Things to do in and around Atlanta for Thursday, Oct. 4

Shakey Graves performs in Atlanta Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Tabernacle.
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Shakey Graves performs in Atlanta Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Tabernacle.

Credit: Robert Hein/For the American-Statesman

Credit: Robert Hein/For the American-Statesman

The pumpkins are out. Is it autumn yet?

If today's temperatures (headed toward the 90s) don't feel like October, get in the fall spirit with funnel cakes, a state fair, a ghostly walk and a rock-n-roller with a spooky name.

SHAKEY GRAVES AT THE TABERNACLE

Born Alejandro Rose-Garcia, Shakey Graves is a former one-man band and busker who has also acted in films.

His home town of Austin, Texas, celebrates Shakey Graves day every February. He now performs as a band, which he brings to the Tabernacle Thursday. The Los Angeles folky ensemble The Wild Reeds, opens. Doors, 7 p.m.; show: 8 p.m., $28.50 and up; 152 Luckie Street, Atlanta; www.tabernacleatl.com/

WOODLAND SPIRITS AT FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

During walks through Fernbank Forest, behind the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, you may encounter ghostly visitors in the shadows. The creatures were made by Atlanta sculptor, painter and creator of art installations Laura Lewis. The Woodland Spirits experience is open through Nov. 11, and on Sundays Fernbank hosts night-time gatherings in the forest; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; $20; 65 and older: $19; ages 3-12: $18; 767 Clifton Road; 404-929-6300; www.fernbankmuseum.org/

GEORGIA STATE FAIR AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY IN HAMPTON

Pig races, white tigers, Circus Hollywood, the Nerveless Nocks aerial thrill show and funnel cakes welcome you to the October tradition of the Georgia State Fair.

Staged at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton through Oct. 7, this year the fair features music from Luke Pell of "The Bachelor," United Championship Wrestling, roller coasters and camel rides.

It’s open 4-10 p.m. Thursday; check website for times on other days; $10; ages 5-12: $5; 4 and younger: free; 60 and older: $3; ride wristbands for unlimited rides: $23. www.georgiastatefair.org/

Check the weather before you head out.

Looking for other things to do? Listen to the weekly accessAtlanta podcast for more ideas.

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