On Saturday, October 8, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. until the Town of Eclectic, Alabama, will be hosting the 19th annual "Alabama Cotton Festival." Located in the heart of town, this event provides a family-oriented all day fun festival. Events will include: Alabama Cotton Pageant, Alabama Cotton Run (5K), Alabama Championship Rook Tournament, Antique and Classic Car Show, Photo and Art Contest, Pet Parade, Sweet Treats Contest, Kids Zone with Hamster Balls, pony rides, trains, inflatable bounce castles, and games, Cotton Exhibit. There will be vendors of all types within The Warehouse (Eclectics historic 1920's warehouse Built for and utilized in the storage and sale of cotton). The Junior Anglers will be present with a live demonstration. Don't forget the great food vendors.

Live music entertainment will be held on Main Street Stage, and begins at 9:10 and will provided by sponsor artist The Keith Moody Band, Fire Mountain, Bradley Roberson, Laurel Taylor, The 4 Jay's, and Shades of Grey.*

Dr. Sam and Bama Country 98.9 will be on site with a remote broadcast from the festival. Admission is free and open to the public. Look for more information on us on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 on Bama Country 98.9 for an interview with Bradley Roberson. ON Thursday, October 6, 2011 Sponsor Artist Keith Moody will be on 107.9's Dan Morris show at 1:30 PM. Then on Friday, October 7,2011 listen for all of the talent to be on Tallasse AL WTLS 96.5/1300AM and the Tallasse Times internet TV Channel beginning at 7:45 AM. Then, Keith Moody and Fire Mountain will be guests of DR. Sam on Bama Country 98.9 that afternoon. (Time To Be Announced)

More information: http://www.townofeclectic.com/home/

Alabama Renaissance Faire

Florence Always the fourth weekend in October. Wilson Park, Florence. (256) 383-0783, (800) 344-0783

The medieval world comes to life with costumes, authentic arts & crafts, wandering minstrels and chamber singers. Free.

Central Alabama Fair

Selma – Held the first week in October, the fair is sponsored by the Lions Club. Six fun packed days of arts, crafts, agricultural, and industrial exhibits, plus a carnival and midway. There is nightly entertainment, food and drink concessions, a beauty contest, and local talent shows. For info. call Lion’s Club Ed Greene 334 872-4672.

Website: http://www.centralalabamafair.com/

Bayfest Music Festival

Downtown Mobile Alabama

BayFest has become known throughout the region for its vast array of renowned musical talent appealing to a wide variety of tastes and suitable for the entire family. Throughout the past years, acts such as B.B. King, Hank Williams Jr., Creed, 3 Doors Down, Live, Lee Ann Womack, Kenny Chesney, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Candlebox, Travis Tritt, The Doobie Brothers, Loverboy, Blues Traveler, Buddy Guy, Cake, 10,000 Maniacs, John Michael Montgomery, Dr. John and Vickie Winans (among hundreds of others) have performed on 7 stages for 3 days at a ticket price that is less than what most individual concerts cost. All of this takes place in early October during characteristically cool and comfortable weather on the streets of newly revitalized downtown Mobile. Festival-goers stroll among historic buildings and through parks in a site that is directly adjacent to the city's entertainment district while BayFest's seven stages offer continuous music for every taste, including country, classic rock, alternative, jazz, R&B, Cajun, reggae, electronica, folk, gospel and more. The event also includes a family stage and extensive children's activity area. For more information call (251)208-7782 or visit the website.

Website: www.bayfest.com

Cullman Oktoberfest

Cullman - Free. Festhalle Market Platz--Special German meals and musical events are held during the week at locations throughout the community. Enjoy German food, arts & crafts show, historic district tours, Tour of Churches, weiner dog race, 5K race and the Burgermeister Ball. 256-734-0454

Website: http://www.cullmanoktoberfest.com/

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