As the air turns crisper and the colors warmer, fall’s arrival signals a magical season in Cobb County that beckons us outdoors. The promise of cozy sweaters, the subtle scent of fallen leaves, and the anticipation of pumpkin-spiced everything – it’s a time of year that stirs excitement in the hearts of all. So, without further ado, let’s dive headfirst into the cornucopia of fall activities that Cobb has laid out for us.
#1 Have a Spook-tacular Time at the Kids Boo Fest
When: September 16 to October 29, 2023
Where: 275 Riverside Pkwy, Austell, GA 30168
Admission: starting at $40
Kids Boo Fest, hosted by Six Flags Over Georgia, is a family-friendly event that offers the ultimate blend of frights and fun. During the day, savor the thrills on your favorite rides and coasters with your whole crew.
Little ones can explore the Trick or Treat Trail, collecting goodies throughout the park. Fall festivities are also in full swing and feature a kid-friendly walkthrough of the infamous Haunted House for a dose of Halloween chills. Additionally, there’s an array of Instagram-worthy grub that caters to everyone’s palate.
Adding an extra dash of spookiness are the Halloween-themed shows and events all over the park. Definitely watch out for those special and unique attractions that make this celebration a spine-tinglingly good time for kids and adults alike.
#2 Prost! To the Craft Beer & Wine Fest!
When: November 4, 2023, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: 4405 Cherokee St, Acworth, GA 30101
Admission: $45/person (advance); $50/person (after Oct. 26); $60/person day of event
Acworth presents a frothy fiesta you won’t want to miss – Craft Beer & Wine Festival. This extravaganza at Logan Farm Park boasts a whooping 25+ wines and 100+ beers for your sipping pleasure. And it’s not just about the sips – there’s delectable food, live music, and college football on the big screen.
Mark your calendars for this adults-only affair; it’s strictly 21 and up. Your ticket is not only for entry as it also includes a souvenir cup, entertainment, and alcohol samples. Let’s raise a glass on savoring the best of the season – where the grape vibes and hoppy times unite in pure festivity!
#3 Enjoy the Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at Sleepy Hollow Farm’s Fall Fest 2023
When: September 23 – November 4, 2023
Where: 628 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127
Admission: $14 per person; 2 & under free with a purchase of an adult ticket
Sleepy Hollow Farm presents a fantastic fall adventure with their Fall Fest 2023 which promises a myriad of fun activities for the whole family. From exploring the scenic farm and pumpkin patch to hopping on a tractor ride, they got all the ingredients for a memorable day out.
They also have a playground with friendly farm animals and exciting kids’ games. If you’re up for a challenge you can tackle their mind-bending corn maze. For those seeking an extra thrill, book an Escape Woods adventure to visit Hopper’s Cabin from Stranger Things.
#4 Join Symrna’s 151st Birthday Celebration and Culture & Spirit Festival
When: October 7, 2023, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Where: 2820 Atlanta Rd, Smyrna, GA 30080
Get ready to party because Smyrna is gearing up for the most anticipated fall event in town – Smyrna’s 151st Birthday Celebration and Culture & Spirit Festival. This shindig at Smyrna Town Green kicks off at 11 AM and keeps the good time rolling until 10 PM.
The best part? It won’t cost you a dime to join in the celebration. Even if you missed out on those table reservations (they vanished quicker than free candy!), fret not – the fun’s for everyone. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with delectable food, groove to live tunes, marvel at arts and crafts, let the kids loose in the play zone, catch jaw-dropping street performances, and wrap it all up with a fireworks spectacle that’ll light up the night.
Top-notch acts like Goo Goo Dolls, Maniacs, and The Wallflower will be rockin’ the stage. Come rain or shine, and don’t forget, your furry pals are welcome too (on a leash, of course). Let’s paint Smyrna in a kaleidoscope of celebration!
#5 Celebrate Community and Creativity at Chalktoberfest
When: October 14-15, 2023, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: 99 S Park Square NE, Marietta, GA 30060
Admission: Free; $45 /person(Craft Beer Festival ticket)
Chalktoberfest is the ultimate fusion of crafts, creativity, and culture in the beautiful downtown square of Marietta. Apart from being a great day out for all families, all proceeds support the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.
For craft beer lovers, the Craft Beer Festival offers unlimited samples of more than 120 brews, both national and local, on top of Total Wine’s 25 varieties of wine. With a souvenir cup in hand, explore the chalked streets and witness art literally pop off the pavement as professional chalk artists create stunning 2D and 3D pieces. If you’re feeling artistic, join the chalk competition which is open to all ages.
Don’t miss the free live music throughout the weekend, featuring local talents. Savor mouthwatering delights from food trucks and discover unique treasures at the artisan market. Though the festival is free, get your Sunday’s Craft Beer Festival tickets early to avoid higher ticket prices and longer wait times.
#6 Celebrate the HarvestFest
When: October 21, 2023, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: 50 N Park Square NE, Marietta, GA 30060
Join in the fall revelry at Marietta’s HarvestFest, a beloved annual festival in Glover Park at Historic Marietta Square that makes the season so irresistible. From the Pie Eating Contest to the HarvestFest Market, this celebration is a true delight for the whole family.
Don’t miss the “Square”crows on the Square, an anticipated event during the festival that transforms the park into a whimsical scarecrow gallery. Participants not only showcase their creations but also enchant the kids with treats and activities at their scarecrow stations during the HarvestFest Halloween Happenings. Other events at the festival include costume contests and Touch-A-Truck.
Beyond that, Glover Park comes alive with inflatable houses, and carnival games on top of hosting other spooktacular activities, making HarvestFest an autumn wonderland where creativity, joy, and community merge for an unforgettable October celebration.
Now, it’s your turn to share your excitement. What’s your most anticipated fall activity or event in Cobb? Drop a comment below, and let’s come together to revel in the beauty and joy of this bewitching season!