Fun Fall Activities in Georgia in 2023

By: Leah Shoup

Travel to Georgia's Bavarian-style town.

As a nod to the town's German ties, you can find live music and food for the Helen Oktoberfest here from September 7 through October 29.

Take a fall road trip through Georgia.

Check out Georgia State Route 197, beginning in Clarkesville, crossing the Soque River, and passing through the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

This enchanting ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains is approximately 26 miles roundtrip and takes a little over an hour in each direction.

Go leaf-peeping at your local Georgia park.

Some of our favorites during the foliage season are Fort Mountain State Park, Vogel State Park, Brasstown Bald, and Cloudland Canyon State Park.

Take a stroll through Gibbs Gardens.

Watch the leaf colors change at one of the most beautiful places in the state, Gibbs Gardens, approximately one hour from Atlanta!

Find the perfect pumpkin.

To experience Georgia in the fall with the family, don't miss the pumpkin patches! Find your perfect pumpkin at Burt's or another popular patch in the state.

Hike at North Georgia state parks.

We recommend Tallulah Gorge State Park, Black Rock Mountain State Park, Red Top Mountain State Park, and Amicalola Falls for the best hiking trails.

Rent a cabin in the mountains.

Rent a cozy cabin in the North Georgia mountains, in the towns of Blue Ridge, Helen, and Ellijay. Keep an eye out for apple picking and corn mazes!

Attend a festival or Georgia state fair.

The Georgia Apple Festival, the Yellow Daisy Festival in Stone Mountain Park, the Cumming Country Fair, and the Gold Rush Days Festival, among others!

Go glamping in North Georgia.

If you're not into camping, one of our favorite fall things is to go "glamping" in a treehouse, yurt, camper, or tiny home in North Georgia.