corner-nw corner-ne
   

Official Website of Lookout Mountain Alabama

The Dekalb County Tourist Association welcomes you to Lookout Mountain Alabama


         


Suggested travels plans to Lookout Mountain 

2014 Calendar of Events for DeKalb County Alabama

Every Weekend beginning in May through the Autumn months - Nature Programs & Guided Hikes at DeSoto State Park - Frogs, creepy crawlers, mountain life, Trail of Tears, flower and bird watching, are just a sampling of what you will learn by state park naturalists and Jacksonville State University Field School staff. Printed brochures of all programs are available by calling 256-782-5697.  Programs are held every Friday and Saturday night at the DeSoto State Park Pavilion and begin at 8 p.m. In the event of rain, programs are moved to the Nature Center. 256-845-0051

True Adventure Sports - Call to plan your adventure today at DeSoto State Park, the Little River Canyon National Preserve and other Lookout Mountain locations.  Outdoor gear, rock climbing, rappelling, wild cave tours, camping, kayaks, clothing and shoes.  Guided trips. Lessons available and team building. Snacks available.  Now renting scooters! Weather info & Tourist info. Email 256-997-9577

Every Saturday Collinsville Trade Day Come to historic town of Collinsville and experience the largest outdoor markets in the south.  We have more than you could possibly see on a Saturday, so plan to come back again and again.  When you get here you will find all kinds of antiques, collectibles, children's toys and clothes, work clothes and boots, fishing gear, fresh fruits and vegetables, furniture, tools and whole lot more.  Collinsville is located on US Highway 11 halfway between Gadsden and Fort Payne, Alabama.  We are located 3 miles from I-59.

Every Saturday & Sunday I-59 Flea Market in Valley Head. Featured on Turner South's JUNKIN', this indoor/outdoor event takes place each Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individual booths Located at Exit 231 off of I-59. 256-635-6899

Third Saturday Sunset Event Every Third Saturday of the month from May to October you can come out and enjoy an afternoon of family fun activities in downtown Fort Payne. This public event will include food, live music, a car show, and more from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 256-996-3857

Open 5 days a week...Alabama Fan Club & Museum in Fort Payne DeKalb County is home of the Country Music Group of the Century, Alabama.  This museum houses the group's many awards and achievements, along with collections from their youth.  Don't forget to purchase Alabama memorabilia at the souvenir/gift shop.  Located at 101 Glenn Blvd. SW in Fort Payne. Call for information at 256-845-1646.

Open Wed., Thurs., & Fri...Fort Payne Depot Museum 5th and Gault Ave. across from Fort Payne City Park. Railroad memorabilia, Dioramas handcrafted back in 1913, Indian artifacts, local history and more! Publications of our local Landmarks Historical Society are available for purchase.  (256) 845-5714.

Year Round...Shady Grove Dude Ranch Horseback Riding and Saddle Rock Golf Course. Alabama's ONLY Dude Ranch is located in Mentone on Lookout Mountain, just off County Rd. 165. 256-634-4344.

December 15... Ski Season Opens Weather Permitting.  Cloudmont Ski Resort.  Call for information 256-634-4344.

Mid-June to Mid-September Weather permitting...DeKalb County Farmers Market every Tuesday & Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the VFW Fairgrounds. 18th Street North, Fort Payne. Call the DeKalb County  Cooperative Extension for more information at 256-845-8595.

Every fourth Saturday from January to October Little River Canyon Center River Rhythms Nature & Art Family Fun Program Join Jacksonville State University’s Canyon Center staff, partners and volunteers  of the month for fun nature programs including hikes, crafts, games, nature talks, activities and more.  There is a different program each month. 1 pm - 3 pm; No Fee, For more information, please call Renee Morrison at 256-782-5697.

Registration is going on now for One World Adventure's Summer Day Camps! This is a great way for children to stay active during the summer while learning about the great outdoors. Our camps are perfect for ages 2-13! We even have activities each Friday night for teens. Locations are convenient for most everyone in the Fort Payne, Valley Head, Mentone, and Lookout Mountain areas. Spaces are limited so Call 256-634-8370 with questions or visit our website for dates and pricing info. 

