Eat your way through these 7 fall food festivals in Birmingham this October

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Pumpkins are great, but what makes the fall season even more exciting in Birmingham? Its mighty list of food festivals! Mark your calendar and prepare to chow down at seven taking place this October.

Alabama Street Food Festival

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Alabama Street Food Festival. Photo via Cahaba Brewing Co. on Facebook

Cahaba Brewing Company knows how to throw a rad food festival. How do I know? Because here’s what you can expect at their 1st annual Alabama Street Food Festival on Saturday, October 12:

  • Live music
  • Cold beer
  • Local food trucks and pop-up kitchens
  • Football

See, I told you they know what they’re doing.

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Little London Kitchen. Photo via /Cahaba Brewing Co. on Facebook

Here’s a glimpse of who will be serving up tasty eats during the event:

  • Alloy Thai Restaurant
  • Eugene’s Hot Chicken
  • Hyderabad DUM ZONE
  • Little London Kitchen
  • Nelchie’s Cajun Cuisines and Catering
  • Saw’s Street Kitchen
  • Taco Morro Loco
  • Tropicaleo

Location: Cahaba Brewing Co. 4500 5th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Date: Sat., Oct. 12
Time: Noon
Price: FREE

5th Annual Brazilian Day Festival

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Brazilian Day Festival. Photo via Brazilians in Birmingham AL on Facebook

Discover Brazilian food and culture on Saturday, October 12 during the 5th annual Brazilian Day Festival.

Food includes full meals of:

  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Meat
  • Fried delicacies
  • Barbecued meat
  • Acai smoothies
  • Desserts
  • And more!

There will be lots of activities for kids, too, such as inflatables, face painting and games.

Location: Horizon Church. 2345 Columbiana Rd., Birmingham, AL 35216
Date: Sat., Oct. 12
Time: 11AM-4PM
Price: FREE

St. Symeon Food and Culture Fair

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Photo via St. Symeon Food and Culture Fair on Facebook

There’s lots to discover during the 2nd Annual St. Symeon Food and Culture Festival on Saturday, October 12.

  • Check out the church during their many tours.
  • View iconographic murals.
  • Listen to the St. Symeon concert choir.
  • And more!

Be sure to swing by the multi-ethnic marketplace from 9AM-4PM for:

  • Live music
  • Baked goods and gifts
  • Door prizes

Location: St. Symeon Orthodox Church. 3101 Clairmont Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
Date: Sat., Oct. 12
Time: 9AM-4PM

Woodlawn Sunday Dinner – a celebration of soul food & community

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Join together for the 3rd annual Woodlawn Sunday Dinner. Photo via Woodlawn United on Facebook

Join together for food, family and fellowship during the 3rd Annual Woodlawn Sunday Dinner—a celebration of soul food and community.

Guests can expect full plates of soul food and complimentary beverages including:

  • Craft beer from Cahaba Brewing Co.
  • Signature cocktails from Cathead Vodka
  • Various wine offerings
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Location: Woodlawn United. 5529 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35212
Date: Sun., Oct 13
Time: 1:30-4PM
Price: $40

Trucks by the Tracks

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Do you love Railroad Park? Me too! Show your support by attending one of the parks biggest annual fundraisers—Trucks by the Tracks.

There will lots of things to enjoy during the event, including:

  • Lawn games
  • Live music
  • Local brews
  • Food trucks and carts
  • And more!
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Nothing beats a good taco! Photo via Taco Boys on Facebook

Here are just a few of the food trucks and carts who will be at the event:

  • Annie’s Lemonade
  • Cheezin’
  • Eugene’s Hot Chicken
  • Porky’s Pride
  • Taco Boys
  • Venice Gelato
  • Wasabi Juan’s

Location: Railroad Park. 1600 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Sun., Oct. 13
Time: 11AM
General Admission: $5 in advance, $8 at gate, Kids under 12 – FREE
VIP: $25 in advance, $35 at gate, $80 in advance for group of 4
VIP Kids 12 and under: $15 in advance, $25 at gate

Magic City Fried Chicken Festival

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Fried chicken in a waffle cone? Oh my word! Photo via Jones Boys Promotions on Facebook

Get ready for everyone’s favorite Southern dish—fried chicken!

On Sunday, October 20, attend the Magic City Fried Chicken Festival and discover:

  • Local musical artists
  • Food trucks
  • Vendors

And, of course, plenty of fried chicken!

The event is free to the public. For $25, you can receive a free beer and samples from each chicken vendor.

Location: Good People Brewing Co. 114 14th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Date: Sun., Oct. 20
Time: 3-8PM
Price: FREE to public; $25 for extra perks

Breakin’ Bread

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Delicious food being served at the 2017 Breakin’ Bread Festival in Birmingham, AL. Photo via Birmingham Originals

Head to Pepper Place this Sunday, October 20 for the South’s premier food, wine and beer festival—Breakin’ Bread.

During this must-attend event, you’ll have the amazing opportunity to sample signature dishes from over 25 local establishments in the Magic City. Oh yeah!

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Guests get food and drink tastings at last year’s Breakin’ Bread event. Photo via Breakin’ Bread on Facebook

There will also be:

  • Live music
  • Craft beer, wine and cocktails
  • Makers’ Market
  • Kid’s zone

Location: Pepper Place. 2829 2nd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Date: Sun., Oct. 20
Time: 1-5PM
General Admission – $35; VIP – $110; Kids under 12 – FREE

What’s your favorite food festival in Birmingham? Let us know!

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