It’s fall ya’ll! Here in Alpharetta and surrounding cities, we love to watch the leaves turn to orange and yellow hues, visit pumpkin patches and corn mazes, Upick Apples on Apple Orchard Alley, attend fall festivals, participate in Halloween activities and more! I have compiled a list so you have local things to do all in one place to make it easier for us busy Moms and Dads!
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Alpharetta Fall Events
Reels & Wheels Drive In Movie Night
Saturday, November 9th
Gates Open at 6:30pm / Movie Starts at 7:15pm
Union Hill Park
Family movie night under the stars! Pack up the car and head on over to an old-school Drive In to enjoy Toy Story 4!
Cost: $20 per car
Tickets here: http://bit.ly/reelsandwheels
Hillcrest Orchards (Hwy 52) Hillcrest Orchards features entertainment for the whole family: pig races and swimming pig races, pony rides, petting farm, milk Buttercup the cow, music, apple picking, tractor rides, Moonshine Museum, Giant Jumping Pillow
U-pick apples on weekends or visit their store to purchase a bag of apples/other goodies. Pick your fun at the annual “Apple Pickin’ Jubilee” where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch our swimming pig races, and watch live bands and cloggers on the Hillcrest Stage.
Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge: Mercier Orchard’s is a popular destination in Blue Ridge. Family owned and operated, open year-round, they offer multiple U-Picks throughout the year, Tractor rides, cafe for breakfast/lunch and store to purchase fruit and house accessories. Mercier Orchards is @ 1/2 hour from Apple Orchard Alley near downtown Blue Ridge.
B.J. Reece Apple House (Hwy 52) Check their calendar for U-pick dates. Farm fun open September and October weekends and include apple cannon, petting farm, cow milking, and more. Market, farm fun, bakery and orchards. A family owned and operated farm in Ellijay, GA. Their website has the dates when different varieties of apples will be available. 9131 Hwy 52
R&A Orchards (5505 Hwy 52 East) Open year round with a neat country store. Click on the link for their U-pick dates. Ellijay, GA
Mack Aaron Apple House (Hwy 52) This apple house does not have a website but as you travel along Hwy 52 its one worth stopping at. Not a U-pick apple house but they sell multiple varieties of apples. They are known for their fried pies ( the bbq restaurant at the corner near 515 intersection also sells them – yummy and fresh!)
Panorama Orchards – Fresh picked apples and homemade goods available at this Orchard located on 515 just South of Ellijay. Panorama is known for their apple pies! (Panorama is not on Apple Orchard Alley but its close.)
Corn mazes are a fall tradition for many families in the Atlanta area. Corn mazes usually have a unique design to explore and follow (or get lost in) the many trails! Some even have haunted mazes for the teens! Here is the list we have compiled for some not too far away mazes to visit this fall:
4470 Bennett Road, Buford, GA 30519
Check schedule as they are open Fridays and weekends through November 10. This year marks their 11 year Anniversary!
$15 Corn Maze $15 Haunted Forest $25 Combo Ticket
*All tickets include access to Kid’s CORNer play area and activities, unlimited hayrides & more! Kids age 3 and under are free. No pets allowed. Service dogs permitted. Facebook HERE.
Copper Creek Farm Calhoun
Visit Copper Creek Farm for corn mazes (haunted and regular), hayride, bonfire and marshmallows. Friday and Saturday nights in October – fireworks! Halloween Haunts is a spooky, haunted experience through the Copper Creek Farm corn maze after dark. You will only be guided by the moon!
1514 Reeves Station Rd SW Calhoun, GA 30701
SOUTHERN BELLE FARM MCDONOUGH
330-acre working farm. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, cow train, giant tube slide, wheel see-saw, photo props, pig races, rubber duck races, campfires, flower picking and more! Farm Admission includes: Cornfield maze(s), Hayride, Cow Train ride, Corn Cannon – 3 shots, Jumping Pillow, Racing Pedal Carts, Giant Tunnel Slide, Kiddie Korral, Corn Box, Rubber Duck Races, meeting our Barnyard Animals, Seesaws and Pig Races. Weekends through early November.
UNCLE SHUCKS DAWSONVILLE
Visit Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch and start a new family tradition: Explore the Corn Maze (4 miles of trails) where you will twist and turn and may come to a dead end – there are many places to exit if need be. Find Your Perfect Pumpkins, Shoot the Corn Cannon, Fall Decorations, Towering goat walk, Hayrides, Bonfire with s’mores and more. Take a map and get lost in their annual corn maze not far from 400 and the North GA Premium Outlets. Haunted Maze at dusk. Click HERE for Hours.
