Y’all ready for fall? Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival is back

This pumpkin tower turns into a glow-in-the-dark attraction at night.
This pumpkin tower turns into a glow-in-the-dark attraction at night.

Credit: Courtesy of Stone Mountain Park

Credit: Courtesy of Stone Mountain Park

Cool fall weather is right around the corner, or so the calendar tells us. That can only mean one thing: It’s time to prep for Halloween!

And what better way to celebrate the season than a classic pumpkin festival — returning to Stone Mountain Park this weekend.

Until the beginning of November, every weekend at the park will feature thousands of jack-o'-lanterns, a four-story tall pumpkin tower, costumed characters and a pie-eating contest.

At night, the park will light up with glow-in-the-dark attractions, including a parade, new themed areas, a dance party and an “Alice in Wonderland”-inspired games section.

The festival is inside the park's attractions area, meaning you'll need a ticket to visit, on top of general park admission. (You can get an All-Attractions pass for about $25 if you come wearing a costume.)

The family-friendly fest begins Saturday, Sept. 21 and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Nov. 3.

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