You Need To Be At These Awesome October Atlanta Events

We made it through summer (though Atlanta’s temperatures beg to differ), so let’s all rejoice over pumpkin spice and everything nice about fall: penguin parties (no, really), costumes and festivals, and a whole lot of great opportunities to make memories with the family.

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Second Sunday: The High Museum of Art Free Day

On the Second Sunday of each month, the High Museum hosts a day of family fun that includes FREE admission for every member of your family. In addition to taking in all the amazing exhibits within the museum, there are many special activities created for children and families.

1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309

The Graduate at Act3 Producations

Event Start: 10/12/2018
Event End: 10/28/2018

Based on the classic film, The Graduate follows Benjamin Braddock’s journey toward finding himself — with detours that include an affair with older family friend Mrs. Robinson and a budding romance with her daughter, Elaine. The adaptation of this classic novel and cult film first premiered in 2000. Tickets: 6285-R Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs. 770.241.1905

6285-R Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328

Ellijay Apple Festival

Event Start: 10/13/2018
Event End: 10/21/2018

The Georgia Apple Festival brings two exciting weekends to Ellijay, Georgia every year with hundreds of vendors offering food, art, crafts, and more. There are over 300 vendors with handmade, hand-crafted items, as well as many on-site demonstrations of how selected types of crafts are made. This year promises many new crafts as well as favorites from past festivals. There is a parade and antique car show each year. The antique car show is held at the Civic Center on October 13th. The parade is on October 20th and begins at 10 AM in historic downtown Ellijay.

1729 South Main Street, Ellijay, Georgia 30540

Prater’s Mill Country Fair

Event Start: 10/13/2018
Event End: 10/14/2018

The Prater’s Mill Country Fair (Oct. 13 & 14, 2018) focuses on mountain music, Southern foods, living history exhibits and the handmade crafts and original art of 165 talented artists and artisans. Craft demonstrations include blacksmithing, spinning, quilting, woodcarving and hand tufting, a cottage industry that evolved into the tufted carpet industry centered in Dalton, Ga. Visit the Prater Mill Store for a buffet of southern eats. Or stop by the many food vendors throughout the fair. Enjoy chicken & dumplings, fried pies, tenderloin biscuits and more!

5845 Highway 2, Dalton, Georgia 30721

Deep Roots Festival

Event Start: 10/20/2018
Event End: 10/20/2018

A long-time favorite of locals, tourists and college students alike, Deep Roots is a lively cultural arts and music festival that brings historic downtown Milledgeville to life like nothing else. It beckons travelers from all over with an antique car show, live entertainment ranging from bluegrass to rock-and-roll, artist market, and a “LittleRoots KidZone.”

Milledgeville, Georgia 31061

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Paige Sullivan | Travel and Calendar Editor

Paige Sullivan recently completed her MFA at Georgia State University, where she studied, wrote, and published poetry. She now works as a marketing professional in the nonprofit sector, and in her spare time, she freelance edits and dabbles in food and travel writing. Find her on social media at @bpaigesullivan.

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