24 Aug Marietta’s Fall Bucket List
Fall festivals, food and fairs are just around the corner, and there will be no better place to be than Marietta. Check out some of the events below to find out why you won’t want to spend your fall weekends anywhere else.
North Georgia State Fair
September 22 – October 2
Nothing says “Fall in the South” like attending a State Fair. The smell of corndogs and funnel cakes and the thrill of carnival rides and games are on everyone’s fall bucket list. The North Georgia State fair at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta is sure to be a good time. The fair offers attractions like The Puppy Pals Comedic Stunt Dog Show, Brian Ruth: Master of the Chainsaw and ARCY: Live event Murals. They have a concert series that includes major stars like Josh Turner. There will be pageants and exhibits and shows galore, and, of course, they have many food vendors and fair rides. If you are not already sold, head over to their website for more details.
October 8 & 9
One of the largest events of the season, Chalktoberfest is returning to the Marietta Square. Hosted by the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Chalktoberfest is an incredible combination of chalk artistry and craft beer. The free festival will feature 86 different chalk artists that will transform the square into a masterpiece. On October 8 the Craft Beer and Wine Festival will allow visitors to sample more than 120 craft beers and 20 wines. This portion of the event is ticketed, and tickets can be purchased here. Chalktoberfest also offers great food and music from local artists.
Enter a costume contest, peruse arts and crafts, play carnival games, join a pie-eating competition, get up close and personal with City of Marietta Vehicles and more at HarvestFest. Glover Park in the Historic Marietta Square will be full of scarecrows from local schools, businesses and non-profit organizations. Vendors from several southern states will come together to participate in the HarvestFest Market. Attendees of all ages will have the opportunity to show off their fun costumes. HarvestFest is a day of fun for the whole family. Find out more at The City of Marietta’s Website.
Marietta Square Farmers & Artisans Markets
Every Saturday, 9am-12pm
Although it happens weekly throughout the year, there is just something about attending an outdoor market in the fall. The Marietta Square Farmers and Artisan Markets are a showcase of dozens of vendors with everything from flowers to specialty foods to hand-crafted artistry. You can do your weekly grocery shopping, buy a gift for a friend and even find a decorative piece for your home.