13 Sep 7 Fang-Tastic Spots to Celebrate Halloween on Hospitality Highway
The fall season has arrived, bringing pumpkin spice and jack-o-lanterns in sight. All along Hospitality Highway, you will find Halloween celebrations that will make your hairs stand on end. From family-friendly corn mazes and community events, to spooky ghost tours and haunted houses, these events and activities are sure to be a frightening amount of fun.
Calling all ghouls! For an evening of thrills and chills, invite your family and friends to this Haunted Halloween event! Take a spooky stroll through the foggy gardens and haunted historic houses spread across the 33-acre Atlanta History Center in Buckhead.
Don’t leave your wands and brooms at home, you’ll want them inside the enchanting world of wizards and witches, the kid-friendly trick-or-treating activities and ghostly encounters. In addition, food will be available for purchase and those 21+ can make a stop at one of several cash bars for their favorite creepy cocktails or spirits.
Spooky Facts: Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at the Atlanta History Center. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for members; $10 for children. Address: 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305.
The City of Sandy Springs, along with their gang of costumed characters, are hosting their annual Spooky Springs celebration on Saturday, October 26. At Spooky Springs, fun and laughs are sure to make for a memorable Halloween. A great event for the little ones, Spooky Springs features not-so-frightful activities such as trick-or-treating candy stations, face painting, and photobooths. If all the candy and fun doesn’t fill you up, food will also be available for purchase to satisfy your belly growls and howls.
Spooky Facts: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Abernathy Greenway Park. Admission is FREE! Address: 70 Abernathy Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.
Roswell Ghost Tour
Experience a paranormal phenomenon on Roswell’s guided walking ghost tours through their haunted historic district. Take a 2.5-hour walking tour through haunted sites like Grand Greek revival mansions and humble mill workers’ apartments – that are known to host spirits from beyond the grave. Be warned! This tour is not for the faint-hearted!
Spooky Facts: Year-Round. Tours will begin at 8 pm every Friday and Saturday. During October, tours are available every night. Reservations required. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children 12 and under. Tours are not recommended for small children. Address: Roswell Town Square directly across the street from the Roswell Visitors Center. The address to the Roswell Visitors Center is 617 Atlanta Street, Roswell, GA 30075.
Prepare to be entertained at Scarecrow Harvest, named one of best fall festivals in Georgia by Travel + Leisure in 2017! Watch the downtown Alpharetta streets come alive with the addition of more than 120 colorful and creative life-sized scarecrows. The Harvest is for all to enjoy for free, so enjoy the sounds of music, games, kids activities, artsy activities, stimulating story-telling, yummy festival food, and engaging inflatables.
Spooky Facts: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Brooke Street Park (behind Alpharetta City Hall). Admission is FREE. Alpharetta City Hall Address: 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009.
Flashlight Corn Maze
Get ready for plenty of screams in this field of dreams in Cumming! During this spooky season, check out Warbington Farms and their after-dark corn maze, where you can find plenty of ghouls and creatures hiding behind every turn. Don’t leave your flashlight at home unless you have the bravery to take on the maze in pitch darkness. With moonlight hayrides and cozy campfires for those more easily spooked, Warbington Farms is family fun for everyone.
Spooky Facts: Every Friday and Saturday night from September 21 – November 3, 2019. The farm is open from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Friday and Saturday and 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Flashlight Corn Maze begins at dark. Tickets are $12. Address: 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041.
Cumming Scare Fair
North Georgia’s newest haunted Halloween attraction is headed to Cumming! Taking place at the Cumming Fairgrounds in the heart of downtown, the Scare Fair is much more than a haunted house. Learn what happens when the Water Authority finds “a new type of parasite in the water supply” – it will haunt you for weeks to come. Visitors can also enjoy food trucks, vendors, games, and more. What a time!
Spooky Facts: The fair will be opened Saturday, October 18, Sunday, October 19, Saturday, October 25, and Sunday, October 26, 2019, 7 – 11 p.m., at Cumming Fairgrounds. Tickets are $20/person for Fast Pass, $15/person for General Admission, and $5/person for Concessions/Games Area (Non-Spooky). Kids that are under 13 must be accompanied by a parent. Address: 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming, GA 30040.
Dawsonville’s Dark Rows Haunted Corn Maze
What’s hiding in the corn husks after dusk in Dawsonville? Only Uncle Shuck’s haunted corn maze has the answer to that. Are you brave enough to journey into the maze with nothing but the moon for light and adrenaline for speed through the Halloween horrors that await? Hold dear to your friends and family or try to brave the twists and turns on your own for an unforgettable night. Uncle Shuck’s is the place to be, even for those easily spooked as there are plenty of wagon rides, smore-ific bonfires, and un-haunted corn mazes that all can enjoy this October.
Spooky Facts: Open every Friday and Saturday night in October starting on the 4th. The Haunted trail begins at dark, with the last tickets sold at 10:00 pm. Prices: $15 per person for the 13-acre corn maze, wagon rides, bonfire with marshmallows (after dark), corn cannon, jumpy pad, tire mountain, kiddie maze, and a goat walk; $20 per person for the Dark Rows haunted trail, wagon rides, bonfire with marshmallows (after dark), jumpy pad, tire mountain, kiddie maze, and a goat walk; $25 per person for all of the activities. Address: 125 Bannister Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Dahlonega Ghost Walks
Keep your eyes peeled on this ghost walk as you may stumble upon residents from beyond the land of the living. As you journey through this bone-chilling experience on Dahlonega’s 1.3-mile ghost tour you will visit an old historic courthouse, the most haunted restaurant in Dahlonega, The Crimson Moon, and maybe even receive a visit from Sara, the resident specter who is known to haunt the Naturally Georgia and Awakening Gallery. If everyone in your group is above the age of 21, the Boos and Brews or the Grapes and Ghost Tours will provide enough liquid courage to take on the pub crawl into this historically spooky city at the end of Hospitality Highway!
Spooky Facts: Year-Round. Check the event calendar for updated dates and times. Prices: Adults $18, Kids $8, Military $15; Boos and Brews/Grapes and Ghosts (21+) $22, Designated Driver $18. Address: 19 East Main Street (Upstairs), Dahlonega, Georgia 30533.