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

1. Homewood Healthy & Safety Day

Saturday, Oct. 6 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
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.

2. Birmingham Walk for Williams

Saturday, Oct. 6
9 a.m. Registration | 10 a.m. Walk
Patriot Park

Make plans to come out and walk in honor of Shades Cahaba first grader Eva Cordry and others in Birmingham with Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic condition Eva was diagnosed with when she was 2.5 years old. “My hope is that by raising awareness, individuals can be diagnosed at an earlier age and receive the medical support and therapies that are needed for thriving and reaching developmental milestones,” Eva’s mom Sheetal says. There will be music, raffles, activities and refreshments at the event too. Register or donate at walk4williams.org. 

3. Varsity Patriot Football

Bring on the Friday night lights. Don your red and blue, and we’ll see you at Homewood High School’s Waldrop Stadium. All games take place at 7 p.m. Here are the all the games from now ‘til playoff season:

  • Oct. 5: Vs. Minor
  • Oct. 12: Vs. Chelsea
  • Oct. 19: At Carver
  • Oct. 26: At Jackson-Olin
  • Nov. 2: Vs. Bryant

4. Vulcan AfterTunes

Sundays, Oct. 7 & 21 | 3 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. Iron Horse and Will Stewart will play on Oct. 7 and then Great Peacock and Maddie Medley on Oct. 21.

5. Homewood Chamber Golf Classic

Thursday, Oct. 11 | 9 a.m. Shotgun Start
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 or register here.

6. Handmade Art Show & Pickin in the Park

Sunday, Oct. 14 | 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.

7. Shop Save & Share

Oct. 17-28
Shops of Homewood & Beyond

Purchase a card or app for $40, receive a 20 percent discount on merchandise and food more than 500 participating stores and restaurants, and give toward Junior League of Birmingham projects. Here’s a sampling of returning Homewood stores Alabama Goods, Three Sheets, Alabama Outdoors, Abbey Luxe Shoe Lounge, fab’rik Homewood, Homewood Sporting Goods, Homewood Toy & Hobby, Red Mountain Park, Pure Barre Birmingham, Siebel’s, ISHI Luxi, Shaia’s, Jack N Jill Shop and Trak Shak. Plus these are new this year: Provision Studio, Liz Lane Gallery, Lucky Cat Rolled Creams, Nabeel’s Café and Market, Demetri’s BBQ, bartaco, Hemline, Blo Blow Dry Bar, Chicken Salad Chick, Bridal Bliss, Three 15 Studio and Big Color. Visit shopsaveandshare.net for a complete retailer listing, to purchase a card and for more info.

8. Mystery Dinner Theatre: Night Watch

Oct. 19 & 20 | 6:30 p.m.
Homewood Public Library Large Auditorium

South City Theatre is bringing this Broadway thriller with a twist ending to our favorite library.  A $35 ticket get you a buffet dinner and the show. Tickets must be purchased in advance at homewoodpubliclibrary.org or in the Adult Services Department starting Sept. 17. Plus find more library events here.

9. Funny Little Thing Called Love

Oct. 25-27 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 28 | 2:30 p.m.
The Dance Foundation Theatre

Get your laugh on at this Southern comedy from the folks who used to write for The Golden Girls. This Homewood Theatre production is sure to be a lot of fun.  Find tickets at homewoodtheatre.com.

10. Grace House Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, Oct. 27 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Homewood Central Park

This day of fall fun all goes to Grace House Ministries’ work with Alabama girls in foster care. Children’s admission is $10, and adult entry is free. Every children’s ticket includes a pumpkin, as well as access to bounce houses, carnival games, face painting and trick or treating. Purchase tickets grace-house.org or the day of the festival at the gate.

11. Hall-Kent Fall Festival

Saturday, Oct. 27 | 3-7 p.m.
Hall-Kent Elementary School

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

12. Homewood Witches Ride + Fall Festival

Sunday, Oct. 28
Festival 2-5 p.m.
Witches Ride Registration 4:30 p.m.
Witches Take Flight 5:45 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. Plus, it all kicks off with inflatables, face painting and more family fun at the park that afternoon. Register at homewoodwitchesride.com.

Save The Date

2018 Holiday Open House

Nov. 8 | 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.

Did we miss any events? Do you have an event coming up in a future month? Email mm@homewoodlife.com to submit yours.