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Weekend Planner: Fall Festival, Citywide Yard Sale, Pumpkin Festival and More

See what's going on this weekend in Stone Mountain and Lithonia.

Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve Annual Fall Festival

When: Friday, Oct. 19, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. Here is a full schedule of the Annual Fall Festival.

Where: Wilburn Farm, 3899 N. Goddard Rd., Lithonia, 30038.

Why go: Hayrides, campfires and apple cider in a farm setting seems like the perfect way to enjoy the season. Plus, it's free.

Citywide Yard Sale

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Where: Stone Mountain Village Baptist Church lawn, in the center of town

Why go: Deals!

Parking Lot Sale

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Where: Stone Mountain Old Post Office Emporium, 5379 East Mountain Street, Stone Mountain

Why go: Even more deals!

Pink Heart Awareness Conference

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m.- 2p.m.

Where: Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Rd., Lithonia, 30038

Why go: Learn more about breast cancer awareness at this event hosted by Mothers, Daughters and Sisters Against Breast Cancer. Breast cancer and double mastectomy survivor Shondia McFadden-Sabari is a guest speaker.

Tour of Southern Ghosts 

When: Thursdays - Sundays, through October 28th, 7 - 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 7 - 9:30 p.m.

Where: Stone Mountain Park's Antebellum Plantation

Why go: This is the 27th year for the Halloween family event, which is sponsored by ART Station and includes a mix of ghost, fun and spooky stories.

Cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children (12 & under).  Discounted adult tickets are $12 when purchased in advance online or at the ART Station Box Office.  Discounted child tickets are available on Children's Group Nights which are all three Sundays of the "Tour".  Ticket prices for Children's Group Nights are $3 per child (12 & under) with a group of 10 or more children.

10th Annual Pumpkin Festival

When: Fridays through Sundays, until October 28

Where: Stone Mountain Park's Crossroads area

Why go: Enjoy this sweet, "non-spooky" dedication to fall at Stone Mountain Park, which is chock full of fun activities including "The Mayor’s Rockin’ Costume Party", where children can wear Halloween costumes, dance around on stage with the Mayor of Pumpkinfest and learn new fun choreographed dances including the Pumpkin Mash. Among the festival's new features is Spookley the Square Pumpkin, a character from Author Joe Troiano’s book “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin," described as -- ah-hem-- the "spokes-pumpkin” for National Bullying Prevention Month during October.

Vehicle entry into the park is $10; click here for information on Stone Mountain Park's various value pass prices.

Bagpiper at Sundown

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, sundown

Where: Stone Mountain Village Gazebo, next to the train depot, center of town

Why go: Come for the free performance of this new tradition in the City of Stone Mountain on Saturday "and remember someone who 'shall not be forgotten' or just pause for a little quiet reflection to the beautiful and haunting sounds of a lone bag-piper," organizers say. The piper will play for 30 minutes and end his performance with "Amazing Grace".

Want to commemorate someone specific? Give a donation of $25 or more, and you can. The person's name will be announced by the piper before the performance.

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