Find a Georgia fall festival to attend in 2021. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2021 has things to do across Georgia including activities in Atlanta, Macon, and Savannah. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
At this point we have checked for 2021 dates on all festival events. Some websites had not been updated at all for this year, but where a date was available or a cancellation confirmed, we've updated our listing. We'll keep looking for new events to add, and we'll be working on updating Halloween and Thanksgiving events as well. We hope you find a fantastic event near you, enjoy!
All events showing 2021 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
Home By Dark Concert series - Alpharetta, GA - Aug 14 to Aug 28, 2021
A concert experience like no other, Home By Dark delivers original music, storytelling, hope, and laughter. Check the complete schedule on the event’s site for more details
German Bierfest Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Aug 21, 2021
The craziest authentic German party in Atlanta is back for another year! Come sample more than 40 authentic German beers, as well as authentic German cuisine like bratwurst, pretzels, and schnitzel from German restaurants and food vendors from all around the city. There is also a tug of war competition and VIP tents available.
Dragon Con - Atlanta, GA - Sep 2 to Sep 6, 2021
The world’s largest fantasy and science fiction convention held annually over Labor Day weekend.
Jeep Fest - Jasper, GA - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2021
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.
Folk Pottery and Arts Festival - Sautee Nachoochee, GA - Sep 4, 2021
Brings northeast Georgia folk potters together with regional art potters for a festive one-day event. Artists and craftsmen display and sell their works, many provide demonstrations. Live music is on site as are tasty treats offered by local food vendors. Spend the day on the Sautee Nacoochee Center campus exploring and enjoying the heritage of pottery in the northeast Georgia.
Grape Stomp Fest - Blairsville, GA - Sep 4, 2021
Local music, craft vendors, lunch, wine, and a day of stomping grapes to celebrate the harvest season!
Mountain Heritage Festival - Blairsville, GA - Sep 4 to Sep 5, 2021
Celebrate Appalachian history and culture this Labor Day weekend with an open-air market offering local handicrafts, live musical performances, campfire cooking, games and demonstrations – all with free admission and fun for the whole family!
Art in the Park - Marietta, GA - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2021
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, GA - Sep 9 to Sep 12, 2021
Voted one of the top three arts & crafts shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine. More than 400 artists and crafters display their work, plus live entertainment, children’s activities, food, and crafter demonstrations!
Helen Oktoberfest - Helen, GA - Sep 9 to Nov 7, 2021
Helen’s annual Oktoberfest opens with a parade, German music, dancing, food and drinks! This event draws thousands from around the world and is frequently listed on the Top Oktoberfest lists because of its authentic atmosphere. After opening for weekends only (Thursday to Sunday) in September, it is open daily. Helen is an alpine village located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains in North Georgia. It is known for its cobblestone alleys, luxury mountain accommodations and shopping. Location: 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA 30571
Omega Pepper Festival - Omega, GA - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2021
Come on down to Ponder Park in downtown Omega for a weekend of fun for the whole family! Kids amusements, arts and craft vendors, festival food, live music, a parade and more!
Chattahoochee Mountain Fair - Clarkesville, GA - Sep 10 to Sep 18, 2021
A family tradition in the Northeast Georgia Mountains since 1975. Rodeo, rides, contests, food and more
Waco Festival - Waco, GA - Sep 11, 2021
Come join the fun at the Waco Festival. Start the day off with a wonderful breakfast downtown at 6 a.m, then enjoy the parade, arts and crafts, food, fun, games and prizes ending the day with a street dance for all. Food and entertainment will be offered all day.
Gold Rush Festival & Parade - Villa Rica, GA - Sep 11, 2021
Villa Rica, home to Georgia’s first gold rush, now celebrates with an annual festival at the MILL amphitheater. Attendees will enjoy a parade with a float contest, craft and food vendors, carnival and games, and live entertainment! It’s fun for the whole family
Granite City BBQ Festival - Elberton, GA - Sep 11, 2021
Join us for the Annual Granite City BBQ Festival from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Downtown Elberton Square. Top BBQ teams compete for a cash prize, plus live music, entertainment, BBQ, arts and crafts booth, kids corner and more. Proceeds go to a scholarship fund for 4 seniors!
United Way Kick-Off & CEO Trike Race - Dalton, GA - Sep 14, 2021
Virtual for 2021. Normally: Bring a chair and enjoy family fun, live music, and dinner in the park
Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Music Festival - Blue Ridge, GA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2021
The sounds of blues music and the sweet smell of BBQ from local and regional cookers will fill the air as families and groups of friends enjoy this unique setting and event. The event begins Friday night with a Blues Crawl with bands set up in our restaurants downtown. The actual festival is on Saturday.
LandFest - Hiawassee, GA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2021
3-day festival bringing together the very best in American music (country, bluegrass and gospel music).
Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival - Augusta, GA - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
Juried fine arts and fine crafts market, a global village with food from more than 20 countries, five stages stacked with live entertainment and much more. Shop for new handmade arts and fine crafts, sample delicious international food, and see showcase performances by talent from all over the Southeast.
Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts - Dalton, GA - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
Hosted by the Creative Arts Guild, Georgias oldest multidisciplinary community arts center, this event features an indoor juried exhibit, outdoor artisan market, live music, children’s activities, bike parades, vendors and more.
Atlanta International Night Market - Lawrenceville, GA - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2021
With more than 75 nationalities represented in Metro Atlanta, this event showcases one of the greatest international communities in the world. Visitors will enjoy delicious food form all over the world, plus cultural performances, Kids Zone, retail area, cooking demonstration tent, full bar, educational International Village and more.
