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Winner: Best fall festival in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

It's fall, even if it doesn't feel that way with all the heat. Fall means fall festivals, which can be a blast. 

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We asked our readers to take took a look at some of the top fall festivals in metro Atlanta last week. The competition was steep, but they chose their favorite −from the well-known to the under-the-radar fall events. And the winner is...

The Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade is one of Atlanta's most eclectic and unearthly events. Its spooky parade, delicious food and local craft selection made it the clear favorite. Before you go, be sure to read five things to know about it.

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Taking second place, Owl O'Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival is a mix of fun things to do if you're in Kennesaw. The event is part Oktoberfest, part costume party, part music festival and part trick-or-treat.

The Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp is a great option for intown residents, coming in third. It's one of Atlanta's most unique fall events. Where else would let you groove to live bluegrass while walking the charming streets of Cabbagetown with a chili spoon? The festival is a nonprofit event that raises money for local parks maintenance. 

The other fall festivals all had lots of fanfare and would be great options as well. There's the Pumpkin Festival (DeKalb), Atlanta Pride Festival (Intown Atlanta), Duluth Fall Festival (Gwinnett), Fair on the Square (Gwinnett), Sandy Springs Fall Festival (North Fulton), Smyrna Fall Jonquil Festival (Cobb), Candler Park Fall Festival (DeKalb), Chastain Park Arts Festival (Intown Atlanta), Alpharetta Art in the Park (North Fulton). 

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