Stone Mountain Park will celebrate the splendor of autumn with a new “Glow by Night” experience featuring massive pumpkin displays, parades, dinosaur flashlight tours and plenty of other not-so-scary, glow-in-the-dark fun to enjoy in the dark. It’s all part of Stone Mountain’s annual, family-friendly Pumpkin Festival which begins Saturday, Sept. 22 and runs through Oct. 28.
During the day, the Pumpkin Festival offers The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Games with prizes to delight little ones. Other family friendly activities include Peter Peter’s Pie Eating Contest, story time with Mother Goose, and Spookley’s Pumpkin Patch Meet and Greet. Families are invited to participate as performers in Spookley’s Dance-A-Long Party Parade which passes through Crossroads.
The fun continues after dark with Glow by Night activities -everything from Jack’s Glowing Pumpkin Tree, Down the Rabbit Hole Dance Party and Mad Hatter’s Costume Contest. The Enchanted Glow-A-Long Parade is overseen by Mother Goose and the entire family is invited to sing along during Little Red’s Railroad Adventure.
This fall also marks the last opportunity for to check out the park’s Dinosaur Explore.
Attraction hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. mostly weekends Friday through Sunday. Dates include: Sept. 22, Sept. 23, Sept. 28- Sept. 30; Oct. 4-Oct. 8, Oct. 12-Oct. 14, Oct. 19-21, Oct. 26-28. Attraction price: $31.95 online, ($34.95 at gate); children ages 3-11, $29.95. $20 day for one-day parking pass. Annual parking pass is $40. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. stonemountainpark.com.
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