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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2017 Festivals

Dragon Con - Atlanta, GA - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2017
The world’s largest fantasy and science fiction convention held annually over Labor Day weekend.

Jeep Fest - Jasper, GA - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
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.

Home By Dark Concert: Tony Arata and Danny Mitchell - Alpharetta, GA - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2017
A concert experience like no other at the Chukkar Farms’ Home By Dark 2017 Concert Series. Home By Dark delivers original music, storytelling, hope, laughter, and evidence that “A Song Can Change Your Life.” Starts at 8 PM. Ticket prices range from $22.14 – $393.31.

Art in the Park - Marietta, GA - Sep 2 to Sep 4, 2017
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.

Chattahoochee Mountain Fair - Clarkesville, GA - Sep 8 to Sep 16, 2017
A family tradition in the Northeast Georgia Mountains since 1975.

Wild Georgia Shrimp and Grits Festival - Jekyll Island, GA - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
This event combines the classic southern dish with a weekend of entertainment including arts & crafts, live music, brew fest, kid’s zone and more.

Music Midtown - Atlanta, GA - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017

Roswell Arts Festival - Roswell, GA - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
An art festival supporting the Roswell Recreation Association with music/dance entertainment, children’s activities, food and more.

Suwanee Fest - Suwanee, GA - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
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 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Back by popular demand European Market on Milton Ave. returns to Historic downtown Alpharetta on Sept 16 & 17. For 2 days only, all under a large tent the length of Milton Ave between Main St & Roswell/Canton St., 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. Location: Milton Avenue between Main St. & Roswell/Canton St.

GABBAfest - Macon, GA - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017

GABBA - Macon, GA - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017

Plains Peanut Festival - Plains, GA - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2017
Celebrates Sumter County’s peanut production with a parade, fun run, exhibits and other activities.

Sandy Springs Festival - Sandy Springs, GA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
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).

Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival - Canton, GA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
32nd 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.

Sweet Auburn Music Festival - Atlanta, GA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2017
A music festival with R&B, hip-hop and gospel. Their slogan is: “Where the Food is Good & the Music is Great”

Duluth Fall Festival - Duluth, GA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2017
Consistently attended by 100,000+. Carnival, parade, 5K road race, arts and crafts, food, Man’s Corner and Kids’ Korner.

Alpharetta Scarecrow Harvest - Alpharetta, GA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2017
More than 1000 scarecrows will line downtown streets while residents enjoy festival food, country music and games.

Apharetta Brew Moon Octoberfest - Alpharetta, GA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2017

Scarecrow Harvest - Alpharetta, GA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2017
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.

Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest - Alpharetta, GA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2017
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. Cost: $10 entry fee, Table of eight is $130, table of six is $100.

A3C Festival - Atlanta, GA - Oct 4 to Oct 8, 2017

Georgia National Fair - Perry, GA - Oct 5 to Oct 15, 2017
An annual, family friendly event since 1990 with agricultural exhibits, fireworks, midway rides, concerts and street entertainers.

Home By Dark Concert: Sabrina, Joe West & JP Williams - Alpharetta, GA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
A concert experience like no other at the Chukkar Farms’ Home By Dark 2017 Concert Series. Home By Dark delivers original music, storytelling, hope, laughter, and evidence that “A Song Can Change Your Life.” Starts at 8 PM. Ticket prices range from $22.14 – $393.31.

Wire and Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival - Alpharetta, GA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
Music will flow through the streets as talented artists perform their own 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. Selected as one of the Top 20 Events in October 2015 by the Southeast Tourism Society! Hours are Friday from 6 – 10:30 pm and Saturday from 5 – 10:30 pm. Parking is free at the Alpharetta City Hall Parking Deck (2 Park Plaza off South Main Street) and Milton Center (86 School Drive at Independence High School)

Elisha Winn Fair - Dacula, GA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017

The Cotton Pickin’ Fair - Gay, GA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
A twice a year festival with live music, magic show, arts, antiques and Southern foods. Dates back to 1972.

