Fall is here at last, so get ready for festivals, witches and more without leaving home sweet Homewood.

1. Vulcan AfterTunes

Oct. 1+15+29 | 1-6 p.m.
Vulcan Park and Museum

Take in the tunes of up-and-coming artists while sipping on craft brews and taking in views from everyone’s favorite cast iron statue. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, and find a seat to your liking for these Sunday afternoon shows. Find more information here.

  • Oct. 1: Swear & Shake with Farewell Angelina
  • Oct. 15: New Breed Brass Band with Heath Green & the Makeshifters
  • Oct. 29: Aaron Lee Tasjan with Special Guest

2. First Thursday Art Stroll

Oct. 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Downtown Homewood

Businesses with art will stay open late and offer drinks and snacks. Participating retails include Alabama Gods, B. Bayer & Co., Four Seasons Gallery, Jezabells, Kellum & Company, Liz Lane Gallery and Soho Retro.

3. Varsity Patriot Football Games

Bring on the Friday night lights. Don your red and blue, and we’ll see you at Waldrop Stadium. All games start at 7 p.m.

  • Oct. 6: at John Carroll Catholic
  • Oct. 13: vs. Ramsay
  • Oct. 20: at Shades Valley
  • Oct. 27: vs. Hueytown/Senior Night
  • Nov. 3: at Bryant

4. Art in the Lot

Oct. 7 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church

Come see the works of local and out-of-state artists—including handmade ceramics, jewelry, acrylics, hand-lettered prints, graphic art prints and homemade baked goodies. Find more information here.

5. Homewood Healthy & Safety Day

Oct. 7 | 9 a.m.-Noon
Homewood Central Park

Come out and learn what health and wellness Homewood has to offer for its citizens—from physical fitness to emergency preparedness. Last year the fire department smoke trailer was on site for demonstrations, the police department brought its canines and vehicles, and an ambulance and lifeguard helicopter were there too.

6. Handmade Art Show & Pickin in the Park

Oct. 15 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Homewood Central Park

All the arts come to the park in one day thanks to the Homewood Arts Council and City of Homewood, and it’s sure to be a good time. Check out eclectic local art on display and on sale, hear acoustic performances by local musicians, and/or bring your own instrument to join in on the music-making. Note: It’s on Sunday this year.

7. Mystery Dinner Theatre: Rehearsal For Murder

Oct. 20 & 21 | 6:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library Large Auditorium

On the first anniversary of his fiancé’s death, a playwright gathers the cast and crew from that the night of her apparent suicide in the same Broadway theater where she was performing, to read a play he is working on—a mystery where famous actress is killed. As it turns out, he believes she was murdered, and that someone at the theater is her killer. Who did it? A $30 ticket get you a buffet dinner and the show. Tickets must be purchased in advance at homewoodpubliclibrary.org or in the Adult Services Department.

8. Homewood Chamber Golf Classic

Oct. 26 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
RTJ Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley

Join the Homewood Chamber for its largest annual fundraiser. All proceeds assist the their economic development programs, provide scholarships for local students, and fund their efforts to promote our community. Find more information here.

9. Hall-Kent Fall Festival

Hall-Kent Elementary School
Oct. 28 | 3-7:30 p.m.

Enjoy fun and games, food and more at the school’s largest fundraiser of the year.

10. Homewood Witches Ride & Fall Festival

Oct. 29 | 2 p.m.
Homewood Central Park

Witches will take on the streets of Homewood via bike, but don’t worry, they are good witches—candy-tossing witches, in fact. Find their route to catch some treats, or ladies, don your costume and show up for the start to help raise money for the American Cancer Society. The ride starts at 5:30 p.m. Register here. Festivities for the city’s annual Fall Festival kick off at 2 p.m. at the park. Wristbands for unlimited rides are $5. Find more info here.

Save The Date

2017 Holiday Open House

Nov. 2 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Downtown Homewood

Kick off the holiday shopping season at the Homewood Chamber of Commerce’s annual Holiday Open House. You can shop at downtown businesses while enjoying refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, a trolley, shopping discounts and more. Find more information here.