It’s only the second week of Fall in the Rocket City and already we’re sick to death of all the wooly aphids in the air and looking forward to cooler temps and less bugs! But don’t let that keep you from getting out and about this weekend! We’ve listed all of our favorite things going on that are free/cheap below. There’s even more in our full Event Calendar!
And 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. I think you’ll find our 2017 Fall Activity Guide pretty handy for next week too.
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Fall Consignment Sale
Cost: FREE admission, plus great deals!
Looking for a great way to reduce, reuse, & recycle AND find wonderful deals on clothes, toys, & furniture? Hit up one of the many seasonal consignment sales going on this weekend!
Concerts On the Dock
Friday from 6-9 PM
Cost: FREE admission, $5 to park
Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment | More Info
Our favorite place to be on a Friday evening is right here with the whole family! Pack your picnic basket and grab your lawn chairs – HuDost will perform at Lowe Mill tonight! Get our Parent Pro-Tips and learn more about each show here. (ProTip: bring a pack of diapers over to Pizzelle’s to donate to our Diaper Drive and get a $1 Duke Bar!)
15th Annual Dog Fair
Saturday from 9AM – 3PM
Cost: FREE admission, $10 to park
Monte Sano State Park | More Info
Fans of our furry canine friends will delight in this annual affair on the mountain! It will have a microchipping clinic, six rings of activities where many people can participate with their dog, such as agility, rally,testing your dogs manners for AKC Canine Good Citizen, nose work and other activities. Leashes required.
Eva Frontier Days Festival
Saturday from 9AM – 5PM
Downtown Eva | More Info
Two words: FROG JUMP. This annual festival features a Antique Tractor & Car Show, a parade, Baking Contest, Live Entertainment, Arts and Crafts, Food Vendors, Inflatables, Train, and Games for Kids. The Frog Jump Contest and Greased Pig Chase are safe for the animals and fun for the family.
Take a (Guided) Hike!
Sunday at 2:00 PM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
500 Cleermont Drive | More Info
Become a Botanist for the day as you walk with Land Trust expert, Lynne Weninegar, and learn about the many species of plants and flowers growing alongside Fagan Creek. This is an Easy level hike, perfect for families! Discover more great hikes for kids HERE.
Paw Patrol Meet & Greet
Saturday at 11:00 AM
Learning Express Toys | More Info
“Chase is on the case!” Meet this furry Paw Patroller at Learning Express – be sure to bring your own camera for a selfie and arrive a little early to minimize your wait.
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Opening Weekend at 4D Farm
Friday – Oct. 1
Cost: $8-12, kids 2 and under FREE
4D Farm | More Info
Join our friends at 4D for some FARMtastic fun starting September 29th! They have a totally new Barnstormer Tubing Slide to try out and magician Matt Wilson will be performing a magic show on Saturday! Read the RCM Parent Review before you go.
As you go on your weekend adventures, remember to use the hashtag #RCMEpicWeekend on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. You just might win something cool from the Huntsville MadCo Visitor Center! We love to see families spending time together and making memories – why not win something while you’re at it?
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