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Alabama Weekend Roundup: October 18-20, 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 20 – Breakin’ Bread – Alabama’s Premier Food, Wine & Beer Festival – Birmingham, AL

A hungry appetite is all you will need at Breakin’ Bread, with more than 25 restaurants participating. Pepper Place in Birmingham will host the festival Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The food, wine and beer festival will offer samples, live musical entertainment, children’s activities and a makers’ market. Local craftspeople will have handmade art and creations available for purchase. Proceeds will go toward the Birmingham Originals Grant Program, culinary arts scholarships and local entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry.

Learn more at: https://birminghamoriginals.instagift.com/breakin-bread-2019

October 17-20 – Conecuh Sausage Festival – Evergreen, AL

Attend the Conecuh Sausage Festival in Evergreen Thursday through Sunday with a rodeo that includes bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and bronc riding. The festival features one of the oldest and largest aircraft shows along with an eccentric car show. There will be live music, arts and craft vendors, food vendors and a kids’ rodeo.

Learn more at: http://www.evergreenareachamber.com/evergreen-sausage-festival.php

October 19 – Attalla Heritage Day Festival – Attalla, AL

Thousands of people will attend the Heritage Day Festival in the city of Attalla this weekend. The family-friendly festival will have three stages of music featuring Curly Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, Finley River Boys and Kings of Swing. Hundreds of vendors will line the streets with arts and crafts, food and other items. A car show will be held, with registration at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $20, which includes a chance to participate in the $1,000 money tree, 50/50 split the pot and door prizes.

Learn more at: http://www.attallacity.org/community/attalla-heritage-day

October 18-19 – Alabama Gourd Festival – Cullman, AL

Come see the beautiful original pieces of gourd art. They make wonderfully unique gifts for you or that special someone on your list who has everything. Learn how the artist achieve their special techniques with the many FREE demonstrations throughout the weekend. Even the kids can get in on all the gourd fun. Bring them by the free kid’s patch booth where they can decorate their very own little gourd and take it home with them. Great food, raw gourds, Gourd art, and supplies to create your Gourd art; find something for everyone.

Learn more at: http://www.alabamagourdsociety.org/

October 19-20 – Mentone Colorfest – Mentone, AL

Come and enjoy the Fall season! Since 1983, visitors have enjoyed the breathtaking fall colors and season at the annual Mentone Colorfest. This event is filled with handmade arts & crafts, great food, live entertainment and much more. Located at the scenic Mentone Brow Park on Saturday & Sunday.

Learn more at: https://www.mapamentone.com/

October 19 – Chill-O-Ween – Cheaha State Park

Mountain Chili Competition, folk music, storytelling, vendors, folk crafts, and food. Location: Historic Bald Rock Lodge & Bald Rock Accessible Trail Time: Chili Competition 11:00 am – 2:00 pm CDT; Other activities from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm CDT Fee: $5 per person at the gate (Children under 3 free)

Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/cheaha-state-park-alabama/chill-o-ween/732788647115637/

October 19 – Athens Grease Festival – Athens, AL

A celebration of all things fried and the Greek origin of the city’s name. Dine on fried cuisine and participate in quirky activities including Dub’s burger eating contest, turkey toss and toga contest.

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

October 19 – Pine Hill Depot Day – Pine Hill, AL

The Town of Pine Hill will be holding this event at the Pine Hill Municipal Complex. This event centers around the restored Depot building. It is a family-friendly event with plenty of food, entertainment by local talent, arts and crafts, as well as a time to vist with friends and family. The children will be well-entertained so that the adults can browse and visit. The Town of Pine Hill extends an invitation to all to come and participate in a real down-home, old fashioned Small Town event!

Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/DEPOT-DAY-1385956208319754

October 19 – Pioneer Day at Loachapoka – Loachapoka, AL

Pioneer Day (formerly known as the Syrup Sopping & Historical Fair) will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Loachapoka (just 5 miles west of Auburn). This event has been in the same location for the past 30+ years! The 9-hour festival features weaving and cloth-making demonstrations, mules grinding cane, syrup being made, musical entertainment with hammered and mountain dulcimers, banjos and guitars, a doctor’s beautiful herb and crops garden, Native American dancing, bread making, soap making, period pottery, fireplace and outdoor cooking, and numerous other old-time crafts and unique vendors. Of course, the famous sweet potato biscuits are made on-site for your enjoyment as well as camp stew, beans, collards, BBQ, and more.

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

October 19 – Lobsterfest – Anniston, AL

LOBSTERFEST is a festival type event and benefit for Habitat for Humanity that includes lobster, crafts, art vendors, children’s activities, hot dogs, snacks, and more!  It’s our 23rd consecutive year of Lobsterfest! Proceeds ($180,000) from Lobsterfest are given to Habitat for Humanity of Calhoun County.

Learn more at: https://www.graceanniston.org/lobsterfest/