The 13th annual Moss Rock Festival was a blast! Here’s what you missed.

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Festival guests lounge on hammocks in the Autumn sunshine. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Moss Rock Festival, Birmingham’s premier eco-creative festival, drew large crowds for its 13th annual festival weekend. The festival lasted all weekend (November 3-4) and featured local musicians, bouldering, wonderful art and an epic beer garden.

Learn more about the festival here. 

Moss Rock Beer Garden

Trimtab Brewing was pouring their Cranberry Spice Holiday Now beer. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

The beer garden featured beer from dozens of breweries, including a ginger beer brewery and a home-brewers club! Trimtab Brewing was pouring their seasonal Cranberry Spice Holiday Now brew.

Each person got a special souvenir beer glass! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

A Souvenir Glass for Everyone

The beer garden also featured organic wines and snacks. Each beer garden attendant got to take home a special Moss Rock Beer Garden glass after using them for tastings!

Those autumn leaves are showing off. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Fall Colors, Delicious Food and Large-Scale Moth Paintings

The fall colors were showing off in the green space while everyone jammed to local musicians!

Deborah Davis’ moths captivated everyone at Moss Rock Festival. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Deborah Davis was the featured artist this year. She paints large-scale works that realistically depict moths! She uses these to show off the beauty of the often-overlooked moth. Everyone at the festival was in awe of these beautiful works of art! If you look closely, you can also see a real moth specimen. Each work was accompanied by its real specimen, provided by a professor at Samford University.

A Cuban sandwich from Miami Fusion Cafe really hit the spot for lunch. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

The Cuban sandwich from Miami Fusion Cafe hit the spot! It’s great to support local foodies, especially those who are making Birmingham a better place. Learn more about the amazing owner of the restaurant here. 

Local artists lined the festival with tents full of their goods. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Makers and Artisans Among the Autumn Leaves

Local artists and makers of all kinds lined the festival in tents to share their art, food, ceramics and more with the festival-goers. Among paintings, woodworking, honey, flowers and more was a section about smart living. The smart living section featured Gearbox Rentals, an adventure-van rental company. The company has renovated multiple vans and equipped them with everything you’ll need for an epic camping adventure.

Everyone was in good spirits as they walked tent-to-tent, learning about and chatting with all the local artisans. 

The weather was a perfect 65 – 70 degrees with a sunny sky and a nice breeze on Saturday.

It was a beautiful weekend with great weather at Moss Rock Festival! Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

We’ll see you all next year at Moss Rock Festival!

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