Chili Cook-off & Halloween Festival in Downtown LaGrange

LaGrange College Family Fall Festival

October 20, 2014 by  
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Trick or Treat at the Callaway Family Home

October 20, 2014 by  
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October 31, 2014

The long tradition of celebrating Halloween at the estate will continue on Friday, October 31.  Trick or treat for little goblins will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will last until 8:00 p.m.   To participate, enter the Hills & Dales Drive entrance gate and our staff will direct you to the north side of the house where we will continue the custom of giving candy bars to all costumed children.

Uptown Spooktacular in Columbus

October 20, 2014 by  
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Uptown Columbus’ Spooktacular

October 31, 2014 | 6-8pm

Costume Contest starts at 6:30pm

Woodruff Park, 1000 Bay Avenue, Columbus, GA

Looking for a frightfully fun time for the entire family this Halloween?  Uptown Columbus, Inc. Business Improvement District, Muscogee Moms and Columbus State University Student Government Association host the 12th Annual Spooktacular Halloween Festival on Friday, October 31, 2014, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in Woodruff Park in Uptown Columbus located at 1000 Bay Avenue!

Spooktacular provides a FREE and safe environment for the children of Columbus to enjoy a night of ghosts and goblins, spooky activities, candy and lots of fun.

Costume Contest: Participants are encouraged to show off their spookiest, most creative costumes during the costume contest from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the following age categories: Ages 0-2, Ages 3-5, Ages 6-8, Ages 9-12 and Group Costume. Contest is limited to the first 25 participants in each age group, so participants are urged to arrive early to sign up! First and second place winners in each category will receive prizes.

Fala Day at the Little White House

October 16, 2014 by  
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Fala Day
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Returning to its original home at the Little White House! Sponsored by the Scottish Terrier Club of Greater Atlanta and celebrating the life of Fala, the beloved pet of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Admission: $9-$14
Event Phone: 706-655-5870

Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site
401 Little White House Rd
Warm Springs, GA 31830

Hogansville Hummingbird Festival

A-Scary-Um at the Georgia Aquarium

October 7, 2014 by  
Filed under Atlanta Day Trips, Seasonal Events

Join us this October 31 – November 1, 2014, when Georgia Aquarium transforms into Georgia A-Scary-Um. Georgia A-Scary-Um provides a safe and friendly environment for the whole family to have fun in costume and trick-or-treat alongside longfin “bat” fish and Japanese “spider” crabs! The Aquarium will be decked out with Halloween decorations and music. Enjoy Trick-or-Treat stations in each gallery, Halloween-themed crafts, spooky story-telling, and photo stations!

Georgia Aquarium will be open extended hours on Friday, October 31 until 7pm! Trick-or-Treat hours for each day are:

  • October 31 from 2pm – 7pm
  • November 1 from 11am – 2pm

And to make this event even more exciting, October 31 – November 1, kids 12 and under in costume will receive FREE general admission with each paid adult or Annual Pass holder (up to 2 free kids per paying adult).*

*Children should be in Halloween costume – adults are welcome to dress up also! No masks covering faces of adults, please.

Take your scariest photo like our otter friend above and share it via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #shareyourscare and tagging @GeorgiaAquarium by October 29, 2014, and you’ll be entered to win a 4-Pack of Georgia Aquarium tickets including a Behind The Seas Tour! Must be 18 years or older in order to win. See official contest rules.

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN SLEEPOVER: Will you sleep next to the ghostly beluga whales, the menacing sharks in Ocean Voyager, or ethereal jellies in Tropical Diver? Don’t let the fear of the unknown keep you from this Halloween treat on October 31! As part of its Georgia A-Scary-Um celebration, Georgia Aquarium is pleased to offer guests the opportunity to spend the night learning about aquatic life from a different perspective as we combine modern scientific knowledge with folklore that has been handed down the ages. Find out how the myths of sea monsters originated, hear stories of aquatic shapeshifters, learn where mermaid legends came from, and experience how many of these tales have applications in today’s world – all this while experiencing Georgia Aquarium’s hospitality as you stay overnight next to one of our beautiful marine habitats. Learn more about Georgia Aquarium sleepovers here!

EXPLORE! Puppetry on Parade: Don’t miss our newest entertainment experience! Watch our new Explore! atrium performance and parade of your favorite Georgia Aquarium animals. You won’t want to miss this entertaining experience in our main atrium!

  • October 31 at 3:30 p.m.
  • November 1 at 12:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes

Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes

Are you looking for a pumpkin to carve this season? Here is a list of our favorite pumpkin patches and corn mazes in west Georgia and east Alabama. Remember: ALWAYS call to confirm the information before you go!

Updated 2014


The Georgia Pumpkin Patch at Best Nursery

9616 Fortson Road, Fortson, GA

Home of The Georgia Pumpkin Patch. Every year, from October 1-31, we celebrate the Harvest by bringing over 100,000 pounds of pumpkins to our Nursery at the north end of Columbus, Georgia for our Pumpkin Patch Maze. For our annual Harvest Festival we load up on corn stalks, decorative gourds, terra-cotta pumpkins, Marigolds, Mums, Autumn merchandise, and every pumpkin related food you can imagine.

