The Ultimate Guide to Fall Events in Birmingham

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Fall means pumpkin spice and everything nice, like tons of festivities around town for you and your family to enjoy! Here’s a round up of fall festivals, trunk or treats, trick or treating, and more fall events in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Looking for pumpkin patches? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Birmingham Pumpkin Patches! For a complete list of events and activities this fall, you can also visit our events calendar

fall events in Birmingham

Fall Festivals

September 25

Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church Fall Festival: Join in for an evening filled with family entertainment, food, and fun with the entire community. There will be FREE hotdogs, popcorn, cotton candy, water, and cokes! The parking lot will be filled with games, inflatables, pony rides, face painting, and music. Admission is free. 

September 29 – October 1

Cullman Oktoberfest 2022: The 41st Annual Cullman Oktoberfest celebrates Cullman’s rich German Heritage! This festival features a Biergarten with German and local craft beers, live music, food, kids and adult activities, and some fun events for your furry members of the family. There’s even a 5K and 10K races that you can register for! Check their website for schedule updates.

October 6

Meadow View Elementary Fall Festival: Meadow View Elementary will be hosting Fall Festival again this year! This family-friendly event will feature carnival games, inflatables, food trucks (hello, funnel cakes), vendor booths, concessions, and more! This is a rain or shine event.

October 8

Piney Woods Festival: Join the Albert L. Scott Public Library in Alabaster for their first annual Piney Woods festival! Located in the area beside the library with food and vendors. It will coincide with their fall book sale so there will be something for the whole family!

Shelby Iron Works Park Fall Festival: Join in for a day of wholesome family fun! Watch demonstrations of old-time traditions like sorghum syrup making, blacksmithing, and operating a giant antique sawmill. There will be plenty of vendors on hand, and the Country Store will be open, so come prepared to do some shopping. Admission is free!

Riverchase Community Church Fall Festival: Bring your family out for a fun, FREE, night. Eat, play, trunk or treat. Dunk tank, inflatables, hotdogs, popcorn, and games!

October 9

Grand RiverFest: Get ready for the Fall Grand RiverFest with 80 vendors! Enjoy arts, crafts, fashion, food, face painting, balloon art, bounce houses, and more! Free admission. Located in the front parking lot. 

October 10

Healthy Harvest Festival: The third annual Health Harvest Festival is brought to you by LifeStyle Management, Central Alabama Research, SpineGroup Alabama, Fyzical Therapy and Southeast Clinical Lab. Food trucks – Gumbo to Geaux and Southern Coffee and Waffles. There will be fall goodies to shop for and a kid’s obstacle course, corn hole, and chances to win prizes.

October 14

Westwood Baptist Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat: Treats will be out of theme decorated trunks sponsored by Adult Life Group and individuals. There will be games, inflatables, special music, food trucks and more! 

October 15

Mt Laurel Fall Festival: The Mt Laurel Fall Festival returns October 15th! Celebrate fall in the beautiful Town of Mt Laurel, Alabama and enjoy a day shopping our vibrant street fair, savoring dishes from the best local food trucks, and strolling the idyllic streets of one of Birmingham’s best neighborhoods.

Chelsea Village Fall Festival: Eyes on Chelsea and Sara Beth’s Gymnasts are excited to host their annual Chelsea Village Fall Festival. Don’t miss out on this great community event full of entertainment, shopping, eating, book fair, trick or treating, games, and more. Come out and support these local businesses and organizations while enjoying the fall weather and activities with your family and friends.

Grace House 9th Annual Pumpkin Festival: The Pumpkin Festival is the Grace House Junior Board’s signature fundraising event and is a day of family-friendly fun that the Birmingham community looks forward to each year. Come by and grab a pumpkin, play games, and get some lunch from the food trucks!

October 16

Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church Fall Festival: Annual Fall Festival and Mobilization Fair on the OMPC Soccer Fields! This will be a great opportunity to connect with local ministry partners to learn about ways to get involved with these ministries. There will also be inflatables, face painting and food trucks for a fun and festive time for the whole family!

October 22

Oak Mountain State Park Harvest Festival: Help celebrate Fall and welcome the beautiful Autumn colors that grace our Oaks each year at the Annual Harvest Festival at Oak Mountain State Park. There will be hay rides, bounce houses, shopping with local artists, food trucks, pony rides, yard games, guided hikes, crafts, educational treetop nature trail tours, and more! 

Pelham Oaks Fall Festival: The Pelham Oaks Elementary School Fall Festival will feature vendors, games, a costume contest, and more!

OMES Fall Fun Fest: Save the date for OMES Fall Fun Fest from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.! There will be games, food, and an auction. More info to come!

Clearview Baptist Church Fall Festival: This is a family-friendly event with games, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, authentic Mexican food, cake walk, and more! Come out and make some memories!

