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(Fall) Festivals this weekend

Visit Stone Mountain for the 8th annual Pumpkin Festival
Visit Stone Mountain for the 8th annual Pumpkin Festival
Nicholas Wolaver, Edelman Southeast

With the cool weather here, there are plenty of activities to keep you outside in it. There are quite a few festivals this weekend, so here you'll find a few mentioned, and then links will be provided below for others. Happy festival-ing!

  • Stone Mountain Park's Pumpkin Festival, Crossroads at the base of Stone Mountain. Friday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM on Saturday. Check out the 8th Annual Pumpkin Festival with the purchase of an Adventure Pass and the $10.00 parking fee. Activities include the Family Scavenger Hunt, Dress Your Own Scarecrow, walking in the Great Pumpkin Parade, pie eating contests, storytelling at the Campfire Corner, and more. Be sure to see what other activities the park has open to get the best value out of your tickets. Purchase them at your local Kroger or at the Park. Tickets are $27.00 per adult and $21.00 for children ages 3 - 11. More information is available at www.StoneMountainPark.com.
  • The Southern Museum's Hauted Museum: The Curse of Kennesaw Mountain, 2829 Cherokee Street. Friday and Saturday, 5:00 - 9:00 PM. If you're interested in haunted houses, check out the Haunted Southern Museum tour in Kennesaw. Pay $7.50 for an adult ticket and $5.50 for a child's ticket. (The festival is advertised for children 10 - 12 years old, as it's not recommended for children under 9 years.) Children, including those under 9, and adults can also visit the Southern Museum for family-friendly activities, including "the pumpkin trail, pony rides, petting zoo, costume contest, face painting and more" according to the Museum website: www.SouthernMuseum.org/se_HauntedMuseum.htm.
  • Taste of Atlanta, Tech Square, Midtown. Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. If you haven't purchased a ticket already, find a $5.00 discount Taste of Atlanta coupon code, and get ready to eat. The annual event will include 70 taste-vendors, celebrity chefs on the Main Cooking Stage, the Farm to Festival Village with farmer's market, entertainment, and more. Tickets are $25.00 if purchased prior to Friday at midnight and $35.00 at the door. For more information, visit the festival website at www.TasteofAtlanta.com.
  • Candler Park's Fall Festival, near 1365 Hooper Avenue in Atlanta. Saturday, 12:00 - 9:00 PM, and Sunday, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Visit Candler Park for its annual Fall Festival, featuring 16 bands, artists' booths, children's activities, a 5K run, Tour of Homes, and food vendors. Hosted by its Neighborhood Association, the Candler Park Fall Festival is a Free, family-friendly event. Check out the list of vendors and more at the website: www.CandlerPark.org/FallFest.

For more festival information, see "Best of the Big A" at blogs.ajc.com/best-of-big-a/ and Atlanta on the Cheap at www.AtlantaontheCheap.com.

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