Fall Festival and Activity Guide

October is a great time of year to get out and enjoy our amazing Mobile Bay region!  Looking for fun, family friendly activities?  This Fall Festival and Activity Guide highlights the best the area has to offer!


Greater Gulf State Fair

The Grounds, 1035 N Cody Road Mobile, 36608  map

The 63rd Annual Greater Gulf State Fair will feature the largest midway on the Gulf Coast, food, games, entertainment acts, and live music! Hours: Monday-Thursday from 400pm-10:00pm, Friday from 4:00pm-12:00pm, Saturday from 11:00am-11:00pm and Sunday October 29 from 12:00pm-10:00pm and Sunday, November 5, from 12:00pm-9:00pm.

Date:October 27- November 5

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 344-4573

Email: info@mobilefair.com

Web: www.thegroundsmobile.com---


Halloween Fun at the Exploreum

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center & IMAX65 Government Street Mobile, 36602  map

Costume contest, tirck or treat stations, Halloween-themed activities and more.

Date:October 28

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 208-6893

Web: www.exploreum.com


Magnolia Corn Maze

15275 County Road 49 Summerdale, 36580  map

Magnolia Corn Maze is opening September 30 - October 31 for the 2017 Season. Saturdays from 11:00am-9:00pm and Sundays from 12:00pm-5:00pm. (other times by appointment) This year Magno-lia Corn Maze is again putting in two corn mazes. We hope you will come out and get lost in one of the two corn fields we offer. Enjoy the pumpkin patch, cow train, petting zoo, pig races, pony rides, corn cannons, games, hop-along rodeo, campfires and more! Magnolia Farms Paintball open every week-end.

Date:September 30 - October 17

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 605-7216

Web: www.magnoliacornmaze.com


Middleton Farms

21500 Otis Cooper Road Moss Point, 39462  map

Come explore a REAL pumpkin patch for a fun-filled day!! Come see us on October 7th, 14th, and 21st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We have activities for the entire family! Admission Price: $7.00 per person, $2.00 off with Military ID, 2 and under are free. Pumpkin Patch Admission includes: Pumpkin Patch, Cow Milking Demo, Calf Feeding, Hayride, Hay Train, Cow Jumper, Slide, Fall Photo Opps, Antique Tractors, Middleton’s Favorite Animals, Toddler Hay Maze, Duck Races, Playground and Picnic Area, Vendors and much more! For more information on Field Trips, Birthday Parties and events, please visit our webpage.

Date:October 7, 14, & 21

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 709-2001

Web: www.middletonfarmtours.com


OWA’s Town of Terror

The Park at OWA  map

If you love frights, OWA’s Town of Terror is just for you. Put your bravery to the test and see if you can handle the haunted house. From insane asylum escapees to a murderous butcher and everything in between, Town of Terror is not for the faint of heart. In addition to Friday and Saturday frights, Town of Terror will also feature special Flashlight Nights on Thursdays and Sundays from 6-9 pm. You can experience fear in a whole new light. Weave your way through the terrifying maze with only the light of a small flashlight to guide you! Times and dates are subject to change. Please Check VisitOWA.com for updates.

Date:Thursday through Sunday in October, and October 30 and 31.


Parkside Pumpkin Patch

The Park at OWA  map

Paint your own pumpkin or take fun photos in OWA’s Parkside Pumpkin Patch! Every weekend in October guests will have the chance to enjoy the park in a fun new way. Celebrate the season by decorating a pumpkin of your choosing. Times and dates are subject to change. Please Check VisitOWA.com for updates. Cost: Free with paid admission to amusement park

