Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oct 28 - Nov 2 -- What's Happening in Athens-Limestone AL Newsletter



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October 28, 2014

What's Happening in Athens-Limestone Alabama

Hello Everyone,
The weather may a little confused to the season but it is definitely fall in Athens-Limestone Alabama and it's a perfect time to hit the trails and enjoy the changing colors - especially along the Richard Martin Rails to Trails.  

Hope you will pick one of these great activities to enjoy our weekend.  There's still lots of opportunities to have some Halloween fun with Yesterday's Halloween Party and Ronnie's Halloween Bash in Minor Hill just 4.7 miles past Lester.

Be sure to get your tickets for Tanner UMC Swamp Johns' Dinner and Athens Night of Hope. 
Don't forget to check out our Recurring Happenings for those events that happen weekly or monthly throughout community including children's story times, community organization meetings, pickin' and grinnin', farmer markets, farm tours and more!

UPCOMING EVENTS

2014 & 2015 Events - If you have an event you would like posted on our website, send information to teresa@VisitAthensAL.com or

 
Now - Nov 2

Oct 30th - Nov 1st -- The Haunted Lester Hospital  Old Lester Hospital 30338 Lester Road, Lester, AL  Join Scare 4 Charity at the Haunted Lester Hospital for the scare of your life from 7:00PM-12:00AM. Price is $10.00 per person.  Concession availalble onsite.  Proceeds benefit local charities in Limestone County.  For more information visit www.hauntedlesterhospital.com

Oct 30th -- Swamp John's Seafood Feast  Tanner United Methodist Church 19607 Huntsville-Brownsferry Road, Tanner, AL  Plates: Chicken, Catfish, or Shrimp or Combination includes sides of fries, slaw, hush puppies and tea.  Tickets are $10.00 per plate.  Eat in or take out from 4:00PM - 7:00PM.  Call and leave message at 256-232-0482/Text: 256-434-519 or email: umctanner@gmail.com

Oct 30th -- Academic Traveler - Celebrate the Season Reservations Deadline  Center for Lifelong Learning 121 South Marion Street, Athens, Al  Join the CLL for a day of shopping and a trip to the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN scheduled 9:30AM-9:30PM on December 2nd.  Rates are per person and include round-trip transportation, entry fees, and tips.  Meals are on your own.  Fee is $55.00. Payment in full required by November 6th. Information and registration>> www.athens.edu/CLL/academic-traveler.php?category=AT

Oct 31st -- Halloween Party with The Flashbacks Yesterday's Event Center 15631 Brownsferry Road, Athens, AL  Don your favorite costume and come enjoy a night of your favorite music with The Flashbacks. Show admission is $15.00.  Purchase a complete country dinner for $9.95 including drink and dessert.  Doors open at 6:00PM, dinner from 6:00PM-7:00PM and show starts at 7:00PM.  Groups welcome.  RSVP required, please specify if you plan to eat.  RSVP to info@yesterdaysevents.com

Oct 31st -- Adult Halloween Costume Party   Canebrake Golf Couse 23015 Founders Circle, Athens, AL  Canebrake members are invited in their favorite costume character for an evening of fun from 8:00-12:00AM. Live music by Tom Cat and Bark the Dog.  Costume contest awards for: Overall Best, Funniest, Most Creative.   Fee: $10.00 per guest.  This is a MEMBERS ONLY EVENT.  RSVP Deadline: October 28 to 256-232-2412; EXT 7.  Not a member?   Canebrake Club Membership
Nov 1st -- Hilltop Arts Festival Elkmont, AL  9:00AM-3:00PM Hilltop Arts Festivall feature Tennessee Valley artists selling their handmade or repurposed art. The entertainment will be from local musicians and may include a few special guests. The admission is free. Donations will be accepted. The money raised will go to the Pinkerton Award. The Pinkerton Award is an Arts scholarship to be given to a student at Elkmont High School to help them pursue a career in the arts. Join the conversation at Facebook Hilltop Arts Society .  For more information visit hilltopartsfest.com 

