Jackson County 2014 Annual Events
YEAR ROUND EVENT
P First Monday Weekend Trade Days – See 2014 dates below. Est. Monthly Attendance: 7,500; Jackson County Courthouse Square, Scottsboro, AL. One of the Deep South’s oldest and largest trade days where bartering, haggling, and swapping of goods has not passed on with time. It is a true blend of antique shows, craft fairs, and rummage sales. Believed to have begun in the mid-1850’s, where merchants plied their wares around the Court House in downtown Scottsboro. Admission: Free.
P Spring Fling-Junior College Golf Tournament – March 19th, 20th, and 21st at Goose Pond Colony, Scottsboro. See the best young golfers from around the nation compete for recognition as the team to beat in May when most of them come back to Goose Pond to play for the National Championship. Info: The Chamber at 256-259-5500 or Goose Pond at 256-259-2884.
P 15th Siege of Bridgeport Re-enactment – Celebrated March 27th, 28st, 29nd. The undisputed largest re-enactment in Alabama. Bridgeport brings history alive when almost 2,000 re-enactors thrill thousands of curious visitors and history buffs with their authentic re-creation of this fateful battle of the Civil War. Also included are period music, authentic encampment and vendors of historical objects and clothing. For Info: Glenn Hill 256-495-3614 or Jackson Co. Tourism 256-259-5500.
P Off Broadway Plays presented by the Theatre Department of Northeast Alabama Community College – Last two weekends in April. A spring play or musical is just another benefit of having the creative talent and facilities of the Tom Bevill Lyceum at Northeast Alabama Community College. Admission: $5.00. Contact: Regan McClung at 218-638-4418 or e-mail email@example.com or www.nacc.edu/nacctheatre
P Native American Festival – May 2nd, & 3rd. One of the earliest known habitations of Native Americans and Alabama’s only National Monument Russell Cave near Bridgeport, AL hosts their annual Native American Festival from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. each day. Bring your lawn chair or blanket for the storytelling and dancing. Other demonstrations of early living and arts include: pottery making, Cherokee encampment, flute music, archery, flint napping, woodcarving, and many other activities for all ages. Food vendors will be available. Free admission. For Info: Sheila Reed 256-495-2672 or Jackson Co. Tourism 256-259-5500 or visit www.nps.gov/ruca.
P Annual Catfish Festival – Held May 17th at County Park in Scottsboro. A great hometown festival will include a catfish tournament for the adults, catfish rodeo for kids, arts & crafts show, Car Show, Free Concerts. Admission. For Info: Susan Carlile 256-256-1503 or Vickie Hastings 256-574-4305.
P McDonald’s Big Bass Splash – May 16th & 17th at Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro. Join hundreds of Amateur Anglers from kids to adults as they fish for the chance at $150,000 in cash and prizes. An Outdoor EXPO with food, fishing items, and entertainment available throughout the weekend. Registration fee for anglers. For Information contact: Jackson County Tourism @ 800-259-5508 or Sealy Outdoors @ 888-698-2591.
P Walking Tours of Scottsboro – Every Saturday beginning June 6th and ending June 27th in downtown Scottsboro, AL. A traditional State event that allows visitors and history buffs to explore participating communities historical homes & areas. Starts at 10 a.m. at the Scottsboro-Jackson Heritage Center and is led by a different community leader each week. No charge. Info: The Chamber at 256-259-5500
P 12th Annual Bridgeport Jubilee – June 6th – 9:00 a.m. till 9:00 p.m. Downtown Bridgeport near Soulard Square and the historic depot and museum. Join in the entire day of family fun as Bridgeport celebrates its present to help preserve its historical past. Be a part of the patriotic decorated bike and tricycle parade at 1:30. You might be a winner. There will be musical entertainment throughout the day including blue grass, gospel and local pickers and singers. Also food vendors, silent auction, arts & crafts, bingo, antique car show, motorcycle show, children’s games, and historical storytelling with re-enactors. A fantastic fireworks show ends the Jubilee. Donations accepted. For info: Mary Mashburn 256-495-3114, or Rubye Hahn 256-495-2727. or Jackson County Tourism 256-259-5500
P Stevenson Depot Days – June 11th thru 14th. Downtown Stevenson, Alabama & Stevenson City Park – Est. attendance: 15,000. An old-fashioned festival that celebrates its railway heritage with parades, ice crème social, pioneer breakfast, a street dance, story telling, clogging, museum tours, and other period entertainment. The festival also features the Pro Lawnmower Racing, Alabama Bug Jam, Free concerts and much, much more. For Info: 437-3012 or Jackson County Tourism 256-259-5500.
P 4th Annual Summer Latino Festival – June 13th – On the lawn at Northeast Alabama Community College and Tom Bevill Lyceum from 12 a.m. till 4 p.m., Powell, AL – Featuring Live Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Soccer Skills contest, numerous children’s activities, delicious Latino food, free soft drinks & ice crème, piñatas, and much, much more. Free admission. For more info in English or Spanish: (256) 228-6001 ext. 248.
P Town of Woodville Festival – June 27th at Woodville Town Park. Come celebrate Woodville’s Heritage with music, Bar-B-Que, museum tours, and a car, truck and motorcycle show. For Info: Brenda Austin, City Clerk 256-776-2860 or Jackson County Tourism 256-259-5500
P 4th of July on the Tennessee River – At Goose Pond Colony, Scottsboro, AL – Music, Entertainment, Huge Boat Parade, Food, and of course the BIG Fireworks Show at the Amphitheater beginning at 6:00 p.m. – Free Admission. Contact Jackson County Tourism @ 256-259-5500 or Goose Pond Colony @ 800-268-2884.
