Everything to do this Fall in Georgia

Here’s my Ultimate Guide of Everything to do this Fall in Georgia: from apple picking, pumpkin patches, haunted woods, to festivals, and a few things in-between!
my Ultimate Guide of Everything to do this Fall in Georgia: from apple picking, pumpkin patches, haunted woods, to festivals

Today I’m sharing my favorite fall things to do in Georgia this year- consider this your go-to guide of everything to do this fall in & near Atlanta! Unfortunately many events were cancelled this year, but here are the favorites I found that are still happening & their information- I also linked all the websites for everything. Things are always changing with COVID so I encourage you to confirm everything on the website before you go, check your planned date, be careful, and wear a mask- almost all of these activities require masks.

For me, my favorite things to in the fall in Georgia are apple picking, visiting sunflower fields, going to pumpkin patches, and hayrides. I have a lot of weekend trips planned this year, and plan doing everything I have listed below- especially apple picking! Mmmm…apple cider donuts!

I’ve listed out my guide of everything to do this fall in Georiga by activity- keep in mind that some (like pumpkin patches) will be at their peak in October, while other activities (like apple picking) are already going strong now in September. I’ve also listed the events and festivals in chronological order- the first few are this weekend! Happy fall, y’all!

Apple Picking

B.J. Reece Orchards

Cost: Admission is $5 on the weekends and includes the wagon ride, cow milking, pig races, and giant slide. They also have packages around $20 for all of the games and activities. The yellow weekend package is $15 and includes the petting farm and ½ peck bag of U-pick apples, which is a good deal.

Activities: wagon ride, pig races, apple cannon, cow milking, games, pony rides, giant slide

Hillcrest Orchards

Ryan and I went here last year- I picked it because the petting farm has goats that you can pet and cuddle!

Cost: Weekend Jubilee is $14 per person, U-Pick pricing varies

Activities: wagon ride, pig races, cow milking, shows, games, petting farm, apple tree maze

Hillside Orchard Farms

Cost: $8 a half-peck for U-Pick

Activities: farm, wagon rides, corn maze- check on their Facebook Page for the activities happening on the weekend you plan to visit.

Red Apple Barn

Cost: $9, plus $8 for U-Pick a half-peck (includes cup of apple cider, an apple cider doughnut, one U-Pick apple and 2 flowers)

Activities: tractor ride, games, small covered bridge for pictures

R&A Orchards

Cost: Varies for U-Pick (prices this year are about $9 a half-peck)

Activities: wagon ride and farm tour, they also have homemade fried pies and ice cream

my Ultimate Guide of Everything to do this Fall in Georgia: from apple picking, pumpkin patches, haunted woods, to festivals

Apple Market & Cafe

Mercier Orchards

Mercier Orchards does not have U-Pick apples this year due to COVID-19 , but they do still have their bakery and market open, and curbside pickup is available.

my Ultimate Guide of Everything to do this Fall in Georgia: from apple picking, pumpkin patches, haunted woods, to festivals

Sunflowers

Fausett Farms Sunflowers

This sunflower farm is close to most of the apple orchards and open in late September- I recommend stopping after picking apples on your way home! Read my blog post about visiting here.

Cost: $5 per person, extra if you are a professional photographer

Opens: Sep 19

my Ultimate Guide of Everything to do this Fall in Georgia: from apple picking, pumpkin patches, haunted woods, to festivals

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes

Most corn mazes and pumpkin patches open in late September and run through November first. I personally like to go later in the season when it’s not too hot, but I listed Jaemor Farms first because their corn maze is already open!

Jaemor Farms

Cost: $14 for the corn maze, Pumpkin prices vary

Activities: a large roadside market, corn maze, apple slingshot, hand pump duck races, hayrides, petting zoo, games, farm slide, pumpkin train. Note- check their website before visiting as some activities are only open on certain days!  The corn maze is already open for the season as of today.

Date Night: They are also having their annual date night on Friday, September 25 for $100 per couple- it includes a catered meal, live music, corn maze admission, farm games, the pumpkin patch, and a wagon tour of the farm.

Southern Belle Farm

This is where I picked flowers and blueberries this summer– read my blog post about my visit here!

Cost: $16, plus price of purchase at the pumpkin patch

Activities: corn maze, corn cannons, pug races, hayride, cow train ride, games, tunnel slides, pedal carts, barnyard animals. Corn maze opens September 19.

Buford Corn Maze

Cost: $15

Activities: corn maze, popcorn jumping pillow, slide, hayride, pumpkins, corn box, haunted forest, pony rides (cost $5 extra).

At night: They also have a haunted forest at night that you can do with a $25 combo ticket. 

Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Cost: $15

Activities: corn maze, pumpkins, corn cannon, goat walk, jumping pad, & kiddie maze. If you come after dark, admission to the corn maze or haunted trail includes a bonfire with marshmallows! 

At night: They also have a haunted forest at night that you can do with a $25 combo ticket. 

Washington Farms

Cost: $16 (for weekends), all admission tickets are sold online only.

Hero pricing Days: They are having free admission for US military, Fire, Law Enforcement, EMS personnel, and teachers on the first two weekends- Sep 19&20, and Sep 25-27. Admission is free for the heroes and 50% for immediate family members! 

Activities: Corn maze, pumpkins, sunflowers, cow train, jumping pillows, petting zoo, pig races, games, paintball, hippity hops, wagon rides, campfires, zip lines. They also have freshly popped kettle corn (I love kettle corn!).

Mitcham Farm

Cost: $12 , $14 for the nightly bonfire, first responders and military are free with ID!

Activities: corn maze, hayride, slide, train, games, bonfire at night

Copper Creek Farm 

Cost: $17

Activities: wagon hayride, mechanical bull, gem mining, pony rides, train ride, corn maze, pig races, games, slides, petting barn

At Night: They also have a night adventure that you can upgrade to for $5. They also have fireworks every evening in Oct! Check their dates on the website before you go.

my Ultimate Guide of Everything to do this Fall in Georgia: from apple picking, pumpkin patches, haunted woods, to festivals

Scary Things

Netherworld Haunted House

Price: Tickets are TBD but they do plan to open for fall 2020- check their website for updates.

Buford Trail of Terror

Price: $20 for “CarnEvil”, which is their main attraction.

Note: Ages 13+ only, open weekends 8 – ~11 PM

If you want to do something scary and a corn maze during the day, these options have both:

Buford Haunted Forest

cost: $15 for haunted forest (or corn maze and forest for $25)

Uncle Shucks

cost: $20 for haunted forest (or corn maze and forest for $25)

my Ultimate Guide of Everything to do this Fall in Georgia: from apple picking, pumpkin patches, haunted woods, to festivals

Festivals & Events

Helen Oktoberfest 

Dates: Sep 16-19, Sep 23-26, & Sep 30-31

Ryan and I went last year for a getaway weekend, when we went apple picking and saw sunflowers (although we skipped the actual Oktoberfest event though and just went to dinner instead)! Read my blog post about it here.

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain

Dates: Sep 19-Nov 1

Hallowfest at Six Flags over Georgia

Dates: Sep 18-Nov 1

Hapeville Happy Days Weekend

Dates: Sep 18-19

Admission and parking are free, & the event is picnic-style so bring your own blanket/chairs and food!

Count the Point 2020 Census Chalk Art Festival 

Date: Sep 19 10AM-6PM

Admission is free, there are food trucks and giveaways, and you can see professional chalk artists working in action.

Sunday in the Park at Oakland Cemetery

Dates: Sep 21-27

The majority of the event is virtual- their website lists which events are in-person as part of the day.

Atlanta Beltline Parade in Place

Date: Sep 24

Harvest Festival at Dollywood

Dates: Sep 25- Oct 31

The park is filled with decorations, Southern Gospel and Bluegrass music, and this year they have added colossal pumpkins weighing 1,000 pounds each.

Butterfly Festival at Callaway Gardens

Dates: Sep 26-27

The festival is included in general admission to the gardens and celebrates “all things crawly” with scavenger hunts for the children, craft tents, and of course the beautiful butterfly conservatory. 

Georgia State Fair

Dates: Oct 2-11

Pumpkin Patch at Oakland Cemetery

Date: Oct 3

Fall Festival on Ponce

Dates: Oct 10-11

This event is held at Olmsted Linear Park and attendance is free. They have arts and craft vendors, a children’s area, and local food trucks & vendors.

Capturing the Spirit of Oakland Tours

Dates: Oct 15-Nov 1, VIP night is Mon, Oct 26

Boo at the Zoo

Dates: Oct 17-31

my Ultimate Guide of Everything to do this Fall in Georgia: from apple picking, pumpkin patches, haunted woods, to festivals

Leaf Peeping

Leaf peeping in Georgia generally starts at the end of October and lasts until early-mid November. The state parks website has a leaf watch (they start it in October) that keeps track of the leaves. I recommend planning a weekend getaway to the North Georgia mountains around your visit!

What are your plans this fall? What’s your favorite fall activity? Let me know in the comments!

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my Ultimate Guide of Everything to do this Fall in Georgia: from apple picking, pumpkin patches, haunted woods, to festivals

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