Fall Festival Guide

Camp Chandler Halloween Carnival
October 22 from 5-8 p.m. Admission is $5.00 per child. Come out and join us for a night of carnival games, raffle tickets, inflatables, Little Pumpkin Playhouse in Lions Lodge, facer painting, hayrides to Waterfront for Marshmallow Roasting, Concessions and cake walk, Haunted House and a costume contest. Call 567.4933. Please check with your local YMCA for other fall festivals.

Capri Classics: An American Werewolf in London
Thursday, October 13
The Capri Theatre, 1045 East Fairview Avenue
The Capri Theatre presents the classic movie An American Werewolf in London.

Creatures of the Night at Alabama Nature Center
October 15 * 4-6:30 p.m. Bring the family and join us for a Halloween-themed evening under the stars, hosted by the ANC and Reality Connection. Activities will include a slithering snake encounter, black lighting for insects, ewwy gooey touch table, flashlight spider search and night hike, and a movie under the stars! S’mores are complimentary for the movie. Bring a blanket or chairs. All ages, but recommended for ages 5 and up. Admission: $5. For more info, visit www.alabamawildlife.org/ or call 1-800-822-9453.

Fall Harvest Market at The Shoppes at Eastchase
The Fall Harvest Market will take place each Saturday morning ending October 22nd. Shoppers will continue to find unique, local items such as organic meats and goat cheese, pumpkins, honey, cakes, and seasonal vegetables and fruits. For more information, visit www.theshoppesateastchase.com or call 334-279-6046.

Halloween Candy Walk
Thursday, October 27th at 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. Downtown Main Street, Prattville. Free admission. Fun filled event for all children through 3rd grade. The event is free but we ask that you make a donation of a non-perishable food item for the Autauga Interfaith Care Center Food Bank. Call (334) 595.0851 or visit www.prattville.com.

Halloween in Hampstead
October 31 starting at 4:30
Celebrate Halloween in Hampstead! Bring the whole family for kids’ activities. For more info, call (334) 546-2282 or visit Facebook.com/HampsteadLiving.

Haunted Hearse Tours of Montgomery
(334) 514.4457
Come along with us on a ride through Montgomery’s dark history. You will visit places of those souls who according to legend won’t or can’t rest. Listen to our ghostly tales of events, some long past, that happened along the quiet streets of the Capitol City. You will tour Montgomery’s most macabre locations in a real hearse. Tours will leave The Alley every hour on the hour beginning each evening in October starting at 7:00pm; the last tour is at midnight each night. Reservations are strongly suggested due to the limited seating capacity. Call us and make your reservation and our “hearsetess” will meet you at the water tank at The Alley and get you prepared for the tour. The cost is $15.00 per person, cash only please. Please visit us at http://www.hauntedhearsemgm.com/.

Haunting on the Harriott II
Riverwalk, Montgomery, Saturday, October 29. (334) 625-2100. Boarding at 8:00pm, Cruises time 8:30-10:30pm. Tickets $25/Adult, Ages 21 and over only. Live entertainment, Cash Bar, Costume Contest with prizes and more!

Judgment House
(Ad Sponsor)

4003 Eastern Blvd., October 12, 15-16, 19, 21, 22-23, 26-31 from 6-9 p.m.
The ministry of Judgment House spans over 29 years with its roots tied to Montgomery. River Region Judgment House is a God centered drama which focuses on the triumphs and tragedies faced in the lives of today’s youth and young adults. All aspects of this ministry are based on Biblical principles and teachings. Please visit us at www.judgmenthouse.org.

South Montgomery Academy’s Haunted Hayride in the Forest
12900 Mt. Zion Road, Ramer. Come take the ride of your life and see if you too can return from the deep dark forest. October 15-6, 21-23 and 28-30. Gates open at 6:30 and close at 12 a.m. on Friday & Sat. nights and 10 p.m. on Sundays. Parking is $2.00 and Entrance fee is $10. Concessions available. Please visit www.hauntedhayrideintheforest.com or call (334) 562.3409.

Trick or Pink at The Shoppes at EastChase
Trick or Pink! Come together for a night of family fun at The Shoppes at EastChase on Monday, October 29, from 5 – 7 p.m. There will be a Pink Pumpkin Patch, Halloween costume contest, Face painting, Food + Drinks, Music, Games, and Halloween Fun! For more information, visit www.theshoppesateastchase.com or call 334-279-6046.

