By: Susanna, Pie Bar Marietta
It's officially Fall! Even if it's still a little too warm outside to be sweater weather, we can still enjoy fun fall events! Marietta has plenty of activities planned to get us in the spooky season spirit.
On the weekend of Oct.8-9, Marietta Square will hold its annual Chalktoberfest. This festival includes a Chalk Art Festival and Craft Beer and Wine Festival, so it'll have something for everyone! You'll get the chance to enjoy impressive chalk art created by over 80 professional chalk artists. If you're more interested in creating the art yourself, there will also be sections of the festival for chalk art competitions for kids, teens, and adults, as well as a crafts and games area for the kids! While you take in all these chalk masterpieces, you can get a pint of craft beer or a glass of wine. With 40 breweries and over 20 wine choices, you'll be sure to find a drink you enjoy! If you are interested in joining in on the fun, make sure you come by the Square on Saturday or Sunday, October 8-9. The Chalk Festival will be free and open to the public and tickets can be purchased ahead of time for the beer and wine tastings. For more information on the festival visit: Click Here.
Midway through October on Saturday the 15th, the Square will host Harvestfest. This annual event is always a good time for the whole family! The festival is full of fun events from 9 am to 5 pm. The Harvestfest Market will be open all day and include local artists and craftspeople selling their woodwork, jewelry, paintings, pottery, and more! Touch-a-Trunk will be held from 10 am to 2 pm and offer festival-goers the opportunity to see some interesting vehicles up close such as firetrucks, police cars, and tractors. It's the perfect event for any kid obsessed with cars! The second annual pie eating contest will be held at 11:30 and anyone ages 6 and up is invited to participate. And yes of course Pie Bar will be serving the pie!
The Halloween Happenings Kids' Festival opens at 1 pm and will be chock-full of fun for the kids! There will be carnival games, bounce houses, and the opportunity to trick or treat, so make sure you bring your costume. If you think your costume might just be the best hand-made costume head over to the costume contest by 1:30 pm at the Glover Park Stage. Kids ages 1 to 12 are invited to compete. And there will even be a pet costume contest, so your fur kids don't have to miss out on the fun!
While you enjoy all the events Harvestfest has to offer, you can take in all the scarecrow creations put together by businesses, schools, clubs, and non-profits in the Marietta area. They will all be on display throughout Glover Park. This is always a favorite part of Harvestfest and a wonderful way for the community to come together. We had such a fun time creating our scarecrow for Pie Bar last year and are looking forward to it again this year, so make sure you look out for the scarecrow holding a pie!
If you're willing to travel outside the Square for some fall fun, the North Georgia State Fair will be held at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. In addition to the classic fair rides, corndogs, and funnel cakes, there will also be exhibits such as a dog show, live music, and mural painting. The fair will run from September 22nd to October 2nd and will be the perfect way to kick off the fall season!
With so many events to choose from in Marietta this month, you won't have any trouble finding something to get you out of the house and in the Autumn spirit. So grab your pumpkin spice latte and get ready for some fall fun!