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Weekend Planner: Tour of Southern Ghosts, Lithonia Rocks, Oktoberfest, Fall Festival

Find something locally to do this weekend to enjoy fall.

Tour of Southern Ghosts 

When: Opens Friday, October 12; runs through 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.

Lithonia Rocks

When: Saturday, October 13, 7 p.m.

Where: Downtown City of Lithonia, Main Street

Why go: Shop at local stores, listen to live R&B and jazz, play Xbox, Wii and PSP, eat food -- a nice combination for the family.

Oktoberfest

When: Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct.14, 12-9 p.m.

Where: The Village Corner German Restaurant

Why go: Free admission and lots to do including pony rides for kids, a hay ride through the Village, live music, contests, etc. Learn more about Oktoberfest.

Hidden Hills Fall Festival and Movie Night

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m.

Where: Biffle Park, Biffle Road (see map)

Why go: Fall festivals are always fun, especially when there are moon walks, face painting, games and other cool stuff to do.

There will be a free movie shown at dusk. "The Adventures of Tin Tin."

Tickets available for Moon Walk, Popcorn, Candy, Hot Dogs, and Drinks. Bring a canned food donation for a free ticket.

All food donations will be presented to the Berean Church Food Bank. Learn more about the Hidden Hills Fall Festival and Movie Night on our calendar.

Bagpiper at Sundown

When: Saturday, Oct. 6

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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