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When it finally starts cooling off outside, we get really excited here in the River Region. Fall weather means fall events are right around the corner. Here’s your guide to what’s going on in the River Region this fall. 

Tavern Fest is Old Alabama Town’s annual festival that features craft beer, food trucks, live music, and so much more. It usually takes place in late September. All proceeds go toward the community preservation and education efforts of the Landmarks Foundation. 

Spinners Pumpkin Patch is a free event that’s held at Spinners Park in Prattville each fall. This annual event has been running for 40 years. It typically features local vendors and artists, live music, fun for the kids, and more. This year there’s even an antique car and motorcycle show!

The Alabama National Fair comes around to Montgomery each fall. Attractions include fair rides, live music, and art and livestock exhibits. There are a variety of shows at the fair each year. This year, check out Scott’s Future of Magic Show and Sea Lion Splash. 

ZooBoo is the Montgomery Zoo’s annual Halloween celebration. You’ll love taking the haunted train ride, interacting with costumed characters, and collecting lots of treats. There are also plenty of non-scary activities, like the Pumpkin Pull hayride and inflatable bounce houses.  It’s so cool to visit the zoo after hours, so don’t miss out! 

BooFest is held by the City of Millbrook at Village Green Park in late October each year. Attractions and activities include a hayride, inflatable bounce houses, food vendors, and more. Of course, there’s always plenty of candy, and you’re welcome to dress up in your Halloween costumes. The best part? This is a free event! 

Funksgiving is an annual event held in Montgomery in late November to benefit local non-profits like EatSouth and Family Promise. This event always features great live music, lots of great food from local vendors, and fun for everyone. 

Frontier Days at Ft.Toulouse in Wetumpka are held each year in November. This week-long event will give you an idea of what life was really like in a 1750s French fort. Make sure to take lots of pictures with the costumed re-enactors! You can always find good food, entertaining shows, and lots of cool little gifts at Frontier Days. 

The Turkey Day Classic is held annually at ASU’s Dunn-Oliver Acadome in Montgomery on Thanksgiving Day. Grab tickets early— they usually go pretty fast! 

P.S. Some of these events may be postponed due to Covid, so check ahead before planning to attend!