Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Oct. 5th – Oct. 7th

Top Picks for Weekend fun in Birmingham! It’s the opening weekend for the Pumpkin Patch Express, and pretty much the kick off weekend for ALL of the non stop fall fun!

  • Opening Weekend for the Pumpkin Patch Express

All Aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express! Ride the train to purchase your perfect pumpkin from the patch! Train ride, Hay rack, Bounce house, and lots of family FUN!

Every Saturday and Sunday in October

  • Greek Festival Holy Trinity Holy Cross

The festival is an act of love of Birmingham’s Greek community going back to 4 generations. Besides delicious Greek cuisine, you’ll enjoy live Greek music, Greek dancing performances, and a warm, spirited atmosphere that embraces everyone as family. As thousands of returning patrons can attest, you will leave a devoted fan.

Free Admission
Friday, 10:30am – 10pm
Saturday, 10:30am – 10pm

  • Alabama Butterbean Festival Pinson Community Center

One of the largest festivals in the Southeast, the Alabama Butterbean Festival rounds up country cooks, families, and die-hard fans of butterbeans for a fun-filled weekend including 12-hours of live music, carnival rides, food, petting zoos, pony rides, and more. The free festival also features the Guinness world record holding butterbean pot. The pot earned the record in 2010 for the largest pot of baked beans at over 1,010 gallons. The festival’s official mascot, Bucky Butterbean, will also be at the festival posing for pictures and greeting attendees. The small-town charm of Pinson’s Main Street will be packed with more than 150 arts and crafts vendors and various traditional and non-traditional fair food vendors.

Friday, 6pm – 10pm
Saturday, 9am – 4pm

  • 30th Annual Moundville Native American Festival

Native American performers, demonstrators, living history teachers, and crafts vendors here to teach and celebrate Native American culture. Visit the “tools and weapons” range to learn how to throw an atlatl, or visit the Native American stage to watch stomp dancers, social dancing, and hoop dancer extraordinaire Lyndon Alec, and so much more! And don’t miss the fantastic music of GrayHawk Perkins and many others. Learn about traditional pottery firing, weaving, bead work, and other crafts! Bring your children to our Children’s Area for face painting and make and take crafts. Purchase unique Native American crafts in our vendor’s area. Our food courts will offer Native American foods and regular festival fare such as hamburgers, hot dogs, and shaved ice. Don’t forget to take a tour of the Jones Archaeological Museum and visit the Knotted-Bird gift shop to pick up one of our annual festival t-shirts!

Friday, 9am – 5pm
Saturday, 9am – 5pm

  • Birmingham Oktoberfest at Railroad Park

Put on your lederhosen and join us for Birmingham Oktoberfest! Enjoy a variety of deliciously cold beers, German food, live music, and an abundance of games and Oktoberfest themed activities!

Saturday, 12pm – 5pm

Make sure to check our Events Calendar for even more fun!

Our Sponsor:

The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is the official railroad museum of the state of Alabama and located just south of Birmingham in Calera, Alabama. The museum features operating standard gauge and narrow gauge trains, two restored depots, an indoor collection of railroad artifacts and memorabilia, and an outdoor collection of railroad cars, locomotives, and cabooses.

Lots of fun awaits at the Pumpkin Patch as you take a hayride, bounce in the inflatable bounce house, get lost in the corn maze, and participate in other family activities! Search our pumpkin patch to find your perfect pumpkin!







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