Top Birmingham Events #INOctober

The leaves are changing colors, the scent of pumpkin spice is in the air and Fall events are aplenty. We’ve compiled our favorite events for October into one list to help you avoid the scary problem of not knowing all the fun things happening in Birmingham.

Vulcan AfterTunes

Vulcan Park and Museum
October 1, October 15 & October 29
Enjoy cool tunes, craft brews and sweet views with these up-and-coming artists as well as everyone’s favorite cast iron statue, Vulcan. Chill out in Birmingham’s backyard with your lawn chairs and blankets and bring the whole family out to enjoy some of the country’s best new entertainers.
More Info: http://visitvulcan.com/events/

Alabama Fair

Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 29-October 8
Enjoy exciting attractions & shows, live music and all of your favorite fair food! Spectacular carnival rides & kiddie rides.  Live music includes Jack Russell’s Great White, Bellamy Brothers, Montez De Durango. Attractions include Royal Hanneford Circus, Pig Races, Thrill Shows, Petting zoo and more.
More Info: https://www.alabamafair.org/

Cahaba River Fry-Down

Railroad Park
October 1
The Cahaba River Fry-Down is a celebration of the Cahaba River- our region’s primary drinking water source and a treasure trove of biological diversity. Annual fish fry competition with live music, games, a climbing wall, face painters, balloon artists, crawling critters, & so much more!
More Info: https://www.frydown.com/

Southern Women’s Show

Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center
October 5-8
Fab fashions and serious shopping? Check. Handsome heroes? Oh yes! Savory samples and cooking classes? YUM! That’s right, the Southern Women’s Show is back, celebrating 33 years of food, fashion and fun. You don’t want to miss it!
More Info: https://southernshows.com/wbi/

2017 Western’s Wine & Food Festival

Birmingham Zoo
October 6
The wine & food lover’s night that you don’t want to miss! There will be over 500 wines to taste that cover every varietal and price as well as 40+ food vendors featuring the tastiest new local items. Pre-order wines at the show for super deals, ride the carousel, & see live animals on display.
More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/westerns-wine-food-festival-2017-tickets-35763798484

Alabama Butterbean Festival

Pinson Public Library
October 6-7
Country cooks favor butterbeans because they go well with a variety of food. Every October, die-hard fans of the yummy legume flock to picturesque Pinson for the Alabama Butterbean Festival. Pinson really rolls out the red carpet during this two-day event, which debuted in 2006.
More Info: http://www.albutterbeanfestival.org/

13th Annual Barber Vintage Festival

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum
October 6-8
The Barber Vintage Festival is one of the most highly anticipated motorcycle events in the world. The three-day festival features a fan zone, food and entertainment, Ace Corner, a Century Parade, a swap meet with hundreds of vendors, Wall of Death and more.
More Info: http://www.barbermuseum.org/events/barber-vintage-festival/

Alabama 500 Weekend at Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega Superspeedway
October 15
‘DEGA Nation welcomes families to the track with pricing perfect for the whole family! Kids 12 and under sit for free in the Gadsden grandstand! Saturday- Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola- NASCAR Camping World Truck Series/ Sunday- Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Alabama 500.
More Info: http://www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/

Magic City Music Fest

Legacy Arena at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
October 27
It’s The Magic City Music Fest on Magic City Classic Weekend. Performing artists include Keith Sweat, EnVogue, Doug E. Fresh and EU. Host will be comedian Stanford MC Lightfoot.
More Info: http://www.uptownbham.com/event/magic-city-music-fest/

Magic City Classic

Legion Field
October 28
Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University will battle it out on the gridiron at 3pm, along with a special celebrity ambassador halftime appearance. Don’t miss out on the action! Parade, pre-game tailgate party, concerts, halftime shows and much more!
More Info: https://magiccityclassic.com/

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Braveheart Challenge

Oak Mountain State Park
October 28
The BlackWatch Braveheart Challenge is a 6+ mile trail race through Oak Mountain State Park with over 20 obstacles. This event will challenge your speed, strength, and stamina. Race by yourself or with a team!
More Info: https://www.braveheartrace.com/

Birmingham’s Haunted Houses

Looking for a place to get into the Halloween spirit? Birmingham has the haunted houses to get you there. Try one or all three, if you dare.

  1. Sloss Fright Furnace – Sloss Fright Furnace creates a terrifying experience that takes you into the deepest, darkest parts of the furnace. The frightening history of Sloss Fright Furnace is perhaps one of the reasons it is is listed as one of the top 100 places in the world for paranormal activity. Over the course of its history, thousands of workers lost their lives due to accidents, explosions and perhaps even murder. More Info: http://www.frightfurnace.com/
  2. Warehouse 31 – Prepare yourself for the most intense and frightening haunted house of your life as you make your way through nearly 39,000 square feet of twisting, turning and terrifying indoor horrors. While you wait to enter the trails of Warehouse 31, you can relax at our Monsters Midway, purchase food and drinks or watch a classic horror movie projected on a big screen. More Info: http://www.warehouse31.com/
  3. Atrox Factory – Industrial Strength Horror! Atrox Factory is the largest indoor haunted attraction in the Southeast. 50,000 square feet of mind numbing terror and over 1/4 mile of twisted hallways and shocking surprises. More Info: http://www.atroxfactory.com/