Scaredy-cat’s guide to haunted houses: 5 B’ham area places for thrill seekers and the faint of heart

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Just your friendly neighborhood zombie saying hello. Photo from Fright Furnace website

I’m the kind of person that likes a good scare, especially this time of year. But, I’ll admit that I have my limits, including that I cant always deal with movies like The Conjuring and I tend to be a wimp in haunted houses.

For this reason, I always want to know, at least vaguely, what I’m getting myself into beforehand when it comes to a haunted house. Its also hard to pick the right attraction when there are so many in the Birmingham Area.

Well, never fear (or do fear), because Bham Now has the ultimate haunted house guide for you! Looking to take a walk through your own nightmares, or for something mild that you can bring the kids to?

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A guide to 10 fall runs in Birmingham, including the Zombie Night Run on Oct. 27

Trick or Trot 5k. Photo via Kid One Transport on Facebook

We are finally getting some cooler temps here in Bham. For some of us, that means longer runs! After slogging through three-mile jogs all summer, I for one am looking forward to getting outside a bit more and increasing my mileage. I may attempt the Magic City Half in November, which got me thinking: what other fall races are there in Birmingham? Below is a list. 

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Co-working concept grows in Birmingham – here are 10 to choose from.

Members working in Forge, a co-working space in Birmingham.
Forge offers a friendly atmosphere where you can get work done. Photo via Forge.

Co-working spaces are a great resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses. A co-working space is like a cross between a coffee shop and a library, with a friendly, work-focused atmosphere. Here are 12 locations where you can experience co-working in Birmingham.

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7 places to take your pumpkin patch pictures this October within 1 hour of Birmingham

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Happy October, Birmingham! Now that we’re in the double-digit months, it is PEAK seasonal Instagram pic season. If you’re itching to take those festive family photos, we’ve got just the pumpkin patch for you. 7 of them, actually. The best news? They’re all within an hour of Birmingham. Don’t forget your fall coffee for the road!

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Get ready for another amazing Moss Rock Festival! Coming November 2-3 at The Preserve

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Catch me perusing every single one of these booths in November at Moss Rock Festival 2019. Photo via Moss Rock Festival

It’s fall, y’all! That means Moss Rock Festival 2019 is coming up. Birmingham’s Moss Rock Festival is considered an eco-creative event with a few primary focuses: Art+Design, SmartLIVING and Nature. This year, the festival takes place 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 your tickets to the 14th Annual Moss Rock Festival today. 

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9 unique workouts in Birmingham for when you’re tired of the treadmill

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Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean workout season is. If you’re trying to burn off that Halloween candy or turkey and dressing, but you’re tired of feeling like a hamster on a spinning wheel, ditch the treadmill! Here are 9 exciting workouts in Birmingham, AL that will have you feeling the burn in no time.

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3 game day dips you NEED to make this football season

Bham Nowers Chaise and Lexie are ready to kick off and chow down! Happy football season, Birmingham. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Game day gatherings are a staple here in Birmingham, AL. Even if your favorite team is a big fan of nail-biting 4th quarter comebacks, the most stressful part of game day can be feeding your guests. Ditch the time-consuming and expensive dishes—here are 3 easy, delicious, and cost-effective dips guaranteed to score big come game day!

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7 best fall-flavored beverages at local coffee shops in Birmingham, AL—pumpkin spice not included

‘Tis the season for cozy sweaters and creamy, delicious lattes! Photo via Revelator Coffee on Instagram

Call me #basic, but two of my favorite things in the entire world are coffee and autumn. This week marks both the beginning of fall and the best holiday around—National Coffee Day (September 29). We all know pumpkin spice is a little overdone, so here are 7 of the best (non-pumpkin spice) fall-flavored drinks at local coffee shops right here in Birmingham, AL.

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Your ultimate guide to the Southern Women’s Show, Oct. 4-6! Use code BHAMNOW for $8 ticket

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Grab your girls—and your tickets! Photo via Southern Women’s Show

Spend the weekend discovering the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty—plus enjoy a star-studded lineup of guests and speakers! Find it all at the Southern Women’s Show, happening October 4-6 right here in Birmingham, AL. Use code BHAMNOW to snag your ticket for just $8.

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It’s National Cheeseburger Day! Here are 4 spots to grab an Impossible Burger in Birmingham

Can you handle that burger? Photo via Topgolf on Facebook

It’s National Cheeseburger Day! Yep, Wednesday, September 18 is the acclaimed day to sink your teeth into the burger of your dreams. But we’ve decided to put a spin on this tasty day by offering up four spots around Birmingham who offer the vegan-friendly Impossible Burger. 

Aren’t feelin’ the vegan burger trend? Click here for the most bodacious burgers with 100% real beef in Birmingham.

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Moonstone Festival, a female focused music and arts fest, happening Nov. 16th at Sloss Docks. Win VIP tickets!

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The girl gang I’m trying to join. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Moonstone Festival, a one day music and arts festival is happening November 16th at Sloss Docks, and you don’t want to miss it. The festival will celebrate and support women musicians and artists—from national touring acts to local and regional names. Meet all of the talented ladies behind the festival, and find out how to win tickets here!

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Prost, Birmingham! 5 ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in the Magic City

Stein-hoisting is an Oktoberfest tradition! Photo via Brat Bröt on Facebook

Oktoberfest has been celebrated all over the world for more than 200 years. Originating in Germany and held every year in Munich, it’s the largest festival in the world. Find out how to celebrate Oktoberfest right here in Birmingham, AL!

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4 u-pick vineyards to find muscadine grapes and wine around Birmingham

My grandfather’s muscadine vines. You can see a mix of both the gold and purple—scuppernongs and muscadines.

The end of summer was always a bittersweet time for me. On one hand, growing up, it always signaled the end of a three month long vacation. But on the other hand, it signaled the start of muscadine season—something I looked forward to all year long. 

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