Music Midtown - Atlanta, GA - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Four stages of live music in Piedmont Park
Haralson County Fried Pie Festival - Buchanan, GA - Sep 18, 2021
Enjoy lots of fried and not so fried food including a fried pie cook-off, along with arts and crafts, a car and bike show, and tons of musical entertainment up and down Van Wert. New this year: a children’s area with a carnival like atmosphere
Buckhead Fine Arts Festival - Atlanta, GA - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Featuring approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations and live acoustic music
Roswell Arts Festival - Roswell, GA - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
An art festival supporting the Roswell Recreation Association with music/dance entertainment, children’s activities, food trucks and more.
Suwanee Fest - Suwanee, GA - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
55,000+ attend Town Center Park for this event. Arts & crafts, food, live music, children’s rides and more.
European Market on Milton Avenue - Alpharetta, GA - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
European Market on Milton Ave. returns to Historic downtown Alpharetta. For 2 days only, all under a large tent the length of Milton Ave, you will find some of the best local artisans and gatherers in the area, showcasing an eclectic ensemble of vintage style home decor & furniture, beautiful works of art, handcrafted jewelry, one of a kind finds, fashion (both adult & children’s) clothing & accessories, gifts & unique treasures. The large tent sets this market apart from other such festivals in the metro area. The excitement, buzz and visual impact under the tent makes one feel like they have entered a market in a foreign land. Sure to provide discerning shoppers with a touch of Europe in this intimate and boutique market setting, you no longer have to cross an ocean to take advantage of such a distinctive and vibrant atmosphere. This is a rain or shine event. Saturday hours are 10 AM to 6 PM. Sunday hours are 11 AM to 5 PM.
Friendship House Music Festival - Dalton, GA - Sep 18, 2021
Great music plus food trucks, beverages and activities for all ages.
Back to your Roots Farm Fair - Roswell, GA - Sep 19, 2021
Meet live farm animals, meet real farmers, learn about local food, explore harvesting, and so much more. Be sure to join the Unity Garden Guided Hike to see herbs, veggies, and greens growing during the harvest season
Rome Shakespeare Festival - Rome, GA - Sep 22 to Sep 26, 2021
Free performances so all audiences can enjoy – multiple mainstage productions as well as children’s shows by the RSF Young Actor’s Company.
GABBAfest - Macon, GA - Sep 23 to Sep 26, 2021
Macon’s good-time reunion of Allman Brothers Band fans from around the world, with live music, visits to the Big House museum, and more! Held at the Douglass Theatre and the Big House, hosted by the Georgie Allman Brothers Band Association (GABBA)
Atlanta Greek Festival - Atlanta, GA - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
This event brings the sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece to Atlanta.
Duluth Fall Festival - Duluth, GA - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Consistently attended by 100,000+. Carnival, parade, 5K road race, arts and crafts, food, Man’s Corner and Kids’ Korner.
Plains Peanut Festival - Plains, GA - Sep 25, 2021
Celebrates Sumter County’s peanut production with a parade, fun run, exhibits and other activities.
Butterfly Festival - Pine Mountain, GA - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Celebrate butterflies, caterpillars and all things crawly with crafts, games and activities for children of all ages (and kids at heart). The Cecil B. Day Tropical Butterfly Conservatory will be the hub of happenings all weekend long. Free with Gardens Admission
Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest - Alpharetta, GA - Sep 25, 2021
Celebrate fall with beer, wine and food from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants. Live music from great bands. This event is rain or shine.
Sweet Auburn Music Festival - Atlanta, GA - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
A music festival with R&B, hip-hop and gospel. Their slogan is: Where the Food is Good & the Music is Great””
Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival - Canton, GA - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
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.
Big Red Apple Festival - Cornelia, GA - Sep 25, 2021
This is a family-friendly fun event with lots to offer! Enjoy music, dancing, arts & crafts vendors, food, Anything Apple Competition, cornhole tournament, kids zone and so much more. Admission is free.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Dalton - Dalton, GA - Sep 25, 2021
No cost to sign up for this 2 mile walk in downtown Dalton, where children and strollers, pets and wheelchairs are all more than welcome. Fundraise for Alzheimer’s research, care, and awareness.
Stone Mountain Village Oktoberfest - Stone Mountain, GA - Sep 25 to Oct 23, 2021
Saturdays. Authentic German food and beer, historic hayrides, giant jenga, and other activities for kids and families. Live German music and folk dancers. Free admission and parking. Stone Mountain Village is a quaint village next to a granite outcropping that has shops, restaurants and other entertainment. It dates back to 1822 and features turn of the century architecture. It is located 12 miles from downtown Atlanta.
Cherokee of Georgia Annual Fall PowWow - St George, GA - Sep 30, 2021
Fall PowWow is open to the public, with FREE admission, parking & tent camping (primitive). ALL dancers welcomed for this family oriented & educational inter-tribal gathering. Come for the frybread & stay for the FUN!
Scarecrow Invasion - Woodstock, GA - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2021
Woodstock’s being invaded! By scarecrows, that is. As you start your drive down Main Street during the month of October, you will be welcomed by dozens and dozens of scarecrows lining the way. Just in time for Halloween, you will also have a chance to create your own scarecrow to be a part of this invasion!
Autumn Leaf Festival - Maysville, GA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
The Autumn Leaf Festival is held annually on the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. The festival opens up at 12:00 noon on Friday and goes through Sunday. Parade is on Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Food vendors, arts and crafts, a street dance, cake walks, beauty contest, games and rides for the kids. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lounge chairs and enjoy the festivities.
