-minute, fully-narrated ride to learn about the history of resident ghosts. Includes a brief period of walking. Advance reservations required. 131 Church St., Marietta. 770-425-1006. $27; ages 6-12, $14.
Ghosts of Marietta. Downtown Marietta. A 90-minute lantern led walk through historic Marietta. Every Fri., Sat. and Sun. 7 p.m. 131 Church St., Marietta. 770-425-5755. Adults, $17; ages 12 and younger, $12.
Decatur Ghost Tours. Decatur Square. Come meet some of Decatur’s ghosts on this historical, paranormal walking tour of downtown Decatur. Reservations required. Every Fri. and Sat. 7:30 p.m. See website for more Oct. dates. 101 East Court Sq., Decatur. 404- 296-7771. Adults, $15; 10 and younger, $12.
Lawrenceville Ghost Tours. Courthouse Square. Listen to vivid stories of the strange and supernatural as guides lead groups on a 90-minute adventure around the square. Sun.-Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat.7 and 9 p.m. 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222. Adults, $12; 11 and younger, $9.
Roswell Ghost Tours. Roswell Square. Take a walking ghost tour led by paranormal investigators. See website for schedule. 617 Atlanta St., Roswell. 770-649-9922. Adults, $15; ages 12 and younger, $10.
Haunted Hayride. George Pierce Park Community Rec. Center. Hayride and storytelling on Friday the 13. Oct. 13. 6:30 p.m. Scarier storytimes, 7:15 and 8 p.m. Register by Oct. 9. 55 Buford Hwy., Suwanee. 678-277-0910. $8.
Haunted Halloween Hayrides. Red Top Mountain State Park. Take a “spooktacular” hayride through the forests of Ravenwood and listen closely as storytellers bring ghosts and goblins to life. Oct. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28. 7-9 p.m. Reservations required. 50 Lodge Rd., Acworth. 770-975-0055. $12 per person; ages 2 and younger, free; parking, $5.
Haunted Hayride at the Farm. McDaniel Farm. Hear the story of Archie McDaniel and his family with a haunted twist. Oct. 14. 7 p.m. 3020 McDaniel Rd., Duluth. 678-277-0906. $8; $20 for family of four.
Fox Theatre Ghost Tours. Fox Theatre. Guests will walk the haunted halls of the Fox to learn about ghastly sightings or unexplained bumps in the night. Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m. 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 855-285-8499. $30.
Haunted Fun for Older Kids
Nightmare’s Gate Haunted House. Douglasville. Chilling actors and special effects inside a haunted hospital. Not recommended for small children and pregnant women. Through Oct. 30. See nightmaresgate.com for schedule. 4179 Vansant Rd., Douglasville. 404-941-4283. $25.
13 Stories Haunted House. Newnan. Take a tour through the different areas of this haunted house from 13 Stories to Clown Town and Ward B. Not recommended for small children and pregnant women. Through Nov. 12. See 13storieshauntedhouse.com for hours. 320 Temple Ave., Newnan. 770-251-9911. $18-25; add-ons available.
Monster Mashes & Bashes
Mummy and Son Ball. George Pierce Park Community Rec. Center. Dance with mom, enjoy refreshments and wear your costume. Ages 4 and older. Oct. 20. 7 p.m. 55 Buford Hwy., Suwanee. 678-277-0910. Pre-register by Oct. 16. $11 per person.
Mother-Son Halloween Dance Party. Gainesville Civic Center Ballroom. Dance all night in your Halloween costume, enjoy a catered dinner and raffle prizes. Oct. 24. 6-8:30 p.m. Pre-register by Oct. 20. 830 Green St, Gainesville. 770-535-6865. $60 per couple; $21 each additional child.
‘Dad’cula-Daughter Halloween Dance. Rhodes Jordan Park Community Recreation Center. Fathers, uncles, grandfathers, or anyone with a special girl are invited to dress in costume and bo6ogie to your favorite spooky tunes. Photo booth and light refreshments provided. Oct. 27. 7-9 p.m.100 E. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 678-277-0890. $8 per person.
Spooktacular Skate Party. Pinckneyville Park Community Rec. Center. Do the monster mash with the DJ, make a craft, play games, participate in the costume contest and bring your skates. Oct. 28. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Berkeley Lake. 678-277-0920. $5.
