There’s plenty to do in and around Birmingham now that fall has settled in. From a night at the movies to a feast with friends, Alabama is filled with festivals and fun events for the whole family. Take a look at what’s going on in Birmingham, or take a day trip to explore our state.
If you want to get into the spirit for Halloween, you can watch a classic spooky film at Birmingham’s beautiful movie palace. On October 29, Alabama Theatre will screen The Phantom of the Opera. The unforgettable performance of the Lon Chaney as the mysterious phantom is still guaranteed to give chills.
The Great Pumpkin Patch
A quick ride out to Hayden will reward you with one of Alabama’s biggest pumpkin patches. Whether you carving a jack-o-lantern or just decorating the house for fall, a trip to the pumpkin patch is an autumn tradition. The family-owned farm also hosts plenty of activities for the kids including slides and a petting zoo.
Dia de los Muertos
On November 2, Pepper Place in Birmingham will come alive with colorful lights, music, and sweet aromas. The annual Dia de los Muertos is a memorial festival where visitors can celebrate the lives of their passed loved ones. Come see the sights, enjoy a delicious meal, and observe ages-old traditions in the heart of Birmingham.
German Sausage Festival
Bring an appetite if you visit Elberta for the German Sausage Festival on October 28. In addition to sausage, sauerkraut, and other European dishes, the festival will fill the town with over 200 arts & crafts vendors, traditional and contemporary music, and more.
National Peanut Festival
Dothan is home to the largest peanut festival in the country! When harvest time rolls around, the city celebrates with a tremendous 10-day event. The festival futures concerts, rides, animals, a parade, and literal tons of peanuts. The festival begins November 3.
Poarch Creek Pow Wow
The Poarch Creek people of Escambia County hold an annual homecoming festival on Thanksgiving, and the public are welcome to join! Tribes from around North America will perform living history demonstrations and dance exhibitions. Vendors will also offer a variety of craft goods. Food includes traditional turkey dinners, Southern favorites, and the Poarch’s roasted corn. This year’s Pow Wow will be held on November 23 and 24.
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