Best of October: 20 Fun Things To Do in Atlanta with Kids
October in Atlanta means fall festivals and fairs plus pumpkin patches and lots of Halloween anticipation.
Families kick off October events in Atlanta with fried food, amazing rides, and spectacular shows at the Georgia State Fair at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the Cumming Country Fair and Festival. The delicious Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay takes places over two weekends in October, so families have their pick. Then it's on to Halloween with Boo at the Zoo, Goblins in the Garden, and sooooo many Halloween festivals.
If you are as hyped as we are about fall in Atlanta and want to make the most of it, check out our Atlanta Fall Bucket List, which includes 40 seaonal ideas like our favorite Hay Rides and Corn Mazes Near Atlanta. Also, our Fall Fun Guide for Atlanta Kids is packed with fall travel ideas, easy recipes, and cool crafts.
We’re adding more events to our family activity calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently.
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Places featured in this article:
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Stone Mountain Park
Six Flags Over Georgia
First Baptist Church of Roswell
Olmsted Linear Park
Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds
Historic Dahlonega Town Square
The 200 Peachtree Building
Little Five Points
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Area 51: Aurora Cineplex & The Fringe Miniature Golf
Duluth Town Green