13 Sep 7 Fang-Tastic Spots to Celebrate Halloween on Hospitality Highway
The fall season has arrived, bringing pumpkin spice and jack-o-lanterns in sight. All along Hospitality Highway, you will find Halloween celebrations that will make your hairs stand on end. From family-friendly corn mazes and community events, to spooky ghost tours and haunted houses, these events and activities are sure to be a frightening amount of fun.
Dia de Muertos
Visitors of all ages can experience an authentic Day of the Dead celebration as if they were in the streets of Mexico. Enjoy traditional dancing, crafts, authentic Mexican food, and entertainment; immerse yourself in a stunning display of altars honoring family and friends who have passed; and sing to the sound of Mariachi.
Spooky Facts: Located at the Atlanta History Center. Address: 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305.
The City of Sandy Springs, along with their gang of costumed characters, are hosting their annual Spooky Springs celebration on Saturday, October 23. At Spooky Springs, fun and laughs are sure to make for a memorable Halloween. A great event for the little ones, Spooky Springs features not-so-frightful activities such as trick-or-treat candy stations, photo-op stations and face painting. If all the candy and fun doesn’t fill you up, food will also be available for purchase to satisfy your belly growls and howls.
- Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Rd., Sandy Springs, Ga., 30328. (Parking is limited).
- Handicapped parking only on-site. (Residents in adjacent neighborhoods are strongly encouraged to walk to the event).
Weather: Please check the Spooky Springs event page for weather updates as it gets closer to the event.
Spooky Facts: Saturday, October 23, 2021, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Abernathy Greenway Park. Admission is FREE! Address: 70 Abernathy Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.
Roswell Ghost Tour
Experience a paranormal phenomenon on Roswell’s guided walking ghost tours through their haunted historic district. Take a 2.5-hour walking tour through haunted sites like Grand Greek revival mansions and humble mill workers’ apartments – that are known to host spirits from beyond the grave. Be warned! This tour is not for the faint-hearted!
Spooky Facts: Year-Round. Tours will begin at 8 pm every Friday and Saturday. During October, tours are available every night. Reservations required. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for children 12 and under. Tours are not recommended for small children. Address: Roswell Town Square
Luckily, Halloween falls on a Sunday in 2021, which means it is the perfect excuse for a Halloween weekend getaway full of fall festivities! Whether it’s a trip with friends, family, or your “boo”, there’s a screamin’ adventure awaiting you in Alpharetta. This year in Alpharetta, Halloween weekend is packed with live music, “trick or treating” for adults and kiddos, farmers market, themed cooking and painting workshops, college football, scarecrows lining the street, and so much more.
Spooky Facts: Plan your Halloween escape to Alpharetta!
Flashlight Corn Maze
Get ready for plenty of screams in this field of dreams in Cumming! During this spooky season, check out Warbington Farms and their after-dark corn maze, where you can find plenty of ghouls and creatures hiding behind every turn. Don’t leave your flashlight at home unless you have the bravery to take on the maze in pitch darkness. With moonlight hayrides and cozy campfires for those more easily spooked, Warbington Farms is family fun for everyone.
Spooky Facts: The farm is open from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm Friday and Saturday and 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Thursday and Sunday; Flashlight Corn Maze begins at dark. Tickets are $12. Address: 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, Georgia 30041.
Dawsonville’s Dark Rows Haunted Corn Trail
What’s hiding in the corn husks after dusk in Dawsonville? Only Uncle Shuck’s haunted corn maze has the answer to that. Are you brave enough to journey into the maze with nothing but the moon for light and adrenaline for speed through the Halloween horrors that await? Hold dear to your friends and family or try to brave the twists and turns on your own for an unforgettable night. Uncle Shuck’s is the place to be, even for those easily spooked as there are plenty of wagon rides, smore-ific bonfires, and un-haunted corn mazes that all can enjoy this October.
Spooky Facts: Open every Friday and Saturday night in October starting on the 1st. The Haunted trail begins at dark, with the last tickets sold at 10:00 pm. Prices: $15 per person for the 15-acre corn maze, wagon rides, bonfire with marshmallows (after dark), corn cannon, jumpy pad, tire mountain, kiddie maze, and a goat walk; $20 per person for the Dark Rows haunted trail, wagon rides, bonfire with marshmallows (after dark), jumpy pad, tire mountain, kiddie maze, and a goat walk; $25 per person for all of the activities. Address: 125 Bannister Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534.
Dawsonville’s Haunted Ghost Walk
Experience never before told stories of what haunts Downtown Dawsonville. Arrive at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Museum to board a hayride that takes you through Downtown visiting several locations that have had a spooky past. You may even spot a ghost on the way! The tour kicks off at the Dawsonville Cemetery to visit the grave of 1941 National Stock Car Champion Lloyd Seay, then to the Historic Jail to learn the passing of the Sheriff and his wife and finishing with a live trial in the historic courthouse before heading back to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Museum.
Spooky Facts: The tour kicks of Thursday, October 28th – Sunday, October 31st. Each night the tour begins at 7pm with the last tour at 8:30pm. Event happens rain or shine beginning and ending at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Click here to reserve your tickets.
Dahlonega Ghost Walks
Keep your eyes peeled on this ghost walk as you may stumble upon residents from beyond the land of the living. As you journey through this bone-chilling experience on Dahlonega’s 1.3-mile ghost tour you will visit an old historic courthouse, the most haunted restaurant in Dahlonega, The Crimson Moon, and maybe even receive a visit from Sara, the resident specter who is known to haunt the Naturally Georgia and Awakening Gallery. If everyone in your group is above the age of 21, the Boos and Brews or the Grapes and Ghost Tours will provide enough liquid courage to take on the pub crawl into this historically spooky city at the end of Hospitality Highway!
Spooky Facts: Year-Round. Check the event calendar for updated dates and times. Prices: Adults $18, Kids $8, Military $15; Boos and Brews/Grapes and Ghosts (21+) $22, Designated Driver $18. Address: 19 East Main Street (Upstairs), Dahlonega, Georgia 30533.