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  • 1st Annual Chili Cook-off & Trade Day

When: Saturday, May 23rd; 9 am
Where: Henagar  CrossOver Cowboy Church
Brought to you  by the Henagar CrossOver Cowboy Church Chuck Wagon Team. Turkey shoot at 10 am. Entry fee for cook-off $25. For more information, contact Curtis Chesser 334-313-4599

  • Altoona Day Festival

When: Saturday, May 23rd 9 am – 5 pm
Where: Altoona
Free admission. Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors, live entertainment. Special appearances from: Bernie Kopall from “The Love Boat”, Mary McDonough from “The Waltons” and more. Music from Stanley & Company, Jo Ann Bullard, Country Case, The Natchez Trace Band and new country artist Abbi Scott.

  • Memorial Day Ceremony & Program

When: Monday, May 25th; 2 pm
Where: The All Veterans Monument at Arab City Park
Hosted by the Arab Post 6226 Veterans of Foreign Wars. For more information: 256-571-6171

  • Memorial Day Service

When: Monday, May 25th; 11 am
Where: Marshall County Courthouse Veterans Monument in Guntersville
Hosted by the 3 Marshall County Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts. For more information: 256-506-0405

  • Marshall Medical Center Blood Drive

When: Tuesday, May 26th; 10 am – 6 pm & Wednesday, May 27th; 7 am – 4 pm
Where: Marshall Medical Center South
Each donor gets a beach towel and qualifies to win other great prizes.

  • “Mommy Dialogues-Daddy Dialogues-Stories About Family”

When: May 28th – May 31st
Where: The Whole Backstage Theater in Guntersville
Tickets are $5. 256-582-7469 for more information

  • Home Place Vineyard Concert

When: Saturday, May 29th; 7 pm – 10 pm
Where:  Jules J Berta Winery in Albertville
$12.50 per person tickets, food by Earth & Stone, wine from Jules J Berta. Bring your lawn chair. Proceeds go to benefit Marshall County Home Place. For more information: 256-582-2360

  • Local Cruise-In

When: Saturday, May 30th; 5 pm -8 pm
Where: James BBQ in Geraldine
Cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles are all welcome.  There will be a cake, pie, and cookie auction with the proceeds going to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. More information: 256-996-4846.

  • Free Car wash & Pancake Breakfast

When: Saturday, May 30th; 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: The Rainbow City Church of Christ in Gadsden

  • 7th Annual House of Hope Golf Classic

When: Monday, June 1st
Where: Gunter’s Landing
4 man scramble, door prizes, awards and BBQ dinner after awards. Return team registration form with letter of commitment by May 25th. For more information, 256-506-2007.

  • 2nd Annual Ryan Lawson Memorial Fireman’s Fundraiser

When: Saturday, June 13th; 10 am – 5 pm
Where: in the Hyatt Community on Nixon Chapel Road-Horton
Door prizes, 50/50 drawings, cake walk, concessions, Life South Blood Mobile. Live entertainment: Bloodline, Hidden Element, The Mark Askew Group and more. For more information: 256-878-5643 or 256-891-2238.

  • 32nd Annual World Deer Expo

When: July 17th – 19th
Where: BJCC Birmingham
Outdoors, hunting, fishing event. Special guests: Bobby Brantley, Kendall Jones and more. More information can be found at

  • Lifepoint Church Youth-Cornhole Classic Tournament

When: Thursday, June 18th @ 5 pm
Where: Lifepoint Church in Albertville
$50 per team with a trophy and cash prizes. Proceeds going to beach camp 2015. For more information: 256-891-5252.

  • July-Fest

When: July 18th & July 19th
Where: Mentone Area Arts Council
Artists are invited to compete for cash prizes. Display will be art, pottery, wood sculptures and more. 205-520-1556 for more information

  • 2nd Annual Singing with the Stars Competition

When: Thursday, June 18th; 6 pm
Where: Northeast Community College Lyceum in Rainsville
10 finalists from DeKalb County Schools will compete. The night will also feature Teddy Gentry and The Rocket City Band. Proceeds will benefit the DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy. 256-997-9700 for more information.

  • 8th Annual Spring 2 Summer Wakeboarding Tournment

When: June 19th – 21st
Where: Spring Creek Ramp for more information

  • 2015 Barbarian Challenge 

When: Saturday, June 20th
Where: Noccalula Falls Battlefield
There will also be a kids Barbarian Challenge to help support the YMCA. For more information: 256-549-4663

  • 2nd Annual Miss Freedom Festival 2015 & 1st Annual Mr. Freedom Festival 2015

When: Friday, June 26th; 4 pm
Where: Sardis High School lunchroom
Rehearsal date: Thursday, June 25th @ 6:30 pm. $2 admission.  7 age divisions. $25 entry fee For more information: 256-744-2146

  • Boaz Independence Day & Fireworks Show 2015

When: Saturday, June 27th; 6 pm 
Where: Dyer Blvd by Boaz Outlets
Musical guests: Wet Willy featuring Jimmy Hall, The Atlanta Rhythm Section and Warm 2015. Fireworks after the show.

  • Dixie Pre Majors World Series

When: July 24th – 29th
Where: Guntersville Rec Field Complex & Guntersville High School field
Teams from 11 states including a host team from Guntersville will compete in this top level youth baseball tournament.

  • 4th Annual Habitat for Humanity Dragon Boat Festival

When: Saturday, August 15th
Where:  Coosa River at Riverwalk Park
Team registration is now open for Gadsden-Etowah Habitat for Humanity’s. Information is available at: 256-543-1898,, website  or Facebook/habitatdragonboat.

  • King Kat Tournament

When: Sunday, Sept. 19th
Where: Bucky Howe Park
The largest and oldest competitive catfishing organization in America will bring a one-day catfish tournament. It is a qualifying tournament with all teams qualifying for the 2015 Eastern Championship. The tournament travels to 20 states a year. Free for all youth through age 12.

  • Model A Tour

When: Oct. 14th – 17th
Where:  Marshall County
The “Sweet Home Alabama Tour” by the Central Alabama Model A Ford Club will visit Marshall County Oct. 14-17. The group will bring 80-100 attendees, touring Marshall County in their Model A Ford cars (only made 1927-1931). Planned stops include the Guntersville Dam, Cathedral Caverns, Lake Guntersville State Park, Arab Historical Village, etc. Contact Richard Haldeman for more info: 256-894-5493.

  • 6th Annual Pink Pumpkin Run

When: Saturday, Oct. 31st; 7 am
Where: Lake Guntersville Pavilion
Dress in your Halloween best for the race. 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K, 10K. Register online at or call 256-571-8026