Labor Day Celebrations Across Alabama
Alabama Department of Tourism has again provided a thorough list of things to do on an extended weekend and this time it's the approaching Labor Day holiday!
Events across Alabama include everything from baseball games and fireworks in Montgomery to the 25th annual Moon Pie eating contest in McCalla.
A press release from the Alabama Department of Tourism gives this list for you consideration this weekend.
Birmingham - 12th annual Labor Day Golden Classic
Sept. 4 at Legion Field. The Golden Bears of Miles College will face off against Fort Valley State University. Admission will be charged.
Cherokee - Coon Dog Cemetery Labor Day Celebration
Sept. 5 at the Key Underwood Coon Dog Memorial Graveyard. Celebration of “Troop”- the first coon dog buried. More than 300 graves freshly decorated. Live bluegrass music, buck dancing, liar's contest. BBQ and drinks available. Free admission.
Cullman - 20th Annual Sweet Tater Festival
Sept. 4-5 at Smith Lake Park. Featuring arts & crafts along with food vendors, sweet potatoes, music, a car show and lots of family activities. Free admission.
Decatur - Battle for Decatur
Sept. 3-4 at Point Mallard Park. Civil War reenactment featuring more than 100 authentically clad reenactors with mock battles each day at 2 p.m. Free admission.
Eclectic - Labor Day Weekend Concert
Sept. 4 at the AMP on Lake Martin. Hear great music during the final event of the summer concert series with bands The Bank Walkers, The Bama Gambler and The Vegabonds. Admission charged.
Guntersville - St. William Church Seafood Festival
Sept. 3 at Civitan Park on Lake Guntersville. A drive-thru opens at 7:30 a.m. for purchasing quarts of gumbo and boiled shrimp. Dine-in opens at 10:30 a.m. for Creole-style gumbo, Cajun boiled shrimp, boiled crawfish, catfish dinners and barbecue chicken dinners. Free Admission.
Ider - Mule Days
Sept. 5 at Ider Town Park. This annual event showcases Sand Mountain's rich agricultural heritage. Enjoy a parade of mules, horses, carriages, antique tractors and more. Free admission.
Luverne - World’s Largest Peanut Boil
Sept. 1-5 in Luverne. More than 17 tons of peanuts will be used to make the world's largest batch of boiled peanuts. Free admission.
McCalla - 25th Annual Labor Day Celebration & Moon Pie Eatin’ Contest
Sept. 5 at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Featuring games, food and Moon Pie eating contest. Admission charged.
Montgomery - Biscuits Baseball
Sept. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 at Biscuit Stadium in downtown Montgomery. The Montgomery Biscuits take on the Tennessee Smokies in a series of Labor Day weekend games. Fireworks after the game on Friday night. Admission charged.
Orrville - First Capital Rediscovery Wagon Tour
Sept. 3 at the Old Cahaba Archeological Park. Historic wagon tour of the site of Alabama’s first capital. Admission charged.
Section - Section Labor Day Festival
Sept. 5 at the Section Community Park. Day-long musical entertainment, homemade ice cream, BBQ, horseshoes, dominoes and a street dance. Free admission.