The start of October signals an exciting time for many families, as it officially means fall is in the air and Halloween is just a few weeks away. This time of year is also a busy time, as many local communities gather together to celebrate the season with festivals and holiday-themed events. This year, we guarantee residents of our new homes in Birmingham and Montgomery won’t be disappointed or bored by the exciting line-up of events that are planned.
- All month: Load up the car for a fun-filled family trip to the Great Pumpkin Patch Halloween Festival in Hayden. Open daily, this is more than your ordinary pumpkin patch with activities such as the Great Jumpin’ Pumpkin, a super slide, bungee run, Great Pumpkin Patch train, hay pyramid and a petting zoo. Be sure to check their website for times and a schedule of live entertainment and special events such as the craft weekend and Halloween costume contest.
- October 4: Don your scariest zombie attire and bring your non-perishable food items to participate in the Montgomery Zombie Walk and Prom benefitting the Montgomery Area Food Bank fundraiser. The walk will begin at South Perry Street and Dexter Avenue, and it will end at Riverfront Park where there will be live music, food and beverages and vendors on hand.
- October 5: Have a fall-tastic time at the Third Annual Fall Festival at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be hayrides, face painting, a cake walk, bobbing for apples and much more.
- October 12: Oktoberfest Trussville will make you feel like you’re back in Germany with authentic German food, live music, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, an obstacle course, pumpkin painting, children’s games with prizes, local vendors and more at Holy Infant of Prague from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- October 17-20 and 24-31: There isn’t a more frightful and fun place in the river region than ZooBoo at Montgomery Zoo. Visitors to the zoo will enjoy a haunted hay ride or pumpkin pull in addition to Halloween-themed games and rides. Admission is $12 for those ages three and older, and includes one ride ticket and 10 game tickets.
- October 27: Have a howling good time at the Second Annual Barking at the Moon Festival and Parade! This fangtastic event is held to raise money for Friends of Fultondale Bark Park and Mercy Animal Hospital, and will include a dog costume contest, dog pageant, kids costume contest, flying Frisbee Houndz trick dog show and more from 12 to 5 p.m.
If you’re looking for a bootiful new home that will make enjoying local events and festivities easy, look no further than Harris Doyle Homes’ communities. With several new home communities located in Birmingham, Montgomery and the surrounding areas, we guarantee there is bound to be a home and location that will fulfill your wish list.
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