Birmingham’s Moss Rock Festival is happening Nov. 2-3 @ The Preserve

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A beautiful day at Moss Rock Festival 2017. Photo via Moss Rock Festival

We are less than 2 weeks away from Birmingham’s Moss Rock Festival, and I can’t wait! This fall festival is a great reason to round up a few friends who enjoy festival food, beer gardens and shopping for locally made art and goods. The 14th annual festival is happening at The Preserve on November 2-3, from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM-4:00 PM on Sunday. Purchase advance tickets to Moss Rock Festival today and get ready for an exciting weekend. 

Airstreams, art, and more – oh my!

So much fun to be had among the fall foliage. Photo via Moss Rock Festival

If you’ve never been before, Moss Rock Festival is one of the best fall festivals in the state. We’re talking artists and artisans, makers and designers, delicious food and drinks, live music, hiking and more in the great outdoors. 

Each year, Moss Rock Festival includes special art installations and exhibitions that highlight the immersive designs and innovations of makers, designers, scientists, engineers, designers and more.

A picture of local artist Jayne Morgan’s Airstream and her art. Photo via Moss Rock Festival

In years previous, the fall festival has featured tiny homes and centered on the highs and lows of sustainable living in a small space. This year, it’s showcasing the iconic Airstream campers and RV living. SILVERLINER Custom Trailers will be presenting their retrofitted designs for the beautiful mid-century modern camper trailer. 

Also, local artist Jayne Morgan has been traveling the country in her own Airstream, painting her surroundings as she goes. Just take a look at some of her work: 

I’m low-key obsessed with this painting. Photo via Moss Rock Festival

Festive food and drinks

It’s not a real Birmingham shindig without tons of delicious food, and in that regard, Moss Rock Festival is the epitome of a Birmingham shindig. There will be plenty of delicious savory bites available at Café by the Woods and sweet baked goods from the Sweetery. 

Eco-creative baked goods
Find tasty baked goods and treats at The Sweetery! Photo via Moss Rock Festival
I’m also looking forward to local food trucks, including: 
  • Hyderabad DUM ZONE
  • Anatomy of Pi
  • Steel City Pops
  • Miami Fusion Cafe
  • Piper & Leaf
  • Rae Rae’s Catering

In addition to all the delicious food, a major highlight of Moss Rock Festival is the Beer Garden. For the eighth year in a row, the Beer Garden features a diverse selection of brews from incredible craft breweries in Alabama and across the region.  

Those attending the beer garden have the option to take home a one-of-a-kind tasting glass and a Moss Rock beer garden t-shirt. Photo by Moss Rock Festival
Here’s a list of some local favorites you can expect: 

Altogether, there will be around 65 different brews, and special small casks and firkins were made especially for the tasting’s Cask Garden. Not to mention, there will be beer snacks, football games, and a view of the festival and Crescent Stage.

Cheers to the Beer Garden’s Cask Garden! Photo via Moss Rock Festival

You can also look forward to other state and regional brewers. Check out the full list on Moss Rock Festival’s website. 

The tasting sessions at the festival’s Beer Garden are happening on Saturday from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The tastings pick back up on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Purchase advance tickets to Moss Rock Festival’s Beer Garden, which includes festival entry and the commemorative Belgian glass. All proceeds from Beer Garden support art and eco-educational programming for kids and adults at the non-profit festival. Advance tickets are $30, and tickets purchased at the gate are $35.

Twistin’ and groovin’

A band performs on The Crescent Stage at Moss Rock Festival. Photo via Charity Ponter

After grabbing some festival food, make your way out to the Village Green, a football field-sized green space. While there, strike up a dance while you enjoy the local music lineup on the nearby Crescent Stage. 

On Saturday, the lineup includes:

And on Sunday, the lineup includes:

Don’t forget the tickets

The official poster of Moss Rock Festival 2019 depicts a variety of feathers with different designs by textile artist Sarah Conklin.
This year’s festival poster showcases the work of featured artist Sarah Conklin. Photo via Moss Rock Festival

Purchase tickets to Moss Rock Festival today so you don’t miss a second of this Birmingham fall festival. And keep in mind, there is free parking and a shuttle at the Hoover Met. 

Advance weekend passes for adults are $12, and kids age 15 and under are free. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate; single day passes for adults are $10, and weekend tickets are $15. Student tickets are also available at the gate for $5 (with student ID).

Take a screenshot of the Moss Rock Festival map, and prepare to get your fest on. Photo via Moss Rock Festival

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