Things to do this Weekend - Oct 24th to 27th

Halloween edition! As we close out October, spend the last weekend of the month having some haunting fun. Obviously this close to Halloween, events will all be geared around all the tricks and the treats this city has to offer. As my favorite holiday, I can already guarantee I will be at all of the haunted houses, but don't take my advice. Enjoy them all, if you dare... Thursday, October 24 th Get your apple pickin' on! You and your family can enjoy some real country living at one of the most popular farms in Georgia. Through the month of October, at the Apple Pickin' Jubilee , you can pick your own apples, milk a cow, watch live pig races, visit the petting farm, take a wagon ride through the orchard, visit the Moonshine Museum and watch live bands and cloggers on the Hillcrest Stage.

Netherworld Haunted House was just named The Most Influential Haunted House in the History of Haunted Houses. This attraction uses some of the most advanced effects and Hollywood-style makeup and costumes. Through November 2 nd , walk-through some of the creepiest, spine-tingling effects, if you can muster the courage to do so. Looking for something a little more kid friendly? Through Halloween night, bring your little monsters, princesses and superheroes to LegoLand Brick or Treat and receive free giveaways, see LEGO monsters takeover Miniland and help us create LEGO Pumpkins, coffins, and tombstones to decorate the center! Don't miss the October 26 th and 27 th will host costume contests at 12PM and 3PM. Friday, October 25 th 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.

Through Sunday, take in all of the splendor that autumn provides with attractions, fun-filled games, shows and more. Containment is a 25,000-square-foot , quarter mile long maze of haunted house mayhem at Atlantic Station through the weekend. The haunt (which takes victims, ahem, GUESTS along a 1,300-foot trail of terror through several scream-inducing scenes) is the largest of its kind in Atlanta, and is the only large-scale haunt inside the Perimeter. Event info here. Six Flags Over Georgia has been transformed into a terrifying experience with ghouls, ghosts and goblins roaming the park! Families can enjoy trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting and more in the kid's areas, but as the sun sets, the park becomes a play land for the undead! Featuring special Halloween shows, 'scare-actors', a haunted house and more, Fright Fest is the BEST Halloween experience in Atlanta! This is the last weekend to enjoy the late hours an frightening scenery! Saturday, October 26 th For the first time, the Fox Theatre will host Ghost Light Tours this Halloween with their resident ghosts.

Take a walk in the footsteps of the Confederate soldier, pay your respects to the woman of the house and hear about Roosevelt and his work keeping the Fox warm in the winter. Fox Theatre Ghost Light Tours will haunt on Saturday, October 26, Tuesday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 30. The tours start at 7:00pm and run every 20 minutes until 10:00pm. The Ghost Light Tours are not recommended for children under 10 and no children under the age of 6 are permitted. Everyone must have a ticket to attend the tour. Dust off those costumes, practice your monster-mash and prepare your teeth for sugar overload. Ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates are invited to Fernbank BOO-seum for a safe and not scary trick-or-treating event featuring treats for kids in costume, games, music and more. Doors open at 10AM with plenty of kid-friendly activities to enjoy! The 2013 Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held in Kennesaw, GA (Kennesaw State University), on Oct 26th. This will be Atlanta's 1st Major Hot Air Balloon Glow and Festival.