Hoschton Fall Festival - Hoschton, GA - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2021
Decatur Book Festival - Decatur, GA - Oct 2, 2021
Going virtual for 2020, its 15th year. Normally:Enjoy one of the largest independent book festivals in the US and stop by the historic Decatur Square to meet other book lovers and share your favorite authors, illustrators, editors etc. Music and food round out this fun weekend
Elisha Winn Fair - Dacula, GA - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
The annual festival, held at the Elisha Winn House, includes crafters and food vendors, historical exhibitions and more
Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival - Atlanta, GA - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
Visitors will enjoy art from up to 150 local and regional artists carefully chosen to reflect this historic but progressive neighborhood. Along with the fine arts and crafts, there will be a children’s play area, local food and beverage concessions and live acoustic entertainment. Best of all, its entirely free
Andersonville Historic Fair - Andersonville, GA - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
History comes alive in Andersonville each year in October, when hundreds of Civil War renactors set up camp and stage two realistic mock battles. Vendors, parade, live entertainment, puppet shows, line dancing, and more.
The Cotton Pickin’ Fair - Gay, GA - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
A twice a year festival with live music, magic show, arts, antiques and Southern foods. Dates back to 1972.
St Mary’s Seafood Festival - St Marys, GA - Oct 2, 2021
Formerly the Annual Rock Shrimp Festival, this festival in historic St. Marys continues its long-standing tradition of family fun with a full day of events, including kids’ activities, a themed parade featuring decorated floats, fire trucks, tractors, golf carts and more. Downtown will be overflowing with all-day entertainment, demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks and restaurants with delectable seafood!
Rock City’s Rocktoberfest - Lookout Mountain, GA - Oct 2 to Oct 31, 2021
Rock City Square will be transformed for a celebration of harvests and fall foliage. This premiere autumn festival includes live German music, polka lessons, German food, the Fall Fairy, Ik the Troll King and fun for the whole family
Arts and Music in the Swamp - Waycross, GA - Oct 2, 2021
Music, photography, painting, sculpting, weaving, wood carving, whatever the medium, art created in or inspired by the Okefenokee Swamp is an important part of appreciating the beauties of the swamp for current and future generations to enjoy. The entire day will be filled with arts and craft activities and classes, vendors, live music, and more! Sponsored by the Okefenokee Heritage Center
Bands, Brews and BBQ - Commerce, GA - Oct 2, 2021
Music throughout the day, beer, food, crafts and fun times
Mountain Farm Celebration - Sautee Nacoochee, GA - Oct 2, 2021
Hands-on pioneer skills exhibits, traditional craft vendors, local authors and historians, and apple cider from a hand-cranked press are just a few of the experiences you can expect. Learn to make candles, butter, and wash with a wash board. Try your luck in the potato sack race or old fashioned games. Enjoy lunch and treats as you listen to mountain music with your neighbors. The Nichols-Hunnicutt-Hardman Mansion will be open for self-guided tours of the first floor. Children under 6 are free
Atlanta Oktoberfest - Atlanta, GA - Oct 2, 2021
Enjoy ‘Munich on Marietta’ in the heart of downtown. Grab a stein and indulge in over 18 different German draft beers, bratwursts as far as the eye can see and live music all day!
Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival - Pine Mountain, GA - Oct 3 to Oct 5, 2021
Balloon launches, including morning and evening flights, are accompanied by live entertainment, family activities, exhibits, demonstrations, music and more – including fun activities like swimming, mini golf, table tennis, arts & crafts, a rock climbing wall, kites, a car show, tie-dye T-shirt making, and more!
Alpharetta Scarecrow Harvest - Alpharetta, GA - Oct 5 to Nov 1, 2021
Alpharetta’s downtown streets will be lined with over 100 scarecrows to celebrate its fall spirit. Join in on the free family entertainment that includes groovy country music, games of crow-cornhole, hay rides, quirky face painting, historical demos, artsy activities, stimulating story-telling, yummy festival food and engaging inflatables. This event is rain or shine. Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cumming Country Fair & Festival - Cumming, GA - Oct 7 to Oct 17, 2021
The Cumming Country Fair & Festival features live music, free attractions and shows, farm animals, local entertainment, Native Indian and Heritage Village, and carnival eats. The Great James H. Drew Exposition midway one of the largest carnival midways in the United States, featuring games, rides, and the Georgia Mountain Lift.
Georgia National Fair - Perry, GA - Oct 7 to Oct 17, 2021
An annual, family friendly event since 1990 with agricultural exhibits, fireworks, midway rides, concerts and street entertainers.
Georgia Mountain Fall Festival - Hiawassee, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 16, 2021
A 9-day festival with exciting musical performances, arts and craft vendors, educational demonstrations, a flower show, and the state Fiddler’s Convention. Free parking!
Atlanta Horror Film Festival - Atlanta, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
They’ve screened thousands of independent horror features and shorts since 2006.
The Real Squeal: Lyons BBQ & Music Festival - Lyons, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2021
A barbecue contest with live music, car show and other festivities.
Wire and Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival - Alpharetta, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2021
Music will flow through the streets as talented artists perform original songs with soulful melodies, magnificent vocals and expressive lyrics while interacting with the audience. Listeners will learn the stories behind each song and may recognize some of the tunes that are played by their favorite musicians.
Kaolin Festival - Sandersville, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2021
Activities and attractions include food and drinks, arts and crafts, a fun zone, a car show, and more! Feel free to dress in your best 70’s outfit and strut your stuff to celebrate the event as well!