September 20 - November 2 Down on the Farm  Make memories with your family that will last a lifetime. You'll experience hours of enjoyment including a relaxing tractor pulled hayride to the 30 acre pumpkin patch.  Get lost in our 6 acre corn maze.  Enjoy petting and feeding our animals.  Pack a picnic lunch or order from our snack bar.  We look forward to seeing you.  Tuesday - Thursday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 256-638-6200 or 256-899-6227

October - November Moose Lodge Haunted Barn The Haunted Barn is a two level complex filled with excitement and cold chills as you make your way through the maze of terror and blasted by the hard rock theme music that permeates the walls of the barn.  All proceeds go to the Children's Advocacy Center and help with the Christmas for Kids. EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT FROM 7:30PM TILL THE SCREAMS STOP 256-996-4866

 Top

2014

August September

October November December


August
 

August 1 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 1 Campfire Talk: Canyon Constellations Join us for fun campfire talk in the Great Outdoors! Learn all about the summer night sky with Jacksonville State University's Astronomer Dr. Laura Weinkauf. DeSoto State Park CCC Pavilion in picnic area (In case of inclement weather will be located in Nature Center) Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free to the Public; Great for all ages! 256-997-5025 

August 2 – 3 Northeast Alabama Hunting & Outdoor Expo Enjoy product demos, seminars, Q & A, door prizes, and celebrity appearances by Bill Dance, Dr. Lou, Rex Holmes, as well as many others. Booth spaces are now available but are going quickly. Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center. 256-605-1801

August 2 Storytime at the Canyon Center: Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin Little River Canyon Center staff and volunteers will read aloud unique children’s literature every first Saturday of the month. Storybooks will be available for purchase. Little River Canyon Center. 11 a.m. to Noon. Free and open to everyone.  256-782-5697  

August 2 RTI Summer Movie in the Park: RIO 2 Luau theme - free flower leas. Free admission and free popcorn while it lasts. Rainsville City Park. 8 p.m.

August 2 Campfire Talk: Stars, Moons and Planets Join us for fun campfire talk in the Great Outdoors! Learn more about the stars, the plants and their moons with Jacksonville State University’s Astronomer Dr. Laura Weinkauf. DeSoto State Park's CCC Pavilion (In case of inclement weather will be located in Nature Center) 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free to the Public; Great for all ages! 256-997-5025

August 5 Celestial Navigation This two-hour class is a basic introduction to navigation by the stars. Learn how to navigate without the use of a compass or GPS with the same rules used for almost six thousand years. Meet at True Adventure Sports. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 6 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 7 First Day of School for DeKalb County and Fort Payne City Schools

August 7 - 10  28th Annual World’s Longest Yard Sale Travel the scenic byways of America for more than 450-miles of yard sales and unique treasure finds. Follow the Lookout Mountain Parkway from Gadsden, Alabama to Chattanooga, TN for the southern portion of the sale. Connect with the U.S. Highway 127 in Chattanooga for the remainder of the route to Hudson, MI. 888-805-4740

August 7 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with 2BLU and the Lucky Stiffs. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Admission is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner at 5:30 and Music starts at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

 August 8 Zip Line & Sky Swing Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before adventure. 256-997-9577

August 8 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 8 Children’s Miracle Dinner Let's be the miracle for the children of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals! Come out to get dinner, dessert and live entertainment from Victoria Griffith! Yo-Moe has sandwiches, pizza and all the fixings for your frozen yogurt. 20% of the proceeds will go to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Yo-Moe's in Rainsville. 6 p.m. 256-273-1926

August 8 Campfire Talk: Amphibian Metamorphosis: Join us for a fun campfire talk in the great outdoors! Enjoy a fun trivia game with Jacksonville State University’s Dr. James Rayburn while exploring how amphibians transform from a single cell to the wonderful hopping creatures we all know. Meet live tadpoles…and perhaps adopt your own non-native tadpole pet! DeSoto State Park’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (In case of inclement weather will be located in Nature Center) 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free to the Public; Great for all ages! 256-997-5025

August 9 RTI Charity Mud Volleyball Tournament Get ready to get muddy! Minimum 6 person team, must be at least two females on the court at all times and a maximum of 10 members on the team. $20 per person for early registration and $25 for the day of event. Forms can be picked up at RTI in Rainsville. All proceeds go to the Fort Payne Optimist Club 9 a.m

August 9 Finger Weaving Demonstration with Keena Graham Local crafter Keena Graham will demonstrate this interesting art form of making belts, bracelets, purses, and more. Fingerweaving is a Native American art form used mostly to create belts, sashes, straps, and other similar items through a non-loom weaving process.  Some of Keena’s finished pieces of art will be available for purchase. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama-Country Store; Free & open to everyone. 256-997-5025

August 9 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 9 The Good, the Bad, the Ugly Comedy Show Come out for laughs and to support a great cause. Profits from the show will benefit the Upper Sand Mountain Parish "Manna on the Mountain Backpack Program". Donation of $10 accepted for admission. DeKalb Theatre in downtown Fort Payne. 7 p.m. 256-997-0396

August 9 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing at night. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports  7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 9 Campfire Talk: Poisonous & Venomous Organisms Join us for a fun campfire talk in the great outdoors! Enjoy a fun trivia game presented by Jacksonville State University Toxicologist Dr. James  Rayburn. Learn about how some plants & animals really get your attention with their special lines of defense. Beware out there! DeSoto State Park’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (In case of inclement weather will be located in Nature Center) 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free to the Public; Great for all ages! 256-997-5025

