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October 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Goblins in the Garden


October 23, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Join us for a day of fall, family fun! This festive event will offer music performances, pumpkin decorating, a ride-on-train, and more. Costumes encouraged.

Goblins Runway
10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Show off your Halloween costumes on the Goblins Runway! Shows will be hosted on the spacious Great Lawn so your little goblin has plenty of room to strut their stuff.


“Music Party” with Travis Murphy
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Join us for Travis Murphy’s musical adventure as he explores different sounds, movements and silly lyrics with interactive elements. Mr. Travis has taught music to hundreds of preschool-aged children every week for the past 9 years in and around Atlanta. He also tours professionally with his band. Bring a blanket or ground cover if desired.


Children’s Ride-on-Train
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$5 per passenger ($3 members). Adults should accompany children 0-3 years old. Children +4 are encouraged to ride alone if comfortable. Please note: the Ride-on-Train does not run during inclement weather. Last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m.


Mini Pumpkin Decorating
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.*

Decorate your very own mini pumpkin to take home!


Journey to Literacy
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.*

Junior League of Atlanta’s Journey to Literacy is a hands-on program presented throughout the community to help raise awareness of the importance of early childhood education and to teach caregivers effective methods to develop early literacy skills.


Kids in the Kitchen
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.*

The Junior League of Atlanta’s Kids in The Kitchen provides instructional and interactive events that empower youth to make healthy lifestyle choices to help fight the growth of childhood obesity and its associated negative health issues.


10 a.m. – 4 p.m.*

Add some meaning to your “Halloweening” with UNICEF USA! Stop by UNICEF USA’s table for some spooktacular fun and giveaways like tote bags, buttons, and coloring sheets and help support children worldwide.


Garden Chef Demos: Natalie Fisher-Chavez
12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

In the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen, the Garden Chef showcases fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs in simple and mouthwatering recipes. Be inspired to try something new the next time you cook.


*While supplies last

We may cancel or move indoors if rain, cold temperatures or inclement weather make outdoor programming impractical. To check the status, email

This program is included with Garden admission.

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Chef Bio

Natalie Fisher-Chavez
Edible Garden Chef, Atlanta Botanical Garden

Natalie Fisher-Chavez is a first-generation Mexican-American chef with roots in Oaxaca, who has worked with urban agricultural organizations for the past 5 years. She comes from a restaurant family, and on farms in Atlanta is where her connection with food came full circle. After studying at the Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan in 2018, her areas of specialization became plant-based Oaxacan cuisine that honors her heritage and farm-to-table recipes playing with various genres. The two often intermingle.

She currently hosts cooking classes, private dinners, pop-ups, and has even owned a vegan taco shop called The Local Coco. She is thrilled to be demonstrating her recipes as an Edible Garden Chef.


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We’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of Scarecrows in the Garden with extra special programming, local celebrity judges and exciting prize packages! Winners will be announced live at the Garden’s Great Pumpkin-Carving Fest on October 27. The 2022 judges include Christine Pullara of Atlanta & Company, Chef Joey Ward of Southern Belle & Georgia Boy and Jessica Black, 2010 Miss USA. Prizes include an Atlanta United VIP Experience, The Inn at Serenbe VIP Package, a $250 gift card to Southern Belle/Georgia Boy and much more.

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