Pumpkin patches, fiestas + more Oct. 2-4 around Birmingham

Kick up your boots, it’s almost the weekend. Photo via @helenahollow

When October begins, fall events explode around Birmingham. Keep that planner full this weekend, October 2-4 and beyond.

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Fall Deals

For that fall wardrobe, pumpkin spice pick-me-up + more, these discounts scream AUTUMN:

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It’s Pumpkin Time!

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It’s pumpkin time! Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

Pumpkin Patches are OPEN! Check out these patches near Birmingham: 

Helena Hollow

  • Address: 6027 Hwy 17, Helena, AL 35080
  • Dates: Saturday, October 3-Last weekend of October
  • Hours: 10AM-6PM
  • Price: $10
  • Pumpkins: $2 each

The Great Pumpkin Patch, LLC

  • Address: 288 County Hwy 45, Hayden, AL 35079
  • Dates: Now-November 15
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 8AM-4PM | Friday-Saturday 8AM-6PM | Sunday, 1-6PM
  • Price: Adults – $5 (no pumpkin), $10 (with pumpkin) | Kids – Monday-Friday $12, Saturday-Sunday $15

Old Baker Farm

  • Address: 1041 Farmingdale Rd, Harpersville, AL 35078
  • Dates: Now-October 31
  • Hours: Monday-Friday 3PM-Dark | Saturday – 9AM-Dark | Sunday – 1PM-Dark
  • Price: $10 (Kids 1 and under – FREE)

Happening this Weekend

30 days of culture and heritage

Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

There’s no time to siesta—only time to fiesta! Celebrate Hispanic culture and heritage during Fiesta BHAM’s 18th annual event—30 Days of Fiesta presented by Coca Cola Bottling United Birmingham, happening now through October 15. Purchase your very own Fiesta in a Box for cool goodies and more. 

Fried down, but not out

No one said you have to go out to have an awesome weekend. So cozy up in that favorite corner of the couch and attend the Cahaba River Fry-Down’s virtual cook-off festival. From fishing tips and cooking demos, there’s something new to discover each day. The event wraps up October 4, so tune in before the fun ends and support the Cahaba River Society. Watch the event here + be sure to donate. 

The not-so haunted house

Birmingham, RealtySouth
Photo via RealtySouth

The weather couldn’t be better than it is this weekend. Get out and about while checking out these open houses happening October 2-4 around Birmingham.

In other news…

Make your voice heard 

Get your tickets online or at the entrance. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

Being able to vote is something many of us take for granted. But what about former leaders who advocated for our right to vote—specifically women’s right to vote? On Sunday, October 9 at Vulcan Park and Museum, discover the women’s suffrage movement + more from a local viewpoint during the screening of “The Fight for the Noblest Democracy: Women’s Suffrage in Alabama.” Your ticket includes one film screening, access to explore the “Right or Privilege: Alabama Women and the Vote” exhibit, a trip to the observation deck and much more. Tickets available nowMore info

Dig These High Scores

When it comes to dining out, the cleaner the eatery, the better. Here’s who’s rocking health scores 95 and over around Birmingham. 

Don’t miss these re-openings!

Birmingham, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

COVID led to many closings across Birmingham—including arts, cultural and sporting organizations. *Sigh* Happily, some have already reopened with more to follow soon. Here are some to have on your radar.

So Long Dentophobia

Afraid of the dentist? Brush those fears away with a visit to StoneCreek Dental Care. The practice is sporting an all-new office in Hoover, and its atmosphere and doctors offer a fresh meaning to tooth care. Full story.

Always be prepared 

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Michele Grady of the American Red Cross handing out meals at a distribution point for families affected by Hurricane Laura. Photo via Scott Dalton for the American Red Cross

Okay, so it may be part of the boy scout’s motto, but it just makes good sense. To keep your home safe during emergencies, the American Red Cross has developed a simple, 3-step program. Learn more

Weekend Entertainment

The mask order has been extended to November 8. But hey, it’ll protect that nice face of yours from the cooler weather this weekend. 😉

For more events, check out Now the Weekend’s Video Edition

All Weekend, October 2-4

Cahaba River Fry-Down @ ONLINE. Noon-4PM. FREE to watch. Tickets.

Pumpkin and Mum Sale & Pumpkin Patch @ Sims Garden. 11AM-6PM. FREE.

Behind the Mask Art Showing benefiting Dia de los Muertos Festival @ Rojo. 11AM-9PM.

Friday-Saturday, October 2-3

Birmingham Food Truck Rally @ Birmingham Race Course. 11AM-8PM. $5.

Alabama Butter Bean Festival @ Pinson. Fri. 6-10PM, Sat. 9AM-4PM. FREE.

Saturday-Sunday, October 3-4

Boofest 2020 @ Trussville Civic Center. 7AM-6PM.

The Patch @ Helena Hollow. 10AM-6PM. $10. 

Friday, October 2

Ghost Train Presents Lt. Dan & The Magic Legs Band @ Ghost Train Brewing Co. 7-10PM.

Farmers Market @ Ross Bridge. 4-8PM.

Trey Lewis @ Zydeco. 9PM. 18+. $5. Tickets.

Open Mic Night @ Wild Roast (Hoover). 7-9PM. $5 to enter. 

Funny Free Fridays @ Good People Brewing Co. 9-10:30PM. FREE.

Dino-Soar Parents Night Out @ Pinspiration Birmingham. 6-8PM. $40. Tickets.

Saturday, October 3

Butterbean & Bourbon Bar @ Simply Infused Olive Oil Shop. 11AM. 

Octo-Barre Challenge: The Pizitz @ The Pizitz. Noon-1PM. Tickets.  

Plant Bus Popup @ Good People Brewing Co. 2-5PM. 

Football Watch @ Dread River Distilling Co. 11AM-11PM.

College Game Day @ Tin Roof. Noon-3PM. RSVP

Electric Vehicle Show @ The Market at Pepper Place. 8AM-Noon. RSVP.

Kitty Kat Haven & Rescue 5K Meow-A-Thon & 1-Mile Whisker Walk @ Veterans Park (Hoover). 8AM-Noon. $10-$30. Sign up.

Sunday, October 4

Bark N’ Brunch @ Tin Roof. 11AM-3PM. 

Birmingham Blooms @ Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 5-7PM. 

Music in the Park @ Pelham Parks & Recreation. 4:30-6PM. 

BHM26.2 Marathon benefiting Magic Moments & Children’s of AL @ Macy’s Brookwood Village (Homewood). Sign up.

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