The Friday Five: Top Picks for Weekend Fun October 13th -15th

SO MUCH TO DO!! So little time this weekend!

  • McWane After Dark

Kids shouldn’t get to have all the fun this Halloween!

Celebrate Friday the 13th with spine tingling science. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume and enjoy the haunting sounds of our ghost DJ. Ghouls and gals will have a spooky-good time at this exclusive 21+ event where you can eat, drink, and be scary! What’s Halloween without a little MAD Science?

Admission includes access to three levels of McWane Adventure Halls, light snacks, MAD science interactive activities, photo booth, drink ticket (good for one signature drink), 3 cash bars, and free parking.
*parking subject to availability | deck closes at midnight

“Zombie” Sheep Brain Dissection | 7:30 PM-9:30 PM | Level 3
Maze of Superstition | 7:30 PM-10:30 PM | Level 3
Witch’s Broom Highcycle Rides | 7:30 PM-10:30 PM | Level 2
Alchemy & Elixers | 7:30 PM-10:30 PM | Level 1
Halloween costume makeup by Aveda | 8:00 PM-10:00 PM | Level 1
Thriller Dancing | 8:00 PM-10:00 PM | Level 3
FrankenScience | 8:00 PM, 8:30 PM, 9:30 PM, 10:00 PM | Rushton Science Theater
Costume Contest | 9:00 PM-9:15 PM | Level 1

Photo Booth | All night | Level 1
Saws Food Truck | All night | Plaza

*Halloween costumes are encouraged but optional. If you are interested in participating in the costume contest, please arrive at the first floor staging area at 9:00pm for judging. Judging will be for Best Individual and Best Couple/Group.

Friday October 13, 2017 | 7 PM – 11 PM
$20 early bird: until 9/13 | $25 until 10/12 | $30 at door
21+ only

  • Harvest Festival at Oak Mountain State Park

Fun for ALL ages! Shopping! Family Friendly! Pets Welcome (they must be on a leash)! Free Guided Hike at 12pm! Yard Games! Free Hay Rides from 9am until 2pm! Music! Food!
Food vendors include Swamp Monster BBQ , Monzy’s Deli , Pazzo Big Slice Pizza and Pazzo Calzone Bakery , Naughty But Nice A Kettle Corn Co. , Bama Wild Dogs and Burgers !

Regular Park Entry Fees Taken at Gate. CASH ONLY at gate!
Ages 3 and Under- FREE
Age 4-11 are $2 each
Age 12-61 $5 each
Age 62 and Up- $2 each

Entrance Fees are Valid for the entire day! So come out and play, shop, learn, and then enjoy the park for the remainder of the day!

  • Boo at the Zoo Kickoff Weekend!

The Spooktacular fun will kick off this weekend with a Memebers Only night on Saturday, October 14th and open to the public Sunday from 5pm to 9pm
Make sure to see the full schedule of dates

  • Pumpkin Patch Express at Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Board their vintage train for a beautiful autumn ride through the scenic forests of Shelby County to the Pumpkin Patch to pick your perfect pumpkin!

While at the Pumpkin Patch, you’ll also get to take a hay ride, bounce in the inflatable bounce house, and participate in a variety of other family-friendly activities! The Pumpkin Patch Express train ride lasts approximately 1½ hours including the train ride and time at the Pumpkin patch.

To purchase tickets visit their site

  • Shopkins Live!

The grandest and cutest event of the year, Shopkins Live! The first ever Shopkins concert, where kids get to witness their favorite Shopkins and Shoppies characters up-close and see them perform live on stage! Shopkins Live is certainly the perfect kind of entertainment, creativity and fun, a musical show that is certainly not just for kids but also for those who are kids at heart. Kids get to see their favorite Shopkins webisodes turn into a real life production with a twist! Sunday,

October 15th at 1pm
Click to purchase tickets

Our Sponsor:

The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum is the official railroad museum of the state of Alabama! 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.

The museum is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and operation of historically significant railway equipment. Our exhibits, operating railroads, and educational programs function as both a unique means of tourism and recreation, and also a way to preserve the rich history of Alabama and our nation.

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