Saturday, Sept. 24-Monday, Oct. 31 | Weekdays 3-5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sundays 1-5 p.m.
Old Baker Farm
Old Baker Farm’s U-Pick pumpkin patch is back again this year and will feature hayrides, a petting zoo, a corn maze, carnival games and more! The farm will also host Cowboy Day on Saturday, Oct. 8-Sunday, Oct. 9. The highly anticipated festival weekend will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22-Sunday, Oct. 23 this year. Visit Old Baker Farm to stay up to date on events.
Open during the month of October only | Fridays 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturdays-Sundays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cue the Halloween music and pop out the pumpkin spice lattes! It’s fall again, and The Patch at Helena Hollow is celebrating by inviting everyone to the patch, which features 30 different activities including a 100-ft landslide, an 80-ft pipeslide, two 40-ft pipeslides, a zip swing, the corn barn and animal alley! There will also be a hayride to the patch for attendees to pick out their favorite pumpkins. The cost is $10.95+ on Fridays and $12.95+ on Saturdays- both days for ages 3 and up. Pumpkins are $3 and are not included in the price of admission. Learn more at The Patch.
Shelby Iron Works Fall Festival
Saturday, Oct. 8 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Shelby Iron Works Park
10268 County Rd. 42
Come out and enjoy demonstrations of syrup making, blacksmithing and operating an antique saw mill! Numerous vendors will serve homemade items, and the country store will be open, too. The dining hall will be serving hamburgers and hotdogs for the hungry folks, and the Ain’t Misbehavin’ Big Band will perform live! You don’t want to miss this wholesome, family-friendly event! Admission is free. Visit Shelby Iron Works Fall Festival to learn more.
Saturday, Oct. 22 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Oak Mountain State Park
This family-friendly event is perfect for all ages! This annual celebration features hay rides, bouncy houses, art vendors, food trucks, pony rides, carnival games and guided hikes, too. Admission is free for ages 3 and under; $2 for ages 4-11; $5 for ages 12-61; $2 for ages 62 and up and free for active military and veterans. Learn more at Fall Festival.
The 2nd Annual Fall Give and Gather Dinner
Thursday, Oct. 27 | 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Inverness Country Club
Come out and enjoy a night of fellowship over dinner with live music! Friends can gather to partake in an open bar, a live auction and a wine and bourbon pull, too, which all benefits King’s Home. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit gather.givesmart.com.
Trunk or Treat
Thursday, Oct. 27 | 5:30-8 p.m.
Calera Main Street
Calera Main Street is holding its fourth annual Trunk or Treat event, which will feature nearly 100 decorated trunks passing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Collectivus Church is sponsoring this event. For more information on how to become a volunteer or participate, visit Trunk or Treat.
Saturday, Oct. 29 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Buck Creek Trail
Kickoff your Halloween weekend festivities with carnival games, a hay ride, trick-or-treating, inflatables, live music, a pumpkin hunt and painting pumpkins at this annual celebration. Admission is free. Learn more at Alabaster Fall Fest.
Sunday, Oct. 30 | All Day
Helena Amphitheater Park
Brought to you by Two by Two Rescue, Barktoberfest is the organization’s largest annual fundraiser that features food, beverages and a huge adoption event that celebrates recues everywhere! Admission is $5 for ages 18 and up and free for minors. Visit Two by Two Rescue for updates on this yearly gathering.