Chalktoberfest - Marietta, GA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Enjoy your afternoon sampling craft beers, live music from local artists, watching professional Chalk Artists chalk the streets and eating great food at the beautiful downtown square of Marietta. A great day out for all the family, the Chalk Fest is free to attend. All proceeds go to the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.
Dallas Fall Fest - Dallas, GA - Oct 9, 2021
The festival will be on beautiful Main Street in Historic Downtown Dallas GA – The Heart of Paulding. Festival Hours are 10 am to 4 pm. Check out the local arts and crafts, food trucks, children’s activities, live entertainment on TWO stages, and much more! Celebrate community involvement, the fine arts and joys of fall! Free admission
One Musicfest - Atlanta, GA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
The annual One MusicFest is at Centennial Olympic Park. The largest urban progressive music festival in the Southeast features classic, next-generation Hip Hop, soulful R&B, Alternative, and Rock music throughout the event. This event sells out every year, so make sure to reserve your ticket!
Bike MS Atlanta Peach Ride - LaGrange, GA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.
Paulding Fine Arts Fall Fest - Dallas, GA - Oct 9, 2021
Annual event with artist showcase, crafts, food trucks, children’s activities, live entertainment on two stages, and more. Free admission.
Euharlee Covered Bridge Fall Festival - Euharlee, GA - Oct 9, 2021
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.
Festival on Ponce - Atlanta, GA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
An Atlanta arts and crafts festival located in Olmsted Linear Park. 125+ displays of fine arts, crafts, folk and “outsider art.” Attendance is free.
Prater’s Mill Country Fair - Dalton, GA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Walk the nature trail, take the kids on pony rides, go thorugh educational exhibits and more
Georgia Apple Festival - Ellijay, GA - Oct 9 to Oct 17, 2021
Two weekends of fun held at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds with antique car show, vendors, food, parade, arts & crafts, on site demonstrations and more.
Blairsville Sorghum Festival - Blairsville, GA - Oct 9 to Oct 17, 2021
This is a juried mountain arts & crafts show tucked away in the North Georgia Mountains @ beautiful Meeks Park in Blairsville Georgia. They have approximately 14,000 visitors attending the fall festival each year & the numbers keep growing.
Fletcher Henderson Jazz Festival - Cuthbert, GA - Oct 9, 2021
Enjoy an afternoon of live jazz in Cuthbert at the Iris Gardens from 1-4 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and spend the day. Featuring jazz artists from throughout Georgia. Includes New Orleans, Swing, Bebop, Modern and even Soulful Jazz. Great barbecue and other food available for purchase. Craft vendors and fun activities for the kids. Free admission
Harvest Hoe Down - Warm Springs, GA - Oct 9, 2021
A day of fun for everyone! Arts, crafts, food vendors, kids’ activities, entertainment throughout the day, kiddie train rides, fruit and vegetable stand, hands-on crafts for children, and more are planned. The parade will be held at 11 am on Saturday.
Festival del Sabor Latino – Latino Taste Festival - Dalton, GA - Oct 10, 2021
Performers and food from different Latin countries, with fun for the whole family.
Urban Mediamakers Film Festival - Atlanta, GA - Oct 11 to Oct 24, 2021
The annual event takes place at various locations in metro-Atlanta and Lawrenceville. There are also guest speakers and workshops, as well as a competition for middle and high schoolers.
Georgia-Carolina State Fair - Augusta, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 24, 2021
Midway with rides, shows, agricultural exhibits and competitions, food and more.
GA Peanut Festival - Sylvester, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2021
Kicks off with Farm Family Night, with entertainment, games, activities, craft and food vendors, before a 5k and 1 mile run, parade, vendors, and more. This festival is the world record holder for making the World’s Largest Peanut Butter Sandwich, which was 14 feet long, 14 feet wide, and weighed a whopping 2650 lb, made in 1987!
Stone Mountain Highland Games - Stone Mountain, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
Annual event at Stone Mountain Park featuring whisky tasting, professional piping competition, celtic music recital, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Gala, sheepdog presentation and more.
Sacred Heart School Fall Festival - Warner Robins, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2021
2021 dates are for Granny’s Attic (rummage sale) only. Normally: Carnival rides and inflatables, games, three stages with local performers, Bingo, silent auction, Granny’s Attic (rummage sale), fair food, arts and crafts, outside food vendors, and more!!!
Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival - Richmond Hill, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
A community fair featuring seafood, live music and crafts.
Bremen Towne Festival - Bremen, GA - Oct 16, 2021
Arts and crafts, kids activities, train rides, live entertainment, parade and more.
Oconee Chamber Fall Festival - Watkinsville, GA - Oct 16, 2021
20,000 attend this annual, one day outdoor arts and crafts festival held since 1974. Stroll over 200 booths, plus hayride shuttles to select parking lots, turn the kids loose in the KidZone, enjoy the agribusiness exhibit, enjoy delicious festival food and more!
Hummingbird Festival - Hogansville, GA - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
An outdoor festival with food, music, and crafts for the whole family.
Talking Rock Heritage Days Festival - Talking Rock, GA - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
The third smallest town in Georgia puts on their 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.
Donalsonville Harvest Festival - Donalsonville, GA - Oct 16, 2021
Events for the day will kick off with the Rejoice Run & Moms mile beginning at 7:30 am. Following the races will be the annual Harvest Festival parade at 11 am. Along with local entertainment, the famous recipe contest, and the antique car and tractor show plus great food, arts & craft vendors, a fine art show, childrens activities, and great local entertainment
Snellville Fall Festival - Snellville, GA - Oct 16, 2021
Craft vendors, festival foods, live entertainment, costume contests, and activities like rock wall and inflatables
Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival - Sandy Springs, GA - Oct 17, 2021
A fun family day centered around Kosher BBQ – beef brisket, beef ribs, chicken and chili. You don’t have to be Jewish to come and eat or compete in the KCBS judged BBQ competition. They will have music all day long as well as a huge kids area and vendors.