August 10 Summer Soap-Making Class Did you know that the first soap was allegedly made by the Celts around 2800 bc? Join soap and salt scrub maker Antoine Fletcher on a fun-filled adventure into the history of soap making. Learn the numerous cultures, techniques, and medicinal uses of soap making. All participants will take home a 2.5 oz bar of soap and some lucky winners will take home their own personalized salt scrubs! All supplies provided.  1 p.m. to 3 p.m. DeSoto State Park; $12 supply fee. Workshop is limited to 20, so pre-registration is required. 256-997-5025

 August 11 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 12 Knot Class & Application Introduction and instruction to essential knots and their application for camping, rappelling, rock climbing, outdoor survival, and other applications.  1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 12 Orienteering Class Basic yet essential skills for survival navigation are brought to you in map reading, compass reading, and topography.  Bring your own compass or you may purchase one at our store.  10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 13 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 14 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 15 Night Zip Line All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.  Enjoy the thrill of the zip line at night.  Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 16 – 17 One World Backpacking Series: Cooking on the Fire Continuing our food series, you will get a chance to try out some backpacking food and learn about cooking fires. You will get the chance be make bread and some yummy food.  Ages: Adults and youth 14 and up. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $110 per person includes meals and all equipment. $85 per person includes meals (must provide your own equipment). $65 per person includes instruction (must provide on equipment and food). Group max: 6 Upon registration, you will be sent a packing list. To register, call 256-634-8370

August 16 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 16 – 28 Georgia Wade Art Exhibit at Kamama Gallery Wild Georgia Wade featured artist at Kamama Gallery.  Welcoming back Mentone’s own upscale undaunted and unfurled outsider artist.  Experience colorful, fanciful collage, assemblage of acrylic mixed media creations by this well known and lovable southern personage. Gallery hours are Thursday – Monday. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 256-634-3001

August 16 4th Annual Youth Day in the Park Enjoy free hot dogs, soft drinks, inflatables, dunking booth and much more.  First 500 kids get free event t-shirt.  Free admission.  Rainsville City Park 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. 256-638-7800

August 16 Book Signing with Robert "Bob" French Local author Robert French will be at the Book Shelf for a book signing.  5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  256-844-8663

August 17 YES, I CAN! Canning Fruits & Vegetables Workshop Learn all about home canning. This is a “hands on” workshop and at the end of the day you will leave with two jars of finished product, recipes, confidence and knowledge of how to can at home. We will be canning blueberry jam, peach slices, bread and butter pickles and tomatoes. Instructor is Mary Alice Stout, who has canned and taught canning for over 50 years! You may recall Mary Alice from Mama’s Craft and Rock Shop in Cloudland, GA.Bring a paring knife and a brown bag lunch.  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. DeSoto State Park; $20 per person. Workshop is limited to 10, so pre-registration is required. 256-997-5025

August 18 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 18 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 19 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together.  Headlamp and enthusiastic guide included. Meet at True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 20 Rock Climbing Adventure Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.   10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  256-997-9577

August 21 Rock Climbing Adventure Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.   10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  256-997-9577

August 21 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with James McKinney and The Night Travelers. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Admission is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Open at 6 p.m. and Music starts at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

August 22 Bouldering Adventure – Atop Lookout Mountain Come experience first-hand what bouldering is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction. We will climb on some of the best boulders atop Lookout Mountain. No prior climbing or bouldering experience is needed.  Meet at True Adventure Sports. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 22 Meet the Author Romey Atchley Auther Romey Atchley will be at the Moonlake library for the “Meet the Author” series, where she will read excerpts from her book to the students.

August 22 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 22 Comedian James Gregory at DeKalb Theatre Well known comedian James Gregory will be performing at the DeKalb Theatre in downtown Fort Payne. Show begins at 7 p.m. For tickets you can go to DeKalb Theatre or call 256-997-0396 or 256-996-1635

August 23 Third Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament The Rainsville Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament.  It will be a 3 person ball scramble in 3 divisions. $150 per team or $50 per person. Held at the Rainsville Golf & Country Club. Proceeds will fund the Chamber's scholarship program. 7 a.m. sign-in and registration with a 8 a.m. shotgun start. 256-638-7800

August 23 10th Annual Fyffe UFO Day The town’s annual UFO Day festival attracts interesting people from all over the country and as far away as Canada.  The unique event continues to grow each year.  In this case however it is an Unforgettable Family Outing (UFO) for both young and old alike.  The festival capitalizes on the town’s famous history associated with when Unidentified Flying Objects were sighted over the town by numerous citizens in the area.  Beautiful Giant Hot Air Balloons are the center-piece of the adventure that features hour long rides across the Sand Mountain area in lighter-than-air aircraft.  They make a truly spectacular sight especially when all fifteen to twenty of them are floating across the early morning and late afternoon skyline.  Arts and crafts, children’s games, antique tractors, dance and much more make this event fun for the whole family. Vendors and great entertainment comprised of talented local musicians and special guests, along with some of the best vittles and such that this part of the state has to offer make the Fyffe UFO Day a great weekend destination. If you are interested in becoming a vendor at this event, please contact Fyffe City Hall at 256-623-2222 or visit their website for an application.

