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2002 Local Events

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August 2002    
MAY 2002

Antique and Strawberry Festival
Moulton/(256) 974-8813
Fresh strawberries grown on the farm at Classical Fruits, 70 antique and craft vendors set up under the pine trees, homemade strawberry fried pies, four greenhouses full of plants and flowers on sale for these two days only. May 3-4, 2002, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Sequoyah Caverns Indian Festival and Pow-Wow

Valley Head/(256) 681-0080

Native American arts, crafts, food, dancing, and more.  See beautiful Sequoyah Caverns, and bring your tent or RV and camp.  Hosted by Cherokee Tribe of northeast Alabama.  For more information contact Charlene Tuckaleeche Story at above phone number .  Admission charged.


Mentone Rhododendron Festival


Enjoy the beautiful Mentone Brow Park and the festivities including entertainment, local and regional arts and crafts, and food. The festival is planned during the blooming of the rhododendron and mountain laurel, always the third full weekend in May. Don't miss the riverboat rides on the Little River where the flowers are the most astounding. May 18-19, 2002.

Gadsden/(256) 543-3472
New music festival featuring some of the best country and adult contemporary stars in the nation, while showcasing the performing arts, crafts and the region's culinary creations. Always the third Fri-Sat in May. May 17-18, 2002. Admission.

Celebrate Democracy Rally

Rainsville/(256) 638-7800

Music, food, and fun will fill the Rainsville City Park for this old-fashioned community event.  Candidates for elected office will address the crowd during the early evening.  The event will end with a free concert and fireworks show.  Contact the Rainsville Chamber of Commerce at the above number for more information.

Alabama Jubilee Hot-Air Balloon Classic
Decatur/(256) 350-2028, (800) 524-6181
Event features up to 70 colorful hot-air balloons from across the country. Other activities include a Sunrise Coffee Club, marketplace, children’s activity area, sand sculpture contest, photography contest, antique tractor show, classic car show, arts & crafts, motorcycle show, and an extreme sports area with sport kite demonstrations, rock climbing & skateboarding. Always on Memorial Day weekend. May 25-27, 2002. Free.

June 2002

4th Annual Sand Rock Day

Sand Rock/(256)523-3974

Begins at 7 AM at Sand Rock park.  There will be a 5K Run, arts and crafts, food, antique cars, rides for the kids, and parade.  No admission charged.  For information contact Martha Battles at the above number.

Helen Keller Festival
Tuscumbia/(256) 383-0783, (800) 344-0783/
Held in honor of America's "First Lady of Courage," this annual festival offers arts, crafts, entertainment, concerts, demonstrations and exhibits. June 27-30, 2002. Free. "The Miracle Worker" outdoor drama runs for six weeks during the summer. Performed at Ivy Green. Admission.

Albertville Freedom Festival
Albertville/(256) 878-3821, (800) 878-3821
Family event offering booths, auto show, kids' rides and games, entertainment and county's largest fireworks show. Always the weekend closest to July 4. June 28-29, 2002. Admission.

July 2002

Spirit of America Festival
Decatur/(256) 350-2028
The South’s largest free 4th of July celebration featuring the presentation of the prestigious “Audie Murphy Patriotism Award,” “H.J. Heimlich Humanitarian Award,’ and “Barrett C. Shelton Freedom Award.” Held annually at Point Mallard Park. Other family events include a kids/teen talent show, a NCAA cheerleading competition, children’s activity area, 5k & 10k road races, 100 mile bike ride, softball tournament, golf tournament, food and game vendors from across the southeast, the Miss Point Mallard Pageant - a Miss America Preliminary Pageant, continuous stage entertainment by local and area bands and artists, and a booming fireworks display. July 3rd (3 p.m.-midnight) and July 4th (9 a.m.-midnight), 2002. Free.

Smith Lake Park 4th of July Festival
Cullman/(256) 739-2916
Vendors, arts & crafts, continuous entertainment, food, drinks, swimming, waterslide and lots of fireworks. July 4, 2002,10 a.m.-until.

W. C. Handy Music Festival
Florence/(256) 766-7642, (800) 472-5837
Annual celebration of the musical heritage of Florence native W. C. Handy -- known as the "Father of the Blues". Festival includes athletic events, educational programs throughout the area, educational exhibits, theatre, riverside jazz, ABCs of Jazz for children, Street Strut people's parade, jam sessions and a gala concert. Always begins on the last Sunday in July and runs into the first week in August. July 28-Aug. 3, 2002. Admission to some events.