Free Alpharetta Family Reunion Workshop - Alpharetta, GA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017
Want to plan an AWESOME reunion in Alpharetta? Don’t know where to begin? Worry no more, we are here to help! The bureau’s family reunion specialist will help attendees gain insight into the planning process and show how Alpharetta’s easy access, mild climate, exceptional facilities and world-class shopping, dining and entertainment make it the perfect location for fun-filled special events. The workshop and lunch are complimentary and one lucky attendee will receive a digital camera, perfect for capturing those memories soon to be made. Attendees will also learn how to plan other types of gatherings, including reunions of schools, military units, corporate groups and professional organizations. Complete the form below and our reunion planner will contact you to confirm your registration and provide additional details about the event. Each family is limited to bring three (3) guests to the workshop in order to give all our families an equal opportunity to register and bring their guests. Can’t make it to the workshop but want more information about planning your workshop in the Alpharetta area? Call or email our reunion planning specialist today for a FREE reunion planning guide! 678-297-2811 or [email protected]

Urban Mediamakers Film Festival - Atlanta, GA - Oct 12 to Oct 17, 2017

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival - Hiawassee, GA - Oct 13 to Oct 21, 2017

Georgia Carolina State Fair - Augusta, GA - Oct 13 to Oct 22, 2017

Festival on Ponce - Atlanta, GA - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2017
An Atlanta arts and crafts festival located in Olmsted Linear Park. 125+ displays of fine arts, crafts, fold and “outsider art”. Attendance is free.

Georgia Apple Festival - Elijah, GA - Oct 14 to Oct 22, 2017
annual event will be held at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds. Antique car show, parade, arts & crafts and more. Adult admission is $5.

Paulding Fine Arts Fall Fest - Dallas, GA - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2017
14th annual event. Artist showcase, crafts, festival food, live entertainment and more. Free admission.

Atlanta Horror Film Festival - Atlanta, GA - Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2017
They’ve screened thousands of independent horror features and shorts since 2006.

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show - Rome, GA - Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2017
The US Air Force Thunderbirds and concert headliner Travis Tritt star at this air show with BBQ Classic competition, kids zone and more.

Stone Mountain Highland Games - Stone Mountain, GA - Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2017
annual event at Stone Mountain Park. Whisky tasting, professional piping competition, celtic music recital, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Gala, sheepdog presentation and more.

Hummingbird Festival - Hogansville, GA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
An outdoor festival with food, music, and crafts for the whole family.

Oconee Chamber Fall Festival - Watkinsville, GA - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2017
20,000 attend this annual, one day outdoor arts & crafts festival held since 1974.

Town of Orange Park Fall Festival - Orange Park, GA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017

Decatur Craft Beer Festival - Decatur, GA - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2017

Brookhaven Arts Festival - Brookhaven, GA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017

Chiaha Harvest Fair - Rome, GA - Oct 28 to Oct 29, 2017
A toe tapping, cider sipping, fun-for-everyone arts festival.

Cotton Gin Festival - Bostwick, GA - Nov 4 to Nov 4, 2017
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.

Decatur Wine Festival - Decatur, GA - Nov 4 to Nov 4, 2017

Savannah Food and Wine Fest - Savannah, GA - Nov 6 to Nov 12, 2017
Bethesda Dinner (outdoor, tented farm to table dinner), cooking classes, celebrity chef tour, riverboat stroll, riverboat wine and dinner cruise, candlelight tour and more.

Georgia Marble Festival - Jasper, GA - Nov 7 to Nov 8, 2017
36th Annual event. Parade, Road Race, Marble Quarry Tours, Arts & Crafts, Retail, Food Vendors, Children’s Area and Live Music and Entertainment. Fun For the Entire Family.

Rome International Film Festival - Rome, GA - Nov 9 to Nov 12, 2017
This event is known for its screenings of independent films. MovieMaker called it one of the outstanding film festivals of the Southeast.

Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival - Gainesville, GA - Nov 9 to Nov 9, 2017
Georgia’s biggest Hong Kong cultural event of the year.

Atlanta Veg Fest - Marietta, GA - Nov 11 to Nov 11, 2017

Atlanta Veg Fest - Marietta, GA - Nov 11 to Nov 11, 2017

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Kingsland Catfish Festival - Kingsland, GA - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2016
Get crispy southern fried catfish fillets cooked by the Knights of Columbus.

Savannah Bacon Fest - Savannah, GA - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2016
Local restaurants serve up mouthwatering bacon creations to food lovers.

