Fall is one of my favorite seasons because there are so many fun things to do. Between fairs, pumpkin picking and bonfires, fall weekends are always filled with adventure. This year, there are several events happening in Macon, and you don’t want to miss out on them.
Hamlin Hills Haunted Maze
If you enjoy scary things, the Hamlin Hills Haunted Corn Maze is a great Halloween event. After dark on Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 30 through Oct. 31, the regular corn maze will be filled with spooky characters. You don’t know what you will find behind every turn. To find out more information you can visit their Facebook page.
Lane Southern Orchards Fall Farm Festival
Lane Southern Orchards is a little south of Macon in Fort Valley, and this year they are having a fall festival. They will offer hayrides, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch and more. During the festival there will also be art and food vendors. The festival will be on Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a full schedule of events you can visit their website.
Movie Night on the River
NewTown Macon will be having a movie night at Riverside Cemetery featuring a Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus. This event is free and open to the public and will take place on Oct. 13. NewTown Macon is encouraging people to wear costumes, and they will give out Halloween treats as well. The movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. and all you have to do is bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. You can visit their Facebook event page for more details.
Riverside Cemetery Spirits in October
Riverside Cemetery will be hosting their annual cemetery tour, and this year the theme is “Just Can’t Make This Stuff Up.” The tour will run from Oct. 19 to 22 and Oct. 26 to 29. Guides will lead you through the cemetery by flashlight, and actors will tell you stories of people who are buried there. Each tour will be one hour, and Thursday through Saturday they will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. On Sunday, it will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For prices and ordering tickets, you can visit Riverside Cemetery’s website.
For fresh fall produce visit the Mulberry Market in Tattnall Square Park every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The market will have vendors set up who will be selling produce, fresh flowers, coffee and many other goods. Even if you only have a little bit of time to visit, you can walk over to the park and check out what everyone is selling. For more information, you can visit their Facebook page.
A version of this article appeared on EngageCCJ.