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2020 Fall Guide: Halloween, Apples, Pumpkins, Corn Mazes & Fall Colors

By Erin Stolle, Publisher/Editor - Macaroni Kid Alpharetta-Roswell-Milton & Cookie Suarez, Publisher, Macaroni Kid Buckhead-Midtown-Brookhaven September 25, 2020

Welcome to our Fall 2020 Guide for Family Fun! Fall is one of our favorite times of the year! We've already been apple picking and kayaked down the Chattahoochee River. We're so excited to pick our pumpkins, check out the scarecrows in the garden, and see the gorgeous fall foliage soon! We hope you have a fun and safe fall season!

Below is an interactive map color-coded for Apple Orchards (red), Pumpkins and Corn Mazes (orange), Events & Activities (Blue), and locations to view and take pictures of Fall Colors (purple). You can Zoom-in and access directions for each location. Information for the different locations is also listed below the map. 

*NOTE: Please take precautions to prevent the spread of all infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Wear a mask and maintain at least 6 feet of distance to protect yourself and others. The October 2020 Georgia Apple Festival has been canceled. Some orchards/activities have limited offerings or are closed for the 2020 season. Please confirm the opening times and safety guidelines of the location you are visiting before heading out with your family. 


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Apple Orchards (red)  Pumpkins and Corn Mazes (orange) 
Fall Colors (purple)  Events & Activities (Blue)

Last updated 10/29/2020

Visit the CDC's website for recommendations about Trick or Treating and Other Halloween Activities.


Events & Activities


Atlanta Botanical Gardens Scarecrows in the Garden

October 1 - November 1, 2020, 9 am - 7 pm 

Atlanta Horror Film Festival

October 15-17, 2020

Brook Run Park: Halloween Spooktacular Drive-Thru

October 29, 2020  6 - 9 pm

Fernbank Supernatural Science Fest

Woodland Spirits September 19 - November 8, 2020  

Ghostly Gatherings October 17 & 24, 2020

Creepy Crawlies October 31, 2020

Center for Puppetry Arts

Edgar Allen Poe: From the Page to the Stage October 20, 2020  11am

The Monster Mash October 31, 2020, 10 - 5 pm

Chattahoochee Nature Center: Halloween Hikes

Friday & Saturday, October 23 & 24 and Friday, October 30, 2020 6-10 pm

Children's Museum Atlanta 

October 24 -31 Halloween Storytime, Dance Party, Science Bar, and Halloween Celebration (Closed 10/27/2020)

City of Doraville Halloween Drive Thru-Trick or Treat

October 31, 2020, 4pm - 6pm

Decatur Ghost Tour

October 2 - 31, 2020

Dollywood Harvest Festival 

Now until October 31, 2020

Great Wolf Lodge Howl-o-Ween

October 1 - 31, 2020

Home Depot Fall-o-Ween Movie Fest

October 30-31, 2020

The Haunted Highway - CANCELLED

October 16 - Oct 31, 2020

IKEA Atlanta Halloween Drive-Thru Experience!

October 28, 2020 4 - 8pm

Kefi Family Fall Fest

October 31, 2020

King of Crops Festival

October 24, 2020 11 - 3pm

Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta Brick-Or-Treat

October 3rd - November 1, 2020

Little 5 Points Business Association: Virtual Parade & Spookathon

October 17, 2020 at 4 pm

Lowe's Curbside Trick or Treat

Thursdays Oct 22 & 29, 2020. Registration opens October 10, 2020. Locations and dates vary.