August 2002

Museum Day
Anniston/(256) 237-6261
At the Anniston Museum of Natural History.
Contact Susan Robinson at the above number.
August 4, 2002, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lexington Tractor and Truck Pull
Lexington/(256) 229-6239
Drivers from across North America compete for $35,000 in prize money and NTPA points on the national circuit. Largest in Southeast. August 9-10, 2002. Admission.

Franklin County Watermelon Festival
Russelville/(256) 332-1760
Arts and Crafts, Music, Games, 5k run, Fun for the entire family. Free watermelon all day long! August 16 and 17, 2002.

Second Annual Bar-B-Q and Craft Show
At the Battleground School just off Hwy. 157 North about 13 miles from exit 310 on I-65 North. Craft sales begin at 10:00 a.m. August 24, 2002.
You may reserve a booth space by calling (256) 462-3521.

Sept. Skirmish Civil War Reenactment
Decatur/(256) 350-2028 or
Point Mallard Park. Old State Bank Camps and displays open Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
August 30- September 1.

The Whole Backstage
Guntersville/ (256) 582-7469
World premier of "Wave Me Goodbye," a musical by Herb Appleman, based on the novel by Alabama author, William Bradford Huie, "The Americanization of Emily." August 30-September 8, 2002.   

September 2002

Section Labor Day Festival
Section/ (256) 228-7546 (Nancy Cline)
Located on Alabama State Hwy. 35, 10 minutes off Hwy. 72, south of Scottsboro. Festivities from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Acoustic Café
Birmingham/ (205) 647-3237
Vassar Clements and the Hillbilly Jazzers concert and workshop. Show starts at 3:17 p.m. September 7, 2002.

Songfest 2002
Alabama Music Hall of Fame
(U.S. 72 West, Tuscumbia, AL 35674, 1-800-239-2643
)  Thursday, Sep 19, 2002, Call for times. Songfest 2002 will be centered at various venues around the Alabama quad-cities of Muscle Shoals, Florence, Tuscumbia and Sheffield, featuring performances and seminars with songwriters, performers and producers connected to the Muscle Shoals music scene.

Racking Horse World Celebration
Decatur/(256) 353-7225
The largest Racking Horse Show in the world takes to the arena featuring approximately 1,000 horses and more than 75,000 spectators and exhibitors from up to 30 states. Always nine days in late September. Sept. 20-28, 2002. Admission. (Photos)

Trail of Tears Commemoration
Waterloo/(256) 764-3237, (888) FLO-TOUR/
Activities commemorate the 1838 forced relocation of American Indians whose route is known as the "Trail of Tears." Includes motorcycle ride, special exhibits, crafts, and live entertainment. Always the third week of September. Sept. 21-22, 2002. Free.

Eva Art Guild's Frontier Days
Eva/(256) 796-7023
Festival includes a craft show, old time crafts, parade, pig calling and frog jumping contests, and games. An antique tractor show and Bluegrass Festival are part of the activities at the beginning of the week. Always the last week in September. Sept. 21-28, 2002. Free.

Antique and Apple Festival
Moulton/(256) 974-8813
Over 50 varieties of home grown apples for sample. Apple bake-off sponsored by Lawrence County Extension Office. Over 70 antique and craft vendors set-up under the pine trees. Sept. 27-28, 2002, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Hartselle Depot Days Festival
Hartselle/(256) 773-4370, (800) 294-0692
Celebrates the town's founding in 1870 along a key North Alabama railroad line. 5K and Fun Run, a classic car and truck show, model train display, antique tractor and steam engines, arts and crafts show, children's art show, rides, food booths, and musical entertainment. Always the last Sa in September, all day. Sept. 28, 2002. Free.


October 2002

Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention
Athens/(256) 233-8215
This event serves as the flagship of Southern fiddlers conventions. Historic surroundings are arrayed with crafts, paintings, and buck dancers. Always the first F-Sa in October. Oct. 4-5, 2002. Admission.

Boaz Annual Harvest Festival
Boaz/(256) 593-8154
Arts and crafts, Indian Powwow, Rod Run Car Show, entertainment by local artists plus good food. October 4-5, 2002. Free.

Cullman/(256) 734-0454, (800) 313-5114/
Festival of two worlds with German cuisine, arts and crafts, music, guided tours and a ball. Always the first full week in October. Oct. 5-13, 2002. Admission to some events.

