Birmingham Area Fall Festivals and Happenings – Fall 2014

Fall is in the air.. Can you feel it? There’s no better way to get in the mood for this season than to check out a few pumpkin patches or fall festivals.

Check out this list of what’s happening in and around the Birmingham Area!

Pumpkin Patches:

Old Baker Farm – Harpersville – September 27th – October 31st. Just off Hwy 280.
Open weekdays 3pm – dark
Saturdays 9am – dark
Sundays 1pm – dark
$10 per person (children under 2 free)
Admission includes pumpkin and all events except food, arts and crafts, and horseback rides.
Visit Site for more information.

  • Western Cowboy Day – Saturday October 11th, 9am until Dark and Sunday, October 12, 1pm until Dark
    Shootouts, Western Music, Hay Wagon Rides, Hay Mountain, Pumpkin Patch, & More!
    Kids, come dressed in your western attire! Cost: $10 per person; kids under 2 free (Payment types accepted: Cash or Check only) Admission Fee includes pumpkin and all events except food, arts and crafts, horseback rides
  • Cotton Pickin’ Celebration – Saturday October 25th 9am – 5pm and Sunday October 26th 9am – 5pm.
    Cost: $10 per person; kids under 2 free (Payment types accepted: Cash or Check only) Admission Fee includes pumpkin and all events except food, arts and crafts, horseback rides

Great Pumpkin Patch – Hayden – 65 North to the Hayden Corner Exit. September 25th – November 2nd
Open Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm,
Friday and Saturday 8am – 6pm,
Sunday 1pm – 6pm.
Admission to the Pumpkin Patch is free, pay for each activity.

Pumpkin Patch at Shadow Lake

Inflatables ($4)
Hay Ride ($2)
Train Ride ($2)
Petting Zoo ($2)
Face Painting ($2)
Pick Your Pumpkin (priced by size)
Story Time & Games ($2) (Thursdays & Fridays) Games & Balloon Animals ($2) (Saturdays & Sundays) Concessions & Baked Goods (weekends only)

Picnic areas and restrooms are available. (No smoking or pets please.)
October 16th – 19th
October 23rd – 26th

Thursdays: 9am – 2pm
Fridays: 9am – 2pm
Saturdays: 10am – 5pm
Sundays: 1pm – 5pm

Bennett Farms – Heflin –   I-20 toward Atlanta, exit 199.  In October – Open Thursday and Friday, 2pm – 5pm,  Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 1pm – 5pm. Live Music on Saturdays

Pumpkin Patch Express – Heart of Dixie Railroad Musuem– Open Every Saturday and Sunday in October. The entire family will enjoy an autumn ride aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express. Join in the fun as we visit the pumpkin patch for a hayride, jumpstation, cornstalk maze, coloring, and fun tattoos. Snacks, soft drinks, and good ol’ fashioned boiled peanuts available for purchase. Pick your favorite pumpkin from the patch for an additional charge.

The Pumpkin Patch event will take approximately 90 minutes.

**Tuscaloosa Barnyard
Pumpkin Patch, Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 2pm. Sundays, 1pm – 4pm. Bring your lunch & friends! 248-0773 (Pony ride, boat ride, animal feeding, hands on petting area, pumpkin patch, hayride, playground, etc ONLY $15 per person)

Local Libraries:

Emmet O’Neal Public Library

  • A Night Dark and Grimm: October 17th, 6pm
    Enchanted Games, photo booth, face painting, fantasy forest, crafts and snacks, and more! Sing a long movie with Frozen characters.
  • Trick or Treat Around the Library – October 31st, 9am -5pm

Homewood Public Library

  • Trick or Treat through the Library, wear your costume!
    10am – 5pm Friday, October 31st

Hoover Public Library

  • Kidz Kitchen with Hello Kitty
    Make Halloween inspired treats that are adorable and delicious. Free event for all ages.
    October 5th – 10:30am
  • Pumpkin Painting Workshop
    Bring your own pumpkin! We’ll supply the paint and fun. All ages
    October 7th – 6:30pm
  • The Wizarding World of the Hoover Library
    Calling all wizards! Don your costume, grab your wand and head to the Hoover Public Library as we celebrate our favorite time of year. Visit Ollivander’s shop in Diagon Alley, make a sleeping potion with Maleficent, sing-a-long with Elsa and much, much more!
    October 17th – 7pm
  • Hallo-Tween Video Game Spectacular
    Dress up as your favorite game hero and play away! Registration begins Oct. 3. Grades 4-6
    October 24th, 4pm
  • Spooktakular Shirts and More
    Bring your own t-shirt to create some unique ghoulish-wear. Registration begins Oct. 7. Grades 1-3
    October 28th, 4:30pm
  • Trick or Treat
    Trick or treat throughout the library on Halloween!
    October 31st, 9am