Date:Friday thru Sundays in October


Seward Farms

10836 Tanner Williams Road Lucedale, 39452  map

Come to the border of Mississippi and Alabama on Tanner Williams Road, and you’ll find tons of family fun, fresh air, twisting corn maze, fantastic food, and an evening by a crackling fire! We have a chal-lenging corn maze, pig races, hayrides and cow train, giant jumping pillow, tube slide, corn cannon, and Farm animals and goat walk, field of fright and pony rides. Our flexible hours and admission allows you to choose how many activities are right for your family and budget, but we have to say, the All Day Pass is a terrific bargain for a full day of fun! Our Wagon Wheel Cafe offers delicious barbeque sand-wiches, pulled pork, hotdogs, drinks and more. We have birthday Huts and party pavilions available by reservation for special events and birthdays. Make reservations now for a fire pit for your group for a perfect evening. Join us on September 30 for American Heroes Day - All members of the U.S. Military, retired and active duty, firefighters, law enforcement, EMS personnel, along with their dependents, with valid ID are admitted free! October 7 and 14 – Bay Area Food Bank Drive, October 14, 21 and 28 will be the dates to join us if you dare for a Halloween Scare! Hauntings begin at dusk (doors open at 6:00pm). October 28 is Trick or Treat Saturday with Character Day Activities. November 4 is Grand-parents Day. Hours of operation: Open Saturdays 10:00am-9:00pm Closed Fridays & Sundays. Mon-day thru Thursday: field trips by reservation.

Date:September 30 - November 4

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (228) 641-3936

Email: info@sewardfarms.com

Web: www.sewardfarms.com---


St. Mary Catholic School Mustang Stampede and Fall Festival

1453 Old Shell Road Mobile, 36604  map

St Mary Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat event takes place on the campus of St. Mary Parish offering Games, Concessions, Trunk or Treating prizes for best costume & trunk! The pre-Halloween event fea-tures decorated cars with trunks of candy for trick or treaters. Prizes for best trunk, and best costumes. Plenty of activities for children to include arts and crafts, and cookie decorating. . The cost is $1 per walk up per trick or treater. Time: 12:30pm-4:00pm.

Date:October 29

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 432-8678

Email: lwallace@stmarymobile.org

Web: www.stmarymobile.org---


The Park After Dark

The Park at OWA  map

Looking for family-friendly Halloween fun? The Park at OWA is your one-stop-shop to enjoy the holiday month! Take the kiddos trick-or-treating or let them loose on a spooky scavenger hunt. Either way, The Park After Dark will be your family’s new favorite Halloween location. Come visit the amusement park Fridays and Saturdays in October from 6-8pm for nonstop fun! Times and dates are subject to change. Please Check VisitOWA.com for updates. Cost: Free with paid admission to amusement park

Date:Every Friday and Saturday in October


Trick or Trot 5K and Scary Scurry Fun Run for USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital

University of South Alabama Moulton Tower307 North University Boulevard Mobile, 36608  map

We’re celebrating our fifth year of this great 5K with a big goal of raising $50,000 for the Pediatric Emergency Department, and we can’t do it without you. Our goal is to create a fun-filled, safe event for families to enjoy fall festivities while raising money for a great cause. We appreciate your support of USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital and our Pediatric Emergency Department, and we hope you’ll join us again this year as we celebrate with an after party filled with fun family-friendly activities, food and entertainment.

Date:October 27

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (251) 415-8730

Web: www.usahealthsystem.com/trick-or-trot


Wales West

13670 Smiley Street Silverhill, 36576  map

All aboard a real Steam Train ride to the Haunted Barn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, decorate a FREE Pumpkin, enjoy Refreshments, Miniature Train Ride, Hay Ride, and Children’s Bounce House, and T-Rex Jr. Exciting Pumpkin Cannons, Pony Ride/Petting Zoo, Cafe and Gift Shop available for a slight fee. DAY trains KIDDIE-friendly. Scary night trains begin at 7:00pm. Open Friday’s, 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00pm to 9:00pm. Starting October 23 open every day: 5:00pm to 9:00pm week nights, 1:00pm to 9:00pm weekends. Tickets may be purchased online or at Railroad. $15 per person, plus tax; children 2 and under, FREE.

