Time for the Alabama Weekend Roundup. This weekly post highlights different and unique events across Alabama or near Alabama that you should consider attending. So for this weekend, here are nine events you should consider going too!
September 8 – Fayette Arts Festival – Guthrie Smith Park – Fayette, AL
A great outdoor event for the entire family, this festival is the longest consecutive running festival in Alabama. Sponsored by the Fayette Art Museum. Alabama’s own Three On A String will lead off entertainment celebrating Alabama’s Bicentennial. The afternoon entertainment will be live, local groups/individuals which will provide a musical backdrop to the juried, handmade fine art, folk art and crafts and free children’s art activities sponsored by local businesses, and with a variety of food. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
September 8-9 – Bernard Blues and BBQ – St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School – Cullman, AL
Bernard Blues and BBQ blends the arts with music and some of the South’s finest BBQ! A great venue for early Christmas shopping, fall decorating or just relaxing to music on the historic grounds of St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School. Ave Maria Grotto is adjacent to the festival offering discounted rates the entire weekend!
Learn more at: https://stbernardprep.com/bernard-blues-bbq/
September 7-8 – Foothills Festival – Jasper, AL
Jasper’s Foothills Festival is Sept. 7-8 at the Courthouse Square. The music festival headliners are Taylor Hicks, River Dan, Paul Thorn, The McCrary Sisters, The SteelDrivers, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Chris Simmons and Will Hoge. The event will feature a variety of food and vendors. The hours are Friday 6-10:30 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 10:30 p.m.
Learn more at: http://www.foothillsjasper.com/fun/
September 9 – Auburn BBQ Fest 2018 – The Greystone Mansion – Auburn, AL
Feast on some of the best barbecue Auburn has to offer Sunday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival-themed gathering will have live entertainment, contests, games and giveaways. Aubie the tiger will make a special appearance.
Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/AuburnFestPage
September 6-8 – Women in Jazz Festival – University of Alabama in Huntsville – Huntsville, AL
Celebrate women at the 4th Alabama Women in Jazz Festival Sept. 6-8 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. The festival will feature live jazz and blues music, food vendors and workshops. Jazz Elegance with harpist Brandee Younger will perform Thursday. There will be an album-release vocal performance by B. Alexandria Friday.
September 8 – Tinglewood Festival – Orr Park & Tinglewood Trail – Montevallo, AL
Events scheduled include live chainsaw wood carving exhibitions, demonstrations of wood working techniques, a whittling contest, and live music. There will also be a classic car show—the 17th Annual Cars by the Creek—a variety of children’s activities, artist vendors, and food vendors on site.
Learn more at: https://www.tinglewoodfestival.com/
September 8 – Superhero Day – Big Spring Memorial Park – Athens, AL
Dust off your cape and mask and join us for Superhero Day! Enjoy free kids activities sponsored by local businesses and groups; vendors, music, food, and a car show. Sign up for the Lego competition, and an art show, and show off your family spirit in the costume contest. And say Hi to your favorite Superheroes!
Learn more at: https://www.elisblockparty.org/eventsandactivities
September 8 – Old Timer’s Festival – Rosalie, AL
Take a few steps back into the past and experience quilting, corn grinding, blacksmithing, broom making, whittling, shingle making, Native American demonstrations, and period musical entertainment.
September 8 – Weaver Heritage Day – Weaver Park – Weaver, AL
The arts and crafts festival is free to attend. The fun begins at 8:30 am and will wrap up at 3:00 pm. Live music starts with Dwight Smith and Tyrone Young at 9:00 am. High Cotton will take the stage at 10:30 am, followed by Young Sullivan at 12:00 pm and Black Cat Bone at 1:30 pm.
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