HarvestFest and Scarecrows In The Square

*The City of Marietta reserves the ability to cancel any events at any time due to an Executive Order issued by Governor Brian Kemp due to COVID-19 or any other outside factors.


Marietta's HarvestFest is an annual festival held each October. The festival includes the HarvestFest Arts & Crafts Show, Touch-A-Truck, Scarecrows In The Square, Costume Contest and Halloween Happenings kid’s festival. The festival is sure to please the whole family!

HarvestFest Market: Handmade Arts & Crafts | Touch-A-Truck | Inflatables | DJ Entertainment Games | Candy | Scarecrows In The Square and More!!!


Saturday, October 15th, 2022 9:00AM – 5:00PM 


 Glover Park at Historic Marietta Square, 50 N Park Square NE Marietta, GA 30060

Event Schedule

  • HarvestFest Market: Handmade Arts & Crafts 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Touch-A-Truck 10:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Pie Eating Contest TBD
  • Halloween Happenings Kid’s Festival 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Costume Contest 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Scarecrows In The Square (Applications OPEN July 1st)

The annual Scarecrows In The Square competition will be on display throughout the park during the festival. Take part in bringing your school, club, business or non-profit's scarecrow to Glover Park at Historic Marietta Square! Awards will be given to Best In Show and 1st Place in each category: School/Club, Business and Non-Profit Organization. Scarecrow participants are welcome to participate during HarvestFest Halloween Happenings by hosting kids activities or offer treats at their scarecrow display. Email ezillweger@mariettaga.gov for more information.  Download the information and application.

Scarecrow Winners 2021:
Best Overall:
Lenny's Hair Salon
Business: Pie Bar Marietta
School/Club: GA Metropolitan Dance Theatre
Non-Profit: Marietta Daises Club
Government: Cobb County Solicitors Office

HarvestFest Market: Handmade Arts & Crafts (Applications OPEN July 1st)

The HarvestFest Market draws exhibitors from the southern states, including many local vendors, showcasing and selling their handmade arts & crafts. Exhibitor information and application can be downloaded here.


Festival-goers of all ages will enjoy this portion of the event. Many City of Marietta vehicles will be on display for an up-close experience, such as firetrucks, police cars, tractors, tow trucks, and many more!

Halloween Happenings Kid’s Festival

Calling all kids to come dressed in their favorite costume with a trick-or-treat bag! Halloween Happenings is a kid’s festival for children ages 12 and younger. Carnival games, inflatable houses, candy and other special activities make this a safe and fun fall event.

Costume Contest

*Contestants should arrive to the stage at 1:30PM to receive a contestant number.
Come dressed in your best
handmade costume! Contest starts at 2:00PM at the Glover Park Stage with our littlest contestants. Categories for the contest are: 1st-3rd Place Age Group Winners <1 year old, 2-3 years old, 4-6 years old, 7-8 years old, 9-10 years old, & 11-12 years old. There will also be an Overall and 1st-3rd Group category (groups are minimum of 2 contestants and any age). The pet costume contest at 3:00PM will close out the show with an Overall Grand Prize and 1st -3rd place winners.

Parking - Downtown Marietta Parking Map

Additional Information

For more information, call the Marietta Parks and Recreation Department at 770-794-5601.