Everything to do this Fall in Georgia: from apple picking, pumpkin patches, haunted woods, to festivals, and a few things in-between!
How to Use this Guide
I love sharing my favorite fall things to do in Georgia this year- consider this your go-to guide of everything to do this fall in & near Atlanta! My favorite things to in the fall in Georgia are apple picking, visiting sunflower fields, going to pumpkin patches, and hayrides.
I’ve listed out my guide of everything to do this fall in Georgia by activity- keep in mind that some (like pumpkin patches) will be at their peak in October, while other activities (like apple picking) are already going strong now in September. Happy fall, y’all!
Apple Picking this Fall in Georgia
Activities: wagon ride, pig races, apple cannon, cow milking, games, pony rides, giant slide. Their orchards are pet friendly!
Ryan and I went here last year- I picked it because the petting farm has goats that you can pet and cuddle! They also have hot apple cider donuts (the best in Ellijay!).
Activities: wagon ride, pig races, cow milking, shows, games, petting farm, apple tree maze
Activities: farm, wagon rides, corn maze- check on their Facebook Page for the activities happening on the weekend you plan to visit.
Activities: tractor ride, games, small covered bridge for pictures
Activities: wagon ride and farm tour, they also have homemade fried pies and ice cream
Fall Georgia Sunflowers
This sunflower farm is close to most of the apple orchards and open in late September- I recommend stopping after picking apples on your way home! Read my blog post about visiting here. They are pet friendly!
Cost: $6 per person, extra if you are a professional photographer
Opens: It’s already open and their second field is almost in peak bloom.
Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes this Fall in Georgia
Most corn mazes and pumpkin patches open in late September and run through November first. I like to go later in the season when it’s less hot in late October!
Activities: a large roadside market, corn maze, apple slingshot, hand pump duck races, hayrides, petting zoo, games, farm slide, pumpkin train. Note- check their website before visiting as some activities are only open on certain days! The Corn maze opened Sep 11. Unrelated- but their farm market has Dole Whip that tastes JUST like the one at Disney!!
Activities: corn maze, corn cannons, pug races, hayride, cow train ride, games, tunnel slides, pedal carts, barnyard animals. Corn maze opens September 18.
Activities: corn maze, popcorn jumping pillow, slide, hayride, pumpkins, corn box, haunted forest, pony rides (cost $5 extra).
At night: They also have a haunted forest at night that you can do with a $25 combo ticket.
Activities: corn maze, pumpkins, corn cannon, goat walk, jumping pad, & kiddie maze. If you come after dark, admission to the corn maze or haunted trail includes a bonfire with marshmallows!
At night: They also have a haunted forest at night that you can do with a combo ticket.
Activities: Corn maze, pumpkins, sunflowers, cow train, jumping pillows, petting zoo, pig races, games, paintball, hippity hops, wagon rides, campfires, zip lines. They also have freshly popped kettle corn (I love kettle corn!).
Activities: corn maze, hayride, slide, train, games, bonfire at night
Activities: wagon hayride, mechanical bull, gem mining, pony rides, train ride, corn maze, pig races, games, slides, petting barn
At Night: They also have a night adventure that you can upgrade to. They also have fireworks every evening in Oct! Check their dates on the website before you go.
“Scary Things” this Fall in Georgia
You’ll notice limited detail on these scary activities…beause I personally hate anything scary! But, if you are inerested, the below spots are super popular!
Note: Ages 13+ only, open weekends 8 – ~11 PM
If you want to do something scary and a corn maze during the day, these options have both:
Festivals & Events this Fall in Georgia
Dates: Runs now through Oct 29
Ryan and I went once for a getaway weekend, when we went apple picking and saw sunflowers (although we skipped the actual Oktoberfest event though and just went to dinner instead)! Read my blog post about it here.
Dates: Sep 16-Oct 29
Dates: Sep 16-Oct 29
Dates: Now- Oct 30
The park is filled with decorations, Southern Gospel and Bluegrass music, and colossal pumpkins weighing 1,000 pounds each.
Date: Oct 7& 8
Dates: Oct 7 &8
Dates: Oct 19- Oct 31
Dates: Oct 21, 22, 28, 29
Leaf Peeping this Fall in Georgia
No guide to everything to do this fall in Georgia is complete wtihout looking at fall leaves! Leaf peeping in Georgia generally starts at the end of October and lasts until early-mid November. The state parks website has a leaf watch (they start it in October) that keeps track of the leaves.