United Gymstar and Cheer Annual Trunk or Treat
(Ad Sponsor)

6100 Brewbaker Blvd., Montgomery
Friday, October 28, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Cost is $30 for the first child and $25 for each additional sibling. T-shirt included. Pizza and soda provided. Call 284.2244 for more info or visit www.unitedgymstarandcheer.com.

Wetumpka’s First Haunted History Tours
October 26-29 * 7-10 p.m. nightly
Experience the rich history of Wetumpka’s historic downtown buildings and listen to hair-raising personal experiences of paranormal occurrences in the buildings by taking a haunted history tour! Book your tour by contacting Jamie at (334) 567-4811 or jyoung@wetumpkachamber.org.

Zoo Boo: Montgomery Zoo
(Ad Sponsor)

www.montgomeryzoo.com; October 13-16,
20-23 and 27-31. 6:00-9:00pm. A safe alternative to Halloween, ZooBoo provides a fun-filled evening of games, treats, and costumed characters, Enjoy education presentations, and the traditional haunted ride.

Fall Farms

Backyard Orchards
6585 Hwy 431 North, Eufaula, AL
(334) 370.6490
U-Pick It Farm with fresh fruits, veggies and pumpkins! Fall Festival September 24– October 30th. Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. Please visit backyardorchards.com for more information.

Corn Dodgers Farm
1555 Knowles Road, Headland, AL
www.corndodgersfarm.com. Open weekends September 24 through October 30 for the 2016 maze season. Corn cannon, hay rides, pony rides, cow train, corn crib, 7 acre corn maze, giant jumping pillow and more!

Cornfield Country Farms Pumpkin Patch
(Ad Sponsor)

Located in the Elmore County community of Redland at the intersection of Redland Road & Willow Springs Road. Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Sunflower Maze and more. Also booking Bonfires and Birthday Parties. Church groups welcome! Open September 24-October 30, Saturdays 10 am to 5 pm, Sundays 1 pm to 5 pm. Weekdays and groups by appointment only. Call 334.850.7084 or visit www.cornfieldcountryfarms.com.

Cotton Pickin’ Pumpkin Patch
(Ad Sponsor)

Lazenby Farm, 11546 Lee Rd. 54, Auburn.
334-321-7946, www.lazenbyfarm.com; Saturdays, October 15, 22, and 29; 10:00am-6:00pm. Open during the week for field trips. Hayrides, pick a pumpkin/cotton, corn maze, corn crib, pony rides, country store and more. Call to schedule your group, schools, daycare, or parties!

Dream Field Farms
(Ad Sponsor)

6376 Highway 82, Union Springs, AL
(334) 534.6976, www.dreamfieldfarms.com; Pumpkin patch-pick in the field, train rides, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, tractor-pulled hay rides, inflatables, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, farm animals and more. October 1 – October 31.

Farmer in the Dell Pumpkin Patch
On Wire Road 6 miles west of the Vet School. (334) 750.3792. Pick your pumpkins off the vine, enjoy the hay bale play area, ride the hay ride, pick sunflowers, dig in the corn trough, farm animals, bring your blanket, purchase a hotdog meal and enjoy the picnic outdoors.
Jack-O-Lantern Lane at The Oaks L.L.C.
18151 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Lafayette, AL
(334), 864.0713. Pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, petting zoo, inflatable park, train rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, face painting, and more. Friday 12:00-5:00pm; Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm; Sunday 12:00-6:00pm. Also available by reservation Monday-Friday for school, church, daycare field trips and more. Please visit us at www.jackolanternlane.com.

Paradise Pumpkin Patch
(Ad Sponsor)

910 County Road 79 South, Eufaula, AL
(334) 695.2258. Pumpkin Patch, Petting zoo, Cow Trains and Hayrides, Farm Playground, Giant Corn Box, Cotton pickin and more! Open for Fall Season on October 1st. Saturdays 9 am-6 pm and Sundays 11-6 pm. Special event dates and field trips available Monday-Friday.

The Pumpkin Patch Express
Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum, Calera, AL
www.hodrrm.org; Every Saturday and Sunday in October. Train boards and departs Saturdays 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm; and Sundays 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Enjoy an autumn train ride aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express that lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours, including our time at the Pumpkin Patch. Snacks and soft drinks are available for purchase. Pick the perfect pumpkin from the patch for an additional fee. Reservations recommended.

The Pumpkin Patch at Barber Berry Farm
2362 Alabama River Parkway, Millbrook, AL
www.barberberryfarm.com; October 8-30. Hayride, pumpkin patch, pick your own pesticide-free fruit and veggies. Hours of operation are Saturdays, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is $3.00 and a field pumpkin is $4.00.

