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Your Guide to Fall Fun 2023



Discover the best fall activities in Peachtree Corners: pumpkin patches, corn mazes, apple orchards, festivals, Halloween events, and more.

From Southern ghostly tours and bewitching displays to Dia de los Muertos and the Blessing of Animals.

After a hot summer, the cool, crisp autumn air is finally setting in and you know what that means. It’s time to make the most of what the season has to offer. 

Whether you are on the hunt for the perfect pumpkin or looking for a spark to your spooky season, there is plenty to see and do this fall. Here is a list of some of the top events happening in and around Peachtree Corners during October and November.

Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, apple orchards and celebrations

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in Peachtree Corners will have its annual Pumpkin Patch beginning October 8 through October 31, every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pumpkin Patch Story Time will be held every Saturday morning at 10 a.m. For more information, visit the church website, Mtcarmel-umc.org.

It’s back! Founded in 2008, the Buford Corn Maze is located on a 32-acre family farm dating back to the early 1800s. Over the past decade, the Corn Maze has expanded to include a whole lot of old-fashioned fun for families with the special Kids CORNer area, a Haunted Forest, a pumpkin patch and more. The last day to visit Buford Corn Maze is November 12.

Take a day trip up to Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Dawsonville, Georgia. This 15-acre corn maze and pumpkin patch is home to tons of farm fun, delicious food and unforgettable family memories. Explore the farm grounds, including pick-your-own pumpkins, jumping pillow, tire mountain, kids’ maze and gem mining.

Open daily until Sunday, November 5, Jaemor Farms’ annual Harvest Celebration offers a complete fall farm experience, including hayrides, farm slides, a petting zoo, farm skeeball, a pumpkin train, duck races, tricycle races, apple cannons and concessions. This 500-acre family-owned and operated farm is located at 5340 Cornelia Hwy in Alto, Georgia. 

Going apple picking in Georgia is a fall tradition you can’t miss! B.J. Reece Apple House and Orchards is a family-owned and operated orchard in Ellijay, Georgia. Tucked in the North Georgia Mountains, B.J. Reece is home to U-pick orchards, a country bakery, petting farm, pony rides and much more.

Christ the King Lutheran Church is holding a very special Blessing of the Animals celebration on October 22, at 12:30 p.m. in the outdoor patio area of the church located at 5575 Peachtree Pkwy. in Peachtree Corners. Christ the King’s congregation has grown from a fledgling mission into a well-established parish where worship, outreach, fellowship, evangelism and discipleship form and shape lives.

Fall festivals

Get ready to celebrate Dia de los Muertos in style at Thrasher Park on Saturday, November 4 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.! Enjoy a night of remembrance, dance and live authentic entertainment, followed by a parade around the park. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural experience with delicious, authentic Mexican food and beverages. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate your loved ones while enjoying a night out with the community.

Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival, Play by Day, Glow by Night, is returning this fall. Guests are welcome to celebrate the autumn season during the park’s Pumpkin Festival, a family tradition featuring a variety of glowing experiences. For more information about Stone Mountain Park and hours of operation, call 1-800-401-2407 or visit stonemountainpark.com.

On November 4, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the City of Lawrenceville will host its annual Harvest Festival at the Lawrenceville Lawn. This family-friendly event features a wide range of activities and entertainment, sure to delight visitors of all ages. Take a stroll through the marketplace, where you can shop for locally made crafts, goods and other artisanal products. Enjoy live music from some of the area’s top performers and indulge in a delicious array of fall-themed food and beverages.

It’s time to pop that champagne! Chateau Elan’s Vineyard Fest is officially set to return for its 26th year with more unique experiences, activities and live entertainment than ever before. Sit back, relax and indulge in internationally inspired wine and food on Sunday, November 12.

Halloween events, trick-or-treating and ghost tours

Visit Netherworld Haunted House this fall to experience two brand new haunts, Primordial and Cryptic Charos, during the 27th season of screams. In addition to the haunts, there are tasty treats, photo ops, five escape rooms, the Museum of Monsters, roaming creatures who are (usually) more than happy to snap a selfie with you and more! Tickets are sold at escapethenetherworld.com.

Celebrating Halloween with your furry friend? Mark the special occasion with a memorable photo shoot at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody on Sunday, October 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fifteen-minute photo slots cost $20 and all proceeds go to benefit The Brook Run Dog Park Association.

