Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun Sept 28th – Sept 30th

We’re gearing up for a busy season full of so many fun family activities you’ll have a hard time choosing what to do! Here are our picks for this weekend!

  • Saint George Middle Eastern Food Festival

The festival offers a convenient drive-thru service between the hours of 11:00 a and 7:00 p. Lunch orders of $75.00 or more can be delivered to the downtown area on Thursday and Friday

Experience a wide variety of Middle Eastern food including baked Kibbee, Hummus, Baklawa and more!

Great food is not the only thing the Festival offers: Informative Church tours will be conducted daily until 8:00 PM; Live Entertainment presented on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening; Shopping with a wide variety of vendors include handmade crafts, Byzantine icons, olive wood artifacts from the Holy Land, and a church cookbook, “Our Favorite Recipes.

Friday and Saturday 10:30am – 9pm

  • Homestead Hollow Arts and Crafts Festival

Homestead Hollow festivals feature fine arts, unique – one of a kind – hand made crafts, pioneer demonstrations of the old time days- see wood carving, blacksmithing, wood stove cooking, quilting, whiskey making at our original working still, tour our original cabins as they were built by the early settlers. Relax by one of our many streams and listen to Live local entertainment all day. Enjoy our great food that makes your mouth scream for more.

Children’s activities: circle in our wagon ride or jump in the moon walk.

Homestead Hollow’s General store is open for you to visit and shop for those home-made fried pies and other great items all day during show dates.

Homestead Hollow is located in Springville, Alabama, just 2 miles off I-59, exit 154. 27 acres of parking and our trams make it easy to park, get to the entrance and start having fun immediately.

Adults – $8 ~ Children (ages 3 to 12) – $4
Children (ages 2 and under) – Free.
Free Parking. NO PETS ALLOWED.

Saturday and Sunday 9am – 5pm

  • The Patch Opening Weekend – Helena Hollow

second annual fall festival, The Patch! $10 admission for ages 3 & up, 2 & under free!

$10 Admission gets you *16* yes, *16* activities. Stay and PLAY ALL DAY!

Saturday, 10am – 6pm

  • Whistle Stop Festival – Shops at Grand River

Presented by the Whistle Stop Festival

Come enjoy live bands and different Vendors of all sorts.
Admission is FREE

Saturday, 10am – 5pm

  • Fiesta 2018 – Linn Park

Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage.

Admission to Fiesta ranges from $5 to $10 in advance (depending on applicable early bird pricing) or $10 at the gate. Children ages 12 and under are admitted for free. Donations to the Fiesta scholarship fund are also encouraged.

Saturday, Noon – 8pm

For more options on events happening in the Magic City make sure to check out our events calendar for this weekend and beyond!

For a full run down on the pumpkin patches and upcoming fall festivals make sure to visit this complete guide!


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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