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Explore Georgia: Tybee Island Tips No One Tells You About

Ever wonder how can you maximize your visit to Tybee Island? We have gathered the best insider tips so you can plan a dream trip to one of the most unique places you'll ever visit. BEST PLACE TO LAY DOWN YOUR TOWEL Park near the Tybee Beach Beach and Pavilion ( Tybrisa St, Tybee Island, GA 31328) use the bridge  in front of the Tybee Island Marine Center  turn right and walk towards the rock formation close to the sand dunes. This portion of the beach has a smoother sand, lots of shallow areas that are perfect for little kids to bathe safely, is less crowded, and because it's close to the sand dunes you will see a large variety of seaside birds.

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)
BOO-seum admission is free with a Museum ticket: $17.50 for adults, $16.50 for students/seniors, $15.50 for children ages 3-12, and free for museum members and children ages 2 and under.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is located at 767 Clifton Road, NE in Atlanta. Visitor information is available at or 404.929.6300. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 404.929.6400.

Storytelling, face painting and crafts accompany family-friendly frights. Oct. 21-22 at the Lawrenceville Female Seminary-Gwinnett History Museum in Lawrenceville.

Saturdays and Sundays, October 22, 23, 29 and 30
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns for just four days! Explore magical paths, sample sweet treats*, meet the whimsical characters of Zoo Boo Town, and much more on two enchanted weekends with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Don’t forget your costume! Activities run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enter the Boo costume contest and receive special prizes if you win! Located at Zoo Boo Town Castle (Ford Pavilion)
Little Five Points has been keeping Atlanta weird for decades, and theis one sure way to make sure it stays freaky. The music begins at noon Oct. 22 and the parade starts at 4 p.m. in the neighborhood surrounding Moreland and Euclid avenues.

Spirits of McDonough City Cemetery Tour  


Experience a Fall Afternoon on the Square, where you can browse an artists market, watch performances on stage and bid on items in a silent auction from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 22. Then catch the tour from 6-9 p.m. The fest happens on the Courthouse Square in McDonough and there will be parking at Richard Craig Park, 125 S. Zack Hinton Parkway.

Georgia Aquarium will become the Georgia A-Scary-Um! Georgia A-Scary-Um will provide a safe and friendly environment for the whole family to have fun in costume and trick-or-treat in a unique environment with batfish, spider crabs and more creatures from the deep.
On Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30, all kids 12 and under in costume will receive free general admission.* Get in the spirit with Georgia A-Scary-Um, which will be decked out with Halloween decorations. Visit the trick-or-treat candy stations in each gallery while Halloween music plays throughout the world's largest aquarium. Then, participate in the Halloween-themed arts and crafts tables and costume contests throughout the day!

Great Chefs of Atlanta Pumpkin-Carving Contest - Thursday, October 27 - 7:00pm Atlanta Botanical Garden  

Watch Atlanta's top chefs, armed with knives and power saws, go pumpkin to pumpkin in designing the most creative sculptures. The competition is held during Fest-of-Ale, featuring specialty beers and a scarecrow exhibition. Also don't forget for the entire month of October Atlanta Botanical will be celebrating Scarecrows at the Garden. This is one of my kids favorite event on halloween.

Family Storytelling: Spooky Stories

Friday October 21, 2011 7:00pm Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 
Celebrate the power of storytelling as Callanwolde showcases the Atlanta area's best stories, storytellers and storytelling traditions. Audiences will enjoy a diverse group of professional and student storytellers as they entertain audiences with tales for all ages. October features Spooky Stories with Georgia Youth Storytellers and Bev Center. 

Children are welcome to wear costumes for a parade and contest, and festive snacks will be served. 

 Little Creek Farm Fall Festival

Saturday Oct 22. 2011 - 12:00pm Little Creek Horse Farm Decatur, GA

Come experience a day at the farm as the whole family gains access to the farm where they can enjoy riding demonstrations, pony rides, live music, carnival games, kid's crafts, and a silent auction. Food and beverages, including beer, will also be available for purchase. Cash & check only for all tickets & event purchases. Checkout their website to learn how you can save time and money at our event and get free stuff!!

Halloween House Workshops at Young Chefs Academy!

Sunday, Oct 23 at 2:00pm Young Chefs Academy-North Druid Hills
Create your own Halloween House Masterpiece at Young Chefs Academy-North Druid Hills! Add a dash of creativity, a handful of treats, and a whole lot of fun. Cost of workshop includes Halloween House, candy and icing for decorating. Reservations Required.

