This autumn, escape, gather and refresh with COLORS vibrant and diverse in A CITY UNEXPECTED.
Escape to Woodstock's miles of trails - whether it's single track mountain bike trails or widely paved multi-use trails. Gather safely at family-friendly events like the annual Scarecrow Invasion. Refresh at one of Woodstock's chef-driven eateries or award-winning brewery. Make plans to visit Woodstock and experience the crisp autumn air, vibrant fall leaves, and diverse autumn events.
Take the hayride out to the Pumpkin Patch at Berry Patch Farms. It’s a great picture-taking opportunity for the parents! Pick out your pumpkins and ride the hayride back to enjoy hot apple cider, homemade fried pies, and some boiled peanuts and popcorn. The kids will enjoy the playground and baby farm animals.
There are also pie pumpkins, fresh gourds, mini pumpkins, and Indian corn for sale. The farm stand is stocked with different jams, jellies and dressings too.
Bring the family for a day of fantastic fall fun at the Pumpkin Patch at Berry Patch Farms!
The WDSTK Scarecrow Invasion takes place in Downtown Woodstock from October 1st through the 31st. This year we have a record number of scarecrow displays – over 180 – making it one of the biggest scarecrow events in the southeast. Georgia’s Historic High Country Regional Travel Association named WDSTK Scarecrow Invasion Best Event of the Year in 2018.
The Woodstock Visitors Center hosts the contest and even produces a Scarecrow Invasion scavenger hunt. The visitors center is also turning its art gallery into an INVADE WDSTK Photo Booth for the first time this year. The event has a fresh new look this year and we’re bringing the new iconic scarecrow logo to life as a walk around character.
The Lantern Series is about conversations and community at its core.
On October 16th, enjoy Celtic Bluegrass when We Banjo Three takes the stage.
On October 30th, Argonaut & Wasp brings their Nu-Electronic Disco sound to Woodstock.
Both shows take place on the outdoor green on Market Street in Downtown Woodstock.
This heart-pounding race takes place on November 13th on the Taylor Randahl Mountain Bike Trails at Olde Rope Mill Park – some of the best trails in the State of Georgia.
The two biking sections will be approximately 5.5 miles each. The bike course will run clockwise on the Mill Trails and counterclockwise on the Avalanche Trail, and include all three trail loops. The run will be approximately 3.3 miles and will take place on the Explorer trail on the south side of Little River.
In addition to medals and prizes for the top 3 individual male and female finishers, medals will be presented to the top 3 finishers in each category for both the duathlon and the trail run events.
What better way to enjoy autumn than with a seasonal cocktail sitting under the changing leaves. Prime 120 has a great menu of cocktails inspired by fall.
The High Noon Manhattan features 1792 Small Batch, Dolin sweet vermouth, Noro amaro, blackstrap bitters, with a filthy cherry and it’s smoked.
The restaurant has live music from the Shetlands on October 22nd beginning at 8pm.
If you are looking for a no-frills, simple approach to delicious pie, Pie Bar is your place. Located in Downtown Woodstock, Pie Bar offers slices of pie (to-go! or to-stay!), whole pies, and if you cannot decide — half & half pies!
If you decide to hang out and try a slice, we recommend it “All the Way” (ahem..warm with ice cream) and you can even grab a cup of coffee or some pie filling and crust mix to make yourself at home.
It’s impossible to choose between the delicious fall flavors like Apple Streusel, Pumpkin Praline, Cinnamon Buttermilk, and even Bourbon Chocolate Pecan.
TrailStory gives elementary school aged children and their families a fun, active and socially safe way to read a story and enjoy Woodstock’s trails at the same time.
For the month October on Rubes Creek Trail, signs will be placed along the trail with pages of the book Larf by Ashley Spires on one side of the sign and interactive questions about the book on the other side of the sign. Children and their families can enjoy the book and the trail at their own pace, anytime, as many times as they like throughout October.
If you’re wondering when the leaves will change to vibrant reds, oranges and yellows, it’s generally toward the end of October to beginning of November. Nearby Red Top Mountain State Park is a great place to take in the beauty of the season. Find the best scenery with Georgia’s State Parks online “Leaf Watch” travel planner, found at gastateparks.org/leafwatch. Beginning in October, regular updates will keep travelers posted on how fall color is progressing across Georgia’s Blue Ridge. The website is filled with top trails and overlooks, mountain cabins and campsites, fall events, and safe hiking tips.
Live music, local makers, & beer! Join Reformation Brewery for this FREE EVENT with fun for the whole family.
Before shipping out for the war in Vietnam, a group of US Marines have one last night in San Francisco and place bets on who can find the “ugliest” woman in town and bring her to their “Dogfight”. One marine, Birdlace, discovers a particular woman, Rose, who he convinces to join him for the “party” but experiences a feeling unknown to all trained military—empathy.