1. The Tinglewood Festival
Saturday, Sept. 9 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Tinglewood Festival is a free event that is open to all. The festival will showcase a variety of artists and artisans, some of whom will compete in a wood carving exhibition, a whittling contest and a wooden boat race, too. Attendees will also get to see a huge lineup of vintage smoke show automobiles. With food trucks, family-friendly activities, live music and more, this event is perfect for the whole family. For updates, visit here.
2. Taste of Shelby County
Thursday, Sept. 14 | 6-8 p.m.
Inverness Country Club
1 Country Club Dr
Taste of Shelby County is celebrating its 15th anniversary! This event showcases some of the best food from local restaurants, bakeries, caterers, beverage vendors and more, all while benefitting the Shelby County Schools Education Foundation. Since its inception, Taste of Shelby County has fundraised more than $375,000 in classroom grants. Learn more information and purchase tickets here.
3. Hold the Fort 5K/10K/One-Mile “Warrior Walk”
Saturday, Sept. 16 | 8 a.m.
Oak Mountain State Park
Everyone is invited to participate in the Hold the Fort 5K, 10K or one-mile “Warrior Walk,” which all benefits the Christian non-profit, Blanket Fort Hope. Blanket Fort Hope helps restore victims of sex trafficking through essential services and faith-based care. For more information or to register, visit here.
4. The 15th Annual Revvin’ for Research Ride
Sunday, Sept. 24 | 1-5 p.m.
Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson
333 Cahaba Valley Pkwy
Brought to patrons by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama and Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson, the 15th annual Revvin’ for Research Charity Motorcycle Ride will feature a club of motorcyclists riding on a 65-mile, police-escorted route through Shelby County, Jefferson County and St. Clair County. Check-in and on-site registration for this ride begins at 1 p.m., and kickstands go up at 2 p.m. Riders’ fees are $35 for one rider or $60 for a couple. A post-race meal, compliments of Chef Jason Dodd of Breaking Bread Catering, will be available for participants after the ride. Stay updated on this event here.
5. The Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, Sept. 30-Tuesday, Oct. 31 | Times vary
Old Baker Farm
Families are invited to visit this U-pick farm to find pumpkins ripe for harvest, and they can take a hayride, get on a train ride, meet animals at the petting farm and explore the corn maze while they’re there, too! Pumpkins are $11, and attendees must purchase one to enter. The farm is open weekdays 3-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Old Baker Farm’s annual “Cowboy Day” weekend is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14-Sunday, Oct. 15, and the farm’s annual festival weekend is set for Saturday, Oct. 28-Sunday, Oct. 29. Learn more at here.
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