7 festivals happening in Birmingham this October, including the Alabama Butterbean Festival

Birmingham, pumpkins
Pumpkin time. Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

Fall is here. Celebrate the season with these seven festivals happening in Birmingham this October.

47th Annual Greek Food Festival

Birmingham, Greek Food Festival
Photo via Greek Food Festival Birmingham AL on Facebook.


The Greek Festival is back for its 47th year. This fun annual event is one of Birmingham’s oldest and most anticipated cultural events.


  • Authentic Greek cuisine
  • Greek music and dancing
  • Mediterranean and Orthodox souvenirs.
  • And more!
Birmingham, Greek Food Festival
Greek Food Festival Birmingham AL on Facebook

Can’t make the festival, but still want the food? Hard to resist, right? Just hit the drive thru. Servers will greet you, take your order and deliver your food directly to your car. Sweet!

But word to the wise. The line is long! No joke. So plan ahead.

Want to learn more about Greek culture in Birmingham? Click here.

Location: Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral. 307 19th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Oct. 3-Oct. 5
Time: 10:30AM-10PM
Drive Through Hours: 10:30AM-7PM
Order Your Food Ahead

Alabama Butterbean Festival

Birmingham, Alabama Butterbean Festival
Photo via Alabama Butterbean Festival on Facebook

Another great celebration is in store for the Alabama Butterbean Festival.

Taking place in downtown Pinson, there will be many things to experience, including:

  • Food
  • Arts and crafts
  • Kids corner
  • Vendors
  • And more!

You can even get a photo with Bucky the butterbean. Who could resist!

Location: Main Street, Pinson, AL.
Date: Fri., Oct. 4-Sat., Oct. 5
Time: Fri. 6-10PM; Sat. 9AM-4PM
Carnival Prices: Armbands – $20; Tickets – $1 each or 12 for $10

3rd Annual Magic City Mac N’ Cheese Festival

Birmingham, Community Grief Support, Mac 'N Cheese Festival
Photo via Community Grief Support on Facebook

Get ready for the cheesiest event in town—the Magic City Mac ’N Cheese Festival.

During this scrumptious event, you’ll have an all-access pass to taste various types of Mac and cheese from your favorite local restaurants, caterers and food trucks in Birmingham. There will also be beer, cocktails, sodas and water available for sale. 

All proceeds from this delicious festival benefit Community Grief Support in Birmingham. 

Location: Brookwood Village, Macy’s upper parking lot.
Date: Sun., Oct. 6
Time: 1-4PM
Price: Early Bird –
$15; At Gate – $20; Kids 12 and Under – $5; Kids 5 and under – FREE

Barber Vintage Festival

Birmingham, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Barber Motorsports
Start your engines! Photo via Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Kickstart the fall season with the 15th annual Barber Vintage Festival happening Friday-Sunday, October 4-6.

There will be lots to do, such as:

  • Vintage motorcycle shows
  • On and off-road races
  • Tasty food

And, oh yes, there will be plenty of daredevil stunts to scare and wow you all at once!

The festival will also feature the nation’s largest vintage Swap Meet. Check out over 600 vendors who will be buying, selling and trading vintage motorcycles, parts and apparel.

Learn more.

Location: Barber Motorsports Park. 6040 Barber Motorsports Pkwy., Leeds, AL 35094
Date: Fri.-Sun., Oct. 4-6
Time: Fri. 7:30AM-10PM; Sat. 7:30AM-9PM; Sun. 7:30AM-6PM
Price: $30-$120. Kids 15 and under – FREE with ticketed adult

Mt Laurel Fall Festival

Birmingham, Mt. Laurel
Fall festival. Photo via mtlaurel.com

Get pumped! The Mt. Laurel Fall Festival is drawing near.

Held in the Town of Mt. Laurel, this exciting event is a wonderful way to ring in the Fall season with the whole family.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Arts and craft vendors
  • Live music
  • Mt. Laurel restaurants and Birmingham food trucks
Birmingham, Mt. Laurel
Fall festival. Photo via mtlaurel.com

There will also be lots of farmers participating int he festival, so be sure to stock up on some fresh produce while you’re there.

Location: Mt. Laurel. 5 Mt. Laurel Ave, Birmingham, AL 35242
Date: Saturday, Oct. 12
Time: 10AM-3PM
Price: FREE

Harvest Festival 

Birmingham, Oak Mountain State Park, festivals, fall festivals, hayrides
Photo via Oak Mountain State Park on Facebook

What better spot to see gorgeous Autumn colors sweeping gate treetops than at Oak Mountain State Park’s Annual Harvest Festival.

This event is slammed with things to do, including:

  • Hay rides
  • Bounce houses
  • Craft vendors
  • Food vendors
  • Hands-on animal encounters
  • Gem mining
  • And more!
Birmingham, Oak Mountain State Park
Photo via Oak Mountain State Park on Facebook

While you’re at this amazing park, consider one of these fun activities offered:

  • Demonstration farm and playground
  • Mountain bike trails and hiking trails
  • Guided horseback rides
  • Archery range
  • 18 hole golf course
Birmingham, Oak Mountain State Park
Photo via Oak Mountain State Park on Facebook

Location: Oak Mountain State Park. 200 Terrace Dr., Pelham, AL 35124
Date: Sat., Oct. 12
Time: 9AM-5PM
Price: Adults (12-61) – $5; Kids (4-11) – $2; Kids (3 and under) – FREE; Seniors (62+) – $2; Military Veterans – FREE

Fall Food and Wine Festival 2019

Birmingham, Corbin Farms Winery
Photo via Corbin Farms Winery on Facebook

Calling all wine lovers! I have the ultimate event for you—the Fall Food and Wine Festival.

Taking place less than an hour from Birmingham in Calera, this first-time event will feature:

  • Live music
  • Food stations
  • Local vendors
  • Lots of wine!
Birmingham, Corbin Farms Winery
Photo via Corbin Farms Winery on Facebook

Choose from three ticket options:

General Admission: $10. Includes admission and 1 glass of wine.
VIP: $30. Includes entrance, 2 glasses of wine, tote bag, festival t-shirt and $5 Corbin Cash.
Children’s Ticket (21 and under): $5. Includes admission. No beverage.

Location: Corbin Farms Winery. 800 County Rd. 87, Calera, AL 35040
Date: Sat., Oct 26
Time: 10AM-8PM

What other fall festivals are happening this October in Birmingham? Let us know what we missed!

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