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    40th annual Bloomin’ Festival: ‘Truly unforgettable experience’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - More than 180 vendors lined the pathways of the St. Bernard campus for the 40th annual Bloomin’ Festival Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, for what organizers called a “truly unforgettable experience.” Displays of artwork, handmade crafts, beauty and skincare products and...

    Alabama Strawberry Festival coming to Cullman May 3-4

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – On Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, downtown Cullman – particularly Depot Park and the Festhalle – will host the inaugural Alabama Strawberry Festival. What was formally known as the Cullman Strawberry Festival now has statewide appeal; that announcement was made back...

    40th annual Bloomin’ Festival coming April 20-21

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The 40th annual Bloomin’ Festival will take place April 20-21, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day on the grounds of St. Bernard Preparatory School. The event is one of the school’s main fundraisers, and draws thousands each year. Admission is a...

    Hanceville Irish Festival draws crowd

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville Irish Festival took place on Saturday, March 16, drawing a crowd to historic downtown Hanceville to enjoy live music, food and goods, services and specialties from vendors. Festival organizer and member of Friends of the Festival, Nolan Bradford has said,...

    Render Aid Alabama’s 1st Winter Wellness Festival sees 200

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Saturday, Feb. 24, the nonprofit outreach program Render Aid Alabama hosted its inaugural Winter Wellness Festival at the Cullman County Agricultural Trade Center. The event was aimed toward giving the community access to the resources needed during trying and hard...

    Alabama Strawberry Festival: Event goes statewide

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    CULLMAN, Ala. –The city of Cullman is preparing for an event that symbolizes more than just the celebration of spring’s bountiful harvest. Nathan Anderson, executive director of Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism, shared insights into the inaugural Alabama Strawberry Festival set for May...

    7th annual Hanceville Irish Festival set for March 16

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – As the weather warms up and spring makes its way to Alabama, several communities in Cullman are gearing up for fun festivals and family events. Hanceville is set to host its seventh annual Irish Festival on Saturday, March 16, and is...

    Render Aid Alabama hosting Winter Wellness Festival Feb. 24, seeking additional vendors

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Render Aid Alabama is one of Cullman’s newer nonprofits and is on a mission to “normalize compassion for humanity.” It hopes to help spread the love by hosting its inaugural Winter Wellness Festival on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Cullman County...

    Getting ‘saucy’ at Vinemont BBQ Fest

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The sweet smell of sticky barbecue sauce rolled in the crisp air and called to hungry stomachs far and wide Saturday, Oct. 21 at Vinemont’s fourth annual Chillin-N-Grillin BBQ Fest. In all, around a dozen competitive and local grilling teams accepted...

    More than 170 participate in Oktoberfest 5K and 10K

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Over 170 people registered for Oktoberfest 5K and 10K races on Saturday put on by WellStone of Cullman.  One of those participants was mother of three and local runner Mandy Leonardi, who ran with her youngest son James, who is 6. “My favorite...

    Seniors swing and shout at Oktoberfest Senior Day

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    CULLMAN, Ala– The Hofbräuhaus was packed as hundreds of seniors piled in for a day of laidback Oktoberfest celebration on Friday, Sept 29, 2023. Cullman County Commission on Aging and Donald E. Green Active Adult Center staff teamed up to ensure the event went...

    Participants enjoy 14th annual Candlelight Walking Tour

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The 14th annual Candlelight Walking Tour was held Thursday, Sept. 28,  opening night of Oktoberfest. Michael Sullins and Julie Burks hosted the tour once again and had fun portraying characters from the past while sharing the rich history of Cullman. Sullins portrayed...

    2023 Oktoberfest underway

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Visitors to Cullman this weekend may see a very different Warehouse District than what they're used to…men in funny-looking overalls (lederhosen), women in flower crowns, tall steins of frothy beer and the pervading scent of pretzels and brats. No, it’s not...

    Sacred Heart School to host annual German Festival Sept. 30

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Sacred Heart School will host its annual German Festival this Saturday, Sept. 30. The festival kicks off at 10 a.m. on the school campus and runs until 7 p.m. The first German Festival was held in the summer of 1977 at Sacred...

