Fall events look different than in years’ past, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with social distance. Here’s our roundup for this month.
1. Derby Party
Sept. 5 | 3-6 p.m.
Siluria Brewing Company
Don their hats your and dapper suits for a postponed Derby Party to benefit the Shelby Humane’s care for homeless, abused, neglected and abandoned animals. Tickets include beverage tokens, hors d’oeuvres catered by Taziki’s and K&J’s Elegant Pastries, live music by the 3 More Miles Band and the opportunity to win prizes. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit shelbyhumane.org or the Derby Party Facebook page.
2. Calera Main Street Farmers Market
Fridays | 4-7 p.m.
Did you know there’s a new farmer’s market in Calera? Join Calera Main Street in the Calera Courtyard off Highway 25 for fresh produce, gifts and more for through the end of September and possibly into pumpkin season too. The market is partnering with Medders Family Farm, Skull Girl Soaps, a new Main Street plant shop and other vendors.
3. Centennial Celebration
Sept. 12 | 2-5 p.m.
Cowart Drugs | Calera
For a century Cowart Drugs has operated in its original building (a former Masonic lodge dating to the late 1800s) on Highway 31 in the heart of Calera Main Street, serving customers with a personal, small-town friendliness, and now it’s time to celebrate its 100 years of business. Festivities will include axe-throwing demonstrations, classic cars on display, food, games and fun for children, and more. Cowart Drugs is located at 8320 Highway 31 in Calera.
SAVE THE DATE
1. Cotton Pickin’ Celebration
Old Baker Farm
Come out to this historic farm to find pumpkins are ripe for harvest, and you can take a hayride, pick pumpkins or cotton, and explore the corn and hay maze while you are tehre. There will also be farm animals to pet and exhibitors like handmade arts & crafts, blacksmiths, woodworkers and artists. Learn more at oldbakerfarm.com.
2. Buck Creek Festival
Helena Amphitheater Park
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) might have delayed this annual event, but the plan is for it to go on rubber duck race and all with these new dates. The banks of Buck Creek will host crafts, children’s activities, food and music to benefit community projects. For more information, visit the Helena’s Buck Creek Festival Facebook page at Facebook.com/HBCF20 or buckcreekfestival.com.
BONUS: AROUND TOWN
Hosted by the Birmingham Zoo
Fall Plant Sale
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
11th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival
DeBardeleben Park, Bessemer
Alabama State Fair
Birmingham Race Course
St. Jude Walk/Run Birmingham
Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival
Red Shoe Run
Virtual 5K Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama
Head Over Teal 5K/10K
Benefitting Laura Crandall Brown Foundation
Any Virtual Location
Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit yours.