Guide to the Yellow Daisy Festival
Celebrating 54 years in 2022, this fan-favorite event at Stone Mountain Park wows visitors with four days of fun.
A highlight of Georgia's festival calendar every September, the Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain Park is one event that arts and crafts fans absolutely can’t miss. Expansive festival grounds welcome visitors to browse and purchase work by hundreds of artists over the four-day event.
What began as a small arts and crafts show in 1968 is now a big event that maintains a small-town feel. Named for the yellow flowers that bloom in September on the mountain's hiking trails, the festival welcomes families and friends to spend time browsing the artists' booths, enjoying great festival food and spending the day at one of Georgia's most popular attractions.
When: September 8-11, 2022
Where: Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, Georgia
Tickets: Festival access is included in admission to Stone Mountain Park. One-day parking permits are $20, and annual permits are $40. Buy your parking pass in advance or at the gate when you arrive.
Things to Do
At the Yellow Daisy Festival, browse and shop booths from more than 300 artists and crafters who display handmade pottery, painting, jewelry, crafts and woodwork. Enjoy fabulous festival food and demonstrations throughout the event. New this year, explore the Yellow Daisy Vintage Village, featuring curated antiques, collectibles, home goods and decor.
Beyond the festival, explore the natural areas of Stone Mountain Park. Hike up the one-mile trail to the top of the mountain and explore miles of nature trails around it. Relax at shady picnic areas with views of the lake. Watch the kids play on the playground.
Drive across the historical covered bridge, one of only four remaining structures built by Washington W. King, which was moved to the park from Athens, Georgia, in 1969. Take pictures at the grist mill, which was moved from its original site near Ellijay, Georgia, in 1965. Explore the quarry exhibit, where you can learn about the mountain’s role in the granite industry.
Other attractions -- including the Summit Skyride, SkyHike, Scenic Railroad, Dinosaur Explore, Historic Square and Mini Golf -- require additional ticket purchases. Purchase tickets in advance to reserve your spot.
Where to Stay
On property at Stone Mountain Park:
Other options nearby:
- Stone Mountain (city and village just outside the park)
- Decatur (15 minutes from the park)
- Atlanta (15 miles from the park)
Know Before You Go
Stone Mountain Park has implemented safety measures based on the guidance of health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other government agencies. Review the park's Play Safe Page for full details.