Fall Fun In Henry County GA

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners

FALL…what do YOU think of when you heard that word? Do you think of football and campfires, roasting marshmallows, or jumping in piles of leaves? For me, Fall makes me think of falling leaves and beautiful, vibrant colors, pumpkin pie, the inviting smells of fall candles, and snuggling up with a blanket, a satisfying cup of coffee, and a good book by the fire. Fall also reminds me that a few fairs are coming to town! I love fairs! I smell cotton candy and funnel cakes, I see ferris wheels, happy families, and bright twinkling lights, and I hear excited squeals, engaging music from the rides, and people telling me to “Step right up!” and try my hand at whatever contest they may have going on at the time. What fall fun are you and your family going to get into this season? From pumpkin patches to festivals to fairs, we have compiled a list of fall fun activities for you and your loved ones to enjoy!

Pumpkin Patch at Yule Forest Hwy 155
3565 Hwy 155 North
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Phone: 770-954-9356
Website: http://aboutyule.com/attractions/

Yule Forest has amazing activities year round, but the biggest attraction in the Fall is the Pumpkin Patch! The Pumpkin Patch hours are Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm. For adults, admission is $8. For children, admission is $9.50 which includes the Fun Zone and a mini pumpkin. Yule Forest has a variety of activities, and most are included in the price of admission. However, weekend activities are extra. Some of the activities offered include the petting zoo, the nature trail, the hayride, and the pumpkin movie to name a few.


Southern Belle Farm 
1658 Turner Church Rd.
McDonough, GA 30252 
Phone: 770.288.2582 
Website: http://southernbellefarm.com/index.php 

Southern Belle Farms is such a fun place to visit! I honestly didn’t think my kids would enjoy it as much as they did, but my daughter said it was “the best day ever!” In the fall, Southern Belle Farms has several (and for those that enjoy sophisticated language by that I mean A LOT) of activities for the entire family! Southern Belle offers a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, jumping pillow, barnyard animals, cotton patch, and more! You can stop by Mimi’s kitchen and buy a treat which could be fried pickles, funnel cake, homemade baked goods (which are delicious), corn dogs, or any of their other goodies. In October, Southern Belle Farms has a pumpkin carving contest. Keep track of their website for details on that soon! From experience, I can say that Southern Belle Farms has such a kind, genuine, pleasant group of people managing and working at their business! So get your kids out of the house, away from the TV, and let them have some good wholesome fun at Southern Belle Farms!
The Fall season at Southern Belle Farms is from September 15th to November 1st. Fall hours during this season are as follows:
Friday (October only) – 4pm to 9pm
Saturday – 10am to 9pm
Sunday – 1pm to 6pm
Prices for Admission in the Fall:
Kids 2 and under – FREE
Adults and Kids 3 + - $14.50
Senior Citizens 65 + - $12.00
Military/Public Service Personnel (with proper ID) - $12.00
Per their website at http://southernbellefarm.com/news/plan-your-visit/ …”Fall General Admission includes… Cornfield maze(s), Hayride, Cow Train ride, Corn Cannon – 3 shots, Huge Jumping Pillow, Racing Pedal Carts, Giant Tunnel Slide, Kiddie Korral, Corn Box, Duck Races, Petting our Barnyard Animals & Goat Walk, one-of-a-kind Pig Races at Oinker Stadium.”

Fall Festival
McDonough Square
5 Griffin St.
McDonough, GA 30253 

Phone: 770-898-9311 | 770-898-3196

Website: http://www.exploregeorgia.org/listing/10928-fall-festival

On October 24th the Fall Festival will be held in the McDonough Square. This includes a chili cook-off with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Typically there are booths set up as well where you can buy delicious treats such as fried snickers and fun gifts like fabulous fashion jewelry. The event usually begins at 11am and ends around 3pm. Admission is free so bring your family and enjoy a day of Fall fun in The McDonough Square!


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Henry County Rodeo
Nash Farms
100 Babbs Mill Rd
Hampton, GA 30228
Phone: 678-432-4399
Website: www.henrycountyrodeo.com
The Henry County Rodeo will be at Nash Farms in Hampton on Friday and Saturday, Sept.25 and 26  starting at 5:30pm. If you have never been to a rodeo, I think you should have at least one rodeo experience under your belt. The Henry County Rodeo brings a lot of excitement and cowboys hats with it! The rodeo has such events as bull riding, team roping, bareback, calf roping, barrel racing, the kids calf scramble, and more!
Children 5 and under are FREE. Admission for everyone over age 5 will be $15 at the gate. They do offer senior citizen discounts although the amount has not been specified.


 3rd Annual Scarecrow Contest
McDonough Square
5 Griffin St.
McDonough, GA 30253

Phone: 678-432-6888 
Website: www.MainStreetMcDonough.com

You would not believe how much fun the McDonough residents have making scarecrows for the scarecrow contest on the square. The contest is held October 1st through October 31st. There are cash and prizes for the winners totaling $3,000! In the Fall, you will see people of all ages walking around the square just to look at the scarecrows. From hilarious to sentimental you can find all types of scarecrows in the square. Lots of people stop and take pictures with them. If you want to make one of your own you can call the phone number listed above to receive more information about how to enter. Bring your family to the McDonough Square in October to see all the scarecrows and check out our local shops! Check out Season’s Bistro, Queen Bee Coffee Company, Rita’s, Deep South Deli & Pub, American Honey, Southern Drawl Outfitters, and many more!


