Fall Alabama Festivals

September and October are busy times for fall festivals in Alabama. You’ll find plenty of them to keep you occupied. From the Bayfest Music Festival to the Greater Gulf State Fair, you can run from event to event if you want. And that’s assuming that you have already celebrated Oktoberfest in Alabama.

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2017 Festivals

Seafood Festival - Guntersville, AL - Sep 2 to Sep 2, 2017
The Saint William Seafood Festival has been ongoing for over 45 years.  You are going to love the Cajun boiled shrimp, Gumbo, chicken and catfish dinners.

Oka Kapassa Native American festival - Tuscumbia, AL - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2017
A two day gathering celebrating the culture and traditions of Native Americans in Spring Park.

Foothills Festival - Jasper, AL - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2017
Free live music concert and local vendors at Courthouse Square in downtown Jasper.

Monte Sano Art Festival - Huntsville, AL - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Enjoy handmade artwork amidst the natural beauty of the state park.

North Alabama State Fair - Muscle Shoals, AL - Sep 19 to Sep 24, 2017
One of the largest annual events in North Alabama with attendance of approximately 80,000. It started in 1935.

Porktoberque - Dothan, AL - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017
Last Year’s Description: Enjoy barbecue, beer and live music at this Oktoberfest celebration in Dothan. Free samples of craft beer from Folklore Brewery and Meadery on Friday from 6-8 in the Man Cave. The People’s Choice Tasting competition is on Saturday from 11-1. The New South Cruisers Car Show will be on Saturday as well. Two stages of musical acts will see performances by Random-Ax, Los Locos, Thrice Pierced, Polka Dots, and Big Jimmy. Cornhole tournament on Saturday with free practice rounds on Friday. Inflatables for kids both days.

Irondale Whistle Stop Festival - Irondale, AL - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2017
A free event with live music and arts/crafts.  Don’t forget to try the famous fried green tomatoes at the Irondale cafe!

Alabama Coastal BirdFest - Fairhope, AL - Oct 4 to Oct 7, 2017
Great for birders with lots of workshops, speakers, trips, conservation Expo, and more.

Cullman Oktoberfest - Cullman, AL - Oct 4 to Oct 8, 2017
The annual week long celebration of Oktoberfest in Cullman was cut down to an action packed 5 days in 2015. It is an annual event starting on the first Saturday of October since 1982, became famous initially for its absence of alcohol sales. In October 2011, after voters passed a referendum allowing alcohol sales in Cullman, this Alabama Oktoberfest opened its first biergarten. In 2013, the Alabama Craft Biergarten at the Cullman Oktoberfest will have German style craft beers made by Alabama brewers such as Straight to Ale Brewing and Blue Pants Brewery. There’s a car show at Depot Park. The crowning of Miss Oktoberfest happens on the first weekend as well. The last day of the event brings the wiener dog races, bratwurst eating contest, 2nd annual charity bedrace, third annual BBQ Challenge with world class barbeque chicken, pork ribs, pork and beef brisket, and the Oktoberfest 10K, 5K and 1 Mile fun run. The event concludes with the Burgermeister Ball. Music includes selections from Wolfgang Mortz and Terry Cavangh and the Alpine Express, among TBA acts. Cost: Events at the Festhalle and the Cullman County Museum are usually free. Events sponsored by other organizations may have an admission fee.

Alabama Butterbean Festival - Pinson, AL - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
A free family event for fans of the yummy legume.

Boaz Harvest Festival - Boaz, AL - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
Features include an antique car show, over 400 arts and craft vendors, food, pageant, pie eating contest, live music entertainment, fun run and so much more.

Madison Street Festival - Madison, AL - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017
Annual event in historic downtown Madison.  Do not miss the morning parade, car show, expo area, arts and craft vendors, food, and Kid’s area.

Headland Harvest Day Festival - Headland, AL - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2017
Held at downtown square it has arts and craft vendors, car show, live entertainment, food vendors and lots of games and rides.

National Shrimp Festival - Gulf Shores, AL - Oct 12 to Oct 15, 2017
45th annual event on the beaches of Gulf Shores attracting 250,000 people. Free admission.

Thorsby Swedish Fest - Thorsby, AL - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2017
Enjoy the beauty pageant, car show, viking run, and parade.

Evergreen Sausage Festival - Evergreen, AL - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2017
A bbq cook-off and arts/crafts event.

Kentuck Arts Festival - Northport, AL - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
Nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists present their works.

