How to Celebrate All Things Spooky in Coweta County

Take A Trip to Coweta this October!

Experience the Fright-tastic Fanfare of The Walking Dead

If you watched a single episode of AMC’s 11-season zombie apocalypse television show The Walking Dead, then you’ll love getting a behind-the-scenes peek into the massively successful production. Fans of the Emmy-winning horror drama may know that much of the show was filmed in Senoia and in other parts of Coweta County, and while you can visit any time of year, there’s something that’s extra spine-tingling about visiting in the fall. Popular film locations to check out include “The Commonwealth Wall” or “Outpost 22” near the Senoia Farmer’s Market at 40 Travis Street in Senoia; town of Alexandria located at the bottom of Mainstreet in Senoia (this is a private neighborhood but you can easily view it from across the railroad tracks); and the “Away With You” wall at 11 Church Street in Grantville.

More Fright-tastic Fun

After your filming tour, head to The Woodbury Museum and Shoppe in Senoia. There you’ll find licensed products, merchandise, and collectibles to take home as well as memorabilia and props from the show to geek out over.

For the full Walking Dead experience, book a tour with Georgia Tour Company or Water Tower Tours, both of whom offer guided tours (on wheels or heels) where you’ll learn little-known information about the making of the show.

Attend an Iconic Fall Event

One of the best things about fall is that it’s finally cool enough to enjoy outdoor festivals. Coweta County takes full advantage of the mild temperatures by orchestrating a full fall calendar of special events.

The fun kicks off on October 6 with Oktoberfest, a beer-tasting event and fall festival celebration hosted in the Downtown Newnan Square.

As Halloween creeps closer, the festivities kick up a notch with a special Halloween-themed edition of Alive After Five on October 20. The night includes arts, crafts, kids’ activities, music, food, drinks and artisan vendors in Senoia. For this edition, there will be special fall cocktails, candy apples and a dog costume contest.

The following day, folks can come back to downtown Newnan for the Spirits & Spice Festival from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The fun continues with a chili cook-off, food and drink specials, a craft market and more children’s activities.

Eerie Events All October Long

For a night out that may deliver a few jump scares, secure a ticket for an Oak Hill Cemetery Tour. Tours start at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum on October 21 and October 27 and last between 60 to 90 minutes. Take a guided tour through the cemetery where you’ll hear ghost stories and urban legends, and you may even earn a visit from the dearly departed. The price of your ticket also includes a Mad for Pumpkins museum tour, live music and a discount at the barbecue food truck parked on site.

For the ladies, Witches Night Out takes place on October 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. During the free event, downtown Newnan hosts a ladies’ night out where shops and restaurants offer treats, specials, sales, raffle prizes and more. Just be sure to wear your best witch’s costume.

When Halloween finally rolls around, close out spooky season with two events: Munchkin Masquerade and Trick-or-Treat Glow Forest, both located in downtown Newnan. The Munchkin Masquerade is family friendly trick-or-treating at downtown businesses from 10 a.m. to noon. The Trick-or-Treat Glow Forest takes over after dark at the historic College Street homes in downtown Newnan. This event is perfect for kids of all ages! The giant glow-in-the-dark block party will feature trick-or-treating and a magical forest of twinkling flowers and sparkling trees.

Knock Back a Fall Brew

If you want to cheers to a fearsome fall, there are several places to get a seasonal sip in Coweta County. During the day, Leaf & Bean in downtown Newnan is all about the coffee, tea and pastries, but at night it transforms into the Lounge at Leaf & Bean, an after-hours bar specializing in craft cocktails. Try the Midnight Brew-Tini or Caramel Chaos.

Beer lovers should head to Line Creek Brewing Co. to try their limited edition Scary & Fright Pumpkin Pie Ale, a 7.5% AVB ale that’s brewed with pumpkin, ginger, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg.

For the ultimate cozy vibes, visit Pearl & Pine Brewery in Senoia and snag a spot by one of their outdoor firepits.

Get Your Spooky on in Coweta County

Whether you’re leaning into the pumpkin spice of it all or you’re into a little more frightful fun, Coweta County has you covered for the most unforgettable fall vibes. Begin planning your eerie escape by clicking here today.

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