Photo courtesy of Shades Mountain Baptist Church.
Two girls get their faces painted at Shades Mountain Baptist Church’s 2015 fall carnival. This year’s carnival at the church is set for Oct. 26.
Fall has finally arrived, and with the new season comes the annual array of fall festivals and similar events.
Here are details on several planned in the Hoover area:
► Southcrest Baptist Church: Kids’ Day in the Pumpkin Patch, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Includes free hot dogs, inflatables, face painting and games. Also Fall Family Festival, Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m. Includes free food, games, inflatables, hayrides and candy. Second event is indoor (rain or shine). Information: 425-4991 or southcrestchurch.net.
► Hoover Crescent Islamic Center: Fall Festival, health fair and blood drive, Oct. 8, noon-4 p.m. Includes carnival rides for kids; free flu shots, general health screenings by the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America and blood drive by LifeSouth. Food for sale. Please dress modestly. Information: 879-4247.
► Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church: Yard sale, country store with homemade preserves and pickles. Oct. 15, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: 822-4210.
► The Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles: Trunk or Treat, Oct. 23, 4-7 p.m. Church members decorate vehicles and give out candy to kids. Free. Information: 988-8000.
► Bluff Park United Methodist Church: Fall Festival, Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m. Includes carnival games, raffle baskets, a haunted house, cake walk and inflatables. Activities require tickets; tickets are 25 cents each. Proceeds benefit the church children’s and youth ministries and Little Imaginations preschool. There also will be food trucks. Information: Stanley Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
► Hunter Street Baptist Church: Trunk or Treat, Oct. 26, time to be determined; children invited to play games and get candy; concessions available. Information: 985-7295.
► Shades Crest Baptist Church: Crest Fest, Oct. 26, 5-7 p.m. Will include food trucks. Information: 822-1360.
► Shades Mountain Baptist Church: Fall Carnival, Oct. 26, 5-8 p.m. Includes free carnival rides, inflatables, games, candy, cupcake walks and cookie walks. Food trucks will have food available for sale. Rain or shine event. Information: shades.org/carnival or 822-1670.
► Metropolitan Church of God: Trunk or Treat, Oct. 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Church members give out candy from their vehicles in the church parking lot. Also includes inflatables, a game truck, laser tag and hot dogs — all free. Information: 795-4448.
► Green Valley Baptist Church: Fall Festival, Oct. 30, 4-6 p.m. Includes carnival games, inflatables and Trunk or Treat event for children 12 and younger. Costumes welcome. Free admission. Only cost is food from food trucks or donations to water dunk tank containing church staff members. Information: 822-2173.
► Oakmont Presbyterian Church: Harvest Fest, Oct. 30, 4-6 p.m. Games, food, hayrides and Trunk or Treat candy giveaway from vehicles. Cost: one can of food for food bank. Information: 823-5910.
► Riverchase United Methodist Church: Trunk or Treat, Oct. 30, 4-6 p.m. Children invited to get candy from church members’ vehicles in the parking lot at corner of Old Montgomery Highway and Carl Raines Lake Road. Information: 987-4030.
► The Station Church: Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat, Oct. 30, evening (time to be determined). Includes free inflatables, games and activities for kids. Church members also will decorate vehicles and give out candy from vehicles. Information: 915-0879 or thestationchurch.org.