Netherworld Haunted House

Open Select Dates thru Nov. 2020

Plaza Fiesta Trick & Drive

October 31, 2020 10 - 12pm

Ponce City Market Rooftop Halloween

October 31, 2020 11 - 3pm

Sandy Springs Gymnastics Presents: The Upside Down Experience

October 31, 2020

Six Flags over Georgia HallowFest

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays September 18 - November 1, 2020

Skyview: Fall Family Festival

October 17, 2020 12-5 pm

Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival 

Friday - Sunday, September 19 - November 1, 2020

TreeTop Quest Scary Night Climb 

October 23, 24, 30, & 31

Walmart Trick or Treat Drive Thru

(Select locations and dates)

YMCA Cowart Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2020 3-6pm

Zoo Atlanta Boo at the Zoo

October 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, 2020



Apple Orchards

Photo by Cookie Suarez

BJ Reece Apple Orchard 

Address: 9131 Georgia 52 Ellijay, GA 

Activities: U-Pick Apples, Wagon Ride, Cow Milking, Pig Races, Petting Farm, Pony Rides, Giant Slide and much more!

Dates/Hours: Through Oct. 31 (or until they are picked out). Daily from 9am-5 pm. Check the calendar to see the apple picking schedule.

Prices: Visit the website

COVID-19 Protocols

Phone: 706-276-3048

Hillcrest Orchards

9696 Hwy. 52 E., Ellijay, Georgia 30536

Activities

WEEKENDS: Pick your fun at the annual "Apple Pickin' Jubilee" where you can pick your own apples, milk a cow (mask required), watch our swimming pig races and watch live bands and cloggers on the Hillcrest Stage. For a list of all our attractions see the visitor's guide. Admission is $14.00 per person. (walking age & up) Festival is held: Sept. 5th - Nov. 1st, 2020 (Saturday & Sunday only)
WEEKDAYS: Admission is $8.00 per person (walking age & up). Includes the petting farm, wagon rides and all our playgrounds- including the giant slides, kiddie corn maze playground, trike rides, jumping pillow and the new ball zone.

COVID 19 PRECAUTIONS
1. Temperature checks prior to entry.
2. Masks required for indoor shopping.
3. Masks required for cow milking.

We ask each visitor to practice social distancing, wash your hands often and handle only the products you intend to purchase.
Masks will be available for purchase at Hillcrest Orchards.

NO PETS ALLOWED

Mercier Apple Orchard 

Address: 8660 Blue Ridge Dr, Blue Ridge, GA 

Activities: U-Pick not offered in 2020 Season. This year Mercier offers a “We-Pick” season, where they will pick our delicious apples and they are available in the market.

Dates/Hours: Open Daily from 9am - 5pm or shop online 

Phone: 706-632-3411

R & A Orchards

Address: 5505 GA-52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536

Offering: Apple Picking every weekend in September & October Sat. & Sun., 9:00-5:00 

***LAST TICKET SOLD @ 4:30 EACH DAY!

Market & Bakery 8:30 - 6pm   Cafe 11 - pm  

Phone: 706-273-3821

Red Apple Barn

Address: 3379 Tails Creek Road Ellijay, Georgia 30540

Monday - Saturday 9-6 & Sunday 12:30-5:30
U-Pick Apples Saturday 10:30am-5:00pm & Sun 1:00-4:00pm

Family Fun Barn activities expanded for 2020

*Pumpkin Patch opens in October

Safety Guidelines

 


Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes

Photo by Cookie Suarez

Pumpkin Patch at Oakland Cemetery

Address: 248 Oakland Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312

October 3 & 4, 2020

This family-friendly, low-contact sale will feature a variety of pumpkins perfect for your fall and Halloween decor, ranging from large carvers to decorative quirky cuties.

Pick up dried flower arrangements created by our talented gardens staff.

Shop curated fall and Halloween ware at our Museum Store Pop-up.

Bring the family for a fantastic photo opportunity. Oakland’s Richards Mausoleum, with its gothic revival details and bat-winged gargoyles, will be decorated for the season.

All proceeds from this sale will support the Historic Oakland Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery for generations to come.

Berry Patch Farms 

Address: 786 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock, GA 

Activities: Take the hayride out to the Pumpkin Patch -- a great picture-taking opportunity for parents! Pick out your pumpkins and take the hayride back to get some apple cider, a homemade fried pie and some boiled peanuts and popcorn. The kids will enjoy the playground and baby farm animals.

