SIX FLAGS FRIGHT FEST
Weekends through November 2
A spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals. Nights and hours vary. $66.99-$71.99. Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell. More info: sixflags.com.
ROSWELL GHOST TOURS
Unlike some tours and haunted houses, these Ghost Tours tell stories of real hauntings without costumes to enhance imagination. Tours are available nightly in October. Private group tours offered. $15/adults; $10/children 12 and under. Walking tour is 2 ½ hours. Roswell Town Square, 610 Atlanta Street, Roswell. More info/tickets: roswellghosttour.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PUMPKIN PATCH – MT. ZION UMC
Buy a pumpkin, take a sticker, some candy and a great photo. Pumpkin Patch Hours: October 2-15: Sunday through Friday: Noon to 7:30pm; Saturdays: 9:30am-7:30pm. October 16-31: Monday-Saturday: 9:30am-7:30pm. Sundays: noon-7:30pm. October 19, 7:30pm: Movie Night in the Patch special event. Mt. Zion UMC, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-971-1465 or mtzionumc.org.
PUMPKIN PATCH – ST. ANDREW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (UMC)
Purchase pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn and more! Monday-Friday: noon-8pm; Saturday: 10am-8pm; Sunday: noon-8pm. All proceeds from the patch support the Youth Ministry and Missions of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. St. Andrew UMC, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-926-3488 or thepumpkinchurch.org.
ACWORTH GHOST TOURS
Fridays and Saturdays starting October 4 through October 27
Acworth’s history and ghost stories are shared by a tour guide. Size of tour groups limited, purchase tickets in advance. Private tours available for groups of 10 or more during the week. 7:30 pm. $16. Walking tour is 1.2 miles meet in front of Acworth City Hall, 4415 Senator Russell Avenue, Acworth. Tickets: AcworthGhostTours.com. More Info: 770-653-0756.
SCARY-ETTA HAUNTED TROLLEY TOUR
October 18-19, 25-26, 31
Step aboard the trolley for a spirited 90-minute fully narrated ride through Marietta. The ghost tours are all 90 minutes of thrills and chills based on history and documented accounts of ghostly encounters. There is a walk of about 2 blocks. Start times vary by day: 7pm, 8:30pm, or 9pm. $30 (plus tax)/Adults; $15 (plus tax)/Children (Ages 12 & under); $25(plus tax)/Seniors; $25(plus tax)/Students (with valid ID). Limited space. Advanced reservations required. Ghost Tours of Marietta, 131 Church Street, Marietta. More info: ghostsofmarietta.com or 770-425-5755.
FOLKLORE HAUNTED HOUSE
October 4 – November 2
Everyone loves a haunted house, come explore the 3 houses: The Manor, Tremulous and Chromophobia. Check website for hours. $27-$45. Folklore Haunted House, 5389 North Main Street, Acworth. More info: folklorehauntedhouse.com.
TOUCHSTONES TO THE PAST: CEMETERY TOURS
October 19, 26, and November 2
The Marietta City Cemetery has a host of tales to tell and guided walking tours are offered during the Fall. The tours provide a chance to learn more about Marietta’s constant residents. The Fall themes are: Life after Loss, Mayors, Law & Order, and Symbols & Meanings in the Cemetery. This is a rain or shine event. Tours are conducted over gravel and uneven pathways, so please plan accordingly. The tours begin at the white house located at the center of Cemetery. Proceeds from the tours benefit the Marietta Museum of History. 10:30am or 2pm. $15. Marietta City Cemetery, 395 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. Tickets: touchstonestothepast.eventbrite.com More info: mariettahistory.org.
PUMPKIN PATCH-EAST COBB SWIM AND TENNIS CLUB
Offering over 20 pumpkin varieties, unique shapes, sizes and colors to make your fall decorations the most festive. October 19: The 1st Annual Fall Frenzy – many activities for the whole family to enjoy! East Cobb Swim & Tennis Club, 2111 Old Canton Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: eastcobbswimtennis.com.
OWL O’ WEEN
This spooktacular hot air balloon festival is a 2-day family friendly event, featuring amazing balloon glows, trickor-treating, tethered balloon rides, harvest beer tents, vendor marketplace, sports bar, artist market, amazing food trucks, roving entertainment, kid’s area, a concert stage, and more! Friday: 6-11pm and Saturday: 12-7pm. Advance pricing: Adults: $14; Kids (3-12): $6; Under 3: Free. Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University, 3200 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw. More info: owl-o-ween.com.
The Strand Theater will show the 1974 version of the Halloween classic! There will be a live pre-show by organist John McCall. Tickets are $9 for general admission. Seniors, students, and military members can purchase tickets for $8 with ID. 8pm. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square Marietta. More info/tickets: earlsmithstrand.org.
Annual arts and crafts festival held each October. In addition to a wide variety of arts and crafts items, the festival includes Scarecrows on the Square and Halloween Happenings for children. Carnival games and costume contest with lots of prizes to thrill the little ones. Arts and Crafts Festival: 9am-5pm. Touch-A-Truck 10am – 2pm. Halloween Happenings: 1pm – 5pm. Costume Contest: 2-3pm. Glover Park, historic Marietta Square. More info: mariettaga.gov/1258/Harvest-Fest.
SPOOKTACULAR NIGHT AT THE MUSEUMS
The Southern Trilogy of Historic Homes – Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall and Smith Plantation will host a Halloween to remember. Each museum has different activities. Children are encouraged to dress in costumes and bring a bag for treats. 5-8pm. $10/person; $30/4 or more people; Free/ children under 5. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell; Bulloch Hall, 180 Bulloch Avenue, Roswell; Smith Plantation, 935 Alpharetta Street, Roswell. More info/ tickets: roswellgov.com.
POPE DRAMA CLUB HAUNTED THEATER: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
October 24, 26-27
A twisted show of terror that turns your favorite childhood bedtime stories into a walking nightmare. Be ready to scream, shout, and shudder in fright at Haunted Theatre 2019, Things that Go Bump in the Night. 6pm. $5. Pope High School Theater, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta/ East Cobb. More info: popetheater.org or email@example.com.
HAUNTED SANDY SPRINGS
A night of eerie entertainment and education begins at the Williams-Payne House Garden Room (lower level of the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum). Live music, psychic readings, fire pit & s’mores bar, and a special screening of Beetlejuice. Free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Brave souls can also walk with ghosts through historic Sandy Springs by participating in a tour of the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery – the oldest in the city! Tours last approximately 60 minutes, covering half a mile of haunted history. Tour tickets: $20. Tours will begin every 30 minutes and are limited to 16 people per group; they WILL sell out! Some mature content; ages 16+ recommended. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 6:30-10:30pm. 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs. More info: heritagesandysprings.org/3485-2/haunted-sandy-springs/ 404-851-9111 x2.
Get ready to take a walk on the wild side and meet some wonderful costumed woodland creatures at night! Experience the mystery of a short half-mile guided night hike through the lighted woodland trails where you’ll meet friendly costumed forest creatures who will delight you with their dramatic antics. Crafts, face painting, music and campfire. Tickets: $12; children two and under: free. Hikes start at 7pm and end at 10pm. The trails are not suitable for strollers and children must be accompanied by adults at all times. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. More info: 770-992-2055 ext. 236 or chattnaturecenter.org.