Birmingham Fall Festivals and Happenings

As you have probably noticed by looking at our most recent calendar, Birmingham is busy with an enormous amount of fun to be had. We’re here to make sure you’re able to take advantage of as many of these happenings as possible!

What kind of fall would be complete without a good pumpkin patch or two (or 5!)

Old Baker Farm – Harpersville – Just off Hwy 280. Open weekdays 3pm – dark, Saturdays 9am – dark and Sundays 1pm – dark
Great Pumpkin Patch – Hayden – 65 North to the Hayden Corner Exit. Open Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm, Friday and Saturday 8am – 6pm, and Sunday 1pm – 6pm
Grand Ole Patch – Clanton – 65 South to the Clanton/Lay Dam exit 212. Open Monday – Saturday 8am – dark, Sunday Noon to dark.
Bennett Farms – Heflin – I-20 toward Atlants, exit 199. Open Thursday and Friday, 1pm – 5pm,  Saturday 9am – 5pm and Sunday 1pm – 5pm
Pumpkin Patch Express – Heart of Dixie Railroad Musuem – Open Every Saturday and Sunday. It is recommended you purchase tickets in advance.

Local libraries are a great place for some FREE Halloween fun!

Hoover Public Library –

Turn a pumpkin into a work of art (NO CARVING, PLEASE) and display it at the library! Each entry will receive a prize and a medal and will be entered into a grand prize drawing. October 16th – 28th. Drawing at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 29.

Halloween Hoopla –
Come celebrate Halloween in your best costume! We will have games, prizes and snacks throughout the Kid Zone and a special screening of Hocus Pocus on the Plaza.  Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Trick or treat throughout the library on Halloween!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
2-6 p.m.

Homewood Library

Join us for the second annual Pumpkin Carving Night.  You may bring your own pumpkin or buy one from us for $4.00.  All children must have an adult partner.  Call 332-6619 to register or for more information.  October 28th 6:00pm – 7:15pm

Emmet O’Neal

Decorate a Pumpkin and bring your uncut pumpkin to our Pumpkin Patch every entry is a winner! October 25th-30th

Trick or Treat – Wear your costumes and visit all departments of the library. October 29th – 31st

Alabaster Library

Children’s Costume Capers!
Children may come in costume to enjoy Halloween treats and the wonder of comic magician Russell Davis. The fun, surprises, and refreshments begin at 4:15 p.m. in the mobile unit. Children 6 years old and younger must be with an adult.

Pelham Library

Halloween Carnival – October 23rd, 2-3pm

Birmingham Central Library

Hear Spooky stories for Halloween. Refreshments provided.
Tuesday October 26th 6-7pm

Now this is where the list gets really fun – Here are tons of festivals and other activities to enjoy over the next few weeks!

Chelsea Park Elementary
Fall Festival lots of games, food, inflatables and a fabulous silent auction!!! We have a lot of vendors who will be there with some great merchandise to sell. Admission is free but games and food require tickets.
Friday October 8th. 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Desoto Caverns
Family Fun Fest – Live Blugrass and Country Entertainers. Cartoon and Superhero Characters. Hayrides, Crafts, Food and Kids Contests and More!
October 9th and 10th. 9am – 5:30pm

Town of Mt Laurel
Harvest Festival – Live music provides a background to myriad activities that are sure to please the whole family — kids and parents alike.
Saturday October 9th. 10am – 3pm

Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Color your leaf. Why do leaves turn colors? Free family fun! Register 205-401-0245
Saturday October 16th. 10am

Mountain Chapel UMC
Fall Kids Festival
Sunday October 17th. 1pm – 3pm

Desoto State Park
Spooky Storytelling. Family fun – snacks, treats, and costumes!
Friday October 22nd. 6pm – 7pm & Saturday October 23rd, 3pm-7pm

Ruffner Mountain
Gourd Painting. Make a Jack O Lantern out of a gourd! All Ages welcome. Register and
Saturday October 23rd. 2pm

Birmingham Museum of Art
Barts Spooktacular Party – Dress to scare away the goblins! rack up on goodies while going on a trick or treat scavenger hunt! Listen to spooky stories and craft a pumpkin
Saturday October 23rd. 11am – 3pm

Crossbridge Community Fall Festival
Free Food, Inflatables, pony rides, games and more!
Sunday October 24th. 4pm – 7pm

Homewood Parks and Recreation
Fall Festival – A variety of games, goodies, a concession stand, inflatable and a costume contest.
Thursday October 28th. 6pm – 9pm

Railroad Park Sunset Cinema:
28 October 2010 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Join us at 7 PM for this movie at Railroad Park.

Dawson Memorial Baptist
Family Fall Festival – food, games, prizes, candy, rides, and tons of fun for the whole family!
Friday October 30th. 6pm – 9pm

Leeds Memorial Park
Free Food & Fun! Inflatable slides, moonwalk, face painting, hot dogs, fried oreos and candy bags!! Sponsored by Overton Church
Sunday October 31st. 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Creek View Fall Festival – Alabaster
Inflatables, vendor booths, carnival games, friendly costumes welcome.
Friday Oct 29th 5-9 pm
Saturday Oct 30th  10-2

You can also check out Boo at the Zoo each weekend in October as well as several Spooktacular Sleepovers and Haunted Labs at the McWane Center!

2 thoughts on “Birmingham Fall Festivals and Happenings

  1. hi,
    is there an updated version of this list? i ask because the days and dates are all wrong:
    Friday is not October 30th
    Thursday is not October 28th, etc etc. Are the dates or days listed wrong? How can I tell when these events will actually occur?

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