Friday on the Green – October 6

ALEXANDER CITY – Grab a lawn chair, blanket and friends and family and enjoy live music, food and drinks. This free event takes place every Friday evening and runs from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. www.russelllands.com

Old Time Fiddlers Convention – October 6 – 8

ATHENS – This 55th annual event is held on the campus of the Athens State University and provides a real American experience with roots that are buried deep within the Appalachian Mountains. This culture will reflect simpler times and the music will tell stories of the past. There will be food vendors and more…

National Shrimp Festival – October 6 – 9

GULF SHORES – At the 50th annual festival, this four-day event attracts more than 300,000 people with more than 80 hours of music that features a large lineup of local acts with genres ranging from Blues, Motown, Southern Rock, Jazz, Country and others. 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online.…

Friday Nights at The Cove – October 7

MONTEVALLO – Hosted by Montevallo Main Street and located at Owl’s Cove Park, enjoy local bands and great food trucks. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. www.cityofmontevallo.com

Harvest Festival – October 7 – 8

BOAZ – Kicking off the fall season, there will be arts and crafts, a local beauty pageant, car show, music, pumpkin contest, cornhole tournament and food trucks. This event takes place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Old Mill Park. www.boazareachamberofcommerce.com

Renaissance Faire – October 22 – 23

FLORENCE – This event transforms Wilson Park into Fountain-on-the-Green for two days. In this faire, you will find fairies, pirates, maidens, trolls, kings and much more strolling in the park. It has been voted one of the top 20 events in the Southeast with performers and demonstrators throughout the event.…