SIX FLAGS FRIGHT FEST
Select days September 17-October 31
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. $79.99. Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell. More info: sixflags.com.
FOLKLORE HAUNTED HOUSE
Select days September 24 – November 5
Everyone loves a haunted house, come explore multiple houses and a midway of mayhem. Check website for hours and operating days. $27-$45. Folklore Haunted House, 5389 North Main Street, Acworth. More info: folklorehauntedhouse.com.
ACWORTH GHOST TOURS
Fridays and Saturdays Starting September 30
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. Check website for price. 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.
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. Community unload pumpkins October 5 & 20: 4:30pm. St. Andrew UMC, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-926-3488 or www.saumcmarietta.org.
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
October 14-16, 21-23 & 28-31
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination! Friday-Saturday: 8pm; Sunday: 2pm; Monday: 7pm. $20-$60. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, 11 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. More info/tickets: theatreinthesquare.net or 770-426-4800.
Carnival games, trick-or-treating, and costume contests. Concessions available. 4-9pm. Free. Swift-Cantrell
Park, 3140 Old US Highway 41, Kennesaw. More info: kennesawparksandrec.com.
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. HarvestFest Market: 9am-5pm. Touch-A-Truck 10am– 2pm. Pie Eating Contest: 11:30am- 12:30pm. Halloween Happenings Kids Festival: 1pm-5pm. Costume Contest: 2-3pm. Glover Park, historic Marietta Square. More info: mariettaga.gov/1258/Harvest-Fest.
PUMPKIN PATCH – UNITY NORTH ATLANTA
Purchase some pumpkins, take fun photos and get a Pumpkin Bar and recipes. On Weekends enjoy Story time from 11am-1pm and 3-5pm. Patch Hours: 10am-7pm. Unity North Atlanta, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: unitynorth.org.
October 21, 22, 28 & 29
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. World music, crafts, campfire, and other festival fun. Tickets: $20; free/ children 2 and under. Hikes start at 6pm. 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 or chattnaturecenter.org.
ACWORTH HALLOWEEN JAMBOOREE
Games, rides, food, music, and lots of fun! Costume contests for the kids. 3-7pm. Logan Farm Park, 4405 Cherokee Street, Acworth. More info: acworthtourism. org/event/halloween-jambooree.
FALL FESTIVAL- UNITY NORTH ATLANTA
Enjoy inflatables, games and activities, story time and food available for purchase. Free admission. 11am-3pm. Unity North Atlanta, 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. More info: unitynorth.org.
TOUCHSTONES TO THE PAST: CEMETERY TOURS
October 22 & November 5
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. Tours are conducted over gravel and uneven pathways, so please plan accordingly. Rain or Shine. The tours begin at the white house located at the center of Cemetery. Proceeds from the tours benefit the Marietta Museum of History. Walking Tours: $15. Marietta City Cemetery, 395 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: mariettahistory.org.
POPE DRAMA CLUB HAUNTED THEATER: OLD-TIME TERROR
Come with us as the local town conspiracy theorist leads you through a graveyard writhing with a myriad of vintage characters all whilst uncovering the secrets of the graveyard along the way. Check website for price and times. Pope High School Theater, 3001 Hembree Road NE, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: popetheater.org or email@example.com.
HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN HOUSE
Roswell Parks and Recreation hosts a night of crafts, inflatables, face painting, hay rides, carnival games, Trick or Treat and more. Concessions available for purchase. 4:30-7:30pm. Free. East Roswell Recreation Center, 9000 Fouts Road. More info: 770-594-6134.
TOUCHSTONES TO THE PAST: CLEANING TOMBSTONE WORKSHOP
October 29 & November 5
The tombstones in the cemetery are artifacts and are often the only record of the person’s life, but many of these need to be cleaned. These hands-on workshops will help teach others the proper tools, products, and techniques to use to clean a tombstone, while doing no harm to the stone or the landscape. Along with the hands-on workshop, attendees will also get a tour and history of the cemetery. 10am-Noon. $25. Marietta City Cemetery, 395 Powder Springs Street, Marietta. More info: mariettahistory.org.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
The Strand Theater’s silent film series features the classic tale of Phantom of the Opera. The film is accompanied by live music from organist Ron Carter. Tickets: $12. 3pm. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square Marietta. More info/tickets: earlsmithstrand.org.
Wear your costume and come enjoy trunk or treating. 1-3pm. Free. St. Andrew United Methodist Church. St. Andrew UMC, 3455 Canton Road, Marietta. More info: 770-926-3488 or www.saumcmarietta.org.