If my schedule works out, I’ll be taking advantage of one of the A Tour of Southern Ghosts discounts and 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 22-October 28, 2018.
This year’s Pumpkin Festival has a Play by Day, Glow by Night theme. During the day, there’ll be meet & greets with Spookly the Square Pumpkin, storytelling with Mother Goose, pie-eating contests with Peter Peter, tea party games with the Mad Hatter, a dance party, & more.
At night, thousands of carved jack-o-lanterns will light up Stone Mountain Park, plus you can check out the glow-along party parade, costume contests, flashlight tours of Dinosaur Explore, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, & more.
Want to go? You’ve got a few ways to get discount tickets to Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival:
1) 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.
2) While they last, $44.95 buys one adult membership or $149 buys a family membership (four vouchers, one per person) to Stone Mountain Park , thanks to a deal on Groupon.
3) For a limited time, you can take advantage of an all-attractions pass meal deal & get a free meal & unlimited drink refills with the purchase of an all-attractions pass. The deal is available online only, and it’s $34.95 for adults or children. Or you can take advantage of online advance ticket pricing to save a bit on an all-attractions pass without the meal.
4) For a limited time, you can take advantage of a Sunset All-Attractions Pass, which includes an all-attractions pass good for admission after 4:00 p.m., a Lasershow terrace seat, & popcorn and a soda. If you buy in advance online, you’ll save $7 per person.
5) 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 all-attractions 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 Free dates include September 22 & 23 and November 10 & 11, 2018.
6) On select dates through January 2, 2019, active or retired military, disabled veterans, and military reservists, spouses and dependents save up to 30% on the purchase of an all-attractions pass; must show valid military personnel IDs and dependent IDs at the gate to get the deal.
7) During the Glow by Night Flash Sale, you’ll save $10 on an All-Attractions Pass to the Pumpkin Festival; the deal will be available for a limited time.
A Tour of Southern Ghosts Discounts
While you’re at Stone Mountain Park, save time to take A Tour of Southern Ghosts, which takes place on Thursdays through Saturdays from October 11-27, 2018. 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 save thanks to these A Tour of Southern Ghost discounts:
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 presale tickets in advance at the ART Station in Stone Mountain Village, 770-469-1105, you can get adult tickets for $12 each.
A note about parking: If you walk or ride a bike to Stone Mountain Park, there’s no parking fee. Otherwise, it’s $20 for daily parking. If you must drive & aren’t opting to buy a 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.