Founders Fest
Red Bay/(256) 356-4473
Variety of old fashion, family activities celebrating the town’s founding in 1907. Includes a 5K Run, kid’s rides and games, food booths, continuous live musical entertainment in the park gazebo, a truck and tractor pull, and a classic car and truck show that will form a parade downtown. Always third weekend in October. October 18-19, 2002. Free.

Mentone Fall Colorfest
Mentone/(256) 845-5109
Colorfest offers storytelling, boat rides, live entertainment, and crafts booths. Always the third weekend in October. Oct. 18-20, 2002. Free.

21st Annual Southern Wildlife Festival
Decatur/(256) 350-2028
This two-day event is the largest wildlife art show in Alabama, one of the largest in the south and is listed as one of the best shows of its’ type in the nation. Held at Calhoun College, the festival attracts artists from across the United States to exhibit and sell original paintings, carvings, sculpture and photographs -- all with a wildlife theme. Educational seminars include such topics as water gardens, backyard butterfly attractors and the Raptor Rehabilitation Seminar. Oct. 19-20, 2002. Admission.

Southern National North Alabama Civil War Show & Sale
Muscle Shoals/(888) FLO-TOUR
Event features historic exhibits, Civil War art, memorabilia, uniforms, artifacts, weapons, cannons and a special Civil War re-enactment. One of the largest Civil War show and sales in the southeast. Oct. 26-27, 2002. Hours: Sa 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Su 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission.

Alabama Renaissance Faire
Florence/(256) 768-3031
The official state Renaissance Faire captures the ambience of a 1400s-era European festival. Always the fourth weekend in October. Oct. 26-27, 2002. Free.

November 2002

Lion’s Club Antique Show & Sale
Florence/(256) 764-4463, (888) FLO-TOUR/
A nostalgic adventure is waiting for you at this annual antique show. Dealers from around the region will be selling everything from fine antiques and period furniture, to fun collectibles. Proceeds benefit eye conservation. Nov. 1-3, 2002. Hours: F & Sa 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Su 12:30-5 p.m.$5 admission (ticket good for all three days).

Galaxy of Lights
Huntsville/(256) 830-4447
Galaxy of Lights at the Huntsville-Madison County Botanical Garden is the Tennessee Valley's largest and most spectacular holiday light show. More than 125 twinkling exhibits include toy soldiers, dinosaurs, deer, astronauts, giant flowers, snowflakes, Santa and his reindeer, candy cane lane, and a magical icicle forest. New displays added yearly. Always Thanksgiving thru New Year's Eve, 5:30-9 p.m. Nov. 28-Dec. 31, 2002. Admission.

December 2002

Benefit Singing - Highway Church of God
benefit-appreciation singing for Wayne Maddox Dec. 7 at the Highway Church of God. Featured groups will be as follows; Renewed, Dean Daniels Family, Judy Bynum, Owen Brothers, Joe Underwood and the Alabama Spirituals, The Mighty Harmonizers and the Maddox Family. The church is located 2 miles north of Geraldine just off Highway 75.  Tenbroeck Boy Scouts will assist in parking and in event of rain will get you in and out of the building dry. Singing starts at 6pm and promises to be one you don't want to miss. There is no admission, however, an offering will be taken to benefit heart patient Wayne Maddox.

Christmas On The Rocks
Gadsden/(256) 547-0783
Over one million lights will be displayed at Noccalula Falls Park. Animated displays will include a “Children’s Fantasy Land.” Sponsors decorate The Pioneer Village, flowerbeds, bridges, and excursion train, and other special attractions. Tour includes a stroll through The Pioneer Village and an excursion ride on the “Noccalula Christmas Land Special Train. A special handicapped ride will be available for disabled visitors. Thanksgiving night through Dec. 31, 5:30-9 p.m. weather permitting. Admission.

Christmas in the Park
Arab/(256) 586-8128
Dazzling light displays and decorations featuring approximately 800,000 lights transforming Arab City Park into a magical Christmas wonderland. Live entertainment and an old fashioned community-wide Christmas caroling event. Call for specific dates and times of special events. Always last Friday in November and the entire month of December. Nov. 30-Dec. 30, 2002, starts 6 p.m. daily. Free.

Festival of Trees
University of North Alabama/Florence
(256) 765-4201
Holiday spectacle at historic Coby Hall on the university’s campus. The event, complete with the sights, sounds and smells of the season, raises funds for the student scholarships. Local decorators, designers, artists, and merchants deck the halls with Christmas finery. Ten days in early December, Dec. 5-15, 2002, M-Sa 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.; Su 1-5 p.m. Admission.



























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