Looking for a Birmingham festival or some type of exciting family activity this fall? We’ve compiled a list of the area’s 13 coolest autumn events that will surely satisfy the needs of every fun-seeking adventurer. From outdoor festivals to motorcycle races to engaging dinosaur exhibits, Birmingham’s got it going on in 2019! Check out these fall events, hand-chosen by yours truly.
2019 MotoAmerica Championship of Alabama
From September 20 to 22, Barber Motorsports Park (Leeds, AL) hosts the year’s hottest motorcycle-racing event. On Friday, September 20, guests can attend for free to watch racers qualify. On Saturday and Sunday, on-track action begins! This family-friendly event near Birmingham also features a Kids’ Zone, carnival games, bounce houses, motorcycle stunt shows, and a special “Learn To Ride” program for the young’uns.
Visit motoamerica.com for more details and to purchase tickets.
Head Over Teal Fall Festival
On September 21, head over to Hoover for the 10th annual Head Over Teal Fall Festival, a free Hoover event for the whole family. Activities include live music, a “crazy photo booth,” inflatables, arts and crafts, face-painting, and more.
If you’d like to join one of the 5k or 10k races to benefit the Laura Crandall Brown Foundation, you can sign up here. Otherwise, just pack some snacks and water into your Crosstrek, and enjoy a full day of fall fun starting around 8:30 AM.
Back for the 17th year, Fiesta 2019 is bigger and better than ever. As Alabama’s largest celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage, this Birmingham fall event will be hosted at Linn Park from noon to 8:00 PM on September 28. More than 15,000 patrons are expected to visit, so grab those tickets soon!
Tickets start at $10, and children under the age of 12 are free. Visit http://fiestabham.com for additional details.
28th Annual Whistle Stop Festival
If you want to avoid the large Fiesta crowds, bring the gang to the Whistle Stop Festival in Leeds, AL, on September 28. The Outlet Shops of Grand River will host this year’s free festival, which will feature entertainment for the entire family, great local food, drinks, and kids’ activities.
Visit www.thewhistlestopfestival.com for additional details.
Birmingham Greek Festival
From October 3 to 5, Birmingham becomes Greece — Opa! This year’s three-day Greek Festival will treat 30,000-plus guests to authentic Greek cuisine, outdoor seating, live music, dancing, costumes, and much more. It’s one of the most revered fall events in Birmingham. Park your vehicle for free near Liberty National, or swing through the drive-thru line to place your food order.
View the Greek Festival menu online to place an order, and be sure to review the event’s details to plan your weekend.
15th Annual Barber Vintage Festival
Motorcycle enthusiasts rejoice! Autumn seems to be the ideal season for y’all, as there are two incredible Birmingham events to satiate your need for speed. After your MotoCross trip, head to Birmingham’s Barber Village Festival at the Barber Motorsports Parkway for more excitement. The Barber Vintage Festival runs from October 4 to 6 and features a GEICO Swap Meet, Ace Corner, Fan Zone, and special races.
Check the official Birmingham motorcycle event site for more details or to buy tickets.
Birmingham Oktoberfest 2019
Lederhosen: check. Bavarian suspenders: check. Now, just load your Subaru Outback with the whole family, and get to exploring this year’s Birmingham Oktoberfest! Held at Railroad Park on October 5, this annual Birmingham fall festival is every strudel-loving, brat-eating, jig-dancing person’s idea of fun. Don’t miss out.
Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased here.
Between October 11 and 13, Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center transforms into the largest dinosaur exhibit in America. Walk through the arena to meet skyscraper-like dinosaurs, dig up fossils, pet a baby Triceratops, conduct science experiments, and more. You won’t find more realistic dinosaurs outside of Hollywood.
Watch the Jurassic Quest trailer here, and grab your tickets before they sell out (they sell out fast).
Dog Days at Discovery
The 3rd annual Dog Days event will be held on October 12, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at Discover UMC in Hoover, AL. Free for people and pooches, Dog Days will provide entertainment, a dog obstacle course, activities for the whole family, a pet costume contest, doggy treats, and loads more. You can even find a pup to adopt!
For more info about this free 2019 Hoover event, check out www.dogdaysatdiscovery.com.
Talladega SuperSpeedway Races
Drive east of our Birmingham Subaru dealership for a weekend of heart-pounding action at Talladega SuperSpeedway this fall. On October 12 and 13, some of the world’s best NASCAR drivers will compete in the 1000Bulbs.com 500 and Sugarlands Shine 250 races. Pack all the camping gear into your Subaru Forester and spend the weekend at the racetrack.
Ticket prices vary. Grab additional information on the Talladega SuperSpeedway website.
Trucks by the Tracks
Head to Railroad Park on October 13 to get a sample from Birmingham’s best food trucks! We’re talking about gourmet grilled cheeses, fresh po’ boys, hot chicken wings, Italian ice, tacos, and more. Bring an empty stomach and enjoy the most delicious food Birmingham has to offer (plus live bands).
Trucks by the Tracks is free to attend. Go to railroadpark.org for additional event details, including participating food trucks.
What’s happening at the Helena Amphitheater on October 20? Barktoberfest, of course! Run by Two by Two Rescue, Barktoberfest offers families a great opportunity to visit and meet adoptable dogs, as well as low-cost vaccines and microchips. An off-leash dog park is the perfect place for dogs to socialize, and there are numerous family-friendly activities scheduled, including a bounce house, face-painting, bake sale, and photo booth.
Head to twobytworescue.com for event times and details.
Moss Rock Festival
One of the best Hoover events this fall is the Moss Rock Festival. Hosted at The Preserve on November 2 and 3, this outdoor festival will welcome over 10,000 visitors with its incredible artwork displays, live music, guided hikes, gardens, sweet treats, and much more. Enjoy nature and local traditions at Moss Rock.
For additional details about this free Hoover festival, visit mossrockfestival.com.
Autumn’s the Time for Subaru Savings at Jim Burke!
Don’t forget to swing by our Birmingham Subaru dealership this fall to secure a great deal on any of our new or certified pre-owned Subaru vehicles. We have an assortment of Subaru finance offers and lease incentives available, just in time for your autumn shenanigans!
Give us a ring at (205) 588-6281 to schedule a test drive or learn more about your favorite Subaru model. (And if you don’t have a favorite, let our sales team help you find one!)
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