Registration is now open for Suwanee Wine Festival’s Spooky Spirits 5K on Saturday, October 14 at 11 a.m. For the third year in a row, the Spooky Spirit 5K offers a cocktails and costumes twist on the traditional 5K race. This timed Peachtree Road Race-qualifying event is fit for anyone, whether you are a competitive runner trying to beat your personal record or you’re just looking to sip and stroll with your closest cocktail-loving friends. Prizes will be awarded after the race for the most spirited costumes, so come dressed in your most festive running gear!

Start your Halloween early at Railyard Halloween in Loganville, Georgia on Saturday, October 21, starting at 4 p.m. The evening begins with Trick-or-Treating followed by live music, a scavenger hunt, a bounce house, a costume contest and a movie on the lawn. Adults can skip the tricks and check out the Small Business Vendor Market.

Ghosts, goblins and goodies, oh my! Kick off Halloween early and collect all the treats from participating retailers and restaurants. The Forum will host Trick-or-Treating on Sunday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plus, enjoy face painting, balloon art, costume characters and more family-friendly fun.

The Forum will also be ringing in the holidays during its annual Tree Lighting event on Saturday, November 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Celebrate the arrival of jolly Old Saint Nick while the whole family enjoys festive entertainment, family-friendly activities and more.

Stop by Unity Atlanta Church for even more trick-or-treating with a special Trunk-or-Treat event on Sunday, October 29, starting at 1 p.m. Trunk-or-treating is a community-focused alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. Adults decorate their cars with Halloween themes and gather in a parking lot. Kids then collect candy from car to car while adults mingle and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

Lionheart Theatre presents Bewitching, a captivating collection of Halloween and horror-themed short films! Running from Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 15 at the Lionheart Theatre, the shows are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Don’t miss out on opening weekend where downtown restaurants are serving fantastic specials to satisfy your hunger before the show.

ART Station in Stone Mountain is hosting the 38th annual A Tour of Southern Ghosts. This storytelling experience showcases the best ghost tales from the South. For six nights this fall, 10,000 visitors will be guided on a lantern-lit tour of yesteryear, vividly brought to life through the grand tradition of Southern storytelling. The guided tours take place between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for the last three weekends in October. Learn more at atourofsouthernghosts.com.

Lawrenceville is the oldest city in metro Atlanta and for many years, it was a sleepy suburban Southern town. With the growth and development of the metro area, much of historic downtown Lawrenceville was renovated at the turn of the century. These renovations awakened sleeping ghosts and sparked increased reports of paranormal activity, thus setting the stage for Lawrenceville Georgia Ghost Tours. Sign up, if you dare, for a 90-minute tour of some of Lawrenceville’s most interesting places and hear the stories behind its most bizarre events. Learn more at auroratheatre.com/haunted-happenings/. Local historian Gene Ramsay will guide visitors through

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church’s Cemetery and History Tour on Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. Travel back in time and hear fascinating stories about Mt. Carmel and Pinckneyville’s past told by an experienced guide who has lived in the metro area for over 40 years. To learn more, contact the church office at mtcarmelumc@comcast.net or call 770-449-4498.

Anna is a contributor to Peachtree Corners Magazine. She graduated with a B.A. in English Composition from Georgia State University and has five years of experience performing multimedia writing, editing, and publishing for automotive, small business, and general assignment media.

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Parks & Recreation

April/May Events Going on at Gwinnett County Parks



Explore Gwinnett County Parks for family fun: toddler development, Earth Day crafts, kids' nights, and arts. Free/affordable events for all.
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Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation

Creative Development / Creative Development Bilingual
English: Fridays, April 12, 26 and May 10, 24.
Bilingual: Saturdays, April 13, 27 and May 11, 25.
10:30-11:15 a.m.
One Stop Norcross
5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross
Admission: free

Help your toddler develop motor and sensory skills in a fun and supporting learning environment. Parent participation is required.

Mommy and Me Rock’n Spring
Saturday, April 13. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Lucky Shoals Park
4651 Britt Rd., Norcross
Admission: $4

It’s an Earth Day celebration! Ages 2 to 5 will make a pet rock and enjoy activities and refreshments.

Kids Night: Cool Escape
Fridays, April 19 and May 17. 5:30-9 p.m.
One Stop Norcross
5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross
Admission: $12 per Gwinnett resident; $24 per non-resident

Kids, ages 7-12, enjoy a dinner and fun activities with friends. There’ll be games, crafts and more.

Clay Creations
Friday, May 10. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Pinckneyville Park
4758 South Old Peachtree Rd., Norcross
Admission: $12 per Gwinnett resident; $32 per non-resident

Relax and create at Pinckneyville Park’s Pottery studio. Participants will learn the basics of hand building with clay and make their own works of art. Light refreshments will be served.

