Fall events in Huntsville, Ala.

Looking for something to do in the Huntsville area? Huntsville has many events and activities in the each fall. Most of the activities are family friendly so it limits the need for a babysitter. However, there are events that are specifically designed for adults.

Scarecrow Trail

Continuing with an annual tradition, Huntsville Botanical Gardens will be hosting the Scarecrow Trail. Each weekend during September and October is packed full of family fun as you will be able to enjoy hayrides, a creepy maze, and even an enchanted forest. This is a perfect get-away, even for families with young children. Tickets may be purchased at the website or by calling Special Events at (256) 430-3572 ext. 241.

NEACA Fall Craft Show

Each year, the Northeast Alabama Craft Association (NEACA) hosts a three-day event allowing talented artists and craftsman to show off and sell what they have created. Located in the South Exhibit Hall 2 of the Von Braun Center, the NEACA Fall Craft Show is open on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12:00 p.m, to 5:00 p.m..

Tate’s Farm

Visiting Tate’s Farm has been a tradition for the Huntsville area for a few years now. Come take a hayride through the pumpkin patch, pick your own pumpkin, check out their petting zoo, corn cribs, hay maze, and so much more. Special activities such as the gourd gun, corn train, pumpkin carving, etc is available at an extra charge. The farm is opens to the public at the end of September through the entire month of October. The farm’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m, to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m..


Located just east of Huntsville on HWY 72, The MAiZE is where many Huntsville residents flock to each fall. It is normally open from mid-September to the beginning of November. Admission times vary as well does the pricing so it is best to visit the website for a complete listing. The website also explains the many activities available to children of all ages.

Historical Homes Walking Tour

October is teaming with Huntsville history. Starting at 10:00 a.m. on a designated Saturday, people interested in a guide tour of Historic Huntsville can meet at Maple Hill Cemetary on the corner of Wells and Maple Hill Drive. This event is free to anyone interested in learning more about Huntsville’s historical homes and rich history. Dates vary each year.

Indian Heritage Festival

Each year on the third Saturday of October, the Burritt Museum hosts an Indian Heritage Festival celebrating and educating the public about Native Americans that were known to this region. You will experience Native American drumming, dancing, games, and more. For more information on admission and parking, call (256) 536-2882.

Goblin Train

The North Alabama Railroad Museum located at 694 Chase Road hosts a Goblin Train ride for children each year. This is a 40-minute train ride where the children can enjoy decorations and special treats. Admission to the museum is free, but the train ride costs, check the website for updated pricing. The times of the train ride are 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m..

Veteran’s Day Parade

Every Veteran’s Day, Huntsville honors all veterans past and present. Living in a military town, Huntsville has many participants in this parade. Spectators crowd the streets of the parade to show their support of the men and women who risk their lives each day serving our country and to honor those who have already sacrificed their lives for their country.

These are just a few of the exciting events that Huntsville has to offer in the fall.