Dates/Hours: Weekends: Oct 3th thru Oct 25th 10:00am - 7:00pm

Weekdays:  October 14 - 30, 2020 3:30pm till 6:00pm

Weekday mornings:  October 14 - 16, 2020 , 21-23, 28-30. 9:30 AM-noon. Groups with Reservations Only. Please note that we do group reservations only on weekdays before Noon.  Please call 770-926-0561.

Prices: Parking on weekends is $4 cash. No admission fee. Checks, credit cards, or cash accepted. Parking on weekends is $4.00 cash please.     

Phone: 770-926-0561

Buford Corn Maze

Address: 4470 Bennett Road, Buford, GA

Activities: Pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, Corn Maze, Haunted Forest, popcorn jumping pillow, pony rides, farm animals and new this season - alpacas, combine slide, concessions,

Dates/Hours: September 25, 2020 Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through Nov. 10. See the website for hours.

Prices: Corn Maze: $15; Haunted Forest: $15; Combo Ticket: $25; Kids 3 and Under: FREE (All tickets include access to Kid's CORNer play area and activities, unlimited hayrides & more!) No pets allowed. Service dogs permitted.
The Buford Corn Maze is following CDC guidelines to make our outdoor venue as safe as possible. Visit the website for details.

Phone: 678-735-2553

Burt's Farm

Address: 5 Burt's Farm Rd., Dawsonville, GA 

Activities:  Pumpkin Patch, Store, Hay Rides 

Dates/Hours:  Open daily 9 am - 5 pm; Nov. 1st-10th - Saturdays and Sundays only, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Prices: Parking and Admission are FREE, Hay Ride Tickets: $6/person, Children 2 & under are FREE.

Phone: 800-600-2878

*Pets & firearms are NOT ALLOWED at Burt’s Farm.

Cooper Creek Farm

1514 Reeves Station Rd SW, Calhoun, GA 30701

September 26 - Nov 7, 2020

Activities: Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hayride, Kids Zipline, Mechanical Bull, Gem Mining, Pony Rides, Cowtrain, Pig Races, a Haunted Farm and so much more!

Price: $16.83 + Tax Under 36 months is free! Over 60 is $2 off. Add day admission upgrade with a night adventure Haunted Farm $5.00.

Jaemor Farm (2 Locations)

Address: 40081 U.S. Hwy. 441 Commerce, GA 30529    
Address: 5340 Cornelia Highway (Highway 365) Alto, GA 30510

Activities: Jaemor offers a whole fall farm experience that includes hayrides, farm slides, a petting zoo, farm skeeball, a pumpkin train, duck races, tricycle races, apple cannons and concessions – as well as a mini-maze for those who want a quicker visit.

2020 Corn Maze Dates & Times:

September: Opens September 12, 2020 Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sundays: 1 – 6 p.m.

October: Open daily the 5th-23rd & weekends

Mondays-Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fridays-Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sundays: 1 – 7 p.m.

Admission: $14/person + tax ages 3 and up. All visitors must have an admission wristband to visit activity areas.

Mitcham Farm

Address: 770 Macedonia Church Rd, Oxford, GA

Activities: Giant Corn Maze - Expedition Everest, Pumpkin Patch, Hay Rides, Farm Animals, Jump Pad, Cow Train, Pedal Cars, Corn Cannon, Super Slide, Farm Stand, Fresh Donuts, BonFire and so much more

Date/Hours: Open Sept 26 - Nov 8, 2020; Fridays: 5:30pm to 10pm; Saturdays 12pm to 10pm; Sundays 1pm to 5pm

Prices: Access to Pumpkin Patch and Farm Market are free. All other attractions require wristbands and tickets. General Admission (Corn Maze, Hayride, Attractions) $12/Person. Combo Pass on Friday & Saturday only is $14 (Corn Maze, Hayride, & Attractions plus Bonfire). Children under 3, military and first responders FREE with ID.