Nov 1st -- 3rd Annual Sherri Adams Pink Ribbon Run/Walk Athens SportsPlex U.S. Highway 31, Athens, AL  Join the Athens-Limestone Hospital Foundation for this memorial run of Sherri Adams, a dedicated nurse at the Limetone Health Facility that fought cancer and succumbed to complications in 2011.  In the spirit of Sherri's giving to others and desire for more cancer awareness and prevention -- money from the run is used to update mammography equipment and offer opportunities for early detection to women and men in the Limestone community.   Individuals are $25.00 plus donations to reach the set goal.  Team cost and goals may vary.  For more details or to register, visit  sherriadamsrun.com

Nov 1st -- Athens Night of Hope Charity Dinner   Southside Baptist Church 740 Roy Long Road E, Athens, AL  This night will be filled with great food, fun entertainment and stories from Athens families. This event will be completely funded by local churches, so that all of the proceeds will be divided equally between Athens "Honoring Families"  journeying through Breast Cancer and "Pink Elephant".  For more information or to purchase tickets 
athensnightofhope.com

Nov 1st -- Cody Chapman - Bad Brew - Brian Shrader - Ronnie's Halloween Bash Ronnie's Place 4360 Salem Road, Minor Hill TN   Come enjoy the music and fun while Cody Chapman, Bad Brew and Brian Shrader play Ronnie's Place at 8:30PM just over the Alabama -Tennessee border.  For more information 931-565-3900

Nov 2nd -- Youth Night  Church of the Living God 22870 Sandlin Road, Elkmont, AL  Join the youth ministry for their production of the play, "A Letter From Hell" from 5:00PM-6:00PM

Want to see what events are coming to Athens-Limestone like Veterans' Day Programs, Ardmore 5K Tiger Dash, Ardmore Christmas Craft Fair or Athens Christmas Open House?
Check them out at...
  
  


COMMUNITY NOTICES:


Athens-Limestone Public Library Closed the South Street facility on October 18, 2014 to initiate the move to the new location on Jefferson Street. Open date TBD

Volunteers wanted for MTM events, visit www.mtmcorp.org/events

Athens Night of Hope Dinner tickets are on sale now - Special Prices>> Buy 2 tickets $35.00 each (save $30.00) or 4 tickets $30.00 each (save $80.00) at athensnightofhope.com/?product=tickets

Runners wanted for 5K Tiger Dash Download and print form here

Walkers and Volunteers wanted for 1st Annual Great Stride Cystic Fibrosis Walk in Memory of Austin Gaston Information and Registration here

Walkers wanted for St. Judes Give Thanks Walk research fundraiser  Information and Registration here

Runner and walkers wanted for 2014 Athens High School JROTC Jingle Bell Jog 5K Run and Walk  For more information: james.chambers@acs-k12.org

Calhoun Community College - Limestone Correctional Facility Annual Mum Sale has begun.  Mums are in 12" Terra Cotta Pots for $4.00 each. Please call Mr. Buster Williamson at (256) 233-4600 ext. 458 to place an order and schedule your appointment. Mums must be picked up with your personal vehicle.  

Peace Love and Animals (PLA)  PLA is a no kill shelter in Tanner, AL that responded to the needs of displaced animals during the April 2014 tornado in addition to its regular services.  They rescued and treated two dogs with cancer that required mastectomies.  They rescued injured dogs that have required amputations.  This has strained the finances of this all volunteer group that works miracles for animals in the Limestone County Community.  Please take a moment and visit their donation page to see how you can help them monetarily, volunteer opportunities at the shelter or upcoming events or wish list items at  www.peaceloveandanimals.org/donations.html

Limestone County Events Pack The Starting Line With Cyclists, Runners, Walkers and Adventurous

Written by Cayce Lee, ALCTA

Most people may not know how many walking, racing and cycling events go on until they look back across the Athens-Limestone County Tourism Association calendar and newsletters -- and these are only the one's that we are informed of!
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A lot of people outside of Athens-Limestone are beginning to hear about the races and walking events -- and you may recognize a few of them too:
  • Athens - Chick-Fil-A 10K/5K/1-Mile Fun Run
  • Noah Bike Trail - Bike MS: North Alabama
  • Athens - KALB's Duck and Run 5K and Fun Run
  • Athens-Limestone Relay for Life Relay Night
  • Athens High School JROTC Jingle Bell Jog
  • Ardmore - 5K Tiger Dash
  • Ardmore - Shamrock Shuffle
  • Elkmont Lions Club Annual Rails To Trails 10K
  • Mooresville - Rocket Run Ten Miler
  • Mooresville - Heal and Crank Duathalon
  • Athens - Sherri Adams Pink Ribbon Run
  • Athens - Fit As A Fiddle
  • Elkmont - Running With The Goats
  • Elkmont - Alabama State Road Race Championship
  • Athens Bible School  Light Up the Night 5K
  • Athens-Limestone Relay for Life Zombie Fun Run
  • Athens - Apple Annie 5K and 1-mile Fun Run
  • Clements - Annual Spencer Black 5K and Fun Run