School Festivals

Alabama Christian Academy Fall Festival
(Ad Sponsor)

Thursday, November 10th, from 3-6 p.m. Inflatables, Pony rides, games and more. They will have a silent auction and Country Kitchen and chili cook off. Each class sponsors games for children of all ages. Concessions will be available. Admission is $5. Please call 277.1985 for information.

Autauga Academy PTA Fall Festival
Saturday, October 22 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Autauga Academy Gymnasium. Dinner, Games, Haunted Trail. Come join us for an evening of fun! Call (334) 365.4343.

Bear Exploration Center Fall Family FunFest
Tuesday, October 18th, 3:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., At the Bear Exploration Center sporting field. Preschool age children and parents are free. Wristbands are available for purchase at the gate. Concessions will be available for purchase. Fun activities for all ages will include Pony Rides and Hay Rides, Inflatable’s, Karaoke, Face Painting, Bead Art, games and so much more. Come join the fun! Everyone is welcome. 2525 Churchill Dr. near the intersection of Woodley Road and McGehee Road. Please call 284.8014.

Edgewood Academy Fall Festival
(334) 567.5102, 5475 Elmore Road, Elmore, AL
Tuesday, October 25, 5-8 p.m. Carnival, games, cake walk, hayride, inflatables, and much more. Costume contest divided by age group. Ticket prices at the door.

Hooper Academy Fall Festival
(Ad Sponsor)

Thursday, October 27, 5 to 7 pm
380 Fischer Road, Hope Hull
$10 per child, for kids 6th grade and under. Trunk or treat, inflatables, cake walk, toy walk, and more. Haunted house $2. Concessions will be available for purchase. 7 pm Halloween Blacklight show by Hooper Varsity Cheer and Dance ($5 admission, recommended for 6th grade and up).

Montessori Academy Fall Festival
1025 South Hull Street
Friday, October 21, 5:45 to 7:45 p.m.
Pony rides, Inflatables, Face Painting, Cup Cake Walk, Games and Prizes. Admission fee charged. Alumni and grandparents are always welcome. Call 262.8685 for information.
Arts & Crafts/Fall

5th Annual Make a Memory Day
(Ad Sponsor)

Free Fall Family Fun Outdoor Event taking place at the Union Station Train Shed at 300 Water Street in downtown Montgomery on Sunday, October 16th from 1-4 pm. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, as well as the birth month of Wendy & Nathan’s baby boy, Owen. Continuing H.A.L.O’s goal of educating and raising public awareness regarding such loss, H.A.L.O’s Make A Memory Day is a free event and everyone is welcome. The event will feature live music by Larry Arrington, Life Through Colors and Surviving the Fall. Enjoy: Live characters, face painting, balloon twisting, games, pumpkin patch, bounce houses, refreshments. Families are encouraged to come out to enjoy a time of togetherness and fun. Please no Halloween costumes or pets. Event T-shirts available for a donation to H.A.L.O. For more information about H.A.L.O., please visit www.honoringangelslikeowen.org.

8th Annual Charis Crafters
“Home for the Holiday” Craft Show
November 10-12. Wetumpka Civic Center Tickets are available in advance and at the door. One ticket is good for all three-show days! Door prizes will be given away every hour. The Craft Show features a variety of handmade items as well as homemade delight available for purchase. These pieces are perfect for gift giving, home decor and Holiday decorating!

21st Annual Arts on the River
1100 Block of Broadway, Columbus, Ga.
October 15. 11:00am-5:00pm. The fine art show and sale includes paint, photography, hand-thrown pottery, and sculpture, with some artists performing live demonstrations. Free.

23rd Annual Alabama Cotton Festival
October 29th from 8:00 a.m. -2 p.m. Eclectic, AL Vendors will line Main Street with a wide variety of delectable food and unique wares as live music is played. The festival also features a variety of contests, including a car show, photography and art contests and the annual taste-off to see who can bake the best Sweet Treat. Registration forms for each contest can be found either in the front lobby of the Eclectic Municipal Building at 145 Main Street in Eclectic. Please visit townofelectic.com.

26th Annual Christmas Made in the South
Columbus Convention & Trade Center, Ga.
www.madeinthesouthshows.com; October 28-30. Amazing craftspeople, outstanding art, unique gourmet food, and diverse entertainment to whet and satisfy every demanding appetite. Handmade, one-of-a-kind designs populate the booths that fill the festival: silk wearables to fabric bags, glass jewelry to close-up photography of nature’s funniest and fiercest creatures all await and more! Adults $7.00, Children 12 & under-Free; admission good for all 3 days.
36th Annual Oktoberfest
Charles E. Bailey, Sr. Sportplex, Alexander City, AL. www.alexandercityonline.com; October 8. Day-long celebration features local arts and crafts, great food, entertainment, Kid-Fest children’s activities, sports programs, antique car show and much more. A Native American Artifact show is our newest showcase.

