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Ryan’s Top 10: October 2022 Events in Auburn and Opelika

October 2022 events in Auburn and Opelika

Boo! Are you ready to scare up some good old-fashioned fun this month? Luckily, there are plenty of October 2022 events in Auburn and Opelika ready to deliver “ghoul” times and more!

Harvest Float, Oct. 7

  • What: Don’t miss the first-ever Harvest Float at Samford Pool! Swim through the floating pumpkin patch. Pick a pumpkin to decorate, and then jump back in for a float-in of The Goonies. Plus, local food trucks will be on-site. Register now.
  • Where: 465 Wrights Mill Road
  • When: 5:30 p.m.
  • Visit the event website.

Opelika Songwriters Festival, Oct. 14-16

  • What: Live music at its finest can be heard throughout the three-day festival in historic downtown! Various venues host performances in addition to a main stage on First Avenue. Artists include the Indigo Girls, Ricke Lee Jones, Shawn Mullins, John Paul White and many more.
  • Where: Downtown Opelika
  • When: 6 p.m.
  • Visit the event website.

AU Oktoberfest, Oct. 15

  • What: Next up on the list of October 2022 events in Auburn and Opelika is the annual Auburn Oktoberfest! Craft beer, stein hoisting, wiener dog racing, Mr. and Mrs. Oktoberfest, live music, food trucks and more.
  • Where: Auburn University’s Ag Heritage Park
  • When: 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Visit the event website.

Halloween Enchanted Forest and Nature Nightmares, Oct. 20-22

  • What: Two very different events for two different audiences—all in one place. Halloween Enchanted Forest is a fun, family-friendly hike featuring costumed forest friends, arts and crafts and more. Nature Nightmares is a haunted hike through the pitch-black forest with scary creatures lurking in the shadows.
  • Where: Kreher Preserve & Nature Center, 2222 North College St.
  • When: Enchanted Forest, 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Nature Nightmares 8:30 p.m.
  • Visit the event website.

On the Tracks, Oct. 21

  • What: It’s the fall-favorite “On the Tracks” food and wine event! Local food vendors, wine stops, local shops, live music and more.
  • Where: Downtown Opelika
  • When: 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Visit the event website.

Syrup Sopping Day in Loachapoka, Oct. 22

  • What: Sweet! It’s the annual Syrup Sopping Day at Pioneer Park! See how you make cane syrup and homemade ice cream. Enjoy good food, including sweet potato biscuits, and play pioneer games. There’s live music, vendors and more.
  • Where: 6500 Stage Road, Loachapoka, AL
  • When: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Visit the event website.

Sugar Skull! at Gogue Performing Arts Center, Oct. 23

  • What: Sugar Skull! A Dia de Muertos Musical Adventure tells the story of 12-year-old Vita Flores who thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for deceased loved ones. But when the candy skeleton comes to life, so does the magical fun! All ages will love this bilingual musical about family!
  • Where: 910 South College St.
  • When: 3 p.m.
  • Visit the event website.

34th Annual Pumpkin Carve, Oct. 28

  • What: See Auburn University’s Dudley Hall courtyard aglow with more than 200 jack-o-lanterns! Silent auction, T-shirts, prizes, light refreshments and more await.
  • Where: 361 Graves Drive
  • When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Visit the event website.

Fall Festival on the Square, Oct.30

  • What: Fireworks, 5,000 pounds of candy, 26 inflatables, food trucks, prizes…need we go on? Sponsored by First Baptist Church in Opelika, head to downtown to the Courthouse Square.
  • Where: 301 South Eighth St.
  • When: 5 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit the event website.

Downtown Auburn Trick-or-Treat

  • What: It’s the annual Downtown Auburn Trick-or-Treat! Put on your costume and get ready for family-fun, candy, music and a costume contest.
  • Where: Downtown Auburn
  • When: 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Visit the event website.


Be sure to carve out some time for all these October 2022 events in Auburn and Opelika and check out Auburn-Opelika Tourism’s full calendar for even more spook-tacular times! Feeling overwhelmed in your buying or selling quest? Contact Ryan Roberts today. Keep reading our blogs for more community news, events and local spotlights.