Washington Farms Bogart/Watkinsville
Grab your family and friends! Leave the house, television, and video games behind, and come GET LOST in their 8.5 acre corn maze! While you’re making your way through the maze, you can try to solve clues that help you find your way out! Come at night as well! To start the maze, you can slide down a 30-foot slide or simply walk in! Entrance to corn maze closes at 10:15 pm. 706.769.0627
Some of the below farms may be listed in our Corn Maze article as well! For more information on surrounding area pumpkin patches please check these links: Link 1 for Atlanta area, Link 2 for North Georgia. Halloween here we come!!
Pumpkin Patch opens early October. The pumpkin patch raises funds for children’s ministries. AMO loves the variety of pumpkins this patch has to offer and the location is right in downtown Alpharetta! Weeknights 5-8 pm, Saturdays 10 a.m. – 6 pm and Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 pm Facebook
BERRY PATCH FARMS OPEN OCTOBER 6 – 28
Bring the family for a fun day at the farm with a Tractor ride out to their pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin. We have been here plenty ‘a times and it is a wonderful experience. Weekends are crowded the closer to Halloween! Pick out your pumpkins and take the hayride back to get some apple cider, a homemade fried pie and some boiled peanuts and popcorn. The kids will enjoy the playground and baby farm animals.The farm sells gourds, mini pumpkins and Indian corn which are great decorating ideas for the Fall season. Berry Patch Farms has many different jams, jellies and dressings that make great Christmas gifts too.
Weekdays: October 15-30; 3:30- 7pm. Weekday mornings: Oct 1-26 9:30-3:30 pm. Groups with reservations only. Credit cards, CASH or CHECK!! Parking $3 on weekends. 770-926-0561.
The famous farm near Amicalola Falls in the North Georgia Mtns. that draws crowds every year. Hayrides and some of the biggest pumpkins you have ever seen (1lb – 150 lbs!). Take a hay ride and shop at their country store to buy your Indian corn, corn stalks, bays of hay, gourds and visit their store for fresh baked items. Free admission and parking. Fee for the hayride.
WEBB BRIDGE RD.
Pumpkin patch next to post office.
1340 WOODSTOCK RD, ROSWELL
Pumpkins usually arrive late September!! Accept cash or credit cards.
NEAR 400 OUTLETS GAINESVILLE
You can come relax outside in the fresh air, take a scenic hayride around the farm, bring a picnic lunch and relax at their picnic tables. In the barn you will likely find of pumpkins of all sizes, shapes, and colors.
Small concession stand for drinks and snacks. There is also a kids area with barn animals children can feed. Hayrides offered throughout the week and again on the weekends for a fun hayride around our scenic farm. There is no charge for admission. $3 per person (2 and under is FREE!).
The Rock Ranch is a 1,500 acre working farm. Visit the farm for Fall Family Fun Days and Sunday Fun Days – each weekend in October and the first Saturday in November. Themed fun includes hot air balloons, smashing pumpkins, superheroes, and monster truck shows! Tractor rides, paddle boats, cow train, miniature train, cow-a-bunga zip lines, tiny town, pedal carts and more!
Pumpkin patch is typically open from the end of September through the end of October. On weekends they offer family fun; hayrides, a petting zoo and other child friendly educational events.
5639 Birmingham Highway Alpharetta 30004 (770) 777-5875
Fall at Southern Belle Farm is full of fun. Farm Admission includes: Cornfield maze(s), Hayride, Cow Train ride, Corn Cannon – 3 shots, Jumping Pillow, Racing Pedal Carts, Giant Tunnel Slide, Kiddie korral, Corn Box, Rubber Duck Races, meeting our Barnyard Animals, Seesaws and Pig Races.
Fridays (in Oct) 4-9pm
Saturdays 9/22 – 11/4 10am-9pm
Sundays 1-6pm 9/22 – 11/4 1pm-6pm
UNCLE SHUCKS DAWSONVILLE
Visit Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch and start a new family tradition: Explore the Corn Maze, Find Your Perfect Pumpkins, Shoot the Corn Cannon, Great Food and Fun, Fall Decorations. Hayrides. Bonfire for s’mores. Pick up a map and get lost in their annual corn maze not far from 400 and the North GA Premium Outlets.
