6 exciting weekend events—pumpkins, puppies + shopping—Oct. 7-9

It’s the perfect time to meet your furry friend. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

‘Tis the season for pumpkins, football games and shopping for cozy sweaters. With the weekend ahead, Birmingham is filled with fall events you won’t want to miss. Keep reading to discover what’s happening in The Magic City, October 7-9.

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The Patch at Helena Hollow. (Megan Kenned Phototography / Helena Hollow / Facebook)
  • Pumpkin spice and everything nice: Bring out your family and friends to one of these nine pumpkin patches in the Greater Birmingham Area.
  • Craving something new? Check out these mouth-watering eats our team recently tried around Bham.

6 weekend events in Birmingham

Barber Vintage Festival
Spot some cool vintage bikes at the Barber Vintage Festival. (Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum)

1. Empty the Shelters

  • Why go: The Greater Birmingham Humane Society is partnering with BISSELL Pet Foundation to host the largest funded adoption event in the country to help you find your new furry friend. This gives shelter pets homes and creates space to give more pets a chance.
  • When: Tuesday, October 4-Saturday, October 8
  • Where: 300 Snow Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209 | 2302 Birmingham Ave, Jasper, AL 35501
  • Cost: $25 adoption fee for cats and dogs of all age

2. Barber Vintage Festival

  • Why go: Don’t miss this 3-day festival featuring a fan zone with food + entertainment, hundreds of vendors selling vintage motorcycles, plus a Motorcycle Classics show. 
  • When: Friday, October 7-Sunday, October 9
  • Where: Barber Motorsports, 6040 Barber Motorsports Pkwy, Leeds, AL 35094
  • Cost: $30-259
  • Buy Tickets

3. Shop Save & Share with the Junior League of Birmingham

  • Why go: Give back to the Bham community while saving 20% at 250+ retailers. All you have to do is purchase a Shop Save & Share card and you’ll support the Junior League of Birmingham’s 21 community projects that help improve the lives of women and children.
  • When: Wednesday, September 28-Sunday, October 9
  • Where: Participating locations
  • Cost: $40
  • Purchase your shopping card

4. The Mexican Husband at Vinegar

  • Why go: You don’t want to miss this LAST chance to see the live stage reading. The play is about an undocumented man’s final night before leaving for the border at home with his spouse in Los Angeles.
  • When: Saturday, October 8 | 10:30AM
  • Where: Vinegar, 701 37th St. S #12 Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free admission

5. Fall Pumpkin Patch Craft Show

  • Why go: Shop until you drop at this fall event. Expect pumpkins, local vendors, yummy bites from The Current food truck, craft beer and more.
  • When: Saturday, October 8 | Noon-5PM
  • Where: Cahaba Brewing Company, 4500 5th Ave S, Building C, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Cost: Free admission

6. Birmingham Legion FC vs San Antonio

  • Why go: Bring your family and friends to cheer on The Magic City’s soccer team for one of their last games of the season.
  • When: Sunday, October 9 | 4PM
  • Where: Protective Stadium, 1020 24th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Cost: $7-55
  • Buy tickets

Looking Ahead

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