Fall is absolutely beautiful in the Atlanta area with the change in leaves and the cooler weather allows us to be outside more and explore without the high, sometimes sweltering heat. Local cities offer annual festivals which may include tractor rides, crafts, entertainment, apple or pumpkin picking and multiple ways to make fun family memories. In this article, we explore ways to be adventurous and participate in fun fall activities!
Our family’s annual fall tradition includes spending time in the North Georgia Mountains where the autumn foliage is spectacular amidst the mountain views. Fall in the North Georgia Mountains brings ample memory making opportunities such as apple picking, pumpkin picking and visiting a corn maze.
Scenic Apple Orchard Alley along Hwy 52 in Elijay is home to a dozen or so apple orchards. Several of these family farms offer U-picks, market with fresh fruit, vegetables and pumpkins. Several of the farms also offer other family activities such hayrides, putt putt, tractor rides, milking cows, entertainment, petting zoos, pig races and more. Make a day of your trip and visit an Apple Farm, Corn Maze, pick Pumpkins and/or hike Amicalola Falls. It might be a long day so start early! Save the date for October 8-9th and October 15-16 which will be the 45th year of Georgia Apple Festival. Over 300 vendors will be present selling handmade, hand-crafted items, on-site demonstrations of how selected types of crafts are made, a parade and antique car show.
Alpharetta has its annual Scarecrow Harvest in October which consists of over 100 scarecrows along the streets of downtown Alpharetta, inspiring fall spirit! Gear up for the holidays at Craft shows throughout Atlanta and decorate for Halloween! We hope you are able to fill your fall weekends with good ‘ole fashioned family fun!
AMO is a proud writer for North Fulton Family Life Publications. Please look for this article in the October issue!