Special Hearts Arts & Craft Day
Wednesday, May 15. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Lucky Shoals Park
4651 Britt Rd., Norcross
Admission: $6; caregivers are free

This day of fun with music, arts and crafts is designed for individuals with disabilities, their families and their caregivers.

Connect & Tell Your Story
Monday, May 20. 1-3 p.m.
Norcross Senior Center
5030 Georgia Belle Ct., Norcross
Admission: free

Ages 50 and up will put pen to paper to tell their stories, from biography to fantasy or anything in between. Participants can use storytelling prompts or create their own. At the end, everyone is welcome to share their stories. Light refreshments are provided.

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8 Theatrical Performances Coming to the Peachtree Corners Area



Discover local theatrical performances: mystery, musicals, comedies, and Shakespeare in the Park. Support the arts with every ticket.
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Mean Girls: High School Version
Thursday-Friday, April 11-12
Thursday and Friday, 6 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.
Paul Duke STEM High School
5850 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross
Tickets: Adults, $12; students, $10 and children (ages 5 and under), $5

Adapted from Tina Fey’s hit 2004 film, the Mean Girls musical has been nominated for a staggering 12 Tony Awards. Now, Paul Duke STEM brings the high school version of the show to life.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased here.

The Curse of the Hopeless Diamond
Thursday, April 18. 6:30 p.m.
Anna Balkan Jewelry and Gifts
51 S. Peachtree St., Norcross
Ticket: $25, includes snacks and one glass of wine

The audience-participation murder mystery is a fundraiser for Lionheart Theatre’s summer theatre camp for kids and teens; it’s being hosted by Anna Balkan and 45 South Coffee House.

About the show: Reginald and Daphne Potter are touring extensively, along with their world-famous Potter Diamond, in the company of four detectives. It’s well-known that the Potter Diamond is beautiful…and cursed!

Purchase tickets here.

Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28
Thursday and Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Valor Christian Academy
4755 Kimball Bridge Rd., Alpharetta
Tickets: $20 per person

About the show: Presented by CYT Atlanta, the show spans from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.

Click here to learn more.

Little Shop of Horrors
Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Norcross High School
5300 Spalding Dr., Norcross
norcrosshigh.org, nhs-drama.com, 770-448-3674
Tickets: $10

About the show: A horror comedy rock musical, Little Shop of Horrors centers around a florist shop worker who raises a carnivorous plant that eats humans.

Secure your spot.

Thursday-Saturday, May 2-4
Wesleyan School Powell Theatre
5405 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners
wesleyanschool.org, 770-448-7640

About the show: The fantastical, magical musical is based on the children’s stories of Dr. Seuss.

Discover more here.

Breaking Legs
May 3-19
Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 18 and Sunday matinees, 2 p.m.
Lionheart Theatre Company
10 College St., Norcross
lionhearttheatre.org, 678-938-8518
Tickets: Adults, $18; students and seniors, $16

About the show: In this madcap comedy, an Italian restaurant is owned by a successful mobster and managed by his beautiful unmarried daughter. When the daughter’s former college professor asks for financial backing for a play he’s written about a murder, the three main Mafiosi are intrigued with the idea of producing a play. The daughter becomes enamored of the playwright who discovers, through the ‘accidental’ death of a lesser thug, that his backers are gangsters.

Find tickets here.

Finding Nemo JR
Friday-Sunday, May 10-12
Greater Atlanta Christian School King’s Gate Theatre
1575 Indian Trail Rd., Norcross
greateratlantachristian.org, 770-243-2000

About the show: The hour-long musical adaptation of the Pixar film features Marlin, a nervous clownfish who lives with his adventurous child, Nemo, in the Great Barrier Reef. When Nemo is carried off to Sydney, Marlin must overcome his fears and travel across the ocean to find him.

Learn more here.

Much Ado About Nothing
Saturday-Sunday, May 11-12
Saturday, 2 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
Simpsonwood Park
411 Jones Bridge Circle, Peachtree Corners

About the show: Contemporary Classics Theatre presents Shakespeare’s romantic comedy May 11-26 at Simpsonwood Park in Peachtree Corners, Christ Church Episcopal in Norcross and Autrey Mill Nature Preserve in John’s Creek. Director Susanna Wilson’s version of the play is set in Italy during a 21st century film festival. Love at first sight, jealousy and confusion, an illegitimate sibling, mixed-up lovers, three weddings and a funeral fill this amusing look at love, betrayal and acceptance. Performances will be outside for a “Shakespeare in the Park” experience. Audience members should bring blankets and lawn chairs as no seating is provided. Shows run approximately 100 minutes with no intermission. 

Click here for more information.