October 23

TCAOT Fall Fest: We are looking forward to an incredible time with our community as we celebrate with a Trunk or Treat, Inflatables, Games, and more! Fall Fest will be from 3-6pm at the Church at Old Town in Helena.

October 29

Fall Fest on Buck Creek Trail: The City of Alabaster’s Fall Fest occurs on Oct. 29, 2022. It’s a great, fun filled community event that continues to grow each year. It will include arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides for children, food vendors, hay rides, inflatables, live music, trick-or-treat trail for children, pumpkin painting for children ($2 per pumpkin), and a pumpkin hunt.

Grace Covenant Montevallo 3rd Annual Fall Festival: Join Grace Covenant Community Church for their 3rd Annual Fall Festival at Orr Park in Montevallo. There will be games, food, and pumpkin painting!

Riverchase Church of Christ Fall Festival: Save the date! 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

October 31

The Branch at Mission Hills Fall Festival: Trunk or Treat, free food, fun and games at The Branch at Mission Hills in Alabaster. 

November 5

Moss Rock Festival: This one-of-a-kind outdoor fall festival welcomes thousands of visitors annually to explore Nature, Art+Design, and SmartLIVING themes. We guarantee it will be a weekend where discoveries are the norm! Grab friends and family and get outside for this premier eco-creative festival in Alabama. $10 advance tickets or $12 at the gate. Kids 15 and under are FREE!

November 12

Fall Arts Festival: Start your holiday shopping early by supporting local artisans with handmade items for purchase and special needs at the same time! There is something for everyone: Handmade Arts & Crafts, Food Trucks, Silent Auction, and “Kid Zone” with fall festival games, inflatables, balloon twister & craft activities for children.

Trunk or Treats & Trick or Treating

Every Saturday and Sunday (last 3 weekends in October)

Hoots & Howls at the Zoo: Join the Birmingham Zoo for the Hoots & Howls daytime Halloween festival! Wear your costumes and trick-or-treat through the Candy Trail, join in the Monster Mash dance party with the DJ, take a ride on the Red Diamond Express Train and Protective Life Carousel, meet animals of all shapes and sizes, and play yard games on Henley Lawn!

October 8

Riverchase Community Church Fall Festival: Bring your family out for a fun, FREE, night. Eat, play, trunk or treat. Dunk tank, inflatables, hotdogs, popcorn, and games!

October 14

Westwood Baptist Fall Festival & Trunk-or-Treat: Treats will be out of theme decorated trunks sponsored by Adult Life Group and individuals. There will be games, inflatables, special music, food trucks and more!   

October 15

Chelsea Village Fall Festival: Eyes on Chelsea and Sara Beth’s Gymnasts are excited to host their annual Chelsea Village Fall Festival. Don’t miss out on this great community event full of entertainment, shopping, eating, book fair, trick or treating, games, and more. Come out and support these local businesses and organizations while enjoying the fall weather and activities with your family and friends.

October 21

Flicks Among the Flowers: Flicks Among the Flowers returns this fall! Join Birmingham Botanical Gardens for this special showing of The Addams Family presented by Gunn Dermatology and hosted by the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Junior Board. This free family–friendly event, will feature a costume contest and trick-or-treating for the kids. Gates open at 5 p.m. Movie will begin at sunset (around 6:30 p.m.). Bring a blanket or a low profile lawn chair. Meet on the formal lawn.

October 22

Haunt the Hills 2022: Trick-or-Treat on the Grand Lawn at Wald Park with local businesses from 4:00-6:00 pm! Dress in your best family-friendly costume for a Costume Contest with prizes for Kids, Adults, Pets and Groups! Bring a chair or blanket to watch the movie Hocus Pocus at 7:00 pm!

October 23

TCAOT Fall Fest: We are looking forward to an incredible time with our community as we celebrate with a Trunk or Treat, Inflatables, Games, and more! Fall Fest will be from 3-6pm at the Church at Old Town in Helena.

Asbury United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat: Get ready for another spook-tacular event! This community celebration features food trucks, rides, games for the whole family, and of course, free popcorn and candy!

October 26

Metropolitan Church Trunk or Treat: Join Metropolitan Church for a family friendly, safe and fun event! There is something for every age with hay rides, inflatables, games, food and best of all it’s completely FREE!

October 29

Fall Fest on Buck Creek Trail: The City of Alabaster’s Fall Fest occurs on Oct. 29, 2022. It’s a great, fun filled community event that continues to grow each year. It will include arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides for children, food vendors, hay rides, inflatables, live music, trick-or-treat trail for children, pumpkin painting for children ($2 per pumpkin), and a pumpkin hunt.

Avondale Trunk or Treat: Come in costume to this FREE family fun event, the 1st Annual Avondale Trunk or Treat! Don’t forget to bring a candy bag! Make your halloween celebrations complete with treats, games, trunk decorating contest, costume contest, not-so-scary Haunted House, music, photo booth, family friendly halloween movies, raffles, a cake walk, and more!

