We think the fall is one of the best times to be an East Cobb SNOB: leaf changes, Friday night football games and more festivals and events than you can possibly attend.
Here are a few ideas to fill your final weekends in October:
1. Pick a Pumpkin – Support one of our many local pumpkin markets for your jack-o-lantern palette.
- East Cobb Swim and Tennis is hosting a pumpkin patch, where you can buy pumpkins, caramel apples and more.
- Mt. Zion and St. Andrew (aka, “The Pumpkin Church”) United Methodist Churches
2. Dress up Your Pup– There’s nothing more fun than dressing up your pup, and so this year, we are getting in on Howl-oween.
- East Cobb SNOBS is hosting a Dog Parade on October 31st @ 3pm @ East Cobb Park. We are planning a fun, low-key family event. Costume prizes will be awarded for the dogs, but humans can dress up too! Register your dog by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Homeless Pets Foundation has a pet costume contest on October 17th at Hemingway’s Restaurant in Marietta Square. There is a $10 entry fee.
3. Enjoy the Scenery – The leaves are about to cascade into color in the North Georgia mountains. Spend some serene time outdoors, and pick apples (and pumpkins) while you are there. Check out orchards like Hillcrest, Berry Patch Farms or BJ Reece.
4. Get Festive – Our area will be hopping with fall festivals the next few weeks. Here are just a few of them:
- HarvestFest in Marietta Square on October 17th will feature local artists and craftspeople, a scarecrow contest, costume contests for kids and pets, and the weekly farmers market.
- Marietta Zombie Walk is a frightening raises money for MUST Ministries. Put on some undead make-up and take a short, slow walk around town with your zombie friends.
- Owl-o-ween at Kennesaw State College has it all: an Oktoberfest, live music, costume contests, hot air balloon displays, artists and kids activities. Tickets are $12 for adults and 5$ for kids.
- Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. This is the perfect non-scary Halloween event East Cobb families love to attend. Tickets are $9 per person.
Of course, we couldn’t begin to list all of the church trunk-or-treat parties, school fall festivals and other fun events going on around town. We hope enjoy the great things our community has to offer!