P Off Broadway Plays Presented by the Theatre Department of Northeast Alabama Community College – second & third weekends in July. A spring play or musical is just another benefit of having the creative talent and facilities of the Tom Bevill Lyceum at Northeast Alabama Community College. Admission: $5.00. Contact: Regan McClung at 218-638-4418 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or www.nacc.edu/nacctheatre
P Alabama Ballet Summer Residency – July 18th thru July 26th at Gorham’s Bluff in Pisgah, AL. Gorham’s Bluff is proud to be the second home to the Alabama Ballet. Breathtaking outdoor performances and fantastic gourmet dinners are planned that include the Heart of the Lake District as the natural stage. Performances also at Tom Bevill Lyceum, Powell, AL (On the campus of Northeast Alabama Community College). Admission charged. For more information, call 256-451-ARTS (2787). Also see www.gorhamsbluff.com or www.alabamaballet.org .
P 16th Annual Jackson County Rescue Squad Rodeo – 8:00 p.m. each day July 24th & 25th – AL Hwy. 35, Scottsboro, AL. Full rodeo experience from bull riding, to bronco busting to calf roping and everything in between. Admission charged. For info: www.iprarodeo.com Contestants = US Cowboy Tour Ph: 678-721-0280 Rodeo Info = Brandon Edmonds @ 256-242-2042 or Robert Shook Ph: 256-259-0693.
P Scottsboro’s First Monday Arts Sunday “Arts in the Park” – Sunday, Sep. 6th – King-Caldwell Park, Scottsboro, AL. Over 150 artisans and craftsmen from all over the southeast and southwest participate in a juried show and offer their artworks and crafts for sale. Children’s activities and musical entertainment available. A variety of food and beverages will be offered. Admission Charged $. For info: Dianna Henshaw, Scottsboro’s Three Arts Council, Scottsboro, AL 35768. Phone: (256) 259-1056.
P 34th Annual Section Labor Day Festival – Monday, September 7th – 10 a.m. till 10 p.m., Section Community Park (one block off of Hwy. 35), Section, AL, Musical entertainment all day featuring Gospel, Blue Grass, Country, and good ol’ Rock & Roll. Free Children’s games and rides. Lots of food includes Homemade Ice Crème and Bar-B-Que. Also, volleyball, horseshoes, dominoes, and a “Back Seat Drivers Contest”. Just wholesome family fun! For info: Mickey Bell 256-228-3414 or 256-574-1330.
P 8th Annual Frantic Frog Triathlon – Saturday, September 12th – Beginning at 8:00 a.m., Goose Pond Colony off AL State Highway 79, Scottsboro. Several competing categories include: individual, team, Clydesdale, Athena, and Master. Entry fee to participate – Admission free to supporters and spectators. Major courses include a 400m Swim, 24K Bike, and 5K Run. For info: Gregg Killough, Scottsboro Tri-Sport 256-574-3127. E-mail: email@example.com.
P Old Timer’s Festival – Saturday, September 12th – Beginning at 10:00 a.m., Rosalie, AL, Highway 71. Take a few steps back into the past and experience quilting, corn grinding, blacksmithing, broom making, whittling, shingle making, Native American demonstrations, and period musical entertainment. Admission: Free. Contact: Jay Thornhill, 15107 AL Hwy. 71, Pisgah, AL 35765, PH: 256-451-3640.
P Jackson County Fair – September 14th thru 19th – Veterans Park Fairgrounds, 220 Cecil Street, Scottsboro – Musical Entertainment and Family Fun nightly, gates open at 5:30 p.m., 7 years & older admission charged, full carnival rides, contests and exhibits featured for agriculture, crafts, food, photography, animals, 4-H clubs, and much much more. For info: Bobby Harless 256-259-5839 or Jane Stump at 256-574-9344.
P 8th Annual Ole Timey Craft & Bluegrass Festival – September 19th – 9 a.m. till 6 p.m., Paint Rock Valley Lodge & Retreat, County Road 9, Estillfork, AL, Bluegrass & country music all day. Southern comfort food and fixin’s including pinto beans & cornbread, and barbeque. Step back into the past with demonstrations of basket weaving, broom making, blacksmithing, Native American crafts, leather products, wood carving, pencil art by Joseph Vick, and other guns, coins, and knives on display. Admission Charged $. For info: Edlie or Vivian Prince – (256) 776-9411.
P 5th Crow Mountain Hill Climb – September 26th & 27th – Jackson County Road 33 between Scottsboro & Stevenson, AL off of U.S. Highway 72. A nationally sanctioned Sports Car Club of America event located in the Appalachian mountain setting of Jackson County. Drivers from around the U.S.A. compete in their prized Formula 1 Autos on hairpin curves and scenic drives. For Spectators -- Admission: $10 per car/truck load. For info: call Chamber of Commerce, 407 E. Willow St., Scottsboro 35768, Phone 1-256-259-5500, or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
P Fall Festival – October 24th from 5:00 p.m.–until at Cathedral Caverns State Park, Woodville, AL. Featuring spooky cave tours, Games for the kids, Haunted hay rides and food and drinks. For info: Phone: (256) 728-8193.
P Annual Scottsboro Christmas Parade – Held Monday, December 7th at 5:00 p.m. from Broad Street to downtown Scottsboro. Join-in all the festivities that celebrate the season! For Info: Call the Chamber of Commerce, 407 E. Willow St., Scottsboro 35768; Phone 256-259-5500, or E-mail email@example.com.
Events highlighted in yellow have changeable dates.
To find out more about our area please contact Jackson County Tourism
Phone: (256) 259-5500 or (800) 259-5508