Plan Your Trip To Pumpkin Festival

When you think of Stone Mountain Park, you likely picture gorgeous natural beauty and outdoor recreational activities. But did you know that Stone Mountain Park also hosts several festivals and events throughout the year? Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival is an exciting annual event to celebrate the arrival of autumn and spooky season! Bring the whole family to Stone Mountain Park, where you can Play by Day and Glow by Night at this one-of-a-kind fall experience in Atlanta.

When to Visit Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival

Autumn in the south is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors with cooler weather and beautiful fall foliage. You can visit for Pumpkin Festival during select dates from September 16th through October 29th this year. Plan a weekend of fun with the whole family at Pumpkin Festival with both daytime and evening activities, including special fall entertainment and nighttime glowing experiences.

Tickets & Passes for Pumpkin Festival

Choose between a Daily or Annual Parking Pass to enjoy access to all the free activities the park has to offer, including miles of hiking and nature trails, public picnic areas, the children’s playground, and plenty of historic spots. For Pumpkin Festival, you will also need to purchase an Attractions Ticket or Mountain Membership. Attractions Tickets are valid for one-day visits while annual Mountain Memberships grant access to a year’s worth of exciting events, including Stone Mountain Christmas!

Where to Stay for Pumpkin Festival

Spend the weekend at Stone Mountain Park so you have plenty of time to enjoy all the fun at Pumpkin Festival, plus family-friendly attractions and outdoor activities. Stone Mountain Park offers a variety of lodging options, including camping and hotel stays, all conveniently located inside the park. Stone Mountain Park Campground provides visitors with plenty of options for camping, including tent and RV sites, as well as Safari Tent and Yurt-style camping experiences. You can also book a room at the Atlanta Evergreen Lakeside Resort for luxurious accommodations and amenities. Enjoy access to both indoor and outdoor heated pools and convenience to the park’s two golf courses. If you want to stay close to all the action and attractions, you can also stay at the classic southern Inn at Stone Mountain Park. With generously sized rooms and spacious verandas, The Inn at Stone Mountain is walkable to all your favorite spots around the park.

What to Expect at Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival

When you purchase an Attractions Ticket or Mountain Membership, you get exclusive access to everything Pumpkin Festival has to offer. Here’s what you can expect at this year’s Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival:

Pumpkin Festival: Play by Day

You can spend the day at Stone Mountain Park with the family and enjoy plenty of outdoor fun in the crisp fall air. Bring a picnic lunch or grab a bite to eat at one of the many spots to eat around the park.

Festive Fall Entertainment and Décor

Pumpkin Festival features special fall entertainment and picture-worthy decor. Curated entertainment at the Pumpkin Festival includes meet-n-greets with classic storybook characters, storytelling with Mother Goose at Fairytale Circle, and performances by the Emerald City Jugglers. You will also love all the different glowing lights, giant carved pumpkins, and themed areas that are perfect for a fall Instagram post!

Scenic Railroad

All aboard Stone Mountain’s authentic 1940s locomotive, the Scenic Railroad! Featuring open-air cars, this 30-minute ride takes a loop around the base of the mountain with beautiful views of the changing leaves, the towering mountain, and Stone Mountain Lake. Plus, there’s a stop along the way for a Pumpkin Festival show involving three little pigs and one big bad wolf!

The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience

Festival goers of all ages will delight in The Wizard of Oz 4-D Experience at the park’s 4D Theater. This special 12-minute 4-D experience features state-of-the-art special effects like wind and lightning that will make you feel like you are right there in the Land of Oz with Dorothy and her friends.

Storybook Dance-A-Long Family Parade

Why watch a parade go by when you can be IN it? You and your entire family are invited to join all of our Storybook friends for the Party Parade that dances through Crossroads each evening of Pumpkin Festival!

Photo by Steven Bridges October 18, 2019

Pumpkin Festival: Glow by Night

As the sun sets at Stone Mountain Park, another exciting adventure begins at the Pumpkin Festival. You won’t want to miss these exciting and unique glow-in-the-dark adventures perfect for the whole family.

NEW Drone Show & The World’s Largest Pumpkin Light Show

This year, we’re bringing you a new Drone Show with The World’s Largest Pumpkin Light Show! This immersive experience celebrates Halloween and features 250 color-changing synchronized drones, a not-so-spooky light show, festive video, fun music, and fireworks.

NEW Alice in Wonderland’s Fantastical 3D Immersive Experience

In this all-new immersive experience, you and your family will go on an adventure fit for a Queen! Enjoy fantastical 3D Projections that will put you in the middle of the story, oversized interactive elements, black-light photo ops, and character meet-and-greets that you will lose your head over!

Glow-in-the-Dark Experiences

Even the dinosaurs get in on the glow-in-the-dark fun at Stone Mountain Park! With so much “glowing on” during Pumpkin Festival, you won’t believe your eyes. Challenge family and friends to a unique glow-in-the-dark round of putt-putt at Great Locomotive Adventure Mini Golf. Wander the Enchanted Forest, Treasure Island, the Yellow Brick Road, and other uniquely themed areas. With thousands of lights, bubbles, massive carved pumpkins, and other glowing adventures, you can welcome in the Halloween season with a not-so-spooky glowing experience designed with the whole family in mind.

Glow-A-Long Parade

You won’t want to miss the enchanted Glow-A-Long Parade featuring decorative and glow-in-the-dark-themed floats and your favorite storybook characters. The parade is a high-energy dance party fireworks finale unlike any other that is the perfect way to wind down your night at Pumpkin Festival.