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Wicked Cool Festival Options Abound in ATL this Week

When the Southern swelter turns crisp and leaves begin to lose green hues, there's no shortage of festive entertainment in the ATL. Here's a quick rundown of three upcoming options that just screeeeeeam October.

L5PAtlanta's favorite horrifying/whacky/grotesque/perverted parade returns for a 15th year to highlight the Little Five Points Halloween bonanza, from noon until 11 p.m. Saturday. Expect about a dozen musical acts on two stages, brouhaha aplenty and belligerent monkeys.

WHITTIER MILL VILLAGE— For Atlantans who've been dying to check out Whittier Mill Village — a tucked-away, 19th-century ITP village — there's no better time than Saturday, when WMV's biggest annual blowout, Parktoberfest, runs from 3 to 10 p.m. Expect suds galore (beer-bands are $25), a football trailer, "wine grab" and three bands, including the fiddle-playing Whiskey Shivers.

OLD FOURTH WARD— Anyone holding out hope that the Masquerade might continue to operate in its current Old Fourth Ward digs should not read the website for the venue's blood-curdling, adults-only haunted house, Chambers of Horror, which advises that dates are limited "due to last year on North Avenue." Womp womp. Until development slaughters the venerable music complex, "the world's most extreme haunted attraction" will be open until 1 a.m on weekend nights. $20 for general admission.