In Woodstock, the Elm Street Arts players will entertain you with Ghost Tales and Trails, which features a walking tour of downtown Woodstock and concludes with the tale of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The tours run every 15 minutes from 6 – 10pm on the weekends of October 21-22 and 28-29. While I couldn’t find a haunted house in Woodstock, nearby Kennesaw has a creepy looking 13 Stories Haunted House, featuring two tours – be sure and print out the coupon for extra savings!
Alpharetta celebrates 30 years of gore with the House on Horror Hill, sponsored by the North Fulton Jaycees. Again, be sure you look at their coupons for extra savings. Alpharetta is also home to the 6th annual Scarecrow Harvest, which showcases the talents of K-5 students and other groups, with the scarecrows located throughout the downtown area.
If you’re looking for the perfect pumpkin, try Burger’s Market, with locations in Marietta and Dallas. They have great pumpkins, gourds and other fall decorations. You can also go to Stone Mountain Park for a Pumpkin Parade, Tour of Southern Ghosts and other activities. Or head up north to the Kinsey Family Farm in Gainesville, where you can find pumpkins in multitudes of colors, take a hayride or feed the catfish.
As the proud parent of a great black cat, Xena, adopted as a stray over 10 years ago, I encourage you to enjoy Halloween but please don’t abuse this wonderful symbol of the season!