Celebrating Art - Macon, GA - Oct 19 to Oct 23, 2021
Art enthusiasts will have more of what they have loved in previous years as well as some new events and artists to enjoy. Some of familiar favorite events include the Arty Party Preview Celebration, Gallery 6010 Artist Marketplace and artisan-inspired Pop-Up Gift Market, Glass Pumpkin Patch, and Hot Glass Academy Little Dragon Glassblowing Workshops. Additions to the line-up include a Corks and Canvas Painting Master Class and the Artistically Speaking Lunch and Learn. All events will be held at the Daws Student Activities Center located at Stratford Academy
Braselton Antique and Artisan Festival - Braselton, GA - Oct 22 to Oct 24, 2021
Join 300+ vendors as they line the streets of downtown Braselton creating a one of a kind pickers market! Here you will find true antiques, furniture, farmhouse, local artwork, boutique, home décor, hand crafted, primitives, rustic, salvage, good ole junk and more. This is the second fall date, with one in late August as well.
Oktoberfest in the Park - Atlanta, GA - Oct 22, 2021
A fundraiser for Piedmont Park Conservency, with Sierra Nevada beer, games, costume contests, and musical performances.
A3C Festival & Conference - Atlanta, GA - Oct 22 to Oct 24, 2021
Connecting, educating and inspiring the next-generation of innovators and entrepreneurs shaping the future.
Deep Roots Festival - Milledgeville, GA - Oct 23, 2021
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022.
Berrien County Harvest Festival - Nashville, GA - Oct 23, 2021
The festival will include food vendors, arts & crafts, contests, antique tractor parade, quilt show, art show and entertainment throughout the day. The Farmer’s Market will host the Australian Animal Exhibit with multiple Australian animals.
Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival - Madison, GA - Oct 23, 2021
Annual event in Town Park. Chili teams compete in two categories, with public chili sampling beginning at 12:30 sharp. Sample, then vote for your favorite! Also, shop in the handmade/homegrown market, head to the music tent, and more
Chiaha Harvest Fair - Rome, GA - Oct 23 to Oct 24, 2021
A toe tapping, cider sipping, fun-for-everyone arts festival.
Cochran Country Fest - Cochran, GA - Oct 23, 2021
Held annually on the third Saturday in October, this event offers tons of family-friendly fun. Visitors can delight in the splendor of handmade crafts, delicious festival food, enjoy live musical entertainment, children’s inflatables and entertainment. Admission is free
Perry Oktoberfest - Perry, GA - Oct 23, 2021
Featuring multiple beer tents, live German music, free family friendly activities, and more, don your finest lederhosen or dirndl and celebrate Wiesn
Cotton Gin Festival - Bostwick, GA - Oct 23, 2021
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 and a community center, with rooms upstairs for office rental. Parking is $5.
Alpharetta Women’s Half Marathon and 5k race - Alpharetta, GA - Oct 24, 2021
This women’s only half marathon and 5k will showcase a prize purse for the top female finishers in the half marathon. Everyone who pre-registers gets a shirt, finsiher medal, bib tag timing by ChronoTrack, complimentary post-event food and refreshments and DJ dance music.
Toccoa Harvest Festival - Toccoa, GA - Oct 30 to Oct 31, 2021
Set against a backdrop of blazing fall colors and flavored with the scent of roasting peanuts and mulling spices, one of the South’s most enduring festivals returns to Toccoa in October as it has every fall since 1978. Staged the last weekend in October, the festival features more than 160 craft and food vendors. The event hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. As always, the emphasis is on homemade, home baked and homegrown items and every year something new and unique is offered for the thousands of visitors who flock to Toccoa for this huge event. Two stages are set up for entertainment for the weekend, downtown shops and restaurants are open and several activities are available for children at the festival. The festival also offers regional and international foods, a Classic Car cruise-in, a petting zoo, horse and buggy rides, puppet shows, farm displays and the Currahee Artist Guild’s art exhibit and sale. Food options will be a variety from complete dinners to snacks. The festival features hundreds of craftsmen, performing dancers, jazz, and rock and roll, and country music, an antique and classic car show. Children and youth activities include rides, face painting, rock climbing, moon walk, petting zoo, and more. A shuttle takes visitors to beautiful Toccoa Falls
Georgia Sweet Potato Festival - Ocilla, GA - Oct 30, 2021
The Sweet Potato Festival began in 1960 to promote and recognize sweet potato growers, and now offers a sweet potato cooking, contest, a parade, concession stands and more!
Wings Over North Georgia Air Show - Rome, GA - Oct 30 to Oct 31, 2021
The US Air Force Thunderbirds star at this air show with BBQ Classic competition, kids zone and more.
Kingsland’s Fall Festival - Kingsland, GA - Oct 31, 2021
Come and join the fun with bouncy houses, pony rides, cake walks, train rides, hay rides, festival games, free hot dogs, pop corn, cotton candy, soda and lots of candy! This event is free for the entire family to enjoy
Macy’s Pink Pig at Lenox Square - Atlanta, GA - Nov 2 to Jan 5, 2022
The Macy’s Pink Pig has been a beloved Atlanta tradition for more than 50 years. From its debut in the ‘50s as a children’s ride at the downtown Rich’s store, to its brief stint at the Egleston Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees, five generations of Atlantans have ridden the Macy’s Pink Pig into the holiday season.
