Can’t-miss things to do in Cobb County this October

Paige Minds The Gap

October in Cobb County is full of fun fall events and Halloween happenings for the entire family. Check out these can’t-miss events celebrating the start of the fall season happening in Cobb County this month.
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Event Date: October 9, 2021

Enjoy a day on the bank of the Chattahoochee River where you can browse through local and national artist booths, indulge in food vendors and food trucks, taste unique crafted beverages, and watch the Auburn/Georgia football game on the big screen.

Marble House Harvest Festival

Event Date: October 9, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hosted by Cobb PARKS, this free family-friendly fall fun event will include storytellers, hayrides, petting farm, seasonal crafts, music, and games.

Taste of Acworth

Event Date: October 9, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You can sample tasty bites from more than 30 local restaurants during the Taste of Acworth. Admission is free, and you can purchase food samples from $1 to $4 from local restaurants.


Event Dates: October 9, 2021 through October 10, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art transforms Marietta Square into a larger-than-life, 3D art studio. There will be incredible art on the street as well as a craft beer festival on Saturday.

HarvestFest and Scarecrows in The Square

Event Date: October 16, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Marietta’s annual HarvestFest includes the HarvestFest Arts & Crafts Show, Touch-A-Truck, Scarecrows In The Square, a costume contest, and other Halloween happenings for you and the family at Glover Park.


Event Date: October 16, 2021 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Enjoy a “Touch-a-Truck” event, a candy trail, costume contest, a scavenger hunt, filed games, and music during Truck-or-Treat at Swift-Cantrell Park in Kennesaw. And after the sun goes down, you can enjoy a showing of the original Ghostbusters.

‘Que & Brew 2021

Event Date: October 23, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The ultimate tailgate party, ‘Que & Brew will host as many as ten competition barbecue teams and more than a dozen local beer brands at Taylor-Brawner Park for samplings, music, watching sporting events, and a cornhole tournament.

Acworth Halloween JamBOOree

Event Date: October 23, 2021 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This seasonal event at Logan Farm Park offers a spooky good time with games, rides, food, and music. Come dressed in your favorite costume to compete in a costume contest for all ages.

The Addams Family

Event Dates: October 27, 2021 through November 7, 2021

The Atlanta Lyric Theatre is putting on a musical comedy that embraces the wackiness in every family. The story follows the Addams family as they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Enjoy the show at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta.

Anime Weekend Atlanta

Event Dates: October 28, 2021 through October 31, 2021

Anime Weekend Atlanta is back for 2021! This Japanese animation convention for comic-lovers of all ages features video showings, costume contests, video gaming, an art show, and more.

Friday Night Halloween Party

Event Date: October 29, 2021

Live! At the Battery Atlanta is holding a haunted-cemetery-themed bash featuring live music, entertainment, drink specials, games, and a costume contest with $7,500 in cash prizes.

Six Flags Fright Fest

Event Dates: select days through October 31, 2021

Enjoy thrills by day and frights by night at Six Flags Fright Fest, the annual Halloween event that is Georgia’s largest and most horrifying. Six Flags Over Georgia will feature haunted attractions, frightful shows, scare zones, and evil treats during this fall festivity.

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