Savannah Bacon Fest - Savannah, GA - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2016

Yellow Daisy Festival - Stone Mountain, GA - Sep 8 to Sep 11, 2016
Voted one of the top three arts & crafts shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine.

Helen Oktoberfest - Helen, GA - Sep 8 to Oct 30, 2016
Helen’s 46th annual Oktoberfest open on September 8th with 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 the first two weekends only (Thursday to Sunday), 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

One Musicfest - Atlanta, GA - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
The top progressive urban music festival in the Southeast.

Atlanta Smooth Music Festival - Mableton, GA - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2016
The Atlanta area’s only all day outdoor smooth jazz music experience, where you can bring your own food and beverages, and enjoy great music.

Atlanta Oktoberfest - Atlanta, GA - Sep 17 to Oct 22, 2016
Location: Der Biergarten, 300 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30313

Atlanta Greek Festival - Atlanta, GA - Sep 22 to Sep 25, 2016
This event brings the sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece to Atlanta.

Effingham Oktoberfest - Rincon, GA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
There will be arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities and entertainment. Plus the chicken dance and Best Facial Whiskers contest. They have German food as well as traditional festival fare such as kettle corn, funnel cakes and barbecue. Parking is free. Admission is free but wristband purchase (~$2) is required for those 21+ to drink. American and German beer are then sold for $5-6, and there is a beer garden. Over 3,500 people and 65 vendors attended this Georgia Oktoberfest in 2012. Location: 6755 Prosperity Drive, Rincon, GA 31326

Hoschton Fall Festival - Hoschton, GA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016

Rome Beer Fest - Rome, GA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
An annual beer festival that raises funds for the Rome Area Council for the Arts.

Gourdfest - Griffin, GA - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016

Stone Mountain Village Oktoberfest - Stone Mountain, GA - Sep 24 to Oct 8, 2016
This festival has been going on for more than 5 years. Authentic German food and beer. Original art in the arts festival. Historic hayrides 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. Location: 6655 James B. Rivers Drive, Stone Mountain

Westobou - Augusta, GA - Sep 28 to Oct 2, 2016
Five days of music, dance, art and fun in Augusta.

Autumn Leaf Festival - Maysville, GA - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016

Autumn Leaf Festival - Maysville, GA - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
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.

Fort Gordon Oktoberfest - Fort Gordon, GA - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016

Andersonville Historic Fair - Andersonville, GA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016

Candler Park Fall Fest - Atlanta, GA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016

Trinity Lutheran Church Oktoberfest - Lilburn, GA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
13th 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.

The Real Squeal: Lyons BBQ & Music Festival - Lyons, GA - Oct 7 to Oct 14, 2016
A barbecue contest with live music, car show and other festivities.

River Street Oktoberfest - Savannah, GA - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2016
A three day festival on historic River Street overlooking the Savannah River that has been called Savannah’s party of the fall season. 33rd 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

Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival - Madison, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
12th annual event in Town Park.

Great Atlanta Beer Festival - Atlanta, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016

Georgia Apple Festival - Ellijay, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 16, 2016
Runs on Oct 8-9 and Oct 15-16.

Blairsville Sorghum Festival - Blairsville, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 16, 2016
The Blairsville Sorghum Festival has been a part of Blairsville’s heritage for more than 40 years. October 8-9 and October 15-16.

Prater’s Mill Country Fair - Dalton, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016

Woodstock Lions Fall Festival - Woodstock, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016

North Georgia Folk Festival - Athens, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
annual event will be held at Sandy Creek Park. Music, arts & crafts, food and more.

GAC Foundation Oktoberfest Run - Atlanta, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016

Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival - Richmond Hill, GA - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2016
A community fair featuring seafood, live music and crafts.

Euharlee Covered Bridge Fall Festival - Euharlee, GA - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016
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.

GA Peanut Festival - Sylvester, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016

Decatur Beer Fest - Decatur, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016

Brookhaven Arts Festival - Atlanta, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016

Talking Rock Heritage Days Festival - Talking Rock, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
The third smallest town in Georgia puts on their 21st 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.

