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Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival: Pumpkin Palooza Back by Popular Demand
Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival: Pumpkin Palooza Back by Popular Demand

Kids invited to attend in costume during weekends in October

Dates:  Weekends: September 30 – October 30

Hours: Fri. & Sun. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Sat. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Location: Crossroads at the base of Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain, Ga. – Families are invited to take in all of the splendor that autumn provides with fun filled games and shows at Stone Mountain Park’s Ninth Annual Pumpkin Festival, to take place each weekend during October.

Back by popular demand, “Pumpkin Palooza” takes the stage with an energy filled, family game show where audience members are picked to participate in a series of zany and messy challenges. The winner takes all and the losers have to spin the “Wheel of Misery,” with consequences ranging from a pie in the face, dancing like a chicken or getting “splurfed” (a gooey, slimy substance poured on top of your head).

The Family Scavenger Hunt returns to take guests to multiple Stone Mountain Park attractions to find clues and answer questions. Families who finish the search are automatically entered to win a four-pack of Snow Mountain™ tickets valued at $108.  One four-pack will be awarded each weekend during the festival. Also returning this year is Pumpkin Party Patch. Here, guests can dress their own scarecrow and play pumpkin themed festival games.

“The mood is immediately set for fall fun when you see the colorful décor at the gates,” said Stan Morrell, special events and entertainment director for Stone Mountain Park.  “Everywhere you look you will see pumpkins, cornstalks, scarecrows and families enjoying the festival atmosphere.”

Every weekend, kids are invited to come in costume and march along in the Pumpkin Puppet Parade, go on a trick-or-treat scavenger hunt and enter the costume contest. Families will have an opportunity to pick out a perfect pumpkin to take home from the park’s Pumpkin Patch. Other festival activities include a traditional pie eating contest and storytelling at Campfire Corner.

In addition to the Pumpkin Festival activities, tickets include admission to Stone Mountain Park’s most popular attractions such as Sky Hike, Summit Skyride, the Scenic Train and mini-golf to name a few.  Guests can join Yogi Bear on his never ending quest to find picnic baskets in Yogi Bear’s 4-D Adventure. On Saturdays, just after sunset, families may complete their outing by watching the famed Lasershow Spectacular™ in Mountainvision.

Guests may visit their local Kroger to save $7 per Adventure Pass. The Family Value Pass - which saves families 30

percent and  includes four Adventure Passes, four meal tickets and complimentary stadium cups with unlimited refills –

are sold  exclusively online at www.stonemountainpark.com.