    Cullman Oktoberfest back, bigger than ever Sept. 28-30

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – With crisp autumn air just around the corner, Cullman is gearing up for its annual take on Oktoberfest, celebrating Cullman's German heritage with a bit of Southern flair. This year's celebration promises to be an entire three-day sensory delight of sights,...

    ‘Where else can you find muscadine juice?’

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    Saint Bernard welcomes visitors for 7th Annual Bernard Blues and BBQ CULLMAN, Ala. – Attendees and competitors from all across the Southeast gathered on the picturesque grounds of Saint Bernard Preparatory School Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, for the seventh annual Bernard Blues and BBQ...

    Sweet Tater Festival sees biggest crowd yet

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s Sweet Tater Festival at Smith Lake Park had the biggest turnout in the event’s history, according to Cullman County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Davenport. "Weather has been a huge factor this year," he said. "The warm temperatures were certainly...

    SugarFest 2023 brings Labor Day fun to Arab

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    ARAB, Ala. – Hundreds of residents poured into Arab City Park on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, to celebrate Arab’s annual SugarFest. SugarFest, a celebration of all the things that make life sweeter in the South, brought a combined 162 vendors, dozens of food trucks...

    7th annual Bernard Blues and BBQ Festival returning Sept. 9-10

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  Get ready to indulge in a weekend of mouthwatering barbecue, lively music and vibrant arts at the seventh annual Bernard Blues and BBQ Festival, hosted by St. Bernard. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10, as Cullman...

    Cullman Oktoberfest 2023 dates, details announced

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Oktoberfest 2023 – which will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of Cullman – will take place Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 28-30.  The expanded biergarten, located at Festhalle, will officially open at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. The must-see parade, including a horse-drawn German...

    2nd Fridays are back!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Friday, June 9, marked the return of 2nd Fridays in downtown Cullman. The summertime favorite is hosted by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism in and around the Warehouse District. Cullman Mayor Woody...

    Cullman Strawberry Festival named Alabama Strawberry Festival

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman and the State of Alabama today announced the Cullman Strawberry Festival as the Alabama Strawberry Festival. The resolution recognizes the historical significance, agricultural excellence and vibrant community spirit that this beloved event represents for the state of...

    Crispy, ooey-gooey grilled cheese goodness

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The morning sun was bright, live jam band tunes were pumping and the air held a distinct aroma of crispy, ooey-gooey grilled cheese in Hanceville on Saturday, May 27 when hordes of grilled cheese connoisseurs gathered downtown for the third annual...

    3rd annual Grilled Cheese Festival coming to Hanceville May 27

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – You'd be hard-pressed to find a more classic, comforting sandwich than a grilled cheese. Whether a simple white bread and American single combo has your heart or you're more into "designer" grilled cheeses with sourdough and sharp cheddar, there will be...

    Seniors twist, twirl and dip at Strawberry Festival Senior Day

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – A little drizzle and unseasonably chilly temps weren't going to stop hundreds of Cullman area seniors from celebrating Senior Day at the Cullman Strawberry Festival Friday morning at the Festhalle. Seniors from Vinemont to Colony gathered for fellowship, lunch, live music and...

    2023 Bloomin’ Festival breaks records

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The 39th Annual Bloomin’ Festival at St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School was a smashing success! The two-day arts and crafts festival, held April 22-23, attracted record numbers of visitors and vendors, thanks to the beautiful weather and the variety of...

    1,100-plus 4th graders enjoy Water Festival

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – More than 1,100 area fourth graders on Friday, April 21, attended the 18th annual Water Festival: “The Wonderful World of Water” at Wallace State Community College. The festival was organized by the Water Systems of Cullman County. The event was coordinated by...

    Bloomin’ Festival this weekend!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The 39th Annual Bloomin’ Festival Arts and Craft Fair is this Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day on the campus of St. Bernard Abbey and Preparatory School. The festival is the school’s largest annual fundraiser. The Bloomin’...

    ‘The Wonderful World of Water’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Water Systems of Cullman County on Friday, April 21, will host the 18th annual Water Festival: “The Wonderful World of Water” at Wallace State Community College. The yearly event is for fourth-grade students and teachers across Cullman County. The employees of...

