Fall for Dublin

Fall for Dublin
Words by Laura Drummond
Dublin, Georgia is known for its festivities–the fall is no different, with a host of fun activities for the whole family.

It’s finally fall! That means it’s time to embrace the cooler weather, dig out your flannel, and brew some pumpkin spice potions. If you really want to get into the spirit of the season, you’ve got to visit Dublin, Georgia. This small town that’s midway between Savannah and Atlanta knows how to celebrate all things autumn. 

hroughout the season, you can visit the Southern Cypress Farm Pumpkin Patch for some fall farm fun. Each weekend, families can visit the farm to pick their own pumpkins, take hayrides through the farm, and enjoy activities for the kids like face painting, a jump house, and more. If you can’t make it out to the farm, you can also find the perfect pumpkin at the Farmer’s Market on October 21st.  

You’ve never experienced anything like Wheels & Wings and Other Fun Things. This annual family fun day—held this year on October 7—features airplanes, big machines, and much more. Come out to the W.H. ‘Bud’ Barron Regional Airport to see airplanes, paragliders, helicopters, police cars, fire trucks, a race car, a big rig, and more. There will also be family friendly games, door prizes, and a quilt raffle. Local food vendors will be on hand to provide refreshments galore. One of the special things about Dublin is the importance of community. That’s especially clear at Wheels and Wings, the annual benefit for Kid’s Cup, Dublin’s community closet that provides clothing, toys, school supplies, and more for children in need ages newborn to teen. 

Another opportunity to have fun for a good cause is the 6th Annual Oyster Pig Roast. After a day at Wheels & Wings on October 7, head over to the Southern Pines Ag & Expo Center for an evening of food and fun. This event raises funds for Hunting For the Cure, a nonprofit that shares nature with children battling cancer. Activities include an all-you-can-eat oyster and BBQ roast, live music and dancing, raffles, and a silent auction.   

Looking for Halloween thrills and chills? Look no further than Haunted Montrose! Each weekend in October, visitors dare to drive down the dark, deserted road where three terrifying haunted houses await. At nightfall, the terror begins—complete with a scream-inducing slaughterhouse, uncanny clowns, and more. Around every unassuming corner lurks a creepy creature to scare you out of your wits! 

The crisp fall weather calls for one thing that’ll warm you up from the inside out—chili! That’s why Downtown Dublin hosts the annual Chili Bowl, a chili cookoff contest to pick the best of in the area. Sample all the delicious styles slow cooked by locals and cast your vote for the coveted People’s Choice Award. The Chili Bowl is hosted on October 14 as a part of the Fall Festival. Once your belly is full, you can experience a live DJ, arts and crafts vendors, a kids’ zone, and much more. Theatre Dublin will also be broadcasting the University of Georgia v. Vanderbilt football game on its big screen, so you can have all your fall favorites–food, fun, and football.  

People come from far and wide each year for the Annual Easterseals Pro Rodeo—and this year, you can be one of them! Hosted by the Southern Pines Equestrian Center, this year’s events are scheduled for October 20 and 21. You can expect to watch the best in bronc riding, bareback riding, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and bull riding. 

Hear haunted tales and ghost stories! From October 26 through October 28, Theatre Dublin opens its doors for Downtown Dublin’s Haunted Theatre Dublin. Take a tour through the aisles of this historic theatre, and then select a seat for the Double-Feature Scream Show that follows. 

Learn more about these and many more festive fall activities at VisitDublinGA.org