Mother/Son Halloween Dance. Bill Johnson Community Activity Building. Moms and sons dress in costumes and dance the night away. Games, prizes and snacks included. Oct. 28. 7-9 p.m. 10495 Woodstock Rd., Roswell. Pre-register. 770-641-3953. $12 for Roswell residents; $18 for non-residents.
Halloween Theater, Movies and Music
The Sleepy Hollow Experience. Serenbe Playhouse. Meet the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow and enjoy this classic tale through theatrics. Rated PG for spooks.Through Nov. 5. Wed.-Sun. 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 10:30 p.m. 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Rd., Chattahoochee Hills. 770-463-1110. $25-30.
Spooky Film Festival series. Atlantic Station. A series of spooky films in Central Park. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27. 7-10 p.m. 1380 Atlantic Dr., Atlanta. 404-733-1221. Free.
Fall-O-Ween Fest & Outdoor Movie. Swift-Cantrell Park. Come dressed in your best Halloween digs and see a family-friendly movie. Trick-or-treating, carnival games and a monster mash dance party. “Beauty and the Beast” Oct. 14. 5-9 p.m. Movie begins at dusk. 3140 Old 41 Hwy., Kennesaw. 770-424-8274. Free.
Goosebumps. Aurora Theatre. Strange things are disrupting rehearsals of a middle school musical, which is rumored to be cursed. The school is buzzing as students wonder if these interruptions are The Phantom. Oct. 19-22. Thurs.-Sat. 7 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 2:30 p.m. Sun. 4:30 p.m. 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222. $10-15.
Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches
Washington Farms. Bogart. Petting zoo, jumping pillows, cow train, pumpkin patch, corn maze and sunflower fields. Flashlight nights (until 11 p.m. Fri and Sat.) allow you to go through the corn maze after dark. Through Oct. 29. Fri. 4 p.m.-dark. Sat. 10 a.m.-dark. Sun. 1-6 p.m. 5691 Hog Mountain Rd., Bogart/ Watkinsville. 770-554-8119. Ages 5 and older, $14; ages 2-4, $10; ages 1 and younger, free. Flashlight nights extra.
Still Family Farm. Powder Springs. The Corn on the Cobb fall event features a corn maze, pumpkin patch and hayrides. Don’t miss the Kiddie Climb–a pile of hay bales with a giant slide. Through Oct. 29. Fri. 3 p.m.-dusk. Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-dusk. 5630 Macland Rd., Powder Springs. 678-283-6951.Cost: $15; ages 4 and younger, free.
Lane Southern Orchards. Fort Valley. Corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin patch, pumpkin checkers and corn cannon. Through Oct. 29. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 50 Lane Rd., Fort Valley.Corn maze: ages 4-12, $8; ages 12 and older, $11; hayride: ages 4-12, $3; ages 12 and older, $5; Combo ticket: ages 4-12, $10; ages 12 and older, $14. Ages 3 and younger, free.
Yahoo Farm. Jasper. Corn maze, corn cannon, fossil digging, hayride and pumpkins. Through Oct. 31. Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 4729 Waleska Hwy. 108, Jasper. 770-735-3638. Activities range from $3-$6.
Burt’s Farm. Dawsonville. Thousands of pumpkins to choose from and take a hayride pulled by a tractor. Pumpkin patch: Daily through Nov. 10. Oct. 1-31, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 1-10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Hayride: Oct. 1-31, daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 1-10, Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 5 Burts Pumpkin Farm Rd., Dawsonville. Admission, free; pumpkins for purchase; Hayrides: $6; ages 2 and younger, free.
Big Springs Farms. Woodstock. Pumpkin patch, hayride and bounce house. Corn maze and farm animals. Oct. 1-31. Fri. noon-6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 2100 Sugar Pike Rd., Woodstock. 678-899-3900. Free admission and parking. Bounce house, $3; hayride, $4; corn maze, $4.
Pettit Creek Farms. Cartersville. Hayride, a corn maze, petting zoo and inflatables. Pick a pumpkin. Oct. 1-31. Closed Mon. Tues.- Fri. 2-6 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 337 Cassville Rd., Cartersville. 770-386-8688. Adults, $15; ages 1 and older, $12.
