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The Dekalb County Tourist Association welcomes you to Lookout Mountain Alabama


         


Suggested travels plans to Lookout Mountain 

2015 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 7 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,
3 p.m. to 7 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

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September 1 State of the City Forum The City of Fort Payne will be hosting a City Forum to discuss the future of and to brainstorm on how to make out city even better. Everyone is invited to attend. Fort Payne City Hall 6 p.m.

September 1 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. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 2 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.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 3 Sky Swing 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 3 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with Mark Namore and Scott Ward. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Adm. is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner at 5:30 and Music at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

September 4 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.  True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 5 Mad Science & Crazy Art Mad science days may include chemical magic, special effects, bubbling potions, slimes, high-bouncing balls, while the crazy art days will include a mix of science into art for some crazy but beautiful artistic creations with buttons, strings, recycled materials, dirt paint and more!  Kids ages 6-10 can put their hands into mad science and crazy art experiments hosted by the Canyon Center Gift Shop.  Little River Canyon Center; 11 a.m. to Noon; $5 per child 256-782-5697

September 5 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 5 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.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 5 2nd Annual Labor Day Blowout at Fort Payne Motor Speedway Come out for an AWESOME TIME!  There is $2500.00 to win Super Late Model Event! Plus Features for A-Hobbys - B-Hobbys - and Ponys!  Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing action scheduled for 7 p.m.  Admission is $15 in the grandstands and $30 in the pits (Kids 12 and under FREE!).  706-346-3385

September 7 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 7 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 9 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 10 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 p.m.  256-997-9577 

September10 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with Wisewater Featuring Forrest O'Connor. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Adm. is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner at 5:30 and Music at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

September 10 Movie Night At Vintage 1889 Come join vintage movie night in the boarding room at Vintage 1889.  7 p.m. 256-845-3380

September 11 – 12 Vintage Pickin’ Barn Sale Shop from some of the best vendors from around the South! Vintage marketplace featuring: Farmhouse • Primitives • Rustic Junk • Industrial •Shabby & French Country • Repurposed goods and more. There will be live music and local food vendors! Priority Pickin' Passes for both days are $15 for private 3-hour shopping day of the event from 9 a.m. to Noon. General admission tickets are $6 per day and sale runs from noon to 5 p.m.

September 11 Mountain Bike Tour This tour explores some beautiful trails and paths atop Lookout Mountain or Sand Mountain. 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. Meet at True Adventure Sports 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 11 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 12 Blow Your Own Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

September 12 Second Saturday Art Market Second Saturday Art Market and MAAC is making it possible for our local artists and musicians to have a place to showcase their talents that is absolutely free to them. Located in the empty lot across from The Mentone Market. Plan now to attend! 9 a.m.

September 12 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo 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 12 Movie Night In Mentone The Mentone Business Association will host a movie night for the family.  “Southern Heart” is a sweet feel good movie that was filmed right here in Mentone. Movie will show at the Mentone Inn Pavilion. There will be limited seating so make sure you bring your lawn chair. Music will be 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and movie starts just after that.  Hot dogs, chips & drink for only $5

September 12 Movie Night At Vintage 1889 Come join vintage movie night in the boarding room at Vintage 1889.  7 p.m. 256-845-3380

September 12 Night 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. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 13 DeKalb County Marching Band Exhibition Come enjoy an afternoon of watching all DeKalb County Schools and Fort Payne City School bands perform. Fort Payne Wildcat Stadium at 3 p.m. Tickets will be $5 and parking will be $2. 256-845-0535 

September 14 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.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 15 - 17 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 15 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 17 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 17 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with Ricky J. Taylor Band. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Adm. is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner at 5:30 and Music at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

September 18 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 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.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 19 The 6th Annual Haulin' for Hannah 5k Run/Walk Come enjoy a Saturday filled with fun! Our 5k will begin at 8 a.m. The course is through the City of Fort Payne and down several side streets. Your family can cheer you on and then enjoy our annual Boomdays celebration. Various art vendors, pet parade (10 a.m.) and lots of fun for kids. The Lion's Club will host a barbecue fundraiser and the Methodist Men's Group will host a Pintos and Cornbread fundraising event along with the usual Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Fort Payne Kiwanas. This year we will give $100 prizes to the overall 5k winners Male and female.*Go Online and Register Now for the Annual Haulin For Hannah 5K Race & Fun Run on September 19, 2015 www.haulinforhannah.raceonline.com      

September 19 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo 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 19 Humane Society 8th Annual Pet Pawrade Come and show off your pet in the HS/AR DeKalb Pet Pawrade. This is an Annual event of the Boom Cays Celebration. The Pet Pawrade will begin at the HS/AR DeKalb tent located in the Alabama Walking Park (5th St SW Fort Payne, AL).  We will have pets available for adoption!  Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. & the parade kicks off at 10 a.m. 256-997-9180  

September 19 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 19 15th 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 19 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 19 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 21Rock Climbing Adventure 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 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 22 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.  True Adventure Sports. 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 23 Rock Climbing Adventure 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 24 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with Glenn and Libba. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Adm. is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner at 5:30 and Music at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

September 24 Movie Night At Vintage 1889 Come join vintage movie night in the boarding room at Vintage 1889.  7 p.m. 256-845-3380

September 25 – 26 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 4 p.m. 256-524-2323

September 25 Night 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. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 26 Rock Climbing / Rappelling Adventure Combo 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 26 Movie Night At Vintage 1889 Come join vintage movie night in the boarding room at Vintage 1889.  7 p.m. 256-845-3380

September 27 3rd Annual Sportsman's Dinner Mountain View Baptist Church in Fort Payne will be having their 3rd 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 $10 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 28 Rappelling Adventure Come experience the thrill of rappelling down the sheer sandstone gems of NE Alabama.  Each trip includes all the gear plus basic instruction.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 256-997-9577

