The month of October brings great weather, football and seasonal festivities. Whether you’re looking to get out and enjoy the fall weather with friends, need a family activity to keep the kids entertained or want to get in the Halloween spirit, Birmingham has plenty to offer.
All Month Long
Sloss Fright Furnaces
Get the ultimate Halloween experience all month at Sloss Fright Furnance. They’re offering haunted house tours, a zombie obstacle course, a historic séance house, horror movies, live music and food. http://www.frightfurnace.com/
Pepper Place Farmer’s Market
Head over to the Pepper Place farmer’s market every Saturday from 7am-12pm. Enjoy live music while you shop, experience a cooking demonstration or have brunch at OvenBird! Find a list of vendors here
Good People Happy Hour Yoga
$10 will get you a yoga class and a beer every Tuesday at Good People. Class starts at 6pm and is open to all skill levels – just don’t forget to bring your mat!
Oct. 1st – 7th
Antiques at the Gardens
Head over to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Friday the 6th, Saturday the 7th or Sunday the 8th to enjoy antique dealers from across the U.S. as well as regionally and nationally known architects, interior designers and landscape designers.
$15 Admission // Event website
Village Garden Walk Block Party
In homage to the Antiques in the Gardens show taking place a the neighboring Birmingham Botanical Gardens, the merchants of Lane Parke present garden-inspired windows for your viewing pleaser October 6th-8th. The Friday night block party will include floral displays, live music, food and unique shopping opportunities.
Cahaba Brewing has partnered up with Hand In Paw for Barktoberfest Thursday October 5th. A ticket purchase includes a beer ticket, entry into the pet costume contest, entry into the stein hoist contest and one raffle ticket.
$15 Admission // Event website
First Thursday Art Stroll
Homewood retailers stay open late the first Thursday of every month for a chance to enjoy what 18th street has to offer.
Western’s Wine and Food Festival
Come out and enjoy Western’s Wine and Food Festival October 6th from 6-9pm. There will be over 650 wines to sample form around the world as well as representatives from different wineries to answer questions. Admission: $65 in advance or $75 at the door // Event website
October 8th- 14th
Hop N’ Roll
Hop City is celebrating their 5th anniversary in Birmingham, Sunday October 8th. Enjoy food trucks, live music, a silent auction, beer, wine and more. Event website
Halloween Costume Party at Highpoint Climbing and Fitness
Friday the 13th doesn’t have to be scary. High Point Climbing is offering a night of family fun with costume contests, free pizza and beer from Good People. Admission is free but don’t forget to wear your best Halloween costume. Event website
Pepper Place Fall Festival
Enjoy select farmer’s market vendors, dinner specials, face painting and more all while you shop the new pop-up tenants and pumpkin patch. Thursday the 12th from 5:30-9pm.
October 15th – 21st
Homewood Pickin’ n’ Park Handmade Festival
Spend Sunday afternoon wandering Homewood Central Park for the handmade festival. Free Admission // 8am-7pm
Grace House Pumpkin Festival
Another fun festival will visit Homewood Central Park on the 21st but this time you’ll be picking out your favorite pumpkins. Free Admission // 6am-3pm
Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church Fall Festival
Enjoy food trucks, inflatables, train rides, and more October 15th from 4-6pm. Admission: school supplies
October 22nd- 28th
Boo 22 Halloween Party
Friday October 27th, B&A Warehouse will host a Halloween party for those 21 and over. There will be live music, horror movies, costume contests, photo booths and prizes. Admission is $25 at the door // Event Website
A Night Dark and Grim
Join the Emmet O’Neal Library for an outdoor fairytale and book festival with a movie on the lawn at dark! October 27th from 6-10pm.
Peaches and Scream
Roots and Revelry and The Thomas Jefferson Tower present a Halloween experience like no other, Saturday October 28th. Multiple rooms with different themes will offer D.J’s , live acts, dance floors, Halloween themed cocktails and more. Don’t forget to wear your Halloween costume for a chance to win the costume contest. General Admission: $64.29(couples price) // Event website
Storybook 5k & Fun Run
The second annual Storybook 5k & Fun Run hosted by The Junior board of the Vestavia Hills Library will take place a t city hall on October 28th from 8am-11:30am. Festivities include live music, food, storybook character appearances, crafts, face painting and a bouncy house. Children are invited to dress as their favorite character. Admission: $30 5k and/or $20 fun run // Event website
Fall Food Truck Rally
Come to Avondale Brewery on October 22 from 1-6pm to enjoy live musical entertainment, children's activities and the area's best mobile dining establishments! Early Bird General Admission: $5 or $2 for ages 5-12 // Event website
October 29th- October 31st
Homewood Witches Ride
Ladies grab your friends and put your best witch costume on for a 2 mile tour through Homewood benefitting the American Cancer Society. Dads and kids are welcome to post up along the route for a chance to catch candy thrown by the witches. Event page
Mystics of Mountain Brook Halloween Parade
Everyone is invited to watch this fun parade from 4-5pm on Halloween in Crestline Village!