Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Sept. 14th – Sept. 16th

Top Picks for weekend fun around Birmingham!

  • Blount County Fair – Blount County-Oneonta Agri Business Center

As one of only 22 county fairs throughout the state, we are indeed fortunate that the Jaycees saw fit to begin this family tradition for Blount County in 1953. The Blount County Fair features a professionally managed and family-friendly midway full of rides to suit all ages, as well as food booths from which you can get barbeque, hamburgers, hotdogs, authentic Mexican cuisine, and more…plus the traditional fair foods like funnel cakes, cotton candy, popcorn, nachos, and more!

General Gate Admission, $5/person
Armbands to Ride All Rides, $10/person

Friday,  5pm – 11pm
Saturday, 5pm – 11pm

  • Storytime and Activities featuring Good Night Moon: A Petrifying Parody
    Barnes and Noble Summit and Patton Creek

A beloved classic gets a kind-hearted send up in this clever parody that will keep kids laughing. Join us for Storytime and get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4!

Saturday, 11am

  • Family Yoga in the Gardens – Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Enjoy this unique opportunity for healthy fun with the family in the gardens of Birmingham Botanical Gardens. This energetic class will incorporate individual and partner yoga poses for strength and balance, plus breathing exercises to help foster calm and focus. Our garden inspired crafts will assist in cooling the mind and body. This series will take place at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. There will be no Family Yoga in-studio on these dates. Rain or shine! We will move into a classroom if the weather calls for it.

September craft: art with leaves and flowers

Saturday 9am – 10am

  • Tannehill Trade Days

Shoppers and swappers come from far and near to Tannehill Trade Days in search of tools, clothing, jewelry, knives, furniture and other treasures. We have 350+ vendors to come and see. Rain or shine.

Day-Use Admission:
$5 Adults (12 years and older)
$4 Seniors (Ages 62 and older)
$3 Children (Ages 6-11)
ages 5 and under free


  • Trucks by the Tracks at Railroad Park

Birmingham’s best food trucks will gather at American Family Care Presents Trucks by the Tracks. Serving up everything from hot chicken, specialty burgers & tacos to fruit bowls, popsicles, Italian ice and gourmet ice cream sandwiches! It’s Birmingham at its best, with lawn games and activities set up throughout the park. Live bands will take to the stage as everyone enjoys the City’s best mobile cuisine. Musical acts will perform throughout the afternoon including headliner Dominique Posey, The Oxy Morons, Rachael Roberts, and the Huffman High School Drum Line. Tasty beverages will be for sale, too — Coca-Cola products will be available, as will Good People Brews.

Sunday, 11am – 5pm

Our Sponsor:

The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is excited to host it’s first Superhero Express.

It seems that trains and superheroes go hand-in-hand… It’s about time they get to ride a train that they won’t have to rescue!

Suit up – as a superhero or as a heroic difference-maker in your own community – and assemble to ride the train alongside some of your favorite caped crusaders.

Enjoy time on the museum grounds before or after your train ride with a number of Community Heroes, including firefighters, police officers, military, rescue personnel, animal protection agencies, and more. Purchase lunch or a sweet treat from various food trucks, create a FREE superhero-themed craft, and be sure to take lots of photos to commemorate your epic day of fun on the Superhero Express!

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