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.
FestiFall at the Huntsville Botanical Garden
From September through October, 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. While you are there, don't forget to check out the Uncaged Exhibit where you will find 7 larger than life birdhouses placed around the garden.
Uncaged Exhibit: September - October 31
Scarecrows: September 4 - October 31
Scarecrow Trail Night Hikes: October 8 & 22
Pumpkins: October 1-31
Mum Displays: September – Octobe
Historic Tractor and Wagon Photo Op: September – October
Family Campouts in the Garden: October 1 & 15
Annual Fall Plant Sale: October 7-9 & 15 - 16
Huntsville Ghost Walks & Boos Cruises
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.
Fall Fun & Festivals at Burritt on the Mountain
November 5 - 6
Burritt is hosting their first Round Top Folk Festival in November. Named for the mountain on which Burritt sits, the festival will feature traditional art and music, November 5th and 6th. Over 30 local demonstrators, artisans, musicians and more will be participating this year with unique items for sale, as well as special demonstrations representing traditional art and culture of north Alabama. Learn more online.
Make sure to also check out these other exciting events from Burritt:
Cocktails at the View: Each Wednesday evening
History Hike: October 16
Haunted Mansion Dinner: October 23
Boo! at Burritt: October 29
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!
Fall Color Special Train Ride
October 30 & November 6
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 16th. Website
South Huntsville BBQ and Bluegrass Festival
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.
Scott’s Orchard Apple Picking
"Pick-Your-Own" - 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.
Railyard BBQ & Music Festival
Join Madison in their first KCBS BBQ and music festival with local artists and country artist, Rodney Atkins. This ticketed event is located in historic downtown Madison. Learn more from their facebook page.
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!