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Callaway Gardens begins first weekend of its Fall Festival

Callaway Gardens' annual Fall Festival kicks off this weekend with a vintage auto show.

Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Oct. 26 at the Gardens, which is about 35 miles north of Columbus on Ga. 18. Tickets are $13; $6.50 for children, ages 6-12; free for children ages 5 and younger. Tax is additional.

Most of the activities are on Robin Lake Beach's West Beach.

The Monarch Butterfly tagging begins at 10 a.m. in Mr. Cason's Vegetable Garden.

Mr. Cason's Great Pumpkin Patch is where families can go to pick out a pumpkin. They cost $2-$7. Kids and adults can paint the pumpkins under a tent.

The Georgia-Alabama antique car show is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and features 19 different car classes.

Barbecue is served both days from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Also, there will be Spider Jumping and Rock Climbing.

Other activities include a corn maze, hay bale maze for smaller children, the Family Vegetable Garden Scavenger Hunt, pressed flower display, Junior Duck Stamp Art Exhibit, Coastal Gourd Sprouts Exhibit and Sale, Birds of Prey show at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, story telling, an owl show at 3:30 p.m. both days, organ concert 2-4 p.m. both days, chrysanthemum display, enchanted topiary garden,

Call 706-663-2281.

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