Five fun, fall-related activities to do in Atlanta
Summer has come and gone, and fall has finally arrived. We’re thrilled about everything that accompanies this season—from cooler weather and bonfires to Halloween and more. Even though this fall may look a little different, there is still plenty of fun, socially distanced activities for you to enjoy. Ready to celebrate spooky season? We’ve got you covered. Keep reading below for five ways you can commemorate fall in Atlanta.
Visit a pumpkin patch
What’s fall without a trip to the pumpkin patch? Grab your kids, partner, or your favorite friends and venture up to Dawsonville to visit Burt’s Farm. You’ll be greeted by a sea of hundreds of pumpkins, with some weighing as much as 150 pounds. You’re guaranteed to find the perfect pumpkin to bring home and carve. In addition to their pumpkin patch, Burt’s Farm also offers a hayride for the whole family to enjoy. Burt’s Farm is open daily from 9am-6pm, and their hayride is open from 9am-5pm. Admission and parking are free, and hayride tickets are $6.
Go apple picking
Apple picking is another quintessential fall activity, and B.J. Reece Orchards in Ellijay offers more than 100 acres of farmland, so you can partake in fall traditions while remaining socially distanced. So, grab a basket get picking! When you’re finished for the day, haul them home and bake some old-fashioned apple pie or even homemade apple cider! B.J. Reece Orchards’ apple picking season runs daily through October 31st, or until they’re picked out. The orchard is open daily from 9am-5pm.
Celebrate fall at Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival
Soak in everything fall has to offer by attending Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival. Enjoy a family-friendly day at the park with attractions ranging from an obstacle course, a 4D movie, plus a train ride around the park. The festival even features a pie-eating contest! And, after the sun sets, the park is transformed into its “Glow by Night” experience with flickering lights, massive jack-o-lanterns, rolling fog, a nighttime parade, and more. The Pumpkin Festival takes place every weekend through November 1st from 2pm-9pm.
Explore a corn maze
It’s not fall until you visit a corn maze, and Copper Creek Farm in Calhoun has just that, and so much more! The farm offers a massive corn maze for the whole family to enjoy, plus pig races, steer roping, a petting zoo, wagon hayrides, and dozens of other activities to commemorate the fall season. And, if you’re feeling brave enough, try your luck at the haunted corn maze—you’re sure to have a hauntingly good time. General admission is $16.83, and the haunted farm experience is an additional $5. Opening dates vary, so visit their website to view their calendar.
Get spooked at Six Flags Over Georgia’s HALLOWFEST
There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than by going to Six Flags’ HALLOWFEST. Experience family-friendly activities by day, including magic shows, games, Halloween-themed games, and stories. But, by night, the park is transformed into a spooktacular nightmare that’s guaranteed to give you a fright. Hair-raising characters are unleashed and creep and crawl around the park, leaving you wondering what’s lurking in the shadows behind you. Reservations are required to visit the park. Ticket options vary, so visit their website to view availability and deals.