Top 10 Events of Alabama for September 2009 from the Alabama Tourism Department

Fayette Arts Festival, 40th Annual – Sep 12
Experience
one of the longest-running arts and crafts festivals in Alabama,
featuring a juried exhibit/sale of fine arts and folk arts and crafts,
live entertainment, food, children’s activities and a special Kid’s
Place.

9th Ole Timey Craft & Bluegrass Festival – Sep 18-19
Paint Rock Valley Lodge. Bluegrass and country music, folk art
demonstrations, broom making, blacksmithing, wood carving, pencil art, a
Civil War reenactment, antique cars and tractors, food and merchandise
vendors, Western town, cash prizes, and a display of guns, coins and
knives. Fri., 4-10 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission charged.
256-776-9411; www.prvlodge.com

Bridgeport Jubilee, 12th Annual – Sep 19
Enjoy musical entertainment throughout the day, including bluegrass,
gospel and local talent. Also food vendors, silent auction, arts and
crafts, antique car show, motorcycle show, children’s activities and
more.

Leeds Folk Festival & John Henry Celebration – Sep 19-20
Enjoy more than 35 artists and craftspeople, musical entertainment,
food, children’s activities, and a play depicting the life of John Henry
and the contest he waged with a steam drill at Oak Mountain Tunnel in
the 1880s. The play, “Let that Cold Steel Ring,” will be presented on
the grounds of the Leeds Historic Depot at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on
Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.

Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle & Native American Pow Wow – Sep 19
McFarland Park. A celebration of Native American history with
storytelling, demonstrations, arts, crafts, food vendors, and a
three-day powwow. Free. 877-868-8747; www.trailoftears-remembrance.org

Antique & Apple Festival – Sep 25-27
8483 Ala. Hwy. 157, Moulton. See and learn about the many different
varieties of homegrown apples, sample more than 50 varieties, and shop
for arts and crafts such as handmade pottery, jewelry, furniture and
antiques. Food vendors with sweets and treats. Fri. and Sat., 9 a.m.-5
p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission charged. 256-974-5067;
www.lawrencealabama.com

Harvest Festival – Sep 26
Gaineswood Antebellum House Museum. A “county fair” style event with
arts and crafts, agricultural life demonstrations, old-fashioned games,
musical entertainment, refreshments, and open house tours of the
National Historic Landmark. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission charged.
334-289-4846; www.preserveala.org

Mule Day – Sep 26
More than 300 arts, crafts and flea market vendors, an antique car show,
music, and plenty of food and fun for the entire family. Skirmish at The
Luxapalila, a Civil War reenactment, will take place on Sat. and Sun., 8
a.m.-4 p.m. Free; free shuttle service will be available. 205-487-8841

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