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Fall activities in full swing for DeKalb
by Christine Fonville
October 23, 2013 02:36 PM | 2327 views | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Calla Lockwood, 3, daughter of Keri Lockwood, holds up her bucket full of candy at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History..
Staff / Katherine Frye / Calla Lockwood, 3, daughter of Keri Lockwood, holds up her bucket full of candy at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History..
Residents in DeKalb can get out and enjoy an array of family-friendly and adult-oriented activities to celebrate the fall season. Many public attractions, like Stone Mountain Park and Fernbank Museum, will host Halloween-themed events visitors can enjoy. Director of Public Relations for Fernbank, Brandi Berry, said “even though the weather can be cooler this time of year, there are many indoor events that are fun and fall related.”

The following is a listing of fun events happening around town:

Oct. 23 through 27: Stone Mountain Park’s Antebellum Plantation is the setting for the 28th annual “Tour of Southern Ghosts” storytelling event.
“The tour features fun and spooky ghost stories that are suitable for all ages,” said President and Artistic Director of ART Station David Thomas.
The event begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Thursday and Sunday and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Each tour is about 45 minutes with tickets starting at $7 for children under 12 and $15 for adults.
Information: (770) 498-5690 or

Oct. 23 through 27: The Pumpkin Festival has been an annual tradition for Stone Mountain Park.
Visitors can enjoy various activities and entertainment with fall-themed decorations and attractions around the park.
Information: (770) 498-5690 or

Oct. 26: Keswick Park in Chamblee will be the location of the “Halloween Spook-tacular,” which will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The family-friendly event will include a 5K race, costume contest, hay rides, games, concessions and more.

Oct. 26: Fernbank Museum will host a Halloween-themed Martinis and IMAX event. Attendees 21 and older can enjoy live music, a costume contest and a specialty drink menu featuring creative cocktails like “ghoul-ade” and “witches brew.”
Tickets for the event, which runs from 6:30 to 11 p.m., start at $7 for cover charge only. The museum’s spokeswoman Brandi Berry said it is “unique” because it “is a reasonably priced event with a lot of activities packed in.”
Information: (404) 929-6300 or

Oct. 26: The Donaldson-Banister Farm in Dunwoody will host a family-friendly haunted tour featuring actors portraying spirits.
The guided tour will lead visitors through the garden and cemetery portions of the farm.
The event runs from 3 to 9 p.m. and features activities like games, prizes, snacks, a campfire and more.

Oct. 27: Families are invited to attend Fernbank’s “Boo-seum trick-or-treat” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is “safe and not scary,” and is intended for all ages.
Guests include the Georgia Bubbleman and the museum’s mascot, Giggy the Dinosaur. Radio Disney will provide kid-friendly music and games, contests and treats will be provided for entertainment.
Information: (404) 929-6300 or


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