Fall Activities in Madison


Aubrey Anne Richards, Writer

It’s that time of year again. Leaves, PSL, the holidays are coming up, and it is the perfect time to hang out with your friends. Where in Madison can you go to have the fall experience? Well here are just a few places. If you are looking for somewhere.

Athens Storytelling Festival

This event is October 22-26 in Athens, Alabama. If you love to tell stories, this event is for you. Either go to just enjoy the shops, stories, and food or go to compete. The schedule is in the hyperlink. You can buy a ticket for full days, half days, the whole thing, or just a night. Go to the link to see the prices.

Bridgestreet Fall Festival

You can go to Bridgestreet on October 26 from 11-2 pm. There will be a pet costume contest, face-painting, live music, and food trucks. There will also be trick-or-treating.

Madison Library Advanced Pumpkin Decorating and Carving Classes

This event is also on October 26, but you can learn how to make the most of your pumpkin between 10:30 to 12:00 in decorating style and from 2:00 to 4:00 for actual carving.

Scarecrow Trail 

The Huntsville Botanical Garden’s scarecrow trail is a family fun event. It is a great event and fun to walk through with your friends. If you are three through eighteen the cost is 9$ to get in if you are not a member, and anybody older is 14$. The dates are from now until the end of October.  They also have a pumpkin trail as well, and you can come and see all the donated scarecrows from local businesses and institutes. 

Hiking and Greenways

It’s the perfect time of year to hike, walk, and bike. You can explore Land Trust Trails and Monte Sano Mountain in Huntsville and our own Rainbow Mountain in Madison. We also have several nearby greenways that are great for walking and biking.

There are also ghost-walks, haunted houses, and any number of trick-or-treating events and fall festivals at local businesses and churches. Get out of the house, and have a great fall!