Harvest Balloon Festival - Flowery Branch, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016

GA Peanut Festival - Sylvester, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016

Bremen Towne Festival - Bremen, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016

Harvest Balloon Festival - Flowery Branch, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016

Oktoberfest Boat Blast - Augusta, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Villa Europa Oktoberfest Cruise.

Oktoberfest Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016

Harvest Festival - Athens, GA - Oct 20 to Oct 20, 2016

Taste of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2016

Braselton Antique and Artisan Festival - Braselton, GA - Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2016

Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown - Cleveland, GA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2016
A barbecue contest and fall festival.

Macon Octoberfest - Macon, GA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2016
The 2016 event was rescheduled for 2017.

Deep Roots Festival - Milledgeville, GA - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016

Good Hope Poppy Festival - Good Hope, GA - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
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.

Snellville Fall Festival - Snellville, GA - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016

Georgia Sweet Potato Festival - Ocilla, GA - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2016

Martin Fall Festival - Martin, GA - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2016
Annual event on the last Saturday of October with live music, food vendors, and locally made arts and crafts.

Sacred Heart School Fall Festival - Warner Robins, GA - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2016
60th annual event. Over 20 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!!!

Milan Harvest Festival - Milan, GA - Nov 5 to Nov 5, 2016

Atlanta Amazing Pet Expo - Atlanta, GA - Nov 12 to Nov 13, 2016

 Hotoberfest – Atlanta, GA – August 15, 2015

September 2015:

Music Midtown – Atlanta, GA – September 18-19, 2015

Gourdfest – Griffin, GA – September 25-27, 2015
Hoschton Fall Festival – Hoschton, GA – September 25-27, 2015

Taste of Atlanta – Atlanta, GA – September 25-27, 2015

GABBAfest – Macon, GA – September 25-27, 2015

Downtown Dalton Beer Festival – Dalton, GA – Sept 26, 2015

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.

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.

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.

October 2015:

Maysville Autumn Leaf 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

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival – October 7-15, 2016
9 days of music (country music show, Georgia’s Official State Fiddlers’ Convention and more), flower show, arts & crafts, pioneer village, demonstrations and more.

Georgia Apple Festival of Ellijay – Ellijay, GA – October 8-9 & 15-16, 2016
45th annual event will be held at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds. Antique car show, parade, arts & crafts and more. Adult admission is $5.

Summerhill Fall Fest – Atlanta, GA – October 10, 2015

Woodstock Lions Fall Festival – October 10, 2015.
The Woodstock Lions are organizing a fall festival on Oct 10 – 11am – 4pm at 550 Molly Lane – Woodstock GA 30189. Event is free and includes food tastings, live music, art, craft, face painting, Horse rides, and raffles.

Prater’s Mill Country Fair – Dalton, Georgia – October 10 & 11, 2015

Urban Mediamakers Film Festival – Atlanta, Georgia – October 13-16, 2016

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

Snellville Fall Festival – Snellville, GA – October 10, 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

Decatur Craft Beer Festival – Decatur, GA – October 17, 2015

Black Bear Festival – Chatsworth, GA – Oct 17-18, 2015

North Georgia Folk Festival – Oct. 10, 2015
31st annual event will be held at Sandy Creek Park. Music, arts & crafts, food and more.

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

Johns Creek Fall Family Festival – Johns Creek, GA – October 10, 2015

Georgia-Carolina State Fair – October 16-25, 2015

Harvest Balloon Festival – Flowery Branch, GA – October 17, 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

Fireman’s Fall Festival – Rossville, GA – October 24, 2015
10 am – 5 pm. 3rd Annual event – Sponsored by the Rossville Fire Department Volunteer Club – Arts & Crafts, Trick or Treating, Petting Zoo, Astro Jumps, Pony Rides, Cake Walk, Halloween Costume Contest, Old School Fireman’s Relay, Food, Games, Designated Kids Zone FREE PARKING FREE ADMISSION
Location : 200 Ellis Road Rossville, GA 30741 Rossville Ball Fields

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.

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.