Pelham Public Library

  • Halloween Carnival
    Little Princesses, superheros, goblins and mummies, dust off your costumes and join us at the library for fun carnival games and snacks.
    October 18th, 2pm – 3:30pm

Festivals and Miscellaneous Happenings:

Oak Mountain Big Fall Festival
Thrill Rides; Kiddie Rides; Fun for the entire family! This Oak Mountain Big Fall Festival, not to be confused with the Oak Mountain State Fair, will feature live music on the midway each night, as well as the Fearless Flores Family Thrill Show. Another new attraction we will have for the kiddies will be the Barnyard Cackle Review.
Discount tickets can be purchased at your local Walgreens for $5.
October 1st – October 4th

Boo at the Zoo
Wear your favorite costume for the 22nd annual Boo at the Zoo. Make your way through safe candy villages and game zones, organized by local non-profits and child-centered businesses.  The Zoo will close at 4pm on each day of Boo at the Zoo.
Admission: $8 (tax included)

Some attractions require ride tickets. Ride tickets are $3.50, or you can purchase an unlimited attraction wristband for only $12. Wristbands do not include Children’s Pony Rides. Children’s Pony Rides are $5.50. Riders must weigh less than 80 lbs.

October 3-5, 10-12, 19, 26, 29th, 30th and November 1st (5-9pm)
October 17th -18th, 19, 24 & 25 and 31st  (5-10pm)

Town of Mt Laurel
Harvest Festival –Farmers Market & Craft Fair, complete with Hayrides, MoonWalks, Cotton Candy, Music and much, much more!
Saturday, October 11th. 10am – 3pm

JCA Annual Heritage Festival – Jefferson Christian Academy
Families can enjoy a variety of entertainment such as carnival rides, huge inflatables, live music, arts and crafts vendors, informational booths, several food choices, great values in the silent auction, pony rides, games and more!
October 18th
10am – 3pm

Liberty Park Pumpkin Patch – Alston Meadows
This is an annual festival and fundraiser in the beautiful Liberty Park area. We invite people from all over to come have family fun with games, food, and candy all to benefit theVestavia Hills Civitan Club. Local businesses will set up booths and provide games and giveaways. This event is designated as a Halloween Safe Zone by the Vestavia Hills Police Department.
October 19th
1pm – 4pm

Dawson Baptist Church
Bring your family to Dawson’s Family Fall Festival! Games, rides, carnival foods, and candy!
October 24th, 6pm – 9pm

Alabama Wildlife Center Presents – Owl O’ Ween
Live Bird of Prey Shows
Candy, Games, Crafts, and cookie decorating..
October 25th, 11am – 2pm

Tannehill –
The Tannehill Halloween Festival, a non-scary fun-filled holiday event focused on the campgrounds, annually attracts over 6,000 visitors, most of them children. Begun in 1992, the October 31 event features park-sponsored programs during the afternoon and traditional Halloween candy “trick or treat” stops at more than 200 campsites during the evening. Park events include a moon walk, clowns, face painting, pony rides and sand art. A special tradition is the festival’s annual Halloween Festival T-shirt. Campground site decorations and lights are extensive, creative and surreal.
October 25th

Desoto State Park –
Spookapalooza! Storytelling, Treats, Fun, & Games!

Join the staff & volunteers of DeSoto State Park for a weekend of fun events guaranteed to run shivers up and down your spine! Trick or treating, games, storytelling, games & more are in store during this popular annual event. Grab your favorite costume, bring the family, & come stay with us! All events are free to the public & great for all ages!
Date: October 24th-26th, 2014
DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama

McWane Science Center and Alabama Theatre Present:
A Very Carrie Prom

Get into your best prom attire and head to downtown Birmingham for a night of food, fun and buckets of blood as McWane Science Center and the Alabama Theatre present “A Very Carrie Prom.” The festivities begin at 7 pm with a screening of “Carrie” at the Alabama Theatre, followed immediately by a Senior Prom inside McWane’s Events Center with music, food, drinks and a special prom costume contest.

FOR TICKETS: VISIT WWW.ALABAMATHEATER.COM, advance reservations required, must be 18 and over.

October 28th
COST: $20 includes admission to ‘Carrie’ and the Very Carrie Prom, plus one drink ticket

Homewood Parks and Recreation
Homewod Patriot Park
Fall Festival – A variety of games, goodies, a concession stand, inflatables and a costume contest.
Saturday, November 1st. Time TBA
Unlimited Attraction Wristband $5.00 per individual

If you have a festival or fall event you would like added to our list, email us at: subject line, Fall Festival

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