What you won't be able to tell from the dates and description of the events is where all of the participants come from.  A lot of professional runners, walkers and cyclist from all over the world have added Limestone County's events to their training schedule or circuits of participation.  There have been participants from California, Indiana, Illinois, New York, Ghana and beyond.

The participants, families, and supporters come to these events in our communities - stay in our hotels, enjoy our restaurants and shops, fill their tank at our gas station and experience our attractions and other events while they're here.  That equals a lot of economic impact in our community from these "temporary taxpayers"  that extends beyond the monies that benefit the charity or group that host these events they pay to participate in.

So, if you get a chance - come out and cheer on these visitors who are giving so much to our community while enjoying the distance, endurance and scenery of our community of one our many race/walk/endurance events.




Quick Links



Athens-Limestone Visitors Center
100 North Beaty Street
Athens, AL 35611
256-232-5411
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm

Find lodging, dining, attraction and event information at our website www.VisitAthensAL.com


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Monday, October 27, 2014

Oct 22 - 31 -- What's Happening in Athens-Limestone AL Newsletter



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October 22, 2014

What's Happening in Athens-Limestone Alabama

 Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all enjoying these great events happening in Athens-Limestone this October.  There are tons of activities still ahead - so be sure to pencil in a few of these great activities into your calendar.

Athens Storytelling Festival kicked off Tuesday night with Amateur Storytellers competing for a chance to be in The Dill Pickers Variety Radio Show on Thursday night. The tales of life, lies and legends don't end until Saturday evening - so don't miss 'The Whole Shebang'.

You still 2 more weekends to get the life scared out of you at Limestone County's two terrifying attractions - Haunted Lester Hospital in Lester, AL and Doomsday at Dog Days in Ardmore, TN.

Groups from all over will be visiting Limestone County too - Professionals from Medical, Mental Health, Attorneys, Law Enforcement and Social Workers will be in town for the Child Abuse Prevention and Investigation Mini-Conference; School children grades 3-12 from all over Limestone County will descend on downtown for special Student Only storytelling event; Capital City Wanderers Volksmarch Group are coming to explore the Athens AL Historic Volksmarch and people from all over will be enjoying the events like the Swamp Johns Dinners, Athens Storytelling Festival and Vietnam... More Than Just A Name.

We've picked a few highlights to mention here -- more fun things to do are in the Upcoming Events section.  Of course, you can always visit our website for even more Upcoming Events page (plus you'll find a few items already up for the coming year or two!) at our website that keeps growing daily.
Don't forget to check out our Recurring Happenings for those events that happen weekly or monthly throughout community including children's story times, community organization meetings, pickin' and grinnin', farmer markets, farm tours and more!
Have a safe and fun weekend! 


UPCOMING EVENTS

2014 & 2015 Events - If you have an event you would like posted on our website, send information to teresa@VisitAthensAL.com or


 
Now - October 31

Aug 24th - Nov 2nd -- Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight  U.S. Space and Rocket Center One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL  This Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibit, based on the book of the same title by Von Hardesty, shares the significant figures, events and themes associated with African Americans in aviation in aerospace history.  The exhibit documents the struggles of those individuals who were systematically barred from the ranks of military and civil aviation, and highlights the parallels between the struggles of the aviation pioneers and those of the civil rights movement. For hours, admission and more information rocketcenter.com/admission
 
Sep 4th -- November 7th -- Faculty Alumni Exhibition  Alabama Center for the Arts 133 2nd Avenue, Decatur, AL   Come enjoy this juried show featuring the works of faculty members and alumni of Athens State University and Calhoun Community College.  Gallery Hours are Monday - Thursday 8:00AM-8:00PM, Fridays 8:00AM-12:00PM.  Artist' Reception Tuesday, October 21 at 5:30PM.  For more information 256-260-7293 AlabamaCenterForTheArts.org

