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October 11, 2020
Orange Beach, Alabama
Break out your lederhosen for the Flora-Bama’s Oktoberfest, because it's time to welcome the fall at our third annual Oktoberfest! Brats, sauerkraut, and a variety of German beer flow during this festival. German style musical acts perform while party goers chicken dance.  The party will go all day and night at all three locations: Flora-Bama, Flora-Bama Yacht Club, & Flora-Bama Ole River Bar.  Children are welcome during this family friendly event.  After 6pm a modest cover will be charged for those 18 years and older.

October 12-16, 2020 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide

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October 2-5, 2019 - Cullman Oktoberfest - Cullman, Alabama
Live music featured every day at the Festhalle Market Platz. Authentic German meals, traditional German music, and some of the best craft beers in the south are available to all to experience and enjoy. Visit the entertainment Platz and the main stage for German Oompa Music at its best, or visit the beer gardens to wet your whistle while tasting one of the finest Alabama Craft Beers. (also: )

October 4-5, 2019  Alabama Butterbean Festival - Pinson, Alabama
Experience two relaxing, fun filled days with endless family a "Mayberry" setting!  Miss Butterbean Pageant (including Mr. & Mrs. Dry Butterbean- for senior adults), butterbean and other food vendors, arts & crafts booths, live entertainment, dog pageant and fireworks.

October 4-14, 2019  Alabama National Fair - Montgomery, Alabama
Midway rides, main stage entertainment, food, information and commercial booths, kids area, Cattle, Swine, Goat and Rabbit Competitions, etc.

October 10-13, 2019  48th Annual National Shrimp Festival
Gulf Shores, Alabama
The Annual National Shrimp Festival is one of the nation’s premier outdoor festivals attracting 250,000 people, featuring over 300 vendors that offer fine art, arts & crafts, a retail marketplace, outdoor village, and of course, SHRIMP!! Two stages offer continuous musical entertainment while the little one’s attention is captured in the Children’s Activity Village where they create their own “art” and participate in other fun-filled activities.  Attendance: 250,000.


October 12, 2019  Harvest Day Festival - Headland, Alabama
The month of October brings dusty fields full of tractors, the smell of freshly gathered peanuts and just maybe a smiling farmer or two so proudly awaiting the fruits of there labor to pull into the local co-op. These are all the signs that the annual Headland Harvest Day is just around the corner. That's right, we honor our bountiful crops and all the hard labor that goes into making it. The event is overflowing with arts and crafts, children's games and rides, the most wonderful food and entertainment this side of the Mississippi. So, if you are looking for a great way to spend a fun-filled day with family and friends you are sure to meet, please join us the 2nd Saturday of each October at Headland's very own Harvest Day.

October 18-19, 2019  Alabama Gourd Show - Cullman, Alabama
We invite you to the Alabama Gourd Show. You are sure to enjoy the beautiful works of art made from gourds. It is a great place to buy a unique gift for that special someone on your list, and something special for yourself, as well. There are also plenty of raw gourds, supplies, and tools for purchases. Children can decorate their own little gourd to take home with them, absolutely free. The whole family will enjoy touring the fabulous ribbon competition exhibit room. Learn something new as gourd artists demonstrate their gourd art techniques, or take a class from an experienced gourd artist. We look forward to seeing you there!

October 19, 2019  17th Annual Conecuh Sausage Festival
Evergreen, Alabama
From 9AM - 5PM. There will be arts & craft vendors, food vendors, Car Show, Live Entertainment and a Children's area. Admission to the Festival is FREE! The PCA Rodeo will be on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday night, gates open up at 6PM each night. Armbands will be $10 each for Adults or $20 for a 3-Day armband and $5 each for kids under 12 and Children under 2 will be FREE!

October 20, 2019 - 17th annual Breakin’ Bread
Birmingham, Alabama
This year, Breakin’ Bread, Birmingham Originals’ flagship event, is going back to its roots. Now, enjoying the finest cuisine and beverages in Birmingham will take place at the same cozy, local hub for southern flavor where it all began – Pepper Place.  Enjoy a day filled with unlimited food sampling along with craft beer and wine, a makers’ market comprised of craftsmen from Pepper Place Market, a kid’s zone with special activities for children, live music and more!


October 26, 2019
Peanut Butter Festival
Brundidge, Alabama
Brundidge had two of the earliest peanut butter mills in the Southeast, the Johnston Peanut Butter Mill in the downtown area and the Louis-Anne Peanut Butter Company on the south edge of town. Both mills were at full production during the early 1930s and peanut butter was made continually in Brundidge until the 1960s.  The Peanut Butter Festival gets underway at the crack of dawn with the 5K Peanut Butter Run and continues until dark catches us with non-stop entertainment, the Peanut Butter Recipe Contest, the Peanut Butter Kids Contest, old-time demonstrations, games and contests, the construction of Alabama's Largest PB&J Sandwich, exhibits, a George Washington Carver presentation, arts, crafts, food and everything peanut butter, the Nutter Butter Parade of nutty people and nutty things and a street dance under the stars.

October 26, 2019
Elberta German Sausage Festival - Elberta, Alabama
We're the original, and still the best! Twice a year, the last Saturday in both March and October. Join us at the German Sausage Festival for Elberta's famous German sausage & sauerkraut, plus continuous entertainment for adults and children, and over 200 arts & crafts booths. Other scrumptious foods will include German style filled cabbage, potato salad, goulash, red beans & rice, hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ sandwiches, ice cream, popcorn and peanuts. There will be baked goods as well as arts & crafts for sale at the festival. Carnival rides, polka, country, contemporary and German music will also be provided for entertainment.  Attendance: 30,000

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October 6, 2018  Annual Alabama Festival of Flavor - Foley, Alabama
Alabama Festival of Flavor features one of Alabama’s greatest treasures, our abundant fresh, local fare. Guests can sample food prepared during cooking competitions, learn about traditional Southern recipe secrets from our locally famous chefs, attend a food and wine pairing or acquire tips on creating your own organic garden at home.  Stroll through the streets of historic Downtown Foley exploring artisians and crafters or catch the relaxing sounds of regional jazz performers.

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October 15, 2015  9th Annual Wine Festival at Five Rivers
Spanish Fort, Alabama
At the 5 Rivers Delta Resource Center in Spanish Fort, Alabama. Attendees will have an opportunity to sample a wide variety of wine and food selections, all donated by local restaurants, caterers and wine distributors, throughout the evening. In addition to food and wine, event highlights include live music from local favorite Phil Proctor and sunset cruises on the Delta. Additionally, two people’s choice awards are made to food vendor participants, based on votes cast during the event. The best overall caterer or restaurant is recognized with the “Best of the Fest” award and the “Taste of the Bay” designation goes to the best dish



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