Huntsville Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 AL Events

Alabama Renaissance Faire - Florence, AL - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2024
30,000 to 40,000 visit Wilson Park for this event with a medieval/renaissance theme, beautiful fall foliage and free admission. The official Renaissance faire of Alabama is family-friendly and educational with no admission charge or alcohol, and has been held since 1987. There is a feast the preceding weekend.

North Alabama State Fair - Muscle Shoals, AL - Sep 9 to Sep 15, 2024
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!

Out of the Darkness Walk – Shoals Walk - Florence, AL - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2023
Join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss

Shoals Fest - Florence, AL - Oct 27 to Oct 27, 2023
Music festival at McFarland Park, with VIP packages available

Mentone Fall Festival - Mentone, AL - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2023
Live entertainment, arts/crafts, vendors and other activities. Replaces the Mentone Color Fest and raises money for the renovation of Moon Lake Village.

International Festival of North Alabama - Huntsville, AL - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2023
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.

Rogersville Gives Back Fall Festival - Rogersville, AL - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2023
Car show, cornhole tournament, vendors, live music and fireworks, to raise money for Shoals CASA to help area kids in foster care

Alabama Gourd Show - Cullman, AL - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2023
Gourd Round Up with this annual event featuring art and craft made with gourds.

Shoals Dragon Boat Festival - Florence, AL - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2023
Traditional Hong Kong style dragon boat racing at McFarland Park.

Madison Street Festival - Madison, AL - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
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.

Boaz Harvest Festival - Boaz, AL - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2023
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.

Hokes Bluff CityFest - Hokes Bluff, AL - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
Bands, carnival rides, food and retail vendors plus carnival rides, car show, and pancake breakfast.

Depot Days Festival - Hartselle, AL - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
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.

Monte Sano Art Festival - Huntsville, AL - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
25th annual. 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.

Oka Kapassa Native American festival - Tuscumbia, AL - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2023
A two day gathering celebrating the culture and traditions of Native Americans in Spring Park.

Sweet Tater Festival - Cullman, AL - Sep 3 to Sep 4, 2023
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 called this the greatest event south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Seafood Festival - Guntersville, AL - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2023
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.

Blountsville Harvest Festival - Blountsville, AL - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2022
Arts and carfts, food, car and bike shows, entertainment, and more

Riverfest Barbecue Cook-off - Decatur, AL - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2022
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.