Check out our full list of happenings close to you this month.

1. Tinglewood Festival

Saturday, Sept. 11
Orr Park

Shavings, smoke and sound – the trifecta is returning to Montevallo’s Orr Park. Admission is free to this annual festival, a daylong event featuring a chainsaw carving exhibition, whittling contest, artist booths, demonstrations, live music, a car show and a food truck area. Kids can enjoy their own age-appropriate activities along Shoal Creek, too.

2. Paws for the Cause

Saturday, Sept. 18
Veterans Park, Hoover

Invite your dog along to run this certified 5K off-road cross-country course around the lake and through tree-lined trails surrounding the park. Plus, the Tail Waggin’ Trek offers an 1-mile “obstacle” course run for individuals or teams of all ages and breeds. It all benefits Shelby Humane’s care for over 5,000 lost, homeless & unwanted pets each year. Register at 

3. Hold the Fort 5K & 10K

Saturday, Sept. 18
Oak Mountain State Park

Support the fight against human trafficking at this run hosted by child trafficking survivor organization Blanket Fort Hope. The event will feature three races—a 10k, 5k and one-mile “Warrior Walk.” For more information, visit

4. Calera Cruise-In

Saturday, Sept. 18
Lot Adjacent to Cowart Drugs
Downtown Calera

Come out for food trucks and music, as well as classic, custom and off-road vehicles. For updates and more information, visit

5. Buck Creek Festival

Sept. 24-25
Helena Amphitheater Park

Everyone favorite rubber duck race is back! The banks of Buck Creek will host children’s activities, food and live music to benefit community projects. For more information, visit the

6. Jubilee #1

Saturday, Sept. 25
10 a.m.
Thompson High School

Music, attractions, food trucks and other vendors will come together for this festive day held by the Alabaster Arts Council. Throughout the day you will hear local artists, local and regional music acts and students from the school system’s music programs, and stay for a a special performance by Black Jacket Symphony of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Damn the Torpedoes” album at 8 p.m. For more information, visit

7. Ride of Love

Saturday, Sept. 25
7 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Oak Mountain State Park

Cycle and support Smile-A-Mile’s programs for those affected by childhood cancer in Alabama at this ride. Cyclists will ride along the newly renovated bike path within the park and will determine their own pace, distance and finish time. There’s also a virtual option for those who prefer to ride on their own at another location but still want to raise funds for Smile-A-Mile. Register at

8. Pumpkin Patch

Sept. 25-Oct. 31
Old Baker Farm

Come out to this historic U-pick farm to find pumpkins ripe for harvest, and you can take a hayride, get on a train ride, meet animals at the petting farm and explore the corn maze while you are there. Pumpkins are $11, and you 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. There’s also a festival weekend scheduled for Oct. 23-24 and a Halloween Park Oct. 16, 6-9 p.m. Learn more at

9. Revvin’ for Research Charity Ride

Sept. 26
1-5 p.m.
Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson

Join the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama and Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson for this ride. Event day registration opens at 1 p.m., with a 2 p.m. departure from Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson. After the police-escorted ride, a boxed meal will be available for all registered participants. Social distancing guidance will be followed at this event. Registration is $35 for a single rider/$60 for two-up. Pre-register before Sept. 15 to receive an exclusive service discount from Heart of Dixie Harley-Davidson and ensure contactless registration on ride day. To register or learn more, visit

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