Fall is here again, and so are the festivals, hayrides and entertainment events that make this such an enjoyable time of year.

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•Bluff Park Art Show

October 5 // 9 a.m. // Bluff Park Community Center



Artists and art enthusiasts, prepare: The annual Bluff Park Art Show is back. The free event has grown to more than 150 artists and attracts more than 10,000 visitors each year. The art on display is supplemented with food vendors and hands-on activities for children ages 3-8. Free parking and shuttle buses are available at the Bluff Park United Methodist Church, Shades Mountain Independent Church, Bluff Park Village Shopping Center and Shades Crest Baptist Church.

•Taste of Hoover

October 10 // 5 p.m. // Aldridge Gardens

Taste of Hoover celebrates the variety of culinary styles found throughout the city. Guests can enjoy an autumn evening strolling through the gardens and sampling delicious dishes from some of Hoover’s best restaurants, caterers and more. Taste international wines and local beers while listening to live entertainment.

•Vintage Market Days of Birmingham

October 11-13 // The Finley Center

This vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market features dozens of vendors specializing in vintage, antique, repurposed and handmade items. Come for fun weekend of shopping. Tickets will be available at the gate each day. Visit vintagemarketdays.com/market/birmingham for more details.

Dog Days at Discovery

Oct. 12 // 10 a.m. // Discovery UMC in Trace Crossings

This free event is designed with the whole family—including the furry members—in mind. Features include food trucks, live music, pet-related vendors, a dog agility course and kid-friendly activities. Dogs must be on a leash. For the full lineup, visit dogdaysatdiscovery.com.

•Hoover Hayride and Family Night

October 24 // 5-8 p.m. // Veterans Park on Valleydale Road

Grab your costume and head over to the park for Hoover’s annual Hayride and Family Night. As usual, children will be able to collect treats at a large exhibitor pavilion, and food vendors will be stationed on the grounds. Giveaways, balloon artists and face painting will round out the activities. Parking is available at Spain Park High School with complimentary shuttles to the park. Admission is free.

•Hoover Links Fore Scholars

October 28 // 8 a.m. // Inverness Country Club

Swing for a good cause at the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce’s Links Fore Scholars, benefiting the Chamber’s scholarship fund. Players, sponsors and donations are all welcome. Registration and other details are available at hooverchamber.org.

WHAT TO DO IN HOOVER

Oct. 4
Spain Park High School Football vs. Thompson
Jaguar Stadium
7 p.m.

Oct. 6
King’s Home Shelby Auxiliary Mad Hatter’s Tea
The Barn at Shady Lane
3 p.m.

Oct. 7-12
Alabama Woodworkers Guild Exhibition
Hoover Public Library

Oct. 13
Young Artist Reception
Hoover Public Library
3 p.m.

Oct. 15
Great British Bake Off! – Teen Edition
Hoover Public Library
6:30 p.m.

Oct. 18
Fall Senior Craft Fair
Hoover Senior Center
9 a.m.

 

Oct. 18
Hoover High School Football vs. Vestavia
Hoover Met
7 p.m.

Oct. 18
Spain Park High School Football vs. Oak Mountain
Jaguar Stadium
7 p.m.

Oct. 19
Hoover High School Band Festival
Hoover Met
All Day

Oct. 22
New Horizons Luncheon
Hoover Senior Center
11 a.m.

Oct. 25
Halloween Spooktacular!
Hoover Public Library
7 p.m.

Oct. 31
Trick or Treat
Hoover Public Library
9 a.m.

AROUND TOWN

Oct. 3
Mt Laurel Book Club
Mt Laurel Library
7 p.m.

Oct. 3-5
Greek Food Festival
Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Oct. 4-6
Alabama Ballet Presents: Blue Suede Shoes
BJCC Concert Hall

Oct. 4-6
Southern Women’s Show
BJCC

Oct. 4-6
Barber Vintage Motorcycle Festival
Barber Motorsports Festival

Oct. 5
Grape Stomp
Morgan Creek Vineyards
1 p.m.

Oct. 5
Birmingham Oktoberfest
Railroad Park

Oct. 5
Lego Play
North Shelby Library
All Day

Oct. 6
Cahaba River Fry-Down
Benefits Cahaba River Society
Railroad Park

Oct. 6
Magic City Mac + Cheese Festival
Benefitting Community Grief Support
Brookwood Village Macy’s Upper Parking Lot
1-4 p.m.

Oct. 6
Vulcan AfterTunes: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Vulcan Park and Museum
3 p.m.

Oct. 7
3D Print Workshop for Adults
North Shelby Library
6 p.m.

Oct. 8
Graphic Novel Book Club
North Shelby Library
4 p.m.

Oct. 11
Tai Chi and Meditative Movement
North Shelby Library
9:30 a.m.

Oct. 12
Teen Volunteer Day
North Shelby Library
10 a.m.

Oct. 12
Susan G. Komen North Central Alabama Race for the Cure
Regions Field

Oct. 16
Homeschool Art Club
North Shelby Library
2:30 p.m.

Oct. 17
NSL Book Club
North Shelby Library
10:30 a.m.

Oct. 19
Aspiring Author Workshop with K.B. Hoyle
North Shelby Library
10 a.m.

Oct. 20
Barktoberfest
Helena Amphitheater
12 p.m.

Oct. 20
Breakin’ Bread
Pepper Place

Oct. 24
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
North Shelby Library
6 p.m.

Oct.  25
Alabama Symphony Orchestra Presents Ghostbusters in Concert
Samford University Wright Center

Oct. 25
Magic City Music Fest with Tom Joyner
BJCC Concert Hall

Oct. 25
The Avett Brothers
Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Oct. 26
Mt Laurel Lego Club
Mt Laurel Library
11 a.m.

Oct. 29
Hocus Pocus
Tonight at the Wright Movie Night
Samford University Wright Center

Oct. 30
We Will Rock You presented by Alabama Theatre
Alabama Theatre

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email emily.sparacino@hooversmagazine.com to submit yours.