UPDATED on 9/23/2020 — the event is canceled in 2020
The Fall Festival on Ponce takes place over two days on the weekend of October 10th and 11th. As always, it will be held in the Olmsted Linear Parks, along Ponce de Leon Avenue.
Admission is FREE, and you may bring a leashed dog.
If 2020 is anything like other years, the festival will feature vendor booths of arts and crafts, a children’s play area, local food and beverage vendors, and live acoustic music.
BUT, it’s hard to know what organizers will feel is safe to include this year. Some of the info below has been updated from previous years and may turn out to be slightly inaccurate.
Saturday, October 10th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 11th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Know before you go…
This is a rain or shine event. However, certain events maybe canceled or rescheduled depending on the weather. High winds may cause some Festival closure.
The entertainment schedule has not been posted. Out of consideration for the park’s residential neighbors, it will be acoustical music performances only — no amplification.
You can’t bring your own alcohol into the festival area, but alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at several locations.
There will be ATMs on-site. Food and beverage concessions will accept both cash and cards. Many of the artists will accept cards, but some may prefer cash.
Getting there and parking
You know the drill — parking is limited and MARTA doesn’t serve this area by rail. You’re encouraged to carpool or use a ride service like Uber and Lyft.
Visitor parking is available at Atlanta Primitive Baptist Church, located at 1367 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, GA 30306.
The festival is spread across three of the linear parks. If you need to enter an address in your GPS or ride share app, the organizers suggest using the address for Oak Grove Park. All the address options are:
- Oak Grove Park: 1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307
- Shadyside Park: 1635 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307
- Springdale Park: 1247 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30306
You may be able to find some parking in the adjoining residential neighborhoods, but please be courteous and adhere to all posted parking rules. The Atlanta Police will be enforcing parking regulations.
Please do not park in front of someones driveway or in a business lot — and don’t even think about blocking a fire hydrant!
About the venue
- Deepdene Park
- Dellwood Park
- Shadyside Park
- Oak Grove Park
- Virgilee Park
- Springdale Park
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