Opa! Your weekend of fall festivals and fabulous festivities is here. Travel to the Atlanta Greek Festival for a cultural and culinary adventure. Stop by seasonally sensational Scarecrows in the Garden. See a Saturday performance of The Bernstein Bears or haul down to The Rock Ranch for their Lumberjack Day. Pay up to see The Children’s Museum new Moneyville exhibit for a lesson worth it’s weight in gold. And don’t forget to bring a bear to the Teddy Bear Tea at Sunday in the Park at Oakland Cemetery.


Atlanta Greek Festival
The Atlanta Greek Festival brings all the aromas, sounds, tastes and traditions of Greece. Your admission ticket becomes your passport as you enjoy all the beauty of Santorini and the fun of Mykonos. Learn to cook Greek cuisine, all about Greek culture—and enjoy a children’s tent with arts and crafts, face painting and more. There is even a “Drive Thru Menu” for those who need to taste in haste! Fri. to Sun., 11 am to 11 pm, Greek Orthodox Cathedral, $5 for adults, children 12 & under are free. All ages. Event details.

Scarecrows in the Garden
Scarecrows in the Garden returns for its 11th annual season of fall family fun. Throughout October the Garden is stuffed with more than 100 scarecrows handcrafted by businesses, individuals, schools and organizations. This year the creative scarecrows are complemented by the fantasy creatures of Imaginary Worlds. Harvest budding imaginations and come see this festive, fall spectacle. Fri. to Sun., 9 am to 7 pm Atlanta Botanical Garden, $18.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 3 and under, children under 3 and members are free. All ages. Event details.

The Berenstain Bears
Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this exclusive off-broadway family friendly show brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in an exciting theatrical experience that kids, as well as their parents, will treasure for many years to come. Sat., 11 am, 2 & 4 pm, The Strand Theater Marietta Square, $10.00-$37.50. All ages. Event details.

Lumberjack Day at The Rock Ranch
Don’t miss this fest of full of farm-fresh fun. Collegiate timber sports teams from UGA, University of Florida, Auburn, University of Tennessee and Clemson will compete in exciting events like a pole chop, pole climb, 2 man cross-cut saw, log chopping, log rolling, log birling in the pond, knife and axe throwing as well as a chainsaw carving competition. Little lumberjacks can enjoy archery lessons, trips down the zip lines and the pumpkin patch as well as the regular roster of Rock Ranch fun. Sat., 10 am to 8 pm, The Rock Ranch, $15, kids 3 & under are free. All ages. Event details.

This exhibit makes total cents. Families, adults, and children can explore the history, science, math, and economics behind money in Moneyville. This new, highly interactive traveling exhibition uses the familiar and fascinating subject of money to build math skills and promote economic literacy in a fun and urban environment. Visitors will embark on an exciting hands-on tour through a money factory, an anti-counterfeiting lab, a bank, a shopping district, a stock market, and an international shipping dock. As children play and explore, they will discover economic concepts, math skills, and problem-solving strategies that can help them in their real-life decision making. Fri.-Sun., 10 am to 5 pm, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, $12.75, children under 1 and members are free. All ages. Event details.

Sunday in the Park at Oakland Cemetery
The Historic Oakland Foundation is proud to present the 34th annual Sunday in the Park—a Victorian street festival that began in 1979 and offers fun, food, and entertainment for all ages. Enjoy a memorable afternoon of delicious food from Six Feet Under, The Varsity, Pallookaville and more. There will be a variety of live musical entertainment, an artists’ market, living history demonstrations, storytellers, Irish dancers and more. Guests are encouraged to participate in the Victorian costume and photography contest. Carriage tours and free walking tours will be offered. Oakland’s traditional Teddy Bear Tea will be held in the children’s area where The Bubbleman will be on hand, too! Sun., 12 to 6 pm, Historic Oakland Cemetery, $5 donation suggested. All ages. Event details.

Where will you fête fall this weekend? Tell us below!

–Phebe Wahl

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