8 ways to celebrate fall including shopping, pumpkin patches + more

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Picking pumpkins at Old Baker Farm in Harpersville. (Patience Itson / Bham Now)

Fall is approaching so it’s the season for cozy evenings and calmer outings. Whether you’re going on a date or spending time with family and friends, we’ve gathered eight ways you can have fun this fall in Birmingham.

1. Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ fall plant sale

fall / Man holding a plant at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Plant Sale
Head to the Fall Plant Sale to get your garden ready. (Birmingham Botanical Gardens)

Peruse the hundreds of fall plants available for purchase during the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ annual plant sale—a win for plant lovers! The best part—the proceeds will support the Friends’ mission to protect, nurture and share the wonders of Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

  • When: Member Early-Bird Shopping – Friday, September 9, 10AM-5:30PM | Public – Saturday, September 10, 8AM-2PM
  • Where: Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223

2. Magic City Harvest’s annual Tailgate fundraiser

The whole hog. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

What is more fall than a tailgate? On Friday, September 16, support Magic City Harvest and their mission to end waste and hunger. All you have to do is pick up food from Rodney Scott’s and Little Donkey in Homewood. It includes a cooler, koozies, frisbee and food. Get your tickets now.

3. Cahaba Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest

What’s your beer from Cahaba? (Beth Cunningham / Bham Now)

Beer lovers commence! Oktoberfest, a celebration of beer and food, is back at Cahaba Brewing Co. There will be excellent craft beer, tasty food and cocktails, a stein-hoisting competition, live music and their seasonal beer reveal.

4. The Great Pumpkin Patch, LLC

Opening day is September 24th, so be like Charlie Brown and make your way to The Great Pumpkin Patch, LLC. It’s just a quick 45-minute drive away from Birmingham in Hayden and offers fun for the entire family. 

5. Cullman Oktoberfest 2022

This year marks the 41st Annual Cullman Oktoberfest. You don’t want to miss this festival features including the Biergarten with German and craft beers. There are even fun actictvies for the kids and adults including your four-legged friends.

6. Season Opening: The [Fall] ReFRAME Party

Paul Cordes Wilm’s “Love is Blind” mural at BMA. (Birmingham Museum of Art)

Join Birmingham Museum of Art at The ReFRAME, an immersive celebration with a fresh perspective, inspired by art and culture from around the world. Celebrate the changing of seasons with the new curator-led gallery talks.

7. Football and soccer at Protective Stadium

Now that school has started for many students in our area, the football season is about to start and we’re excited for this seson. Catch a UAB football game this season. Go Blazers, am I right?

For soccer enthusiasts, don’t miss the Legion FC and Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC matchup on September 14.

8. Old Baker Farm Pumpkin Patch

Located in Harpersville, Old Baker Farm is a perfect day trip for a family fall day. You can enjoy a petting zoo, find your way out of a corn maze and hop on the hayride to pick out your very own pumpkin.

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Summer Guffey
Summer Guffey

Art enthusiast and expert on all things tea.

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