It’s officially Fall, y’all! Of course, Fall in Huntsville still means bathing suits and shorts… but you can sip a pumpkin spice iced coffee if that makes you feel better. There’s SO much happening this Fall, we thought we’d issue a little contest…
Epic Weekend Roundup Challenge!
Tag us in your public photos on Instagram using #RCMEpicWeekend whenever you go to anything we list in the Weekend Roundup now through October 31st. Using that hashtag automatically enters you to win a fun prize! We love to see families spending time together and making memories – why not win something while you’re at it? We’ll draw a different winner every Monday through Halloween![themify_box color=”lavender”]Did your smart, good-looking friend send this list to you? Subscribe to get it in your Inbox each week! Want to be a RCM Super Reader & win stuff? Join their ranks here. [/themify_box]
Free & Cheap
Fall Consignment Season!
Cost: Bring $$ for great deals!
You’ve got several opportunities to shop consignment sales this weekend – be sure to look at our full Consignment list to plan ahead!
Kids Market Consignment Sale
Little Lambs Consignment Sale
Athens Kids Mart Consignment
Whiz Kids Open Gym
Friday at 9:15 AM Saturday at 8:30 AM
The Matrix Gym | More Info
A great way for children under age 6 to get some active gym time in the morning! Read our review before you go.
Ages 6-11 – Open Gym at 9:30 AM on Saturdays
Ages 12-8 – Open Gym at 11:00 AM on Saturdays
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 Tristen performs tonight! Grab your friends and your picnics and head to our favorite concert venue.
Doula Speed Dating
Friday at 6:30 PM
Panera Bread at Bridge Street | More Info
Expecting and thinking of adding a doula to your birth plan? Come meet a few and ask any question you want about the process!
Madison Farmer’s Market
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission
1088 Hughes Rd, Madison | More Info
Honey, apples, 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.
HOTC Dog Fair
Saturday from 9AM – 3PM
Cost: FREE, $10 to park
Monte Sano State Park | More Info
Hot diggity dog! This annual fido fest includes agility demonstrations, games, kid’s activities, and a microchipping clinic. You can even bring your dog!
Fitness Fest & Touch-a-Truck
Saturday from 9-11 AM
Randolph School | More Info
Your family is invited to play fun field games, have a few touch-a-truck experiences, win prizes, and see health demonstrations in t his annual community event.
Chalk-a-Thon in Decatur
Saturday from 9AM – 6PM
Cook Museum of Natural Science | More Info
Bring your family and your drawing skills to draw on the sidewalks in front of the Cook Museum! Stencils and chalk provided while supplies last. (You could even win a Family Membership!)
Frontier Days Festival
Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Downtown Eva, AL | More Info
This week-long festival culminates Saturday with a greased pig race, a craft show, a car show, a bake sale, parade, kid’s activities, and more!
Touch-A-Truck in the Cove
Saturday from 9AM – Noon
Lowe’s in Hampton Cove | More Info
Roll on over to Touch-A-Truck and experience the thrill of climbing into a variety of trucks and municipal vehicles! Hosted by the Cove Universal There’s a Sensory-Friendly Time in the morning!
Climb Out of the Darkness
Saturday at 9:30 AM
Madison Co. Nature Trail | More Info
This family-friendly hike is committed to bring people together, united, to honor the struggle to overcome PMADs and other pregnancy related mood disorders.
Meet the Author!
Saturday from 2-4 PM
Huntsville STEAM Works | More Info
Meet Dr. Doresa Jennings, author of The Steam Chasers and enjoy some STEAM activities – the first 100 attendees will receive a free signed copy of the book!
Jazz in the Park
Sunday from 5-9PM
Big Spring Park East, Huntsville | More Info
This annual concert series is every Sunday in September. Grab a lawn chair and enjoy a lovely evening with your family.
Worth the Money
IMP Presents Annie
Thursday – Sunday
Lee High Main Stage Theatre | More Info
Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” Great for al ages!
Ask Albert Planetarium Show
Friday at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:15
U.S. Space & Rocket Center INTUITIVE Theater | More Info
In this question-driven presentation, we’ll answer inquiries about astronomy and astrology, the movement of the cosmos, how the study of astronomy is accurately conducted, and how we verify its accuracy.
Opening Weekend on the Farm!
Saturday – Nov. 3
Cost: FREE – $14
4D Farm | More Info
Have some good ole’ fashioned fun down on the farm! Get lost in the corn maze, pick a pumpkin, or enjoy an enormous amount of activities such as zip lining, tubing slide, low ropes course, pony rides, and much more!
Open Family Art Studio
Saturday from 2-4 PM
Spirited Art | More Info
Recreate your favorite painting in this family weekend art class! Choose from a variety of templates.
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