September 28 – October 3 The 59th 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 28 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 29 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.  Adventure includes helmet, cave lamps plus a fun informative guide.  True Adventure Sports.  5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 256-997-9577

October

October 2 – 4 Communicating with the Animals A very special Untamed weekend retreat with Debbie McGillivray and Susan Steffens. The 3 day adventure  includes workshop, signed copy of Untamed Voices, workbooks, lunch, snacks, beverages and a private tour of the preserve. (a portion of the proceeds from this retreat will be donated back to the animals at this preserve). $335 for the weekend.  Please call to register. 256-524-4150

October 8 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with Dave Holland. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Adm. is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner at 5:30 and Music at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

October 10 4th Annual Little River Canyon Half Marathon The Little River Canyon Center will host its 4th annual “Little River Half Marathon.  Little River Canyon Center: 8 a.m. $50 fee; pre-registration required. 256-782-5697

October 15 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with Danika Holmes. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Adm. is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner at 5:30 and Music at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

October 16-18 Ponderosa Fall Weekend Retreat Open to both boys & girls from age 7-18. The teens will be participating in different activities from the younger campers. Activities will include canoeing & kayaking, horseback riding, group games & relays on the ball field and in gym, star light wagon rides, camp fire, s'mores, engaging chapel & worship sessions with Bible teaching, ...and more!  Register online today by logging into your account. Select reservation based on camper's age. Spaces are limited.  $95 per person. $35 deposit per person is all you need today to reserve your spot! You can continue to make payments online as often as you wish or pay the balance by October 15. You camper will also need Snack Shack money. You can add this to your cart during check-out/reservation process or you can bring it with you during check-in on Friday the 16th. Check-In from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. (Let us know if you need "late- check-in" after your football game)! Check-Out from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday

October 16 Ole Time Christians In Concert The Ole Time Christians will be in concert at Chris Roberts School of Music in Fort Payne. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at Chris Roberts School of Music, Gary's Appliance Warehouse, Roger's Music and Black's Tire in Rainsville. Tickets will also be available at the door. 7 p.m.

October 17 3rd Annual Color Craze 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run One World Adventure will host the 3rd annual COLOR CRAZE 5K & 1 MILE FUN RUN! The race is great for all ages and will begin at Mason Park in Mentone, adjacent to Mentone Town Hall. Sign in and Race Day Registration begins at 7am Saturday morning with 1st wave starting at 7:50 a.m. Fees vary from $15 - $30. Find out more information by visiting our site http://oneworldadventureco.com/fall-fundraising-events/  256-634-8370

October 17 – 18 Mentone Colorfest Come and enjoy the Fall season at the annual Mentone Colorfest. This event is filled with arts, crafts, great food, live entertainment and much more. It is held at the scenic Mentone Brow Park and downtown Mentone on Saturday and Sunday. Email

October 22 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with Debbie Bond. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Adm. is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner at 5:30 and Music at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

October 24 Blow Your Own Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

October 30 - November 1 Spookapalooza! Weekend At DeSoto State Park Fun for the entire family…snacks, treats, costumes, and excellent slap-yourknee-&-shiver storytelling! Join us here at DeSoto State Park for a weekend of fun events guaranteed to run shivers up and down your spine! Movies, treats, games, storytelling & more are in store during this popular annual event. All events are free to the public & great for all ages! 256-997-5025

October 31 Blow Your Own Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

November

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

November 6 - 8 & 13 - 15 “Nunsense” Northeast Alabama Community College Theatre presents “Nunsense”.  Call 256-638-4418 for more information and tickets.  

November 7 Blow Your Own Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

November 7 7th 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 7 Mad Science & Crazy Art Mad science days may include chemical magic, special effects, bubbling potions, slimes, high-bouncing balls, while the crazy art days will include a mix of science into art for some crazy but beautiful artistic creations with buttons, strings, recycled materials, dirt paint and more!  Kids ages 6-10 can put their hands into mad science and crazy art experiments hosted by the Canyon Center Gift Shop.  Little River Canyon Center; 11 a.m. to Noon; $5 per child 256-782-5697

November 7 Collinsville Historic Turkey Trot Join us for food, fun and games. An antique car and tractor show, turkey shoot, cake walk, and historic “turkey toss” from the roof of a building make this an event fun for all ages. Sponsored in part by the Collinsville Historic Association. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 256-524-2788

November 8 Bryson Strong 5K and Fun Run We are inviting you to join us for the 1st Annual BRYSON STRONG 5K and Fun Run! All proceeds will go to the Bryson Richey Fund. The race will begin at the Rainsville Civic Center. The entry fee is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the Fun Run. Your deadline to receive a shirt will be October 31st! Go to www.racesonline.com/events/bryson-strong-5k-fitness-walk to register for the race! We hope you join us for a fun celebration for Bryson. 2 p.m.

November 14 Blow Your Own Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

November 21 Blow Your Own Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

November 27 Blow Your Own Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

November 28 Blow Your Own Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

December

December 5 Blow Your Own Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

December 12 Blow Your Own Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

December 17 Kamama Music Series Come and enjoy music with the Pierce Pettis Christmas Concert. Kamama stage and seating provide the audience an intimate listening experience where live music can be fully appreciated. Adm. is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Dinner at 5:30 and Music at 7 p.m. 256-634-3001

December 19 Blow Your Own Ornament Come design and blow your own ornament with the help of one of our glass artists.  No reservations are needed, it is on a first come, first serve basis.   For this we welcome people of all ages (at least 5 years old). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Cost is $38 per ornament 256-523-3188

 
 


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