Enjoy rides, games, food, live music and daily attractions at the Georgia State Fair. Photo courtesy of the fair
Enjoy rides, games, food, live music and daily attractions at the Georgia State Fair. Photo courtesy of the fair

Best Things To Do in Atlanta in October with Kids: State Fair, Goblins, Halloween

October is typically a month that's bustling with events and outdoor festivals in Atlanta as the metro area savors the fall season. Although there may be fewer in-person events in 2020, we've found plenty of fun things to do in Atlanta with the kids all October! 

Give the kids a scare at two Halloween-themed events this October. Zoo Atlanta gives visitors a peek into what happens after hours on a guided Twilight Trek while goblins stir up some fun at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Don't miss out on a chance to visit Atlanta's best pumpkin patches for fall harvest activities.

It's the perfect season for festivals and fairs, too! Day trip to Hampton to hit the rides at the Georgia State Fair or head to the Beltline for a mega arts festival. We'll also be checking out some more drive-in movies in the Atlanta with family flicks at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse.

Read on for the best things to do in Atlanta this weekend and for the rest of October. You can also celebrate the season with our Halloween Activities Guide.


Atlanta Motor Speedway
1500 Tara Place
Hampton, GA 30228

Old Fourth Ward Park
592 N. Angier Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

The Springs Cinema & Taphouse
5920 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30328

Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

Fernbank Science Center
156 Heaton Park Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30307

Olmstead Park
1788 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
atlanta, GA 30307

Swift-Cantrell Park
3140 Old 41 Hwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Lost Corner Preserve
7300 Brandon Mill Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

The Meadow at Piedmont Park
17 -0055- LL-014-0
Atlanta, GA 30306

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

Jaemor Farms & Market
5340 Cornelia Hwy.
Alto, GA 30510

Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
125 Bannister Road
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Randy's Pumpkin Patch
1460 Lawrenceville Highway
Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Burt's Pumpkin Farm
5 Burts Pumpkin Farm Rd
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Buford Corn Maze
4470 Bennett Road
Buford, GA 30519

Sleepy Hollow Farms
628 Sleepy Hollow Rd
Powder Springs, GA 30127

Pettit Creek Farms
337 Cassville Rd
Cartersville, GA 30120

Southern Belle Farms
1658 Turner Church Rd
McDonough, GA 30252

Mitcham Farms
797 Macedonia Church Rd,
Oxford, GA 30054

Berry Patch Farms
786 Arnold Mill Rd
Woodstock, GA 30188

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
1 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Online/Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY
Chuck Jones in Your Homes
Zoom - various times
Feathers of Fire--The Movie
Vimeo - various times
Buford Corn Maze
Buford Corn Maze - various times
Alice's Wonderland Reimagined
Atlanta Botanical Garden - various times
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