38th Annual Alabama Tale Tellin’ Festival Presented by ArtsRevive
October 14-15. 5:30 p.m. Hear tales told by popular storytellers Norton Dill, Suzi “Mama” Whaples and Pat Nease will headline the event. The family friendly event returns to the Carneal Cultural Arts Center, 3 Church Street, Selma, AL, and features stories, music and lots of laughter! The Swappin’ Ground, where amateurs can tell their own tales, starts a 6 on Friday and follows the Dixieland Cloggers on Saturday with the main event at 7 p.m. both nights. Sponsored by ArtsRevive, admission is $15 for adults for one night, $10 for students Tickets will be sold at the door or in advance through PayPal. Call 334-878-2787, email info@artsrevive.com or visit artsrevive.com, and find ArtsRevive on Facebook.

45th Annual Harvest Day Festival
Headland, AL
October 8, 9am-3pm. This fun-filled event takes place downtown in and around the beautiful city square. The day features arts and crafts, a car show, children’s games and rides, a variety of food vendors, and live entertainment throughout the day. Local shops and restaurants will also have special offers and sales. Please visit www.headlandal.com for more information.

45th Annual National Shrimp Festival
Gulf Shores, Al. October 13-16. Over 300 vendors that offer fine art, arts and crafts, a retail marketplace and of course, SHRIMP!!

50th Annual Pike Road Arts & Crafts Fair
Historic Marks House, Pike Road, Al. November 5, 9:00am-4:00pm. Shop the arts and crafts and eat BBQ, sweets, and more! Special activities for the children too- face painting, a tour of the Pike Road Fire Department’s Mobile Fire Safety House and free “make and take” crafts will be provided by Home Depot. Please visit us at www.pikeroadartsandcraftsfair.com for more information.

53rd Annual Bluff Park Art Show
Bluff Park Community Center, 517 Cloudland Dr. Hoover, Al. October 1. 9:00am-5:00pm. Sponsored by the Bluff Park Art Association and includes more than 130 local and national artists displaying fine art for sale. Bring the kids to enjoy some hands on art fun. Free admission, parking and shuttles. Please visit our website at www.bluffparkartassociation.org for more information.

60th Annual Central Alabama Fair
Lion’s Fair Park, 2401 W. Dallas Ave. Selma, Al. October 3-8. Fun-filled event offering a midway with rides, entertainment, beauty pageant, agricultural exhibits, livestock judging and a competition for local arts, crafts, canning, sewing, and more! Please visit www.centralalabamafair.com for more information.
62nd Annual Cullman County Fair
September 22-October 1. Thrilling rides, amazing exhibits, and the best in local and regional entertainment. Please visit www.cullmanfair.com for more information.

62nd Alabama National Fair
Garret Coliseum, Montgomery, Al. October 28-November 6. Midway rides, main stage entertainment including Collective Soul, Hunter Hayes, En Vogue, Eli Young Band and Cameo, food, information and commercial booths, kids area, livestock and other competition, family faith day, and more! Please visit www.alnationalfair.org for more information.

69th Annual Lee County Fair
US 431 near Opelika High. 334-749-3353.
September 27-October 1. Livestock shows, contests, exhibits, pageants, rides and much more.

73rd Annual National Peanut Festival
November 4-13, located 5622 U.S. Hwy. 231 S., Dothan, AL. Headliners Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant, Old Dominion and Big Stage Regional Bands. Livestock exhibits, competitions, demolition derby, crafts, food preservation, recipe contests, entertainment, carnival rides, sea lion show, and much more! Please visit www.nationalpeanutfestival.com for more information.

Alabama Gourd Festival
October 15-16, Cullman Civic Center. Theme: Gourds from the Heart. Annual festival features gourd arts and crafts, such as birdhouses, musical instruments and decorated gourds. Please visit www.alabamagourdsociety.org for more information.

Alexander City Fall Family 7\Festival
October 31 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.,Russell Crossroads, Alexander City, Al. Join friends and neighbors for pumpkin painting, a costume contest, wagon rides and more, courtesy of Russell Lands on Lake Martin. Please visit www.russelllandsonlakemartin.com for more information.

