Seafood Festival - Guntersville, AL - Aug 31 to Aug 31, 2019
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. It began in 1971 under the leadership of the late Father Patrick Murphy. The festival has continued as the primary fundraiser for the church. The Seafood Festival is now at the Foley Center on Gunter Avenue.
Sweet Tater Festival - Cullman, AL - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2019
This must-attend event traditionally says “goodbye to summer” and simultaneously welcomes the autumn season into Cullman County. The cost is only $5.00 per person. The Sweet Tater Festival will feature live entertainment, a wide range of delicious food vendors, a broad spectrum of over 100 arts and crafts vendors, and of course, sweet taters (sweet potatoes) in just about EVERY format, taste, and style you can imagine. You can also expect various arcade rides, inflatable bounce houses and other kid-friendly activities as well as adult door prizes opportunities for everyone who attends. A reporter on AL.com called this the greatest event south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Riverfest Barbecue Cook-off - Decatur, AL - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
Over 70 professional and amateur BBQ cooking teams compete for prizes. Held the third Saturday in September, this barbeque cook-off at Ingalls Harbor is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society and attracts competitors from across the country. Selected as a top ten tourist event in the State of Alabama, festival goers can expect live, nationally known musical acts, children’s activities, and award winning barbeque.
Oka Kapassa Native American festival - Tuscumbia, AL - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
A two day gathering celebrating the culture and traditions of Native Americans in Spring Park.
North Alabama State Fair - Muscle Shoals, AL - Sep 17 to Sep 22, 2019
One of the largest annual events in North Alabama with attendance of approximately 80,000. It started in 1935. Agricultural, industrial, cultural, and commercial exhibits are on display, with fun for the whole family!
Depot Days Festival - Hartselle, AL - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Features a pageant, zombie chase, live music concert, half marathon, art show, tractor show, bike show, local foods and lots of arts and crafts. The Depot Days Festival is is always held the third Saturday in September. In 2018 the estimated attendance was over 19,000. The week consists of the history of Hartselle, community worship service, choral concert, a movie in the park, and a night at the market. This is a fun family event with no admission costs. On Saturday there is a tractor show, car show, live entertainment, tons of vendors, an art competition, and more.
International Festival of North Alabama - Huntsville, AL - Sep 21 to Sep 21, 2019
Enjoy the International cuisine, food trucks, live music, kids activities, open air market and more. Held at the UAH Fitness Center. The one-day family friendly event features cultural performances, the parade of nations and an international open air market, showcasing international food vendors, crafts and arts, and food trucks. There will be free activities for children and college students. Festivities begin at 9 a.m., with a ribbon cutting and the Parade of Nations.
Monte Sano Art Festival - Huntsville, AL - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Enjoy handmade artwork amidst the natural beauty of the state park. A tradition in Huntsville, Alabama for more than 15 years. Feature more than 140 of the region’s finest artists in an array of wonderful media. Local food trucks and musicians throughout the park. Always a highlight of the fall arts calendar.
Boaz Harvest Festival - Boaz, AL - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
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 5 to Oct 5, 2019
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.
Alabama Gourd Show - Cullman, AL - Oct 18 to Oct 19, 2019
Gourd Round Up with this annual event featuring art and craft made with gourds.
Mentone Fall Colorfest - Mentone, AL - Oct 19 to Oct 20, 2019
Live entertainment, arts/crafts, parade, storytelling and other activities.
Alabama Renaissance Faire - Florence, AL - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2019
30,000 to 40,000 visit Wilson Park for this event with a medieval/renaissance theme, beautiful fall foliage and free admission. Since 1987.