Yellow Daisy Festival Guide at Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park hosts the Yellow Daisy Festival every fall, featuring some of the very best arts and crafts and festival foods for four days of fun. Georgians and visitors to the state look forward to spending time at Stone Mountain Park and attending the Yellow Daisy Festival to meet incredible artists and browse unique arts and crafts from a wide variety of vendors. Families and friends of all ages will find plenty of exciting things to see and do at the Yellow Daisy Festival.

Stone Mountain Park's Yellow Daisy Festival

The Yellow Daisy Festival takes place the weekend after Labor Day (Thursday-Sunday). With over 250 artists and crafters from Georgia and around the country, guests can appreciate and purchase artwork, craft items, and festival foods, and many demonstrations take place during the event as well. The Yellow Daisy Festival has been a staple of the Atlanta festival calendar for over 50 years, first starting as a small arts and crafts fair and now blossoming into a four-day event. Explore thousands of handmade works of art including art, pottery, painting, jewelry, and woodworking. Stroll along the festival route so you can browse and shop a wide variety of booths featuring every style and culture. When you visit Stone Mountain Park for the Yellow Daisy Festival, you will also have access to the whole park and can explore the natural areas and exciting attractions while you're here.


Don’t Forget Your Baby Carrier

If you are craving a walk along the trails or a climb up the mountain, we recommend a baby carrier, like a sling, front pack, or a hiking backpack. Many trails are too treacherous to push a stroller around.

If you are going to trek up the 1.1-mile trail to the top of the mountain wearing your baby, be aware that there are some steep areas as well as rocks and branches on the path. While on the trails, be sure to take extra precautions to keep both you and baby safe.


Getting Tickets for the Yellow Daisy Festival

The Yellow Daisy Festival takes place over four days, from a Thursday to a Sunday, and all you need to access the festival is to pay for parking when you enter the park. A one-day parking pass is $20 and an annual permit costs $40. If you would like to spend more than one day at Stone Mountain Park or come back to the Yellow Daisy Festival on another day, then purchase an annual permit so you can come and go as you please. A parking pass to Stone Mountain Park offers you access to the Yellow Daisy Festival and many other natural wonders and attractions at the park.


Things to Do at the Yellow Daisy Festival

There are so many things to do at the Yellow Daisy Festival for visitors of all ages! Come in the morning and stay all day, as there is certainly enough to entertain the whole family for hours!

Arts & Crafts

Browse through booths filled with handmade arts and crafts including works by artists, painters, crafters, potters, jewelers, woodworkers, and more. Kids can enjoy face painting while parents and friends taste sweet treats and pick out the perfect piece of art or jewelry for a loved one. Shop for birthday gifts, Christmas presents, or home decor for yourself.

Festival Foods

As with most festivals, one of the best parts of the Yellow Daisy Festival is all the delicious foods and drinks, including classic festival treats, southern cuisine, and food trucks. Local food vendors show off their amazing menus so you can find your next favorite restaurant in the Atlanta area or enjoy carnival treats like funnel cakes and lemonade. Kids and adults alike will appreciate refreshing popsicles and other cool treats on these warm, fall days at the park.

Nature Trails

While you're visiting Stone Mountain Park, explore the nature trails that run throughout the whole park. You can walk or jog the base of the mountain, or hike the 1-mile trek to the top of the mountain and take in the panoramic views.

Playgrounds and Attractions

Stone Mountain Park is also home to a giant playground and attractions to entertain kids of all ages. Enjoy a game of mini-golf with the family or take a ride on the Summit Skyride to the top of the mountain, or pop by a park playground to let the kids run off some energy.


Where to Stay for the Yellow Daisy Festival

Stone Mountain Park offers a variety of lodging options if you are visiting from out of town for the Yellow Daisy Festival. In addition to the Atlanta Evergreen Lakeside Resort and The Inn at Stone Mountain Park, visitors can also check out the campground options, including RV parking, camping sites, and even yurt rentals!

Plan to spend the weekend at Stone Mountain Park for the Yellow Daisy Festival in September and you will find plenty of things to do for the whole family!


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