Boll Weevil Festival
October 29 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.,Enterprise, Al. Arts and crafts vendors, variety of music, food, children’s costume contest and activities, farmers market, car show, family entertainment. www.enterprisedowntown.org

Christmas Village Festival
November 2-6 at the Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham. The largest indoor arts, crafts, and gifts show in the south, this show draws exhibitors from over 30 states with products like clothing, jewelry, food, decorations and much, much more. www.christmasvillagefestival.com
Cotton Pickin’ County Fair
October 1-2 in Gay, Ga. Return to 1910 where the Farmhouse, the Cotton Gin, and the Cotton Warehouse form a unique backdrop for a great day of 21st century fun. Amidst skilled artisans and antique specialists, the Fair shares remnants of farm life in days gone by. New talent keeps the festival fresh and interesting while returning artists welcome loyal customers seeking to add to individual collections. Please visit us at www.cpfair.org for more information.

Country Living Fair
October 21-23 in Stone Mountain Park, Ga. A fun, folksy and fabulous show and sale of folk art, antiques, “Made in America” crafts, art, furniture, home decor and more. Meet the editors of Country Living Magazine, attend seminars and how-to’s, artisan demonstrations, Harvest & Gourmet Market, and fall festivities. Please visit us at www.stonemountainpark.com.

Fall Farm Day & Festival
October 15 at Landmark Park, Dothan. Learn how peanuts were harvested in the Wiregrass a half-century ago. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of cane grinding, syrup making, butter churning, basket weaving, soap making and other traditional farm activities. Plus, food, music and antique tractors and farm equipment. Please visit our website www.landmarkparkdothan.com.

Harvest Hoe Down
October 8-9 in Warm Springs, Ga. Enjoy this fall celebration with arts, crafts, good food, entertainment and more! Please visit us at www.warmspringsga.us for more information.

Hummingbird Festival
October 15-16 in Hogansville, Ga. Main Street will be bustling with food, crafts, antiques, music, local artists, open storefronts, rides, and activities for the whole family. Visit us on our website at www.hummingbirdfestival.com

Indian Festival & Pow-Wow
November 3-6 in Stone Mountain Park, Ga. Experience Native American culture through dance & drum competitions, music, authentic craft demonstrations, cooking samples and storytelling activities. Learn about primitive skills such as flint-napping, bow making, fire starting, open fire cooking and pottery. Find that one-of-a-kind holiday gift in our artists’ marketplace, where world-renowned Native artists and crafters demonstrate their skills and offer items for purchase. Please visit us at www.stonemountainpark.com.

Merry Market
October 20-22 at Callaway Conference Center, Campus of West Georgia Technical College, LaGrange, Ga. Thursday: Preview Party and Silent Auction: Enjoy this kick-off event and first chance to buy a variety of items. Your ticket $25 includes food, beverages, music and admission to the market for the entire time the market is open! Friday-Saturday: General Admission tickets $6. Please visit us at www.merrymarketlagrange.com for more information.

Peanut Butter Festival
October 29 in Brundidge, AL. A harvest and heritage celebration honoring the town’s proud heritage in the peanut butter industry. The free for all festival features a 5-K Peanut Butter Run, non-stop entertainment, contests, games, exhibits, recipe contest, Peanut Butter Kids Contest and the Nutter Butter Parade and food galore including everything peanut butter. Please visit www.piddle.org for more information.

Pioneer Days
October 7-8 at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama, Troy, Al. Horse and wagon rides, trips on the Pioneer Express, Native American camps with demonstrations of candlemaking, spinning, weaving, quiltmaking, blacksmithing, drum, dance, etc. Friday is School Day. www.pioneer-museum.org

Spinners 35th Annual “Pumpkin Patch” Arts & Crafts Show
October 22-23 at Spinners Park, Prattville, Al. Exhibitors of original art and crafts from throughout the southeast will display their wares. Food vendors, live entertainment, games, a coloring contest and many other activities for children and youth. Door prizes will be given at intervals during the show. Other events include The Great Pumpkin Race, a 5K/8K Race and a one mile Run/Walk, a motorcycle show, jack-o-lantern contest and more. Free admission and free parking. Please visit www.spinnersprattville.com for information.

The Greater Columbus Fair
October 26-November 2 at the Columbus Civic Center, Columbus, Ga. Celebrate the beginning of autumn in the Chattahoochee Valley. Food, rides, games, pageant and more! Visit www.columbusciviccenter.org for more information.