    The sweet goodness of J. Calvert Farms

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – At 30 County Road 260 in Cullman County, some of the Southeast’s most delicious strawberries and other fruits and vegetables are grown at J. Calvert Farms. The family farm was established in 1998 by Jeremy Calvert, who began farming while still...

    COLUMN: Celebrating in the Wundergarten – Cullman Erdbeerfest May 6

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    “Guten Morgen, Fritz, when are you and Frau Ruehl hosting the Erdbeerfest, this year?” I could imagine overhearing such an exchange this morning when I was back among the flowering fruit trees and fiddlehead ferns of the Wildflower Garden at Sportsman Lake in Cullman...

    Stone Bridge Farms to host Easter weekend gospel music extravaganza

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Stone Bridge Farms, a picturesque 186-acre property known for its breathtaking landscapes and acclaimed restaurants, is set to host a gospel music-filled Easter “Resurrection Celebration.” The event, titled “He’s Alive,” is scheduled for the weekend of April 8-9, 2023, and promises...

    Hanceville Irish Festival returns this Saturday, March 18

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville will host its annual Irish Festival along Commercial Street downtown this Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. According to organizer Nolan Bradford, there will be between 35 and 50 vendors, with a wide range of handmade one-of-a-kind items and unique...

    Bloomin’ Festival set for April 22-23, 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - While the South may be experiencing some of the coldest temperatures of the year, St. Bernard is warming up for the 39th Annual Bloomin’ Festival Arts and Crafts Fair to be held on campus the weekend of April 22-23, 2023.  Artisans are...

    Festival of the Cranes returns Jan. 13-15

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    DECATUR, Ala. – The Wheeler Wildlife Refuge Association will host the three-day 2023 Festival of the Cranes event Friday-Sunday, Jan. 13-15, at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge (WNWR) and other venues throughout Decatur.  The refuge center, which is home to Alabama’s largest concentrations of Sandhill...

    Holly Pond hosting Christmas celebration this Saturday

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Town of Holly Pond, Holly Pond Civitan Club and Holly Pond Middle School Junior Civitan Club will host the Holly Pond Christmas Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 5-8 p.m. Governors Park behind Holly Pond Town Hall will see...

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman has a calendar packed full of holly and jolly Christmas events throughout the county this weekend and into next week.  Thursday, Dec. 1  Senior Night at Sportsman Lake  5:30-8:30 p.m.  Seniors 60 and older get in free at the 20th Annual Sportsman Lake Park...

    Hanceville Civitan Club hosts 6th annual Tinsel Trail and Tree Lighting

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The sixth annual Hanceville Civitan Club Tinsel Trail and Tree Lighting Ceremony took place Saturday at Veterans Park. Nearly 50 Christmas displays made by local businesses and individuals now line the park walkway around the pond. The displays and tree will...

    Sportsman Lake Winter Wonderland adds 40 foot Santa display for 20th anniversary

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County Parks and Recreation saved the announcement of a big surprise for the ribbon cutting of the 20th annual Winter Wonderland at Sportsman Lake Park on Friday, Nov. 18.  Visitors did not have to wait long for the announcement. The 40...

    Rock the South expanding to 3-day festival in 2023

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Just a few months removed from Rock the South 2022, festival partner Shane Quick on Friday announced that next year’s event will be the biggest one yet, growing from two days to three.   “Going to three days allows us to continue to...

    6th annual Bernard Blues and BBQ celebrates artisans

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Prep School hosted its sixth annual Bernard Blues and BBQ Festival over the weekend. The popular festival featured arts, crafts and music from artists all over the Southeast with unique handmade items for sale.  Guests enjoyed live music from Elnora...

    Bernard Blues and BBQ returns Oct. 29

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The sixth annual Bernard Blues and BBQ event hosted by St. Bernard Prep School will take place Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30, on the grounds of St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School. The popular festival will feature arts, crafts and music from...

    Mud Creek Marching Festival returns this Saturday

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville High School will host the 31st annual Mud Creek Marching Festival Saturday, Oct. 22, when over 30 high school bands will compete. The University of North Alabama marching band and Hanceville High School marching band will close the festival with...

    ‘This is cool stuff!’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Giving visitors a glimpse into 1930s and 40s farm life, Peinhardt Living History Farm opened its gates Saturday and Sunday for its annual Farm Day event – this year spread over two days instead of one – for the first time...

    Greens and Beans Bluegrass Festival a hit

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Downtown Merchants Association (CDMA) hosted its first Greens & Beans Bluegrass Festival at Depot Park Friday, with featured musicians Cotton Pickin’ Kids, Barefoot Nellie and Cottonmouth Creek. The park was filled with spectators. In addition to music, the festival had...

    Hanceville festival spotlights downtown

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Under a clear sky and with fall perfect temperatures, Hanceville welcomed people from near and far to the 12th annual Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival along Commercial Street Saturday.   The arts and crafts event in historic downtown Hanceville was created to...

    Greens & Beans Bluegrass Festival this Friday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Downtown Merchants Association (CDMA) will host the inaugural Greens & Beans Bluegrass Festival at Depot Park Friday, Oct. 14, from 5-10 p.m., featuring bluegrass artists Cotton Pickin’ Kids, Barefoot Nellie and Cottonmouth Creek. CDMA President Judith Caples previously told The...

    Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival returns Oct. 15

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Hanceville is bringing back its popular Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, Oct. 15, along Commercial Street in downtown Hanceville from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The arts and craft show is scheduled before the Mud Creek Marching Festival competition this year...

    Family fun returns with the Cullman County Fair Oct. 6-15

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman County Fair, a premier county event recognized throughout the region as one of the South’s best, returns Thursday evening, Oct. 6, at 5 p.m. with its opening ceremony. The fair is officially a “senior citizen,” celebrating its 68th year...

    Wrapping up Oktoberfest 2022

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Oktoberfest 2022 kicked off its final day Saturday with the 5K/10K and wrapped up almost 16 hours later with Chase Wright closing out the German heritage festival.  Downtown Cullman saw Oktoberfest celebrants arriving in the early morning to participate in the races....

    Senior Day at Oktoberfest 2022

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism pulled out all the stops Thursday morning and early afternoon for area elders at Oktoberfest Senior Day, celebrated at the Festhalle. With wooden tables and folding chairs filling the outdoor event space during the cool...

    Keg tapped, opening Oktoberfest 2022

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With the biergarten opening Thursday afternoon, polka party band Polkawagen put the crowd in the mood for Oktoberfest 2022, which officially got started with the opening ceremonies and tapping of the keg. The early evening saw the crowning of Miss Oktoberfest...

    Eva holds 33rd Annual Eva Frontier Days celebration

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    EVA, Ala. - The town of Eva concluded its 33rd annual Eva Frontier Days celebration Saturday. The weeklong festivities began with a beauty pageant last Saturday, the annual hayride Tuesday, a community singing event Thursday and Music on the Square Friday, leading into the...

    Meet this year’s Burgermeister: Goat Island’s Mike Mullaney

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Mike Mullaney spent his childhood on a bicycle traipsing around the roads of Cullman at all hours with his friends. A few years later, as a Cullman High School student, Mullaney and those friends spent weekends hiking and camping in Bankhead...

    For the community: Chambers holds 2nd annual fall festival

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Chambers Farm and Garden Supply held its second annual fall festival Saturday, continuing its effort to bring the community and its customers together. Judy Snead of Snead’s Farmhouse was an organizer of the event, which had a strong turnout for its first...

    Make plans for Oktoberfest!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cooler mornings and the arrival of red spider lilies in Cullman foreshadow the arrival of the annual Oktoberfest celebration which begins Saturday, Sept. 24 this year and ends Saturday, Oct. 1, mimicking the September dates of the event in Munich where...

    Sweet turnout at SugarFest in Arab

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    ARAB, Ala. – More than 170 craft vendors displayed their wares Saturday at Arab’s annual SugarFest. The all-day, sweet-themed festival at Arab City Park also saw 23 food trucks, live music, plenty of kids’ activities, the Sugar Rush 5K and the Miss SugarFest Pageant. Festivalgoers...