Haunted Maze begins at dusk. Click HERE for Hours and Rates. No admission to visit the grounds, pay only for activities you select and items for purchase. Get lost in the corn maze – one for the little doodles too. Head to Hillcrest Apple Orchards after Uncle Shucks!
WARBINGTON FARM CUMMING
Visit their Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides and fun fall activities! Slime day 9/28, Pumpkin Palooza 10/6, Farmer for the Day 10/20.
Fall Festivals/Craft Fairs/Holiday Markets
We have compiled a list which includes many of the local festivals around and about Alpharetta. Please also check Awesome Alpharetta’s websiteas well as the FunTober website for additional festival information locally. Upcoming festivals: Dates to be updated.
Six Flags Over Georgia Fright Fest featuresThrills By Day and Fright By Night, including 16 wickedly haunted attractions, 12 pulse-pounding roller coasters, more than 200 zombies, back by popular demand…the 30-Hour Coffin Challenge.
This year, Fright Fest is turning up the terror with four new attractions, and the return of guest favorite scares, including:
- Piggy’s Blood Shed, an all-new haunted maze, where bloody butchers are seething mad and out for revenge;
- Dismantled, a new scare zone, illustrating the end of the world as we know it, ransacked by “The Wanderers” who roam the land preying on the fearful;
- Seeds of Samhain, an all-new scare zone, hosting souls of the dead, beckoned and transformed into a festering pumping patch; and
- The return of Alien Abduction, a 6,000 square foot haunted maze, where evil aliens are living, working, breeding and carrying out the most horrific experiments imaginable on human victims.
During Fright Fest, the park will host the second annual 30-Hour Coffin Challenge. A test of extreme endurance, six coffin dwellers will battle for their chance to win $600 in cash and prizes. The contestants must spend 30 hours in a wooden casket and compete in unnerving elimination challenges. Registration for the 30-Hour Coffin Challenge is now open. For more details and to sign up, visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia.
For the little monsters in the family, a Trick or Treat trail and Halloween themed shows, rides and attractions highlight Thrills By Day in Bugs Bunny Spookytown.
Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia will operate select days through November 2. Some attractions require an additional Haunted Maze Attractions pass.
Local libraries are some of the best places to take your children for FREE events throughout the fall as well as to check out reading books! We have compiled a list of activities by library, then date. Check to see if there is an RSVP or first come first serve on certain popular events. Click HERE for the Free library events article!
Metro-Atlanta community invited for cornhole, Sports & Social League Night, Rumba Saturdays and more!
Autumn days are here again, and The Battery Atlanta has a lineup of fall-tastic October events, both indoors and outdoors. Whether it’s time to turn over a new leaf and focus on fitness with the Mizuno Fun Run or enjoy the ultimate sweater weather outing at the Xfinity Movie Series, Atlanta’s favorite dine, play, shop and stay destination is spicing things up with seasonal festivities!
Wellness Series: Yoga
Every Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Start the week off stress-free at an outdoor yoga class presented by Kaiser Permanente. As part of the Wellness Series at The Battery Atlanta, this free event is open to all ages to relax and unwind on the Plaza Green. Participants are required to bring a mat and encouraged to bring water.
Every Tuesday from 6:45 – 9 p.m.
A tailgate favorite is now a league of its own! Spectators are encouraged to watch the action and cheer on league participants as they play games leading up to the season’s final tournament. League winners will receive a championship trophy and other prizes.
Xfinity Movie Series
Every Friday, October 18 – November 23 at 7 p.m.
Attendees can enjoy a movie under the stars at the popular Xfinity Movie Series. Guests of all ages can sit back and relax on the lawn for cinematic fun as the series kicks off with a showing of The Goonies. For more information on featured movies, please visit batteryatl.com/events.
Back to Nature Holiday Market December 7 10 a.m. – 5pm
Shop Local this Holiday Season at Chattahoochee Nature Center!
Explore over 40 vendors who have unique hand-made and/or eco-friendly gifts for the holiday season. Art, Jewelry, Candles, Children’s Gifts, Bath Products, Food, Nature Gifts, and more! The Holiday Market Cafe will be returning this year! Chef Cary’s Cuisine will be providing food and beverages in the Plaza Conference Room. Look for signs pointing you to the cafe and enjoy a shopping break.
- Admission is FREE – our Gift to the Community!
- There is not an ATM on site. Many vendors can take only cash or check.
- Pets are NOT allowed on the CNC grounds.
- PLEASE CARPOOL! Space is limited in the lot, so please help carpool.
Updated for Fall 2019.