Seafood Festival - Guntersville, AL - Sep 4 to Sep 5, 2020
For 2020: drive through only with cajun boiled shrimp by the pound, frozen gumbo by the quart, and St Bernard Monk’s bread available until they sell out! Normally: 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 6 to Sep 7, 2020
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.
Oka Kapassa Native American festival - Tuscumbia, AL - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2020
A two day gathering celebrating the culture and traditions of Native Americans in Spring Park.
Monte Sano Art Festival - Huntsville, AL - Sep 12 to Sep 13, 2020
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.
Depot Days Festival - Hartselle, AL - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2020
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.
North Alabama State Fair - Muscle Shoals, AL - Sep 22 to Sep 27, 2020
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!
Hokes Bluff CityFest - Hokes Bluff, AL - Sep 26 to Sep 26, 2020
Bands, carnival rides, food and retail vendors plus carnival rides, car show, and pancake breakfast.
Madison Street Festival - Madison, AL - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2020
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.
Blountsville Harvest Festival - Blountsville, AL - Oct 10 to Oct 10, 2020
Arts and carfts, food, car and bike shows, entertainment, and more
Alabama Gourd Show - Cullman, AL - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2020
Gourd Round Up with this annual event featuring art and craft made with gourds.
Mentone Fall Colorfest - Mentone, AL - Oct 17 to Oct 18, 2020
Live entertainment, arts/crafts, parade, storytelling and other activities.
Alabama Renaissance Faire - Florence, AL - Oct 24 to Oct 24, 2020
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.