Foxfire Mountaineer Festival – Clayton, GA – Oct 3, 2015
East Point Fall Festival & Carnival – East Point, GA – October 10, 2015
Milan Harvest Festival – Milan, GA  – October 17, 2015
Athens-Clarke County Harvest Festival – Athens, GA – October 23, 2014

November 2015:

IrishFest Atlanta – Atlanta, GA – November 6-7, 2015

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

Decatur Wine Festival Decatur, GA – Nov 7, 2015
Brew Your Cask Off Cask Ale Festival – Atlanta, GA – Nov 8, 2014
Brothers and Sisters Music Festival – Atlanta, GA – November 27, 2015

Find other fun things to do in Georgia in October:

Oktoberfest in Georgia
Georgia Corn Mazes
Georgia Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Georgia
Georgia Pumpkin Patches

56 thoughts on “Fall Georgia Festivals

  1. Patrick MacDonald says:

    Don’t forget to visit the 2nd annual Zombie Farms… every Fri and Sat in October in Winterville GA.

    The government media complex would have you believe the undead must be feared and destroyed. One farmer knows better. He has discovered the secret to repressing the blood cravings of the undead and putting them to better use. So when you see strange slow moving scarecrows working nearby fields fear not. The solution to the crippled economy and global climate change is at hand: a labor force that will require no payment, never complain, never pollute the environment, and never rest.

  2. Kathleen jones says:

    I’m trying to find the carnival that my family has been going to every year in Dalton around Oct.12-15.? It was a carnival, with rides and a petting zoo with a motorcycle act in a round dome. I can’t seem to find it. I know we went to it several years but can’t recall the name.

  3. Mike Harris says:

    Don’t forget the Dawsonville Moonshine Festival Oct. 24-25. One of the best fall festivals anywhere!

  4. Allison Phillips says:

    Join us on September 12th from 9:00 until 4:00 for the Winder Dixie Fall Jamboree. With over 40 vendors, food trucks, bounce houses and slides, tractor rides, a college football corner, and a Red Cross blood drive, there really is something for the whole family! None of those spark an interstitial for you? Join us in the stands and watch one of the many little league, fall baseball games going on that day. A basbeall players yourself? Enter into our annual Homerun Derby sponsored by Dirty South Bats. Pro monster truck, The Illuminator, will also be back this year with plenty of up close photo opps!
    September 12, 2015 (9-4)
    354 East Broad Street
    Winder, GA

  5. Nancy Allen says:

    Could you please add St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church to the list for October 3, 2015 for St. Matthew’s Car Show and Festival? It is a judged car show with trophies for cars, trucks and motorcycles. There is something for everyone: kids zone, 50?50 raffle, door prizes, concessions and vendors. Rain or Shine from 9:00am and 3:00 pm.

  6. Brandy says:

    Add to that amazing list, Cherokee Fest. A fun, family friendly event, hosted annually, in Woodstock, GA. This event brings music, food, entertainment for the kids, local vendors, and a large Cornhole tournament! All proceeds benefit the International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association (www.imdsa.org).

    What: Cherokee Fest
    When: September 19, 2015, 12p-7p
    Where: Elm Street Cultural Arts Village Event Green
    Website for info and Cornhole tournament registration: http://www.cherokeefest.com

    See you there!

  7. Susan Poole says:

    The Lavonia Fall Festival will be Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the downtown area of East and West Main Streets. Arts, crafts, exhibits, children’s amusements, and favorite festival foods will be featured. Vendors will offer handmade jewelry, children’s clothing, honey and beeswax products and fragrant soaps and lotions. Christmas décor, florals, and boutique items will also be offered. The Hartwell Tailspinners, a radio-controlled model airplane club, will make their third Festival appearance to draw attention to this family-friendly hobby. Papa’s Little Choo Choo, an inflatable slide, water walkers, duck pond and bounce house will amuse the children. And the Lavonia Express will once again take passengers on a 45-minute train ride. Tickets for the train ride are $5 each and will be sold only on the day of the Festival at the Lavonia Depot. Children two and under ride free.

    • Lynn Ferrara says:

      How can we add Atlanta Boxer Rescues. M annual Boxerstock Music Festival ?This,a family pet friendly Music Festival.

      Fundraiser for Atanta Boxer Rescue…. Jim Miller Park
      SUNDAY OCTOBER 11
      NOON TO 6PM
      BOXERSTOCK.ORG. for more info… band listings..kids area..dog park ..silent auction..vendors ..food trucks.. photos,with santa. And moemre!

