How to Celebrate October in the Birmingham Area

It’s finally October! The season of fall that brings pumpkin spice, hayrides, and spooky things to our lives. The Birmingham, Alabama area does not lack in fall events. Whether you’re a fan of pumpkin patches, fall festivals, or something scarier like haunted houses, there’s something for everyone this month!

Pumpkin Patches in the Greater Birmingham and Surrounding Areas

Pumpkin patches are a great way to get in the October spirit! There are plenty of pumpkin patches in the Greater Birmingham area, and we’ve included a few that are a bit farther out as well. 

Helena Hollow

Location: 6027 Hwy 17, Helena, AL 35080


Visit this local pumpkin patch in Helena! There is also a kid friendly hayride. It’s a great place to celebrate the October season with your family and friends. 

Pumpkin Junction at The Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Location: Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum


Another local place to get in the Fall season spirit is at The Heart of Dixie Railroad. There will be a hayride, inflatables, and a corn maze in addition to the pumpkin patch!

Old Baker Farm

Location: 1041 Farmingdale Rd, Harpersville, AL 35078


Another great pumpkin patch is Old Baker Farm, located in Harpersville, Alabama. There are also several events at the Pumpkin Patch of Old Baker Farm, so be sure to visit their website for more information. 

Griffin Farm

Location: 826 Griffin Rd, West Blocton, AL 35184


This farm and pumpkin patch is located in West Blocton, AL. It features a hayride and corn maze that you and your family can enjoy!

The Great Pumpkin Patch

Location: 288 County Hwy 45, Hayden, AL 35079


Located in Hayden, AL, this pumpkin patch located on a farm will give you all the fall vibes!

Penton Farms

Location: 3595 Co Rd 59, Verbena, AL 36091


This pumpkin patch is out in Verbena, Alabama, that offers a lot from wagon rides to corn mazes, a cow train, a large corn pit, animal barn, pumpkin bowling, and so much more!

4D Farm

Location: 7182 County Rd 703, Cullman, AL 35055


Located in Cullman, AL, this pumpkin patch is so much more than your usual pumpkin attraction. Enjoy a jumping pillow, cow train, pig races, and more at this farm!

Fall Festivals in the Birmingham Area

Fall Festivals and events are a more family friendly way to celebrate the Fall season! There are plenty of events going on in the month of October that you can attend with friends or small children. The festivals below are in order by date:

Hoots & Howls: Daytime Halloween Event at the Birmingham Zoo

Location: Birmingham Zoo

Date: Sunday, October 29th and Monday, October 30th, 2023 

Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


This is another great event from the Birmingham Zoo! Wear costumes and trick or treat around the zoo while enjoying a DJ and games!

Tannehill State Park Haunted Hayrides/Ghost Tours

Location: Tannehill State Park

Date: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in October, 2023

Time: Starting at 6:00 pm


Tannehill is hosting haunted hayrides and ghost tours at their beautiful campgrounds!

Fall Fest 2023

Location: Buck Creek Trail

Date: Saturday, October 28th, 2023

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Alabaster presents the Fall Fest 2023 at Buck Creek Trail! There will be arts and crafts, hay rides, carnival rides for children, trick or treating for kids, pumpkin painting, and more!

Haunted Houses in the Greater Birmingham Area

If something scary is more your style in October, then Birmingham won’t disappoint! There are so many haunted houses to choose from in the Birmingham area! Here is a list of the most popular haunted houses in the Birmingham area and within an hour of downtown. Check out the ones below and click on each website to learn more about hours and pricing:

Warehouse 31 

Location: 3150 Lee St, Pelham, AL 35124


Warehouse 31 has a traditional haunted house attraction as well as a 3D attraction for you to enjoy!

Atrox Factory

Location: 8404 Parkway Dr, Leeds, AL 35094


Atrox Factory is another place you can visit for a scream! Visit their website for more information on the attractions they provide.

Nightmare 3008

Location: 1731 Decatur Hwy, Fultondale, AL 35068


This haunted house is located in Fultondale and is sure to make you jump!

HellBilly Hollow

Location: 425 Co Rd 467, Vincent, AL 35178


This is another attraction that’s about an hour outside of the Greater Birmingham area. 

Insanitarium Haunted Attraction

Location: 5320 Miles Springs Rd, Pinson, AL 35126


If you’re looking for something outside of the Birmingham area, then this haunted house is for you!

Spook Trail Maze

Location: 17327 AL-269, Quinton, AL 35130 


The Spook Trail Maze of Monsters and Mayhem is located in Quinton, AL, about an hour from the downtown Birmingham area. This outdoor maze is sure to spook you at every turn!

Ghost Tours in the Birmingham Area:

If you’re not quite a fan of the full on experience of a haunted house, then a ghost tour might be the right experience for you! Learn about the spooky history of some haunted places in the Birmingham area. 

The Birmingham Historic Touring Company

Location: Birmingham, Alabama: There are different locations for each ghost walk, so you will receive an address after you book your tour.


Located in the heart of Birmingham, learn about our city’s spooky past! There are different tours you can go on, they are all about a mile long.

Columbia Manor

Location: 306 S Main St, Columbia, AL 36319


Another haunted place you can visit is the Columbia Manor.

How will You Celebrate the October Season?

What’s your favorite way to celebrate the autumn season in October? Do you prefer something scary or something more family friendly like a pumpkin patch? Let us know what your favorite October festivities are in the Birmingham area! While you’re out and about in the Greater Birmingham area enjoying October, let me know if you find a house or neighborhood you fall in love with!

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