 August 23 – 24 Blacksmith Forging Demonstration with Walter Howell Locally & nationally-known craftsman Walter Howell will demonstrate this interesting artform of usefulness & beauty. See raw materials become works of art using this age-old method of heating & shaping metal known as forging. Some of Walter’s finished pieces of art will be available for purchase. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  DeSoto State Park Country Store Free & open to everyone. 256-997-5025

August 23 Home-made Bow Drill Set & Practice Bow Drill Class The bow drill is a simple tool used to ignite a small pile of dried tinder, useful in making a fire. There are five basic parts to a bow drill: the bow, the bowstring, the handle, the drill, and the fireboard. Everything you need will be supplied to make your own bow drill set; Class will start with a basic knife safety course, and during the class you will make your own spindle and heath board. A demonstration will be given on the construction and use of the bow drill, and participants will be given a collapsible bow, hand hold, dust pan and a bag to put your bow set in set in. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama-Picnic Area; $20 supply fee. Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited limit to 10. 256-997-5025

August 23-24 Kelley Reese Memorial Team Roping & Rodeo  Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center in Rainsville. 256-638-1650

August 23 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 23 Romey Atchley Book Signing Romey Atchley will be signing her books at Kamama’s in Mentone. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 256-634-3001

August 23 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together.  Headlamp and enthusiastic guide included. Meet at True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 24 How to Make Netting Needles & Netting Join Robert Wilson for this fun and simple class on how to make netting needles out of soft wood. Knife safety will be a part of this class, as well as techniques in making nets both open and closed and how to tie a netting knot. Participants may bring their own full tang or rat tail knife (No pocket knives for safety reasons please). A few knives will be available on a first come-first serve basis.  10 a.m. to 3 p.m. DeSoto State Park Picnic Area; $5 supply fee. Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited limit to 10. 256-997-5025

August 25 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 26 Afternoon Rock Climb Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about in the afternoon with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed. TAS   2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 27 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 27 Night Zip Line All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.  Enjoy the thrill of the zip line at night.  Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 28 Treasure Hunt Adventure Do you enjoy trying to solve riddles and clues?  This 5-hour adventure will take you deep into the heart of Manitou Cave.  You will have to solve and follow each clue in order to find the next one, and ultimately the Treasure!  TAS 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 28 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 28 Chamber After Hours Cragsmere Manor Bill and Martha Gibson will host a tour of their renovated spacious rental property Cragsmere Manor.  Come and see what all they can offer. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 17871 Co Rd 89 in Mentone. 256-845-2741

August 29 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 29 Campfire Talk: Sandstone Glades of Lookout Mountain Join us for a fun campfire talk in the great outdoors! A glade is an open area where the bedrock is at or near the surface, and where soils are so thin, trees and shrubs find it difficult to grow, yet you’ll find thriving, rare and unique plant communities that depend on the chemistry and conditions the environments provide. Through hot and dry summers and cold and wet winters, beautiful and tough plants live on in these sunny and hostile islands of rock among the sea of shady forests. Join Michelle Reynolds for a slideshow on sandstone glades of Lookout Mountain, Little River Canyon, and DeSoto State Park. Learn about this unique environment and the rare and beautiful plants that inhabit it. 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.  DeSoto State Park Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (In case of inclement weather will be located in Nature Center) Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. Free and open to the Public; Great for all ages! 256-997-5025 

August 30 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

August 30 How to Make a Solar Oven Join Robert Wilson in this fun and simple class for a how-to on making solar ovens from tin foil and cardboard. He will demonstrate how to make bread and bake it in the solar oven at the end of the class. Supplies are first come, first serve, participants are welcome to bring additional cardboard boxes and tin foil if they wish. 10 a.m. to 12 noon. DeSoto State Park Picnic Area; Free and open to everyone. Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited limit to 10. 256-997-5025

August 30 Dog Daze: A Furry Event for Canines and their Masters Join Canyon Center staff and volunteers for an “all about man’s best friend” day which includes treats for pets, doggie games and stories, prizes for “best dressed” and for “best tricks” and more! Little River Canyon Center; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free & Open to everyone. 256-782-5697

August 30 Bush Craft Baking Bread Demonstration Join Robert Wilson for this fun demonstration where he will be showing how to bake bread in a bushcraft & solar oven, as well as making bannock bread and ash cakes on a stick and over the campfire. 1p.m. to 3 p.m.  DeSoto State Park Picnic Area; Free & open to everyone. 256-997-5025  

