Fall Georgia Festivals

Find a Georgia fall festival to attend in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 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.

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2019 Festivals

Home By Dark Concert series - Alpharetta, GA - Jul 5 to Sep 4, 2019
A concert experience like no other, Home By Dark delivers original music, storytelling, hope, laughter, and evidence that A Song Can Change Your Life.”” Check the complete schedule on the event’s site for more details

Cool Down – Summer Music Fest - Savannah, GA - Aug 16 to Aug 18, 2019
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. August 2019’s theme is Cool Down.

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!

Crush Fest - Cleveland, GA - Aug 24, 2019
Yonah Mountain Vineyards hosts a day-long festival of live music, food trucks, artisan market, wine tasking, and a chance to stomp some grapes!

German Bierfest Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Aug 24, 2019
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 - Aug 29 to Sep 2, 2019
The world’s largest fantasy and science fiction convention held annually over Labor Day weekend.

Jeep Fest - Jasper, GA - Aug 29 to Sep 1, 2019
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.

Decatur Book Festival - Decatur, GA - Aug 30 to Sep 1, 2019
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

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.

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival - Pine Mountain, GA - Aug 30 to Aug 31, 2019
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!

Art in the Park - Marietta, GA - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2019
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.

Labor Day Folklife Festival - Juliette, GA - Aug 31, 2019
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

Grape Stomp Fest - Blairsville, GA - Aug 31, 2019
Local music, craft vendors, lunch, wine, and a day of stomping grapes to celebrate the harvest season!

Mountain Heritage Festival - Blairsville, GA - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2019
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!

Yellow Daisy Festival - Stone Mountain, GA - Sep 5 to Sep 8, 2019
50th Annual! 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 5 to Oct 27, 2019
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

Chattahoochee Mountain Fair - Clarkesville, GA - Sep 6 to Sep 14, 2019
A family tradition in the Northeast Georgia Mountains since 1975. Rodeo, rides, contests, food and more

Savannah Bacon Fest - Savannah, GA - Sep 7, 2019
Local restaurants serve up mouthwatering bacon creations to food lovers. Coincides with Craft Beer Week

Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival - Gainesville, GA - Sep 7, 2019
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.

Gold Rush Festival & Parade - Villa Rica, GA - Sep 7, 2019
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

One Musicfest - Atlanta, GA - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
The 10th 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!

Festival del Sabor Latino – Latino Taste Festival - Dalton, GA - Sep 8, 2019
Performers and food from different Latin countries, with fun for the whole family.

Atlanta Horror Film Festival - Atlanta, GA - Sep 12 to Sep 15, 2019
They’ve screened thousands of independent horror features and shorts since 2006.

Atlanta Greek Festival - Atlanta, GA - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
This event brings the sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece to Atlanta.

Omega Pepper Festival - Omega, GA - Sep 14, 2019
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!

Waco Festival - Waco, GA - Sep 14, 2019
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.

Mountain Music Festival - Blairsville, GA - Sep 14, 2019
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

Granite City BBQ Festival - Elberton, GA - Sep 14, 2019
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!

Lovebug Festival - Nicholls, GA - Sep 14, 2019
Explore the wonderful world of insects at the park’s fourth annual Lovebug Festival. Activities will include edible bug programs, kids insect-related crafts, pollinator programs and much more.

Music Midtown - Atlanta, GA - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
Four stages of live music in Piedmont Park

Shrimp and Grits Festival - Jekyll Island, GA - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
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

GABBAfest - Macon, GA - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2019
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)

Roswell Arts Festival - Roswell, GA - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
An art festival supporting the Roswell Recreation Association with music/dance entertainment, children’s activities, food trucks and more.

Suwanee Fest - Suwanee, GA - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
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 21 to Sep 22, 2019
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.

Sweet Auburn Music Festival - Atlanta, GA - Sep 27 to Sep 29, 2019
A music festival with R&B, hip-hop and gospel. Their slogan is: Where the Food is Good & the Music is Great””

Gourdfest - Griffin, GA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019

Sandy Springs Festival - Sandy Springs, GA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
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).

Duluth Fall Festival - Duluth, GA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Consistently attended by 100,000+. Carnival, parade, 5K road race, arts and crafts, food, Man’s Corner and Kids’ Korner.

Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival - Canton, GA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
35th 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.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Dalton - Dalton, GA - Sep 28, 2019
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.