Sep 20th - Nov 8th -- The Way We Worked Athens  Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit  Limestone County Event Center 114 West Pryor Street, Athens, AL    "The Way We Worked" reaches into the rich holdings of the National Archives as well into the hosting community to explore how work has changed in America over the last 100 years. Hear from workers today and from the past in engaging videos and audio recordings. See how work has changed through artifacts - including many of them on loan from local organizations and individuals.  Admission is free. For more information Rebekah Davis at 256-233-6404 or thewayathensworks@gmail.com or thewayathensworks.com

Oct 1 - Nov 7th -- How Have You Made Your Mark? A Study in Hands  Limestone County Archives 102 West Washington Street, Athens, AL  Artist Lee Nabors explores hands at work in this series.  Open Monday-Friday from 8:00AM-4:30PM.
 
Oct 23rd -- Senior Lunch Matinee Show  Yesterday's Event Center 15631 Brownsferry Road, Athens, AL   Come enjoy the sounds of Southern Splendor Chorus.  Cost is $10.00 and includes lunch, drink and dessert.  Groups welcome. Events begins 11:00AM - Seating, Opening, Announcements, Blessing, Lunch with the show kicking off at 12:00PM.  RSVP required: info@yesterdaysevents.com

Oct 23rd - 25th -- Athens Storytelling Festival  Downtown Athens, AL  Join the fun under the big tent for tall tales, loads of laughs and long-twisted tales.  Details to come. Join the conversation at Facebook.  Visit the festival's webpage at  www.AthensStorytellingFestival.com

Oct 24th - 25th -- The Haunted Lester Hospital  Old Lester Hospital 30338 Lester Road, Lester, AL  Join Scare 4 Charity at the Haunted Lester Hospital for the scare of your life from 7:00PM-12:00AM. Price is $10.00 per person.  Concession available onsite. Scare 4 Charity and LifeSouth Bloodmobile are encouraging the community to come out and give blood.  Proceeds from the 2 nights will  o to two Limestone County families - Caden Jackson and Chesney Forsyth.  For more information visit www.thehauntedlesterhospital.com

Oct 24th - 25th -- Doomsday at Dog Days   Dog Days Grounds 30444 Gowan Road, Ardmore, TN   ASF Haunt invites you to join them in their new location for night of screams and nightmares.  Wonder the treacherous path in 6-acre Haunted Woods, as creatures stalk you and terrorize you. You may not find the exit until light of day, if you're that lucky - Cost $13.00 for all ages.  Nazi. Zombie. Paintball! - Step back into 1945 into the Nazi SS genetically engineered nightmare and join the Allies to kill the infected brain-eaters before they get you - Cost is $15.00 per participant, $5.00 for 50 Extra Rounds.  Want to do both - $25.00 for all attractions, $5.00 for 50 Extra rounds. Cash and Credit Cards Accepted (surcharge may apply to credit cards).   For more information:   www.asfhaunt.com

Oct 25th -- Capital City Wanderers Open Volksmarch Walk   Athens-Limestone Visitors Center 100 North Beaty Street, Athens, AL   Join the Capital City Wanderers at 9:00AM as they enjoy the Athens Historic Volksmarch trail as it winds through the historic districts of Athens.  Open to the public.  For more information KEVanSant@wowway.com

Oct 25th -- Auction Benefit for Robert Garrett  Yesterday's Event Center 15631 Brownsferry Road, Athens, AL  Come enjoy the activities from 4:00PM-8:00PM.  Admission is $8.00 per adult, $5.00 Children 6 & older, FREE for ages 5 and under - admission includes a meal of chili or chicken stew with drink; extra drink is $1.00.  Chances for a country ham or quilt will be available for $1.00 for 1 chance, $5.00 for 6 chances.  A variety of items will be up for auction with payment due at time of winning bid.  Contact: Judy Solomon 256-497-2978