August 30 Sandstone Glade Plant Walk Through hot and dry summers and cold and wet winters, beautiful and tough plants live on in these sunny and hostile islands of rock amongst the sea of shady forests. A glade is an open area where the bedrock is at or near the surface, and where soils are so thin, trees and shrubs find it difficult to grow, yet you’ll find thriving, rare and unique plant communities that depend on the chemistry and conditions the environments provide. Learn about this unique environment and explore the glades in DeSoto State park with Michelle Reynolds. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. DeSoto State Park Country Store; Free & open to everyone. Pre-registration is required. 256-997-5025  

August 31 How to Make a Noggin Cup A noggin cup is a simple wood cup that holds about a cup worth of liquid in it that can be carried on a belt and use to drink from in the outdoors. Join Robert Wilson to learn how to burn out the basic shape of a noggin cup. Class will be open as long as supplies last. 10 a.m. to 12 noon. DeSoto State Park Picnic Area; Free & open to everyone. 256-997-5025

August 31 How to Carve a Spoon and Fork This interesting class taught by Robert Wilson will start with basic knife safety and then everyone will be given pieces of wood to start carving out a spoon and fork along with the demonstrator. Participants may bring their own full tang or rat tail knife (No pocket knives for safety reasons please). A few knives will be available on a first come-first serve basis. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. DeSoto State Park; Free & open to everyone. 256-997-5025

                                                                            September  

September 1 Ider Mule Days This annual event showcases Sand Mountain’s rich agricultural heritage. Enjoy a parade of mules, horses, carriages, antique tractors and more. A horse pull, mule pull, antique tractors and cars, arts and crafts, food, children’s games, and so much more make this day one you won’t want to miss. Event takes place in the town of Ider and begins at 9:30 a.m.  256-657-4184  

September 1 Medicinal Herb Walk Join Robert Wilson on an easy meandering walk along the trails of DeSoto State Park to see several species of plants & learn some of the ways that plants have been used for food & medicine in the past. Bring a day pack with water & snacks if you wish. 10 a.m. to12 noon. Meet at Country Store. Free & open to everyone; but Pre-registration is required. 256-997-5025  

September 1 Herbal Salves Demonstration Join Robert Wilson for a demonstration on how to make a healing salve from plants for several different skin ailments. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at Country Store. Free & open to everyone; but Pre-registration is required.  256-997-5025

September 2 Celestial Navigation This two-hour class is a basic introduction to navigation by the stars. Learn how to navigate without the use of a compass or GPS with the same rules used for almost six thousand years. Meet at True Adventure Sports. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 3 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 3 - 4 Overnight Camping Skills Class Most needed camping skills are brought to you as well as advanced skills such as how to find dry fuels, how to build a fire without smoke, how to start a fire without matches or flint, lean to construction, and safety barriers.  True Adventure Sports 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. 256-997-9577   

September 4 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with the Barrel House Piano Blues Sounds of Alabama Annie. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Admission is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner at 5:30 and Music starts at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

September 4 The DeKalb County Master Gardeners Presents “Fall Flowers” This is bring your lunch and learn program about fall flowers.  Program will be given by Park Naturalist, Patti Donnellan.  Drinks will be available, so just bring your lunch and enjoy learning about flowers. The Coal and Iron Building on the corner of Gault and 5th Street NW. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

September 4 Sky Swing At Night Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 4 An Evening with Eli Gold Enjoy music, dinner, and more. 5:30 p.m. at the DeKalb County Schools Coliseum in Rainsville. Tickets from $25 to $125. Call 256-605-1801 for info

September 5 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together.  Headlamp and enthusiastic guide included. Meet at True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 6 Treasure Hunt Adventure Do you enjoy trying to solve riddles and clues?  This 5-hour adventure will take you deep into the heart of Manitou Cave.  You will have to solve and follow each clue in order to find the next one, and ultimately the Treasure!  TAS 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 6 - 7 Fall Survival Class With One World Adventure An early fall survival class for Wilderness Survival 101. A weekend long class with a specific for the lower Appalachian mountain range and spring weather conditions. We will cover a broad range of topics from Clothing, Kits, Shelter, Fire, Water, and Rescue. Saturday 9 a.m. to Sunday 3 p.m. 256-634-8370

September 6 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 8 Afternoon Rock Climb Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about in the afternoon with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed. TAS   2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577  

September 10 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 11 GPS Basic Training and Navigation Class Part 1 Learn how to use a map, compass, and a handheld GPS. Learn basic navigation and how to pinpoint a location for quick return, or quick rescue. Also learn how to search by waypoints or coordinates. True Adventure Sports 10 a.m. to 4 pm. 256-997-9577

