This annual event is a highlight of the summer for locals and visitors alike, providing a fun-filled day of entertainment, food, and fireworks. With activities for all ages, it’s the perfect way to spend the holiday with family and friends.
Events and Activities
For the kids, there are carnival rides, games, and face painting. The festival also features a petting zoo, pony rides, and a balloon artist. For those who enjoy a bit of competition, there are cornhole tournaments and a classic car show. Live music is a big part of the festival, with local bands performing throughout the day. There’s also a stage for kids to participate in a talent show, showcasing their singing and dancing skills. In the evening, the main stage features headline acts, providing entertainment for those who want to dance and sing along. Food is a major draw at the festival, with a variety of vendors serving up classic carnival fare such as cotton candy, funnel cakes, and corn dogs. There are also food trucks offering a range of options from BBQ to Mexican cuisine.
The Ave Maria Grotto is a popular destination, featuring miniature replicas of famous religious structures such as the Vatican and Lourdes. For history buffs, the Cullman County Museum is a must-see, showcasing artifacts and exhibits from the region’s past. If you’re looking for outdoor activities, there are several options in the area. The Hurricane Creek Park offers hiking trails and picnic areas, while Smith Lake is a popular spot for fishing and boating.