Birmingham Fall Festivals: Your complete guide to fall family fun!

It’s that time of year again! Fall Festival Season is upon us and the Magic City has no shortage of Fall Festivals this year! We searched high and low to find the best activities going on in the Birmingham area this fall. Here is our list of all the Birmingham Fall Festivals that you and your family can enjoy!

Birmingham Fall Festivals

2018 Birmingham Fall Festivals

Taste of Hoover

Taste of Hoover

October 11 from 5pm – 8pm
Aldridge Gardens
3530 Lorna Rd Hoover, Alabama 35216

Taste of Hoover celebrates the variety of culinary styles found throughout the city.  Enjoy an autumn evening with us strolling through the Gardens and sampling delicious dishes from some of Hoover’s best restaurants, caterers, and more. Taste international wines and local beers while listening to live entertainment.

Tickets are $45 members/$50 non-members.
Children 12 and under are free.
Only a limited number of tickets will be available. This event has sold out in the past.

Please note, there are no physical paper tickets. Upon registration, your name(s) will be added to our “will call” list and you will simply need to check in when arriving at the event. No refunds will be available.

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Barktoberfest 2018

October 11 at 6pm
Cahaba Brewing Company
4500 5th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

🐶Dog & Beer Lovers UNITE🍺
Come celebrate in Oktoberfest fashion, Hand in Paw style, with your furry friend by your side! Drink local beer, participate in the popular doggie costume contest, listen to live music, and even get a caricature of your pup all while supporting Hand in Paw 💛

🎟 Tickets: 🎟

🍺 one beer ticket
🐶 entry into the pet costume contest
🎟 one raffle ticket
🍻 entry into the stein hoist contest
🐩 access to free doggie caricature artist
🌭 entry into the hot dog eating contest
🥤 novelty Hand in Paw cup
👄 access to the HIP Therapy Dog Kissing Booth

Local vendors will be present for food!

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Oak Mountain State Park Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

October 13 from 9am – 5pm
Oak Mountain State Park

The Festival will be full of Music, Tons of food vendors including many traditional Fall favorites, Multiple Yard Games like corn hole and giant checkers, Fun Activities like mining for gems and painting pumpkins, Multiple Bounce Houses and an inflatable slide, Pony Rides provided by the Rusted Roof Barn, Meet and greet with the Alabama Wildlife Center‘s Education Ambassadors, Complimentary Hay Rides (ride as many times as you like!), SHOPPING with local vendors, an early morning yoga class on the beach, and so much more!

Regular Entrance Fees Apply
Age 3 and under are free, Age 4-11 are $2 each, Age 12-61 are $5 each, and Age 62+ are $2 each
*Military and Veterans FREE
*Annual Passes are Valid

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2018 Mt Laurel Fall Festival

October 13 from 10am – 3pm
5 Mt Laurel Ave, Birmingham, Alabama 35242

Celebrate the best of fall in the beautiful Town of Mt Laurel. The Mt Laurel Fall Festival offers you the opportunity to shop a vibrant street fair, savor dishes from the best local food trucks, and enjoy a day strolling the idyllic streets of one of Birmingham’s best neighborhoods.

The Mt Laurel Fall Festival has something for the whole family, including shopping the many arts and crafts vendors and farmers; watching live music on the Bryson Square Stage; and savoring delicious eats at Mt Laurel restaurants and Birmingham food trucks. Browse handcrafted artwork, home décor items, jewelry, and pottery from local artisans and pick up fresh produce from participating farmers.

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Fall Frenzy

Fall Frenzy 2018

October 13 from 10am – 5pm
Pell City Lakeside Park
2801 Stemley Bridge Rd, Cropwell, AL 35054

Fall Frenzy is back and better than ever! In its first four years, this family fun event has placed over $139,000 into the classrooms and student organizations of the Pell City School System. More vendors! More music! More rides and activities! More fun! But most importantly, more money raised to enhance the educational experience of Pell City’s children!

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Breakin' Bread

16th Annual Breakin’ Bread

October 14 from 1pm – 5pm
Pepper Place Market
2829 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233

Enjoy a day filled with unlimited food sampling along with craft beer and wine, a makers’ market comprised of craftsmen from Pepper Place Market, a kid’s zone with special activities for children, live musical entertainment from Todd Coder Duo, Taylor Hunnicut and Alvin Garrett and more! Proceeds from the event will benefit Jones Valley Teaching Farm’s (JVTF) Urban Farm Project.