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25+ Free Events Happening at Peachtree Corners Library in April and May



Head on down to the Peachtree Corners Library for events from Toddler Storytime to Star Wars cooking, chess, poetry and more!
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Toddler Time Storytime

Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23 and May 7, 14, 21. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Toddlers (ages 2 and under) and their caregivers are welcome to enjoy stories, activities, fingerplay and songs to develop reading readiness skills.


Preschool Story Time

Thursdays, April 11, 18, 25 and May 9, 16, 23. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Stories, songs and games for preschoolers (ages 3-5) help them develop literacy skills.


Chess Boards and Checker Crowns

Thursdays, April 18 and May 30. 6-7 p.m.

Learn how to play, learn more about and/or just enjoy the classic board games of chess and checkers.


READing Paws

Thursdays, April 4 and May 2. 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Children ages 6 to 11 are invited to practice reading skills with trained therapy dogs.


NASA @ My Library | 2024 Solar Eclipse

Thursday, April 4. 6-7 p.m.

A solar eclipse will occur April 8. Learn the science of eclipses, how to safely view them and make your own eclipse art. Solar eclipse glasses will be provided to those who register.


¿Qué hacen tus hijos en línea

Tuesday, April 9. 6-7 p.m.

Acompañamos en la biblioteca de Peachtree Corners para aprender qué redes sociales están  usando y cómo mantener a sus hijos seguros en línea.


Paint Chip Poetry

Thursday, April 11. 4-5 p.m.

Experience ways to use colors and wordplay to express your feelings through poetry using paint chips.


Blackout Poetry with Thermal Paper

Monday, April 15. 4-5 p.m.

Discover the history of blackout poetry — as well as notable poets — and then make your own blackout poem.


Homeschool Hangout

Thursdays, April 18 and May 16. 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

This monthly get together is for homeschooling families. The April focus is on the science of sports; in May, the group will learn about flowers and the artist Georgia O’Keefe.


Resilience Through Art | Celebrating Alma Thomas

Wednesday, April 24. 4-5 p.m.

Learn about Alma Thomas, an African American artist, and create your own artwork inspired by her.


Decluttering | Spring into Decluttering Your Mind and Living Space

Thursday, April 25. 1-2 p.m.

Does it feel like stuff is weighing you down? Find out how to clear the clutter and bring the joy back into your life.


Make Yogurt in the Instant Pot

Thursday, April 25. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Are you concerned about the cost or ingredients in processed food? Learn to make your own yogurt in an Instant Pot.


Binary Beading

Tuesday, April 30. 4-5 p.m.

Explore binary code with this Binary Beading program for kids. Create your own bracelet or necklace with your name written in binary code. 


May the Fourth Be with You in the Kitchen 

Saturday, May 4. 1 p.m.

It’s Star Wars Day! Come to the library and learn to cook some Star Wars favorites.


May the (Magnetic) Force Be with You

Saturday, May 4. 3 p.m.

Discover the invisible world of magnetic forces. Create your own ferrofluid while learning about magnetic fields. Registration is required.


Sadako and the 1,000 Cranes

Monday, May 6. 4 p.m.

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with the story of Sadako and the 1,000 Cranes — and make your own origami cranes.


¿Necesita más espacio en su Email?

May 8. 11 a.m.

¿Te has quedado sin espacio en tu correo electrónico? Acompáñanos en la biblioteca de Peachtree corners para aprender cómo hacer espacio en su correo electrónico.


Conquering Financial Stress

Wednesday, May 9. 1 p.m.

Do you need to get a handle on managing your money once and for all?


Haiku Horizons | Unlocking the Power of Three Lines

Monday, May 13. 4 p.m.

Embark on a poetic journey with this haiku program. Dive deep into the art of Japanese verse and explore themes of nature, seasons and mindfulness. 


It’s Electric! Light Up Circuit Cards

Wednesday, May 15. 4:30 p.m.

Discover how batteries and circuits work while making your own light up card. Registration is required.


Finger Knitting Friendship Bracelet

Monday, May 20. 4 p.m.

Express your creativity by learning to finger knit a friendship bracelet.


Internet Safety | Safe ways for seniors to use the Internet for everyday living

Thursday, May 23. 1 p.m.

Find out more about how you can safely use the internet to carry out your daily tasks.


Critically Thinking and Growing!

Tuesday, May 28. 4 p.m.

Join the discussion about critical thinking in everyday life and test your abilities with puzzles.


Gwinnett County Public Library — Peachtree Corners Branch

5570 Spalding Dr., Peachtree Corners

gwinnettpl.org, 770-978-5154

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