5 fall events in Auburn-Opelika that will make you want to road trip


Fall Boogie - fall events in Auburn-Opelika
We’re jumping for joy at the thought of fall in Auburn-Opelika. (Auburn-Opelika Tourism)

Ready for a jam-packed fall of fun? Jump in the car for an easy ride to fall events in Auburn-Opelika, Alabama. Keep reading to see what’s on the list. BONUS: they’re all in one weekend, so you can try it all.

1. Spooky events | Friday + Saturday nights in October

Pope's Haunted Farm
Time for spooks? (Auburn-Opelika Tourism)

Ready to get in the fall spirit? Auburn-Opelika has plenty of events that will have you screaming… with excitement.

First, get in the spooky mood at Auburn’s Haunted Walking Tours. Led by local folklorist and paranormal investigator Brandon Stoker and accredited historian and local author John-Mark Poe, each tour will include firsthand accounts of paranormal phenomena in downtown Auburn.

Want even more scares? Auburn-Opelika is also home to haunted houses that will be as scary as they are fun. Head to Pope’s Haunted Farm for 20 acres of terror with attractions including a haunted barn, a haunted forest and haunted hayride. You can also check out Sleepy Hollow Haunted Farm in Auburn for a family-friendly attraction.

  • Pope’s Haunted Farm
    • When: Fridays, Saturdays 6:30-10PM
    • Where: Bassett Rd, Salem, AL 36874
    • Tickets: $15 for one attraction, $30 for two attractions + $40 for all three attractions | Purchase tickets onsite, cash preferred
    • More info.
  • Sleepy Hollow Haunted Farm

2. Opelika Songwriters Festival | Friday, Oct. 14-Sunday, Oct. 16

Opelika Songwriters Festival
A weekend of beautiful tunes. (Auburn-Opelika Tourism)

The Opelika Songwriters Festival attracts live music fans from around the Southeast to hear award-winning, original songwriters in a variety of venues in downtown Opelika. In 2022, the festival will celebrate its third year with over twenty musicians.

This year’s lineup includes the Indigo Girls, Shawn Mullins, John Paul White and more.

  • When: Friday, Oct. 14, music runs 5PM-Midnight | Saturday, Oct. 15, music runs 10:30AM-Midnight | Sunday, Oct. 16, music runs 10AM-4PM
  • Where: Multiple venues in Historic Downtown Opelika, AL
  • Tickets: Day pass tickets range from $55-95, all venue passes start at $135. Buy online.
  • More info.

3. Run for Your Life Halloween 5K | Saturday, Oct. 15

If you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate spooky season, get some movement in and give back to a great cause, look no further than the Run for Your Life 5K. In this 5K, runners and participants will be asked to wear their favorite Halloween costume, and proceeds will go back to The PRF Institute.

4. Oktoberfest | Saturday, Oct. 15

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The South’s favorite craft beer festival. (Auburn-Opelika Tourism)

Prost! Oktoberfest is one of the most exciting events in Auburn-Opelika, and it’s back after a two-year hiatus. This craft beer festival will feature breweries from throughout the country, homebrewers, stein hoisting competitions, wiener dog races, live music and more.

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5. Fall Boogie at Standard Deluxe | Saturday, Oct. 15

Fall Boogie
Three cheers for fun music. (Auburn-Opelika Tourism)

October is the month of fantastic fall music events in Auburn-Opelika! The 10th annual Fall Boogie, located in the small town of Waverly, is full of funky music, community gathering and local food.

Ready for the best fall ever? Head to Auburn-Opelika for an unforgettable season. Auburn-Opelika Tourism has everything you need on their websiteFacebook + Instagram.

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