Alabama’s Top 10 Events of the Month – September 2008

Coon Dog Cemetery Labor Day Celebration
Tuscumbia; Sep. 1
Graves are freshly decorated for the event. View over 185 graves. Enjoy
buck dancing, liar’s contest, speech-making and entertainment. Barbecue

Chickasaw Trails Invitational
Moulton; Sep. 6
Each year, students convene in Lawrence County for this championship
event. Snug between Bankhead National Forest and the Tennessee River is
one of America’s top-rated cross country championship courses featuring
scenic wooded trails that allow for a fast race and great spectating.

Navistar LPGA Classic
Prattville; Sep. 22-28
This multimillion dollar event showcases a full field of professional
LPGA golfers. The tournament is scheduled to be televised nationally
and internationally.

Boom Days Heritage Celebration
Fort Payne; Sep. 12-20
Weeklong art and music festival highlighting the rich cultural and
historical heritage of Fort Payne, culminating with the Boom Days
Heritage Celebration on the 20th, which features two dozen musical acts
and display and sale of works by fine artists and craftsmen along four
blocks of the downtown district.

Hank Williams 85th Birthday Celebration
Montgomery; Sep. 12-13
Live music on Friday with food and drinks at Noble’s Restaurant in
downtown Montgomery. Oakwood Cemetery visit on Saturday and then live
music and a tour at the Hank Williams Museum.

Racking Horse World Championship
Decatur; Sep. 20-27
Culminating event for the Racking Horse Breeders Association with crowning of Racking Horse champion.

Trail of Tears Remembrance Motorcycle Ride &
Native American Pow Wow

Florence; Sep. 20
A celebration of Native American history with a Native American Pow
Wow, storytelling, demonstrations, arts, crafts, food vendors and

Grape Stomp
Harpersville; Sep. 20
Morgan Creek’s annual Grape Stomp is the biggest event of the year
celebrating the harvest or “crush” as it’s known at wineries. Visitors
get to stomp grapes with their feet in wooden barrels, take free tours,
enjoy free wine tastings, plus enjoy food and other fun activities.

All You Can Eat Century Bike Ride
Huntsville; Sep. 20
Join the Spring City Cycling Club for the 24th annual All You Can Eat
Century Bicycle Ride. This is one of the premier cycling events in the
beautiful Tennessee Valley. The ride follows a gently rolling loop on
low-traffic roads through Madison, Franklin and Lincoln Counties of
Alabama and Tennessee. Five different distance options are available
ranging from 23 miles to 102 miles. After the ride enjoy an
all-you-can-eat dinner provided by Nothing But Noodles.

Huntsville; Sep. 29-Jan. 4
Football gives visitors the opportunity to understand the science,
mathematics and technology of the game. Fall in Alabama means football
… now it can be educational.

From the Alabama Tourism Department

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