Taste and Brews Country Fest - Canton, GA - Nov 6 to Nov 7, 2021
Taste & Brews Country Fest brings the tastes, flavors and cultures of the South & Georgia together in one amazing (2) two-day celebration at the beautiful Etowah River Park. In addition to the many opportunities to taste, sample, buy and enjoy all the flavors of Georgia, guests will also be treated to live music with Nashville acts. Other activities will include the Airborne Canton Kidzone, vendors market, Arts & Crafts plus other childrens activities & entertainment.. Free admission
Atlanta Veg Fest - Duluth, GA - Nov 6, 2021
Learn more about being vegan and a plant-based lifestyle while enjoying delicious food, speakers, marketplace, and more!
Chastain Park Arts Festival - Atlanta, GA - Nov 6 to Nov 7, 2021
The Chastain Park Arts Festival will transform the park into an outdoor art gallery to the backdrop of vibrant fall hues. This two-day event will feature up to 200 fine local and regional artists and artisans along tree lined Park Drive in Chastain Park. Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, a childrens area, and local food and beverage concessions including the gourmet food trucks.
Decatur Wine Festival - Decatur, GA - Nov 6, 2021
Head to downtown Decatur for an afternoon of wine (over 500 different kinds!), food, and art
Deer Festival - Monticello, GA - Nov 6, 2021
The festival kicks off with the Deer Dash, a one-mile fun run and 5K run/walk, that takes participants through many of the historic downtown neighborhoods of Monticello, Ga. Copies of the route and applications for the race can be found at the Chamber of Commerce office on the Square. The Deer Festival parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. There will be arts and crafts booths as well as food and entertainment.
Granite City Fall Festival - Elberton, GA - Nov 6, 2021
Lots of arts and crafts and yummy foods to taste. Fun for the entire family!
Rome International Film Festival - Rome, GA - Nov 11 to Nov 14, 2021
This event is known for its screenings of independent films. MovieMaker called it one of the outstanding film festivals of the Southeast.
Stone Mountain Christmas - Stone Mountain, GA - Nov 13 to Jan 2, 2022
Each day of Stone Mountain Christmas, you can enjoy park attractions including Summit Skyride and the Scenic Railroad. Then, immerse yourself in holiday magic with evenings full of festive music, millions of dazzling lights, spectacular shows and visits from some of your favorite holiday characters (including Santa himself!), enjoy The Polar Express experience, and much more. Plus, be sure to tube down Snow Mountain and throw snowballs in the snow play area. Snow and Christmas combo tickets are available online. Either a Christmas Attractions Pass (limited) or annual Mountain Membership is required to enjoy this event..
Albany ChalkFest - Albany, GA - Nov 13, 2021
Another great Fall Saturday of chalk art, craft beer, food trucks and live music!
Kingsland Catfish Festival - Kingsland, GA - Nov 20, 2021
Get crispy southern fried catfish fillets cooked by the Knights of Columbus.
Deck the Hall at Duluth Town Green - Duluth, GA - Dec 4, 2021
At the annual “Deck the Hall” event on the Duluth Town Green, you’ll enjoy outdoor winter activities, music, carolers from local schools, and a tree lighting ceremony. Other highlights include City Hall and the Town Green in spectacular lighted color, and a visit from Santa Claus!
Georgia Mountain Fair - Hiawassee, GA - Aug 19 to Aug 27, 2022
With first class musical performances, arts & crafts, fun carnival rides, unique attractions and a glimpse into North Georgia’s rich history and culture, the Fair provides something for every member of the family!
Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival - Gainesville, GA - Sep 10, 2022
Georgia’s biggest Hong Kong cultural event of the year. Enjoy a fun, family day of watching the dragon boats sail through the waters of Lake Lanier. Indulge in cuisine from around the world.
Oktoberfest Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2022
Put on your lederhosen for a full weekend of German themed fun at Oktoberfest Atlanta! Enjoy a variety of deliciously cold German beers, craft beer from Bell’s Brewing, German food, live music, and an abundance of games and Oktoberfest themed activities
Gourdfest - Griffin, GA - Oct 20 to Oct 23, 2022
Features gourd competition, classes for all levels of experience, demonstrations, educational and historical displays; and handouts, make it ‘n take it projects; and vendors selling raw gourds, apparel, supplies, artwork and crafts.
Shrimp and Grits Festival - Jekyll Island, GA - Nov 4 to Nov 6, 2022
A coastal favorite, the Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival combines the classic southern dish with family-friendly entertainment, artists market, live music, kids’ zone, food, a craft brew fest, and more. Traditionally held in September, it will be moving to November in 2020 – upcoming dates are November 6-8, 2020, November 5-7, 2021, November 4-6, 2022
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South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival - Douglas, GA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2018
Come on down to the Douglas Airport for a BBQ competition, car and motorcycle show, dice run, brews tent, a concert on Friday night, vendors of all kinds including outdoors outfitters, a kids play area and more!
Food Truck Round Up - Dalton, GA - Sep 22, 2018
A fundraiser for Whitfield County Schools, hosted by Love Letters 2 Protect Our Children, with food trucks and other vendors, on the Dalton Green
Downtown Dalton Fall Pub Crawl - Dalton, GA - Sep 22, 2018
Wristbands for $10 get you in for live music and food/drink specials at every location, with free trolley transportation in between them
Harvest Festival - Athens, GA - Oct 18, 2018
Held at the Lyndon House Arts Center, this event is open to all elementary students in Northeast Georgia, where they will enjoy arts & crafts, traditions and histories of the 1800s including demonstrations, plus animals, guest story tellers, train display and more.
