Alabama Weekend Roundup: September 14-16, 2018

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 12 events you should consider going too!
September 14 – Land Aid 2018 – Avondale Brewing Co. – Birmingham, AL
Join Freshwater Land Trust for our 10th annual Land Aid at Avondale Brewery. All proceeds support conservation and trail building projects in Central Alabama. We’re excited to have Birmingham’s very own Will Stewart headlining this year’s show, with special guests The Green Seed and Rebecca Egeland. Friday, September 14 at Avondale Brewery Doors 6:00 PM / Music 7:00 PM $10 in advance and $15 day of show.
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September 14-15 – Riverfest – Ingalls Harbor Pavilion Meeting & Event Center – Decatur, AL
Held the third Saturday in September, this barbecue cook-off at Ingalls Harbor is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and attracts competitors from across the country. Selected as a top ten tourist event in the State of Alabama, festival goers can expect live, nationally known musical acts, children’s activities, and award winning barbecue. Proceeds benefit the local community including several charitable organizations.
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September 14 – Iberiabank ZooGala 2018 – Birmingham Zoo – Birmingham, AL
The Birmingham Zoo presents IBERIABANK ZooGala – Indaba in Africa on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. Party at the zoo as you hear your favorite dance tunes. Enjoy a silent auction and festive décor with dinner and cocktails.Throughout the evening, guests will experience special animal walkabouts and greetings. The proceeds will benefit the Birmingham Zoo’s animal care and educational programs.
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September 16 – Trucks by the Tracks – Railroad Park – Birmingham, AL
Feast on chicken, hamburgers, tacos, fruit bowls, dessert and other enticing treats. Music performances include Dominique Posey, The Oxy Morons, Rachael Roberts and the Huffman High School Drum Line. The proceeds will support Railroad Park.
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September 14-15 – Boom Days Heritage Celebration – Fort Payne, AL
This annual art and musical event displays citizens of Fort Payne taking a second look at their past and the heritage passed down to them through the arts and crafts of our area. Many events will take place the week prior to the celebration on Saturday. The Boom Days Heritage Celebration will feature many of these facets in the presentation of musical performances as well as art displays in the Fort Payne City Park.
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September 15 – Hartselle Depot Days – Hartselle, AL
The Depot Days Festival is the biggest event of the year in Hartselle and it is always held the third Saturday in September. In 2016 the estimated attendance was over 19,000. The week consists of the history of Hartselle, community worship service, choral concert, a movie in the park, and a night at the market. This is a fun family event with no admission costs. On Saturday there is a tractor show, car show, live entertainment, tons of vendors, an art competition, and so much more.
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September 15-16 – Monte Sano Art Festival – Monte Sano State Park – Huntsville, AL
The Monte Sano Art Festival features the region’s finest artists in an array of wonderful media. Add in great music and delectable food offerings and the Monte Sano Art Festival will once again be a highlight on the arts calendar, held the third weekend of September atop Monte Sano mountain.
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September 15 – Red Bay Founders Fest – Bay Tree Park – Red Bay, AL
City of Red Bay, Bay Tree Park–Arts, crafts, food, games, antique car, truck and motorcycle show. The Red Bay Museum will be open and merchants will offer sidewalk sales. A fried pie contest will be held at 11:30 with cash prizes. Special entertainment throughout the day, t-shirt, door prizes and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Event is held annually on the third Saturday of September.
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September 15-16 – Massacre Island’s Pirate Siege – Historic Fort Gaines – Dauphin Island, AL
Over 300 years ago The French explorer, Pierre Le Moyne de’Iberville named Dauphin Island “Masscre Island” because of the huge pile of human skeletons that he discovered. Which later turned out to be a Indian burial ground that was unearthed from a storm. There was a small attack later on Isle Dauphine. The Pirates tied everyone up and robbed their warehouses. Come and meet the Pirates that stormed Mobile Bay and watch as they defend the Fort from Spanish and British Galleons. There will be treasure hunts on both days.
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September 15 – Trail of Tears Commemorative Motorcycle Ride – Bridgeport, AL
Ride the official route that is recognized by the Alabama Indian Affairs Commission as “dedicated to following the historical route to Waterloo, AL.” This Motorcycle Ride was started to bring awareness to the Trail of Tears route brought on by the Indian Removal Act of 1830 Always the 3rd Saturday of September. Ride at your own risk No registration & No fees to ride. Riders may join the ride at any of the stops. It’s more than just a ride, it’s an experience….. See Native Americans Dance and display arts and crafts passed down by their forefathers at all three stops!
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September 15 – FallFest at Cane Creek Community Gardens – Fort McClellan – Anniston, AL
An old fashioned country fair with contests and activities for young an old. Purchase a chicken from the 4-H Chick Chain show. Buy home-made crafts and goodies. Take a hayride. Shop with our vendors. Free entry, but we would appreciate a $1 per person donation to support our community garden project. You can also support 4-H through the Chick Chain show and auction.
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September 15 – Chewacla Cha Cha Trail Race 5K, 10K – Chewacla State Park – Auburn, AL
Southern Singletrack Trail Running is thrilled to announce the inaugural Chewacla Cha Cha Trail Race 5K and 10K on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Come out and run with us on the beautiful rolling trails at Chewacla State Park in Auburn, Alabama at 1245 Shell Toomer Parkway.
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