Fall is here at last, so get ready for pumpkins, festivals and more around the hills.

1. Alpine Farms Pumpkin Sale

Opens at 9 a.m. Daily Through October 8

Pumpkins are here! Get them at Scout Square across from Publix on 31 and help families who are adopting.

2. Vestavia Hills Community Night Out

Oct. 3 | 5:30-8 p.m.
Vestavia Hills City Hall

Join the Vestavia Hills Police and Fire departments for a night of fun and demonstrations. Kids can enjoy inflatables and a fire fighter obstacle course, and there will be live music, free food and a rock wall. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket for the lawn. This event is pictured at the top of this article.

3. Rebels Varsity Football Games

Don your red and blue, and we’ll see you at Thompson Reynolds Stadium. All games start at 7 p.m.

  • Oct. 6: vs. Thompson
  • Oct. 13: at Mountain Brook
  • Oct. 20: vs. Hoover
  • Nov. 3: vs. Shades Valley/Homecoming

4. Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

Oct. 10 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Vestavia Country Club

Come out to hear Mayor Ashley Curry’s State of the City address at the chamber’s monthly luncheon. Get tickets here.

5. Heights Hero 5K

Oct. 14
8 a.m. 5K, 9:30 a.m. Fun Run
3162 Heights Village

Run through the neighborhood streets of Cahaba Heights while benefitted the Vestavia Elementary Cahaba Heights PTO. The fun run will have age-based divisions. Registration is $30 until Sept. 30 and $40 afterward. Register here.

6. Shop Save & Share

Oct. 18-29
Shops Throughout Vestavia Hills and Birmingham

We’re all about an excuse to shop for a good cause, and you can’t beat the Junior League of Birmingham’s Shop Save & Share fundraiser. A digital or printed Shop Save & Share card costs $40, and then you receive a 20 percent at more than 500 participating businesses—including 57 in Vestavia Hills alone. Time to get ahead on holiday shopping, y’all!

Plus, funds raised go to 36 community projects. The fundraiser has put more than $550,000 back into the community over the past 11 years. Shoppers can purchase and download a Shop Save & Share card at ShopSaveandShare.net, by texting “SSS” to 205-660-0030 or on the Planet Fundraiser app.

7. Viva Vestavia Hills

Oct. 26 | 6:30-9 p.m.
Hollywood Pools, 1441 Montgomery Highway

Get a taste of area restaurants’ finest and try fine wines—all with a “scary” theme. The event is presented by the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce and benefits the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Tickets are on sale as of Oct. 1. Register here.

8. Spooktacular

Oct. 27 | 6:30 p.m. 
Library in the Forest

The children’s librarian will be telling  “spooky” stories on the trail in the woods behind the library, and kids of all ages can take part in sing-along with the Ghoulish Gals, make crafts, play games, eat snacks and enter a costume contest.

9. Library in the Forest Storybook 5K

Oct. 28
8 a.m. 5K, 9 a.m. Fun Run
Vestavia Hills City Hall

Dress as your favorite storybook character and get ready for a run and fun, or sleep in and still get a T-shirt and swag bag. After-race festivities will feature live music, a bouncy house, appearances by storybook characters and performers from Birmingham Ballet’s upcoming The Nutcracker and Peter Pan ballets, crafts, and face painting by Pinky Fancy Faces. It all benefits Children’s Department of the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest and is hosted by the Junior Board of the Vestavia Hills Library Foundation. Register at runsignup.com and find more info at librarypals.org.