10 Things to do in Tuscaloosa or Birmingham this Fall

The leaves are changing colors and the temperature is slowly dropping, that could only mean one thing, it’s time for fall! Feeling bored and wondering what things you can do this fall right here in town? I have rounded up a few local must-do things for this fall. So, grab those Pumpkin Spice Lattes and head out into town for all the fall events happening right here in Tuscaloosa or a quick drive to Birmingham.

Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market
Every Saturday local farmers head to the Tuscaloosa River Market to share their goods with the local community. You can snag anything from freshly grown vegetables to some local honey. Make sure to join them one Saturday from 7 am – 12 pm. Can’t make it on Saturday? You can now also visit them on Tuesday’s from 3pm – 6pm. Before you go check out their local farmers here.

The Market at Pepper Place
You’ll want to put the Market at Pepper Place on the top of Farmer’s Markets to visit this fall. Local vendors from all over Birmingham come to the Market and bring all their goodies. From handmade crafts, to locally grown vegetables, and even local popcorn. The Market at Pepper Place is open every Saturday from 7 am – 12 pm. Want to know more about what you can expect at The Market at Pepper Place? Check out their website here.

Griffin Farms
Looking for the perfect pumpkin patch to backdrop your new Instagram picture? Check out Griffin Farms. They feature a corn maize, hayrides, animal farm, zip-line, and so much more! Located right outside of Tuscaloosa it makes for a short drive there. Admission is only $10 so it’s a super affordable fall activity and would be fun for a date day or fun with a group of friends. Learn more about them here.

Haunted Tuscaloosa Tours
Looking for something spooky to do right here in Tuscaloosa? The Haunted Tuscaloosa Tours is it! You can take an hour and a half ride around Tuscaloosa learning about all of its haunted history at various locations all around town! This would be perfect to do right around Halloween time if you are in to spooky adventures! Be sure to book your tour today here.

Alabama State Fair: September 28th– October 7th
Nothing says fall like a state fair! The Alabama Fair will take place at the Oak Mountain Amphitheater. Grab a funnel cake, a fresh squeezed lemonade, and get ready to ride some rides! The fair will also include pig races, live music, magic shows, and so much more! Fall is the perfect time to enjoy a fair so grab your friends and head to Oak Mountain Amphitheater! To get more information on the Alabama State Fair click here. here.

Sloss Fright Furnace – September 28th– October 31
Looking for something a little bit scarier to do this fall? Head over to the Sloss Fright Furnace for just that. You can find different attractions at Sloss Fright Furnace for the level of scare wanted. Sloss has been named one of the scariest places in the world so this place is sure to not disappoint. To learn more about Sloss Fright Furnace or buy tickets click here.

Tuskaloosa Octoberfest: October 6th, 2018
For the 21 and older crowd, Tuskaloosa Octoberfest is being held at 301 Bistro, Bar, and Beer Garden on Saturday October 6th.What’s better than celebrating the German culture on a nice fall Saturday in October! They will have live bands, a Dachshund Dash and so much more! To learn more about this event check out visittuscaloosa.com .

Boo at the Zoo: October 11 – 14th; October 18 – 31st
No one is ever too old to dress up, so grab those costumes and head to Boo at the Zoo! In addition to the zoo there will be added carnival games and rides. What more could you ask for?! Admission is only $18 with rides included in that so it is super affordable! This would be another great date night idea for you and your Boo! To get more information about Boo at the Zoo click here.

Kentuck Art Festival: October 20 – 21st, 2018
Kentuck Art Festival is an event that features all different types of art. From live music to custom art pieces to live demonstrations, you are sure to find something that inspires you there. If you can’t make it to the festival Kentuck also features art nights every first Thursday in the month that you can go to. To buy tickets for Kentuck Art festival click here.

A Haunting at the Museum: October 25th, 2018
Mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss this one! The Alabama Natural History Museum is doing guided candlelit tours through campus and the museum for A Haunting at the Museum. The best part about this event is that it is completely free! To learn more about this event click here.

Whether you are looking for a fun Saturday morning at the Farmer’s Market or looking to be spooked by the hauntings at Sloss Fright Furnace there is something for you to do right here in town! Make sure to add these 10 things to your fall bucket list for when you are looking for something cheap and fun to do this fall!

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