If my schedule works out, I’ll be taking advantage of a deal & heading out to Stone Mountain Park at least one day next month to check out the annual Pumpkin Festival, which takes place on Fridays-Sundays from September 29-October 29, 2017.
During the Pumpkin festival, you can go on a Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt, join Spookley the Square Pumpkin for a Dance-A-Long Party Parade, compete in a pie-eating contest, get creative with crafts at the Great Pumpkin Junction, & more.
Want to head out on the cheap? Take advantage of one of these deals:
- As always, if you’re planning to go more than once (and there’s so much to do, you’ll probably need to), buy the Mountain Membership, a.k.a. the season pass. In addition to unlimited admission, Mountain Members save on tickets to Snow Mountain & Ride the Ducks, get an extra discount on a parking pass, & more. Even better: The Mountain Members PLUS pass includes tickets to Snow Mountain & Ride the Ducks, annual parking, & other perks.
- While they last, $26.95 buys one adventure pass to the Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park, thanks to a deal on Groupon.
- For a limited time, you can take advantage of the Pumpkin Festival Flash Sale and get an Adventure Pass for $21.95
- For a limited time, you can take advantage of a Sunset Adventure Pass + Terrace deal, which includes an Adventure Pass admission after 4:00 p.m., a Lasershow terrace seat, & popcorn and a soda. If you buy in advance online, you’ll save $5 per person.
- For a limited time, you can take advantage of an Adventure Pass Meal Deal & get a free meal & unlimited drink refills with the purchase of an Adventure Pass. The deal is available online only, and it’s $31.95 for adults or children.
- Mountain Members & Mountain Member PLUS passholders can download & print a coupon to Bring a Friend free on select dates. There’s a limit of one complimentary Adventure Pass per passholder per event, and you’ll need to bring the coupon to the Crossroads Ticket Plaza along with your pass to get the deal. Upcoming Bring a Friend dates include September 29-October 1 and November 11 & 12, 2017, as well as January 1-3, 2018.
- Thanks to an offer from Gas South, you can save on an Adventure Pass, Mountain Member pass, or Mountain Member Plus pass to Stone Mountain Park.
While you’re at Stone Mountain Park, save time to take A Tour of Southern Ghosts, which takes place on Thursdays through Sundays from October 13-29, 2017. During the 45-minute tour, you’ll hear tales of famous (and not-so-famous) southern ghosts as you meander along the lantern-lit paths of the Antebellum Plantation grounds.
Admission to A Tour of Southern Ghosts is not included with your Pumpkin Festival Adventure Pass, but it’s relatively cheap to add it on: Same-day tickets to A Tour of Southern Ghosts are $17 for adults & $8 for children (age 12 & under).
That said, you can go on the cheap:
- While they last, $8.50+fees buys one ticket to A Tour of Southern Ghosts at Stone Mountain Park, thanks to a deal on Goldstar.
- If you order tickets in advance online or pick them up at the ART Station in Stone Mountain Village, you can get adult tickets for $12 each.
- And Sundays are Children’s Group Nights; tickets are $4 per child with a group of 10+. The deal is valid on October 15, 22, & 29, 2017.
A note about parking: If you walk or ride a bike to Stone Mountain Park, there’s no parking fee. Otherwise, it’s $15. If you must drive & aren’t opting to buy a Mountain Member or Mountain Member PLUS pass, spring for the $40 annual permit if you plan to visit multiple times to take advantage of free special events or the park’s free outdoor activities and laser show.
Stone Mountain Park is located at 1000 Robert E. Lee Dr., Stone Mountain. Technically, the main entrance is located at U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain, but online mapping programs often don’t like the address.