September 6 Storytime at the Canyon Center The Story of Cotton and a Celebration of Farming Little River Canyon Center staff and volunteers will read aloud unique children’s literature every first Saturday of the month. Storybooks will be available for purchase. Little River Canyon Center. 11 a.m. to Noon. Free and open to everyone. 256-782-5697

September 11 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 12 Mountain Bike Tour Come have an enjoyable ride without the fear of getting lost. This three hour tour includes a mountain bike rental, instruction, and a guide for safety, direction, and information. $65 per person Meet at True Adventure Sports 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 256-997-9577 

September 12 GPS Basics Training and Navigation Class Part 2 You will learn to find a beacon placed in the woods as a SAR attempt while knowing your position, and the position of your teammates. True Adventure Sports 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  256-997-9577  

 September 13 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 13 Basic Pine Needle Basketry Class Learn the basics of pine needle basketry, an old craft with a long history. Join DSP staff and volunteers to learn the basic steps to making a coiled basket from longleaf pine needles. Each participant will learn the basic skills of pine needle basketry and take home their very own creation. The art of coiling baskets is universally common to indigenous peoples. Coiling is the technique of creating baskets and art from pine needles and was a part of pre-Columbian Native American crafts. Today, pine needle baskets and art are made primarily for decorative purposes. All materials (pine needles, thread, and small center for basket) will be furnished. Class is for ages 12 to adult. DeSoto State Park Nature Center (Next to the Country Store). 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Central Time Zone). Fee: $20 supply fee - Payable to DeSoto State Park. Pre-registration required; class number is limited to 10. 256-997-5025

September 13 NPS Green & Gray Saturday The National Park Service staff and volunteers will present “Green & Gray” programs on the second Saturday of each month. Topics include park resources and activities, climate change, recycling, energy conservation, eco-gardening, exotic plants, native landscaping, pollution prevention, green energy, and more! Little River Canyon Center. 10 a.m. Free; for more information contact the National Park Service at 256-845-8548

September 13 Little River Canyon Trivia Challenge Join Dr. James Rayburn (JSU Biology) for this fun trivia challenge which includes questions (and answers) about the Natural History of Little River Canyon and Lookout Mountain. Participants will be divided into teams and use “clickers” to answer questions during this fun competition. “Prizes” will be awarded to the top performers.  Little River Canyon Center. 10 a.m. to Noon.  $5 per person; pre-registration required. 256-782-5697

September 13 Night Zip Line  All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.  Enjoy the thrill of the zip line at night.  Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 15 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 16 Zip Line & Sky Swing Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before adventure. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 16 - 18 High Adventure Trip This is a 3 day adventure including a Wild Cave Tour, Rock Climbing, An Extreme Night Hike and end with a relaxing canoe trip.  Price includes all activities, attractions, permits, fees, gear, and guides.  256-997-9577

September 16 Alabama Ballet Come and enjoy a spectacular show by the Alabama Ballet. Tom Bevill Lyceum on NACC campus. Tickets are $10 each. 7p.m. For tickets, call 256-638-4418, ext. 248

September 17 United Givers Fund Kickoff Funds are raised during a six week period in September and October and distributed to our agencies throughout the year.  100% of the money raised stays in DeKalb County.   Donations are tax deductible. First Presbyterian Church in Fort Payne.  11:30 a.m. Please help us help others. 256-845-4006

September 18 Zip Line Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.   Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 18 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with April Mae and The June Bugs. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Admission is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner at 5:30 and Music starts at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

 September 19 Zip Line & Sky Swing Adventure All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before adventure. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 19 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 19 Campfire Talk: Beautiful Butterflies Join lepidopterist and photographer, Vitaly Charny, co-author of 'Butterflies of Alabama' to learn about the many species of butterflies in the great state of Alabama. Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. DeSoto’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (In case of inclement weather will be located in Nature Center). 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free to the Public; Great for all ages! 256-997-5025

September 20 14th Annual John Benge Commemorative Motorcycle Ride We welcome you to join us as we ride in commemoration of DeKalb County's Cherokee Indian Heritage and all Indian Nations who were forced to walk on the Infamous Trail of Tears.  The ride is strictly voluntary and you Ride at Your Own Risk. The John Benge Ride is in remembrance of those who walked this trail and brings awareness to this tragedy. 256-845-3957 or 888-805-4740    

September 20 The 5th Annual Haulin' for Hannah 5k Run/Walk & 1 mile Fun Run Come enjoy a Saturday filled with fun! Our 5k will begin at 8:00 am. Your family can cheer you on and then enjoy our annual Boom Day celebration. Profitsate Park’s Campfire Ring . 7 a.m.  go towards the Hannah Martin Scholarship Fund

September 20 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 20 Boom Days Heritage Celebration 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 City Park.  10 a.m.  256-845-1524  

