Celebrating autumn is not a sole tradition of the United States, but it is rather a practice enjoyed by many cultures across the globe. However, only certain regions know how to turn a simple harvest celebration into an incredible event of joy and festivity. If you are visiting Atlanta in October, then you will be able to enjoy one of the most pleasurable and amazing festivals you can find across the United States, the Pumpkin Festival. What makes this amusing celebration so attractive is its unique location, the famous Stone Mountain Park.
Having slightly over three thousand acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park is only sixteen miles away from the city of Atlanta and it receives over four million visitors every year. While the park itself is one of the most gorgeous attractions in the state of Georgia, it is important to note that during the Pumpkin Festival, the whole place comes alive. Due to the plethora of fun activities, a family can enjoy in Stone Mountain Park, it is fair to say that the organizers of the Pumpkin Festival could not have picked a more suitable location. From sky hikes and riding the scenic train to the activities associated with this fall festival, you can rest assured that you will not have the time to get bored there.
Is your daughter or son anxious about Halloween and cannot wait to put on this year’s costume? Then you will be glad to know that one of the highlights of the Pumpkin Festival is a Children’s Costume Contest. However, even though all children that come in a costume are eligible to participate in the contest, there is also the condition of participating in the earlier Great Pumpkin Puppet Parade. If you are short on time, you do not have to worry as both events are scheduled an hour apart from each other.
Besides exhibiting his Halloween costume or getting an idea about what you and your family should wear on the 31st of October, another great event you need to check out is the Pumpkin Party Patch. This amazing party, usually held in a 4D theater, is a magnificent way to let your child’s imagination reach its limits. The idea of this highlight is that your child needs to put accessories and clothes on a scarecrow and hence, you can imagine that it will be captivating and fun at the same time.
Are you adventurous or do you want to test out your spirit of competition? Then the Pumpkin Palooza and the Family Scavenger Hunt are two experiences that you do not want to miss out on during the Pumpkin Festival. The Pumpkin Palooza has the features of an actual contest, but rest assured the challenges are quite amusing. In addition, they are guaranteed to provide a good time for all participants. On the other hand, the scavenger hunt is designed to take contestants to the most interesting and breathtaking attractions of Stone Mountain Park. While the site is incredibly beautiful, take note that all the families that finish the scavenger hunt can win great prizes.
Are you worried that you will not have time to sit down and have a nice, warm cup of coffee at any point during the festival? While Stone Mountain Park is one popular choice to go to with your RV or tent, you will be happy to learn that you can relax with a cup of hot chocolate, cappuccino, or coffee at the Marriot or Evergreen Marriot resorts. However, you should know that you can also catch your breath while enjoying the fantastic classic and new tales at Campfire Corner during the Pumpkin Festival.