The Great Scribble Pumpkin Party

Saturday October 22, 2011 10:30am The C3 Church
Come bring in fall with us at the Scribbles Pumpkin Party! The party will be held on October 22nd from 10:30 to 12:00. The event will include a mini pumpkin for each child to decorate with glitter and stickers. As well as, coloring pumpkin pages for the younger kids. Chili will be served for lunch after the pumpkins are finished! Scribbles is for kids between the ages of 0-3.

Halloween on the Green

 3167 Main Street, Duluth, GA, United States, 30096

Family-friendly activities, costume contest, pony rides, face painting, inflatables, HAUNTED THEATRE & More! *HAUNTED THEATRE hours will be extended. October 29, 2011 3:00 pm

"Scarecrow Village" - 10/20 - 10/30/2011

Locust Grove Photos

This photo of Locust Grove is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

Businesses are invited to display a scarecrow advertising their business in the downtown scarecrow village area during the month of October. 

Families and civic groups are encouraged to participate as well. Come enjoy a display of various scarecrows throughout the month of October. Address: 3644 Hwy 42, Locust Grove, GA 30248

City of Locust Grove TRUNK-OR-TREAT

Friday, October 28 · 5:30pm – 7:00pm at Front Lawn of City Hall

Bring your trunks of candy and goodies and your little trick or treaters for a night of safe Halloween fun. Decorated Trunks need to be set up by 5:00pm. Cash prizes awarded for top three decorated trunks. For more information call 770-957-7055.



•Themed Scarecrows
• Hayrides
•mini hay maze
•Pumpkin Patch
*Sunset Tours
*Meet and Greet with a variety of animals
•Boo at the Zoo:  Halloween Weekend!

Visiting the Scarecrow Trail & Pumpkin Fest is included in Zoo admission. Special Fall events may require additional fees.

At this bewitching time of the year, why not visit Stone Mountain Park and go on an evening adventure to the Antebellum Plantation for a "tour" with ghosts? The tour features fun and spooky ghost stories from the Antebellum South, great fun for young, old, and of course, a perfect family outing. It's for those who believe and for those who don't and for those who just want to have a good time. 

On the "tour" you'll meet six professional storytellers as they spin tales of Southern ghosts along the lantern lit paths of the South's most authentic and spookiest plantation. Join us for this Atlanta family tradition. It's only here that you will experience the authentic Southern Boo! 

Terror on the Trail, Sims Lake Park, Suwanee, Ga

By day, Sims Lake Park is an idyllic retreat, but beware the park after dark! Over two weekends this month, the park's 1.2-mile looping trail will be transformed into a haunting backdrop for zombies and tales of terror.
In cooperation with the City of Suwanee, the Aurora Theatre will bring Terror on the Trail, a haunted attraction, to life Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15 and October 21 and 22. Zombies will lead the brave of heart through Sims Lake Park to hear tales of terror. The first tour will begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening with the final tour starting at 9:30. Tours last approximately 75 minutes.

Tickets are $15 in advance and available at or by calling the Aurora Theatre Box Office at 678/226-6222. Tickets also may be purchased at the park for $18. Sims Lake Park is located at 4600 Suwanee Dam Road.
Terror on the Trail is somewhere between a historic storytelling and haunted house experience, featuring professional storytellers who weave a new mythology and lore around the historical grounds that surround Sims Lake. There are some special effects, but nothing will jump out to startle visitors.

Guests are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and to dress for the weather. No flashlights please (the zombies don't like light). While the tour is wheelchair accessible, strollers are not permitted. The tour is not recommended for children under 10; it is strongly suggested that children 12 and younger be accompanied by an adult. More information: or 678/226-6222.

This celebration will be the last night all Elevate / Art Above Underground artwork and performers will be on display and is FREE to the public.

Elevate Carnival will boast more than 20 acts with over 100 performances including fire breathers, stilt walkers, dancers, acrobats, aerialists, magicians and more! Underground Atlanta will transform into a colorful spotlight of daring performances and deceiving disguises resembling something seen only in dreams!

5:00-7:00pm | Family-friendly Events
7:00-9:30pm | Daring and Dangerous Performances
9:30-11:00pm | Adults Only Burlesque and Sideshow
**Must be 21+ to enter Kenny's Alley after 9:00pm.


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