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Fall is a magical season here in metro Atlanta. The changing jewel-toned leaves are gorgeous, the crisp weather is invigorating and there’s a sense of excitement all around. And there’s no better way to experience and enjoy all of this than partaking in one of the area’s highly anticipated and incredibly fun fall events. Whatever your interests, there’s an event for you. From fairs and festivals to concert series and holiday gatherings, you’ll be entertained and enlivened all season long. Don’t miss these fantastic community events, which will take place in some of our favorite locales across the metro area.
Sunday, September 26 (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Say goodbye to summer with the Rockin’ Rockdale Summer Concert Series, presented by Rockdale Parks and Recreation. The concert, which will take place at Costley Mill Park, will feature the energetic band Gritz & Jelly Butter. Admission is free, and food vendors will be onsite.
Saturday, October 16 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
The oldest festival in Rockdale County, the Olde Town Fall Festival celebrates its 41st year in 2021. Enjoy a full day visiting arts and crafts vendors, sampling festival food and enjoying an array of entertainment and kids’ activities. This annual fall tradition also includes costume contests and much more.
Saturday, November 6 (12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
A one-day dog show hosted by BRC Global Canine Pedigrees, Inc., this is a can’t miss event. It will be held at Georgia International Horse Park and feature three handler classes. Tickets are $25 for guests over 12 years of age.
Saturday, September 25 (9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Tails will be wagging when Braselton digs in for its sixth annual Pooches in the Park. Plan to bring the entire pack to Braselton Park on Harrison Street, where there will be plenty of activities, including contests, a lure course, vendors and more. Dixie DockDogs will be splashing down near the tennis courts. Watch world-class competitive distance jumping and two days of scheduled competitions.
Saturday, October 16 (6:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Zombies have taken over Downtown Braselton! The best way to avoid them is to outrun them at this spooky event. Awards will be presented to the top male and female runners, top runner in each age group and best dressed zombie runner. This race is an official AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifying Event and benefits the Downtown Development Authority.
Saturday, September 18 (11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Hosted on the Village Green in downtown Smyrna, the beloved Taste of Smyrna event allows you to sample delights from more than 30 local restaurants. The event includes contests for Best Entrée, Best Dessert, Best Food Presentation, Best Decorated Tent and Best Appetizer, as well as live music, a wine and beer garden, kids activities and more. Tastes range from $1 to $4 each.
Saturday, October 9 (5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
It’s everybody’s birthday on October 9, when the City of Smyrna presents back-to-back live performances from Sister Hazel and The Gin Blossoms. These musical groups helped define the 1990s alternative and grunge music scenes, and they’ll share their biggest hits with audiences this fall. Tickets can be purchased online through the city’s website; tables are $50 for residents and $60 for non-residents.
Saturday, October 23 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Sunday, October 24 (12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
More than 175 handmade arts and crafts booths featuring work from a wide range of artisans are the centerpiece of this highly anticipated annual event, which Smyrna has presented for more than 20 years. Attendees also will enjoy live music, festival food, children’s activities and more. The festival kicks off with the Smyrna Police Annual Kids Halloween Parade.
Saturday, October 23 (8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
The Spooktacular Chase is an annual event to help raise funds to support VRS, a local non-profit, dedicated to serving those who are blind or visually impaired so that they may live independently. The event takes place in Historic Powder Springs, and you can run in-person or virtually. The 5K race is a family-friendly and pet-friendly run; the 10K is a verified qualifier for the Peachtree Road Race. Pre-register online and get ready for some spooky fun.
Saturday, October 23 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Wear your favorite costume and walk the park visiting trunks for treats! Families will enjoy a hay maze, pumpkin painting, tons of treats and much more. The event will take place at the Hardy Family Automotive Amphitheater in Thurman Springs Park.