Oct 25th -- Little Goblins Hayride and Halloween Costume Party   Canebrake Golf Couse 23015 Founders Circle, Athens, AL  Canebrake members are invited to bring their little one's in their favorite costume character for an evening of fun from 5:00-7:00PM.  Activities include snacks, drinks, a hayride and more. Fee: $10.00 per child.  This is a MEMBERS ONLY EVENT.  RSVP deadline October 23 to 256-232-2412; EXT 7.  Not a member?  Canebrake Club Membership

Oct 26 -- Vietnam... More Than Just A Name  Athens Senior Center 912 West Pryor Street, Athens, AL  Join the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives at 2:00PM for a Jackie Greenhaw Production.  This tribute honors the service of men and women involved in the Vietnam War - at home and abroad.  Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the AL Veterans Museum 100 West Pryor Street in Athens.    For more information 256-771-7578

Oct 27th -- Armchair Traveler - Visiting Turkey  Lobby, Center for Lifelong Learning, 121 South Marion Street, Athens, AL  When you can't go on the trip, you can still experience a tour of Turkey through the pictures as Robert and Laura Glenn talk about their recent trip to Turkey.  Learn the ins and outs of traveling in this area from people who have already been there.  Free, from 6:30PM-7:30PM

Oct 27th -- Limestone County Foster and Adoptive Parent Assn. Fundraiser Night   Lawlers U.S. 72, Athens, AL  Join Lawler's Barbecue and Limestone County Foster and Adoptive Parents (LCFAPA) from 5:00PM-8:00PM for dinner.  Your purchase goes to help foster and adoptive children of Limestone County.  Tasty "The Dancing Pig" will be on hand for photos.  Guest Servers will be there too - Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely, Commissionery, District 1 Candidate Stanley Hill, Athens Mayor Ronnie Marks and State Representative Dan Williams.  Bring the children 5 and under from 6:00PM-7:00PM to dine-in and get free Lil Piggy Plate.

Oct 27th - 28th -- The Haunted Lester Hospital  Old Lester Hospital 30338 Lester Road, Lester, AL  Join Scare 4 Charity at the Haunted Lester Hospital for the scare of your life from 7:00PM-12:00AM. Price is $10.00 per person.  Concession availalble onsite.  Proceeds benefit local charities in Limestone County.  For more information visit www.thehauntedlesterhospital.com

Oct 29th -- Brown Bag Lunch Speaker- The Way We Worked Athens  Limestone County Event Center 104 West Pryor Street, Athens, AL   Join The Way We Worked -Athens for "Alabama Cotton and Bemis Bags: Pieced Into Quilt History" by Sara Bliss Wright at noon.  For more information: 256-233-6404

Oct 30th - 31st & Nov 1st-- The Haunted Lester Hospital  Old Lester Hospital 30338 Lester Road, Lester, AL  Join Scare 4 Charity at the Haunted Lester Hospital for the scare of your life from 7:00PM-12:00AM. Price is $10.00 per person.  Concession availalble onsite.  Proceeds benefit local charities in Limestone County.  For more information visit www.thehauntedlesterhospital.com

Oct 30th -- Swamp John's Seafood Feast  Tanner United Methodist Church 19607 Huntsville-Brownsferry Road, Tanner, AL  Plates: Chicken, Catfish, or Shrimp or Combination includes sides of fries, slaw, hush puppies and tea.  Tickets are $10.00 per plate.  Eat in or take out from 4:00PM - 7:00PM.  Call and leave message at 256-232-0482/Text: 256-434-519 or email: umctanner@gmail.com

Oct 30th -- Academic Traveler - Celebrate the Season Reservations Deadline  Center for Lifelong Learning 121 South Marion Street, Athens, Al  Join the CLL for a day of shopping and a trip to the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN scheduled 9:30AM-9:30PM on December 2nd.  Rates are per person and include round-trip transportation, entry fees, and tips.  Meals are on your own.  Fee is $55.00. Payment in full required by November 6th. Information and registration>> www.athens.edu/CLL/academic-traveler.php?category=AT

Oct 31st -- Halloween Party with The Flashbacks Yesterday's Event Center 15631 Brownsferry Road, Athens, AL  Don your favorite costume and come enjoy a night of your favorite music with The Flashbacks. Show admission is $15.00.  Purchase a complete country dinner for $9.95 including drink and dessert.  Doors open at 6:00PM, dinner from 6:00PM-7:00PM and show starts at 7:00PM.  Groups welcome.  RSVP required, please specify if you plan to eat.  RSVP to info@yesterdaysevents.com

