Fall Georgia Festivals
Here is the list of September and October fall festivals in Georgia. A quick glance at the list reveals a really diverse set of parties celebrating fall, the harvest, specific crops, craft beer, and even hummingbirds. You should definitely be able to find an enjoyable way to celebrate a weekend from this list of festivals. I guess I’m not surprised – the Oktoberfest in Georgia list revealed that they know how to party in the Deep South.
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Atlanta Underground Film Festival – Atlanta, GA – August 20-23, 2015
Art in the Park – Marietta – Sept 5-7, 2015
One of Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events. Art displays, artist market, the famous painted pots, historic walking tour and more. It has taken place on Labor Day weekend at Historic Marietta Square and Glover Park since 1986. Free admission with plenty of free parking.
Yellow Daisy Festival – Stone Mountain – Sept 10-13, 2015
Sandy Springs Festival – Sandy Springs, GA – September 19-20, 2015
A tradition since 1984. Artists Market, 5K/10K, live musical entertainment, food, pet parade and children’s park (petting zoo, inflatables, face painting and more).
Music Midtown – Atlanta, GA – September 18-19, 2015
Suwanee Fest – Sept 19-20, 2015
55,000 attend Town Center Park for this event. Arts & crafts, food, live music, children’s rides and more.
Taste of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA – September 25-27, 2015
GABBAfest – Macon, GA – September 25-27, 2015
Plains Peanut Festival – Plains, GA – September 26, 2015
Downtown Dalton Beer Festival – Dalton, GA – Sept 26, 2015
Duluth Fall Festival – Duluth, GA – September 26-27, 2015
Consistently attended by 100,000+. Carnival, parade, 5K road race, arts and crafts, food, Man’s Corner and Kids’ Korner.
Great Atlanta Beer Fest – Atlanta, GA – September 26, 2015
Tunes and Balloons Festival – Macon – September 12, 2015
Held at Middle Georgia State College’s Macon Campus.
Rome International Film Festival – Rome, GA – Sept 10-13, 2015
This event is known for its screenings of independent films. MovieMaker called it one of the outstanding film festivals of the Southeast.
Jeep Festival – Jasper, GA – Sept 4-6, 2015
Come enjoy three days of family friendly fun: jeep trails and obstacles, live music and bonfire, helicopter rides, show and shine, and much more! The JeepFest is an annual event that is sponsored and operated by the Pickens Sheriff’s Office.
Fall Bluegrass Festival – Cochran, GA. September 16-20, 2015.
A 4 day family friendly bluegrass festival at Hillside RV Park with stage shows, workshops, jamming, movies, bingo, and other activities. All in a beautiful campground featuring 89 wooded acres, nature trails, saltwater pool, playground, horseshoe pit, and more. Cabin rentals available.
Kids Dig It – Valdosta, GA – September 19, 2015
8th annual event sponsored by Lowndes County 4-H. This is an event to introduce kids and adults to big construction equipment and other local vendors. Kids and adults can enjoy riding in construction equipment and to see how it operates under the supervision of trained technicians. Other big equipment as well as animated characters, concessions and much more will be available. The admission is $5.00 per person (age 2 and under free) with $1.00 per ride on each piece of equipment. The event will be held at the Lowndes County Civic Center (Fairgrounds), 2102 E. Hill Avenue, Valdosta, Ga 31601. For more information call 229-333-5185.
Riverfest Arts & Crafts Festival – Canton, GA – Sept 26-27, 2015
31st annual event. Over 200 arts & crafts vendors, concession stands and entertainers. Children’s area with rides and activities. Free parking and shuttle services. Presented by the Service League with proceeds serving needy
children. Location is Boling Park.
Silver Dollar Bluegrass Festival – Reynolds, GA – Sept 26-27, 2015
Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival – Atlanta, GA – September 25- October 25, 2015. Open Friday through Sunday each weekend.
Maysville Autumn Leaf FestivalMarble Festival – Jasper, GA – Oct 3-4, 2015
This two-day celebration includes a road race, parade, motorcycle ride & expo, fine arts exhibit, arts & crafts booths, entertainment, children’s area, business expo and tours of the marble quarry. 35th annual event at Lee Newtown Park.
Candler Park Fall Festival – Atlanta, GA – Oct. 3-4, 2015
15th annual festival which averages 15,000 attendees per day. Hours are noon-10pm on Saturday and noon-9pm on Sunday. Artist market is noon-6pm both days. Totally 80′s 5k and Fun Fun is 9am on Oct 3. Tour of Homes is noon-6pm October 4th.
