As Halloween approaches, a formerly self-sustaining family farm that then became a premier agritourism destination transforms into Cagle's Haunted Barn, a frightening attraction that terrifies guests within their Haunted Barn. Each year brings a new haunted theme, with past stories including a cannibalistic family home and a cursed mental hospital, so even repeat guests will be newly frightened.
Balloons Over Georgia's owners Daryl and Lynn's flirtation with flotation began as a hobby, and then grew into a full-time family business, allowing them to share the breathtaking skies and sights of Northern Georgia. Helmed by certified FAA pilots and holding up to 16 passengers, the colorful, inflatable vessels haul groundlubbers up and over the skyline, at times skimming treetops or sailing at thousands of feet, depending upon wind, weather, and which measuring stick they use. On days when the clouds cooperatively part, the 40–50 miles of visibility incorporate stunning vistas of downtown Atlanta's high rises, Stone Mountain’s carved façade, or the vast, glittering puddle of Lake Lanier. Low-altitude riders occasionally spot deer frolicking beneath the craft or observe the grace of a red-tailed hawk hunting unsuspecting prey such as a mouse or a senator's toupee.
Many of Roswell, Georgia's oldest residents refuse to leave. Their spirits still wander the halls of antebellum mansions and take really long lunch breaks in abandoned mills. Even the town's founder, Roswell King, can't keep still in his grave at Founders' Cemetery. Those are just some of the tales that make groups shiver during walks with Roswell Ghost Tour's paranormal investigators.
These guides take the world of the paranormal seriously, focusing on tales that came from local residents, business owners, and even past tour attendees. Their expertise has even been tapped by media outlets including the Syfy channel, which featured investigators Joe and Dianna Avena on an episode of Ghost Hunters. The lack of goofy costumes or accents doesn't mean that they won't incorporate an element of fun, though. In fact, some tours even stop for cocktails at a local bar.
The Southern Trilogy of historic homes in Roswell includes Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall, and Smith Plantation. Together they tell the authentic story of the American South. Each of the locations interprets the unique experiences of the families who cherised them.
Paranoia Haunted House's sinister staff cautiously opens creaking doors to allow guests to meander through the labyrinthine interior of the otherworldly abode. Doff caps at pumpkin-headed metallic sentinels before crossing the supernatural threshold that leads to sights more spine-tingling than a chiropractic exam performed by a kindergartener. Murderous monsters wielding blood-dripped chainsaws, and machetes chase unwelcome visitors from room to dreary, fog-drenched room. The laughter of a maniacal clown will cause arm hair to leap from its roots, and a strobe-lit corridor will churn brain cells into foolish blobs incapable of comprehending fear or Jeff Foxworthy jokes. The box office opens at 7 p.m. every evening, with spooky expeditions continuing until 11 p.m. on Thursday and the stroke of midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Spread across 80 acres of saunter-friendly sod, the Atlanta Bike Festival draws motorcycle maniacs, blues and rock buffs, and adventurous aficionados alike. The festival hosts an array of domestic, foreign, and custom choppers all agleam in the Marietta sun, along with gear and accessories, shopping opportunities, riding lessons, test drives, and additional hog-related action. Sights and sounds occur on two main stages, one devoted each day to bellyaching blues and rock music and the other to enticing events like stunt rider shows and seeing how many gullible clowns can fit on a motorcycle. Cast a vocal vote in one of the many contests, such as the Miss Atlanta Bike Festival Beauty Pageant, the Motorcycle Burnout Contest, and the Arm Wrestling Contest, where strongmen compete to see who performs the best forearm suplex. Enjoy the many thrills of the Atlanta Bike Festival while knowing that your vehicle has been safely parked in a secured area.