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Athens Family Fun in the Fall

Athens Family Fun in the Fall

  • Fun Family-friendly activities in Athens, Alabama
  • September - November 2021
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


Eli’s Block Party & Superhero Day
September 11 from 10 AM – 4 PM
Cost: Free admission
Athens Big Spring Memorial Park | More Info

We love this event and it is for a great cause that supports the Childhood Cancer Foundation. They have over 30 superheroes that come and they also have a section dedicated to honoring our real life heroes featuring law enforcement, military serviceperson, utility workers, farmers, firefighters, and will be honoring some first responders for their service during 9/11.

Summer Bash with ELHS Quarterback Club
September 11 from 11 AM -3 PM
Cost: All-access pass is $15 | More Info
15641 East Limestone Road in Athens (Map)

There will be food trucks, games including axe throwing, and more! Rain date: September 18th

TNHRSA High School Rodeo
September 10-12
10832 Buck Island Road in Athens (Map)
$10 per ticket, Veterans & kids 5 and under FREE | More Info

Starts Friday night at 7:30pm with barrel races. Saturday at 7pm includes  the main event with saddle bronc, barrel races, tie down roping, pole bending, bull riding and more. You can also catch a 10am matinee performance on Sunday.

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

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


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First Day of Fall Hike
September 22 at 9:00 AM
Cost: FREE | Email for more info
4401 McLean Drive in Rogersville (Map)

Join park naturalist Sam Woodroof for a hike on the Champion trailhead at the end of the parking lot. This is a unbeLEAFable 1.5 hour hike through fall beginnings.

Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle Commemoration
September 25 from 9AM – 2PM
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!

2021 Fiddlers Convention
September 30 – October 2
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. Convention guests also have a chance to win some cash from Bank Independent so be sure to stop by and enter to win. The Volume Five concert Thursday is FREE!

Play Outside Day
October 2 | November 6 | December 4
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!

7th Annual Athens Sports-Plex Charity Car Show
October 9 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.

Limestone County PowWow
October 9-10 More Info
Adults $8; Kids 6-12 and seniors $5; Kids 5 and under are free

Spend your weekend enjoying Native American culture. They will have special performances by Jack “Crazy Flute” Holland and Malia’s Hula Halau. Authentic foods will be available to try. On Saturday they will have a Chicken Dance special. There will be a tipis set up for anyone who would like to go inside or take pictures in front of it. Bring the family along with your chairs!

Athens Storytelling Festival
October 18 – October 23
View Website
Prices usually vary from $15-$20 per ticket

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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. More information is coming soon!

Studio H Festival and Trunk or Treat
October 30 from 4-8 PM
Cost: Arm band $15; Tickets .50 each or 35 for $15 | More Info
John Barnes State Park (map)


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There will be a moon bounce, food trucks, vendors, trunk or treats and a costume contest.

– Athens-Limestone Library Events –

All events are free at the library!

Mommy & Me
No registration/drop by
More Info
Ages 0-5, every 1st and 3rd Monday at 10:30 AM
There are stations set up to make this an adventure!

Baby Storytime
Requires registration
Ages 0-2, every 2nd and 4th Monday at 10:30 AM

Pre-K and Toddler Storytime
Requires registration
Wednesday at 10:30 AM and 11:15 AM
With a new theme each week, you will have a blast going to storytime! This week we went on a bear hunt, listened to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, as well as decorated and colored our own ABC tree! My 2 year old loved going and cannot wait to go back next week.

Lego Club
Requires registration
Grades 3-6, every 2nd Tuesday at 5:00 PM

Choose your own Adventure Club
Requires registration
Grades 5-6, every 3rd Tuesday at 5:00 PM

Craft Club
Requires registration 
Grades K-6, every 4th Tuesday at 5:00 PM

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