Elisha Winn Fair – Dacula, GA – Oct 3-4 2015
Live bluegrass music and tour of 200 yr old historic home with outbuildings. The fair also includes crafts, crafters, reenactors, food and music. The event is sponsored by the Gwinnett Historical Society for the preservation of the Winn Property. Location: 908 Dacula Rd Dacula GA 30019
Prater’s Mill Country Fair – Dalton, Georgia – October 10 & 11, 2015
Bremen Towne Festival – Bremen, GA – October 17, 2015
22nd annual event.
Brookhaven Arts Festival – Brookhaven, GA – October 17-18, 2015
Social Circle Friendship Festival and Parade – October 3, 2015
21st annual event.
Fairburn Fall Festival – Fairburn, GA – October 3, 2015
Andersonville Historic Fair, Andersonville, GA – October 3-4, 2015
Wings Over North Georgia Air Show – Rome, GA - Oct 3-4, 2015
Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival – Madison, GA - October 10, 2015
Snellville Fall Festival – Snellville, GA – October 10, 2015
Blairsville Sorghum Festival – Blairsville, GA – Oct 10-11 & 17-18, 2015
Euharlee Covered Bridge Fall Festival – Euharlee, GA – October 16-17, 2015
It is Friday, October 16 (7-10pm) and Saturday, October 17 (10a-5p). There will be vendors, food, kids activities, live music and registration for the United Way’s Zombie Run. Admission is free. Location is Frankie Harris Park in Euharlee.
Stone Mountain Highland Games – Stone Mountain, GA – Oct 16-18, 2015
43rd annual event at Stone Mountain Park. Whisky tasting, professional piping competition, celtic music recital, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Gala, sheepdog presentation and more.
Georgia Peanut Festival – Sylvester, GA – October 17, 2015
Oconee Chamber Fall Festival – Watkinsville, GA – October 17, 2015
20,000 attend this annual, one day outdoor arts & crafts festival held since 1974.
Talking Rock Heritage Days Festival - Talking Rock, GA – October 17-18, 2015
The third smallest town in Georgia puts on their 20th annual festival full of great food, antique vendors, and crafts. Enjoy some wonderful blue grass and gospel music during this two day event with free admission and free parking.
The Cotton Pickin’ Fair – Gay, GA – October 3-4, 2015
A twice a year festival with live music, magic show, arts, antiques and Southern foods. Dates back to 1972.
Georgia National Fair – Perry, GA - October 8-18, 2015
Urban Mediamakers Film Festival – Atlanta, Georgia – October 8-11, 2015
Georgia Apple Festival of Ellijay – Ellijay, GA – October 10-11 & 17-18, 2015
44th annual event will be held at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds. Antique car show, parade, arts & crafts and more. Adult admission is $5.
Georgia Mountain Fall Festival – October 9-17, 2015
9 days of music (country music show, Georgia’s Official State Fiddlers’ Convention and more), flower show, arts & crafts, pioneer village, demonstrations and more.
Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival – Richmond Hill, GA – October 16-18, 2015
Decatur Craft Beer Festival – Decatur, GA – October 17, 2015
Black Bear Festival – Chatsworth, GA - Oct 17-18, 2015
Festival on Ponce – Atlanta – Oct 17-18, 2015
An Atlanta arts and crafts festival located in Olmsted Linear Park. 125+ displays of fine arts, crafts, fold and “outsider art”. Attendance is free.
North Georgia Folk Festival – Oct. 10, 2015
31st annual event will be held at Sandy Creek Park. Music, arts & crafts, food and more.
Sweet Auburn Music Festival – Atlanta, October 3-4, 2015
A music festival with R&B, hip-hop and gospel. Their slogan is: “Where the Food is Good & the Music is Great”
Great Locomotive Chase Festival – Adairsville – Oct 2-4, 2015
47th annual arts & crafts festival. Carnival rides, parade, pageants, live music and entertainment, food. $3 admission for ages 6+ on Fridy and Saturday. Sunday is free.
A3C Hip Hop Festival – Atlanta, GA – October 7-11, 2015
The Real Squeal: Lyons BBQ & Music Festival – Lyons, GA - Oct 9-10, 2015
Johns Creek Fall Family Festival – Johns Creek, GA – October 10, 2015
Paulding Fine Arts Fall Fest – Dallas, GA – October 10, 2015
13th annual event. Artist showcase, crafts, festival food, live entertainment and more. Free admission.
Atlanta Horror Film Festival – Atlanta, GA – October 15-18, 2015
Georgia-Carolina State Fair – October 16-25, 2015
Harvest Balloon Festival – Flowery Branch, GA – October 17, 2015
Hummingbird Festival – Hogansville, GA – October 17-18, 2015
Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown – Cleveland, GA – Oct 23-24, 2015
Braselton Antique & Holiday Festival – October 23-25, 2015
Dealers from all over the metro area and surrounding states bring their best to downtown Braselton. Find antiques, collectibles, furniture, Vintage, primitives, vintage jewelry, ironworks and more! Local jams, honey, breads, great food & beverages available too. Free parking, free admission. Directions: I-85 to exit 129, turn east on Hwy. 53 and follow the signs.
