6 Local Food & Wine Festivals to Check Out This Fall

With autumn quickly approaching, be sure to add a few of these fabulous local food & wine festivals to your fall family calendar!

Western Supermarket’s Fall Wine and Food Festival

Birmingham Zoo, Birmingham, AL

September 25, 2015

This annual fall event is the ultimate showcase of some the best local food, and wine Birmingham has to offer, with hundreds of wines to taste and countless dishes to sample. In addition to the delicious food and drink options, there will also be a raffle, carousel rides, and numerous animals showcased throughout the event. For more information, check out Western Supermarket’s website.

Birmingham Originals Breakin’ Bread

Railroad Park, Birmingham, AL

September 27, 2015

The Original Breakin’ Bread is one of Birmingham’s premier food and wine festivals— sure to keep the entire family entertained! Breakin’ Bread features local brews, imported and domestic beers, an extensive wine list and soft drinks as well—with a wide range of signature dish samples from a variety of Birmingham’s best local, independently owned restaurants. Local farmers will be showcased , offering a wide variety of seasonal produce and homemade goods as well! For additional information on this local flavor festival, visit the Birmingham Originals’ website.

The Birmingham Greek Festival

307 19th Street S, Birmingham, AL

October 1-3, 2015

The 43rd Annual Birmingham Greek Festival, held at the Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Birmingham, offers a variety of Greek specialties and delicious dishes, including lamb kabobs, pistachios and baklava. For more information, visit the Birmingham Greek Festival’s website.

Eat Drink Read Write Festival 

Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham, AL

October 3-9, 2015

The Eat Drink Read Write Festival’s name says it all—this week-long event is a celebration of food, beverages and books! For additional information, visit the Birmingham Public Library’s website.

24th Annual Halloween Fairyland Festival

12632 Confederate Parkway, McCalla, AL

October 31, 2015

The 24th Annual Halloween Fairyland Festival, held in Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, focuses less on “trick” and more on “treat”—with a not-so-scary festival the whole family is sure to enjoy! This annual event attracts over 6,000 visitors every year, with over 200 campsites for kids to stop to trick-or-treat, face painting, moonwalks, a train ride and more! For more, check out Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park’s website.

Pepper Place Saturday Market 

2829 2nd Avenue S, Birmingham, AL

Every Saturday, April 11-December 12, 2015

Discover the best farm-fresh fruits and vegetables of the Birmingham region at the Pepper Place Saturday Market, and take advantage of the cooking demonstrations by some of Birmingham’s finest chefs!