This Halloween Weekend, escape, gather and refresh with tastes, sounds, and 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 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.
The WDSTK Scarecrow Invasion takes place in Downtown Woodstock from October 1st through the 31st. This year we have over 165 displays.
The Woodstock Visitors Center hosts the contest and even produces a Scarecrow Invasion scavenger hunt. The visitors center also turned its art gallery into an Scarecrow Photo Booth.
Vote for your favorite scarecrow in the event at the visitors center. The votes are $1 each. The displays are so inventive and impressive. It’s incredibly difficult to pick a favorite!
October 1 – 31
Join Woodstock Arts for an evening of live jazz music under the stars at the Reeves House. Enjoy drinks, stroll through the Gallery, and take in a fabulous night with jazz as your soundtrack to kick off the weekend.
A variety of wines are available by the glass or bottle, local craft beer & cider, as well as coffee service.
Friday, October 29 | 6 pm to 10 pm
Nu-electronic Disco | Saturday, October 30th at 7:30pm
Smashing 70s fashion, 80s synths, and 90s culture – argonaut&wasp are a quirky amalgamation of indie vibes whose music has been described as the perfect soundtrack to NYC.
“Atlanta doesn’t need another concert series that replicates the previous. Atlanta needs a place for different genres, ideas, and cultures to come together and find common ground.”
– Christopher Brazelton, Executive Director
The Lantern Series is about conversations and community at its core. While world class performances will be taking place, the community as a whole will be able to come and converse. This series will strive to introduce new music, ideas, and cultures, that aren’t typical for the community.
Saturday, October 30 | 7:30 pm
Come out back to the Reeves House with your dog dressed to impress – if they’ll let you – and enjoy the adorableness of dogs socializing in creative costumes.
Winners will be chosen and awarded prizes! There will also be artists displaying dog portraits, creating crafts with your dog, and pet supply vendors of various sorts!
Sunday, October 31st | 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
The Blue Ghost Arcade and Reformation Brewery are hosting a SPOOKACULAR Halloween bash.
$20 admission gets you unlimited game play, prize giveaways, and pizza. Show off your costume in our costume contest and win a $100 gift card to the Arcade.
Event is restricted to ages 21 and up.
Saturday, October 30 | 6 pm – 12 am
The Trail of Tricks & Treats is the perfect alternative to door to door trick or treating! The event is free and appropriate for all ages! Free Parking! Flashlights encouraged! Family Fun Tricks and Treats! Walk along the paved 1.4 mile trail (round trip, shortcuts are OK!).
Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin carving contest, music by Ronnie the DJ, characters, and fun displays along the trail to entertain the kids as they walk along collecting treats from our vendors. Games, activities, crafts, Adam the Juggler, and food vendors!
Come walk the trail and depart safely with lots of treats, trinkets, toys, and happy memories!
Saturday, October 30th | 4 pm to 9 pm
Rubes Creek Trail
Head Games – A Tribute to Foreigner — Halloween Costume Party — LIVE at MadLife Stage & Studios on Saturday, October 30th at 7:00!
Head Games plays all of the top songs that bring back the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s singles that people loved then and love to sing along with now. Let Head Games rock your world and come party with one of the top tribute acts in the country.
Join Outlet Shoppes every weekend in October for Friday night movies, musical entertainment Saturdays and Sundays, plus additional family entertainment on Saturdays.
Friday, October 29 | 8 pm Movie (Hocus Pocus)
Saturday, October 30 | 1-5 pm Costume Parade
Sunday, October 31 | 1-5 pm Music by Craig Gleason