Deep Roots Festival – Milledgeville, GA – October 24, 2015
Good Hope Poppy Festival – Good Hope, GA – October 24, 2015
The festival honors Moina Belle Michael, known as the Poppy Lady. She was born in Good Hope and used the red corn poppy as a symbol to honor fallen troops in World War I. Festival runs from 9 AM – 5 PM. Includes bike ride, more than 50 vendors, food from local cooks, old-fashioned hayride and more.
Southern Mountains Arts Experience Toccoa, GA – October 24-25, 2015
This event will be held on Saturday and Sunday October 24th and 25th, 2015 from 10:00am til 6:00pm on Saturday and from 11:00am til 6:00pm on Sunday. Family friendly event featuring fine art, folk art, pottery, art cars, music, food, wine, beer, and Georgia Grown products. Event will be held on the Currahee Saddle Club field on the corner of Hwy 17 and Cawthon Road and is hosted by Currahee Vineyard and Winery.
Chiaha Harvest Fair – Rome, GA – October 24-25, 2015
Fall Jonquil Festival – Smyrna, GA – October 24-25, 2015
Atlanta Arts Festival – October 24-25, 2015
Annual event at Piedmont Park. Artist demonstrations, classes, live entertainment, food and more. Ordinarily the second weekend after Labor Day. Free admission.
IrishFest Atlanta – Atlanta, GA – November 6-7, 2015
Cotton Gin Festival – Bostwick, GA - Nov 7, 2015
Parade, Gin Run (5K), hayrides, arts & crafts, and food. Proceeds go toward restoration of the Susie Agnes Hotel, which is now serving as the city hall. Parking is $5.
Woodstock Art & Wine Festival – Woodstock – Nov 14-15, 2015
Showcases Southeast artists and includes a juried fine art show, crafts, a wine tasting area, food, kid’s activities, live music and entertainment.
Harvest Fest – Savannah – Nov 6-7, 2015
Fireworks, live music, food and Hopped Up On Georgia Brews craft beer tasting.
Atlanta Veg Fest – Atlanta, GA – Nov 7, 2015
Savannah Food and Wine Fest – Nov 9-15, 2015
Bethesda Dinner (outdoor, tented farm to table dinner), cooking classes, celebrity chef tour, riverboat stroll, riverboat wine and dinner cruise, candlelight tour and more.
Historic Westside Village Festival – Atlanta, GA – September 20-21, 2014
A free 2 day indoor/outdoor festival highlighting the trade and industry contributions of some of Atlanta’s premier business leaders of the past and those currently spearheading generational economic advancements within the Historic Westside Village Community to include English Avenue, Vine City, Ashview Heights, Hunter Hills and adjourning areas. At the Historic Westside Village Festival all visitors will have a comprehensive cultural experience and take away resources that can enhance their lives by attending one of the educational seminars in the indoor section of the festival. While inside partake of all types of resources at the Job and Career Pavilion, Health Pavilion, Finance Pavilion, Housing Pavilion and Beauty Pavilion. Outside visitors of all ages will be enticed, delighted and entertained by the vendors, attractions in the Kids Zone and constant live performances of Gospel, Reggae, Jazz, Blues, Folk, R&B and Soul on the Festival Main Stage; so don’t forget your folding lawn chair! All proceeds go to the non-profit services of Stimulate America and Antioch Urban Ministries whom support the community.
Alpharetta Scarecrow Harvest – Alpharetta, GA – October 4, 2014
Foxfire Mountaineer Festival – Clayton, GA - Oct 4, 2014
East Point Fall Festival & Carnival – East Point, GA – October 11, 2014
Seminole County Harvest Festival – October 18, 2014
Milan Harvest Festival – Milan, GA – October 18, 2014
Georgia Sweet Potato Festival - Ocilla, GA – October 25, 2014
Athens-Clarke County Harvest Festival – Athens, GA – October 23, 2014
Atlanta Amazing Pet Expo – Duluth, GA – Nov 8, 2014
The Ponce De Leon Beer Fest – Atlanta, GA – Nov 15, 2014
Decatur Wine Festival Decatur, GA – Nov 8, 2014
Brew Your Cask Off Cask Ale Festival – Atlanta, GA – Nov 8, 2014
Brothers and Sisters Music Festival - Atlanta, GA – November 28, 2014
Fall festivals in Georgia that we don’t have dates yet:
Hotoberfest – Atlanta, GA – October 5, 2013
Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival – Atlanta, GA – October 17-20, 2013
Hometown Harvest Festival – Leesburg, GA
Atlanta Rice Festival – Atlanta, GA
Cherokee Pignic – Canton, GA
Milan Harvest Festival – Milan, GA
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