Cowboy/Western Heritage Festival - Summerville, GA - Aug 17, 2019
Come on down to Summerville Depot to celebrate the American Cowboy and Western heritage, including chuck-wagon cooking, pony and wagon rides, demonstrations, shopping, a Wagon Train parade, live entertainment, children’s activities and more – all with free admission!
Mercier Orchard Hard Cider and Beer Festival - Blue Ridge, GA - Aug 24, 2019
This is the largest gathering of hard cider makers in the state of Georgia! Beautiful outdoor setting! Tastings, live music and food vendors.
BBQ and Wings - Savannah, GA - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
River Street hosts a night of BBQ, wings, and raising money for a good cause (2019’s charity partner is Muscular Dystrophy) at this weekend food festival.
Savannah Bacon Fest - Savannah, GA - Sep 7, 2019
Local restaurants serve up mouthwatering bacon creations to food lovers. Coincides with Craft Beer Week
Fall Fest - Cleveland, GA - Sep 7, 2019
Free ride, slide, Dj, dancing, prize drawings, face decals, children’s crafts and costume characters. Food available for purchase. Admission to BabyLand is free.
Family Farm Festival - Johns Creek, GA - Sep 14, 2019
Celebrate the people who lived and worked together long ago in Johns Creek with heritage crafts, special cooking demos, history talks, and tours of the historic buildings on site. Plus, meet the Autrey Mill GOATS! A great event for the whole family!
Our World Balloon Festival - McDonough, GA - Sep 14, 2019
The Our World Balloon Festival will include tethered balloon rides, a car show, food/craft vendors, kid zone and a sensory zone, access to Southern Belle Farm amenities and a full line up of musicians
Fort Gordon Oktoberfest - Fort Gordon, GA - Sep 27 to Sep 28, 2019
Eatonton Family Fall Festival - Eatonton, GA - Sep 28, 2019
Bring your A game to 4 Zones of Arts, Appetite, Advice and Adventure that comprise the Historic Downtown Family Fall Festival.
Harvest Balloon Festival - Flowery Branch, GA - Oct 5, 2019
Festival includes carnival rides, kids games, pumpkin painting, music, food, and more, plus of course hot air balloons! Proceeds go towards local organizations, such as the Hall County Animal Shelter and Family Promise of Hall County.
Trinity Lutheran Church Oktoberfest - Lilburn, GA - Oct 5, 2019
Annual Oktoberfest held rain or shine. Live music and dancing, arts and crafts fair, and kid’s carnival. Authentic German and American food and beverages.
Candler Park Fall Fest - Atlanta, GA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
A free community festival at Candler Park, with vendors, artist market, music, food and more
Fall Woodland Ramble Arts and Crafts Market and Plant Sale - Gainesville, GA - Oct 5, 2019
Enjoy the delightful autumn air of the Gainesville Garden woodlands and browse a selection of arts and crafts created by regional artisans. This event coincides with the annual Plant Sale. Entry to the Market is included in admission to the Atlantic Botanic Garden Gainesville,
GAC Foundation Oktoberfest Run - Atlanta, GA - Oct 12, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 5K at Der Biergarten in Atlanta
VIlla Europa Oktoberfest. - Augusta, GA - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2019
3 days filled with food, fun, music, dancing, boots and schnapps at Villa Europa.
Decatur Craft Beer Festival - Decatur, GA - Oct 18 to Oct 19, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: An afternoon of beer tasting and music on the square in downtown Decatur, with unlimited sips from over 80 breweries.
Gibbs Garden Beer Festival - Ball Ground, GA - Oct 19, 2019
For beer connoisseurs out there, this is your day! Gibbs Gardens will host 20 local and regional craft brewers who will offer samples of their brew, plus food, live entertainment, vendors and more!
Waycross Fall Festival - Waycross, GA - Oct 19, 2019
Children of all ages can play brand new games as well as old favorites to win candy. Bring the whole family because they will also have bingo, hayrides, face painting and much more. Overnight campers may participate in the campsite decoration contest.
Downtown Covington Fall Art Walk - Covington, GA - Oct 19, 2019
Visitors can expect to see the work of more than 30 artists along the Art Walk. Visitors and enthusiasts will find a variety of types of art styles and mediums. The downtown sidewalks are sure to be filled with unexpected talent and entertainment.
Good Hope Poppy Festival - Good Hope, GA - Oct 25 to Oct 26, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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 – it is now a tradition used to honor servicemen worldwide. Festival runs from 9 AM – 5 PM. Includes bike ride, more than 50 vendors, food from local cooks, old-fashioned hayride and more.
Green Tomato Festival - Juliette, GA - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2019
Celebrate fall with the Green Tomato Festival held annually the fourth weekend in October in downtown Juliette. This quaint festival is celebrates Juliette’s Hollywood fame and the Whistle Stop Café. Peruse a variety of booths selling everything from sterling silver and handmade beaded jewelry to glass wind chimes and vintage art. Walk through various shops on the street, and of course, grab a plate of fried green tomatoes
Jesup Archfest - Jesup, GA - Oct 26, 2019
This annual festival will feature over 50 vendors from throughout the Southeast. In addition to the wide of array of festival vendors, this years festival will even include food trucks and a selection of vintage/rustic furniture. From infants to adults, Arch Fest has something for everyone to enjoy. Children will love the inflatables at the kids fun zone, while adults may find themselves admiring classic cars from the Wayne County Cruisers car show. The festival has been extended this year and will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a concert beginning at 7 p.m. The concert will be free to the public. Visitors to the annual event can also enjoy shopping and dining in beautiful Downtown Jesup and watch the latest movies at the popular Historic Strand dinner cinema.
