Instead of packing into the crowded streets of Atlanta for Halloween events, venture to a less crowded and calmer atmosphere for hauntingly good times with family and friends in North Georgia! Safe spaces to go trick or treating, costume contests, family-friendly fun, pumpkin patches, Halloween festivals, and haunted houses are just the start of a memorable Halloween experience in North Georgia.
Plus, October weather decorates the Blue Ridge Mountains with colorful fall leaves, which is a gorgeous reason to visit on its own. And you can stay in a mountain cabin rental with relaxing and entertaining amenities for an unforgettable North Georgia vacation this Halloween season.
Halloween Fun in North Georgia
What better way to make the most of October in the Blue Ridge Mountains than to spend some time at Halloween events and attractions? Some of the best things to do and enjoy for Halloween in North Georgia include face painting, live music, arts and crafts, costume contests, and eating mountains of candy!
Spooky Vibes in Blue Ridge
Downtown Blue Ridge invites YOU and your family or friends to dress up and collect candy from local shops and businesses. Everyone adorns their windows, cafes, and stores with autumn and Halloween decorations to make your fall experience extra special in North Georgia. Pets are also welcome! There’s a costume contest every year with cool prizes, and Halloween movies play for FREE in the park at dusk.
Trick or Treating in Ellijay
Walk around the square in downtown Ellijay and spot vampires, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, pirates, ninjas, royalty, fairies, cartoon characters, adorable animals, werewolves, witches…you name it! Everyone’s welcome to dress up and grab candy from local shopkeepers on All Hallow’s Eve in the North Georgia Mountains. You can also participate in the Fall Festival at First Baptist Church, where there’s a costume contest and even more treats!
Hometown Halloween in Blairsville
Typically held on the Saturday before Halloween night, the family-friendly Hometown Halloween event in Blairsville features 50+ vendors, games, plus spooky (but not too spooky) decorations, like jack-o’-lanterns, skeletons, witch hats, scarecrows, webs, bats, and cats. It’s a fun atmosphere to wear a costume, collect candies and goodies, and sip hot chocolate or spicy apple cider.
Dark Rows Haunted Corn Trail in Dawsonville
An outdoor attraction lit by moonlight and filled with all the heebie-jeebies you can handle for Halloween, Dark Rows Haunted Corn Trail in Dawsonville offers the right amount of chill and thrill. Held at Uncle Shucks Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm every Friday and Saturday night in October, you can also play in the corn maze, ride wagons, shoot corn cannons, walk goats, and roast marshmallows at a bonfire!
Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia
Held mid-September through Halloween, Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia is not for the faint of heart… Daytime means treats for the kiddos, but nighttime welcomes the worst of the supernatural and is best suited for those at least 13 years of age. So, if you’re looking for real haunts in North Georgia, screams, scare zones, and disturbing shows are waiting at Six Flags this Halloween. Plus, there are roller coasters and funnel cakes!
Haunted Houses in North Georgia
Halloween wouldn’t be complete without some of the best haunted houses in Georgia! Not to mention, the North Georgia Mountains are the perfect setting for spine-tingling strolls on haunted trails, ghost tours, and cursed hayrides…
- Haunted Helen at the Alpine Fun Factory in Helen
- Haunted Hills Farm in Jasper
- Paranoia Haunted House in Canton
- House of Four Scythes Haunted Attraction in Cumming
Mountain Cabins for YOU
Once you’ve had your fill of All Hallow’s Eve fun in North Georgia, return to unwind with your candy spoils at a cozy mountain cabin. Keep the momentum going with s’mores around the firepit, games in the rec room, your own Halloween party, or scary movies in the theater. Or slow down with a glass of local wine, a book by the crackling fireplace, or a soothing soak in the bubbly hot tub under the stars.
During the day, enjoy breathtaking views of the changing leaves dangling from treetops, dotting mountain peaks, or falling into the Toccoa River while sipping coffee or cocoa in a rocker. Cook homemade meals and bake treats in the fully equipped kitchen or fire up the grill for a cookout together. You can also take advantage of a convenient location to downtown attractions, shops, and eateries.
Book a mountain getaway with family and friends and plan haunted adventures for your upcoming Halloween in North Georgia!