Alabama Gourd Show - Cullman, AL - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
Gourd Round Up with this annual event featuring art and craft made with gourds.

Auburn University Oktoberfest - Auburn, AL - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2017

Greater Gulf State Fair - Mobile, AL - Oct 27 to Nov 5, 2017
A fair for residents of South Alabama, Northwest Florida and Southeast Mississippi that was started in 1955 by the Mobile Jaycees.

Alabama Frontier Days - Wetumpka, AL - Nov 1 to Nov 4, 2017
This event demonstrates life in the South in the 18th and early 19th Century.

National Peanut Festival - Dothan, AL - Nov 3 to Nov 12, 2017
The nation’s largest peanut festival celebrates the harvest. One-quarter of the U.S. peanut crop is harvested within 75 miles of Dothan.

World Food Championships - Orange Beach, AL - Nov 8 to Nov 14, 2017

National Veterans Day Parade - Birmingham, AL - Nov 11 to Nov 11, 2017
Our military veterans are still honored with a parade at the home of the first Veterans Day.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Sweet Tater Festival - Cullman, AL - Sep 4 to Sep 4, 2016
A reporter on AL.com called this the greatest event south of the Mason-Dixon Line. But be warned: he couldn’t find any sweet taters while there in 2014.

Middle Eastern Food Festival - Birmingham, AL - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2016
Celebrate 36 years of the Saint George’s annual festival.  Lots of great food and fun.

Riverfest Barbecue Cook-off - Decatur, AL - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2016
Over 70 professional and amateur BBQ cooking teams compete for prizes.  Recognized as an official State Barbecue Championship competition.

Depot Days Festival - Hartselle, AL - Sep 10 to Sep 17, 2016
Features a pageant, zombie chase, live music concert, half marathon, art show, tractor show, bike show, local foods and lots of arts and crafts.

Original Birmingham Oktoberfest - Birmingham, AL - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2016
Details are on their facebook page. The FDSK German Culture Club in Birmingham hosts an annual three day Oktoberfest at Das Haus. The FDSK (Freunde Deutscher Sprache und Kultur) was founded by German immigrants in 1965 and moved to its present location in 1970.

Redstone Arsenal MWR Oktoberfest - Huntsville, AL - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2016
The annual three or four day Oktoberfest in the middle of September hosted by the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare & Recreation at Redstone Arsenal is open to the public. Enter through Gate 10 on Jordan Lane/Patton Road. Admission is $12-15 depending on day and includes parking, carnival rides and other entertainment. Hours are posted on their website.

International Festival of North Alabama - Huntsville, AL - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Enjoy the International cuisine, food trucks, live music, kids activities, open air market and more.  Held at the UAH Fitness Center.

Birmingham Greek Festival - Birmingham, AL - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016

Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival - Springville, AL - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2016

Hokes Bluff CityFest - Hokes Bluff, AL - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
Bands, Carnival Rides, Food and Retail Vendors. Runs from 2:00 – 10:00 PM.  Held at Hokes Bluff City Park.

Eastern Shore Jubilee Festival - Daphne, AL - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016

Harriott II: Oktoberfest Cruise - Montgomery, AL - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016

Alabama Frog Level Festival - Fayette, AL - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2016

Tavern Fest - Montgomery, AL - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2016

Fort Rucker Oktoberfest - Fort Rucker, AL - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2016
Fort Rucker will be celebrating its 14th Oktoberfest on the Festival Fields from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Bratwurst, schnitzel, German beer and other traditional food will be served. Sonnenschein Express will play live German music. Kid-friendly activities will include crafts, inflatables and a pumpkin patch. Admission is free.

Moody Oktoberfest - Moody, AL - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016

St. Florian Oktoberfest - St. Florian, AL - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016

Shoals Oktoberfest - Florence, AL - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2016
Singin’ River Brewing Company is stepping up their Oktoberfest a few notches. Artoberfest on Thursday October 6th, BrewMaster Dinner on October 7th, and full on SHoals Oktoberfest October 8th which is family friendly.

Alexander City Oktoberfest - Alexander City, AL - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016

Blountsville Harvest Festival - Blountsville, AL - Oct 10 to Oct 10, 2016

Mentone Fall Colorfest - Mentone, AL - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
Live entertainment, arts/crafts, parade, storytelling and other activities.

Covered Bridge Festival - Oneonta, AL - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
An event to celebrate the covered bridge capital of Alabama. It has been going on for more than 30 years.

Alabama Renaissance Faire - Florence, AL - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2016
30,000 to 40,000 visit Wilson Park for this event with a medieval/renaissance theme, beautiful fall foliage and free admission.

