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2012 Fall Activities in Atlanta

Events, activities and festivals in Atlanta this fall

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Fall's cooler weather brings lots of fun activities to the Atlanta area. From apple picking to corn mazes, haunted houses to Oktoberfest, there is no shortage of fun things to do around Atlanta and North Georgia in September, October and November. Check out our list of fun fall events and attractions, including activities for both kids and adults, so you can have some fall fun with your family and friends in Atlanta.

Oktoberfest in Atlanta

Have a little taste of Germany without leaving metro Atlanta at some of our annual Oktoberfest events. Those looking for a true German experience can also make the short drive up to Helen, GA, a little Bavarian village nestled in our own North Georgia Mountains. Most Oktoberfest events center around beer drinking, so they aren't very family friendly.

Haunted Houses in Atlanta

Atlanta boasts some of the scariest haunted houses in the country - these are not for the faint of heart! Ever year, thousands flock to huge houses of ghosts and gore for a thrilling evening of frightful fun. Classics like Netherworld never disappoint and some newer haunted experiences like Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse put an interesting twist on they typical Halloween hi-jinks.

Halloween in Atlanta

Halloween is a fall highlight for many people in Atlanta, and there’s no shortage of Halloween events and parties where both families and adults can show off their best costumes! From big time bashes with costume contests to more laid back cultural activities, Atlanta offers a wide range of Halloween events.

Apple Picking in Georgia

Apple season in Atlanta is a popular time because there are several areas in North Georigia where you can go pick your own apples. This is not only a great way to get outside, but it’s a family-friendly activity that all ages enjoy and it can lead to even more fun when you head home to bake up some apple pies! One of the highlights of apple season is the annual Apple Festival in Ellijay, where you’ll find an artists market and lots of family activities.

Atlanta Area Corn Mazes

A fun fall tradition is trying to find your way through a corn maze. There are a number of farms and locations just north of Atlanta that have corn mazes along with a bunch of other traditional activities like tractor rides, hot apple cider and more. One of the closest and most popular is Cagles Family Farm in Cherokee County. Another great one is at Rock City, where you can make a day of it by checking out the other attractions at Lookout Mountain.

North Georgia State Fair

This annual event will return to Marietta's Jim Miller Park from September 20 - 30, 2012 brings all the fair favorites with over 40 rides, games for all ages and other fun attractions. Shows include a horse show, an alligator show, bike stunts and local performers. There is also a petting zoo, different concerts every day and a North Georgia State Fair Beauty Pageant. Discount tickets are available through September 21 at local Walgreens locations.
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