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Alabama Pecan Festival
Mobile - Free--A family oriented festival featuring a carnival atmosphere with vendors selling food items, crafts, arts, jewelry, face painting, music, live entertainment, and much more. 251-401-5555
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November 10-20 2011
Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival
Orange Beach, AL The Annual Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival is an opportunity for songwriters and musicians from all over the world to have their songs heard and for the public to hear the songs they know performed by the writers who created them.
During this 11 day festival in 2010, concerts featuring Grammy Award winning songwriters and the up and coming stars of tomorrow took place in 26 venues. 190 songwriters treated attendees to 378 separate performances.
For more info call 850-492-7664 or go to http://frankbrownsongwriters.com/
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The National Peanut Festival (NPF)
Approximately half of the peanuts grown in the United States are grown within a 100-mile radius of Dothan, Alabama. The nation's largest peanut festival -- is held each fall to honor peanut growers and to celebrate the harvest season. The fairgrounds are located on Highway 231 South -- just three miles south of the Ross Clark Circle. The festivities include numerous fun-filled family events, such as amusement rides, animal acts, agricultural displays, live music concerts, beauty pageants, arts & crafts displays, contests, food, a two-hour parade, of course, tons of peanuts!
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National Veterans Day Parade
November 11, Birmingham, Alabama
The first Veterans Day celebration in the United States was held in Birmingham, Ala., in 1947. Alabama, the state that has had some 13,000 Alabama National Guard soldiers and airmen called to active duty since the attacks of September 11, 2001, still holds true to that tradition of honoring the men and women who fight for freedom. This downtown parade features more than 5,000 participants, 15 bands, and 50 floats.
For more information visit: www.nationalveteransday.org
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November 16 2011
W.C. Handy Birthday Celebration
Come celebrate W.C. Handy’s birthday at the W.C. Handy Home, Museum and Library, 620 West College Street, in Florence. The “Father of the Blues” - William Christopher Handy - was born in Florence, Alabama, on November 16, 1873. He was a band conductor, a solo trumpet performer, author, and the composer of such blues classics as the Memphis Blues, Saint Louis Blues, and the Beale Street Blues.
For more info call 256-760-6434 or go to http://www.wchandymusicfestival.org/