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Fall-themed fun: 16 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend

Although the temperatures might say otherwise, fall is here, and events like a haunted trolley tour, Scarecrow Harvest and more are just a few seasonal activities to put on your calendar.

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Check out the following 16 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend:

Cobb

Oktoberfest. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Adults $5, children $2 or bring six cans of food for an adult admission and two for a child. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 2922 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770-971-4600. http://htelcm.org/Oktoberfest/OktoberFest.html.

Celebrate Oktoberfest with German-style music, food, arts and crafts, games and competitions.

Historic Artisan Faire. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5. $5 and up. Southern Museum, 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. 770-427-2117. https://www.southernmuseum.org/.

Watch demonstrations of 19th-century trades, crafts and skills and participate in hands-on opportunities. 

See ghostly sites and hear related stories on the Scaryetta Haunted Trolley Tour.
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Scaryetta Haunted Trolley Tour. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. $15-$30. Meet at the Root House Museum 80 N. Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta. 770-425-5755. http://ghostsofmarietta.com/.

Take a 90-minute trolley ride around historic Marietta, where you'll learn about the city's past as well as its ghost stories.

Still Family Farm Fall Fun. 10 a.m.-dusk Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6. $15 per person, children 4 and under are free. Some activities are extra. 5630 Macland Road, Powder Springs. 678=283-6951. https://www.stillfamilyfarm.com/.

Celebrate fall by exploring its natural beauty, climbing ropes, enjoying a cozy fire pit, choosing a pumpkin or navigating through the five-acre zinnia maze.

DeKalb

AAUW Bookfair. Continuing 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 and noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Free admission. Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. http://bookfairaauw.org/.

Stock up on used books, DVDs, CDs and LPs at this 60th annual American Association of University Women Atlanta-area branches bookfair.

Ceramic Bowl Sale. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Free entrance with cash and checks only for merchandise. Spruill Center for the Arts, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 770-394-3447. spruillarts.org.

Browse and buy high-quality ceramic bowls created by Spruill faculty and students. 

Taste of Chamblee offers diverse cuisines as well as two large TVs so you won't miss Saturday's big games.
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Taste of Chamblee. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. $10 per wristband preloaded with 10 taste points, $1 for additional taste points. Corner of Peachtree Road and Broad Street, downtown Chamblee. https://www.tasteofchamblee.net/.

Sample diverse cuisines as you watch SEC college football games on two giant LED screens and let the kids play in a family-friendly zone.

Stonecrest Fest. Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Southeast Athletic Complex, 5845 Hillvale Road, Stonecrest. https://www.stonecrestfest.com/stonecrest-fest-2019/.

Enjoy food, shopping, live entertainment, a kids' zone, car and bike show and more at Stonecrest Fest.

North Fulton

Atlanta International Night Market. 5 p.m.-midnight, Friday Oct. 4. $8 and up, children 12 and under admitted free. North Point Mall, 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta. https://atlnightmarket.org/.

About 150 vendors and 70 nationalities highlight the fourth Atlanta International Night Market, which offers international food, cultural performances, a kids' zone, shopping area, vegan Veggie Village and more. 

Over 100 scarecrows will line the streets of downtown Alpharetta at Saturday's Scarecrow Harvest.
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Scarecrow Harvest. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Free admission and activities. Brooke Street Park, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta. 678-297-2811. awesomealpharetta.com.

Welcome fall with over 100 scarecrows lining the streets of downtown Alpharetta. Entertainment includes a DJ, games, face painting, food trucks, art activities and inflatables.

Country Fair 2019. 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. $25 and up. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010. livenation.com.

Country music takes the stage with Brett Young, LOCASH, HARDY, Joe Lasher and more.

Festivals of Speed Motorsports Display. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Click for free access pass. Avalon, 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. festivalsofspeed.com.

Drool over the some of the world's most exotic cars, motorcycles and luxury brands. You'll also be able to enjoy jazz and buy food and drink.

Gwinnett

Flicks on the Green. 7 p.m. event start, 7:30 p.m. movie start. Saturday, Oct. 5. Free. Town Green, 5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners. peachtreecornersga.gov.

Dress up in a costume, bring a low-profile lawn chair or blanket and watch "Ghostbusters" during the film's 35th anniversary year.

Serb Fest. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 and noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. $5 admission, kids under 12 admitted free. Saints Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church, 1558 Hewatt Road SW, Lilburn. 770-696-4921. http://atlantaserbs.com/.

Celebrate Serbian culture with traditional food, folk dance, live music and a kids' zone.

Leif Erikson Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. $5 per person. Tribble Mill Park, 2125 Tribble Mill Parkway, Lawrenceville. 678-277-0890. gwinnettcounty.com.

This living history festival uses fun competitions and crafts to celebrate the legacy of the Vikings of Scandinavia and the Scottish Highlanders.

The Georgia Race for Autism & Fall Festival includes several races and fun activities such as hayrides and a petting zoo.
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Georgia Race for Autism & Fall Festival. 6:30 a.m. on-site registration, 7 a.m. runner check-ins, 8 a.m. 10K and 5K race and Family Fun Day opens, 10 a.m. 1-mile fun run, 10:30 a.m. Tot Trot, 10:45 a.m. 100-yard dash. Saturday, Oct. 5. $15 and up. Gwinnett Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. https://georgiaraceforautism.com/.

Run a race and take part in Family Fun Day activities such as a petting zoo, bounce house, Velcro sticky wall, hayrides, face painting and more.

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