Virginia-Highland Summerfest, September 25-26, features KidsFest-- an area of games, crafts, and activities for kids. Photo by Nic Huey, courtesy Summerfest and Launch Atlanta
Virginia-Highland Summerfest, September 25-26, features KidsFest-- an area of games, crafts, and activities for kids. Photo by Nic Huey, courtesy Summerfest and Launch Atlanta

15 Awesome Atlanta Fall Festivals & Fairs for Families

Pumpkins + football + months ending in the suffix -ber all add up to one thing—fall festivals in Atlanta! After last year's quiet autumn, families will be happy to know that many Atlanta festivals and fairs are returning in full force for this fall.

In fact, there are so many fall festivals that parents may be overwhelmed trying to figure out which ones are best for their families. Luckily we have rounded up our favorite Atlanta fall festivals, so you can be assured you and your kids will have an awesome experience. You'll find good food, fun activities, music, and (most likely) comfortable weather at these fall festivals in Atlanta and the surrounding area, which—like so many awesome happenings in our Fall Fun Guide—are perfect for both parents and kids.

For even more events, activities and festivals, check out our family activity calendar

Places featured in this article:


Callaway Resort and Gardens

Helen Festhalle
upcoming events
(Thu Sep 9, 2021 - Sun Nov 7, 2021) Oktoberfest in Helen

Stone Mountain Park
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 18, 2021 - Sun Oct 31, 2021) Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival

North Georgia State Fair
upcoming events
(Thu Sep 23, 2021 - Sun Oct 3, 2021) North Georgia State Fair

East Atlanta Village
upcoming events
(Sat Sep 25, 2021) East Atlanta Strut

Atlanta Motor Speedway
upcoming events
(Fri Oct 1, 2021 - Sun Oct 10, 2021) Georgia State Fair

Cumming Fairgrounds
upcoming events
(Thu Oct 7, 2021 - Sun Oct 17, 2021) Cumming Country Fair

Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 9, 2021 - Sun Oct 17, 2021) Georgia Apple Festival

Olmsted Linear Park
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 9, 2021 - Sun Oct 10, 2021) Festival on Ponce

Downtown Kennesaw
upcoming events
(Sat Nov 6, 2021) Taste of Kennesaw

Chastain Memorial Park
upcoming events
(Sat Nov 6, 2021 - Sun Nov 7, 2021) Chastain Park Arts Festival
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM
Woodland Spirits at Fernbank
Fernbank Museum of Natural History - 10:00 AM
Virtual Fairytale Story-Book Art Class for Kids
Creatively Wild Art Studio - 3:30 PM
Buford Corn Maze
Buford Corn Maze - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides