Labor Day Festival – September 5

TUSCUMBIA – This is the oldest festival that commemorates Alabama workers kicked off by Jimmy Carter for his presidential bid. Enjoy music, a parade through downtown, a car show, political speeches and food vendors. www.alaflcio.com

Car Show – September 9

BOAZ – Calling all car lovers. Enjoy unique and timeless vehicles in downtown Boaz from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be food vendors, raffles, prizes and vintage music to take you back to the good Ol’ days. www.boazareachamberofcommerce.com

Whistlestop Weekend – September 9 & 10

HUNTSVILLE – This fundraising event for the EarlyWorks Children’s Museum will have a football tailgate theme. Enjoy live music, Kid’s Zone, Amateur BBQ and the Alabama Cornhole Championship. This family-friendly event will last from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. www.whistlestopweekend.com

Marvelous Mushrooms

Autumn is the time to incorporate these fabulous fungi into your diet.These recipes have them featured in everything from soup to pasta.

Preserving the Past

The Preservation Company in Huntsville is far more than the standard antiques store.

Honoring Spirits With Spirits

Inspired by family heritage, this Alabama-based craft distillery creates, bottles and names its unique products in honor of those whose spirits live on in their namesake bottles.