Friday, September 26, 2008

Stone Mountain Park Explodes With Color at the 6th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Dates: Weekends October 3-26; Fridays & Sundays 10a.m. – 6p.m.
Saturdays 10a.m. – 7p.m.

Location: Crossroads at the base of Stone Mountain

Price: $25 plus tax for Adults; $20 plus tax for ages 3-11; $8 vehicle entry fee

Fall into cooler weather and colorful foliage at Stone Mountain Park’s 6th Annual Pumpkin Festival weekends in October. Families are invited to experience exciting entertainment and activities while soaking in the vast display of fall décor complete with nearly 4000 pumpkins which can be purchased in the Pumpkin Party Patch, 500 stalks of corn, 500 hay bales and 35 fairy tale themed scarecrows.

The Pumpkin Festival brings science to life with the all new Sci Guys Science Show. This twenty-five minute show is filled with dazzling experiments that demonstrate the Earth’s elements. Entertainment also includes Backyard Circus where kids are the stars by dressing up as lions, clowns and other colorful characters. Additionally, adventures told at Storytime and Tunes for Tots will dazzle younger kids. Other activities include feeding your sweet tooth in the pie eating contest, navigating your way through Jack Squash’s A-MAZE-ING Adventure, participating in the new Pumpkin Parade complete with life-size puppets and trick-or-treating using your own custom-designed bag. Saturdays only, kids get to participate in the costume contest by wearing their own costume or creating one at the park. Furthermore, kids can show their creativity by decorating pumpkins and gourds and by participating in many other arts and crafts in the Pumpkin Party Patch.

“Autumn is a beautiful time of year in Georgia, and the Pumpkin Festival truly captures that,” said Jeanine Battle, special events manager for Stone Mountain Park. “We offer a multitude of activities for families to explore while enjoying the cooler weather in the great outdoors.”

In addition to the festival, families can experience the all new Sky Hike, the nation’s largest adventure course in the tree tops.

Admission to the Pumpkin Festival is included in the one-day Adventure Pass which is $25 plus tax for adults and $20 plus tax for kids ages 3-11. For best ticket prices visit any Atlanta Kroger store.

Listed in Frommer’s 500 Places to Visit with Your Kids Before They Grow Up and cited by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as one of “35 Natural Wonders in Georgia You Must See Before You Die,” Stone Mountain Park is located just 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta. To get to the park, take I-285 to exit 39B, Highway 78 East. Stone Mountain Park is Exit 8 on Hwy. 78. More information on the 6th Annual Pumpkin Festival plus Stone Mountain Park attractions and hours of operation are available at 770-498-5690 or by visiting

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