2018 Fall Fairs & Festivals In Georgia

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2018 Fall Fairs and Festivals in Georgia

As summer fades into the fall season, we always celebrate with outdoor Fairs & Festivals in Georgia!

Our comprehensive list of Fall Fairs & Festivals in Georgia includes events on and off the beaten path including popular events like the Ga. State Fair in Perry which draws hundreds of thousands each year and is my favorite fall event!


Fairs and Festivals in Georgia Fall 2018 #fallfestivals #exploregeorgia #georgiatravel

As a native Georgian, I love sharing events and activities in my home state. Follow our Explore Georgia Travel Adventures page for things to see and do year round.

Keep Scrolling to find 218 Fall Fairs & Festivals for September, October, November and even December!


Labor Day Weekend August 31-Sept. 3

Pioneer Days Festival: Cartersville, Ga.

Jeep Fest (Aug. 30- Sept 2) Jasper, Ga. 

Southern Grown Festival (Aug. 31-Sept.2) Sea Island, Ga. 

Decatur Book Festival (31-2) Decatur, Ga.

Mountain Heritage Festival (Sept. 1-2) Blairsville, Ga. 

48th Annual Oktoberfest Helen,Ga. (Weekends in September)

Yellow Daisy Festival Stone Mountain Park Atlanta Ga. 2018

50th Yellow Daisy Festival  (5-9) at Stone Mountain

South Ga. BBQ & Outdoor Festival (7-8) Douglas, Ga.

Omega Pepper Festival (7-8) Omega, Ga. 

Northwest Ga. Regional Fair (7-15) Calhoun, Ga. 

Gold Rush Festival (8th) Villa Rica, Ga. 

Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival  (14-16)Augusta, Ga.

Barnesville Buggy Days

Barnesville Buggy Days  (21-23)Barnesville, Ga.

Shrimp & Grits Festival  (14-16) Jekyll Island, Ga.

Kiwanis Coweta County Fair  (Sept. 21- 30) Newnan, Ga.

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration September 15-16, 2018 10am-5pm

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration  (15-16) Macon, Ga.

43rd Annual Rose Lawn Arts Festival   (15-16) Cartersville, Ga.

Fall Festival  (21-23) Hoschton, Ga.

Doc Holliday BBQ & Music Festival (21-22) Griffin

AgriFest Country Market  (29th) Cleveland, Ga.

Briar Patch Festival (22) Eatonton, Ga. 

Plains Peanut Festival (22) Plains

Fall Ride The Rails Festival (22-23) Mineral Springs

33rd Annual Sandy Springs Festival (22-23) Sandy Springs

Georgia State Fair (28-7) Hampton, Ga.

Lavonia Fall Festival (29) Lavonia

34th Annual North Ga. Folk Festival (29) Athens

Hahira Honey Bee Festival (Sept. 30-Oct. 5)

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50th Great Locomotive Chase Festival (Oct. 5-7) Adairsville, Ga. 

35th Annual Catface Turpentine Festival (6th)Portal, Ga.

17th Annual Pine LakeFest  (6-7) Pine Lake, Ga.

Cotton Pickin Fair  (6-7) Gay, Ga.

36th Annual Georgia Marble Festival  (6-7) Jasper, Ga.

Chili CookOff & Fall Festival  (13th) Madison, Ga.  

Indian Summer Festival (6-7) Suches, Ga.

43nd Annual Tyrone Founders Day (Oct. 6-13) Tyrone, Ga.

Tybee Island Pirate Festival  (4-7) Tybee Island, Ga.

Reasons to visit the Georgia National Fair in Perry Georgia

Georgia National Fair (4-14) Perry, Ga.

Cumming Country Fair & Festival (4-14)Cumming, Ga.

Family Fall Festival at Mistletoe State Park  (13th) Appling Ga. 

The Real Squeal BBQ & Music Festival  (12-13)Lyons, Ga.

Kaolin Festival  (12-13) Sandersville, Ga

Central Ga. Greek Festival  (19-21) Macon, Ga.

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival (12-20) Hiawassee, Ga. 


Prater’s Mill Country Fair  (13-14)Dalton, Ga. 

Georgia Apple Festival  (13-14) Elijay, Ga.

43rd Annual Sorghum Festival   (13-14 & 20-21) Blairsville, Ga.

Georgia-Carolina State Fair  (12-21) Augusta, Ga. 

Country Fest  (20) Downtown Cochran, Ga. 

Fall Arts & Crafts Festival  (20) Watkinsville, Ga.

Georgia Peanut Festival  (20) Sylvester, Ga. 

56th Annual Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair (13-20) Statesboro, Ga.

Georgia Apple Festival  (13-14 & 20-21) Elijay, Ga.

Gold Rush Days (20-21)  Dahlonega, Ga. (Voted Top 20 Events in Southeast)

37th Annual Olde Town Fall Festival  (20) Conyers, Ga. 

Deep Roots Festival  (20) Milledgeville, Ga. 

Brooks County Skillet Festival (20) Quitman, Ga. 

15th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival  (25-28) Cartersville, Ga. 

Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival Kennesaw Ga.

Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival  (19-20) Kennesaw, Ga.

Central Ga. Greek Festival (19-21) Macon

49th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival  (27-28) Dawsonville, Ga. 

Green Tomato Festival (27-28) Juliette, Ga. 

Chiaha Harvest Fair  (27-28) Rome, Ga. 

Cherry Log Festival (First 3 weekends of Oct.) Cherry Log (Blue Ridge area)


Columbia County Fair  (1-11) Grovetown, Ga. 

Big Pig Jig   (2-3) Vienna, Ga. 

Calvary Lions Mule Day  (2-3) Calvary, Ga. 

Cotton Gin Festival  (3) Bostwick, Ga. 

52nd Annual Deer Festival (3) Monticello, Ga.

Million Pines Arts & Crafts Festival  (8-9) Soperton, Ga. 

Sportsman Festival

Sportsman Festival  (10) Warrenton, Ga. 

Pioneer Harvest Festival (10th) Nicholls, Ga. 

Lean-Ox Festival (17-18) Lenox, Ga. 

36th Annual Kingsland Catfish Festival  (17th) Kingsland, Ga.

Holiday Celebration and Live Nativity at North Ga. Zoo (23-24) Cleveland, Ga. 


Hometown Holiday Christmas Celebrations (1-2) Tifton, Ga. 

Victorian Christmas Festival Thomasville Ga.

31st Annual Victorian Christmas Festival (13-14) Thomasville, Ga. 

If you did not see your Fall Fairs & Festivals in Georgia listed, please feel free to leave the info in the comments.

More Fall Events in Georgia

Georgia Free Fishing Day Sept. 22

Rocktoberfest (Saturdays & Sundays in Oct.) Lookout Mountain, Ga. 

Wings Over North Georgia Airshow (Oct. 13-14) Rome, Ga.


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  1. Isn’t the fair/festival season one of the best things about fall?! There is a local one in Indiana that I seriously look forward to all year. Hello fair food!! Thanks for sharing this list. I have friends in GA that I might have to take a trip to visit so we can hit one (or a bunch) of these!

  2. Wow, that is long list Shirley. If I lived in the Georgia area, I would be jumping for joy. Fall is my favorite time of year, I would be hitting up quite a few of the festivities. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best. I’ll promote these on social media.

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