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North Alabama is full of adventure! If you love food, we've got it. If you love festivals, we've got them. If you love the outdoors, we've got plenty of places to explore. Whatever you love, we're sure to have something for you. Check out our blog posts, and you'll see what we mean.

North Alabama Fall 2021 Bucket List

Thursday, October 14, 2021 by Melea Hames

Fall means football games, colorful foliage, getting lost in a corn maze, trips to the pumpkin patch, mums, pumpkin-flavored everything, fall festivals, cooler weather, and so much more. North Alabama is a wonderful place to celebrate fall and scratch all these fall bucket list items off your list. These activities need to be on your North Alabama fall bucket list:

Go to a Pumpkin Patch

McGee Farm

North Alabama Fall Color Trail

Thursday, October 7, 2021 by Melea Hames

There’s a saying that says fall is a southerner’s gift for surviving summer. If that is indeed true, North Alabama’s fall gift is gorgeous, vibrant fall foliage, and north Alabama has many breathtaking spots to see some colorful scenery. Peak time for fall color in north Alabama is anywhere from the second week in October to the first week in November, so make your plans to see all the reds,

Covered Bridges of North Alabama

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 by Melea Hames

Covered bridges are scattered all around North Alabama and remind us of the way things used to be. Blount County has the most in North Alabama, which has earned the county the "Covered Bridge Capital" title. There's a Covered Bridge Festival each October to honor and remember Blount County's covered bridges.

Here's a list of North Alabama's covered bridges that are still standing:

Easley Covered

Fall = pumpkins. Right?! Check out some amazing places to pick out a pumpkin and to have some fall fun while doing so!

Belue Place Pumpkin Patch

Visit Belue Place Pumpkin Patch to visit a working family farm and find your perfect orange treasure to take home. Belue Place Pumpkin Patch, situated in the northwestern Alabama town of Lexington, is open weekends throughout October, is where families

October 2021 Events in North Alabama

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by Melea Hames

Anne of Green Gables said, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." So are we, Anne.

October has a different feel to it: crisp air, colorful foliage, pumpkins, festivals, and the list goes on. It also has a spooky edge to it as well, and there are several haunted walking tours across the region that tell of the paranormal activity in north Alabama. Here are several North Alabama

There are two months in the year when festivals are the most popular in North Alabama. One is May because it’s finally warming up. September is the other because it is finally cooling down. As the temps dip down below scorching, make plans to attend some or all of these fun North Alabama festivals to celebrate the arrival of fall.

Drawing of a wooded area with tents and people representing Art Sunday in Scottsboro, Alabama

Art Sunday

More than 90 artisans and craftsmen will make their way

Thousands of fans flocked to the 18th green at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, S.C on May 23, 2021. 6+ million fans across the world turned on their TV, opened their phones or tablets, stopped scrolling on social media to watch history unfold. Phil Mickelson teeing off on the 18th hole, hitting into rough then quickly recovering with a peaceful lay up onto the green. Fans flocked around him

Summer might be coming to a close, but the festivals are still going strong in the month of August! From yard sales to watermelon to BBQ, you'll find lots of fun all over north Alabama.

world's longest yard sale

World's Longest Yard Sale

The World’s Longest Yard Sale offers everything from antiques, collectibles, furniture, and dishwares to fresh local produce and homemade jams and jellies as well as food vendors and live

Everyone knows that when you visit an amazing attraction, you have to get a souvenir, right?! Well, it is no secret that north Alabama has some amazing attractions, and they feature some equally amazing souvenir shops! Check them out and let us know which one is your favorite. It's ok to say all of them.

Alabama Music Hall of Fame

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia has an amazing souvenir

What better way to beat the heat than taking a dip in a cool pool or rushing down a slippery water slide? Here's a list of some of the best places in north Alabama to swim, but make sure to lather up with sunscreen first! Most pools and water parks open Memorial Day weekend.

DeSoto State Park's Swimming Pool

Go for a swim at DeSoto State Park’s swimming pool. (photo credit: DeSoto State Park)

DeSoto State Park pool