Things to Do in Atlanta in September, October 2017

Atlanta is a serious contender for some of the best fall events in the country.  Enjoy our list of amazing festivals, events and other things to do in September, October and November 2017:

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Atlanta Apple Orchards

B.J. Reece Orchards - Ellijay, GA
A family owned and operated orchard in Ellijay started in 1960 that offers you pick apples in September and October. Several varieties are available for picking beginning late August, with additional options pre-picked in their market. On weekends, enjoy a wagon ride, the farm animals and the apple cannon. They sell pies, pumpkin rolls, caramel apples, apple cider doughnuts and homemade breads from their bakery, as well as ciders in a variety of flavors. They are located about 80 miles north of Atlanta.

Hillcrest Orchards - Ellijay, GA
A family owned and operated apple orchard and farm market in the North Georgia Mountains. The Apple Pickin’ Jubilee starts in early September and runs every weekend through October. Festival activities include pick your own apples, milk a cow, swimming pig races, live music, and more. The bakery sells apple cider doughnuts, fried apple pies, apple fritters, homemade ice cream and caramel apples. They also sell fresh apple cider and cider slushies. Parking is free. Located 90 minutes from both downtown Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Hillside Orchard Farms - Lakemont, GA
Pick your own apples (5+ varieties) are available (since 2015), plus pumpkins, a corn maze, hang out with Festus the donkey and other barnyard animals, take a hayride, and more. The bakery makes fresh pies, doughnuts, and more daily during the fall. They are located about 115 miles northeast of Atlanta.

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Atlanta Pumpkin Patches

Berry Patch Farms - Woodstock, GA
Take a hayride to where you can pick your pumpkin before coming back and enjoying apple cider and delicious baked goods. Other activities for kids include the playground and baby farm animals. Their fall activities and pumpkin patch are open weekends in October and daily after October 15th. They are located at 786 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, GA. It is about 36 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia.

Bradley’s Pumpkin Patch - Dawsonville, GA
Started by a 5 year old on his parent’s family farm. Bradley’s sells seeds, grows flowers, operates a Christmas tree farm, and grows vegetables in season. They run the pumpkin patch in the fall. Their address is 24 Lawrence Drive, Dawsonville, GA 30534. It is about 64 miles north of Atlanta.

Burt’s Farm - Dawsonville, GA
Open daily in season. Hayrides on Friday through Sunday in September and daily in October. Adults are $5. Kids ages 1 to 12 are $4. You do not have access to the patch here, they are pre-picked pumpkins in a row. If you are looking for something fun to do then this is the place. The farm is beautiful. They feature a country store and two mile hay ride. Their address is 5 Burt’s Farm Rd., Dawsonville, GA 30534. It is about 70 miles north of Atlanta.

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Atlanta Haunted Houses

13 Stories Haunted House - Newman, GA
Your deepest fears await starting around the middle of September.  The basic haunt here is 13 Stories but there are so many attractions and things to do and see.  Ward B is another extremely scary haunted house with 13 Stories. There are four attractions including the zombie paintball hunt. 13 Stories have a combined ticket price or buy an individual haunt. Here you can wear your costume but no face mask. They have fog, strobe lights, gory creatures, loud sounds, and loud music. Expect to find rats, spiders, snakes, roaches, and maybe a 3D clown. The attractions are 13 Stories, Vertigo, Ward B, Zombie Alley, and Clown Town. Ask about a separate attraction called Sacrifice Extreme Haunt.  Check their schedule so you see the specific haunt on the day you want.  Generally open Friday through Sunday nights in October.  13 Stores has over 43000 Facebook likes.  Note they run a very competitive laser tag facility throughout the year so check with them anytime.  They have taken a number of safety measure to reduce virus exposure such as online queues for wait times and small groups go through together to allow for social distancing.  Lots of hand sanitizer around also plus other safety measures.

ATL Dead - College Park, GA
This live action game runs every Thursday through Sunday nights from early October.  The undead have taken over the “A” and only one outpost remains. Teams of up to 6, armed with foam dart guns, will fight their way through an abandoned storefront in search of a vaccine that could rid humanity from the infection. Will you survive long enough to save the city? One part haunted house, one part immersive theater, and one part live action video game, this 45 minute adventure is recommended for brave souls 10 years of age and up. Flat closed toe shoes are recommended.​

Camp Blood - Carrollton, GA
Camp Blood returns in late September.  It has been scary for more than 30 years. There are more than a few chainsaw carrying psychos running around Carrollton, Georgia. Your ticket gets you into Mental-brook Estates and Camp Blood. Additional combo attractions available. Doors open at 9 pm every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in October plus a couple special events. Check web page for details.

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Atlanta Ghost Tours

Decatur Ghost Tour - Decatur, GA
This year-round walking ghost tour brings its victims up close and personal with some of the creepiest sites of the city, as every stop has claims of supernatural activity. Visit the Old Decatur Cemetery, as well as some of the oldest and purportedly haunted homes in Decatur. Tour is two hours and covers one mile. Adults $15, children $12. Reservations required (404) 296-7771

Ghosts of Marietta - Marietta, GA
Be swept away in Marietta’s deep history as tour guides lead you by candle lantern through the spookiest spots of the city, enchanting you with the ghostly tales of the past. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Adults $17, children $12. Reservations required (770) 425-1006.

Haunt Tour 2016 - , GA
An Atlanta Georgia based 4-6 hour paranormal exploration of haunted hot spots in Georgia. Tickets for select dates in September and October can be purchased for $30.

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