Holiday Shopping

28th Annual Montgomery
Junior League 2016 Holiday Market
The Multiplex at Cramton Bowl, 220 Hall Street. www.jlmontgomery.com; October 12-15. Start the Winter Holiday Season off right with shopping the Jr. League’s Market. Each year, holiday themed booths set up for a great, one-stop-shop for all your Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years items.

Mistletoe Market
Friday, November 4, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, November 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mistletoe Market, a merchant’s market held at the Family Life Center at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church at 511 N. Memorial Drive in Prattville, is a great opportunity to begin your holiday shopping. Great holiday gift ideas including home décor, clothing, jewelry, bed & bath, gift baskets, food gifts and more. 40 vendors. Visit www.downtownprattville.com or call 365.7058 for more information.

Prattville Holiday Arts & Craft Show
(Ad Sponsor)

One day only, November 12th. Indoor Show from 10am-6pm at Prattville Pickers, 616 Hwy 82 West. Produced by Julianne Hansen, Fine Art & Pottery. Find custom artwork by local artists, pottery, ornaments, soaps/lotions, candles, candy, holiday home decor and much more. Fabulous door prizes. Call 256.476.6016 for more info.

Church Events

Aldersgate UMC Fall Festival
6610 Vaughn Road, Sunday, October 30th, Time to be announced. Trunk or Treat, Games, prizes, crafts, hayride, inflatables. For information call 272.6152.

Angel Fest
October 15 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at St. Michael and All angels Church, 5941 Main Street, Millbrook. We are celebrating 17 years of Angel Fest with a bake sale, silent auction, children’s carnival, great concessions, entertainment, and loads of vendors selling unique wares, and the sale of the best cooked Boston Butts in the River Region. Family fun, no admission charged. Come out and help us celebrate Angel Fest. All proceeds go the outreach program of the church!

Blue Ridge Baptist Church
4471 Jasmine Hill Road in Wetumpka
Sunday, October 30; A hotdog and chili supper. Trunk or Treat, bouncy houses, fun, games and crafts. Friendly costumes are welcome. Call John Carney at 567.4325 for more information.

Dalraida Baptist Church Annual Family Fall Festival
Sunday, October 30, 5:00 until 7:30 p.m.
3838 Wares Ferry Road, Games, Prizes, Food, Hayride, Inflatables and More! Call 272-2412.

Dalraida UMC Fall Festival
October 29th, 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.
3817 Atlanta Highway. Games, food, prizes, costume contest and other surprises.
Please Call 272.2190.

East Memorial Baptist Church
Family Fun Fall Festival
Monday, October 31st, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
1320 Old Ridge Road, Prattville, AL
Games, Blow ups and all sorts of fun for the whole family! For info call (334) 365.7500 or visit us at www.eastmemorial.org.

Eastmont Baptist Church Trunk or Treat
(Ad Sponsor)

Sunday, October 30, 4-6 pm in the front parking lot of Eastmont Baptist Church, 4505 Atlanta Highway. Bring your little super heroes, princesses, pirates and cowgirls for a FREE, fun and safe alternative to trick-or-treating. Visit www.eastmont.org for more info or call 277-6300.

First Baptist Church Montgomery FamilyFest
(Ad Sponsor)

Sunday, October 30, 4 to 6 pm
305 S. Perry Street; Free Games, Fun Fellowship, Fantastic Prizes. Wear a fun, happy costume! There will be a hot dog dinner with chips and drink for $3 per person. Visit www.montgomeryfbc.org/familyfest for more info.

First Baptist Church Prattville Fall Festival
(Ad Sponsor)

Sunday, October 30, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Preschool-Sixth Grade; 138 S Washington Street
Games, Rides and Prizes!  Free admission, popcorn and cotton candy! For more information visit fbcprattville.org or call 365-0606.

FUMC Wetumpka Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 30th at 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
306 W. Tuskeena Street; Contest, games, concessions, inflatables, cake walk, dunking booth and treats for all ages. Parents are encouraged to attend with child. Call 567-7865, Email: sean.eiland@gmail.com or www.fumcwetumpka.com.

FUMC Montgomery Fall Bazaar 
(Ad Sponsor)

Wednesday, October 5th. Luncheon
$12 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall
Birmingham Harmony Belles
Music of the 40’s
Shopping & Silent Auction
1:00-7:00 p.m. Wesley Hall
Baked Goods • Frozen Foods • Garden Treasures • Gifts & Crafts • Kid’s Closet • Nice as New. Red’s Little School House Bbq Dinner
$10 | 5:00-7:00 p.m. Park Avenue Parking Lot
Kid’s Chicken Finger Meal: $5 Please call 834-8990 for more information. Tickets can be purchased for $10 by calling the church. First United Methodist Church, 2416 W. Cloverdale Park, Montgomery.

