Alabama Festivals: Honoring honey, homegrown mushrooms, and hominy grits

Explore and celebrate the natural world this fall with festivals around Alabama honoring honey, homegrown mushrooms, and hominy grits. Butterbeans and peanuts also get in on the act with their own long-running fall festivities. The National Peanut Festival in Dothan, set for early November, dates to 1938 when the [...]

By |October 2, 2023|

Fall Festival Roundup Part 3: Alabama Oktoberfest Festivals

Oktoberfest, which originated in Munich in 1810, has become the world’s largest beer party. It even has its own signature beer style. Last year in Munich, attendees quaffed 5.6 million liters of strong locally-made Oktoberfest lager – and those numbers were down due to rainy weather over the 18-day [...]

By |September 14, 2023|

Fall Festival Roundup Part 2: Alabama Cultural and Religious Festivals

Alabama is a colorful tapestry of cultures, woven in part by people who have moved here from other countries and made the Yellowhammer State a better place. Over the years, Mobile’s ports, Birmingham’s early 20th-century steel mills and mines, farms statewide, today’s University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Huntsville’s military [...]

By |September 13, 2023|

Fall Festival Roundup Part 1: Alabama City and County Festivals

Fall is full of festivals devoted to specific foods or beverages. But some cities and counties plan parties that showcase the breadth of their local restaurants, caterers, food producers, breweries, and distillers. Shelby County and the cities of Hoover and Opelika will dish local specialties in September and October. [...]

By |September 11, 2023|
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