Your Bucket List Guide to Fall in Athens, GA

As you may know, Athens has a plethora of activities and festivities throughout the beautiful fall season.  Maybe so many that it can be hard to choose what to do at times.  In hopes of making your fall planning a little easier, we've rounded out some things you should be sure to check off your list to have the best-ever fall here in Athens.  Enjoy!

fall_bucket_list1Take a Tour at the Jittery Joe's Roaster

Stop by the Jittery Joe's Roaster on Barber Street for an educational tour about coffee roasting.  Rumor has it you'll get to have a cup of the freshest-roasted coffee ever, too.  Take a break from the norm and learn just how Athens' local coffee keeps us all caffeinated day in and day out. Also, stay tuned as 1000 Faces Coffee makes a home Downtown this fall.

fall_bucket_list_2Show Off Your Pup at Boo-le-Bark on the Boulevard

Love dogs? Love dogs dressed up in costumes even more? Bring your dog along to participate or simply watch this dog costume parade take place, as it is sure to be entertaining and adorable.  With 125 registered pups and over 1,000 humans, it's sure to be a doggone good time.

fall_bucket_list_3Ring the Chapel Bell to Celebrate....Anything

As all Athenians probably know, ringing the chapel bell on UGA's North Campus is a pleasure like no other. Find a reason to ring the bell this fall and just do it! You deserve it.

fall_bucket_list_4Enjoy the Fall Colors at the Botanical Gardens

What better time to visit the State Botanical Garden of Georgia located right on South Milledge Avenue than during this beautiful time of year? Take a picnic and make a day of it.  There are few things prettier than the changing leaves!

fall_bucket_list1Visit the Farmers Market for Seasonal Offerings

Make some time to visit the Athens Farmers Market on a Wednesday afternoon at Creature Comforts or a Saturday morning at Bishop Park.  With fresh and local produce and goods available weekly, you are sure to find the best of this season's offerings.

fall_bucket_list_2Pick Pumpkins at the Milledge Avenue Pumpkin Patch

A classic tradition, but one you just can't pass up: visiting a pumpkin patch.  Luckily, Athens has one of the best in the business.  The Milledge Avenue Baptist Church, sometimes called "The Pumpkin Patch Church", is where it's at when it comes to pumpkins.  Go with a group of friends and pick one out, you know you want to!

fall_bucket_list_3See a Concert at the Georgia Theatre

What better time to enjoy some local music than when the weather cools and you can enjoy an evening on the Rooftop prior to some tunes?  There is plenty of music at the Georgia Theatre this fall, so be sure to make it over there.

fall_bucket_list_4Try a Seasonal Beer on Tap at Creature Comforts

There's something even more fun about breweries when it gets to be fall - and it has everything to do with the weather.  Enjoy the cooler temperatures with a group of friends and a cold brew at Creature Comforts. Be sure to check out our other awesome breweries this fall, Terrapin and Southern Brewing Company, too.

fall_bucket_list1Tailgate for a Georgia Football Game

Whether you plan to enter Sanford Stadium or not, don't miss your chance to support our top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs by tailgating as best as you can! It is no joke here in Athens. Go Dawgs!

fall_bucket_list_2Pick Up Some Seasonal Honey from Bear Hug Honey Company

New to Athens this September is Bear Hug Honey Company, an awesome new addition to Downtown Athens.  Go check it out and snag some delicious honey to use with your culinary creations this fall.


Take this chance to do all the things you've always wanted to do in Athens, and put a little fall twist on it.  After all, there's nothing more fun than getting in the spirit of a season, right?! If you're an Athenian, try some things you've always been meaning to; and if you're new to Athens, make plans to get here soon and spend fall the right way - in the Classic City.

For even more ideas this fall and Halloween season, check out our blog!