  8. Dee Elliott says:

    I did not know about this site. We will have the BOGART FALL FESTIVAL on Saturday, September 26, 2015. It is our 20th year, and our community celebration is on Main street, Bogart, GA 9 am-4pm. The opening ceremonies are @ 9 am, there is live entertainment and performers all day on stage, and the “Celebrate Bogart” parade is at 11 am. We have arts & crafts vendors, food vendors, and entertainment for children including a train ride, petting zoo, and inflatables all day, 9 am-4 pm.

    • Donna says:

      The Okefenokee Festival in Folkston Ga. Oct 10 all day on main street and depot!!!!
      Also Folkston is known as the Train Watching Capital of the south..We have rail watch weekend for all the Train watchers from around the country for the past few years………..

    • Donna says:

      The Okefenokee Festival in Folkston Ga. Oct 10 all day on main street and depot!!!!
      Also Folkston is known as the Train Watching Capital of the south..We have rail watch weekend for all the Train watchers from around the country for the past few years………..Okefenokee Swamp, Train watcher all on the GA/Fl State line in good old Charlton County!!!!

  9. Melanie B says:

    Two more to add:

    Barnesville Buggy Days, Sept 18-20.

    The Great Georgia Air Show, October 30-Nov 1, Peachtree City

  10. Vicki Watkins says:

    Could you add the Elisha Winn Fair to your listing?

    We are located in Dacula Georgia, sponsored by the Gwinnett Historical Society

    The Fair is held the first Saturday and Sunday of each October (for 2015 October 3rd and 4th).

    Thank you

  11. Vicki Watkins says:

    Please add the Elisha Winn Fair in Dacula Georgia, Gwinnett County. First Saturday and Sunday of each October, 2015 Fair is October 3rd and 4th. Music, crafts, and Georgia history. We would love to have you join us.

  12. Atlanta Boxer Rescue says:

    Don’t forget about Boxerstock Music Festival benefiting Atlanta Boxer Rescue! Sunday, October 11th 12Noon-6PM, at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, GA! Live music on two stages, vendors offering items for you or your pets, off-leash dog parks, kids activities and inflatables, food trucks, dog agility demos and more! Fun for all ages and breeds. More info and tickets are available at http://www.boxerstock.org

  13. Heather says:

    Please add the GA Museum of Agriculture’s (Tifton) Harvest Celebration on October 10th and Native American Experience/Cane Grinding on November 21st. Both inexpensive, family fun events!

  14. J. Hogan says:

    The Bethlehem, Georgia Star Festival will be held the 2nd Sat. In Oct. (Oct.10th) downtown Bethlehem, Ga. from 8 A.M. To 4 P.M. Crafts, Food and Music!

  15. Trent Strickland says:

    The 48th annual Maysville Autumn Leaf Festival Oct. 2nd 3rd 4th 2015 Downtown Maysville Ga. Arts Crafts Food and enterainment. Georgias 2nd oldest and longest running festival.

  16. kandice says:

    Hey everyone, found a great deal on Taste of Atlanta next month. You can save $10 on a pair of GA tickets (combo of Saturday 9/25 or Sunday 9/26) w/ the promo code TASTE10. Put it towards the food and drinks you’ll be trying that weekend!! Tickets here – tasteofatlanta.wantickets.com

  17. Linda Shaw says:

    How do I add to this listing? I would like to add the following:

    GHOST TRAIN at Pine Mountain Gold Museum in Villa Rica, GA
    October 1st – October 31st
    Thurs, Fri, & Sat, nights 6pm – 7pm (family hour) & 7:30pm – 930pm (Scare Time)
    Something is awry on the mountain as old forgotten Gold Miners seem to be coming back to life! Get your Halloween chills and thrills as you ride on our own Ghost Train! Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights from 6pm – 7pm (family hour) & 7:30pm – 930pm (Scare Time) each night. Tickets will be on sale for $13 per train ride! 6pm – 7pm will be geared towards younger audiences, but once it gets dark, it gets scarier and may be better suited for teens and older.

