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.
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.
Sportations connects amateur adrenaline jockeys to certified professional adventurers, drawing from a nationwide network of aeronauts and speed demons to introduce habitual pedestrians to the wonders of skydiving, ballooning, hang gliding, and stock-car racing. Thrill seekers can zipline across a forest canopy, hollering like Tarzan or taunting nearby birds until they agree to race. Helicopter tours ferry patrons skyward over landmarks and cityscapes, whereas paragliding adventures get up close and personal with blue skies and clouds. For most sports, Sportations accommodates groups of any size, from physics classes empirically proving gravity's existence to solo ballooning supervillains declaring dominion over all they see.
Fifth Group Restaurants began in 1993 with a hunger-driven dream and the opening of South City Kitchen in Midtown; in the intervening 17 years, the restaurant management company has grown to include a caravan of five grumble-silencing victual villas in a variety of cuisine styles. The restaurant group is also actively involved in a number of charitable and green programs, including a no-trash initiative where at least 95% of waste is either composted or recycled (Ecco is dumpster free and recycles or composts everything).
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.