    Peinhardt Farm Days returning in October

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Each fall, Cullman’s Peinhardt Living History Farm opens its gates to the public for a hands-on farm experience from the 1930s and 1940s. After being canceled the last two years because of the pandemic, the popular festival is back – and...

    Inaugural Greens & Beans Bluegrass Festival Sept. 9

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Downtown Merchants Association (CDMA) will host the inaugural Greens & Beans Bluegrass Festival at Depot Park Friday, Sept. 9, from 5-10 p.m., featuring bluegrass artists Cotton Pickin’ Kids, Barefoot Nellie and Cottonmouth Creek. The CDMA is a nonprofit organization established...

    26th annual Sweet Tater Festival Sept. 4-5

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman’s signature agricultural Labor Day event, the Sweet Tater Festival, will welcome folks from near and far Labor Day weekend. The two-day event, scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., will...

    Multi-department Rock the South debriefing held

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    Updated 8/17/22 CULLMAN, Ala. - A multi-department Rock the South (RTS) debriefing was held Monday morning, with representatives from local and statewide law enforcement, emergency medical services and emergency management agencies ready to hash out what went well and identify areas for improvement going forward...

    2nd Fridays come to a close for 2022

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The August edition of 2nd Fridays, hosted by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, Cullman Downtown Merchants Association and Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST), closed out this year’s series of events Friday evening. With thousands of visitors filling First...

    Local veterans attend Rock the South, safe and protected

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Rock the South is an exhilarating event for most who attend, an electrifying two days of basking in the best of country music with tens of thousands of fans who feel the same way. However, for those who spent endless days...

    Rock the South: Law enforcement, EMS update 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. -  The first day of Rock the South saw more than 60,000 attendees from all over the country, six musical acts, some heat-related medical incidents and a handful of arrests.   Cullman Assistant Police Chief David Nassetta said, unofficially, that emergency medical personnel were...

    Parking and rideshare options for Rock the South

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    The gate to Rock the South will open in less than 24 hours and now is the time to map out a parking plan or consider a ridesharing service. Parking will begin at noon on both Friday and Saturday and handicap assessable parking will...

    History-rich Colony Day celebration coming Aug. 6

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    COLONY, Ala. - The Town of Colony will host its much anticipated Colony Day celebration this Saturday, Aug. 6, beginning at 9 a.m., with a full day of fun planned. Saturday’s activities will include a barbecue cook-off, car and truck show, inflatables for children...

    ‘We’ve got to go back to what small communities used to be’

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – Vinemont Schools will host their annual back-to-school event, the second annual Freedom Fest, on school grounds Friday, Aug. 5 from 5-8 p.m. The free event will include food, school supplies, inflatables, face painting, games, live music and a car show. Teachers,...

    ‘Lord, it’s hot out here, but I’m having the time of my life!’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The excessive heat advisory did not sway the masses who attended 2nd Fridays this past Friday evening. Despite a heat index of 100 degrees, the crowds were out in force to enjoy the second incarnation of this summertime’s event hosted by...

    Honoring our nation’s freedom

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    GARDEN CITY, Ala. - As the drizzling rain came to an end, Garden City and Hanceville families came out to celebrate the nation’s independence Sunday evening with food, inflatable slides, a mechanical bull and, of course, fireworks. Garden City Mayor Tim Eskew said, “Being one...

    South Vinemont’s 1st fireworks celebration delivers big bang

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    SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala. – Expecting 100 people at the most, the town of South Vinemont welcomed hundreds more to its innaugural Fourth of July fireworks event Sunday evening.   “We didn’t reckon there’d be this many people here since it’s the first time, but I’m...

    Cullman County Sheriff’s Office details traffic management at Smith Lake Park for 4th of July festival

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) will be responsible for traffic control following the fireworks show at Smith Lake Park today, July 4, 2022.  “After the fireworks display has ended, traffic will be one way for outgoing traffic out of the park...

    Smith Lake Park Fourth of July Fireworks Festival celebrating 50th anniversary

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Parks and Recreation’s Smith Lake Park 4th of July Fireworks Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Monday. To celebrate, admission to the event will be free for everyone. Free to join activities, games, and contests will be...

