WHAT: Scarecrows in the GardenWork Hard Play Hard
WHEN: Thursday evenings in October, 5-9 p.m.
WHERE: The Atlanta Botanical Gardens
COST: $21.95 adult admission, $18.95 children admission, children under 3 complimentary
DETAILS: Atlanta and Gainesville gardens will be stuffed with more than 100 scarecrows created by artists, designers, schools, businesses and families for Scarecrows in the Garden. Participants compete for prizes in one of two design categories: professional and nonprofessional. On Thursday evenings at the Atlanta garden, visitors may explore the scarecrows under the glare of flashlights (which they are encouraged to bring) during Fest-of-Ale. Each week from 5 – 9 p.m. the beer fest features a variety of fine specialty ales at cash bars and live musical entertainment.

WHAT:  Oktoberfest
WHEN: Friday, October 5, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
WHERE: The Promenade in Piedmont Park near the Legacy Fountain
COST: General admission $20 & VIP $40
DETAILS: A Social Mess, Sierra Nevada Beer, and the Park Tavern are bringing back this raucous Oktoberfest celebration to Piedmont Park to raise funds for Piedmont Park Conservancy. Grab your friends, your dog, your lederhosen, your dirndl dresses, and beer steins for a night of Sierra Nevada beer, games, costume contests, and musical performances.

WHAT: Ice, Ice Baby
WHEN: Friday October 5, 6-8 p.m.
WHERE: The Rink at the Mall of Georgia
COST: $5, including skate rental
DETAILS: Families are invited to celebrate the grand opening of The Rink while enjoying their favorite 90’s jams, live entertainment, family-friendly activities, shopping and more!

WHAT: ATL CluckFest Fried Chicken Festival
WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Candler Park
COST: $15 general admission, $35 VIP
DETAILS: Celebrate southern traditions with restaurants from all over the south who are bringing their best fried chicken dishes to Candler Park! There will be 25+ restaurants battling it out for YOUR pick of Atlanta’s Best Fried Chicken!

WHAT: Atlanta Braves vs. LA Dodgers Division I Home Game
WHEN: Sunday, October 7, 8:07 p.m.
WHERE: Suntrust Park
COST: $60 standing room only tickets
DETAILS: The National League Divisional Series between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers will begin on Thursday with home games starting Sunday.