7 unique events in Tuscaloosa this fall, including Kentuck Festival of the Arts

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The perfect night for a concert (Madison Paladino / The Bama Buzz)

Hey Tuscaloosa, get your calendars ready because this month is jam packed with so much more than football. From art festivals to theater performances, the appreciation of creativity is in the air. Keep reading for more information about the unique events coming to Tuscaloosa this fall, as well as places to stay when you visit.

1. Kentuck Festival of the Arts

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A unique art experience (Kentuck Arts Festival / Instagram)

The Kentuck Festival of the Arts only happens once a year, so get your tickets before it’s too late. This two-day festival features 270+ artists, live music, spoken word, activities for children, craft demonstrations, food trucks and local craft brews. It was most recently featured in the Alabama tourism department of tourism as one of the top ten events to attend in Alabama and one of the “Best of Bama 2022”. This nationally recognized event is one you won’t want to miss.

2. Yoga at Black Warrior Brewery

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Stretch into fall (Black Warrior Brewery / Instagram)

Find your inner peace this fall at Black Warrior Brewery, located right across from city hall. Your session includes an hour-long yoga class and a refreshing pint of beer or a glass of wine to finish the night. Luckily, this is offered every Wednesday to help you get through your hump day. Don’t forget to stay for bingo after your stretch!

3. Moundville Native American Festival

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Explore this culture (Moundville Park / Instagram)

Moundville Archaeological Park was once the site of a powerful prehistoric community that, at its peak, was America’s largest city north of Mexico. This festival includes authentic Native American hoop dancing and Chickasaw stomp dancing. Presenters will demonstrate cooking, dress-making, tools and weapons. Native American foods and traditional fair foods will be offered to all guests. Come experience a whole new time of life!

  • Where: 634 Mound State Parkway, Moundville, AL 35474
  • When: Thursday + Wednesday, October 12-13 at 8:30AM-3PM | Friday + Saturday, October 14-15 at 8:30AM-5PM
  • Admissions: $10 per person | Free for children 5 and under | $8 per person for pre-registered groups of 10 or more
  • Website

4. Travis Tritt and Chris Janson

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Rock on! (Travis Tritt / Instagram)

Are you looking for a good time and good music? You’re in luck because Travis Tritt and Chris Janson are coming to Tuscaloosa. These American country music singers and songwriters will blow your socks off. This is Travis Tritt’s full-length original album in over a decade, so you won’t want to miss this special tour.

5. Harvest Jam

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A great way to get the community together (Harvest Jam / Facebook)

Fall in love with the Tuscaloosa at this year’s Harvest Jam. It doesn’t get much better than live music, local food and craft beer tasting, so make your way over to Midtown village for this great event. Bring all of your friends—this event is free to attend. You also have the option to purchase a beer-tasting ticket, and all proceeds go to child abuse prevention services.

6. 15th annual Rocky Horror picture show

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“It’s Not Easy Having A Good Time. Even Smiling Makes My Face Ache.” (Rocky Horror Picture Show / Tosha Gaines Photography)

Get spooky this Halloween at Bama Theater because it’s hosting its annual Rocky Horror picture show. With performers from Pink Box Burlesque, it will be a scarily good show. This cult classic will keep you on your toes, enhanced by a live performance. It’s time to grab your popcorn, sit back and enjoy the show. Don’t forget to wear your best costume to be eligible for a prize!

7. The Haunting at Gorgas House Museum

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The oldest building on campus! (Gorgas House Museum / Instagram)

For all my people that love a good haunt, find yourself at the Gorgas House Museum. The Gorgas House Museum will provide free haunted tours sharing the spooky stories associated with the home. Costumes are strongly encouraged! Parking will cost $5 if you park somewhere on UA’s campus.

Places to Stay in Tuscaloosa

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Madison Paladino
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