You don’t want to miss Atlanta’s favorite fall festival which is returning bigger and better with an expanded footprint onto Candler Park Drive and a 47 foot ferris wheel! Join your neighbors and
the broader Atlanta community for a two-day celebration of music, art, food and the Candler Park neighborhood on September 30th and October 1st! In its 17th year, Candler Park Fall Fest is FREE and produced by your Candler Park Neighborhood Organization (CPNO). All proceeds from the festival go directly back to the CPNO to benefit the neighborhood. Volunteers Needed!
Fall Fest is a huge production with an estimated 15,000 daily festival goers expected. The event’s success depends on volunteers. Consider volunteering and reap the good feeling of helping the neighborhood. Plus, you get a FREE t-shirt (and a free ticket to the Tour of Homes, if you volunteer to be a property docent.) Volunteering typically requires only a two-hour shift. Thanks in advance for your support and help!
To learn more and sign-up, visit the Sign-Up Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45aca62ea02-2017
Fall Fest Details
- September 30th – 12 pm – 10 pm
- October 1st – 10:30 am – 9 pm
5K & Fun Run Races
- September 30th, 9 am – 12 pm
Tour of Homes
- October 1st, 12 pm – 6 pm
- Candler Park and McLendon Ave NE
5K and Fun Run Races
Saturday, September 30th, 9 am – 12 pm Run the twisting, turning, and hilly course through our neighborhood and along the Freedom Park Trail to earn your Fall Fest t-shirt and a free beer ticket (for those of age, of course.) Fun run participants receive a free youth t-shirt. Proceeds from the race benefit the CPNO and the Mary Lin PTA. Bib pickup and same-day registration opens at 7:30 AM. The 5K race starts at 9 am. The One-Mile Fun Run starts at 10 am. To register in advance, visit http://fallfest.candlerpark. org and scroll to the link for the 5K and fun run registration.
Tour of Homes
Sunday, October 1st, 12pm – 6pm
Our tour will delight attendees yet again with 8 fabulous properties that blend the old and the new with a focus on kitchens that will dazzle you with their form and function. Some are bungalows,
a few are 2 stories, one is Prairie Style, and one is a condo, illustrating compact living. There will be art work at several homes, cooking demonstrations and some special surprises. Volunteers are needed to serve as docents for each property. In return for helping to showcase the best neighborhood in Atlanta, each volunteer receives a t-shirt and a free ticket to the Tour. Buy advance tickets for the Candler Park Tour of Homes at http://fallfest.candlerpark.org.
Saturday, September 30th, 12 pm – 8 pm
Sunday, October 1st, 12 pm – 6 pm
Located on Candler Park Drive near Miller Avenue, the 47’ Ferris Wheel provides a fun ride and an amazing view of the neighborhood and the festival below. The cost is $5 per ride for adults
and kids ages 3 – 11 (cash only). For children 2 and under it is FREE with an accompanying adult.
Yoga in the Park
Sunday, October 1st, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Get your Namaste on with a FREE yoga class from our friends at Tough Love Yoga. Stretch, refresh and energize amongst the beautiful natural surroundings of Candler Park.
Our Kid Zone returns with lots of fun, FREE activities for the young ones: Circus Camp, Springfree Trampoline, Science Creations, The Reptile Guys, games/sports with Atlanta Contact Point as well as some that are well worth paying for including the Mary Lin sponsored bounce houses and Nerf Wars Tent. And don’t forget to come by the Atlanta United Football Club tent for some corn hole, Jenga and free swag, too!
This year’s band line-up includes some of Atlanta’s favorite local bands on Saturday finishing up with a set of four amazing tribute bands including Tribute: A Celebration of the Allman Brothers, New Sensation: INXS Tribute, and Clashinista: The Clash tribute band. Enjoy more local favorites on Sunday and a fantastic “All Stars of the Blues” set including Beverly “Guitar” Watkins. To see the full schedule, visit http://fallfest.candlerpark.org.
Food and Drink
Choose from over 20 food trucks featuring a mouthwatering assortment of cuisines that will please even the pickiest palette such as The Pickle, Tex’s Tacos,Mix’d Up Burgers, Pallookaville, Meatballerz and many more. There will be several tents throughout the festival serving a variety of beers and nonalcoholic beverages to quench your thirst.
Stroll amongst 200 curated artist booths showcasing the best of local fine art, crafts and handmade goods in the park, along McLendon Avenue and on Candler Park Drive. The Fall Fest artist market is your destination to find local, original gifts for friends, family and yourself! For further details, visit http://fallfest.candlerpark.org.