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The Best of Fall in Alabama Featured

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By Courtney Corbridge

 

No matter where you live in Alabama, you are close to something fun to do this fall. And since the weather is so nice, it’s hard not to get out of the house and join up with the community. Here are a few of our favorite seasonal activities for each of the big areas of the state.

 

Birmingham

 

Field of Screams (Oct. 31, 11a.m.–1a.m.) It’s the largest Halloween even to hit Birmingham. In the morning there is a zombie run and parade. Then in the evening there will be a carnival for the kids and two Halloween parties for the adults. Dress up and get a chance to win best costume. It will be a Halloween must for all ages. http://www.fieldofscreamsbham.com/

 

Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival (Nov. 13–15, 9a.m.–4p.m.)Go back in time this fall and see pioneer demonstrators make crafts that were common place in their day. See everything from wood carving, soap making, wood stove cooking and whisky making to blacksmithing, quilting and beekeeping. But that’s not all; for kids, go on a wagon ride, get your face painted and more. http://homesteadhollow.com/

 

Huntsville

 

Lowdown in Dubtown 2015—Charity Car Show & Swap Meet (Oct. 17, 10a.m.–4p.m)

Beautiful cars, catering by Chupper Time Catering, and music is all you need for a great Saturday afternoon. It’s a free event, but donations will help in the effort to find homes for the rescued dogs at the Shelby Humane Society. Visit their Facebook page for more details.https://www.facebook.com/events/706257052806049/

 

The Haunted Lowry House Flickfest (Thursdays, Oct. 1–29, 7:30p.m.)

Get in the mood for Halloween with weekly horror flicks at the historic Lowry House. They’ll have NosferatuAlienPlan 9 from Outer Space and Donnie Darko. The best part is the big screen will be out on the lawn, so bring your blanket, pack a late night snack and enjoy the cool weather of fall.http://www.historiclowryhouse.com/events.html

 

Mobile

 

Greek Fest (Oct. 15–17, 5p.m.) Celebrate great culture and become a Greek for a day as you eat pastitsio, baklava, gyros, souvlaki and more. Plus, while you eat you can listen to traditional Greek music and watch traditional Greek dancing! Opa! http://www.greekfestmobile.org/food.aspx

 

Greater Gulf State Fair (Oct. 30–Nov. 8)There’s almost nothing better than a state fair, but if there is, it’s probably the Wizard of Oz. Lucky for you Mobile is bringing the two together this year which means a circus, wildlife show, Bengal encounter, fireworks, a rodeo, rides for kids and adults, great food and more. It’s a real highlight of the season. http://thegroundsmobile.com/events/greater-gulf-state-fair/

  

Montgomery

 

Montgomery Humane Society’s 4th Annual Haunted House (Fridays and Saturdays in October) If Halloween isn’t Halloween until you’ve been spooked, this is the place to do it. Come and let the guards guide you through a scary tour of previously unseen prison grounds!https://www.facebook.com/mhshaunt4paws?fref=ts

 

Alabama National Fair (Oct. 30–Nov. 8) Jump on the merry-go-round, the space loop, the giant wheel and more than 50 other rides at the Alabama National Fair. Cole Swindell and Lynyrd Skynyrd will be there, so you’ll want to be there too. Come all day for food, outdoor shows and competitions. Nothing is better than a great fair. http://www.alnationalfair.org/

 

Tuscaloosa

 

44th Annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts  (Oct. 17 & 18, 9am-5:00pm)  Over 270 nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists.  One of Alabama’s largest art festivals and Tuscaloosa’s favorite.  Get there early because parking fills up!  http://www.kentuck.org/the-festival/

 

10th Annual Halloween Spooktacular and Monster Mash Ball (Oct. 22, 5:30–7:30p.m.) In Tuscaloosa there’s always a lot going on for students, but what about kids? The Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa opens for free to any kid—or adult—dressed in a costume on the 22nd of October. Come play carnival games, listen to a fortune teller and dance your night away at the monster mash ball! http://www.chomonline.org/events.html

 

Stockton Sawmill Days (Nov. 7, 9a.m.–4p.m.) Come to Alabama’s first sawmill to log with draft animals, search for treasure, ride in a wagon and eat great food. It’s a great way to get back to your Southern roots while living up the great outdoors. http://www.stocktonsawmilldays.org/

 

The Shore of AL

 

Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend (Nov. 6–7) Listen to great music while eating the best that oysters and beer have to offer. This great weekend brings together the best celebrity chefs, who will compete for your taste buds. Join in an oyster shucking competition, watch football in a viewing lounge, and learn how to cook with cooking demonstrations.http://www.hangoutcookoff.com/

 

Article sponsored by ERC Roofing and Construction.

Find them on the web at: http://alabamaroofingexpert.com

 

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