The Farm House

469 Farmhouse Road, Ellerslie, GA
(706) 561-3435

Pumpkins are ripe for the pickin’! We would like to invite everyone out to the Pumpkin Patch at The Farmhouse House in Ellerslie, Ga. Bring your children for a day of Fall fun! Take a ride on the tractor to pick out the perfect pumpkin for your family to carve. Join us for bonfires, s’mores, fall crafts, scarecrow contests, music, and more. Don’t forget about lunch at The Farmhouse on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 til 2! It’s the perfect way to end the day with friends and family. You can call ahead to schedule a day care or church group or families are welcome Fridays and Saturdays starting at 10:00 am.

Oakhurst Farm’s Fall Daze

19888 Georgia 219
West Point, GA 31833

Four-acre Corn maze, pumpkins on the vine, barrel train, free animal corral, hay bale jump and hay ride. Open Monday-Friday 3-7pm; Saturday 10-7pm, and Sunday 1-7pm.

Lane Southern Orchard

50 Lane Road, Fort Valley, GA
478-825-3362 or 800-27PEACH

Our corn maze opens October 2, 2014! Don’t miss Corn Maze Days! Visit Lane’s giant, 6-acre corn maze and play Cornundrum. Find the corny signs hidden along secret paths for a chance to win prizes while you find your way out. Don’t worry. If you get lost, you can use your cell phone and they’ll text you hints!

The Rock Ranch

5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock, GA

Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. each Saturday, guests will enjoy themed entertainment plus Train Rides, Hay Rides, a Petting Zoo, Zip Lines, Pony Rides, the Pumpkin Cannon, Tiny Town and much more! Just a short drive from Atlanta, Macon and Columbus.


Paradise Pumpkin Patch

910 County Road 79 South, Eufaula, AL

There are many things to do while visiting Paradise Pumpkin Patch. We have the perfect rural setting just a few miles from Eufaula, Alabama! Take a step back in time when you visit Paradise Pumpkin Patch. Our farm is an interactive experience for kids from two to ninety-two! We have activities, adventure, antiques, and animals. Did we mention pumpkins?

Dream Field Farms

6376 Highway 82, Union Springs, AL
888-215-2725 or 334-534-6976

Come out to central Alabama’s pumpkin patch and enjoy our spectacular fall festival. The hogs are hurdling, the bees are buzzing, the pumpkins are growing and the corn maze promises to be taller than ever. Check out our special events calendar and plan your farm day now! Can’t decide which weekend to come, buy a season pass and join us for all of them. Just 25 minutes east of Montgomery, 60 minutes from Auburn or Columbus, or 30 minutes north of Troy, we are central Alabama’s most convenient pumpkin patch. A perfect family outdoor event each Saturday and Sunday this fall during October.

Backyard Orchards Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

Pittsview, AL
(334) 695-7623

You’ll enjoy a wagon ride to the real pumpkin patch passing by a field of cotton then make your way through our corn maze. We’ll have many fun activities for children and plenty of photo opportunities! Backyard Orchards is located between Pittsview and Eufaula Alabama right off Highway 431 (just 35 minutes from Columbus). Visit our website or Facebook page- Backyard Orchards!

Jack-O-Lantern Lane

LaFayette, AL

Open Sept 27-Oct 31, 2014. Hours: Friday: Noon – 6pm; Saturday: 9an-6pm; Sunday: Noon-6pm. Take a wagon ride through Jack-o-lantern Lane and pick out the perfect pumpkin from our patch. Train rides, pony rides, inflatable park, concessions, country store, farm animals and more! NEW: “Silas the Silo” slide and play area. NEW: “Silas the Silo” slide and play area.

Farmer in the Dale Pumpkin Patch

County road 61, Loachapoka, Alabama 36865

We are a you-pick pumpkin patch local to Auburn, AL with a hay ride, play area, pumpkin slingshot and more!! open to public and for birthday parties, socials, church events, you name it. Children will enjoy the hay bales, corn, and just running and enjoying the great outdoors. Hope you will all come out and see us again this year. If you have any questions please contact: Marie 334-750-3792 or email

Campground Candy Bingo at FDR State Park

September 25, 2014 by  
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Wear your costume and win candy and prizes as you play candy bingo at the campgrounds.

Date: Friday, October 31, 2014

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Location: Meet at the Shelter next to the Trading Post in the campground

Cost: $3.00 per each bingo card

F.D. Roosevelt State Park
2970 Ga. Highway 190
Pine Mountain, GA 31822

Fall Family Fun Days at The Rock Ranch

Don’t Miss “Fall Family Fun Days” at The Rock Ranch each Saturday, beginning September 27 through November 15 (10 a.m to 8 p.m.). Each Saturday features an exciting event plus all our fun attractions, including hay rides, pony rides, train rides, pumpkin cannon, paddle boats, cane fishing, petting zoo and more! Our all-natural produce stand will be open as well. Here is what we have in store for your family or group this Fall season:

SEPTEMBER 27: Hats Off To Heroes

OCTOBER 4: Lumberjack Day featuring Collegiate Timbersports competition

OCTOBER 11: Georgia’s Official Day of the Cowboy

OCTOBER 18: Hot Air Balloon Rally

OCTOBER 25: The “Not-So-Spooky” Halloween Festival

NOVEMBER 1: Pumpkin Destruction Day

NOVEMBER 8: The Great Outdoor Adventure

NOVEMBER 15: Farm Heritage Day

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