The pumpkin patch at The Rock Ranch
The pumpkin patch at The Rock Ranch

4 Fun Fall Events for the Family

If you're looking for the ultimate way to spend a fall weekend with the family, we have several ideas! From apples to corn mazes, these festivities will ensure smiles on everyone's face.

Two boys pose with pumpkins at the pumpkin patch at Yule Forest in Stockbridge, Georgia

Yule Forest in Stockbridge

We love the way Yule Forest matches fall fun with educational adventures. Visit the pumpkin patch to pick up a melon for Halloween, but don't stop there. Kids will love the Bee House, the STEM Garden, and a spectacular dinosaur exhibit for young ones. If your family loves haunted houses, through Halloween, you'll want to venture through the Yule Forest's Fear The Woods haunted house, haunted trail and haunted laser tag combat field.

Bags of fuji and pink lady apples at the Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay, Georgia

Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay

You've got two October weekends to treat yourself and the family to amazing apple fun at the Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay. Check out crafts from more than 300 vendors, plus demonstrations, a parade, antique auto show and more. Kids under 10 are free.

A boy smashes pumpkins at Pumpkin Destruction Day at The Rock Ranch in The Rock, Georgia

The Rock Ranch in The Rock

Head to The Rock Ranch Saturdays and Sundays in October for unmatched fall fun, including a hayride the kids will adore and one of the great corn mazes in Georgia. While you're there, ride the locomotive and visit the miniature town for kids. Each weekend offers a special theme, like National Pumpkin Destruction Day Nov. 3, and more.

Tractor ride at Harvest Fest in Calhoun, Georgia

Harvest Fest in Calhoun

Visit downtown Calhoun the last Saturday of October for a family-friendly day of shopping and fun. More than 70 craft and food vendors line the streets for Harvest Fest. Try the famous "farmer fries," and take a spin in a real tractor!

Published: August 2018
Written by: Lesli Peterson