Date:September 29 - October 31

Contact & Learn More:

Phone: (888) 569-5337

Phone: (251) 232-2322

Web: www.waleswest.com

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5 Rivers Halloween Bash: October 28

30945 Five Rivers Boulevard Spanish Fort, 36527,
(251) 625-0814, www.Alabama5Rivers.com

Alabama Pecan Festival: November 3-5

5055 Carol Plantation Road Mobile, 36619,
(251) 401-5555, www.alabamapecanfestival.com

Annual Renaissance Festival: October 28

51 Bienville Boulevard Dauphin Island, 36528, , dauphinisland.org

Ashland Place United Methodist Trunk or Treat: October 22

15 Wisteria Avenue Mobile,
(251) 478-6356, www.apumc.com

Boo at Bellingrath: Tricks and Treats: October 28

12401 Bellingrath Gardens Road Theodore, 36582,
(251) 973-2217, www.bellingrath.org

BooLu’s! Costume Contest! Free Family Halloween Fun!: October 28

LuLu’s Gulf Shores 200 E 25th Avenue Mobile, 36542, , www.lulubuffett.com

Christ United Methodist Church – Family Fun Day: October 21

6101 Grelot Road Mobile, 36609,
(251) 342-0462, www.cumcchildren.com

Dauphin Way Methodist Fall Festival: October 22

Corner of Dauphin and Catherine Streets Mobile, 36604,
(251) 471-1511, www.dauphinwayumc.org

Dauphin Way Methodist Pumpkin Patch: October 13 - October 31

Corner of Dauphin and Catherine Streets Mobile, 36604,
(251) 471-1511, www.dauphinwayumc.org

Dog River Ghost Chase 5K/ Goblin Gallop: October 28

4960 Dauphin Island Parkway Mobile, 36605, , www.dogriver.org

Fall Frenzy: October 28

Semmes Municipal Park 8108 Morris Hill Road Semmes, 36575, , myriver.tv

Fall Fun Fest! : October 29

Toulminville Branch 601 Stanton Road Mobile, 36617,
(251) 438-7075

Greek Fest 2017: October 19-21

The Annunciation Greek Church 50 South Ann Street Mobile, 36604,
(251) 438-9888, www.greekfestmobile.org

Halloween Fun at the Library: October 31

Ben May Main Branch 701 Government Street, Mobile, 36602,
(251) 208-7086, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Halloween Movie Day: October 25

Parkway Branch Library 1924 Dauphin Island Parkway Mobile, 36605,
(251) 470-7766, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Halloween Spooktacular: October 26

Saraland Public Library 111 Saraland Loop Saraland, 36571,
(251) 675-2879, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Harvest Festival -Tanner Williams Assembly of God : October 27

Tanner Williams Assembly of God 14440 Tanner Williams Wilmer, 36587,

Haunted Ducks: September 29 - October 31

The Fort of Colonial Mobile 150 South Royal Street Mobile, 36602,
(251) 802-8687, www.gulfcoastducks.com

Haunted Fort: Notorious Beginnings: September 29 - October 31

The Fort of Colonial Mobile 150 South Royal Street Mobile, 36602,
(251) 802-3092, www.colonialmobile.com

Haunted Mobile: September 29 - October 31

The Fort of Colonial Mobile 150 South Royal Street Mobile, 36602,
(251) 802-3092, gulfcoastducks.com/tickets

Historic Ghost Tour of Mobile and Mobile’s Mardi Gras Museum: October 31

751 Dauphin Street Mobile, 36602,
(251) 479-9970 or 800-338-5597, www.mobilemysterydinners.com

International Archaeology Day Celebration: October 21

USA Archaeology Museum 6052 USA Drive South Mobile, 36608,
(251) 460-6106, www.southalabama.edu/org/ archaeology/museum