September 20 Farm & Garden Fest Enjoy a day celebrating agriculture, gardening, and livestock...Ag in Action interactive farm fun, Alabama 4H, garden info, displays, animals, fiddle music, arts, food & more! 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Activities and exhibits all day; FREE (Donations appreciated) Little River Canyon Center; From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. there will be a Butterfly Talk & Walk 256-845-3548

September 20 Growing Up WILD & Living Wild Family: Fun Butterflies & Flutterbys Join Canyon Center staff and volunteers every fourth Saturday of the month for fun nature and art programs for preschool age children. Learn about beautiful Butterflies, Dragonflies, and Damselflies and do some fun activities. Little River Canyon Center. 1p.m. to 3 p.m. No fee; some programs may have limited space so pre-registration is encouraged. 256-782-5697 

September 20 – 21 One World Backpacking Series Bush craft fun while camping (Chairs): For our last Backpacking club of 2014 you will learn the art of bush craft. Make a stool and cool little tripod chair that will make the time you spend in the woods more fun and relaxing. Ages: Adults and youth 14 and up. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $110 per person includes meals and all equipment. $85 per person includes meals (must provide your own equipment). $65 per person includes instruction (must provide on equipment and food). Group max: 6 Upon registration, you will be sent a packing list. To register, call 256-634-8370

September 20 Book Signing with Deborah Robillard Author Deborah Robillard will be at the Book Shelf for a book signing. 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.  256-844-8663

September 20 Campfire Talk: Dragonflies & Damselflies Join lepidopterist and photographer, Vitaly Charny, to learn more about the fascinating life-cycle of Alabama’s Dragonflies and Damselflies. Stunning photographs to see! Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish. DeSoto’s Campfire Ring in the Improved Campground (In case of inclement weather will be located in Nature Center). 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free to the Public; Great for all ages! Call 256-997-5025

September 20 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing at night. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 21 Tri-State Paper Crafting Meetup Join us to learn, create and be inspired while crafting with papers, stamps, inks, punches, and die cuts. Take some time-out, meet new friends, and relax while doing fun projects. No experience needed. Kamama Gallery in Mentone. 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. To learn more or reserve a spot go to www.meetup.com/Tri-StatePaperCrafters 206-349-4026

September 22 Rock Climbing Adventure Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.   10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  256-997-9577  

September 22 - 27 The 57th Annual DeKalb County VFW Agricultural Fair Rides on the midway, great food, live entertainment, livestock exhibits, agricultural displays, awards, and so much more. Held at the VFW Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5 p.m. 256-845-4752

September 23 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 23 Extreme Night Hike This end-of-day adventure does not slow down just because it's dark.  Intended for a large group team-building exercise, this hike has a bit of bouldering, some scrambling, some spelunking, and a whole lot of required working together.  Headlamp and enthusiastic guide included. Meet at True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 24 Rock Climbing Adventure Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  Come experience first-hand what rock climbing is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.   2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  256-997-9577

September 26 & 27 Collinsville Annual Quilt Walk Stroll through the beautiful historic Victorian homes of downtown Collinsville and view some of the most wonderfully handcrafted quilts you have ever seen. Hours are Friday Noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 256-524-2323  

September 26 Night Zip Line All our zip lines are set up just before the adventure to ford a gorge or cross from one high point to another.  Enjoy the thrill of the zip line at night.  Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 27 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo Nestled in the NE corner of Alabama are some of the best and unique sandstone cliffs in the country.  Come experience first-hand what rock climbing and rappelling is all about with guides who are fun, safe and energetic. This trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  No prior climbing experience is needed.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 27 How to Make Hunting Shirts This interesting class will give you a choice of making a simple pull-over hunting shirt from wool or canvas. Participants may finish in class or be able to finish at home. 10 a.m. to12 noon. DeSoto State Park Nature Center (Next to the Country Store).  $30 supply fee. Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited limit to 10. Call 256-997-5025

September 27 How to Make Pocket Alcohol Stove Join Robert Wilson to learn how to build an ultralight portable stove from an altoid can. These simple designs are also called hobo stoves, and are useful for outdoor use. This class will be a make & take, and there will be a demo of one in use at the end of the class. All supplies will be provided. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. DeSoto State Park Nature Center (Next to the Country Store). $10 supply fee. Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited limit to 20. 256-997-5025 

September 28 Medicinal Herb Walk Join Robert Wilson & Jenny Turner on an easy meandering walk along the trails of DeSoto State Park to see several species of plants & learn some of the ways that plants have been used for food & medicine in the past. Bring a day pack with water & snacks if you wish. 10 a.m. to 12 noon. DeSoto State Park. Meet at Country Store. Free & open to everyone; but Pre-registration is required.  256-997-5025  

