Final Weekend for the Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Just as the fall season is known for the beautiful fall foliage that populates the trees, it is equally as synonymous with all things pumpkin-related. Pumpkins are fun! In addition to being brightly-colored, fun to look at and decorate and quite delicious to boot, pumpkins also make for a host of activities that celebrate their uniqueness and fun possibilities. Stone Mountain Park knows all about the allure of pumpkins, which is why they have an annual festival that you must visit before it's gone! Enjoy the beautiful fall colors and cooler weather at Atlanta's favorite place to celebrate the fall season. Now in its 11th year, Stone Mountain Park's annual Pumpkin Festival has become a family favorite with kids and parents alike.

Take in all of the splendor that autumn provides with attractions, fun-filled games, shows and more. NEW for 2013, experience Spookley's A-MAZE-ING Adventure maze ! Puzzles, passages, twists and turns will keep kids guessing until they reach the exit. Pumpkinpalooza takes the stage with an energy-filled game show where audience members are picked to participate in a series of zany and messy challenges. The winner takes all and the losers have to spin the "Wheel of Misery," with consequences ranging from a pie in the face, dancing like a chicken or getting "splurfed" (a gooey, slimy substance poured on top of your head). Get the entire family into the spirit with fall decor and special attractions, such as the Pie Eating Contest , Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt , a costume dance party , crafts in the pumpkin patch and much more! Plus, enjoy all of your favorite Stone Mountain Park attractions during Pumpkin Festival.

Trek through the treetops on SkyHike , one of the nation's largest adventure ropes courses, go on a 4-D adventure with the NEW Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - The 4-D Experience , or soar to the top of the mountain on Summit Skyride and take in the beautiful fall views from more than 825 feet above the ground. For more information on this event or for Stone Mountain Park, visit www.stonemountainpark.com . For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.