Although the first of September marks the beginning of autumn for many, the official first day of fall is among us! To the autumn lover's delightful surprise, fall activities in Georgia will be even better this year as the weather starts to cool down. You can bask in the crisp air and falling leaves while ringing in the long-awaited season the right way with these six appropriately themed activities.
Admire all of the fall foliage, get pumped for the fair, queue up the horror movie marathons, and scrounge up your fuzziest sweaters from the back of your closet because it's finally time to revel in cooler weather and cutesy fall fun.
Get Costume Ready At Spirit Halloween
Price: Free to enter
Address: 3330 Piedmont Rd. NE., Atlanta, GA & 1155 Mount Vernon Hwy., Atlanta, GA
Why You Need To Go: Spirit Halloween is officially open for the spooky season in Atlanta! Each year, the displays become increasingly interactive. Explore the mini haunted house, test out the towering life-like monsters, and start planning your costume at this massive Halloween store.
Get Pumped At Kiwanis Spalding County Fair
Price: $25 for all-you-can-ride
When: Sept. 25 through Oct. 3
Address: 1025 S. Hill St. Griffin, GA
Why You Need To Go: Get ready for some adrenaline-pumping fun at this nostalgic wonderland of whirling rides and neon lights. Beginning this Friday, you can indulge in all the turkey legs and funnel cakes you can stomach and unleash your inner child on the Ferris wheel or tilt-a-whirl.
Sip On Local Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Address: 5394 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA
Why You Need To Go: Ditch Starbucks and support your local coffee shops to get your pumpkin spice fix. Moon Bird's adorable spot lets you add pumpkin spice and other seasonal flavors to any drink. You can choose from a cappuccino, café latte café au lait, Americano, chai latte, hot chocolate, and more.
Pluck The Perfect Pumpkins At Southern Belle Farm
Price: $15.95 (plus taxes & fees)
When: Now through October
Address: 1658 Turner Church Rd., McDonough, GA
Why You Need To Go: This year-round farm has acres of picturesque fields with U-pick opportunities for every harvest season. Now that pumpkins are fully stocked, you can venture over to this four-acre fall paradise to grab your perfect jack-o-lantern canvases and experience over 20 attractions.
View Panoramic Fall Foliage At Indian Seats
Address: 2500 Bettis Tribble Gap Rd., Cumming, GA
Why You Need To Go: You don't have to make the long trek to North Georgia to see the gorgeous Georgia fall foliage. Right outside the city in Cumming you can hike about 2 miles up Sawnee mountain to the famous "Indian Seats." You'll see 360-degree aerial views of the color-coated mountain tops now that the leaves are changing and cooler weather is hitting the Southeast.
Freak Out At The Haunted Forest
When: Sept. 25 through Nov. 8
Address: 4470 Bennett Rd., Buford, GA
Why You Need To Go: The massive Buford Cornmaze provides the spookiest of fright nights with its haunted forest attraction. Hang on tight because this jump-scare extravaganza isn't for the faint-hearted. The ticket also comes with unlimited hayrides. You can also pick up fall treats and pumpkins, test your spatial skills in the five-acre corn maze, or hang out with farm animals like goats and pigs.
Get your cinnamon candles ready because Autumn is gonna be lit!
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