Birmingham Area Fall Festivals and Pumpkin Patches – 2015

Happy Fall, Ya’ll!

Pumpkin patches are opening up starting this weekend and there are many festivals and other seasonal activities on the schedule! Here’s our rundown of what’s happening this fall around Birmingham.

Pumpkin Patches:

Old Baker Farm – Harpersville – September 26th – 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.

  • FESTIVAL WEEKEND Open Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, 9am-5pm(*Entrance Gate Closes Each Day at 5pm)
  • LIVING HISTORY DAY ’15 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015. Teachers, bring your classroom to the farm for a challenging, learning experience
  • Western Cowboy Day – Saturday October 10th, 9am until Dark and Sunday, October 11th, 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 24th 9am – 5pm and Sunday October 25th 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 26th – November 1st
Open Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm,
Friday and Saturday 8am – 6pm,
Sunday 1pm – 6pm.
Admission to the Pumpkin Patch is free, pay for each activity.

Bennett Farms – Heflin –   I-20 toward Atlanta, exit 199.  In October – Open Friday, 2pm – 5pm,  Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 1pm – 5pm. Live Music on Saturdays, 11am – 1pm.

$10 admission per child. 1 year and under free!
Pumpkins are not included with price of admission. Admission includes all activities: hayride, petting farm, corn crib, hay maze, pipe slide, tire crawl, pipe swing, wagon train. $5 admission per adult. Admission includes all activities. Pumpkins are not included with adult admission

Pumpkin Patch Express – Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum– 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
EVERY Fri 9-1; Sat 9-3 & Sun 1-5, $16 per person-one price for ALL activities: boat rides, bread for ducks/fish; bottles for piggies; animal food; petting bunnies & holding chicks; pony/horse rides; playgrounds; hayrides; pumpkin; photo-booths; jumping pillow; fishing (byop) and popsicles.

4D Farm
Visit 4D Farm this fall and experience a day of family fun and yummy food!  We have new activities that  you’ll love, just wait until you see our “Goats on the Barn at 4D Farm!”

We’re located in Cullman…just a short county drive from Birmingham and Huntsville!

Farm Location:
4D Farm
7182 County Road 703
Cullman, AL 35055

Local Libraries:

Emmet O’Neal Public Library

  • A Night Dark and Grimm: October 16th, 6pm
    Games, Crafts and prizes, and a sing a long movie with characters.
  • Family Storytime 10:30am and Trick or Treat Around the Library – October 31st

Homewood Public Library

  • Dress up in your favorite costume and join us on Halloween morning with the Peanuts Gang as we play games, make crafts and eat some yummy treats. October 31st, 10:30am

Hoover Public Library

  • Scooby’s Kidz Kitchen – Scooby is a terrible chef. Help him whip up some favorite spooky treats and maybe even solve a mystery, too! Saturday, October 10th, 10:30am
  • Annual Pumpkin Painting Event – Bring a pumpkin to decorate with your own design. Then enter into an our contest. Entries accepted until Oct. 30. Tuesday, October 13th, 6:30pm
  • Trick or Treat! Wear your costume and trick or treat throughout the library. All ages. October 31st

Festivals and Miscellaneous Happenings:

Boo at the Zoo
Be sure to come dressed in your favorite family-friendly costume to ride the Spider Slide*, jump on the Eerie Express train*, see a Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Show, ride the new ghost rollers*, experience a Haunted Hayride*, take a spin on the Scarousel*, visit Cajun Sadie’s Fortune Telling Adventure*, travel down trick-or-treat lane and SO much more! Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo is one spook-tacular event you won’t want to miss! *Attraction fees apply.

All attractions can be purchased individually for $3.50 each plus tax. This includes the train, carousel, slide, ice skating*, Cajun Sadie, roller racers and hay ride. *Ice skates are available for rent for $1.50 plus tax, or visitors may bring their own ice skates.

October 3-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23 – 31 (5-9pm)

Preview Weekend, October 3rd and 4th – Members and guests can enjoy discounted $5 (plus tax) admission for the first weekend of Boo at the Zoo. Watch as the Zoo transforms into a destination of spooky attractions for 17 nights of Boo at the Zoo presented by Wells Fargo.

Town of Mt Laurel

  • Annual Fall Festival is happening on October 17th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Fall Festival offers plenty of family-friendly fun with inflatable bounce houses, hayrides, and a petting zoo. Savor the best of Birmingham food with a rich menu of items from Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ and Mt Laurel restaurants. Plus, enjoy live music while you shop for fresh produce, seasonal flowers, jewelry, art, and handcrafted goods from more than 150 local vendors and farmers.
  • Movie Night showing of E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial just in time for Halloween on Friday October 23rd at 7p.m. •             Come out in your best Halloween costume and watch the sci-fi favorite E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a free screening under the stars in beautiful Bryson Square. Get here early to eat dinner at one of Mt Laurel’s delicious restaurants, Mr. Harry’s Chickin De-Lux, Area 41 Pizza, Shiki Sakura, or the Townhouse Tea Shop. The movie will start at 7 p.m. and the Friends of the Mt Laurel Library will sell popcorn, glow sticks, drinks, and other concessions with proceeds going to support the Mt Laurel Library.

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! This event is a great forum for crafters, small businesses and area retailers to have one-on-one exposure to all ages.
October 17th

Dawson Baptist Church
Please join us for this year’s Family Fall Festival!. We will have free carnival games and rides for all ages. There is minimal cost for carnival food, including cotton candy, pizza, Chick-fil-A, and much more!
October 23rd, 6pm – 9pm

BooPalooza – Morning Star United Methodist Church
Boopalooza is an event for the whole community of Chelsea to celebrate the fall season and trick or treat the local businesses and community groups that make Chelsea awesome! Join the fun this year! If you are a business or small group, church, or community group, let us know to reserve your booth space for FREE! This is a FREE event to the community as well- we will have bouncy houses, music, games, and LoTS of CaNdY!
October 24th
4pm – 7pm

Hoover Hayride – Veterans Park on Valleydale
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.

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

October 29, 2015
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Veterans Park on Valleydale. Parking at Spain Park High School, Complimentary shuttles to the park

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 31st

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

Fun for the entire family…snacks, treats, costumes, and excellent slap-your-knee-&-shiver storytelling!
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 30th- November 1st, 2015
DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama

McWane Science Center –
Spooky Science
Join us for our public demonstrations filled with spine tingling experiments.  Bring your little monsters for a not-too-scary but totally spooky adventure! Try science “tricks” like sticking your hands in slime, learning how to mix mysterious potions, and even touching pumpkin guts!
October 30th and 31st

Homewood Parks and Recreation
West Homewood Park
Fall Festival – Event provides a variety of games, goodies, concessions,  attractions and candy!
Saturday, October 31st 10am – 2pm
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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