Weekend Planning: 5-11 to 5-13

This weekend our area has some interesting festivals going on.  This first one is for the people who loves the giant red berry called a strawberry.  The Cullman Strawberry Festival  is on May 11-12 and will feature many things everyone in the family can do.  This year’s theme is paint the town strawberry red.

For one truckloads of strawberries will be delivered to downtown Cullman and many food products such as pies, cakes, jams, and breads will be made with strawberries.  Plus there will be bands performing on both days.  An 5K run and a wiener dog race will occur on Saturday.  Classic cars and antique tractors will also be featured for all the guys out there.  Plus there is also an arts and crafts fair featuring many art products.  The newest feature is something called Cullman Idol.  And you know that will be a very competitive contest.  The Cullman Strawberry Festival is on May 11-12 and is free!  For more information go to http://www.cullmancity.org/FesthalleMarketPlatz.htm.

Are strawberries not your thing?  Well I have got two other events if you love BBQ or cardboard boat races.  The Roman Roast on the River happens on May 11-12 in Rome, GA.

This festival features a kid zone, car show, carnival games, and plenty of vendors.  But this festival is mostly about the BBQ.  People can buy tickets and taste the BBQ the competitors are cooking for the judges.  And plus there is going to be great music including Molly Hatchet playing on Friday Night.  Tickets for the concert are $20 each.  And tickets for the day on Saturday are $5 each.  For more information go to http://www.rfpra.com/RomanRoastontheRiverSchedule.html

Also on Saturday is the Paddlin’ 4 Paws Cardboard Boat Regatta on Lake Wedowee.  This event put on by the Randolph County Animal Shelter will feature competitors racing homemade cardboard boats through an obstacle course on the lake.  Or you can race inter-tubes on the lake.  This also sounds like a fun event which occurs on May 12.  For more information go to http://www.randolphshelter.org/