Fall events look different than in years’ past, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with social distance. Here’s our roundup for this month.

1. Sims Garden Pumpkin & Mum Sale

Sept. 12-Oct. 31 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
913 Irving Road

It’s pumpkin season, and now you can shop (with safe distance) without leaving Homewood. Stop by the Sims Garden in Edgewood to get your pumpkin and mums for fall décor and fun. For preorders and questions call 205-332-0949 or email simsgarden@homewoodal.net.

2. Book Clubs, Virtual Programs & More

Your Computer

The Homewood Public Library might not be holding in person programs like usual, but there’s still plenty to learn and experience with their virtual book clubs, teen programs and more. Find a full list of them here.

3. Lift Your Spirits … While Lifting Your Feet Up!

Sept. 14-20

Homewood’s Community Grief Support has moved its annual fundraiser this year with an online art and entertainment. The auction will feature artwork, vacations, sports memorabilia, and other items that will benefit the organization’s mission to enhance the lives of those who have lost loved ones. “Now, more than ever, those who are grieving the loss of a loved one need our services,” Administrative Director Lisa Harrison says.  “We’re needed not only due to COVID-19 deaths, but due to the isolation that accompanies all types of grief during this pandemic.”  For more information, visit communitygriefsupport.org.

4. Virtual September Membership Luncheon and Annual Legislative Update

Sept. 15 | 12-1 p.m.
On Zoom

It’s time for an annual update on the state legislature from Senator Jabo Waggoner and Representative David Faulkner, and the Homewood Chamber of Commerce is hosting it virtually this year. Register here.

Save the Date

1. Handmade Art Show + Pickin’ in the Park

Oct. 18 | 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. Find updates on handmadeartshowhomewood.com.

 2. Jimmie Hale Mission Rescue Run 5K & Fun Run

Oct. 10
Downtown Homewood

This inaugural run will start and finish on 29th Avenue South near Dave’s Pizza and will feature live music, kid’s zone, appearances by Big Al & Aubie, cornhole and a block-party. The race will culminate after the awards ceremony with an after-party hosted at Dave’s Pizza, and a portion of purchases will go directly to the Jimmie Hale Mission. This race will honor the loving memory of Homewood native, Douglas Benjamin Barnes to support those who are affected by homelessness. Register at runsignup.com.


Virtual ZooRendezvous
Sept. 10
Hosted by the Birmingham Zoo

Fall Plant Sale
Sept. 12
Birmingham Botanical Gardens

11th Annual Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival
Sept. 12
DeBardeleben Park, Bessemer

Alabama State Fair
Sept. 18-27
Birmingham Race Course

St. Jude Walk/Run Birmingham
Sept. 19
Railroad Park

Homestead Hollow Arts & Crafts Festival
Sept. 25-27

Red Shoe Run
Sept. 26
Virtual 5K Benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

Head Over Teal 5K/10K
Sept. 26
Benefitting Laura Crandall Brown Foundation
Any Virtual Location

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