Fall Festival and Spooky Wagon Rides - Rutledge, GA - Oct 26, 2019
Come for marshmallow roasts, pumpkin decorating ($7 – $10), games and more! Food and ice shavings will be available for purchase. Head to the beach area for “Spooky Wagon” rides ($5) through a dark and creepy forest. Rides suitable for ages 5 and older and depart every 30 min
LibertyFest - Hampton, GA - Oct 26, 2019
LibertyFest will be held at Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 2957 Mt. Carmel Road in Hampton, GA. A free family-fun filled event with rides, food, candy, music, trunk-or-treat, McGruff the Crime Dog, the Henry County Fire Truck from the Mt Carmel Station #15, and fellowship.
Rome Beer Fest - Rome, GA - Nov 2, 2019
An annual beer festival that raises funds for the Rome Area Council for the Arts. 21+ event, held rain or shine.
Cool Down – Summer Music Fest - Savannah, GA - Aug 14 to Aug 16, 2020
Unity in the Community hosts an art and craft festival with music on the third weekend of each month, with a different theme each month! Enjoy the end of summer with this mid-August festival, and come out to River Street to check out vendors, listen to music, and more.
Crush Fest - Cleveland, GA - Aug 29, 2020
Yonah Mountain Vineyards hosts a day-long festival of live music, food trucks, artisan market, wine tasking, and a chance to stomp some grapes!
Labor Day Folklife Festival - Juliette, GA - Sep 5, 2020
Come learn about all the labor that is required to run a farm this Labor Day, and enjoy music games, and local vendors as well
Lovebug Festival - Nicholls, GA - Sep 5, 2020
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the park’s annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect-related crafts, pollinator programs and much more.
Mountain Music Festival - Blairsville, GA - Sep 19, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: There will be bluegrass and gospel music as well as art and craft booths with handmade items for sale. A food concession will be provided by Vogel Volunteers. Held in Vogel State Park
Fall Arts on the Great Lawn - Ball Ground, GA - Sep 27, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: For two days visitors will have a unique opportunity to stroll through 220 acres of spectacular gardens and attend this art festival in North Georgia, with over 50 artisans showing their works for purchase.
North Georgia Folk Festival - Athens, GA - Sep 27, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Music, arts & crafts, food, kids activities and more, held at Sandy Creek Park (with its dinosaur playground!)
Westobou - Augusta, GA - Oct 1 to Oct 4, 2020
Music, dance, art and fun in Augusta.
River Street Oktoberfest - Savannah, GA - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
A three day festival on historic River Street overlooking the Savannah River that has been called Savannah’s party of the fall season. Annual Savannah Oktoberfest. Beer, wine and German food including bratwurst, sauerkraut and giant pretzels. Take part in the fun with a sausage eating contest, wiener dog races, and chicken dances. There will be live entertainment all weekend long on the Arbor Stage and regional arts and crafts vendors will exhibit. On Friday evening, you can also enjoy the monthly first Friday fireworks when the sky turns dark. Location: River Street, Savannah Georgia
Georgia Marble Festival - Jasper, GA - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Annual event features a parade, road race, marble quarry tours, arts & crafts, retail and food vendors, children’s area, live music and entertainment.
Harvest on the ‘Hooch Taste and Brew Festival - Roswell, GA - Oct 11, 2020
The Chattahoochee Nature Center is pleased to welcome guests of all ages to an annual outdoor food and craft beer event, Harvest on the Hooch, celebrating the vital connections between the garden and the plate. This event raises funds for the Centers Unity Garden, which supplies more than five tons of fresh produce annually to North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) food pantry. This farm to table garden party tasting event features top-notch restaurants, live Bluegrass and Southern style family fun. Guest activities include: food tastings from top local chefs, samples from local craft breweries, tours of the Unity Garden, meet milk goats, baby chicks and alpacas, garden games such as corn hole, hula hooping, scavenger hunt, prizes, face painting and more.
Taste of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Oct 16 to Oct 18, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Enjoy food offerings from over 90 local restaurants, plus beer, wine and spirits including a bartender competition, plus more!
Brookhaven Arts Festival - Atlanta, GA - Oct 17 to Oct 18, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Juried arts and handcrafts show with over 10,000 visitors each year. Since 2004.
Crane Creek’s Harvest Festival - Young Harris, GA - Oct 17, 2020
One of our Crane Creeks biggest festivals of the year celebrates the end of our grape harvest. Enjoy grape stomping, food, live music, hayrides, crafts for kids, arts vendors, and wine
Putnam County Dairy Festival - Eatonton, GA - Oct 24, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: As a tribute to the dairy industry and local dairy families, the festival acknowledges the success of Putnam County as a leading dairy county in Georgia. Along with the festival, many other activities are planned which bring visitors and families back to the community such as class reunions, family gatherings, etc.
Blairsville Fall Festival - Blairsville, GA - Oct 31, 2020
Celebrate autumns arrival with noon chili, hotdogs and drinks for sale, plus hayrides, a cake walk, and a campsite decorating contest
Savannah Food and Wine Fest - Savannah, GA - Nov 9 to Nov 15, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Bethesda Dinner (outdoor, tented farm to table dinner), cooking classes, celebrity chef tour, riverboat stroll, riverboat wine and dinner cruise, candlelight tour and more.
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