1. Miss Sims’ Garden’s Pumpkin and Mum Sale

Through Tuesday, Oct. 31
Monday-Friday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
913 Irving Road

It’s the last month to enjoy Miss Sims’ Garden’s annual pumpkin and mum sale. Attendees can look forward to the garden’s pumpkin patch, children’s crafts, tricks and treats, daily scavenger hunts, a scarecrow trail and more. There is also the annual scarecrow contest that will feature children’s homemade scarecrows set up throughout the garden. Pumpkin patch visitors will vote on their favorite scarecrows throughout the season, and the winners will be announced on Halloween. Overflow parking is located at the Homewood Public Parking lot. For more details, contact event organizer Amy Weis at 205-332-0949 or simsgarden@homewoodal.org

2. Jimmie Hale Mission Rescue Run 5K & 10K

Saturday, Oct. 14 | 10K – 7:45 a.m. | 5K – 8 a.m.
Downtown Homewood

The fourth annual Jimmie Hale Mission Rescue Run, which includes a 10K, a 5K and a 1-mile Fun Run, will start and finish on 29th Avenue South between 18th Street South and 19th Street South. Participants will receive a race-day T-shirt and a goodie bag, too. Post-race refreshments will be available after the race. For more information or to register, visit here

3. Grace House Ministries’ Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, Oct. 14 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Homewood Central Park

Brought to patrons by the Grace House Junior Board, the 10th annual Pumpkin Festival will feature games, inflatables, balloon animals, face painting, food trucks and more. Children’s tickets are $10 each. Adults get in free. Each ticket comes with a pumpkin, a goody bag and access to all of the event’s amenities. This event benefit’s Grace House Ministries, which for the past 30 years has provided safe, Christian homes for Alabama girls in foster care. Find more details and purchase tickets here

4. The Homewood Theatre presents Catch Me If You Can

Thursday, Oct. 19-Sunday, Oct. 29 | Select Times
The Homewood Theatre

Presented by the Homewood Theatre, the comedy and murder mystery, Catch Me If You Can, is about a man on his honeymoon who calls police to alert them of his wife’s “sudden” disappearance. Admission is $25 per person. To learn more about this comedy or purchase tickets, visit here

5. Megan Montgomery 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, Oct. 28 | 8 a.m.
Homewood Central Park 

The Megan Montgomery 5K Run/Walk was started by Megan Montgomery’s mother, stepfather and sister, in efforts to raise money for and awareness of domestic violence prevention. Megan was murdered by her estranged husband just three months after moving away from him. After her death, her family came together to create the Megan Montgomery Foundation. According to megansfoundation.org, the foundation is “a grantmaking nonprofit and a catalyst for change. [It] provides grants to high schools, colleges and nonprofits for education on healthy relationships, to empower young adults to recognize unhealthy behaviors and stop relationship violence before it starts.” Learn more and register here

6. The Homewood Witches Ride

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

Fly high, sistas! The 11th annual Homewood Witches Ride is back this year and benefitting the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB. The ride is 2.5 miles long and will start at Homewood Central Park and finish in downtown Homewood. Registration opens on Sunday, Oct. 1, and fees are $40 per “witch.” Those interested in participating should dress in their Halloween best and bring plenty of candy to throw to trick-or-treaters lining the streets for the ride. Inflatables, face painting, food trucks, games and a costume contest will also be available to attendees as part of Homewood’s Fall Festival, which coincides with the Homewood Witches Ride. To learn more information or to register, visit here

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