Native Americans are said to have created the first scarecrows on these shores to protect their corn crops from the scavenging black birds.
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Scarecrows in the Garden
Through Oct. 31. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays (until 10 p.m. Thursdays). $18.95; $12.95, ages 3-12; free, younger than 3. 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-876-5859, www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org.
Fest-of-Ale: 5-10 p.m. Thursdays. Enjoy specialty brews and bluegrass music.
Children’s Fall Crafts: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends.
Arts & Ales: 5-10 p.m. Oct. 17. A fall artists’ market, plus brews.
Great Chefs Pumpkin Carving Contest: 7 p.m. Oct. 24. Who will carve the most ghoulish gourd?
Goblins in the Garden: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27. Kids can wear costumes to enjoy pony rides, tricks, treats and other Halloween diversions.