Trunk or Treat and Haunted House: Hosted by ATA Action Martial arts in Hoover. Fun and safe trunk-or-treat with indoor haunted house! Family friendly and free. 6-7pm is “not so scary”, 7-8pm has SPOOKTACULAR scares. 

Camp-o-Ween at Oak Mountain State Park: Save the date for this trick or treating event. More info to come!

October 30

Halloween in the Heights: Trick or Treat with the Cahaba Heights Businesses all day, Saturday October 30, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Businesses will be full of Treats for the entire family.

NBMCB Annual Trunk or Treat: Bring your kids and family out for fun at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church’s Annual Trunk or Treat event.

Marvel Themed Trunk or Treat: Hueytown Church of God is excited to invite you to their Marvel Themed Trunk or Treat event.

October 31

Calera Trunk or Treat: A Trunk or Treat will be held at Christian Life Fellowship Oct 31st, from 6:00-7:30 pm. Everyone is invited to drive through!

The Branch at Mission Hills Fall Festival: Trunk or Treat, free food, fun and games at The Branch at Mission Hills in Alabaster. 

Montevallo Hometown Halloween: The public is invited out for – MONTEVALLO HOMETOWN HALLOWEEN – to “Trick or Treat” Downtown Montevallo from City Hall to Jack’s on both sides of the street between the hours of 3:30-5 p.m. on Mon. Oct 31st. 

Other Fall Events in Birmingham

September 29

Greater Birmingham Area Mom’s Park Hop Series (Lee Springs Park): Meet Birmingham Mom Collective at the playground this Fall and let your kids enjoy the outdoors while you enjoy some coffee, swag, and quality time connecting with other local moms.

October 13 – 15

Birmingham Greek Food Festival: Become Greek for the weekend at the 49th Annual Greek Food Festival set for October 13-15th 2022 from 10:30am-9:30pm. The Greek Festival is Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated cultural event that offers an abundance of delicious Greek cuisine. The festival has been an act of love from Birmingham’s Greek community to the city going back four generations. Enjoy delicious Greek cuisine prepared by the parishioners of the community and served by them during the Greek Food Festival weekend.

October 15

Colors on the Cahaba: Come out with the whole family to uptown Centreville on October 15th and enjoy the beautiful historic Courthouse Square. Fun for all ages! There will be arts and crafts booths, food trucks, live music, corn hole challenge, and a car show. Proceeds benefit Bibb County Sav-A-Life. 

Gypsy’s Halloween Market: Get ready for a fun filled day with the family at the Travelling Gypsy pickup location! There will be a variety of vendors passing out candy, costumes, food trucks, children and adult activities and so much more! This is a free event so don’t miss out!

October 16

Painting Pumpkins in the Park: Let your pumpkinagination go crazy! Come enjoy the outdoors and fresh fall air with Pelham Parks & Rec while you paint and decorate your own tiny pumpkin. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Painting sessions will be 30 minutes. All supplies are included. Registration is required (open through October 14). Ages 4-12, $4/child.

October 24

Greater Birmingham Area Mom’s Park Hop Series (Homewood Central Park): Meet Birmingham Mom Collective at the playground this Fall and let your kids enjoy the outdoors while you enjoy some coffee, swag, and quality time connecting with other local moms.

October 26

Fall Story Time at the Park: Join Ms. Rebecca & Ms. Ashley at the Pelham Park Pavilion next to the volleyball courts for fall themed stories, songs and more along with a craft and a snack.

October 28

Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Calling all witches and wizards! Join the Hoover Public Library for a night of spellbinding fun with Harry Potter, the Wicked Witch of the West, the Sanderson Sisters and more! Cauldrons, broomsticks and costumes encouraged.

November 18

Greater Birmingham Area Mom’s Park Hop Series (City Walk BHAM): Meet Birmingham Mom Collective at the playground this Fall and let your kids enjoy the outdoors while you enjoy some coffee, swag, and quality time connecting with other local moms.

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This content is accurate as of September 18, 2022. Please refer to individual event pages for any updated info.
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Kristina is the Social Media Manager for Birmingham Mom Collective. She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and moved to Helena at the end of 2019. She spent her early career working in the Psychology Department at the University of Washington as a Research Study Coordinator, and later transitioned to working at the UW Center for Child and Family Well-being as a Program Operations Specialist. After Kristina met and married her husband Landon (a traveling RN) in 2015, they ended the year with a cross country road trip and spent the next couple years traveling for Landon's work, bringing whatever they could cram into their Honda Civic. Her biggest adventure, however, has been becoming a stay-at-home-boy-mom to two active little boys! Kristina runs on caffeine and loves exploring the Birmingham area, being involved at church, trying out new recipes, doing at-home workouts in her closet, and being outside with her boys.

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