School carnivals are back. Now that the new school year is under way, PTA parents and school volunteers are dusting off bean-bag toss games and blowing up inflatable bouncy houses to prepare for their annual schoolyard fundraisers. If you feel the fall call of the cake walk, here are schools in Reporter Newspapers communities that plan fundraising fests this autum.

Ashford Park Elementary Fall Festival

When: Nov. 2, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Where: 2968 Cravenridge Drive, Brookhaven

Offerings: Rock wall, spider jump, inflatables, fall festival games, dunk tank featuring some school faculty members and local community leaders, food trucks and craft vendors.

Cost: Admission is free. Rides and games range from $1 to $5.

Atlanta International School WorldFest

When: Oct. 20, 12:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. Rain or shine.

Where: 2890 N. Fulton Drive, NE, Buckhead

Offerings: Visit six continents in one day at WorldFest, a community-wide event that celebrates the cultures and diversity of AIS. Attractions and events include global cuisine at the Taste of Nations, international performances, games and rides, and crafts from around the world. Proceeds support the Parent Organization Fund.

Cost: Free admission. Concessions and some activities will incur an additional cost.

For more information: Go to or call 404-841-3840.

Dunwoody Springs Elementary Back To School Bash

When: Sept. 21, 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Where: 8100 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs

Offerings: Games, inflatables, cake walk, screening of “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

Cost: $2 (cake walk entries cost $1 extra)

For more information:

E. Rivers Elementary Fall Festival

When: Oct. 5, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Address: 4360 Powers Ferry Road, Buckhead

Offerings: Games, activities, events.

Cost: $25 for unlimited rides.

The Galloway School Fall Fun Fest

When: Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine.

Where: 215 W. Wieuca Road, NW, Buckhead

Offerings: Moonwalks, mazes, games, marshmallow guns, face painting, fake casts, tattoos, photo booth, food truck and bake sale. Proceeds benefit school’s annual Giving Campaign.

Cost: Free admission. Tickets/wristband purchase required to enjoy the rides, crafts and other activities. Concessions for sale.

For more information: Contact Jenny Gruel at or 404-583-5140.

Garden Hills Elementary Fourth Fall Carnival

When: Nov. 2, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Where: 285 Sheridan Drive, Buckhead

Offerings: 80-foot obstacle course, bungee run, 80-foot slide, games and activities.

Cost: Wrist bands are $25 per person.*

*not included: concessions, arts-n-crafts, and cupcake walk. Individual tickets are 4 for $1.

High Point Elementary Fall Festival

When: Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 520 Greenland Road, Sandy Springs

Offerings: Rock wall, spider bungee jumps, bouncy house, carnival games, face painting, arts and crafts.

Cost: None listed.

Kingsley Charter School Fall Festival

When: Oct. 13, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Where: 2051 Brendon Drive, Dunwoody

Offerings: Food court, pumpkin sale, games, face painting, dunk tank.

Cost: Tickets for games and concessions; three for $1 on festival day.

For more information:

Morris Brandon Elementary Jamboree

When: Oct. 20, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Where: 2741 Howell Mill Road, Buckhead

Offerings: Games, arts and crafts, inflatables, food trucks and a new Haunted Hall.

Cost: Wristbands are $30 each, payable by cash, check or credit card. Tickets will also be available for sale.

Pace Academy’s 50th Annual Pace Fall Fair

When: Oct. 19, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Where: 966 W. Paces Ferry Road, Buckhead. Shuttles will provide transportation from the Church of the Apostles, 3585 Northside Parkway.

Offerings: Inflatables, laser tag, bungee jumps, carnival games, refreshments from local vendors such as King of Pops.

Cost: Free

Sarah Smith Elementary Annual Fall Festival

When: Oct. 26, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Where: Primary Campus, 370 Old Ivy Road, NE, Buckhead

Offerings: Obstacle course, inflatables, crafts, face painting, toddler play zone, carnival games.

Cost: $8 admission; some special events charge an additional fee, such as $7 for the bungee jump and $2 for the Haunted Hallway.

Spalding Drive Charter Elementary Fall FunFest

When: Oct. 18, 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm

Where: 130 West Spalding Drive, Sandy Springs

Offerings: Balloon twisting, face painting, fall craft contest, Toddler Fun Zone, cake walk, baseball toss, goldfish bowl, other carnival games, popcorn, candy.

Cost: $10 for unlimited game play, individual tickets 10 for $5, cake walk $1. Food and drinks priced separately.

Sandy Springs United Methodist Preschool & Kindergarten 50th Celebration

When: Sept. 20, 11 a.m. worship; lunch and family fun (reservations required) 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.

Where: 86 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs (for worship); the Activity Center, 85 Mount Vernon Highway for lunch and family fun.

Offerings: Barbecue lunch, bouncy houses, tours of the facilities, and treats.

Cost: Free, however, reservations are required via You must have an association (former or current) with the school.

Springmont School’s 19th annual Montessori Mile and Third Annual Middle School Festival

When: Oct. 12, 8:30 a.m.

Where: 5750 Long Island Drive, Sandy Springs

Offerings: 1-mile race, Diper Derby, chalk art contest, games, tattoos, face painting, food truck, bake sale and chili cook-off. Rain or shine.

Cost: Race fee, $15 by Sept. 30; $25 day of event. Register at: Free admission to Middle School festival. No fee to participate in chili cook-off.

For more information: Contact Andrea Restifo at 404-252-3910 or