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Athens Family Fun in the Fall

Athens Family Fun in the Fall

  • Fun Family-friendly activities in Athens, Alabama
  • September & October Events for the entire family
young boy playing on a tractor at the pumpkin patch in Athens Alabama

It’s Fall y’all, which means it is time for cozy jackets, tall boots, football, and lots of pumpkins! Get outside and enjoy the cooler temperature with these kid-friendly Fall events in Athens, Alabama!

Athens Family Fun for Fall

Special Fall Events in Athens

Athens Recreation Archery Classes
Registration from September 1-20
Athens Recreation Center (map)
$30 fee Ages 8+ | More Info

Weekly 1 hour classes on Wednesdays with time options of 3:30pm or 4:30pm. Equipment is provided for the students.

Owens Volunteer Fire Department Fall Festival
September 23 from 10AM-3PM
Cost: Free | More Info
Limestone County Rodeo Arena (Map)

Owens Volunteer Fire Department is excited to announce their Fall Festival that will be taking place on Sept. 23, 2023. They will be having a cruise-in, games, inflatables, corn-hole tournament, silent-auction, raffles and concessions will be available.

Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle Commemoration
September 16 from 9AM – 1PM
Cost: Free | More Info
Richard Martin Rails to Trail (Railroad Street in Elkmont)

Historians will be at the site to tell the story of the battle and men who fought in it to mark the 157th anniversary. Hike or bike south from downtown Elkmont for 1.2 miles or 2.2 miles north from the Hays Mill Parking lot. Presentations every half hour. Go outside to enjoy nature, and get a history lesson at the actual site of the battle. Our family loves this trail!

2023 Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention
October 4 – 7
Athens State University | More Info
$15 per adult per night Friday and Saturday, or $20 for a weekend pass; Children under 12 are free with a paid adult|

This convention uses the proceeds to fund scholarships and other Athens State University projects. Over 200 musicians come out to compete for the prizes which add up to around $19,000. It is so fun to listen and watch, visit the food trucks, and browse over 150 booths of vendors.

Play Outside Day
October 7 | November 4 | December 2
FREE | More Info

Every first Saturday families everywhere are encouraged to get outside and visit the local parks, hike one of the many trails, splash in the waterways, and explore green spaces. There are so many places just waiting for you to have an amazing family adventure, for free!

9th Annual Athens Sports-Plex Charity Car Show
October 14 from 9AM – 2PM
FREE admission | More Info

The proceeds benefit the Eli Williams block party for the Childhood Cancer Foundation. There will be cash prizes every half hour, door prizes, music by DJ David Sharp, food and drinks at the baseball complex, and kids can play at the Dug Out playground. Bathrooms are available at this event.

Athens Storytelling Festival
October 24 – October 28
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Prices usually vary from $15-$20 per ticket

This festival is one that you do not want to miss! Some of the events are geared towards different ages, so be sure to check the schedule and see what would be best for your family.

– Athens-Limestone Library Events –

All events are free at the library!

Tinker Tuesday
Tinker Tuesdays are classes for children that incorporate S.T.E.A.M. (Science, technology, engineering, art, math).
Registration is required. 

1st Tuesday of the Month – Write Now! (ages 8-11)
2nd Tuesday of the Month – Story Lab (ages 6-11)
3rd Tuesday of the Month – Adventure Book Club (ages 9-11)
4th Tuesday of the Month – Lego Club (ages 6-11)

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Baby Storytime for ages 0 – 18 months
Find current times and dates here.

Babies will listen to stories, sing songs, do fingerplays, enjoy felt boards, and more! Baby Storytime takes place in the Claborn Children’s Room. It is for ages 0 -2.

Toddler Storytime for ages 19 months – 3 years
Find current times and dates here.

Monday at 10:30

Preschool Storytime For Ages 4-5
Learn more here.
Wednesday at 9:30

Preschoolers will have a ball as they listen to stories, sing songs, make crafts, and more!

Find current times and dates here.

Registration is required

Thursday at 5:30

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