Fall festivals are back
By Clif Knight
Fall festivals are back after being canceled a year ago because of the COVID-19 virus.
What’s more fun than to spend a Saturday morning outdoors catching up on the latest attractions towns and cities of Morgan County have to offer their own folks as well as visitors?
Here’s a capsule version of what’s on the docket. Admission to each festival is free.
Hundreds of onlookers will gather on Main Street at 8 a.m. Sept. 11 for Eva’s annual Frontier Days Festival Parade. Many will be dressed frontier style and will be waving and saluting their neighbors, riding by in wagons pulled by mules, antique cars, farm tractors, flatbed trailers and convertible cars.
While adults are watching the parade go by, children will be scrambling on the ground for candy treats thrown by parade participants.
Other highlights include a giant tractor and antique car show, merchandise and food vendors, stage entertainment and a greased pig race for children. Admission is free.
Hartselle will host its annual Depot Days Festival Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured attractions include an antique car, motorcycle and tractor show, entertainment tent with continuous music by the Hartselle High School Band and other local musicians and singers, children’s area with carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, art show and a beer garden.
Other events leading up to the festival include a worship service at Hartselle Tabernacle Sept. 13, Down Memory Lane program at Hartselle Church of Christ Sept. 14, Youth Glow Night on Railroad Street Sept. 15 and a pep rally at Hartselle High School Sept. 16. Admission is free.
Falkville’s Fall Festival is scheduled for Oct. 9, with activities aimed at pleasing everyone. A pancake breakfast sponsored by the Falkville Volunteer Fire Department will kick off the all-day event at 7 a.m. There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome.
Outdoor entertainment will feature stage performances by the After Midtown Band, a country and pop group, as well as local musical groups.
Other activities include a 5K color run, an antique car and tractor show – with operators competing in slow man and blind man races and children competing in pedal car races – and bingo, arts and crafts vendors and food vendors. Admission is free.