Huntsville Weekend Roundup October 5-7

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 2018 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 2018 Fall Guide! 

Free & Cheap


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!

Garden Give Back Day

Friday from
Cost: FREE admission with diaper donation
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

HBG visitors are invited to bring in a donation for the North AL Diaper Bank to receive free admission to the Garden for the day!

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.


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Fall Consignment Sale

Saturday 9AM-5PM
Coat: FREE admission, bring $$ for deals!
Mustard Seed Consignment | More Info

Don’t miss this new seasonal whole-house consignment sale that features clothing, furniture, baby items, toys, furniture, costumes & more! Even more consignment sales this weekend here.

Concerts On the Dock

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

It’s the LAST CoD until next Spring! Don Coyote and Tony Purdue perform tonight – grab your friends and your picnic suppers and head to our favorite concert venue in town.

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.

Hazardous Waste Disposal Day

Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE
Huntsville Landfill | More Info

OK, so yeah – this isn’t a super fun event for kids. But if you’re cleaning out your garage this weekend you’ll probably need to know about it. #WhatToDoWithAllThosePaintBuckets

Kid’s Workshop

Saturday at 9:00 AM
Cost: FREE, register online required
Home Depot locations | More Info

Kids can build a model fireboat at this free hands-on builder workshop tailored for ages 2-10. Read our Parent Review before you go.

Happy Birthday, HMCPL!

Saturday from 9AM – 4PM
Cost: FREE
Earlyworks Museum | More Info

What should you do when you turn 200? Throw a big party with your friends! The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is celebrating their 200th year with cake, puppet shows, and a free day at Earlyworks!

Madison Street Festival

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

This annual community festival kicks off with the MSF Parade! Families can expect a large Children’s Area complete with arts & crafts, a petting zoo, magician, puppets and inflatables. Great food & entertainment can be enjoyed throughout the day. #MSF2018

Free Guided History Walk

Saturday at 10:00 AM
Cost: FREE
Maple Hill Cemetery | More Info

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

Sign Language Class

Saturday from Noon – 1PM
Cost: FREE
Hazel Green Library | More Info

This weekly sign language class is open to families and all ages.

Planetarium Show

Saturday at 7:30 PM
Cost: $5
VBAS Planetarium | More Info

Your family can do some star-gazing with the pros on top of the mountain. Tonight’s topic is Cassini. Read our review before you go!

Rocket City Championship Wrestling

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

Rocket City Championship Wrestling returns with a action packed card! Wrestling fans will love the action, the drama, and the awesome characters. Cheer for your favorites and boo for the villans! Leery about going? Read our Parent Review to see if it’s right for your kiddos.

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Halloween ALIVE Animal Show

Saturday at 4:00 PM
Cost: $5-20
Huntsville Botanical Garden | More Info

This entertaining and educational live animal program presented by the Alabama 4-H Science School features raptors, reptiles, and amphibians. Come early and visit the Scarecrow Trail & Gardens of Myth!

Touch a Tractor & Teacher Appreciation

Saturday & Sunday
Cost: FREE – $14
Lyon Family Farms | More Info

Make all your farmer dreams come true, getting the chance to touch, sit, and play on tractors of all shapes and sizes! Lyon will also be honoring our teachers all weekend with complimentary admission Saturday and Sunday. (Teachers must present valid ID.)

#EpicWeekendChallenge

As you go on your weekend adventures, remember to use the hashtag #RCMEpicWeekend on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. You just might win a cool RCM prize! We love to see families spending time together and making memories – why not win something while you’re at it?

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