Butler Fest - Butler, AL - Oct 28 to Oct 29, 2016

Elberta German Sausage Festival - Elberta, AL - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2016

Alabama Cotton Festival - Eclectic, AL - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2016

Boll Weevil Fall Festival - Enterprise, AL - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2016
Some say that the statute in Enterprise is the only one in the world dedicated to an insect pest. The destruction of the cotton crop led to greater agricultural diversity and prosperity.

Fairhope Veterans Day Parade - Fairhope, AL - Nov 5 to Nov 5, 2016

Fairhope Film Festival - Fairhope, AL - Nov 10 to Nov 13, 2016

Fairhope Tree Lighting Celebration - Fairhope, AL - Nov 17 to Nov 17, 2016

Mobile International Festival - Mobile, AL - Nov 19 to Nov 19, 2016

September 2015:


Peanut Boil Festival – Luverne, Alabama – Sept 26, 2015
The Crenshaw County Shrine Club has been boiling and bagging peanuts for this event since 1970. It has been called the World’s Largest Peanut Boil.

Western Food and Wine Festival – Birmingham, AL – September 25, 2015

October 2015:

Greek Festival – Birmingham – Oct 1-3, 2015

Bayfest – Mobile, AL – October 2-4, 2015
     Read our blog post from last year:  “Bayfest Festival Expects 200 Thousand

Jefferson Christian Academy Annual Heritage Festival – Irondale, AL – October 17, 2015
Families can enjoy a variety of entertainment such as carnival rides, huge inflatables, live music, arts and crafts vendors, informational booths, pony rides, games, and more! Several food choices will be available, as well as tremendous values in our silent auction. 10 AM to 3 PM.

Buttahatchee River Fall Fest – Hamilton, AL – October 31, 2015
Butler Fest – Butler, AL – October 30-31, 2015

Downtown Boll Weevil Festival – Enterprise, AL – Oct 17, 2015
Some say that the statute in Enterprise is the only one in the world dedicated to an insect pest. The destruction of the cotton crop led to greater agricultural diversity and prosperity.

Covered Bridge Festival – Oneonta, AL – Oct 24, 2015
An event to celebrate the covered bridge capital of Alabama. It has been going on for more than 30 years.

Taste of Huntsville – Huntsville, AL – Oct 15, 2015
This 40-year old event offers an all-you-can-eat venue for trying food from some of the best restaurants in the area.

Alabama Tale Tellin’ Festival – Selma, AL – Oct 9-10, 2015

Falkville Fall Festival – Decatur, AL – October 10, 2015
Fall Festival, Car & Tractor Show – Rogersville, AL – October 8, 2015
Fall Festival at Oak Mountain State Park – Pelham, AL – Oct 3, 2015
Opp Fest – Opp, AL – Oct 30-31, 2015

Alabama Frog Level Festival & Car Show – Fayette, AL – October 2-3, 2015
Frog Level was the original name of Fayette. It was changed in 1910.

Montgomery Tavern Fest – Montgomery, AL – October 9, 2015

Alabama Cotton Festival – Eclectic, Alabama – October 24, 2015

November 2015:

Fairhope Wine Festival – November 19, 2015
Fairhope Holiday Stroll – November 20, 2015
Mobile International Festival – Mobile, AL – November 21, 2015

More Festivals:
You can also find more festivals in the nearby states of Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Find other fun things to do in Alabama:

Oktoberfest in Alabama
Alabama Corn Mazes
Alabama Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Alabama
Alabama Pumpkin Patches

One thought on “Fall Alabama Festivals

  1. marion baab says:

    Date Correction for Event Listed on Your Webpage

    Oops! We noticed that the date for Tavern Fest 2012 was listed incorrectly on your website.
    We would appreciate your changing the date on your website to Friday October 19.

    Website link: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/306866766087058/

    Location: Old Alabama Town in front of Lucas Tavern: N. Hull Street between Jefferson and Columbus

    Live music by the Birmingham Band FISHERGREEN http://www.fishergreenband.com/
    Craft Beer Tastings
    Jennie Weller’s Delicious Tavern Fare
    Silent Auction

    Time: 7pm Gates open at 6pm
    Admission: $10 at the Gate
    Benefitting: Landmarks Foundation: Helping to bring more school children to learn about history at Old Alabama Town!

    For more info call 334-240-4500

    Many thanks!
    Marion Baab
    Tavern Fest 2012 Committee
    [email protected]

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