Huntsville Weekend Roundup October 4-6

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We love Fall in the Tennessee Valley! There’s no shortage of free/cheap fun to be had and we’ve listed some of our favorites below.

If you’re staying in town for the school break, be sure to consult our Fall Break Camp list. It’s not too late to sign the kids up for some fun camps & classes next week! I think you’ll find our 2019 Fall Activity Guide pretty handy for next week too, especially since we just added all the Halloween events to it!

Click here for the complete 2019 Fall Guide! 

Free & Cheap

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Click “More Info” for each event below to get additional details.

Cullman Oktoberfest

All Weekend
Cost: FREE
Downtown Cullman | More Info

Oktoberfest activities include: a wiener dog race, an arts and crafts show, wagon rides, a kids’ fun area, multiple stage events, a Biergarten, a classic car show, a quilt show and much, much more!

Boaz Harvest Festival

Friday & Saturday
Cost: FREE
Downtown Boaz | More Info

This two-day festival offers over 225 arts & crafts lining the streets, live music, and a kid’s inflatable play area with rides and games.

Matilda the Musical Preview

Friday and Saturday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE
Bridge Street | More Info

Get a special sneak peek of LMP’s Matilda the Musical at the fountain by the movie theatre.

Fall Consignment Sales

All Weekend
Cost: FREE admission, bring $$ for deals!

You’ve got a couple of opportunities to shop consignment sales this weekend – be sure to look at our full Consignment list to plan ahead!
Kids Market Consignment Sale
Athens Kids Mart Consignment

Concerts On the Dock

Friday at 6:00 PM
Cost: FREE, $5 to park
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info

It’s time for the Fall CoD series and The Cole Boyz perform tonight! Grab your friends and your picnics and head to our favorite concert venue.

Madison Farmer’s Market

Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission
1088 Hughes Rd, Madison | More Info

Apples, tomatoes, eggs, milk, meat, flowers, artesian crafts, live music, and LOTS more fresh produce can be found at our favorite local farmer’s market. Can’t make it today? Find a market near you.

Harry Potter Day

Saturday from 8AM-5PM
Cost: FREE
Hamley’s Bake Shop | More Info

Potter fans can don their favorite costumes and head to Hamley’s for a sweet shop that would make Honeyduke’s proud!

Madison Street Festival

Saturday from 9AM-4PM
Cost: FREE
Downtown Madison | More Info

This annual community festival kicks off with a Parade! Families can expect a large Children’s Area complete with arts & crafts, magician, puppets and inflatables – come say hello to Rocket City Mom & special costumed characters too! Great food & entertainment can be enjoyed throughout the day. #MSF2019

Huntsville Depot Days

Saturday from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $5
Historic Huntsville Depot | More Info

Enjoy activities for the whole family such as scarecrow building, crafts, old fashioned cooking, a hay maze, and living history presentations. Kids will love the indoor train playroom and auto house exhibits!

Free Guided History Walk

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Five Points | More Info

Learn all about the history of Huntsville’s Five Points area and Maple Hill Cemetery with a local expert! All-ages friendly, just bring your walking shoes.

Hispanic Festival

Saturday at 3-8 PM
Cost: FREE
Big Spring Park Huntsville | More Info

This free family friendly event will let you experience delicious Hispanic food, live music, and folkloric dancing.

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International Observe the Moon Night

Saturday at 5:30 PM
Cost: FREE
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info

Hands-on activities, a 3-D Astronomy Show, lots of science magic, face painting, a live DJ, and lots of telescopic observing of the moon will be happening tonight!

Rocket City Championship Wrestling

Saturday at 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE – $8
RCCW Arena | More Info

Wrestling fans will love the action, the drama, and the awesome characters at this match. Cheer for your favorites and boo for the villains! Read our Parent Review to see if it’s right for your kiddos.

Worth the Dinero

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Scarecrow Trail

Now – November 30
Cost: FREE – $14
Huntsville Botanical Garden  | More Info

It’s just not Fall without a trip to see the Scarecrow Trail and amazing pumpkin displays at HBG! Get lost in the corn maze, hunt for your favorite scarecrows, and enjoy the Garden’s fall displays.

Alabama Autumn Skies Planetarium Show

Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
Cost: $10-15
U.S. Space & Rocket Center INTUITIVE Theater  | More Info

Learn about the autumn night sky and the various objects that are visible at this time of year in this live and interactive presentation.


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