September 28 Fall Herbal Teas Join Robert Wilson & Jenny Turner for a taste-test of teas made from certain plants found in the great outdoors. Some dried herbs will be provided with tea bags and some boiling water. Participants will need to bring a cup or bottle to use. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. DeSoto State Park Country Store.  Fee and open to everyone. 256-997-5025

September 27 2nd Annual Sportsman's Dinner Mtn. View Baptist Church in Fort Payne will be having thier 2nd annual Sportsman's Dinner. The event will includes skeet shooting, a bow tournament, vendors, live music, dinner, a speaker, & lots of door prizes. Tickets are $5 each. Event will begin at 1 p.m. and dinner will be at 5 p.m. and speaker at 6 p.m. 256-630-0307

September 29 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  No previous experience necessary.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 29 Night Sky Swing Adventure This is an adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the thrill of the swing at night. Pre-registration required at True Adventure Sports by 6 pm the day before the adventure.  Meet at True Adventure Sports 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 30 Wild Cave Tour Go beyond where the average tourist explores!  This 2.5 hour adventure is for those of you ready to explore on your knees, on your belly, in the mud and through tight tunnels.  Explore in one of NE Alabama's most unique all-weather caves, Manitou Cave, in the heart of Fort Payne.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  Meet at True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

  

October  

October 2 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with Claude Bourbon from England with his Medieval and Spanish Blues. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Admission is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner at 5:30 and Music starts at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

October 4 – 5 Bugging Out Weekend with One World Adventure Test your gear: Test your bug out gear during the wetter and cooler weather conditions. Specific bug out classes and exercises during the weekend. Saturday 9 a.m. to Sunday 3 p.m. 256-634-8370

October 9 - 12 The Courage Worship Event This is going to be a worship event like never before.  The Courage mission is to heal the broken hearted, to remember the forgotten, to bring hope to the hopeless and courage to the weak.  Courage Worship event is designed to create this environment for a constant 72 hours. There will be dozens of Christian Bands, Solo Artists, and Speakers. During the day there will be optional community service groups going out at each hour all day and worship will continue though out the day and night.  It’s a chance to serve the people of DeKalb County who are in need.  Hope you can join us. 256-706-2319

October 11 1st Annual Pumpkins in Sylvania Park There will be variety of vendors, live entertainment, car show, inflatables, Pumpkin contests & lots more! Fun for the whole family! Contact Town Hall for information. 256-638-2604

October 18 - 19 The 30th Annual Mentone Colorfest  Over the two day event, a steady stream of music from talented local musicians featuring the "Sounds of Mentone" can be heard in the brow park pavilion. Before leaving, be sure to browse the rest of the mountaintop town and check out locally own shops and boutiques and other unique places. When your tummy starts talkin', look for the "Taste of Mentone" signs and indulge in some of the best cuisine in the South!  Email for more information.   

October 25 – 26 The 6th Annual Mentone Area Art Council Home Tour and Silent Auction The Mentone Area Arts Council (MAAC) will present a two-day fall tour of nine homes and one historic camp in the Cloudland and Mentone area of Lookout Mountain. Guest registration will take place at the Town Hall in Mentone and tickets good for both days can be purchased for $5 each. Maps listing the locations of the tour stops as well as information on each house will be available with each ticket purchased.  The Silent Auction items will be displayed in the Town Hall and bidding sheets will be available during tour hours. Bidding ends at 4pm Sunday when purchases can be claimed.  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 205-520-1556

October 30 Made in DeKalb Expo Manufacturers and craftsmen from across DeKalb County, Alabama will showcase their products. High school students will have the opportunity to review local manufacturing career options. Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center. Free admission to the public.    

November

November 6th Annual Canyon Fest: A Celebration of Arts and Nature Little River Canyon Field School and Interpretive Center want you to come and enjoy live music, nature and arts activities, arts demonstrations and sales, great food, vendors, children's activities and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 256-782-5697  

November 14 – 15 Rainsville Holiday Open House Rainsville retailers will welcome shoppers with a variety of activities such as décor, refreshments, music door prizes and more.  256-638-7800

  

December  

December 4 DeKalb County Children's Advocacy Center Holiday Market & Open House We are so excited about doing our Open House and Holiday Market here at the CAC! We will be showing off our  building along with having dinner theatre tickets on sale, t-shirts, refreshments, Santa and more. We will also have information available to those who would like to “adopt a child” for Christmas. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 256-997-9700

December 13 Annual Rainsville Christmas At the Crossroads and Parade Come and enjoy a celebration on the season with this fun festive annual event.   Parade begins at 4 p.m. 256-638-7800 

 

 
 


Call us Toll-free at 1-(888)-805-4740
or contact us via email here

©Copyright 2010 DeKalb County Tourist Association
1503 Glen Blvd. SW Fort Payne, AL 35968

   
corner-sw corner-se