Phone: 770-855-1530

Ole McDermitt’s Farm

Address: 102 Baxter Rd, Carrollton, GA

Activities: Pumpkin Patch, Hay Ride, Corn Maze, Family Games, Farm Animals, Super Slide

Date/Hours: Sept. 26 to Nov. 2, 2020, visit the website for operation hours

Prices: CASH ONLY. Ages 3 and up - $13; Ages 2 and under - Free; 65 & up - $10
The admission price includes all farm animal viewing, as well as farm games and activities. Snacks, gem mining, animal feed and merchandise are not included in admission price.

Phone: 678-850-8948

Our Giving Garden Pumpkin Patch

Address: 75 Cooper Lake Rd Se, Mableton, Georgia

Activities:  Pumpkin patch, scarecrows in the garden, photo opportunities, visit with baby goats and baby donkeys. Kids play area too. 

Dates/Hours:  Open daily 10 am to 6 pm from October 1  to Oct. 31 (or until pumpkins are gone!)

Phone: 770-779-5058

Pettit Creek Farms

Address: 337 Cassville Rd., Cartersville, GA 

Activities: Fall in love with the farm during this annual Pumpkin Fest!  Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Hay Ride, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Camel Rides. Inflatables and Euro-Bungy (Available on Weekends)

Dates/Hours: Sept. 21/22; Sept. 28/29; Oct. 1-30. Closed Mondays. Tuesday to Friday: 2pm to 6pm; Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Dogs are NOT allowed.

MASK ARE NOT REQUIRED but are recommended when you can’t social distance. 

Hand Sanitizer is available throughout the farm.

Prices: General Admission $12 (ages 2-12) $15 Adults See website for additional packages. 

Phone: 770-386-8688

Rock Ranch

Address: 5020 Barnesville Hwy., The Rock, GA

Operations suspended for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Email: info@therockranch.com

Phone: 706-647-6374

Scottsdale Farms

Address: 15639 Birmingham Hwy., Milton, GA

Activities: This Fall, we welcome you to join us in our Family Fun Field. In our field, you’ll find a corn maze & hayrides for all ages, lawn games fun for the whole family, and for the first time ever–our very own Sunflower Field, which makes for a perfect photo backdrop.

Dates/Hours:  October 1-31, 2020 Fridays 2 - 6pm, Saturday/Sunday 10 - 5pm

Prices:  Admission:  $7/per person or a maximum of $25 per family *Children 2 and under are free

Phone:  770-777-5875

Sleepy Hollow Farm

Address: 628 Sleepy Hollow Road, Powder Springs, GA 

Activities: Corn maze, pumpkin patch, kids games in our farm playground, farm animals, country store, and Escape Woods escape game adventures (additional reservation required at escapewoods.com)

Dates: Sept. 26 to Nov. 1, 2020. Wednesday – Sunday: 10 am-6 pm (must arrive by 5 pm)

Tuesday 10/20 & 10/27: 10am-6pm (must arrive by 5pm)

COVID-19 UPDATE: To help provide a safe and secure experience for our guests and staff we will be implementing the following changes for our 2020 fall season:

  1. We are selling a limited number of tickets per time slot online. Buy your tickets below to ensure that you have a spot.
    1. Our employees will wear face masks when they are around our guests.
    2. We will provide additional handwashing stations around the farm.
    3. We will provide hand sanitizer on our wagon rides.
    4. Masks are highly recommended when you can’t social distance.

Cost: Purchase tickets online in advance 

Phone: 770-880-8846

Southern Belle Farm

Address: 1658 Turner Church Road, McDonough, GA

Activities: Corn Maze, Hayride, Cow Train ride, Corn Cannon – 3 shots, Jumping Pillow, Racing Pedal Carts, Giant Tunnel Slide, Kiddie Korral, Rubber Duck Races, meeting our Barnyard Animals, Seesaws, and Pig Races.

