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2021 Fall Festivities at Lake Martin

Fall is in the air at Lake Martin, Alabama, and we have your ultimate guide to all the must-do fall festivities around the lake! Water levels are dropping, leaves on trees are changing, and the spooky season is just around the corner. Last weekend was Wind Creek State Park’s annual Fall Festival. Guests enjoyed a pumpkin decorating contest, costume parade, trick or treating, and even a campsite decorating contest. It is always the third Saturday of October, and campsites sell out quickly. Reservations have to be made well in advance. There’s still more Fall fun to be had in our area this year though—read on!


The Great Pumpkin Patch

Strand Park – Alexander City, AL

October 14-30 

11AM – 6PM


When Fall is in full swing, what better way to celebrate than finding the perfect pumpkin at the downtown Pumpkin Patch! Conveniently located at Strand Park, guests can choose from countless gourds and pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors making the perfect pick for your Fall decorations or spooky jack-o-lantern. The pumpkin patch runs the last two weeks in October and all proceeds benefit Main Street Alexander City.  You can get more information here.  

Holiday Arts and Crafts Market

Pennington Park-Dadeville, AL

October 23


People standing by a table at an event at Pennington Park

Everything’s Art and Pennington Park will host Dadeville’s 1st Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Market on October 23, 2021, from 10 am-3 pm in Pennington Park- located at 121 N. Spring Street in downtown Dadeville. The Market will feature local arts and crafts, live music, and food trucks. Pennington Park markets have become known for quality and original hand-made creations to include jewelry, crafts, and art work- and this event promises to deliver nothing less. Music will be provided by Richard Murray.   Get more information here.  

Fabulous Fall Colors Walk

Wind Creek State Park-Alexander City, AL

October 23


Flyer for Fabulous Fall Colors

Autumn is a magical time, as Alabama’s forests move from seas of vibrant great to a beautiful quilt of yellows, oranges, and reds.  Join Wind Creek interpreters to discover some of the park’s rich fall colors during a leisurely stroll!  Get more information here.  

Leaf Rubbing Craft

Wind Creek State Park-Alexander City, AL

October 23


flyer for craft event

If you take a stroll around Wind Creek State Park, you’ll spy leaves of every shape and size!  Collect fallen leaves from trees and shrubs and make beautiful leaf rubbings to take home!  Get more information here.  

Trunk or Treat

Alexander City Municipal Complex – Alexander City, AL

October 26

5PM – 7PM

trunk of car with halloween candy in back

Get a jump start on Halloween celebrations! The Alexander City Municipal Complex and Area 51 welcome trick or treaters to stop by and show off their costumes, while enjoying live music, food trucks, and more.  Get more information here.  


Turpentine Tales 

Russell Crossroads – Alexander City, AL

October 28-30  

6PM – 8PM

kid in costume

Walk the Turpentine Trail and learn about the animals in Russell Forrest! Meet live, creepy critters with Naturalist Marianne Hudson at the Town Green, then take a guided tour along the trail to “meet” the animals. Local student actors dressed in costumes portray the forest animals in their natural habitat and give a glimpse into the life of a hawk, snake, deer, and more!

Turpentine Tales is designed for young children but makes for an entertaining learning experience for groups of any age. The event is free for the public and though walk ups are welcome, reservations are advised.  To make reservations email Karen Kison at: kkison@russelllands.com or get more information here.


Russell Crossroads Fall Family Festival 

Russell Crossroads – Alexander City, AL

October 30

10AM – 1PM

people with pumpkins

Join Russell Crossroads for their annual Fall Family Festival this year!  Bring the whole family out to enjoy live demonstrations from a working blacksmith, wagon and pony rides, a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, and much more!
If you’re looking to sweeten up your day, grab your favorite family recipe and enter into the annual Blue-Ribbon Canning and Baking Contest.  Every year bakers bring their best pies, cheesecakes, jams and more… Yum! And the best part?  Your dessert could win you cash prizes at this year’s festival.  

The entrance cost is $25 per family, based on a family of four or $10 per individual.  Get more information here.

Main Street Harvest Festival 

Main Street – Alexander City, AL

October 30

11AM – 2PM

babies in pumpkins

Get into the Fall spirit at the Main Street Harvest Festival.  Located at Strand Park, it is the perfect place for friends and family to gather together and enjoy a day of games, arts & crafts, face painting, bouncy houses, and more! Along with local vendors to enjoy, it is also the final day of the pumpkin patch – making it the perfect time to grab your last-minute pumpkins too for Halloween.  Get more information here.  

Downtown Trick or Treat

Main Street – Alexander City, AL

October 30

11 AM – 1 PM

baby in costume

This trick-or-treating isn’t just for the kids! Dress up the family in your favorite costumes and head downtown for some Halloween fun.  While your little ghouls and goblins trick-or-treat with local businesses, you can enjoy shopping some spooky good sales at the stores.  Get more information here.  

Marvelous Mask Making 

Wind Creek State Park-Alexander City, AL

October 30

3PM – 4PM  

Get in touch with your wild side with Wind Creek State Park’s “Marvelous Mask-Making” event. Join Wind Creek interpreters at the Club House to decorate unique masks, using natural materials such as fallen leaves, tree bark, and more! This event is open to the public, however, day use fees to enter into Wind Creek State Park may apply.  Get more information here.  

Monster Mash Street Bash and Bar Crawl 

Main Street – Alexander City, AL

October 30

7PM – 11PM

people in costumes

It’s a Monster Mash! This one is for those 21 and up.  Dress up in your spookiest costume and hit the downtown scene to catch live music and good times while bar hopping around different restaurants in the downtown square. The bar crawl kicks off at Carlos Mexican Grill, where participants can pay $10 to register and receive their bar crawl Bingo card.  Anyone who completes all six stops on the card will be entered to win a spooky good prize.

In addition, Main Street will be filled with Halloween excitement! A DJ will be dropping the tunes all night long and a mechanical bull will be set up for any dare devils that night.  Plus, your creative costume could also when you cash prizes – which is definitely something to howl about!  Registration for the bar crawl is $10 at Carlos Mexican Grill. Get more information here.  

Epic Fall Fest

Stone Ridge Baptist Church-Alexander City, AL

October 31


Flyer for Epic Fest event

Epic Fall Fest is a family event with amazing Bible stories, creative Trunk or Treat, FREE dinner, and candy! You can also wear your costume if you would like.  Get more information here.