General Admission is only $35 and includes unlimited food samplings and two drink tickets for wine and beer. (Early Bird price is $30 if purchased before Sept. 1! Limited quantity available!)

VIP tickets are $99 and guests will enjoy unlimited food samplings, unlimited wine and beer, early entrance to the event at 12:30 p.m. and access to the exclusive lounge area. (Early Bird price is $85 if purchased before Sept. 1! Limited quantity available!)

Children 12 and under enter FREE when accompanied by an adult and have access to unlimited food sampling, non-alcoholic beverages and the children’s area.

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Hoover Hayride

October 25 from 5pm – 8pm
Veterans Park on Valleydale
Parking at Spain Park High School

The Hoover Hayride & Family Night is an annual family-friendly event held in October. The event includes hayrides around the park and a large exhibitor pavilion where children can gather treats throughout the night.

Event Features:

  • Hayrides around the park
  • Expansive Exhibitor Area
  • Candy & Giveaways
  • Food Vendors
  • Balloon Artists
  • Face Painting

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Dawson Church Family Fall Festival

October 26 from 6pm – 9pm
Dawson Memorial Baptist Church
1114 Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209

Carnival and train rides, games, bungee jumps, inflatables, balloon animals, face painting, and more make this event a family favorite. Put on your best costume (mom and dad, that includes you) and have dinner with us. Food is reasonably priced. Enjoy a grilled hot dogs and pizza. Afterward, satisfy your sweet tooth with an old-fashioned, hand-dipped candy apple (they go quickly) or fresh and fluffy cotton candy.

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howls and growls

GBHS Howls and Growls

October 26 from 8pm-12am
2515 6th Street South
Birmingham, AL, 35205

The Greater Birmingham Humane Society Young Professionals Board is hosting the Fourth Annual Howls & Growls Halloween celebration benefiting the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

Howls & Growls is a Halloween-themed event that raises money and awareness for the thousands of animals the Greater Birmingham Humane Society serves each year. The event features live music, games and activities, and local food and beverages. Proceeds from the event benefit the continued efforts of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society.

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Alabaster Fall Festival

Fall Fest 2018

October 27 from 9:30am – 3pm
Buck Creek Trail
701 Sixth Avenue S.W. Alabaster, AL

Fall Fest is a fun filled day with:

  • Arts and Crafts Vendors
  • Carnival Rides for children
  • Food Vendors
  • Hay Rides
  • Inflatables
  • Live Music performed by 2BLU and the Lucky Stiffs
  • Trick-or-Treat Trail for children
  • And More

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Covered Bridge Festival 2018

October 27 at 9am – Oct 28 at 12am
Oneonta, Alabama

The Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce is so excited to have you join us for the 35th Covered Bridge Festival in beautiful and historic downtown Oneonta. Full of fun, arts, crafts, vendors, music and more! We’ll see you October 27th at 9:00 am!

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Dog Days at Discovery

Dog Days at Discovery 2018

October 27 from 10am-2pm
5487 Stadium Trace Pkwy, Hoover, AL

Dog Days at Discovery is FREE and fun for the whole family, including Fido! Well-behaved dogs and children are welcome; dogs must be on-leash. We will have activities for pets and people, live music including Bailey Ingle and Vinyl Rock, food trucks, an art show, and a pet costume contest. Let your pet make a run on the agility course. Meet the authors of children’s books about pets as they roam the grounds reading to kids and pets. Demonstrations by Hand In Paw. Exhibitors include all manner of pet-related businesses and there will be opportunities for pet adoptions and reduced-cost microchipping. In addition, Pastor Mike Skelton, will conduct a Blessing of the Pets.

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Magic City Classic

Magic City Classic

October 27 from 8am-10pm
Legion Field, Birmingham, Alabama

Join us in the streets of downtown Birmingham at 8 a.m. for the McDonald’s Magic City Classic parade! Please check our website for the updated route.

The Coors Light Tailgate Party starts at 10 a.m. and features LIVE entertainment on our main stage with celebrity artists, free swag, giveaways, and more!

