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Top 5 Fun & Festive Fall Events in Alabama for 2012

With fall festivities now in full swing and the comfortable autumn weather, this is a great time of year for prospective home buyers who are looking at new homes for sale in Alabama golf communities, to check out some of the seasonal events that the great state of Alabama has to offer.  The following shows 5 top events to attend this fall, according to Sweet Home Alabama Travel Site:

Scarecrows in the Park

October 1- November 12, 2012:  Enjoy the beauty of Lake Frank Jackson State Park while taking a leasurely stroll along three miles of walking trails dotted with more than 300 creatively made and festive scarecrow characters.  The event was started in 2008 and is hosted by the Lake Frank Jackson Trailmasters.  Visit www.cityofopp.com for more information.

41st Annual Kentuck Festival of Art

October 20-21, 2012:  A nationally recognized festival for its quality and diversity, the Kentuck Festival of Art celebrates a variety of artistic styles ranging from folk to contemporary arts as well as traditional crafts.  All of the 300+ artists participating in the festival are either juried based on the originality and quality of their work or they are invited as a guest artist.  there will also be storytelling, blacksmith demonstrations, children’s events and more.  The festival will take place in downtown Northport, Al and admission will be charged.  Visit www.kentuck.org for more information.

71st Annual Magic City Classic

October 27, 2012:  The Alabama State University Hornets of Montgomery face off with the Alabama A&M University Bulldogs of Huntsville in Birmingham for this traditional football rivalry game played at Legion Field.   There will be pre-game activities, and admission will be charged.  Visit www.themagiccityclassic.com for more information.

Spinners 31st Annual “Pumpkin Patch” Arts & Crafts Show

October 27-28, 2012:  A great event featuring artists and craftsmen from throughout the Southeast with original work for sale along with homemade baked goods by Spinners members, entertainment, food alley, children/youth-geared activities, antique car and motorcycle show, door prizes, jack-o-lantern contest, 5K/8K run, drawing for queen-sized quilt handmade by Spinner members, and more.  Event will take place at Spinners Park 390 W. Sixth St. Prattville, Al.  Visit www.spinnersprattville.com for more information.

69th Annual National Peanut Festival

November 2-10, 2012:  This annual event happens to be the nation’s largest peanut festival, held each fall to celebrate the harvest season and honor peanut growers.  There is an array of activities including arts and crafts displays, music concerts, amusement rides,   beauty pageants, animal acts,  agricultural displays, a two hour parade, food, contests, and of course, tons of peanuts.  Visit www.nationalpeanutfestival.com for more information.