Birmingham is one of the greatest cities to spend fall.
Whether hiking any of the local trails or simply driving on 31, it’s that time when the leaves start changing, turning the foliage into a sea of gorgeous reds and oranges. But, there are other great things about fall in Birmingham.
So we’ve compiled a list of our favorite things autumn has to offer the Magic City:
First up, two words: Pumpkin Tea.
That’s right. In a world of pumpkin-flavored everything, Piper and Leaf’s Pumpkin Moonshine tea stands out. For you pumpkin haters, it has a very subtle fall taste. You can buy the loose leaf online, brew, and enjoy warm or get it iced in their iconic mason jar at Pepper Place and other events. Follow them to see where they’ll be and don’t forget to vote for them for The Big Pitch People’s Choice Award.
If you prefer coffee to tea, check out The Autumn Latte at The Pantry in Mountain Brook. It is made with Birmingham’s own cold-brewed Icebox Coffee. The Pantry by Stone Hollow Farmstead also has a farm stand, flavored goat cheese, a cafe, and juice bar.
Another place to grab fresh-from-the-farm goodies is at Pepper Place’s Saturday Market. Though this market starts in April, there is something about perusing the extensive market with coffee in hand that feels like fall. Perhaps it’s the sight of winter squash (#3) that signals the start of soup weather. If you want a local pumpkin, check here or at any of the local patches outside town. Some even host festivals, corn mazes, and activities for the kiddos.
One of our favorite things about fall in Birmingham are the many events and festivals taking place in the city. Every year, the first weekend in November is (#4) the Moss Rock Festival. We love Darrell Ezekiel’s mixed media “Swirl Squirrel” created for the free, eco-creative event. Can’t wait to see you this weekend at #MossRockFest!
A list of autumn favorites in Alabama would not be complete without mentioning football. ‘Tis the season for tailgating, homecoming parades, and rivalries. Whether you are cheering for the Bulldogs (#5) or the Blazers, many local fans anticipate this season all year.
Lastly, pets in Halloween costumes. Though not unique to Birmingham, is there anything more adorable than our furry friends celebrating Halloween in costume? That is, if there are obliging, like our CEO’s cat Hamlet. Ashley says he loves his princess outfit!
What are your Birmingham Fall Favorites? Share them below!
As a Digital Marketing Consultant for The Modern Connection, Nicole Williams connects businesses with the digital world. From social media marketing to web design, she helps tailor solutions to fit each client’s goals and objectives.