The season of the year between summer and winter is one of my favorites. Fall is a great time to spend outdoors with your family. The colorful changing leaves always lift my mood it’s such a beautiful image to take in. Also the weather is cooling off but it’s not too cold so you may not even need a jacket. There are so many different things you can do with your family like hang out in the park, visit a pumpkin patch, collect leaves and even roll around in them. There are also lots of community activities, in fact the Fall Festival on Ponce will be taking place soon. It seems like such a fun time with lots to do. I definitely plan on checking it out.
The Festival on Ponce has taken place twice a year since 2011 in the gorgeous Olmsted Linear Park. The park itself was first proposed over 100 years ago in 1893 by its namesake, Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr., one of the nation’s most well known designers of parks and public spaces at the time. His other works include the famous Central Park in New York City, the breathtaking Biltmore Estate in Asheville, and our nation’s Capital Grounds. After a century of constant use, the park began to decline until the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance was established in 1997. Since then, OLPA has worked tirelessly to ensure the park is maintained and preserved for future generations. Olmsted is made of up of six different sections, each just as stunning as the next. When you visit the park during the festival weekend, you’ll see just how beautiful the space is, and how much work has gone into making it a beautiful area for metro Atlanta residents.
The Fall Festival on Ponce is a free two day event taking place October 19th and 20th, and will feature over 125 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalworkers, glass blowers, jewelers and crafters. The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a Street Market, children’s inflatable play area plus a variety of local food trucks. In the middle of the park there is a lovely playground area that kids of all ages love, and a large grassy field that is perfect for kicking back and relaxing in this beautiful fall weather.
Festival on Ponce When: Saturday, October 19th 10-6; Sunday, October 20th 11-6 Where: Olmsted Linear Park, 1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia, 30307 Food trucks: 10+ local food trucks and vendors Live music: Over 10 local bands and artists Local artists: 125+ booths (participating artist list) Cost: Free admission Parking: Free in designated areas, please keep in mind that this is a residential area when looking for parking Children’s Entertainment: Inflatables, sand art and face painting (activity tickets are required) Pets: Dogs are welcome to join in the fun too, just be sure to bring a leash and pick up behind them! For more information visit www.festivalonponce.com
Seriously, President Jimmy Carter was at Festival on Ponce last year!
This is always an awesome festival and great way to spend the afternoon with your family. You can spend the whole day strolling through the artist booths, munching on local food, listening to music and letting the kiddos play on the playground. Be sure to bring a blanket for lounging on the grass and a frisbee to toss around. Don’t forget to share all your fun festival pictures online using hashtag #FestivalOnPonce!
The folks over at the festival have even given me and several other awesome Atlanta bloggers a $110 Festival Prize Pack to give away to one of our readers! It includes $50 in Artist Bucks, 2 lunch vouchers (meal and drink), and up to 4 children’s bracelets for unlimited inflatable play! The giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday 10/18, use the form below to enter.
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a Rafflecopter giveawayWant more chances to win? Be sure to follow the Festival on Ponce on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram,
as they’ll be giving away $50 in Artist Bucks to spend at the festival every day!
Disclosure – I was compensated for promoting the festival and giveaway. As always, all opinions are my own.