Things to do in Alabama
By Tom
July 19, 2012

Top Events in Alabama for July & August 2012

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

Dauphin Island | Jul 20-22, 2012

More than 3,000 anglers from 24 states will fish in the Gulf of Mexico for three days for more than $400,000 in cash and prizes in 30 categories. Last year’s event made the Guinness World Records for world's largest fishing tournament.

W.C. Handy Music Festival

Florence | Jul 20-28, 2012

Jazz and blues tunes will fill the Shoals in this weeklong tribute to the “Father of the Blues,” W.C. Handy, as artists perform at restaurants, theaters, malls, parks and other locations. More than 100 events are scheduled, perfect for jazz enthusiasts and families too. Hours vary.

26th Annual World’s Longest Yard Sale

Fort Payne | De Kalb County Aug 2-5, 2012

Travel the scenic byways of America for more than 650-miles of yard sales and unique treasure finds. Follow the Lookout Mountain Parkway from Gadsden, Alabama to Chattanooga, TN for the southern portion of the sale. Connect with U.S. Highway 127 in Chattanooga for the remainder of the route to Hudson, MI.

Franklin County Watermelon Festival

Russellville | Franklin County   Aug 17-18, 2012


256-332-1760. Downtown—Arts, crafts, 5k run, bike ride, golf, tennis tournament, antique car and truck show, beauty pageant, music, games, food and a watermelon contest. Fri., 6–11 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.–9 p.m.

Buckmasters 19th Annual Expo

Montgomery | Montgomery County   Aug 17-19, 2012

Area's biggest hunting show with more than 300 exhibitors, Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor Championship, Young Bucks activities, Deer Scoring, Hunter Education course, BTR scoring class, and Dock Dogs event. Concert event on Saturday night. Admission: One can of food to be donated to the Salvation Army.

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