As we bid adieu to the summer months, Huntsville starts buzzing with anticipation for those spectacular fall festivals and events. It’s a season we really enjoy around here!
Check out the list below and start adding them to your calendar now.
From September 7 - October 5 the Huntsville Botanical Garden hosts lots of creative scarecrows submitted by different organizations in the city. They are always a joy to see and really great for a selfie or two! You should also check out these other parts to the “FestiFall at HBG.” Learn more at their website.
Pumpkins: October 1-31
Mum Displays: September – October
Historic Tractor and Wagon Photo Op: September – October
Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes: September 11 & 25
Family Campouts in the Garden: September 18-19 & October 2-3
11th Annual Fall Plant Sale: October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, & 24
Every Friday and Saturday - September - October Looking for a spooky adventure? Reserve your ticket online at their website for one of the Huntsville Ghost Walks around the Downtown Square. You’ll hear creepy stories about spirits that haunt the city and learn a little Huntsville history. If you're over 21-years-old, you can also hop on the Rocket City Rover for a Boos Cruise where you hear spooky stories and drink in our purple cup district.
Photo: Anna Beth Art
Local “chalk artists” will be taking over Bridge Street Towne Center and adding a bit of creative flair! The event area will be located around the Belk Courtyard and throughout the outdoor mall’s property. Learn more at the Facebook event.
We know Tate Farms is a family tradition for so many! This trip will include things like hay rides to pick pumpkins, barnyard playground, hay maze, photo ops, and barnyard animals. With rides for kids, amazing food, and more, you are sure to spend at least half a day at the farm. Visit their website for admission and special event days!
October 31 & November 7 There is something magical about taking the train! Huntsville has the North Alabama Railroad Museum which allows us to offer seasonal events. This is the time of year when the leaves put on their show for us, and there’s nothing like a scenic train trip through the colorful foliage on the Mercury & Chase Railroad. You can also check out their Punkin’ Pickin’ Extravaganza on October 17th. Website
Looking for some live music and good food? The BBQ and Bluegrass Festival in South Huntsville is a good start! Plenty of space for social distancing and impressive bluegrass bands! Learn more at their Facebook Event.
Pick-Your-Own is Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in September and October. If this is something you have not done, it is a great one for the memory books! Make it a family tradition every year. New this year are inflatables and games for kids! Don't forget to try an apple slushy while you are out! Book your apple adventure on their Website.
This is just a short list of all the MANY Fall activities in the area. Do you have more to add? We want to hear from you! Drop a comment below so we can continue to update our post!