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!
UPDATED FOR 2018
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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)
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 (21-23)Barnesville, Ga.
Shrimp & Grits Festival (14-16) Jekyll Island, Ga.
Kiwanis Coweta County Fair (Sept. 21- 30) Newnan, Ga.
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
Agri–Fest 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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- Hudson’s BBQ Roberta (YES, They do have a Brunswick Stew Hot Dog!)
- Nu Way Macon
- Rec Room Cordele (FYI, they just remodeled!)
- The Varsity Atlanta
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 Cook–Off & 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.
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 (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 (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.
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.