Looking for fun ways to celebrate the fall and Halloween season? When you purchase a Cobb County new home at Montgomery Park, you will be located within walking distance of Historic Marietta Square and its annual fall activities. From ghost tours to an arts & crafts festival, there is plenty of fangtastic activities to enjoy this fall.
Ghosts of Marietta
Join Ghosts of Marietta for a lantern-led walk through the streets of Historic Marietta as you encounter spirits from the past and hear stories behind these mysterious residents that have made Marietta their permanent home. From the departed spirit of a Civil War soldier to a deceased resident of one of Marietta’s stately homes, sometimes residents choose to never leave. Tours are held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 7: 30 p.m., and start at 131 Church Street. To make a reservation, call 770-425-1006.
Spirits and Spirits
This fun event puts a twist on Ghosts of Marietta with attendees beginning the tour with a glass of wine at the Marietta Wine Market. As guests sip on their glass of wine, they will listen to some of the area’s ghost stories. Following the stop at Marietta Wine Market, the group will depart into the square for a one hour walking tour. Spirits and Spirits is only available as a privately booked tour. To inquire about rates, call 770-425-1006.
Haunted Pub Crawl
Ever wondered about the history of some of your favorite local hotspots? Join one of Ghosts of Marietta’s most talented guides on a tour of three of the most haunted spots on the Square. As you sip on your favorite beverages, the guide will regale you with stories of the local haunting at each of these establishments. This spooktacular event is for adults over the age of 21 and is $17 per person.
For more information on Ghosts of Marietta, Spirits and Spirits and Haunted Pub Crawl, visit www.ghostsofmarietta,com.
Scary-etta Trolley Ghost Tour
Climb aboard the Marietta trolley for a 90 minute, fully-narrated tour of Historic Marietta square. Learn more about the haunted Mary Meinert statue at St. James Episcopal Cemetery, hear stories of the ghosts residing in the Kennesaw House and hear the story of Marietta’s most famous ghost, the “Lady in Black,” as you take a brief walk around the Marietta City Cemetery. Pricing for a ride on the Scary-etta Trolley is $27 for adults and $14 for children ages 12 and under. For reservations, call 770-425-1006 or visit www.mariettatrolley.com.
Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival
An annual favorite among residents, the Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to the wide selection of arts and crafts items, children will enjoy carnival games and prizes at Halloween Happenings. There will also be a costume contest, so don’t forget to dress up your little ones. Halloween Happenings will only be available from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Also during the Festival, winners of this year’s Scarecrows on the Square competition will be announced at 1:45 p.m. Free parking will be available in the Cobb County Parking Garage on Cherokee Street. For more information on the Harvest Arts & Crafts Festival, Halloween Happenings and Scarecrows on the Square, visit www.marietta.gov.
Marietta Zombie Walk
Benefitting MUST Ministries, the 3rd Annual Marietta Zombie Walk returns bigger and better than ever. Following the Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival, this year’s Zombie Walk will begin at 5 p.m. To participate, individuals are asked to donate $10 to MUST Ministries. Canned goods can also be donated in one of the donation barrels set-up throughout the square. If you need help with your zombie attire, come out early and stop by the booth at the Harvest Festival where a make-up artist will zombie-fy you for a night of family fun. The walking trail is a less than a mile loop around the square and there will be a photo booth available for capturing memories. For more information on the Marietta Zombie Walk, visit www.mariettazombiewalk.com. Following the Zombie Walk, participants are encouraged to stick around for a “drive-in” double feature at Glover Park presented by Carnival of Doom.
In addition to these seasonal favorites, Historic Marietta Square is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants and shops, as well as year-round events. Purchasing a Cobb County home at Montgomery Park will give you convenient access to all of the exciting activities available at Historic Marietta Square. At Traton Homes, we are currently selling single-family homes at Montgomery Park priced from the low-$300,000s. For more information on Montgomery Park, call 678-391-9492.