Top 10 Things To Do in October

Mark your calendars with this month's top local events you won't want to miss.

Annual Dauphin Street Beer Festival // Photo by City of Mobile

Thursdays in October: Outdoor Fall Farmers’ market

Fairhope Public Library  • 501 Fairhope Ave, Fairhope

2 – 5 p.m. Shop for locally-grown produce, plants, baked goods and more.

October 1: 24th Annual Dauphin Street Beer Festival

Downtown Mobile
6 – 9 p.m. Walk to 13 establishments Downtown to sample brews from around the world. Tickets $35. Participants must be 21+ with a valid ID.

October 6 – 9: Annual National Shrimp Festival

Gulf Shores
More than 50 local vendors selling shrimp, of course, but so much more. Come experience live music, children’s entertainment, a 5K race and a sand sculpture contest.

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October 11 – 13: Scarecrows in the Garden

Bellingrath Gardens & Home  • 12401 Bellingrath Gardens Rd, Theodore
See one-of-a-kind scarecrows designed by local organizations, high schools, clubs, and businesses.

October 14: LoDa Art Walk

LODA Arts District
6 – 9 p.m. Celebrate Halloween and Mobile Latin Fest at this free downtown gathering. Grab your skates and join Roll Mobile in Bienville Square for their last skate night of the year.

October 15 and 16: 34th Annual Jubilee Festival of Art

Old Town Daphne
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Stroll through Old Towne Daphne to view the art of more than 130 regional artists. Enjoy live music and cuisine prepared by local dining establishments.

October 22: SABCC British Car Festival

Fairhope United Methodist Church  • 155 S Section St, Fairhope
9 a.m – 4 p.m. Join other British car enthusiasts for viewing, racing, door prizes, a food truck and more at this event put on by the South Alabama British Car Club.

October 29: Wild Things Ball

Alabama Contemporary Art Center • 301 Conti St, Mobile
7 – 11 p.m. Wear your best costume to this party put on for members of the ACAC. Celebrate with food, drinks, music and art. Tickets prices vary.

October 29: Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Fairhope Welcome Center
10 a.m. Enjoy a day out with your little ones as you trick-or-treat through historic downtown Fairhope. Look for the orange pumpkins in the windows to see which businesses are participating in the fun.

October 30: Chukkers for Charity

The Polo Grounds at Silverhill • 13456 County Road 48, Silverhill
12 – 5 p.m. A lively day of polo, tailgating, family fun and philanthropy. Food trucks, kids’ activities and a tailgate contest will add to the excitement of the sport of kings. Tickets at gate for $30.

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