Georgia State Fair
Atlanta Motor Speedway
1500 Tara Pl
Hampton, GA 30228
Phone: 770-946-4211
Website: www.georgiastatefair.org
The Georgia State Fair is held at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, GA beginning Friday, Oct. 2nd and ending Sunday October 11th. This fair is SO MUCH FUN! It’s a tradition in our house now for us and another family to take our kids every year, and our kids ask all year long when the fair is coming back. This is a HUGE fair with rides for kids (and adults) of all ages! They also have a nice sized petting zoo, pig races, and a number of other shows that you can see throughout the day and night.
The hours for the Georgia State Fair are as follows:
October 2nd: 4pm - midnight
October 3rd: 10am - midnight
October 4th: 12pm – 10pm
October 5th: 4pm - 10pm
October 6th: 4pm – 10pm
October 7th: 4pm – 10pm
October 8th: 4pm – 10pm
October 9th: 4pm – midnight
October 10th: 10am – midnight
October 11th: 12pm – 10pm
Admission is FREE for kids 4 and under, $5.00 for kids 5 through 12, and $10.00 for adults 13 and over. Admission for senior citizens is $5.00. For active military personnel with valid ID, admission is $5.00. Once you get into the “park” you can choose to pay for tickets to ride the rides, or you can purchase a wristband for $20 that allows you to ride anything and everything as many times as you want. For us, the wristband is the way to go! Kids’ rides are usually 2 to 3 tickets each, and our kids can ride 7 rides very quickly…in 30 minutes to an hour. The wristband definitely pays for itself! Yes the Georgia State Fair can be expensive, but you and your family will have a blast and make lots of priceless memories.

Fall Fun Ferris Wheel

Henry County Fair
Heritage Park
101 Lake Dow Rd
McDonough, GA 30253
Phone: 770-288-7300 
Website: www.KiwanisHenryCountyFair.com
Although the Kiwanis Henry County Fair isn’t as big as the Georgia State Fair, it still is packed with excitement! It’s also considerably less crowded than the Georgia State Fair. This fair also offers rides for people of all ages as well as live entertainment, a petting zoo, and delicious treats. This fair is held October 6th through 10th.
The hours for the Kiwanis Henry County Fair are as follows:
October 6th –  8th: 6pm – 10 pm
October 9th: 6pm – 11pm
October 10th: 1pm – 11pm
Admission is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids ages 6 through 17. Kids under 6 are free. Each night the Kiwanis Henry County Fair offers specials where you could receive free admission.
Tuesday Oct. 6th: Students receive free admission. If you are a college student, please bring your student ID.
Wednesday Oct. 7th: All military, policeman, fireman, teachers, and EMS receive free admission with appropriate ID.
Thursday Oct. 8th: Bring your church bulleting and receive free gate admission.
On any night, you can purchase a family pack for $15 that includes admission for 2 adults and 2 kids.
The Kiwanis Henry County Fair also offers armbands for $20 that include unlimited rides. On Saturday Oct. 10th from 1pm to 6pm armbands are only $15.


Scarecrow Village
Locust Grove Main Street
3644 Hwy 42
Locust Grove, GA 30248

Phone: 770-692-2320 
Website: http://www.locustgrove-ga.gov/calendar.php
Locust Grove holds an annual scarecrow contest similar to the one in McDonough. If you want to build a scarecrow for your business or your family you can fill out the entry form here. Judging occurs on October 2nd, and you can leave your scarecrows up until November 1st. There are 3 categories, and 1st place from each category receives $50. Have fun advertising for your business or just hanging out with your family! Why not make a night of it by strolling down mainstreet to take pictures of all the scarecrows, stopping to eat at one of many delicious restaurants, and maybe doing a little shopping too while you’re at it??


Bear Creek Festival
Historic Hampton
19 Central Avenue
Hampton, GA 30228

Phone: 770-946-5490
Website: www.bearcreekfestival.com

This will be the 18th year for Hampton’s Fall Festival now known as the Bear Creek Festival in Hampton City Park. This festival offers much enjoyment for those who love to shop as there are a host of vendors such as various arts and crafts vendors and antique vendors. If you don’t love shopping, don’t you fret! There are lots of food vendors as well as live entertainment to keep you amused. This festival is held for only one day on Saturday September 26th from 9am to 5pm. Admission is free, but make sure you have some shopping money!


Stockbridge City Hall
4640 N Henry Blvd
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Phone: 770-389-5982
Website: http://cityofstockbridge.com/pView.aspx?id=7760&catid=73
Bridgefest is a well-known entertainment and arts festival held on the lawn across from the Stockbridge City Hall. The festival occurs on September 25th and 26th. Bridgefest has many booths with unique items for sale including arts, crafts, and specialty items. There are several bands that will be performing at this festival, and this fair has family entertainment and a children’s activity area. Don’t forget the food! This fair hosts a variety of local food vendors who will be cooking up some delectable meals for you to enjoy!


Fall is an anticipated time of year in Henry County, and you can see why! I hope you will try a few of these events and let us know how you liked them. If you’ve already experienced one of these in years past we would love for you to comment below with your good experiences or advice. Hopefully this list has given you a good starting point for planning some exciting Fall Fun activities for you and your family!

If you are interested in buying a home here in Henry County, Adamson and Associates would be thrilled to assist you! If you need to sell a home in this area, I believe my experience in living and working here will give me an advantage in getting your home sold! Please contact me with any questions or needs you have! You can reach me by email at barbara@metrobarb.com, by phone at 770.692.6706, or by Facebook message at https://www.facebook.com/AdamsonandAssociates.

Have a great day, and we look forward to talking with you soon!

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