Plains Peanut Festival - Plains, GA - Sep 28, 2019
Celebrates Sumter County’s peanut production with a parade, fun run, exhibits and other activities.

Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest - Alpharetta, GA - Sep 28, 2019
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 and 21+

Westobou - Augusta, GA - Oct 2 to Oct 6, 2019
Five days of music, dance, art and fun in Augusta.

Georgia National Fair - Perry, GA - Oct 3 to Oct 13, 2019
An annual, family friendly event since 1990 with agricultural exhibits, fireworks, midway rides, concerts and street entertainers.

Autumn Leaf Festival - Maysville, GA - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
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.

River Street Oktoberfest - Savannah, GA - Oct 4 to Oct 6, 2019
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

The Cotton Pickin’ Fair - Gay, GA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
A twice a year festival with live music, magic show, arts, antiques and Southern foods. Dates back to 1972.

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

Elisha Winn Fair - Dacula, GA - Oct 5, 2019
The annual festival, held at the Elisha Winn House, includes crafters and food vendors, historical exhibitions and more

Georgia Marble Festival - Jasper, GA - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Annual event. Parade, road race, marble quarry tours, arts & crafts, retail and food vendors, children’s area, live music and entertainment.

Scarecrow Harvest - Alpharetta, GA - Oct 5, 2019
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.

Strut Your Mutt Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Oct 5, 2019
Strut Your Mutt is a fun dog walk and fundraising event that raises money to help save the lives of homeless pets, supporting your choice of one of hundreds of participating shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare groups. There are Strut your Mutt events across the country.

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.

Alpharetta Scarecrow Harvest - Alpharetta, GA - Oct 5, 2019
More than 100 scarecrows will line downtown streets while residents enjoy festival food, country music and games. Free family entertainment includes country music, cornhole, hay rides, face painting, historical demonstrations, activities, story-telling, and more!

A3C Festival & Conference - Atlanta, GA - Oct 8 to Oct 13, 2019
15th annual

Urban Mediamakers Film Festival - Atlanta, GA - Oct 10 to Oct 16, 2019
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.

The Real Squeal: Lyons BBQ & Music Festival - Lyons, GA - Oct 11 to Oct 12, 2019
A barbecue contest with live music, car show and other festivities.

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival - Hiawassee, GA - Oct 11 to Oct 19, 2019
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!

Wire and Wood Alpharetta Songwriters Festival - Alpharetta, GA - Oct 11 to Oct 12, 2019
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.

Oktoberfest Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Oct 11 to Oct 12, 2019
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

Euharlee Covered Bridge Fall Festival - Euharlee, GA - Oct 12, 2019
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.

Blairsville Sorghum Festival - Blairsville, GA - Oct 12 to Oct 20, 2019
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.

Paulding Fine Arts Fall Fest - Dallas, GA - Oct 12, 2019
Annual event with artist showcase, crafts, food trucks, children’s activities, live entertainment on two stages, and more. Free admission.

North Georgia Folk Festival - Athens, GA - Oct 12, 2019
Music, arts & crafts, food, kids activities and more, held at Sandy Creek Park (with its dinosaur playground!)

GAC Foundation Oktoberfest Run - Atlanta, GA - Oct 12, 2019
5K at Der Biergarten in Atlanta

Prater’s Mill Country Fair - Dalton, GA - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
Walk the nature trail, take the kids on pony rides, go thorugh educational exhibits and more

Georgia Apple Festival - Ellijay, GA - Oct 12 to Oct 20, 2019
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.

Georgia-Carolina State Fair - Augusta, GA - Oct 18 to Oct 27, 2019
97th annual. Midway with rides, shows, agricultural exhibits and competitions, food and more.

Andersonville Historic Fair - Andersonville, GA - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
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.

Brookhaven Arts Festival - Atlanta, GA - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
Juried arts and handcrafts show with over 10,000 visitors each year. Since 2004.

Hoschton Fall Festival - Hoschton, GA - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019

Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival - Madison, GA - Oct 26, 2019
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

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.

Wings Over North Georgia Air Show - Rome, GA - Oct 24 to Oct 25, 2020
Canceled for 2019, but in 2020: The US Air Force Thunderbirds star at this air show with BBQ Classic competition, kids zone and more.

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!

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

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

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

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!

United Way Kick-Off & CEO Trike Race - Dalton, GA - Sep 18, 2018
Bring a chair and enjoy family fun, live music, and dinner in the park

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

VIlla Europa Oktoberfest. - Augusta, GA - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
Villa Europa Oktoberfest.

