SEPT. 16 – OCT. 29, 2023
Friday – sunday

Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival

Play by Day, Glow by Night!

Play by Day as you enjoy family-friendly park attractions and special fall entertainment featuring some of your favorite classic storybook characters!

Then, after the sun goes down, you’ll Glow by Night in a whole new light with our nighttime Glow-a-Long Party Parade, NEW Pumpkin Drone Show, World’s Largest Pumpkin Light Show, and plenty of other not-so-spooky glowing experiences!

Summit Skyride opens at 10 AM. Pumpkin Festival and other attractions open at 2 PM.

Entertainment Schedule

Attractions Schedule

Pumpkin Festival video- Stone Mountain Park


Take in all the splendor of autumn as you embark on a day full of fun at Stone Mountain Park! Enjoy your favorite park attractions including the Scenic Railroad, Dinosaur Explore, and The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience.

Plus, special fall entertainment like character meet-n-greets, story-telling with Mother Goose, comedic shows, a pie eating contest, and plenty of fall décor perfect for those Instagram moments.


Summit Skyride

Take a ride to top of the mountain in this cable car with 360 degree views

Scenic Railroad

All aboard this five mile train ride through the woods and around the base of the mountain

Dinosaur Explore

Walk through this wooded trail to learn about more than 20 life-sized dinosaurs. After dark it’s a whole different Dino Glow Experience.

Wizard of Oz 4D Experience

Be swept along with Dorothy as a powerful tornado transports you on an unforgettable adventure to the magical Land of Oz.

The Reviews Are In

Stone Mountain Park’s Most Illuminated Fall of All!


Glow by Night is an immersive experience filled with lights, glow, and nighttime outdoor fun. Explore amazing glow-in-the-dark experiences throughout the festival including thousands of glowing lights, massive jack-o-lanterns, a giant glowing pumpkin tree, meet-n-greets with costumed characters, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, and glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs.

Wrap up a day of fun fall festivities with the Enchanted Glow-A-Long Parade, an ALL-NEW Pumpkin Drone Show, and the World’s Largest Pumpkin Light Show! Enjoy some not-so-spooky entertainment and explore glow-in-the-dark experiences guaranteed to amaze your family!

All-New Pumpkin Drone Show

New this year before the Pumpkin Light Show, watch color-changing drones synchronized to music create specially themed shapes in the sky! See pumpkins, bats, spiders, and more in this 12 minute aerial masterpiece.

Then celebrate all things Halloween as you marvel at the state-of-the-art World’s Largest Pumpkin Light Show. This 20 minute show with themed songs, an immersive canopy of lights, unique video, special effects, and fireworks will add a magical glow to your night

Fri – Sat 8 PM & 9:30 PM | Sun 8:30 PM

*Attractions Ticket or Mountain Membership required.

Watch clips from the World’s Largest Pumpkin Light Show!

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The Enchanted Glow-A-Long Parade

End the night with a glowing nighttime parade featuring themed floats and favorite storybook characters in this high-energy dance party that wraps up with a fireworks finale you won’t want to miss.

Glow-In-The Dark Experiences

The glowing experiences are infinite! With even more glow this year, visit the Treasure Island walk-through experience and hunt for buried treasure. Follow Dorothy as she is swept from Kansas to Oz. Help Alice through the Queen of Heart’s blacklight maze to catch the White Rabbit. See what Dinosaurs do after dark at the Dino Glow Experience. Wander through the Enchanted Forest, with a glowing wonderland of towering trees and over-sized flowers.

Explore Unique Themed Areas

Take an outdoor journey through classic storybook tales that come to life with even more glow! Wander through 10 themed areas with over 40 newly imagined scenes, thousands of glowing lights, massive carved pumpkins, bubbles, fog and plenty of not-so-spooky, glowing adventures after sunset.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a ticket to enjoy Pumpkin Festival?

Yes, an Attractions Ticket or Mountain Membership is required for entrance into the Pumpkin Festival.

Do I need a separate ticket to view the Pumpkin Drone & Light Show?

The Pumpkin Drone & Light Show is included with an Attractions Ticket or Mountain Membership

Can I purchase certain attraction tickets individually during Pumpkin Festival?

Only Summit Skyride tickets may be purchased individually during Pumpkin Festival. All other attractions will require either a daily Attractions Ticket or annual Mountain Membership.

Are there age restrictions for the Pumpkin Festival attractions?

The Pumpkin Festival offers family-friendly attractions suitable for all ages. From character meet-n-greets to glow-in-the-dark experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

 Is parking available at the festival?

Yes, parking is available at Stone Mountain Park. Standard parking fees apply, and there are designated parking areas conveniently located near the attractions. Learn more about parking at Stone Mountain Park

 Are food and drinks available at the Pumpkin Festival?

Yes, a variety of food and beverage options are available for purchase during the Pumpkin Festival. You can enjoy delicious snacks, meals, and seasonal treats from the various food vendors and dining locations within the park.

 Can I bring my pet to the Pumpkin Festival?

Pets are not permitted in ticketed areas or on attractions. For boarding services, please contact Stone Mountain Vets at 770-469-6112 or Main Street Veterinarians at 770-498-4620. Kindly note that these organizations are independent and not affiliated with Stone Mountain Park.

On-Site Lodging Options

Stay & Play!

Georgia’s largest family campground, the full-service Atlanta Evergreen Lakeside Resort and the historic Inn at Stone Mountain Park are all conveniently located right inside Stone Mountain Park. Whether you prefer a rustic retreat or a spacious suite, you’ll find the perfect lodging option for your visit.

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