Randy’s Pumpkin Patch. Lawrenceville. Trackless train, bunny petting zoo, rock climbing wall (new this year), haunted house, corn maze, pony rides, bounce houses and a variety of pumpkins. Through Oct. 31. Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 1460 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville. 404-216-4512. Tickets: $1 per ticket or $20 for 20 tickets.
Sleepy Hollow Farm. Powder Springs. Tractor rides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, farm playground and animals. Through Oct. 31. Mon.-Fri. 2-6 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 628 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Powder Springs.770-942-6770. Hayride, corn maze, farm animals and children’s area: $12; ages 2 and younger, free.
Carlton Farms. Rockmart. Pumpkin patch, hay jump, corn cannon, corn maze and farm animals.Through Nov. 4. Fri. 6-9 p.m. Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. noon-7 p.m.1276 Cartersville Hwy., Rockmart. 770-684-3789. Corn maze, $7; hayride, animal barn and play area, $7; combo ticket, $12.
Warbington Farms. Cumming. Corn maze, hayride, petting zoo and fun park with other fall activities. Oct. 6-Nov. 4, Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 5555 Crow Rd., Cumming. 770-889-1515. Ages 3 and older, $12.
Jaemor Farms. Alto. Experience a quest through 6 acres of corn maze. Pumpkin train, hayride, apple cannon, duck races and farm slide. Pick-your-own pumpkins available in October. Through Nov. 5. See website for hours. 5340 Cornelia Hwy., Alto. 770-869-3999. Ages 13 and older, $10; Ages 3-12, $9; All Access Pass includes maze, hayride plus other attractions, $14. Ages 2 and younger, free.
Corn Dawgs Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Loganville. Seven-acre corn maze and kids’ corn maze, pumpkin patch and jumping pillows. Through Nov. 5. Fri. 5-10 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 955 Leone Ave., Loganville. 770-786-9000. Ages 3 and older, $12; ages 2 and younger, free.
Southern Belle Farm. McDonough. Pig races, kiddie corral, corn cannon, jumping pillow, corn maze and pumpkin patch. Through Nov. 5. Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. 1-6 p.m. Fri. (Oct. 1-31 only) 4-9 p.m. 1658 Turner Church Rd., McDonough. 770-288-2582. Ages 3 and older, $14.
Uncle Bob’s Pumpkin Patch. Newnan. Pumpkin patch, hayride, corn maze and millet maze, petting zoo, beehive and more. Through Nov. 5. Fri. and Sun. 1-6 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 3781 E. Happy Valley Circle, Newnan. 770-253-8100. Ages 3 and older, $17; ages 2 and younger, free.
Colonel Cob’s Corn Maze. Mitcham Farm. Inside the 7-acre corn maze, you will find twisting pathways, questions and answers and picture rubbings. There is also a smaller corn maze for younger kids. Pumpkins, hayride and cow train. Through Nov. 5. Fri. 4-10 p.m. Sat. noon-10 p.m. Sun. 1-5 p.m. 797 W Macedonia Church Rd, Oxford. 770-855-1530. Corn maze and fall attractions, $10; Corn maze, fall attractions and hayride, $12; Corn maze, hayride and bonfire with marshmallows, $14; ages 3 and younger free.
Buford Corn Maze. Buford. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayride, popcorn jumping pillow, haunted forest, corn box and farm animals. Through Nov. 12. See website for hours. 4470 Bennett Rd., Buford. Corn maze, $15; haunted forest, $15; combo ticket, $25; ages 3 and younger, free. All tickets include kid’s area and hayride.
Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze. Dawsonville. A 12-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, goat walk attraction and hayride. Through Nov. 19. See website for hours. 4520 Hwy. 53 E, Dawsonville. 770-772-6223. Activities range from $5-$14; Ages 4 and younger, free.
Pumpkin Patch Only
Yule Forest Pumpkin Patch. Stockbridge. Hay maze (new this year!), hayrides, petting zoo, science center, dinosaur exhibit and pick-your-own pumpkin patch and sunflowers. Farm tours also available. Through Oct. 31. Mon.-Fri. 4-7 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 3565 Hwy. 155 N., Stockbridge. $10; ages 2 and younger, free. Costume days on Wed: Ages 12 and younger get in free while wearing a costume.