    Smith Lake Park celebrates 50 years with Memorial Day Festival

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    Saturday marked a very special day at Smith Lake Park as crowds poured in to help honor the countless men and women that have sacrificed for our country and celebrate the park’s 50th anniversary with this year’s Memorial Day Festival. There were arts and...

    83rd Annual Cullman Strawberry Festival has record number of attendees

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 7 was packed with people looking to buy farm fresh strawberries and enjoy the many festivities. Farmers began selling produce at 7:00 a.m. and most were sold out by the middle of the day,...

    5th Annual Bernard Blues and BBQ sees another successful year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The 5th Annual Bernard Blues and BBQ took place Sat-Sun, Oct. 30-31. Friends of Saint Bernard, along with faculty, staff and students, braved the cold rain on Saturday to support the works of talented artist and craftsmen from across the Southeastern...

    Country music superstar Morgan Wallen to headline Pepsi Rock The South 2022 with biggest lineup for festival yet

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The “Biggest Party in the South” is back on August 5 and 6, 2022 – with an incredible lineup of musicians that fans can look forward to hearing live in Cullman, Alabama. Organizers of Pepsi Rock the South Driven by Mitch Smith...

    Dirty Dawg Pet Spa & Rescue attends Howl-o-ween in downtown Cullman (Updated)

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Dirty Dawg Pet Spa & Rescue gathered beside the local Busy Bee Café and set up their tent to participate in the pet-friendly Howl-O-Ween event Saturday evening. While the festivities had a bit of a slow start due to the weather,...

    October 2021 events you won’t want to miss

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This October, there are loads of activities for friends and family of all ages throughout Cullman. As most know, October ushers in the series of months that contain the most holidays for the year. From October 1st – January 1st, there...

    Cullman’s Oktoberfest starts Thursday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This Thursday evening, Cullman will kick off its 40th Oktoberfest at the Festhalle, tapping the kegs, striking up the band and kicking off the city’s biggest celebration. But what is Oktoberfest, and why does Cullman observe it? On Oct. 12, 1510, the...

    Chambers 1st Annual Fall Festival has strong first-time turnout

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Chambers Farm & Garden Supply held their 1st Annual Fall Festival Saturday with over 50 total vendors present. The event saw a steady stream of attendees from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. First-time vendor Adeline Dinehart featured her business, Hart Designs, which...

    Hanceville Music Fest features popular country band Confederate Railroad as headliner for Saturday event

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - A small but lively crowd came out to Hanceville’s Veterans Park Saturday night to enjoy the Hanceville Music Fest featuring country rock band Confederate Railroad. Many of those in attendance travelled from neighboring states to see the show despite threatening skies....

    Arab’s 2nd Annual Sugarfest sees great weather and huge turnout

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    ARAB, Ala. - The 2nd Annual Sugarfest was held Saturday, Sept. 4 at Arab City Park. The festival kicked off at 8 a.m. and lasted until 10 p.m., with many events including the Sugar Rush 5K, Cornhole Tournament, Sugar High Rides and Amusements, Sweetie...

    Sweet Tater Festival caps off summer at Smith Lake Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - For most people, Labor Day Weekend is the official send off to summer, but in Cullman County, it is also a time to show appreciation for the sweet tater! As the state’s top producer of the sweet potato, this is the...

    Sweet Tater Festival to take place over Labor Day weekend

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - The 25th Annual Smith Lake Park Sweet Tater Festival will take place this Labor Day weekend. The two-day event will take place Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission to the...

    Oktoberfest announces the 2021 Burgermeister: Casey Harbin

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School teacher and coach Casey Harbin has been passed the baton as Burgermeister for the 2021 Cullman Oktoberfest. With Cullman’s German heritage and history, Oktoberfest is an annual event that brings members together from all across the community with...

    Cullman sees 100,000 for back-to-back weekend events 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman and surrounding areas saw two huge weekends which hosted around 100,000 people with events at York Family Farm.   Two weeks ago, Rock the South returned after a 2020 hiatus, which the community has hosted for nearly a decade....