Oct 31st -- Adult Halloween Costume Party   Canebrake Golf Couse 23015 Founders Circle, Athens, AL  Canebrake members are invited in their favorite costume character for an evening of fun from 8:00-12:00AM. Live music by Tom Cat and Bark the Dog.  Costume contest awards for: Overall Best, Funniest, Most Creative.   Fee: $10.00 per guest.  This is a MEMBERS ONLY EVENT.  RSVP Deadline: October 28 to 256-232-2412; EXT 7.  Not a member?   Canebrake Club Membership 

Want to see what events are coming to Athens-Limestone like Athens Night of Hope Dinner, Veterans' Day Programs, Sherri Adams Pink Ribbon Run, Ardmore 5K Tiger Dash or the Hilltop Arts Festival?

Check them out at...
  
  


COMMUNITY NOTICES:

Athens-Limestone Public Library Is Closed  while they initiate the move to the new location.

Volunteers wanted for MTM events, visit www.mtmcorp.org/events

Vietnam... More than Just A Name show tickets on sale for $10.00 at the Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives 100 West Pryor Street Athens, AL.  For more information 256-771-7578

Athens Night of Hope Dinner tickets are on sale now for $50.00 each at athensnightofhope.com/?product=tickets

Runners wanted for 5K Tiger Dash Download and print form here

Walkers and Volunteers wanted for 1st Annual Great Stride Cystic Fibrosis Walk in Memory of Austin Gaston Information and Registration here

Walkers wanted for St. Judes Give Thanks Walk research fundraiser  Information and Registration here

Runner and walkers wanted for 2014 Athens High School JROTC Jingle Bell Jog 5K Run and Walk  For more information: james.chambers@acs-k12.org

Peace Love and Animals (PLA)  PLA is a no kill shelter in Tanner, AL that responded to the needs of displaced animals during the April 2014 tornado in addition to its regular services and have maxed capacity.  They rescued and treated two dogs with cancer that required mastectomies.  They rescued injured dogs that have required amputations.  Litters of kittens have been dropped at their door step.  This has strained the finances of this all volunteer group that works miracles for animals in the Limestone County Community.  Please take a moment and visit their donation page to see how you can help them monetarily, volunteer opportunities at the shelter or upcoming events or wish list items at  www.peaceloveandanimals.org/donations.html



Culinary Tourism: Seeking the Edible Experience


Written by
Cayce Lee
Social Media Specialist, ALCTA

Do you ever hop in the car and head to another city just to enjoy the food and ambiance of restaurant?  Do you make an effort to eat at locally owned restaurants when you travel.  Do you have to hit every barbecue and chili cookoff in the area?  Congratulation!  You are part of the Culinary Tourism trend.

For most Alabamians, it is common knowledge that the State of Alabama is celebrating its second occurrence of The Year of Alabama Food.  This celebration of unique dishes served across the state culminated in brochure, app and marketing of 100 Dishes to Eat Before You Die.  You and the rest of the world's foodies can enjoy two of the dishes locally - Clark's Restaurant and LuVici's. 

This isn't the only culinary driven campaign in response to the demand to Bon Appetit Appalachia has stretched itself into the foothills of north Alabama to include the already popular and highly sought Belle Chevre Cheese Shop and Tasting Room.

Dinners on the Farm with 1818 Farms, Dinners in the Orchard with Isom's Orchard and Family Fun Days with Humble Heart Farms are regional draws.  Locally cultivated food stuffs, prepared locally and served amid scenery of where at least one ingredient began.

Food festivals are a big draw for the Limestone Community.  Starting with the Hospice of Limestone County Chili Challenge to the Elkmont Lion Club Smokin' Railroad Street BBQ Contest to the Athens Grease Festival to the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention -- foodies flock to the community to enjoy the food, the experience and the festivities.

So grab your appetite, pick a restaurant, enjoy the ambiance and the experience.


Quick Links



Athens-Limestone Visitors Center
100 North Beaty Street
Athens, AL 35611
256-232-5411
Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm

Find lodging, dining, attraction and event information at our website www.VisitAthensAL.com


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