Celebrate Fall with Scarecrows, Fest-of-Ale, Pumpkin Carving, Goblins

Amazing autumn fun at The Atlanta Botanical Gardens: September 28 – October 31

August 27, 2021


Registration is now open for Scarecrows in the Garden, the annual showcase of community entries on exhibit in October at both the Midtown and Gainesville locations of the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

The gardens will be stuffed with more than 100 scarecrows created by artists, designers, schools, businesses and families September 28 – October 31. Participants compete for prizes in the categories of professional, nonprofessional or business.

On Thursday evenings at the Atlanta garden, visitors may explore the scarecrows under the glare of flashlights (which they are encouraged to bring) during Fest-of-Ale. Each week from 5 - 9 p.m. the beer fest features a variety of specialty ales at cash bars and live musical entertainment. On the night of October 28, check out the Great Pumpkin-Carving Contest.

For youngsters, harvest-themed treats and activities will be on tap on Sunday, Oct. 24 when they can don their favorite costumes during Goblins in the Garden at both gardens.

For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit

Scarecrows in the Garden is sponsored by Audi Atlanta.

The mission of the Atlanta Botanical Garden is to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, research, conservation and enjoyment. The Garden, located at 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE. For information on timed tickets, visit or phone 404-876-5859.

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