Fall Festivals & Other Georgia Festivals In October 2024


Fall colors in the North Georgia mountains, as seen from Brasstown Bald.

October is one of the best months to visit Georgia for festivals, with events celebrating the best of the state’s food, music, local and international culture, arts and crafts, beer, history and more held throughout the month. The weather is generally excellent too, with warm temperatures and sunny skies (although hurricanes are a risk on the coast through November).

October in Georgia is also fair month, with the Georgia National Fair at Perry attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors, plus several other fairs across the state. Georgia’s Pride and Oktoberfest events, and Dahlonega’s Gold Rush Days, also attract huge numbers of visitors this month.

Big Georgia food festivals in October include the annual Taste of Atlanta. Other local community festivals this month celebrate Georgia crops: peanuts, apples, sweet potatoes, and more.

Other things to do in Georgia in October include an early viewing of the beautiful fall colors of the North Georgia mountains; hiking, biking, or paddling before the cooler temperatures of late fall and winter; or visiting some of the state’s historic cities and towns.

See also:
October events in Savannah
Things to do in Savannah
Transport options between Savannah and Atlanta
Lowcountry seafood festivals

!Event dates, venue and other details may change at short notice. Please check all information at the official website before planning your travel.

Events From October 1 To The Weekend Of October 5-6 2024

→ See Georgia festivals in September

– (Helen, GA) Oktoberfest, September 5 - October 27 2024
Popular Oktoberfest celebration in the Bavarian-themed town of Helen. More details

– (Hahira, GA) Hahira Honeybee Festival, September 30 - October 5 2024
Popular annual community festival in Hahira, with parade, arts and crafts vendors, food, entertainment and more. More details

– (Perry, GA) Georgia National Fair, October 3-13 2024
Big annual fair at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, with livestock shows, concerts, carnival rides, fine arts exhibition, and more. More details

– (Gay, GA) Fall Cotton Fair, October 5-6 2024
Twice-annual arts, crafts and antiques fair at Longleaf, Gay. More details

Events From October 7 To Columbus Day Weekend, October 12-14 2024

– (Helen, GA) Oktoberfest, September 5 - October 27 2024
Popular Oktoberfest celebration in the Bavarian-themed town of Helen. More details

– (Perry, GA) Georgia National Fair, October 3-13 2024
Big annual fair at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, with livestock shows, concerts, carnival rides, fine arts exhibition, and more. More details

– (Gainesville, GA) Mule Camp Market, October 11-13 2024
Annual fall festival at the Midtown Greenway, Gainesville, with arts and crafts vendors, food, concert and more. More details

– (Hiawassee, GA) Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, October 11-19 2024
Annual fall festival in Hiawassee with carnival rides, arts and crafts, educational demonstrations, live music and more. More details

– (Atlanta, GA) Atlanta Pride Festival, October 12-13 2024
One of the biggest Pride festivals in the country, held in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park, with live performances, parade, marches, marketplace and more. More details

– (Atlanta, GA) Old Fourth Ward Fall Arts Festival, October 12-13 2024
Twice-annual arts festival in Historic Fourth Ward Park featuring local and Georgian artists, demonstrations, live entertainment, art activities, food and more. More details

– (Blairsville, GA) Blairsville Sorghum Festival, October 12-13, 19-20 2024
Annual festival held over two weekends at Meeks Park, Blairsville in celebration of the sorghum harvest, with sorghum processing demonstrations, arts and crafts, traditional mountain games, parade, dancing and more. More details

Events From October 15 To The Weekend Of October 19-20 2024

– (Helen, GA) Oktoberfest, September 5 - October 27 2024
Popular Oktoberfest celebration in the Bavarian-themed town of Helen. More details

– (Hiawassee, GA) Georgia Mountain Fall Festival, October 11-19 2024
Annual fall festival in Hiawassee with carnival rides, arts and crafts, educational demonstrations, live music and more. More details

– (Waycross, GA) Gram Parsons Guitar Pull and Tribute Festival, October 17-19 2024
Annual music festival in Waycross. More details

– (Elberton, GA) Elberton 12 County Fair, October 17-27 2024
Annual fair with carnival rides, performances, contests, food and other events and activities. More details

– (Sylvester, GA) Georgia Peanut Festival, October 18-19 2024
Annual festival in downtown Sylvester in celebration of the peanut harvest, with parade and pet parade, 5K, golf tournament, live entertainment, vendors and more. More details

– (Stone Mountain, GA) Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival, October 18-20 2024
Annual festival of Scottish heritage at Stone Mountain Park, with traditional Scottish athletics, music, dancing, food and drink, and vendors. All are welcome. More details

– (Watkinsville, GA) Oconee Chamber Fall Festival, October 19 2024
Annual fall arts and crafts festival in downtown Watkinsville. More details

– (Blairsville, GA) Blairsville Sorghum Festival, October 12-13, 19-20 2024
Annual festival held over two weekends at Meeks Park, Blairsville in celebration of the sorghum harvest, with sorghum processing demonstrations, arts and crafts, traditional mountain games, parade, dancing and more. More details

– (Dahlonega, GA) Gold Rush Days, October 19-20 2024
Very popular annual fall festival in downtown Dahlonega, with 200+ arts and crafts vendors, traditional mountain activities, food, and more. More details

– (Hogansville, GA) Hogansville Hummingbird Festival, October 19-20 2024
Annual community festival in downtown Hogansville, with 200+ arts, crafts and food vendors, live music, children’s activities and more. More details

– (Atlanta, GA) L5P Halloween Festival and Parade, October 19-20 2024
Popular annual Halloween celebration in Little Five Points, with live music, parade, haunted house, ghost tours and more. More details

– (Johns Creek, GA) Johns Creek Arts Festival, October 19-20 2024
Annual arts and crafts festival in Johns Creek featuring 140 artisans from across the country. More details

Events From October 21 To The Weekend Of October 26-27 2024

– (Helen, GA) Oktoberfest, September 5 - October 27 2024
Popular Oktoberfest celebration in the Bavarian-themed town of Helen. More details

– (Elberton, GA) Elberton 12 County Fair, October 17-27 2024
Annual fair with carnival rides, performances, contests, food and other events and activities. More details

– (Jekyll Island, GA) Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival, October 25-26 2024
Popular annual food festival in the Jekyll Island Historic District, with shrimp and grits and other foods, live music, artists market, fireworks show and more. More details

– (Savannah, GA) SCAD Savannah Film Festival, October 26 - November 2 2023
Big annual festival of international film, in association with the Savannah College of Art and Design. More details

Events From October 28 To THe Weekend Of November 2-3 2024

– (Savannah, GA) SCAD Savannah Film Festival, October 26 - November 2 2023
Big annual festival of international film, in association with the Savannah College of Art and Design. More details

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