Dates/Hours: Saturdays (Sept 19th-Nov 7th): 10 am-7 pm for all farm activities

Sundays (Sept 20th-Nov 8th): 1 pm - 7 pm for all farm activities

Fall Break (Sept 22nd-25th): 10am-5pm

Weekdays Tues-Fri (Oct 1st-30th): 9 am - 3 pm (limited activities)

Columbus Day (Oct 12th): 10am-7pm

Prices: Kids (3-64): $15.95 + tax; Seniors (65+): $12.95 + tax; Ages 2 and Under: FREE!
No charge for Pumpkin Patch & Market

Phone:  770-898-0999

Still Family Farm

Address: 5630 Macland Road, Powder Springs, GA 

Activities: Zinnia Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Roly Poly, Kiddie Climb, Pumpkin Duck Race, Hayride, Heirloom Tractor Display, Johnny Popper, paint-a-pumpkin, market, concessions and honey. 

Dates/Hours: Sept. 20 - Nov 1, 2020. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am until dusk.

Cost: $15 per person, children 4 and under free, $2 military discount with ID.  Parking is Free
New for 2020: Upon arrival, you and your party will receive a scheduled time for the hayride in order to provide for proper social distancing. Masks are mandatory to ride, and our staff will dispense hand sanitizer to each rider upon boarding.

Phone: 678-283-6951

Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival

Address: 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain Park, GA 

Activities:  Play by day as you enjoy family-friendly park attractions and special fall entertainment featuring some of your favorite classic storybook characters! Then, after the sun goes down, you'll glow by night in a whole new light with plenty of not-so-spooky outdoor experiences!

Dates/Hours: Sept. 19 to Nov. 1, 2020 (Friday - Sunday) from Festival Hours 2pm to 9pm. Glow By Night Dusk - 9pm 

Prices: One Day Attractions Pass start at $26.95

Phone: 770-498-5690

Uncle Shuck's 

New Location: 125 Bannister Road, Dawsonville, GA 

Activities: Explore the Corn Maze (and Haunted Maze!), Kiddy Maze, Tire Mountain, Jumping Pad, Corn Cannon, Wagon Ride, Bonfires & Marshmallows, Fall Decorations, Goat Walk

Dates/Hours: Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch Sept 12th – Nov 15th, 2020

September Hours

Fridays: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

October Hours

Sunday -Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

November Hours

Fridays: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Prices: Admission is FREE. See the website for activity prices.

Phone: 770-772-6223

Yahoo Farm

Address: 4729 Waleska Hwy., Jasper, GA 

Activities: Yahoo Farm is a true family farm dedicated to creating a fun experience for the entire family. Hayride, Corn Cannon, Fossil & Gem Grubbin, Cosmic Corn Maze, Haunted Hayride, Cute & Cuddly Animals, Pumpkin Hunt and more.

Dates/ Hours: Open Daily 10am until 6pm

September 19 - October 31st

All activities and hours are weather permitting

Haunted Hayride Hours

Every Saturday Night in October 7pm -10pm

All activities and hours are weather permitting

Prices: FREE Admission & parking. See the website for activity prices.

2020 COVID-19 Precautions are listed on their website.

Phone: 770-735-3638

Washington Farms 

Address: 5691 Hog Mountain Road Bogart, GA  (Watkonsville)

Activities: Corn maze, pumpkin patch, farm activities, sunflower fields, pig races, vortex tunnel & tons more family fun.

Dates/Hours:  Sept. 20 to Nov. 3, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. See the website for all hours and the activity schedule.

Prices: General Admission starts at $15.95 per person for Fall activities & corn maze. (No fee to visit pumpkin patch only)
2020 Season Update

All Admission tickets are sold online. 

Tips & COVID-19 Related Info

Phone: 706-769-0627

Fall Colors 


Are you looking for the best spots for fall foliage in near Atlanta? We are lucky to have so many great spots for leaf-peeping! Check out Georgia State Parks Leaf Watch 2020 website or click on the purple dots on the interactive map above. There are some great hikes in those state parks, so don't forget to wear comfortable shoes, bring water and sunscreen while you check out the gorgeous landscapes of North Georgia. 

Want to know when fall colors will be at their peak? Check out this fall foliage prediction map from SmokyMountains.com. Simply move the slider at the bottom of the map to get an idea when leaves will be at peak colors in GA and across the United States. No map like this can be 100 percent accurate, of course, but it can give you a good idea of when fall colors will peak.



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