Berry Patch Farms. Woodstock. Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch; enjoy apple cider, fried pie, boiled peanuts, face painting and the petting zoo. Through Oct. 31: Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 3:30-7 p.m. 786 Arnold Mill Rd., Woodstock. 770-926-0561. Admission and hayride, free; pumpkin and other activities extra; weekend parking, $3.
Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Kids can pick their own pumpkin, meet Charlie, Lucy and Snoopy and enjoy hayrides and trick-or-treating. Kids can wear costumes. Weekends in Oct. Fri. 3:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Noon and 3:30 p.m. Registration required. 226 Everett St., Bryson City, NC. 800-872-4681. Adults, $56-68; ages 2-12, $32-39; ages 1 and younger, free.
Ghost Train Halloween Festival. Tweetsie Railroad. Visit the 3-D maze, the Warp Tunnel and then hop on the Ghost Train. Older kids and adults, visit the Haunted House. Through Oct. 28. Fri. and Sat. 7:30-11:30 p.m. 300 Tweetsie Railroad Ln., Blowing Rock. 877-893-3874. $38; younger than 2, free.
Halloween Eerie Express. Tennessee Valley Railroad. Board a vintage train then find storytelling, blacklight mini golf and a fun house. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes, and prizes will be given for the best costume. Reservations required. Weekends in Oct. Fri 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sat. 3:35 p.m., 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. 4119 Cromwell Rd., Chattanooga. 423-894-8028. $22; ages 1 and younger, free.
Enchanted Maize. Blowing Springs Farm. Enchanted corn maze, critter corral with miniature animals, pedal carts and cow train. Stop by the pumpkin market for a pumpkin. Through Oct. 29. Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 271 Chattanooga Valley Rd., Flintstone. 706-820-2531. Ages 4 and older, $10; ages 3 and younger, free.
Dread Hollow. Lookout Valley. Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern joins Fear Connection for a new ultra-scary experience. Through Oct. 31. See website for schedule. 321 Browns Ferry Rd., Chattanooga. 423-800-0566. $20.
Nevermore Hills Haunted Trail. Museum of Aviation. Stop by the free aviation museum and see planes of all types then visit the haunted trail and attic next door–if you dare! Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 and 30-31. 7-11 p.m. Sat. 7-8 p.m. is a more toned down family version. 1942 Heritage Blvd., Robins Air Force Base. 478-926-2791. $21 combo ticket; $15 trail only; $8 attic only.
AquaScarium. Tennessee Aquarium. Come in costume with your treat bag and see the tricks of the costumed divers, mermaids and pirates. Dance with more costumed characters at the Monster Mash Dance Party. Oct. 27. 4-8:30 p.m. 1 Broad St., Chattanooga, Tenn. 800-262-0695. Adults, $40; ages 3-12, $30; 2 and younger, free.
The Running Dead 5K/ Kids’ Fun Run. Yahoola Creek Park. Runners will be provided with a belt and two flags, and zombies will be attempting to steal them. Kids will get candy and a T-shirt for completing the fun run. Oct. 28. 7 a.m. 464 Mechanicsville Rd., Dahlonega. zombierundahlonega.com. $20-30.
Not-So-Spooky Halloween. The Rock Ranch. Trick-or-treating, costume contests, music and games. Frisbee dog shows, magic show and Pete the Cat in costume. Oct. 28. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Also check out the other Fall Family Fun weekends in Oct. 5020 Barnesville Hwy., The Rock. 706-647-6374. $16.53; ages 2 and younger, free.
Fall Festival. Vogel State Park. Celebrate fall with a cakewalk, hayrides, storytelling and trunk-or-treating. Oct. 28. noon. 405 Vogel State Park Rd., Blairsville. 706-745-2628. Admission, free; cake walk and hayride, extra; parking, $5.
NOCtoberfest. Nantahala Outdoor Center. Celebrate fall in the Smoky Mountains with pumpkin decorating, a pumpkin scavenger hunt, costume contests and live music. Oct. 28. Noon-5 p.m. 13077 W Hwy. 19, Bryson City, N.C. 828-785-4854. Free.
Pumpkin Express. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. The 1-hour trip takes families to Farmer Brown’s field where children and adults can pick out a pumpkin and meet Farmer Brown. Reservations required. Oct. 29. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 241 Depot St., Blue Ridge. 877-413-8724. $44; ages 2-12, $29; ages 1 and younger, free.