Alabama is known for hosting some incredible festivals, especially during the fall season. From delicious food and car shows, to carnival rides and live entertainment, Alabama’s festivals have it all! Listed below are 10 fall festivals you most certainly need to check out this year.
1. Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival - Springville
The Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival will take place September 22-24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. While at this festival, attendees will enjoy one-of-a-kind crafts, a variety of antiques/vintage items, delicious food and more. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children ages 3-12, and children under the age of 2 are free. (1161 Murphrees Valley Rd)
2. Whistle Stop Festival - Irondale
The 26th annual Whistle Stop Festival will take place in downtown Irondale on September 30, 2017. The festival is expected to have more than 100 vendors and is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. A few things attendees can expect at this year's festival are carnival games, live music, delicious food and arts & crafts. Admission is free.
3. Cullman Oktoberfest - Cullman
Cullman Oktoberfest, which celebrates our German heritage, will take place October 4-8, 2017 in downtown Cullman. It'll feature a variety of food vendors, arts & crafts, a car show, a beer garden area and more. Riley Green, an up and coming country artist, is scheduled to perform on October 6th from 10:15 p.m. to midnight. Admission is free.
4. Boaz Harvest Festival - Boaz
The 53rd annual Boaz Harvest Festival will take place in downtown Boaz from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on October 6-7, 2017. More than 250 vendors will be onsite, and a few of the festival's highlights include arts & crafts, live entertainment and a MoonPie eating contest. Admission is free.
5. Alabama Butterbean Festival - Pinson
The Alabama Butterbean Festival will take place October 6-7, 2017 in the charming town of Pinson. On October 6, the hours will be 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and on October 7, the hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This annual festival will feature a fireworks show, live entertainment, a car show, a 5K race, arts & crafts, delicious food and so much more. Admission is free.
6. Annual National Shrimp Festival - Gulf Shores
The 46th Annual National Shrimp Festival will take place October 12-15, 2017 in beautiful Gulf Shores. On October 12-14, the hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and on October 15, the hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This annual festival is expected to have more than 100 hours of entertainment, delicious food, arts & crafts, a sand sculpture contest and more. Admission is free.
7. Alabama Cotton Festival - Eclectic
The Alabama Cotton Festival will take place in downtown Eclectic on October 14, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Live entertainment, arts & crafts, a car show and delicious food are just a few of the many things that'll take place at this year's festival.
8. Headland Harvest Day Festival - Headland
The Headland Harvest Day Festival will take place around the Town Square from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on October 14, 2017. A few of this year's festival activities include live entertainment, pony rides, arts & crafts and cake walks. There will also be plenty of delicious food available. Admission is free.
9. Boll Weevil Fall Festival - Enterprise
The Boll Weevil Fall Festival will take place in downtown Enterprise on October 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Delicious food, a children's costume contest and live entertainment are just a few of the things featured at this annual festival. Admission is free.
10. National Peanut Festival - Dothan
The National Peanut Festival, which just so happens to be the nation's largest peanut festival, will take place November 3-12, 2017 on the fairgrounds (US Highway 231 South) in Dothan. Carnival rides, animal attractions, livestock shows and a parade are just a few of the activities attendees will enjoy at this year's festival. For hours and admission info, click
Do you have a favorite fall festival you enjoy attending each year? If so, share it with us in the comments!