Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

Annual event returns with NEW Pumpkin Drone Show

September 15, 2023

Stone Mountain Park’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, is the most illuminated fall of all! Guests are welcome to celebrate the splendor of autumn during the park’s Pumpkin Festival, a family tradition featuring a multitude of glowing experiences.

Marvel at the all-new Pumpkin Drone Show! This brand-new show features a fleet of color-changing drones synchronized to festive music while creating specially themed shapes in the sky.  Watch pumpkins, bats, spiders, and more in this aerial masterpiece happening before the World’s Largest Pumpkin Light Show each night of Pumpkin Festival.  

The glowing experiences are infinite! With even more glow this year, visit the all-new Wonderland’s Fantastical 3D Immersive Experience, and the Enchanted Glow Along Parade. Hunt for buried treasure at the Treasure Island walk-through experience. Follow Dorothy as she is swept from Kansas to the Emerald City. Help Alice through the Queen of Heart’s Blacklight Maze to catch the White Rabbit. See what Dinosaurs do after dark at the Dino Glow Experience. Wander through the Enchanted Forest, with a glowing wonderland of towering trees and oversized flowers.

Guests can play by day and experience family-friendly park attractions, plus special fall entertainment, then glow by night in a whole new light. Fun fall décor and outdoor picture-book settings provide plenty of Instagram-worthy spots. Discover an underwater marvel 20,000 leagues under the sea, catch a fairytale remix with Mother Goose, and join the 3 little pigs for an adventure on the scenic railroad.  

Glow by Night is an immersive experience, with more lights, more glow, and more nighttime outdoor fun. Explore amazing glow-in-the-dark experiences throughout the festival including thousands of glowing lights, massive jack-o-lanterns, a giant glowing pumpkin tree, costumed characters, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf, and glow-in-the-dark dinosaurs. End the night with a glowing nighttime parade featuring new themed floats and favorite storybook characters, dancing their way through the festival.

Discover plenty of nighttime family-friendly experiences on acres of natural beauty, happening Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16 – Oct. 29.

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