Weekend Planner: Country Living Fair; Last Few Days of Pumpkin Festival, Tour of Southern Ghosts

Also this weekend: the last Clarkston Farmers Market of the season on Sunday, Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain Park and several fall festivals.

This is the final weekend for:

Tour of Southern Ghosts 

When: Runs through Sunday, Oct. 28, 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: Through Sunday, Oct. 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.

Clarkston Farmer's Market

When: Sunday, Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Where: Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave, Clarkston

Why go: Fresh from the garden/farm food in a nearby town.

See also: Photos: Clarkston Farmers Market

Other events this weekend:

Country Living Fair

When: Through Sunday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Stone Mountain Park

Why go: If you love Country Living Magazine, you'll love the Country Living Fair, with its various demonstrations, artisans, markets, folk art, decor ideas  and so much more.

Price: One Day Pass - $16, Weekend Pass - $20 Early Bird- $40 advance only, 90 minutes of priority shopping. Children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult. Mountain Members- Save $5 off tickets! The coupon to download is attached to this article. You must print it out and show the coupon and Mountain Member ID at festival entrance.

Fun Fall Fest

When: Saturday, October 27, 11 am – 3 pm.

Where: Redan Recreation Center, 1839 Phillips Road, Lithonia

Why go: There will be games, Trunk n' Treats, candy and prizes, concessions, costume contest for all ages, cotton candy and popcorn. What more could you ask for?

Trunk or Treat at Mountain View Baptist Church

When: Saturday Oct. 27, 3-5 p.m.

Where: Mountain View Baptist Church, 4618 Redan Rd., Stone Mountain

Why go: A good, fun, free time for the kids.

October Health Fest

When: October 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Multi-purpose room, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 6400 Woodrow Rd., Lithonia

Why go: The free health and wellness event will  feature games, health screenings, face painting and more, according to the church's website. Kids can come dressed in their favorite costumes.

Annual BBQ and Fall Festival at St. Timothy's United Methodist Church

When: Saturday, Oct. 27

Where: St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 5365 Memorial Dr.
Stone Mountain

Why go: Another opportunity to celebrate fall.

fresche fall festival

When: Sunday, Oct. 28, 2-5 p.m.

Where: 5464 Stone Mountain Hwy, Stone Mountain (Gwinnett) right across from the Village Vets

Why go: There's something planned for everyone - little kids, big kids and adults. There will be a corn maze, bobbing for apples, face-painting, good bags with coupons and stuff from local merchants -- you name it when it comes to fall activities (and it's all free)! Bring your four-legged friends to get a free nail trim by the Village Vets.

See also: Not-so-scary Local Halloween Alternatives

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