The McDonald’s Magic City Classic presented by Coca-Cola kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Cheer on the Bulldogs or the Hornets with 70,000 of your closest friends…

Stay after the game for the Coors Light Post-Game concert! The concert will follow the conclusion of the game inside Legion Field and is free with your game ticket.

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Dia De Los Muertos

Día de los Muertos

October 27 from 12pm – 8pm
Rotary Trail
2098 1st Ave S

The Dia de los Muertos hosted by Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR) is the must-attend FREE pop-up outdoor cultural event of the Fall! Held outside in Birmingham’s beautiful Rotary Trail in the downtown area.

💀 Saturday, October 27, 2018
🌹 Rotary Trail in Downtown Birmigham
😍 FREE Admission
❤️ Hosted by Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR)

• Alcohol Free Event • Smoke Free Event • Small Friendly Dogs on Leash Allowed • Small Strollers Allowed • NO Picnic Baskets • NO Coolers • Free Public Event

This one day festival is a FREE event that features community altars to remember our loved ones, local music scene, and latin food all with the Magic City as the backdrop. Featuring Birmingham local dance and music performances, latin food, crafters and artisans.

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Homewood Fall Festival

Fall Festival & Homewood Witches Ride

October 28 from 2pm – 5:15pm
Homewood Central Park

Festival Highlights Include:
Bounce Houses, Games, DJ, Face Painting, Photo Booth Area, Arts and Crafts, Cupcake Walk, Food Trucks, Costume Contest and Candy!!!

Unlimited Attractions Wristband: $5 per person

The Homewood Witches Ride is a fun, crazy 2 mile bike ride through the streets of Homewood. Women dress up as witches, ride their brooms (bikes,) and throw candy to the little monsters (kids) along the posted route. ALL children are welcome to come out and enjoy the free candy.  Children are asked to be accompanied by an adult to safely walk on the sidewalks while the witches fly by.

Witches Ride Event Timeline:
Check In/Late Registration
5:30pm: Line up BROOMS @ START LINE
5:45pm(sharp): Witches Take Flight!

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Moss Rock Festival

Moss Rock Festival

Nov 3: 10am-5pm  – Nov 4: 10am-4pm
The Preserve
617 Preserve Way, Hoover, AL 35226

Explore Nature, SmartLIVING, Art + Design at Alabama’s premier eco-creative festival. Innovation, imagination, and fun await 10,000 visitors under a blanket of fall colors at this idyllic neighborhood setting adjacent to Hoover’s own 350 acre Moss Rock Preserve. MRF features 100 exhibiting artists inspired by nature; +Design artisans, makers & special exhibitions; a tiny home; SmartLIVING ideas and marketplace for food, home, body, and health; live music; The Sweetery; Beer Garden craft tasting event (ticketed); WonderKid Studios; Nature enthusiasts district, Greenway Pathway Expo, and Aspiring Gardeners zone; guided hikes; eco:drive outdoor show rooms; a fly fishing workshop, rock climbing wall & rope bridge; School Planet Project sculptures; popular local food trucks and other festival favorites; big giveaways, and much more. Hours are 10am-5pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday. Free parking & shuttle will take place at the Hoover Met.

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Russian Food Festival

36th Annual St. Nicholas Slavic/Russian Food Festival

Nov 3: 10am-5pm  – Nov 4: 10am-4pm
105 Pastor Street,
Brookside, Alabama

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church welcomes you to its annual Food Festival held the first full weekend in November of each year.

St. Nicholas Church was founded in Brookside in 1894.  Tours of the temple are available. The ladies of the Sisterhood of St. Olga have prepared the food and pastries from recipes handed down from relatives and friends who immigrated to Brookside from Western Ukraine and what is now known as Slovakia.


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Homestead Hollow

Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival

November 9-11
1161 Murphrees Valley Road
Springville, AL

See wood carving, blacksmithing, wood stove cooking, quilting, whiskey making at an original working still, tour original cabins as they were built by the early settlers. Enjoy great food, music and children’s activities.

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That wraps up our list of Birmingham Fall Festivals for 2018! You might also want to check out this list of Unique Birmingham Activities!

Six unique Birmingham events that you have to check out!

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