Show off your Halloween costume on the Goblins Runway!
“Music Party” with Travis Murphy (11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.)
Join us for Travis Murphy’s musical adventure as he explores different sounds, movements and silly lyrics with interactive elements. Mr. Travis has taught music to hundreds of preschool-aged children every week for the past 10 years in and around Atlanta. He also tours professionally with his band. Bring a blanket or ground cover if desired.
Children’s Ride-on-Train (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
$5 per passenger ($3 members), plus tax. Credit card only. Adults should accompany children 0-3 years old. Children 4+ are encouraged to ride alone if comfortable. Please note: the Ride-on-Train does not run during inclement weather. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m.
Pony Ride (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
$6 per passenger ($4 members), plus tax. Credit card only. Children only. Please note: the Pony Rides do not run during inclement weather. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m.
Mini Pumpkin Decorating (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.*)
Decorate your very own mini pumpkin to take home!
Journey to Literacy
Junior League of Atlanta’s Journey to Literacy is a hands-on program presented throughout the community to help raise awareness of the importance of early childhood education and to teach caregivers effective methods to develop early literacy skills.
Garden Chef Demos: Ilene Rouamvongsor (12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.)
In the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen, the Garden Chef showcases fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs in simple and mouthwatering recipes. Be inspired to try something new the next time you cook.
Great Pumpkin-Carving Festival (Oct. 26)
One of Atlanta’s favorite fall traditions, The Great Pumpkin-Carving Festival returns with live music, handcrafted cocktails, cookie classes, face painting, festival fare and more – all the makings of a wonderful autumn evening in the Garden. Costumes welcome!
Hardin Visitor Center
Enter the Hardin Visitor Center to family-friendly beats by a live DJ from Amp’d Entertainment, get a selfie at the fall photo op, and say “hello” to the autumn-clad stilt-walker who loves taking pics with guests.
For many in the South, fall means football. Get into the spirit with performances by the UGARedcoat Alumni Band with a couple of sets 6 – 7 p.m.
Cookie season has officially arrived! Join Cookies by Jenny in Mershon Hall for quick, fall cookie decorating classes at 5:30, 6:15 and 7:30 p.m. Box them up or scarf them down!
Take a breather as a beloved fall film plays on the big screen at 7 and 7:35.
Enjoy nostalgic lawn games as the Getaway Band plays several sets of folksy fall music 5 – 9 p.m. Purchase savory and sweet pies or a plate for the mac-and-cheese bar by Dulce & Sabrosa.
Skyline Garden & Event Lawn
The main event begins at 6 p.m. in the Skyline Garden with the announcement of the 2023 Scarecrows in the Garden winners, the introduction of the pumpkin-carving teams and the start of the carving competition.
One of Atlanta’s favorite fall traditions, The Great Pumpkin-Carving Festival returns with live music, handcrafted cocktails, cookie classes, face painting, festival fare and more – all the makings of a wonderful autumn evening in the Garden. Costumes welcome! Tickets are on sale now.