At this time last year, the Athens area was just beginning to open up to large outdoor gatherings like the annual Wild Rumpus Parade, bringing together a community that the COVID-19 pandemic had largely separated for more than ‘a year.
With daytime temperatures thankfully starting to dip below 80 degrees this month, the classic city’s fall 2022 activity list includes some cool events you might even be able to wear a costume at without breaking a sweat.
Whether you’re looking for things to do indoors or outdoors, something here will pique your interest and get you into the spirit of the season.
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Athens Haunted History Walking Tours: By appointment only. Visit athenshauntedhistory.com or call (706) 521-2556.
Brementown Musicians and Other Spooky Tails Puppet Shows: October 24 at 6 p.m. at the Athens-Clarke County Library (2025 Baxter Street)
Corn Maze at Washington Farms: From October 7 to November 6. Visit washingtonfarms.net for schedule and tickets (5691 Hog Mountain Rd.)
Flagpole’s 2022 Spooky Street Cruise: From Oct. 23 to Oct. 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Boulevard district.
Full Moon Hike: October 8 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA (2450 S Milledge Ave.)
Launch of the book “Ghosts of Athens and beyond”: October 7 at 7 p.m. at the Graduate Athens Hotel (295 E Dougherty St.)
Grotesque Burlesque Beta: October 26 at 8:30 p.m. at 40 Watt Club (285 W. Washington St.)
Halloween costume party: October 26 at 6 p.m. at Legacy Mill Apartments (125 Jennings Mill Pkwy.)
Horror Movie Facts: October 12 at 7:30 p.m. at B&B Theaters Athens 12 (1570 Lexington Rd.)
Creepy Day Oozy Slimy: Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Sandy Creek Nature Center (205 Old Commerce Rd.)
Vision Video “Haunted Hours” Record Release Party: October 7 at 10 p.m. at the Cine (234 W Hancock Ave.)
Halloween Hip Hop Tomes: October 21 at Hendershot’s (237 Prince Ave.)
Pass through Boo: October 21, 7-8:30 p.m. at Lay Park (297 Hoyt St.)
Haunted Zombie Farm Trail: From October 1 to 29 on Friday and Saturday evenings. Visit zombiefarms.com for details and tickets.
Aquemini Soul Music Festival: October 16 at 2 p.m. at the Southern Brewing Company (231 Collins Ind Blvd.)
Athens Pagan Pride Day 2022: October 22 from 2-10 p.m. at the 200 block of downtown Washington St.
Autumn harvest festival: October 9 from 4-7 p.m. at the Athens Farmers Market (705 Sunset Dr.)
Bumpkinfest 2022: October 8 at 2 p.m. and October 9 at 7 p.m. at the Southern Brewing Company (231 Collins Ind Blvd.)
Fall Festival at Athens Tech: Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at Athens Technical College (800 US Hwy 29N.)
Latinx Festival: Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Athens.
Oconee Chamber Fall Festival: October 15 at 9 a.m. at Rocket Field (34 School St. in Watkinsville).
Vulture Festival: October 22 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Athens Clarke County Landfill (5700 Lexington Rd.)
Wild Rumpus Parade & Show XIV: October 29 at 5 p.m. in downtown Athens. Visit wildrumpus.org for the schedule.
Trunk or treat
Atypical Pets: October 29 at 5 p.m. (2826 Lexington Rd.)
Holy Cross Lutheran Church: Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. (800 West Lake Dr.)
New Covenant Worship Center: October 28 at 6 p.m. (1425 Newton Bridge Rd.)
Oconee Health Campus: Oct. 28 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (1305 Jennings Mill Rd.)
Rock Springs Park: Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (291 Henderson Extension).
13 shouts: Free horror movies October 4-26 at the Flicker Theater & Bar (263 W Washington St.). For show titles and times, see the schedule at flickertheatreandbar.com.
Schlocktoberfest: Horror movies on weekend nights in October at Cine Drive-In (100 Newton Bridge Rd.). Visit athenscine.com/schlocktoberfest-2022 for schedule and tickets.
Don’t see your event listed here? This article will be updated throughout October. Email [email protected]