Tuscaloosa locals guide—6 things you need to do this fall

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
(Grace Brindley / The Bama Buzz)

Even though it still feels like summer in Tuscaloosa, we have had some 65-degree moments. I think that’s a good enough excuse to start making fall plans. Whether you’re local to Tuscaloosa or just visiting, here are six things you’ll want to put on your autumn bucket list.

1. Check out the fall menu at Heritage House

Heritage House Muffins
Heritage House (Grace Brindley / The Bama Buzz).

This cozy local coffee shop is the perfect destination on a chilly day (which is coming…promise!). Curl up with a book or catch up on homework here. The staff is amazing and so is the food and coffee. Plus, Heritage House offers fall menu items such as the Bama Blitz Coffee and Cracker Jack Latte. Yum! P.S. the pumpkin spice muffins are my favorite.

2. Attend a concert at the Amphitheater

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
The Chris Stapleton concert my roommate and I attended at the Amphitheater was unreal. (Grace Brindley / The Bama Buzz)

Enjoy the fall weather and attend an outdoor concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. I saw Train and Chris Stapleton at this venue, and they were probably my favorite concerts of all time. Check out upcoming events and tickets here.

3. Shop for cozy fall clothes at Market House Boutique

Markethouse Boutique
Market House is my favorite boutique in Tuscaloosa. (Grace Brindley / The Bama Buzz)

It’s sweater weather season, and Market House Boutique offers a great selection. From sweatshirts to pullovers to cardigans, they have it all. You’ll be looking cute, while staying warm. BONUS: Check out more of our favorite Tuscaloosa boutiques.

4. Go pumpkin picking at Tuscaloosa Barnyard

Carve your ideal jack-o’-lantern this Halloween with the help of Tuscaloosa Barnyard. This local pumpkin patch also offers a variety of fun farm activities including a petting zoo, wagon ride and train.

5. Attend the 52nd Kentuck Festival of the Arts

Art Festival Kentuck
Yee Haw Letterpress at Kentuck” by acnatta is licensed under CC BY 2.0

This two-day outdoor art festival in Northport presents over 200 artists. Providing live music, food trucks and beer, you won’t want to miss this unique fall event, which will take place October 14-15. I attended the festival last year and loved seeing all of the different types of artwork, from paintings and statues to candles.

6. Watch a football game at Bryant-Denny (obviously)

Bryant-Denny Stadium
(Grace Brindley / The Bama Buzz)

We can’t have a Tuscaloosa bucket list without football. Here is this season’s game day schedule.

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