Top 10 Events of the Month in Alabama: March 2009

Bridge Crossing Jubilee – Mar 5-8
of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March. Highlights include a
parade, pageant, symposiums, music, Voting Rights Hall of Fame
induction and much more.

“Colonies of the Gulf Coast,” 19th Annual – Mar 7
life on Isle Dauphine in the 1700-1800’s. Visit with French, British,
and Spanish soldiers. Watch demonstrations of basket weaving and
open-hearth cooking. Resident blacksmith on site.

Alabama River Festival – Mar 12-14
Creek/Seminole traditions, 1812 frontier camps, river music, food and culture, all at the only museum on the Alabama River.

58th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival – Mar 20-22
nearly 250 booths of the finest arts and crafts in the nation with live
local entertainment, the Spring Fever Chase, train show, Outdoor Art
Show and classic festival foods. Shuttle provided.

Historic Mobile Homes Tour – Mar 20-21
some of Mobile’s most significant architectural treasures represented
by private homes, sacred places and house museums. Architectural styles
include Creole cottages, Greek Revival mansions, Victorian and
Neoclassic residences.

Historic Selma Pilgrimage & Antique Show & Sale – Mar 20-22
flowers and belles in hoop skirts serve as a backdrop for the
Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society’s annual event, which
features home, church and cemetery tours, an antique show and a car

Spring Farm Day – Mar 21
living history demonstrations of sheep shearing, blacksmithing, plowing
with draft animals, basket weaving, quilting, and other farm
activities. Enjoy an Old-Time Fiddlers Convention and folk music.

“Siege of Bridgeport” Reenactment, 15th Annual – Mar 27-29
largest reenactment features more than 2,000 reenactors who bring
history to life as they relive the fateful battle of the Civil War.
Period music, authentic encampment, and vendors.

195th Anniversary of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend – Mar 28-29
live cannon fire, the lives of Creek and Cherokee Indians, hunting
camps and demonstrations of traditional skills of the early 1800s.

The Original German Sausage Festival – Mar 28
German sausage and other food booths, music, dancing, arts and crafts, children’s rides and games.

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