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 16th, 2021 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 12:00PM - 12:30PM (NEW EVENT!!)
  • Halloween Happenings Kid’s Festival 1:00PM – 5:00PM
  • Costume Contest 2:00PM – 3:00PM

Scarecrows In The Square

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 HERE
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

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!

​1st Annual Pie Eating Contest (NEW EVENT!!)

In the grand tradition of Fall Festivals, this year's event will feature a Pie Eating Contest for ages 6 and up!! Are you the fastest eater in Marietta? The City of Marietta will be partnering with Pie Bar on the Marietta Square to bring you the most fun you will ever have eating dessert! Pie Bar will be supplying delicious 8" round Pumpkin Pies as well as sponsoring the prizes for the winners. 

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Check out our Event Partner!

The event will be held Saturday, October 16th at 12PM prior to the Halloween Happenings. Registration is FREE, but participants must be aged 6 or older to participate. Registration will go live August 30th at 8AM!! Click Here to Register

*Please consider allergens and dietary restrictions prior to registration.*

Prizes include:
  • Overall Winner between Teens & Adults (Grand Prize): Pie Bar Gift Basket filled with Pie Bar goodies!! 
  • Mini Munchers (ages 6-12)
    • All Participants receive a card for a Free Slice of Pie! 
  • Teens (13-16)
    • 1st - A Gift Certificate for 1) Whole Sweet Pie + 1 Pie Bar T-Shirt
    • 2nd -  A "Free Slice of Pie" Card + Pie Bar Mug + A "Free Cup of Coffee" Card
    • 3rd -  A "Free Slice of Pie" Card
  • Adults (17/up)
    • 1st - A Gift Certificate for 1) Whole Sweet Pie + 1 Pie Bar T-Shirt
    • 2nd - A "Free Slice of Pie" Card + Pie Bar Mug + A "Free Cup of Coffee" Card
    • 3rd - A "Free Slice of Pie" Card

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.