CULLMAN — Fall is in full swing, and by mid-October many Cullmanites begin wondering when and where the next seasonal festival will be.
The finale to the autumnal event onslaught on October 31 is Halloween for most and Reformation Day for others. Until then, Cullman is hosting a variety of activities including a haunted house, fall festivals, and a Trunk-or-Treat.
Back for another year, the Boogieman’s Barn at Steele Orchard is the area's major spooky attraction and will be open through the month of October. The Cemetery of Horror, which had been seeing attendance drop, will not be in operation this year.
Steele Orchard is located at 1695 County Road 1141, Cullman, AL 35057. For more information call 256-734-5249 or e-mail SteeleOrchard@gmail.com. Follow Steele Orchard on Facebook and Boogiemans_Barn2015 on Instagram.
- East Side Baptist Church will hold a fall festival on October 31 from 5-7 p.m. in the lower portion of their parking lot.
- First Baptist Church will hold "First Fest" on October 28.
- Temple Baptist Church will hold a Trunk-or-Treat event on October 31 from 6-8 p.m.
Northbrook Baptist Church will not have a fall festival this year.
Some churches were unable to either respond or confirm upcoming festival dates and times. Leave additions in the comments below.
Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center's previously scheduled Monster Dash 5K has been canceled. All other scheduled events will continue.
According to the Cullman Parks and Recreation website, the October 24 event will feature, “a Floating Pumpkin Patch, free kids games and activities, and a hay ride.”
The Floating Pumpkin Patch will begin at 10:45 a.m. The free games and activities will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“The all new Floating Pumpkin Patch is the most fun way to get your pumpkin for Halloween! The floating pumpkin patch will take place at 10:45 a.m. Participants will jump into the outdoor pool to swim around and collect the pumpkin of their choosing. One lucky pumpkin will be marked for the recipient to win a free 1-year family membership to the Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center! After the event is finished, pumpkin carving stations will be available on site to carve your pumpkin,” the website states.
The Monster Dash & Bash event will take place on Saturday, October 24 at the Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Center. The event will feature a 5K where runners will participate in their Halloween costumes as well as a floating pumpkin patch, free kids games and activities, and a hay ride.
Over the next few weeks, Cullmanites will have the opportunity to embrace a wide spectrum of fall activities.