    Editorial: Rock The South 2021- Grey skies and happy times

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    There is a nearly constant negativity in the Cullman community surrounding the mere existence of Rock the South. This year was no different and the naysayers are having a field day after this year’s festival. Yes, it rained. It rained a lot. What they...

    Rock The South is here: day one recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Although Rock The South (RTS) sees a ton of support from local attendees, people come from all over for the Southern country music weekend.  The West’s took a hiatus from attending Rock The South after coming to support the first year the...

    Satisfy your sweet tooth at Arab’s 2nd annual SugarFest!

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    ARAB, Ala. - After an overwhelmingly successful inaugural celebration in 2019, residents of Arab were looking forward to the next iteration of the Arab SugarFest. Unfortunately, health and safety concerns during 2020 led to the cancellation of the second attempt. However, the City of...

    Rock the South announces traffic plan approved by the Cullman County Commission

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The organizers of Rock The South have recently gained the approval of the Cullman County Commission to limit traffic on portions of County Road 469 and County Road 436 during Rock the South 2021. These roads will have restricted access from...

    Smith Lake Park Fireworks and Music Festival sees successful 2021 return

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Smith Lake Park was packed with visitors Sunday for its annual fireworks and music festival. While many took to the water, others enjoyed the live music, food trucks and vendors over at the park’s event venue.   Cullman County Parks and Rec...

    Chambers Fall Festival in the works for September

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Sept. 25, Chambers Farm & Garden Supply will be hosting a fall festival for the entire community. The event will be held from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the lot behind Chambers at 404 McNabb Drive SW across from...

    Rescheduled Second Friday celebration tonight in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It’s as easy as 1-2-3: 1st Avenue Southeast will host the city’s popular 2nd Fridays celebration on the third Friday of June. That’s tonight! Downtown Cullman’s 2nd Friday celebration, put on COVID hiatus in 2020 and postponed last week due to the...

    Grilled Cheese wins the day at Hanceville’s inaugural Grilled Cheese Festival

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - A huge crowd came out Saturday to Hanceville’s Downtown to enjoy a day dedicated to America’s go-to comfort sandwich. The inaugural Grilled Cheese Festival, hosted by the Hanceville downtown merchants, was wildly popular and successful.     By noon on Saturday, the downtown area...

    Hanceville prepares to host Inaugural Grilled Cheese Festival

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - A fun day is planned this Saturday in downtown Hanceville as they celebrate one of the most beloved comfort foods--grilled cheese! The inaugural Grilled Cheese Festival is being organized by Hanceville’s downtown merchants and the unique festival plans on having activities...

    Cullman Strawberry Festival a big success

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - For 82 years, the city of Cullman has celebrated the area’s prolific strawberry crops and, after facing the COVID shutdown of 2020, folks were ready to celebrate once again last Saturday. Even without the popular Senior Shindig usually held on Friday,...

    Strawberry Festival returns tomorrow! Miss Strawberry Festival Pageant tonight

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     CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Strawberry Festival, one of the city’s oldest celebrations, returns tomorrow after a year of COVID shutdowns, with a promise of crafts, entertainment and, of course, strawberries! The Festhalle Farmers Market will open at 7 a.m. Saturday and, since selling...

    Camp Liberty to host the American Hero Music Festival this month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On April 24, the American Hero Music Festival will kick off a series of concerts at Camp Liberty in Battleground. The concert, organized by The Valkyrie Initiative and hosted by Camp Liberty, will feature a great lineup of musical talent including...

    Fantastic weather brings optimistic crowd to Hanceville’s 4th annual Irish Festival

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     HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The city of Hanceville celebrated its Irish heritage Saturday with the fourth annual Hanceville Irish Festival, enjoying perfect weather and a noticeable increase in attendance from past years. It was a stark contrast from 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic loomed large....

    Hanceville gears up for 4th annual Irish Festival

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     HANCEVILLE, Ala. - In 1832, the city of Hanceville was founded by Irish settlers and on March 13, the city will celebrate with its fourth annual Hanceville Irish Festival. The festival is hosted by local nonprofit The Friends of the Festival and will kick...