Regardless of what your vacation checklist consists of, we have invigorating outdoors, amazing cultural sights, mouth-watering food and Southern hospitality all wrapped into one amazing destination. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing overnight getaway or for a one of a kind adventure, Calhoun County is the natural attraction.
Known as the "friendliest campus in the south," Jacksonville State University welcomes home the Gamecocks this October for Homecoming! Complete with parades, tailgates and activities, campus is buzzing for Hoco 2017!
- Harvest Festival - 4:30-7 p.m.
Families are invited to bring their children to trick or treat the quad.
- J-Day - 2-6 p.m.
Come out to the Theron Montgomery Building Lawn for this field day of relay races, music and free food
- Homecoming Pep Rally - 8 p.m.
Join us as we crown the 2017 Homecoming King and Queen. Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium.
October 28 - Gamecock Gallop 5K - 8 a.m. - - Homecoming Parade - 10:30 a.m. - - Football Game - 3 p.m. -
Gamecock Football vs. Southeast Missouri, with a halftime presentation of Alumni of Year and Homecoming Court winners.
There's so much more, so make plans Gamecock Fans!
It's October, and Fall Fests are in full swing. OxfordFest always kicks off the month, the first Saturday of each October, shutting down Historic Downtown Oxford, bringing in hundreds of vendors and thousands of visitors. This annual arts and crafts festival also features like music, food, kids activities and fun for all ages. Cheaha State Park hosts their annual Chili Cook-off, aka "Chill-o-ween" and Salsa Challenge. At the Bald Rock Lodge, to go along with the tasty treats, there will be folk music, storytelling, haunted hikes, games, crafts and more. The Anniston Museum of Natural History also hosts an annual Fall Fest. This year's fest features the museums "creepy crawlers," the Sensory Safari, a haunted Bird of Prey Trail, face painting, hay rides, costume contests and more!
Fall also means it's time for the Coldwater Mountain FatTire Fest, featuring demo bikes, beer garden, poker ride, vendors, guided rides, and more!
From JSU Football to OPAC and Knox Concert performances and much more, October is packed with excitement!