Sept. 26

Autumn SudsFest

Beer-tasting and food-sampling from a variety of area restaurants. Music from the Foggy Hollow bluegrass band. 6-9 p.m. at the Berman Museum of World History. Tickets are $30; $25 for groups of 10 or more; $20 for Designated Driver (no bar access). Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call David Ford at 256-237-6261 to purchase.

Janney Furnace Car Show and Cannon Ball Fun Run

8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Janney Furnace Park, Ohatchee. Arrowhead making, Native American pottery-making, free fishing for kids.

Choccolocco Fall Heritage Festival

20th annual festival celebrating nature, arts and community. Activities, storytelling and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Choccolocco Community Center and Volunteer Fire Department, 220 Iron City Cutoff Road.

Cheaha Chili Cook-off

Noon-3 p.m. at Cheaha State Park. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for seniors.

Oct. 3


One of the oldest area festivals features arts and crafts, food, live music, kids activities and more. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in downtown Oxford.

Oct. 16-18

Coldwater Mountain Fat Tire Festival

Billed as "bikes, beer, brats, burgers, bands." Local food, beer and music festival in Zinn Park in downtown Anniston, with shuttles to and from Coldwater Mountain bike trails. Activities include a nighttime trail ride, a cycling movie under the stars, open rides on all the trails, group rides for all levels, demo bikes for trail and road, cycling-related games and a poker ride. For ticket prices and details, visit

Oct. 17


Featuring lobster dinners, bake sale, live music, arts and crafts, kids’ activities (and hot dogs and burgers if you don’t care for lobster). Noon-7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Anniston. Lobster tickets are $18 lobster only, $24 full meal, and must be purchased by noon on Oct. 12. Tickets are available at the church office, 1000 Leighton Ave., 256-236-4457,

Nov. 1

"Preview the Garden"

Preview of the updated buildings, grounds and Longleaf Pine trail at Longleaf Botanical Gardens, Museum Complex, Anniston. Noon-5 p.m. Free.

Nov. 7

Canyon Fest

Live music, nature and arts activities, children’s activities. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Little River Canyon Center, Fort Payne.

Nov. 13-15

Winter Market Art Fair & Sale

Shop the wares of dozens of area artisans and crafters at the Anniston Museum of Natural History. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 256-237-6766.

Nov. 14

Native American Heritage Weekend

Native American Pottery workshop, Native American tools and weapons programs. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Little River Canyon Center, Fort Payne.

Nov. 21


Worldwide storytelling event. 1-3 p.m. at Mountain Center, Heflin.