Yas! Now that summer is long gone and temperatures are starting to drop, we can formally introduce fall. It's now time for sweaters, boots, tailgating, and a slew of fall events!
Honestly, I think Georgia has more fall activities than summer. And we’re quite okay with that. This year be sure to mark your calendars because your friends and family will have a lot to explore this season. Everything from pumpkin patches, to festivals, will be happening all throughout Georgia. So if you thought Atlanta was the only popular spot that has the most fun, you’re wrong! Below, we have created a list of the best functions you should totally add to your bucket list this fall. So bundle up and have a fantastic fall season!
Who said Islands were only for warm weather? This fall, be sure to add Tybee Island to your bucket list. There are so many photo ops to partake in, beautiful sunsets to watch and gorgeous scenery’s to capture and look back on for years to come.
Where: 1074 Edelweiss Strasse
Oktoberfest is one of the most significant events to take place in Georgia. It’s a fun celebration for everyone to experience and welcomes the fall season. It’s also a time to be amongst many beer lovers. It all goes down in Helen. Make sure you add this shindig to your bucket list to ensure you have the time of your life!
Where: 9696 GA-52, Ellijay, GA
Why wouldn’t you want to add apple picking to your fall bucket list? I mean, I don’t know about you, but I can already smell fresh apple pies from the oven. So, check out Hillcrest Orchards for your chance to experience apple picking and fun. You’ll see actual apple trees, wagon rides, and food samples. What are you waiting for?
Atlanta Kite Festival
Where: Piedmont Park
Only in Atlanta would you hear about a 1-day kite festival. But I can assure you, it needs to be on your bucket list this fall. This fall, come out to Piedmont Park for a day you won’t forget. Fly a kite, support your local food trucks and listen to music. Happy fall!
Blood Mountain Wilderness
Fall isn’t just about exploring the other half of your closet, but it’s a chance to dive deep into as many outside activities as you can. This year, Blood Mountain Wilderness needs to be at the top of your bucket list this fall. Throw your favorite sweater on and go hiking up their many trails. They have trails that are between a mile long to 16miles!
Cooper Creek Campground
This fall, get out of your bed and spend just one night at the Cooper Creek Campground. Be one with the sounds of nature and put the phone away for a while. Go fishing and then cook that fish as folks did decades ago. Or settle for packing whatever food your stomach desires.
Where: 5340 Cornelia Hwy
If you’re looking for a spot to do some pumpkin patching, explore corn mazes, and taste homemade aka fresh foods, then make sure you head to Jaemor Farms this fall. It’s also known for fun activities in the summertime and switches the festivities over in the fall. And yes, their yummy ice cream is still available inside the store!
Where: 767 Clifton Rd
Museums in the fall are definitely a thing so make sure you get out to explore one. We recommend Fernbank Museum because they just know how to set the fall season tone.
Burford Corn Maze Haunted Forest
Where: 4470 Bennett Rd
Buford Corn Maze is where you need to be this fall! Located right outside of Atlanta, this is your new favorite corn maze. This place is far from your average since it has not just your usual corn maze and also a haunted corn maze! Can you say options? Like, why not? Come out and get spooked in the dark and have the time of yo’ life this fall season.
Historic Banning Mills
Where: 205 Horseshoe Dam Rd
Nothing quite says fall like a day trip to Historic Banning Mills! Sure, it may be a little chilly in the south but you've seen worse days! Don’t let the temperature stop you from exploring zip lining, horseback riding, nature trails, and so much more. Take a rest from your usual routine to explore the nature this fall.
Len Foote Hike Inn
Where: 280 Amicalola Falls State Park Road
Len Foote Hike is a must that should be added to your fall bucket list, like yesterday. It's far from your typical hiking adventure though. It’s a beautiful inn that caters to its guests. Enjoy an intimate bunk bed style room, with an amazing staff who serves breakfast and dinner twice a day. Then, once you break away from the room setup, go outside and begin your wanderlust trail.
Atlanta Vegan Festival
Whether you’re a vegan or not, you should definitely at least think about adding this event to your fall bucket list. If you’re not a vegan, it will be an excellent opportunity for you to explore other food options. You know, see what’s out there and become educated on something you aren’t familiar with. But if you are a vegan, well, you better come to show out and have some fun with your other fellow vegan spirits!
Fausett Farms Sunflower
Where: 9847 Elliott Family Pkwy
Because nothing quite says fall like a photoshoot and selfie sessions! Fausett Farms Sunflower is where you need to be to get all your fall vibes. You can experience over 900,000 different flowers including beautiful sunflowers. Add this breathless place to your fall bucket list and just enjoy the moment there.
Where: 117 N Park Square
If you want to get away from some of the outside festivities, indulge in a Broadway-style Show! I mean, how often do you really get to experience real production?
Where: 597 Barnsley Gardens Rd
This fall, remind yourself how much you’re owed a mini vacation! Take a drive down to Adairsville and book a room at the Barnsley Resort. I promise you, you’ll feel like you booked a flight out of state somewhere. The Barnsley Resort has everything from horseback riding, spas, and nature trails. They are even pet-friendly if you want to bring your furry son or daughter along. Or you just might get lucky and have a wedding to attend there, so you'll get to go twice!
Where: 1987 Gibbs Dr
Are you a flower spirit at heart? If so, then Gibbs Garden needs to be on your fall bucket list before the season gets passed you! Located in Ball Ground, you can find yourself surrounded by amazing landscapes. Because fall is all about to change all the foliage, you can stop by Gibbs Garden each week if you like, and watch how the leaves change colors. Come out and experience this serene place.
Cloudland Canyon State Park
Where: 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd
Who said hiking is only a summer event? Be sure to add hiking and other physical activities to your fall bucket list. At Cloudland Canyon State Park, you not only get to experience a full body workout, but you get to be one with nature. Watch just how amazing the fall season is from the most scenic park in the state. Also, if you come in the evening hours, be sure to take in just how beautiful the sunset is. If you can’t get enough of his place, book a room in one of their overnight lodges and sleep with nature!
Fall just isn’t fall without some fun! This fall, head down to Savannah and sit on the very bench from Forest Gump. Chippewa Square also has a museum and the Theater said to be the oldest in the US— The Historic Savannah Theater. It’s a fun, entertaining spot for all to see.
Mountain Moonshine Festival
Where: 415 Hwy 53 Dawsonville, GA
Come out to the Mountain Moonshine Festival this fall to experience loads of fun. There will be a huge car show, live music on different stages, over 300 vendors, and even a moonshine run! Are you a racing fan? If so, legendary racecar drivers will be in the house! This event is one fall event you don’t want to miss.
Savannah Food And Wine Festival
Of course, the fall season wouldn’t be complete without some type of festival in Savannah! And without a doubt, we can count on Savannah to come through with only the best! This fall season, do not miss the Savannah Food and Wine Festival? Yes, I wrote wine. Did you buy your ticket yet? Because Savannah is full of vineyards, you will taste some of the best wine ever. And duh, because it’s the south, you will taste some of the best foods ever! So do yourself some good and come out for a good time!