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Alabama Weekend Roundup: October 11-13, 2019

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 some events you should consider going too!

October 11-13 – 1000Bulbs.com 500 Weekend 2019 – Lincoln, AL

Make it an incredible weekend of racing at NASCAR’s biggest and most competitive track. Ask about Kid’s VIP programming for Sunday where they get up close and personal with drivers. Friday night it’s the Big one on the Blvd. for drivers and fans then Saturday night it’s the traditional concert!

Learn more at: http://www.talladegasuperspeedway.com/

October 10-13 – National Shrimp Festival – Gulf Shores, AL

The 48th annual National Shrimp Festival is set to attract thousands to Gulf Shores. The popular four-day festival will have 50 local and regional vendors with 10,000 pounds of shrimp daily. Attendees will sample award-winning recipes that will be posted on the outside of the tent. Entertainment will be filled with regional and local acts, including Motown, Southern rock, jazz, zydeco and country. There will be a 10K and 5K race for runners and walkers, a singing competition, a pageant and nearly 200 booths of fine art and arts and crafts.

Learn more at: https://www.gulfshores.com/events-calendar/annual-event/48th-annual-national-shrimp-festival/

October 12 – Brazilian Day Festival – Birmingham, AL

The Brazilian Day Festival is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Horizon Church. Explore the Brazilian culture through food, music, art and dance, which includes a jiu-jitsu presentation. There will be bounce houses and slides in the kids’ zone. The festival is at 2345 Columbiana Road in Vestavia Hills.

Learn more at: http://www.braziliandaybirmingham.com/

October 12-13 – Kentuck Festival of the Arts – Northport, AL

Alabama 200 celebrates the 48th annual Kentuck Festival of the Arts this weekend in downtown Northport. The festival ranked as one of the top 10 attractions according to the Alabama Board of Tourism. Art enthusiasts will see a wide range of folk and contemporary art including basket weavers, blacksmiths, potters and quilters. Shop online at kentuck.org/shop, hang out in the Courtyard of Wonders and the resident artists’ studios or browse the Gallery Shop. Admission is free. Visit the website to learn more.

Learn more at: https://www.kentuck.org/

October 12 – Race for the Cure – Birmingham, AL

The 2019 Komen North Central Alabama Race for the Cure in Birmingham is Saturday at 7 a.m. at Railroad Park. Participants must register at info-komen.org. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 9:15 a.m. and the 1 Mile Walk begins at 9:45 a.m. Go to info-komen.org for the complete schedule.

Learn more at: http://ncalabama.info-komen.org/site/TR?fr_id=7832&pg=informational&type=fr_informational&sid=6172

October 12-13 – EufaulaFest – Eufaula, AL

Make plans to join us October 12 & 13 for EufaulaFest, formerly known as Indian Summer Festival. This two-day festival will be located along Randolph avenue in the Seth Lore Historic District, and will feature artists, craftsmen, live entertainment, & food vendors.

Learn more at: http://www.eufaulachamber.com/

October 12 – Scottsboro BBQ Cook-Off Festival – Scottsboro, AL

5th Annual Scottsboro BBQ Cook-Off Festival October 12, 2019.Backyard BBQ competition sanctioned by the Alabama BBQ Association and the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Kids-Q & Jr. Grill Master competition, Cornhole Tournament, Barq-Off Dog Parade, Arts/Crafts & Food Vendors, People’s Choice competition & Kids Fun Zone.

Learn more at: http://scottsborobbqcookoff.com/

October 12 – Annual Alabama Cotton Festival – Eclectic, AL

Vendors will line Main Street with a wide variety of delectable food and unique wares,lovely ladies vie for the coveted tiaras of Alabama’s Cotton Queens. Arts and crafts vendors and a kids activity zone will also be available. The festival also features a variety of contests, including a car show, photography and art contests and the annual taste-off to see who can bake the best Sweet Treat.

Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/acftownofeclectic

October 12 – Alexander City Oktoberfest – Alexander City, AL

Annual Oktoberfest is a day-long celebration featuring local arts & crafts, dining, entertainment, kid-fest children’s activities and more. Antique Car show. Fun for the whole family.

Learn more at: https://alexandercityal.gov/parks-rec/page/oktoberfest

October 12 – Thorsby Swedish Fest – Thorsby, AL

Thorsby was founded by Swedes in the late 1800s and was established as a Scandinavian Colony in the South. This year’s celebration will feature a parade at 9 a.m., entertainment, arts, crafts and food vendors, car show, Viking 5K run, and more.

Learn more at: http://www.thorsbyswedishfestival.com/

October 11-12 – Pioneer Days – Troy, AL

Fun for the whole family. Schools, groups and tours welcome.

Learn more at: https://www.pioneer-museum.org/

October 12 – St. Symeon Food & Culture Fair – Birmingham, AL

Come see and hear what’s new at the Second Annual St. Symeon Food & Culture Fair! We’ve added more iconographic murals inside the church and are offering more cultural programs at the fair this year.

Learn more at: https://stsymeon.com/

October 11-12 – Butler Fest 2019 – Butler, AL

A “parade of pigs” leads up to the Memphis in May Sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off. A two day carnival does charge admission but provides family fun. For two days over 75 food and craft vendors display their wares around Courthouse Square. Friday night will have a street dance. All day Saturday we display local talent. We kick off the morning with a 5K run, 2K and children’s walk. We have something for everyone!

Learn more at: https://www.butleralabama.org/

October 12 – Pat Buttram Day Festival – Addison, AL

The Town of Addison honors native Pat Buttram with a festival featuring live music, antique car and tractor show, quilt show, carnival rides, photo gallery of Buttram’s TV and movie days, kid’s activities and contests and more. Always the 2nd Saturday in October. Free admission.

Learn more at: https://www.northalabama.org/event/pat-buttram-days-festival/61/

October 12 – Headland Harvest Day Festival – Headland, AL

Every 2nd Saturday in October, the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Harvest Day Festival around the Town Square. Festival activities include live entertainment, antique cars, rides and games for all ages, arts and crafts, inflatables, pony and train rides. Food vendors.

Learn more at: https://www.headlandalabama.org/