Gateway Baptist Church Fall Family Festival
Monday, October 31st, 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.
3300 Bell Road, Free admission. Games, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and Trunk or treat. Little bit of something for everyone.
Call 272-9494 for more information.

Harvest Family Church Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 29th, 4 -5:30 p.m.
7245 Copperfield Drive
All superheroes, princesses and minions (and their families!) are invited to stuff their bags with candy and enjoy fun games at a FREE carnival presented by the folks at Harvest Family Church in the Copperfield community. FREE hotdogs will be provided (while they last) and a TV will be showing football! For more info: (334)277-1156 or www.harvestfamilychurch.com

Mulder UMC Fall Festivities
Trunk or Treat, Monday, October 31, 6 – 8 p.m.
3454 Firetower Road, Wetumpka
Fun for the whole family. Free hot dog supper, hayrides, inflatables, games with prizes, candy and face painting. For more info call 567-4225.

Ridgecrest Baptist Harvest Revival
Sunday, October 29 at 6 p.m.
5260 Vaughn Rd, For more info, call 277.0011.

Saint James UMC Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat
9045 Vaughn Road
Sunday, October 30th, 5 until 6:30 p.m.
Inflatables, candy, hayride, pizzas and much, much more. For info, call Jennifer at 277-3037.

Taylor Road Baptist Church Treats the Town
(Ad Sponsor)

1685 Taylor Road, next to Shoppes at Eastchase.
Saturday, October 30 and Monday, October 31st. Gates open at 6 p.m. FREE FOOD. Hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, peanuts, cookies, candy, games, hayrides, and family pictures. Family Atmosphere. NO scary costumes please. Call 271-3363 for more info.

Thorington Road Baptist Fall Festival
Sunday, October 9th, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
450 Ray Thorington Road. Come join us for inflatables, games, and fun for the entire family. Free! Rain or shine! Call 396.9376.

The New Testament Christian Center Annual Fall Festival
(Ad Sponsor)

10300 Highway 80 East (next to Jenkins Brick Company and Buck Masters) Saturday, October 22 at 2 p.m. We will have Hay Rides, Games, Food, Inflatables and much more. For information, call 215.7215 or call Ms. McCall at 717.9009.

Out of Town/State Fun

13th Annual Pumpkin Festival
September 30-October 30 (Fridays-Sundays) in Stone Mountain Park, GA. Take in all of the splendor that autumn provides with attractions, fun-filled games, shows and more. Follow the life sized telling of The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin as you wind your way through Spookley’s A-MAZE-ING Adventure. Join Spookley the Square Pumpkin and lift his friends into the air for a Dance-A-Long Party Parade that dances through Crossroads, and then meet him at Spookley’s Pumpkin Patch Meet & Greet. Please visit us at www.stonemountainpark.com for more information.

25th Annual Halloween Fairyland
October 29th at the Tannehill State Park. The Tannehill Halloween Festival, a non-scary fun-filled holiday event focused on the campgrounds, annually attracts over 6,000 visitors, most of them children. Begun in 1992, the event features park-sponsored programs during the afternoon and traditional Halloween candy “trick or treat” stops at more than 200 campsites during the evening. Park events include a moon walk, clowns, face painting, pony rides and sand art. A special tradition is the festival’s annual Halloween Festival tee shirt. Campground site decorations and lights are extensive, creative and surreal. Please visit us at www.tannehill.org for more information.

30th Annual Indian Summer Arts and Crafts Festival
October 8-9 in Eufaula, Al. The district will be lined with handmade arts art crafts, perfect for the home, garden or holiday gift giving. Food and all types of games and activities featured. Please visit us at www.eufaulachamber.com for more information.

30th Annual Tour of Southern Ghosts
October 14-30 in Stone Mountain Park, Ga. Meet professional storytellers spinning their tales of famous (and not-so-famous) Southern Ghosts along the lantern-lit paths of the Antebellum Plantation grounds- never too frightening and always appropriate for young children. Each night offers a different cast of six storytellers. Please visit www.stonemountainpark.com for more information.

Addams Family
October 20-23, 27-30 at the Newnan Theatre in Newnan, Ga. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before on the night they meet her ‘normal’ boyfriend and parents. Please visit us at www.newnantheatre.org for more information and tickets.

AUsome Amphibians and Reptiles
October 23. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at The Forest Ecology Preserve in Auburn. Come learn all about the AUsome amphibians and reptiles found throughout our state. $5 per person, 3 yrs and under free. Please visit www.auburn.edu/preserve for more information.