Lil’ Ghouls and Goblins Halloween Gathering: October 21

350 Oakleigh Place Mobile, 36604,
(251) 432-1281, www.historicoakleigh.com

Little Sisters of the Poor Lawn Party: October 15

1655 McGill Avenue Mobile, 36604,
(251) 476-6335, littlesistersofthepoormobile.org

LoDa Artwalk - Spooky Walk: October 13

Downtown Mobile, , www.ncsmobile.org

Movie Time - Frankenweenie: October 28

Moorer Library/Spring Hill Branch 4 South McGregor Avenue Mobile, 36608,
(251) 470-7770, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Mystery Monday - Halloween Fun: October 23

Parkway Branch Library 1924 Dauphin Island Parkway Mobile, 36605,
(251) 470-7766, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Night at the Museum: Hall of Justice: October 20

History Museum of Mobile 111 South Royal Street Mobile, 36602,
(251) 301-0273, www.historymuseumofmobile.com

Night of the Dead Artists: October 26

Mobile Museum of Art 4850 Museum Drive Mobile, 36608,
(251) 208-5200, www.mobilemuseumofart.com

Playhouse in the Park presents “The Conclusion of Edgar Allan Poe”: October 21-22 & 27-28

4851 Museum Drive Mobile, 36608,
(251) 602-0630, www.playhouseinthepark.org

Pump It Up Not-So-Scary Halloween Jump: October 27

741-A Hillcrest Road Mobile,
(251) 342-3940, www.pumpitupparty.com/mobile-al

Pumpkin Patch at B&B Pet Stop: October 15

B&B Petshop 5035 Cottage Hill Road Mobile, 36609,
(251) 661-3474, www.bbpetstop.com

Pumpkin Patch at Christ UMC: October 1 - October 31

6101 Grelot Road Mobile, 36609,
(251) 342-0462, www.cumcchildren.com

Saraland United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat: October 21

415 McKeough Avenue Saraland, 36571,
(251) 675-2728, www.saralandumc.org

Shadow Lawn Baptist Church: October 31

5665 Dogwood Trail, Eightmile, 36613,
(251) 675-1447, www.shadowlawnbc.com

Shrimp Festival: October 12-15

Highway 59 ends and intersects with Highway 182 Gulf Shores, 36542, , myshrimpfest.com

Snow Road First Baptist Fall Trunk & Treat: October 31

Snow Road First Baptist Church 2370 Snow Road North Semmes, 36575, , www.srfbc.com

Something Special for Saturday at Moorer/Springhill Branch

Moorer/Springhill Branch 4 McGregor South Mobile, 36608,
(251) 470-7770, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Splatty Tricks with Treats: October 31

Splatty Patty 109 Upham Street Mobile, 36607,
(251) 721-8968, www.splattypatty.com

Spooky Movie Afternoon: October 27

Ben May Main Branch 701 Government Street, Mobile, 36602,
(251) 208-7086, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Stockton Sawmill Days: November 11

8700 Live Oak Road Stockton, 36579, , www.stocktonsawmilldays.org

Tanner Williams UMC Pumpkin Patch: October 1 - October 31

1550 Grand Bay Wilmer Road North Mobile, 36608,
(251) 649-4752 or (251) 776-0283

Thriller Night of Lights: September 29 - October 31

755 Bolling Brothers Boulevard Mobile, 36606, , www.thrillernightsoflights.com

Trick or Treat at the Library: October 31

West Regional Branch 5555 Grelot Road Mobile, 36609,
(251) 340-8571, www.mobilepubliclibrary.org

Trick or Treat in Green Park – Dauphin Island: October 31

Green Park 301 Lemoyne Drive Dauphin Island, 36528, , www.townofdauphinisland.org

West Mobile Baptist Trunk or Treat: October 31

7501 Airport Boulevard Mobile, 36608,
(251) 639-9952, www.wemochurch.org

Witches Ride – Mobile: October 29

57 North Claiborne Street Mobile, 36602, , www.mobiledeltadogs.org

Woodridge Baptist Church “Harvest Celebration” Fall Festival: October 31

2700 Schillinger Road South Mobile, 36695,
(251) 776-4912, www.woodridgebc.com

Woofstock: October 22

Bienville Square Mobile, , www.woofstockmobile.com