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest in the Park - Atlanta, GA - Oct 5, 2018
A fundraiser for Piedmont Park Conservency, with Sierra Nevada beer, games, costume contests, and musical performances.

Atlanta Oktoberfest - Atlanta, GA - Oct 6, 2018
Location: Der Biergarten, 300 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30313

Stone Mountain Village Oktoberfest - Stone Mountain, GA - Oct 6 to Oct 13, 2018
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.

Great Atlanta Beer Festival - Atlanta, GA - Oct 13, 2018

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.

Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival - Richmond Hill, GA - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018
A community fair featuring seafood, live music and crafts.

Taste of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018

Stone Mountain Highland Games - Stone Mountain, GA - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018
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.

Deep Roots Festival - Milledgeville, GA - Oct 20, 2018

Hummingbird Festival - Hogansville, GA - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2018
An outdoor festival with food, music, and crafts for the whole family.

Festival on Ponce - Atlanta, GA - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2018
An Atlanta arts and crafts festival located in Olmsted Linear Park. 125+ displays of fine arts, crafts, fold and “outsider art”. Attendance is free.

Decatur Beer Fest - Decatur, GA - Oct 20, 2018

Snellville Fall Festival - Snellville, GA - Oct 20, 2018
Craft vendors, festival foods, live entertainment, costume contests, and activities like rock wall and inflatables

Oconee Chamber Fall Festival - Watkinsville, GA - Oct 20, 2018
20,000 attend this annual, one day outdoor arts & 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!

Decatur Craft Beer Festival - Decatur, GA - Oct 20, 2018
An afternoon of beer tasting and music on the square in downtown Decatur, with unlimited sips from over 80 breweries.

Bremen Towne Festival - Bremen, GA - Oct 20, 2018
25th annual. Arts and crafts, kids activities, train rides, live entertainment, parade and more.

Sacred Heart School Fall Festival - Warner Robins, GA - Oct 20, 2018
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!!!

Talking Rock Heritage Days Festival - Talking Rock, GA - Oct 20, 2018
The third smallest town in Georgia puts on their 24th 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.

GA Peanut Festival - Sylvester, GA - Oct 20, 2018
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!  

Georgia Sweet Potato Festival - Ocilla, GA - Oct 27, 2018
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!

Good Hope Poppy Festival - Good Hope, GA - Oct 27, 2018
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.

Harvest Balloon Festival - Flowery Branch, GA - Oct 27, 2018
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.

Chiaha Harvest Fair - Rome, GA - Oct 27 to Oct 28, 2018
A toe tapping, cider sipping, fun-for-everyone arts festival.

Rome International Film Festival - Rome, GA - Nov 1 to Nov 4, 2018
15th annual. This event is known for its screenings of independent films. MovieMaker called it one of the outstanding film festivals of the Southeast.

Decatur Wine Festival - Decatur, GA - Nov 3, 2018
Head to downtown Decatur for an afternoon of wine (over 500 different kinds!), food, and art

Cotton Gin Festival - Bostwick, GA - Nov 4, 2018
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.

Savannah Food and Wine Fest - Savannah, GA - Nov 5 to Nov 11, 2018
Bethesda Dinner (outdoor, tented farm to table dinner), cooking classes, celebrity chef tour, riverboat stroll, riverboat wine and dinner cruise, candlelight tour and more.

Atlanta Veg Fest - Marietta, GA - Nov 10, 2018
Learn more about being vegan and a plant-based lifestyle while enjoying delicious food, speakers, marketplace, and more!

Kingsland Catfish Festival - Kingsland, GA - Nov 17, 2018
Get crispy southern fried catfish fillets cooked by the Knights of Columbus.

September 2015:

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

Tunes and Balloons Festival – Macon – September 12, 2015
Held at Middle Georgia State College’s Macon Campus.

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.

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

Social Circle Friendship Festival and Parade – October 3, 2015
21st annual event.

Fairburn Fall Festival – Fairburn, GA – October 3, 2015

Georgia Peanut Festival – Sylvester, GA – October 17, 2015

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

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.

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

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 Fall:

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

57 thoughts on “Fall Georgia Festivals

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    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
      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:

    775 Dacula Rd. Hebron Christian Property. Small town celebration, everyone welcome!,

  24. Betty says:

    Often use your site to find festivals for a clogging teams performances. I am interested in festivals in November

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