BOO 21 Halloween Party ‘Monsters Inc’ Benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Alabama
October 28. 8:00pm at the B&A Warehouse in Birmingham, Al. Live music, M-80’s singing, costume contest and more. Open to adults 21 yrs and older. Please visit www.boohalloweenparty.com for more information.

Fall Family Fun Days- The Rock Ranch
October 8-November 5 at Rock, Ga. Open 10:00am-8:00pm each Saturday, guests will enjoy themed entertainment plus Train Rides, Hay Rides, a Petting Zoo, Zip Lines, Pony Rides, the Pumpkin Cannon, Tiny Town and much more!
Cowboy Day- October 8.
Hot Air Balloon Rally- October 15.
The Great Outdoor Adventure- October 22.
The ‘Not-So-Spooky’ Halloween Festival- October 29.
Pumpkin Destruction Day- November 5.
Please visit us at www.therockranch.com for more information.

Fields of Fear Haunted Hayride
October 8, 15, 22 and 29 on Freeman Rd, off Highway 49N, Dadeville, Al. What really lurks in the deep hollows of the woods in Central Alabama? On your tour, bring someone you can hold tight because when you dare to venture down the Fields of Fear Hayride, the last thing you want is to be alone. Visit us at www.eaglecreekhayride.com for more information.

Judgement Journey 2016
October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 and November 4-5 at 552 Hammett Road, LaGrange, GA ministry of Faith Baptist Church, Judgement Journey was started in 1997 as a method of presenting the events of the end of the world, as the Bible describes them. The vision was to present various ‘scenes’ where each person could experience a multi-sensory presentation of how the Bible describes what is yet to come. The event is held each year on the church campus on a ‘trail’ that meanders around the property. Please visit www.judgementjourney.com for more information.

October 29 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Al. Features children’s activities, wildlife presentations and educational programs. Free after paid admission to park. Please call 205-663-7930, Ext. 4. For more information.

Pope’s Haunted Farm
October 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 and the 30. Located at 450 Lee Rd 724,Salem, Al. 706-566-7766. Pope’s Haunted Farm has four different events to experience and scare you. Zombie Paintball Safari, Haunted Hayride: The Hunted, Haunted Barn: Times UP!! and Haunted Forest: The Darkness. Please visit www.popeshayride.com for more information and other events.

Sloss Fright Furnace
September 30-October 1, 7-8, 13-16, 20-23, 25-31 at the Sloss Furnace in Birmingham at 20 32nd Street North. Let us take you into the deepest, darkest parts of Sloss Furnace. Explore new locations normally closed to the public including the terrifying Boiler Room. Come see why Sloss Fright Furnace is voted one of the top fright attractions around and prepare yourself for the terror that is Slag’s Revenge. Visit www.frightfurnace.com for more information. Be prepared to be scared! Make your way though our newly designed trail including the furnace catwalk, underground tunnels, and new dark passageways that force your group to go single file–leaving you completely exposed. Experience our all new 3D maze, complete with killer clowns and spinning vortex that bring grown men to their knees weeping with fear. Encounter Slag in his inferno, run from deranged serial killers, crawl through cockroaches, and try to escape chainsaw wielding hillbillies.

Tomb of the Risen Dead
September 30-October 27th. Every Friday & Saturday from 6:30-10:30 Admission $8 per person ages 3+ or Combo admission for $20.
No refunds will be given for tickets once they’ve been purchased. Our Haunted Halloween Park will feature two incredible haunt attractions: The Labyrinth of Lost Souls and The Tomb of the Risen Dead. The Labyrinth of Lost Souls will be located within our 3/4 acre maze. In The Labyrinth of Lost Souls Attraction each guest will be deciding their own fate and ultimate reward, but not without encountering the assembly of the dead who may long to persuade each and every guest to stray. Our cave will be transformed into the Tomb of the Risen Dead Attraction and our not-so-faint of heart guests will experience a terrifying awakening because the deep is ready to speak. When our thrill seekers exit these attractions they can join in the festival fun and entertainment located on the other side of the park. Please visit www.desotocavernspark.com for more information.

Whispers From the Past: A Native American Experience
October 2 from 10 a.m. until 5:30pm at the Aldridge Botanical Gardens, Hoover, Al. Explore Native American life through demonstrations featuring flint knapping, cooking, hunting and weapons and activities like leaf pounding, grinding corn and more. Please visit us at www.aldridgegardens.com for more information.

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