Discover the Best Fall Festivals in Huntsville 2023
Embrace Fall's Splendor with Huntsville's Festive Traditions, Parties, and Celebrations!
Experience the magic of the harvest season at, AL's Festival in Huntsville enchanting Garden! Join us for a two-month celebration of autumn's splendor, where the air turns crisp, and the leaves don their vibrant hues. The festival invites you to connect with nature amidst a backdrop of pumpkins, whimsical scarecrows, campouts, and invigorating nature hikes.
Explore some highlights of this year's Festivals. This is just a little taste of the fun that fall has in store for some great memories to be had.
Scarecrow Trail September 2 – October 31, 2023
Embark on a delightful journey through our Scarecrow Trail, a cherished family tradition. Encounter a playful array of scarecrows lovingly crafted by our local community members. These aren't your ordinary 'crows - they're wacky, whimsical, and wonderful!
Pumpkins October 1 – 31, 2023
In October, the Garden comes alive with seasonal displays of locally-grown pumpkins. Be enchanted by the sight of pumpkins adorning various corners of our Garden.
Fall Displays September – October 2023
Witness the season's magic as it unfolds throughout the Garden. Marvel at late-season perennials like asters, black-eyed Susans, sunflowers, and ornamental grasses. Perennial mums and deciduous trees will also flaunt their radiant colors, creating a visual feast.
Historic Tractor and Wagon Photo Op September – October 2023
Capture the essence of fall with our historic 1949 Ford Tractor, complete with a charming wooden-wheel flatbed wagon. Located in the Cedar Glade, it's the perfect spot for a picturesque family photo.
Family Campouts in the Garden September 8 & October 13, 2023
Experience the great outdoors without traveling far. Join us for a Garden campout, featuring a hot dog dinner, fireside s'mores, bedtime stories, and a guided night hike.
If you Plant it, they will come! Attracting Pollinators to your Garden September 9, 2023
Discover the world of pollinators and the plants that beckon them. Explore the Garden's Purdy Butterfly House, the Native Teaching Garden, and more. Leave with the knowledge to create a vibrant landscape that supports these vital insects.
Gardening with Kids: Nature Journals September 9, 2023
Engage with nature through journaling. Record birdcalls, document flora and fauna, draw inspiration from the outdoors, or track weather patterns. Create nature journals followed by a guided observation walk, perfect for family bonding.
Fall Plant Sale September 21, 2023 (member day) & September 22-23, 2023
Embrace the best time for planting trees, shrubs, and perennials in your garden. Find everything you need for your autumn planting endeavors.
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra September 21, 2023
Experience the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra's enchanting performance in the Garden Atrium, courtesy of their Music in the City program.
Family Field Trips September 23, 2023 - Pollinators, October 14, 2023 - Habitats, October 21, 2023 - Looking at Leaves.
Make family memories with our Fall Family Field Trips! Explore STEM concepts while enjoying guided tours and hands-on activities in the Garden. Suitable for families with children aged 2-13.
Planting a Foundation for Backyard Diversity and Wildlife Habitat September 23, 2023
Learn how trees and shrubs can enrich your home landscape. Discover planting techniques and maintenance tips for a thriving backyard ecosystem.
Monarch Tag and Release September 30, 2023
Participate in the tagging of 100 monarch butterflies and learn about their remarkable migration. Track the butterflies you tag and witness their journey.
Pooches and Pupkins Featuring the Pooch Parade September 30, 2023
This Halloween season, bring your furry friends to the Garden for a day of fun. Join the Pooch Parade and see what's got all the dogs barking!
Hamburgers and Hayrides October 4, 2023
Indulge in a delectable grilled lunch before embarking on a hayride adventure through the autumnal Huntsville Botanical Garden.
Fall Floral Centerpiece Class October 14, 2023
Learn the art of creating a festive floral design for the fall season. Craft your own small pumpkin centerpiece while gaining insights into floral design.
Natural Fall Wreaths Class October 19, 2023
Embrace autumn with a natural wreath for your home. Discover which trees and shrubs to grow and learn to create a grapevine wreath with natural materials.
BOOtanica October 21 & 28, 2023
Join us for spooky (but not scary!) fun at BOOtanica! Recommended for little ghosts and goblins ages 2-10 and their favorite adults. Enjoy a Monster Mash DJ dance party, games, crafts, and more in this safe daytime Halloween event.
Delve into the exciting array of Huntsville events and experiences that Festifall has in store for you this year. Whether it's strolling through the Scarecrow Trail, admiring locally-grown pumpkins, or reveling in the beauty of fall displays, there's something for everyone. Don't miss out on the historic Tractor and Wagon Photo Op, where memories are captured against a backdrop of fall splendor.