    Pine Mountain Gold Museum & Scenic Railroad at Stockmar Park
    1881 Stockmar Rd, Villa Rica, GA 30180
    Tell your friends! For more information on attending, participating (food vendors, entertainers), or volunteering, please contact Linda Shaw at [email protected] or our front desk at (770) 459-8455 ext, 0. http://www.pinemountaingoldmuseum.com; for complete details & updated schedules visit http://www.facebook.com/pinemountaingoldmuseum.com

  18. Linda Shaw says:

    Also in September:

    Pine Mountain Gold Museum GOLD RUSH FESTIVAL in Villa Rica, GA
    September 12th from 11am – 4pm
    Join us as we celebrate our GOLDEN HISTORY with our team dressed liked Pioneers! The festival will be in conjunction with the Downtown Gold Rush Festival. We will have plenty to do and see, with demonstrations, craft vendors, entertainment, and so much more!

    Pine Mountain Gold Museum & Scenic Railroad at Stockmar Park
    1881 Stockmar Rd, Villa Rica, GA 30180
    Tell your friends! For more information on attending, participating (vendors, demonstrators, entertainers), or volunteering, please contact Linda Shaw at [email protected] or our front desk at (770) 459-8455 ext, 0. http://www.pinemountaingoldmuseum.com; for complete details & updated schedules visit http://www.facebook.com/pinemountaingoldmuseum.com

  19. Linda Shaw says:

    Another in September:

    4th Annual Family Fun Day & Scavenger Hunt at Pine Mountain Gold Museum
    September 26th 10am – 2pm
    Enjoy the day as we host a Fall Festival with crafts and activities, including our 4th Annual Scavenger Hunt. Enjoy a train ride around the mountain, panning for gemstones, and plenty of activities. The event will be 10am – 2pm. The Scavenger Hunt will include lunch and will require pre-registration. In conjunction with the Villa Rica Parks & Recreation Program’s Family Fun Initiative. Only $10 per person.

    Pine Mountain Gold Museum & Scenic Railroad at Stockmar Park
    1881 Stockmar Rd, Villa Rica, GA 30180
    Tell your friends! For more information on attending, participating as an entertainer, or volunteering, please contact Linda Shaw at [email protected] or our front desk at (770) 459-8455 ext, 0. http://www.pinemountaingoldmuseum.com; for complete details & updated schedules visit http://www.facebook.com/pinemountaingoldmuseum.com

  20. Linda Conti says:

    Only about 200 people call Calvary home, but on the first Saturday of November, every year, Calvary’s population grows up to between 60,000 and 90,000 (not counting mules). The reason for this – Calvary Lions Club annual Mule Day Festival. Proceeds of which go to Lions Sight programs and local charities. Enjoy a big parade with mules, horses and antique tractors; contests, and all day entertainment, while remembering Mule Day is to celebrated the mules significant contribution to the area’s agriculture.
    Come early to visit over 450 arts & crafts exhibitions, concessions, cane grinding, and syrup making all make Mule Day a time to remember. Come on out and join us for a full day of fun – We look forward to seeing you!

    Events Schedule
    Mule Day Grounds
    Friday, November 6, 2015 – Kick Off
    5:00 pm……Chicken “Pilau” Dinner
    5:30 pm……Auction in the Mule Show Arena
    7:00 pm…..Entertainment

    Mule Day
    Mule Day Grounds
    Saturday, November 7, 2015
    6:00 am …………Sunrise Breakfast
    10:00 am………..Invocation & National Athem
    11:00 am ……….Parade
    1:00 pm……… …Mule Show

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  22. Jennifer says:

    Another October festival – October 24, 2015 10 am – 5 pm 3rd Annual Fireman’s Fall Festival – Sponsored by the Rossville Fire Department Volunteer Club – Location : 200 Ellis Road Rossville, GA 30741 Rossville Ball Fields – Arts & Crafts, Trick or Treating, Petting Zoo, Astro Jumps, Pony Rides, Cake Walk, Halloween Costume Contest, Old School Fireman’s Relay, Food, Games, Designated Kids Zone FREE PARKING FREE ADMISSION

  23. Lisa Lockhart says:

    Please October 17th 11-4 COMMUNITY FALL FESTIVAL AND PUMPKIN PATCH located in Dacula Georgia. CARNIVAL RIDES, BBQ,, CRAFT BOOTHS, MUSIC, PETTING ZOO, HAYRIDES, PUMPKIN PATCH, and so much more!!
    775 Dacula Rd. Hebron Christian Property. Small town celebration, everyone welcome!,

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